From its inception, film created the very ground for thinking of catastrophe and different approaches to the end of the world. Whether it is Lang's Metropolis that pushes the dynamics of industrialism to its end or Whedon's Serenity that imagines the aftermath of this monstrous industrialism, science fiction remains a medium where depression, collapse, catastrophe or the end of times can be thought in its utmost limits. Michael Haneke's Time of the Wolf not only did imagine the end as such but also showed the aftermath of a such end. Most recently, it was Lars Von Trier's Melancholia (2011) that pinpointed our own depressive era by collapsing earth with a rogue planet.
DR. R.C. PRASAD MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
PATRON – DR. BINDESHWAR PATHAK
Founder, Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement
Dr. Samir Kumar Sharma
Dr. RC Prasad Memorial Committee
The concept of the undead focuses our attention upon the paradoxical, aporetic, seemingly-permeable boundaries between life and death, and between past and present. Within the scope of this seminar, we are interested in how embodied or estranged voices, narrative, and stories, pass through those boundaries.
We invite proposals for papers for an academic conference which will be held in Sopot, Poland, as part of the international literary / theatre festival BETWEEN. This year celebration of the work of John Berger, on the one hand, and Complicite, on the other, will be accompanied with a more general examination of the ever-changing relations between stage and page. We aim to provide an opportunity for a theoretical discussion about the various roles performed by playwrights, directors, producers, actors and stage designers. We want to investigate the ways in which they inspire, reject, transform, disrespect, follow the work of one another. Or, as is the case with John Berger and Complicite, the ways in which writers and theatre collaborate.
In times like these, it's hard not to write satire. And so that's why I am advertising two linked panels on satire that will be featured at the upcoming John Jay College Biennial Conference on Literature and the Law next spring.
Scholars ranging from Rey Chow, Miyoshi, and Harootunian have pointed out how area studies' emergence as collaborator with the U.S. state continues older European colonial structures that narrate non-Western nations in developmental terms.
Call For Papers
"Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland" Conference
Irish Beckett – Global
July 13-14, 2012
"Famous throughout civilised world and Irish Free State" - Murphy
"Somewhere on the Ballyogan Road in lieu of nowhere in particular" - Company
The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2012 American Literature Association in San Francisco, May 24-27. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (but we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 150-word abstract for a 15-minute presentation, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10, 2012.
The aim of this conference is to map and critically assess different theoretical approaches to the interlinking of short stories in a collection. Within the Anglo-American critical tradition, the dominant critical frame is that of the short story cycle (although several rival terms have been coined, such as short story sequence, composite novel, or short story composite), while in the Francophone tradition, the short story cycle has been linked to a broader variety of genres and forms of textual organization. In yet other contexts, such as Italian semiotics, short story collections have been analysed as "macrotexts" (macrotesto).
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in Innovative Studies: International Journal (ISIJ) Volume 2, Issue 1.
The Innovative Studies: An International Journal is an independent, peer-reviewed journal devoted to sharing ideas and discussing on science and technology innovations. It publishes scholarly and practitioner-oriented papers, books, case studies, review essays, and book reviews related to innovation, creativity, change management, case studies, technology strategy and planning etc.
CSC Journals anticipate and invite papers on any of the following topics: