There is little doubt that Irish playwright Marina Carr rewrites Euripides' infanticidal Medea in her tragedy, By the Bog of Cats. The morning after the opening of Carr's play in San José, California, the World Trader Centre collapsed. Large-scale terrorism had struck the United States, right in the heart of New York City. Faced with the events of September 11, would the San José audience be able to confront yet another scene of horror, that of a mother killing her child? As the replay of airplanes crashing into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon filled North American television screens, could the audience endure more terror?
Sustaining Childhood: J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan
This SAMLA panel welcomes papers examining the Scottish author J.M. Barrie. The panel is particularly interested in arguments about his depiction of perpetual childhood in Peter Pan (the play or novel). Other research pertaining to Scottish studies that relates to Barrie, Peter Pan, or to the idea of eternal youth would also be encouraged. By June 16, 2014, please submit a 300-word abstract, a C.V., a brief bio, and AV requirements to Catherine England, Francis Marion University, at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Changing Forms, Changing Genres"investigates the transmutation of literary genres of British/Anglophone fiction within the global contexts of the twentieth century. How does a specific genre or a fictional form reveal its representational limits in colonial, postcolonial, or transnational contexts? And how does the transmuted form represent or fail to represent the emergence of new social relations and/or the tension between hegemonic and resistant forces? Possible topics include, but are not limited to: realist fiction, the Bildungsroman, the autobiographical novel, the romance novel, and the estate novel. Please send 300 words abstracts to Minjeong Kim via the NeMLA website.
From London to Chicago, to Manhattan and Toronto, the depiction of the death and revival of the city is not uncommon in young adult literature. Revisions of the city, whether real or imagined, are found throughout Young Adult speculative fiction such as in Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely (2007-2011) series, the Steampunk Chronicles (2012-2014) by Kady Cross, Michael Scott's The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel hexalogy (2007-2012) or works like James Dashner's Maze Runner series, The Partials Sequence by Dan Wells (2013-2014), the Unwind Dystology (2007-2014) by Neal Shusterman, Nalo Hopkinson's The Chaos (2013), Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games (2008-2010) trilogy, and the Divergent Series (2011-2013) by Veronica Roth.
THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)
"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014
Acceptance notification: Monday, September 15, 2014
Registration deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014
In Nomadic Subjects (1994), Rosi Braidotti wrote: "Woman, as sign of difference, is monstrous." In the medieval world, a similar notion was explored in multiple medieval cultures by works—visual, verbal, and performative—that assert the exceptionality of female bodies, communities, and practices against a male norm. In line with this year's Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) theme "Interdisciplinarity in the Age of Relevance," MEARCSTAPA invites papers that focus upon the instances in which women are presented as either literal or figurative monsters, as found in images or texts from medieval Europe and contiguous cultures in Africa and Asia.
'Hysteria Beyond Freud': Nineteenth-Century Nerves (Session ID: 15087)
The Faculty of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in cooperation with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS), invites scholars to submit proposals for the international conference to be held in Athens between 27-29 November 2014.
Seeking papers for NEMLA convention, to be held in Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015. Medieval romance often features individuals exiled to the woods, such as the displaced wives and children of duped sovereigns, fugitive lovers, or knightly families fleeing violence. As most such exiles are of noble lineage, class clearly plays a role in the medieval forest. This panel seeks papers exploring the significance of sylvan settings for exiles in medieval romance. Papers may come from British or Continental literatures. To submit 300-500 word abstracts, please go to the NEMLA submission site: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html.
Cities have the ability to set standards, enforce conformity, and dispense punishment to those living in or around urban areas. This ability creates a distinct physical and psychological urban environment. This session will examine how city structures create urban environments and how they are represented in young adult literature. How do these cities act as a unit? How does young adult literature portray cities and their effects on the environment and characters? How do these urban environments affect character development? Papers might address topics such as the development of urban environments, the role of nature in urban environments, or the effects of urban environments on characters and development in young adult literature.
The African American Studies Program at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island announces its First Annual AFRICAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES CONFERENCE to be held October 9-10, 2014.
This inaugural conference aims to explore the current state of African and African Diaspora Studies. We invite papers presenting emerging research related to African and African Diaspora Studies from ALL disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Proposals for individual papers and pre-formed panels will be accepted from academic and independent scholars, advanced graduate students and community leaders.
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts/Proposals: June 30, 2014.
CFP: Reading Modernism with Machines
Christoph Reinfandt (Tübingen)
Jussi Parikka (Southampton/Turku)
"Face, Faces, The Phenomenology of the Face"
The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama & theatre studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page: