Keynote Speaker: Greg Grandin (NYU), author of Fordlandia, Empire's Workshop, The Last Colonial Massacre, and The Blood of Guatemala
Call for Papers
The NEW journal Skandalon, an International Online Journal on Mimetic Theory, is to be published in the summer of 2013.
We are a small group of young scholars of mimetic theory who are launching this journal as a forum for emerging work by early career researchers.
Skandalon will be an interdisciplinary journal; we want to know in which fields of study you are using Mimetic Theory and how it is furthering your field.
The first volume is entirely open call. Topics of interest include the following, but we also welcome innovative and thoughtful papers that this list does not encapsulate:
The 19th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university's Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. Participants are encouraged to remain in Oxford after the SWSW Conference to attend the Faulkner Conference. More information about the 2013 Faulkner Conference will be available at http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner/.
Call for Papers: American Studies Area
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013
Proposal submission deadline: December 2, 2012
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org
"I Live Here!: Redefining and Negotiating Notions of Public and Private"
Extended Deadline: December 1, 2012
Conference Dates: Feb 22-23, 2013
The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University would like to announce an extension of the deadline for abstracts from Nov 15 to December 1, 2012.
Call for Papers: History Section at Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 2013 Conference
Friday, March 22, 2013 | Hope College, Holland, Michigan
Submission Deadline: Dec. 6, 2012
The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, a regional multidisciplinary academic association for the humanities, welcomes proposals for presentations on any area of history study for our 2013 annual conference. Submit your paper abstract or complete panel proposal at themichiganacademy.org by Dec. 6, 2012.
Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto has been heralded as the first Gothic novel, and due to this recognition the novel can be examined as a text that set future norms within the Gothic genre. Many of the stereotypical archetypes of the Gothic were present even in this initial work, such as the incestuous and obsessive villain, the ineffectual but chivalrous hero, and the virtuous heroine. Several of Walpole's characters fill these roles, with the exception of Hippolita, who is largely un-discussed and dismissed in modern literary analysis. With a superficial reading of her character, she appears to fit into no canonized archetype, and serve no over-arching purpose.
Call for Papers: Contemporary Gendered Performance and Practice
Queen's University, Belfast
12th–13th April 2013
Keynote Speaker: Professor Elaine Aston (Lancaster University)
Call for Papers
Wide Screen Special Issue: A Century of Indian Cinema
Edited by Kartik Nair and Kuhu Tanvir
Indian Cinema: A Hundred Years, A Hundred Cinemas
Indian Cinema has overwhelmingly been thought and written of as the sum of its stars, songs, and studios, which come together on-screen in melodramas about life and death, love and marriage. For this special issue of Wide Screen, we invite papers that prospect the cinematic terrain beyond these big-budget, mass-audience, song-and-dance spectacles. This is not simply to fill in the blanks of film history, but to critically expand our understanding of the diverse practices, pleasures, and publics that have constituted 'cinema' in the subcontinent over the past century.
British Comparative Literature Association XIII International Conference
July 8-11 2013, University of Essex, United Kingdom
CALL FOR PAPERS
University of Sfax, Tunisia
Faculty of Letters and Humanities
The English Department and the Research Unit in Discourse Analysis (GRAD) jointly organise on 4-6 April 2013 an international conference on:
[New Deadline for proposals: 17 December 2012]
Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security: Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses:23-24 April 2013
One of the greatest paradoxes of the 21st century is the fact that, even though western societies have reached an outstanding scientific and technological development, fear and insecurity continue to be very much alive in public discourse as well as in our private life. Concerns about terrorism, urban criminality, global epidemics, computer piracy and organized crime and, more recently, about the outcomes of the financial and economic crises circulate widely in the media and their highly politicized representations shape much of our everyday life.
Many scholars argue that the translation of texts operates within an international cultural system in which certain languages, deemed "central," enjoy a cultural and economic monopoly. While the cultural centers formed around these languages tend to dictate the movement of texts to and from so-called "peripheral" languages, such monopolies do undergo transformations. Indeed, once-peripheral languages can find themselves at the center of the international cultural system as historical circumstances shift and change.
University of Utah Humanities Symposium on Space and Place
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
Keynote Speaker: Julia Reinhard Lupton
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2012
Conference Dates: Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st, 2013
Sponsored by the Department of English, College of Humanities, and Tanner Humanities Center
Student investigator: Diana Stout
Dissertation Chair investigator: Dr. Jonathan Bush
TEACHING STUDENTS ABOUT PLAGIARISM: WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND HOW IT IS MEASURED
Invitation for Participation in Online Survey
November 11, 2012
Dear Composition Instructor:
You are invited to participate in a research project titled "Teaching Students About Plagiarism: What It Looks Like and How It Is Measured," which serves as Diana Stout's dissertation project.