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[UPDATE] CFP Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile SAMLA, Nov. 9-11, 2012, Durham, NC

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:46am
Dr. Carola Mattord, Kennesaw State University

Session English 1 Title: Travel in Medieval Literature. Travel is an important activity in the Middle Ages, and, therefore, plays a large role in the literature of the period. Pilgrimages, merchant trade, ecclesial and diplomatic missions, etc. are but a few cultural and political activities that involve travel and are described in the many genres of medieval literature. This panel seeks to discuss the various artistic ways travel is described in medieval literature and how we can come to understand, what we can learn and appreciate about the nature and importance of travel in medieval culture. Papers on travel found in any literary genre of this period are most welcome. Please send via email a 200-word proposal by July 12th to Dr.

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2012

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:26am
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Submission and application deadline: June 15, 2012

Check the website,, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us

Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit a the third issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

Symposium on Turkey, European Union, Eurasia, Africa and Americas (17th November 2012, London)

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 8:04am
Organized by Bosphorus Research Center (BRC)

Bosporus Research Center is inviting PhD students, academics and any other interested parties to join the symposium on Turkey, European Union, Eurasia, Africa and Americas. This symposium is organized around three broad themes concerning culture and society, economics and politics and Turkey centric works. We welcome papers from postgraduates, post-doctorate researchers, independent researchers, diplomats and journalists. Speakers are invited to speak for 15 to 20 minutes on one of the themes listed below.

[UPDATE] SF Storyworlds

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 7:32am
Gylphi Press

SF Storyworlds is the critical studies series published by Gylphi Press (UK). We are interested in all aspects of science fiction studies, principally 20th and 21st century, and covering all forms of media - literature, film, TV, radio, graphic novels, video games, etc. We are looking for monographs, essay collections and conference proceedings to add to our growing list. Our first publication, "SF across Media" edited by I.Q. Hunter and Thomas van Parys, will be published later this year to be followed by David Ian Paddy's "The Empires of J.G. Ballard", with further titles from Carl Freedman and Nicholas Ruddick. Other projects are also under consideration. Suggested topics might include (but are not exclusive to):

Call for papers for the first issue of Persian Studies Journal

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 6:41am
Farideh Pourgiv/ Shiraz University

The editor is currently seeking scholarly articles for the first issue of Persian Studies journal, a joint publication of Shiraz University and Iran Academy of Literary Criticism. This is an academic peer-reviewed journal designed to explore a wide range of issues of current concern to those working in the field of Persian Literature around the world, including classical and modern literature which will be published twice each year.

"PROBLEMATICS OF QUR'AN'S TRANSLATIONS IN THE SUB-CONTINENT"1. July 5,2012 Last date for Submission of Abstracts 2. July 21, 20

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 12:48am
International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

Translation of the Qur'an has been a challenging task from its very inception. The challenge originates in the peculiar linguistic and stylistic features of Qur'anic language which requires contextual and extra-contextual considerations. Hence efforts to translate Qur'an pose numerous theological, linguistic & legal questions and problems that need to be carefully studied & analyzed keeping in view the Qur'anic sciences and various translation theories & approaches such as Philological, Communicative, Socio-semiotic & Hermeneutics. The region of the sub-continent has distinctive place in terms of very early attempts & multiplicity of languages to which the text of Qur'an is translated.

[UPDATE] CFP - Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 22-23 January 2013

Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 8:59pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its inaugural conference, to be held at Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, on 22-23 January 2013.
Keynote speaker: Professor Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne).

The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association. GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, fashion, architecture and popular culture. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

Call for Submissions: Celebrity Culture in Canada

Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 4:44pm
Lorraine York & Katja Lee

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.


Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 10:26am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Travel, immigration, and exile are issues that have often been explored in Italian film. But to what end? This panel explores the effects that these issues have had on the film's protagonists, directors, and its audiences. By July 14, 2012, please submit 300-word abstracts to Scott Nelson, Coastal Carolina University.

CFP from Higher Education of Social Science (V2N4, July 31)

Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 8:10am
Higher Education of Social Science

We sincerely invite you to publish your recent work on the next or the following issues of our journal. Our next issue will be published on July 31st, 2012. Hope you'll be interested in making a contribution! The article should be in English and about any topic related to the field of higher education of social science. Thank you again for your attention!

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Forms of Innovation: Literature and Technology | Sep 14th 2012 | Deadline: Jul 20th 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 4:21am
Forms of Innovation: Literature and Technology, University of Durham

Forms of Innovation: Literature and Technology will be a one-day symposium on the interrelation of literary forms and technologies.

For this one-day symposium, we invite speakers to consider how varying forms of creative literary production and reception have responded to innovative technological processes across the centuries.

The symposium will provide a forum for early-career researchers and postgraduates to discuss correspondences and interrelations between literary forms and technologies, particularly those which have been treated as new, revolutionary, unconventional or challenging. Topics for debate might include, but are not limited to: