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Literature and Mathematics in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Europe (16-18 May 2011)

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 10:17am
Alice Jenkins

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers or for panels on any aspect of the relationship between literature and mathematics in Britain and Europe during the long nineteenth century. Proposals and papers should be in English.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Daniel Brown (University of Western Australia).
Professor Marilyn Gaull (The Editorial Institute, Boston University)
Professor Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow)

"Where Do You Want Me to Start?" Producing History through Mad Men (March 1, 2011)

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 9:12am
Invisible Culture

The television network AMC's historical drama Mad Men, set in 1960-64, premiered in 2007. While the program was slowly accepted by audiences, at least as slowly as its methodical narrative structures, it clearly struck a chord among a cross-generational body of viewers, tripling in size from the first season. In order to engage with the show more fully, fans paraded in Mad Men-inspired costumes during Banana Republic-sponsored
events in 2009 and 2010 in Times Square, "Mad Men-ed" themselves online, participated in the series' Facebook page or the network's online portals, downloaded period music, or simply watched each episode. The show is a pervasive cultural force

CFP: The Child, The First World War and the Global South (Sydney, 1-4 Dec 2011)

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 7:15am
University of Technology Sydney

'A Game That Calls Up Love and Hatred Both':
The Child, the First World War, and the Global South

1-4 December 2011

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Australian Centre for Child and Youth: Culture and Wellbeing (ACCY) & Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art

War ain't no giddy garden feete – it's war:
A game that calls up love an' 'atred both …
~ C. J. Dennis, The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916)

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Graduate Student Conference: EMERGENCE/IES -London, ON March 17-19, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 2:35pm
Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, The University of Western Ontario

[Deadline extended to February 1, 2011] Lucky 13 has come around! The 13th annual Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies at the University of Western Ontario will take place on March 17-19, 2011. We welcome proposals that explore "EMERGENCE/IES" from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and critical perspectives. This conference will examine the theme of emergent/emerging/potentially emerging/surfacing realities and non-realities in language, literature, film, theory and cultural studies.

ESSAY PRIZE 2011 Katherine Mansfield Society

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 12:41pm

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its second annual prize essay competition, open to all,
and which for 2011 will be on the subject of:


Katherine Mansfield's stories show her engagement with popular and classical music, dance, cinema, design, photography, painting and sculpture. Studies of approximately 5,000 words should address this aspect of her work, covering one or more of the arts as they feature in the stories or in her own life, and consisting of original, previously unpublished research.


Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 12:12pm
Drs Comer and Vayo

Jean-Francois Lyotard writes, "We have paid a high enough price for the nostalgia of the whole [...] let us be witnesses to the unpresentable; let us activate the differences and save the honor of the name." How are "nostalgia" and the "whole" linked to terror and the (post)cinematic form? Is terror synonymous with the unpresentable? Or is the unpresentable that which exposes terror to its finitude? How do cinematic and post-cinematic media—or do they—communicate that which is unpresentable? How do (post)cinematic media confront the "unpresentable"? Can the aural yield successful representation where the visual proves inadequate? And what are the ethical considerations in this confrontation?

CFP on Environmental Performance

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 9:20am
R. Besel and J. Blau - California Polytechnic State University

Call for Chapter Proposals: Collection on Environmental Performance