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Vampyrica John-Paul Van-Huysse

Vampyrica
John-Paul Van-Huysse

VAMPYRICA

A NOVEL BY JOHN-PAUL VAN-HUYSSE

 

Vampyrica: Sometimes fantasy can be fatal

Paperback: 274 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (27 Oct 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1503003434

ISBN-13: 978-1503003439

 

Also available on Kindle

Vampyrs are very real. Not the undead creatures of legend but real men and women drawn together by their shared fascination with the sensual and erotic activity of blood drinking. They’re everywhere, including the small university town of Midhampton where Vicky and her new best friend Keith have just moved. But the Vampyrica are into more than just kinky games, led by the mysterious D there is a plan in place and, unfortunately for Vicky and Keith, it revolves around local students. Vicky and Keith, along with their tutor Professor Fathon are soon caught up in the fatal fantasy. How do they face somebody like D and his minions? And what if they come across the vampyr Eve, for whom the Vampyrica is no longer an erotic club but an inescapable trap?

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D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CULTURE, ART AND LITERATURE (ISCAL 2013)

Call for Papers (ISCAL 2013)

International Symposium on Culture, Art and Literature

http://soci-science.org/ISCAL2013

November 06-08, 2013, The Landmark Bangkok, Thailand

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2013

Organized by

Department of Cultural Vocation Development, National Taipei University of Technology

The 2013 International Symposium on Culture, Art and Literature (ISCAL2013) is to be held at Bangkok, Thailand. The scholars are encouraged to submit papers or abstracts on any aspect of culture, art and literature including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Chinese Literature
  • Cultural Digital Archives
  • Cultural History
  • English Romanticism
  • Ethics
  • Fiction
  • Historical Methodology
  • History of Literature
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy
  • Contemporary Historical Thoughts
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Cultural Policy
  • Epistemology
  • European Literature
  • Historic Culture
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Paleography
  • Western Literature
  • Archaeology
  • Arts Administration

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Please submit your manuscript or abstract online to http://soci-science.org/ISCAL2013

IMPORTANT DATES

June 15, 2013:  Submission Deadline

June 30, 2013: Notification of Acceptance or Rejection

July 31, 2013:  Deadline for Authors Registration & Final Submission

November 06-08-13: Conference Dates

MORE DETAILS

Full papers or abstracts of all fields of culture, art and literature are invited.

All manuscripts submissions should be made using online submission system.

If you have additional questions, please contact conference staffs at iscal.bangkok@gmail.com

ISCAL2013 Website: http://soci-science.org/ISCAL2013

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RUTH RIKOWSKI ON THE NOVELS OF DOUGLAS KENNEDY AND JANE AUSTEN

“Strange?

Putting Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) and Douglas Kennedy (1955 – ) together on one blog. Whatever is going on? How can this make any sense – putting an 18th century classical novelist alongside a contemporary best-selling novelist (even if he does aim to be serious as well as popular)?

That would be most peoples reaction, I feel sure.

So, what is all this about?

Well, this demonstrates something about my thought processes at the moment. My thought processes as I write my novel; which has turned out to be much more of an epic than I ever originally intended it to be! My levels of absorption deepen and widen. We continue.

Now, I have always rather literally believed this blurb that they put on fiction books:

“All of the characters in this book are fictitious, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.”

I somehow thought that many fiction writers simply thought up stories out of thin air, as it were. Not that I thought that all novelists operated that way; D. H. Lawrence, for example, clearly did not. No, I was not that naïve. But I certainly thought that quite a lot did. But now I am questioning that a bit.”

Continued at … http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/strange-putting-jane-austen-1775-1817.html

 

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Books

DECENTRING RUSHDIE

Decentering Rushdie: Cosmopolitanism and the Indian Novel in English
Ohio State University Press
By Pranav Jani

2010 304 pp.
$49.95 cloth 978-0-8142-1133-5
$9.95 CD 978-0-8142-9232-7

Book website: http://www.ohiostatepress.org/index.htm?books/book%20pages/jani%20decentering.html

“Pranav Jani’s scholarship is sound and invitingly written—calm, patient, and exacting. This is a valuable contribution to postcolonial scholarship, and I would definitely assign it to my students in graduate seminars. It is very welcome to see this important case made—one that a few scholars have broached in other ways—and Jani does it beautifully.” —Timothy Brennan, professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota

“Pranav Jani’s Decentering Rushdie is a lucid, insightful treatment of seven Anglophone Indian novels written by five different authors, and it will go a long way toward raising awareness of these often overlooked writers. Jani also highlights the achievements of Indian women writers. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in Anglophone Indian novels.” —Patrick Colm Hogan, professor of English, University of Connecticut

Interrogating current theories of cosmopolitanism, nationalism, and aesthetics in Postcolonial Studies, Decentering Rushdie offers a new perspective on the Indian novel in English. Since Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children won the Booker Prize in 1981, its postmodern style and postnational politics have dominated discussions of postcolonial literature. As a result, the rich variety of narrative forms and perspectives on the nation that constitute the field have been obscured, if not erased altogether.

