[Humanist] 26.709 events: literary & cultural criticism

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Thu Jan 24 10:00:04 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 709.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:38:46 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: New Voices 2013 Conference: Diversities in Literary and Cultural Criticism

New Voices, 2013

Multidisciplinary Postgraduate and Early Career Scholars’ Conference 2013
Diversities in Literary and Cultural Criticism
13-15 June 2013, NUI Maynooth

Call for Papers
The theme of the fifteenth annual New Voices conference is Diversities. New
Voices seeks papers and panel sessions that explore diversities, as an object of
literary and cultural study, or as a mode of methodological, technological and
theoretical practice. The range of frameworks being deployed within the study
of Irish literature and culture has never been so diverse. This conference seeks
to provide a space for the consideration of the rich diversity of critical,
theoretical and technological reading practices being advanced by
postgraduate and early career scholars who are researching in academic
institutions in Ireland, or working on topics pertaining to Ireland in institutions
abroad. We seek proposals for papers and panel sessions that examine how the
field of Irish studies has benefited from the application of new modes of
theoretical enquiry, while also considering the extent to which the field has
resisted, or remained sceptical of, such analytic approaches. Is the practice of
analysing Irish literature and culture one that now necessitates an
interdisciplinary approach or has literary studies always been multidisciplinary?
While New Voices seeks to address Irish literature and culture, we are also
particularly interested in the research of postgraduates and early career
scholars that addresses Irish literature and culture in comparative or global
contexts. Above all, New Voices aims to provide a space for the recognition of
the diversity of current postgraduate and early career research being carried
out in the field of the humanities in Ireland.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Professor Christopher Morash, National University of Ireland Maynooth Dr Anne
Mulhall, University College Dublin
Professor Ed Madden, University of South Carolina
Dr Íde Corley, National University of Ireland Maynooth
We welcome papers on topics including but by no means limited to:

&#61551; Literary and cultural narratives of the diaspora
&#61551; Post-feminist and Post-Queer? Readings and realities
&#61551; Representations of ethnic diversity in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
&#61551; Irish literature as World literature? Comparative contexts
&#61551; Visual cultures and diverse perceptions
&#61551; Religion and Trauma: Emergent historical narratives
&#61551; Cultural memory – collective and individual memory
&#61551; Time and space – nostalgia and futurity in contemporary texts
&#61551; Family life – representations of the family in literature
&#61551; Theory, Text and Technology – Digital humanities & new media

We are interested in receiving abstracts for twenty minute papers from
postgraduate and postdoctoral scholars working in the areas of literature,
drama, film, visual art, cultural studies, new media, performance studies,
sociology, philosophy, comparative studies, history and politics amongst others.
The deadline for abstracts has been extended to February 28th, 2013.

Abstracts should be 250-300 words, and include affiliation and a short
biography. Email: newvoices2013 at nuim.ie<mailto:newvoices2013 at nuim.ie>

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