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Cultural Reflections on Science and Technology: 17th Century to the Present

updated: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:40pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauge Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Seeking 15-minute conference paper presentations about how literature, film, the visual arts, or other cultural products have documented, challenged, and influenced the cultural adaption of scientific practices and products from the rise of the scientific method in 17thcentury to the present day. Presentations may reflect on the range of human emotions prompted by the changes brought to culture by science and technology, from horror and anxiety to humor and hope. Of interest also are presentations that give consideration to key moments in the integration of technology into culture as reflected upon in works of literature, art, film, etc.

Possible paper topics include (but are not limited to):

Peacocks, Dragons and Winged Lions: The fantastic bestiary of Oriental art, its circulations & reinventions in Europe (18th-20th c.)

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:44pm
CNRS / INHA (Paris)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

INHA, PARIS (27-28 MARS 2020)

 

Organising committee:

Vanessa Alayrac-Fielding (université de Lille)

Laurence Chamlou (université de Reims)

Isabelle Gadoin (CNRS, « Thalim » / université de Poitiers)

Invited speaker:

Stacey Pierson (London, SOAS)

 Scientific committee:

Karen Brown (University of St Andrews, Scotland)

Sarga Moussa (Thalim – université Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Nabila Oulebsir (université de Poitiers)

Mildred Galland-Szymkowiak (CNRS, équipe Thalim, UMR 7172)

Evanghelia Stead (université Versailles-St Quentin)

Yusuke Suzumura (Hosei university, Japon)

METU British Novelists International Conference

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:44pm
METU British Novelists International Conference: “Daniel Defoe and His Work”
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

METU British Novelists International Conference: “Daniel Defoe and His Work”
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 12-13 December 2019
Deadline for abstract submission: 30 August 2019

The Department of Foreign Language Education at Middle East Technical University is pleased to announce the call for its 25th British Novelists Conference, the theme of which is “Daniel Defoe and His Work.” The conference will be held on 12-13 December, 2019 in Ankara, Turkey.

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism

updated: 
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:28am
Newcastle University and Durham University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism - Hatfield College, Durham University, UK - 13-14 September 2019

This two-day conference will explore the role of satire and humour in the Romantic period (as well as its influences and legacies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), focusing on everything from literary and graphic satire, to scientific conceptions of humour, to witty table talk.

Happiness: Enlightenment to Present

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:42pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happiness: Enlightenment to PresentKing’s College, CambridgeSaturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20, 2019 

The question of what makes us happy, let alone how to actually define happiness, has preoccupied writers and philosophers since the Ancient Greeks. Happiness has often been viewed with suspicion; be it located in another world, aligned with worldly dangers, or pictured as an endless pursuit symptomizing our fall from grace. From the Enlightenment onwards, however, writers begin to reinvent or reinvigorate the idea of happiness in new forms. Rather than scold ourselves out of expectation, happiness is viewed as a component of real quotidian life, as something we might learn to expect from our encounters with reality.

Domesticity in Odd Places - EC ASECS 2019

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:57pm
East Central/American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Domesticity in Odd Places (EC ASECS October 24-26, 2019, Gettysburg, PA)

French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

updated: 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:24pm
Eric Wistrom / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

From the trial of Marie/Marin le Marcis (1601) to the esthetics of the monstrueux in Pantagruel (1532) and Phèdre (1677) to the shifting literary optic of Jacques le Fataliste et son maître (1796), questions of hybridity, duality, and paradox have remained central to development of the Early Modern literary canon and its related philosophical principles. In keeping with this year’s MMLA convention theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”, papers investigating the complex relationship between the notions of duality, plurality and hybridity will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Crime and Punishment: From the Medieval and Early Modern to the Neo-Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:41pm
Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Questions of crime and punishment are writ large across many of our social and political spaces. We see injustice navigated on social media and protested in the streets, spun on film and fought in music. The narratives of criminals and law makers, sometimes valorised and sometimes vilified, surround us.

MMLA 2019: Travel Writing/Writing Travel Session

updated: 
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 4:40pm
Shannon Derby / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

In keeping with the annual theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers,” this panel seeks to explore the relationship between duality, broadly conceived, travel, and writing about travel. We seek to interrogate the ways in which travel writing serves as a discursive engagement with multiple dualities, including self and other, authority and subordination, as well as style and content. Submissions from any time period will be considered and papers that explore a broad spectrum of genres, disciplines, and geographic regions will be given special consideration. Papers that address any approach to the conference theme are welcome. Potential topics and themes include (but are not limited to): 

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