Is there room for earnestness and authenticity in contemporary media? In accordance with the 2013 Midwest Modern Language Association conference theme of "Art & Artifice", This panel explores the intersection of authenticity and irony in literature, film, music, and other media. While stable irony depends upon fixed meanings intended to elicit specific interpretations from an audience, contemporary theories of language, identity, and community emphasize the ultimate contingency and instability of meaning. Thus, the possibility for irony is thrown into question; is irony impossible, or is irony all-pervasive? Likewise, is any form of authenticity or earnestness possible in artistic production?
NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 31 May, 2013
The theme of the 37th Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) is 'Worldmaking'.
DEADLINE 17th May for abstract and draft article along with an academic CV to firstname.lastname@example.org - Spread the Word!
Space and Place in the Humanities and Arts
This call for papers invites postgraduate submissions for the third edition of HARTS & Minds. Abstracts should be approximately 300 words in length and articles no longer than 6000 words. Subjects may include but are not limited to the following:
LonCon, August 2014
Proposals are welcome on "Fantastic London" for the academic programme at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention.
To reflect the history and population of London, the host city, the theme of the academic programme is 'Diversity'. We will be exploring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all forms of speculative fiction, whether in novels, comics, television, and movies or in fanworks, art, radio plays, games, advertising, and music.
For these panels, we are particularly soliciting submissions examining any element of fantastic and speculative British literature before 1900.
Due to the number of people who've requested a slightly later deadline, we've extended the deadline to Wednesday April 10th 2013. However, we'd be grateful to receive expressions of interest by Monday 8th April.
DEADLINE EXTENDED - 9th APRIL 2013
Tuesday 14th May 2013
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
An upcoming special issue of Jacket2 will be dedicated to the work of poet Leslie Scalapino (1944-2010). The editors seek essays that have some degree of focus on Scalapino's more recently published works (from 2008 to 2011) including the new edition of How Phenomena Appear to Unfold; The Dihedrons Gazelle-Dihedrals Zoom; Flow-Winged Crocodile & A Pair/Actions Are Erased/Appear; Floats Horse-Floats or Horse-Flows; The Animal is in the World like Water; and It's go in horizontal.
The quint's nineteenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.
The deadline for this call is 15th June 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Mark Currie (Queen Mary, University of London)
Oh you lost God! You endless trace!
Only because in the end hate divided you
are we now nature's mouth and listeners.
~ Rilke, The Sonnets to Orpheus, 26
A 'trace' can be that which has existed, and which is now past; or that which has passed, in the case of a track or a footprint; or that which copied or drawn or outlined, such as a map or a word in the sand. It can be used as a noun or a verb: as an object or concept, or an active process of discovery.
American Studies Association of Turkey
36th International Conference
American Fantasies and Dreams
May 14–16, 2014
Erzurum Technical University