'Love & the Word' – AULLA Conference 2016

Hosted by Victoria University, the Australasian Universities Languages & Literature Association Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 7th-9th December 2016.

The conference theme draws on AULLA’s origins as an association of scholars working in fields of philology. Thus we examine both philos (love) and logos (word). How does affection affect words? What do people mean by ‘love’ and its counterparts in the world’s languages? Or perhaps: how does it ‘do’ those meanings?

We encourage papers with a focus on engaged studies and discussions of teaching practice and of critical/exegetical responses to creative practice. Papers that respond to ‘love and the word’ in the fields of languages, the literary study of other languages, and philosophical approaches to cultural expression are expressly welcome. We also expressly welcome interdisciplinary angles on the theme, such as Cultural Studies, Indigenous Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and comparative approaches.

The organisers welcome submissions for individual presentations of 20 minutes and panel sessions of 90 minutes. Please note, submissions are due by Monday the 29 February, 2016. Submissions should include: name/s of author/s (including affiliations), title of presentation, an abstract of up to 200 words, and a biographical note of up to 50 words per author. Panel proposals should include the above for each presentation as well as a title and abstract for the session as a whole. If you would like to nominate a chair for your panel session, that would also be welcome. To submit a proposal, please visit: Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultures of Mortality: Death on the Shakespearean Stage

1-3 December 2016
Shakespeare’s Globe

2016 sees the 400th anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare, Francis Beaumont, the theatrical entrepreneur Philip Henslowe and the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Globe Education is marking this memorable year with an international conference that explores death, rituals of dying and the experience of loss on the early modern stage.

This conference invites papers that explores these themes and more. It is particularly interested in:
rituals of death; artistic representation; shifting practices from Medieval to Renaissance/early modern; loss and bereavement; performativity of death- performing death on the early modern stage; commemoration: textual, artistic and dramatic; philosophical, religious and social attitudes to death and dying; wills and legacies.

Please submit a 150 word abstract/proposal tofarah.k@shakespearesglobe.com by 1st of March 2016

Farah Karim-Cooper
Head of Higher Education & Research
Globe Education
020 7902 1439

COMMITTEE POSITION: Post-Graduate Position on the BSA History of Science Steering Committee

The History of Science Section of the British Science Association is looking to recruit a current UK-based postgraduate student from the history or philosophy of science to join its steering committee. In addition to advising the BSA on issues related to the history of science, the section organises a minimum of two events at the British Science Festival, held annually in September by the BSA.

This is a volunteer role and the postgraduate representative chosen will be expected to attend between 2-3 Section meetings per year and the festival itself (travel expenses covered). The postgraduate representative will work with the rest of the Section committee to source, develop, plan and deliver exciting lectures, debates and other science communication activities. The role is open to any UK-based current postgraduate student, who is studying any aspect of the history or philosophy of science, and is a great opportunity for anyone interested in public engagement and science communication to get hands on experience and develop new skills.

For more information on the BSA's Scientific Sections, please go to: http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/scientific-sections

If you are interested in putting your name forward, please send an up to date CV, along with a short paragraph or two explaining why you're interested in the role to Dr Alexander Hall. Expressions of interest must be received by Friday 9th December.

Alexander Hall
(BSA History of Science Section Recorder)

Associate Director | The Centre for Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society | Newman University, Birmingham
Research Fellow | Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum
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