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Marking and Re-marking: Tracing the Tattoo in Crime and Detective Narratives (edited collection of essays)

Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 2:27pm
Katharine Cox and Kate Watson (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

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.

[UPDATE] Irish Gothic Conference 5-6 December, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 9:57am
Università degli Studi di Perugia / Università per Stranieri di Perugia

Irish Gothic Conference

5-6 December, 2013

Università degli Studi di Perugia / Università per Stranieri di Perugia

Confirmed Speakers:

• 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)

The Photographic Moment in Literature; SAMLA 2013; Nov 08-10; Atlanta

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 1:34pm
Elizabeth Howie and Tripthi Pillai, Coastal Carolina 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?

Call for Chapters - Home: Concepts, Constructions and Contexts (Edited Volume)

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 6:07am
Prof. Dr. Cecile Sandten (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany) and Dr. Kathy-Ann Tan (University of Tübingen, Germany)

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.

July 20th 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:03am
Royal Commonwealth Society, Uni Yao 1

We are looking for complete papers to complete an ongoing edited volume of a collection of articles on the following theme:


Editors: Ernest L. VEYU (Ph.D.) & Valentine N. UBANAKO (Ph.D.)

Kaleidoscope Volume 5, Issue 2 (2013): "Time" (Deadline 30 June 2013)

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 8:46am
Kaleidoscope (ISSN 1756-8137)

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 (, 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.

Self-Education and the Long Nineteenth Century

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 9:37am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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.