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Leisure! Enjoyment! Fun!: INCS 2013 Conference, University of Virginia, March 14-17, 2013

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 3:51pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." It was the age of pleasure. It was the age of atonement. It was any place in the nineteenth century. The scope is global, the approaches, cross-disciplinary. What pleased the palate and tickled the nose? What roused the senses and deepened joy? What thrilled the body and inspired the mind? What did they do besides work? What diversions (respectable or otherwise) did they seek? How did they think about the enjoyments they sought? These are some of the questions to address at INCS 2013, which is devoted to 'Leisure, Enjoyment, and Fun.'

Short Story Panel / 2012 MMLA

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 3:39pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

This session welcomes critical papers on the short story for the annual MMLA convention. Proposals may be related to the conference theme of Debt, but it is not necessary.

Please send 250-word abstracts by June 1, 2012, to Katy L. Leedy, Marquette University,

The convention will be held November 8-11, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit the website at


Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 10:31am
THATCamp HBCU at Atlanta University Center

Calling all Computer Geeks, Humanists, and Wannabe Techies!

THATCamp HBCU is coming to the Atlanta University Center Library on June 14-15, 2012.

We are accepting REGISTRATION for this FREE (un)conference in Digital Humanities right now at:

THATCamp HBCU is specifically geared toward exploring and expanding the digital humanities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, but you do not need to be HBCU affiliated to attend!

UPDATE Nomadic and Processual Poetics: A Symposium 5th May 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 10:24am
Bangor University (CONTEMPO in collaboration with Aberystwyth University)

Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed because of illness. Details will be posted here when it is rescheduled, probably in spring 2013.

Polari Journal: Call for Submission Extended

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 6:31pm
Polari Journal (International Journal of Queer Creative Writing)

Queer Writers: Call for Submission Extended

Polari Journal is holding an open call for submissions for its next issue (published JUNE 2012). There is no specific theme for this issue; however Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.

At this time financial remuneration is not offered.

All rights remain with the author/s.

The Final Date for submission is now MAY 1st 2012.

Witchcraft, Sexuality, and Religion in Medieval European Literature between the 14th and 17th Centuries (October 19-21, 2012)

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 5:37pm
PAMLA 2012

This session aims to explore the role of magic, witchcraft and religion in literary works, when moral categories had a different meaning. Abstracts in English on Italian, Spanish, French and English literature are welcomed.

The session will be held at the 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2012 - Seattle University, October 19-21, 2012). Deadline for submitting a 300 words abstract is 22 April, 2012 at

Eastwood and the Gun: Munitions for Thought

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 3:24pm
Brock University

Call for Papers

Eastwood and the Gun: Munitions for Thought

We invite papers that examine, interpret, interrogate, or challenge the iconic cinematic image of Clint Eastwood as a gun toting hero/anti-hero. Films for consideration include:

Alive and Kicking at All Ages: Health, Life Expectancy, and Life Course Identity

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 10:27am
Center for Inter-American Studies / University of Graz / Austria

Aging Studies Series

Alive and Kicking at All Ages: Health, Life Expectancy, and Life Course Identity

Editors: Ulla Kriebernegg, Roberta Maierhofer

Similar to the issue of health that can both be literal and metaphorical, personal and public, human and environmental, age and aging are concepts that are understood according to time, circumstances and disciplinary approach. In this volume, we are asking for papers that investigate the topic of health within the matrix of time and experience. This cultural ambiguity of aging enables an analysis of social functions of images as a basis for interdisciplinary exchange.

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2012

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 3:40pm
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP. With six contributions from undergraduates scholars across the US, the current issue features expanded functions such as audio interviews and editorial pieces.

Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.

Student submissions deadline is JUNE 15, 2012. Interested faculty should contact us by September 15, 2012.

[UPDATE] Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium, 11th-12th May 2012: Registration now open

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:00pm
Birkbeck College, University of London

Twenty-First Century British Fiction seeks to consider and promote current perspectives on the fiction of British writers in the twenty-first century. Post-2000 writing has proved itself as arguably wide-ranging and innovative as its predecessors.

Keynote addresses: Dr. Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck), Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)

Registration is free. To register, please contact us at