Author: Stankomir Nicieja

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Literature and Media: productive intersections

University of Lodz, Poland Faculty of Philology Department of Studies in Drama 24-26 October 2019     In the digital era, which has progressively emerged from the age of photography and film, a fruitful collaboration between theatre, film, new media and literature creates provoking meanings and interpretations, as well as new fields of study. Through intensive assimilation, incorporation and synthesis not only are classical forms of the literary and the visual challenged and redefined, but primarily new genres or forms of communication are produced. The relation between literary forms and visual media or art has developed into a complex environment of transmedia narratives in which communicative channels never exist merely in one medium and form. Also in visual arts, the merger contributed to the development of a new kind of immersive art that destabilizes traditional connection between images and words, imposing new narrative practices. TheCzytaj dalej

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SEMINAR ON ACADEMIC FICTION

Call for Papers   Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland 15-16 November 2019     The Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and Professor Merritt Moseley invite abstracts for twenty-minute papers on academic fiction. Papers addressing any aspect of the relationship between academic fiction and the real world, literary commentary on the crises of university education, the lives of academics, creative writers in academia, academia and race, class, or gender, or other relevant topics are welcomed.  Relevant non-fiction and film may also be considered. There is no cost for participation. Submit an abstract of around 150 words with a brief biographical statement to Merritt Moseley, via email at moseley@unca.edu The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 October 2019. Notifications will follow on 10 October.   Time:          Friday-Saturday, 15-16 November 2019 Venue:        Institute of English Studies,Czytaj dalej

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Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance

Open Access Volume 18: Issue 1 (Dec 2018) We are pleased to announce that the latest non-thematic issue of the journal Multicultural Shakespeare. Translation, Appropriation and Performance—vol. 18 (33), 2018 (ISSN: 2083- 8530, e-ISSN: 2300-7605) has been published. You can read it on at https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/mstap/18/1/mstap.18.issue-1.xml Table of Contents Contributors ………….. 5 Krystyna Kujawińska Courtney, From the Editor …………………. 9 Interview with Bryan Reynolds, Krystyna Kujawińska Courtney ……… 11 ArticlesNely Keinänen, Receptive Aesthetic Criteria: Reader Comparisons of Two Finnish Translations of Hamlet ……………………. 2 G. Edzordzi Agbozo, Translation as Rewriting: Cultural Theoretical Appraisal of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the Ewe language of West Africa……………..43 Rhema Hokama, Shakespeare in Hawai‘i: Puritans, Missionaries, and Language Trouble in James Grant Benton’s Twelf Nite O Wateva!, a Hawaiian Pidgin Translation of Twelfth Night …………………. 57 Chris Thurman, Hamlet Underground: Revisiting Shakespeare and Dostoevsky………………………………………. 79 Abhishek Sarkar, Rosalind and Śakuntalā among the Ascetics: Reading Gender and Female SexualAgency inCzytaj dalej

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University of KwaZulu-Natal, Contested Identities: Critical Conceptualisations of the Human

The South African Society for Critical Theory (SASCT) invites abstract submissions of up to 500 words for its 3rd Annual Conference which will take place at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, from the 22nd to the 23rd of November 2019. SASCT invites papers which address the vexed notion of the “human” in the contemporary age. As part of such considerations, this conference welcomes papers that consider the possibilities and pitfalls of identity theory in relation to Critical Theory. What analytic and conceptual resources does identity politics offer Critical Theory? What might a critical analysis of identity politics reveal? Do identity politics serve as an instance of a process whereby we come to view our own individuality in terms of pre-constructed cultural categories? What stance should Critical Theory adopt towards identity politics? This conference also welcomes papers that explore the concept of “the human” andCzytaj dalej

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CONFESSIONS AND SERMONS IN CULTURE AND LITERATURE

Institute of Polish Philology and Modern Languages Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities The Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw andThe Department of Philosophy,Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica would like to kindly invite all interested scholars to the International Conference on CONFESSIONS AND SERMONS IN CULTURE AND LITERATURE to be held on 12th -13th September 2019 in Siedlce (Poland) Confessions and sermons encompass a unique cultural experience which has evolved over the two thousand-year history of Christianity. Confessional-sermonic tradition started by St. Augustine and later associated by different national cultures on the continent, continually developed and transformed, and for centuries has remained a vivid and vibrant vehicle for communication, teaching and the art of rhetoric. In medieval times, confessions and sermons constituted an important part of religious life and became powerful genres which were incorporated into Western literature, and later into Russian literary tradition.Czytaj dalej

