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UPDATE: Edith Wharton & Cosmopolitanism, ALA Boston May 2013, deadline extended to 24 January

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:33am
Emily Orlando / Fairfield University

Call for Papers, American Literature Association (ALA)
Boston, Massachusetts
May 23-26, 2013
Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton's relationship to cosmopolitanism. Presentations might address Wharton's positions on questions of travel, expatriotism, the transatlantic, the urban, and/or the foreign. Papers might also consider Wharton's complicated relations to emergent theories of cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, and cosmopolitics. Please send abstracts and one-page CVs to Emily Orlando at by January 24, 2013.

Ways of Being / Modes of Existence: Human, animal, machine

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 9:42am
Louisiana State University Department of French Studies

Keynote Speakers:
Dominique Lestel, Ecole Normale Supérieure-Paris
Verena Andermatt Conley, Harvard University
Jeffrey T. Nealon, Penn State University

[UPDATE] ASA 2013, Washington DC: "Transatlantic Approaches to African American Women's Literature"; January 20, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 9:05am
Kristin Allukian

CFP for a Panel Proposal for ASA 2013, Washington DC:
"Transatlantic Approaches to African American Women's Literature"

Description: Transatlantic approaches to literature by African American women that foreground discussions of "debt," broadly defined. All time periods welcome.

Submission requirements:
400-word proposal, 1 page CV

Deadline for submissions:
January 20, 2013

Contact information:
Kristin Allukian

Workshop on Innovation in Border Control 2013, 13-14 August 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 7:21am
Frontex, JRC, Borders


Workshop on Innovation in Border Control 2013
13-14 August 2013
Uppsala, Sweden

The workshop will be co-located with the European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC 2013)

The workshop is jointly organised by:
- the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the
European Union (Frontex),
- the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), and
- the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (Borders), University of Arizona (USA).


CFP: ON WALKING 28-29 June 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 5:24am
Heather Yeung / University of Sunderland

The last decade seen an upsurge in the study of walking across many disciplines; many walking-related events and research groups have been established in the arts and within academia. This two-day conference, held at the University of Sunderland, and organised by the research group W.A.L.K. (, and in association with WALK ON, an exhibition at the Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, aims to provide a critical and discursive meeting-point for artists, writers, thinkers, and academics who are engaged in the study of walking, documenting the many diverse approaches to the study of walking.

Transformations - CFP Teaching Pop Culture extended deadline Feb 15

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 12:02am
Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

Extended Deadline for
Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy
special issue



The editors of Transformations seek jargon-free submissions that explore popular culture from all pedagogical contexts and interdisciplinary perspectives. We accept articles (5,000-10,000 words), media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words) and items for an occasional feature, "The Material Culture of Teaching."

This Rough Magic - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Lit. – 5/21/13

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 9:31pm
This Rough Magic (

This Rough Magic ( is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Philosophy and Rhetoric

"Neoliberalism With a Difference: Multiculturalism Versus the Welfare State"

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 9:00pm
Eric Strand / American Studies Association

500-word abstracts for our panel on "Neoliberalism With a Difference" for the 2013 ASA conference in Washington, DC (Nov. 21-24). We have two panelists and a well-known chair, and are looking for a third panelist. We are working slightly against the grain of the conference theme, "Beyond the Logic of Debt, Toward an Ethics of Collective Dissent," insofar as we depart from the emphasis on transnational and nongovernmental politics, and instead make a case for the beleaguered welfare state. As our panel title suggests, we pursue the idea that neoliberal economics is not merely the ideology of white conservatives, but rather is compelling for various minorities.

"Images of Violence in Contemporary Southern Film" Panel at SAMLA 2013 (8-10 November)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 8:54pm
Southerns in Contemporary Film

This panel invites papers that examine depictions of the U. S. South and southerners in contemporary film. We are especially interested in essays that address the conference's theme "Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds" in terms of the ways films portray violence in (and of) the U. S. South.

Please e-mail abstracts (250 to 500 words) to Amy K. King at akking at by 1 June 2013.

RSA 14: "Border Rhetorics" (San Antonio) - Submissions Due July 1, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 8:34pm
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)

San Antonio is an ideal city for thinking about borders. Not only has the city been positioned along different national borders, but it also exists at the interesting intersection of diverse cultures and histories. "Border Rhetorics" not only invites consideration of these kinds of geographic, political and cultural borders but also invites consideration of a wider range of borders: the borders between identities, between roles, between disciplines, between concepts, etc. The 2014 conference theme seeks to spur a broad conversation about the borders that unite and divide us, the ways in which these borders are constructed and deconstructed, confirmed and contested.