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CFP for NANO: New American Notes Online. Issue 2.1: Evaluation, Critique, Prizes, and Peer Review

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 12:20pm
NANO: New American Notes Online

Issue 2.1: Evaluation, Critique, Prizes, and Peer Review

What are the best and newest methods for creating, evaluating, and disseminating scholarly and creative work? This question motivates the next issue of NANO. As digital formats help foster new ways to share and critique written and artistic work, as more people try to squeeze through the narrowing bottleneck of publishing and approval and jobs, something has to give, or at least change.

Literary London 2012: Representations of London in Literature (4-6 July 2012)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 11:36am
Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London; Organised by: The Literary London Society

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city's roots in pre-Roman times to its imagined futures. While the main focus of the conference will be on literary texts, we actively encourage interdisciplinary contributions relating film, architecture, geography, theories of urban space, etc., to literary representations of London. Papers from postgraduate students are particularly welcome for consideration. While papers on all areas of literary London are welcomed, the conference theme in 2012 is 'Sports, Games, and Pastimes'. Topics that might be addressed are:

[Update] The Institution of Literature: 250 Years of English Studies and Cultural Transfer (30 August - 1 September 2012)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 9:32am
Department of British Literature and Culture / Department of English Didactics, Goettingen University

Keynote speakers: Susan Bassnett, Terry Eagleton, and Konrad Schröder.

2012 marks the 250th anniversary of the election of John Tompson as the first Professor of English at Goettingen University. His English Miscellanies was one of the first English publications ever in Germany, and was also the first anthology composed in an academic context for the purpose of the mediation of English literature and culture to German students of English. The Miscellanies was therefore an important watershed in the development of British-German literary and cultural transfer.

The Politics of Critique

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:20am
Critical Studies Research Group (CSRG), School of Humanities, University of Brighton

Call for Papers: The Politics of Critique
2nd Critical Studies Research Group Postgraduate Conference
Organised by the Critical Studies Research Group (CSRG)
18-19 July 2012, University of Brighton, UK

Embodied Religion - Deadline 31 March 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 5:13am
European Society for Philosophy of Religion

Call for short papers
Deadline for submitting abstracts of the short-papers to the principal organizers: 1 March 2012
Maximum number of words of the abstracts: 350
Set-up short papers: 20' presentation time (max. 2300 words), followed by 10' discussion
The short papers should preferably be related to the conference-theme (and to one of the four sessions)
Program description
Religion has always been interpreted as primarily belonging to the sphere of the spiritual, since for most religious traditions (Christian as well as non-Christian) God is a spiritual being and

[UPDATE] Hortulus Journal: March 1 Submission Deadline, Special Issue on Medieval Space and Place

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 2:57am
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
Special Call For Papers for Issue on Medieval Space and Place


The next issue of Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies will be published in May of 2012. This special issue will be devoted to representations and interpretations of spatial order, and place as a socially constructed category, in the art, chronicles, letters, literature, and music of the Middle Ages.

MSA 14 (Oct. 18-21, 2012)--Proposed Panel on Modernism and Psychology

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 8:50pm
Jen Spitzer and Meg Hammond / New York University

We are looking for a third contributor to round out a proposed panel on modernism and psychology for the 2012 Modernist Studies Association conference in Las Vegas. Papers for the panel will either explore the role(s) that psychological theories and practice played in the creation of modernist art or use recent psychology to illuminate some aspect of modernism. Although we are particularly interested in papers that treat schools of psychology other than Freudian psychoanalysis (such as behaviorism, social psychology, cognitive psychology, or self psychology), we also welcome papers that examine non-orthodox Freudian approaches. We especially hope to see proposals for papers on visual art, film, theater, or architecture.

Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:31pm
Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Shift welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students. Please see Submission and Style Guidelines for appropriate guidelines.

The committee welcomes submissions dealing with visual and material culture from any discipline. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, art and propaganda, patronage, gender and identity, spirituality and art, nationalisms and regionalisms, modernism and modernity, performance art, photography and film, perspectives in theory, methodology, and historiography, collection and representation, art and technology.

Child Protagonists in [German] Literature and Film

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:23pm
Women in German and Children's Literature Divisions, MLA

Call for Papers: Women in German (WiG) and Children's Literature Division of the MLA co-sponsored panel for the Modern Language Association Annual Conference (Boston, January 3-6, 2013)

Child Protagonists in [German] Literature and Film

Shakespeare and Performance [Update: January 31, 2012]

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:56pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:

[UPDATE] Velvet Light Trap Journal #71 CFP: The Archive Deadline Extended to Feb. 6th

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:52pm
Velvet Light Trap

CFP: The Archive

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #71: The Archive

From material to immaterial, the archive serves as an interface between past and future knowledge. In this relationship, the archive is both a method and a space of theory and politics. As the production and exchange of information continue to expand at exponential rates, understanding the role of the archive in the storage, accessibility, and legacy of this information becomes increasingly necessary. Already this call has joined the digital archives of inboxes, servers, and hard drives, underscoring the prevalence of archives in everyday life. The study of the production of knowledge necessitates an interrogation of the contemporary state of the archive.

SCSC Annual Meeting 2012 (Cincinnati, 15 April // 25-28 October)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 3:29pm
Donald J. Harreld / Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual papers and complete panels for its annual conference, to be held October 25-28, 2012, at the at the National Historic Landmark hotel, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, an Art Deco gem that opened in 1931 and is a located in the heart of downtown, near Fountain Square. Dubbed the Queen City by Longfellow, and Porkopolis by others, and located on the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati was an important link on the Underground Railway. It has two art museums, the Cincinnati and Taft, both with 15th-17th c. artworks.

Friendship as Praxis: Towards Community (Cultural and Otherwise)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 3:19pm
English Graduate Caucus of Simon Fraser University

If there is 'no friend', then how could I call you my friends, my friends? By what right? How could you take me seriously? If I call you my friends, my friends, if I call you, my friends, how dare I add, to you, that there is no friend?

- Jacques Derrida, The Politics of Friendship (1994)

From this day forth, I would like you all to report to me your findings on the magic of friendship when, and only when, you happen to discover them.

- Princess Celestia, My Little Pony (2011)