We humans have always dreamt of overcoming the limitations that nature imposes on us, of acquiring abilities that go far beyond anything currently possible, and of being so strong, clever, and superior that we can achieve anything we want. We've also dreamed of even conquering death. Modern technology, we imagine, will one day grant us everything we have ever dreamt of: superhuman strength, unlimited knowledge and understanding, hitherto unimaginable pleasures, and a life that will extend indefinitely into an increasingly glorious posthuman future.
Please find below a CFP for a special session at the 2012 British Women Writers Conference in Boulder, CO.
"Landmarks in Nineteenth-Century Natural History: Texts and Landscapes"
Conference website: http://thespectrum2012cambridgefrenchgraduateconference.wordpress.com/
Deadline for abstracts Wednesday 29th February 2012
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Dr Jane Hiddleston (University of Oxford)
Professor Michael Moriarty (University of Cambridge)
Professor Clive Scott (University of East Anglia)
A spectrum is a condition that is not limited to a specific set of values but can vary infinitely within a continuum.
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
Keynote Speakers: Professor Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt University), Professor Ann Heilmann (University of Hull), Professor Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary, University of London), Professor Lillian Nayder (Bates College) and Professor Gail Turley-Houston (University of New Mexico)
2nd Global Conference
Beauty: Exploring Critical Issues
Friday 21st September – Sunday 23rd September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for papers:
Papers wanted for a panel on Cult / Horror / Exploitation Cinema
Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC)
Please make plans to attend the Second Annual Conference
May 10th-12th, 2012
Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
The Popular Culture Association of Canada promotes scholarly understanding of popular culture, broadly conceived, in Canada and elsewhere. The PCAC invites proposals for papers and/or panels on theories of popular culture, research methods in popular culture, the teaching of popular culture, and any epiphenomena of popular culture, past or present.
This session seeks papers on any aspect of English Renaissance literature. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 11-13, 2012. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email address – to Kirsten Inglis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1, 2012. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2012. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.
< Car Culture and the Road is a growing area of cultural significance in our rapidly transforming global world. Both the car and the road conjure up ideas about freedom, mobility, geography, consumption, and the triumph of technology over nature. Images of car culture and/or the road evoke a powerful and potentially tense inquiry into the role of the car and the road in terms of nostalgia for an idyllic, and perhaps lost pastime, as well as a renewed excitement about the future of motorized transport (cars, motorcycles, scooters, etc.). In either case, we find both the car and the road as prominent figures in the construction of identity formation in a variety of media formats (film, TV, videogames, graphic novels, fiction).
Interdisciplinary English Studies
Red River Graduate Student Conference
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
March 23-24, 2012
The English Graduate Organization at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, invites you to consider issues of interdisciplinary scholarship grounded in literature, rhetoric, linguistics, writing studies, cultural studies, and communication studies at this year's Red River Graduate Student Conference. Other topics related to language, writing, and culture are also welcome.
The Entrepreneurial Practice Review is inviting you to join our online academic peer-reviewed journal by submitting your research or practitioner paper. This journal is designed for entrepreneurs and service professionals; our goal is to make academic insights available to practicing entrepreneurs.
We strive to publish only high quality articles that meet the AACSB accreditation standards required for double-blind peer-reviewed journals accepted by academics at top-tier universities. We anticipate an acceptance rate of between 25% and 33%, qualifying the Entrepreneurial Practice Review (EPR) as a Tier 2 Journal by most university tenure review committees.
The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture at New York University invites paper proposals for our 2012 spring conference, "Networked New York." This symposium will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012.
CFP: ART & MUSIC in DOCUMENTARY
WIDE SCREEN SPECIAL ISSUE
EDITOR: VEENA HARIHARAN
CFP: Endless forms most beautiful: Science in 19th Century American Literature
I would like to propose a panel of papers that explores the role of science (rather than technology) in 19th century American literature for the 23rd Annual American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Editor: Erin Marie Furtak (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Space and Place in Middlebrow: 1900-1950
Institute of English Studies, University of London, 13-14 September 2012