The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities, March 25, 2011.
States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction
17th-18th of June 2011, Queen's University, Belfast.
Call for papers/ Appel à contribution
Deadline/ Date limite: 28th February 2011
Keynote speaker: Professor Dominique Kalifa, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne
Guest Writers: Eoin McNamee, David Peace
Papers are invited for Studies in Comics volume 2.2. As the last two issues have been themed (1.2 was on autobiography and the forthcoming 2.1 focuses on Alan Moore), issue 2.2 will not
have a specific theme and will be open to all submissions. Although Studies in Comics has a particular interest in the formal properties of the medium and theoretical approaches to it
we welcome papers on any aspect of comics scholarship and criticism.
Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and Moving Image is now accepting submissions for the 2nd issue. Editors welcome articles that fall under the broad rubric of the relations between cinema and philosophy.
Submission deadline: March 1, 2011 (abstracts) and June 1, 2011 (completed papers)
Areas include, but are not limited to:
*philosophy of cinema today
*epistemology and ontology of cinema and of the moving image
*the relationship film studies and philosophy of cinema
* the analytic/continental divide within philosophy of cinema
* new approaches and trends within the philosophy of cinema
*historical approaches to philosophy of cinema and film theory
*cinema as philosophy
Thursday 9th June 2011, 9.30am – 5.00pm
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
Wednesday 8th June 2011, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Reading by Don Paterson and wine reception
Tower Building, University of Dundee
The International Journal of Iberian Studies (IJIS) welcomes submissions from scholars whose research focuses on contemporary Spain and Portugal from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Transnational Cinemas is a new, internationally refereed Intellect journal. Our journal aims to break down traditional geographical divisions in Film Studies and we welcome submissions from around the world that reflect the global nature of film cultures. The editors are seeking articles, interviews, visual essays, reports on film festivals and conferences. The topics on which the journal welcomes submissions are then as follows:
PLEASE NOTE: DATE FOR CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2012. AS A RESULT, THE CALL FOR PAPERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 2011.
Festival and Academic Conference: Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd January 2012
Confirmed delegates include:
Ian Rankin, Kate Mosse, Jackie Kaye, Elleke Bohemer, Steve Bell, Michael Prodger, Bryan Cheyette, Scott Pack, Nicholas Royle and Isabel Ashdown.
Full paper deadline: 30 January 2011.
Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the spirit. Soldiers usually win battles and generals get the credit for them. You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
– Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
It is not troublemakers who will have the last word in a democracy.
– Nicolas Sarkozy (23 October 2010)
The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity
A three-day conference
De Montfort University, UK
18, 19, 20 November 2011
David Punter, University of Bristol
Andy Mousley, De Montfort University, Leicester
"It is in its transitoriness that modernity shows itself to be ultimately and most intimately akin to antiquity," Walter Benjamin writes in _The Arcades Project_. For Adorno, modernity was a quality and not a chronology. How is modernity related to temporality? How is modernity related to technology, identity, the city? What are some of the popular icons of modernity? This symposium invites proposals on any aspect of modernity as expressed in literature or culture. In addition to academic proposals, the committee welcomes proposals for creative projects including photography, painting, video, film, or performance.
The Joseph Conrad Society and The William Faulkner Society invite proposals for a planned collaborative session at MLA 2012 in Seattle, "Conrad and Faulkner: Revisiting the Modern." We seek comparative approaches to the two writers' texts or contexts exploring any aspect of modernity and/or modernism. 300-500-word abstracts or 20-minute papers by 1 March 2011 to Jay Watson (email@example.com) and Debra Romanick Baldwin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The William Faulkner Society invites proposals for a planned session on "Faulkner and Consumer Culture" at MLA 2012 in Seattle. Topics could include, but are not limited to, the following subjects: Faulkner as an imaginative historian of the rise of consumer society and culture in the U.S. Primary sites and primal scenes of consumption in Faulkner's work. Reflections on the politics of consumption, including its racial, gender, and/or class politics. Examples of buying, using, and spending as modes of resistance or critique. Accounts of emergent modes of subjectivity and selfhood tied to new products, pleasures, and experiences available to modern consumers.
Defoe's publication of the various pieces known collectively as "The Storm" (1704) set the stage, early in his career, for the significant role nature would play in his imagination. In his novels, nature alternatively functions as nurturer and nemesis to the travelers who traverse the globe. Robinson Crusoe's relationship to animals on the island both reconciled him to the place and provided some of his greatest moments of fear and dread.This panel will take up the challenge laid down by Rober Marzec in "An Ecological and Postcolonial Study of Literature: From Daniel Defoe to Salman Rushdie" (Palgrave Macmillian 2007) to consider the implications of reading Defoe's works through a deliberately ecological lens.
Defoe's publication of the various pieces known collectively as "The Storm" (1704) set the stage, early in his career, for the significant role nature would play in his imagination. In his novels, nature alternatively functions as nurturer and nemesis to the travelers who traverse the globe. Robinson Crusoe's relationship to animals on the island both reconciled him to the place and provided some of his greatest moments of fear and dread. This panel will take up the challenge laid down by Rober Marzec in "An Ecological and Postcolonial Study of Literature: From Daniel Defoe to Salman Rushdie" (Palgrave Macmillian 2007) to consider the implications of reading Defoe's works through a deliberately ecological lens.