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DEADLINE EXTENDED to 11/7: ASLE 2013 Panel CFP for "The Truth of Ecology: Ecology's Current Place in Ecocriticism"

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:17am
Ashley E. Reis

The Truth of Ecology: Ecology's Current Place in Ecocriticism
In his 2003 work, The Truth of Ecology, Dana Phillips observes, "ecocriticism has been lamentably under-informed by science studies, philosophy of science, environmental history, and ecology" (ix). "Ecocriticism," he argues, "cannot afford to ignore [these disciplines]" (ix). Phillips asserts further, "a satisfactory account of literature's relation to nature and culture can only be offered from a theoretically adventurous and conscientiously interdisciplinary perspective" (ix).

Early Modern Paratexts: A Work in Progress Seminar - Friday 25th July, 2013

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:53am
University of Bristol

This one-day event seeks to gather together scholars working on paratexts in early modern literature, to share and survey current research, to generate new lines of enquiry and to create opportunities for collaboration. 300-word proposals are invited for 20 minute papers. Research that is speculative, or still in development, is welcome alongside pieces that are further progressed. Some topics and questions for consideration might be:

Paratexts in particular genres

Papers that focus on particular kinds of paratexts (prologues, epilogues, glosses, arguments etc)

The paratexts of a particular author or printer

Considerations of how paratexts function differently with printed texts than they do with texts in other media

Planetary Cancer: Growth Economy and Culture in an Era of Climate Crisis

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:39am
Chris Maughan / University of Warwick

The struggle to understand, manage, and represent the problems concerning human activity on this planet is a struggle for the survival of our species. This conference will establish a space for dialogue between three disciplines: Marxist ecology; food security; and environmental literature.

[UPDATE] Straddling Boundaries: Hemispherism, Cultural Identity, and Indigeneity Deadline: 30th Nov

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 7:19am
Culture and the Canada-U.S. Border

**UPDATE** Keynotes for this conference will be Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, and Guillermo Verdecchia.

The Culture and the Canada-US Border (CCUSB) network invites proposals for 20 minute papers, or full panels, for its inaugural conference to be held at Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, from 24th-26th May 2013.

Where border studies in North America has hitherto focused primarily on US engagement with Mexico to the south, the CCUSB network seeks to shift border discussion North to the 49th parallel, and to investigate the representation of the border in both American and Canadian culture and cultural production.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 5:38am

Call For Papers : Auto/fiction
Publication Type: e-Journal and Print edition
Language: English ( With optional French Abstracts)
Contact email:
Editors: Isabelle Grell & Shashi Bhusan Nayak
Theme: "Autofiction: Genesis,Genre and Reception"

Citizenship and Its Discontents: Belonging in a Global World (March 30, 2013)

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 11:51pm
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Citizenship and Its Discontents: Belonging in a Global World
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Saturday, March 30, 2013

Roundtable Participants: Priscilla Wald (Duke University; Past President of ASA), Nick Bromell (UMass-Amherst), and Sut Jhally (UMass-Amherst)

Send proposals to by Friday, January 25, 2013.

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 11:16pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Assocation

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference

Conference Theme: Celebrating "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"

February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel reservations can be made directly at the SW/TX PCA/ACA website.

Popular Culture(s): 48th Annual Comp Lit Conf. (12/28/12; 4/25-26/13)

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 6:30pm
Dept. of Comp Lit, Cal. State Univ., Long Beach

48th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
California State University, Long Beach
April 25th –April 26th, 2013
Popular Culture(s)

Plenary Speaker: Hillary Chute
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of English, University of Chicago
Call for Papers ~ Abstracts due December 28th, 2012

[UPDATE] Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction CFP

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 3:44pm
Jeff Hicks Josh Pearson/ University of California, Riverside

Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction

[UPDATE] We are proud to announce the addition of John Rieder, Mark Bould, Catherine Coker, Jess Nevins, Rob Latham, Sherryl Vint, Art Evans, Roger Luckhurst, and Melissa Conway to our board.
Deadline for inclusion in our first issue: February 1st, 2013.

Leadership by Failure: Can Failure Be the Trigger for Innovation?

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 3:34pm
Igor Peremislov / DBA student, Argosy Univ., Phoenix

Leadership by Failure: Can Failure be the Trigger for Innovation?

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
Thomas Edison, American Inventor (1847-1931)

ALA Conference, Boston (May 23-26, 2013): Teaching David Foster Wallace (deadline 1/15/13)

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 3:24pm
Mary Holland, SUNY New Paltz

In recent years, attention to the work of David Foster Wallace, by readers of all kinds and at widely ranging scholastic levels, has grown dramatically. Increasingly, his work appears in classrooms on college (and even at times high school) campuses, as Wallace lovers and scholars introduce him to an ever-widening readership. Those of us who teach him know how much students enjoy grappling with his prose and ideas, and also how challenging his work is to illuminate for younger readers. And yet, as volumes of critical work on Wallace's fiction become abundant, no published work or organized panel focusing solely on how we teach Wallace has appeared. This panel intends to be a first step toward filling this gap in Wallace pedagogy.

Good to Eat, Good to Think: Food Studies Pedagogy and Curriculum

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 2:56pm

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers on Food Studies Pedagogy and Curriculum for their 34th Annual Conference that will be held February 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM.

While full departments dedicated to food studies are rare, the study of food has been steadily growing. Conducted through disciplines as various as sociology, business, anthropology, English, women's studies, and American studies, the study of food is so broad as to render it a model for interdisciplinary work.