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Education is a 'drawing out' – of knowledge, experience, of the learner and of the teacher. Situations, narratives and interrogations of teaching and learning occur frequently in Shakespeare's plays and many other texts of the period. The problems of teaching 400-year-old texts, under different societal, technological, cultural, and even geographical constraints, remain challenging today.
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Samuel Beckett Seminar at the University of Gdansk, Poland
12th-14th May, 2010
Papers are requested for the regular Gothic session at the 2010 South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) annual conference in Fort Worth, TX. Drawing on the 2010 conference theme of "New Frontiers," this panel will explore the Gothic continues to grow in popularity throughout literature and film and how those themes change our view of the world around us. How does the current popular obsession with Gothic themes determine how we read classic texts? How does the Gothic influence what we define as literature and canon? In turn, how are Gothic texts and films shaping how we understand our culture? Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
New psychoanalytic readings of Dickens and his works: Dickens and trauma, dissociation, dreams, hallucinatory states, unconscious memory. Dickens and Victorian theories of mind: double consciousness, mesmerism, physiognomy. Novels as case studies. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Adapting Dickens," a panel sponsored by the Dickens Society for the 2011 MLA. Papers exploring adaptations of Dickens's novels across time and media, from stage and film to Neo-Victorian fiction and contemporary—even commercial—incarnations. 250-word abstracts by 8 March 2010 to email@example.com.
Studies in Gothic Fiction, a new peer-reviewed, on-line journal is seeking articles and reviews. Studies in Gothic Fiction is devoted to covering all issues of Gothic literature and media studies. Articles should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words. Reviews should be approximately 1,000 words with full publication dates and details of the subject: novels and graphic novels, film, television, drama, video games etc. All articles should be written in endnote format, following MLA style. Submit articles for consideration as word attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remapping the American West
Affiliate Organization Session of the Western Literature Association
Seeking papers on the American West as geographically dynamic space. Topics may include the American West as zone of urbanism/cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, migration and immigration, postmodern geography, globalism, critical regionalism.
300 word abstract due March 7 to Alex Hunt, email@example.com
TRUTH TO POWER: PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS IN AND OUT OF ACADEME
Edited by Silvia Nagy-Zekmi and Karyn Hollis
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing
Subjects include Woolf's imaginative uses of Africa, the Dreadnought Hoax, Bloomsbury and African art, Leonard Woolf and Africa, and Hogarth Press publications. 500 word abstracts due March 12, 2010.
Thursday, April 15 to Saturday, April 17, 2010
Proposals due January 20, 2010
Hosted by the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC) at Columbia University
Call for Papers: Governing Gender: Bodies and Boundaries
Date: February 25-26, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Cobb of the University of Toronto, and author of God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence and has published widely on sexuality, identity, religion and race.
The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2010 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30. We are especially interested in papers related to the topics listed below, but papers dealing with any aspect of Vonnegut's life and work are also most welcome. Please send a 250-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2010.
SCREENING NEW YORK'S NOT-SO-EMPTY-SPACES
The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies invites proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the long 18th century for its 36th annual conference, Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea. The conference is being held in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 14-16 October 2010.
Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio before 31 January 2010 to Don Nichol, CSECS/SCEDHS 2010 Conference Organizer: email@example.com
For more information, see:
A two day conference to be held at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, London, UK
Monday-Tuesday 28-29 June 2010
Professor Linda Peterson (Yale University)
Professor Lyn Pykett (Aberystwyth University)
Proposals are invited for an international conference on Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle. Focusing on British women's writing in the period 1880 to 1900 the conference seeks to examine topics including but not limited to: