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PAMLA 2013 Standing Session: Science Fiction (Submission Deadline: 4/15/13)

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:39am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Paper proposals are requested for scholarship on science fiction in literature, television, and film.

Conference dates: Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3, 2013.
Conference venue: The entire conference will be held at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay in San Diego, California.

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You may submit multiple papers to PAMLA, but you may submit only one paper to each session, and you may only present one paper at the conference.

Papers may not be read in absentia.

NeMLA Diversity Panels CFP -- Due April 15th 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 11:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

The Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) is now accepting session proposals (not individual papers just yet) for next year's NeMLA convention in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from April 3-6 2014.

We are particularly interested in sessions on literatures by and about people of color. These under-represented fields include, but are not limited to, African American Literature, Caribbean Literature, African Literature, Native American Literature and Latino Literatures. Single-authored panels that are relevant, such as those on writers from Pennsylvania (such as David Bradley, Major Jackson, and John Edgar Wideman) are especially encouraged.

CFP: Postcolonial Literature (April 15, 2013 deadline; PAMLA Conference 11/1 - 11/3/2013)

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 9:21pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Looking for any paper proposals on Postcolonial Literature, but particularly interested in proposals on the subject of how childhood is filtered in texts to children through colonizing/postcolonial/neocolonial ideology.

The PAMLA 2013 Conference is being held on November 1-3, 2013, at the Bahia Resort Hotel, on Mission Bay, in San Diego, California. The PAMLA Conference will have over 180 sessions, plus a Creative Artist Spotlight, a Plenary Address, and many other terrific events.

Please submit your paper proposal to the PAMLA website:

CFP Adoption and Disability volume Deadline extended June 30, 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 5:05pm
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

Co-editors Emily Hipchen and Marina Fedosik are seeking submissions for a collection of critical essays exploring cultural meanings of adoption through a combined lens of adoption and disability studies.

Please send MLA-formatted full essays with 250-word abstracts to by June 30, 2013. 7500-11000 words with Works Cited included. For more information about the project email Marina Fedosik at

[UPDATE]- Southern Lit and Culture, MPCA Oct 2013- Deadline APR 30!

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 4:38pm
Anne M Canavan/ Emporia State University

Call for Papers

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:

[UPDATE] "Poetry & Poetics" panel: 2013 PAMLA Conference. Deadline April 15th

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 4:36pm
111th PAMLA Conference. Poetry & Poetics Session. San Diego, CA. Nov. 1-3.

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

To propose a paper, please use the online submission process:
The PAMLA submission requires: a paper title, 500-word proposal, and 50-word abstract.

This call is open to all papers with a focus on poetry and poetics.

Proposals due by April 15.

Call for Chapters: Edited Collection on The Female Hero in Modern Fantasy

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 2:41pm
Lori M. Campbell, University of Pittsburgh

I warmly invite proposals for a collection of essays exploring the female hero as a distinct character type in modern fantasy, covering works published from the 1950s through the present. Although this study will focus on literature and film adaptations, interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged.

This collection is under contract with McFarland and Company with publication scheduled for summer 2014.

Intercontinental Cross-Currents: Women's (Net-)Works across Europe and the Americas (1789-1939)

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 8:48pm
Center for US Studies

"Intercontinental Cross-Currents: Women's (Net-)Works across Europe and the Americas (1789-1939)." Dec. 5-7, 2013, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Germany. We invite abstracts from literary, historical and cultural studies perspectives focusing on the literal and metaphorical networks created and navigated by women from the American Revolution to the onset of the Second World War. We are interested in papers on a wide range of transatlantic themes, including the history of ideas, the migration of texts, identity formation, literary production and reception, feminism and emancipation, immigration, and social reform. How and in what forms did ideas, bodies, and texts travel across oceans and continents?

The Point is to Change It: Media Democracy and Democratic Media in Action UDC/Project Censored Conference

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 8:00pm
Union for Democratic Communications/Project Censored

We invite submissions for the Union for Democratic Communication and Project Censored conference November 1-3, 2013 at the University of San Francisco, where we have found affordable accommodations for your stay. The conference is sponsored in part by the Media Studies Department of USF. Submission deadline is June 1, 2013.

Doctor Who and the Written Word

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 6:16pm
Jason Barr

As he flies through all of space and time in his TARDIS, the Doctor—all eleven incarnations of him—has long wrestled with issues of textuality, language, and linguistics. The Doctor has been surrounded by the nuances of language and literature, from the second, tenth, and eleventh Doctors frantically flipping through his 500-year diary to the seventh Doctor's full embrace of the question mark as his calling card,

Of course, the show has spawned a wide series of novelizations, fanzines, magazines, comic books, and adaptations as well. As fans have sought to interact with Doctor Who, they, too, have created a world filled with the intersections of language, literature, and meaning.

[UPDATE] Creative Writing in the Digital Age: April 15

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 3:42pm
Michael Dean Clark, Point Loma Nazarene University; Trent Hergenrader, UW-Milwaukee/Rochester Institute of Technology; Joseph Rein, University of Wisconsin–River Falls

Creative Writing in the Digital Age

Technology is transforming the 21st-century classroom, offering educators an array of new possibilities to enhance student learning. From digital textbooks to classroom management software to social media, the digital age has brought not only changes to the university but challenges as well. Adopting new technologies for the classroom can be particularly daunting for instructors of creative writing, given the discipline's deep roots both in print culture and the traditional workshop model.