The term speculation has, among others, two specific strands of meaning: thinking/narrating the realm of the possible and describing a form of economy that borders on the fluctuations in the material value of a marketable good. In both the strands, speculation is largely based on what constitutes the material. As Ursula K.
"We badly need a new way of thinking about novels that acknowledges their technological reality. We have to learn how to look at fiction as lines of print on a page and we to ask whether it is always the best arrangement to have a solid block of print from one margin to the other running down the page from top to bottom, except for occasional paragraph indentations."
—Ronald Sukenick, The New Tradition in Fiction
Call for Papers:
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: April 30, 2015
A one day conference co-hosted by the University of Leeds and City University of Hong Kong
Location: School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Date: Monday 20 July 2015
CONSTRUCTING COHERENCE IN THE BRITISH SHORT STORY CYCLE
-extended deadline to submit abstracts for the last remaining slots on our panels-
15-16 October 2015
Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany)
Patrick Alasdair Gill (Mainz) and Florian Kläger (Würzburg)
In our rapidly shifting culture, what defines the contemporary moment is fluid and impossible to pin down. This conference will look at the relations between newness, sameness, fluidity, and change in cinema and cinematic technologies from all eras. The cinematic apparatus itself is a technology of repetition and replication, and the effects of postmodern culture are marked by self-replication, simulation, and mediation. Postmodernism is about the now, and borrows from the surfaces of history while losing the history itself. Cinema and the cinematic is increasingly marked by intermediality of both culture and "text" and constant expansion of what these terms can mean.
ISSN 2347-6869 (Open Access)
ISSN 2347-2146 (Print)
SOCRATES is an international, multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary refereed and indexed scholarly journal produced as par of the Harvard Dataverse Network. This journal appears quarterly in English, Hindi, Persian in 22 disciplines.
Call for Papers 2015 Graduate Colloquium: Afterlives
York University: May 22-23, 2015
2015 Challenging Media Landscapes Conference
Cultures and Industries of Creativity in Contemporary Media Landscapes
CALL FOR PAPERS
Date: Monday 16 November 2015
Venue: MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester.
This conference is hosted and organized by the University of Salford and is part of the four day 2015 Salford International Media Festival (see: www.salfordmediafestival.co.uk)
Call for Papers
RSA Boston, 31 March -2 April 2 2016
The Milton Society of America seeks panels and papers for its sessions at the 62nd annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. As an Associate Organization, the MSA may submit up to five guaranteed panels.
Proposals covering any aspect of Milton studies will be given full consideration, but especially desirable are those falling under the following rubrics:
-Periodization (Renaissance, Early Modern, Long Restoration)
-Early modern epistemologies, including natural philosophy, cosmology, and hermeticism