Call for Papers
International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT)
January 2013 Issue (Volume 2 - Issue 1)
The IJCIT is an international scholarly peer reviewed bi-monthly journal. The journal covers the issues related to computer science, engineering, technology and related disciplines including their applications in academia, research, business and industry. The articles are published in full on IJCIT website and are open access to all. Submissions are welcome from across all streams related to computing and information technology.
The subject areas covered by the IJCIT include (but are not limited to):
From public administration to new public management; from new public management to governance; from governance to where? With all these nomenclatures, the fundamental question is: where are we heading to? The subtext in this question is, do these nomenclatures represent the evolution of the field? If they do represent the evolution, a further question that comes to mind is why is it that in the long history of the field the discipline has not yet settled its theoretical question?
The Difference of Joyce
The VI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
Conference Date: February 1-2 2013
Abstracts due: December 9, 2012
The Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in
Contemporary American Literature and Culture
Leipzig University, June 20-22, 2013
Contemporary American literature has rediscovered politics. As scholars
who proclaim an end of postmodernism, a post-postmodern turn, maintain,
literature around the turn of the millennium has broken with the
'narcissist' playfulness of postmodernism and demonstrates a rekindled
interest in addressing issues of social concern, an interest that it
pursues by literary strategies nonetheless deeply shaped by postmodern
Michel Foucault once remarked that "I believe that the anxiety of our era has to do fundamentally with space, no doubt a great deal more than with time." Indeed, there is a strong sense in which space has become one of the most privileged loci of economic, social, and cultural production in the age of globalization. Though many contemporary thinkers have addressed this postmodern "spatial turn," Fredric Jameson's theoretical discourse is remarkable for its insistence on space as a cultural dominant in the world today.
With the pressures of industrialism and the clustering of workers in urban centres, the Victorians were acutely aware that their environment was changing. Torn between nostalgia for a countryside that was in jeopardy and exhilaration at the rapidity with which their surroundings altered, Victorian literature and culture reflects a world undergoing radical change. Colonization and assisted emigration schemes expanded the scope of the environment still further, pushing the boundaries of the home environment on an unprecedented scale. These untamed physical environments enabled new freedoms, but also posed hostile challenges that invited attempts to control the natural world.
"Who is it that can tell me who I am?" – King Lear
Proposals are sought for an edited collection on Mexican Horror Films, a collection that explores the historic and/or cultural relevancy of theatrically released Mexican horror films. This collection is slated to be published by a well-established American press with a long history of publishing on horror and fantasy films. The editor seeks essays on each of the following films that explore why they are important and enduring. The term "Mexican horror film" applies to those cinematic works that were produced/directed in Mexico or whose major creative force is of Mexican origin. The "horror" element of each film can be gore, the supernatural, monsters, suspense, etc.
Panel for the 2013 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Conference
May 28-June 1, 2013, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Panel Title: Dark Nature: Ecocriticism and the Gothic
Call for Papers: Rhetoric and Technical Communication
34th Annual Conference February 13‐16, 2013
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Submission Deadline: 11/16/12
Call for Papers - Vocal Positioning: Mapping the Fictional Voice
American Comparative Literature Association
April 4-7, 2013
University of Toronto, Canada
Paper Proposal Deadline: Saturday, November 1, 2013 - 10am EST
A Conference at Yale University
New Haven, CT
Conference dates: February 15-16, 2013
(Proposals due December 10, 2012)
Keynote speaker: Giuliana Bruno (Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University)
Closing remarks by Francesco Casetti (Professor of Film Studies, Yale University)
The University of St. Francis is currently seeking paper submissions for its 23rd annual English Language and Literature Conference. Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit work for inclusion in conference presentations.
The conference will take place on campus in Joliet, Illinois on March 23rd, 2012. Susanna Childress, an award winning poet, and Alicia, a short story writer and novelist whose book Towelhead was turned into a major motion picture by director Alan Ball, will be key note speakers at the conference.
That night of the conference the student thespians at the University of St. Francis will perform the spring musical.