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Call for Abstracts (April 13, 2012) for CRITICAL INSIGHTS: SPORTS FICTION, a collection of scholarly essays (Salem Press)

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 1:36pm
Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin— Fox Valley)

Bernard Malamud, John Updike, Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Paul Beatty, Jenifer Levin—-these are just a few of our most ambitious and highly regarded American writers who have produced thoughtful, significant literary fiction about the world of sports. In their work and the work of others, we see how the arena or field of play is a stage upon which passionate human dramas about almost every aspect of American culture are performed.

UCAmI & IWAAL 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 11:38am
6th International Conference Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence & 4th International Workshop on Ambient Assisted Living

6th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence & 4th International Workshop on Ambient Assisted Living (UCAmI-IWAAL 2012)
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, December 3-5th, 2012

Deadline Paper Submission : June 15, 2012

[UPDATE] Integrating One-on-One Teaching Strategies in the English and Foreign Language Classroom (3/15/12; MLA 2013)

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 11:00am
Keridiana Chez

This session will focus on innovative ways of translating one-on-one teaching strategies to the larger English or Foreign Language classroom in a context of increasing class sizes and diminishing resources. Panelists with both classroom expertise and experience in writing centers, leading independent studies, and other one-to-one teaching forums are particularly welcome to share creative methods that work. Abstracts that can establish how the proposed strategy is both novel and effective will be given preference.

Please send a 500-word abstract and brief bio or CV to by March 15, 2012.

CFP: "Terminal: Examining Master's Degrees" 2013 MLA Boston, January 3-6 (Deadline March 15, 2012)

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 10:17am
Giovanna Montenegro; Shane Petersen

The MLA's CSGSP- The Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession is organizing a Roundtable on the value of and expectations for the MA (Masters of Arts) in English, Comparative Literature, and foreign languages as a teaching degree in higher education. In response to the 2011 MLA-ADE report on the Master's Degree in English (, we seek a variety of perspectives on the terminal master's degree. Our roundtable will consider questions such as:

International Journal of Engineering (IJE)

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 9:03am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Engineering (IJE) Volume 6, Issue 3.

International Journal of Engineering (IJE) is devoted in assimilating publications that document development and research results within the broad spectrum of subfields in the engineering sciences. The journal intends to disseminate knowledge in the various disciplines of the engineering field from theoretical, practical and analytical research to physical implications and theoretical or quantitative discussion intended for both academic and industrial progress.

[update] Extended deadline: Celebrity Studies Inaugral Conference

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 7:04am
James Bennett & Sean Redmond

Extended CFP: Deadline 26th March 2012

Dear all

We are delighted to announce a fantastic response to the call for papers for the inaugural celebrity studies journal conference: over 150 abstracts have been received from scholars across the world.

We are extending the deadline for a further 2 weeks to encourage submissions in the following areas:

· 'Celebrity now' - reflections on the field of celebrity studies

· Celebrity and the national – especially on Australian celebrity

· Indigenous celebrity

· Hollywood stardom

· Performance and celebrity

· Scandal/fame damage and celebrity

· Methodology and celebrity studies

"Automating Conduct: Autonomy in Control" (Platform Vol 4 Issue 2) - Abstracts due April 26

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 5:01am
Platform: Journal of Media and Communications

"Automating Conduct: Autonomy in Control" (Vol 4, Issue 2)

Abstract Submissions Due: APRIL 26 2012
Full Paper Submissions Due: JULY 22 2012

PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication encourages all contributions related to media studies, with special consideration given to engagement with the cultures, politics and social issues layered within automation and transparency.

[UPDATE] Modernism and Cosmopolitanism (MSA 14; Oct. 18–21, 2012)

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 7:59pm
Michael Spiegel

The past few years have witnessed a revival of interest in cosmopolitanism as scholars in a variety of disciplines seek new ways to define community in an increasingly interdependent world. Cosmopolitanism once represented an ethical and political ideal that championed a commitment to humankind as a whole and devalued local attachments. Now "new" or "counter" cosmopolitanisms have emerged; challenging the implications of traditional cosmopolitanism (ethnocentrism, imperialism, elitism), this new generation locates cosmopolitanism within the realities of a globally integrated world that recognizes and values local attachments.

SF/Fantasy at MAPACA Conference

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 7:38pm
Mid Atlantic Popular & American Culture Conference

Call for Papers MAPACA 2012

Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 7:22pm
Tabitha Sparks, Louise Penner

Call for Papers: Edited Collection: Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture

How was the rise of scientific medicine in the Victorian era appropriated and adapted by popular culture? This essay collection explores the relationship between the increasingly specialized medical disciplines and a variety of texts and contexts, including popular (non-canonical) literature, journalism, advertisements, home medical and nursing manuals, and lectures and exhibitions at and mechanics institutes. The collection also offers perspectives on literature's reciprocal influence on diverse health care fields including nursing, pharmacy, medical philanthropy, health care missionary work, advertising, and quackery.

Parchment of Kashmir

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 5:27pm
South Asian Languages and Literatures Discussion Group/ Modern Language Association Convention

Jammu and Kashmir---A principality? An autonomous unit within the Indian Union? An integral part of India? A subversive unit with the Indian Union? A bilateral issue between the nation-states of India and Pakistan? Is the mainstream Indian understanding and interpretation of the Kashmir conflict the only credible one? Is the mainstream Pakistani understanding and interpretation of the Kashmir issue the only credible one? Do the people of Kashmir have a voice in the matter? Is there a space within Kashmiri society in which the democratic aspirations of the populace of Kashmir could be nurtured?

UPDATE: Modern Family (MSA 14. Las Vegas. 18-21 Oct 2012)

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 2:19pm
Wesley Beal

The family—as a social institution, as field of study, as a body of representation and readership—has been underserved by theories of modernism. This oversight may stem from a perception that many of the moderns, such as the Greenwich Village avant-garde, were often averse to an institution they found inherently bourgeois and conservative. This panel invites papers that will consider the family as a center of modernist thought, aesthetics, and praxis.

[UPDATE] GRAMMA - Journal of Theory and Criticism

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 12:41pm
Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou and Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Journal of Theory and Criticism

Semiotics as a Theory of Culture:
Deciphering the Meanings of Cultural Texts

Issue number 20, 2012