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12th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:53am
Akdeniz University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

12th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

April 18-20, 2018

 

The Conference will be jointly hosted by

Akdeniz University’s Department of English Language & Literature

&

The English Language & Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).

 

The Conference will address topics from the fields of

“English Literature”

“British and Cultural Comparative Studies”

“Translation Studies”

“Linguistics and ELT”

Gower and Temporalities

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:52am
The Gower Project
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

When Gower says in the Vox Clamantis that the writings of the past provide examples for the future ("Scripture veteris capiunt exempla futuri") or when he envisions a statue of time made of the clay feet of the present and the golden head of the past, or when he mixes multiple temporalities together, such visions indicate not only that history has the capacity to repeat itself, but that the past and the future are implicated in the present moment. Such constructions of temporality challenge linear models based upon uninterrupted chronologies, diachronic progression, and narratives of continuity based upon heterosexual marriage, biological reproduction, and patrilineage.

Gower and Sound

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:52am
The Gower Project
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In rhetorical repetitions that adorn the Confessio Amantis's plain style, in the many references to animal noises in the Visio Anglie, in the bird song punctuating the lovers' speeches in the Cinkante Balades and more, the fourteenth-century poet John Gower shapes sounds and encourages an aural reception of his trilingual corpus. Just as Gower often argues for the preservation of knowledge and philosophies developed in the classical world, so it can be maintained that the phonics of his verse preserve a literary ecology: one in which repetitions reverberate with both Ciceronian and sermonic orations, animal noises recall Aesop's fables, and bird song evokes Virgil's sherpherds.

CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Energy, Byproducts, and Space in Literature and Other Arts (deadline 9/30/17; conference 4/12-4/15/18)

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:49am
Jill Gatlin / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Energy, Byproducts, and Space in Literature and Other Arts (deadline 9/30/17; conference 4/12-4/15/18)

 

49th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 12-15, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Energy, Byproducts, and Space in Literature and Other Arts (ASLE Session)

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

 

Archaeology in Poetry, Poetry in Archaeology

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:49am
Josh Robinson, Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

Papers are sought for a session at the 2017 conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) on relationships between poetry and archaeology. The conference will take place in Cardiff from Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 December, 2017. Sessions usually involve 4-8 papers, and that there is the possibility of making a whole-day session if there are enough strong proposals. (The conference allows people to present papers in up to two sessions: the others are listed at http://tag2017cardiff.org/sessions/ )

Session Abstract:

Marx, Ecology, Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the face of the recent proliferation of the term “Anthropocene” in literary and cultural studies, how might we account for this geological epoch and its subsequent catastrophic environmental realities? As scholars of literature, we do not lack for theoretical models, both in and out of our “field.” Moreover, some of the most energetic and useful perspectives have taken up, broadly, a Marxian dialectical framework. Such perspectives include world-systems theory, ecological-materialisms, and in the field of literary studies and the humanities broadly, a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches framed under the banner of energy and/or environmental humanities.

SCMS 2018 CFP: Between the Letter and the Line: Figural Discourse and/of the Moving Image

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:44pm
Society for Cinema & Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“One can get to the figure by making clear that every discourse possesses its counterpart, the object of which it speaks, which is over there, like what it designates in a horizon: sight on the edge of discourse.” —Jean-François Lyotard, Discourse, Figure, 7.

 

“Perhaps it is no more than an accident that in our two oldest examples figura occurs in combination with nova; but even if accidental, it is significant, for the notion of the new manifestation, the changing aspect, of the permanent runs through the whole history of the word.” —Erich Auerbach, “Figura,” Scenes from the Drama of European Literature, 12.

Call for Proposals: Computers and Composition special issue on Digital Technologies, Bodies, and Embodiments

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:17am
Phil Bratta and Scott Sundvall
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Special issue of Computers and Composition

Digital Technologies, Bodies, and Embodiments

Guest Editors: Phil Bratta (Michigan State University) and Scott Sundvall (University of Memphis)

                               

Context

Adapt, Adopt, Adept: The Material Phenomenon

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:17am
University of Alaska Anchorage Pacific Rim Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Adapt, Adopt, Adept: The Material Phenomenon

March 23rd and 24th

BP Energy Center, Anchorage, AK

 

Adaptation, in its various forms and mediums, is, according to Linda Hutcheon, often viewed as “minor and subsidiary and certainly never as good as the ‘original.'” At a base understanding, audiences understand adaptation as the process or product of change. Adaptation theory proposes that the many facets of adaptation, such as adoption, translation, shifting, modeling, and even appropriation, are complicated processes and products not easily defined.

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