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Man and Superman: Human Enhancement in Fiction. Deadline: Feb. 15 2012

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 12:49pm
New York Institute of Technology and the University of Exeter

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.

The Spectrum - University of Cambridge French Graduate Conference, 11th - 12th May 2012

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 9:13am
University of Cambridge French Department

Conference website:

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.

The Other Dickens: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Contexts ( 6-8 July 2012)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 7:14am
Patricia Pulham (University of Portsmouth, UK)

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)

Cult / Horror / Exploitation Cinema

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 8:03pm
Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC)

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.

English Renaissance Literature; RMMLA, Boulder, CO, October 11-13, 2012

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:34pm
Kirsten Inglis / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

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 ( 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.

<[UPDATE]> < CFP: EXTENDED DEADLINE: Car Culture and the Road>

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 3:32pm

< 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 (March 23-24, 2012)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 2:52pm
Red River Graduate Student Conference -- English Graduate Organization -- North Dakota State University

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.

Entrepreneurial Practice Review - seeks various contributions

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 1:09pm
Entrepreneurial Practice Review

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.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:56am

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.

Endless forms most beautiful: Science in 19th C American Literature: 12/15/11

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:12am
American Literature Association 2012

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.

Space and Place in Middlebrow: 1900-1950

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 9:57am
Kate Macdonald

Space and Place in Middlebrow: 1900-1950
Institute of English Studies, University of London, 13-14 September 2012