Recent decades have made the eighteenth-century a bit more piecemeal. Emerging online databases, digital humanities scholarship, and distant or "close but not deep" reading practices has made it possible for scholars to discover and examine how the eighteenth century expressed itself in fragmentary terms. Critics like Inger Sigrun Brodey, Sandro Jung, and Leah Price have explored how fragmentary forms responded to and impacted aesthetics of ruin, national instability, and period reading practices.
CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology
To build on the success of the First Annual Ray Browne Conference, and usher in the fortieth year of the Popular Culture Department at Bowling Green State University, the Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 8 through February 10, 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University.
Wednesday 28 November, 2012
With keynote addresses from Assoc. Prof. Barbara Bolt (VCA, University of Melbourne) & Mr Oron Catts (Director, SymbioticA, University of Western Australia)
See: www.textobjectext.wordpress.com for full details.
Abstracts and/or proposals are sought for papers, workshops and provocations (see outline of session formats below) that address any of the following themes, as they relate to writing practice, writing outcomes and writing theory:
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 13 – 16, 2013
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012
Submit proposals to: http://conference2013.swtxpca.org
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org
2012 Emerging Scholars Award
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
GENRE CROSSINGS: EXPLOITING THE GENERIC FLUIDITY OF THE FANTASTIC
FIFTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/
2013 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont
25-26 October 2013
Proposals by 1 June 2013
Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies
is currently accepting articles for our 2013 issue.
This is a general issue open to all high-quality essays that focus on Asian American Literature in a way that would be useful for our broad readership of both students and teachers. We are especially interested in essays that provide insights into the teaching of various kinds of Asian American literature and culture.
CINEMATIC MELODRAMA at AAIS 2013
This panel will explore cinematic melodrama in relation to literature, visual arts, opera, politics, morality, or religion. Papers that analyze specific use of posture, gesture, and spatial and musical categories are encouraged. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Please send a 250-300 word abstract and brief biographical note by November 15, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Second International Conference on Informatics Engineering & Information Science (ICIEIS2013)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nov. 12-14, 2013.
Final Call for Papers
The Comics Get Medieval 2013:
A continuing Celebration of Medieval-themed Comics
PCA at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 3/27-30/13
Special Sessions of the Comic Art & Comics Area
Organized By Michael A. Torregrossa and Jason Tondro
Proposals Due to Organizers by 1 September 2012
War and Peace: Violence, Justice, Representation
The English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invite submissions for our ninth annual conference. We are interested in how the humanities, social sciences, and sciences navigate and interpret the spaces of war and peace. We seek papers and panels that address any aspect of war or peace.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
[UPDATE] We are delighted to welcome Mario DiGangi of The Graduate Center at CUNY as our keynote speaker, who will be giving a talk entitled "Affective Agency and Embodied Knowledge in Shakespeare's 'Richard III' and 'King John'."
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its tenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012.
EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden:
symposium and exhibitions
EVENT INFORMATION AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Since time immemorial, gardens have been key in humanity's quest to define an ideal relation to nature. Gardens have been sources of nourishment for the body and the soul, they have been symbols of wealth and power, they have served as barriers against the wild, and much more. EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden is a four-day symposium designed for an academic audience, garden professionals, and a general public interested in the importance and meaning of gardens.
In his 2012 article "Dramaturgies of Exile", Freddie Rokem writes about Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht's exile in Denmark in the 1930s: together they wrote, dined, discussed theatre and philosophy, and played board games including Go and Chess. Rokem argues that their game-playing echoed their own personal trajectories of travel and exile, as well as embodied game board mappings of their philosophical and artistic theories.