Victorian Review seeks proposals for articles for a special issue on "Victorians and Risk," to be published in Fall 2014 and guest edited by Dr. Daniel Martin.
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the First Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 1 and 2 June 2013. We are privileged to have Helen McCarthy as our keynote speaker.
Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.
We are pleased to announce a CFP for articles and reviews for our online peer-reviewed journal, The Phoenix Papers (ISSN 2325-2316). We welcome articles on fandom and media topics as well as reviews of anime, manga, books, movies, video games, TV series, web series, musical albums, performances, and other pop culture media products. We encourage scholars at all levels of achievement, whether affiliated with an institution or independent, to contribute to our journal. We accept submissions throughout the year with quarterly publication (January, April, July which also includes our conference proceedings, and October). Articles may be on any topic relevant to US or global fandom and/or media studies.
Sacred Sites, Secular Spaces: Scenes, Sounds, and Signs in Humanistic, Artistic, and Technological Culture
The English Graduate Student Association of the University of Minnesota-Duluth is accepting papers for our Spring 2013 publishing conference. This conference, titled "21st-Century Publishing: Industry, Media, and the Future of Print," will take place on Friday, April 12 on the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota.
At this one-day event, students, faculty members, and industry professionals from Minnesota and the surrounding region will have the opportunity to attend panels and roundtables as well as participate in networking. We anticipate lively discussion on industry challenges and best practices, research in various aspects of publishing, and career and training opportunities for the next generation of publishing professionals.
MLA Chicago, January 9-12, 2014
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society: "Hawthorne in 1864"
In the last year of his life, Nathaniel Hawthorne faced a variety of challenges on the personal, professional, and national fronts: with a nation embroiled in an unthinkably bloody Civil War and with decreasing physical capacity, Hawthorne found himself unable to work and fretting about his legacy, his family, his finances, his health, and the state of his nation. To mark the 150th anniversary of Hawthorne's last year, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society solicits proposals for a session that examines "Hawthorne in 1864." All interpretations of this topic are welcome.
The Wideman Society will be sponsoring panels at the American Literature Association conference in Boston. Deadline 15 January 2013. One panel will be devoted to sexuality in Wideman's work. Proposals on this or other topics should be sent to Keith.Byerman@indstate.edu.
At the Mercy of the Masses? – Popular Culture and Academia
University of Maryland, College Park
April 12-13, 2013
Keynote Speaker: George Yúdice, University of Miami
Popular culture makes up a large part of our society, from bestsellers, graphic novels and video games, to social media and wildly popular television series and movies. Critical scholars have viewed popular culture as an area of negotiation, in which meaning is both constructed and contested. This conference seeks to address these and other complexities in the study of popular culture.
Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on (1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or (2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention. We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.
Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on:
(1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or
(2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention.
We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.
Postclassical Narratology – Cultural, Historical and Cognitive Aspects of Narrative Theory
SEMINAR ORGANISED WITHIN the Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, August 5 – 8, 2013: University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Seminar Convenor: Prof. Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia, Italy)
Seminar Co-Convenor: Prof. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (Università "G. d'Annuzio", Chieti, Italy)
THE THEMES OF JOURNEY AND TIME IN WAITING FOR GODOT
The Condemned Playground:
Aldous Huxley and his Contemporaries
Balliol College, Oxford University
1-4* September 2013
Scheduled to coincide with the centenary of Aldous Huxley's arrival at Balliol College as an undergraduate, this major international conference seeks both to reassess his diverse oeuvre, and to bring new attention to a constellation of writers whose work developed in dialogue with literary modernism. The conference, which incorporates the Fifth Aldous Huxley Symposium, will look broadly at Huxley's engagements with fellow British and American writers and with some of the key movements of his time.
Dr. Tammy Kinley, University of North Texas, Guest Editor
Dr. Jessica Strubel, Univeristy of North Texas, Associate Journal Editor
Manuscript Submission Due Date: June 1, 2013