DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL AUG 1!
49th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University
8-11 May 2014, Kalamazoo, MI
Center for Medieval Studies, University of Minnesota
"Compromised Bodies in Late Medieval France and Italy"
CALL FOR PAPERS
Modern Horizons conference CFP – Translation and Transcendence
REVISED ABSTRACT DUE DATE: 15 July, 2013.
For the third annual Modern Horizons conference—to be held October 24th and 25th, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario—we invite proposals for 20 minutes presentations, in English or French, on 'Translation and Transcendence.'
Call for Papers, Latin America Issue
The editors announce a call for papers for an issue on Latin America.
Intimate Archives is a one-day interdisciplinary conference that seeks to explore the intersection of photography and life-writing. Photography has come to play an increasingly self-conscious role in life narratives, raising questions about truth, fictionality, authenticity and the limits of referentiality. What role does photography have in the construction of life narratives? How are intimate and affective relations negotiated and represented in photographic life narratives? Furthermore, what is at stake when intimate records of familial and private lives are published or exhibited? This conference seeks to engage with these issues.
Some two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, this symposium will explore the complex literary and cultural legacies of one of the twentieth century's most influential and under-theorised political philosophies. Anti-communism had a shaping influence on the development of twentieth-century Western liberalism and social democracy as well as providing intellectual justifications for McCarthyism and the jingoism of the Cold War Right. It was a key element of Nazism, but also of twentieth-century anarchism. Its relation to literary and artistic culture was equally complicated.
Representing tears in the theatre hinges on the paradoxical performance of an absence: while the lacrimal flow can usually be explained, its physical manifestation mostly eludes visibility. Yet the presence of tears cannot easily be dismissed, as it is far from anecdotal. Portrayals of and discourses on tears indeed abound in theatre history: whether meant to affect the performers or the spectators, this emotional outburst can express a wide range of affects, from sorrow to joy, to laughter and awe.
We welcome contributions from scholars working in the fields of theatre, performance, literary, and cultural studies across cultures and time periods.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Early American captivity narratives by women were, from the beginning, a form of life writing that engaged and authorized subjective female experiences in the wake of New World colonization. These accounts—the spiritual, secular, propagandistic, and purely fictional—are, arguably, "the first American literary form dominated by women's experiences as captives, storytellers, writers, and readers" (Stodola xi). This genre (and its paradigmatic form) remains popular with women writers engaged in self-construction, especially as they explore and define their own identities as confined by both male-dominated economies and cultural anxieties concerning female authorship.
Organisers: Joanna Taylor and Nick Seager
Plenary lectures by Rachel Carroll (Teeside University) and Sarah Wootton (Durham University)
Are novels tainted or legitimated in the process of adaptation? What aesthetic challenges and opportunities does the transition of a story from one genre to another present? And in what cultural, commercial, and artistic contexts have processes or adaptation and appropriation taken place?
Amidst changing patterns of land use, contested political ideologies, and shifting religious beliefs, early modern writers considered soil not just as a material resource but as a site for exploring questions of power, belonging, and being. Still, soil remains a surprisingly under-examined element in the current critical literature (Cf. recent books on plants, animals, and water in the period). This volume seeks to organize a critical conversation about representations of soil across an ample range of early modern texts. Essays may address topics such as
- soil ecology
- soil amendment/manuring
- public works
- mining and mineral harvesting
CFP: War and/in American Periodicals (ALA Symposium; deadline 07/12/13)
Call for Papers for a panel at the American Literature Association's Symposium on "War and American Literature," October 10-12, 2013, New Orleans
NOTICE: The final date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to 15 July.
Focusing on the wider British context, the aim of this three-day interdisciplinary conference (20-22 March 2014) is to bring together researchers from diverse academic and professional disciplines. By establishing mathematics as the common denominator between the individual panels, the links between mathematics and Cultural Studies are brought into focus. The conference will explore the reception and representation of mathematical concepts in Britain and the Commonwealth across such diverse fields as popular culture, literature and linguistics.