The nineteenth century witnessed critical shifts in the perceptions of time and space. Developments in geology and biology suggested new, expansive notions of space and time, resulting in geological time scales and the concept of deep time. Meanwhile, as the introduction of Greenwich Mean Time standardized railway schedules, rail travel itself rendered the experience of space flexible as journey times decreased. Simultaneously, mathematical developments like non-Euclidean and higher-dimensional geometries initiated new ways of measuring space. How did nineteenth-century literature respond to these changing perceptions and experiences of space and time?
The St. John’s University Humanities Review, Spring 2017 Issue
Special Issue: “The Humanities As Activism”
Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2017
Guest Editor: Michael Carosone (http://stjenglish.com/michael-carosone)
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers:
“The Humanities As Activism”
A Special Issue of The St. John’s University Humanities Review
The World Blown Open: Open Access, Open Education, and Open Knowledge for an Uncertain Future (an Edited Collection)
In his notable work, Deschooling Society, Ivan Illich posited that schooling in modern societies and economies needed a radical reimagining:
"A good educational system should have three purposes: it should provide all who want to learn with access to available resources at any time in their lives; empower all who want to share what they know to find those who want to learn it from them; and, finally, furnish all who want to present an issue to the public with the opportunity to make their challenge known" (75-76).
Call for Papers:
Supernatural Cities II: Gothic Cities
6th-7th April 2017
Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT, Limerick, Ireland in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth, UK.
‘For Gothic of a city rather than just in a city, that city needs a concentration on memories and historical associations.’ (Mighall 2007)
Call for Proposals, MISTI-Con 2017
Deadline for submissions: 11/30/2016
Date by which proposers shall be notified: 12/31/2016
Convention dates: 5/18-5/22/2017
Proposals should include a title, 300-500 word abstract, a 50-100 word summary, and a biography of 100 words or fewer, contact information, and the proposer’s academic or other affiliation, if any; the submission form contains requests for needs such as audio-visual equipment. Further details and more information on programming at http://www.misti-con.org/prog2017.html
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference in French and Francophone Studies
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
January 28, 2017
Keynote speaker: Irit Kleiman (Boston University)
First International Interdisciplinary Conference, “Identity Negotiations”
Benedictine University at Mesa July 13-14, 2017, Mesa, Arizona
Ancient Egypt in the Modern Imagination
Bonaparte’s invasion of Egypt in 1798 sparked what has come to be known as ‘Egyptomania’, an intense fascination for ancient Egypt that permeated the cultural imagination in the late eighteenth century and beyond. Since this moment, across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, subsequent ‘waves’ of interest in ancient Egypt have seen the history and iconography of this civilisation drawn upon for all varieties of purposes.
International Thomas Merton Society
College English Association
Hilton Head SC—March 30-April 1, 2017
Call for Papers
Word and Music Studies: 11th International Conference
August 9–12, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
Arts of Incompletion: Fragments, Drafts, Revisions in Words and Music
The International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA) takes pleasure in announcing its Eleventh International Conference to be held in Stockholm on August 9–12, 2017. The conference will take place at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University.