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Occupy the Academy: Reinterpreting and Reinventing our Role Within Academia April 13, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:15am
Annual IUP EGO/GSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The IUP English Graduate Organization welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, history, political science, history, and other related fields. Planned and organized by IUP Graduate Students, this year's conference seeks to examine the role that higher learning must play in an ever-changing and tumultuous political, economic, and cultural landscape. As Bill Readings says in The University in Ruins, "Teaching, we are told, is undervalued in favor of research, while research is less and less in touch with the demands of the real world, or with the comprehension of 'the common reader." Through this conference, we seek to take a step towards redefining the way through which we serve our public.

Exiles, Migrations, and Movements - Hispanic Literature

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:08am
Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature

Exiles, Migrations, and Movements
Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, October 12-14, 2012

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Conference's Organizing Committee seeks proposals for individual presentations and panels on aspects of Hispanic literatures and cultures related to the conference theme: Exiles, Migrations, and Movements.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words may be written in Spanish or English and should include author's name, affiliation, and contact information. Please submit your abstract as an attachment to:

Cineforum Journal Call for Submissions

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 9:54am

Cineforum is a peer reviewed bi-annual journal devoted to the theory and art of the moving image. Cineforum is published by the Department of Film and Digital Media at Dongguk University, one of the preeminent film departments in South Korea. It was first published in 1999 and is one of the oldest running Korean film and moving images journals.

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 9:03am
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.

UPDATE: Rukeyser Special Issue, July 15, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 8:15am
Elisabeth Daumer and Christine Hume

JNT will mark the 2013 Centenary of Muriel Rukeyser's birth with a special issue devoted to her stunningly varied and provocative work. We invite submissions that deepen and complicate our understanding of Rukeyser's writings; her philosophical, poetic, and political commitments; her interest in the multiple connections between science and poetry; her articulation of an extended poetics in The Life of Poetry, which has yet to receive its due as a major modernist manifesto; her passionate response to technology; her life-long commitment to experimentalism in the context of an activist poetics; her investment in "extending the document," especially in the context of current documentary poetic practices; her role as a post-holocaust Jewish-American poet.

Temptation and Redemption - 12 May 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 8:06am
Carolina Emerging Scholars Conference

The motif of temptation and redemption can be found in almost every area of the humanities and has played a central role in a significant number of works, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to season three of Glee.

Tragedy/The Tragic in Asian American Literature

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 8:05pm
Calling papers for possible panel at MLA 2012-13

This panel will explore Asian American literary participation in the tragic mode. Reasons for this exploration include:
- the desire to explore some of the aesthetic dimensions of Asian American fiction that have long been neglected by critics.
- the desire to recuperate tragedy/the tragic for the 20th Century, where it has often been dismissed as no longer applicable
- the desire to break down longstanding binaries between existential and political approaches to the tragic.
- the desire to better understand possible political ramifications of tragedy/the tragic in the 20th Century
- the desire to examine the role of genre in knowledge production and ethics

2012 PAMLA Special Session - Creative Writing: Fictional Boundaries

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 6:01pm
Nancy Hanway / PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Creative texts are sought for an approved 2012 PAMLA Special Session - Creative Writing: Fictional Boundaries.

The 2012 PAMLA conference will take place at Seattle University, Washington from October 19-21, 2012.

Creative Writing: Fictional Boundaries.
This special session will feature readings from works that challenge traditional divisions between fiction and other media or between fiction and other forms (such as poetry or non-fiction.) Writers may present recently published works or works that are still in progress.

Submission Deadline: Saturday March 31, 2012.
Please submit your proposal online at

Southerners in Film SAMLA 2012 CONFERENCE (11-9 through 11-11-12)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 1:29pm
Southerners in Contemporary Film Society

This regular session of the 2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film, including essays that address the transnational turn in southern film, as well as issues of authenticity, mythology, and folklore in southern film. Other topics might include (but are not limited to) the southern documentary impulse, expressions of race, class and sexuality in contemporary southern film, adaptation and re-imaginings of southern literature, and new southern studies and southern cinema. We particularly welcome submissions speaking to the conference theme of borders, migration, boundaries, and memoir. By May 15, 2012, please submit abstracts along with a short CV by e-mail to Dr.

CFP - Fashioning the City: Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 11:07am
Royal College of Art, London, UK

CFP - Call for Papers

Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems

An International Inter-disciplinary Conference

Dates and Duration: 19th-21st September 2012
Location and Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU. United Kingdom.
Principal Language of Conference Proceedings: English

[UPDATE] Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:53am
Special Session for MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013

Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)
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. But how has East Asia's emergence onto the world stage been reflected in late 20th-century English-language literature? This panel invites papers on recent Anglophone fiction set in East Asia; please send abstract of 1-2 pp along with a current c.v. to Mary Goodwin ( by 15 March 2012.