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[UPDATE] "By the Author of David Simple": New Approaches to Sarah Fielding (ASECS; April 4-7 Cleveland, OH)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 5:14am
Stephanie Harper Recine / American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies

Just past her 300th birthday, the popularity of Sarah Fielding is increasing; yet, her life and writing tend to be overshadowed by the critical reception of her brother, Henry. This panel seeks to advance the conversation surrounding Sarah Fielding, especially as it relates to new approaches on themes of gender, nature, and trauma in her work. Furthermore, papers which focus on teaching Fielding are encouraged.

Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words and a 1-page CV to Stephanie Harper Recine ( by September 15th, 2012.

Warscapes magazine- Reviewers needed!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 2:32am
Warscapes, an online magazine of literature, art and politics

Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is being read in 170 countries! Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 3:44pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

Catalogued at the National Library in Ottawa, Canada, the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north is now in its fourth year of publication. Publishing top quality academic articles, poetry, fiction, reviews, and art, the quint welcomes a diversity of disciplines and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences. The quint's thirteenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 20th May 2012—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time. Links to the quint are accessible at

Représentation(s) de la migration dans le cinéma français contemporain

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 2:25pm

Call for Papers

« Représentation(s) de la migration dans le cinéma français contemporain/
Representation(s) of Migration in Contemporary French Cinema»

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University


Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 1:46pm
Dianna Fielding/Hamline University

You are invited to participate in a study on fanfiction authors who write or read genderswap fanfiction. This study is being conducted by Dianna Fielding; Sociology major at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Background Information:
The purpose of this study is to gain information on how genderswap authors and readers create and perceive gender through their writing. The research is conducting this study as part of her Honor's Thesis in Sociology at Hamline University. To be eligible for participation you must be 18 years or older and write or read genderswap fanfiction now or in the past.

Revised Call for Interviews & Essays on Native American/Indigenous Filmmakers

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 1:42pm
M. Elise Marubbio/ Augsburg College

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions of substantive interviews with or essays on new Native American/Indigenous filmmakers/directors/producers for a special issue that will include a dvd containing shorts or clips from work by those interviewed. This special issue of Post Script, co-edited by M. Elise Marubbio and Angelo Baca (independent filmmaker), encourages original essays and interviews in this area coming from a Native perspective on film and focusing on Native and Indigenous film of North America. We are seeking work from filmmakers, scholars and academics, curators, teachers and the like.

Update-Deadline extended to June 30-Modernism and the Environment

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 1:27pm
The 2012 SAMLA Convention

In the past two decades, there has been a surge of literary and critical environmental works. Although ecocriticism has been a flourishing field of inquiry for some years now, literary critics are just beginning to explore literature and the environment from postcolonial perspectives. Postcolonial eco-/environmental criticism, albeit belatedly, has become a burgeoning field in the past few years. However, most eco-/environmental critics are heavily focused on contemporary environmental texts, so little or no attention has been paid to the aspects of nature in British or in Anglo-phone modern literature. Nature or the environment is rarely considered a part of the imperial colonial process in analyzing modern literary works.

Fifteen Years After the Discovery of a 'New Traherne': Future Directions for Traherne Studies, December 14-15, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 1:15pm
Selwyn College, University of Cambridge

Thomas Traherne (c.1637-1674) was a polymath with a distinctive theological vision. He wrote extensively, but remains a relatively obscure figure in seventeenth-century studies. Traditionally misunderstood as a figure somewhat out of his time, he is frequently considered within the contexts of medieval mysticism or post-Enlightenment Romanticism, when in fact he was strongly engaged with the thought of his age. Traherne read, noted and wrote upon a great variety of subjects – philosophical, theological, literary and scientific – perhaps remarkably considering his geographical circumstances and the relative privacy of his life.

HIV/AIDS and GBV in Africa and the Black Diaspora

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 12:59pm
Gabrie'l J. Atchison, Ph.D.

I am editing an anthology called, Twin Crises: HIV/AIDS and Violence Against Women in Africa and the Black Diaspora. I currently have essays which address the situation in Africa and the United States. I need essays addressing this issue from the perspective (1) of women from the Caribbean and Latin America,(2)of women of African descent living in Canada or Europe, (3) and/or essays providing an LGBT perspective.

Please send a brief description of your contribution, a working title, estimated length and a brief bio of the author by July 15th to Entries will be due on September 1, 2012.

Call for Papers IJESET- August-2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 11:51am
International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies (IJESET)

International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies (IJESET) is a reputable venue for publishing novel ideas, state-of-the-art research results and fundamental advances in all aspects of emerging technologies in sciences and engineering Systems.
IJESET is a scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bi-monthly and fully refereed international journal focusing on to provide the academic and industrial community a medium for presenting original research and applications related to recent developments in the field of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies. All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical, and will be peer-reviewed.

France and the American South: Histories and Poetics of Transatlantic Travel

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 11:24am
SAMLA panel, sponsored by South Atlantic Center, Institute of the Americas

The South Atlantic Center of the Institute of the Americas (IdA) seeks papers that address the history, reception, and/or theory of texts that link France and the American South. Possible topics include the transformation of travel journals into poetry or fiction; the geography of French immigration in the American South; or constructions of French or Creole identity in Southern literature. Please send a 250-word abstract, contact information, and A/V requests by July 6, 2012 to Audrey Goodman (

Painted Gladiatrices: Women, art and the 18th century Social Arena (11th April 2013 - 13th April 2013)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 11:15am
Lauren Puzier, Sotheby's Institute of Art; Heather Carroll, The University of Edinburgh

In an oft-quoted letter from 29 July, 1782 to Fanny Burney, Edmund Burke comments on how he lives 'in an age distinguished by producing extraordinary women.' Burke has proved his powers of foresight, for it is difficult to speak of the eighteenth century without mention of at least one woman who made a significant impact on European history. How were so many women able to step beyond their conventional roles and cause those such as Burke to take notice?

This session will explore the development/creation of women's social images through art in the eighteenth century. What were the relationships between social and visual images of women? Of particular interest is how art conveyed women's roles in the social spectrum.