Empires, States, Forms
W.B. Yeats’ 1919 paradigmatic claim that “things fall apart, the centre cannot hold” encapsulates the twentieth-century fascination with figuring and conceptualizing the inevitability of instability and the certainty of entropy. For this panel, we are seeking papers on modernisms or modernist studies that dwell in the crumbling center. Approaches may include an investigation of:
MLA Convention, Seattle, WA
Jan. 9-12 2020
Session Hosted by the Conference on Christianity and Literature at the 2020 MLA Convention,
Seattle, WA, 9-12 January 2020
“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures. One of the early depictions of moving trains, J. M. W.
This panel welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Pre-1900 American Literature, although proposals addressing the SAMLA 91 conference theme of Languages: Power, Identity, and Relationships are especially welcome. The SAMLA 91 conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8–10, 2019. By June 1, 2019, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Caitlan Sumner, University of Alabama, at email@example.com.
International Conference (6–8 June 2019) in Bayreuth
Engaging Cultural Heritage. German-British Perspectives on Regional Memorial Cultures
This panel (not guaranteed) seeks papers that address aging in nineteenth-century literature—especially in the way age intersects with gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, and science.
Send 250-word abstract and one-page CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, political science, history, anthropology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Collaborations of cinema with other art forms open up myriad of issues like the medium’s ability to maintain fidelity to the original narrative, its transformation of the original narrative, or its desire to treat the original as only an occasion for a different narrative. Adaptation studies have, as yet, largely concentrated on studying films as derivatives of original works reinforcing Rabindranath Tagore’s observation that “[c]inema is still playing second fiddle to literature.” It is commonly viewed as a presumptuous palimpsest whose merit lies in its techniques of appropriation, intersection, and transformation of the source text.
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‘Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent’, wrote Arthur Conan Doyle, perhaps controverting the words of Prospero, who to his ‘state grew stranger, being transported, and rapt in secret studies’.