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The Education/Industrial Complex- M/MLA- November 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 2:44pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The American Literature II panel (permanent section)seeks papers examining novelistic/dramatic/poetic/cinematic depictions of the corporate influence on public education policy, the "Free Market" in the classroom, and/or the effect of new technologies/modes of efficiency on pedagogy.

Please send 250-word abstracts by May 31st to Mark Schiebe,

Research Residency Fellowship with Provisions Library 2014

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 2:24pm
Provisions Library

Provisions Library--an art and social change agent in Washington DC and Fairfax, VA--is now accepting proposals for National and Capital Research Residency fellowships for September 2013-September 2014. Artists, activists, academics, and social change agents are invited to apply. Complete information about the opportunity is available at:, The proposal deadline is April 30th, 2013.

CFP - 2nd Annual Marginalised Mainstream Conference: Fading and Emerging, 12-13 September 2013 [Deadline 17 May 2013]

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:15am
Marginalised Mainstream 2013

Keynote speakers include: Dr Kate Macdonald (Ghent University, Brussels) and Dr Nicola Humble (University of Roehampton, London)

There must be but one detective – that is, but one protagonist –
one deus ex machine.
~ S.S. Van Dine, Rule 9, 'Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories', 1928

[These] novels sense the potential to shift the focus away
from the established centre, toward minor characters ...
The more dynamic examples of assymetric characterisation
do not simply represent these minor characters but represent
characters becoming minor within a complex narrative system.
~ Alex Woloch, The One vs. the Many, 2003


Monday, April 8, 2013 - 4:49pm
Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture, University of Virginia

The Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation of the University of Virginia. We invite submissions for our fourth issue on the theme of 'Collaboration'. We also accept general submissions on interdisciplinary topics on an ongoing basis.

[REMINDER] When "I" Means "We": Poetry and Social Life

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 2:47pm
Princeton Comparative Poetry and Poetics Colloquium

REMINDER: Abstract submission deadline is April 10, 2013.


When "I" means "We": Poetry and Social Life

Eighth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetry & Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Panel on Film Noir and Neo-Noir, Abstracts due April 15th

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 2:10pm
Panel on Film Noir and Neo-Noir, Abstracts due April 15th

Out of the Past, Into the Postmodern: From Film Noir to Neo-Noir

From the Coen brothers to Christopher Nolan, the concept of film noir is being re-articulated in ever more provocative ways today. Submissions on aspects of film noir are welcome, especially in terms of the relationship between neo-noir and classic midcentury noir.

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

The femme fatale
Visual style
Hard-boiled masculinity
Political/economic contexts for Noir and Neo-Noir
The city
Neo-noir and postmodernity

CFP 'Corporealities: Body Limits' for a special issue of Word and Text

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 11:35am
Word and Text – A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics

Treatments of corporeality have piled high in literary and cultural studies, especially in the last twenty years or so, while questions of embodiment continue to proliferate in philosophical discussion. At the same time, metaphorical bodies loom large: humanities scholars have shown renewed critical interest in variously shaped ideas of the body politic, past and present; corpus linguistics works with ever-larger 'corporae' of everyday language. Bodies, 'real' or 'imagined', never lose the potential to unsettle. However, discussions of corporeality tend to be carried, more or less subtly, by the reassuring promise of the material body as a site of indisputable fact.

UPDATE: Great Writing Creative Writing Conference (UK) 05/10/13: 06/29-13 - 06/30/13

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 8:52am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Dear Colleagues,

re: Great Writing
UK's International Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College, London
Sat. June 29th – Sun. June 30th 2013

Great Writing 2013 continues the fine trend of the past 16 years, with Creative Writing presentations confirmed from around the world and across the United Kingdom. The variety of critical and creative work to be presented promises to be remarkable!

Although presentation places are largely filled (see below*), there is some room for additional audience/participants.

"Many straunge and horrible events" – Omens and Prophecies in Histories and Tragedies by Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:29pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

"To make short, in this year sundry woeful, and cruel evils, together with many strange and horrible events shall sensibly appear, which shall principally molest and afflict the westward countries." [1]