Newton and modern science, especially Mathematics and Physics, have completely changed the concepts of space and movement. Unlike other thinkers of that century, among whom Immanuel Kant stands for his remarkable thought, the new concepts of space and movement don’t seem to have influenced Diderot’s thinking effectively.
The Enlightenment has long been understood as a break from past practices and traditions, as a period in which reason, science, progress, secularization were invented. Instead, we seek to understand the Enlightenment and the values identified with it not as rejections of the past or sudden revolutions in thought, but as reconsiderations of earlier ways of knowing. These instances of repurposing include both translations of older sources and traditional thought practices into new contexts as well as the proliferation, amplification, and replication of eighteenth-century ideas.
Abstracts: November 1, 2020
Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.
Colonial Knowledges Online Seminar Series
Every other Wednesday 5pm, starting 13th January 2021
Call for Papers:
Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.
CFP for the monographic issue Reception of the Romanica Silesiana journal
Violent Affects: Imperialist/Racist Texts and Decolonial Praxis
Seminar Co-Organizers: Soumitree Gupta and Tanushree Ghosh
Deadline for submission of paper abstract: October 31, 2020 by 11.59 p.m. EST
ACLA Annual Meeting (Virtual), April 8-11, 2021
Although the ascendancy of Charles II on the English throne in 1660 was a restoration of Stuart hegemony, thereby giving the latter half of the seventeenth century its name, in reality the age heralded a new mode of living quite different from the one that existed in the pre-Civil War era. The culture and social mores that Charles II had imbibed during his exile at France were incorporated into English lifestyle with his coronation. The sudden release from Puritan stringency that had characterised life under Cromwell resulted in a general relaxation of morality that affected the dynamics of love, marriage, and human conduct.
Fairy Tales and Adaptation
This panel is part of the 52nd annual convention of the NeMLA, held March 11-14, 2021. Presenters will be able to give their papers either virtually, or in person in Philadelphia.
The panel proposes a discussion of the transformations fairy tales undergo when being adapted into new media (for example, Hansel and Gretel as an opera), new cultures (Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid as Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo) and new historical or theoretical contexts (Catherine Breillat’s Sleeping Beauty).
Panel Session in Italian / Cultural Studies and Media Studies at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention Chairs
Lauren Surovi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Corie Marshall (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Course Facilitator: Olga Akroyd , Ph.D
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship is proud to introduce a series of short seminars dedicated to literature. We embrace Scott Fitzgerald’s opinion about the beauty of this fine craft: “You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” We do belong to this world and we hope that we will travel you through the great works that altered our mentality, matured feelings and made us dreamers. Our very own, Dr. Olga Akroyd will be the guide in this wonderful literary journey.
Lawrence Buell’s essay “The Ecocritical Insurgency” (1999) claims that “human beings are inescapably biohistorical creatures who construct themselves, at least partially, through encounters with physical environments that they cannot not inhabit.” Precisely two centuries earlier, American writer Charles Brockden Brown advocates for a specifically American gothic tradition; Brown adapts the European gothic to American soil.
Over the past few decades, the vast early American field has recognized the significance of women’s writing in the formation of an early American history and culture. Through their letters, diary entries, and commonplace books, just to name a few, early American women have demonstrated their participation in the political and social movements that were essential to the country’s founding. Therefore, this panel seeks submissions that considers how eighteenth, and nineteenth American women’s writing contributed to the history and mythology of the founding moment in Philadelphia. Literature will be broadly interpreted and include poetry, fiction, essays, diaries, and letters.
The Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies
The Burney Society invites submissions for the Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies, named in honour of the late Joyce Hemlow, Greenshields Professor of English at McGill University, whose biography of Frances Burney and edition of her journals and letters are among the foundational works of eighteenth-century literary scholarship.
