“The simultaneous awareness of past and present evident in historical crime fiction seems to offer a means of gaining a new perspective on the present through the past.” – John Scaggs (2005: 134)
Confirmed Keynote: Dr Heather Shore (Leeds Beckett University)
The Phenomenon of the Cross in an Age of Reform
This CFP is seeking abstracts for a panel-proposal to the Sixteenth Century Society Conference (SCSC), to be held October 26-29, 2017, in Milwaukee, WI. <http://www.sixteenthcentury.org/conference/>. Abstracts that are accepted will then be submitted to the SCSC for consideration.
SAMLA 89 – High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture: November 3-5th, 2017/Atlanta, GA
This roundtable seeks presenters that engage with the theme of this year's convention, High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, as it relates to the works of Miguel de Cervantes. Presentations may focus on one or several works. Please submit a 250-word abstract to Brian Phillips, Jackson State University (firstname.lastname@example.org), by May 30, 2017.
The Avant-Garde and Modern Visual Culture: At the Crossroads of High and Low Art
This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.
MLA, January 2018, New York: Seeking proposals to a non-guaranteed session about kinship terminology or terms of endearment used for friends and foes. For example, in The Song of Roland, characters use sarcasm to describe enemies as friends, and interestingly, demeaning monikers are used to chastise friends. What do these epithets say about the cultural boundaries between friends and enemies in medieval and renaissance literature? Please send 500 word proposal and CV by 20 March 2017 to Pamela Kirkpatrick (email@example.com ). Also, please email questions or comments. If proposal is accepted, attendant must be an MLA member by 7 April 2017, per MLA guidelines.
Mediating American Modernist Literature:
The case of/ for Big Magazines
Aix-Marseille Université, LERMA (EA 853)
Aix-en-Provence, France, October 5- 7, 2018
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the role played by “Big Magazines” in the production, publication, circulation, and reception of American literature between 1880 and 1960.
CAPPE (Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, & Ethics)University of Brighton, UK Giving Life To PoliticsThe Work of Adriana Cavarero19th June - 21st June 2017 Keynote SpeakersAdriana CavareroJudith ButlerBonnie Honnig Adriana Cavarero has been at the forefront of political and feminist philosophy for the past four decades. She works at the interstices of political philosophy, sexual difference theory, post-structuralism, literature and classical thought.