The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (OCLW) exists to encourage practice and research in life-writing in all forms, from biography to autobiography, diaries to blogs, letters to memoirs. It is directed by renowned biographer Professor Hermione Lee, associate-directed by eminent colonial scholar Professor Elleke Boehmer, administered by literary historian Dr Rachel Hewitt, and is based at Wolfson College, Oxford. From 20-22 September 2013, OCLW will hold its first major triennial conference, on the subject of 'The Lives of Objects'.
We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the sixth issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.
Papers should be a maximum of 5.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).
What Becomes a Legend Most: Dickensian Character
Call for Papers: Otherness: Essays and Studies 3.2
The Centre for Studies in Otherness invites papers for the e-journal issue Otherness: Essays and Studies 3.2.
Otherness: Essays and Studies, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary e-journal, publishes research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study. We publish two issues a year, alternating between special topic issues and general issues. This is a call for our general issue, forthcoming in Winter 2012.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Performance Studies Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
1-4 August 2013, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL
Deadline (for complete session proposals, submitted online directly to ATHE at www.athe.org):
1 November 2012
This panel will explore what Eavan Boland has termed Irish women's 'adventure of powerlessness' in Irish fiction. Although many representations of women do appear to conform to Boland's bleak assessment, papers that critique this view are especially welcome. This panel is most interested in representations of Irish women living in both Ireland and abroad from the late Victorian period to the present. Please send a brief abstract to Elizabeth Foley O'Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd Global Conference
Responsible Living: Ethical Issues in Everyday Life
Saturday 18th May – Monday 20th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic
4th Global Conference
Tuesday 21st May – Friday 24th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Papers and Reviews
Wreck – University of British Columbia Graduate Journal of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, Volume 4 (2012)
Processes of Change: Translation, Metamorphosis, and Conversion
"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal." – Arthur Schopenhauer
(text, media, culture)
2013 NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE POPULAR CULTURE / AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS
The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit proposals for papers or complete panels on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming, theory and culture for the 2013 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held in Washington, DC. The conference runs from 27 to 30 March, 2013.
Dr. James Iaccino, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Dr. Carl Sederholm, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Kristopher Woofter, Concordia University and Dawson College, Montréal, QC