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“Celebrating the Sesquicentennial of Louisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches: A Teaching Round Table,” Annual conference of the Am

full name / name of organization: 
Sandra Petrulionis / The Louisa May Alcott Society
contact email: 
shp2@psu.edu

Published in 1863 to immediate success as the Civil War sloughed into its second year, _Hospital Sketches_ is now available in several paperback editions, most with excellent introductions detailing i

Of Human Bondage: Literatures of Constraint - March 1-2, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
University of Montreal
contact email: 
egssconference@gmail.com

9th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference
March 1 and 2, 2013

OF HUMAN BONDAGE: LITERATURES OF CONSTRAINT

Keynote Speaker: Sherry Simon (Concordia University)

Call for Student Papers, The Association for Gravestone Studies Annual Meeting and Conference, June 18-23, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
The Association for Gravestone Studies
contact email: 
info@gravestonestudies.org

Students

Earn a chance to attend The Association for Gravestone Studies Conference and Annual Meeting as a guest of AGS. Enter the AGS Student Paper Competition.

[UPDATE] In Momentum: Literature, Travel, and Alterity; LSU Mardi Gras Conference: Feb. 7-8, 2013; Submissions Due: Dec. 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2013@gmail.com

In Momentum: Literature, Travel, and Alterity
The 23rd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference
Louisiana State University
February 7th and 8th, 2013

CFP - "Playing at Violence," ATHE [10/27/2012; 8/1-4/2013]

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsay Adamson Livingston
contact email: 
adamson.livingston@gmail.com

Call for Papers
"Playing at Violence"
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education's 2013 Conference (Orlando, FL; Aug 1-4, 2013)

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida
contact email: 
Anna@ucf.edu

26th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

Florida House Inn, Amelia Island, Florida
April 26-27, 2013

Sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society

Follow Your Passion: Representations of Passion in the Humanities, April 6, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Abbes Maazaoui - School of Humanities and Graduate Studies - Lincoln University
contact email: 
maazaoui@lincoln.edu

The School of Humanities and Graduate Studies at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on April 6, 2013.

Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature Azusa Pacific University - Azusa, CA | May 16-18, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
pandujo@apu.edu

The Company of Others: Literary Collaboration & the Common Good

Call for Papers

[UPDATE]: Intersections of Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity (3/9/13; abstracts due 12/07/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Morgan State U - Womens' and Gender Studies and B'More Proud
contact email: 
intersectionssymposium@gmail.com

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Morgan State University, in conjunction with B’More Proud and the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, invites scholars to participate

[UPDATE] Animals and the Language of Sustainability (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)

full name / name of organization: 
Christina M. Colvin, Emory University
contact email: 
cmcolvi@emory.edu

Abstracts are invited for a pre-formed panel to be proposed to The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference May 28-June 1, 2013 at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

CFP: Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association (11/16/12; 2/13-16/2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
swtxpca.org@gmail.com

Charles W. Chesnutt Association sessions at American Literature Association Conference, Boston, May 23-26, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
contact email: 
smcfatt@cau.edu or swright1222@aol.com

The Chesnutt Association will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Conference, Westin Copley Place, Boston, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02116-5798
May 23-26, 2013

Collaboration as Positioning -- 2013 ACLA Conference, Toronto

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
jhbh@yonsei.ac.kr

"Collaboration as Positioning"

Abstract Deadline: 15 November, 2012
Conference Date: April 4-7, 2013

CFP The Velvet Light Trap Issue #73: Media Cultures of the Early Cold War Era

full name / name of organization: 
Velvet Light Trap Film Journal
contact email: 
VLT@austin.utexas.edu

CFP The Velvet Light Trap Issue #73: Media Cultures of the Early Cold War Era

Crosshatched Places: Mapping Spatial Complexities; ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cneufeld@emich.edu; cdionne@emich.edu

This panel explores how the trope of “crosshatching”—as elaborated in Mieville’s novel, The City and the City, or illustrated by Sergei Larenkov’s photography—helps us redraw cognitive map

Creating a Climate for Change: Activism Within and Beyond the Borders of the Classroom

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
contact email: 
brburke@iastate.edu

This panel explores the ways in which scholars within the Environmental Humanities contribute to the fight for earth sustainability and justice through activist approaches in criticism and teaching th

[UPDATE] Perceptions of Self in Society as viewed through Literature and the Arts (Call for Papers)

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com


“Who is it that can tell me who I am?” – King Lear


The mere idea of self is as elusive as time, but writers, filmmakers and artists often give us clues as to how we view ourselves and others through their works. This issue of the St. John’s Humanities Review seeks to identify how individuals define their sense of “self” by exploring perceptions of Self in Society through Literature and the Arts.

