Throughout the last decade or so the formerly rather "exotic" field of "Human-Animal Studies" (sometimes simply "Animal Studies") has grown immensely and produced an amount of exciting and innovative work that by now has gained some deserved recognition from the academic mainstream across a whole range of disciplines. Briefly put and among other things, Human-Animal Studies are interested in the manifold intersections of human and animal lives, the forms and modes of human-animal relations in different historical, social, literary, cultural and other contexts, and also inevitably touch upon the question of what it means to be a *human* animal.
Women and Ageing: New Cultural and Critical Perspectives
University of Limerick, Ireland
20th-22nd May 2015
Conveners: Dr Cathy McGlynn, Dr Maggie O'Neill, Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh (University of Limerick)
The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca/Pistoia)
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)
5-7 October 2015
COMPLESSO MONUMENTALE DI SAN MICHELETTO - Lucca
CALL FOR PAPERS
HBO Girls: The Awkward Politics of Race, Sex, Class, Privilege and Gender
Global France, Global French
Humanities Research Centre, ANU
21-23 October 2015
Professor Dominic Thomas, University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool
36th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Keene State College
Keene, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 24-25, 2015
Call for Papers and Sessions
"Representation, Adaptation, Recollection"
Keynote speaker: Coppélia Kahn, Professor of English, Brown University
CFP for a proposed-panel for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2015 Conference to be held November 4-8, 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppression(s) that pervade our communities? How have we and how can we continue to attend to the real needs and social ills of all our respective communities? What strategies affect revolutionary positive healing? In what ways are social healers resisting, confronting, and/or transforming community healing? Our questions are inspired by the Caribbean novelist, scholar, and social activist, Dr. Erna Brodber.
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.
For the upcoming annual conference of the French Association for American Studies, which will be held in La Rochelle, France, from May 27 to May 30 2015, we are seeking additional proposals for a panel we are organizing on "Colonization, Emigration and the Back to Africa Movement" (see CFP below for more information).
Call for papers
We are in the final stages of assembling and editing a collection of previously unpublished essays on the war film. This anthology is already under contract with a major press. The collection needs two or three more high-quality essays (between 7,000 and 10,000 words each). We are open to any war film topic, but we would especially welcome essays on recent American productions such as LONE SURVIVOR, ACT OF VALOR, AMERICAN SNIPER, WAR HORSE, CAMP X-RAY, or cross influences between war films and video games like CALL OF DUTY. We would also welcome essays on cinematic representations of World War I (e.g., THE BIG PARADE, WINGS, etc.). Finally, we would also welcome essays on genre theory as it relates to the war film.
Tales Beyond Borders is a two-day international conference (24th-25th April) and a postgraduate/early career researcher workshop (23rd April), all of which is being organized by the 'Reading the Fantastic' Graduate Research Group at the University of Leeds. Through these events, we aim to bring together those working in various aspects of fantasy studies in order to study and discuss this emerging field of research from a cross cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.
Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume
Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture
co-edited by Yasser Elhariry (Dartmouth College)
& Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane University)
University of California, Santa Barbara
Center for Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Call for Papers: "Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages"
Keynote Speaker: Professor Maureen C. Miller, Department of History, UC Berkeley
"ché l'uso d'i mortali è come fronda
in ramo, che sen va e altra vene."
"The custom of men is as leaves on a branch,
some of which go and others come."
Dante Aligheri, Paradiso, XXVI, 137-138
Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.
Possible pieces for consideration:
The Stuff of Legend
The Velveteen Rabbit
Calvin and Hobbes
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Toys in the Attic