In her contribution to Bullough and Brundage's Handbook of Medieval Sexuality (1996), Jacqueline Murray calls for the de-universalization of the male perspective common to the majority of manuscripts. By composing accounts of sexuality that are in conversation with medieval sexual norms but which also pay attention to the individual experience of sex, we can arrive at a more nuanced understanding of medieval sexuality. Considering the sexual experience of literary characters also allows us to consider questions of mediated representation and perspective.
Call for papers: Journal of Media Watch
January 2015 Issue
(SCOPUS, ISI, EBSCOS, PROQEST Listed)
Hurricane Waves of Advertising and Public Relations in Contemporary News Media
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The 4th Conference of the European Narratology Network (ENN)
Modelling Narrative across Borders
April 16 to 18, 2015
Ghent University, Belgium
Thomas Pavel (University of Chicago)
Monika Fludernik (University of Freiburg)
Elena Semino (Lancaster University)
David Herman (Durham University)
Pre-Conference Doctoral Master Class
April 14 and 15, 2015
Confirmed speaker: Jan Christoph Meister (University of Hamburg)
Modelling Narrative across Borders
We would like to invite proposals for articles for an international blind peer-review scientific journal (Twenty-first Call for Papers)
"Problems of Education in the 21st Century" ISSN 1822-7864
This roundtable seeks to explore new approaches to the teaching of world literature to college undergraduates, especially those in survey courses. How can we introduce students to traditional issues of national myths and exile in new and innovative ways? What are the boundaries of 'world literature' and how can we shape our syllabi and course goals to extend to exciting horizons beyond these limits?
This will be a "hands-on" roundtable, where we share ideas, compare visions, and discuss the teaching of world literature. Be prepared to share and receive both ideas and handouts/activities/syllabi!
Possible topics for this session may include but are not limited to the following:
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CFP: "The Picaresque Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century"
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
July 26-31, 2015, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities (2014-2016)
Department of English, McGill University
When Seamus Heaney died last August, he seemed to be a kind of figure the literary world had not known for some time: a poet who had academic cachet and a common touch, and perhaps more to the point, a general readership; a poet absorbed by his own art yet seemingly equally at home as a critic; a fiercely exacting writer who was also something of a smiling, public man on two continents; a thoroughly international presence who never let go of the local. For this session, I'd hope to assemble a range of presentations that would explore from various perspectives the nature of Heaney's particular (to stop short of saying 'unique') career and achievement, and the inferences we might draw from it about poetry and its audience(s).
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International Creative Writing Conference (UK)
Imperial College, London
Saturday 20 June – Sunday 21 June 2015
Proposals are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. Creative or critical presentations are welcome.
In this, the 18th year of the conference, we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning.
Proposals are peer-reviewed. The conference also features the Annual New Writing International Creative Writing Lecture.
In "The Metropolis and Mental Life," Georg Simmell famously wrote, in 1903, that "[t]he psychological foundation, upon which the metropolitan individuality is erected, is the intensification of emotional life due to the swift and continuous shift of external and internal stimuli." While the metropolitan scenes observed by Simmell look quite different from the ones we observe today, the city remains a site of consistent change. This session invites proposals for papers on the theme of urban life, broadly defined, in any aspect of popular culture from any region or period.
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Fashion Research Now: Archives
The inaugural issue of Fashion Research Now reflects the aims of the Fashion Research Network: presenting critical, innovative and interdisciplinary research on fashion and dress. It will provide a space for early career researchers and PhD students to publish current and innovative research. Submissions are welcomed from both written and practice-based researchers and can take the form of text or image.
Following our recent study day, ''Fashioning the Archive,'' the first publication theme is fashion and archives.
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Volume 14.2, Phenomenology and Education
Edited by Elias Schwieler
Featuring work by Neil Baker, Haroldo Fontaine, Guillemette Johnston, James M. Magrini, John Olzon, Marc A. Oullette, Cathrine Ryther, Roberto Servant, and Cecilia Ferm Thorgenson.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following themed issues:
1) Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research (Sept 1, 2014)
2) Regional Approaches to Queer Asian Cinema (Dec 1, 2014)
3) Archives on Fire: Artifacts and Works, Communities and Field (Nov 30, 2014)
Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics: Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England
Recent German literature and film have seen an increased focus on the performative space of the circus. Germany's longest-running television series Tatort turned to the topic in the episodes 'Schwindelfrei'(Wiesbaden, 2013) and 'Zirkuskind' (Ludwigshafen, 2014) and in literature, authors Zsuzsa Bánk (Die hellen Tage, 2011) and Yoko Tawada (Etüden im Schnee, 2014), among others, have integrated this space into their recent publications. Nevertheless, the circus as a site of academic investigation and inquiry still remains poorly visited from all sides.
The conference theme is Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. It will examine representation of science and technology in text, poetry, art, popular culture, film, print and digital media, etc. Dundee has a particular history and reputation in both sciences and arts and is thus an ideal venue for the theme.