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[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Friendship and States of Debt in Early Modern English Literature (Midwest MLA 2012)

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 3:13pm
Andrew Kranzman / Michigan State University

This panel examines how discourses of friendship intersect with 'states of debt' in early modern literature and culture. The valence of the term 'state' invokes an array of social relations, conditions, and practices that are doubly compounded through the addition of the term 'debt.' For instance, while 'state' may refer to community, nation, condition, or communicative practices, 'debt' conjures notions of obligation, affective and/or economic bonds, social contracts, oaths, and acts of incorporation or release. Likewise, the connotative richness of 'friend'/'friendship' underscores a variety of intimate, social, and political relationships and responsibilities situated in overlapping networks of kinship, community, and nation.

Collections and Collecting Practices as Sites of Transformation, Adaptation and Exchange (deadline for submission: July 8, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 1:44pm
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society Conference (Oct.18-22, 2012. Abbotsford, BC, Canada)

This panel interrogates the ways in which the production, circulation, and dissemination of art, objects, and knowledge were mediated by processes of translation and transmission within early modern Europe. We invite papers that consider the ways in which these processes defined the collecting practices of courtly patrons and other collectors, such as merchants, physicians, antiquarians, alchemists, and natural historians. Within this context, translation (as a creative act of adaptation, transformation, and reinterpretation) could function to facilitate the transfer of discoveries—both artistic and epistemological.

ELN 51.1 (Spring/Summer 2013): "General Issue: State of the Field"

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 9:57am
English Language Notes (ELN)

Call for Papers:

ELN 51.1 (Spring/Summer 2013): "General Issue: State of the Field"
English Language Notes
Contact email:
Deadline: October 1, 2012

Since its founding in 1963, English Language Notes, under the sponsorship of the University of Colorado, has provided a respected forum for criticism and scholarship in every field of English studies to a broad audience of academics and general readers. It has been unique both in its breadth of audience and subject matter and in its emphasis on shorter articles of wider interest than typical scholarly writing.

The Monster-Child

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 7:14am
Markus Bohlmann and Sean Moreland

The Monster Child: New Essays on Children, Horror and Monstrosity in Film

A call for papers for a proposed collection co-edited by Markus Bohlmann and Sean Moreland

As an area of research which has to date gone largely unexplored, the many variations on the image of the child-as-monster in global popular cinema invite critical consideration through a variety of theoretical approaches.

We are soliciting abstract submissions for a collection of original essays which explore various critical themes and theoretical angles related to "monstrous" children in film, a topic which has to date been paid too little attention, not only within the field of childhood studies, but also those of film and horror studies.

Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory, Senate House, London, 12-13 February, 2013 (Abstracts due 1 November, 2012)

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 4:35am
Jordana Blejmar (Institute of Germanic & Romace Studies) and Anindya Raychaudhuri (UCL)

Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory
International Conference
13- 14 February, 2013
Senate House, London

Organised by:

Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies, University College London
Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory

FINAL CALL: August Issue of Luvah

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 3:01am
Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination

Final call for papers for August issue of Luvah. Deadline for submissions is July 5 at midnight.

The editorial team of the interdisciplinary Luvah is seeking papers that explore and break the boundaries between religion, philosophy, and literature.

[Update] Contempoary Japanese Media Cultures: Industry, Society and Audiences (5 Septmeber 2012)

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 4:36pm
Dr Rayna Denison, University of East Anglia

Registration is now open. We are proud to announce that we now have a Manga to Movies Project website (project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council) at:

It has all the details for the Contemporary Japanese Media Cultures Symposium, being held on 5th September 2012 at the University of East Anglia in the UK, including the proposed programme.

18th-19th C. American History and Culture: Document Studies

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 10:37am
EBSCO Publishing (Salem Press)

Salem Press, an imprint of EBSCO Publishing, is developing a multi-volume series on primary source documents in American History. Designed for advanced high school and undergraduate students, the series will publish complete or excerpted historical documents with analysis (the specific layout is author bio, contextual history, and an analysis of the historical document (4,000 words)). We seek researchers working in the field of American history and culture studies to complete monographs for a range of subjects and genres. We offer a $400 honorarium for your services. Due dates vary depending on volume. If interested, please email Jim Ryan at EBSCO Publishing:

Out of the Shadow: The Female Beats in Literature, Art and Film

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 10:11am
University of Agder, Norway

The female beats and their contribution to beat aesthetics is an understudied topic in American Studies scholarship in general and beat scholarship in particular. The female writers and artists lived and navigated within a series of gender paradoxes. On the one hand, they broke away from the strict social gendered roles of post-war US society, and lived more liberal and free lives than women of their time, generally. On the other hand, the beat milieu they sought out was a highly masculine culture, where few women found acceptance. This conference focuses on these gender paradoxes and invites for discussions of the aesthetics of the female beats. We invite papers discussing the following topics:

- Women beat poets

- Women beat artists

Care in the Past: Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. 6th of October 2012.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 8:19am
Department of Archaeology, Durham University

One of the major social challenges faced today is the provision of care for the elderly, the disabled and the young within society, with contemporary debates dominating local, national and global agendas. The importance of the study of care has been recognised by all research councils, resulting in the formation of the cross-council programme on Lifelong Health and Well-Being. In addition, the AHRC has highlighted the topic of Care in the Past as one of its four priority themes for current research, stressing the importance of historical knowledge in policy formation. Until recently the study of care has been shied away from in archaeological thought.

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS - Microwave Image processing and Analysis Techniques – An Application perspective

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 4:28am
Dr.S.Manikandan (Defense Research and Development Organisation, India)


Microwave Image processing and Analysis techniques – An Application perspective

Dr. S. Manikandan (Electronics and Radar Development Establishment, Defense Research and Development Organization, INDIA)
Dr.V.R.Vijayakumar (Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Anna University of technology, Coimbatore, India)

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 3, 2012
Chapter Submission Date: November 2, 2012
Final Submission Date: February 25, 2012

Call for studies Bound to Connect. Life in Cybespace

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 2:38am
Routledge Studies in Science, Technology, and Society

As a result of putting together previously discussed ideas and continuous research and a panel collection of papers and discussions from last year's SIEF Conference in Lisbon, the idea of a collective volume addressing the issues of different identities practiced online began to take shape.