We welcome papers concentrating on 'spaces' that could be considered 'monstrous' or are in some way capable of creating 'monstrosity.' Spaces may be real or imagined, literal or metaphorical, psychological or material. Literal places may include sites of trauma, genocide, or biological experimentation; dystopias; colonized regions; mythical lands; etc. Psychological spaces may include memory, neurosis, philosophy, etc. Monstrosity may be perceived as depravity; social or sexual taboos; hegemonic power in the form of racism, classism, sexism; etc. Papers may challenge, call to light, or reinforce perceptions of monstrosity.
Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
Seeking papers on "topographies" of C19 Theatre Documents: Playscript; playbills; programs; tickets. For panel at the Annual SHARP Conference (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, & Pubishing), Philadelphia, 18-21 July 2013. Conference theme: Geographies of the Book
Call for Papers
9th annual conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies)
and 10th anniversary of 1st conference held in IT Tallaght in 2003
"Outside the Frame: Challenging Representations of France and Ireland"
Venue: Université de Haute Bretagne/Rennes 2
Dates: 24-26 May 2013
Contemporary American Literature
A New Book Series from Scarecrow Press
Series Editor: Bob Batchelor
The Scarecrow Press Contemporary American Literature Series is currently accepting proposals for volumes focused on how American literature reflects and shapes our knowledge of our cultural, historical, and socio-economic worlds. In an age when "literature" now encompasses everything from multi-modal texts to timeless classics in the canon, the time is ripe for assessing, reassessing, and refocusing our gaze on the centrality of literature and the literary life in the contemporary world.
Popular culture makes up a large part of our society, from bestsellers, graphic novels and video games, to social media and wildly popular television series and movies. Critical scholars have viewed popular culture as an area of negotiation, in which meaning is both constructed and contested. This conference seeks to address these and other complexities in the study of popular culture.
Call for Papers, Deadline November 15th, 2012
American Comparative Literature Annual Convention (ACLA), University of Toronto, April 4-7, 2013
Translating the City: Cartographies of Cultural Contact and Change
This session, to be hosted by the 'Alternative Modernisms' conference (Cardiff University, 16-18 May 2013, http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/encap/modernisms/), will focus on the networks of connections linking women, surrealism, and modernism.
The Condemned Playground:
Aldous Huxley and his Contemporaries
Balliol College, Oxford University
1-4* September 2013 [*NOTE NEW DATES]
Scheduled to coincide with the centenary of Aldous Huxley's arrival at Balliol College as an undergraduate, this major international conference seeks both to reassess his diverse oeuvre, and to bring new attention to a constellation of writers whose work developed in dialogue with literary modernism. The conference, which incorporates the Fifth International Aldous Huxley Symposium, will look broadly at Huxley's engagements with fellow British and American writers and with some of the key movements of his time.
CFP: "Faulkner and Black Caribbean Writers" Panel for 2013 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference in Oxford, Mississippi
Stet, the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London, is now recruiting postgraduate peer-reviewers for a themed issue on the concept of 'Dis/Orientation' in literature of all periods. We are looking for doctoral students who are interested in gaining experience and developing career-relevant skills in the publishing process. As peer reviewer for Stet, you will screen and blind-review a manuscript article and produce a short evaluation report.
Stet, the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London, is now accepting submissions from current postgraduate students for its third peer-reviewed publication. In this issue, we will present articles from an international pool of students on the concept of dis/orientation. We seek to explore the question of how we are and have been located or dislocated in space, time, and history. Which parts of our personal, social, cultural, geographical, genetic, or technological landscape orient us? What incidents construct our conception of ourselves and our environments?
We are currently putting together a prospectus for a book on Deleuze and Guattari on Economy. Ideally, this book of edited essays would be more than an exegesis of what Deleuze and Guattari say about economy and would function as a launchpad for providing a critical blueprint as to what a Deleuzian and/or Guattarian (e.g., anti-semiocapitalism) approach to economic theory would look like. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract of between 250-500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 15, 2013.
A Graduate Conference by the Ph.D. Program in French at the CUNY Graduate Center
« On ne peut être normal et vivant à la fois. »
« On n'est peut-être pas fait pour un seul moi. On a tort de s'y tenir. Préjugé de l'unité. »
Call for Submissions American, British and Canadian Studies