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Special issue of Utopian Studies on Architecture and Utopia -- Guest Editor, Dr Nahtaniel Coleman

Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 6:27am
Dr Nathaniel Coleman, Newcastle University


The Problematic of Architecture and Utopia

Special issue of Utopian Studies (25:1, Spring 2014) on Architecture and Utopia

Call for Papers – Deadline: 01 May 2013

Guest Editor: Dr Nathaniel Coleman, Newcastle University


Papers are invited for publication in a forthcoming issue of Utopian Studies on the topic of Architecture and Utopia. In this instance, architecture is construed as including interiors and gardens in one direction, and cities and landscapes in the other, with individual buildings, or assemblages of them, in the middle.

[UPDATE] The Aesthetics of Austerity - Extended Deadline, February 1, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 8:03pm
University of California, Irvine - PhD Program in Visual Studies

The PhD program in Visual Studies at UC, Irvine invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference: The Aesthetics of Austerity.

Conference Date: April 5, 2013
Deadline: Abstracts of no more than 350 words are due February 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm to Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length. Please include a one-page CV that demonstrates your research interests.

"Discursive Constructions of Autism: Boundaries and Borderlands"—2014 RSA Conference (May 22-26)

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 3:44pm
Adam Pacton (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

As autism receives increasing popular, political, medical, and rhetorical attention, it becomes increasingly difficult to achieve any sort of consensus on what "autism" actually is. Is it a purely medical or psychological designator? Is it an impairment, a disability, both, neither? Is it simply another way of being-in-the-world that though different is not deficient?

These questions and ones like them locate autism at the confluence of multiple, often competing, discourses. The purpose of this panel is to explore, trace, and problematize the discursive borders that seek to define and delimit "autism" and try to understand in some small way what we can learn about how and why these discourses crash together in sometimes explosive ways.

MA Programs At Work

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 3:19pm
Margaret M. Strain

MA Programs at Work
Call for Contributions

For those seeking a Ph.D., the Masters of Arts degree is a necessary stepping stone. Stand alone M.A. programs, often referred to as "terminal," can suggest a premature endpoint or confer second-class status upon this form of advanced study. Recently, scholars have begun to recognize the value of a degree which serves widely diverse audiences with equally diverse career goals, working within and beyond the academy.

Panel: "Finding the Hidden Adult in Victorian Children's Literature"

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 2:55pm
NAVSA 2013 (Oct 23-27, 2013)

The Victorian era embraced the notion that childhood should be set aside as a time of unbridled play and fantasy, separate from the adult world of work. Yet the worlds of childhood and adulthood were constantly blurring within and alongside books for both kinds of audiences: Catherine Robson notes the presence of men in Wonderland, and Claudia Nelson has recently shown that "precocious children" and "childish adults" populate Victorian literature.

Pleasure, Pain & Perversion: Embodied Violence & Eroticism in Cultural Representations (April 12-13, 2013)

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 12:24pm
Fifth Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Fifth Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

April 12-13, 2013

Pleasure, Pain & Perversion: Embodied Violence & Eroticism in Cultural Representations

Key note lecture to be delivered by: Dr. Liz Constable, UC Davis

Humor in the Digital Age -- SAMLA (Atlanta, 11/8-11/10)

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 11:56am
Pete Kunze (Louisiana State University)

The American Humor Studies Association seeks papers for a panel, "Humor in the Digital Age," for the 2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference at the Marriott Atlanta from November 8-10. This panel will examine how the rise of new media (including social media, Web 2.0, and blogs) has created new contexts for the production, distribution, and exhibition of American humor. We welcome papers on humor and comedy as they are employed in viral videos, blogs or vlogs, web series, webisodes, parodies, participatory culture online, memes, or remixes.

CFP: Ada Lovelace Conference Special Session

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 11:09am
Stevens Inst. of Tech.


An Interdisciplinary Conference
Celebrating Ada Lovelace

18 October 2013
Stevens Institute of Technology, College of Arts and Letters

CFP: Romantic Origins Conference for PG and ECRs (5 April 2013, HRI, University of Sheffield)

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 8:15am
Romantic Heirs Research Network / University of Sheffield / AHRC

CFP: Romantic Origins Conference

5 April 2013, 10:00-18:00

Humanities Research Institute Building, University of Sheffield

The AHRC-sponsored Romantic Heirs research network is pleased to announce the date of its inaugural conference on the theme of Romantic origins. The conference, to be held at the University of Sheffield on 5 April 2013, is free to attend and includes lunchtime refreshments (gratis) and a post-conference dinner. The day's events include:

LSU Graduate Student Conference March 8th-9th: Extended deadline

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 9:41pm
LSU philosophy Department


LSU Graduate Student Philosophy Conference 2013
March 8 & 9, Louisiana State University

Submission deadline: February 3rd.
Notification of decisions will be sent by February 8th

We welcome submissions from students of all disciplines, and are accepting papers in all fields of Philosophy.

A prize of $200 will go to the best graduate submission.

Presenters will have 30 minutes, followed by brief commentary from an LSU graduate student, who will also moderate Q&A.

UPDATE: Great Writing Creative Writing Conference (UK) 03/22/13: 06/29-13 - 06/30/13

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 8:13pm
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

* * * CALL FOR PAPERS * * *

Great Writing
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.

Presentations already from around the world and across the UK!

"Postwhat?! Literary Postmodernism in the 21st Century" - MLA 2014 - Abstracts by March 15, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 5:39pm
Matthew Mullins / MLA

This panel tackles the question of whether or not postmodernism as a way of thinking about literary texts has truly run out of steam, or whether we are only now gaining enough critical distance to assess its impact on literature and literary studies.

Particularly welcome are proposals that consider the ways in which discussing postmodernism in the 21st century may help us reassess claims that postmodernism has gotten bogged down in, or become coterminous with, consumerism, radical otherness, irony, whiteness, masculinity, and nationalism, problems that it had hoped to deconstruct or move beyond.

Please send along a 300-word abstract no later than March 15 to Matthew Mullins:

Connections: A Critical Thinking Conference

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 5:20pm
Kathy Whitaker/East Georgia State College

"Critical thinking is a desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and hatred for every kind of imposture." Francis Bacon (1605)