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Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 1:52am

Publication Type:print&Online
Language: English
Editors: Isabelle Grell & Shashi Bhusan Nayak
Theme: "Autofiction, memoir and life narrative"

The issue is open to all kinds of applied and theoretical papers on autofiction, memoir and life narrative.Contributions may be written in English and may vary in length from 3000 to 12000 words.Reviews should not be more than 1000 words.In addition to scholarly papers we invite contributions in the form of book reviews, calls for papers, announcements of conferences etc. All contributions must adhere to the MLA style sheet (7th Edition) with an abstract and key words.

Deadline for proposals: May 31, 2013.
Deadline for full-length texts: July 31, 2013.

"A Strategic Type of Plagiarism": Rhetorical Velocity and Composition; CCCC 2014 (3/19-3/22); Deadline: April 26

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 9:14pm
Amy Anderson

"A Strategic Type of Plagiarism": Rhetorical Velocity and Composition

In their 2009 Kairos article, Jim Ridolfo and Danielle DeVoss propose the concept of rhetorical velocity to describe the way that information which is "composed to be recomposed" moves. Citing Jim Porter, they note that when composition takes place in light of rhetorical velocity, "a strategic type of 'plagiarism' becomes the desirable 'end.'" Rhetorical velocity has broad implications across material and digital spheres, calling for open sources and open access. It turns the composition process inside out, making composition mobile and interactive.

Romancing the Long British 19th Century (1789-1914)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 6:19pm
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

The long British nineteenth century (1789-1914) appears to have the long global twentieth century (including the first decades of the twenty-first) in its thrall. Regency and Victorian settings proliferate in popular romance fiction, ranging from scenes of domestic life within the United Kingdom to British espionage in Europe and British colonial settlements. Retellings and "sequels" of Jane Austen's novels line our (digital) bookshelves and fill fan-fiction websites, spilling over most recently into the YouTube sensation The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Humor in the Digital Age -- SAMLA (11/8 - 11/10)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 4:45pm
Pete Kunze (Louisiana State University)

The American Humor Studies Association seeks papers for a panel, "Humor in the Digital Age," for the 2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference at the Marriott Atlanta from November 8-10. This panel will examine how the rise of new media (including social media, Web 2.0, and blogs) has created new contexts for the production, distribution, and exhibition of American humor. We welcome papers on humor and comedy as they are employed in viral videos, blogs or vlogs, web series like Smart Girls at the Party, webisodes, parodies, online participatory culture, memes, or remixes.

Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques Conference October 25-27

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 4:20pm
Young Professional and Graduate Conference Department of Religious Studies Rice University

"Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques" aims to create conversations on the impact of monstrosity and examples of the grotesque in discourse related to religion and the sacred.

Call for Submissions: Studies in Popular Coluture (Peer-reviewed Journal)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 3:35pm
Popular Culture Association in the South

Studies in Popular Culture, a journal of the Popular Culture Association of the South, publishes articles on popular culture however mediated: through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events—any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Its contributors from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Israel, Scotland, Spain, and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in comics, communications, film, games, graphics, literature, philosophy, religion, and television.

[UPDATE] The Lost Subject, 14th May, University of Dundee

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 2:58pm
University of Dundee

Tuesday 14th May 2013
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

'The Lost Subject' is the Second Annual Postgraduate Conference hosted by the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee. It aims to explore the diverse applications of the notion of 'The Lost Subject' in both academic and creative terms. 'Lost Subject' can refer to research or practice that is not yet fully accepted (a condition that most research is in at some point) or involves the study of lost or recovered material. This conference also welcomes discussion of the process of research and the material that is 'lost' in the shaping of one's work but which might lead to other avenues of enquiry or practice. Other approaches may include, but are not limited to:

International Beatles Conference Altoona PA February 7, 8, 9, 2014

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:57pm
Kenneth Womack Penn State Altoona

On behalf of Kenneth Womack, editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles, I
am pleased to announce an international Beatles conference ("It Was 50 Years Ago
Today!: An International Beatles Celebration") organized by Penn State
University that will be held at Penn State's Altoona College campus on February
7-9, 2014, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' legendary
appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In addition to panels and presentations, the
conference will include film screenings, musical performances, art and
photography exhibits, and keynote addresses by leading Beatles critics and
scholars. Tentative speakers include Mark Lewisohn, Walter Everett, Andy Babiuk,

"The Genre Turn." Literary Criticism permanent section, M/MLA Milwaukee, WI, November 7-10 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:01pm
Michael Horton / University of Missouri

"The Genre Turn." This session will be devoted to assessing the state of the conversation about the genre turn in contemporary fiction epitomized by works like Colson Whitehead's zombie novel Zone One, Michael Chabon's alternate-history detective story The Yiddish Policemen's Union, much of Kelly Link's short fiction, Karen Russell's collection Vampires in the Lemon Grove, and Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel The Road. What are we saying about the modes, possibilities, problems, origins, meanings, and politics of the literary turn to genres (as opposed to the postmodern incorporation of genre elements)?

[UPDATE] Studia theodisca - Deadline: 30th September of each year

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:07am
Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature -

Studia theodisca
An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
ISSN 1593-2478
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
– Editorial Board
Ursula Amrein (Universität Zürich)
Rüdiger Campe (Yale University)
Alberto Destro (Università degli Studi di Bologna)
Isabel Hernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Primus-Heinz Kucher (Universität Klagenfurt)
Paul Michael Lützeler (Washington University in St. Louis)

CfP: Beyond the Cut-Up: William S. Burroughs and the Image

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 9:54am
The Photographers' Gallery


The Photographers' Gallery, London, Saturday 15 February 2014

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Professor Oliver Harris (Keele University)
Professor Allen Fisher (Manchester Metropolitan University)

William S. Burroughs's complex and provocative uses of the image challenge critical and theoretical orthodoxies. His works in writing, visual arts, cut-up and collage, painting, assemblage, photography, and in sonic arts, constantly return in multiple ways to a detailed and politically urgent enquiry into the nature and effects of the image, the word-as-image, and beyond.