The theatre review—often the most accessible evidence of reception of a theatrical event and central to the work of all scholars of performance—is an under-theorised genre. Paradigmatically scholars of Shakespeare performance often look through the review to the performance it ostensibly documents. The time has come to look at the review and the performance that it, in itself, constitutes. Paul Prescott's book _Reviewing Shakespeare_ (CUP, 2013) does just that and breaks new ground in reception studies. This seminar builds on this foundation to investigate reviews and reviewers of Shakespeare in performance across time and geographical space.
Verbeia is an international open-access scientific journal dealing with two philological fields:
On one hand, the different fields of literary research both in Hispanic Philology (Spanish and Latin-American) and English-Speaking Philology: narrative, poetry, literary theory and criticism, Literature applied to Education and Comparative Literature. Literature and cinema. Verbeia also considers, after the steady rise of cultural studies, contributions into such a field as well as a meeting point between cultural studies and literature.
On the other hand, the different fields of linguistic research: Applied Linguistics, Specific Purposes, Technological Innovation and Translation, Language teaching and Corpus and Computational Linguistics.
Poetics of the Algorithm: Narrative, the Digital, and 'Unidentified' Media
An International Conference organized by the ACME Comics Research Group
University of Liège (ULg), Belgium
June 16-17-18, 2016
Deadline extended to December 1, 2015
Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Hunter Dukes (U Cambridge); Hannah Rose Woods (U Cambridge).
Still Walking, Still Sleeping, Still Life: Slow Aesthetics and the Moving Image
12th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago
April 22-23, 2016
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jean Ma, Associated Professor of Art and Art History, Stanford University.
"Cinema, like no other art, widens, enhances, and concentrates a person's experience—and not only enhances it but makes it longer, significantly longer. That is the power of cinema."
-- Andrei Tarkovsky
CFP - The Timeless Toni Morrison
In celebration of Toni Morrison's 85th birthday in 2016, we invite contributions for a collection of essays that will be published with the cooperation of the University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland. Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.
Call for Papers [French and German versions: scroll below]
Sound / Writing: On Homophonic Translation
International conference, Paris, November 17-19, 2016
Vincent Broqua (University of Paris at Saint-Denis) and
Dirk Weissmann (University of Paris at Créteil)
The 2016 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association will take place June 16–18 on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
1-2 July, York.
How do we measure poetry? The words 'measure' and 'meter', with their shared etymological origin in the Greek metron, have a long history of being used synonymously. When William Carlos Williams wrote that '[t]he key to modern poetry is measure, which must reflect the flux of modern life', however, he proposed 'measure' as an alternative to the metrical foot in response to 'the flux of modern life' that demanded measures of more fluid and unstable permutations.
The Scattered Pelican, the graduate journal of Comparative Literature at Western University, is excited to share the Call for Papers for its forthcoming Spring issue, entitled "Fight OR Flight":
In 1915, Harvard scientist Walter Bradford Cannon coined the term "fight or flight" to describe animals' responses to challenging stimuli, including potential bodily harm and threats to survival. Cannon's work provided us with insight into how animals—humans included—employ physiological mechanisms to deal with stressful encounters, arguably with the end to maintain homeostasis in both the bodily and environmental systems.
Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: March 4-5, 2016
Proposal Due Date: December 4, 2015
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, "Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800," to be held on March 4 and 5, 2016. We are happy to announce our three keynote speakers: Laura Engel (Duquesne University), James A. Knapp (Loyola University Chicago), and Bruce Smith (University of Southern California).
We are soliciting abstracts for critical undergraduate essays on any topic relating to literature or composition. If accepted, completed papers should be readable in no more than 15 minutes. Now in its seventh year, New Critics represents a rare opportunity for undergraduates to present their work in a forum modeled on professional academic conferences and concluding with a keynote address by a notable scholar (previous speakers include Jonathan Culler and Daniel Mendelsohn). The deadline for abstract submission is March 4, 2016.
The Matter of Resistance Conference University of Warwick
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)
Prof. Thomas Docherty (English, Warwick)
Joseph Shafer (English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick)
Sourit Bhattacharya (English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick)
Friday, April 29th, 2016
Deadline for Submissions:January 20th, 2016
Call for Papers