It is a given that fairy tales are more than stories just for children. Their messages transcend age, culture, and generation. Broad classification of fairy tales and their elements, first by Antti Aarne and refined by Stith Thompson in the early twentieth century helps to point out these commonalities. While common elements help us to connect to the stories, we are impacted just as strongly by tales told through various art forms. From the opera to classical music to ballet, from painting to sculpture, to film and photography, the written words that create the fairy tales are brought to life through incorporating other senses of sight, hearing, and touch. An excellent example is the iconic bronze statue of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.
Montaigne in Early Modern England and Scotland
Warren Boutcher (Queen Mary)
Will Hamlin (Washington State)
Katie Murphy (Oxford)
John O'Brien (Durham)
Richard Scholar (Oxford)
David Louis Sedley (Haverford)
Dates: Fri.-Sat. 6-7 Nov. 2015
This session seeks to explore the representation of sexual violence on the English stage as both a trope and as an articulation of early modern patriarchal systems of authority and governance. From the threatened rape of Mariana in Pericles to Heywood's Rape of Lucrece and Fletcher's Bonduca, sexual violence permeated the London stage. By considering the role of sexual violence within early modern theatrical culture, this session will investigate how anxieties regarding gender norms were literally performed, how individual playwrights resisted, complied with, or complicated prevailing notions of gendered behaviour, and how the threat of sexual violence functioned as a strategy of gendered governance in the period.
In its aesthetic and political senses, "collaboration" has a twofold, seemingly contradictory meaning. On the one hand, collaboration names a creative and democratically communicative sharing between individuals, disciplines, traditions, etc. Yet, on the other hand, this positive sense is countered by negative connotations of traitorous and nefarious "collaborationism." While the positive sense of collaboration has found academic credibility in its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary guises, the negative connotations of collaboration refer us to traditions of appropriation, marginalization, and usurpation.
"New Directions in Africana Literature"
This panel welcomes papers that explore the contours and contexts of contemporary Africana Literature. We invite presenters to consider potential new scholarly directions for emerging writers of African descent as well as established writers whose recent works address the imperatives of the current moment. We especially welcome papers that address the SAMLA 87 theme ("In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts"). Other themes that panelists might address in their work include, but are not limited to:
· Contemporary literary works that challenge or disrupt conventional understandings of form and/or genre
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues.
Our next thematic issue is on literature and radicalism. We are interested in the ways radical groups, individuals, or movements appear in fiction or poetry. We are interested in radicalism across the political spectrum (or perhaps even off the conventional spectrum, as the case may be).
We are very much interested in articles for a coming issue (or issues) devoted to anarchism and contemporary variants of anarchism or putative anarchism of the right as well as of the left—and, of course, anarchism without any clear conventional political alignments.
Peggy Lee's version of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's song "Is that All There Is?" features prominently in the first episode of season 7b of Mad Men. Indeed, the song alludes to the existential crisis of Don Draper (whose acquired wealth and success in the ad agency business have given way to emotional ennui) and the larger disappointment in the American political and cultural optimism of the 1960s. In short, Peggy Lee's song functions as a modern version of the Greek chorus in the episode as the viewer is impelled to contemplate the changing mood of society through the episode's chosen soundtrack. As a disciple of David Chase, who used popular music prominently in The Sopranos, Weiner's use of music in storytelling is perhaps unsurprising.
Mary Elizabeth Braddon Special Authors Panel at
2015 VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE
VICTORIAN WORK AND LABOR
OCTOBER 2 – 3, 2015
Celebrity, Distinction, and Reputation
The 2015 NEACIS (New England Region of the American Conference for Irish Studies) meeting will be held at the University of New Haven on November 20-21. We welcome proposals for individual papers and panels focusing on all aspects of Irish Studies. Graduate students are encouraged to participate. Especially welcome are papers that address the conference theme of "Celebrity, Distinction, and Reputation."
Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2015
Keywords: Early modern literature, literature and law, form, new formalism, genre, print history, rhetoric, jurisprudence
Toy Story at 20
University of Sunderland and Tyneside Cinema
Thursday 12 November to Friday 13 November 2015
**REVISED** Call for Papers
Extended submission deadline: 1 June 2015
Adaptations and the Metropolis: 10th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies, Senate House, London, 24-25 September, 2015
*CFP DEADLINE REMINDER: 31st MAY 2015*
The Association of Adaptation Studies invite proposals for papers for the 10th Annual Conference in London on 24-25 September, 2015, organised with the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Confirmed speakers are: Andrew Davies, screenwriter and patron of the Association of Adaptation Studies, Jonathan Powell, former Head of BBC Drama and Controllor of BBC1, now Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway University, and Professor Graham Holderness, critic, novelist, poet and dramatist.
University of Perpignan Via Domitia, France
June 22nd-25th 2016
Other writers to be confirmed
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Joni Adamson, Arizona State University
François Gavillon, Université de Brest
Yves-Charles Grandjeat, Université de Bordeaux
Wendy Harding, Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès
Scott Slovic, University of Idaho
Fantasy/Animation: A Conference on Media, Medium and Genre
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Friday 4th September 2015, King's College London, Strand Campus
Deadline for abstracts: Friday 29th May 2015
Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Paul Wells (Loughborough University)
Dr James Walters (University of Birmingham)
Since the turn of the new millennium, affect studies has emerged as one of the most burgeoning fields within literary and cultural studies, a theoretical trend in the West which we now designate as "the affective turn." Over the years a myriad approaches to affect have appeared one after another, which helped contribute to a discursive heteroglossia in which its scope of influence and visibility proves increasingly vast. Some critics followed in the footsteps of queer theorist Eve Sedgwick's psychological model, a school which had played a key role in the institution of affect studies per se, whereas some insisted upon the an intervention into affect's socio-political implications from the perspectives of cultural criticism or classical psychoanalysis.