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CFP Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a 'Post-Racial' Era

Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 10:20am
Krista Ratcliffe, Joyce Middleton, and Tammie Kennedy

The editors invite chapter proposals that work with the collection's title, Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a 'Post-Racial' Era. As imagined in this collection, whiteness is an identification, a trope with associated discourses and cultural scripts for thinking and acting. As an identification, whiteness (via its presences and absences) constructs identities for people and texts as well as for cultural events and institutions. As an identification, whiteness functions as Freud describes all identifications: as a ghost, a haunting, which feeds on invisibility, nostalgia, and melancholy.

CALL FOR PAPERS - BARNOLIPI Interdisciplinary Online Journal

Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 12:37am
Reflection Mentoring Services

CALL FOR PAPERS - Twelfth Issue of Interdisciplinary Online Journal BARNOLIPI (

BARNOLIPI is an interdisciplinary international research journal

BARNOLIPI accepts articles from any academic discipline or field of study.

BARNOLIPI is an Open Access Interdisciplinary Journal, Students / Professors (from different Departments / Streams) of an Institution can access it freely to fulfill their academic need.

It accepts articles written in Bengali and English only.
Submit Articles by April 5, 2013.

Essay Collection: Identity and Power in Supernatural Teen Dramas (June 1)

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 11:33pm
Dr. Margo Collins

Since the advent of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, supernatural dramas aimed at a young adult market have become a staple of the television landscape. Shows like Angel, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Smallville, MTV's recent remake of Teen Wolf, The Secret Circle, and even Heroes and (though perhaps to a lesser degree) HBO's True Blood draw on the audience's voracious appetite for vampires, werewolves, and other creatures of the night. And of course the Twilight book and film series have drawn in ever more readers and viewers.

CFP Writing Across the Peninsula Oct. 24-26, 2013, Houghton Michigan

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 6:18pm
Karla Saari Kitalong / Humanities Department, Michigan Technological University

I'm happy to answer questions.

Call for Papers: Writing Across the Peninsula (WAP) Conference; Thursday, October 24-Saturday, October 26, 2013

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan

"Revolutionary 'Riting: Working-class Perspectives and the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike"

Xenophile calls for undergraduate/graduate comparative literature papers - deadline: March 15th, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 2:54pm
Xenophile: A Journal of Comparative Literature

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia is launching a new journal of comparative literature, Xenophile. This journal will feature the works of undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. We are currently seeking submissions for our premiere issue, and we would like to invite you to be a part of it. This is a perfect opportunity for undergraduate students seeking their first (or second, or third) scholarly publication, as well as for graduate students hoping to reach a new audience.

Sports in French and Francophone Literature and Film

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 1:20pm
Special Session, MLA Convention, Chicago 2014

How are athletic activities (traditional games, modern sports) portrayed in literature and film from the French-speaking world? Send 300-word abstract, 50-word biography by 15 March 2013.

deadline 03/31/2013, conference 11/01/2013-11/03/2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 12:33pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Paper proposals sought for a PAMLA regular session panel on Critical Theory. The special theme for the 2013 PAMLA conference is "Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture," so proposals in literary or cultural theory that suit the theme are especially welcome, though all proposals in the broader session area will be considered.

The conference will be held on Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California.

Poems Invited for June 2013 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 23rd Issue

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 11:32am

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers. The poems (maximum 35 lines), essays, short stories, literary articles and reviews (maximum 2500 words) must be in English. Poems with a special layout should be sent by email as an attachment using Microsoft Word.

Haikus may also be submitted. (Maximum 10)

Esperanto Essays and Poems with English translations may also be submitted.

The matter sent for publication must be an original creation of the author. The plagiarised work should not be submitted. Your submission declares that the work is original, and your own.

SAMLA Convention--Marriott Atlanta--November 8-10, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 7:42am
Dan Marshall / Georgia State University

This year's conference theme is: Images, Illuminations, Maps, and Marginalia in Medieval Texts. This is a call for papers for our Regular session English I (Medieval) as follows: Medieval texts often include visual matter in addition to the text – from the crude illustrations in the only extant manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to the elaborate Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. Often illustration was imbedded in the text itself, in the form of the decorated Initials; and sometimes decoration overwhelmed the text itself, as in the 'carpet' pages in the Book of Kells. This panel invites papers exploring the function of images of all kinds in Medieval texts.

[UPDATE] Deadline extension: The Arts of Attention Conference, Budapest, Hungary (Mar. 31, 2013)

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 6:47am
Károli Gáspár University

Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on (1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or (2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention. We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.

"Vestigial Human Nature in Modernist Literature" MSA 15 Sussex (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2013)

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 2:24am
Modernist Studies Association (MSA)

This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference seeks to analyze and interpret instances of vestigial essentialism in literary modernism. Literary modernism is often described as a movement that rejected the biological conception of a fixed human nature, consistent across time and place, in favor of a cultural relativism that, similar to behaviorism in psychology or the cultural turn in anthropology, foregrounded the variations and anomalies of human experience, rather than the transcendent similarities. Despite this general rejection, however, lingering notions of human nature persevere in modernism, apparent, for example, in psychoanalysis or primitivism.

Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 12:37am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English

Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Department of English
Graduate Student Conference Dalhousie University
Halifax, N.S.