In the nineteenth century, railways made distant locations ever more accessible, the Grand Tour became more and more a pastime of the middle classes and British imperial expansion brought exotic locales and non-Western cultures ever closer to home. New ways of thinking about and communicating experiences of travel and of interactions with other cultures held a significant influence in various areas of nineteenth-century culture. This period saw an enormous expansion in museums and popular exhibition culture, technological innovations such as photography and film, as well as the vast growth of a popular press that served to deliver these experiences, images and objects to an increasingly literate public.
Call for Papers:
George MacDonald among His Contemporaries
A one day conference hosted by the School of English, University of St Andrews
30 March 2011, Kennedy Hall, St Andrews, Scotland
George MacDonald (1824-1905) is most often discussed in terms of what came after: his role in the development of fantasy literature and his influence on writers such as C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. Though providing valuable insights into MacDonald's legacy, this emphasis tends to obscure his involvement in his own time. MacDonald was a Victorian. His works attest to his wide knowledge of his time and culture, and his deep engagement with the issues of the day.
Many have remarked at the tendency of French Renaissance literature to commemorate past experience. Modern thought tends in the opposite direction, relegating prior experience to oblivion. Sixteenth-century French literature attempts to reconcile the two divergent tendencies, and perhaps for that reason has been dubbed the "early modern" period. Furthermore, the early modern treatment of memory and forgetfulness are determined by various theories from mythology to Christian ideology to medieval humeral philosophy. Through such theories the two are either diametrically opposed or inextricably intertwined and memory becomes aligned with morality and the soul whereas forgetting is associated with morality depravity and the body.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Newman University English Department presents:
11th annual Literary Festival & Scholars Day
"The Well-Spread Fable: Food and Its Meanings"
Conference Description: Food is something we all think about every day—sometimes as scholars, and certainly as eaters. How have cultures been shaped by food production? How has food been used symbolically? What does it mean to eat? These and other questions will guide our discussions of the many meanings of food. Although the theme of the literary festival is "food," the Scholars Day in which it is set encompasses submissions of work on any topic and in any format. Essays, poster presentations, and artwork from all disciplines are welcome and encouraged.
Toward Trans/national Scholarly and Activist Kinships
An International Conference
July 3, 4, and 5, 2011
Note: Gay Pride is July 2 in Madrid
Organized by the LGBT Studies Program & Minor
Chancellor's Leadership Project
Syracuse, NY, USA
Call for Papers: Deadline: December 15, 2010
Polymath is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinarity, published in quarterly installments in an electronic format at no charge to its readers. The journal celebrates the oft-neglected connections between humanities (Language, Literature, History, Philosophy, Speech and Communication), social sciences (History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work), physical sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), and the arts (Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts) where the disciplines can unite, collaborate, and engage with each other towards shared research-oriented and educational goals.
The Transnational Turn in American Studies: Turkey and the United States
Deadline for proposals: December 1, 2010.
Please circulate widely and excuse multiple postings.
Call for Papers
Evidence and the Early Modern Period
A conference held by the Early Modern Colloquium
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
February 18-19, 2011
Keynote speakers: Mary Floyd-Wilson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Kathy Eden (Columbia University)
American Literature Association 2011 Conference / Boston, Massachusetts, May 26 - 29, 2011
Susan Glaspell Society Panel
Dramatizing Ideas: Intellectual Hybrids, Heterodoxies, and Humanisms in Greenwich Village
Note that the deadline is November 1.
Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference |
March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2010 AT HTTP://CEA-WEB.ORG/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.
UPDATE On DIASPORA WRITING
Scholarly papers are invited for a special number of an International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ISSN 0975 2897) published from India. The proposed special number will focus on various dimensons / aspcts / issues of DIASPORA WRITING across the world. The selected papers will be published in the January number of the journal. And these papers may also be included in an anthology of essays to be brought out separately by a reputed publisher from Delhi.
The word limit is 2500 to 4000 words.
For more details please contact the Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
The current phenomenon of the neo-Victorian, neo-Edwardian, neo-Forties, and more recently, neo-Tudor novel, seems to confirm contemporary culture's persisting fascination with re-visiting and re-formulating key historical moments. This inter-disciplinary one-day event intends to develop critical examination of the recent literary trend of the 'neo-historical' novel and to bring fresh perspectives to current debates on its cultural and theoretical underpinnings. Discussion will concentrate especially on the 'exoticising' strategies employed by neo-historical fiction in its representation of one culture for consumption by another: What motivates this return to, and symbolic re-appropriation of, the past?
International Journal of Engineering (IJE) is devoted in assimilating publications that document development and research results within the broad spectrum of subfields in the engineering sciences. The journal intends to disseminate knowledge in the various disciplines of the engineering field from theoretical, practical and analytical research to physical implications and theoretical or quantitative discussion intended for both academic and industrial progress.
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 10, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Papers are now being accepted on topics related to lesbian representation on European television. Some possible television series include: Bad Girls, Skins, Sugar Rush, Plus Belle la Vie, Verbotene Liebe, and Hospital Central only to name a few.