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TWELFTH NIGHT: Collection of Critical Essays

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 12:13pm

ROMAN Books, a leading publisher of literature and literary criticism, continues the Roman Critical Context Series with a volume of critical essays on Shakespeare's comedy TWELFTH NIGHT. We are presently seeking articles on any topic related to TWELFTH NIGHT – textual and performance analysis, performance and reception history, textual, theatrical and historical aspects in detailed scrutiny. Submitted articles will be reviewed and published after acceptance in this critical anthology in the fall of 2013. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit their works. The collection will be edited by Boris Drenkov under the general editorship of Suman Chakraborty.

CFP: H. D. at ALA (Boston, May 23-26), DUE: Jan. 20

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 10:31am
International H. D. Society

The International H.D. Society will sponsor a panel at the 2013 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 23-26. This is an open call for papers on any aspect of H. D.'s writing, but we are particularly interested in work that addresses the idea of H.D. and Empire or that responds to the recent release of Annette Debo's The American H. D.

Please send 250 word abstracts and a brief biography or CV to Celena Kusch ( by January 20, 2013.

CFP Fourth International Comics, Graphic Novels and Bande Dessinee Conference (Scotland, June 2013)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 9:19am
Glasgow University and Dundee University

Final Reminder: Call For Papers

International Graphic Novel
International Bande Dessinée Society
2013 Conference

Glasgow and Dundee
24-28 June 2013

The deadline for abstracts on all areas of comic / BD studies is
31 December 2012.

The conference's theme will pay particular, but not exclusive, attention to national traditions within comics and BD.

Abstracts and/or inquiries should be sent to

PRRT 2013 : ICTs for improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques (PRRT) 2013, 2013-05-05

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 5:53am
PRRT 2013 : ICTs for improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques (PRRT) 2013

Call For Papers
During the last few years, there has been increasing interest in the application of Virtual Reality and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), in the field of rehabilitation, with clinical results that prove their effectiveness. The virtual reality is being an increasingly used method in physical rehabilitation, allowing individualized treatments, as to facilitate learning motivation, to finally, provides patients pleasant and enjoyable homework exercises. This is can be done, for example, by applying the use of Nintendo Wii Balance Board, a low-cost visual biofeedback systems, and the implementation of programs for improving the patients balance.

CFP: MobiSocial 2013, Milan, Italy, June 3-6, 2013 (Deadline: January 31, 2013)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 8:18pm
1st IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Data Management, Mining, and Computing on Social Networks


1st IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Data Management, Mining, and Computing on Social Networks (MobiSocial'13)

June 3-6, 2013 / Milan, Italy (colocated with IEEE MDM 2013)


Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] 2013

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 6:28pm
Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF]

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2013

Monday 17th June 2013 - University of Liverpool

Keynote Lectures from:
Pat Cadigan (Double Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Author)
Dr. Peter Wright (Edge Hill University)

Midwest Writers and Rural Decline (abstracts due 2/1/2013)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 2:32pm
Andy Oler / Indiana University

Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature -– 43rd Annual Symposium
May 9-11, 2013 at Michigan State University, East Lansing

Since the "Revolt from the Village" of the early twentieth century,rural decline has been a consistent theme of regional literature. This panel will explore how writing from or about the Midwest engages the trope of rural decline, whether that be in negotiating the realities and myths of rural life or the expectations of national publishers. Proposed papers may address--but are not limited to--fiction, nonfiction, or scholarly writing on the following topics:

Imagery and Influence: Hawthorne and Melville

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 2:29pm
Melville Society & Hawthorne Society

Imagery and Influence: Hawthorne and Melville

This collaborative panel (which may become a roundtable) explores the ways in which Hawthorne and Melville shared influences, influenced each other, and/or incorporated classical images into their work. What specific classical and other literary intertexts did the authors share? In what specific ways did they influence each other while in turn influencing later writers? What is and is not "classical" about their work? What were their sources for classical images, narratives, and themes?

Grad journal special issue: (Non-)Geographical Futures of Comp Lit MARCH 15 2013

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 12:16pm
Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature

Issue 3.2 (Summer 2013) 'Neither Here Nor There: The (Non-)Geographical Futures of Comparative Literature'

In this special issue, Inquire invites article submissions that consider the relationship between geography and the study of literature. As always, Inquire encourages intellectual discussions that approach the text from inside and outside, considering the movement of literary artifacts across geographical spaces as well as the significance of geographical movement within literature.

Joint Special Issue: (Non-)Geographical Futures of Comp Lit JUNE 30, 2013

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 12:10pm
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Peking U. Journal of Comparative Literature and World Literature

Recent understandings of world literature have moved away from a focus on delineating canons of geographically-distributed great works, and towards describing a complex process of influence and reaction between increasingly-porous national and linguistic boundaries. As the discipline that most clearly claims responsibility for understanding literature beyond such boundaries, does Comparative Literature need to follow in the tracks of its object of study and somehow deterritorialize itself? As well, what would such a project mean, in terms of new methodologies, objects of study, disciplinary self-conceptions, development of linguistic and literary competencies, and interdepartmental or international research collaborations?

[UPDATE] Working It Out: A Day of Numbers in Early Modern Writing

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 11:03am
Birkbeck College, London

Call for Papers
Early modern books are full of numbers, representing both practicality and mystery. This multidisciplinary conference explores numbers in British early modern literature and textual
culture. How were numbers and numerical techniques used in drama, dance, and music? What were the practical issues arising from printing numerical texts, and how were numbers represented on the page? How were the index and the cross-reference created and used? To what extent would an early modern audience recognize mathematical references in literary texts and performance? Who would buy an arithmetic book and how might they use it?

LIES 2013: Michele Roberts and Postmodernism, Feminism and Medievalism in Literature in English

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 11:02am
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

From the early feminists to postmodern protagonists her novels rewrite medieval saints and sinners, Victorian mediums and contemporary visionaries, offering us new perspectives on well known stories and motifs.
As Michele Roberts herself will be our guest of honor, her work is the inspiration for our 2013 Literature in English Symposium but we welcome papers about topics related to postmodern rewriting of history and culture as well as the feminist standpoint on both contemporary and earlier literature in English. Papers in other languages (German, French, Spanish) will also be considered.

REMINDER - Feminism;Influence;Inheritance - Deadline 4 Jan '13

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 5:18am
School of English and Drama - Queen Mary, University of London

This one-day symposium hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London aims to bring together postgraduates and academics to explore how the issues of feminism, influence and inheritance animate or problematize their work and practice in the field of literary study. Through this conference we aim to begin a discussion about the challenges and anxieties, but also the significant rewards of engaging with our substantial feminist inheritance as scholars working in English Studies today. It will seek to consider how contemporary research relates to the rich, complex and extensive history of feminist research in the discipline and explore how new directions in literary study might be informed by the work of the past.