What cannot be taken up or kept alive? What is too used to reuse, too basic to break down further? What are the ideas at dead ends? Adaptations, translations, dead languages, genres fallen out of favour, tropes no longer sensical, ruins, methodologies in unremitting decline? Who are the guardians of garbage that monitor and control our cycles and recycles? What happens to an artifact too special to recycle, not special enough to reuse? Give us the histories, the institutions, the authorities who intervene to unmake the unrecyclable. Where do our capacities for metamorphosis fail us? What materials have run out of time? What materials have all the time in the world to stay unchanged? Plastic in the shape of an albatross? Manuscripts sealed into the walls?
Identity is often seen as being a controversial topic. Whether it is fictive or real, (de)politicized and/or aesthetic, gendered or engendered, identity is often seen as being a powerful political
The IJCIT is an international scholarly peer reviewed bi-monthly journal. The journal covers the issues related to computer science, engineering, technology and related disciplines including their applications in academia, research, business and industry. The articles are published in full on IJCIT website and are open access to all. Submissions are welcome from across all streams related to computing and information technology.
The subject areas covered by the IJCIT include (but are not limited to):
Applications of computer science in modeling
Circuits and Systems
CFP: "Horror (as/is) Humor, Humor (as/is) Horror: sLaughter in Popular Cinema" (collection)
In his review of Tavernier's Coup de torchon, David Kehr wrote in When Movies Mattered: Reviews from a Transformative Decade,
Death, violence, and moral corruption aren't just slapstick props … but agonizingly real presences, and their comedy isn't a release from horror, but a confrontation with it.… [H]umor and horror exist side by side, they play on the very thin line that separates a laugh from a scream, touching the hysteria common to both.… The best black humor makes us feel the horror. (186)
KIM 2013 is the Operational Research Society's Inaugural Knowledge and Information Management Conference. It is located in the centre of England at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club. Submissions open on 1 October 2012. Papers may be submitted to a conference issue of Knowledge Management Research and Practice, the first knowledge management journal to receive an impact factor.
Digital humanists often tout their work as transformative to literary scholarship. Textual encoding, text mining, corpora analysis, and geospatial analysis all promise to shift our understanding of literary texts, historical periods, and cultural phenomena. Digital Humanities (DH) is certainly, as Stephen Ramsay recently quipped, the "hot thing." DH panels multiplied at the 2009, 2011, and 2012 MLA Conventions, and they received significant coverage in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed each year. More English Departments are hiring digital humanists; digital humanities centers multiply across a range of institutions.
I am looking for papers on all aspects of Tarot for the Tarot area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in Washington, 27-30 March 2013.
Submissions should include the author's CV, short biography (100-150 words), and abstract (100-250 words).
Deadline for submissions: Nov. 30, 2012
As a popular genre, detective fiction often refers to or even uses as its foundation social issues, crises, and questions contemporaneous with its production. Recent examples of this, by authors such as Henning Mankell and Stieg Larssen, rely on even more extreme engagement, bringing attention in their plots to the rights and exploitation of political refugees, sex trafficking, and modern warlords. Such a dark turn in an already dark genre may cause one to wonder: is the genre foreshadowing the end of civilization, esp. given that such crimes and injustices occur in supposedly modern, just societies, such as Sweden and are often investigated by overtaxed, exhausted detectives and police systems?
Recent movements such as those in Wisconsin, New York City, and elsewhere in the country have served to call renewed attention to labor unions, specifically those for workers in the public sector and, by implication, at public institutions of higher learning. Whilst the support for Wisconsin's public employees bore fruit and was widely considered a victory, the continued exploitation of faculty, esp. contingent, as well as graduate students, makes clear the continued crisis.
Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
Gertrude Stein would not talk about Joyce, wrote Hemingway: 'If you brought up Joyce twice, you would not be invited back (A Moveable Feast). Joyce felt threatened by Stein (as did Hemingway). Joyce hardly admitted being influenced by anyone, yet every writer has a complex relation to her or his predecessors and contemporaries. Abstracts of 250 words exploring Joyce's anxious reactions to writers like Stein and Yeats, or extreme praise accorded to Italo Svevo (or daughter Lucia) to firstname.lastname@example.org or J. McQuail, Box 5053, Dept. of English and Communications, TTU, Cookeville TN 38505. Deadline for abstracts or completed papers is SEPT.
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in her paper 'How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay: The War on Effeminate Boys,' noted, 'the gay movement has never been quick to attend to issues of effeminate boys.' Indeed, Sedgwick's paper and Carol Mavor's *Reading Boyishly: Roland Barthes, J. M. Barries, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marcel Proust, and D. W. Winnicott* (2007) serve as the impetus, at least in part, for this seminar.
Papers discussing religious topics related to U.S. ethnic literatures and authors are invited.
Send a one-page abstract, with working title, along with your school affiliation and any a/v needs you have, to J. Stephen Pearson at email@example.com by Sunday, 21 October. All submissions will be acknowledged by the 23rd, and final notifications sent by Monday the 29th.
All presenters will need to join MELUS; more information on the conference can be found at http://melus.org/cfp2013.pdf .
Disability and the American Counterculture
Special issue of the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, guest edited by Stella Bolaki and Chris Gair
CFP for Edited Collection: COMMODITY FUTURITIES: INVESTING IN SCIENCE FICTION PREDICTIONS
Editors: Andrew Hageman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eric C. Otto (email@example.com)
Abstracts due October 31, 2012
Final essays due May 31, 2013
We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled COMMODITY FUTURITIES: INVESTING IN SCIENCE FICTION PREDICTIONS, with completed essays due in XX 2013. We seek contributions that speculate through science fiction on what kinds of commodities, variably defined, will be crucial in the future: which things will become scarce, abundant, lost, valuable, worthless, toxic, panacean, etc.