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"Mise-en-Scène: Crime" (special issue)

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 4:32am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University)

Vol. 38 No. 1 (March 2012)
Submissions due August 15, 2011

In the beginning was murder. Then came drama: the hair-tearing (or eye-gouging) discovery of one's own overweening hubris, the inconsolable grieving over the loss of the most basic sense of humanity, and, simply, more killing. Indeed, murderers are significant figures in what Erich Auerbach would call "scenes of drama from European literature": Cain, Oedipus, Medea, the parricides in Dante's inferno, and Shakespeare's army of villains. Acts of killing in these literary texts not only contribute to the excitement of the drama, but also make imperative a rethinking of social order, justice, morality, state power, and human-God relations.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: The American imagetext

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 3:28pm
University of East Anglia, UK

'To fasten words again to visible things': the American imagetext

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, UK, 18th-19th June 2011

Keynote speakers:
WJT Mitchell:
'The Historical Uncanny:  Phantoms, Doubles, and Repetition in the War on Terror'

Miles Orvell:
'The Talking Picture:  Speech, Silence, and Ventriloquism in the Discourse of Photography'

African Studies Area

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 1:30am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association





2011 Milwaukee, WI!

The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, WI from Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October, 2011.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent.

Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:

CFP: First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference, San Diego, March 16-17, 2012 (abstract due Nov. 1, 2011)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 3:23pm
Studies in Gothic Fiction

First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference
National University
San Diego, California
March 16-17, 2012

As interest in Gothic studies grows exponentially, what is considered Gothic and how we define it continues to evolve. At this conference we will explore not only the origins of the Gothic, but the evolution of the genre.

Papers which explore any aspect of the Gothic in literature, film, and other media are encouraged.

Topics which could be explored include:

Twentieth Century Studies

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 1:38pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association

Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53203
More information on the conference, including the official call for papers and hotel information,
can be found at Note: Please do not submit the same item to more than one Area Chair.

CfP June 23-24 Medieval Postgraduate Conference Durham University

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:34pm
Medieval & Renaissance Discussion Group at Durham University; part of the Institute of Medieval & Renaissance Studies

The Medieval and Renaissance Postgraduate Discussion Group at Durham University invites abstracts for its fifth annual conference on the 23rd and 24th of June 2011 addressing the theme of "Beauty".

The interdisciplinary conference aims to offer a broad ranging forum, and will be followed by a display of Durham's medieval and Renaissance manuscripts,introduced by staff from the University's Palace Green Library.

Possible areas of discussion might include, but are by no means limited to:

~The appreciation of beauty within literature; poems, manuscripts, and books as beautiful objects; the performance of beauty in drama.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 8:37am
Department of Film and Media Studies, The University of Derby, UK

Whodunit', and how have they 'dunit'? Investigating Agatha Christie's works and their adaptations


Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She has sold over two billion books worldwide and has been translated into over 45 languages. She has written over 80 novels and a number of plays. Her work has been adapted for cinema, television, animation and, more recently, computer games. The characters she created have assumed the status of 'fictional celebrities'; Poirot and Miss Marple have become transnational phenomena, and are the protagonists of Japanese animations series and video games for various platforms.

MLA Special Session: Marilyn Monroe's Fragments

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 4:13pm
Zachary Lamm

Any approach to the recently-published archival text, including comparative, historical, psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, materialist, biographical; Monroe as icon, poet, performer; in celebrity culture, fashion, politics, and film. 300-word abstracts by 20 March 2011.

[UPDATE] New Horizons Postgraduate Conference

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 8:19am
Aberystwyth University Department of English and Creative Writing

The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference in cooperation with the National Library of Wales has extended the deadline for abstracts for New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities, the annual postgraduate conference to be held 11 May to 13 May 2011.