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Environmental Science Fiction and Changed Nature (ASLE 2013, 5/28/13-6/1/13)

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 12:02pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Keeping with the 2013 ASLE conference theme, this panel will explore science fiction's speculations about the future of "Migrations, Energies, [and] Limits." Proposals are invited for papers that look specifically at the genre's critical extrapolation s of recent trends in migration, energy, and the crossing of planetary CO2, biodiversity, and other boundaries. What does the ecological and social future look like in science fiction literature and film when writers think about the implications of current demographic changes or the effects of industrial toxins and GMOs as they move across political and biological borders? What social and cultural commentary is imbedded in such thinking, and is science fiction an effective place for such commentary?

Travel and Literature at CEA 2013

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 11:35am
College English Association, Travel and Literature Area

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2013

April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
Savannah Riverfront Marriott | 100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401 Phone (912) 233-7722 Fax (912) 233-3765

Submission Dates: August 31-November 1, 2012

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at


Monday, October 8, 2012 - 11:25am
Costtica Bradatan

(Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!)


A Special Issue of "ANGELAKI – The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities"

Guest Editors: Costica Bradatan (The Honors College, Texas Tech University) & Camil Ungureanu (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

This special issue is scheduled for 2014.


"The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedgagoy." Abstracts due 12/31/2012

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 11:02am
English Graduate Organization (EGO), University of New Hampshire

UNH's English Graduate Organization (EGO) is pleased to announce its biennial academic conference:
"The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy."

In "The Art of Fiction," Toni Morrison differentiates between reading as a skill and reading as an art. The skill, Morrison writes, enables readers to "negotiate life with some measure of control." The art is a "different beast all together."


Monday, October 8, 2012 - 10:56am
Barzakh magazine

Barzakh is a biannual multi-genre journal with an internationalist stance. Emerging out of the English department at the University at Albany, SUNY, our focus is on innovative poetics, in keeping with a tradition of forward-looking department-based journals that spans from Don Byrd's co-editorship of Jed Rasula's Wch Way in the 1970s to The Little Magazine in the 1990s (our first issue features an interview with Rasula, and issues of both journals will be made available in our archive). We envisage the archive as a way to bring together our various departmental projects and initiatives, past and present, and to connect them to analogous or anomalous ventures elsewhere in the rhizomatic spirit of crossings that is Barzakh.

Globalization and "Minor" Cultural Groups: the Role of "so-called" Minorities in Rethinking the Future of Modern Societies

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 10:18am
Sophie Croisy / University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Minority/ethnic communities offer today new and hybrid perspectives on the stakes of globalization, and the study of these perspectives is crucial in the necesseray process of questioning the contemporary values, theories and practices of globalization in the areas of economy, politics, education, culture, literature, etc.

"America Changed Through Music": Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music Essay Collection

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 10:08am
Dr Ross Hair and Dr Thomas Ruys Smith/ School of American Studies, University of East Anglia

Following a highly successful international conference in September (, proposals are now invited for a book of essays marking the sixtieth anniversary of Harry Smith's landmark Anthology of American Folk Music. Over the six decades since its release in 1952, Smith's collection of American vernacular musics has exerted considerable influence on numerous generations of musicians, artists, and writers.

Exegesis Issue 2: Testimonies and Confessions DEADLINE 10th Jan 2013

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 9:17am
Exegesis Journal, Royal Holloway, University of London

Exegesis, the academic e-journal of the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London (, is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2013 edition on 'Testimonies and Confessions'. In this issue we seek to generate discussion about the forms that testimonies and confessions have taken historically, theologically, and literarily from an interdisciplinary, cross-period perspective. Authors may choose to investigate this topic literally, metaphorically, or theoretically, and in terms of specific texts, authors, times, or places. Articles and creative pieces might address, but are not limited to, any of the following subjects:

Special Journal Issue, Archival Science

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 10:44pm
Queens College The City University of New York & University College London

Call for Paper Proposals
Special Edition, of Archival Science: Archiving Activism
Editors: Ben Alexander and Andrew Flinn

The proposed Special Edition will explore the myriad connections between contemporary archival practice and activism. This is a topic which although not new is one of rising contemporary significance as archive materials, the institutions which hold them and the many archivists which look after them are increasingly recognized and actively recruited in the cause of political and social justice. This comes at a time when notions of a more active, collaborative and participatory archival practice is gaining currency in the professional archival world.

Article topics may include but are not limited to: