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[Update] Race, Education, and American Literature (NeMLA 2013, March 21-24, Boston, MA)

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 12:19pm
Samira Abdur-Rahman (Rutgers University)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 21-24, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts

Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel seeks papers that explore the engagement with education and race in American literature. How do educational spaces act as sites of racial construction? How has literature engaged with events central to the history of American education? Papers that speak to the intersections between representations of education and racial subjection, segregation, the law, citizenship and/or immigration are welcome. Please send your 300-500 word abstract and a brief biographical statement to Samira Abdur-Rahman at

[RE-POST] History and the Contemporary Moment in the Work of Dionne Brand - NeMLA Mar 21-24, 2013 - D/line Sept 30, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 10:48am
NorthEast Modern Language Association

"Travelling Back": History and the Contemporary Moment in the Work of Dionne Brand
Seeking to celebrate Dionne Brand's keynote address at NeMLA 2013 – and to complement the "Caribbean Literature and History" roundtable – this panel will take up the ways that Brand brings history (or histories) into a critical and profound engagement with the contemporary moment, on both individual and national levels. Submissions (max. 500 words) are invited that consider this or related questions in any of Brand's works. Rachel Mordecai, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Unity in Disparity: Cultural Connections on Heavy Metal (Book Project 9/24-11/30)

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 10:23am
Bryan Bardine-University of Dayton Mika Elovaara --Shattuck-St. Mary's

We invite proposals for our interdisciplinary book project (working title) Unity in Disparity: Cultural Connections on Heavy Metal. As fans of metal with scholarly interest, active research, and previous publications on Metal music, we see that there is a void in academically informed Metal Literature of a uniform presentation about how Metal is part of our global culture(s) rather than something in the periphery of society. We are putting together a collection of writings which address this issue and are looking for proposals which, individually and collectively, convey that Metal is, indeed, an important and meaningful part of our culture(s), rather than on its outskirts.

Cineforum Journal Call for Submissions

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 3:23am
Cineforum Journal / Dongguk University

Cineforum is a peer reviewed bi-annual journal devoted to the theory and art of the moving image. Cineforum is published by the Department of Film and Digital Media at Dongguk University, one of the preeminent film departments in South Korea. It was first published in 1999 and is one of the oldest running Korean film and moving images journals. Cineforum has been certified due to the criteria established for an international research journal by the National Research Foundation of Korea.

Re-visiting the "Nation" in Contemporary Narratives by American Women of Color, March 21-24, 2013

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 12:54am
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel seeks papers that address the political-economic engagement of the U.S. with different parts of the world that has re-nuanced definitions of Americanness/nationhood/ national belongings in narratives by American women of color from the Caribbean Islands, Latin America, South Asia, and the Middle East. The panel encourages comparativist approaches that read together two or more texts to chime on the possibilities of understanding the notion of the nation as a relational concept.

Please send 500 word abstract to dmgomaa@uwm.
Deadline: October 5th, 2012

ACLA 2013 seminar: 'Alterity Beyond Utopia'

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 9:25pm
Gerry Canavan (Marquette University)

ACLA 2013 (Toronto, ON) – April 5-7, 2013
Seminar Leaders: Gerry Canavan (Marquette University) and Ramzi Fawaz (GWU)
Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2012

Note: You must submit your papers through the ACLA website:

AAALS Annual Conference - Washington, DC - Feb. 14-16, 2013

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 8:32pm
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS)

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2013 Annual Conference, to be held in Washington, DC, February 14-16, 2013, in conjunction with ANZSANA (Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America). The conference will be held at Georgetown University. An evening reception will be held on February 14, and conference sessions will take place on February 15 and 16. Papers addressing any aspect of Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific literary, film and cultural studies are welcome. Proposals from graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged. Presentations should be 20 minutes long.

