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[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.

Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference September 27-28, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 6:51pm
Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Workgroup

Overview: Proponents of medical humanities contend that the humanistic dimensions of medicine and health are a critical component of those disciplines; not only do these dimensions help us to understand the very nature of medicine and health, their apprehension allows caregivers to relate to their patients, to treat those patients with respect and dignity, and to provide more holistic and empathetic care. The Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference aims to explore a range of themes within the medical humanities.

Sargasso journal - Agency and Intervention in Caribbean Contexts

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 4:40pm
Sargasso a peer-reviewed journal of Caribbean Literature, Language and Culture

This issue seeks scholarship that addresses the varied ways that agency and/or intervention has been engaged, configured, and/or problematized within Caribbean societies, traditions, and cultures. SARGASSO is a peer-reviewed journal published at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Of special interest is scholarship that dialogues with ideas in the fields of literature, linguistics, performance/drama, ethnomusicology, anthropology, social sciences, and postcolonial studies; we strongly encourage work that is interdisciplinary in nature.

"The digital subject: memory, hypermnesia" November 13-15, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 3:59pm
University of Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis

Call for paper (modified)

International symposium: "The digital subject: memory, hypermnesia"

University of Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis, November 13-15, 2012


Organizers :

Pierre Cassou-Noguès (Department of philosophy, LLCP, SPHERE, EA 4008)
Claire Larsonneur (Department of anglophone studies, Le Texte Étranger,
Arnaud Regnauld (Department of anglophone studies, CRLC – Research Center
on Literature and Cognition, EA1569)

Corsets and Clockworks: Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture/Deadline 16 July 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 12:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association/Cincinnati, OH, November 8-11, 2012

Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature are widely read and written in contemporary popular culture. While these genres are not new, they have become ever more accessible to mainstream audiences through such works as Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger, Kady Cross's Steampunk Chronicles, and Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan Series. Steampunk has also become a movement, much like its Gothic brother, in its own right by celebrating Victoriana through fashion, writing and art. This panel seeks to investigate ways in which Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature are impacting current trends in literature, art, and fashion.

Media Activism and Social Movements (2013 Society for Cinema and Media Studies; Chicago, first week of March

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:57am
Chris Robe'

The work of scholars like Clemencia Rodriguez, John Downing, David Graeber, and Jeffrey Juris has increasingly revealed the necessity of analyzing film and new media in relation to broader activist social formations that transgress institutional and national boundaries. Although film and media studies has offered some substantive scholarship regarding this topic—particularly in regards to AIDS activism and Third Cinema—, it has all-too-often relegated concerns of activism and social movements to sociology and communication studies.