The first part of Mary Wroth’s unfinished romance, The Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania (1621), infamously concludes with a conjunction; Wroth writes, “all things are prepared for the journey, all now merry, contented, nothing amisse; greife forsaken, sadnes cast off, Pamphilia is the Queene of all content, Amphilanthus ioying worthily in her; And[.]” Mary Wroth’s unresolved “And” opens to infinite possible endings for Pamphilia, including negative ones, especially given the other ambiguities of Wroth’s romance, and the anxieties frequently expressed by Pamphilia herself.
The Archival is Political
Ethics of Representation, Forms of Resistance, and Narratives of Discomfort
23rd Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Online Conference
Saturday-Sunday, 6-7 April 2024
(Executive Committee Meeting on Friday, 5 April)
In her recent essay, Anandita Pan (2023) explores how the #MeToo movement reproduces casteist, classist, and sexist hierarchies.
The Illinois Medieval Association invites proposals for individual papers and especially full sessions for the 40th Annual Illinois Medieval Association Symposium, to be held online throughout the academic year. Papers presented at the Symposium are eligible for submission to our peer-reviewed proceedings volume, Essays in Medieval Studies, published annually by the West Virginia University Press and available via Project Muse. The Symposium aims to engage all disciplines and geographical areas of medieval studies.
Decolonizing Universal Desing for Learning –Innovations, Promising Practices, and Calls for Change from the Global South and Indigenous Communities
The book is part of the Educational Innovations Series and seeks to include quality works putting light on the contemporary advances in the fields of theory and practice of educational pedagogies.
Dr. Frederic Fovet, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Quality unpublished works as chapters are invited to the book. The chapters should strictly be according to the coverage scope of the book.
SCOPE & OBJECTIVES OF THE BOOK
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- John McLeod (University of Leeds)
- Anna-Leena Toivanen (University of Eastern Finland)
- Tobias Skowronek (Technical University of Georg Agricola)
Those of us who are “world”-travelers have the distinct experience of being different in different “worlds” and of having the capacity to remember other “worlds” and ourselves in them.
— Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)
The Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity (CESIC),
The British Cultural Studies Centre (BCSC) of the University of Bucharest
and New Europe College (NEC)
invite proposals for a conference dedicated to MA students, PhD candidates and young researchers on
How to Be an Alien in British Cultural Studies
to be held at
New Europe College
Call for Papers:
New Directions in Hawthorne’s Gothic: for Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
IABA (International Auto/Biography Association) World Conference 2024
in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Memory and Literature, University of Iceland
Reykjavik, 12-15 June 2024
Deadline for abstracts: Oct. 1, 2023
The IABA World Conference 2024 will be held at the University of Iceland in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Memory and Literature 12-15 June 2024. The theme of the conference is ‘Fragmented Lives.’ We invite proposals for individual papers or panels of 3-4 papers as well as round-table suggestions on that theme.
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous), Narendrapur
9th Inter-University Students’ and Researchers’ Conference 2023
Queer Literature & LGBTQ+: Intersections, Narratives, and Representations
Tuesday, 10 October, 2023
Translation is always a site of surplus. What kinds of excess and possibilities arise when translating works about surplus – of people, languages, oppression? This session explores the many surpluses of and in translation of Caribbean literatures and cultural practices. How does translation contribute to surplus value or surplus meaning in Caribbean contexts?
“Children may not understand all that's happening below the surface of a story. It doesn't matter. Because even though they may not be able to define or verbalize it, they sense there's something more than meets the eye; on an almost subliminal level, they're aware of a richness of texture, or meaning and emotion -- a richness that, in a great book, is inexhaustible. And the child may well come back to it again and again, perhaps long after he's stopped being a child.”
- Lloyd Alexander.
Conference online (via Zoom) 28-29 September 2023 ABOUT CONFERENCE:
What makes us happy and content in our life? Some people may point to fabulous fame, fortune, or money. Some may say that the key to happiness are interpersonal relationships. But what if someone is alone? Is loneliness really disastrous? Are there any benefits of loneliness? Can loneliness become an epidemic? In order to answer such questions, during our conference we will have to concentrate on many particular issues.
As director Alain Kassanda points out, "the restitution of films should start with access to film archives from the colonial era. Furthermore, Africans do not have access to the pioneering works of cinema produced by the continent's filmmakers: the holding of distribution rights outside of African countries, in Europe and the United States, is one of the reasons for this situation. The vast majority of African film collections, consisting of ethnographic, classic and contemporary films, are held in France and the United States.
