ICVWE is a specialized conference covering all the various topics related to virtual worlds and education. Papers in the areas of virtual reality, human computer interaction, animation, graphics and scene rendering, social networks, education, learning, and teaching are welcome. This conference will be hosted in cooperation with AVAYA at an online immersive virtual environment, namely Carleton Virtual, which is a 3D virtual version of Carleton University. This conference is one of this first, if not the first, to completely take place in a virtual environment.
Queer London Conference: Call for Papers
Saturday 23rd March, 2013
Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster
Dr. Matt Cook (Birkbeck College, University of London)
This one-day conference is dedicated to a consideration of London and its role in creating, housing, reflecting and facilitating queer life. It aims to bring together scholars from a variety of different disciplines and backgrounds to consider representations of queer London and how London itself represents queers.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Before and Beyond Fifty Shades of Grey: New Approaches to Erotic Romance Fiction
Since the 1970s, both the content and the institutional practices surrounding erotic romance fiction have been transformed. The remarkable popularity of E. L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has brought a number those transformations to light, not just in terms of the novels' BDSM-inflected sexual content (old news in the romance world) but also in their publishing history, moving from online Twilight fan-fiction to e-book format to paperback bestsellers.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Love and Religion in Global Popular Culture
"Love is my religion," Ziggy Marley testifies in a hit from 2006. From reggae to Rumi (the bestselling poet in the United States across the 1990s), Bollywood to South Park, global popular fiction, film, poetry, music, and other media have extolled romantic love in sacred terms—and, in the process, they have sometimes raised provocative, complex relationships about the relationships between religion and romance.
Love and romance are mainstays of popular culture, cutting across the great divides of medium, language, and historical period. From Beyoncé to Bollywood, Dan Savage to Sweet Savage Love, K-Pop to qawwali: if it's about love, it's a welcome topic at the PCA Romance area.
We will consider proposals for individual papers, sessions organized around a theme, and special panels. Sessions are scheduled in 90-minute slots, typically with four 15-minute papers or speakers per standard session, with the remaining time available for discussion.
The NeoAmericanist journal of American Studies is looking for book reviews. Books must be on a topic connected to American Studies, and reviews should be between 800-1200 words.
The panel is part of the 13th IPrA conference, New Delhi, India, 8-13 September 2013
Cornelia Ilie, Malmö (Sweden),
Geert Jacobs, Ghent (Belgium),
Daniel Perrin, Zürich (Switzerland)
Venue and date
Massey University, Manawatu Campus, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 3-5 December 2012. Presentations by skype will be considered for overseas presenters.
Prof. Susannah Radstone, School of Arts and Digital Industries, University of East London
Prof. Michael Belgrave, School of Humanities, Massey University
Dr Walescka Pino-Ojeda, Director of the New Zealand Centre for Latin American Studies, University of Auckland
19 October 2012
The limits of responsibility : Histories, species, politics
The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will host two panels at the American Literature Association Conference (May 23-26, Boston, MA). The panel themes reflect our increasingly international membership and scholarly interest in the relationships between the global and the local.
Transecting Society Conference
April 5-6, 2013
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Deadline for Proposals: December 1, 2012
Call for Papers
Transecting Society is currently seeking papers on trans*-related topics. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:
Trans* and Feminism
Histories of inclusion/exclusion, transfeminist theory and activism, trans*/feminist controversies, transphobia in radical feminism, transphobia in the anti-pornography movement, coalition building in trans* and feminist communities
Word Hoard, Call for Papers: The Unrecyclable
3 August 2012
We are now soliciting articles for the first issue and for subsequent issues of the Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction. The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal hosted by the University of California at Riverside, affiliated with the UCR Library's Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy. Graduate student editors run the Eaton Journal, with scholarly review provided by an interdisciplinary executive board made up of SF scholars, research librarians, and archivists. The Eaton Journal creates a space for science fiction scholars to share their findings and their experiences within the several archives dedicated to science fiction found throughout the world.
American Comparative Literature Association 2013 Conference
University of Toronto
April 4-7, 2013
Deadline for abstracts: Nov 1, 2012
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.
In the modern era, interstitiality, or the space between one boundary and the next, has become an urgent area of investigation. Existing within and between entities, interstices challenge conventional understandings of boundedness, inviting us to rethink the space between objects and ideas as an erupting site of transformation. From this view, rigid divisions can no longer be taken for granted, whether political (as in the case of national borders) or scholarly (such as the emphasis on discrete academic disciplines).