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12th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:53am
Akdeniz University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

12th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

April 18-20, 2018

 

The Conference will be jointly hosted by

Akdeniz University’s Department of English Language & Literature

&

The English Language & Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).

 

The Conference will address topics from the fields of

“English Literature”

“British and Cultural Comparative Studies”

“Translation Studies”

“Linguistics and ELT”

Gower and Temporalities

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:52am
The Gower Project
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

When Gower says in the Vox Clamantis that the writings of the past provide examples for the future ("Scripture veteris capiunt exempla futuri") or when he envisions a statue of time made of the clay feet of the present and the golden head of the past, or when he mixes multiple temporalities together, such visions indicate not only that history has the capacity to repeat itself, but that the past and the future are implicated in the present moment. Such constructions of temporality challenge linear models based upon uninterrupted chronologies, diachronic progression, and narratives of continuity based upon heterosexual marriage, biological reproduction, and patrilineage.

Gower and Sound

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:52am
The Gower Project
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In rhetorical repetitions that adorn the Confessio Amantis's plain style, in the many references to animal noises in the Visio Anglie, in the bird song punctuating the lovers' speeches in the Cinkante Balades and more, the fourteenth-century poet John Gower shapes sounds and encourages an aural reception of his trilingual corpus. Just as Gower often argues for the preservation of knowledge and philosophies developed in the classical world, so it can be maintained that the phonics of his verse preserve a literary ecology: one in which repetitions reverberate with both Ciceronian and sermonic orations, animal noises recall Aesop's fables, and bird song evokes Virgil's sherpherds.

Fan Studies Network Australasia Conference 2017

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:50am
Fan Studies Network Australasia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

***Revised*** Call for Papers

Fan Studies Network Australasia 2017

30 November - 1 December 2017, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield