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Travelling Narratives: Modernity and the Spatial Imaginary (29 November - 1 December 2013)

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 11:15am
English Department, University of Zurich

International Symposium at the University of Zurich,
29 November – 1 December 2013

Cultures have always been in contact with as well as imagined spaces other than their own. Ever since the age of discovery, however, the relations, links
and ruptures between different spaces have played an increasingly significant
role in the cultural imaginary, taking on new urgency in today's world of ever
increasing mobility and global networks.

Lyric Theory in the 21st Century - PAMLA 2013 San Diego Special Session

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 5:28pm
Ryan Sullivan, UC Riverside

In the last decade, scholars have been increasingly critical of "lyric." Now, as well as Virginia Jackson and Yopie Prins's upcoming publication of The Lyric Theory Reader, we are in an important moment where the concept (genre, form, or mode, depending upon your critical positions) of the "lyric" is being contested, affirmed, and dismantled. At the same time, 21st-century modes of circulation (digital platforms and social media) and the democratization of authorship have complicated what we call the lyric. This panel invites papers exploring the implications, limits, and uses of lyric theory in the 21st century. Papers may include a wide range of time periods and approaches, while keeping in mind current discussions of the lyric.

2013 World Picture Conference on "Willing"

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:56am
World Picture/University of Toronto

World Picture Conference
November 8-9, 2013
University of Toronto


With keynote addresses by:

Linda Zerilli (University of Chicago)
Davide Panagia (Trent University)

The theme of this year's conference is willing, a term that raises questions about how we might conjugate a more nimble understanding of the relation between any number of ideas typically opposed to one another, and burdened with no small share of history: will and submission, intervention and compliance, purposiveness and purposelessness, manipulation and naiveté, among others.

[UPDATE] Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture Area

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:37am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture 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 Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of writing/rhetoric and popular culture. This includes the use of popular culture in rhetoric/writing educational settings or interpretations of rhetoric/writing in popular culture. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to,

Second Chances, Final Glances: Media Afterlives

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:49am
University of Pittsburgh/ Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

University of Pittsburgh, October 18-19, 2013
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: June 14, 2013

If obsolescence is both a condition and consequence of media culture, how can we approach and articulate the relationship between oldness and newness, obsolescence and innovation, with regard to changes in cinematic form, technology, and scholarship? This conference reconsiders obsolescence as a strategic anachronism, focusing not only on technological formats but also on genres, critical approaches, and texts. To address the allure of the "now" which pervades approaches to everything from Blu-ray technology to Speculative Realism, we affirm the need to turn back in order to imagine what lies ahead.

Society for Phenomenology and Media: 16th Annual International Conference - October 30, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 5:42am
Society for Phenomenology and Media

The Society for Phenomenology and Media invites proposals for individual conference papers and three-person panels for its 16th Annual International Conference.
Send submissions (200-word abstract) or questions to:
SPM Coordinator:
WHEN: March 12-15, 2014
WHERE: Hochschule Furtwangen University & Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

The Eighteenth-Century Gothick Symposium

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 3:58am
Dr Peter N Lindfield

Call for Papers
The Gothick Revival in eighteenth-century Britain is a multi-faceted phenomenon, simultaneously liminal and mainstream, historical and modern, whimsical and serious.

This one-day symposium (7 August 2013) seeks to explore the revival's many dimensions. Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers that address any aspect of the revival, and may include:


CFP: "Publishing the Archive" for Archive Journal (Due: 6/3/2013)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 3:46pm
Korey Jackson / Archive Journal

Archive Journal is now accepting project and essay proposals for the "Archives, Remixed" section of its upcoming fourth issue, "Publishing the Archive." This issue will examine how technological developments—from discrete digitization projects and databases to linked data and APIs for extensible machine-readability—are changing how we produce and publish archives and archival research.