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7th Annual Limina Conference: Humanising Collaboration

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 2:45am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

The Conference will be held on the 7th of June 2012 at the University of Western Australia, Perth, with supplementary events on the 6th and the 8th.

The Limina Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduates and early-career researchers that explore the many facets of scholarly collaborations and interdisciplinary research in the twenty-first century Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which current post-graduates and early career researchers can present their own research whilst investigating the complexities of scholarly cooperation.

Masterclass on 'Socialising Research' on Friday the 8th


Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 7:53pm
Dr. Sharon R. Wilson

Call for articles in a collection

20th-Century Women's Utopian and Dystopian Fiction: how it creates new worlds, establishes genre, and critiques gender roles, traditions, and values; e.g. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Octavia Butler, Monique Wittig, Marge Piercy, Keri Hulme, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood.
c.v and 500 word abstracts by June 15 to
20-30 page essays by Sept. 15 for possible publication by Cambridge Scholars Press. Writers around the world may be considered, but texts must be available in English and essays must be in English.

Creative Writing Doctorate: Past, Present, Future (5/6/2012 -- 4/22/2012)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 6:02pm
New Writing


"The Creative Writing Doctorate: Past, Present, Future"

6 May 2012
Oakland University

This event will be a seminar and discussion focusing on creative writing doctoral study, globally, and nationally, with the aim of developing further connections and opportunities for those undertaking or supervising creative writing doctorates.

The event will run from 9.30 am - 3.30 pm, and will cost just $20.00, inclusive of attendance, coffee/cookies!

(Places are limited to allow for discussion)

CFP: Feminist Sinologies Interdisciplinary Conference October 5-7

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 5:38pm
Feminist Sinologies/ University of Michigan CCS

This conference invites papers that think about the production of knowledge made possible by the synergies between feminist theory and sinology. "Feminist Sinologies" should be taken to be more conceptually and topically expansive than the study of Chinese women, past and present.

CFP: Cultural Narratives of 21st-Century Disaster

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 5:35pm
Julia Leyda & Diane Negra

In the twenty-first century, large-scale disasters are inevitably constructed as media events. As such, they challenge the meaning of concepts such as identity and citizenship for both locally affected populations and widespread spectator communities. This is especially true in light of the emergence of transnational, convergent media environments that employ highly standardized "breaking news" and follow-up reporting protocols and in view of the millennial dispersion and normalization of notions of "the risk society."

Modernism and Film 5/1/12

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 4:21pm
Dr. Robert McParland

Modernism and Film volume seeking a few more essays to complete a collection on literary interactions with film, 1890-1950. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
* Literary texts and adaptation
* Modernist music and film
* Films (Modern Times, Un Chien andalou, etc.)
* Filmmakers (Chaplin, Eisenstein, Bunuel, Dreyer, Welles, Kuleshov, etc.)
* Modernist intermediality, relationships of other arts to film.
* Cultural exchange and dialogues between "high"/"low" culture.
* Harlem/ New York, Paris, London, Berlin.
* Joyce, Woolf, Proust, Pound, Stein, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Loy, Eliot, etc. in relation to cinematic art.

/UPDATE/: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS': LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 3:41pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled "Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage" that the "growth of variety theatres and the decay of comic songs" had developed in "several kinds of diversion, not the least of which is furnished by the art of the animal-trainer" (The English Illustrated Magazine, Sep. 1899, 192, p. 521). Dolman was describing the large-scale entertainments starring animals that had taken over traditional spectator recreations for the last century in a manner not unlike the success of music-halls and professional sport.

2nd CFP--27th International Conference on Medievalism: Medievalism(s) & Diversity

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 2:35pm
Carol L. Robinson/Kent State University Trumbull

24th International Conference on Medievalism
THEME: Medievalism(s) & Diversity
Hosted by Kent State University Regional Campuses
October 18-20, 2012
ON-CAMPUS LOCATION: Kent State University Stark
ONLINE LOCATION: A portion of this year's conference will be hosted online (October 15 to November 15) in a password-protected location.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: Select papers may be published in THE YEAR'S WORK IN MEDIEVALISM, as well as be considered for publication in MEDIEVALLY SPEAKING and STUDIES IN MEDIEVALISM.

VIDEO GAME POSTER SESSION & WORKSHOP: Co-sponsored by Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization.

[UPDATE] Studia theodisca - Deadline: 30th September of each year

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 10:49am
Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature -

Studia theodisca
An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
ISSN 1593-2478
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Editorial Board
Ursula Amrein (Universität Zürich)
Alberto Destro (Università degli Studi di Bologna)
Isabel Hernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Primus-Heinz Kucher (Universität Klagenfurt)
Paul Michael Lützeler (Washington University in St. Louis)
Marie-Thérèse Mourey (Université Paris-Sorbonne)

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - Deadline: 31st March of each year

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 10:16am
Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature -

"Studia austriaca"
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
ISSN 1593-2508
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Editorial Board
Prof. Dr. Achim Aurnhammer, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Alberto Destro, Università degli Studi di Bologna
Prof. Dr. Konstanze Fliedl, Universität Wien
Prof. Dr. Hubert Lengauer, Universität Klagenfurt
Prof. Dr. David S. Luft, Oregon State University

Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:24am
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School

'Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

'Arts research needs to change direction, to look outwards, and investigate the audience not the texts. It needs to link up with sociology and psychology and public health, and create a body of knowledge about what the arts actually do to people. Until that happens, we cannot even pretend that we are taking the arts seriously.'
John Carey, What Good Are the Arts? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 167.

TYCA-NE annual conference October 25-27, 2012- Syracuse, NY CFP

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 7:38am
Two Year College Association Northeast (TYCA-NE) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

2012 TYCA (Two-Year College Association) Northeast Call for Proposals

From the World Desk: Situating Our Practice within a Global Context

October 25-27, 2012 Conference

Syracuse, New York

TYCA-NE of the National Council of Teachers of English is currently seeking presentation proposals for its October 2012 conference in Syracuse, NY. Presentations should focus on some aspect of the TYCA purpose: "… the intellectual and pedagogical growth of English teachers and administrators in the two-year colleges throughout the northeast region."

Presentation topics may include: pedagogical creativity, instructional innovation, research, partnerships with four-year colleges, high schools, or community groups.

Representing Main Street (MSA 14, Oct. 18-21, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 2:46am
Kirin Makker/Hobart and William Smith Colleges

During the 2008 presidential campaign, President Obama repeatedly referenced Main Street, a place of equality economically, socially, politically—an intimate space where differences might be put aside for the greater good of the nation, an economy where a minority of corporate capitalists do not reign, but a majority of everyday Americans prosper.

CFP: Sanctuary, Sacred Space & Theology of Place (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012; Extended Dea

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:31am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

"Place is a space which has historical meanings, where some things have happened that are now remembered and which provide continuity and identity across the generations. Place is a space in which important words have been spoken which have established identity, defined vocation and envisioned destiny...Place is indeed a protest against an uncompromising pursuit of space. It is a declaration that our humanness cannot be found in escape, detachment, absence of commitment, and undefined freedom... Whereas pursuit of space may be a flight from history, a yearning for place is a decision to enter history with an identifiable people in an identifiable pilgrimage." Walter Brueggeman