We are now accepting abstracts for the fourth annual New Critics: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference, which will be held on the SUNY Oneonta campus (Oneonta, NY) on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The deadline for abstract submissions (sent to me via email attachment)is Monday, March 4. We are solicting abstracts for critical undergraduate papers on any subject in literature or composition. Film and other popular culture critical work is also of interest. Accepted papers must be readable in no more than 15 minutes. This conference is free to attend. This year, we are very proud to have noted scholar, Dr. Jonathan Culler (Cornell), as our keynote speaker.
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.
International Conference on Comparative Literature, Taipei, Taiwan
Keynote speaker: Professor Samuel Weber (Northwestern University, USA)
We take great pleasure in announcing that the Eleventh Quadrennial International Conference on Comparative Literature, sponsored by the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and hosted by the English Department at Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, will be held on December 13-14, 2013. The general theme of the conference is "After the World: New Possibilities for Comparative Literature."
The Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies (AJVS) invites submissions for a special edition on neo-Victorianism to be published in September 2013. AJVS is a fully refereed journal published by the Australasian Victorian Studies Association, with articles covering topics as diverse as archaeology, architecture, art, economics, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, print culture, psychology, science, sociology and theatre appearing in its pages.
Deadline for abstracts: February 11
The Comparative Studies PhD Student Association (CSSA) is welcoming abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference to be held at Florida Atlantic University, with a focus on public voice, human rights, and social justice. The conference will include key-note speakers addressing conference themes with a special focus on filmmaking, human rights, and public voice. Special screenings of award-winning documentaries and feature-length films will be a highlight of the symposium.
Papers are invited for the Volume 1, Issue 2 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in April 2013.
The journal features densely theoretical and analytical writings that focus on various aspects of English Studies which address/approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines. Accepted papers will be published after peer-review process. There are no publication fees or handling charges. The last date for submission is March 20th, 2013.
HYPERION UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
"LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" DEPARTMENT
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE DEPARTMENT OF "LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" OF
THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL, HUMANISTIC AND NATURAL SCIENCES
TO SEND PAPER PROPOSALS TO OUR CONFERENCE ENTITLED
Identity and Conflict in Cultural and Geo-Political Contexts
Date: 13-14 June, 2013
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciencies, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"
Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania
The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Papers should be no longer than 15-minutes when read aloud. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 4/1/13 to email@example.com.
The SCMLA conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from October 3-5, 2013.
We are soliciting articles for the first issue and for subsequent issues of the Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction.
When we encounter dolls as grown-ups, what is it that we are encountering? What might personal and cultural doll-identifications betray about relationships with the past, with gender and sexuality, with play, with tenderness and with terror? This panel invites submissions which reflect upon the sociocultural meaning of the doll as text, as artifact, or, more traditionally, as an enduring literary and filmic obsession. In psychoanalysis as well as in the popular imagination, dolls have long played the role of uncanny object. This panel is particularly interested in the way in which new technologies, products and markets have uncannily reproduced, intensified and responded to anxieties and hauntings from the past.