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Warscapes, an online magazine of literature, art and politics

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 10:06am

Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is being read in 170 countries! Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues.

The Social Construction of Beauty (vol. 2 no. 2)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 2:02am
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures

Synæsthesia managing editors Dr. Christopher Melley and Dr. Daniel Broudy are pleased to announce that this special edition of the journal will be co-edited by Dr. Jeffery Klaehn, editor of Roadblocks to Equality: Women Challenging Boundaries (2008) and The Political Economy of Media and Power (2010).

Queerness in Contemporary Film and Television (Fort Worth, Texas; Nov. 2-3, 2012); Proposals due July 19, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 1:11am
Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Texas Christian University

Call for Papers: Queerness in Contemporary Film and Television

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals pertaining to the theme of queerness in contemporary film and television, for presentation at this fall's Film and Television in the 21st Century Conference (to be held at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, November 2-3, 2012).

The members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that examine queerness (broadly defined) in 21st-century cinematic and televisual offerings in intellectually intriguing and diverse ways. Individual paper presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length.

CALL FOR PAPERS - IJORCS, (Volume 2, Issue 5) - August 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:55am
International Journal of Research in Computer Science

International Journal of Research in Computer Science (IJORCS)

eISSN: 2249 – 8265
ISSN: 2249 – 8257

Deadline: 1st August 2012
Notification: 15th August 2012
Revision: 25th August 2012
Publication: 5th September 2012

It is our immense pleasure to invite author to submit their manuscripts for publication in IJORCS (International Journal of Research in Computer Science). IJORCS is a blind peer-reviewed periodical dedicated to the propagation and elucidation of scholarly research results. IJORCS promotes research work among young students and teachers. IJORCS motivates them to carry out actual research work and publish their manuscripts.

Poetry Games: Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 11:05pm
Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University) and Andrew Epstein (Florida State University), Comparative Literature Studies

Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies
"Poetry Games"
Guest Editors: Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University) and Andrew Epstein (Florida State University)

Radical Bowen [Deadline 30/10/12]

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 8:50pm
Jessica Gildersleeve, Griffith University

Radical Bowen
Edited by Patricia Juliana Smith and Jessica Gildersleeve

From experiments in language and identity to innovations in the short story and life narratives, Elizabeth Bowen's work informs debates about literature in its most radical forms. The editors of this collection seek new scholarship on Bowen's inventiveness and the ways in which her work offers new perspectives on narrative and narrative theory. Essays addressing one or more texts, dealing with historical, biographical or archival material, or exploring Bowen's engagement with or influence on other writers, are equally welcome.

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):

Irish American Crime Narratives as (Pre)Colonial Discourse

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 6:23pm
Daniel Shea/ NeMLA (Boston, April 21-24, 2013)

Waves of Irish immigration have meant a translation of Irish cultural ideals to America. However, amidst the traditional modes of music and poetry that have deeply influenced American art, the Irish American criminal has often been overlooked as a transnational figure. This panel seeks to trace how Irish cultural discourses of criminality have manifested within the American narrative. From The Boondock Saints to Whitey Bulger, the fascination with the Irish American criminal has been a small, but vital part of the American imagination.

[UPDATE] "You Can't Go Home Again: Departures and Returns in Middle English Romance," SAMLA, Nov. 9-11 2012, Durham NC

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 5:31pm
Sarah Lindsay

Medieval romance typically involves travel, a circular movement of characters who leave home and return again once their adventures have ended. Yet often, these characters can never truly return home. From Arthur returning to a rebellion in the Alliterative Morte Arthure to the failure of Arthur's knights to understand Gawain's experiences in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, upon their return, characters discover that either they or their home has changed in significant ways. This session invites papers that explore aspects of the problematic return home in Middle English romance. How do the characters in these romances negotiate the internal or external changes that have occurred during their travels?


Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 2:00pm

The conference will explore how Shakespeare's work influenced and inspired other works in literature, art, music. The event hopes to unite academics, teachers and students, theatre practitioners and critics, in a series of presentations, roundtables and performances.

Participants from a range of disciplines – English, Drama, Education, Music, Modern Languages, Classics, History, Art and Film are encouraged to participate.
The conference will include an exhibition of books, stage design and theatrical costumes showing the history of Shakespearean studies and performances in Georgia.

EXTENDED CFP: Code - A Media, Games & Art Conference

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 3:22am
Swinburne University of Technology

EXTENDED Call for Papers and Creative Works ***ABSTRACTS DUE FRIDAY 22 JUNE 2012***

CODE - A Media, Games & Art Conference
21-23 November 2012
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

Jussi Parikka - Reader, Winchester School of Art
Christian McCrea - Program Director for Games, RMIT University
Anna Munster - Associate Professor at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW

Due to a number of requests we've decided to EXTEND THE DEADLINE for CODE. We're also delighted to announce two Masterclasses are now confirmed for the event:

'Media Archaeology Masterclass' with Jussi Parikka
'Game Design Masterclass' with Christian McCrea

"I Viaggiatori nella Penisola Sorrentina - Literature, Arts and Cinema"

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 2:49am
Department of Modern Philology, University of Naples "Federico II"

The theme of the "journey to Sorrento" represents one of the main fields of investigation in order to analyze the different areas of the famous Peninsula and its peculiarities. Guides, descriptions, memoirs, visual arts, theatrical plays and films, have recorded, through the centuries, its iconic places and its immense cultural and artistic heritage.

Beyond Historicism: Resituating Samuel Beckett, 7-8 December 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 1:59am
Dr Paul Sheehan, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Samuel Beckett's trilogy of novels – Molloy (1950), Malone Dies (1951) and The Unnamable (1953) – has redefined the modernist landscape in the sixty years since it first appeared. Yet even as it affirmed the death of the novel as a viable narrative form, it also inspired at least two other fictional trilogies: Paul Auster's New York Trilogy and John Banville's Frames Trilogy. Following Faber's recent re-publication of the three novels, this conference marks a crucial moment in Beckett studies.

[UPDATE] CFP: The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference, Taipei, Taiwan

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:01pm
The English Department at Tamkang University

CFP: The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference, Taipei, Taiwan

The English Department at Tamkang University, the publisher of the internationally renowned Tamkang Review, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference on the theme Creative Assemblages, May 31- June 2, 2013, and, prior to the conference, the Deleuze Camp, May 25-29, 2013.