Judith Butler, in the recent monograph Frames of War, argues that the mass media in times of crisis, whether from war, natural disaster, or economic meltdown, iterates certain normative values that shape the ways we react to the loss of others' lives. In short, these media images work to normalize the conditions that make some lives "obviously" worth grieving over and others not. However, as she also contends, they do so in non-deterministic ways: "to call the frame into question is to show that the frame never quite contained the scene it was meant to limn […] The frame never quite determined precisely what it is we see, think, recognize, and apprehend. Something exceeds the frame that troubles our sense of reality."
The Eudora Welty Society
American Literature Association
May 23-26, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts
Re:Humanities 2013 explores various aspects of multimodal storytelling and argument. We seek undergraduates who are exploring cross-platform approaches to course projects, digital scholarship, and student collaborations.
Tara McPherson, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Southern California) and David Angel Nieves, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Hamilton College)
Topics might include, but are not limited to, interdisciplinary approaches to the following:
Call for Papers, American Literature Association (ALA)
May 23-26, 2013
Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism
The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton's relationship to cosmopolitanism. Presentations might address Wharton's positions on questions of travel, expatriotism, the transatlantic, the urban, and/or the foreign. Papers might also consider Wharton's complicated relations to emergent theories of cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, and cosmopolitics. Please send abstracts and one-page CVs to Emily Orlando at email@example.com by January 15, 2013.
"… Oh! I would not tell you what is behind the black veil for the world! Are not you wild to know?"
"Oh! Yes, quite; what can it be? But do not tell me — I would not be told upon any account. I know it must be a skeleton, I am sure it is Laurentina's skeleton. Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it..."
- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
The seventh annual AEGIS (Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students) graduate conference invites paper proposals on interdisciplinary topics in revelation, revulsion, and revolution in literature, cinema, the writing process, popular culture and art, or in creative works of short fiction and poetry that explore this theme.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: DEC 2, 2012
Join us for the 34rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 13-16, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The SW/TX PCA/ACA meeting is one of the largest annual conferences for popular culture studies. Conference is open to attendees from all regions of the US and from all areas outside the US.
Proposal submission deadline: December 2, 2012.
I am an Editorial Fellow for a national, long-established African American blog with a wide and diverse readership. Currently I am seeking new voices for an education series. The focus of the series, set to begin mid-January and will run on consecutive Sundays through March 2013, will be Education in Contested Space. That space may be economic, political, cultural, linguistic, societal, etc. However, the disparate forces pushing and pulling our educational system and our limited, ever-shrinking educational budgets is of great interest. Pay particular attention to the idea of resistance to educational advancement, how we navigate this space, and how the voices of change, i.e.
The Robert Frost Society will sponsor a session on the question of Frost's influence at the 2013 American Literature Association Conference which will be held in Boston from 23 to 26 May 2013. We invite papers on any aspect of Frost's work, but will give special preference to papers on the question of the poet's inspirations and influence. We most welcome new insights on topics including the following:
Frost's indedtedness to Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Browning, Swinburne, Longfellow, Hardy, Yeats, Shelley, Keats, etc.
Frost as a poetry teacher
Frost as a poet friend (Ezra Pound, Amy Lowell, Edward Thomas, Robert Francis, Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop)
Call for Papers:
James Bond Franchise & Eurospy in Popular Culture
Title and Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: December 2, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference celebrating "Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"
Conference Dates: February 13 - 16, 2013
Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM (505) 842-1234
Conference Website: http://www.swtxpca.org
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
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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.