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"Goodbye Blue Monday"/American Literature Association/May 2013

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:15pm
Greg Sumner/Kurt Vonnegut Society

The Kurt Vonnegut Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at two panels at the American Literature Association Annual Meeting in Boston, May 23-26 2013.
One panel will feature papers on any theme or issue relating to Vonnegut and his life and works.
The second panel will consider his landmark novel BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS, forty years after its publication. Accompanied by childlike doodles, BREAKFAST is a journey through a culture in crisis after the collapse of 1960s utopianism. Deploying his trademark gallows humor, Vonnegut offers an upside-down view of American history, and comments on the alienation

Articles on Spanish and Latin American literature and culture - Currently open

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 4:56pm
Dissidences. Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism

Dissidences is concerned with the problems of literary and cultural theory and the study of the Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures of all periods. The journal emphatically encourages the submission of essays conceived at the crossroads of critical inquiry and theoretical discussion, and it has a pluralistic policy regarding the perspectives to be explored in those essays.

Dissidences, an online journal, is now accepting submissions for its current and forthcoming issues. Articles and book reviews are published immediately after they are approved (submission-publication time: 40 days). You may find the journal here:

Whitewash: Negotiating Whiteness in 21st Century South Africa

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 11:52am
Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, University of Johannesburg

Although the complex and contested discourses surrounding whiteness are unavoidable in South African politics and popular culture, the loose field of analysis sometimes called 'critical whiteness studies' has almost no coherent presence within the South African academy at large. In the past 15 years individual sociologists, historians, literary theorists and others have made invaluable contributions to a critical understanding of whiteness in South Africa.

'Making It Work': US Thought and Culture Between Practice and Paralysis

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 10:58am
University of Michigan US Literatures and Cultures Consortium

Paul Taylor (Philosophy / African American and Diaspora Studies, Penn State): author of Race: A Philosophical Introduction
Lisi Schoenbach (English, University of Tennessee Knoxville): author of Pragmatic Modernism

Transnational Americas

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:57am
Irish Association for American Studies

IAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 19 2013
Trinity College, Dublin

Transnational America(s)

Transnationalism holds particular resonance for American studies. Emerging from fragmented narratives of diaspora and fluid borders, it forms part of the foundational mythology of the United States. The term has a long history of use in racial dialectic, but its resonances permeate every aspect of contemporary (inter)national, cultural and economic identity.

3rd Global Conference: The Value of Work (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:49am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
The Value of Work

Sunday 1st September – Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
This conference aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on a fundamental aspect of human life: work.

Work has pervasive influence on human life. Where we live, how we live, how we learn and how we see the world is strongly shaped by the work we do. Since the industrial revolution some of the expected benefits of the implementation of technology, and contemporary management have not been realised.

Situating Postcolonial Trauma Studies.

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 5:12am
Postcolonial Text

Call for Submissions
Postcolonial Text. Special Issue: Situating Postcolonial Trauma Studies. Saadi Nikro (ed)

Postcolonial Text is an open access, fully online journal, internationally peer-reviewed and accessible to a global audience. A quarterly journal, it is affiliated with the Open Humanities Press (OHP). The editors seek submissions for a special issue on postcolonial trauma studies.

In recent years trauma studies have been taken up by critics engaging postcolonial cultural production, or else cultural production in postcolonial contexts. The very term postcolonial trauma studies has come to gain some consistency as either a specific field of research or a range of conceptual applications across fields of research.

CFP: E-reading Between the Lines: 21st century literature, digital platforms and literacies

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 3:29am
Higher Education Academy, UK and University of Brighton, UK

CFP: E-reading Between the Lines: 21st century literature, digital platforms and literacies
The Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series, 2012-13

Cost: FREE (registration required)
Date: 5 July 2013
Location/venue: Checkland Building, Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, UK

This unique one day event will reflect on the teaching of post-millennial literature in HE and FE and interrogate the use of digital and social technologies in teaching, assessment and creative writing to offer this emerging field as a new and directional source of understanding and inspiration for contemporary students, scholars, publishers and authors.

IAPL 2013: Hospitalities: Biopolitics/Technologies/Humanities (Singapore, 3-9 June)

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 2:15am
International Association for Philosophy and Literature

Hospitalities: Biopolitics/Technologies/Humanities
3-9 June 2013
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature
37th Annual Conference
National University of Singapore

Singapore hosts Hospitalities: Biopolitics/Technologies/Humanities

[UPDATE] CSA 2013: Deconstructing Paradise (Grand Anse, Grenada- June 3-7, 2013)

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 12:05am
Jennifer Donahue

In Caribbean Transnationalism, Rubin Gowricharn finds that the Caribbean "has always had a romantic appeal to the imagination of the outsider…these notions are then attributed to the whole region." Using Gowricharn's assertion as a starting point, this panel aims to interrogate deconstructions of the "paradise myth." If, as Ian Stracharn asserts, "Under tourism, 'paradise' becomes more than a myth; it becomes a product, an item for sale," in what ways does contemporary Caribbean literature resist a culture of tourism? In what ways does literature offer a rebuttal to the myth of the Caribbean and push back against connotations of paradise, relaxation and adventure?

Ad mea tempora: Ovid in Ovidian Times (Graduate Colloquium) - March 9, 2013 - Abstracts due January 1, 2013

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 11:16pm
Warburg Institute

It is by now a critical commonplace to observe that the last 30 years have seen a dramatic reversal in Ovid's critical fortunes. From a maligned harbinger of Silver Latin, Ovid has moved to the centre of Latin literary criticism and classical reception studies. This critical reappraisal can, of course, be understood as a reversion to a periodic historical norm, with Ovid returning to the high esteem in which he was held for much of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. At the same time, the recent Ovidian revival seems to follow, almost inevitably, from contemporary cultural conditions: Ovid's irony and wit, the kaleidoscopically intertextual texture of his poetry.