Spike Jonze is a celebrated director whose deeply philosophical film work crosses boundaries between studio and independent modes of production, genre entertainment and experimentalism. Jonze's oeuvre includes highly regarded feature films (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Where the Wild Things Are and Her), commercials, music videos and shorts; he is also a prolific producer and actor. Across his work, Jonze investigates the vagaries of contemporary American culture with a particular interest in themes of identity fluidity, loss and grief, American celebrity cultures, storytelling and metacognition, nurturance and development, technology and surveillance, evolution and sociobiology, memory and fantasy.
Inaugural Conference of the 18th- and 19th-Century Studies Network
Conference website: http://clabi4.wixsite.com/1819network/2018-conference
University of Colorado Boulder
Thursday, April 26 – Saturday, April 28, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
Hosted by the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, March 22-25, 2018
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists seeks paper, panel and roundtable submissions for its fifth biennial conference, which will take place March 22-25, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We invite individual paper or group proposals on U.S. literary culture—broadly conceived—during the long nineteenth century.
Following Ellen Eve Frank's Literary Architecture (1979), this panel seeks historically-situated papers that investigate the narrative capabilities of architecture, particularly lived-in architecture. Taking Frank's principle question of how architecture can embody consciousness within literature, this panel expands the scope of her analysis. Although the “spatial turn” in literary studies has produced a great response, its focus regarding architecture specifically as a constructed form that interprets a given space is somewhat lacking. This panel invites projects that work to close that gap and produce a discussion that maps out connections between constructed spaces and the self.
Shakespeare, Traffics, Tropics
Asian Shakespeare Association Conference
Manila, May 28-30, 2018
Apemantus: Traffic confound thee, if the gods will not!
Merchant: If traffic do it, the gods do it.
Timon of Athens 1.1
Autolycus: My traffic is sheets!
Winter’s Tale 4.3