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Kennesaw State University's Second World Literature and Film Conference

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 5:53am
Larrie Dudenhoeffer/Kennesaw State University

Judith Butler, in the recent monograph Frames of War, argues that the mass media in times of crisis, whether from war, natural disaster, or economic meltdown, iterates certain normative values that shape the ways we react to the loss of others' lives. In short, these media images work to normalize the conditions that make some lives "obviously" worth grieving over and others not. However, as she also contends, they do so in non-deterministic ways: "to call the frame into question is to show that the frame never quite contained the scene it was meant to limn […] The frame never quite determined precisely what it is we see, think, recognize, and apprehend. Something exceeds the frame that troubles our sense of reality."

[UPDATE] CFP Deadline for RE:Humanities Dec 7

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 8:42pm
Re:Humanities/ Tri-College Digital Humanities

Re:Humanities 2013 explores various aspects of multimodal storytelling and argument. We seek undergraduates who are exploring cross-platform approaches to course projects, digital scholarship, and student collaborations.

Tara McPherson, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Southern California) and David Angel Nieves, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Hamilton College)

Topics might include, but are not limited to, interdisciplinary approaches to the following:

"And Listen--How It Ought to Go!" Robert Frost and the Question of Influence

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 12:32pm
Grzegorz Kosc / Robert Frost Society

The Robert Frost Society will sponsor a session on the question of Frost's influence at the 2013 American Literature Association Conference which will be held in Boston from 23 to 26 May 2013. We invite papers on any aspect of Frost's work, but will give special preference to papers on the question of the poet's inspirations and influence. We most welcome new insights on topics including the following:
Frost's indedtedness to Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Browning, Swinburne, Longfellow, Hardy, Yeats, Shelley, Keats, etc.
Frost as a poetry teacher
Frost as a poet friend (Ezra Pound, Amy Lowell, Edward Thomas, Robert Francis, Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop)

Call for papers: Dandelion Journal on Filth

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 10:17am
Dandelion Journal

postgraduate arts & research network


From the Wellcome Collection's 2011 exhibition Dirt: the filthy reality of everyday life, via Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 nominee Pieter Hugo's images of Ghanaian refuse tips, to Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers (2010), filth is having its cultural moment.

Filth has a wide range of material associations, including dirt, waste, rubbish, and the human body. Filth has moral connotations: of sexuality, but also in the context of political discourse. Filth is unstable and insidious; definitions of what constitutes filth are subjective and its boundaries are impossible to circumscribe.

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) 2/1/13 - 6/29/13 - 6/30/13

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 6:09am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

* * *Call for Papers* * *

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

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 16th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. All creative or critical presentations are welcome – presentations from all over the world already accepted.

In this, the 16th year of the conference, we look to celebrate the past, the present and the future of Creative Writing and of Creative Writing teaching.

Proposals are peer-reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.

Disability and Visual Culture

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 10:37am
Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Special Issue

Call for Papers: Disability and Visual Culture

Guest Editors: Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)

In the last two decades, there has been an unprecedented explosion in visual culture. If we live in the 'age of the image', what does this mean for disability studies? From the Venus de Milo to Marc Quinn's Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), or Diane Arbus's photographs to the media representations of the London 2012 Paralympians, visual representations of disability call into question notions of normalcy, aesthetic value and beauty.

Distilling the terror imaginary: thinking poetry after 9/11. Apil 22-23, 2013. Proposal submission deadline Dec. 17

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 8:14am
Center for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon.

This CfP is for a poetry section of the larger conference "Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security: Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses" from April 22-23 at the Centro de Estudos Comparatistas at the Universidade de Lisboa.

Those interested in participating should send 200 word proposals by Dec. 17, 2012 in response to the following CALL FOR PAPERS:

Distilling the terror imaginary: thinking poetry after 9/11