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CFP: Special issue on Science Fictions

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 5:51pm
Studies in the Novel

Call for Papers

For a special issue on "Science Fictions" Studies in the Novel seeks critical responses to the genres of SF. Essays would consider debates within SF's various communities of genre and affiliation, as well as across these communities, with an emphasis on the SF novel or writings of any kind by noted SF novelists. Submission deadline is September 1, 2014; all questions and submissions should be directed to

Guest Editor: Farah Mendlesohn, Professor and Chair of English, Communication, Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University, author of Rhetorics of Fantasy (Wesleyan 2008), and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2003).

Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 4:02pm
Alex Vernon, Hendrix College

CFP: "Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway"

Rather than the typical single-text approach, Kent State University Press's Teaching Hemingway series will focus each new volume on pedagogical approaches to major issues in the author's works. This volume intends to explore the many intersections of teaching war, teaching war literature, and teaching the works of Ernest Hemingway. We are thus hopeful that our contributors and our audience will come to us from several academic disciplines. The target audience is teachers at the secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

CfP Summer School "Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind" 26th - 30th August 2013

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 3:05pm
Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study Delmenhorst (Germany)

We are pleased to invite you to participate to the International Summer School "Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind". The event will take place from
26th to 30th August 2013 and will be hosted by Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg - Institute for Advanced Study Delmenhorst (Germany).

The Summer School provides a unique opportunity for Master students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and senior academic researchers to
take part in a lively exhange of ideas within an international and interdisciplinary community of experts in aesthetics and the embodied mind thesis.

Conference of College Teachers of English

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 2:55pm
Conference of College Teachers of English (Texas)

CCTE welcomes scholarly papers, creative writing, and panels in literature and language, including linguistics, film, popular culture, rhetoric, composition, ESL, and teaching these areas.

CCTE accepts only submissions that have not been read or published elsewhere.

Smooth Criminals: Blandishments, Satire, and Communicative Trickery in the Middle Ages, Kalamazoo, MI May 9-12, 2013

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 12:46pm
Special Session, 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Medieval Christians were ambivalent about rhetoric. In 'De doctrina christiana,' Augustine describes an unknown poet's idolatrous tribute to the god Neptune with an allusion to Luke 15:16: "Within its pleasing covering, this husk rattles sonorous little gems; but it is the nourishment of pigs, not of men" ("Haec siliqua intra dulce tectorium sonantes lapillos quatit; non est autem hominum sed porcorum cibus"). Augustine's mixed metaphor conflates aural, visual, and gustatory pleasure, and emphasizes language's potential for empty sensuality. He suggests that the smooth or pleasing surface of poetic language may conceal proper meaning or deceptively cover over a void in spiritual truth.

Live Visuals for Gaming, Installation, and Electronic Environments - LEA - Abstract Deadline September 1, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 11:19am
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Key advancements in real-time graphics and video processing over the past five years have resulted in broad implications for a number of academic, research and commercial communities. They enabled interaction designers, live visualists (VJs), game programmers, and information architects to utilize the power of advanced digital technologies to model, render and effect visual information in real-time.

cfp: Russian and Soviet films in from the Global Arctic

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 10:32am
Scott MacKenzie, Anna W. Stenport

We are seeking proposals for a volume entitled Films on Ice: Arctic Imaginations, Landscapes, and Populations in Twentieth Century Moving Images. Films on Ice is the first book of its kind to analyse the cinemas of the Arctic from a transnational, global perspective. Bringing together an international array of scholars and researchers from the Arctic countries (Canada, the US, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia), we aim to trace out the key issues facing the study of Arctic moving images, both those made in the Global North and those that, for various reasons, appropriate the North to their own political and aesthetic ends.

Health and illness in culture: 21 Dec 2012 (update)

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 7:27pm
Health and illness in culture / center for the study of languages and cultures, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

Call for Papers:
Health and Illness in Culture
full name / name of organization:
Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan
Contact email:
TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Friday, December 21, 2012
Deadline for proposal of abstract has been extended to 15 August 2012
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Pamela K. Gilbert (author of Disease, Desire and the Body in Victorian
Women's Popular Novels)
Priscilla Wald (author of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the
Outbreak Narrative)

Silent Cinema and Time Travel (SCMS Chicago, March 6-10, 2013)

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 6:55pm
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University

This panel poses methodological questions about the resurgence of interest in early film history by interrogating the thematic of time travel in silent cinema. The emergence of cinema itself constitutes a form of time travel, at once "mummifying" contingent moments and making them portable for reenactment in the present, and inventing parallel futures and histories by innovating new cinematic techniques (stop-motion photography, trick splices, enlargements of miniature objects, color tinting and toning, undercranking, smoke and mirrors, etc).

Performing Humanity (ongoing academic blog)

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 2:39pm
Editor, Miranda Nesler (Ball State English)

Performing Humanity is an independent academic website that exploring the blurred categories of human and animal during the Renaissance. Weekly content takes the form of interviews, book reviews, and informative posts that educate readers about Renaissance vocabularies of humanness, their historical origins, and their persistence in shaping attitudes today.

Post-Racial America?: An Interdisciplinary Conference--November 9 & 10, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 2:03pm
Griot Institute for Africana Studies--Bucknell University

The Griot Institute at Bucknell University announces and invites paper submissions for a conference entitled Post-Racial America?: An Interdisciplinary Conversation, to be held November 9th and 10th, 2012 in Lewisburg, PA. Keynote speaker: Farah Jasmine Griffin. Conference website: Abstracts due midnight Sept. 1, 2012 to