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The Long Twentieth Century (1885-2008): Literature, Politics, Aesthetics

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 12:40pm
Goldsmiths, University of London

The Long Twentieth Century(1885-2008):Literature,Politics, Aesthetics
A one day conference

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Goldsmiths, University of London

September 18th 2013

'I see the political potential of art in art itself, in the aesthetic form as such'
-- Raymond Williams
'Literature does politics by simply being literature'
--Jacques Rancière

Keynote Speakers
Professor Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Josh Cohen, Goldsmiths, University of London

A Re-examination of Private Military and Security Companies - Abstracts due: April 1, 2013 - Papers due: July 8, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:54am
STAIR, Oxford University

CFP - A Re-examination of Private Military and Security Companies - STAIR - OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Abstracts due: April 1, 2013
Papers due: July 8, 2013
Maximum length of articles: 6000 words

Private security is big business – and important politics. As demand for pmscs increases, the academic literature has already experienced two waves of attention on the subject: firstly, in the post-Cold War era, to reflect on the emergence of pmscs, principally in Africa; and secondly, to analyse the implications of pmsc operations
during US operations in Iraq. In the context of the impending nato withdrawal from Afghanistan, it is time to re-examine the place of pmscs in domestic and international security.

WCW Society at MLA 14: "New Directions in Williams Studies"

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 2:07am
Daniel E. Burke / William Carlos Williams Society

The Society is especially seeking contemporary approaches to the work of William Carlos Williams. Possible topics include: medicine/embodiment; technology; transnationalism; ecocriticism; Williams and/in archives, etc.

Please note: The panel's format will be consist of up to seven short "lightning talk" presentations in the PechaKucha format. (See:

MLA 14 will take place in Chicago, January 9-12. Please send 200 word abstracts & CV to by March 28.

Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 1:41pm
Black Camera

Call for Papers: Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up devoted to a critical assessment of Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries to be published Fall 2014.

We seek essays on films by African filmmakers that challenge "absolute otherness" in postcoloniality. Consider, for example, films by Ousmane Sembène, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Merzak Allouache, Moufida Tlati, Joseph Gaï Ramaka, Jean-Marie Teno, Sylvestre Amoussou, Mahmoud Zemmouri, and Nadia El Fani.

Unity/Disunity: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 11:08am
UCL (University College London)

Unity/Disunity: An Interdisciplinary Conference 27-28 June 2013 at UCL

UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

"In union there is strength." Aesop
"You cannot conceive the many without the one." Plato
"The principle of contradiction makes the thought of unity the measure of heterogeneity." Theodor W. Adorno
"In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance." Jeanette Winterson

The conference organisers invite proposals for papers relating to the connected themes of unity and disunity from scholars across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

Gender and Early Modern Drama Panel

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7:32pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session seeks papers relating to aspects of gender in early modern dramatic works. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Vancouver, Washington, USA, Oct. 10-12, 2013. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email addresses – to Aaryon Clarke ( or ) by March 1, 2013. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2013. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.