Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature are widely read and written in contemporary popular culture. While these genres are not new, they have become ever more accessible to mainstream audiences through such works as Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger, Kady Cross's Steampunk Chronicles, and Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan Series. Steampunk has also become a movement, much like its Gothic brother, in its own right by celebrating Victoriana through fashion, writing and art. This panel seeks to investigate ways in which Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature are impacting current trends in literature, art, and fashion.
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its tenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012.
The work of scholars like Clemencia Rodriguez, John Downing, David Graeber, and Jeffrey Juris has increasingly revealed the necessity of analyzing film and new media in relation to broader activist social formations that transgress institutional and national boundaries. Although film and media studies has offered some substantive scholarship regarding this topic—particularly in regards to AIDS activism and Third Cinema—, it has all-too-often relegated concerns of activism and social movements to sociology and communication studies.
The editors seek articles concerned with English language, literacy and literature teaching worldwide as well as essays on literature and culture that do not specifically address teaching.
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education is an established journal (published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis) for English teachers at all levels, including college and university, which encourages international dialogue between teachers and researchers on issues surrounding literacy, language, literature and culture. In particular, Changing English considers the future of English as a subject in the context of its history and the scope for development and change.
Intersections: An Inaugural Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
With Keynote Speaker Professor Kara Keeling
Location: Princeton University
Date: October 20,2012
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 15, 2012
Session English 1 Title: Travel in Medieval Literature. Travel is an important activity in the Middle Ages, and, therefore, plays a large role in the literature of the period. Pilgrimages, merchant trade, ecclesial and diplomatic missions, etc. are but a few cultural and political activities that involve travel and are described in the many genres of medieval literature. This panel seeks to discuss the various artistic ways travel is described in medieval literature and how we can come to understand, what we can learn and appreciate about the nature and importance of travel in medieval culture. Papers on travel found in any literary genre of this period are most welcome. Please send via email a 200-word proposal by July 12th to Dr.
Submission and application deadline: June 15, 2012
Check the website, apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit a the third issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.
Deadline for proposals: June 30, 2012
Please note that we are now offering 5 bursaries of $400 for early career scholars (see below for details).
Bosporus Research Center is inviting PhD students, academics and any other interested parties to join the symposium on Turkey, European Union, Eurasia, Africa and Americas. This symposium is organized around three broad themes concerning culture and society, economics and politics and Turkey centric works. We welcome papers from postgraduates, post-doctorate researchers, independent researchers, diplomats and journalists. Speakers are invited to speak for 15 to 20 minutes on one of the themes listed below.
SF Storyworlds is the critical studies series published by Gylphi Press (UK). We are interested in all aspects of science fiction studies, principally 20th and 21st century, and covering all forms of media - literature, film, TV, radio, graphic novels, video games, etc. We are looking for monographs, essay collections and conference proceedings to add to our growing list. Our first publication, "SF across Media" edited by I.Q. Hunter and Thomas van Parys, will be published later this year to be followed by David Ian Paddy's "The Empires of J.G. Ballard", with further titles from Carl Freedman and Nicholas Ruddick. Other projects are also under consideration. Suggested topics might include (but are not exclusive to):
A two-day workshop hosted by
Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies
in association with
The Toronto Photography Seminar
9-11 January 2013
Durham University, UK
The editor is currently seeking scholarly articles for the first issue of Persian Studies journal, a joint publication of Shiraz University and Iran Academy of Literary Criticism. This is an academic peer-reviewed journal designed to explore a wide range of issues of current concern to those working in the field of Persian Literature around the world, including classical and modern literature which will be published twice each year.
Urban Slavery: North, South, and Global South
Translation of the Qur'an has been a challenging task from its very inception. The challenge originates in the peculiar linguistic and stylistic features of Qur'anic language which requires contextual and extra-contextual considerations. Hence efforts to translate Qur'an pose numerous theological, linguistic & legal questions and problems that need to be carefully studied & analyzed keeping in view the Qur'anic sciences and various translation theories & approaches such as Philological, Communicative, Socio-semiotic & Hermeneutics. The region of the sub-continent has distinctive place in terms of very early attempts & multiplicity of languages to which the text of Qur'an is translated.