Shifting – or transforming – between states of being is a feature of human and animal societies as well as of the wider living world and the cosmos. This act of shifting is experienced through both natural and unnatural processes and can be seen in all areas of life, from the reproductive cycles of organisms, to epochal changes undergone by entire societies, and everything in between. But transformations can also refer to distortions of reality, both deliberate and accidental, magical or real, as much as they can reflect genuine changes to an individual, an institution, a landscape, or even a society.
The year 2024 will mark the centenary of William H. Gass (1924-2017), and a collection of essays examining the work of the influential author and educator will be published by Twelve Winters Press, edited by long-time Gass scholar Ted Morrissey. Gass -- who was born in Fargo, ND, grew up in Ohio, and taught primarily at Purdue University and Washington University in St. Louis, home of the William H. Gass papers -- is perhaps best known for his massive and controversial novel The Tunnel (1995), famously 26 years in the writing and winner of the American Book Award (1996).
Call for Papers 2024:
Greening the Medical Humanities: the Environment and the Body in Conversation
The PJMH: ThePostgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, based at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History is accepting submissions for articles and book reviews for its seventh edition ‘Greening the Medical Humanities: the Environment and the Body in Conversation’. We welcome creative pieces, original articles and book reviews that engage with any aspect and interpretation of this theme.
Date: April 15, 2024 - Fear in Children's Literature
April 16, 2024 - Fear in Literature and the Arts
Location: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon and Online
Keynote Speaker: Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck, University of London)
We Need to Write about Art: Ekphrasis Now
A one-day symposium on contemporary ekphrasis at Leeds Trinity University on Saturday 6 July 2024.