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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 10:19am
DOA Institute

In conjunction with the 12th International OnTheMove (OTM 2013) Conferences (Graz, Austria, 09~13 September 2013), we will organize parallel workshops as for the past years. OTM 2013 is composed of three main conferences:

· DOA-Trusted Cloud'13, Distributed Open Architectures for Trusted Cloud [computing] is the successor of DOA-SVI ("secure virtual infrastructures") and focuses on critical aspects of infrastructure for cloud computing, spanning architectural issues to trust, reputation, and security

The pornographisation of pop culture - Deadline: November 15, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 6:36am
Revue Artéfact

Artéfact is an online magazine (quarterly) based on our facination of art, reportage and multicultural society. Our purpose is to get people involved in discussing, sharing ideas and showing their point of view.

The Europeanization of the Balkans, the Balkanization of Europe--NeMLA (9/30/12; March 21-24, 2013)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 4:32am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel seeks papers that examine the social, political, economic, ethical, and/or aesthetic aspects of 'Europeanization' and 'Balkanization,' engaged by literary and theoretical texts as well as film and other artistic endeavors. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
Please submit a 250-word proposal to Mihaela Harper.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2012

[REMINDER] Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 3:25am
Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane / Institute of English Studies / Wyndham Lewis Society


The conference now has a new website - see here for details:

This conference calls for papers which take as their focus the dialogic, collective, and interpersonal sides of Lewis's oeuvre – in words as much as in paint. All topics will be considered. Please send max. 250-word abstracts to Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane (Conference Organizers) at by 01 October 2012.

We are also happy to receive (in addition to single papers) proposals for themed panels of 3 speakers.

-ality fiction journal call for submissions

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:38am
-ality fiction journal

-ality fiction journal is accepting fiction submissions for our third issue. As we move into the new year, we're looking forward to new impressions of life; the very things that make up how we define ourselves. As before, we're interested in all of the -ality words: reality, musicality, equality, spirituality, personality, and so forth. We're looking for unpublished works of 8500 words or less, or up to three pieces of flash fiction, 1000 words or less. Our submission period officially opened a bit late this year as we took extra time evaluating our second issue submissions. As a result, we're keeping our submission window open a bit longer than normal - we'll be keeping it open until the 1st of January, 2013.

CFP: Food… In… Space! The Limitless Foodie Frontier!

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:26pm
Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Section of SW/TX PCA/ACA

What are the limits, flavors, and potential heights of imagination one can explore in film, literature, or television portrayals of food in space? Alien palates, recycling pitfalls (Soylent Green is people!) replicator malfunctions…. how is a captain supposed to get his Earl Grey hot with all this technology?

From Frezgel, to protein based soy food, Kep-Mok Blood Ticks to a good old Martian Big Mac to "the finest organic suspension ever devised"… what do life forms exploring space travel do about food? What happens when cultures clash? When they blend? When they consider each other food? Let's explore the possibilities. And maybe eat some good food.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Music, Fashion and Style

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:07pm
Journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture From Intellect Publishers of original thinking

Journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture
From Intellect Publishers of original thinking

Call for Papers for a Special Issue:
Music, Fashion and Style

Editor: Jessica Strubel

Timeline: All submissions due by June 1, 2013

This issue of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture will take an in depth look at the interface of popular music and style in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The sartorial element of music subcultures is basic to subcultural identity in that dress is a visual language that reflects the shared understandings of a culture.

[Reminder]: The New Latina/o Immigrant: Shifts in Literary Perspective (NeMLA 2013, Boston, March 21-24)

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 6:53pm
Melissa Bobe / Rutgers University

In light of recent anti-immigrant sentiment and political action, this panel will explore the ways in which racism and xenophobic policy have changed the Latina/o literary output in America. What challenges do Latina/o immigrants, both documented and undocumented, face today? How are these challenges different from those faced by Latina/o immigrants who arrived earlier in the 20th century? How have Latina/o literary voices shifted in the face of these new challenges?

Contact Melissa Bobe, Rutgers University, at DEADLINE: September 30, 2012.

Topics explored may include (but are not limited to):

[UPDATE] "The Ambassadorship of Literature" Deadline Extended Oct. 1

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 6:30pm
New York University

"The Ambassadorship of Literature" – a two-day symposium at New York University, 2-3 November 2012

The figure of the diplomat has received relatively little consideration in the study of transnational literature. We are organizing a symposium on diplomacy and literature that will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the relationship between embodied statecraft and the literary voice in realms of extraterritorial jurisdiction. As agents of mediation, alert to linguistic ambivalence, the ambassador and the author alike fulfill a privileged role of joining and compromise, of mediation and experimentation at the points where cultures and languages meet.

Centennial Reader -- Call for submissions -- Issue #4

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 6:06pm
The Centennial Reader

Pornography is now a part of most Canadians' lives. For many, it's an intrusion: the spam they receive in their email inbox, advertising increased sexual performance or organ size. For others, it's a choice: easy access into a world of unbridled sexuality in as many forms as the human imagination has been able to invent.

Its ubiquity suggests that pornography is a cultural landmark, a consequence of our way of living. This issue of The Centennial Reader invites submissions that explore its meaning, its effects, and its presence in our world.

For more information on style and approach, please visit our website:

American Shame: Body, Culture, and the Politics of Emotion, Edited Collection [9/1/12-11/1/12]

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 5:20pm
Myra Mendible, Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University

This interdisciplinary collection builds on the premise that much can be learned about a society by examining how it transacts, deploys, and deals with "shame." The work sets out to explore how American identity is culturally and historically bound to its distinctive emotional landscape, and in particular, to understand how public shaming practices express and fuel collective anxieties of distinction, separation, and status.

UPDATE - Steampunk edited collection

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 4:41pm
Brian Croxall and Rachel Bowser

We are seeking abstracts for inclusion in a proposal for an edited volume on the subject of steampunk. The anthology will present a varied look at steampunk culture and criticism, presenting a comprehensive look at the genre's impact and development in the fields of art and material cultural. Accordingly, we seek proposals that explore any of a range of iterations of the genre. These may include, for example, analysis of:

Special Topics:Thomas Merton - Nature - Peace - Social Justice - in Dialogue with other writers (11/1/2012, 4/4-6/2013)

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 4:05pm
College English Association

Call for Papers: at CEA 2013
April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:
100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
Phone (912) 233-7722; Fax (912) 233-3765.

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English
studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Thomas Merton and Nature/Peace/Social Justice/ Other Writers for our
44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at