In keeping with the conference theme of revolution, this panel will consider one of the necessary preconditions for revolution: opposition. The idea of opposition is central to the concept of Modernism because Modernism is so often characterized as uniting antithetical notions. To offer only a few examples, Modernism is regularly described as being old and new, objective and subjective, timely and timeless, conservative and progressive, coherent and fragmented. This panel will explore the oppositions inherent in the notion of Modernism by examining Modernist works that represent and dramatize those oppositions. The depiction of the opposition may be carried out through character, narrative, image or allusion.
April 20th 2015
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex
Keynote Speakers: Professor Douglas Mao (John Hopkins University) and Dr. Natalia Cecire (Sussex).
BAKEA Symposium is open to all participants from the fields of English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, French and German Language and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies.
Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams's early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921), Spring and All (1923), and In the American Grain (1925) will reach their centennial anniversary. And since these milestones also coincide with a resurgent scholarly interest in lyric studies and modernist literature in general, the William Carlos Williams Review is soliciting articles for a special, double issue on "The New Williams" (forthcoming in 2015). The coeditors of the project are especially looking for innovative research that brings contemporary critical practices and methodologies to bear on Williams's life and work.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 23, 2015.
Keynote Speaker: Ulrich Baer (NYU)
HYPERION UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
"LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" DEPARTMENT
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE DEPARTMENT OF "LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" OF
THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL, HUMANISTIC AND NATURAL SCIENCES
TO SEND PAPER PROPOSALS TO OUR CONFERENCE ENTITLED
COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE
Date: 12 March, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania
Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester
Coinciding with the interment of King Richard III in Leicester, De Montfort University's Centre for Textual Studies and Centre for Adaptations are co-hosting a one-day conference called "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives". 20-minute papers are invited on all topics related to:
* The historical King Richard III
* The various dramatic/fictional King Richard IIIs onstage and elsewhere
* The genre of the history play in its own time and after
* Textual problems in the early editions of Shakespeare's history plays
* The relationship between history and tragedy in Shakespeare's time and after
* How Richard III changes in adaptations
"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight
'Still waters running deep
Along the embankment walk'
Call for Papers: Currents One-day Conference on Irish Literature, Culture and Civilisation.
Conference Date: 17th April 2015
Institut du Monde Anglophone
05, rue de l'Ecole de médecine
75 006 Paris
Conference Organisers: Dr. Dúnlaith Bird (Université Paris-Sud) and Fanny Quément (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle), with Pôle Irlande.