This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.
Deadline Extended: 3/20/2018
We invite participants for a curated panel entitled "Hermeneutic Forms" to be held at the joint Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Conference in Colchester, England from June 18th to June 20th.
In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Consuming Cultures,” the Religion and Literature permanent section welcomes proposals that address works and writers who explore the ways in which religion and consumerism and consumption intersect. This topic could be considered in a multitude of ways. Religious practice often involves food—both in preparation and consumption—as the center of observance and practice. On the other hand, consumerism, specifically the purchase and/or display of products, is also present in many expressions of 20th and 21st Century religiosity. This is perhaps best depicted in the “megachurch,” but also in the ever-broadening “religious” sub-genres of fiction and film.
This panel explores the role and representation of queer kinships and affiliations in the life and work of Christopher Isherwood. 250-word abstract and short bio by 18 March 2018; Eleri Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The concept of ‘identity’ has of late acquired much resonance inside and outside academia. Identity has become in today’s globalized world more fundamental than ever before to the endeavor of addressing theoretical and political issues relating to ‘nationality,’ ‘nation (-state) borders,’ ‘history,’ ‘ethnicity,’ and other, perhaps more urgent, issues of ethnic conflicts, immigration, and refugees. The complexity of each of these entities and the interplay of most of them point, together, to the insufficiencies apparent in those ‘fixed’ understandings of the concept of identity. Fixed, or essentialized, views of identity put emphasis on roots, continuity, tradition, and timelessness... .
University of Worcester (UK), September 5th 2018
This one day symposium aims to explore the relatively under-developed study of siblings in visual culture and performance.
In drama, family relationships are both ubiquitous and complex and whether a Renaissance revenge tragedy or a play by Harold Pinter, the plot often pivots on the loyalty or jealousy between siblings, confusion caused by twins or conflict prompted by illegitimacy. Whilst there have been many explorations of the role of siblings in Shakespeare, the examination of sibling relationships in its many forms, remains a fruitful area of discussion for plays from the sixteenth to twenty-first century.
October 5-6, 2018
Conference organized by
BATUMI SHOTA RUSTAVELI STATE UNIVERSITY
BATUMI ART TEACHING STATE UNIVERSITY
CALL FOR PAPERS
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXII, September 13-15, 2018
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Ellen Arnold, Ohio Wesleyan University
Rivers and Riverscapes in the Early Middle Ages
Gender is achieved through performances and interpretations associated to normative judgments of masculinity and femininity. Gendered imaginations and power relations are inscribed into space as structures and reproduced through spatial interaction, but gender is only one among numerous symbiotic categories of social differentiation and inequality such as ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion, etc. Different spaces present more or less great latitudes for reinterpretation, determination and conflict of all kinds of identity categories that can be interrelated or played out against each other.
(IN)VISIBILE CITIES: SUBJECTS, GAZES.
Metropoles and the point of view
Edited by Giorgio de Marchis and Maria Paola Guarducci
We want to offer researchers the possibility to reflect on “German” in all its facets and its place in the world.
We are interested in academic studies focusing on the analysis of Linguistics Theories; Language Form; Language Meaning; Language in Context; Teaching Methodologies; Theories of Second or Foreign Language Acquisition; Theories of Second or Foreign Language Teaching; Technology used in the Classroom; Materials Design; Curriculum Development; Historical Linguistics and more as they relate to German language.
Call for Papers: New Directions in David Jones Research
Inaugural Research Seminar of the David Jones Research Center
7-8 June 2018
Join us this June to inaugurate the David Jones Research Center, housed within the Honors College at Washington Adventist University. Designed to be a collaborative space for scholars interested in the work of artist and poet David Jones, the center seeks to:
Yeats Kyoto Symposium 2018
2018 International Yeats Society Symposium, Kyoto
The 54th Annual Conference of the Yeats Society of Japan
Dates: December 15ｰ16, 2018
Venues: Clock Tower Centennial Hall of Kyoto University and Kashokaku Noh Theatre
Themes: Any topic on Yeats is welcome, but the following theme is particularly encouraged:
“Yeats and Laughter”
Topics may include:
-thematic concerns on laughter in Yeats poems/plays
-cultural considerations on Yeatsean humor and Modernism
-laughter in post-Yeats poets/writers
-Yeats and Kyogen
-laughter in Irish folklore and mythology
The Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2018 Annual Meeting
Testing Limits • Crossing Boundaries • Claiming Spaces
October 12 & 13, 2018
Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre, Sioux Falls, SD
The 2018 meeting of MWASECS, the Midwestern affiliate of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, will be held in Sioux Falls, SD, on October 12 and 13, 2018. The conference hotel and venue will be the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre, located within walking distance of a wide assortment of restaurants, shops, and entertainment in downtown Sioux Falls.
Papers invited for the joint (guaranteed) South Asian Literary Association-MLA panel exploring the incorporation of South Asian visual and literary traditions in the subcontinent’s comics. Inspired by the MLA 2019 theme of “textual transactions,” this panel explores the constitutive relations among South Asian graphic narratives and the region’s local, folk and national visual as well as literary cultures. This panel is interested in teasing out what makes South Asian graphic narratives' image-text interactions distinct from that of Western comics. What visual frames of reference do they rely on? How are image and text mutually constitutive in Indian graphic narratives?