Narrating Identity Formation, On and Off The Map; ACLA 2013 seminar, Toronto, April 5-7, 2013; Deadline: November 1st, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 6:54pm
Coordinators: Georgia Christinidis, Vera Alexander

Like any advanced cartographic process, mapping identity formation requires an imaginary 'cartographic grid.' Until recently, narratives of identity formation, including, in particular, the genres of autobiography and the Bildungsroman, seemed to foreground the temporal dimension over the spatial. However, in "Of Other Spaces", Michel Foucault argues that "We are at a moment … when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skein." This seminar investigates how narrative identity constructions are affected by this change.

"Memory and the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable" Fordham University GEA Conf. March 2013. CFP Deadline 11/15/12

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 3:18pm
Fordham Graduate Digital Humanities

Do digital platforms change the way we remember? How will the myriad tracks we leave behind through social media and our online presences shape the historical practices of the future? When and how do digital technologies in the classroom move from being novel experiments to transparent modes of teaching? How does digitization reshape archives and archival methodologies? How does metadata contribute to forgetting and the shape of memory? How do we define and put into practice the growing field of Digital Humanities?

CFP Graduate Journal: The Word Hoard - "The Unrecyclable"

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 2:16pm
The University of Western Ontario

What cannot be taken up or kept alive? What is too used to reuse, too basic to break down further? What are the ideas at dead ends? Adaptations, translations, dead languages, genres fallen out of favour, tropes no longer sensical, ruins, methodologies in unremitting decline? Who are the guardians of garbage that monitor and control our cycles and recycles? What happens to an artifact too special to recycle, not special enough to reuse? Give us the histories, the institutions, the authorities who intervene to unmake the unrecyclable. Where do our capacities for metamorphosis fail us? What materials have run out of time? What materials have all the time in the world to stay unchanged? Plastic in the shape of an albatross? Manuscripts sealed into the walls?

IJCIT: Call for Paper

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 1:15pm
International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT)

The IJCIT is an international scholarly peer reviewed bi-monthly journal. The journal covers the issues related to computer science, engineering, technology and related disciplines including their applications in academia, research, business and industry. The articles are published in full on IJCIT website and are open access to all. Submissions are welcome from across all streams related to computing and information technology.
The subject areas covered by the IJCIT include (but are not limited to):
Applications of computer science in modeling
Artificial Intelligence
Circuits and Systems
Cloud Computing
Computer Architecture
Computer Vision

[Update} Humor/Horror CFP; deadline extended 10/15/2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 1:07pm
Johnson Cheu, John A. Dowell

CFP: "Horror (as/is) Humor, Humor (as/is) Horror: sLaughter in Popular Cinema" (collection)
In his review of Tavernier's Coup de torchon, David Kehr wrote in When Movies Mattered: Reviews from a Transformative Decade,
Death, violence, and moral corruption aren't just slapstick props … but agonizingly real presences, and their comedy isn't a release from horror, but a confrontation with it.… [H]umor and horror exist side by side, they play on the very thin line that separates a laugh from a scream, touching the hysteria common to both.… The best black humor makes us feel the horror. (186)


Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 11:38am
operational Research Society

KIM 2013 is the Operational Research Society's Inaugural Knowledge and Information Management Conference. It is located in the centre of England at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club. Submissions open on 1 October 2012. Papers may be submitted to a conference issue of Knowledge Management Research and Practice, the first knowledge management journal to receive an impact factor.

Please visit:

[UPDATE] NeMLA Deadline Approaching for The Literary Interventions of the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 11:27am
Ryan Cordell / Northeastern University / Digital Americanist Society

Digital humanists often tout their work as transformative to literary scholarship. Textual encoding, text mining, corpora analysis, and geospatial analysis all promise to shift our understanding of literary texts, historical periods, and cultural phenomena. Digital Humanities (DH) is certainly, as Stephen Ramsay recently quipped, the "hot thing." DH panels multiplied at the 2009, 2011, and 2012 MLA Conventions, and they received significant coverage in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed each year. More English Departments are hiring digital humanists; digital humanities centers multiply across a range of institutions.