"Narrative-Making in the Aftermath of War" will be a two-day conference sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) of the University of California, Santa Barbara, on April 25-26, 2013. The conference is part of the IHC's 2012-2013 program "Fallout," a year-long series of events dedicated to examining the impact of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan upon the soldiers who have fought in these wars: visit http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/fallout for more details. The conference will focus specifically on the capacity of narrative-making to help returning service members deal with the after-effects of war and reintegrate into their communities.
Title: Humor and Culture
CFP: Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Humor and Culture." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.
Completed submissions due by FEBRUARY 15, 2013. Please submit them electronically (MS Word preferred) to Proteus@ship.edu. PROTEUS uses _Chicago Style_ documentation for accepted articles. We are a peer-reviewed journal.
CFP: Victorians Institute 2013 Conference: Through the Looking Glass
The 42nd Meeting of the Victorians Institute
November 1-2, 2013
Middle Tennessee State University
Please send 300-500 word proposals for papers and a 1-page c.v. via email to Rebecca.King@mtsu.edu by 1 May 2013.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.
Call for Papers
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (JEMCS) Special Issue: The Digital Turn
It is well understood that "the digital turn" has transformed the contemporary cultural, political, and economic environment. Less appreciated perhaps is its crucial importance and transformative potential for those of us who study the past. Whether through newly—and differently—accessible data and methods (e.g. "distant reading"), new questions being asked of that new data, or recognizing how digital reading changes our access to the materiality of the past, the digital humanities engenders a particularized set of questions and concerns for those of us who study the early modern, broadly defined (mid-15th to mid-19th centuries).
This CFP aims to assemble a special session for the 2013 Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, "Romantic Movements," to be held in Boston on August 8-13, 2013.
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference April 4-6, 2013 in Albuquerque, NM
The English department at the University of New Mexico is pleased to host the 2013 British Women Writers Conference. The conference will be April 4-6, 2013 at the Hyatt in downtown Albuquerque, NM. The conference theme is "Customs," and we look forward to a wide range of unique presentations on
the topic. In fact, we have several potential publication opportunities for those who present at the conference! In addition, we are excited that our brilliant lineup of speakers includes:
Devoney Looser and Pamela Gilbert
Diane Long Hoeveler, Kathy Psomiades, Linda Troost
In keeping with our mission to foster innovative digital scholarship, Anvil Academic invites submissions to its inaugural publication series: Built Upon. The Built Upon series encourages authors to investigate and invigorate pre-existing digital tools and collections in developing their own scholarly arguments or pedagogical projects.
Call for Papers: American Studies Graduate Student Conference 2013
Rutgers-Newark Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Newark, New Jersey
Friday, April 26, 2013
"Following Heidegger's suggestion that in modernity the world has come to be grasped and conceived as a 'picture,' we may say that in the wake of the atomic bombs the world has come to be grasped and conceived as a target–to be destroyed as soon as it can be made visible." –Rey Chow, The Age of the World Target
Announcement: Call for Papers: IJAET, Volume 6 – Issue 1
International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology
ISSN: 2231 – 1963
Deadline : 31th January 2013
Notification : 15th February 2013
Revision : 20th February 2013
Publication : 01st March 2013
Smooth, simple and timely publishing of review and research articles!
As part of the 7th annual Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association Conference, alt/, we seek proposals for a special roundtable on innovative digital approaches to literary, historical, and/or cultural materials. The overall conference theme asks participants to consider "alt" as a generative concept, to consider and interpret alterities, alterations, and alternatives. Certainly digital humanities can be read as an "alt" movement within the academy—blurring disciplinary boundaries, upending traditional hierarchies, reimagining research methodologies and scholarly production. To that end, proposals for this special topics panel might address:
"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.
For the 2013 conference we are seeking papers that consider Cooper's contribution to maritime literature, naval history, and his influence on subsequent authors of sea adventure and sea travel. Our keynote discussion will be lead by Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Why Read Moby-Dick, In the Heart of the Sea, and Sea of Glory.
Paper and presentation topics may include but are not limited to:
Cooper's naval career
Cooper's History of the Navy
Cooper's seascapes and landscapes
Cooper's smugglers and buccaneers
The American Revolution at Sea
Cooper's influences on Dana, Melville, Conrad
The sea novel before Cooper
This panel, proposed for the 2013 American Literature Association convention in Boston, seeks papers that investigate the intersections between contemporary literary criticism about place and region and similar discussions in other fields, such as architectural criticism, cultural geography, and ecology among others.
The organisers of the 2013 Postcolonial Studies Association would like to invite proposals for papers on this year's theme: 'History, Postcolonialism and Tradition'. The theme is designed to facilitate the opportunity for interdisciplinary dialogue, particularly (but not exclusively) between the spheres of literature, cultural studies, anthropology, the visual arts, the performative arts, folklore, history, politics, and the social sciences.