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Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 12:00pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association has extended the deadline for essay submissions on its 2011 Conference Theme: "Play." Essays treating any aspect of "Play" in language, literature, drama, film, and popular culture are welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: drama and performance studies; satire and parody; linguistic play; game theory; innovative pedagogies; scholarship as play; hoaxes and cons; queerings; subjectivity and identity performance; sport; transgressions and boundary-crossings; mindgames.

CFP: Queer Self-Representation: It Isn't All About Me

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 11:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

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

Queer Self-Representation: It Isn't All About Me

This panel will examine the significance and radical potential of queer self-representation. The personal continues to be political, and for queer constituencies whose representation by a dominant mainstream has been either absent, negative, or consistently rife with limiting stereotypes, self-representation becomes crucial. However, while queer self-representation may engage with such negative representation, it is not limited to this function. Nor is it limited to a particular genre, including autobiography.

Journal of social sciences "COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA" (ISSN 2145-1494) call for papers before 29 June 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 11:48am
Universidad EAN (Colombia)

ISSN 2145-1494, Bogotá-Colombia

Journal of social sciences "COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA" (ISSN 2145-1494) of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Universidad EAN calls for the academic community to sending articles for their biannual editions of the year 2012. The publication focuses on the areas of the knowledge of communication, culture and politics in organizations. DATES OF SENDING ARTICLES: Articles should be referred before 29 June 2012 to the edition's Coordinator, Jennyffer Vargas Laverde, to the following e-mail address:

Intersections and Parallels between the Worlds of Flannery O'Connor and Eudora Welty (November 9-11, 2012, Durham, NC)

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 10:58am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)/Flannery O’Connor Society

Readers and critics have long compared the writings of Flannery O'Connor and Eudora Welty, especially in terms of their uses of "the grotesque." This panel, a joint venture with the Eudora Welty Society, aims to put O'Connor and Welty's works (both visual and literary) in conversation with each other in ways that are not commonly seen in criticism. While papers dealing with more familiar conversation points between O'Connor and Welty's works will be considered, the session's specific goal is to expand our understanding of the authors' thematic intersections and parallels. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, O'Connor and Welty's treatments of region, race, gender, and class.

"Milton's Value Now" -- Midwest MLA Special Session, Nov 8-11, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 10:11am
Mattie Burkert / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Milton, that great radical at the center of the English poetic canon, is often mythologized as being both exemplary of his time and also ahead or outside of it, making his work especially subject to historical revision. This panel invites papers that explore Milton's continued circulation in scholarship, political discourse, and popular culture. What weight or cultural capital does he carry in our narratives about modernity? What relationships of obligation between past and present do contemporary invocations of Milton reflect? What is Milton's explanatory power after our own—albeit economic—fall?

Disabilities in Children's Literature: A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 9:47am
Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary field that began its rise to prominence in the late twentieth century, marked by the founding of the Society for Disability Studies in 1982. The portrayal of disabilities is a well-developed substrata of children's literature, and scholarly work has been produced on it, primarily in the social sciences. ChLAQ will devote a single issue to literary approaches to representations of disabilities in children's and adolescent literatures.

Cormac McCarthy and Modernity - NeMLA Convention 2013

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 9:45am
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This panel will address the fiction of Cormac McCarthy in relation to "the modern," conceived of as an interdisciplinary concept with multiple literary, philosophical, and socio-historical resonances. We invite the submission of abstracts that explore the ways in which McCarthy's complex works further, represent, or critique the varied legacies of this modernity.

Medioevo Adriatico 4, 2012 (deadline July 1st, 2012)

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 9:15am
SISAEM - Società Internazionale per lo Studio dell’Adriatico nell’Età Medievale

(Essay collection)

The topics for _Medioevo Adriatico_ are history and culture of the Adriatic in the Middle Ages (V-XV century).

Contributor guidelines:
1. Abstract of paper (100-400 words).
2. Brief CV or resume for each author and co-author.
3. Submission deadline for abstracts: July 1st, 2012.
4. Submission deadline for final papers: September 1st, 2012.
5. Manuscripts may be sent to: Segreteria (AT)

Please email abstracts with a brief CV.
Scholars at all stages of their careers are equally welcome.

For application instructions and further information about Medioevo Adriatico, contact us:

Biopolitics, Society and Performance (31 Oct-2 Nov) Trinity College Dublin

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 9:14am
Stephen Wilmer Trinity College Dublin

Keynote speakers include Giorgio Agamben, Rosi Braidotti, Oron Catts, Thomas Lemke, and Kira O'Reilly.

This conference invites you to reconsider the notion of biopolitics and its recent transformations in theory and the contemporary world. Conference participants are invited to discuss a variety of topics from a wide range of academic disciplines that address the issues of biopolitics, and/or analyse such art practices. Keynote speakers who have already confirmed their participation include Giorgio Agamben, Rosi Braidotti, Oron Catts, Thomas Lemke, and Kira O'Reilly. See our website at

CFP: Humanities and Technology Association Annual Conference

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 8:07am
Humanities and Technology Association


34th Annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
04 - 06 October 2012

The Humanities and Technology Association is an interdisciplinary scholarly society that explores the impact of technology on human life from a broad range of perspectives. We welcome papers that investigate the cultural interaction of the humanities, science, engineering, and technology.

[UPDATE] Western Crossroads: Literature, Social Justice, Environment

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 5:49pm
Western Literature Association

Western Literature Association Conference November 7-10, 2012 Lubbock Texas

Lubbock, TX is nicknamed "The Hub City" because it has historically been the crossroads of the vast, multicultural South Plains—home to Native peoples for 15,000 years, first dubbed the Llano Estacado (Staked Plains) by Coronado in 1540, and once referred to as the American Serengeti for its massive herds of buffalo, pronghorn, and deer.