First appearing in the 1996 video game Tomb Raider, Lara Croft has since then been featured in over ten video games, two motion pictures, several graphic novel series, an animated series and books. Moreover, the character's fame secured her a place in the Guinness book of records as the most recognizable female video game character, as well as a Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Lady Lara Croft is an intelligent, adventurous, attractive and athletic English Aristocrat and archaeologist. Although she has widely received positive receptions as a strong female role model, there are some voices who reduce this character to her outward appearance.
International Conference organised by the Centre for Literary Translation at the Erasmus University College of Brussels in cooperation with the Centre for Literature, Intermediality, and Culture at the Free University of Brussels (VUB)
16.09.2013-17.09.2013, Brussels, Erasmus University College of Brussels, Department of Applied Linguistics, Centre for Literary Translation
Special Issue: Staging Allegory (Spring 2015)
ESSAYS DUE: September 1, 2013
Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (4th Annual)
Theme: "Historicizing Difference in Globalized Subjectivities"
Dates: April 19th & 20th, 2013
Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Entangled Children: Technology, Media-Enhancement, and Storytelling in Children's Culture
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Featuring Contributions from Marc Ouellette, Alan Clinton, Rebecca Adelman, Molly Brost, Emily E. Auger , Richard Brock, Vincent Caruso, Angela Eikenberry, Maria Engberg, Thomas Fink, Danuta Fjellestad, John Grzinich, Helena Gurfinkel, Corinne Thiessen Hepher, Tomas Jonsson, Brian Macaskill, Patricia Nickel, Ifeoma Udoye, and Sage Wheeler.
Engaging Bayard Taylor: This once-forgotten poet, novelist, and travel writer is now frequently referenced in studies of transnationalism, sexuality, class, and imperialism in 19th c. American literature. What interpretive issues result from his revival as a touchstone of popular literary culture? Papers on individual works or on Taylor in relation to other literary figures welcome. Abstracts and CV via PAMLA's online proposal system by 3/31/2013: http://www.pamla.org
The 2013 Arctic Energy Summit announces a call for papers (https://www.institutenorth.org/programs/arctic-advocacy-infrastructure/e...). Abstracts for paper presentations session proposals, workshop proposals and poster sessions should be submitted by April 15th, 2013.
UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 20, 2013
Why Feminisms Still Matter in the 21st Century: Mentoring, Community, Collaboration, and Feminist Agency in Interdisciplinary Feminist Discourse
CCCC FEMINIST WORKSHOP
March 13, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada
Proposal Deadline: extended to February 20, 2013
The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (CALC) at New York University is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for our Fall 2012 events. CALC is a forum for the presentation and discussion of new Americanist scholarship by both junior and senior researchers. CALC encourages paper proposals by graduate students and faculty that focus on any subject or period relevant to American literature and culture.
This panel will be on Atwood's creative use of electronic media, including her new works published only in electronic format. Send 250 word abstracts by 8 March 2013 to Theodore F. Sheckels (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Keynote Speaker :
Prof. Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (University of Notre-Dame)
Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas
COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA
ISSN 2145-1494, Bogotá-Colombia
La Revista de Ciencias Sociales COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias sociales de la Universidad EAN convoca a la comunidad académica al envío de artículos para sus ediciones semestrales del año 2013.
LA PUBLICACIÓN SE ENFOCA EN LAS SIGUIENTES ÁREAS DEL CONOCIMIENTO:
Registration is now open for '"Efface the Traces!" Modernism and Influence', a three-day interdisciplinary conference, taking place at Durham University on 9-11 April 2013. With a total of 57 speakers, the event brings together leading academics and postgraduates from around the world to share new work on modernism, with a particular focus upon exploring previously neglected influences on modernism and influences of modernism.
To view the full conference programme please open the attached pdf, or visit our website at: http://effacethetraces.wordpress.com/programme-2/