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Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

The 14th ESSE Conference
Brno, Czech Republic, 29 August-2 September 2018
Deadlines:
Submission of proposals for Parallel Lectures (nominations by national associations): 20 May 2017
Submission of proposals for Seminars and Round Tables (proposals from prospective convenors): 20 May 2017
Submission of individual papers for Seminars and the Doctoral Symposium, as well as proposals for Round Tables and Posters: 31 January 2018
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Book Announcement: Dimensions of Madeleine L’Engle

Suzanne Bray (ed.), Dimensions of Madeleine L’Engle : New Critical Approaches

McFarland, Jefferson NC, 2017

Table of contents

Introduction
Suzanne Bray –  New Directions in L’Engle Studies ?
Anne-Frédérique Mochel-Caballero – A Scientific Girl and Intuitive Boys : The Unconventional Protagonists of A Wrinkle in Time
 Chantel Lavoie – Thinking, Doing, and Delaying Insemination in Madeleine L’Engle’s Many Waters
Carole Franko –  Narration of the Poet as a Young Woman: Intertextuality, Genre, and World-Building in L’Engle’s Austin Family Novels
Sophie Dillinger – What Madeleine Inherited from her “Grandfather George”: The Influence of George MacDonald on Madeleine L’Engle in her Children’s Fantasy Books
Gregory G. Pepetone – Madeleine L’Engle: An Anti-Romantic Romantic?
Naomi Wood – Discarded Image and Expanding Universe: The (Meta)physics of C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L’Engle
Gérald Préher – A Problematic Sense of Place: Madeleine L’Engle’s “White in the Moon the Long Road Lies”
Emily Zimbrick-Rogers – Of God and Women: The Evolution of Theology in L’Engle’s Biblical Reimaginings
Suzanne Bray – “And what should I do in Illyria?”: Discovering the American South and its Gods in Madeleine L’Engle’s The Other Side of the Sun
Bibliography
Contributors’ biographies

EJES: Just Published and Forthcoming Issues

2017

21.1 Getting and Spending, eds Silvana Colella, Brecht de Groote, Frederik Van Dam
21.2 Debating the Afropolitan, eds Emilia María Durán-Almarza, Carla Rodríguez González, Ananya J. Kabir
21.3 Feminist Interventions in Intermedial Studies, eds Anna Kérchy and Catriona McAra

2018

22.1 Approaches to Old Age, eds Sarah Falcus (Huddersfield) and Maricel Oró Piqueras
22.2 Global Responses to the ‘War on Terror’, eds Michael C. Frank (Düsseldorf) and Pavan Kumar Malreddy (Frankfurt)
22.3 Poetry, Science and Technology, eds Irmtraud Huber (Berne), Wolfgang Funk (Mainz)

EJES: Call for Papers for Volume 23

The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2019. Potential contributors are reminded that EJES operates a two-stage review process. The first is based on the submission of detailed proposals (up to 1,000 words) and results in invitations to submit full essays from which a final selection is then made. The deadline for proposals for this volume is 31 October 2017, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2018.

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14th ESSE Conference, Brno (Czech Republic), 29 August – 2 September 2018

Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno
and
Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE)

look forward to welcoming you to

the 14th ESSE Conference
in Brno, Czech Republic,
Wednesday 29 August – Sunday 2 September 2018

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First International Conference on John Bradburne

First International Conference on John Bradburne (1921-1979): Mystic Poet and Martyr

Venue: University for Foreigners of Perugia, Aula Magna, Thursday, March 30, 2017

This conference is a tribute to a neglected poet and Franciscan martyr. It is a privilege to host it in Umbria. John Bradburne wrote many poems inspired by Umbria and Saint Francis, and one of the reasons for his strong African ‘sense of place’ was that the hills of Zimbabwe reminded him of the Apennine  and the Assisi The influence of Franciscan poetics and a theology of militant love, as well as a mystical wedding to Our Lady is recurrent in his themes. He is now recognized as the most prolific poet in the history of Anglophone literature having written twice as much verse as Shakespeare. French historian Didier Rance has translated his poems into French. An online corpus of his John Bradburne’s poems has been compiled and edited by the British linguistics author and reference-book editor David Crystal.

