Resetting Modernist Time
11-12 May 2012
(Proposals Due, 15 December 2011)
Call for Papers: Upcoming Special Issue
New British Fiction
Guest Editor: Patrick O'Donnell
EXTENDED deadline for Submission: 15 November 2011
4th Global Conference
Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment
Wednesday 11th July 2012 – Friday 13th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Papers:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the mass use of computers and videogames for human entertainment and focus on the impact of innovative videogame titles and interfaces for human communication and ludic culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which videogames flourish.
ROMAN Books, an independent publishing house of international repute, is now accepting proposals for doctoral and postgraduate dissertation for publication. After publication the book will be available and sold in USA, UK and Ireland by major bookstores like Amazon, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble.
The dissertation must be complete. Authors are paid annual royalties at a competitive rate.
Please send a 1000 word abstract, a detail chapter-by-chapter synopsis and three sample chapters for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture presents:
Media, Technology and the Imagination
March 29-31, 2012
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
State College of Florida
Author of Interrogating the Image: Movies and the World of Film and Television
Seeking submissions of articles, both scholarly and lyric, related to any aspect of the OWS movement. Trans-Portal focuses on trans-cultural, trans-personal, and trans-national issues. Topics for the Occupy Wall Street issue could include but are not limited to trans-economics; alternative communities; protest movements; capitalism and the financial crisis; political movements; art and protest; police conduct; systems theories; race/class and OWS; political poetry/fiction; the aesthetics of protest
Brushing against the redemptive political and theological promise many critics discover in Walter Benjamin, our seminar will investigate the complex figuration of time across his early and later work. "History decays into images, not stories," he proposes in The Arcades Project, a complimentary insight to his earlier assertion in The Origin of German Tragic Drama, that allegory introduces "the decisive category of time" in contrast to the ontological promise that inheres in the symbolic mode. For Benjamin, allegory eschews any eschatological fulfillment wherein "destruction is idealized and . . . nature is fleetingly revealed in the light of redemption." Rather, allegory gathers its iconic significance in the worldly subjection to death.
Call For Papers/CFP
International Journal of Iberian Studies
Eds. Georgina Blakeley & Fernando León Solís
Special Issue on
"Reading the Spanish City: Perspectives from Urban Cultural Studies"
Guest edited by Benjamin Fraser
This special issue of the International Journal of Iberian Studies—titled "Reading the Spanish City: Perspectives from Urban Cultural Studies"—is conceived as a response to the growing interest in what are two complementary subfields of Hispanic Studies: Urban Studies and Cultural Studies.
Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics
The Department of Comparative Literature
March 2nd-3rd 2012
ACLA 2012 Seminar: "Representing the Holocaust: Present and Future"
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.
CONFERENCE THEME: "Collapse/Catastrophe/Change"