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'In the Jungle of Cities': mobs, murders, crowds, riots and crises in the Modern City

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:38am
The University of Manchester


'In the Jungle of Cities': mobs, murders, crowds, riots and crises in the Modern City

An academic conference to be held at Chetham's Library, Manchester, on 30th May 2013

Proposals are invited for papers on the relationship between the modern city and violence. The relationship has been an essential one for literature, film, television and other cultural production. Proposals are encouraged from across the whole range of disciplines dealing with representations of violence and the city. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

Consent: Terms of Agreement, March 21-23, 2013

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 2:42am
Indiana University Graduate Conference (Hosted by Dept. of English GSAC)

Call for Proposals: "Consent: Terms of Agreement"
Submission Deadline: Jan. 1st

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled, "Consent: Terms of Agreement," to be held at Indiana University - Bloomington from March 21-23, 2013. Join us for our 10th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English. See below for details.

Consent: We click it any time we download a new software program. We are required to give it for medical procedures. Spoken or implied, it struggles to articulate our desires and will. Without it, numerous laws can be broken and our senses of agency violated.

[UPDATE] Invention vs. Mimesis -- Inaugural Issue of the Rat's Mouth Review Graduate Journal

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 1:48pm
The Rat's Mouth Review - Florida Atlantic University

All submissions due by December 1st, 2012.

In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

Transgression, Trespassing and Taboos in the Long-Nineteenth Century

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 12:46pm
Cardiff University

Transgression, Trespassing and Taboos in the Long-Nineteenth Century

Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference – Call for papers

Cardiff University, 10th April 2013

The long-nineteenth century (1789-1914) is a unique period for the study of transgression – it saw the impact of New Journalism; increasingly prominent debates over women's roles; and intense controversy over aspects of sex and sexuality. With the advent of mass print and the burgeoning periodical press came a huge appetite for sensation fiction alongside the continuing popularity of crime narratives. The multiplicity of genres and media in the long-nineteenth century emphasises the need to approach this period from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Making It Work: US Thought and Culture Between Praxis and Paralysis, April 5-6 2013

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 5:29pm
US Literatures and Cultures Consortium at the University of Michigan

Are there distinctively American attitudes toward objectivity and truth, judgment and action? Two of the most enduring cliches about US culture are, first, that its thought characteristically refuses universal grounds, and second, that it privileges material practicality over theoretical or metaphysical abstraction. Yet without universal grounds, how can we be convinced that anything is worth doing? Let's grant that it is; such a groundless granting may initially let us act with a sense of freedom and unlimited potential, but justifying or revising that action requires us to establish provisional grounds that can themselves be hedged, negotiated, interrogated to the paralyzing point of infinity.

Mary Russell Mitford: Local and Global

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 4:46pm
British Women Writers' Conference (BWWC) 2013

Panel CFP for BWWC 2013 Conference, University of New Mexico (4-6 April 2013):

CFP Victorians and the Law

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 1:28pm
Victorian Network

Call for Papers: Victorians and the Law

Victorian Network is an MLA-indexed online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies.

CFP Paranormal Romance (PCA/ACA Washington 2013) Submission Deadline: Dec. 7

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 11:01am
Popular Culture Association Amerincan Culture Association

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking papers and roundtables for the Joint National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held March 27-30, 2013, at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.

Papers which cover any aspect of Paranormal Romance are sought for presentation. Papers should be limited to a reading time of 15-20 minutes (3 person panels allow for 20 minute papers while 4 person panels allow for 15 minute papers; panels will be formed no later than January 2013 in order to provide panelists ample time to adjust their presentation time).