Hamlet and the North: Origins, Exchanges and Appropriations The story of Shakespeare’s Nordic play is also, inevitably, one of cultural exchanges before, during and after the early modern period. From its origins in Nordic tradition to its re-introduction in the Nordic countries through Shakespeare’s play, the story of Hamlet from the middle ages to present time is inextricably bound up with Nordic history and culture. This conference, co-hosted by the Nordic Shakespeare Society and the Early Modern Seminar at the University of Gothenburg, is the first to explore the specific Nordic dimensions of Hamlet.
The Department of Theatre Studies and the Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic are pleased to announce a series of international symposia on English Theatre Culture 1660–1737. The overarching theme of the first symposium is Forms, Genres and Conventions.
Sindh Antiquities–(ISSN: 2617-1996 ) is a scholarly, double-blind peer-reviewed journal, recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, dedicated to the study of History, Archaeology, Museum and Heritage of Sindh & Indus Valley in specific and World in general. The journal published under the patron of Directorate General of Antiquities & Archaeology, Department of Culture, Tourism, Antiquities & Archives, Government of Sindh.
The Burney Journal is now accepting submissions for volume 17, to be published in late 2020, and for subsequent issues to be published annually. A peer-reviewed publication of the Burney Society, The Burney Journal is available in print and indexed online by EBSCO Host.
Studies in Hogg and his World invites submissions for the next double issue of the journal (29-30) which is currently scheduled for publication in the Fall of 2021.
‘A Glass of Godly Form’:
Shakespeare as the Voice of Established Power
special issue of Parole Rubate / Purloined Letters
edited by Giuliana Iannaccaro and Alessandra Petrina
Ever since Charles Taylor (A Secular Age) and Talal Asad (Formations of the Secular) questioned the supremacy of secularization, scholars in the fields of philosophy, sociology, and anthropology have used post-secularism to analyze gender, state violence, religion, pain, the senses, and more. This perspective has helped us to consider how secularization has been accepted as normative and inevitable, and how it functions as a disciplinary apparatus or as a constructed ideology.
Call for Papers on Monsters & the Monstrous (Open-Topic)
The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the Monsters & the Monstrous Area invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.
The revised deadline for proposals is June 30, 2020.
Please note: This year’s conference will be entirely virtual.
Monsters & the Monstrous Area:
This session (of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association [SAMLA] annual conference to be held virtually (due to the pandemic) Nov. 13-15, 2020) welcomes submissions that view Sarah Scott’s 1762 Millenium Hall, Frances Burney’s 1796 Camilla, or any eighteenth-century British novel, through a disability studies or body studies lens. Abstracts addressing the SAMLA conference theme (Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts) are especially welcome. By July 25, please submit an abstract of 200 words and a CV to Dr. Chris Gabbard, University of North Florida, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In keeping with this year’s MMLA conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity”, this panel solicits propositions that reflect on the many ways in which the individual and the collective were conceived in pre-revolutionary society. Rather than viewing the individual and the collective as being separate facets of social existence, papers that look at the liminal movement between subjective experience and the larger political body will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:
This panel is dedicated to discussing Eastern/Russian Orthodox traditions, morality, culture, hagiography, iconography, mysticism, practices, monasticism, and beliefs as they pertain to (or appear within) Russian and Slavic literature. Discussions of religious influence are critical to the study of many of the greatest Russian authors and poets--Dostoevsky and Tolstoy amongst many others. Still, little scholarship has explored how both Dostoevsky and Tolstoy had extraordinarily different views of the Orthodox faith and of Christianity in general, and how this might have influenced their existential perspectives of life and death, meaning and purpose, as well as their works.
Call for Participants
Veteran Politics and Memory: A Global Perspective
Department of History, University of Warwick
16th and 17th April 2021
The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.
Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English or Arabic.
The selective full papers of the conference will be published as the book of conference and also will be indexed in CIVILICA (however, the book of abstracts will be published too).
Optional Services for Participants (If they wish to use)
Panel CFP for Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference, March 3-7, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia