Media studies and information theory has long been concerned with the ways in which media transmits knowledge across time and space. In this respect, media has historically been and is currently central to the creation of the social through the transmission of information. New mediums such as tablet devices, smart phones, and social media have transformed the user's relationship to the social sphere in radical ways through mobility and access. These transitions have also simultaneously transformed the networks that support, transmit, and reshape the flow of information that comes to represent the individual in these newly emerging spheres.
First Call for Papers
CITY MARGINS, CITY MEMORIES
Date: Monday 7 April – Tuesday 8 April, 2014
Venue: Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies,
University of London School of Advanced Study, Senate House, London
An International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by the School of Modern Languages
and the School of Philosophy and Religion, Bangor University and the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies.
Keynote Speakers: Professor Bill Marshall (IGRS) & Professor Hugh Campbell (UCD School of Architecture).
CfP: Time Travel in the Media
We are currently seeking chapter proposals for the first collection of essay to address time travel across different media formats. The collection, to be be published by McFarland, will be edited by Joan Ormrod (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Matthew Jones (UCL).
South Central Modern Language Association is accepting 250-500 word abstract/proposals for its session on Native American Literature. Proposals are welcome on the full range of Native American literature and criticism.
Submit abstract by March 31, 2013 to Jamie Korsmo at email@example.com
South Central Modern Language Association's 70th Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
October 3-5, 2013
Conference theme: "Masking and Unmasking the Subject"
"The Bronte Sisters and Their Work" is the theme for this year's METU British Novelists Conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education in Middle East Technical University. The organizers invite proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of the work of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. Interdisciplinary and comparative approaches placing the work of the Bronte Sisters within contexts such as media, performance and adaptation studies are also welcome. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
The dust may have begun to settle in the blogosphere, but E. L. James's Fifty Shades of Gray novels continue to dominate the bestseller list, impervious to the literary outrage that greeted their remarkable success. In the wake of this phenomenon, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory invites essays on literary works that flirt with, dabble in, or wholly embrace the pornographic. We are interested in scholarly engagements with the history, theory, and politics of pornography, as well as studies of the popularity, reception, censorship, and "literariness" of texts considered pornographic.
Queens of the Marketplace: nineteenth-century women writers and the rise of the bestseller
We invite papers on theory and best practices of introducing ecological themes and/or ecocritical discourse into literature and content-based language curricula. 200-300-word abstracts by 20 March 2013.
Seeking abstracts/proposals ASAP on various topics in the area of LGBTQ Studies in any academic discipline for the 2013 PAMLA Conference: Friday November 1-Sunday November 3, 2013 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California. Final deadline for proposals is April 3rd, 2013. Submissions should be sent in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Call For Papers
Fall narratives: an interdisciplinary perspective
18th-19th June 2014, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
As the 340th anniversary of John Milton's death approaches, we seek to explore the theme of the Fall in a diverse, interdisciplinary context.
The conference, which is organised with the intention of leading to a publication of proceedings, will examine the concept of the Fall across a range of disciplines and languages. The temporal scope extends from antiquity to contemporary times.
We welcome proposals with research interest such as, but not limited to, Literature, Religion, Languages, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Art, Film and Visual Culture, Cultural Studies and Economics.