John Bradburne, FTO (Franciscan Third Order) was born into an English ecclesiastical family. After heroic war-time service (Military Cross)  with Gurkhan Indian Army in Malay and Burma, and miraculous survival in the jungle, he entered the Catholic  Church. He studied theology in Louvain where he was a novitiate (1950-52). In the 1950s, he embarked on spiritual journeys through France and  Greece. His pilgrimage to the Holy Land took him through Italy twice: to Umbria and Campania, where he lived for one year. He spent the last ten years of his life in a leprosy settlement in Rhodesia . During the Rhodesian civil war, he refused to leave his lepers; after being abducted and tortured, he was tried by the guerrillas and released, only to be shot. At the moment of his passing away and at his Requiem Mass in the Cathedral of Salisbury, inexplicable events occurred.

Book Announcement: Heritage and Ruptures in Indian Literature, Culture and Cinema

Cornelius Crowley, Geetha Ganapathy-Doré and Michel Naumann (eds.), Heritage and Ruptures in Indian Literature, Culture and Cinema

Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017

This book investigates the millennial history of the Indian subcontinent. Through the various methods adopted, the objects and moments examined, it questions various linguistic, literary and artistic appropriations of the past, to address the conflicting comprehensions of the present and also the figuring/imagining of a possible future. 

The volume engages with this general cultural condition, in relation both to the subcontinent’s current “synchronic” reality and to certain aspects of the culture’s underlying diachronic determinations. It also reveals how the multiple heritages are negotiated through the subcontinent’s long-term sedimentational history. It scrutinizes both conservative interpretations of heritage and a possibly incremental enrichment, and the additional possibility of a mode of appropriation open to a dialectic of creative destruction, in which the patrimonial imperative is challenged, leaving room for processes of renewal and rejuvenation.

The collection is organized around four major topics: Orientalism, addressed by way of the Tamil Epic Manimekalai, through the evocation of the Hastings Circle and views on a possible Hindu-Muslim unity sketched out by Sayyid Ahmed Khan; modernism in Indian and Burmese texts written in English; pictorial art, through a consideration of the work of some modern and contemporary Indian artists and British Asian and Indian film directors; and, finally, the current state of a body of critical thinking on gender. Continue reading “Book Announcement: Heritage and Ruptures in Indian Literature, Culture and Cinema”

2017 International Poetry Competition

A competition organised by Interdisciplinary Research Foundation

Life and poetry walk hand in hand. Life is inextricably filled with poetry, while poetry inevitably fills life. Poetry, the textual avalanche of emotions, contains our inner peaks and valleys: joys, elation, sadness and woes. Poetry carries a sparkle – the flicker of hope, the fire of unknown, the textual suspense. It may be disturbing, it may be blissfully euphoric, but it always embraces the world and the self. The thrill of poetic creation. We hope it will last.

We invite submissions of one unpublished poem (max. 2 pages long) by 1 May 2017

Entry fee: 25 EUR
First prize: 250 EUR
Second prize: 100 EUR
Third prize: 50 EUR

All the shortlisted poems will be published in a collected volume.

It is planned that the winners will be invited to read their poems at the International Conference on Poetry Studies on 27 May 2017 in London.

Enquiries email address: poetrylife@irf-network.org

Gender Studies Network – CFPs of particular relevance

The Postmillennial Sensibility in Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media
Košice, Slovakia, 29 June – 1 July 2017
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 20 March 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1706/#SKASE

The Discourse of Identity: II International Conference
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 8-9 June 2017
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 1 April 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1706/#identity

Global Fantastika
A special edition of Fantastika Journal
Deadline for articles: 30 April 2017
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Gender Studies Network: Women Writers Online – free access during March

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Women Writers Online will be free during March. This collection includes almost 400 texts written and translated by women, first published between 1526 and 1850. http://wwp.northeastern.edu/blog/free-march/

In addition to WWO, the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University also has several publications that are always open access, including:

  • Women Writers in Review: a collection of almost 700 reviews of and responses to works by the authors in WWO. WWiR is open access and linked with WWO, so that readers can easily navigate between both collections. http://wwp.northeastern.edu/review/
  • Women Writers in Context: a collection of essays exploring topics related to early women’s writing. WWiC provides core background information for the texts in WWO and WWiR, while highlighting shared themes and historical interconnections and helping readers to discover new works by women writers. http://wwp.northeastern.edu/context/
  • Teaching materials: the Women Writers Project has recently begun an initiative to partner with faculty on developing assignments and activities using WWO and WWiR. More information on the teaching partner program, along with an initial set of assignments here: http://wwp.northeastern.edu/wwo/teaching/pedagogical-dev.html

Contact:

Julia Flanders
Director, Women Writers Project
Northeastern University
WWP@northeastern.edu