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BATTLEGROUNDS, Friday, April 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 9:14am
Rutgers-Newark Graduate School of Arts & Science, Graduate Program in American Studies


Call for Papers: American Studies Graduate Student Conference 2013
Rutgers-Newark Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Newark, New Jersey
Friday, April 26, 2013

"Following Heidegger's suggestion that in modernity the world has come to be grasped and conceived as a 'picture,' we may say that in the wake of the atomic bombs the world has come to be grasped and conceived as a target–to be destroyed as soon as it can be made visible."
–Rey Chow, The Age of the World Target

UPDATE Call for Papers IJAET Volume 6 Issue 1

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 10:54pm
International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology

Announcement: Call for Papers: IJAET, Volume 6 – Issue 1
International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology
ISSN: 2231 – 1963

Deadline : 31th January 2013
Notification : 15th February 2013
Revision : 20th February 2013
Publication : 01st March 2013

Smooth, simple and timely publishing of review and research articles! -- Digital Humanities special panel -- 3/16-3/17/2013, proposals due 1/15

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 8:51pm
Northeastern University EGSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

As part of the 7th annual Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association Conference, alt/, we seek proposals for a special roundtable on innovative digital approaches to literary, historical, and/or cultural materials. The overall conference theme asks participants to consider "alt" as a generative concept, to consider and interpret alterities, alterations, and alternatives. Certainly digital humanities can be read as an "alt" movement within the academy—blurring disciplinary boundaries, upending traditional hierarchies, reimagining research methodologies and scholarly production. To that end, proposals for this special topics panel might address:

[UPDATE] 7th Annual Graduate Conference: "alt/" (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 12/15)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 8:41pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.

Cooper at Sea, 19th James Fenimore Cooper Conference, Oneonta, NY, July 8-12, 2012, due March 31, 2013

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 7:28pm
19th International James Fenimore Cooper Conference/Seminar

For the 2013 conference we are seeking papers that consider Cooper's contribution to maritime literature, naval history, and his influence on subsequent authors of sea adventure and sea travel. Our keynote discussion will be lead by Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Why Read Moby-Dick, In the Heart of the Sea, and Sea of Glory.

Paper and presentation topics may include but are not limited to:
Cooper's naval career
Cooper's History of the Navy
Cooper's seascapes and landscapes
Cooper's smugglers and buccaneers
The American Revolution at Sea
Cooper's influences on Dana, Melville, Conrad
The sea novel before Cooper

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literary Regionalism

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 4:32pm
Robert Murray

This panel, proposed for the 2013 American Literature Association convention in Boston, seeks papers that investigate the intersections between contemporary literary criticism about place and region and similar discussions in other fields, such as architectural criticism, cultural geography, and ecology among others.

History, Postcolonialism and Tradition 09/12-13/2013 (Conference) 04/15/2013

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 4:21pm
Postcolonial Studies Association/Kingston University

The organisers of the 2013 Postcolonial Studies Association would like to invite proposals for papers on this year's theme: 'History, Postcolonialism and Tradition'. The theme is designed to facilitate the opportunity for interdisciplinary dialogue, particularly (but not exclusively) between the spheres of literature, cultural studies, anthropology, the visual arts, the performative arts, folklore, history, politics, and the social sciences.

Women & Maps in Early Modernity

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 3:08pm
Erika Gaffney

Abstracts are invited for papers about "Women and Maps in Early Modernity," for a possible SSEMW Co-Sponsored Session at the American Historical Association's annual meeting in Washington DC in January 2014.

We seek papers from a range of disciplines -- including, but not limited to, history, art history, literary studies, and historical geography -- which address the nexus between early modern women and maps/cartography in any geographical region or culture, during the time period c. 1400-1700. Paper topics might consider women as:

Collection of Essays on Charles Bowden and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 11:39am
D. Seth Horton and David Cremean

We are now accepting abstracts for a forthcoming collection of essays entitled, Memories of the Future: Critical Essays on Charles Bowden. We are open to all critical approaches, including feminist, Marxist, critical regionalist, hemispheric, narratological, postcolonial, and ecocritical perspectives. Potential proposals may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

• The Apocalyptic Southwest

• Connections between Bowden and other writers (Abbey, McCarthy, Silko, etc.)

• Environmental beauty and destruction

• Genre tensions between the essay, the memoir, crime reporting, gonzo journalism, and history

• Literary journalism in the Southwest

• Globalization and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Digital Humanities: Literary Studies and Information Science, March 2013 (Deadline January 4, 2013)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 11:08am
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign British Modernities Reading Group

Call for Papers and Posters:
"Digital Humanities: Literary Studies and Information Science"

British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 8-9, 2013

Keynote Speakers: Harriet Green, Literature and Languages Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; second speaker TBD

Research in African Literatures: Special issue on Africa and the Black Atlantic (June 3 2013)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 10:08am
Yogita Goyal

This special issue of Research in African Literatures seeks papers that situate Africa at the center of aesthetic inquiry that takes place in the wider black Atlantic. It has been two decades since the publication of Paul Gilroy's path-breaking book, The Black Atlantic, which identified a hybrid counterculture to modernity in the real and metaphorical journeys of African-descended peoples across the Atlantic.

Love of Wisdom Vs. Wisdom of Love

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 2:10am
Comparative Literature, SUNY-Buffalo

Love of Wisdom Vs. Wisdom of Love

3rd Comparative Literature Graduate Conference

*Deadline for Abstract Submission: Feb.1st, 2013
Email to:

Insofar as philosophia concerns the "love of wisdom," the possibilities and limits of wisdom and love call into question the possibility of philosophy. As love and wisdom are consciously and unconsciously unified in the philosophers' pursuits of wisdom, could the wisdom of love have been supplemented, mixed or misled by the love of wisdom? Does it make philosophy as the result of philosophia problematic?

Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 9:12pm
Will Stockton, Clemson University

*Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies* is now seeking submissions.

Formerly known as *The Upstart Crow,* *Upstart* is an online, open-access journal and blog launching in Fall 2013.

On the journal side, we publish methodologically and theoretically innovative work in any area of English Renaissance literary studies. This work can range widely in length, from 3,000-25,000 words. The journal will publish one issue annually, alternating between open-issue and special-topic.

On the blog side, we feature book reviews, conference reviews, and anything else that may be suitable for a blog.

Both blog posts and essays will invite comments from readers.