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Essay Collection on Detective and Mystery Fiction (Abstract 8/31/12)

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 12:24pm
Casey Cothran and Mercy Cannon

"The murder novel," declares Raymond Chandler, "has a depressing way of minding its own business, solving its own problems and answering its own questions. There is nothing left to discuss. . ." Or is there? Does detective and mystery fiction provide such seamless closure as to render critical voices irrelevant? What does the metafictional quality of this genre offer the careful reader? What happens when we turn our attention from defining and classifying mysteries to analyzing the formal properties of the texts and the cultural work performed by them? In this proposed volume, we seek nuanced readings that will open up discussion on modern works of fiction (such as P.D.

[Update] Deadline Extension: Conference---From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 3:24am
Department of American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University

Please note the extended deadline...

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From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

Hacettepe University
Department of American Culture and Literature
30th Anniversary Conference
Ankara, Turkey
November 7 – 9, 2012

CFP: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LIFE WRITING

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Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 6:26pm
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LIFE WRITING

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LIFE WRITING

Call for Papers

Announcing the 2012 Summer launch of
an open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal on Life Writing

Fact, Fiction, and Supposition

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Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 4:11pm
Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture

The Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation of the University of Virginia. We invite submissions for our third issue on the theme of 'Fact, Fiction, and Supposition'.

Rethinking Empathy (edited volume, 10/1/2012 for proposals)

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Friday, June 22, 2012 - 5:28pm
Meghan Marie Hammond and Sue J. Kim / NYU and UMass Lowell

Rethinking Empathy: What Literature Can Teach Us About Feeling With Others

Recent years have seen exciting developments on the topic of empathy in a number of fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. We invite proposals for essays to be included in a collection on empathy and literature. We believe this volume will serve as an important contribution to a growing field of inquiry. The collection conceives of "literature" broadly to include the graphic novel. We are also open to other narrative media, such as film, television, and online media.

"Between Bodies/Bodies Between". Deadline Nov 1st 2012 / Conference Apr 5th-6th 2013

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Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:54am
National University of Ireland, Maynooth

This conference engages bodies and embodiment in literature and the humanities, seeking to survey the state of scholarship and future directions after over a decade of groundbreaking work.

We particularly welcome papers that consider the body in its liminality or interactions between bodies, and papers that consider the body in relation to Ireland. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

• Body, soul, intellect
• Sickness, medicine and mortality
• Emotion, affect, sensation
• Animal bodies, nonhuman bodies
• The political or legal body
• The body and violence
• Sexuality and imtimacy
• Gendered bodies, racial bodies, disabled bodies

[UPDATE] [SAMLA Nov. 9-11, 2013] Literary Science: Approaches to Teaching Literture with Scientific Themes and Contexts

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:15am
Paul Brown/ University of South Carolina

This panel investigates how to effectively teach literature that contains strong scientific elements. Literature actively participates in the ongoing rhetoric of scientific inquiry and discourse and gives voice to the promise and fears associated with technological advancement. Many literary works engage very particular aspects of theory and practice from fields such as neurobiology or quantum physics while others engage with the rhetoric associated with science and/or its misinterpretations (Social Darwinism for Evolution or relativism for Relativity, etc.).

CFP: Conrad volume (abstract due June 29; paper due Nov. 1)

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 7:40am
Agata Szczeszak-Brewer

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

If you'd like to contribute to an edited volume on Joseph Conrad, published in the Critical Insights series of EBSCO Publishing's Salem Press, send an abstract by June 29th, 2012, 10 a.m., to Agata Szczeszak-Brewer (brewera@wabash.edu). I am seeking original, previously unpublished 7000-word papers that engage commonly studied topics and texts that will serve as a guide for advanced high school and undergraduate students and their teachers. After the abstract review process, the full papers will be due on November 1st, 2012. Each contributor will receive a $300 honorarium.

Feel free to get in touch with me with any questions!

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