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Interdisciplinary Popular Culture and Pedagogy (deadline August 31, 2013)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:37am
Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy

We are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, a peer-reviewed publication of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association. The Journal will debut at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference in February 2014 with a second issue to be released in October 2014.

Calls: Cross-Cultural Studies

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 9:43pm
Center for Cross-cultural Studies

Dear Colleagues,

I'm Dongho Pak, Editor-in-Chief of <>.

Cross-Cultural Studies is a refereed multi-disciplinary journal published by Center for Cross-Cultural Studies at Kyung Hee University, Korea.
Listed in Korea Citation Index, it seeks to provide a platform for publication of studies in the fields of cultural studies, language, and literature.
Our journal welcomes inquiries into a particular culture and language as well as contrastive and comparative studies across different cultures.
Cross-Cultural Studies invites submissions for its 2013 Fall edition.

- Submission Deadline: July 31, 2013.

Reading Indigenous North American Literatures: New Voices in the Field

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:17pm
Carrie Louise Sheffield University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Inspired by Simon Ortiz' "Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism" and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior's _American Indian Literary Nationalism_, this collection will be a site for emerging scholars and theorists (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous) in the fields of Native American and First Nations literatures to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies. The goals of this collection include not only to provide a site for these emerging voices to be collectively heard, but also to offer an alternative to the dominance of western critical theory in the academy as a whole.

Philament 2013 [UPDATE] Deadline extended May 31st 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:33pm
Philament: The University of Sydney Journal of the Arts

Issue 19: Surface/Depth

'There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.'
- Friedrich Nietzsche

'The world thereby momentarily loses its depth and threatens to become a glossy skin, a stereoscopic illusion, a rush of filmic images without density. But is this now an terrifying or an exhilarating experience?''
- Fredric Jameson

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-career scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for a forthcoming issue on the theme of Surface/Depth. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

The Writing Instructor, Special "Queer and Now" Issue

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:05pm
The Writing Instructor

Call for Submissions

In "Queer and Now," published in 1993, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick gestured to what queer can refer to: "the open mesh of possibilities, gaps, overlaps, dissonances and resonances, lapses and excesses of meaning, when the constituent elements of anyone's gender, of anyone's sexuality aren't made (or can't be made) to signify monolithically."

Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories edited collection

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 5:50pm
Editors: Amy L. Stone, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Trinity University Jaime Cantrell, Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, Louisiana State University

Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories
Call for Proposals, due May 1

Amy L. Stone, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Trinity University
Jaime Cantrell, Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, Louisiana State University

[UPDATE] Solo Performances On and Off the Page (PAMLA Conference, 11/1-3, 2013) Deadline: April 15, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 5:49pm
Cathy Irwin/University of La Verne

This panel examines how solo performances (on the page, stage, internet, etc.) examine Judith Butler's notion of precarious lives, that is the shared vulnerability, fear and insecurity of contemporary life. How are poets, actors, and citizens using solo performance to engage with urgent social issues and the precariousness of life?

Submissions for the annual Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society Newsletter due April 22, 2013.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 4:33pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society is looking for pieces to include in its annual newsletter. We welcome short articles or book reviews (500-750 words) pertaining to Gilman and her work; citations for recent or forthcoming Gilman-related publications; news items such as announcements about conferences or panels (including calls for papers),
archival reports, notification of new web resources, or short discussions of using Gilman texts in the classroom. Submission deadline is Monday, April 22. Accepted submissions will appear in the annual Gilman Society Newsletter to be published in May 2013. You may email attachments (and inquiries) to

[UPDATE] April 15th submission deadline: "Poetry & Poetics" panel, 2013 PAMLA Conference

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 3:05pm
Poetry & Poetics Session of 111th PAMLA Conference. 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.

The Education/Industrial Complex- M/MLA- November 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 2:44pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The American Literature II panel (permanent section)seeks papers examining novelistic/dramatic/poetic/cinematic depictions of the corporate influence on public education policy, the "Free Market" in the classroom, and/or the effect of new technologies/modes of efficiency on pedagogy.

Please send 250-word abstracts by May 31st to Mark Schiebe,

Research Residency Fellowship with Provisions Library 2014

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 2:24pm
Provisions Library

Provisions Library--an art and social change agent in Washington DC and Fairfax, VA--is now accepting proposals for National and Capital Research Residency fellowships for September 2013-September 2014. Artists, activists, academics, and social change agents are invited to apply. Complete information about the opportunity is available at:, The proposal deadline is April 30th, 2013.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12:01pm

Stretch-Accelerated Composition
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The PCC Innovative Teaching for Social Justice conference seeks to bring together scholars, researchers, activists, and facilitators; high school, community college, and university teachers; practitioners, administrators, graduate students, adjunct instructors, counselors, and college students into dialogue about composition, remediation and Basic Skills, and models for student success such as Stretch Composition, Acceleration, and First Year cohorts and programs.

Energy in Literature

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 10:45am
Dr. Paula Farca (Colorado School of Mines)

June 15th, 2013, EDITED ANTHOLOGY
Energy in Literature: Essays on Energy and Its Social and Environmental Implications in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literary Texts (edited by Paula A. Farca)

Call for papers on energy and energy sources in twentieth-century and twenty-first century literary texts (any genre, any country). Scholars of all disciplines are encouraged to submit. TrueHeart academic, an independent academic publisher on people and environment, based in Oxford UK, is publishing a series entitled "Bridging Disciplines," and has expressed interest in this project.

CFP - 2nd Annual Marginalised Mainstream Conference: Fading and Emerging, 12-13 September 2013 [Deadline 17 May 2013]

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:15am
Marginalised Mainstream 2013

Keynote speakers include: Dr Kate Macdonald (Ghent University, Brussels) and Dr Nicola Humble (University of Roehampton, London)

There must be but one detective – that is, but one protagonist –
one deus ex machine.
~ S.S. Van Dine, Rule 9, 'Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories', 1928

[These] novels sense the potential to shift the focus away
from the established centre, toward minor characters ...
The more dynamic examples of assymetric characterisation
do not simply represent these minor characters but represent
characters becoming minor within a complex narrative system.
~ Alex Woloch, The One vs. the Many, 2003