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Dadaphone: Indeterminacy in Words and Music MLA 2014

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 9:00pm
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Society for the Study of Dada and Surrealism

Dada texts and indeterminate music utilize non-traditional means of organization. We are seeking proposals that address words and sound combined using an element of chance, either in composition or performance.

Please send 250 word proposals by March 1st to both and

2013 Mnemonics Graduate Summer School (Ghent, 9-11 September 2013; abstracts due 1 April 2013)

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 7:34pm
Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies

Call for Papers for 2013 Mnemonics Graduate Summer School
"Memory Unbound: Transcultural, Transgenerational, Transmedial, and Transdisciplinary Dynamics of Memory" (Ghent, 9-11 September 2013)

For the second edition of the annual summer school organized by the Mnemonics network, an international collaborative initiative for graduate education in memory studies, we invite paper proposals from graduate students that address the transcultural, transgenerational, transmedial, and/or transdisciplinary dynamics of memory.

Broadway Babies

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 7:12pm
MLA 2014 and MLA Executive Committee on Children's Literature; abstract 3-15-2013

Call for Papers: MLA 2014 in Chicago

Broadway Babies

Since the premier of Annie in 1977, Broadway musical theater has seen multiple shows featuring children. The child performer has a long history, stretching from the child actor on the Elizabethan stage to the title character of the recent hit Billy Elliott. This panel is intended to bring together scholars working in performance studies, musical theater studies, and children's literature and create a conversation about constructions of childhood and the role of the child performer in the formation, popularization, commercialization, and history of America's most profitable indigenous art form: the Broadway musical.

[UPDATE] William T. Vollmann at ALA 2013 (Boston, May)

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 7:03pm
Ralph Clare, Boise State University

One of the notable features of William T. Vollmann's work is its ability to defy simple classification. Whether through its excessive display of language, genre, and experiential "research," as well as its sheer page count, footnotes, and glossaries, Vollmann's expanding oeuvre eludes the usual conceptual categories we might draw upon to understand it. This can be both exhilarating and frustrating, as one of the primary strengths of Vollmann's texts also makes them difficult to deal with critically and pedagogically.

Representations of Moral Bankruptcy on Television (ASA 2013 panel)

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 5:27pm
Amy Parziale, University of Arizona

This is a proposed panel for the 2013 American Studies Association annual meeting in Washington D.C. (November 21-24 at the Hilton Washington DC). Papers on this panel would look at the representation of morals and ethics on television, particularly the draw of immoral and corrupt characters. Some of the questions papers on this panel could consider are: Are "guilty pleasures" simply a waste of time, or can they be related to our ethics? How is the consumption of such programs related to ethical considerations? Are we simply passive witnesses, or is there something more at stake? What relationships are there between reality television and other programming?

IJRC, a journal of radical inquiry seeks papers for Vol 02 No 02

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 5:18pm
International Journal of Radical Critique

We are now reading for Vol 02 No 02. The deadline is March 15, 2013 with a tentative publication date of March 30th. Submissions received after that date will be held, most likely, for issues following.

Potential contributors should review these pages:

Essays on Clarence Major for Proposed Book (3/30/2013)

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 3:30pm
Gregory Leon Miller (CSU Bakersfield)

Call for Submissions for a Book of New and Collected Essays on Clarence Major (fiction and/or poetry and/or painting)

Charles Johnson is writing the foreword.

Contributors to date include Nancy Bunge, Benjamin Carson, Adam Gussow, Lawrence Hogue, Martin Japtok, William Nash, Linda Selzer, M.W. Smith and Joe Weixlman.

Please no single-work articles on My Amputations, Dirty Bird Blues, or Myself Painting; also, we do not need articles on detective/mystery motifs in Major's fiction or that focus exclusively on Major's early fiction.

Proposals on all other topics are welcome.

Please submit abstracts by March 30,
 2013 to

FINAL EXTENSION: IU Grad Student Conference: "Consent: Terms of Agreement"

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 2:50pm
Indiana University English Department Graduate Student Advisory Committee

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, entitled "Consent: Terms of Agreement," to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington, March 21-23, 2013. Join us for our 11th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Keynote speaker: Lauren Berlant
University of Chicago
author of The Female Complaint and Cruel Optimism

Consent: We click it any time we download a new software program. We are required to give it for medical procedures. Spoken or implied, it struggles to articulate our desires and will. Without it, numerous laws can be broken and our senses of agency violated.

[UPDATE] gardens and utopia, call for papers

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 2:30pm
EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden; University of Delaware

EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden

Symposium June 6-9, 2013

EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden is a four-day symposium designed for an academic audience, garden professionals, and a general public interested in the importance and meaning of gardens.

Call for Papers :
Abstracts and proposals for papers and panels due March 4, 2013.

CFP for the second issue of Persian Literary Studies Journal

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 2:17pm
Farideh Pourgiv/ Shiraz University

The editor is currently seeking scholarly articles for the spring-summer issue of Persian Literary Studies Journal, a joint publication of Shiraz University and Iran Academy of Literary Criticism. This is an academic peer-reviewed journal designed to explore a wide range of issues of current concern to those working in the field of Persian Literature around the world, including classical and modern literature which will be published twice each year.

International Workshop on Agent Technology for Ambient Intelligence AgTAmI 2013 Bucharest, Romania 29-31 May 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 12:58pm
Romanian Association for Artificial Intelligence

The International Workshop on Agent Technology for Ambient Intelligence
AgTAmI 2013
Bucharest, Romania
29-31 May 2013

The Agent Technologies for Ambient Intelligence (AgTAmI) Workshop will bring together scientists and practitioners interested in discussing and exchanging views on how to make better use of agents and multi-agent systems in novel approaches and applications of AmI, how to better exploit a technology that has now arrived to its maturity, in order to create intelligence embedded in the environment and to adapt the environment to user's interests and expectations.


Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 11:36am
The Ladydrawers Comics Collective

Exhibition Dates: June 27 – July 27, 2013

Artwork Due to gallery: June 19, 2013

The Ladydrawers Comics Collective (AKA "The Ladydrawers", is a ridiculous, amazing, and largely pointless endeavor that combines a love of giggling with a display of moxie the likes of which have never before been seen in this universe, or in others glimpsed on late-night sci fi television programs.

CFP: Assembling Identities Postgraduate Conference

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 4:45am
University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Professor Pierre Joris (SUNY at Albany)
Ruth Washbrook (Scottish Screen Archive/NLS)

The University of Glasgow's Graduate School of the College of Arts is delighted to announce Assembling Identities, an international and cross-disciplinary conference focusing on how we understand identity and the process of identity formation.

Reorientations: East Asia in Recent Anglophone Fiction/Journalism

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 12:04am
Mary Goodwin

Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. Following the 2013 MLA Boston roundtable on this topic, this CFP invites essays on how East Asia's emergence onto the world stage has been reflected in recent English-language literature, for possible inclusion in a book-length collection. Topics could include individual countries/literatures/writers or a broader view of "East Asia"; roundtable papers covered D Mitchell's Japan fiction, as well as modern children's literature of Korea, semi-autobiographical expat fiction from China, Taiwan and HK.