This call seeks abstracts for the upcoming ACLA conference for papers that will focus on representations of adoption in literature. The goal of this panel is to explore how literary representations of adoption and the formation of adoptive families have changed over time. To do this, we are looking for a broad range of papers that address adoption in literature from different national, religious, racial, gender, and theoretical perspectives. We are also open to definitions of adoption that include varying degrees of legalization.
New Jersey College English Association invites you to attend our
Annual Fall Roundtable
Hosted by Essex County Community College
We encourage academicians who want to explore more fully what it means to teach and learn contemporary & interdisciplinary humanistic approaches in the field of English to attend the day’s events.
· Roundtable Theme: Contemporary Humanities
In his recent work On Literary Worlds (2012), Eric Hayot examines how literature—through narration—gives shape and substance to worlds and ways of being in them. Literary worlds, Hayot argues,“[are] the diegetic totality constituted by the sum of all aspects of a single work, constellated into a structure or system that amounts to a whole” (44) and “they are always social and conceptual constructs, as well as formal and affective ones” (45).
The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its fifteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Waldron of the University of Pittsburgh as our keynote speaker.
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Call for session proposals for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, 10-13 May 2018 in Kalamazoo, MI.
Title: “Creative Pedagogies: Approaches to the Commonplace Book”
Format: Roundtable Discussion (10 minute presentations with time for discussion)
Contact Person and Organizer: Sarah E. Parker (Jacksonville University; email@example.com)
Subject: Call for Papers: Film Studies at CEA 2018
Call for Papers, Film Studies at CEA 2018
April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000
In his contribution to an anthology of keywords for American cultural studies, Bruce Robbins registers an ambivalence at the heart of the term “public.” This ambivalence, Robbins writes, stems from the fact that the term’s “claim to represent the social whole has continued to bump up against evidence that large classes of people have been omitted from it.” Indeed, “public,” as a terminological category, requires universality. But in our contemporary historical situation – due to enduring social antagonisms, increasingly uneven distributions of resources and power, and ever-lengthening histories of exclusion and oppression – the fault lines of this never-universal are showing with renewed clarity, even as globalization continues to demand thinking
CFP: Urban Walking – The Flâneur as an Icon of Metropolitan Culture in Literature and Other Media
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, 9—10 March 2018
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Special Issue (2019): Call for Papers
The Coarseness of the Brontës Reconsidered
Guest editors: Sophie Franklin and Claire O’Callaghan
"Just Read"?: Reviving Form in a Postcritical Terrain
The postcritical turn has called for an alternative to critique in favor of description, surface reading, and the literal. In response, this panel investigates recent theorizations of form that rethink critique without leaving theory behind. Taking interpretation as indivisible from description, how might we consider form as a means by which texts theorize themselves? How can form explore questions of identity, environment, or politics? How can a return to form rethink the literary and the critical together?
Das Schwerpunktheft „Geschlechtliche Vielfalt im Sport“ der Freiburger Zeit-schrift für GeschlechterStudien (25/2019) richtet den Fokus auf Momente des Wandels und der Verschiebung von Geschlechterverhältnissen und Ge-schlechterkonstruktionen. Anschluss bieten Forschungen aus unterschiedli-chen disziplinären Kontexten, die der (Re-)Produktion geschlechtlicher Ord-nung in sozialen Praktiken, medialen Repräsentationen und formalen Struk-turen des Sports nachgehen. Die leitende Frage des Heftes lautet:
Welche Veränderungen der zweigeschlechtlich-hierarchischen Ordnung im Sport lassen sich benennen, und unter welchen sozialen und gesell-schaftlichen Bedingungen sind sie möglich und denkbar?
In den Blick geraten dabei
International Conference on “401 years after Shakespeare: Shifting Paradigms from the Shakespearean Human to the Post-human”
24th and 25th November 2017
Organized by The Heritage College (Department of English) in collaboration with the Shakespeare Society of Eastern India
Venue: The Heritage Campus
Bodily practices played an important role in medieval devotion, some particularly associated with female believers. One need only think of how devout women kissed manuscripts and rosaries, Beguines performed series of prostrations and genuflections, and nuns constructed own meditational processions through their convents. Some mystics are represented as engaging in more extreme bodily performances. For instance, according to her vita, thirteenth-century beguine Elizabeth of Spalbeek imitated Christ’s Passion in public, resulting in stigmata erupting on her body.