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States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 7:59am
Queen's University Belfast

States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction

17th-18th of June 2011, Queen's University, Belfast.

Call for papers/ Appel à contribution

Deadline/ Date limite: 28th February 2011

Keynote speaker: Professor Dominique Kalifa, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne

Guest Writers: Eoin McNamee, David Peace

Studies in Comics 2.2 journal CFP - 1 April 2011 abstracts

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 7:50am
Studies in Comics, Intellect Books

Papers are invited for Studies in Comics volume 2.2. As the last two issues have been themed (1.2 was on autobiography and the forthcoming 2.1 focuses on Alan Moore), issue 2.2 will not
have a specific theme and will be open to all submissions. Although Studies in Comics has a particular interest in the formal properties of the medium and theoretical approaches to it
we welcome papers on any aspect of comics scholarship and criticism.

International Journal of Iberian Studies Call for Papers

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 6:24am
Association of Contemporary Iberian Studies

The International Journal of Iberian Studies (IJIS) welcomes submissions from scholars whose research focuses on contemporary Spain and Portugal from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Transnational Cinema

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 5:12am
Transnational Cinemas Journal

Transnational Cinemas is a new, internationally refereed Intellect journal. Our journal aims to break down traditional geographical divisions in Film Studies and we welcome submissions from around the world that reflect the global nature of film cultures. The editors are seeking articles, interviews, visual essays, reports on film festivals and conferences. The topics on which the journal welcomes submissions are then as follows:

PEACE Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 3:57am
Otago Polytechnic

Full paper deadline: 30 January 2011.

Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the spirit. Soldiers usually win battles and generals get the credit for them. You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
– Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

It is not troublemakers who will have the last word in a democracy.
– Nicolas Sarkozy (23 October 2010)

The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 2:00am
De Montfort University, Leicester

The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

A three-day conference
De Montfort University, UK
18, 19, 20 November 2011

Keynote Speakers:
David Punter, University of Bristol
Andy Mousley, De Montfort University, Leicester

Literatures of Modernity Symposium 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 12:45am
Second Annual Literatures of Modernity Symposium, Ryerson University

"It is in its transitoriness that modernity shows itself to be ultimately and most intimately akin to antiquity," Walter Benjamin writes in _The Arcades Project_. For Adorno, modernity was a quality and not a chronology. How is modernity related to temporality? How is modernity related to technology, identity, the city? What are some of the popular icons of modernity? This symposium invites proposals on any aspect of modernity as expressed in literature or culture. In addition to academic proposals, the committee welcomes proposals for creative projects including photography, painting, video, film, or performance.

"Nature as Nurturer and Nemesis: Ecocritical readings of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries [1/31/11;6/14/11]

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 12:09am
Lora Geriguis; Second Biennial Conference of the Defoe Society (Worchester, England)

Defoe's publication of the various pieces known collectively as "The Storm" (1704) set the stage, early in his career, for the significant role nature would play in his imagination. In his novels, nature alternatively functions as nurturer and nemesis to the travelers who traverse the globe. Robinson Crusoe's relationship to animals on the island both reconciled him to the place and provided some of his greatest moments of fear and dread.This panel will take up the challenge laid down by Rober Marzec in "An Ecological and Postcolonial Study of Literature: From Daniel Defoe to Salman Rushdie" (Palgrave Macmillian 2007) to consider the implications of reading Defoe's works through a deliberately ecological lens.