From ancient Greek mythology to cubism, jazz music, and the contemporary puzzle film, labyrinths serve as images for exploring intellectual, affective, and material complexity. This conference will investigate labyrinths from diverse cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical perspectives. Whether literal or figurative, labyrinths are markers of intricacy that can evoke feelings of panic, bewilderment, and failure, or present opportunities for adventure and problem-solving. You might consider the procedural labyrinths that we encounter daily (mass media, bureaucracy, academia), as well as the spatial labyrinths that we inhabit (libraries, hotels, department stores, casinos).
For the PCA/ACA national conference (27-30 March 2013 in Washington, DC), we invite proposals of individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme.
Possible sea-related topics include, but are not limited to:
►Film, art, music, and television
►Sea sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Recreation, technology, business
Deadline for proposals: 20 Nov. 2012
North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies
North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2012 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.
With traditionalists hearkening for a return to founding principles while protestors of various stripes look forward to dismantling the very notion of norms themselves, questions about the foundations of societal structures occupy a central place in myriad contemporary debates. For its 3rd conference—(anti)Foundations—the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites considerations of societal structures, their foundations, and the ways that these structures are both reinforced and challenged by works of literature and culture.
All graduate students and faculty are invited to submit proposals to Northern Illinois University's Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media: Visualizing English and Media Studies in the 21st Century. MCLLM encourages individual or panel papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture as well as creative writing and pedagogical approaches. Proposals might address intersections between visual and print mediums; visual developments in linguistics; work in and with"new media," including film studies; and other treatments of the theme.
Conference Dates: March 22 & 23, 2013
Deadline for Proposals: January 30,2013
"We Speak a Different Tongue"
Maverick Voices and Modernity, 1890–1939
International Conference, St. John's College, Durham University, UK, 5-6 July 2013
Plenary speakers: Professor Chris Baldick (Goldsmiths College, University of London) and Professor Michael O'Neill (Durham University)
Call for Papers
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The 9th Biennial Symbiosis 2013 Conference:
Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations
A Symbiosis, BCCW & Reading University event
Venue: Brunel University, London, UK
Dates: Thursday 27th June to Sunday 30th June, 2013
Prof. Paul Gilroy (King's College, London); Prof. Peter Robinson (University of Reading); Prof. Robert Weisbuch (University of Michigan); Dr. Kathleen Wheeler (Darwin College, Cambridge).
Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on 'My American Self.'
The organizers of this conference propose to continue the dialogue and productive exchange that took place at Cal State L.A. on February 12-13, 2011, on the occasion of an international conference on Modernity, Critique, and Humanism. We now turn our attention to areas of concern related to global demography, biodiversity, and to political and social movements in different parts of the world.
Exegesis, the academic e-journal of the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London (www.exegesisjournal.org), is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2013 edition on 'Testimonies and Confessions'. In this issue we seek to generate discussion about the forms that testimonies and confessions have taken historically, theologically, and literarily from an interdisciplinary, cross-period perspective. Authors may choose to investigate this topic literally, metaphorically, or theoretically, and in terms of specific texts, authors, times, or places. Articles and creative pieces might address, but are not limited to, any of the following subjects: