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CFP: Digitize This: Exploring/Exploiting the Rise of Digital Arts & Digital Humanities (11/2-3/12)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 3:11pm
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

CFP: Digitize This: Exploring/Exploiting the Rise of Digital Arts & Digital Humanities
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
November 2-3, 2012.

Instances from and reflections on the dual rise of the digital humanities and the digital arts: to include panels, workshops, and roundtables as well as the performance and presentation of literary, musical, and visual works. Proposals accepted singly or as pre-organized panels. Topics might include but are not limited to:

AUTHORSHIP AND AUTEURISM - Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012 Columbus, OH

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 3:10pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers:
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: April 30, 2012

The "Authorship and Auteurism" area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, OH.

This panel seeks papers that analyze any aspect of auteur theory or authorship studies. Potential topics relevant to authorship may include:

In the Margin: e-text and its readers (proposals 30 April 2012)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 3:06pm
Drs. Ann-Barbara Graff and Kristin Lucas

We solicit contributions for an edited collection of scholarly essays entitled In the Margin: e-Text and its readers. Considerable scholarship of the past three decades has addressed the history, readership, and materiality of the book. The architecture of the page, paperstock, fount, blank spaces, and readerly annotation have been the subject of economic, material, and theoretical analysis. Attention to how books have been copied, signed, and annotated has illuminated a history of reading and literary activity. The codex, in short, has been invaluable to the material turn in bibliographic and literary scholarship. But what of the digital turn?

Early African American Poetry Panel for SEA 2013 (February 28-March 2, 2013)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 2:42pm
Alex Black

I'm organizing a panel on early African American poetry for Society of Early Americanists 2013 in Savannah, GA. I'm looking for panelists working on eighteenth-century poets (like Lucy Terry, Phillis Wheatley, and Jupiter Hammon) and/or critics of these poets from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (like WIlliam G. Allen and James Weldon Johnson). If you're interested, please send me a brief description of your paper by Friday, March 30.

CFP: American Humor (Due March 1)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 2:18pm

This panel welcomes papers on any topics pertaining to humor in American literature and culture. Please send 250-word abstracts to Julie Wilhelm at by March 1st. The RMMLA meets in Boulder, Colorado on October 11-13, 2012.

UPDATE RMMLA Conference in Oct - Deadline for Proposals March 1, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 1:37pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This year's RMMLA Conference will be held in Boulder, CO Oct 11-13.

This special topics session on RHETORICAL CRITICISM focuses on the analysis and interpretation of a wide range of rhetorical artifacts from the perspective of rhetorical theory. This year we hope to present works that discuss the practical applications of rhetorical criticism.

Please submit a 1-page proposal to by March 1, 2012.

Bruce Springsteen

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 1:35pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

Chair of 2012 Bruce Springsteen session: Dr. Peter J. Fields, Assoc. Prof. of English, Midwestern State University, Department of English, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099; Office Ph:940-397-4246; English Dept Fax 940-397-4931; PLEASE SUBMIT Abstract (approx. 50-100 words) with Proposal (approx. 100 words)by e-mail attachment to

Description: Interdisciplinary response to the life and music of Bruce Springsteen. Analysis may emphasize songs,life,band,audience, and performance, including literary/religious/philosophical/psychological/cultural/
gender/political implications--very wide open.

[UPDATE] CFP: At the Round Table (food writing)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:50pm
Dr. Adrienne P. Lamberti / University of Northern Iowa

Among scholarly, trade, and popular texts, food has been addressed as (among other frames) a luxurious preoccupation, a class marker, and an overdue opportunity to give attention to a key cultural artifact.

AAALS Session at MLA 2013 (Jan. 3-6, 2013)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:13pm
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS)

Proposals are invited for the AAALS session to be held at the 2013 MLA Convention to be held in Boston from January 3rd through January 6th, 2013. Please send 200-word abstracts to Nathanael O'Reilly ( by March 15th, 2012. The session topic is "History, Fiction & Australia." The topic may be interpreted broadly and transnational approaches are particularly welcome.

Interpreting Prophecies. 2012 RMMLA (10/11-10/13); submissions due 3/1/12

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:08pm
Juliette Bourdier - University of Colorado at CU Boulder

Lost or Gained in Translation, Interpreting Prophecies.

This session will explore how revelations,visions, journeys in the Afterworld were brought back and became prophecies. How they were interpreted, translated, transmitted, tainted.
Influence, transformation, use and doubt.

Shakespeare, RMMLA, October 11-13, 2012 (Boulder, CO)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:04pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session welcomes proposals for papers that examine any theme pertaining to Shakespeare. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, gender, race, and religious studies in Shakespeare. Please submit a 300-word abstract to Ruben Espinosa at by March 9, 2012.

MLA BOSTON 2013-The Renaissance Anthropocene: Imagining Life Without Nature in Early Modern Literature-DEADLINE MARCH 14

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:55am
Justin Kolb, Oberlin College

Coined by environmental scientists to describe the current geological epoch, "Anthropocene" denotes an age in which human action has pervasively and irreversibly transformed the land, sea, and atmosphere of the Earth, creating an ecology in which nature cannot be disentangled from artifice.

This concept existed in the minds of early modern writers under other names, especially "the decay of nature," as they imagined a world in which technologies ranging from alchemy to poetics might improve, degrade, or outright replace natural processes.