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An American Abroad: Woody Allen in Europe

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:47pm
Andrea Schmidt/PAMLA

This session welcomes papers on the Allens films set in Europe. Is his seven-year relocation to the cities of London, Barcelona, Paris, and Rome an artistic Renaissance or merely a nostalgic/narcissistic attempt for a lost heyday that some critics never even existed?

Future Directions in Byron Studies (MLA 2014)

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 4:56pm
Byron Society of America

The Byron Society of America solicits paper proposals featuring new research and fresh methodologies applied to any aspect of Byron's life or works for the 2014 MLA. Paper proposals should demonstrate a desire to expand the field of Byron studies by placing the poet and his works in conversation with understudied aspects of Romanticism and/or innovative approaches. Topics may include but are not limited to: material culture studies, object-oriented criticism, cosmopolitanism, nationalism, theories of empire, the "spatial turn," digital humanities, and/or the history of the book.

Preference will be given to junior faculty and graduate students.

2013 Rod Serling Conference

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 4:30pm
Ithaca College, Roy H. Park School of Communications

"The Rod Serling Conference," an interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the lasting works of Rod Serling, is set for November, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA.

In contrast to previous conferences held on the Ithaca College campus, where Serling taught from 1967 through 1975, the 2013 Conference will be able to take advantage of the industry home where Serling created so many of his masterpieces for television and film. Ithaca College's Los Angeles Program will help to facilitate this year's conference.

MFS Special Issue - Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 1:09pm
Modern Fiction Studies

Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction
Guest Editor: David Herman
Deadline for Submissions: October 1, 2013

The Editors of MFS seek essays that explore how 20th- or 21st-century fictional texts engage with nonhuman animals and their ways of encountering the world. Especially welcome are essays that, focusing in detail on one or two case studies, use these texts to reflect on broader conceptual, methodological, or interpretive challenges and opportunities presented by fictional engagements with nonhuman worlds.

Call for Papers for a volume on 'Slow Cinema'

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 11:37am
Nuno Barradas Jorge (University of Nottingham) / Tiago de Luca (University of Liverpool)

Over the last decade, a cinematic trend characterized by aesthetic minimalism and slow tempo has made its mark on the world cinema map. Although directors such as Carlos Reygadas, Tsai Ming-liang, Béla Tarr, Pedro Costa and Lisandro Alonso, among others, do not pertain to a cohesive film movement, their films have been largely subsumed under the term 'Slow Cinema'.

CFP - Tarantino's Django vs. Spielberg's Lincoln

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 11:35am
Oliver C Speck / VCU

"Django Unchained" is well on the way to becoming Quentin Tarantino's commercially most successful film and is already his most controversial. Fellow director Spike Lee has denounced the representation of race and slavery, while many African American writers have defended the white auteur. Journalists, from major print publications to bloggers, have weighed in on both sides of the debate. The use of extremely graphic violence in the film, even by Tarantino's standards, at a time when gun control is being hotly debated has sparked further controversy and has led to angry outbursts by the director himself.

Special journal issue on Salman Rushdie, deadlines 3/30 and 7/15

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 11:30am
South Asian Review (journal of the South Asian Literary Association, an Allied Organization of the MLA

The juried journal of the South Asian Literary Association, invites
submissions for its 2013 Special Topic Issue, Volume 34, Number 1, devoted to Salman Rushdie's literary career, thought, and artistry. Born in the year of India's Independence, and now arrived at 65, Rushdie has recently published his long-awaited account of missing years, Joseph Anton: A Memoir. The title Joseph (Conrad) Anton (Chekov) offers some clues to the literary masters of his soul. It seems we have arrived at the appropriate moment to take stock of Salman Rushdie's literary status and unique achievement.
The special issue devoted to his work in many genres aims at a
summative assessment of Rushdie's achievement as a story-writer,

[UPDATE] First Annual Fandom and Neomedia (FANS) Conference

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 11:19am
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the First Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 1 and 2 June 2013. We are privileged to have Helen McCarthy as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

Crossing the Bar: Public Engagement and Humanities Research

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:01am
Keele University & University of Liverpool

Crossing the bar: Public Engagement and Humanities Research (

Applications are invited from Humanities postgraduate and early career researchers across the North West to take part in this AHRC-funded initiative, which will explore practical methods of finding ways of engaging the public with your research – an increasingly important consideration for researchers entering an academic marketplace which expects research to create impact.


Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 2:13am
Pomona Valley Review

Pomona Valley Review, Cal Poly Pomona's liberal arts journal, needs your art for our 7th issue in spring 2013. We encourage first-time, unpublished artists to submit. Submit 1-5 works in Word, PDF, or image files for submission. See our website and Submittable link for more information. Deadline: March 29th.

Lyric Theory in the 21st Century - PAMLA 2013 San Diego Special Session

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 12:22am
Ryan Sullivan, UC Riverside

In the last decade, scholars have been increasingly critical of "lyric." Now, as well as Virginia Jackson and Yopie Prins's upcoming publication of The Lyric Theory Reader, we are in an important moment where the concept (genre, form, or mode, depending upon your critical positions) of the "lyric" is being contested, affirmed, and dismantled. At the same time, 21st-century modes of circulation (digital platforms and social media) and the democratization of authorship have complicated what we call the lyric. This panel invites papers exploring the implications, limits, and uses of lyric theory in the 21st century. Papers may include a wide range of time periods and approaches, while keeping in mind current discussions of digital media and lyric theory.