Please send essays for a book collection which examines detective/mystery fiction in terms of form, style and aestheticism: the basic relationship between the detective's art and the contemporary aesthetic culture. This scholarly collection is to be published by Ibidem Press, Germany, and distributed in the US by Columbia University Press. The publication will be a revised and expanded edition of Ibidem's previously published Formal Investigations: Aesthetic Style in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Detective Fiction (Studies in English Literatures 4, www.ibidemverlag.de/Series/Studies-in-English-Literatures).
Please send abstracts for a scholarly collection to be published by Ibidem Press, Germany, distributed in the US by Columbia University Press. This publication will be a revised and expanded edition of Ibidem's previously published Decadences: Morality and Aesthetics in British Literature (Studies in English Literatures 2, www.ibidemverlag.de/Series/Studies-in-English-Literatures).
Myth and Fairy Tales Conference Area Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 November 2013
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association's 35th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 19-22, 2014
General information and online registration
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales (one or the other is perfectly fine), but we have seen that bringing both genre categories into conversation has led to extremely valuable and stimulating conversations.
Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English publications. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and engaging in academic discussions since 2008. For more information about the journal, please visit the website as follows:
Henry James' infamous condemnation of nineteenth-century novels as "loose baggy monsters" is so perfectly devastating that many forget that the author was posing a question. Flummoxed by a literary form that so readily included "the accidental and the arbitrary" in its representations, James pondered: what do they "artistically mean?" Walter Benjamin, another modern looking back on the nineteenth century with a sense of bewilderment, suggested elliptically that the swollen cushions, ample hangings, and profusion of dust covers, doilies, and antimacassars of the nineteenth-century interior were evidence of a deeply ingrained "posture...of struggle and defense."
The English Department, Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education, Technical University of Liberec in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology kindly invite you to the international conference
Crime and Detection in the Age of Electronic Reproduction:
Traditions, Expectations, Genres and Codes.
35th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
"Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow"
February 19-22, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2013
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 Fax: +1 505 843 2710
Now accepting proposals for Fashion, Style, Appearance, & Identity.
Fashion, Style, Appearance, & Identity is concerned with the following areas:
The 2014 American Literature Association Annual Conference(ALA) will be held in Washington, D.C., May 22-25, 2014.
The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the ALA:
1) Transatlantic Dickinson
We welcome papers that consider Dickinson as a writer whose life and work question the convention of reading nineteenth-century US literature in isolation from its British counterpart, and demonstrate the importance of taking a comparative approach. For example, panellists might examine the influence of British literature, culture and history on Dickinson, or the reception of Dickinson's work in Britain.
4th Global Conference: Living Responsibly
Tuesday 6th May – Thursday 8th May 2014
Call For Presentations:
How can we live responsibly, taking care of one another and of our planet? This is the question faced by everyone who wants, so far as they can, to do what is right, and it is at the heart of Living Responsibly: reflecting on the ethical decisions of everyday life.