Middle English language and literature’s status is a perennial matter of debate, whose immediate political subtexts include race, class, gender, and nation. Middle English texts themselves categorize barbarous tongues, mother tongues, lay and learned languages. How do medieval linguistic taxonomies politicize identity and territory, medieval or postmedieval? Can we locate concepts like the vulgar tongue and vernacular eloquence in our current critical lexicon? What is at stake in contemporary deployments of categories like classical, vernacular, or sacred language and world, national, provincial, or cosmopolitan language? How do these and other linguistic terms participate in the broader cultural politics of labels like barbarism and civilization?
Progress & Decline in the History of Political Thought
10th Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought
20-21 June 2019, London
Keynote address: Prof. Richard Whatmore (St. Andrews)
We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for "Radical Materialisms" by one week. We will now accept abstracts until February 8th. Please consider submitting your work, and see the CFP below.
Boston College English Graduate Conference
April 6th, 2019
CMCS 8th International Conference
Bridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics
The Terrace Club / Club Quarters (across NBC)
New York City, USA
August 30 – September 1, 2019
Abstract deadline: March 18, 2019
Dr Andrew Zolides
Communication and Media, Xavier University, USA
Dr Basuli Deb
English and Gender Studies, Rutgers University and CUNY, USA
We are delighted to announce the interdisciplinary workshop “Gen(d)eration: Gender and Construction of Subjectivity”. The event is funded by the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) and will take place at Durham University on 10 May 2019.
The workshop will focus on the interconnections between gender and cultural studies (literature, art, history, philosophy, social sciences, etc.) and will be looking at how the construction of gender is connected to, and interwoven with, writing, capitalism, globalization, trauma, therapy, ethics, transformation and autopoiesis, to name a few.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Gender and Capitalism