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The Apocalyptic Imagination - 7-9 July 2015, Gladstone's Library

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:59am
University of Liverpool and Gladstone's Library

The Apocalyptic Imagination
Gladstone's Library, 7th-9th July 2015

Keynote Speakers:
Linnie Blake (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Andrew Tate (Lancaster University)

Testimony / The Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement Project

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:40am
Rob Fisher /

2nd Global Conference

Saturday 11th July – Monday 13th July 2015

Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:all for Presentations:

The meeting seeks to examine, assess and explore the multiple uses and
contexts in which testimony finds a voice. It takes for its theme
Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, and Engagement. Why testimony? How
is it defined? How is testimony used in contexts such as legal,
restorative, pedagogical, artistic, clinical, to name a few? Why does
it continue to thrive and evolve in the twenty-first century and does
it, or does it not, differ from earlier modes, times, cultures?

Symfrozium - A Study Day on Frozen

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:05am
University of East Anglia

With apologies for cross posting.

'Symfrozium': A study day on Frozen (2013)
12th May 2015

[UPDATE] Sylvia Townsend Warner: Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Prize

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:41am
Sylvia Townsend Warner Society

The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society invites entries to the Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Competition which has been instituted to acknowledge the contribution made by the late Mary Jacobs to Warner studies.
The prize consists of £200, one year's free membership of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society, and publication of the winning essay in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.
Essays of not more than 4000 words on any aspect of the life and work of Sylvia Townsend Warner should be submitted to by 1 May 2015. Competition results will be announced in July 2015.

Open Call for Paper

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:00am
etum - eJournal for theatre and media

Call for Papers – etum Etum invites researchers of theatre and media studies as well as practitioners of both fields to submit papers to etum ( This peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, open-access e-journal publishes papers on a wide spectrum of theatrical and media phenomena.

After the successful launch of the first issue last year and the second issue this February, the editorial team is happy to announce the upcoming of the third issue. Articles will be accepted upon double blind peer-reviews.

Deadline for submissions is May 25th, 2015.

The following forms of papers are possible:

- Short articles
from 2,000 to 5,000 words.

- Long articles
from 5,000 to 10,000 words.

'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:19am
Dr Steven Powell University of Liverpool

'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015, will be held at the University of Liverpool and sponsored by the School of English. This conference will examine Ellroy's influence on the genre, his inspirations as a writer and his achievements in forging an idiosyncratic and unique style. We seek to foster an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore subjects such as Ellroy's reinterpretation of the history of Los Angeles and the United States, as well as the connections between genre fiction and cinema through film noir.

[UPDATE] Childhood and Visual Texts in/of Asia, Abstract Due: March 9, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 12:40am
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association Department of Children English Education, National Taipei University of Education Department of Early Childhood and Family Education, NTUE Feng Zikai Chinese Children’s Picture Book Award Executive Co

An international conference sponsored by
Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association
Department of Children English Education, National Taipei University of Education
Department of Early Childhood and Family Education, NTUE
Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Picture Book Award Executive Committee

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Venue: National Taipei University of Education

Metamorphosis and Sexual Expression: Exploring Homosexuality, Otherness, and the Personality in Kafka's 'The Metamorphosis'"

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 9:50pm
Regina A. Ochoa

This article utilizes Freudian theory - specifically an analysis of id, ego, superego, eros, and libido - to analyze sexuality in Franz Kafka's novella, "The Metamorphosis." This paper suggests that, through applying elements of Freudian theory, one can better understand Gregor's physical transformation as a cultural expression of the hidden "uncanny," his homosexuality. With this understanding of Gregor's insect appearance as an expression of "taboo" sexuality, Gregor's physical, emotional, and social struggles are better understood as his desire to reject, cope with, and accept his homosexuality.

Journal of Digital Arts and Practice - ongoing submissions

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 3:17pm
International Digital Media Arts Association

The Journal of Digital Media Arts and Practice is dedicated to providing a platform for scholarly and creative publishing on the burning issues in the rapidly evolving, always contested, and unpredictable field of new media and digital media arts. The purpose of the journal is to provoke questions and discussion on digital media arts research and practice as a means of moving the field forward with rigor, thoughtfulness, and collaboration.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

Theorizing in the Chick Lit Genre (Proposed Collection of Essays)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 2:42pm
Erin Hurt, West Chester University

Though the chick lit genre is most often cited as a location for the study of contemporary white women's experiences or perhaps to debate the genre's feminist credentials, it has in the last fifteen years emerged as a site where protagonists of many ethnicities negotiate their cultural identities and notions of national belonging. In novels such as Alisa Valdes Rodriguez's The Dirty Girls Social Club (2003) or Tara FT Sering's Amazing Grace (2008), Latina, African-American, South Asian-American, and Chinese-American protagonists redefine their relationship to the United States, their families, and their heritage while at the same time they attempt to achieve, in typical chick lit fashion, some measure of success.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "Circulating Notions of TB"

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 2:36pm
Amy Rubens

"Circulating Notions of TB"

Conference papers invited that examine the representation of patients' experiences with tuberculosis in imaginative, digital, and other texts.

How do these narratives, metaphors, or images intersect with or even actively shape public behavior, public health initiatives, public thought, or other things "public" (like public personas)?

Ideally, I'd like this panel to explore notions of TB and their public circulation, broadly construed, from within various historical and national contexts.

Send 300-word abstracts to Amy Rubens, PhD at by March 15.

Digital Media and the Reified Canon (MLA 16)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:57pm
Sheila Liming

This session explores the ways in which DH and digital media projects reinforce or solidify assumptions about the canon, to both positive and negative ends.

Panel/session, pending approval, will take place at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention in Austin, TX January 7-10, 2016.

Submit abstracts to Sheila Liming ( by Friday, March 13


Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:58am
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.