Papers are invited for an international Stefan Zweig Symposium to be held at SUNY Fredonia on Oct 1-3 2009. This symposium, the first major scholarly event on Zweig to take place in the United States in over two decades, intends to bring together scholars, artist, critics, and students from around the world to discuss Zweig's life and works. It will include keynote lectures by Klaus Weissenberger (Rice University) and Zweig biographer Oliver Matuschek as well as a manuscript exhibition with archival materials from SUNY Fredonia's extensive Stefan Zweig collection. The symposium will also feature the United States premiere of Sylvio Back's award-winning feature film Lost Zweig (2003) in the presence of the director.
Irish Studies Panel
2009 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
November 12-15, 2009
The St. Louis Union Station Marriott
Ireland's political history is of course tainted by violence, as are many of its greatest literary works. Other forms of violence are more domestic -- and stereotypical -— in depiction: heavy drinkers; abusive husbands/fathers/priests); gruff manual laborers; feisty women.
The lines between passion and violence are never clearly demarcated, and as Yeats depicted so famously in "Easter 1916," crossing their borders can produce surprising results, often equally disastrous and transformative.
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Call for Papers
Fifth African American Literature Symposium
"It's A New Day: The Vicissitude of African American Autobiography from Briton Hammon to Barack Obama"
Configurations has invited a special issue on the intersection of ecocriticism and biology. Articles on any aspect of the biological sciences and ecocriticism are welcome, but the following topics are needed:
- extensions/amplifications of Glen A. Love's Practical Ecocriticism
- ecocriticism, globalization, and the commodification of biological information
- biologists reading/responding to ecocritical texts (broadly defined)
- ecocriticism and debates within biology
Please submit an abstract of 500 words and curriculum vitae (as MS Word attachments) by May 1st to:
Dr. Helena Feder, Guest Editor
"These academics' arguments seem sound as far as they go..." –Infinite Jest
The critical discussion of David Foster Wallace has thus far been limited to a few aspects of his most popular works. Our conference seeks to expand the response beyond the popular imagination's categories of "difficult," "postmodern," and "genius," and beyond the author's own articulation of his project as a response to irony. We invite a reconsideration of Wallace with an emphasis on new perspectives of his entire oeuvre.
Looking to put together a Cs panel on technology & self-sponsored (outside of the classroom) collaborative writing groups. I'm particularly interested in the panel concentrating on matters of textual ownership.
My research examines collaboration on WoWWiki.com, so if the focus is fan studies . . . someone looking at fan fiction, for example, would be a natural fit. I can also see the (textual) writing practices of fans producing machinima, fan films, game mods working well, too.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES: DISCOURSE ECOLOGIES AND STREET LIFE ON OXFORD ST., ACCRA
Lecture | April 23 | 12:30-3 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Lipman Room, 8th floor
Speaker: ATO QUAYSON, Professor, English & Director, Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto
Sponsors: Center for African Studies, Department of African American Studies, Institute for the Study of Social Change, Center for Race and Gender
We are currently accepting proposals for essays to be included in an edited collection tentatively titled Literature and Joss Whedon's Angel, which focuses specifically on the literary traditions and influences that shape and are reflected in the series. Our goal is to bring together a collection of essays that work primarily with Angel as a text to be addressed in the wider field of narrative and literature, since critical analysis of visual narratives in our culture is often related to our literary history and cultural consciousness. Often, our criteria for evaluating the quality of television draw heavily on the complexities of narrative structures and the reimagining of traditional tales or storytelling techniques.