The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.
Conservative Counter-Revolutions: Papers on Nineteenth-century conservatism(s) that emerged in reaction to the century's revolutions and reforms, and on the consequent radicalization of conservatism that still informs it today. 300-word abstracts by March 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers, Submission Deadline EXTENDED TO APRIL 8/2020.
Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency
A Nearly Carbon-Neutral (NCN) online symposium sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara
July 10-31, 2020
Is it time to panic yet?
The Body at Work: Gender, Labour, Migration
University of London, Paris
20 November 2020
Keynote Speaker: Manuela Martini, Université Lumière Lyon 2
The LLC 16th-Century English Forum invites submissions for "Inventing Time in the Sixteenth Century" at MLA 2021 in Toronto:
How does sixteenth-century writing challenge current critical approaches to time and/or the future? What unique investigations might it prompt or support? What kinds of time has it invented? Have such temporal experiments and inventions persisted? Send 300-word abstract and two-page CV to J.K. Barret (email@example.com) no later than March 15, 2020.
For its next session at the MLA Convention 2021 (7-10 January, Toronto), the International Vladimir Nabokov Society welcomes proposals on the following theme:
Playing with/for Time: Nabokov's Persistent Images
Nabokov created persistent images (visual and other), which mark readers' minds not unlike the phenomenon of retinal persistence. How do such images survive, confer timelessness to his fiction, or anchor it in a specific temporality? Please send a 250-word abstract to Lara Delage-Toriel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a very short bio by March 24th, 2020.
The Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SW/SW) is an interdisciplinary graduate student event hosted by the University of Mississippi from July 16-18, 2020.
New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession CFP
The mission of the New Chaucer Society is to “provide a forum for teachers and
scholars of Geoffrey Chaucer and his age.” As the working conditions of those
teachers and scholars change, this forum needs to expand to reflect those changes.
For this reason, NCS is happy to announce the launch of a new on-line venue,
New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession, hosted on the New Chaucer Society
website. This peer-reviewed, open access site will offer brief essays on teaching,
This special issue of ELN takes up the complex relationship between clothing and place and seeks to examine the transcultural flow of commodities (specifically clothing and fashionable objects) both within and across national borders. Fashion, we assert, is the cultural medium through which borders shift and move.
« Archives de l'émigration. Études - Esquisses – Documents »
Numéro coordonné par: Magdalena Kowalska
ISSN Online 2391-7911
Date limite d’envoi des propositions : le 9 avril 2020
Date limite de réception des articles : le 30 juin 2020
APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS
What is the place of unwilling travel(er)s in travel studies? What are the costs of travel? This roundtable considers travels that are not undertaken strictly by choice. We welcome proposals from any field or period on topics such as: climate-related relocations, internal/political migrants, self-liberation from slavery or captivity, literal/figurative boundaries, eco/animal movements, borderlands/crossings, economic exigencies that require travel, narratives of new beginnings.
‘I was Born a Naturalist’: Charles Darwin and Shrewsbury
Friday 3rd July 2020, University Centre Shrewsbury.
We would like to invite you to a one-day symposium exploring Darwin’s origins in Shropshire. We will discuss the effects of Shrewsbury and its surrounding area on the young Charles Darwin. What were the influences of the Darwin and Wedgwood family members on Darwin’s ambitions? What role did female relatives such as his mother Susannah Darwin (née Wedgwood) and his sister Caroline have on Darwin’s formation as a scientist?