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International Summer School: Representations of Horror in Contemporary Media and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
LMU Munich
contact email: 
prolit@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

International Summer School for Postgraduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

“Representations of Horror in Contemporary Media and Culture”
August 4-10, 2013 in Munich, Germany.

It was one of the central concerns of the age of Enlightenment to expel all sorts of spectres, monsters, and vampires from our conception of reality. But the present boom of horror figures in various media conveys the impression that despite the long-lasting historical changes resulting from that rationalistic era, these seemingly irrational phenomena have not

Crossing the Bar: Public Engagement and Humanities Research

full name / name of organization: 
Keele University & University of Liverpool
contact email: 
j.e.taylor@keele.ac.uk, k.astbury@liverpool.ac.uk

Crossing the bar: Public Engagement and Humanities Research (http://humanitiesandpublicengagement.wordpress.com)

[UPDATE] CFP: "After the World: New Possibilities for Comparative Literature"

full name / name of organization: 
The Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
contact email: 
rnchtsai@mail.tku.edu.tw

International Conference on Comparative Literature, Taipei, Taiwan

Confirmed invited speakers (in alphabetical order):

MLA Chicago, January 9-12, 2014; Innovative Criticism

full name / name of organization: 
Robin Silbergleid & Kristina Quynn
contact email: 
silberg1@msu.edu & quynn@colostate.edu

We invite papers about the production and publication of innovative, experimental, affective, multi-genre, or performative criticism.

Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture (Florida Atlantic University)
contact email: 
bodymindculture@fau.edu

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its second annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2013 prize will be $500.

Examining Authorship in English Studies

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic MLA Conference (SAMLA)
contact email: 
Jessica.R.Jorgenson@my.ndsu.edu

The diverse fields within English studies often create boundaries that few cross, but this proposal aims to bridge those established boundaries.

Call for Papers - Social Inclusion (Open Access Journal)

full name / name of organization: 
Librello Publishing house
contact email: 
antonio.vieira@librelloph.com

Social Inclusion (http://www.librelloph.com/socialinclusion) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal, which provides academics and policy-makers with a forum to discuss and promote a more socially inclus

Encounters, Affinities, Legacies: the Eighteenth Century in the Present Day 28-29 June 2013 (deadline for proposals April 19)

full name / name of organization: 
University of York
contact email: 
encounters2013@gmail.com

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the complex webs of interconnection between the long eighteenth century and the ‘long’ twentieth century, from 1900 to the present.

PAMLA 2013 Conference: San Diego, CA (11/1-11/3): CFP Deadline April 15

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

The 2013 PAMLA Conference will be held November 1-3, 2013, at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay in San Diego, CA.

SSSL Biennial Conference, March 27-29, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
southernlit2014@gmail.com

Call for Proposals
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference
March 27-29, 2014
Arlington, Virginia

OTHER SOUTHS: APPROACHES, ALLIANCES, ANTAGONISMS

Indigenous Studies Panels at 2013 MPCA/ACA Conference, October 11-13

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
adahan@mnstate.edu

Call for Papers: Indigenous Studies
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013 St. Louis, MO

CFP - Femspec: Special Issue on Aging and Gender in Speculative Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Femspec
contact email: 
aganapath@gmail.com

Femspec, an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to challenging gender through speculative means in any genre, invites papers for a special issue of Femspec, Aging and Gender in Speculative Fiction, ex

London Conference in Critical Thought 2013

full name / name of organization: 
London Conference in Critical Thought
contact email: 
londoncriticalconference@gmail.com

London Conference in Critical Thought 2013

Royal Holloway, University of London

6-7 June 2013

Latin@ Studies in Transnational Contexts--deadline May 10, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
JAST: Journal of American Studies of Turkey
contact email: 
jastlatina@gmail.com

Latin@ Studies in Transnational Contexts: Reading, Writing, and
Living Lives on/in the Margins

Guest Editors:
Christopher Rivera, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

African American Studies Pedagogy Conference

full name / name of organization: 
David Tenenbaum/ Shaw University
contact email: 
dtenenbaum@shawu.edu

 

Media Spaces of Gender and Sexuality, May 30, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Media Fields journal
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

CFP: Media Spaces of Gender and Sexuality
Media Fields Journal
University of California, Santa Barbara

2013 SFSU Humanities Symposium Conference

full name / name of organization: 
San Franciscso State University Humanities Department
contact email: 
2013humsym@gmail.com

CONFERENCE DATE: Saturday April 13th, 2013
Proposal Deadline: Friday March 29th, 2013

Symposium Masculine and Feminine: Unsteady Definitions 20 September 2013

full name / name of organization: 
University Toulouse 2 le Mirail, CAS EA 801 France
contact email: 
cristellemaury@numericable.fr

This symposium is organized by the “Jeudi du Genre” group of the research team “Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes” (CAS EA 801).