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Siedlce Forum for Contemporary Issues in Language and Literature

Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities Department of English Culture and Literatureand Department of English Language and Translation Studies would like to kindly invite all scholars representing different philological disciplines and theoretical models to 4th Annual Siedlce Forum for Contemporary Issues in Language and Literature to be held on May 31st, 2019 in Siedlce (Poland) to present their research findings (not previously published or presented) in oral sessions in English. The leitmotif of the conference is: (Un)Intentional Communication across Fields of Culture, Media, Language, and Literature Suggested Research Areas Authorial Strategies hidden within Literary/Culture Texts * Literature/Culture and its hidden symbols * The Uncontrollable nature of language in Narrative Fiction * Action as opposed to dialogue or direct communication in literary texts * The Secret Codes of Narrative Fiction * Invisible / Imaginary Authors and Narrators * The veiled or hidden emotional lives of Literary Characters and Narrators * Messages andCzytaj dalej

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Romantic Interactions

Kraków, 4 – 6 April 2019 Keynote speakers: Fred Burwick (UCLA), Mary Jacobus (University of Cambridge), and Juliette Wells  (Goucher College).  Organisers: Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków; Polish Society for the Study of European Romanticism.  Deadline for submissions extended to 20th January 2019 ‘Great spirits now on earth are sojourning’, wrote Keats in 1816. While his sonnet celebrates the originality of his contemporaries and the historical significance of his times, it also points to deep interest in ‘the hum of mighty works’ in all the fields of human activity – to which “the nations” ought to listen. In her book Romantic Interactions, Susan Wolfson defines ‘interaction’ as the way in which writers define themselves as ‘authors’ in relation to other authors. Although Romantic writers tend to assert their individuality, this assertion often takes the form of positioning themselves in connection to other authors andCzytaj dalej

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3rd Conference on Literatures and Cultures: Literature in History- History in Literature

10-11 May, 2019 JAN KOCHANOWSKI UNIVERSITY IN KIELCE, POLAND K.N. Panikkar in his article Literature as History of Social Change made the following statement: Despite the distinction between literature and history, their relationship is characterised by a close interface between the two. History is invariably the subject matter of literature as its universe is humanity, and humanity has no existence without its history. In other words, history is the inspiration and source of literature. The commonly used term ‘historical literature’ is a misnomer, as there is no literature devoid of history. History intercedes in literature not only when history is invoked, as in the case of Walter Scott or Leo Tolstoy, or, closer home, Brindavan Lal Verma or C.V. Raman Pillai, but it is embedded in all social situations and hence reflected in literary representations.  It seems that the question of the relation between literature andCzytaj dalej

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Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

The IASEMS Graduate Conference at the British Institute of Florence Call for Papers “ENTER THE CROWD” MASS COMMUNICATION IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND Florence, 12 April 2019 Download CfP   The 2019 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute in Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary and bilingual English-Italian forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. This year’s conference will focus on the multifaceted connections between communication and the crowd in early modern English literature, language and culture. John Stow’s A Survey of London(1598) provides a narrative of a crowded city whose identity was being shaped by masses of people arriving from outside the city boundaries. In the early modern period, the crowd is associated with contradictory ideas of uniformity and disorder, coherence and monstrosity, and with potential sovereignty. It embodies a cultural space of variability andCzytaj dalej

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PASE Conference 2019 First Circular

PASE CONFERENCE  27-29 June 2019 FIRST CIRCULAR Download: Call for papers PASE Poznań  28th PASE Conference in 2019: Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Diversity is inclusive: Cultural, literary and linguistic mosaic Gerard Manley Hopkins in his famous poem “Pied Beauty” wrote that “All things counter, original, spare, strange; / Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) / With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim” are the essence of life. Whether or not he was (un)wittingly following Darwin’s discoveries which were a praise of diversity in nature, Hopkins’s argument is as irrefutable as Darwin’s. The two great minds of the Victorian times confirm, from two perspectives, that of science and religion, knowledge and faith, the necessity for difference, vital for the survival of life, be it humankind, fauna or flora. Commonplace and grandiose as it may seem today, this fundamental principle has tooCzytaj dalej