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[DEADLINE REMINDER--15 Sept] Elizabeth I on Film: Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2013

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 3:33pm
Queen Elizabeth I Society

Our panel in 2013 will focus on representations of Elizabeth I in the classic and more recent film narratives. In the last decade alone, the image of Elizabeth I on film has ranged from Dame Judi Dench's aged but energetic queen to Cate Blanchett's preternaturally youthful 55 year old monarch to the adolescent princess played by Laoise Murray on _The Tudors_. This panel will seek to explore the general trajectories of representing Elizabeth I on screen as well as identify and analyze the developments, continuities, and significance of these representations in the 21st century.

This session is sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I Society.

Emily Dickinson International Society at ALA 2013--1/1/2013 Deadline for Proposals

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 3:00pm
Emily Dickinson International Society

The American Literature Association (ALA) conference will be held in Boston, May 23-26, 2013. The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the conference.

Session 1) Dickinson and Queer Theory
We welcome papers that consider Dickinson's place within the queer literary canon. For example, panelists might examine the role queer theory has played in Dickinson scholarship, or the influence of Dickinson scholarship on the emergence of queer theory in the 1990s. Alternatively, papers might offer queer readings of Dickinson's texts, or explore Dickinson's 'queer' readings of the works of other writers.

Session 2) Open Topic
We welcome papers on any aspect of Emily Dickinson's life or literary work.

[UPDATE] Call for Proposals (Collection of Essays) The Writings of President Barack Obama (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 9TH)

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 2:35pm
Henry Veggian and Richard Purcell/Rodopi Press, Dialogue Series

The Rodopi Press Dialogue Series seeks proposals for writings to be included in a volume of new critical essays devoted to President Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father. The volume seeks essays in the following areas:
● The relationship between President Obama's writing and emergent scholarly interest in "post-race" American culture/President Obama's memoirs in the context of cross-cultural or bi-national writings by Americans or other ethnic groups or Americans born outside the United States

Left in the West, a collection of critical essays. Proposals due October 15

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 2:20pm
Dr. Gioia Woods, Northern Arizona University

Please send 500-word abstracts for a book collection of essays exploring the literary and cultural left in the American West. Final essays should be 6000-7000 words and should in some way examine how the political left is deployed in the literature or visual culture of the American West in the twentieth century. Topics can include author and genre studies, cultural phenomenon, textual issues, political embodiment and controversy, Old Left, New Left, the "left coast," socialist conversion narratives, cultural work/workers, and dissident, radical, or protest literatures, texts, and institutions. Abstracts are due October 15, 2012, and should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae or short biography.

You Can't Be Serious (John Douglas Taylor Conference) - May 15-17, 2013 (Hamilton, ON)

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 11:59am
McMaster University

Call for Papers: You Can't Be Serious
An Exploration of the Idea, Importance and Influence of Seriousness and Nonseriousness in the Contemporary Humanities

The 2013 John Douglas Taylor Conference
May 15-17, 2013
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Confirmed Keynotes: Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London), Julie Rak (University of Alberta).

[UPDATE] Lawrence Durrell's Legacy - Louisville Conference (Feb. 21-23, 2013)

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 1:17am
International Lawrence Durrell Society

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
Louisville, KY | 21-23 February 2013

Deadline extended to October 7

As we continue our reflections on Lawrence Durrell inspired by his centenary in 2012, a number of questions remain. What is Lawrence Durrell's legacy? How have we read his body of work? How have we misread it? How has it shaped or been excluded from a sense of canon? Where do we recognize Durrell's influence, and how do we "place" Durrell's work in the contexts in which it makes the most sense?

Anastomoo. 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:50am
University of Tasmania

Looking for thoughts on the age if now after modernity through postmodernist

Age if debt
Age of Facebook
Age of terror
Age of finance
Age of neoliberalism
Age of inequality


I accept as we go. No practical limits on space

Dr Jesse shipway. Honorary research fellow sociology university of Tasmania

[UPDATE] Book Collection: Reasoning Beasts: Evolution, Cognition and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 9:13pm
Book Collection: Reasoning Beasts: Evolution, Cognition and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

UPDATE: The editors of this volume have now secured a publication agreement with AMS Press.

Call for Papers for a Book Collection; Reasoning Beasts: Evolution, Cognition, and Culture in the Eighteenth Century

Abstracts due by November 1, 2012 First draft of accepted papers due May 1, 2013.


Michael Austin (
Kathryn Stasio (

Call for Spring 2013 Issue--Feburary 13, 2013

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 1:44pm
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity invites submissions for our spring 2013 issue. The deadline for this open-topic issue is February 15, 2013. We publish academic essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and book reviews that explore cultural diversity. Making Connections is a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. We prefer electronic submissions in Word format at Manuscripts should conform to citation methods as described in the current MLA Handbook.