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[UPDATE]: Great Writing - Creative Writing Conference [UK] (4/20/11; 6/18/11 - 6/19/11)

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 6:32am
Great Writing - International Creative Writing Conference

Great Writing 2011

The UK's 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London
Saturday June 18th - Sunday June 19th 2011

Critical or creative presentations are invited for this, the 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 18th – 19th June 2011. (Limited remaining space – presentations from the UK, USA, continental Europe, Australia, China, and more!)

To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural centre for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.

[Akademeia] Multidisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal - Call for papers (Submit for next issue by 05/31/11)

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 5:02am

Akademeia is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that publishes outstanding work from a wide range of disciplines and from scholars of all training levels. We are currently accepting submissions from the sciences and liberal arts. Prospective authors should consult the most recent Guide For Authors, available on our website, All submissions (either in the form of research articles, essays, literature, hypotheses, canvas, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded peer review

[UPDATE] CSECS/ABS/NEASECS 2011 panel, Adaptation and 18th-Century Literature--new deadline April 12

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:08pm
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Aphra Behn Society/Northeast Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Recently adaptation theorists have argued for a re-valuing of adaptations and of the dynamic between originary texts and their adaptation. Critics such as Brian McFarlane, Imelda Whelehan, and Deborah Cartmell have argued that adaptations carry "cultural capital" equal to the original's, and that putting a material, original text in dialogue with an adaptation provides an opportunity to revalue, perhaps increase the value of the original.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] "The Immaterial 18th Century"--NEW DEADLINE April 12

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:03pm
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/ Northeast Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Aphra Behn Society

Call for Papers
Joint Meeting of CSECS/NEASECS/Aphra Behn Society
Hosted by McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, 27-29 October, 2011

"The Immaterial Eighteenth Century"

Education and Utopia: Theory and Practice

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 5:04pm
Tyson Lewis, Montclair State University

The Society for Utopian Studies is holding its annual conference at Penn State College this year from October 20-23. In advance of a special issue of Utopian Studies on the theme of "utopia and education," I am putting together a panel on utopian pedagogies in theory and/or practice. Rather than education in utopian literature or utopian literature as educational process, I am interested in research that focuses on education itself as containing a utopian dimension and pedagogies/educational experiments that embody, enact, or elicit utopian possibilities.

Please submit a brief 100-250 word abstract of your proposal to me by no later May 1st.

"The Politics of Travel," Georgetown University, 3/30/12-4/1/12; Deadline: 10/1/11

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 4:19pm
Gary Totten / International Society for Travel Writing

"The Politics of Travel":
The Seventh Conference of the International Society for Travel Writing

The International Society for Travel Writing invites you to join its seventh biennial conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. from March 30th-April 1st 2012.

The conference has a special, but not exclusive, focus on "The Politics of Travel." Papers on this theme might address (but are not limited to) the following topics:

VIRTUAL FUTURES Conference - 18th-19th June 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 4:15pm
Virtual Futures, Luke Robert Mason


University of Warwick, UK, 18-19 June 2011

"as art collapses into science, centralised control dissipates into networks, and culture migrates beyond man, the old models of explanation, classification and discussion are rendered obsolete."
-Virtual Futures, 1996

Community Connectivities/Temporal Belongings Workshop 20-21 June apps due 20 April

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:25pm
Centre for Research in Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester

Community Connectivities/Temporal Belongings is a two day interdisciplinary workshop seeking to explore the interconnections between time and community, broadly conceived.

Broadly speaking, research on the problem of community has focused on the task of analysing, challenging and transforming how particular qualities or attributes (be it race, gender, sexuality, place, interest, affinity, history, class etc.) are constructed as being 'in common'. The interest of this workshop is to explore how time might be involved in the production of the 'in common' that defines who or what can be included in a community.

Black and Brown Planets: the Politics of Race in Science Fiction—Essay Collection, 6/24/11

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:04pm
Isiah Lavender, III

The mass popularity of science fiction (sf) has shaped the racial politics of popular culture. Through the art and science of governing the complex relationships of people in society in the context of authority, arbitrary, yet traditional, divisions of human beings along lines of color (Caucasian, Negro, Mongoloid, and Latino) have been mirrored in science fiction. In short, skin color matters in our visions of the future. Though W.E.B. DuBois articulates "the color line" as "the problem of the twentieth century" well over a hundred years ago (41), it still remains a fearsome and complicated twenty-first century problem. This problem challenges, compromises, if not corrupts, all endeavors to build a better, more progressive world.