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Women & Maps in Early Modernity

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 3:08pm
Erika Gaffney

Abstracts are invited for papers about "Women and Maps in Early Modernity," for a possible SSEMW Co-Sponsored Session at the American Historical Association's annual meeting in Washington DC in January 2014.

We seek papers from a range of disciplines -- including, but not limited to, history, art history, literary studies, and historical geography -- which address the nexus between early modern women and maps/cartography in any geographical region or culture, during the time period c. 1400-1700. Paper topics might consider women as:

Collection of Essays on Charles Bowden and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 11:39am
D. Seth Horton and David Cremean

We are now accepting abstracts for a forthcoming collection of essays entitled, Memories of the Future: Critical Essays on Charles Bowden. We are open to all critical approaches, including feminist, Marxist, critical regionalist, hemispheric, narratological, postcolonial, and ecocritical perspectives. Potential proposals may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

• The Apocalyptic Southwest

• Connections between Bowden and other writers (Abbey, McCarthy, Silko, etc.)

• Environmental beauty and destruction

• Genre tensions between the essay, the memoir, crime reporting, gonzo journalism, and history

• Literary journalism in the Southwest

• Globalization and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Digital Humanities: Literary Studies and Information Science, March 2013 (Deadline January 4, 2013)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 11:08am
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign British Modernities Reading Group

Call for Papers and Posters:
"Digital Humanities: Literary Studies and Information Science"

British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 8-9, 2013

Keynote Speakers: Harriet Green, Literature and Languages Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; second speaker TBD

Research in African Literatures: Special issue on Africa and the Black Atlantic (June 3 2013)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 10:08am
Yogita Goyal

This special issue of Research in African Literatures seeks papers that situate Africa at the center of aesthetic inquiry that takes place in the wider black Atlantic. It has been two decades since the publication of Paul Gilroy's path-breaking book, The Black Atlantic, which identified a hybrid counterculture to modernity in the real and metaphorical journeys of African-descended peoples across the Atlantic.

Love of Wisdom Vs. Wisdom of Love

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 2:10am
Comparative Literature, SUNY-Buffalo

Love of Wisdom Vs. Wisdom of Love

3rd Comparative Literature Graduate Conference

*Deadline for Abstract Submission: Feb.1st, 2013
Email to:

Insofar as philosophia concerns the "love of wisdom," the possibilities and limits of wisdom and love call into question the possibility of philosophy. As love and wisdom are consciously and unconsciously unified in the philosophers' pursuits of wisdom, could the wisdom of love have been supplemented, mixed or misled by the love of wisdom? Does it make philosophy as the result of philosophia problematic?

Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 9:12pm
Will Stockton, Clemson University

*Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies* is now seeking submissions.

Formerly known as *The Upstart Crow,* *Upstart* is an online, open-access journal and blog launching in Fall 2013.

On the journal side, we publish methodologically and theoretically innovative work in any area of English Renaissance literary studies. This work can range widely in length, from 3,000-25,000 words. The journal will publish one issue annually, alternating between open-issue and special-topic.

On the blog side, we feature book reviews, conference reviews, and anything else that may be suitable for a blog.

Both blog posts and essays will invite comments from readers.

Schuylkill Graduate Journal: Special Issue on (Re)Constituting Publics

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 4:51pm
Schuylkill Graduate Journal

The Schuylkill Graduate Journal
Special Issue on (Re)Constituting Publics
Call for Papers – 2013 Issue
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2013

"The very fact that the public depends upon consequences of acts and the perception of consequences, while its organization into a state depends upon the ability to invent and employ special instrumentalities, shows how and why publics and political institutions differ widely from epoch to epoch and from place to place." John Dewey, Public and its Problems

Brave New World: Traditions and Transitions, Feb. 14, 2013, CFP: Dec. 15, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 4:41pm
Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

Brave New World: Traditions and Transitions


Submissions are welcomed for the
18th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
To be held Thursday, February 14th, 2013, Concordia University
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building H-765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

[UPDATE] At the Mercy of the Masses? - Popular Culture and Academia

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 3:42pm
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - University of Maryland

At the Mercy of the Masses? – Popular Culture and Academia

April 12-13, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Prof. George Yúdice, University of Miami

Popular culture makes up a large part of our society, from bestsellers, graphic novels and video games, to social media and wildly popular television series and movies. Critical scholars have viewed popular culture as an area of negotiation, in which meaning is both constructed and contested. This conference seeks to address these and other complexities in the study of popular culture.