This roundtable outlines possible avenues for theoretical reflection on the connections between the periodical press in Italy and the participation of women in the public sphere. Focus will be set on two main areas: a) the genesis and the early development of the press in Italy throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, b) the emergence of female editorship and its contribution to the transnational exchange of ideas during the 19th and 20th centuries. Recent scholarship has defined periodical studies as a vibrant field of research which aims to explore the role of the press in the dissemination of knowledge, the circulation of ideas and the formation of culture (Jack Censer, 1994; Pierre Rétat, 2001; Hilary Fraser, 2003).
This panel examines the active participation of women in the public dialogue through the prism of their periodical publications. The rise of the periodical press has been recognized as a key factor in the formation of the public sphere in the nineteenth century (Habermas 1962). Studies of twentieth-century editorship, however, tend to take the institutionalization of editorship for granted. Male editors are often known by name, and they are studied in the light of their impact on the socio-political landscape of their time. Historically, however, editorship (and women’s editorship in particular) was often anonymous or pseudonymous and even explicitly staged as performance.
Traditionally, the study of early Chinese philosophy has been bifurcated along a specific methodological axis. Classical sinology has often focused on issues of textual criticism and reconstruction of certain lines of intellectual filiation between texts and schools, while comparative philosophy has tried instead to extract from these texts certain kinds of issues and truth claims which could intervene in debates often still founded on European texts. Both of these perspectives are important, and they have never been hermetically sealed, as many scholars have been comfortable working in both modes. However, this structural orientation of the discipline has encouraged a certain kind of binary vision when approaching early Chinese texts: the proper frami
Fostering Global Competence: Teaching Language and Culture Through Film
The session aims to reimagine the fundamental pedagogical role of foreign language and culture courses in the college curriculum in the era of globalization. Providing students with cultural experience is the objective and challenge in beginners’ language and culture courses. Films can provide the narrative of our fast-changing time, allowing reflection on global issues as well as cultural values. This session will explore whether it is possible to add relevant content to our instruction to help students reflect on the global era.
One significant feature of Medieval culture is quest for salvation and justice. For example, Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights incorporates complex human emotions into its pastoral horizon, where God and Satan, good and evil compete to deny Eden as paradise. Many writers offer texts in which social and material desires decline the land of milk and honey, and memory of human goodness turns reality into ironic space in which social unrest and private disquiet challenge existence. In a way, split memory of edenic delights produces rich legacy. We invite papers to address theme of memory of delights in history, literature, religion, philosophy, and other fields, both in Medieval period and across ages. (2018 Leeds IMC conference theme: Memory.
CFP: Digital English: A Handbook for the 21st Century Classroom
Edited by Naomi Milthorpe, Robert Clarke, Joanne Jones, and Robbie Moore.
Submissions due: September 1, 2017.
New university students are digital natives; our classrooms filled with technology. Our students are increasingly online only – distanced by the demands of economics, geography, or time. Yet as English scholars, most of our training has been with physical materials and face-to-face methods: books, paper, discussion. So what are the best methods of using technology in our classrooms? How, why, and when should we use it?
The Handmaid’s Tale: Gender, Genre Adaptation – a one-day symposium
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Film Studies @ Worcester
Jenny Lind Building, University of Worcester
Despite being written over 35 years ago, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), set in a totalitarian New England where fertile women are kept prisoner in reproductive servitude, has been making headlines in 2017 due to the remarkable Hulu produced television series (screened in the UK on Channel Four). This symposium seeks to bring together diverse scholars for a day of discussion and debate.
We are soliciting participants for our National Humanities Conference 2017 working group, Using Media to Develop Humanities Narratives, meeting Saturday, November 4, 9:30-11.
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.
Keynote Speaker: Simon Brown (Kingston University)
Special Guest: Robin Furth (Author, The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance, Co-Author, Marvel’s Dark Tower Comics)
We would like to invite you to contribute your expertise: We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers as part of the project "Gender. Knowledge. Computer Science. Network for the Research Transfer of Interdisciplinary Knowledge on Gender and Computer Science (GEWINN)". Maybe you can share the Call for Papers in your section or to other interested persons.
CALL FOR PAPERS: CONFERENCE GEWINN
Heilbronn, 14-15th May 2018
An abstract shall be submitted for the selection of papers (Word limit: 250-500 words, Font: Times new Roman, Size
12, Line spaces: 1.5).
The abstract shall provide the scheme of the research paper. It must contain the synopsis of the paper, subtitles and
conclusion indicating the author’s perspectives. Abstract must be accompanied with Name, Designation, Official Address, Phone Number and Email Id of the author (s).
Research papers should apply research skills and must highlight the specific research problem.
Not Reading: University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 2-3, 2017
Keynote speaker: Amy Hungerford, Professor of English and Divisional Director of Humanities, Yale University
Submission deadline upcoming: 2 July 2017
FEMINIST & GENDER STUDIES IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: