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Animals and Nature in H.G. Wells Conference Panel

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:39pm
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

The abundant and eclectic writings of H.G. Wells offer many opportunities for scholars working in ecocriticism and animal studies to interrogate the attitudes people in the Victorian and modern eras held regarding the non-human world. This panel seeks to explore the many ways in which Wells' diverse corpus engages with various concerns and debates concerning nature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Romanticism's Flâneurs (NeMLA, March 21-24, Boston; submission deadline 9-30)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:26pm
Kellie Donovan-Condron/Babson College

Following Benjamin, the flâneur is widely linked with urban spaces of the mid- and late-nineteenth century, but what of those who strolled the streets in the years just before and after the turn of the century? As industrialization began to transform major cities, did these earlier figures have a different relationship with flânerie than their later-century counterparts experienced in more commercialized spaces? Please email 250-500 word abstracts examining Romantic-era flâneurs to Kellie Donovan-Condron (

Sister Arts: Ekphrasis and Regional American Literature

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:21pm
Brandi So/North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

It might be said that regional literature has a photographic memory. Dialect, landscape, micro-culture and spatiality are drawn with exacting precision. The connection between art and authors, or art and regional literature, may be causal or merely influential. This panel will explore how the term ekphrasis has grown in inclusivity, how regional literature intersects with the sister arts, and what these connections imply. Submit 250 word abstracts to Brandi So, Stony Brook University,

Heroines and Whores: Women in Antiquity (NeMLA, March 21- 24, 2013)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:04pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Heroines and Whores: Women in Antiquity
This panel will negotiate the various roles of women in the ancient world (e.g. Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, etc.) and their importance, as portrayed in archaic texts. We welcome all topics related to the depiction of women in ancient literary or artistic productions (e.g. epic, mythology, tragedy, comedy, vases, etc.).

Deadline: September 30. Please submit your 300 - 500 word abstracts along with your name and affiliation via email to Shelly Jansen, Rochester Institute of Technology, or

Rethinking Empathy (edited volume, 10/1/2012 for proposals) [UPDATE]

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:47pm
Meghan Marie Hammond and Sue J. Kim / NYU and UMass Lowell

Rethinking Empathy: What Literature Can Teach Us About Feeling With Others

Recent years have seen exciting developments on the topic of empathy in a number of fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. We invite proposals for essays to be included in a collection on empathy and literature. We believe this volume will serve as an important contribution to a growing field of inquiry. The collection conceives of "literature" broadly to include the graphic novel. We are also open to other narrative media, such as film, television, and online media.

Acts of Asylum - April 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:25pm
University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts Graduate Student Organization

Acts of Asylum Call for Papers

The Duse Society—the graduate student organization of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts—is hosting a one-day, interdisciplinary conference, Acts of Asylum. This conference coincides with the opening performance of the University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre's original, devised play City of Asylum Onstage. The conference will be held on April 4, 2013.

[UPDATE] CFP: Edited Collection on Dark Fairy Tales in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 2:52pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed. and Joe Abbruscato, MA

Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the "dark/gothic" fairy tale motif in children's and young adult literature. One of the most popular and long standing traditions in literature for youth, fairy tales have always had elements of fantastical horror, dark motifs, and other Gothic themes built into them. Cannibalism, murders, despair, rape, kidnapping, reincarnations, broken families and many other horrific elements are to be found in these stories. Countless experts insist that their inclusion was, and still is, vital to the growth and maturation of the child reader. The melding of the traditional fairy tale and Gothic literature themes help the reader not only to see the positive aspects of life, but the darker side as well.

Sir William Phips & the Philosophy of History

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 2:44pm
Joe Conway/ ASECS (Cleveland 2013)

Sir William Phips (1650-1695) was many things: a shepherd, a treasure hunter, a knight, champion of the earliest American paper money experiments, an Indian fighter, the governor of Massachusetts who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials, a pirate who died disgraced and in exile from his native New England, and (not last) a Puritan saint. Though mostly illiterate himself, Phips was written about extensively in the 1690s by his contemporaries Cotton Mather and Daniel Defoe. Later, his memory lived on in one of Hawthorne's earliest historical sketches (1830).

The Phoenix Papers, inaugural edition of an interdisciplinary journal of fandom and media studies

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 1:48pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for articles and reviews for the first edition of our online peer-reviewed journal, The Phoenix Papers. Throughout the year, we welcome reviews of anime, manga, books, movies, video games, TV series, web series, musical albums, performances, and other pop culture media products. We accept submissions throughout the year. However, to be included in our January 2013 edition, you must submit your completed article or review by 1 December 2012. Articles may be on any topic relevant to US or global fandom and/or media studies. In general, reviews should be of items from 2009 onward with precedence given to those from the current year.

Literature and Crime in the Early Nineteenth Century (NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013 - deadline for submissions, Sept 30, 2012)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Literature and Crime in the Early Nineteenth Century

This panel will explore ways in which nineteenth-century British literature published before 1859 engages with issues of crime and criminality. Papers might examine social responses to this literature or situate issues of class and gender in relation to the broader theme of the panel, though a focus on these particular inquiries is not required. Possible texts include, but are not limited to, gothic fiction, Newgate novels, penny 'bloods,' and works by G.W.M. Reynolds. Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Elizabeth Stearns,

CFP-Graphic Novels and Comics in Popular Culture SWTXPCA 2013

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:04pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Assocation

Call for Papers and Presentations: Graphic Novels, Comics and Popular Culture-SWTXPCA 2013

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Please make plans to attend our 34th Annual Conference
February 13-16, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442

The area chair seeks papers/presentations on Graphic Novels and Comics and Popular Culture due on November 16, 2012.

AAH New Voices: Art and its Hierarchies

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:17am
Association of Art Historians

AAH New Voices: Art and its Hierarchies
University of Nottingham
November 24th 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gabriele Neher, University of Nottingham, 'Gender, space and plates: Renaissance hierarchies of 'art' under the spotlight'

Call for Papers for volume 6, n° 2(12)/ 2013 ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies: Secret, Publici

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:13am
ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

Call for Papers for volume 6, n° 2(12)/ 2013

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

Secret, Publicity, Social Sciences Research

Olivier CHANTRAINE (Geriico, University Charles de Gaulle of Lille 3, France) and
Patrice de la BROISE (Geriico, University Charles de Gaulle of Lille 3, France)

eCanadian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:11am
Canadian Research Council

The foci of eCanadian Journals are to endorse and promote the erudite research among academicians, scientists, scholars, engineers, and students from around the world. ECJ select papers for publications throughout meticulous peer-review with a systematic assessment procedure for expeditious publications.

ECJ is pleased to welcome and receive eminence-quality and refereed papers and articles in the following areas.

Classics, History, Religion, Languages, Law, Literature, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Visual Arts, and Legitimation of the Humanities.

Anthropology, Education, Geography, History, Linguistics, Sociology, Psychology and Political Sciences

CPR: Colloquium of Performance Research

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:36am
Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

The postgraduate community of the Central School of Speech & Drama invites proposals for papers, provocations and performance lectures for CPR: Colloquium of Performance Research, on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January 2013.

Keynote: Prof. Nick Ridout (Queen Mary, University of London)

Engaging with a wide variety of research areas in theatre and performance, we welcome submissions from postgraduate students, established scholars and independent researchers.

Prospective Themes include, but are not limited to, the following...

Acting, Training and Devising
- The inner life of the actor
- Devising with masks, objects and puppets
- Classical acting methodology and pedagogy