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Companion to American Gothic (Jan 31 2013)

Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 4:15pm
Dr John Sears & Dr Jason Haslam

Call for contributors

We are currently commissioning contributions to a proposed Companion to American Gothic, to be published in 2015 by a major UK academic publisher as part of a new series of Gothic companions.

Proposals for chapters of 5500-6500 words (including notes) are invited. Early career researchers are encouraged to submit, but we welcome proposals from all American Gothic scholars.

Chapters are required that offer critically erudite, authoritative, and cogently written surveys and analyses, focused on appropriate examples, addressing the following topics:

European Ghosts, American Witches: Early American Gothic Realism / Romance

Slavery and the Gothic

Romantic Gothic: The American Tradition

Teaching Popular Culture - Deadline Jan 15, 2013

Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 3:51pm
Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

The editors of Transformations seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words) and items for an occasional feature, "The Material Culture of Teaching," that explore popular culture in all pedagogical contexts and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Submissions should explore strategies for teaching about popular culture in the classroom and in non-traditional spaces (such as the media and public discourse). We welcome essays from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Idiosyncrasy / Idiosyncrasie

Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 9:04am
Ph.D. Program in French

Keynote Speaker:

Françoise Lionnet is a professor at UCLA in Comparative Literature, French and Francophone Studies, and Gender Studies, as well as the current director of the African Studies Center and Program Co-Director of UCLA's Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities: Cultures in Transnational Perspective. She is a leading scholar in Francophone and comparative literary studies, and has published groundbreaking work in the fields of feminist literature, postcolonial studies, autobiography, and African, African-American, Caribbean and Mascarene Island studies. She is the former president of the American Comparative Literature Association.


March 1, 2013

Call for entries: INSPIRE and ASLE-UKI Public Lecture Competition - Literature and Sustainability. Closing date 15 February 2013

Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 8:53am
University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Public Lecture Competition:
INSPIRE (Institute of Sustainable Practice and Resource Effectiveness, University of Wales Trinity Saint David) PRESENTS
The 2013 INSPIRE Lecture on Literature and Sustainability
SUPPORTED BY ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK & Ireland).
Winning lecture to be delivered at: the 2013 Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye.

C PRACSIS International Workshop on Methodology in Social Science and Humanities Research 2&3 February, 2013 Thrissur, Kerala, I

Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 1:21am
Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia

The proposed C PRACSIS international workshop on the question of Methodology in Social Sciences and Humanities Research addresses the issues related to the methodological aspects of Social Sciences and Humanities in our time. Renowned social scientist Arjun Appadurai (Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at the New York University) and Bruce Kapferer (Professor of Anthropology at the University of Bergen and Honorary Professor at University College London) will lead the Workshop to be held on 2 and 3 February 2013 at the Centre for Media Studies, College Road Thrissur, Kerala, India, 680001.

New Essays on Marilynne Robinson/Deadline March 15

Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 12:46am
Rodopi Press

Call For Papers

The Rodopi Press Dialogue Series seeks proposals for new writings to be included in a volume of critical essays devoted to Pulitzer-prize winning author Marilynne Robinson's fiction with specific emphasis on the novels Gilead and Home, as well as her third novel, Housekeeping, and her collected and uncollected essays. The volume seeks submissions in the following areas:

Announcing The First Book Institute, June 10-14, 2013

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 8:46pm
Center for American Literary Studies

The First Book Institute
June 10-14, 2013
To be hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

Reading and Teaching Kay Boyle at the American Literature Association Conference

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 11:28am
Kay Boyle Society

Call for paper for the Kay Boyle Society Session at the ALA 24th Conference, May
23-25, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place, Boston , MA:
"Reading and Teaching Kay Boyle"
This session will address participants' experiences with reading and teaching Kay Boyle,with the aim of sharing practices (including specific strategies, curricula and
assignments) and demonstrating the interest of engaging students with reading Boyle in
the 21rst century. Proposals should be sent to Rai Peterson, by 14th December, 2012.

Post-Graduate Conference on English Literature and Translation Studies 9-10 May 2013

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 6:12am
Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies and Deptartment of English Language and Literature at Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey

English Literature and Translation Studies:
An interdisciplinary/international postgraduate conference
9-10 May 2013
Cankaya University, Ankara
Translation and Interpreting Studies and English Language and Literature Departments at Cankaya University in Ankara warmly invite our colleagues/students to send proposals for a 20-minute paper on English Literature and Translation Studies. This conference welcomes papers centering upon English Language, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Literary Translation, English Literature and Culture, American Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature and Literary and Cultural Theories.

Announcement: Call for Papers: IJAET, Volume 6 – Issue 1

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 5:32am
International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology

Announcement: Call for Papers: IJAET, Volume 6 – Issue 1
International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology
ISSN: 2231 – 1963
Deadline : 31th January 2012
Notification : 15th February 2012
Revision : 20th February 2012
Publication : 01st March 2013
Smooth, simple and timely publishing of review and research articles!
IJAET welcomes research articles from scientists, Engineers and Research Scholars involved in all areas of engineering and technology from all over the world to publish high quality research papers. Papers for publication in the IJAET are selected through rigorous peer review to ensure originality, timeliness, relevance, and readability.

Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 11:13pm
Modern Horizons Journal

Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel

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.

"Goodbye Blue Monday"/American Literature Association/May 2013

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:15pm
Greg Sumner/Kurt Vonnegut Society

The Kurt Vonnegut Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at two panels at the American Literature Association Annual Meeting in Boston, May 23-26 2013.
One panel will feature papers on any theme or issue relating to Vonnegut and his life and works.
The second panel will consider his landmark novel BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS, forty years after its publication. Accompanied by childlike doodles, BREAKFAST is a journey through a culture in crisis after the collapse of 1960s utopianism. Deploying his trademark gallows humor, Vonnegut offers an upside-down view of American history, and comments on the alienation

Articles on Spanish and Latin American literature and culture - Currently open

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 4:56pm
Dissidences. Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism

Dissidences is concerned with the problems of literary and cultural theory and the study of the Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures of all periods. The journal emphatically encourages the submission of essays conceived at the crossroads of critical inquiry and theoretical discussion, and it has a pluralistic policy regarding the perspectives to be explored in those essays.

Dissidences, an online journal, is now accepting submissions for its current and forthcoming issues. Articles and book reviews are published immediately after they are approved (submission-publication time: 40 days). You may find the journal here:

Whitewash: Negotiating Whiteness in 21st Century South Africa

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 11:52am
Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, University of Johannesburg

Although the complex and contested discourses surrounding whiteness are unavoidable in South African politics and popular culture, the loose field of analysis sometimes called 'critical whiteness studies' has almost no coherent presence within the South African academy at large. In the past 15 years individual sociologists, historians, literary theorists and others have made invaluable contributions to a critical understanding of whiteness in South Africa.