The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities, March 25, 2011.
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
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.
Thursday 9th June 2011, 9.30am – 5.00pm
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
Wednesday 8th June 2011, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Reading by Don Paterson and wine reception
Tower Building, University of Dundee
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 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:
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
A three-day conference
De Montfort University, UK
18, 19, 20 November 2011
David Punter, University of Bristol
Andy Mousley, De Montfort University, Leicester
"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.
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.