Proposals of 250 words are sought for an upcoming collection: 'Marking and Re-marking: Tracing the Tattoo in Crime and Detective Narratives', edited by Katharine Cox (Cardiff Metropolitan University) and Kate Watson (Cardiff Metropolitan University). It is anticipated that this collection will bring together a variety of scholars from different disciplines and backgrounds to consider historic and contemporary meanings of tattoos in crime and detective narratives.
Irish Gothic Conference
5-6 December, 2013
Università degli Studi di Perugia / Università per Stranieri di Perugia
• Professor W. J. McCormack (Former Professor of Literary History at Goldsmiths College, University of London)
• Professor Francesca Romana Paci (Full Professor, Università del Piemonte Orientale)
• Dr Laura Pelaschiar (Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Università di Trieste)
• Dr Derek Hand (Senior Lecturer in English, Saint' Patrick's College, Dublin City University)
This special session invites papers that explore the interplay of literature and photography, particularly as manifested in the photographical logics operating within the literatures that predate the advent of photography. What is the place of the ocular (the photographical/the photographic image) in literature? How are self-reflexivity, interiority, memory, and subjectivity performed as photographic moments within literature? What does the insertion of a photographic moment suggest in terms of interruptions, digressions, or linear movements within a novel? How does the stillness of a moment in a play borrow or differ from the stasis of a photograph? What, if any, are the coincidences of poetic and photographic lenses?
We are looking for contributors to our volume of critical essays on _Home: Concepts, Constructions and Contexts_ (working title). The book aims to provide an interdisciplinary overview of, as well as new approaches to, existing notions of home in its many different facets. The two editors of the collection are literary and cultural studies scholars; approaches from other disciplines, such as history, sociology, urban studies, art, media and visual studies, architecture, legal studies, philosophy, psychology, etc., are, however, highly encouraged. The book contract has been secured with a reputable German university press. Aimed date of publication is Fall 2014.
We are looking for complete papers to complete an ongoing edited volume of a collection of articles on the following theme:
LINGUISTIC AND LITERARY FAULT-LINES
Editors: Ernest L. VEYU (Ph.D.) & Valentine N. UBANAKO (Ph.D.)
Call for Papers
Volume 5, Issue 2 (2013): "Time"
Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal (ISSN 1756-8137) edited by postgraduates at Durham University. Working under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Study (www.dur.ac.uk/ias), Kaleidoscope is designed to foster communication between postgraduates in different disciplines, to promote excellence in interdisciplinary research, and to raise awareness of the IAS as a public forum for interdisciplinary scholarship.
Devouring: Food, Drink and the Written Word, 1800-1945
Saturday 8th March 2014, University of Warwick
Professor Nicola Humble (University of Roehampton)
Dr Margaret Beetham (University of Salford)
Registration now open
'in:flux 1845-1945: A Century in Motion' Postgraduate Conference
27th June 2013
University of Birmingham
Keynote speaker: Dr Matthew Rubery
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
Self-Education and the Long Nineteenth Century
This panel will explore the idea of self-education in 19th and early 20th-century British literature to reflect on the current definition and function of literature within and outside institutions. Potential topics include: autodidact characters in the novel, education and class conflict, women readers/writers/scholars, the 'art novel' vs. genre fiction, aesthetics and self-culture, literature's emergence as a discipline, popular lectures, autobiography & life writing.
Scary Stuff: Pedagogy of Horror is a collection of essays exploring both pedagogical theories and practices of teaching the horror genre. Essays may speak to fiction or film and should have a length of 3,500-5000 words including MLA format end citation. Send a 500 word abstract or completed essay to firstname.lastname@example.org.