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Labyrinths: Navigating Complexity Across the Humanities [February 15-17, 2013]

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 4:58pm
McGill University English Graduate Student Association

From ancient Greek mythology to cubism, jazz music, and the contemporary puzzle film, labyrinths serve as images for exploring intellectual, affective, and material complexity. This conference will investigate labyrinths from diverse cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical perspectives. Whether literal or figurative, labyrinths are markers of intricacy that can evoke feelings of panic, bewilderment, and failure, or present opportunities for adventure and problem-solving. You might consider the procedural labyrinths that we encounter daily (mass media, bureaucracy, academia), as well as the spatial labyrinths that we inhabit (libraries, hotels, department stores, casinos).

[UPDATE] Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 2:30pm
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture / Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

For the PCA/ACA national conference (27-30 March 2013 in Washington, DC), we invite proposals of individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme.

Possible sea-related topics include, but are not limited to:
►Film, art, music, and television
►Historical events
►Creative writing
►Sea sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Recreation, technology, business

Deadline for proposals: 20 Nov. 2012

Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 1:38pm
Carlen Lavigne, Red Deer College

Remakes are pervasive in today's popular culture, whether they take the form of reboots, "re-imaginings," or overly familiar sequels. Television remakes, from Battlestar Galactica to the recently announced Have Gun -- Will Travel, have proven popular with producers and networks interested in building on the nostalgic capital of past successes (or giving a second chance to underused properties). Some TV remakes have been critical and commercial hits, and others haven't made it past the pilot stage; all have provided valuable material ripe for academic analysis.

Update: North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 12:47pm
John Pennington, Editor of North Wind

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2012 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

(anti) Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Conference March 15-16, 2013

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 12:14pm
Duquesne University's English Graduate Organization

With traditionalists hearkening for a return to founding principles while protestors of various stripes look forward to dismantling the very notion of norms themselves, questions about the foundations of societal structures occupy a central place in myriad contemporary debates. For its 3rd conference—(anti)Foundations—the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites considerations of societal structures, their foundations, and the ways that these structures are both reinforced and challenged by works of literature and culture.

Exploring Civil Society through the Writings of Dr. Seuss™

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:34am
New York Law School Law Review

The New York Law School Law Review is pleased to announce a call for papers to be published in a unique forthcoming issue in connection with our upcoming March 1, 2013 symposium—Exploring Civil Society through the Writings of Dr. Seuss™—that will examine the portrayals of civil society in Dr. Seuss's writings. The Law Review is currently accepting abstracts for papers to be considered for publication in its companion issue.

Rethinking Liberal Education: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:29am
Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara and Dr. Marco de Waard (Amsterdam University College, the Netherlands).

First Dutch Symposium of University Colleges

Friday June 14th - Saturday June 15th, 2013

Hosted by Amsterdam University College

Conveners: Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara (AUC) and Dr. Marco de Waard (AUC).

MCLLM CFP due 01/30/13 for 03/22/12 Conference in IL

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:25am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)

All graduate students and faculty are invited to submit proposals to Northern Illinois University's Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media: Visualizing English and Media Studies in the 21st Century. MCLLM encourages individual or panel papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture as well as creative writing and pedagogical approaches. Proposals might address intersections between visual and print mediums; visual developments in linguistics; work in and with"new media," including film studies; and other treatments of the theme.

Conference Dates: March 22 & 23, 2013
Deadline for Proposals: January 30,2013

Symposium: History, Memory and Green Imaginaries, Brighton, UK, 30 November 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 9:55am
University of Brighton

History, Memory and Green Imaginaries

A symposium presented by the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton

Friday 30th November 2012
9.30am – 5.00pm
M2, Grand Parade, University of Brighton

This symposium invites reflection on the ways in which history and memory inform and shape contemporary green imaginaries. It brings together cultural theorists, historians, cultural geographers, educators and policy actors.

Keynote: 'The problem of the past'
Alastair Bonnett, Professor of Social Geography, Newcastle University

Second Call for Papers: LUCAS Graduate Conference Death, the Cultural Meaning of the End of Life (15 November 2012)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 8:19am
Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)

The theme of the second international Graduate Conference is Death, the Cultural meaning of the End of Life, and aims to explore how death has been represented and conceptualized, from classical antiquity to the modern age, and the extent to which our perceptions and understandings of death have changed (or remained the same) over time. The wide scope of this theme reflects the historical range of LUCAS's (previously called LUICD) three research programs (Classics and Classical Civilization, Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Modern and Contemporary Studies), as well as the intercontinental and interdisciplinary focus of many of the institute's research projects.

Skill: Aspects and Approaches (the Ninth Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference). Oxford, 4th-5th April 2013

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 8:09am
The Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference Organising Committee (Hugh Reid, Karl Kinsella, Hannah Bailey)

Skill: Aspects and Approaches
The Ninth Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference
The Ioannou Centre, St. Giles, Oxford
Thursday 4th – Friday 5th April 2013

We are pleased to open the Call for Papers for the ninth Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, sponsored by the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature. The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in medieval and early modern studies. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Writing into Art 18/19 June, 2013

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 3:51am
David Kinloch / University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


The relationship between literature and the visual arts has a long and complex history which includes poets responses to iconic works of art such as Keats's 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' and notable collaborations between artists and poets such as those between Auden and Henry Moore and, more recently, Philip Gross and Simon Denison. Beyond poetry, the tales of Saki and Vernon Lee and the fiction of A. S. Byatt feature descriptions of fictional works of art.