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South Asians in North America; Deadline, March 15, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 9:06pm
Amritjit Singh/MLA-Ethnic Studies Division

South Asians in North America
Division: Ethnic Studies in Language and Literature, MLA
Inter-ethnic readings of history, culture, representation, theory - including and beyond race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality, emphasizing transnational connections and global divides. 300-word abstracts and short CVs by 15 March 2013;

Amritjit Singh (
Langston Hughes Professor of English
Ohio University
Ellis 360
Athens, OH 45701

MPCA 11/11-13, Southern Lit. and Culture

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 6:13pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

Call for Papers

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

[UPDATE] First Annual Fandom and Neomedia (FANS) Conference

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 5:52pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the First Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 1 and 2 June 2013. We are privileged to have Helen McCarthy as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

[UPDATE]: "Deathless Love"

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 4:31pm
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars

*Please note that the abstract deadline has been extended to March 15.*

Celebrating the world's greatest love stories has long been the subject of authors, painters, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, and critics. We are pleased to accept papers on the theme of "Deathless Love," ranging from the story of Heloise and Abelard to Wuthering Heights and the Twilight series, and dealing with any genre. Of particular interest are interdisciplinary papers making connections between two or more genres, for example, literary or historical love affairs immortalized in visual art and music; the historical and literary intersections of Spiritualism; and cross-cultural notions of love beyond death.

Writing Wrongs: Literature and Human Rights in the 18th Century (ASECS-sponsored session; MLA 2014, Chicago)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 3:52pm
Ramesh Mallipeddi

Rights are entitlements or justifiable claims; human rights are a special kind of claim that one is entitled to by virtue of being human. In her recent study _Inventing Human Rights_ (2008), Lynn Hunt argues that rights were imagined as natural, inalienable, and universal in eighteenth-century sentimental literature, prior to their promulgation in the revolutionary Declarations. Specifically, for Hunt, it is by extensively documenting the flagrant wrongs suffered by various disenfranchised groups—women, slaves, prisoners, the insane— in the form of rape, enslavement, and carceral torture that sentimental fiction implicitly underscored their rights to bodily integrity and self-possession.

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University 9/21/2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 3:44pm
Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 8th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.


Essay Collection: Movies in the Age of Obama

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 1:55pm
David garrett Izzo

This collection is inspired by an article in The New York Times, which, in part is quoted below.

The Upside in film:

The Adjunct Verses (Collection/Performance/Multimedia)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 1:41pm

Calling all contingent faculty and allies. . . .


Producer: Robert Craig Baum and N1Theatre

Where: White River Junction, VT | Manhattan | Philadelphia | Phoenix | Los Angeles | Minneapolis | Chicago and other towns/cities to be announced.

Logline: A collection of inspiring and horrifying tales from the front lines of America's dying higher education system presented/performed/broadcast between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2013.

CFP: FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND ENGLISH COMPOSITION: The Subject in/of First-Year Composition [SCMLA New Orleans 10/3/13-10/5/13]

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 1:06pm
Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University


South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 70th Annual Convention

New Orleans, LA – October 3-5, 2013

Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University,

The Freshmen English and English Composition panel invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address the subject in/of first-year composition.
500-word abstracts should include presenter contact information and paper title.

The deadline to submit abstracts to the session chair ( is March 31, 2012.

CFP: 8th International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2013)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 11:45am
8th International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2013)

8th International Workshop on
Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2013)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

September 16-18, 2013

The annually held CRITIS conference is devoted to Critical (Information) Infrastructure security, protection and resilience. The 8th edition will be held from 16-18 September 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The CRITIS 2013 Call for Papers is addressed to all researchers and critical infrastructure stakeholders who wish to present their papers at the conference. More information can be found at:

Explorations of Childhood in Nineteenth Century Working Class Life Writing (PAMLA Conference, San Diego, CA, Nov 1-3, 2013)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 8:33am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This panel is designed to examine ideas of childhood based on the life writing of working class people. How is child labor/schooling discussed in life writing from working class individuals? How are ideas of childhood vs. adulthood altered through the necessities of class and work? Questions such as these can highlight how ideas of childhood are frequently tied to middle class identity and development, especially during the nineteenth century.

Abstracts and CV via PAMLA's online proposal system by 3/31/2013:

Questions should be directed to Sarah MacDonald (

[UPDATE] Emerging Perspectives graduate conference. May 2-3, 2013.

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 7:43am
UCD English Graduate Society

May 2-3, 2013 at University College Dublin, Rep. of Ireland, in association with the UCD English Graduate Society and Humanities Institute

The UCD English Graduate Society warmly invites MA and PhD students of all levels to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words which engage with the theme 'Emerging Perspectives' for the 2013 EGS Postgraduate Symposium.

Since 2010 the UCD English Graduate Society has provided early stage scholars in universities across Ireland with the opportunity to share their research in a supportive environment. Selections from conferences and seminars have been published annually in the postgraduate journal Emerging Perspectives.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED "Age, Identity, and Culture in Global Diasporas." PAMLA Nov 1-3, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 1:23am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

*Deadline extended to April 15, 2013*

This special session has been approved for the 2013 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference in San Diego, California on November 1-3, 2013.

We are interested in papers that examine literary texts and cultural discourses that represent and examine the relations between diasporas and their homelands and hostlands through cultural identification and historical-temporal differences or "age".

Panel on Film Noir and Neo-Noir, Abstracts due April 15th

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:03pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association, 2013 Conference, Nov. 1-3

Out of the Past, Into the Postmodern: From Film Noir to Neo-Noir

From the Coen brothers to Christopher Nolan, the concept of film noir is being re-articulated in ever more provocative ways today. Submissions on aspects of film noir are welcome, especially in terms of the relationship between neo-noir and classic midcentury noir.

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

The femme fatale
Visual style
Hard-boiled masculinity
Political/economic contexts for Noir and Neo-Noir
The city
Neo-noir and postmodernity