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Call For Papers: Cityscapes of the Future (June 30)

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 2:29pm
Dr. Yael Maurer, Shawn Edrei, Meyrav Koren-Kuik / Tel-Aviv University

Cityscapes of the Future: Urban Spaces in Science Fiction

The city has played a pivotal role in science fiction narratives since the earliest days of the genre. Towering megastructures, dystopian urbanity and the otherworldly configurations of alien cities have contributed greatly to representations of imagined futures.

Our project aims to take a broad view of the science-fictional cityscape, in any medium (television, film, novels, comics/graphic novels, anime, video games, etc.).

All relevant topics are welcome; we encourage interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives, as well as discussions of non-Western texts. We are especially interested in the following subjects:

[Reminder] English 1700 to Present (PAMLA Nov. 1-3)

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 1:00pm
Stephanie Harper / California State University, Northridge

This panel is a standing session at PAMLA and invites critical papers on any aspect of English literature since 1700.

Proposals of 500 words or less can be submitted via PAMLA's online submission process found here:

While I welcome potential presenters to email me regarding any questions they may have, please know that I cannot accept proposals via email. They must be processed through the online submission system.

Proposals are due April 15th.

DH SoCal Research Slam

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 12:57pm
DH SoCal

DH SoCal is a network dedicated to building community and collaboration amongst digital humanists in Southern California. On May 4, 2013 we are holding our first research slam at California State University, Northridge. This one-day event will be designed to showcase Digital Humanities work being done in California and to create opportunities for interaction between digital humanists from around the region.

Artistic Ireland, M/MLA, Nov 7-10, Milwaukee, WI

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 8:03am
Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)

From The Book of Kells to the seaside ditty in Ulysses to the Abbey Theatre's Countess Cathleen, Ireland boasts a history replete with visual and performing arts. The Irish Studies permanent section of the M/MLA is soliciting proposals for conference papers that use critical methodologies to analyze artworks that appear in Irish novels, poems, and cinema, as well as essays that examine Irish plays and music (traditional, classical, and choral) and their subsequent performances. We seek papers that analyze any genre or time period and presentations that include images, film clips and sound files will be prioritized.

Artistic Bodies in Literature, M/MLA, Nov 7-10, 2013, Milwaukee, WI

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 7:59am
Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)

In what ways do artistic constructions of the body appear in literature? The Fabricating the Body permanent section of the M/MLA is soliciting proposals for conference papers that analyze artistic constructions of human and non-human bodies in literature. From paintings, to sculpture, to drawings literary works portray bodies as ideal objects d'art, and also as grotesque manifestations. How do aesthetic, phenomenological, ecocritical, feminist and even animal-other theories inform our understanding of the artistic body in literary works? We seek papers that analyze any genre or time period of literature

Visions of Egypt: Literature and Culture from the Nineteenth Century to the Present, 6-7 September 2013, Hull, UK (CFP)

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 1:00am
Dr Catherine Wynne, University of Hull

Visions of Egypt: Literature and Culture from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
6-7 September 2013
Hull History Centre (6 September)
Staff House, University of Hull (7 September)

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Sahar El Mougy, Cairo University
Dr Joann Fletcher and Dr Stephen Buckley, University of York (to be confirmed)
Professor William Hughes, Bath Spa University
Professor Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck, University of London

[UPDATE] Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities (Submission deadline 16 April 2013)

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:58am
De Montfort Unversity

This conference focuses on the influence of cultural 'legacies' within current humanities research. By highlighting the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, this interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which 'legacies' are created, restructured, perpetuated and even rejected. It will also question whether newer disciplines respond to cultural mythologies by establishing their own 'legacy' as a means of achieving academic authentication.

Romancing the Long British 19th Century (1789-1914)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 6:19pm
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

The long British nineteenth century (1789-1914) appears to have the long global twentieth century (including the first decades of the twenty-first) in its thrall. Regency and Victorian settings proliferate in popular romance fiction, ranging from scenes of domestic life within the United Kingdom to British espionage in Europe and British colonial settlements. Retellings and "sequels" of Jane Austen's novels line our (digital) bookshelves and fill fan-fiction websites, spilling over most recently into the YouTube sensation The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.