Papers on the life and works of twentieth century ghost story writer Robert Aickman. Also covers his lifelong interest in Sigmund Freud and his work in founding the Inland Waterways Association, which upgraded Britain's rivers and canals. He also believed in the reality of ghosts. The Aickman website is www.aickmandata.com.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Early African American Children's Literature
An anthology of original essays
A half-day afternoon symposium to meet, discuss your own research and make connections with others interested in intimacy, its practices, representation and theorisation. This event aims to be cross-disciplinary, informal, and centred around the potential to foster collaborations and knowledge-sharing across different fields, disciplines and institutions.
CALL FOR PAPERS - Thirteenth Issue of Online Journal BARNOLIPI (http://www.barnolipi.com).
BARNOLIPI is an Interdisciplinary International Research Journal
BARNOLIPI accepts articles from any academic discipline or field of study.
BARNOLIPI is an Open Access Peer Reviewed (Refereed) Interdisciplinary Journal (Indexed / listed on Websites of Reputed Universities / Organizations Worldwide), Students / Professors (from different Departments / Streams) of an Institution can access it freely to fulfill their academic need.
It accepts articles written in Bengali and English only.
Submit Articles by June 5, 2013.
At a time in which social media is alternately praised as a driver of revolution and democracy and feared as a threat to genuine interpersonal communication and expression, this panel invites critical explorations of any technologically mediated communication in literature, film, and art media.
Submission Deadline Extended to May 12, 2013.
To submit a proposal, please visit:
Cited as an important influence to filmmakers from Quentin Tarantino to Gaspar Noé, Italian director Dario Argento occupies a curious position in film history. With a career spanning more than 40 years, in which he's made more than 20 films, Argento has attracted relatively little critical attention in the academy. With the only sustained (English-language) book-length consideration of the director's work being first released more than 20 years ago, this collection seeks to explore Argento's films through a range of analytical and methodological approaches, and to offer new perspectives on the director's body of work.
'Modern' Indian theatre is fashioned by western as well as indigenous theatrical traditions. This theatre as we know it is also urban, having evolved from its early avatars in 19th century Bombay and Kolkata, to the multifaceted, national and postcolonial construct that it is today. Current ideas of the 'modern' and 'modernity' become more complex and throw up remarkably challenging questions when looked at through the prism of Indian theatre and theatre criticism. It is difficult to define 'modern' Indian theatre as a discipline with specific inbuilt notions of modernity that renders it significantly different from its earlier phases.
THE CITY – HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
The growth of any urban situation has been majorly attributed to a few dynamics which almost
invariably later on develop as key elements of the overall system. It is apparent that many of the world's
towns and cities weren't originally planned – they "grew" out of necessity and choice – and were simply
termed as developments of an organic nature. Quite a few of the Indian cities are distinct examples of
the said case. We've gone through myriad examples in the previously delineated case studies and
literature studies for both the aforementioned areas of concentration, viz. global cities and those in the
The Garth Institute for Music Research and Performance will be hosting a seminar – Ethnicity, Femininity, and the History of Music – at the University of Michigan Hatcher Library Gallery September 28, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event is dedicated to works-in-progress that focus on underrepresented groups (ethnic groups, women) who have made significant contributions to classical music, folk-classical music, and pedagogy.
Chairpersons of the 2012-2014 SAMLA 9/11 and Literature special sessions seek high quality, previously unpublished submissions to supplement a strong collection of essays emerging from the 2012 and 2013 annual SAMLA conventions, entitled New Narratives of Disaster and Crisis: Reflecting on 9/11in the Obama Era. The aim of this collection is to open discussion on a new wave of cultural response to 9/11 and we invite scholarly essays (6,000-7,000 words) on topics relating to the newer representations and/or interpretations of 9/11, including both visual and literary texts. These representations have moved beyond the commemorative and heroic becoming increasingly reflexive and politicized.
Call for Papers
Orphans, Disciplines, and the Institutions of Cinema: Placing Orphan Films
Indiana University Bloomington
September 26, 2013
Please submit a proposal by May 12 to the "Teaching the Writing of Age and Aging in the Creative Writing Classroom" session, an approved session for the November 1-3, 3013 PAMLA Conference in San Diego, CA. In this session participants will explore and discuss how students in the creative writing classroom learn to write about: coming of age, age, aging and death. Professors who teach poetry and/or fiction and/or creative nonfiction and/or drama writing are welcome. Submit your proposal to: pamla.org/2013.
When the eponymous Sweet Charity (1966) realizes somebody loves her, not only does the scene shift from dialogue into song, but she, self-reflexively, acknowledges the largeness of her emotional response, singing, "Now I'm a brass band," conjuring an ensemble of dancers, and proceeding to sing and dance in celebration. Such moments in musical theatre are at the heart of the form's appeal for many spectators (including but not limited to bullied, closeted, or marginalized spectators), allowing them to vicariously live large, and loud, for the duration of the musical, and sometimes beyond.
Given that representation conditions our responses and interpretations of events, at present, the attempts to control the symbolic space of discourses about the crisis is dominated by the struggle between the institutional and financial powers, and a number of counter-discourses that dispute such a space. The former appeal to and refashion mythologies and narratives, among which the moral one about sinners and redemption has become prominent, to regain their hegemonic place and lost credibility. The latter emerge from social movements like Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, 15-M, etc., that contest those narratives with grassroots intervention.
Edith Wharton Symposium: 22 and 23 August 2013, Liverpool Hope University, UK
We warmly invite papers on the life and work of Edith Wharton and her contemporaries for an international symposium, co-sponsored by the Wharton Society, to be held in Liverpool, UK, in August 2013.