The Department of English, at the Faculty of Philology, University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the Department of English, De Montfort University (UK) are pleased to announce their first conference on English language and literary studies CELLS: Going against the Grain – Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture.
CFP-edited book on Marxism and Urban Culture
Submissions are invited for an edited book on Marxism and Urban Culture that has received initial interest from an international publisher known for their strength in Marxian-themed series and titles.
While all abstracts using a Marxian framework to approach culture in urban contexts are welcome, it is anticipated that submissions will conform to one of two subtypes reflecting the division of the book into two parts:
Articles that explore the work of a specific Marxian thinker, stressing his/her importance for understanding urban culture/the culture of cities in a general sense. (Walter Benjamin; Henri Lefebvre; Antonio Gramsci…)
Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the "dark/gothic" fairy tale motif in children's and young adult literature. One of the most popular and long standing traditions in literature for youth, fairy tales have always had elements of fantastical horror, dark motifs, and other Gothic themes built into them. Cannibalism, murders, despair, rape, kidnapping, reincarnations, broken families and many other horrific elements are to be found in these stories. Countless experts insist that their inclusion was, and still is, vital to the growth and maturation of the child reader. The melding of the traditional fairy tale and Gothic literature themes help the reader not only to see the positive aspects of life, but the darker side as well.
In conjunction with the 12th International OnTheMove (OTM 2013) Conferences (Graz, Austria, 09~13 September 2013), we will organize parallel workshops as for the past years. OTM 2013 is composed of three main conferences:
· DOA-Trusted Cloud'13, Distributed Open Architectures for Trusted Cloud [computing] is the successor of DOA-SVI ("secure virtual infrastructures") and focuses on critical aspects of infrastructure for cloud computing, spanning architectural issues to trust, reputation, and security
Multiples, multiplication and multicultural; digital at work 2013
This panel seeks papers that examine the social, political, economic, ethical, and/or aesthetic aspects of 'Europeanization' and 'Balkanization,' engaged by literary and theoretical texts as well as film and other artistic endeavors. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
Please submit a 250-word proposal to Mihaela Harper.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2012
REMINDER - CFP DEADLINE IS 01 OCTOBER 2012.
The conference now has a new website - see here for details:
This conference calls for papers which take as their focus the dialogic, collective, and interpersonal sides of Lewis's oeuvre – in words as much as in paint. All topics will be considered. Please send max. 250-word abstracts to Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane (Conference Organizers) at email@example.com by 01 October 2012.
We are also happy to receive (in addition to single papers) proposals for themed panels of 3 speakers.
"The Ambassadorship of Literature" – a two-day symposium at New York University, 2-3 November 2012
The figure of the diplomat has received relatively little consideration in the study of transnational literature. We are organizing a symposium on diplomacy and literature that will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the relationship between embodied statecraft and the literary voice in realms of extraterritorial jurisdiction. As agents of mediation, alert to linguistic ambivalence, the ambassador and the author alike fulfill a privileged role of joining and compromise, of mediation and experimentation at the points where cultures and languages meet.
Pornography is now a part of most Canadians' lives. For many, it's an intrusion: the spam they receive in their email inbox, advertising increased sexual performance or organ size. For others, it's a choice: easy access into a world of unbridled sexuality in as many forms as the human imagination has been able to invent.
Its ubiquity suggests that pornography is a cultural landmark, a consequence of our way of living. This issue of The Centennial Reader invites submissions that explore its meaning, its effects, and its presence in our world.
For more information on style and approach, please visit our website: www.thecentennial.ca/submissions
This interdisciplinary collection builds on the premise that much can be learned about a society by examining how it transacts, deploys, and deals with "shame." The work sets out to explore how American identity is culturally and historically bound to its distinctive emotional landscape, and in particular, to understand how public shaming practices express and fuel collective anxieties of distinction, separation, and status.