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Contemporary Music and Fiction – Edited Collection (1/31/13)

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 10:38am
Jeffrey Roessner/Mercyhurst University; Erich Hertz/Siena College

Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled Write in Tune: Contemporary Music in Fiction, which is under contract at Bloomsbury Press (formerly Continuum). As the title suggests, the forthcoming volume focuses on post-1960s fiction that engages the themes, artists, songs, genres, or cultural import of popular music.

Given that many of the chapters for the collection are in place, we would emphasize two points: a) we are particularly interested in essays that focus on issues of gender or that treat racial/national/postcolonial identity; and b) we very much welcome inquiries to avoid duplicate proposals.

[Extension] Invention vs. Mimesis -- Inaugural Issue of the Rat's Mouth Review Graduate Journal

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 10:12am
The Rat's Mouth Review - Florida Atlantic University

Extension: all submissions now due by January 15th, 2013.

In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

The Merchant of Venice; University of La Verne, California 2013 (abstracts by February 1; conference April 27, 2013)

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 9:32am
The La Verne Shakespeare Center, University of La Verne

Is the Merchant of Venice a plea for tolerance or a sanction for revenge? Is it a late early comedy or an early problem play? How does it reflect (or seem to reflect) upon our own situation—ie. our ongoing banking crises, religious tensions, and cultural transitions?

Keynote Speaker: Eric Mallin, University of Texas, at Austin

Papers can consider but are not limited to the following topics:

recent stage and film versions
Pedagogical approaches in the inclusive, multicultural classroom
Early comedy vs. "problem play"
Relation to other Renaissance plays
The ongoing financial crisis
Male relationships

2nd call: Contemporary Gendered Performance and Practice

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:40am
Queen's University Belfast

Call for Papers: Contemporary Gendered Performance and Practice
Queen's University, Belfast
12th–13th April 2013
Keynote Speaker: Professor Elaine Aston (Lancaster University)

[UPDATE] Health, Mental Health, and Literature - Graduate English Conference

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:07am
Boston College

Health, Mental Health, and Literature

The Boston College English Graduate Conference seeks abstracts for papers that consider the intersection between health, mental health, and literature.

Considering recent interdisciplinary developments in the field of Medical Humanities, we are interested in exploring the ways in which literature and other creative arts have attempted to represent or otherwise understand health, which is so often analyzed from a clinical or scientific perspective. We seek papers that work to synthesize clinical approaches and literary approaches to the mind and body. What can be gained by merging multiple perspectives?

Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 11:19pm
Sigma Tau Delta, Iota Chi Chapter / California State University, Northrdige

"Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind"

Saturday, April 27, 2013
California State University, Northridge
Graduate Conference

"Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge." – Lord Byron

This conference is interested in exploring the concept of the spaces between – genres, cultures, times, people, movements, nations – the possibilities are endless. How do these spaces confine? How do they enable? What moves between? What exists within?

Different Games Conference: Call for Papers, Games and Workshop Proposals

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 9:56pm
Different Games, NYU Polytechnic Institute

The Department of Technology, Culture and Society at New York University's Polytechnic Institute invites submissions of original games, scholarly research, and workshop proposals for Different Games.

Proposals are due February 1st, 2013 to DifferentGamesConference(at)

"Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea': A Critical Appraisal"

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:20pm
Pinaki Roy-edited "Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea': A Critical Appraisal'

A Kolkata-based international book-seller/publisher is scheduled to release a critical anthology titled "Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea': A Critical Appraisal". Full papers on different aspects of the novel, written with M.L.A.-style citations, and in Times New Roman, Single-space-format (not less than six pages) may be e-mailed to Dr. Pinaki Roy, Assistant Professor of English, Malda College, Rabindra Avenue, Rathbari More, Post Office + District: Malda - 732 101, West Bengal, India, within 31 January 2013 at Papers sent will be duly acknowledged, the writers of selected essays notified, and contributors will receive complimentary copies of the critical anthology.

[UPDATE] Approaches to Teaching American Ethnic Literatures in the 21st Century/edited text/Proposal Deadline: January , 14, 201

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 6:22pm
Helane Androne/Miami University of Ohio

I'm seeking contributors to a collection of essays that consider innovative teaching practices for engaging students with American ethnic literatures. The text is approved for contract with a publisher.

Text Summary and Overview
Contemporary ethnic American award winning authors like Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, and Jhumpa Lahiri have interpreted and provoked self-legitimization of the varied realms of ethnic experience and memory in American society. Ethnic American literatures present an ongoing dialogue between ethnic individual and mainstream culture, history, class, religion, politics and sexuality. All of these issues are at play for teachers attempting to establish ethnically inclusive literary curriculums.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 4:22pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

International Conference

Pistoia (Italy), 13-15 September 2013

Organized by

Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca

Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française, Venice

Associazione Amici di Groppoli

Narrative-Making in the Aftermath of War April 25-26, CFP Deadline February 1

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 1:44pm
UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center

"Narrative-Making in the Aftermath of War" will be a two-day conference sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) of the University of California, Santa Barbara, on April 25-26, 2013. The conference is part of the IHC's 2012-2013 program "Fallout," a year-long series of events dedicated to examining the impact of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan upon the soldiers who have fought in these wars: visit for more details. The conference will focus specifically on the capacity of narrative-making to help returning service members deal with the after-effects of war and reintegrate into their communities.

[UPDATE] Humor and Culture; submission deadline extended to 2/15/13

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 1:25pm
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas

Title: Humor and Culture

CFP: Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Humor and Culture." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Completed submissions due by FEBRUARY 15, 2013. Please submit them electronically (MS Word preferred) to PROTEUS uses _Chicago Style_ documentation for accepted articles. We are a peer-reviewed journal.