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Emily Dickinson International Society at ALA 2014

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 2:58pm
Paraic Finnerty (University of Portsmouth) / EDIS

The 2014 American Literature Association Annual Conference(ALA) will be held in Washington, D.C., May 22-25, 2014.

The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the ALA:

1) Transatlantic Dickinson
We welcome papers that consider Dickinson as a writer whose life and work question the convention of reading nineteenth-century US literature in isolation from its British counterpart, and demonstrate the importance of taking a comparative approach. For example, panellists might examine the influence of British literature, culture and history on Dickinson, or the reception of Dickinson's work in Britain.

Call For Submissions (December 31, 2013) - Harry Potter on the Page and on the Screen: Adaptation/Reception/Transformation

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 10:55am
John Alberti

The eight film versions of the seven Harry Potter novels represent an unprecedented cultural event in the history of cinematic adaptation. The movie version of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone, premiered in 2001, in between publication of the fourth and fifth books of this global literary phenomenon. As a result, the production and reception of both novel and movie series became intertwined with one another, creating multiple combination of fans who accessed the series first through the books, first through the movies, and in various other combinations.

4th Global Conference: Living Responsibly (May, 2014: Lisbon, Portugal)

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 8:53am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Living Responsibly

Tuesday 6th May – Thursday 8th May 2014
Lisbon, Portugal

Call For Presentations:

How can we live responsibly, taking care of one another and of our planet? This is the question faced by everyone who wants, so far as they can, to do what is right, and it is at the heart of Living Responsibly: reflecting on the ethical decisions of everyday life.

Glossator 10 (2015): PEARL

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 8:25am
Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary

"Perle plesaunte to princes paye / To clanly clos in golde so clere . . . " (Pearl, lines 1-2). Illuminating the paradoxical imperative to enclose and display the beautiful, the opening image of Pearl encodes at once the poem's formal demand for commentary and its own commentarial poetics. On the one hand, the text's permutative polysemy, aesthetic density, and continuing allegorical refractions persistently elicit explication in a special, conspicuous way. On the other hand, the literary dream-vision produces itself as a dialectical and interpretive reflection with and upon the Pearl herself, an unfinishable gloss on the mystery of "that specyal spyce" (938) whom the poet works to indicate across an impassible margin.

Terror in/as Global Narrative: The Aesthetics and Representation of 9/11 in the Late Age of Late Capitalism (DUE: Nov 1, 2013)

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:58am
Liliana M. Naydan / Seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association 2014 Annual Meeting

Erected amid criticism in a mid-century modernist style and once the tallest buildings on the globe, New York's Twin Towers emerged as haughty symbols of American capitalism in what Henry Luce deemed the American Century. As an event that ushered in the 21st century, the destruction of the towers marked a profound moment in American and global history. "Visually devised," according to artist Damien Hirst, the attacks challenged notions of what counts as aesthetic representation. Certainly, they produced responses evocative of Theodor Adorno's remark that "to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric," but, paradoxically, the attacks themselves appeared as a "work of art," to use Karlheinz Stockhausen's controversial phrasing.

Unveiling Apocalyptic Desire: Fallen Women in Eastern Literature

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 5:13am
Dr Colette Morrow and Dr Devaleena Das

The proposed book, Unveiling Apocalyptic Desire: Fallen Women in Eastern Literature will focus on unarticulated quandaries and the poetics of transgression of 'taboo' relationships featuring female characters in Asian literature who have trespassed social, religious and moral boundaries. The theoretical orientation is based on Eastern and Western feminist discourses that draw heavily on mind-body sexual politics, cultural constructs, the anatomy of sex and power in relation to myth and cultural psyche, denigration of female anatomy, gender performativity, abysmal and hysterical sexuality, semiotics, textual strategies and the politics of representation, queer theory, and psychoanalysis.

Journal for Contemporary Drama in English

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 4:29am
German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English

JCDE: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 4 (2014)

Martin Middeke (Augsburg, Editor in Chief), Eckart Voigts (Brunswick), Christina Wald (Berlin, Reviews), Clare Wallace (Prague)

Advisory Board:
Mireia Aragay (Barcelona), John Bull (Reading), Johan Callens (Brussels), Jill S Dolan (Princeton), Tobias Döring (Munich), Nicholas Grene (Dublin), Christopher Innes (Toronto), Stephen L Lacey (Glamorgan), Deirdre Osborne (London), Dan Rebellato (London), Bernhard Reitz (Mainz), Anthony Roche (Dublin), Annette J Saddik (New York), Elizabeth Sakellaridou (Thessaloniki), Aleks Sierz (London)

Religion and Theatre Emerging Scholars Panel (ATHE)

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:57am
Roy Brooks / ATHE Religion and Theatre

Call For Papers
Emerging Scholars Panel – Religion and Theatre Focus Group
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2014 Conference

Scottsdale, AZ July 24-27, 2014
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel
"Dream Acts: Performance as Refuge, Resistance and Renewal"

Morris & History (U of Toronto; 22 March 2014)

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:25pm
William Morris Society of Canada

William Morris Society of Canada
2014 Symposium: Morris & History
University of Toronto
Saturday 22 March 2014

The William Morris Society of Canada invites proposals for 20-minute papers to be presented at a 2014 symposium on Morris and History.

Considerations of Morris's interest in history and of historical influences and connections implicit within one or more aspects of his work are welcome.

Papers may explore these themes in relation to his many artistic and literary endeavours, to development of his political thinking and also to changes in his ideas about history itself.

Consumer Culture and Advertising at SWPACA 35th Annual Conference, Feb 19-22, 2014

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:16pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Call For Papers: Consumer Culture and Advertising

35th Annual Conference: Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
February 19-22, 2014 – Albuquerque, NM
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2013

Proposals for individual papers and panels are now being accepted for the Consumer Culture and Advertising area. Presentations on historical or contemporary subjects are welcome. Topics might include, but are not limited to: