In Strange Talk (1999), Gavin Jones argues the ambivalence of late-nineteenth-century American texts’ incorporation of accents, dialects, and foreign tongues, suggesting its tendency both to reinforce and to resist white hegemonic control of the English language. Writing around a decade earlier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1988), Houston A. Baker (1987), Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (1986) theorize the radically subversive and “deterritorializing” politics of African American English. Today, American writers Junot Díaz and Esmé Waijun Wang incorporate untranslated Spanish and Chinese, respectively, into their work. This session invites papers exploring the politics of dialect, multilingualism, and coded language in American literature.
An Interdisciplinary Conference
8 - 10 August 2019
Lancaster University, UK
Sherryl Vint (UC Riverside, USA)
Sara Wasson (Lancaster, UK)
1 May 2019
‘Fantastika’ is an umbrella term that embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk or any other radically imaginative narrative space. The sixth annual Fantastika conference will aim to define, challenge and debate
This section invites papers that explore the theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” that run through English literature and culture after 1900. This section encourages dialogues from a wide range of disciplines. Papers that discuss any form of duality and doubles—whether physical, emotional, psychological, or cognitive—are welcomed, including (but not limited to) alter-egos, doppelgängers, siblings, twins, mirror images, reflections, ghosts, archenemies, and evils. Papers that explore the relationship between a detective figure (the pursuer) and a criminal (the pursued) are most welcome.
Theme: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art
The 2019 SUNY Conference on Writing will take place at Purchase College from November 8-9.
Based on the principle that arts and scholarship are indispensable to each other and to society, Purchase College, SUNY, was envisioned from its founding as a campus where conservatory training in the visual and performing arts would reside alongside programs in the liberal arts and sciences. In this spirit, and in honor of Purchase College’s unusually artistic student body, we invite attendees and presenters to consider the relationship between writing and art.
Domesticity in Odd Places (EC ASECS October 24-26, 2019, Gettysburg, PA)
SELIM 31 | University of Valladolid, 19-21 September 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature, and the local Organising Committee, cordially invite members of the Society and all scholars interested in the field to send their contributions for its 31st International Conference, which will be held at the University of Valladolid, Spain, on 19-21 September 2019.
The organisers welcome individual paper proposals dealing with any aspect of
Literature and history are rife with figures who are difficult to assess. For example, the television show Dexter was premised on the question of whether or not a murderer who only kills other murderers is a villain or a dark hero. Likewise, both historians and authors have attempted to determine whether John Brown was a hero, a terrorist, a victim, or a madman? Similarly, depending on the perspective from which he is analyzed, Che Guevara was a heroic revolutionary, a violent executioner, or, perhaps, a bit of both? Was Bertha Mason the madwoman in the attic as Charlotte Bronte would have us believe or a victim of the forces of both colonialization and patriarchy as Jean Rhys describes?
On behalf of independent academic publisher De Gruyter, the open access journal Open Information Science we are announcing aCall for Papers for Topical Issue: “Digital Wellness”: Open Information Science Issue on Digital Humanities.
Valerie Karno, Director, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island