The Problem with God:
Christianity and Literature in Tension
Harvard Divinity Scool, Cambridge, MA, March 29-30, 2019
An International Meeting of the
Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL)
Organizers: Matthew Potts (Harvard Divinity School) and
Gregor Thuswaldner (North Park University)
Common Ground Conference 2018
Divided Selves and Societies in Irish and American Literature and Culture
26 – 27 October 2018
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Call for Papers
Music and comics have had a connection right from the start, with the title of the seminal newspaper strip Hogan’s Alley taken from a popular song by Edward Harrigan. As the 20th Century progressed these two media flirted with each other for inspiration and style, from Marvel comics based on the rock band KISS, to Duran Duran taking their name from Barbarella. Back room printing presses in the 60s and 70s saw the gig flyer and alternative comix emerge side by side, and comic creators from Alan Moore to Richard McGuire have been inspired by music in the creation of their long (play) narratives.
Call For Papers: “Roth Remembered” Conference
April 7-9, 2019
Extended Deadline— CFP: Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies Session (PAMLA) The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is now accepting proposals for its Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies session(s). The conference will take place Nov 9-11, 2018, at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington.
Interwar Mysteries: The Golden Age and Beyond (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)
Guest editor: Victoria Stewart (University of Leicester)
“These things never happened before the War.”
—Mr. Wetheridge, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928), by Dorothy L. Sayers
Panel Chair: Clair A. Sheehan
If, as the current SAAS conference theme, “The Image and the Word”, suggests, “[o]ur 21st century stands under the aegis of the image” (Boletin 27), then the most significant guiding cultural image of twenty-first century America has to be the hauntingly repetitive film of domestic passenger jets colliding with the physical embodiment of twentieth-century US power, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre.
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 28th Annual Conference (20 June–23 June 2019). It is organized by the Departments of British and of American Studies and by the Centre for Intermediality Studies in Graz (CIMIG) at the University of Graz (Austria) and will be held as a residential conference at the ‘Bildungshaus Mariatrost’ in Graz.
"Theatre of Crisis: Aesthetic Responses to a Cross-Sectional Condition"
Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
This panel seeks contributions interested in exploring the cultural and material conditions that have motivated the “affective turn” within contemporary literary production and critique. How are contemporary novelists creating works that imagine artistic spaces “beyond postmodernism,” and what is the role of feeling within our understanding of these spaces?