Notes from Galveston (weeks 3-4): Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Just one more week to go here in Galveston. I have been dividing my time between drawing the anatomy lab and studying in the Library here at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In the latter, while reading up on the historical context of everything that the Drawing Women’s Cancer project is, I came across Read the full article…

Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society: a postgraduate conference (CfP, Conference, London, 14 June 2014)

Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society: a postgraduate conference Centre for Psychoanalysis Middlesex University, London Saturday, 14 June, 2014 We invite postgraduate students and research fellows to submit proposals for papers on psychoanalysis or psychoanalytically informed research. Papers may be from any academic discipline, including psychology, sociology, cultural studies, psychosocial studies, history, literature, art, religious studies or Read the full article…

The Flame Alphabet: A Novel – reviewed by Dr Nagihan Haliloğlu

‘The Flame Alphabet: A Novel’ by Ben Marcus (Granta Books, 2013) Reviewed by Dr Nagihan Haliloğlu, assistant professor at Fatih Sultan Mehmet University in Istanbul. Her book on Jean Rhys, ‘Narrating from the Margins’ is published from Rodopi. She writes on multiculturalism, memory and world literature. Language as Airborne Toxic Event The Flame Alphabet is a dystopian Read the full article…

Fragile Futures – A Special Issue (31.2) of The English Academy Review (CfP, Deadline 30th April 2014)

Guest editor, Marc Botha (Durham University) The characteristic fragility of human existence has always been marked by a deep ambivalence regarding the future. On the one hand, ceaseless crisis and catastrophe appear to justify a pervasive pessimism, while on the other, it is difficult not to marvel at the seemingly boundless human capacity for novelty, Read the full article…

Doctoral Studentship: ‘Representing Communities: Developing the Creative Power of People to Improve Health and Well-being’ at University of Leeds

A funding opportunity at the University of Leeds for someone wanting to do PhD research on how questions of community health and wellbeing interact with twentieth-century literary fictions. The doctoral researcher will conduct an in-depth study of health and wellbeing as they are conceptualised, contextualised and interrogated in contemporary (mid-late 20th and 21st century) British Read the full article…

Fear and Loathing: Phobia in Literature and Culture (CfP, Conference, Kent, 9-10 May 2014)

Fear and Loathing: Phobia in Literature and Culture Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Writing, School of English, University of Kent, 9th-10th May 2014 Focusing on the literary and historical representation of irrational emotions or phobias, Fear and Loathing seeks papers on topics and authors from any period, which aim to demonstrate the extent to which Read the full article…

Neuroscience and Modern Fiction (CfP, Modern Fiction Studies, Deadline 1 February 2014)

Modern Fiction Studies Call for Papers: Upcoming Special Issue Neuroscience and Modern Fiction Guest Editor: Stephen J. Burn Deadline for Submissions: 1 February 2014 The Editors of MFS seek essays that consider how modern fiction has evolved in dialogue with the neuroscientific revolution. In the aftermath of the so-called “Decade of the Brain” (the 1990s), Read the full article…

The Rage of Caliban: Missing Bodies in Modernist Aesthetics – Michael Davidson (Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities Lecture, 7 November 2013)

Michael Davidson (University of California, San Diego) ‘The Rage of Caliban: Missing Bodies in Modernist Aesthetics’ Thursday 7 November, 5-6pm Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities Basement, School of English, Cavendish Road, University of Leeds. Abstract: Classical aesthetics depends on an ideal of autonomy that removes the body from judgments of taste in the interests of Read the full article…

Light and the Poetics of Ambivalence (Symposium, 23 November, Durham University)

Light and the Poetics of Ambivalence A One-Day Symposium organised by the Romantic Dialogues and Legacies Research Group, English Studies Saturday, 23rd November 2013 Lecture Room 20, Pemberton Lecture Theatre, Palace Green 9:50-10:00: Welcome 10:00-11:15: Victorians Panel Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Organisation of Light – Dr Anna Barton (Sheffield) ‘…craving alms of the sun’: Read the full article…