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Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities, 28 June 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 4:55am
Centre for Adaptations and Centre for Textual Studies at De Montfort University

Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities

This conference focuses on the influence of cultural 'legacies' within current humanities research. By highlighting the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, this interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which 'legacies' are created, restructured, perpetuated and even rejected. It will also question whether newer disciplines respond to cultural mythologies by establishing their own 'legacy' as a means of achieving academic authentication.

New Media in India

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 4:28am
Hrishikesh Ingle, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

New media has gained currency in recent years not just as a term that defines media content, forms and products but also as practices that challenges lawmakers as well as policy decisions. New media exerts a substantial dynamism in the realms of individual lives and contemporary culture. New media has been growing exponentially in a technologically enabled society, not just as a means of social exchange, but also as a medium of social change.

After the Storm: The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina, 6-7 December, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 3:03am
Ruhr-University Bochum (Bochum, Germany)

It has been nearly eight years since Hurricane Katrina destroyed large parts of the US Golf region and caused a breach of the New Orleans levee system, which resulted in the flooding of 80 per cent of the city. The storm and subsequent flood had devastating consequences for the mostly black and poor residents who stayed in the city. The failure of the US government to provide fast and efficient help and the media coverage of New Orleans after the levee breach proved the idea of a post-racial America wrong. Instead, American society appeared to be still clearly divided along the categories of race and class.

LAST CALL: VISAWUS: Victorian Modernities, Portland, OR. Abstracts and CVs due March 15, 2013. Conference is Nov. 14-16, 2013.

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 1:17am
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western U.S. (VISAWUS)

2013 VISAWUS Call for Papers (CFP):

The theme of this year's conference is "Victorian Modernities."

"Nothing is so dangerous as being too modern; one is apt to grow old fashioned quite suddenly." – Oscar Wilde

VISAWUS 2013 explores the Victorians' enthusiasm and apprehension regarding modern progress and innovation.We encourage papers across all disciplines, including (but not restricted to) art history, literature, gender, history of science, history, material culture, political science, performance, life writings, journalism, photography, popular culture, and economics.

[UPDATE] We Speak a Different Tongue: Maverick Voices and Modernity

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 12:41am
Durham University

This is to announce that the Call for Papers for the conference on "Maverick Voices and Modernity, 1890 – 1939" is EXTENDED until Sunday 31st of March. (event website: )


"We Speak a Different Tongue": Maverick Voices and Modernity, 1890–1939

International Conference, St. John's College, Durham University, UK, 5-6 July 2013


Oceanic Literatures and Cultures Panel, PAMLA 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 10:40pm
Rebecca Hogue / Georgetown University

This is a call for papers regarding literature of Oceania (Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Australia) at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association to be held on November 1-3, 2013 in San Diego, California. This year's conference theme is "Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture."

Paper submissions must be received before April 15, 2013.

Please visit for more information.

UPDATE: A New Politics for the Global City?

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:20pm
Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University

CALL FOR PAPERS (apologies for any cross-posting)

Crisis, Civility, Imaginaries and Revolt:
New Politics for the Global City?
Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University
25-26 July 2013
Convenors: Shameem Black and April Biccum

An American Abroad: Woody Allen in Europe

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:47pm
Andrea Schmidt/PAMLA

This session welcomes papers on the Allens films set in Europe. Is his seven-year relocation to the cities of London, Barcelona, Paris, and Rome an artistic Renaissance or merely a nostalgic/narcissistic attempt for a lost heyday that some critics never even existed?

Future Directions in Byron Studies (MLA 2014)

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 4:56pm
Byron Society of America

The Byron Society of America solicits paper proposals featuring new research and fresh methodologies applied to any aspect of Byron's life or works for the 2014 MLA. Paper proposals should demonstrate a desire to expand the field of Byron studies by placing the poet and his works in conversation with understudied aspects of Romanticism and/or innovative approaches. Topics may include but are not limited to: material culture studies, object-oriented criticism, cosmopolitanism, nationalism, theories of empire, the "spatial turn," digital humanities, and/or the history of the book.

Preference will be given to junior faculty and graduate students.

2013 Rod Serling Conference

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 4:30pm
Ithaca College, Roy H. Park School of Communications

"The Rod Serling Conference," an interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the lasting works of Rod Serling, is set for November, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA.

In contrast to previous conferences held on the Ithaca College campus, where Serling taught from 1967 through 1975, the 2013 Conference will be able to take advantage of the industry home where Serling created so many of his masterpieces for television and film. Ithaca College's Los Angeles Program will help to facilitate this year's conference.

MFS Special Issue - Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 1:09pm
Modern Fiction Studies

Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction
Guest Editor: David Herman
Deadline for Submissions: October 1, 2013

The Editors of MFS seek essays that explore how 20th- or 21st-century fictional texts engage with nonhuman animals and their ways of encountering the world. Especially welcome are essays that, focusing in detail on one or two case studies, use these texts to reflect on broader conceptual, methodological, or interpretive challenges and opportunities presented by fictional engagements with nonhuman worlds.

Call for Papers for a volume on 'Slow Cinema'

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 11:37am
Nuno Barradas Jorge (University of Nottingham) / Tiago de Luca (University of Liverpool)

Over the last decade, a cinematic trend characterized by aesthetic minimalism and slow tempo has made its mark on the world cinema map. Although directors such as Carlos Reygadas, Tsai Ming-liang, Béla Tarr, Pedro Costa and Lisandro Alonso, among others, do not pertain to a cohesive film movement, their films have been largely subsumed under the term 'Slow Cinema'.

CFP - Tarantino's Django vs. Spielberg's Lincoln

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 11:35am
Oliver C Speck / VCU

"Django Unchained" is well on the way to becoming Quentin Tarantino's commercially most successful film and is already his most controversial. Fellow director Spike Lee has denounced the representation of race and slavery, while many African American writers have defended the white auteur. Journalists, from major print publications to bloggers, have weighed in on both sides of the debate. The use of extremely graphic violence in the film, even by Tarantino's standards, at a time when gun control is being hotly debated has sparked further controversy and has led to angry outbursts by the director himself.