Locked deep in the bowels of Winchester University a team of deranged (social) scientists from the School of Media and Film have been conducting hideous research into the living dead (clearly ignoring the guidelines of the Faculty of Arts Research Ethics committee). The research has now escaped and we invite colleagues to join us and spread your own diabolical research on Zombies at 'ZOMBOSIUM' - a one day symposium / conference on zombies.
Call for Contributions:
Art and Lives: Studies in the History and Representation of Sexualities
Keynote speaker: George E. Haggerty
After a decade of Queer People, we reach our sixth conference: a time for reflection or a time for looking forward? Or both? Has anything changed, and if so in what directions? Are there different goals in sight from when we began? Should queer academia respect the creative impulse in the same way as the critical?
Panel seeks papers that address Conrad's claim that the sea,the deck (and the island)are stages where man's inner worth and the fibre of his true nature are revealed to himself and others, and thereby evoke thought on, in Stevenson's words,' the province of good and ill which divide and compound man's dual nature', hence also on the history of man's aspirations.The topics include,but are not limited to the sea/deck/island narratives of Defoe, Melville, Darwin, Twain, Conrad, Wells, Golding. Please send 300 word abstracts to email@example.com
This interdisciplinary conference will examine the question of recycling, remaking and resuming in TV series. Bearing in mind that this television genre can be regarded as an aesthetic, ideological, narrative and sociocultural object, we welcome paper proposals focusing on the connections between the following aspects:
This forthcoming interdisciplinary international conference seeks to examine images and representations of medieval women. Our aim is to promote new scholarship and innovative approaches to the study of this figure within the wider context of literary and historical studies. Our purpose is to foster an interdisciplinary discussion of the ways in which the medieval female is depicted within myth, folklore, legend and historiography.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roberta Lynn Staples, Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, USA.
Author of The Company of Camelot. Arthurian characters in Romance and Fantasy (with Charlotte Spivack)
Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER)/ Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Winter 2012 (Feb) Special Issue on Postcolonialisms. We are looking for articles, which examine the historical and material conditions and philosophical or theoretical perspectives that have influenced the form and content of the postcolonial (contemporary and past) literature and the arts.
Essais, a new journal for undergraduate literature students published through Utah Valley University, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies.
As far as formatting we ask for standard MLA guidelines, with a minimum of at least 5 pages. There is no limit on how many pieces you may submit if you are interested in submitting more than one essay. All topics dealing with literature, theory, rhetoric, and cinema studies are open. (Essentially, we are not asking for you to write a new essay, just for you to submit papers you have written for your classes, although you are welcome to submit something new.)
The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto is inviting proposals for its Thirty-Third Medieval Colloquium, which will take place in Toronto on March 2-3 2012.
Imitation, Emulation, and Forgery: Pretending and Becoming in the Medieval World
Opening Keynote: Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin, Harvard
Closing Keynote: Marjorie Curry Woods, Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and Distinguished University Teacher, The University of Texas at Austin
edited collection: GREEN PLANETS: ECOLOGY AND SCIENCE FICTION
Editors: Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Abstracts due August 31, 2011
Final essays due Summer 2012
We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled GREEN PLANETS: ECOLOGY AND SCIENCE FICTION, with completed essays due in Summer 2012. We seek contributions that touch on any aspect of the relationship between ecological science, environmentalism, and SF, with particular attention to such topics as:
CFP: The child image in media
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks submissions for the Fall 2011 issue (deadline July 15th, 2011).
V International Gothic Congress
During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.
People and commodities from abroad played a vital role in Renaissance London's urban scene, and their influence made their way into the era's theaters as well. The panel aims to explore how early modern dramas played with the foreign. How are foreign people, texts, and commodities represented in the Renaissance theater? How do these dramas play with the notion of foreigness, and to what effect? Papers can explore playhouse invocations, appropriations, and exploitations of the foreign, as well as ways in which early modern drama invited audience members to lay claim to the foreign.
Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?
The fifth issue of, guest edited by Dr Ella Dzelzainis (Newcastle University), is dedicated to a reassessment of nineteenth-century investments in concepts of productivity and consumption. Accelerating industrialisation, the growth of consumer culture, economic debates about the perils of overconsumption as well as emerging cultural discourses about industriousness, work ethic and the uses of free time radically altered the ways in which Victorians thought about practices of production and consumption. Literary authors intervened directly in these economic and social debates while also negotiating analogous developments within a literary marketplace transformed by new forms of writing, distributing and consuming literature.
*Pedagogy* announces a special issue devoted to graduate students. English professors teach graduate students in a myriad of settings: in seminars, teacher training programs (usually to prepare them to teach writing courses), and through advisement of masters' and doctoral theses. Yet we rarely discuss how we teach them, or how we should.