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Special issue of Utopian Studies on Architecture and Utopia -- Guest Editor, Dr Nahtaniel Coleman

Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 6:27am
Dr Nathaniel Coleman, Newcastle University


The Problematic of Architecture and Utopia

Special issue of Utopian Studies (25:1, Spring 2014) on Architecture and Utopia

Call for Papers – Deadline: 01 May 2013

Guest Editor: Dr Nathaniel Coleman, Newcastle University


Papers are invited for publication in a forthcoming issue of Utopian Studies on the topic of Architecture and Utopia. In this instance, architecture is construed as including interiors and gardens in one direction, and cities and landscapes in the other, with individual buildings, or assemblages of them, in the middle.

[UPDATE] The Aesthetics of Austerity - Extended Deadline, February 1, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 8:03pm
University of California, Irvine - PhD Program in Visual Studies

The PhD program in Visual Studies at UC, Irvine invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference: The Aesthetics of Austerity.

Conference Date: April 5, 2013
Deadline: Abstracts of no more than 350 words are due February 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm to Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length. Please include a one-page CV that demonstrates your research interests.

Humor in the Digital Age -- SAMLA (Atlanta, 11/8-11/10)

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 11:56am
Pete Kunze (Louisiana State University)

The American Humor Studies Association seeks papers for a panel, "Humor in the Digital Age," for the 2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference at the Marriott Atlanta from November 8-10. This panel will examine how the rise of new media (including social media, Web 2.0, and blogs) has created new contexts for the production, distribution, and exhibition of American humor. We welcome papers on humor and comedy as they are employed in viral videos, blogs or vlogs, web series, webisodes, parodies, participatory culture online, memes, or remixes.

CFP: Romantic Origins Conference for PG and ECRs (5 April 2013, HRI, University of Sheffield)

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 8:15am
Romantic Heirs Research Network / University of Sheffield / AHRC

CFP: Romantic Origins Conference

5 April 2013, 10:00-18:00

Humanities Research Institute Building, University of Sheffield

The AHRC-sponsored Romantic Heirs research network is pleased to announce the date of its inaugural conference on the theme of Romantic origins. The conference, to be held at the University of Sheffield on 5 April 2013, is free to attend and includes lunchtime refreshments (gratis) and a post-conference dinner. The day's events include:

LSU Graduate Student Conference March 8th-9th: Extended deadline

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 9:41pm
LSU philosophy Department


LSU Graduate Student Philosophy Conference 2013
March 8 & 9, Louisiana State University

Submission deadline: February 3rd.
Notification of decisions will be sent by February 8th

We welcome submissions from students of all disciplines, and are accepting papers in all fields of Philosophy.

A prize of $200 will go to the best graduate submission.

Presenters will have 30 minutes, followed by brief commentary from an LSU graduate student, who will also moderate Q&A.

"Postwhat?! Literary Postmodernism in the 21st Century" - MLA 2014 - Abstracts by March 15, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 5:39pm
Matthew Mullins / MLA

This panel tackles the question of whether or not postmodernism as a way of thinking about literary texts has truly run out of steam, or whether we are only now gaining enough critical distance to assess its impact on literature and literary studies.

Particularly welcome are proposals that consider the ways in which discussing postmodernism in the 21st century may help us reassess claims that postmodernism has gotten bogged down in, or become coterminous with, consumerism, radical otherness, irony, whiteness, masculinity, and nationalism, problems that it had hoped to deconstruct or move beyond.

Please send along a 300-word abstract no later than March 15 to Matthew Mullins:

Connections: A Critical Thinking Conference

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 5:20pm
Kathy Whitaker/East Georgia State College

"Critical thinking is a desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and hatred for every kind of imposture." Francis Bacon (1605)

[UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture: Into the Void, March 29-30, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 5:08pm
University of Iowa

The 13th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
"Into the Void"
March 29-30, 2012
University of Iowa

***DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 8, 2013***

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But in the midst of the long row there hangs a canvas which differs from the others. . . . on this one plate no name is inscribed, and the linen within the frame is snow-white from corner to corner, a blank page.
— Isak Dinesen, "The Blank Page"

South Central MLA Autobiography/Biography/Memoir panel

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 4:07pm
South Central Modern Language Association

The 2013 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Autobiography/Biography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 3/21/12 to

Picking Through the Trash - May 10th and 11th, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 4:03pm
York University, Toronto

Picking Through the Trash
English Graduate Students' Association Conference at York University, Toronto
May 10th and 11th, 2013

"Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures." – Ray Bradbury
"I love trash!" – Oscar the Grouch