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Diesis Call for Articles-- Submission Deadline Oct 15

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 10:06pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identity

Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identity Call for Articles
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identity is now accepting submissions for our third volume! The diesis, or double dagger, indicates a footnote or point of reference, and our third issue will focus on these footnotes or reference points in literary identity. Therefore, we encourage articles concerning any form of literary identity, regardless of genre, movement, subject, or theoretical lens. In this issue, we seek to consider the questions of how and why we interpret, understand, and utilize literary identity, and welcome submissions that take these ideas as their impetus.

NeMLA session: "'Ni fondamentalistes ni extrémistes': Islam in French Hip-Hop" (March 21-24, 2013; deadline Sept 30, 2012))

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 9:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Annual Conference

This panel explores French hip-hop's engagement with Islam in order to understand its ethnic, cultural, and political significance to youth of immigrant origin in France. While scholarship on French rap music has focused chiefly on constructions of ethnic and racial identity, the question of Islam in French rap remains underexplored. This panel seeks to address this gap in coverage by analyzing how rappers—for example, Abd al Malik, Médine, Rhoff, Diam's, and Kery James—reclaim Muslim identities in their works and refute the binary and essentialist interpretations of Islam imposed on them. Such analyses encourage a pluralistic view of Muslim identities in French public life.

The Tripod Cat Journal Announces First Call for Submissions

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 6:21pm
The Tripod Cat Journal

The Tripod Cat Journal is an audio content literary journal publishing essays, poems, short stories, book chapters and serialized fiction, and non-fiction, rants and raves, interviews and reviews. We release audio-format, creative content in the original author's voice through syndication services like iTunes, Zune, Stitcher, and on our website.
The Tripod Cat Journal seeks to publish the best new work by promising and established writers, always using the most modern technologies available.

Essays on Early American Literature

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 5:24pm
Independent Scholar

Editor seeks 15-20 page papers dealing with travel writing in early American Literature. Themes can include the law, captivity narratives, biography, etc. Please send abstracts and resumes at More details will be provided once a publisher is found.

Weird Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, and the Construction of the American Horror Canon [Update]

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 3:24pm
Dr. Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph

There is little doubt as to the importance that H.P. Lovecraft has played in the development of American horror. Additionally, the pulp magazine Weird Tales, which published much of Lovecraft's fiction, is consistently recognized as a seminal publication for eerie and horrific texts. With these two givens in mind, we are looking for paper proposals that explore the way that Lovecraft and/or Weird Tales helped construct the American horror canon or the American horrific aesthetic. Papers will be presented at the College of St. Joseph's popular culture conference, held April 12-13th, 2013.

Potential paper topics [this list should not be seen as limiting]:

The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture Abstract 11/16 (Conference 2/13-16)

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 1:35pm
Shane Trayers /SWTX PCA/ACA Albuquerque

The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 34th Annual SWTX PCA/ACA

February 13-16, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Conference theme is "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."

Edited Collection on Wes Anderson

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 12:16pm
Pete Kunze (Louisiana State University)

I seek proposals for original critical essays on the films of Wes Anderson to be included in a possible edited collection.

Caribbean Sessions at NeMLA (3/21-24/13; deadline 9/30)

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 10:37am

The NeMLA Board and Tufts University are pleased to announce that Dionne Brand will be the keynote speaker; her presentation is accompanied by 11 Caribbean sessions now accepting abstracts.

Born in Trinidad, Dionne Brand is a renowned Canadian poet, novelist, and essayist. Her writing is notable for the beauty of its language, and for its intense engagement with issues of social justice, including particularly issues of gender and race.

NeMLA is particularly delighted to welcome Dionne Brand as part of our long standing commitment to Caribbean Literatures. 2013 Caribbean sessions:

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 3:13am
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.

JMMS always welcomes submissions; it also considers republishing articles that are not available elsewhere on the Internet, such as chapters from edited collections.

CFP Popular Culture & the Classroom SWTXPCA/ACA (11/16/12; 2/13-16/2013)

Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 10:56pm
Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Popular Culture & The Classroom
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102