Reading a range of novels published between the 1950s and 1990s, including works by Nayantara Sahgal, Kamala Markandaya, Anita Desai, and Arundhati Roy, Decentering Rushdie suggests an alternative understanding of the genre in postcolonial India. Pranav Jani documents the broad shift from nation-oriented to postnationalist perspectives following the watershed crisis of the Emergency of the 1970s. Recovering the “namak-halaalcosmopolitanism” of early novels—a cosmopolitanism that is “true to its salt”—Decentering Rushdie also explains the rise and critical celebration of postnational cosmopolitanism.

Decentering Rushdie thus resituates contemporary literature within a nuanced history of Indian debates about cosmopolitanism and the national question. In the process, Jani articulates definitions of cosmopolitanism and nationalism that speak to the complex negotiation of language, culture, and representation in postcolonial South Asia.

Pranav Jani is assistant professor of English at The Ohio State University.

For more information visit: http://www.ohiostatepress.org or call 800-621-2736 to place an order.

The Ohio State University Press
180 Pressey Hall
1070 Carmack Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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Just Space

SPACES OF ALTERITY

Conference: Call for Papers

Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

University of Nottingham, UK
28th-29th April 2011

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

China Miéville and Dr. Alberto Toscano

This two day international conference for postgraduate and early career researchers explores interdisciplinary conceptions and representations of radical, counter-hegemonic space.

As concerns grow over such issues as spatial privatisation, commodification and homogenisation, surveillance, extra-legal spaces, social and political ‘non-spaces’, and the loss of common or public spaces, so too a plethora of interventions—across genre and disciplinary boundaries—have been launched in opposition to these trends. Examples are diverse, and can be found, for example, in literary studies of estranging narratives in contemporary fiction; spatial representations in film, TV and new media; the creation of critical spaces of alterity in political activism (such as semi-autonomous zones); psychogeographical spatial strategies, and philosophical and theoretical conceptions of counter-hegemonic space.

We invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes from candidates across the arts and humanities, welcoming individual papers as well as group panels that respond to these and other conceptions of counter-hegemonic “Spaces of Alterity”. Possible research questions include, but are not limited to:

    • What estranging utopian, dystopian, post-apocalyptic and science fiction spaces of alterity are being utilised in contemporary aesthetic and cultural productions, e.g. film, literature, TV, art, computer games?
    • How do these narratives travel across media and what changes occur when they are adapted, reworked and transformed? What research questions are raised by such collaborations, transmissions and intermedial dialogues?
    • How can we approach traditionally-understood print and audio-visual texts in relation to virtual spaces of alterity, such as fan-based communities, social networking sites and other sites developed through user-generated content (UGC)?
    • What are the relationships between textual spaces of alterity and non-textual forums, communities and dialogues?
    • What physical spaces of alterity are being constructed in contemporary urban environments?
    • How are such spaces critical, oppositional or subversive and how do they draw on the contributions of local communities and organisations?
    • How do spaces of alterity which are informed by traditionally-understood “texts” function on the Internet and how can they inform our understanding of filmic, visual and literary textual methodologies and approaches?
    • What forms can counter-hegemonic, avant-garde, or ‘subtractive’ spaces—which can be spatial, but also temporal or conceptual—take?
    • What political, artistic, or scientific practices can such spaces foster? How does distance from institutions help form alternative political, literary and artistic practices?

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent by email as a Word attachment to spacesofalterity@gmail.com by Wednesday 3rd November 2010 and should include name, affiliation, e-mail address, title of paper and 4 keywords.

Conference website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cultural-studies/research/conferences.aspx

Speakers:

China Miéville is a distinguished “Weird Fiction” novelist, activist, and lecturer in creative writing at the University of Warwick. His publications include King Rat (1998), Perido Street Station (2000), and Iron Council (2004). In 2010 he won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for an unprecedented second time with his latest novel, The City and the City (2009).

Alberto Toscano is senior lecturer in Philosophy at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has published extensively on social and political subjectivity, biopolitics, and the philosophy of Alain Badiou. His most recent work is Fanaticism (2010, Verso)

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The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

DOUGLAS KENNEDY

 

Ruth Rikowski has written a subtantial article on the work of the American novelist Douglas Kennedy. You can view Ruth’s article at her Serendipitous Moments blog: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.com/2009/10/douglas-kennedy.html

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