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Understanding Atrocities Conference: Remembering, Representing, and Teaching Genocide February 19-21, 2014

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 3:01pm
Tristan Smyth / Scott W. Murray Mount Royal University

We use 'genocide' and 'atrocity'– words that overlap and mix – as we reach for an understanding of the full horror of one people's attempts to eliminate another. Atrocity is an aspect of genocide, and is at the crux of most discussions on the topic, but from what is this sense of atrocity derived? We universally regard genocide as an atrocity, yet why does it persist? The Understanding Atrocities Conference aims to explore, among other things, the relationship between 'atrocity' and 'genocide,' and how they are interwoven and understood. By approaching the topic of genocidal atrocity within the themes of remembering, representing, and teaching, we hope to engender a discussion across, between, and among the disciplines.

[UPDATE]: CfP: The Common Denominator -- A Postgraduate Conference in British Cultural Studies, 20-22 MArch 2014

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 7:23am
British Cultural Studies in the Institute for British Studies of Leipzig University

In ancient Greece, the Pythagoreans worshipped perfect numbers and turned them into musical scales. Two thousand years later, Nicolaus Copernicus still heard their sound in the perfection of the universal spheres. Numerologists, alchemists and the Gnostics all attempt to explain the mysteries of the universe with the precision and beauty of mathematics. And what would the voluptuous garments displayed in Renaissance painting be without the clear lines and structured order of geometry? Already these few examples show that mathematics has always been more than is commonly represented in popular culture in the wider British context.

[Update] Contact and Connection: Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium - Registration open

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 5:21am
University of Warwick, Institute of Advanced Study

"Contact and Connections": Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium
Thursday 27th June 2013, University of Warwick
Wolfson Research Exchange Seminar Rooms

Keynote speakers:
Dr Cathy Waters (University of Kent)
Professor Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)

Registration is now open for the first annual symposium of the University of Warwick Travel and Mobility Studies Research Network, on the theme of "Contact and Connections".

NeMLA 2014 cfp: Irish and Indian-Anglophone Writing in a Transnational Feminism Context

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 10:18am
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania cfp

Call for Papers
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania cfp
Session Title: Irish and Indian-Anglophone Writing in a Transnational Feminism Context
Chair: Harney-Mahajan, Tara

Advertising/marketing/PR in American Lit.- M/MLA November 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:52pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The American Literature II panel (permanent section) seeks papers on representations of advertising, marketing, and/or public relations in American novels, plays, poems, or films from 1870-present.

Please send 250-word abstracts by June 10th to Mark Schiebe, Queensborough Community College (CUNY),

VI International Gothic Congress, 'Gothic Convergences' FFYL, UNAM, Mexico City, April 2014

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:19pm
International Gothic Congress

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.

Objective: After the great response received in the previous Gothic Congresses (2008 - 2012), the aim is to keep encouraging the interest in the Gothic among both students and scholars at the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and other Mexican institutions. To achieve this, we propose to start from the study of the plural presence of the Gothic in various modes of art, as well as time and space contexts.

[UPDATE] New Crops, Old Fields - (Re)Imagining Irish Folklore

Monday, May 27, 2013 - 9:49am
Queen's University Belfast

Keynote Speakers :
Prof. Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (University of Notre-Dame)
Prof. Harry White (University College Dublin)
Prof. Luke Gibbons (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)