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Deconstruction Summer Academy

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:28am
London Graduate School

The London Graduate School

Deconstruction Summer Academy

24-27 June 2013

The London Graduate School is pleased to announce the launch of its Deconstruction Summer Academy, an intensive week-long programme offered annually for postgraduate students of any institutional affiliation. The inaugural Summer Academy is scheduled for 24-27 June, 2013. Admission is free of charge, but there are a limited number of places and entry is by application only.

Kennesaw State University's Second World Literature and Film Conference

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 5:53am
Larrie Dudenhoeffer/Kennesaw State University

Judith Butler, in the recent monograph Frames of War, argues that the mass media in times of crisis, whether from war, natural disaster, or economic meltdown, iterates certain normative values that shape the ways we react to the loss of others' lives. In short, these media images work to normalize the conditions that make some lives "obviously" worth grieving over and others not. However, as she also contends, they do so in non-deterministic ways: "to call the frame into question is to show that the frame never quite contained the scene it was meant to limn […] The frame never quite determined precisely what it is we see, think, recognize, and apprehend. Something exceeds the frame that troubles our sense of reality."

[UPDATE] CFP Deadline for RE:Humanities Dec 7

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 8:42pm
Re:Humanities/ Tri-College Digital Humanities

Re:Humanities 2013 explores various aspects of multimodal storytelling and argument. We seek undergraduates who are exploring cross-platform approaches to course projects, digital scholarship, and student collaborations.

Tara McPherson, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Southern California) and David Angel Nieves, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Hamilton College)

Topics might include, but are not limited to, interdisciplinary approaches to the following:

Edith Wharton & Cosmopolitanism: deadline Jan 15 2013 for ALA May 23-26, 2013

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 7:46pm
Edith Wharton Society

Call for Papers, American Literature Association (ALA)
Boston, Massachusetts
May 23-26, 2013
Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton's relationship to cosmopolitanism. Presentations might address Wharton's positions on questions of travel, expatriotism, the transatlantic, the urban, and/or the foreign. Papers might also consider Wharton's complicated relations to emergent theories of cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, and cosmopolitics. Please send abstracts and one-page CVs to Emily Orlando at eorlando@fairfield.edu by January 15, 2013.

[UPDATE] Revelation, Revulsion, & Revolution - April 5, 2013 - April 6, 2013 (Proposal submission extended to Jan. 13th, 2013)

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 5:41pm
AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

"… Oh! I would not tell you what is behind the black veil for the world! Are not you wild to know?"
"Oh! Yes, quite; what can it be? But do not tell me — I would not be told upon any account. I know it must be a skeleton, I am sure it is Laurentina's skeleton. Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it..."
- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

The seventh annual AEGIS (Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students) graduate conference invites paper proposals on interdisciplinary topics in revelation, revulsion, and revolution in literature, cinema, the writing process, popular culture and art, or in creative works of short fiction and poetry that explore this theme.

[UPDATE]: SW/TX PCA/ACA Deadline Extension (12/2/12; 2/13-16/13)

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 1:33pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association


Join us for the 34rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 13-16, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The SW/TX PCA/ACA meeting is one of the largest annual conferences for popular culture studies. Conference is open to attendees from all regions of the US and from all areas outside the US.

Proposal submission deadline: December 2, 2012.

Crossing the Rubicon: Choices and Consequences in the Contested Space of Urban Education

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 1:06pm
J. Christian Watts/ Jack and Jill Politics

I am an Editorial Fellow for a national, long-established African American blog with a wide and diverse readership. Currently I am seeking new voices for an education series. The focus of the series, set to begin mid-January and will run on consecutive Sundays through March 2013, will be Education in Contested Space. That space may be economic, political, cultural, linguistic, societal, etc. However, the disparate forces pushing and pulling our educational system and our limited, ever-shrinking educational budgets is of great interest. Pay particular attention to the idea of resistance to educational advancement, how we navigate this space, and how the voices of change, i.e.

"And Listen--How It Ought to Go!" Robert Frost and the Question of Influence

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 12:32pm
Grzegorz Kosc / Robert Frost Society

The Robert Frost Society will sponsor a session on the question of Frost's influence at the 2013 American Literature Association Conference which will be held in Boston from 23 to 26 May 2013. We invite papers on any aspect of Frost's work, but will give special preference to papers on the question of the poet's inspirations and influence. We most welcome new insights on topics including the following:
Frost's indedtedness to Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Browning, Swinburne, Longfellow, Hardy, Yeats, Shelley, Keats, etc.
Frost as a poetry teacher
Frost as a poet friend (Ezra Pound, Amy Lowell, Edward Thomas, Robert Francis, Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop)

James Bond Franchise & Eurospy in Popular Culture CFP Due December 2, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 10:31am
Michele Brittany, Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
James Bond Franchise & Eurospy in Popular Culture
Title and Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: December 2, 2012

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference celebrating "Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"
Conference Dates: February 13 - 16, 2013
Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM (505) 842-1234
Conference Website: http://www.swtxpca.org

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS The Evolution of Pulp Fiction: America and Beyond (Essay Collection)

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 2:22pm
Justin Everett and Toni Johnson-Woods

Though there is a long-standing tradition of amateur scholarship on the pulp magazines and their history, to date there has been very little professional academic scholarship. In recent years, however, there has been increasing interest in the academic community for scholarship on pulp magazines and their relationship to the "literary canon." The scholarship that has appeared to date has focused primarily upon either detective fiction or science fiction, but little critical attention has been given to the broader spectrum of pulp magazines, which include adventure, western, romance, and many other areas. In Re-Covering Modernism: Pulps Paperbacks and the Prejudice of Form, published by Ashgate (2009), David M.