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Applications Invited for BSA's 2013 New Scholars Program; Deadline Extended to August 31, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 3:57pm
Bibliographical Society of America

Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January. The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).

Update: Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, Apr 4-6, Extended Deadlines: Special session Sept 1; Abstracts Oct 15

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 12:39pm
Sam Houston State University's First International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

Send 250- to 300-word abstract on any topic dealing with Medieval and Renaissance Thought. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, and theatre are equally welcome.

September 1, 2012: New deadline to propose special session

October 15, 2012 : Deadline to submit abstracts (to be submitted electronically only)

Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2012

Modernism, Print and the Book

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 10:38am
University of Edinburgh

CFP: Modernism, Print, and the Book
10th December 2012

A one‐day symposium on modernist engagements with print, publishing and the book, co‐hosted by The Centre for the History of the Book, University of Edinburgh, and The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The event will conclude with a plenary lecture given by Professor Johanna Drucker.

Proposals are invited for 30‐minute papers.

CFP for The Journal of Popular Television

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 4:30am
James Leggott (Northumbria University, UK)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the NEW Journal of Popular Television, to be published in 2013. Articles for consideration for the first volume should be sent by 1st October 2012.

Gendered Labels, Gendered Actions (abstracts due Aug 31, 2012; conference Feb 21-23, 2013)

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 10:15pm
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

Labels commonly used in gendered identity construction often imply stasis, yet these labels routinely make assumptions about active behaviors of the person(s) labeled. This panel will address the relationship between static labels and active behaviors within a gendered context. Topics may include but are not limited to:

* gendered labels and authenticity
* gendered labels and perceived time (stability vs stagnation)
* gendered labels that promote actions, actions that inspire gendered labels
* uses of and responses to gendered labels

Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to Matt Kernicky ( before August 31, 2012.

Special Issue of Pragmatism Today

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:47pm
Pragmatism Today

Pragmatism Today invites scholars to submit essays for an upcoming special issue on somaesthetics. The field of somaesthetics addresses a variety of theoretical and practical disciplines, and essays exploring any of these connections are welcome.

Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:30pm
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its first annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2012 prize will be $500. Essays should be academic in style and focus on the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics from such perspectives as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and theory, literary and cultural studies, dance, design, music, theatre, cognitive science, gender and sexuality studies, sports, movement, and health studies. The prize essay will be recommended for publication in an upcoming special issue of the philosophical journal Pragmatism Today on somaesthetics.

Temenos Journal Spec. Ed. Trap Doors and Little Triggers: An Anthology of Embarrassment, Innuendo, Rumor, and Shame *Oct. 5*

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:27pm
Temenos Journal


Temenos Journal is currently seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, creative-nonfiction, and artwork for our Fall 2012 special print edition entitled Trap Doors and Little Triggers: An Anthology of Embarrassment, Innuendo, Rumor, and Shame. Big or little, first-hand or overheard, public catastrophe or private misadventure, the staff of Temenos wants to feel your pain. After all, it is not a question of "if" but rather a question of the degree to which we've all had experience in this area. It doesn't have to be salacious, but it does have to be an eloquent description of human ineloquence.

CFP Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 5:11pm
Southwest Texas Popular culture/American Culture Assocation

CFP: Children in Film, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2013

Deadline: November 10, 2012.

Proposals are being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 34rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(

Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas, July 21-25, 2013

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 4:54pm
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference, 2013

In 2013, the 40th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, will explore the relationships between Faulkner's oeuvre and a hemispheric corpus of black writing, with a particular emphasis on African American literature and intellectual production, from slave narrative to the contemporary era of Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, John Edgar Wideman, Maryse Conde, Charles Johnson, Gloria Naylor, David Bradley, Randall Kenan, Edouard Glissant, Erna Brodber, Jesmyn Ward, Edwige Danticat, and so many others. We hope to chart the lines of engagement, dialogue, and reciprocal resonance between Faulkner and this vital body of literature.

Modernist Intuitions (NEMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Boston)

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 1:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks to explore representations of intuition in Modernist literature. As developments in technology, medicine, industry, and other areas seemed to rely on and value solely cognitive forms of sense making, many Modernist writers focused on intuitive knowledge as a possible remedy to the problems of the early 20th century. Abstracts that explore representations of alternative forms of knowing more broadly are welcome.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 400 words to Dr. Ellen McWhorter at by September 15, 2012.