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Special Issue on Computational Models of Narrative

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 4:30pm
Literary & Linguistic Computing: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Call for Papers
Special Issue on Computational Models of Narrative
Literary & Linguistic Computing: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Submissions due Friday, September 27, 2013

Edited by:
Mark A. Finlayson, MIT, USA (lead editor)
Floris Bex, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Pablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Deniz Yuret, Koç University, Turkey

Gay and Lesbian Studies, PAMLA Conference 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 4:12pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Seeking abstracts/proposals ASAP on various topics in the area of LGBTQ Studies in any academic discipline for the 2013 PAMLA Conference: Friday November 1-Sunday November 3, 2013 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California. Final deadline for proposals is April 3rd, 2013. Submissions should be sent in Word format to

UPDATE Ecocriticism and Children's Literature (extended deadline)

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 3:16pm
Lynne Dickson Bruckner

Seeking 150-200 word abstracts on eco-approaches to texts (primarily literary) for children and adolescents. This cfp is in response to the MLA 2014 theme--Vulnerable Times. Send word abstracts and bio no later than 20 March 2013. MLA deadline for special sessions is 1 April 2013. I ask for bio now, as it is required for special session submission. Will respond to all submissions.

Pedagogical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern Studies w/ Keynote by Robert N. Watson

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 3:04pm
UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association & UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invite graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom.

Children's Literature and the Common Core: proposed panel 2014 MLA

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 2:21pm
MLA: Division of Children's Literature

The Common Core State Standards is an education initiative that is making sweeping changes to the ways that literature will be taught in K-12 schools in the United States. This educational reform was organized by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSS0). It is in the process of being implemented in forty-five states that have adopted the Common Core Standards, with the goals of preparing students for college- or career-ready in literacy by the end of high school. This is an open session proposed by the Division of Children's Literature and is intended as a continuation of the "National Core Curriculum?

Fall Stories Conference — 18th-19th June 2014

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 1:22pm
Zohar Hadroi-Allouche / University of Aberdeen

A Call For Papers

Fall narratives: an interdisciplinary perspective

18th-19th June 2014, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

As the 340th anniversary of John Milton's death approaches, we seek to explore the theme of the Fall in a diverse, interdisciplinary context.

The conference, which is organised with the intention of leading to a publication of proceedings, will examine the concept of the Fall across a range of disciplines and languages. The temporal scope extends from antiquity to contemporary times.

We welcome proposals with research interest such as, but not limited to, Literature, Religion, Languages, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Art, Film and Visual Culture, Cultural Studies and Economics.

City-Wide: Beyond the Institution: Theatre, Performance, and the University, October 31 to November 3, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:31pm
A collaboration of graduate students in theatre and performance studies departments from: Columbia University, The City University of New York, New York University, Princeton University, and The Yale School of Drama

Call For Proposals
Deadline April 19, 2013

Beyond the Institution: Theatre, Performance, and the University

The CEA Critic solicits articles on "The Idea of the West." Deadline 4/22/2013.

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 11:33am
The CEA Critic

The CEA Critic solicits articles on "The Idea of the West." Deadline 4/23/2013.

The University of Northern Colorado is the new home of The CEA Critic, the journal of the College English Association. The University is located in Greeley, Colorado, a city named for famed journalist Horace Greeley, who popularized (although was not the first to utter) the injunction, "Go West, young man!" For Greeley, and for so many others before and after him, the West has been a location both literal and figurative. For this issue, the new editors solicit essays that investigate, reflect on, seek to define, or look to challenge the notion of the West as it is addressed in any mode or genre of text.

[UPDATE] Purity: An Interdisciplinary Event 11th-12th July 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:10am
University of Sussex

Update: Deadline for submissions is fast approaching! Please submit by 15th March.

"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil

"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie

Excursions Journal and the University of Sussex Doctoral School are pleased to announce PURITY, a unique interdisciplinary event, to be held on the University of Sussex Campus, Falmer, near Brighton, on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July 2013.

Workshop 'A Dialogue on Contemporary British Asian Writing' on Saturday 8 June 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:07am
Nottingham Trent University, UK

The Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at Nottingham Trent University will host the workshop 'A Dialogue on Contemporary British Asian Writing' on Saturday 8 June 2013. This workshop will provide a space for dialogue between creative writers, literary critics and publishers who are involved or interested in British Asian writing. Kavita Bhanot's anthology Too Asian, Not Asian Enough: Fiction from the New Generation (2011) asserts that it is time to challenge the British Asian label and to make it new. In the workshop we would like to continue the debate on how the British Asian experience is narrativised, marketed and analysed. Are there new trends in British Asian writing when it comes to depicting identity, community and belonging?

War Memories: Commemoration, Re-enactment, Writings of War in the English-speaking World- 17, 18, 19 June 2014

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 9:54am
Université Européenne de Bretagne – Rennes 2, France

The wars of the past have not left the same imprint on collective memory. Wars of conquest or liberation have marked the history of the British Empire and its colonies in different ways. American foreign policy seems to be motivated by what is sometimes viewed as an imperialist vision which led the army into the quagmire of Vietnam and more recently into controversial involvement in the Gulf. Whether they end in victory or defeat, or are a source of patriotic pride or collective shame, wars are commemorated in museum exhibitions or through literature and the cinema in which the threads of ideological discourse and the expression of subjective experience are intertwined.

[UPDATE] Adam's Dream: Imaginative Incarnations in the Long Eighteenth Century, 13th-14th April 2013, University of Cambridge

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 9:32am
University of Cambridge, Faculty of English

Deadline for Submissions: 15th March 2013

The annual Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference, hosted by the Cambridge Faculty of English, will take place over the weekend of the 13th-14th April 2013. The conference's theme is 'Adam's Dream: Imaginative Incarnations in the Long Eighteenth Century', and will consist of six panels, chaired by Cambridge faculty lecturers, during which graduate students will deliver papers of roughly twenty minutes in length.

MASTS 2013 - Extended Deadline 15 March

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 7:26am
The fifth Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems Technology and Semantics MASTS 2013

************* MASTS 2013 Call For Papers *************

MASTS 2013
September 4-6, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic

in conjunction with
The 7th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC'2013)

Organized under the FP7 ERRIC Project
under the scientific patronage of the Romanian Association for Artificial Intelligence (ARIA)