From ancient Greek mythology to cubism, jazz music, and the contemporary puzzle film, labyrinths serve as images for exploring intellectual, affective, and material complexity. This conference will investigate labyrinths from diverse cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical perspectives. Whether literal or figurative, labyrinths are markers of intricacy that can evoke feelings of panic, bewilderment, and failure, or present opportunities for adventure and problem-solving. You might consider the procedural labyrinths that we encounter daily (mass media, bureaucracy, academia), as well as the spatial labyrinths that we inhabit (libraries, hotels, department stores, casinos).
For the PCA/ACA national conference (27-30 March 2013 in Washington, DC), we invite proposals of individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme.
Possible sea-related topics include, but are not limited to:
►Film, art, music, and television
►Sea sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Recreation, technology, business
Deadline for proposals: 20 Nov. 2012
Remakes are pervasive in today's popular culture, whether they take the form of reboots, "re-imaginings," or overly familiar sequels. Television remakes, from Battlestar Galactica to the recently announced Have Gun -- Will Travel, have proven popular with producers and networks interested in building on the nostalgic capital of past successes (or giving a second chance to underused properties). Some TV remakes have been critical and commercial hits, and others haven't made it past the pilot stage; all have provided valuable material ripe for academic analysis.
North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies
North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2012 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.
De-Positioning Postcoloniality: Resistance Literature and Film in the Wake of the Arab Spring
With traditionalists hearkening for a return to founding principles while protestors of various stripes look forward to dismantling the very notion of norms themselves, questions about the foundations of societal structures occupy a central place in myriad contemporary debates. For its 3rd conference—(anti)Foundations—the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites considerations of societal structures, their foundations, and the ways that these structures are both reinforced and challenged by works of literature and culture.
The New York Law School Law Review is pleased to announce a call for papers to be published in a unique forthcoming issue in connection with our upcoming March 1, 2013 symposium—Exploring Civil Society through the Writings of Dr. Seuss™—that will examine the portrayals of civil society in Dr. Seuss's writings. The Law Review is currently accepting abstracts for papers to be considered for publication in its companion issue.
First Dutch Symposium of University Colleges
Friday June 14th - Saturday June 15th, 2013
Hosted by Amsterdam University College
Conveners: Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara (AUC) and Dr. Marco de Waard (AUC).
All graduate students and faculty are invited to submit proposals to Northern Illinois University's Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media: Visualizing English and Media Studies in the 21st Century. MCLLM encourages individual or panel papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture as well as creative writing and pedagogical approaches. Proposals might address intersections between visual and print mediums; visual developments in linguistics; work in and with"new media," including film studies; and other treatments of the theme.
Conference Dates: March 22 & 23, 2013
Deadline for Proposals: January 30,2013
History, Memory and Green Imaginaries
A symposium presented by the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton
Friday 30th November 2012
9.30am – 5.00pm
M2, Grand Parade, University of Brighton
This symposium invites reflection on the ways in which history and memory inform and shape contemporary green imaginaries. It brings together cultural theorists, historians, cultural geographers, educators and policy actors.
Keynote: 'The problem of the past'
Alastair Bonnett, Professor of Social Geography, Newcastle University
The theme of the second international Graduate Conference is Death, the Cultural meaning of the End of Life, and aims to explore how death has been represented and conceptualized, from classical antiquity to the modern age, and the extent to which our perceptions and understandings of death have changed (or remained the same) over time. The wide scope of this theme reflects the historical range of LUCAS's (previously called LUICD) three research programs (Classics and Classical Civilization, Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Modern and Contemporary Studies), as well as the intercontinental and interdisciplinary focus of many of the institute's research projects.
Skill: Aspects and Approaches
The Ninth Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference
The Ioannou Centre, St. Giles, Oxford
Thursday 4th – Friday 5th April 2013
We are pleased to open the Call for Papers for the ninth Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, sponsored by the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature. The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in medieval and early modern studies. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.
Revising the Normative: Using Postcolonialism to Readdress Culture, Literature and Performance
30 November 2012
Department of English
Lovely Professional University
The abstract deadline is 05 November 2012.