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March 1 2013 Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies Call for Papers

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 4:02am
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

This CFP has been circulating for some time and now we are close to completion. The Call for Papers is pasted in; the actual list of entries to be filled ('headwords") follows, and is also available on the Facebook
page. Many thanks for your attention.

Call for Papers

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies


Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 10:33pm
University of South Florida

Call for Papers – Rhetoric Matters 3rd Edition

Rhetoric Matters is designed for use as an online textbook in first-year college and university composition programs. This third edition will take advantage of the multimodal features consistent with an ePub format. The editors seek submissions that address academic writing and critical thinking from a rhetorical perspective. In addition to chapters that explore processes associated with persuasive and well-researched academic writing, contributors should engage a student audience and include multimodal components (embedded images, videos, hyperlinks, etc.) to complement the text.

Beyond Blood and Treasure: Reconceptualizing War Debt

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 9:34pm
Proposed Panel for 2013 meeting of the American Studies Association

Beyond the familiar metrics of 'blood and treasure,' what does war cost? Contemporary American militarism is dominated by a fiduciary logic. The government establishes monetary values for lost limbs, injured brains, and disturbed psyches in assessing veterans' disability clams. In popular discourse and cultural production, veterans' sacrifices are figured as debts that every citizen owes. This sense of beholdenness may alternately inspire or inhibit anti-war protest or dissent. The notion of indebtedness generates particular forms of patriotism, and inflects practices of memorialization and remembrance.

Shakespeare in Global/Local Contexts

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 9:18pm
The Shakespeare Association of Korea

November 1-2, 2013
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

The Shakespeare Association of Korea invites papers exploring topics and issues of "Shakespeare in Global/Local Contexts" for its 2013 international conference to be held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its foundation. The conference aims to bring together scholars, actors, directors, and teachers of Shakespeare to discuss academic, theatrical, and pedagogical issues of Shakespeare in global/local contexts. Topics of discussion may include (but not restricted to):
Adaptation/ Appropriation
Performance/ Stage History and Reception/ Dramaturgy
Teaching Methods
Politics/ Religion/ Ethics
Feminism/ Postcolonialism

Surface/ Depth

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:29pm
Philament - The University of Sydney Journal of the Arts and Culture

Issue 19: Surface/Depth

'There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.'
- Friedrich Nietzsche

'The world thereby momentarily loses its depth and threatens to become a glossy skin, a stereoscopic illusion, a rush of filmic images without density. But is this now an terrifying or an exhilarating experience?''
- Fredric Jameson

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-career scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for a forthcoming issue on the theme of Surface/Depth. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Medieval History Seminar (October 10-13, 2013): deadline extended to 1 February 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 4:57pm
German Historical Institute London and German Historical Institute Washington, D.C.

The German Historical Institutes in London and Washington, D.C., are pleased to announce the eighth Medieval History Seminar, to be held in London, from October 10 to 13, 2013. The seminar is designed to bring together American, British and German Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. recipients (2011-2012) in medieval history for a weekend of scholarly discussion and collaboration. They will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers as well as to distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. Conveners for the 2013 seminar will be professors Michael Borgolte (Humboldt-Uni¬ver¬sität zu Berlin), Frank Rexroth (Universität Göttingen), Patrick J.

Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writers Award

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 3:17pm
Great Plains Writers' Conference, South Dakota State University

The Great Plains Writers' Conference, in cooperation with South Dakota State University's American Indian Studies Program and American Indian Education and Cultural Center, announces the inaugural competition for a new annual award to encourage tribal writers in the early phases of their writing careers and to honor those of extraordinary merit and promise.

The winner, judged by AIS and AIECC, will receive an award of $500 and be invited to read at the Great Plains Writers' Conference at SDSU March 24-26, 2013. This year's conference focuses on examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr.

WHO CAN SUBMIT: Writers from the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Minnesota who have not yet published a book of creative writing.

The Fiction of David Mitchell

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 1:44pm
SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism

SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism will dedicate a special issue to the fiction of David Mitchell. Contributors may engage any work(s) by Mitchell; scholarship pertaining to the politics and metaphysics of time and history in Mitchell's corpus is especially welcome.

Proposals for essays (250 – 500 words) and a brief CV may be submitted to the issue's editor, Paul Harris, by email (

Proposals due March 1, 2013

"Negotiation & Renegotiation" Graduate Student Conference, March 1-2, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 1:40pm
IU Department of French & Italian

This conference will examine the themes of Negotiation and Renegotiation in any area of French or Italian Studies. We shall examine such questions as: How do authors negotiate between seemingly
conflicting themes or positions? How do texts negotiate between genres, periods, and styles? How do speakers negotiate meaning within and across languages/dialects? How do language learners negotiate acquisition?

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended for ASA Panel "Dissent in the Transnational Age", Nov 21-24, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 10:32am
American Studies Asociation (ASA), Washington DC

New Deadline for abstracts: 14 January.

From the Ground Up: Reimagining Collective Dissent in the Transnational Age

The authors of Transnationalism From Below remind us of the cleft between the theories and practices within the transnational rubric to argue that “the power to resist hegemonic projects, exists latently at all levels of the global system. But to materialize, it must be socially organized, and cannot be taken for granted as inherently embedded in phantom discourses ‘from below'.” This panel will revisit the issue of collective dissent to explore how notions of solidarity and resistance have been altered, reconfigured, and reimagined in fluid global contexts.

UPDATE: New Approaches to Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman (ALA) EXTENDED DEADLINE

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 8:46am
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society

CFP: New Approaches to Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society

American Literature Association Conference
May 23-26th, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

We are seeking participants for a panel on innovative approaches to teaching the work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Many of us who would not consider ourselves Gilman specialists teach her work regularly, and this panel aims to introduce new voices to the discussion of her work. We are especially interested in panelists who teach works other than "The Yellow Wall-Paper" but will also consider particularly fresh strategies or contexts for the teaching of this classic story as well.

Possible Topics include:

Peer English 9

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:06am
Dr Ben Parsons, University of Leicester

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed, open-access online journal produced by members of the School of English. Issued once a year since 2006, its remit is to publish leading research from academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.