Throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and into the 21st, the traveller has been asked to possess an ever-increasing accumulation of documents, manifesting from newly implemented juridical requirements and new technologies of communication and replication. This collection includes tickets, itineraries, packing lists, passports and visas, letters of introduction, bank transfers, and the telegrams received or sent home.
NeMLA 48, Baltimore, Maryland, March 23-26, 2017
Modernist Forms of Fidelity
Whether it is tweeting Lydgate’s Fall of Princes, making witnesses of his poems both in and out of the codex available to scholars worldwide, or engaging in digital prosopography, the “Digital Turn” in recent literary scholarship provides heretofore unavailable opportunities for engagement with the poetry of John Lydgate. However, this is not the first time the introduction of new technology has effected reception, understanding, and interpretation of the poet. The shift from manuscript to print spread Lydgate’s poems in numbers that were not possible before, while modern editorial practices developed during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have created a set of “standard” editions of the poet’s works, for good and ill.
Medieval studies has made serious inroads into inquiries surrounding the relationship between objects and environments, between objects and their spiritual power, as well as between descriptions of objects and their literal presence. These issues also pertain to Lydgate studies, as his relationship with matter is complex. As Lisa H.
The shadow of Geoffrey Chaucer loomed large over the century after his death. Later poets such as John Lydgate used words coined by him, explicitly referenced Chaucer’s mastery of poetry, and mentioned their relationship with him in the development of their poetic personae and the writing of their poetic works. These connections, in turn, have left a tradition of scholarship that takes such conceits at face value and maligns the poetry of the fifteenth century for allegedly not being the equal of Chaucer’s.
“One must turn back to Shakespeare then, for Shakespeare was androgynous; and so were Keats and Sterne and Cowper and Lamb and Coleridge[…] Some collaboration has to take place in the mind between the woman and the man before the art of creation can be accomplished. Some marriage of opposites has to be consummated” (Woolf, A Room of One’s Own).
In the past year, The New York Times has rekindled a decades-long national conversation about crises in American masculinity with articles titled “Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest” and “A Master’s Degree in… Masculinity?” These pieces of popular journalism look (warily) to the academy to demystify what it means to be a man; this panel turns the lens back on popular culture to trace how contemporary popular narratives produce images of masculine feeling and masculine crisis. As The New York Times pieces attest, the field of masculinity studies has gained traction in a political climate in which calls for gender equality and gender diversity are growing louder and more insistent.
For over the past twenty years, writing studies scholarship has addressed issues of surveillance and privacy within writing infrastructures through course management systems, plagiarism detection software, and social media use in classrooms.
The 21st Century Englishes Conference Planning Committee is happy to announce we have extended our Call for Papers submission deadline to Friday, August 19, 2016. There is still time to submit a proposal for this year’s conference. Please send proposals and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers
21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, the BGSU Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
The University of Vienna, Faculty of Islamic Education, in cooperation with the University of Bucharest, is organizing the international conference “Religious Education between Radicalism and Tolerance” in Bucharest from the 21st to the 23rd of October 2016.
We are soliciting abstracts for conference papers, which will ultimately be published as chapters in an edited volume.
The papers should connect the topic ‘religious education’ with at least two of the following aspects:
Registration is now live for 'Under the Volcano, 70 Years On: A Malcolm Lowry Conference', 28-29 July 2017, Liverpool John Moores University and Bluecoat, Liverpool
2017 marks the seventieth anniversary of the publication of Malcolm Lowry’s great modernist novel Under the Volcano, and the sixtieth anniversary of Lowry’s death. This two-day international conference will explore the legacy of Lowry’s work, his literary status today and his ongoing role as source of inspiration to creative writers and artists across various disciplines.
CINEMA: JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THE MOVING IMAGE shares the CFP for its next issue one more time. But this time with additional news.
Mike Wayne (Brunel University London: http://mikewayne.info) is confirmed as a Guest Editor for this issue on Marx’s Philosophy and the moving image, joining the Managing Editor, Sérgio Dias Branco (University of Coimbra).
Editors: Matthew Hayward and Maebh Long
(University of the South Pacific)