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Beyond Historicism: Resituating Samuel Beckett, 7-8 December 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 1:59am
Dr Paul Sheehan, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Samuel Beckett's trilogy of novels – Molloy (1950), Malone Dies (1951) and The Unnamable (1953) – has redefined the modernist landscape in the sixty years since it first appeared. Yet even as it affirmed the death of the novel as a viable narrative form, it also inspired at least two other fictional trilogies: Paul Auster's New York Trilogy and John Banville's Frames Trilogy. Following Faber's recent re-publication of the three novels, this conference marks a crucial moment in Beckett studies.

[UPDATE] CFP: The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference, Taipei, Taiwan

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:01pm
The English Department at Tamkang University

CFP: The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference, Taipei, Taiwan

The English Department at Tamkang University, the publisher of the internationally renowned Tamkang Review, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference on the theme Creative Assemblages, May 31- June 2, 2013, and, prior to the conference, the Deleuze Camp, May 25-29, 2013.

Corsets and Clockworks: Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture/Deadline 16 July 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 12:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association/Cincinnati, OH, November 8-11, 2012

Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature are widely read and written in contemporary popular culture. While these genres are not new, they have become ever more accessible to mainstream audiences through such works as Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger, Kady Cross's Steampunk Chronicles, and Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan Series. Steampunk has also become a movement, much like its Gothic brother, in its own right by celebrating Victoriana through fashion, writing and art. This panel seeks to investigate ways in which Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Literature are impacting current trends in literature, art, and fashion.

Essays for journal - languague, literacy, literature, culture and/or English teaching

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:41am
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education

The editors seek articles concerned with English language, literacy and literature teaching worldwide as well as essays on literature and culture that do not specifically address teaching.

Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education is an established journal (published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis) for English teachers at all levels, including college and university, which encourages international dialogue between teachers and researchers on issues surrounding literacy, language, literature and culture. In particular, Changing English considers the future of English as a subject in the context of its history and the scope for development and change.

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2012

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:26am
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Submission and application deadline: June 15, 2012

Check the website,, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us

Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit a the third issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

[UPDATE] SF Storyworlds

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 7:32am
Gylphi Press

SF Storyworlds is the critical studies series published by Gylphi Press (UK). We are interested in all aspects of science fiction studies, principally 20th and 21st century, and covering all forms of media - literature, film, TV, radio, graphic novels, video games, etc. We are looking for monographs, essay collections and conference proceedings to add to our growing list. Our first publication, "SF across Media" edited by I.Q. Hunter and Thomas van Parys, will be published later this year to be followed by David Ian Paddy's "The Empires of J.G. Ballard", with further titles from Carl Freedman and Nicholas Ruddick. Other projects are also under consideration. Suggested topics might include (but are not exclusive to):