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Politics of Place, Issue 02: "Technology" - submission deadline: 31 Jan 2014

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 1:31pm
Politics of Place: A Journal for Postgraduates

Following the release of Issue 01, which developed the theme of "Maps and Margins", we are now seeking submissions for the second issue which speak to the theme of "Technology".

It is easy to think that technology now plays a larger part in our daily lives than ever before. Yet technology, mediating knowledge and purpose, has accompanied mankind in its development over a much longer term. In this themed issue, it is from the starting point of the humanities, complementing and free to problematise scientific enquiry, that we feel important questions about the nature, relations, philosophy, and future of technology can be posed. Such questions may include:

Coleridge Summer Conference 2014

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 5:38pm
Friends of Coleridge (Academic Director: Tim Fulford)

The Coleridge Summer Conference, Cannington, Somerset.
28 July-1 August 2014

Academic Director: Tim Fulford

Keynote speakers: Marjorie Levinson, J. C. C. Mays, Damian Walford Davies

Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2013

Georgia Philological Association: May 16, 2014 Meeting and Call for Papers

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 4:55pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)

The ninth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Waycross Campus of South Georgia State College on the South Georgia Parkway (U.S. Highway 82) in Waycross, Georgia, on Friday, May 16, 2014. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).

[UPDATE] MadLit 2014: "Texts and Violence" with keynote speaker Hillary Chute/ Feb 20-22

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 4:13pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association

MadLit 2013: Texts and Violence

Keynote speaker: Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women and Associate Editor of MetaMaus

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's tenth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place February 20-22, 2014. This year's conference, "Texts and Violence" engages the intersections between literature, culture, philosophy, and politics.

Nineteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 3:08pm
Ron Kates

April 4, 2014

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote Address: Skip Nipper, Nashville baseball historian

Luncheon Speaker: Former Kansas City Royal Willie Wilson.

UPDATE Call for Papers: the quint

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 10:28am
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twentieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th December 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Challenger Unbound [UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1 NOVEMBER 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 5:08am
Tom Ue (

Challenger Unbound
Department of English, UCL
9 December 2013

A century has passed since the publication of Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World. This one-day symposium offers an ideal opportunity to take stock of the Professor Challenger narratives and to reassess what these three novels and two short stories can offer to new generations of scholars, students, and enthusiasts.


Professor John Sutherland
Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of Modern English Literature
Department of English Language and Literature

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Ian Duncan
Professor and Florence Green Bixby Chair in English
Department of English
University of California, Berkeley

Creativity, Inc.: Intellectual Production as Capital, ACLA 2014 at NYU (deadline Nov 15)

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 3:19pm
Yonina Hoffman, Torsa Ghosal, Michael Harwick (Ohio State University)

One of the decade's more contentious theories concerning the reformulation of capital in (post)industrial America was the denomination of the so-called "creative class." United by a tendency toward transient "gigs," labor that blurs the line between art and technology, and innovation, its members traffic in intellectual property and abstract skill sets while seeking venues that grant them legibility. Though much debate surrounds the validity of the term, this coinage proves useful for thinking about the dialogic relationship between capitalism and creativity.

Scientific (R)evolutions

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 10:36am
Natura: A Working Group in History of Science and Epistemology

Conference Website:

Typically, narratives of the Scientific Revolution suggest that modern science (and modern society) emerged with new institutions, dedicated to empirical observation of the natural world. But this model insufficiently accounts for the cultural, material, and political factors that developed over the centuries prior to this revolution. After more than 50 years since Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolution and 25 since the publication of Latour's Science in Action, Natura's third annual conference will address the ways that our conception of science, culture, and society has changed.