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).
Seminar: Geocriticism and the Legacies of Edward Said
ACLA Conference, April 4-7, 2013, in Toronto.
Organizer: Robert T. Tally, Jr. (Texas State University)
"Ethnofuturisms: Spatiotemporal Geographies"
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
CFP-edited book on Marxism and Urban Culture
Submissions are invited for an edited book on Marxism and Urban Culture that has received initial interest from an international publisher known for their strength in Marxian-themed series and titles.
While all abstracts using a Marxian framework to approach culture in urban contexts are welcome, it is anticipated that submissions will conform to one of two subtypes reflecting the division of the book into two parts:
Articles that explore the work of a specific Marxian thinker, stressing his/her importance for understanding urban culture/the culture of cities in a general sense. (Walter Benjamin; Henri Lefebvre; Antonio Gramsci…)
Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the "dark/gothic" fairy tale motif in children's and young adult literature. One of the most popular and long standing traditions in literature for youth, fairy tales have always had elements of fantastical horror, dark motifs, and other Gothic themes built into them. Cannibalism, murders, despair, rape, kidnapping, reincarnations, broken families and many other horrific elements are to be found in these stories. Countless experts insist that their inclusion was, and still is, vital to the growth and maturation of the child reader. The melding of the traditional fairy tale and Gothic literature themes help the reader not only to see the positive aspects of life, but the darker side as well.
"The Trojan Wars and the Making of the Modern World: Classical Reception after Antiquity"
Multiples, multiplication and multicultural; digital at work 2013
REMINDER - CFP DEADLINE IS 01 OCTOBER 2012.
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This conference calls for papers which take as their focus the dialogic, collective, and interpersonal sides of Lewis's oeuvre – in words as much as in paint. All topics will be considered. Please send max. 250-word abstracts to Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane (Conference Organizers) at email@example.com by 01 October 2012.
We are also happy to receive (in addition to single papers) proposals for themed panels of 3 speakers.
"The Ambassadorship of Literature" – a two-day symposium at New York University, 2-3 November 2012
The figure of the diplomat has received relatively little consideration in the study of transnational literature. We are organizing a symposium on diplomacy and literature that will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the relationship between embodied statecraft and the literary voice in realms of extraterritorial jurisdiction. As agents of mediation, alert to linguistic ambivalence, the ambassador and the author alike fulfill a privileged role of joining and compromise, of mediation and experimentation at the points where cultures and languages meet.
We are seeking abstracts for inclusion in a proposal for an edited volume on the subject of steampunk. The anthology will present a varied look at steampunk culture and criticism, presenting a comprehensive look at the genre's impact and development in the fields of art and material cultural. Accordingly, we seek proposals that explore any of a range of iterations of the genre. These may include, for example, analysis of: