Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is being read in 170 countries! Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues. www.warscapes.com
Synæsthesia managing editors Dr. Christopher Melley and Dr. Daniel Broudy are pleased to announce that this special edition of the journal will be co-edited by Dr. Jeffery Klaehn, editor of Roadblocks to Equality: Women Challenging Boundaries (2008) and The Political Economy of Media and Power (2010).
Call for Papers: Queerness in Contemporary Film and Television
We invite panel and individual-paper proposals pertaining to the theme of queerness in contemporary film and television, for presentation at this fall's Film and Television in the 21st Century Conference (to be held at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, November 2-3, 2012).
The members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that examine queerness (broadly defined) in 21st-century cinematic and televisual offerings in intellectually intriguing and diverse ways. Individual paper presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length.
Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies
Guest Editors: Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University) and Andrew Epstein (Florida State University)
Edited by Patricia Juliana Smith and Jessica Gildersleeve
From experiments in language and identity to innovations in the short story and life narratives, Elizabeth Bowen's work informs debates about literature in its most radical forms. The editors of this collection seek new scholarship on Bowen's inventiveness and the ways in which her work offers new perspectives on narrative and narrative theory. Essays addressing one or more texts, dealing with historical, biographical or archival material, or exploring Bowen's engagement with or influence on other writers, are equally welcome.
Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):
The conference will explore how Shakespeare's work influenced and inspired other works in literature, art, music. The event hopes to unite academics, teachers and students, theatre practitioners and critics, in a series of presentations, roundtables and performances.
Participants from a range of disciplines – English, Drama, Education, Music, Modern Languages, Classics, History, Art and Film are encouraged to participate.
The conference will include an exhibition of books, stage design and theatrical costumes showing the history of Shakespearean studies and performances in Georgia.
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.
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.
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.