The last few years has given education a great insight into its own practices. Between online classrooms during the pandemic and the rapid emergence of more and more powerful technologies, we educators have seen a growing need to reevaluate our classrooms, as well as work with new tech to enhance these learning environments.
The Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda, India invites papers for the current and future issues of the Journal of Contemporary Thought. Revived after a hiatus of five years, the Journal returns with fresh resolve to offer a platform for cutting edge research in the field of Theory. Our past contributors include scholars such as Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Etienne Balibar, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Fred Dallmayr, Gianni Vattimo, William V. Spanos, Martin Jay, S.N. Balagangadhara, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Shannon Bell, Gauri Viswanathan, Stephen Greenblatt, Ashis Nandy, Simon Gikandi, Gaurav Desai, among others.
CFP Caring Futures: Contradictions, Transformation, and Revolutionary Possibilities
May 27th-30th, 2024
The American University of Paris, France
We invite proposals for a conference on the futures of care to be held at the American University in Paris, May 27 - May 30th, 2024.
Instrumental curricula focus on direct, concrete, and explicit causal and quantifiable relationships between programs of study and reductive interpretations of the demands of society and the labor market. Within this broadly appealing system, STEM education and professional programs effortlessly justify their value as essential in any formal educational environment. Although societies and labor markets consistently assert the critical importance of and urgent need for people equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions derived from humanistic education, instrumental systems frequently relegate the humanities to a secondary position of positive complementarity, worthy of investment solely when time and budget constraints permit.
We invite proposals for presentations that analyze Hispanic literary or film texts that critically examine interfaces, interrelations, and/or interactions between technology and humanity to analyze the roles or perceived values of humanity and technology in social contexts, and to interrogate socioeconomic and sociocultural value systems and aspirations. Presenters may be invited to expand their presentations into chapters for an edited volume. https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20789
Beowulfs Beyond Beowulf: Transformations of Beowulf in Popular Culture (Panel)
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture and the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association
Organized by Michael A. Torregrossa, Richard Fahey, Carl Sell, and Benjamin Hoover
Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 30 September 2023
55th Annual Convention of Northeast Modern Language Association
Sheraton Boston Hotel (Boston, MA)
On-site event: 7-10 March 2024
*BOTH CREATIVE AND CRITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS WELCOME*CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 16 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme ofKatherine Mansfield and LondonEditors
Feminist Theologies in American Literature
Call for Chapters
The editor of a collection in development seeks completed chapters on literary expressions of feminist theology broadly construed. The scope of the volume is wide and inclusive. Chapters may focus on any religious tradition, historical period, genre, or form of American literature. We particularly welcome essays on works of literature
- that examine the power, enfranchisement, ideas, and practices of women
- that consider how religion subverts or reinforces androcentrism and patriarchy
- that engage with the ways that gender relations inform women’s religious concepts, commitments, and experience
CFP: Individuality and Community in Mid-Century American Culture (1945-1968)One-day symposium, October 27, 2023
NB this symposium will now take place online, via Zoom!
Este panel invita a explorar la cultura de internet del mundo hispanohablante y sus representaciones en producciones artísticas. El meme fue acuñado por el biólogo Richard Dawkins en 1976 para referirse a la difusión de “tunes, ideas, catch- phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or builduing arches” (249) mediante procesos de imitación. Décadas más tarde, el estudio de Patrick Davison (2012) corroboraría que la idea de “meme” había evolucionado gracias a las redes sociales y había pasado a tener el poder de exclusivamente cumplir un objetivo humorístico. Autores como B. E. Wiggins y G. Bret Bowers (2014) argumentan que la circulación del meme es una herramienta conversacional que alienta la participación de la cultura digital.
Technology, Literature, and the Body
(This is a CFP for a Special Session at the 2023 PAMLA conference in Portland, OR: https://www.pamla.org/conference/2023-conference-theme/)
Please Submit Absracts via the following link: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18853
The Society of Nineteenth Century Historians, in partnership with the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Augusta University, presents the 31st annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression. The Society invites submissions dealing with any aspect of the US mass media of the 19th century, including the Civil War in fiction and history, freedom of expression in the 19th century, presidents and the 19th century press, the African American and immigrant press, sensationalism and crime in 19th century newspapers, and coverage of 19th century spiritualism and ghost stories.
SUBMISSION: FULL PAPER OR **ABSTRACT**