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Other Archives, Other Souths -- MLA Chicago 2014

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:39am
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature seeks paper proposals for a sponsored panel at the 2014 MLA Convention in Chicago, January 9-12.

[UPDATE] "Minding the Body" Conference - 3/1/13 (EXTENDED DEADLINE: Jan 28th)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:33am
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

"Minding the Body" is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the English Student Association in the English program at The Graduate Center (CUNY). This conference will include work by graduate students that considers theoretical perspectives and scholarship that explores the mind-body problem via a wide range of disciplines, including the humanities (literary studies, philosophy, visual arts, and performance studies), the social sciences, technology and media studies, neuroscience, medicine, psychology, and cognitive science.

The Pandering of Pandarus

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:31am
Samantha Crane / McKendree University

Though Geoffrey Chaucer's second-longest work, Troilus and Criseyde, appears to be about two lovers, another character, Pandarus, receives more of the spotlight than any other individual. Chaucer adds hundreds of lines to his source, Giovanni Boccaccio's Il Filostrato, throughout Books I through IV. In fact, Chaucer more than doubles Pandarus' lines to a total count of just over 1,800 (Modarellia 404). These lines develop Pandarus' character and give readers a better understanding of what kind of man he is – talkative, meddling, conniving and possibly even appalling. Throughout the majority of the work, Pandarus controls the action, effectively writing his own personal love story.

2013 International Symposium on Biological Engineering and Natural Sciences

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 5:09am
Higher Education Forum

The 2013 International Symposium on Biological Engineering and Natural Sciences (ISBENS) seeks to provide a discussion forum for scientists, engineers, educators and students about the latest ideas in the foundations, theory, models and applications for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research encompassing disciplines of biological engineering and natural sciences, including computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, bioinformatics, biomedicine, biomedical engineering.

Research papers in the following research disciplines are greatly welcomed. However it should be noted that the research disciplines listed below should not be seen as exhaustive.

CFP: Advertising and Consumer Culture conference, May 31 - DEADLINE MARCH 25, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 3:35am
Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum / University of York

CALL FOR PAPERS: University of York Centre for Modern Studies Third Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium

Commercial speech – advertising – makes up most of what we share as a culture . . . As the language of commercialism has become louder, the language of high culture has become quieter.
– James B. Twitchell, Twenty Ads that Shook the World

CFP: Graduate Student Essay Contest in Age Studies (15 March 2013)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 2:31am
Modern Language Association Age Studies Discussion Group

We are pleased to announce a new, annual graduate student essay contest in age studies in the humanities. The contest is sponsored by the Modern Language Association's Age Studies Discussion Group, and the winning essay will be published in the new journal, Age, Culture, Humanities.

ICSI 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:39am
(February15,2013 Extension!)The Fourth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2013)(Springer LNCS)

Dear colleagues and friends,

Requested by prospective authors and considered the coming Lunar New Year Festival in China, the ICSI2013 organizing committee again decided to extend the Paper Submission Deadline to

*** February 15, 2013 ****

All accepted papers will be published by Springer in Lecture Notes on Computer Science(LNCS) which will indexed by EI, INSPEC, DBLP, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), ISTP, etc.
Some high-quality papers will be selected for special issues in some SCI-indexed International Journals (NC,SC,IJAI, JSIR, etc.).
The annual ICSI event is one of the leading events in the area of swarm intelligence.

[UPDATE] CFP The Tangible, McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Conference

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 7:45pm
McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Association

The Tangible

McGill University

Department of Art History and Communication Studies

4th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

April 26th, 2013

"We must habituate ourselves to think that every visible is cut out of the tangible, every tactile being in some manner promised to visibility, and that there is encroachment, infringement, not only between the touched and the touching, but also between the tangible and the visible,"
- Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible

The graduate students of McGill's Department of Art History and Communication Studies invite you to consider the implications of the tangible in a one-day interdisciplinary graduate student conference.

viscera: Seeking Creative Writing/Poetry Submissions for 2nd Biannual Chapbook

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 4:56pm
The California Journal of Women Writers

The California Journal of Women Writers is a new online journal featuring original reviews and criticism of women's literature from across North America, as well as interviews with authors and commentary on critiques published elsewhere. We do not focus on any one type of literature, as long as the text is written by a female author and is of interest to TCJWW editors.

Our intent is to provide a space for enthusiastic dialogue supporting a wide variety of women writers. We invite our readers to unite, discuss, and join our conversation with insightful comments. This is a space devoted to fostering and enhancing the visibility of North American female authors.

Literature and Film in Australasia

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 4:08pm
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies

AAALS seeks proposals for 15-20 minute papers on any aspect of Australian or New Zealand literature and/or film, including adaptation, narrative, history and cultural identity for the 2014 MLA conference session in Chicago.
Deadline: March 1, 2013. Please send 250-word abstracts to Eva Rueschmann,

Captivity / Writing / Unbound (Edited Collection) May 1, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 3:07pm
Pat Cesarini and Becky McLaughlin / University of South Alabama

Call for Papers for Collection: Captivity / Writing / Unbound

Proposals for papers are invited for a collection entitled Captivity / Writing / Unbound. We are particularly interested in papers that explore and extend the traditional boundaries of the study of captivity writing—such writing conceived generically, geographically, historically, or in disciplinary terms—and that do so through a triangulation of the three operant terms: Captivity, Writing, Unbound.