As the Renaissance saw a rise in female literacy and texts addressed to women readers, the relationship between gender and genre was foregrounded in debates about the appropriate texts for women to read – or if it was appropriate for women to read at all. These conversations particularly centered on the genre of romance, simultaneously a genre classed as feminine and a genre deemed morally inappropriate for women to read. While these debates raged outside literary texts, within the texts themselves, we see women reading and women as objects to be read – both by the reader of the text and by other characters within the text. How does the female body serve as a text within a text?
science and culture
International Conference on Landscape and Cinema
December 3 and 4, 2018
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
Terror On Tour 2018:
Anthroposcreams, Desert(ed) Destinations & Wilding Weather...Wish You Were Here
Nov. 8, 9, 10, 2018
HEAD-Genève/Geneva School of Art and Design
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Lorenzo Chiesa (GSH – Genoa School of Humanities)
Federico Luisetti (University of St. Gallen)
Michael Marder (University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Science and Spiritualism, 1750-1930
The Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies is pleased to announce a two-day conference, to take place at Leeds Trinity University on 30 and 31 May 2019. We are delighted to have Professor Christine Ferguson (University of Stirling), and Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London) as our keynote speakers.
D.D. Home levitates himself in front of witnesses in the home of Ward Cheney in South Manchester, Connecticut on 8 August 1852. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.
Critical Essays on Arthur Machen
edited by Antonio Sanna
CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”
Session: Museum and Storytelling
Presiding Officer: Kenneth C. Hough, UC Santa Barbara and Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
Proposal Due Date: June 27, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas
Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia
In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important – and seemingly also quite noticeable – phenomenon is the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent.
Location and date: Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus, Klarcheck Information Commons, 4th floor, 27 October 2018, 8:30am-5:30pm
Introductory Speaker: Alison Booth, University of Virginia
Keynote Speaker: Suzy Anger, University of British Columbia
“And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper.”
Mary Shelley, 1831 Introduction to Frankenstein
Conference CFP: Literature, Law and Psychoanalysis, 1890-1950, University of Sheffield, 11-13 April 2019.
- Dr Katherine Ebury
A new academic journal, Gothic Nature, is seeking TV/ film reviews. The show or film reviewed needs to be recent (last 12 months ideally), have a clear thematic link to eco-horror/eco-gothic, and the reviews should aim to be about 1,000 words in length. Deadline: July 20, 2018. Send inquiries and submissions to Sara L. Crosby at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about the journal, please visit: gothicnature.net.