A recurring symbol and theme in Western cultural production since the fifteenth-century, imagery of death and the maiden reveals a dark bond between sexuality and death. Pictures of a decaying corpse seducing a young woman, such as Hans Baldung's Death and the Maiden, became popular during the Renaissance, and have been repeated and adapted oftentimes since, the theme taken up by modern artists such as Edvard Munch and Egon Schiele, or composer Franz Schubert.
The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference
Keynote speech by Andrew Piper
Master class with Rita Felski and Andrew Piper
April 4-6, 2014
proposals due January 31
Privacy: Call for Papers
Plenary Speakers: Prof. Robert Chodat, Boston University, and Prof. Ulka Anjaria, Brandeis University
Call for Participants
Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Post-Conference: "Dialogues in the Desert"
following the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2014 Conference
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel — Scottsdale, AZ
July 27-28, 2014
March 7th: please email a 100-200 word abstract, or your short play script, to Jonathan Shandell, BTA Conference Planner, at email@example.com.
This panel seeks papers about the significance of weather and/or climate in modern literature. Open to a wide range of topics (including American, British, and world literatures) and approaches. Submissions might address (but certainly are not limited to):
Autobiography and memoir have become canonical staples, but also contested sites for discussing the boundaries of fictional and non-fictional self-representation. Presentations invited exploring the teaching of these narratives at the intersection of memory and invention.
Send 300 word abstracts and brief biographies to firstname.lastname@example.org by or before Friday, March 14th.
All submissions welcome; however, we are particularly interested in teaching strategies for the lower division classroom.
Proposals are sought for an edited collection on "Prophecy and Eschatology in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500-1800". While the collection has a number of authors committed to producing papers, we are still seeking submissions, particularly those focusing on:
*Prophecy and Eschatology in the Netherlands and Dutch trade networks.
*Prophecy and its relationship to debates on religious toleration.
*Prophecy and conceptions of providence in the trans-Atlantic world.
*Expansion of trade within an eschatological context.
*Eschatology and European/Native interactions in the New World.
'The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' calls for submission for June 2014 issue issue (www.themuse.webs.com)
1. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously
unpublished (both print and online, not even published on
blogs,literary or discussion forums or social networking sites), and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
2. Send 1 to 5 poems and a brief bio-data. A cover letter with submission would be nice.
3. The research papers should be not less than 3000 words. References should be prepared strictly following MLA Stylesheet (7th edition).
Panel for the "Flannery O'Connor & the Mystery of Place" conference, July 24-26, All Hallows College, Dublin, Ireland. This panel will explore the presence of modern technology in the fiction and correspondence of Flannery O'Connor and its often enigmatic, troubled fascination for the author and her characters. We seek papers that will explore the many aspects and nuances of technology, its threats and its possibilities, its dangers and its seductions, in O'Connor's work.
We invite papers on a range of topics, including but not limited to:
"My spirit is weary for rural rambles," Lydia Maria Child writes in Letters from New-York, for "amid these magnificent masses of sparkling marble, hewn in prison, I am all alone." Like many of her contemporaries, Child contrasts the unfeeling cruelties of urban life with the apparent "freedom" of the natural world. Not only do the "streets shut out the sky," but "the busy throng, passing and repassing, fetter freedom, while they offer no sympathy," Child complains.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES
10TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 13, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Lauren Berlant, Professor of English, University of Chicago
International conference organized by ERIAC (Equipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Aires Culturelles) on the subject of AMERICANNESS, entitled "History, Fiction, Representations: The Voices That Build The Americas." KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GIANNINA BRASCHI, celebrated Hispanic-American author of the postmodern poetry trilogy Empire of Dreams, the Spanglish classic Yo-Yo Boing! and controversial take on American culture entitled United States of Banana. This conference aims at examining the present state of the interrogations on Americanness from the 1970s to the present day, the concept being understood in the local, national and transcontinental senses of the term.
Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.
University at Albany 12th Annual EGSO Conference: Transaction
March 28-29, 2014
Keynote Speakers: Anna McCarthy (NYU) and Myung Mi Kim (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
According to a top-secret 2009 National Security Agency report leaked by now infamous former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden, approximately one third of all international telephone calls, and more than ninety-nine per cent of all internet traffic, are routed through the United States. At once a multi-media communications hub, a global waystation of cultural exchange, a nation of dynamic mobilities, and a synonym for commodity capitalism, "America" cannot be disarticulated from the very concept of circulation. But any movement through, and by, America conceals as much as it produces--otherwise, Snowden's disclosures themselves would be insignificant.