Oh if I could just get to Poland…
Of Pynchon And Vice: America’s Inherent Other (International Pynchon Week), June 09-12, 2010, Lublin, Poland
While focusing on AGAINST TH DAY and Pynchon’s eagerly awaited most recent novel, INHERENT VICE, the conference is open to engagement with any aspect of Pynchon’s oeuvre and any Pynchon-related subject. The organizers hope to provide a forum for scholars in various disciplines, ranging from literature through cultural studies to the exact sciences, taking any critical or theoretical approach. There is no participation fee.
All presentations will be in plenary session. Each speaker will be allotted thirty minutes (including discussion). Presentations may take the form of individual papers, media presentations, or panels. Please submit proposals/abstracts (in English) of 500-750 words for individual presentations, or of 1,000-1,500 words for panels.
Deadline for proposals: November 30, 2009
Decisions by January 15, 2010
Proposals/abstracts should be e-mailed to
Zofia Kolbuszewska: firstname.lastname@example.org
All information at http://amstud-lublin.edu.pl/pynchon/
One of my peers at the University of Oregon, Whitney Phillips, on the Obama/Joker/Socialist meme going around.
I recently stumbled upon the web comic “Gunnerkrigg Court” by Tom Siddell and it has quickly become my guilty escape from work. I’m not sure how best to describe Gunnerkrigg Court so I’ll simply recommend that everyone go try it out for themselves. Well, that and I don’t have time to write a proper review since I’m now behind on my work…