Modernism often gets a bad rap from defenders of the natural environment: in its connections to industrial modernity, the machine age, and urbanization, its aesthetic projects are often seen in opposition to sustainable ecological practice. This panel aims to complicate such binaries by considering twentieth-century representations of and narratives about the built environment, particularly those that see possibilities for alliances between such constructed spaces and the biotic, nonhuman world. How do built environments force us to re-imagine the spaces of modernity in ways that undo such oppositions as nature/culture, organic/mechanical, green space/brown space?
The Transatlantic Writer: Edith Wharton, Text, and Travel
The Edith Wharton Society invites papers that engage with this year's South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference theme: "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile." We welcome a range of responses to this topic, including examinations of her travel writings, other non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.
Please send your 300-500 word abstract and a one-page CV as email attachments by 12 May 2012 to Mary Carney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2012 SAMLA Convention will be held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, November 9-11, 2012.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Robotics and Automation (IJRA) Volume 3, Issue 3.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: An International Journal (NIJ) Volume 2, Issue 1.
Nanotechnology has enormous potential to change society as it lead to new medical treatments and tools; more efficient energy production, storage and transmission; better access to clean water; more effective pollution reduction and prevention; and stronger, lighter materials.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Logic and Computation (IJLP) Volume 3, Issue 1.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (IJHCI) Volume 3, Issue 2.
The International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (IJHCI) publishes original research over the whole spectrum of work relevant to the theory and practice of innovative and interactive systems. The journal is inherently interdisciplinary, covering research in computing, artificial intelligence, psychology, linguistics, communication, design, engineering, and social organization, which is relevant to the design, analysis, evaluation and application of human computer interactive systems.
A reminder that the deadline for abstracts for 'Science and Literature 1800-Present: Two Cultures or Co-evolution?', a one day postgraduate conference at Keele University on 12 May 2012, is March 31st.
The conference organizers invite proposals for 15 minute papers on any aspect of interactions between literature and science from 1800 to the present day. Applicants might consider, but are not limited to, the following areas:
[DEADLINE EXTENDED]In her 2008 Massey Lectures, Margaret Atwood calls debt "that peculiar nexus where money, narrative or story, and religious belief intersect, often with explosive force." Today, we are facing an explosion of discourses foregrounding financial debt. Whether in the Euro Zone Debt Crisis, the Occupy Wall Street Movement, or rising student loan debt, narrative and debt cannot be decoupled, nor can they be detached from a given political or affective investment. In addition to the obvious economic concerns, we are also interested in widening the discussion of debt: How do literature and cultural products help us make sense of these issues?
Writing Commons, an online community for writers, is currently seeking composition articles, which will be peer reviewed and, if accepted, published in its digital open text. To view a list of currently needed titles, please visit the following site:
This event will now take place over two days. The CFP has been extended to the 23rd March 2012. Full details below -
Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium
Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May 2012, Birkbeck, University of London
Keynote speakers: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway) & Dr. Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck)
CFP DEADLINE EXTENSION MARCH 23RD 2012
Twenty-First Century British Fiction seeks to consider and promote current perspectives on the fiction of British writers in the twenty-first century.
The Nabokov Society announces its CFP for two sessions (one guaranteed) at the MLA 2013 (Boston, MA).Deadline is hereby extended to March 23.
Nabokov and American Literature. Papers on Nabokov as an American writer; his interest in specific American literary figures (Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, etc.), in American landscapes and settings, or in American culture, broadly conceived; his role in the American canon. 300-word abstracts by 23 March 2012 to Christopher A. Link (email@example.com).
This will be the guaranteed panel at MLA next January.
This special seminar aims to expose, contest, and reformulate relationships between incarceration and literary production in the hemispheric Americas.
Possible seminar topics include the politics of prison writing, the aesthetic limitations of representation of prison life, the impact of incarceration on literary production, and the impact of literary production from or about prison on the conditions of incarceration. Papers might also suggest redefinitions of the "literary" through prison writing, as well as reconceptualizations of imprisonment through such literary production.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Transatlantic Studies Association
University College Cork, Ireland,
July 9-12, 2012
The Chairman of the TSA, Prof Alan Dobson (University of Dundee and St. Andrews University) and Professor David Ryan (UCC) would like to extend an invitation to the 2012 Transatlantic Studies Association Annual Conference.
Panel proposals and individual papers are welcome for any of the general or sub-panels. A 300 word abstract of proposal and brief CV to panel leaders or to Alan Dobson firstname.lastname@example.org and David Ryan email@example.com by 30 April 2012.
Multilingualism in American Literature
Plenary Speakers: Dr Sara Crangle, University of Sussex (UK); Dr David James, University of Nottingham (UK); Dr Scott W. Klein, Wake Forest University (USA)
This conference's remit is to explore the numerous ways in which the modernist writer and painter Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) belonged to cultural networks of influence and inheritance.