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Extended CFP: Nov. 30 "Medieval and Renaissance Astrology" - AAIS Conference (Eugene, OR, April 11-14, 2013)

Friday, November 23, 2012 - 7:19pm
American Association for Italian Studies

Any aspect of the study and uses of astrology in Medieval and
Renaissance Italy, including its connections with alchemy, medicine,
theology, music, and other disciplines. Interdisciplinary work
involving fields such as literature, art history, history of ideas,
history of science, philosophy, political theory, religious studies,
etc. is especially welcome.

Please send 150-200 word abstract of your proposed paper and short biographical statement to by November 30th.

Deadline Extended] CFP SW/TX PCA Conference, Feb. 13-16,2013 AREA: Motor Culture & the Road, Deadline Dec. 2, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012 - 10:27am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association & American Culture Associations

Motor Culture and the Road relates to a wide variety of areas of cultural significance in the global context. More often than not, we associate "motor" with automobile culture, but the term "motor" can also simply describe any type of movement at a steady pace. In addition, the concept of "road" can remind of us freedom or escape; but it can also be an obstruction, such as "the road to nowhere" or "the end of the road.

between.1983: Coetzee, Swift, Berger, and more, 16-18 May 2013, Sopot (Poland)

Friday, November 23, 2012 - 6:46am
University of Gdańsk/Un Gusto a miel

It was, one might say, a good year. In 1983, J.M. Coetzee published The Life and Times of Michael K,
Graham Swift's Waterland was in the bookshops, and John Berger's short story "Boris" (a central text 
in the Into Their Labours trilogy) appeared in Granta. And more . . . Théâtre de Complicité was 
founded, Samuel Beckett's last play What Where was performed, David Constantine's collection 
Watching for Dolphins appeared, as did Michael Hofmann's Nights in the Iron Hotel, John le Carré 
published The Little Drummer Girl, James Kelman's Not Not While the Giro appeared, and William
Golding won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Important work by Fleur Adcock, Geoffrey Hill, and

Disability and Visual Culture

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 10:37am
Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Special Issue

Call for Papers: Disability and Visual Culture

Guest Editors: Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan)

In the last two decades, there has been an unprecedented explosion in visual culture. If we live in the 'age of the image', what does this mean for disability studies? From the Venus de Milo to Marc Quinn's Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), or Diane Arbus's photographs to the media representations of the London 2012 Paralympians, visual representations of disability call into question notions of normalcy, aesthetic value and beauty.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE APPROACHING] Straddling Boundaries: Hemispherism, Cultural Identity and Indigeneity

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 10:18am
Culture and the Canada-US Border

Straddling Boundaries: Hemispherism, Cultural Identity, and Indigeneity

Deadline for abstracts: November 30th 2012

Keynotes: Claudia Sadowski-Smith ; Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair ; Guillermo Verdecchia

Please note there are a number of postgraduate travel bursaries available for this conference. See website for details:

Distilling the terror imaginary: thinking poetry after 9/11. Apil 22-23, 2013. Proposal submission deadline Dec. 17

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 8:14am
Center for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon.

This CfP is for a poetry section of the larger conference "Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security: Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses" from April 22-23 at the Centro de Estudos Comparatistas at the Universidade de Lisboa.

Those interested in participating should send 200 word proposals by Dec. 17, 2012 in response to the following CALL FOR PAPERS:

Distilling the terror imaginary: thinking poetry after 9/11

JoDRM 2013

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 4:21am
Journal of Defense Resources Management

The Journal of Defense Resources Management (JoDRM) is listed in the following prestigious international databases and catalogs:
•Ulrich's Global Serials Directory
•Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
•EBSCO - International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center
•Open Access English Language Journals Portal (OPENJ-GATE)
•Index Copernicus
•Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (KVK)

The aim of JoDRM is to disseminate the results of the theoretical and practical research investigations undertaken by reputable professionals worldwide in the holistic field of defense resources management.

CFP to Lights: The MESSA Journal, A Graduate Publication from the University of Chicago - Deadline 1/18/2013

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 6:40pm
University of Chicago Middle Eastern Studies Students Association (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative
nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Deadline is 5pm, Friday, January 18, 2013.

Please send submissions electronically to:

Crime Strikes in Suburbia: The Gothic Suburban Imagination in Post-World War II American Crime Writers

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 4:33pm
American Literature Association (Conference in May 2013)

This panel seeks to explore the presence of the suburban landscape in American crime fiction. Novelists of horror novels, such as Shirley Jackson and Richard Matheson, have been studied for the Gothic imagination in their suburban tales. However, this panel seeks to explore the reasons for and ramification of placing suburbia as the backdrop in a different genre: namely, crime novels from the 1950s onward. Some possible angles include: to what extent does suburbia become redefined in genre fiction? What place and purpose does suburbia hold for crime fiction writers of a chosen period? How do transgressions get configured in such a setting? I welcome submissions that explore these and other angles.