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Photography, Testimony, and the Voyeuristic Gaze: Bearing Witness to Trauma

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:02pm
North Eastern Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers on the relation between trauma and representation in photography and related visual media. How do images of atrocities both provoke and disarm our voyeuristic gaze? How does bearing witness differ within visual, oral, and literary fields? This panel will explore our engagement with the spectacle of atrocities via the work of artists such as Alfredo Jaar and Richard Mosse. Preference will be given to papers that examine both photography and literature.

"Representing Afghanistan" - NeMLA Panel, 30 April-3 May, Toronto 2015

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:52am
Alla Ivanchikova/NeMLA

This seminar is designed to bring together scholars whose work examines representations of Afghanistan in literature, non-fiction, film, and new media published in the aftermath of 9/11 and the subsequent U.S. invasion. Works on genre, methodology, as well as papers on individual authors are welcome. Participants interested in interdisciplinary approaches and new media analysis are also encouraged to apply. Potential topics include:

Call for Papers IJAET Nov. Issue 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:39am
International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology

Call for Papers – Vol 7 Iss 5 - IJAET November 2014
Deadline : 30th September 2014
Notification : 15th October 2014
Revision : 20th October 2014
Publication : 01st November 2014
IJAET is a scholarly, online international journal that publishes original research papers in the fields of Engineering & Technology. The aim of the IJAET is to publish peer reviewed research and review articles. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The Journal covers all essential branches of Engineering & Technology.


Objectives of IJAET

British Society for Literature and Science Tenth Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, 16-18 April 2015

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 4:04am
Greg Lynall/ University of Liverpool

The tenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the University of Liverpool, on 16-18 April 2015. Keynote talks will be given by Professor Keith Barnham (Imperial College London), Dr Patricia Fara (University of Cambridge), and Dr Claire Preston (Queen Mary University of London).

"Age and the Stage: Women and Aging in Long Eighteenth-Century Drama"

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:12pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA March 19-21, 2015

"Age and the Stage" is inspired by this year's ASECS location in Los Angeles, a city deeply connected to an entertainment industry that foregrounds the complicated intersection of the feminine, aging, and cultural representations of both. It will seek papers that investigate the place of older and aging women in the long eighteenth-century's very own "entertainment industry:" the English theater. When the theaters of London opened their doors to women, young actresses were given the opportunity to enter the public spotlight, and, as demonstrated in recent works by Laura Engle, Felicity Nussbaum, and Joseph Roach, star actresses became the driving force behind the success of Restoration and eighteenth-century theater.

Reality TV at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Feb. 11-14, 2015

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 5:23pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
"Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"
February 11-14, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association will hold its 36th annual conference, "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture" in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on February 11-14, 2015. We are now accepting proposals on reality television.

The Poetics/Politics of Post-Postmodernism

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:14pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)

In the epilogue to the second edition of The Politics of Postmodernism, Linda Hutcheon heralds the closure of the very period she helped to define: "Let's just say it," she admits, "it's over" (2002: 165-166). This view has in recent years been echoed by an increasing number of cultural critics, who cite the failure of the postmodern aesthetic—developed in the 1970s and characterized by fragmentation, self-reflexivity, and irony—to embody the very real ethical and political concerns of twenty-first century citizens (cf. Eshelman, 2008; Kirby, 2009; Toth, 2010; Vermeulen and van den Akker, 2010; Abrahamson, 2013).

Comics and Comic Art Area: PCA/ACA Conference New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015 (deadline Nov 1)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:09pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Comics: Strips, Books, Graphic Novels and Everything in Between

The Comics and Comic Art Area of the Popular Culture Association invites all comics scholars to participate in the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association. Details of the conference can be found at the conference website.

The Comics and Comic Art Area of the Popular Culture Association offers a venue for scholars from across the country to share their research and exchange ideas on the growing field of comics scholarship. Papers on all aspects of the medium are invited.

Submit to KSU Touchstone Magazine from September 9th to December 15th! Accepting Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Art

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 1:59pm
Touchstone Magazine, Literary Magazine, Est. 1975

Touchstone Magazine was established in 1975 and publishes works of poetry, non-fiction, fiction, flash-fiction and visual art from students (undergraduates and graduates) all over the United States. There is no submission fee, but there is an opportunity for submissions to win cash prizes. Applicants can send their manuscripts to and will hear back between 3 and 6 months. The Magazine launches annually in April. The 2015 edition is "Layers." Our website is I can provide more details as necessary. The deadline to submit is December 15, 2014.

Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th, 2015]

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:34pm
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Open to critical perspectives and mediums of examination from any time period, Aelurus solicits scholarly submissions, the most rigorous of which will be published digitally and in print in the spring of each year.

SURVIVAL: University of Toronto Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature, March 12-March 15, 2015

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:48am
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Keynote Addresses: Professor Christopher Fynsk (University of Aberdeen) and Professor Elizabeth Rottenberg (DePaul University)

Linda Hutcheon and J. Edward Chamberlin Lecture in Literary Theory: Professor Eric Cazdyn (University of Toronto)

**Please note that our submissions deadline has been extended to October 15**