Though there is a long-standing tradition of amateur scholarship on the pulp magazines and their history, to date there has been very little professional academic scholarship. In recent years, however, there has been increasing interest in the academic community for scholarship on pulp magazines and their relationship to the "literary canon." The scholarship that has appeared to date has focused primarily upon either detective fiction or science fiction, but little critical attention has been given to the broader spectrum of pulp magazines, which include adventure, western, romance, and many other areas. In Re-Covering Modernism: Pulps Paperbacks and the Prejudice of Form, published by Ashgate (2009), David M.
Nineteenth-Century Aetiologies, Exoticism, and Multimodal Aesthetics
he Sixth Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics:
The Production of Knowledge and the Future of the University
March 8th-9th, 2013
postgraduate arts & research network
CALL FOR PAPERS: FILTH
From the Wellcome Collection's 2011 exhibition Dirt: the filthy reality of everyday life, via Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 nominee Pieter Hugo's images of Ghanaian refuse tips, to Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers (2010), filth is having its cultural moment.
Filth has a wide range of material associations, including dirt, waste, rubbish, and the human body. Filth has moral connotations: of sexuality, but also in the context of political discourse. Filth is unstable and insidious; definitions of what constitutes filth are subjective and its boundaries are impossible to circumscribe.
The Second International Conference on E- Learning and E- Technologies in Education (ICEEE2013)
Technical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Sept. 23- 25, 2013
* * *Call for Papers* * *
UK's International Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College, London
Sat. June 29th – Sun. June 30th 2013
Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 16th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. All creative or critical presentations are welcome – presentations from all over the world already accepted.
In this, the 16th year of the conference, we look to celebrate the past, the present and the future of Creative Writing and of Creative Writing teaching.
Proposals are peer-reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.
Link our blog here: http://newvoicesconference.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/call-for-papers-roun...
Or see the CFP below:
New Voices Conference 2013
Monsters, Villains & Aberrations: A Conference of Dark Proportions
Any aspect of the study and uses of astrology in Medieval and
Renaissance Italy, including its connections with alchemy, medicine,
theology, music, and other disciplines. Interdisciplinary work
involving fields such as literature, art history, history of ideas,
history of science, philosophy, political theory, religious studies,
etc. is especially welcome.
Please send 150-200 word abstract of your proposed paper and short biographical statement to Elena_Daniele@Brown.edu by November 30th.
Deadline extended to JANUARY 15, 2013.
Call for Special Issue on Cloud Computing
International Journal of Applied Information Systems (IJAIS) invites contributions for SPECIAL ISSUE on "Cloud Computing"
Guest Editor: Riktesh Srivastava
PhD, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE.
AIM of Special Issue - CFP Open
Motor Culture and the Road relates to a wide variety of areas of cultural significance in the global context. More often than not, we associate "motor" with automobile culture, but the term "motor" can also simply describe any type of movement at a steady pace. In addition, the concept of "road" can remind of us freedom or escape; but it can also be an obstruction, such as "the road to nowhere" or "the end of the road.
It was, one might say, a good year. In 1983, J.M. Coetzee published The Life and Times of Michael K,
Graham Swift's Waterland was in the bookshops, and John Berger's short story "Boris" (a central text
in the Into Their Labours trilogy) appeared in Granta. And more . . . Théâtre de Complicité was
founded, Samuel Beckett's last play What Where was performed, David Constantine's collection
Watching for Dolphins appeared, as did Michael Hofmann's Nights in the Iron Hotel, John le Carré
published The Little Drummer Girl, James Kelman's Not Not While the Giro appeared, and William
Golding won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Important work by Fleur Adcock, Geoffrey Hill, and
Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Special Issue
Call for Papers: Disability and Visual Culture
Guest Editors: Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)
In the last two decades, there has been an unprecedented explosion in visual culture. If we live in the 'age of the image', what does this mean for disability studies? From the Venus de Milo to Marc Quinn's Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), or Diane Arbus's photographs to the media representations of the London 2012 Paralympians, visual representations of disability call into question notions of normalcy, aesthetic value and beauty.
Straddling Boundaries: Hemispherism, Cultural Identity, and Indigeneity
Deadline for abstracts: November 30th 2012
Keynotes: Claudia Sadowski-Smith ; Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair ; Guillermo Verdecchia
Please note there are a number of postgraduate travel bursaries available for this conference. See website for details: http://www.kent.ac.uk/ccusb/events/algoma.html
The 5TH International "LITERATURE AND…" Graduate Student Conference:
"Representation and its Discontents"