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CFP: Disabilities in Literature (12/31/02; collection of essays)

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 1:55pm
John J. Han & Carol Austin

Note: This announcement replaces the call for papers for the volume originally entitled Intellectual Disabilities in Literature: Critical Essays (posted July 2012).

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume tentatively entitled Disabilities in Literature: Critical Essays. The federal definition for disabilities includes the following: emotional, speech and language (communication), physical, visual, deaf, autism, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury. There is another category called "Otherwise Health Impaired" that includes chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, leukemia, and sickle cell anemia.

Monsters in the Margins: The Horrors of Image/Text - deadline January 15, 2013

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 1:45pm
ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies

Edited by Don Ault and Will Walter

In any crisis, whether economic or cultural, there is a sense of an unimaginable danger right around the corner. These unknown and unfathomable terrors fascinate the imagination and dramatically play out our anxieties in a more cognitively relatable form. We attempt to embody them, to transplant them, or to make them somehow tangible, yet despite the variety of attempts, the underlying anxiety persists. The narratives and forms into which we channel our terrors become our monsters. At the same time, the modes and means of this content production and distribution seem to loom, suggesting changes and mutations around the corner, and the outliers and disturbances in the status-quo make us wary of what's to come.

Journal of Dracula Studies

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 12:02pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

"Tipping Points" February 22-24, 2013

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 9:39am
Northern Arizona University Graduate English Organization

The year 2013 brings with it a chance to put the teleological
bluster of 2012 behind us, to embrace a new era that asks us to
look ahead instead of back. This new year's connotations of
both bad luck and cosmic transition have provided us with the
opportunity to embrace the unexpected in our work, to discard
the old in favor of the new as we find new directions, or they
find us. Unexpected discoveries can be potentially devastating,
even world-rearranging, but they are always enlightening. This
year's conference supports the work of the many students who
will be pushing and transgressing boundaries in their work,
specifically boundaries from which there is no return once they

2013 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 10:50pm
IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology

ISTAS'13 invites original and unpublished work from individuals active in the broad theme of the conference. Abstracts must be formatted to fit within 5000 words and must be in English. Authors should submit their papers online. All papers that conform to submission guidelines will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. Acceptance of papers will be communicated to authors by email.

We welcome submissions for ISTAS's Technical Program in the following areas and not limited to:

December 2012, 2012/ April 15, 2013

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 10:32pm
Animal Studies. Rivista italiana di antispecismo

Call for articles

Special Issue of "Animal Studies. Rivista italiana di antispecismo" dedicated to "Foucault's Animals"

Possible topics: Biopolitics, Animal, Animalization, Animality, Foucault, Human/Nonhuman divide, Governmentality, Zoopolitics.

Deadline for pre-review: 15 December, 2012.
Deadline for final submission: 15 April, 2013.

The role that animals play in the formation of disciplinary knowledge has never held particular importance in the course of Michel Foucault's articulated research. This "oversight" could partially be due to chronological reasons: the passing of Foucault came in the very years that the so-called "animal question" began to emerge.

International Journal of Development and Sustainability (IJDS)

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 9:31pm
International Society for Development and ustainability

International Journal of Development and Sustainability (IJDS)
is a peer-reviewed, international, open-access, and online journal, published as the official journal of the International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), Japan. The journal aims to publish papers of high quality and strives to promote scholarly debate across a broad international coverage of the subject with a flexible editorial policy, accepting submissions in any of the areas within the journal scope which covers all aspects of the environmental, economic, social, and cultural sustainability

CFP: "Literature and Pornography" Special Issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 5:15pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

The dust may have begun to settle in the blogosphere, but M. L. James's Fifty Shades of Gray novels continue to dominate the bestseller list, impervious to the literary outrage that greeted their remarkable success. In the wake of this phenomenon, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory invites essays on literary works that flirt with, dabble in, or wholly embrace the pornographic. We are interested in scholarly engagements with the history, theory, and politics of pornography, as well as studies of the popularity, reception, censorship, and "literariness" of texts considered pornographic.

New Genre Army: An International Conference on the Writing of Adam Roberts

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 4:36pm
University of Lincoln

New Genre Army: An International Conference on the Writing of Adam Roberts

Friday 5th April 2013
Department of English, University of Lincoln

Sponsored by Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher and the University of Lincoln
Part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers series

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Farah Mendlesohn (Anglia Ruskin University)
Dr. Andrew M. Butler (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Response and Q&A from Adam Roberts

Human Rights, Literature, Film (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7), Proposal Deadline: Nov. 15

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 2:41pm
Lena Khor, Lawrence University

The GPS of Human Rights: Globalization, Technology, and Cultural Production (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7)

Using GPS as a technology and its metaphor as a reference point, this seminar intends to examine, broadly speaking, representations of human rights on a global map of humans beings (individuals and groups/organizations) as well as texts (literature, film, and other cultural productions).

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth, February 28-March 1, 2013

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:31pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

Futures of Schelling

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:20pm
North American Schelling Society

Futures of Schelling: The Second Conference of the North American Schelling Society

Western University London, ON Canada – August 29- September 1, 2013

[Update] James Fenimore Cooper Panels: ALA 2013

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 11:51am
James Fenimore Cooper Society

Call for Papers

24rd Annual Conference
American Literature Association

May 23-26, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 24th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from May 23-26th, 2013.

Panel 1: James Fenimore Cooper and Spirituality/Religion (Chair: Lance Schachterle)