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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS The Evolution of Pulp Fiction: America and Beyond (Essay Collection)

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 2:22pm
Justin Everett and Toni Johnson-Woods

Though there is a long-standing tradition of amateur scholarship on the pulp magazines and their history, to date there has been very little professional academic scholarship. In recent years, however, there has been increasing interest in the academic community for scholarship on pulp magazines and their relationship to the "literary canon." The scholarship that has appeared to date has focused primarily upon either detective fiction or science fiction, but little critical attention has been given to the broader spectrum of pulp magazines, which include adventure, western, romance, and many other areas. In Re-Covering Modernism: Pulps Paperbacks and the Prejudice of Form, published by Ashgate (2009), David M.

Call for papers: Dandelion Journal on Filth

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 10:17am
Dandelion Journal

postgraduate arts & research network


From the Wellcome Collection's 2011 exhibition Dirt: the filthy reality of everyday life, via Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 nominee Pieter Hugo's images of Ghanaian refuse tips, to Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers (2010), filth is having its cultural moment.

Filth has a wide range of material associations, including dirt, waste, rubbish, and the human body. Filth has moral connotations: of sexuality, but also in the context of political discourse. Filth is unstable and insidious; definitions of what constitutes filth are subjective and its boundaries are impossible to circumscribe.

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) 2/1/13 - 6/29/13 - 6/30/13

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 6:09am
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. All creative or critical presentations are welcome – presentations from all over the world already accepted.

In this, the 16th year of the conference, we look to celebrate the past, the present and the future of Creative Writing and of Creative Writing teaching.

Proposals are peer-reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.

Extended CFP: Nov. 30 "Medieval and Renaissance Astrology" - AAIS Conference (Eugene, OR, April 11-14, 2013)

Friday, November 23, 2012 - 7:19pm
American Association for Italian Studies

Any aspect of the study and uses of astrology in Medieval and
Renaissance Italy, including its connections with alchemy, medicine,
theology, music, and other disciplines. Interdisciplinary work
involving fields such as literature, art history, history of ideas,
history of science, philosophy, political theory, religious studies,
etc. is especially welcome.

Please send 150-200 word abstract of your proposed paper and short biographical statement to by November 30th.

Deadline Extended] CFP SW/TX PCA Conference, Feb. 13-16,2013 AREA: Motor Culture & the Road, Deadline Dec. 2, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012 - 10:27am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association & American Culture Associations

Motor Culture and the Road relates to a wide variety of areas of cultural significance in the global context. More often than not, we associate "motor" with automobile culture, but the term "motor" can also simply describe any type of movement at a steady pace. In addition, the concept of "road" can remind of us freedom or escape; but it can also be an obstruction, such as "the road to nowhere" or "the end of the road.

between.1983: Coetzee, Swift, Berger, and more, 16-18 May 2013, Sopot (Poland)

Friday, November 23, 2012 - 6:46am
University of Gdańsk/Un Gusto a miel

It was, one might say, a good year. In 1983, J.M. Coetzee published The Life and Times of Michael K,
Graham Swift's Waterland was in the bookshops, and John Berger's short story "Boris" (a central text 
in the Into Their Labours trilogy) appeared in Granta. And more . . . Théâtre de Complicité was 
founded, Samuel Beckett's last play What Where was performed, David Constantine's collection 
Watching for Dolphins appeared, as did Michael Hofmann's Nights in the Iron Hotel, John le Carré 
published The Little Drummer Girl, James Kelman's Not Not While the Giro appeared, and William
Golding won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Important work by Fleur Adcock, Geoffrey Hill, and

Disability and Visual Culture

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 10:37am
Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Special Issue

Call for Papers: Disability and Visual Culture

Guest Editors: Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)

In the last two decades, there has been an unprecedented explosion in visual culture. If we live in the 'age of the image', what does this mean for disability studies? From the Venus de Milo to Marc Quinn's Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), or Diane Arbus's photographs to the media representations of the London 2012 Paralympians, visual representations of disability call into question notions of normalcy, aesthetic value and beauty.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE APPROACHING] Straddling Boundaries: Hemispherism, Cultural Identity and Indigeneity

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 10:18am
Culture and the Canada-US Border

Straddling Boundaries: Hemispherism, Cultural Identity, and Indigeneity

Deadline for abstracts: November 30th 2012

Keynotes: Claudia Sadowski-Smith ; Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair ; Guillermo Verdecchia

Please note there are a number of postgraduate travel bursaries available for this conference. See website for details: