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ICVWE 2013 - International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Education

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 11:03am
International ASET Inc.

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 10:24am
Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster

Queer London Conference: Call for Papers

Saturday 23rd March, 2013
Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster

Keynote Speaker:
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.

Special Issue: Before and Beyond 50 Shades of Grey: New Approaches to Erotic Romance Fiction (deadline: February 1 2013)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 9:44am
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

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.

Love and Religion in Global Popular Culture

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 9:41am
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

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.

Popular Romance, PCA Conference, Washington D.C. March 27-30 2013

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 9:38am
Popular Culture Association

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.

UPDATE: The Limits of Responsibility (interdisciplinary conference, 3-5 Dec. 2012)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:00am
Jenny Lawn / Massey University

Venue and date

Massey University, Manawatu Campus, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 3-5 December 2012. Presentations by skype will be considered for overseas presenters.

Keynote speakers

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

Abstracts due

19 October 2012

The limits of responsibility : Histories, species, politics

SSAWW Panels at ALA 2013 (May 23-26, Boston, MA ) 4 January 2013 Deadline

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 11:49pm
Society for the Study of American Women Writers

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 at UNH; Proposals Due December 1, 2012)

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 11:43pm
Joelle Ruby Ryan / Transecting Society Conference

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

Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction CFP

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 10:07pm
Jeff Hicks, Josh Pearson/University of California, Riverside

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.

Update: Barzakh's Upcoming Issue on Ecopoetics

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 8:45pm
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.

[UPDATE] Interstitial Journal (Inaugural Issue), Deadline: December 31, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 7:42pm
Interstitial Journal

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).