As a popular genre, detective fiction often refers to or even uses as its foundation social issues, crises, and questions contemporaneous with its production. Recent examples of this, by authors such as Henning Mankell and Stieg Larssen, rely on even more extreme engagement, bringing attention in their plots to the rights and exploitation of political refugees, sex trafficking, and modern warlords. Such a dark turn in an already dark genre may cause one to wonder: is the genre foreshadowing the end of civilization, esp. given that such crimes and injustices occur in supposedly modern, just societies, such as Sweden and are often investigated by overtaxed, exhausted detectives and police systems?
Recent movements such as those in Wisconsin, New York City, and elsewhere in the country have served to call renewed attention to labor unions, specifically those for workers in the public sector and, by implication, at public institutions of higher learning. Whilst the support for Wisconsin's public employees bore fruit and was widely considered a victory, the continued exploitation of faculty, esp. contingent, as well as graduate students, makes clear the continued crisis.
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)
Gertrude Stein would not talk about Joyce, wrote Hemingway: 'If you brought up Joyce twice, you would not be invited back (A Moveable Feast). Joyce felt threatened by Stein (as did Hemingway). Joyce hardly admitted being influenced by anyone, yet every writer has a complex relation to her or his predecessors and contemporaries. Abstracts of 250 words exploring Joyce's anxious reactions to writers like Stein and Yeats, or extreme praise accorded to Italo Svevo (or daughter Lucia) to firstname.lastname@example.org or J. McQuail, Box 5053, Dept. of English and Communications, TTU, Cookeville TN 38505. Deadline for abstracts or completed papers is SEPT.
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in her paper 'How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay: The War on Effeminate Boys,' noted, 'the gay movement has never been quick to attend to issues of effeminate boys.' Indeed, Sedgwick's paper and Carol Mavor's *Reading Boyishly: Roland Barthes, J. M. Barries, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marcel Proust, and D. W. Winnicott* (2007) serve as the impetus, at least in part, for this seminar.
Papers discussing religious topics related to U.S. ethnic literatures and authors are invited.
Send a one-page abstract, with working title, along with your school affiliation and any a/v needs you have, to J. Stephen Pearson at email@example.com by Sunday, 21 October. All submissions will be acknowledged by the 23rd, and final notifications sent by Monday the 29th.
All presenters will need to join MELUS; more information on the conference can be found at http://melus.org/cfp2013.pdf .
Disability and the American Counterculture
Special issue of the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, guest edited by Stella Bolaki and Chris Gair
CFP for Edited Collection: COMMODITY FUTURITIES: INVESTING IN SCIENCE FICTION PREDICTIONS
Editors: Andrew Hageman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eric C. Otto (email@example.com)
Abstracts due October 31, 2012
Final essays due May 31, 2013
We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled COMMODITY FUTURITIES: INVESTING IN SCIENCE FICTION PREDICTIONS, with completed essays due in XX 2013. We seek contributions that speculate through science fiction on what kinds of commodities, variably defined, will be crucial in the future: which things will become scarce, abundant, lost, valuable, worthless, toxic, panacean, etc.
Enlightenment, Science and Culture in the East Midlands c1700-1900
Saturday 22nd June 2013
SOUTH CENTRAL SOCIETY
FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
The SCSECS Planning Committee and Sam Houston State University welcome you to our 2013 conference. The theme will be "Frontiers of Friendships, Close and Distant" and will be held February 21-23 in Austin, Texas, the "live music capital of the world."
STAGING AMERICAN SOUNDS
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, 9-10 MAY 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Can a nation be heard? If so, what sounds are distinctively American? Following previous editions of the international conferences 'Staging American ...' bringing together scholars from Europe and the US, we propose to reconvene to open a scholarly discussion on the sounds of America.
NeMLA Conference held in Boston at Tufts University
Profiles of the Black Civilizational Image(s)
View the CFP on our webpage here: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/pivot/announcement/view/103/
Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
Do digital platforms change the way we remember? How will the myriad tracks we leave behind through social media and our online presences shape the historical practices of the future? When and how do digital technologies in the classroom move from being novel experiments to transparent modes of teaching? How does digitization reshape archives and archival methodologies? How does metadata contribute to forgetting and the shape of memory? How do we define and put into practice the growing field of Digital Humanities?
Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics
Abstract/Proposals by 16 November 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 34th Annual Conference
"Celebrating Popular/American Cultures in a Global Context"
Albuquerque, NM, February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in contemporary American poetry in such areas as
• the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,