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Narrating Spaces - Reading Urbanity; University of Hamburg, September 2012, Deadline May 31

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 12:22pm
University of Hamburg, Department of English and American Studies

It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that a city does not consist of buildings and inhabitants alone, but also of representations: of the stories that are told about it, in literature and art as well as in everyday life – or, as the architect Kevin Andrew Lynch has observed, that "Dickens helped to create the London we experience as surely as its actual builders did."

NYCEA "Literature and the Arts" October 12-13, 2012 Buffalo, NY

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:44am
New York College English Association

The 2012 New York College English Association Conference will be held at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY, a small Catholic college that specializes in art and music programs. The conference will focus on the theme of "literature and the arts," exploring the multiple intersections, conflicts, and parallels between literature and other forms of visual and performing art.

Abstracts of 250 words are requested by July 31, 2012, on topics related to the conference theme of Literature and the Arts. Please send abstracts electronically to Matthew Giordano, Associate Professor of English, Villa Maria College, at

CFP: Confessional Culture (5-6 July 2012)

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 6:18am
Monash University, School of English, Communication and Performance Studies

Dolan Cummings, editor of Culture Wars, describes confessional culture as "an increasing blurring between public and private, and a concern to expose and reveal our "true selves"". Though the act of confession is nothing new, the rise of reality television and web 2.0 means our culture is increasingly publicising the private, and using the media to expose ourselves and others. This two day postgraduate conference will look at the effect of confessional culture on a range of media and discourses, in order to understand and unpack the manifestations, history and impact of this growing and evolving phenomenon.

Date: 5 – 6 July 2012

Venue: Caulfield Campus, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

CFP: The 9th Biennial Symbiosis Conference 2013: Anglo-American Literary & Cultural Relations [07/04 - 07/07/13; deadline: 01/3

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:12am
Symbiosis: Journal of Anglo-American Literary & cultural Relations, and Brunel University, West London

Venue: Brunel University, London, UK
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July, 2013

Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on 'My American Self.'
Other keynote speakers: tba.

'My visit to this city has been exceedingly gratifying, on account of the freedom I have enjoyed in visiting such places of instruction and amusement as those from which I have been carefully excluded by the inveterate prejudice against color in the United States. Botanic and Zoological gardens, Museums and Panoramas, Halls of Statuary and Galleries of Paintings, are as free to the black as the white man in London.' Frederick Douglass, to William Lloyd Garrison, May 23, 1846.

Call for Papers - IJORCS - Volume 2, Issue 3

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:46am
International Journal of Research in Computer Science

Call For Papers

International Journal of Research in Computer Science
eISSN: 2249 – 8265
ISSN: 2249 – 8257

Deadline: 1st June 2012

Notification: 15th June 2012

Revision: 25th June 2012

Publication: 5th July 2012

It is our immense pleasure to invite you to submit manuscripts of your original paper for publication in International Journal of Research in Computer Sciences. IJORCS is a blind peer-reviewed periodical dedicated to the propagation and elucidation of scholarly research results. IJORCS promotes research work among young students and teachers and motivate them to carry out actual research work and publish their manuscripts.

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary, Sacred Space & Theology of Place (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012; Extended Dea

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 10:56pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

"Whatever is true for space and time, this much is true for place: we are immersed in it and could not do without it. To be at all – to exist in any way – is to be somewhere, and to be somewhere is to be in some kind of place. Place is as requisite as the air we breathe, the ground on which we stand, the bodies we have." Edward Casey

Panel CFP on "The American West in Interactive Media"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 9:51am
Western Literature Association

The relationship between the American West and the Western film genre is a well-documented area of scholarly inquiry, but work in game studies provides a new frontier for scholars to explore issues of the American West and the Western Genre. In keeping with the conference's theme "Western Crossroads: Literature, Social Justice, Environment, this panel will explore the various intersection occurring between game studies, the American West, and the Western genre. We are accepting presentation abstracts of 250 words for consideration. Possible subtopics include but are not limited to:

3rd International Akşit Göktürk Conference: Humour in Literature

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 7:47am
Istanbul University, English Language and Literature Department

Humour is widely regarded as the tendency to provoke laughter and provide enjoyment, yet when we are amused, laugh or smile at something we regard to be funny, the context of the object in question is often not funny at all, but rather sad and to be pitied. Although humour may be often associated with 'mere comedy' and thus, with a lower form of literature, it is striking to note the great number of great works of literature that indeed use humour. Throughout the ages, humour has always remained a popular approach of many authors who desire to provoke a reaction in their readers or audiences.