UPDATE. Artscapes: Urban Art and the Public – An Interdisciplinary Conference on Art and Urban Spaces

full name / name of organization: 
Arstcapes Group - University of Kent
contact email: 
artscapesgroup@gmail.com

University of Kent, 27-28 June 2013

Call for Papers

Vulnerable Readers at Mid-Century - MLA 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Jenny James
contact email: 
jamesja@plu.edu

Vulnerable Readers

[UPDATE] Explorations of Childhood in Nineteenth Century Working Class Life Writing (PAMLA Conference, San Diego, CA, Nov 1-3, 2

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
smacdon8@kent.edu

This panel is designed to examine ideas of childhood based on the life writing of working class people. How is child labor/schooling discussed in life writing from working class individuals?

[UPDATE] CFP: 2013 International Conference: Migrants and Their Memories (Deadline Extended to March 10)

full name / name of organization: 
Research Center for Humanities / National Sun Yat-sen University
contact email: 
chsc705@mail.nsysu.edu.tw

Scientists recently found that migration was a main factor that shaped human behavior (Don Jones, Nature News).

Futures of Cognitive Approaches to Literature – Nov. 1-3 2013 - PAMLA special session

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
trueambe@msu.edu

This special session seeks submissions that employ and/or consider cognitive approaches to literature.

[UPDATE] Sporting Bodies

full name / name of organization: 
Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK
contact email: 
sportingbodies2013@gmail.com

DEAD LINE EXTENDED: International Postgraduate Conference on Translation Studies and Literatures in English 13-14 May 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies and Department of English Language and Literature at Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey
contact email: 
eltsconferences@gmail.com

Translation Studies and Literatures in English:
an interdisciplinary/international Postgraduate Conference
13-14 May 2013
Cankaya University Ankara/Turkey
www.elts.cankaya.edu.tr

Anglo-Saxon Art, Poetry, and Prose due 15 June 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Contemporary Old English
contact email: 
contemporaryoldenglish@gmail.com

Contemporary Old English is a web source for Old English and Anglo-Saxon culture presented in a modern aesthetic.

Between Vulnerability and Resilience: Representations of the Veil in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
2014 MLA Convention in Chicago, 9-12 January 2014
contact email: 
azeenat@uark.edu and ummeal-wazedi@augustana.edu

This roundtable invites paper proposals that will explore the re-emergence of the veil and its literary and cultural representations.

Human Rights International Conference (Nov. 21-23, 2013); Abstracts Due: Mar.31, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Central Michigan University
contact email: 
eke1mn@cmich.edu

Call For Papers: Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
November 21-23, 2013

Poetry & Poetics panel 2013 PAMLA Conference, Nov. 1-3 (deadline April 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Poetry Session: 111th Annual PAMLA Conference. San Diego, CA. 2013.
contact email: 
badler@uci.edu

Inviting paper proposals for panel on Poetry & Poetics. This is a general call for poetry scholarship for a standing session of the PAMLA annual conference.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Open CFP for Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
contact email: 
editors@shiftjournal.org

Deadline extended to March 15th!

Imprisonment and Resistance (Special Session MLA 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Katy Ryan / West Virginia University
contact email: 
kohearnr@mail.wvu.edu

Interested in papers on 20-century American literature and imprisonment, with a focus on abolitionist visions and struggles. How have writers imagined or recounted the experiences of imprisonment?

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation - 7th Call for Papers (Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

full name / name of organization: 
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
contact email: 
sic.journal.contact@gmail.com

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 7th issue. We accept:

[UPDATE] Renaissance of Roland Barthes Deadline Extended to March 15th!

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center/Comparative Literature and English Departments
contact email: 
barthesconference2013@gmail.com

The Renaissance of Roland Barthes
Speakers: Jonathan Culler, Diana Knight, Rosalind Krauss, D.A. Miller, and Lucy O’Meara

[UPDATE] What's Material about Vulnerability? MLA, Chicago, Jan 9-12, 2014 (deadline: March 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Joanna Fax and Kimberly Macellaro/Rice University
contact email: 
jmf4@rice.edu; kam5@rice.edu

Seeking new perspectives on the place of materialist theory in the study of vulnerability in American culture, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature; racial, economic, sexual vulnerabi

PAMLA 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one’s identity.

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