CALL FOR PAPERS
A volume of scholarly essays to be collected under the title:
Bad Girls: Recalcitrant Women in Contemporary Pop Culture
Edited by Julie A. Chappell and Mallory Young
CALL FOR PAPERS
Title: Talking about Roma: Implications for Social Inclusion
Dr. Eben Friedman
Independent Consultant and Senior Non-Resident Research Associate, European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg, Germany; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission of Abstracts: 1 to 8 October 2014
Submission of Full Papers: 26 January 2015 to 1 February 2015
ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 5-7, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on: "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance".
Selected papers focused on "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).
Sixth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, June 10-12, New York, USA. St Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, New York, USA (www.sfc.edu) is pleased to host the Sixth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts. The conference will be held in historic and culturally rich Brooklyn Heights (just a short ride from the Big Apple, Manhattan), from the morning of Wednesday 10 June to the afternoon of Friday 12 June 2015.
In the anthology Gurlesque: the new grrly, grostesque, burlesque poetics (Saturnalia, 2010), editors Lara Glenum and Arielle Greenberg gathered work from eighteen contemporary women poets who are "writing about and through femininity . . . brashly, playfully, provocatively, indulgently." These poems have "unicorns in them, and sequins, and swear words, and vomit." Gurlesque also includes eight visual artists whose work, like Gurlesque poetry, "assaults the norms of acceptable female behavior by irreverently deploying gender stereotypes to subversive ends."
This panel seeks papers for the NEMLA conference, Toronto, April 30- May 3 2015 that show how arrangements of words contribute to poetic forms and sensibilities. Lexical arrangements include, say, words paired together, compounds, similes, and metaphors. Sensibilities, evocative of worlds imagined within and elsewhere, may characterize the work of a poet, a period, or cultural differences.
The overall theses invited, then, involve exploring in British or American poetry the interplay between lexical choices and patterns, poetic forms, and evocative sensibilities. Panels chairs Eugene Green and Carol Kountz. . Please submit your abstract by September 30 to nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15063
Experimental modernist forms are widely thought to question the suitability of traditional cultural structures to represent experience. Whether it is Ezra Pound's desire to 'compose in the sequence of the musical phrase' or the mutual influence of primitivism in Picasso's paintings and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, the formal innovations we call modernism often saw different art forms converge and stimulate one another. We hope this conference will explore these issues in depth.
According to Hosam Aboul-Ela, the poetics of peripheralization differ from those of modernism: while both manifest similarly at the level of the text through experimental techniques, the former engages with the political histories and economies of peripheral regions. This panel explores the ways in which the literature of the Global South combines modernist aesthetics and a commitment to exposing the traumas and violence resulting from colonialism. How does this literature use the poetics of peripheralization to challenge structures of power?
Chairs: Jason Canniff, Jenna Sciuto
Area: AnglophoneCross: World Literatures (non-European Languages)
Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday this issue of Gender Forum will focus on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets emphasizing the range of criticism and theory dealing with gender and sexuality. In order to widen the current discourse we encourage scholars to also consider early modern texts and their historical milieus about same-sex desire and recent critical and historical arguments about the construction of gay identity. We also encourage papers about modern adaptations looking at literary transformations of Shakespeare plays and sonnets by later women like Paula Vogel and gay artists from Oscar Wilde to Gus van Sant.
Call for Papers: Department of English Studies One-Day Conference
Durham University, 4th September 2014
Is a Novel JUST a Novel?
Keynote speakers: Professor Andrew Bennett and Dr. Dan Vyleta
The Department of English Studies at the Durham University is convening a one-day conference which will be held on 4th September 2014 in Durham University.
The Essay has constituted an important prose form from the sixteenth century until the present and constitutes an intriguing field for interdisciplinary study. Applied to such a heterogeneous range of writings as maxims, aphorisms and proverbs, letters, treatises in philosophy and the sciences, as well as criticism and journalism of different kinds, it has eluded clear definition. Not surprisingly, literary and cultural studies have been reluctant to tackle what appears to be a random array of prose texts straddling the boundaries between literature, philosophy and scientific writing, criticism and journalism.
FACES OF BUDDHISM IN THE EAST AND IN THE WEST
I Budddhological Conference, Cracow 23th-25th October 2014
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 email@example.com
"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.