No Anxiety: Recent Latin American Narrative and the Canon.
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy is now accepting submissions of articles, webtexts, or other digital formats that report and reflect on new uses of technology in teaching, learning, or research. Work received by May 1, 2012 will be peer-reviewed for possible publication in our upcoming Fall 2012 issue. In addition, we always welcome contributions to our rolling sections: Teaching FAILs (where you help others learn from your mistakes), Assignments, Book Reviews, and Tool Tips (reviews and advice on applying particular technologies).
South Asian Review, the refereed journal of the South Asian Literary Association, invites submissions for its 2012 special number, Volume 33 Number 3, devoted to Sri Lankan Anglophone literature. The South Asian Review calls for papers that examine Sri Lankan Anglophone fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and film.
The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages is seeking proposals of 500 words for essays devoted to Arthurian-themed film, television, and/or electronic games. We are particularly interested in approaches that explore issues of transformation and/or diversity in these works.
Please submit proposals and CV by 6/1/12 and note "Are You From Camelot Proposal" in the subject line.
Completed essays should be between 5000 to 8000 words and submitted to the editors by 12/1/12 or earlier.
A one-day conference on the Situationist International and its legacies.
University of Sussex, UK - 8th June 2012
Keynote: McKenzie Wark (The New School, NY)
Full registration and programme information available at http://www.situationist-aesthetics.blogspot.co.uk/
World Picture Conference
University of Sussex
2-3 November 2012
Felix Ensslin, Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart
Alberto Toscano, Goldsmiths College, London
The annual World Picture Conference gathers scholars from a range of different disciplines to address the relation between critical theory, philosophy, and aesthetics. For this year's meeting we welcome papers on questions of action. Such considerations might include (but are in no sense limited to):
The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza from November 8-11, 2012. The 2012 informal convention theme is "Debt."
The theme for the CCCC 2013 conference is "The Public Work of Composition," with particular attention to basic writers. An interest in writing as a public work naturally invites consideration of the moral questions inherent in writing for a public audience. (e.g., What is my relationship to my readers? By what means should I persuade? And so on.) The rhetorical concept of ethos should be a natural part of this discussion, given that a rich understanding of ethos leads writers to reflect on the manifestation of their identity in public discourse and the related ethical questions that such presentation entails—among them the age-old question of whether an author must be a "good man," vir bonus, and by what means that goodness may be measured.
Call for Papers:
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 30, 2012
Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.
Please e-mail 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis, at firstname.lastname@example.org/
Borrowers & Lenders, The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, is soliciting contributors to a composite (and possibly collaborative) review of Punchdrunk's New York City production of Sleep No More, an ongoing interactive performance project based on Macbeth. Meant in part to accommodate and record the experience of attending this production, this composite review will attempt to capture the dynamic in which each audience member's participation in the performance yields a unique dramatic experience.
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (IJMESS) is a blind peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary international research journal. IJMESS is particularly interested in publishing innovative papers in the areas of management, strategic management, organizational behaviour, organization development and change, innovation management, organizational theories, human resource management, business strategies, management information systems, financial management, marketing management, business policy, economics, economic analysis, econometrics, statistics, organizational politics, social issues, social work, social welfare and women's studies.
A New Look at the Gothic Monster
This panel explores the cultural roles that monsters inhabit in Gothic fiction. Since the late-Victorian period, popular fiction has featured a panoply of monsters—vampires, werewolves, ghosts, zombies, mummies, shape-shifters, unknowable, and amorphous "things," and a variety of other undeads. The evolution of monsters, what they represent, and why audiences need them are subjects of interest for this panel. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: psychology and the monster; the abhuman; the post-human and the monster; the monster in imperial Gothic fiction; popular fiction and the monster; cultural transformations of the monster.
Literature and Medicine