The American Humor Studies Association seeks papers for a panel, "Humor in the Digital Age," for the 2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference at the Marriott Atlanta from November 8-10. This panel will examine how the rise of new media (including social media, Web 2.0, and blogs) has created new contexts for the production, distribution, and exhibition of American humor. We welcome papers on humor and comedy as they are employed in viral videos, blogs or vlogs, web series, webisodes, parodies, participatory culture online, memes, or remixes.
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SPECIAL SESSION ON STEAMPUNK LITERATURE AND _THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE_ (William Gibson and Bruce Sterling)
An Interdisciplinary Conference
Celebrating Ada Lovelace
18 October 2013
Stevens Institute of Technology, College of Arts and Letters
CALL FOR PAPERS—EVIDENCE
NAVSA 2013, Pasadena, CA, Oct 23-27
CFP: Romantic Origins Conference
5 April 2013, 10:00-18:00
Humanities Research Institute Building, University of Sheffield
The AHRC-sponsored Romantic Heirs research network is pleased to announce the date of its inaugural conference on the theme of Romantic origins. The conference, to be held at the University of Sheffield on 5 April 2013, is free to attend and includes lunchtime refreshments (gratis) and a post-conference dinner. The day's events include:
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LSU Graduate Student Philosophy Conference 2013
March 8 & 9, Louisiana State University
Submission deadline: February 3rd.
Notification of decisions will be sent by February 8th
We welcome submissions from students of all disciplines, and are accepting papers in all fields of Philosophy.
A prize of $200 will go to the best graduate submission.
Presenters will have 30 minutes, followed by brief commentary from an LSU graduate student, who will also moderate Q&A.
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UK's International Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College, London
Sat. June 29th – Sun. June 30th 2013
Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 16th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.
Presentations already from around the world and across the UK!
This panel tackles the question of whether or not postmodernism as a way of thinking about literary texts has truly run out of steam, or whether we are only now gaining enough critical distance to assess its impact on literature and literary studies.
Particularly welcome are proposals that consider the ways in which discussing postmodernism in the 21st century may help us reassess claims that postmodernism has gotten bogged down in, or become coterminous with, consumerism, radical otherness, irony, whiteness, masculinity, and nationalism, problems that it had hoped to deconstruct or move beyond.
Please send along a 300-word abstract no later than March 15 to Matthew Mullins: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Critical thinking is a desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and hatred for every kind of imposture." Francis Bacon (1605)
The 13th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
"Into the Void"
March 29-30, 2012
University of Iowa
***DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 8, 2013***
See our new website at http://uiowa.orgsync.com/org/ccc/home
But in the midst of the long row there hangs a canvas which differs from the others. . . . on this one plate no name is inscribed, and the linen within the frame is snow-white from corner to corner, a blank page.
— Isak Dinesen, "The Blank Page"
Media Stardom edited by Barbara Maio
For the next issue of the Ol3Media e-journal we are seeking short papers about Stardom in cinema, TV, web and music, from the past or the present.
The issue wants to explore the topic, both offering an overview and studying the meaning of "the star" for the audiovisual industry, from the point of view of production and of the commercial side. Papers could be about actors and actresses, singers, directors, producers.
We are accepting monographic papers or cross-connected papers that touch several characters and themes.
The 2013 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Autobiography/Biography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 3/21/12 to email@example.com.
Picking Through the Trash
English Graduate Students' Association Conference at York University, Toronto
May 10th and 11th, 2013
"Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures." – Ray Bradbury
"I love trash!" – Oscar the Grouch
We are now welcoming papers on topics related to bodies and modernism, each understood broadly, for our graduate student conference, to be held at the University of Wyoming, February 22-23. Because the definition of "body" is perpetually adapting to modern thought and criticism, we ask that papers discuss bodies (human, animal, textual, political, cultural, geographical, etc) and their relationships to emotion, environment, medicine, science, rhetoric, or language. These bodies may be scarred, gendered, criminal, captive, veteran, traumatized, disabled, and so on. How do we think about bodies and their position in relation to their context? This context, much like the definition of body, is fluid and subject to interpretation.
This is a proposed panel for the 2013 American Studies Association annual meeting in Washington D.C. (November 21-24 at the Hilton Washington DC). Papers on this panel would look at the representation of morals and ethics on television, particularly the draw of immoral and corrupt characters. Some of the questions papers on this panel could consider are: Are "guilty pleasures" simply a waste of time, or can they be related to our ethics? How is the consumption of such programs related to ethical considerations? Are we simply passive witnesses, or is there something more at stake? What relationships are there between reality television and other programming?
From wisewomen, witches and warriors, to madwomen and monsters, confined females have been represented through a variety of rhetorical strategies that mask the complexities of their characters. This panel seeks papers that look beyond the rhetoric to the nuances of imprisoned women in fiction and non-fiction, such as "The Yellow Wallpaper" and Anne Frank's diary, to Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and prisoners' memoirs. Women's prison literature is the focus of the panel, and papers by women prisoners and their teachers will be welcomed enthusiastically, but papers on male prisoners are also invited.