Recent German literature and film have seen an increased focus on the performative space of the circus. Germany's longest-running television series Tatort turned to the topic in the episodes 'Schwindelfrei'(Wiesbaden, 2013) and 'Zirkuskind' (Ludwigshafen, 2014) and in literature, authors Zsuzsa Bánk (Die hellen Tage, 2011) and Yoko Tawada (Etüden im Schnee, 2014), among others, have integrated this space into their recent publications. Nevertheless, the circus as a site of academic investigation and inquiry still remains poorly visited from all sides.
The conference theme is Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. It will examine representation of science and technology in text, poetry, art, popular culture, film, print and digital media, etc. Dundee has a particular history and reputation in both sciences and arts and is thus an ideal venue for the theme.
Keynote: Dr Colette Conroy (University of Hull)
'I believe and hope to prove that cricket and football were the greatest cultural influences in nineteenth-century Britain, leaving far behind Tennyson's poems, Beardsley's drawings and concerts of the Philharmonic society.'
-- C. L. R. James (1963)
The fourth Power of the Word conference, Thresholds of Wonder: Poetry, Philosophy and Theology in Conversation, will be held at the Pontifical University of St Anselm, Rome, 17-20 June, 2015. Proposals from established scholars and research students in the fields of literary studies, theology and philosophy are welcome. Deadline: 15 November 2014. See submission details at: http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/news/newsevent/the-power-...
American prose poetry: a Conference in Honor of Mary Caponegro
November 4-5 2014, Univ. of Udine, Italy
Contact mail: Daniela Daniele at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Abstract submission deadline, Sept. 30, 2104)
Sala del Tiepolo
University of Udine, Italy
November 4-5, 2014
Mary Caponegro, Richard B. Fisher Family Prof. of Writing and Literature (Bard College)
Call for Papers: Volume 20.2
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 30 AUGUST 2014
The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for papers of substantive and original scholarly work from postgraduate and early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences which engage with the theme of 'Fear and Loathing'. Topics may include (but are not limited to):
• Social and/or Immigration Policy
• Gender and/or Sexuality
• Fear And Loathing in the Australian Context
• Experiences of Difference
• Digital and/or Popular Culture
• Narratives of the Self
Figurations of Intermediality in Film
XV. Film and Media Studies Conference inTransylvania
Cluj-Napoca, October 24-26, 2013.Deadline for proposals extended to 30 July, 2014.
CALL FOR PAPERS