"The murder novel," declares Raymond Chandler, "has a depressing way of minding its own business, solving its own problems and answering its own questions. There is nothing left to discuss. . ." Or is there? Does detective and mystery fiction provide such seamless closure as to render critical voices irrelevant? What does the metafictional quality of this genre offer the careful reader? What happens when we turn our attention from defining and classifying mysteries to analyzing the formal properties of the texts and the cultural work performed by them? In this proposed volume, we seek nuanced readings that will open up discussion on modern works of fiction (such as P.D.
There has been a palpable shift in the digital world, primarily motivated by the growing popularity of the raise of an app as a new signifier, media object, and technique of ubiquitous computing. Although the term has been in use colloquially since 2009 (following Apple's iPhone ad campaign built upon the slogan "There's an app for that"), the rapid adoption of the term and the tool was unforeseen by media theorists. Nonetheless, many social, cultural and media theorists predict the death of the Web, the reinforcement of control and censorship of the online content, and the end of a general purpose computer (Zittrain). Whereas the logic and environment of the Web is one of open, free, and constantly changing or updating (i.e.
17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), University of Manchester, UK, 5-10 August 2013
The deadline for paper proposals is July 13, 2012.
Panel BH23: Non-human and human beings and their entanglements within Muslim milieux
Convenor: Araceli Gonzalez-Vazquez (Laboratoire d´Anthropologie Sociale, Collège de France)
This panel aims at promoting a broad discussion on non-human and human beings and their entanglements within Muslim milieux.
"The Spaces of Women's Studies" – SAMLA Women's Studies session
The Future of English in Asia: Perspectives on Language and Literature
April 19-21, 2013
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Please note the extended deadline...
From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers
Department of American Culture and Literature
30th Anniversary Conference
November 7 – 9, 2012
AUGUST 5-8 2013, DURHAM, UK:
LINES, LEGACIES, ANNIVERSARIES
2013 marks 3 significant anniversaries for readers and scholars of Thomas Pynchon: 50 years since the publication of his first novel, V., 40 since his most acclaimed work, Gravity's Rainbow, and 250 years since the arrival of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon on American shores (the start of the surveying project that would divide a nation and, of course, the subject of Pynchon's metahistorical novel, Mason & Dixon). In light of this, International Pynchon Week 2013 will be held at Durham University in the UK from the 5th to the 8th of August. The location of the conference has a special resonance as Jeremiah Dixon was born and buried in County Durham.
CALL FOR PAPERS ALMOST CLOSED. WE HAVE A FASCINATING MENU ALREADY SIGNED UP BUT PLEASE DO HURRY IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE FEAST!
Caribbean Irish Connections
A multidisciplinary conference and workshop, Barbados Nov 16-17 2012
Organisers: Alison Donnell (University of Reading, UK), Maria McGarrity (LIU Brooklyn, USA,), Evelyn O'Callaghan (University of the West Indies, Barbados)
In the middle of a story about a Jamaican woman called Miss Manda, whose speech acts reveal her as both multiply situated and 'out of place', the prominent Jamaican novelist Erna Brodber issues a surprising provocation to scholars of Caribbean studies,
Call for Papers
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LIFE WRITING
Call for Papers
Announcing the 2012 Summer launch of
an open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal on Life Writing
The Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation of the University of Virginia. We invite submissions for our third issue on the theme of 'Fact, Fiction, and Supposition'.
Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.
Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers. The poems (maximum 35 lines), essays, short stories, literary articles and reviews (maximum 2500 words) must be in English. Poems with a special layout should be sent by email as an attachment using Microsoft Word.
Haikus may also be submitted. (Maximum 10)
Esperanto Essays and Poems with English translations may also be submitted.
The matter sent for publication must be an original creation of the author. The plagiarised work should not be submitted. Your submission declares that the work is original, and your own.
Critical Speculations - Future Worlds, Perilous Histories, and Walter Benjamin Unbound
University at Albany (SUNY), September 28-29, 2012
The current divestment in the humanities signals that we have entered a time of critical speculation, an end time that ventures not only specialized modes of critical discourse, but challenges the humanist project itself. Theory as such now awaits auction as a relic of the European intellectual tradition. Yet, with the prospect of diminishing returns and sunk costs, it must wager its own capital. We might turn here to Walter Benjamin, already a kind of sacrificial figure, and cast our bets.
Eastern Michigan University will mark the centenary of Muriel Rukeyser's birth with a Conference/Symposium (March 15-16, 2013). We invite proposals on any topic related to Rukeyser and in a range of formats, from panels and individual presentations to performative, interactive, and experimental approaches. Interdisciplinary proposals and proposals focused on issues of pedagogy are especially welcome. For more information check:
Please submit clearly organized proposals of about 500 words, along with biographical sketches of presenters or participants, by November 1, 2012, to Elisabeth Däumer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MA thesis on a new educational domain that links music and creativity instruction as a dynamic platform for increasing reading and language arts outcomes for ELL, LEP and ELD 3rd graders.