Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Wingard (University of Houston)
The conference “Visual design: the periodical page as a designed surface”is concerned with the visual design of the Journal, taken to mean the whole spectrum of periodical print publications, including amongst others newspapers and magazines. Interest is thus focused on the periodical page (or double-page spread) as a visible printed surface on which words and images appear in a designed context. The premise is that the written and pictorial content of the periodical are not realized in abstraction (as disembodied and placeless), but remain tied to the materiality of the periodical, which provides for a two-dimensional and sequential arrangement of diverse visual elements.
Literature, being a creative universal form of expression, addresses spiritual, emotional and social concerns of humanity. It is known that there are reciprocal relations between literature and religion, still the question of how these two disciplines interact with each other invites fresh thought. Looking at the past of English Literature, it is abundantly clear that critics even before Mathew Arnold have referred back to form and content of religious scriptures.
Formalism and Its Discontents, An Interdisciplinary Conference
23-24 February, 2017
Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University
With keynote presentations by:
Professor of English and David and Kathleen Ryan Professor of Humanities
Author of Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (Princeton University Press, 2015)
Assistant Professor of Music and the Humanities
University of Chicago
Author of From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious (University of California Press, forthcoming 2016)
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (8th Annual)
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Keynote: Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Deadline for Proposal Submission: February 24th, 2016
Romance novels have often been dismissed by critics because of their nature as a popular genre and for being written and read largely by women. However, in the last decade a number of scholars have approached the study of the romance novel with critical rigor and avoiding the condescending treatment of previous analysis. Quite often in romance novels we encounter characters that have very different backgrounds: come from different countries and cultures, speak different languages, belong to very different social strata or are, in some other way, an “Other” to the rest of the characters and/or the intended readers.
The Playful Undead and Video Games: Critical Analyses of Zombies and Gameplay. Routledge Advances in Game Studies
The Playful Undead and Video Games
Critical Analyses of Zombies and Gameplay
abstract due date 31/Jan/2017
please see link below for further details
In 2013, Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign ran on the theme of “A Tale of Two Cities.” The narrative that New York is a deeply divided city – one that is simultaneously the world’s capital of finance and culture and an unfortunate model of economic and social inequality – struck a chord with many voters. This panel will examine the ways in which children’s and young adult literature set in New York City expresses, reinforces, confronts and/or overlooks this image of the city as fractured and unequal. Papers may consider questions such as: how does children’s and young adult literature represent (or ignore) the diversity of New York City childhoods?
Britain in Europe, Europe in Britain
A Two-Day Interdisciplinary Conference
Thursday June 22nd & Friday June 23rd 2017
Keynote Speakers: Prof Arthur Aughey, University of Ulster & tbc