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Intimate Archives: Photography and Life-Writing, University of Oxford, 29 November 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 4:50pm
Lee-Von Kim and Christine Fouirnaies, University of Oxford

Intimate Archives is a one-day interdisciplinary conference that seeks to explore the intersection of photography and life-writing. Photography has come to play an increasingly self-conscious role in life narratives, raising questions about truth, fictionality, authenticity and the limits of referentiality. What role does photography have in the construction of life narratives? How are intimate and affective relations negotiated and represented in photographic life narratives? Furthermore, what is at stake when intimate records of familial and private lives are published or exhibited? This conference seeks to engage with these issues.

Adaptation and the Novel - Saturday 9th November 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 2:06pm
Keele University

Organisers: Joanna Taylor and Nick Seager

Plenary lectures by Rachel Carroll (Teeside University) and Sarah Wootton (Durham University)

Are novels tainted or legitimated in the process of adaptation? What aesthetic challenges and opportunities does the transition of a story from one genre to another present? And in what cultural, commercial, and artistic contexts have processes or adaptation and appropriation taken place?

[UPDATE]: CfP: The Common Denominator -- A Postgraduate Conference in British Cultural Studies, 20-22 March 2014

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 4:09am
British Cultural Studies in the Institute for British Studies of Leipzig University

NOTICE: The final date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to 15 July.

Focusing on the wider British context, the aim of this three-day interdisciplinary conference (20-22 March 2014) is to bring together researchers from diverse academic and professional disciplines. By establishing mathematics as the common denominator between the individual panels, the links between mathematics and Cultural Studies are brought into focus. The conference will explore the reception and representation of mathematical concepts in Britain and the Commonwealth across such diverse fields as popular culture, literature and linguistics.

NeMLA - WGS cfp (09/30/13; 04/3-6/14)

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 5:55pm
Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast Modern Language Association

NeMLA 2014 Convention
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 3-6, 2014

Women's and Gender Studies Caucus cfp

The following pre-approved panels welcome submissions. Please go to:
for panel descriptions and contact information as well as for cfps cross-listed with WGS.

Essay Collection: Literary History/Liberal History (Abstracts Due 8/15/2013)

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 7:08am
Literary History/Liberal History

We invite proposals for a collection of essays on the relationship between the history of literary history and the history of liberalism. If both concepts—literary history and liberalism—emerged in the late seventeenth century and if both concepts seem obsolete, outmoded, or eclipsed in the twenty-first century, then what can we learn from the history of their entanglements and estrangements? As abstract concepts whose modes of valuation have far-reaching and closely-felt material effects, literary history and liberalism are disciplinarily and ethically distinct—after all literary history is elitist and ties us to the culture of the past while liberalism imagines progress towards individuality, equality, and universality.

Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic (Edited Collection)

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 4:01am
Robert McKay & John Miller (University of Sheffield, UK)

The window blind blew back with the wind that rushed in, and in the aperture of the broken panes there was the head of a great, gaunt gray wolf (Bram Stoker, Dracula)

A new e-journal: Imaginary Relations

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 8:54am
Imaginary Relations

Announcing a new journal: Imaginary Relations

Imaginary Relations is a new e-journal dedicated to ideological critique and analysis of single aesthetic objects: poetry, fiction, drama, film and television. The journal seeks to examine the competing meanings that ideologies generate; how ideologies are produced and reproduced in single cultural productions; how ideologies function to produce material practices, such as reading, and how those reading practices can work to reproduce and transform ideologies. The journal, therefore, focuses on the complex valences of ideology as positive and productive forces in culture that do, and can, transform subjectivities and social relations.

The Canon and Cultural Studies in the Composition Classroom - NeMLA, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 10:21pm
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Host: Susquehanna University

Since the "culture wars" of the 1980s and 90s, the significance of canonical authors towards a general education has been argued by both the left and right. As the debris from those arguments has settled it's clear that the canon has remained central to humanistic education, but in what way? While conservatives may have feared the dissolution of the traditional canon and liberals pushed the need for greater inclusiveness, it's obvious that détente in the culture wars has resulted in perhaps a different educational status quo entirely.

CFP - FORUM Issue 17: Rites and Rituals - Deadline 16 Sept 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 1:23pm
FORUM Journal, Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

For this autumn issue of FORUM, a peer-reviewed postgraduate journal of Culture and the Arts based at the University of Edinburgh, we are seeking postgraduate submissions from a range of disciplines relating to the arts or culture that consider the topic of Rites and Rituals.

FORUM Journal: Issue 17

Call for Papers – Rites and Rituals

ACIS-West 2013 - San Francisco, CA - 27-29 Sept. 2013 [UPDATE]

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:16am
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region

Abstract are welcome on all aspects of Irish Studies: history, art, drama, literature, theory, law, current events, pop culture, identity, gender studies, etc.

Extended Deadline: 31 July 2013

Send abstracts of 250-300 words to Jodi Chilson ( with subject line: "ACIS-West 2013 Abstract."

Or submit online through submission manager (

For more details, go to