The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2011 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is also currently seeking poetry submissions; students may submit up to three poems. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students. Our reading period runs from September 1 to December 15 of each year.
Keynote Address by Dr. Shoshana Felman, Emory University
"Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma and Culture"
1 Day Postgraduate Research Workshop and Exhibition, 29th January 2011
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr Judith Buchanan (University of York)
Funded by the AHRC Beyond Text Student-led Initiative Scheme
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This innovative multidisciplinary research training event examines questions of mediation and memory in
encounters with non-textual archival materials in the arts. By creating dialogues between postgraduates and
experienced researchers, and featuring practical sessions with curators and archivists, the research workshop
In preparation for a special issue of Biography in 2012, to be co-edited by Gillian Whitlock and G. Thomas Couser, we are issuing a call for abstracts for papers dealing with some aspect of the post human, as it has been widely discussed recently. The editors will select from the abstracts, and the chosen contributors will then be invited to a symposium in Honolulu in late August of 2011, when the participants will share more detailed versions of their work, receive comments for the other contributors, and together discuss the focus of the entire collection. Contributors will then prepare revised full versions of their papers, which will be edited in the Fall of 2011. The result will be the Winter 2012 issue of Biography.
The sixth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Ambivalence," a graduate student conference to be held February 25-26, 2011, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."
The editor of a book collection tentatively called The Wild That Attracts Us: New Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers invites proposals for essays that evidence the advance in Jeffers scholarship, especially since the publication of the most recent collections in the early- and mid-1990s. Since the publication of those volumes, there have been significant accomplishments in Jeffers scholarship: the entire five volumes of the Collected Poetry and the first of three volumes of the Collected Letters have been released, Jeffers Studies was established, and The Robinson Jeffers Association has flourished.
Call for Papers: Why Allegory Now?
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Manchester, Friday April 1st 2011
Confirmed plenary speaker:
Professor Jeremy Tambling, English and American Studies, University of Manchester
The University of Manchester invites scholars and early researchers to submit papers for the conference 'Why Allegory Now?', an interdisciplinary event which will allow a forum of discussion on the disparate ways in which allegory has been used throughout history, and consider how such an elusive yet prominent form can be interpreted today.
Papers are being solicited for a panel entitled, "English Real Estate: Narratives of Entailment and Transmission in the English Novel" for this year's International Conference on Narrative, to be held at Washington University in St Louis April 7-10, 2011.
The University of Colorado at Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association is now welcoming submissions of 250-word paper abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on February 18-20, 2011. CU-Boulder's Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations is home to graduate and undergraduate programs in Chinese and Japanese, as well as a number of more recently added undergraduate programs in Arabic, Farsi, Hindi/Urdu, Indonesian, and Korean. This conference aims to bring together graduate students focusing on these and other Asian countries to share and discuss their work with other graduate students in related fields.
Hemingway's career has been widely documented regarding his relationship with prominent male writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, and others. Where Hemingway's career has been neglected is in examining his craft in contrast with women writers of his time. While much has been made of the interaction between Hemingway and his friend and mentor Gertrude Stein, there are many other women authors and journalists Hemingway knew and interacted with. In many cases, critics view those interactions with a cursory glance, particularly as many of those women never shared Hemingway's fame and literary prominence.