[UPDATE] Perceptions of Self in Society as viewed through Literature and the Arts (Call for Papers)

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com


“Who is it that can tell me who I am?” – King Lear

The mere idea of self is as elusive as time, but writers, filmmakers and artists often give us clues as to how we view ourselves and others through their works. This issue of the St. John’s Humanities Review seeks to identify how individuals define their sense of “self” by exploring perceptions of Self in Society through Literature and the Arts.

POSITIONING HEROISM AND VILLAINY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Conference 2013
contact email: 
vmessier@qcc.cuny.edu

POSITIONING HEROISM AND VILLAINY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

Seminar Organizer(s):
Vartan Messier

ACLA 2013 Seminar: Psychologies of Space in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona
contact email: 
ameehan@email.arizona.edu

ACLA 2013 (Toronto, ON) – April 5-7, 2013

Seminar: Psychologies of Space in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Culture

Seminar Leader: Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona)

Navigating Place and Power

full name / name of organization: 
Duke University Department of History
contact email: 
rer13@duke.edu

The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an ann

African, Caribbean and African American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
katrina.hazzard@gmail.com

Popular Culture Association is seeking Papers or Panels on any aspect of Africana African, Caribbean and African American Popular Culture

Calls for Papers to be published in International Journal: Diasporic Identities and Empire (Guest Editor: David Brooks)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sydney and Scholarly Journal
contact email: 
Anastasia Louridas (University of Sydney) alou4781@uni.sydney.edu.au

The post Enlightenment text is an unpalatable interjection of cultural shifters who defy imperial homogeneity, political and economic unions.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 13-16, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 34th Annual Conference
contact email: 
howarth-m@mssu.edu

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (UPDATE - Abstracts by Nov 16, Papers by Dec 16)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York
contact email: 
Dr. Monique Ferrell - mferrell@CityTech.Cuny.Edu and/or Dr. Julian Williams - JWilliams@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

The Editors are seeking essays that examine the ways that women from around the world have served as the oppressive hand in the lives of other women.

[UPDATE] Dissonant Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference - Friday, January 25, 2013 (Deadline Extended to Nov. 2, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oklahoma - The Student Association of Graduate English Scholars
contact email: 
sages@ou.edu

Dissonant Discourses

“A given socio-historical moment is never homogeneous; on the contrary, it is rich in contradictions.” -- Antonio Gramsci

Craft Critique Culture: Into the Void, March 29-30, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
University of Iowa
contact email: 
studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu

The 13th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference

Re-Positioning and Re-Constructing Muslim Women's Identity’-ACLA, Toronto April 4-7

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
sobia.khan@utdallas.edu

"Re-Positioning and Re-Constructing Muslim Women’s Identity"

Linguistic Mapping. Panel for ACLA, Toronto April 4 - 7, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
mariakager@yahoo.com, barrymccrea@gmail.com

Linguistic Mapping

American Comparative Literature Association
University of Toronto, Canada April 4 - 7, 2013.

[UPDATE] Symposium - Creativity and Authorship: Law and Changing Practice, 17-18 December 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Canberra
contact email: 
lawandculture@canberra.edu.au

Extended deadline for proposals - 9 November 2012

Criterion Forum: Haunted Subjects

full name / name of organization: 
Brigham Young University
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

For its 2013 issue, Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism anticipates reserving space for up to four essays which explore issues, objects, or persons which, though originating from the repressed past, continue to make themselves “forcibly felt in the present.” To provoke thoughts on this topic, Dr. Jayne Elizabeth Lewis, Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, has provided the following prompt titled “Haunted Subjects.”

CFP - Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (18 January 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Brigham Young University
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.

The Shape of Things: the Relationship between Creativity and Convention; January 18, 2013.

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Students Association
contact email: 
EGSA@uncc.edu

The English Graduate School Association at UNCC is pleased to announced its 13th Annual EGSA Conference, which will be held at UNC-Charlotte on January 18, 2013.

Watermark Journal — Submission Deadline 12/31/2012

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Long Beach
contact email: 
editor@watermarkjournal.com

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our seventh volume to be published in March 2012.

Popular Romance, PCA Conference, Washington D.C. March 27-30 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
an.goris@arts.kuleuven.be

Love and romance are mainstays of popular culture, cutting across the great divides of medium, language, and historical period.

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