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The Twenty-First Century "Bad Guy"

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:07pm
University of St. Andrews

The Twenty-First Century "Bad Guy"
Is the antagonist always synonymous with the criminal?
April 11, 2015 at Kennedy Hall
University of St. Andrews

The events of 9/11 are often viewed as a turning point after which America "lost her innocence." But when innocence is lost on a mass scale, what happens to the nature of guilt and culpability?

AFTERMATH: the Cultural Legacies of WW1. London 21--23 May 2015

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 5:42pm
King's College London

The Arts & Humanities Research Institute at King's, in conjunction with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina, is staging an international conference on the Cultural Legacies of World War I, to be held at King's from 21-23 May 2015.

The conference will cover a wide range of aspects of how the First World War changed the world, such as its geopolitical aftermath (and its current repercussions in the Middle East); how people thought about future wars; the war's impact on social history, the arts and popular cultures, and on science, technology, nursing and medicine.

Cormac McCarthy Sessions at the American Literature Association Conference

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 3:20pm
Cormac McCarthy Society/American Literature Association

The Cormac McCarthy Society will sponsor two panels at the annual American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2015. Please send brief abstracts for papers on any subject related to Cormac McCarthy's life and work by January 30,2015 to Steven Frye at

The Carson McCullers Society Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper (presented during 2014 calendar year). Submit by 2/1/15.

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 2:07pm
The Carson McCullers Society

The Carson McCullers Society invites submissions for an annual scholarly Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper, to be awarded to an essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference in the past year. Entries should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a regional, national, or international academic conference during the previous calendar year (January to December 2014) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society. See the Society's website at for membership information. Submissions are welcome from graduate students and all levels of scholars.

62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 24-27, 2015, Detroit

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:58am
Midwest Conference on British Studies

MWCBS is proud to announce that its 62nd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Wayne State University and held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, September 24-27, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Patrick Brantlinger of Indiana University, and the plenary address will be given by Alison Games of Georgetown University.

"R/Evolutions: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures" New Directions Graduate Student Conference, UofArizona, April 10-11 2015

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:50am
2015 New Directions Graduate Student Conference

"R/Evolution: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures"
Conference Dates: April 10-11, 2015, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 12, 2015

"One magic word today seems capable of compensating for all sufferings, resolving all anxieties, avenging the past, curing present ills, summing up all future possibilities: that word is revolution. . . all this, however, does not prevent it from possibly being meaningless." – Simone Weil, from Oppression and Liberty

EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE 1/5/2015 - Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:29am
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time," to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington on March 26-28, 2015. Join us for the 13th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:14am
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

War and Conflict in Sequential Art

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 9:35am
Nordic Network for Comics Research (NNCORE)

Call for papers: NNCORE 2015 International Conference in Comics Studies

University of Oslo, Norway, June 11-12, 2015.

Conference theme: "War and Conflict in Sequential Art"

Organized by the Nordic Network for Comics Research in cooperation with the University of Oslo, The Norwegian Research Council, and Oslo Comics Expo.

We invite proposals for presentations on the conference theme in any discipline in the human and social sciences.

Potential topics (though of course these are only suggestions):