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Teaching American Multiethnic Literature (MELUS, March 14-17, 2013)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 1:13pm
Jacqueline Emery, SUNY College at Old Westbury

Papers discussing approaches to teaching American multiethnic literature in the 21st century. I am particularly interested in papers that explore this topic in the context of world literature classes.

Send a 250-word abstract and CV to Jacqueline Emery at by Monday, October 29th. All submissions will be acknowledged by the 31st.

All presenters will need to join MELUS. For more information on the conference, visit

SHARP CFP: Textual Wandering: Characters Without Borders (Due: 10/31/12)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 1:02pm
Erin Makulski Sandler / Tufts University

Elizabeth Judge, in her recent essay "Kidnapped and Counterfeit Characters," addresses the notion of literary characters moving from one literary vehicle to another, usually through appropriation. As Judge points out, at the beginning of the copyright era, proprietorship of characters was a rather nebulous affair: Did they belong to their authors, who did after all conceive them? Did they belong to the publisher, who could then published "unauthorized" sequels trading on the popularity of those characters? Or did they belong to the readers, who felt an emotional connection to the readers and argued, as Lady Bradshaigh did to Richardson, that they knew them as well as (or better than) their authors did?

International Henry James Conference, 9-10 May 2013

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 12:57pm
Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey

The Department of American Culture and Literature, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey, is pleased to announce its "International Henry James Conference," which will be held on 9-10 May 2013, at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. As a prolific writer of his time, Henry James's writings cover a wide range of genres and modes that include fiction, drama, non-fiction, travel, criticism and letters, and today he remains a compelling literary presence for research, criticism, and film as well as stage adaptations.

CFP - Critically Examining Information Fluency Education (deadline 10/12/12)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 12:44pm
Office of Information Fluency at UCF

CFP for the 2013 International Information Fluency Conference taking place at the University of Central Florida in Orlando (March 13-14, 2013).

This year's theme is "Critically Examining Information Fluency Education."

Please submit your abstract proposals electronically via the conference website at

The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth, Part 2, 28 to 30 March 2014

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 10:38am
The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth, Part 2

The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth, Part 2 solicits papers, paper proposals, and panel proposals from scholars interested in any aspect of The Worlds of J. R.R. Tolkien.

C.O.M.E. to Middle-earth! It is time to get together at the Green Dragon for a nosh and a natter.

Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo!

29 & 30 March 2014
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, Westford, MA, USA

Eighteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (April 5, 2013/proposals due February 1, 2013)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 8:48am
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University

Eighteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture

April 5, 2013

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote Address: Dr. Andrew Hazucha, Ottawa University

Luncheon Speaker: Former Major League ballplayer TBA (I can't divulge the identity now, but we're working on bringing in someone well-known).

CFP IJESET Nov15, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 7:27am
International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies

International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies
ISSN: 2231 – 6604 IJESET Impact factor:0.50

Fresh submissions invited for Nov. 15, 2012 Volume 4 issue 1

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[UPDATE] CFP Edited volume on Tabish Khair (1st February 2013)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 4:30am
Om Prakash Dwivedi and Cristina M. Gámez-Fernández (Editors)

Tabish Khair was born in 1966 in Gaya, a small Indian town of historical interest, in a Muslim middle class family. After his university education, he left for Delhi where he worked as a reporter for the Times of India for four years. Then he moved to Copenhagen in order to pursue his PhD. Currently he works in the Department of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Khair cannot be defined as a poet, a novelist, a reporter, a scholar, but all these altogether.

CFP Digital Defoe: Fifth Issue

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:56pm
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Issue 5.1 Fall 2013:
Public Intellectualism & Eighteenth-Century Studies

Global Defoe: Panel Proposals

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:54pm
The Daniel Defoe Society

Global Defoe
August 9-10, 2013
Normal, Illinois

Panel proposals are currently being solicited for the third biennial meeting of the Defoe Society, to be held from August 9-10, 2013 at the Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Illinois. The theme for the meeting is "Global Defoe: His Times & His Contemporaries," and the Board would like to take this opportunity to invite panel proposals that relate to this theme. Proposals for panels that are not directly linked to the conference theme are, of course, also acceptable. Please email your panel proposal of 100-150 words to Andreas Mueller at as soon as possible.

Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - December 31, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:48pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the June 2013 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political aspects of modernity, ideology, and the novel.

Mapping Animality (ACLA, University of Toronto, 4-7 April, 2013)

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 6:43pm
Suvadip Sinha, University of Toronto

From their ubiquitous presence in folktales and fables to their anthropomorphized appearance in Hollywood blockbusters, from Picasso's Guernica to the landscape of Iranian new wave cinema, animals threaten us, haunt us, position us in countertime. Recent years have seen an increasing scholarly interest in the relationship between the human and the animal, asking the question of how the animal has opened up new ways of looking at post-Cartesian understanding of subjectivity. As we encounter terms like zoontology, zoography, and animot in our discipline, the animal – a being and a construct – forces the human, as Derrida and Agamben have argued, to re-think ideas like sovereignty, politics, ethics and justice.