This panel speaks to long-standing modernist questions about the individual's relationship with time. High modernist writers from James Joyce, to T.S. Eliot, to Virginia Woolf rightfully urge us to reconsider the role time plays in our conceptions of identity. Such authors experiment with an illegible and/or insecure future, which, consequently, opens up the present as a spatio-temporal dimension to be thoroughly explored and excavated. Virginia Woolf's novel, Mrs. Dalloway, famously illustrates the notion of an incomprehensible future and how one lives his or her life under these conditions.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
October 16—19, 2014
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.
Sirens, a conference focused on literary contributions by women to the fantasy genre and on fantasy works with prominent female characters, will take place October 16–19, 2014, in Stevenson, Washington, near Portland, Oregon. The conference seeks papers, panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentations suitable for an audience of academics, professionals, educators, librarians, authors, and fantasy readers.
Deadline: 30 April 2014
Conference: 3 to 5 October 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Please consider submitting a paper to the Death Studies panel of the Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture conference. Any subject pertaining to the study of death in American or popular culture is welcome.
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) (http://mapaca.net/), the Children and Childhood Studies Area of MAPACA will curate a new online collection titled "American Childhood in 25 Artifacts" to be housed on H-PCAACA (https://networks.h-net.org/h-pcaaca).
Call for Papers
Melville in a Global Context
The Tenth International Melville Conference
Tokyo: 25-29 June 2015
The Melville Society
in collaboration with
The Melville Society of Japan and
Keio University's G-SEC American Studies Project