all recent posts

[UPDATE] Extended deadline for CWWA-FWSA conference

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 10:02am
The Feminist and Women's Studies Association/The Contemporary Women's Writing Association

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
Political Science)

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 8:33am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture for our annual conference. The 2012 conference will be held in Columbus, OH from October 12-14.

We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- Literature
- Book History/Print Cultures
- Dime novels
- Politics
- Sports
- Religion
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- Entertainment
- The Gothic

MAP/ACA Conference, Nov. 1-Nov. 3 2012: CFP: Religion and Popular Culture Area

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 11:30pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association

MAP/ACA Conference
Thursday, Nov. 1 - Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
Wyndham Hotel

The Religion and Popular Culture area investigates the interaction between religion, in its various manifestations (sacred texts, sacred spaces, religious practices, religious commerations and so on), and popular culture. The area is interested not only in how religion is presented within the products of popular culture (literature, film, television, social media, music, fashion, and so forth) but also in how religious sensibilities may influence the products of popular culture. The area is open to scholarship from different religious traditions and historical eras.

Call for Scholary Essays and Creative Works --May 15th, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 3:11pm
Label Me Latina/o

Label Me Latina/o ( is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. Label Me Latina/o also publishes creative literary pieces whose authors self-define as Latina or Latino regardless of thematic content. Interviews of Latino authors will also be considered. The Co-Directors will publish creative works and interviews in English, Spanish or Spanglish whereas analytical essays should be written in English or Spanish.

English Literature before 1700 -- midnight, April 22, 2012 deadline

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:37pm
PAMLA - Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association

Please submit proposals for the "English Literature before 1700" session of PAMLA online by midnight, April 22, 2012. Presiding officers will inform submitters whether their papers are accepted or declined between April 23 and May 15th.

PAMLA 2012 will be held October 19-21 at Seattle University.

Fashion Panel at MPCA/ACA Conference 2012-- October 12-14: Deadline, April 30, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:36pm
Midwest Pop Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: April 30, 2012

Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis,

PAMLA 2012/Comparative Media Session/Deadline April 22nd, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:35pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association


PAMLA 2012 Conference—October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

Media studies have long been concerned with the ways in which network models of communication develop knowledge practices. New mediums such as tablet devices, smart phones, and social media have transformed the user's relationship to knowledge in radical ways and simultaneously transformed the networks that support, transmit, and reshape the flow of information. This standing session welcomes papers that explore any aspect of networks or knowledge in contemporary or historical media. Paper topics can include but are not limited to:

Teaching Unplugged: CCCC 2013 (Las Vegas)

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 11:06am
Chad Engbers, Calvin College

Electronic media such as text messages, wikis, and social networking sites are of course changing the ways our students think and write; programs such as Blackboard, WebCT, and Moodle are changing the ways we teach them to write.

Given those facts, however, when does it make good pedagogical sense to turn off the electronics and rely on old school technologies such as pencils, paper, and chalk?


Monday, April 9, 2012 - 8:18am
Jennifer Murray, Associate Professor, Université de Franche-Comté, France

International One-Day Conference:
Friday, March 22, 2013, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2012 (see below).

Keynote speaker: Joan Copjec (Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Media Study, and Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture at the University of Buffalo).

Ecomasculinities (collection of essays)

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 8:06am
Michael G. Cornelius / Wilson C

Call for papers


Editors: Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.
John Elia, Ph.D.
Larry T. Shillock, Ph.D.

A scholarly treatment of the issue of Ecomasculinities is currently being compiled.

CfP: Gendered Immigration: WiG 2012 (Shawnee, PA, October 25-28); April 15, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 6:40pm
Maureen O. Gallagher / Women in German

Please see the following CfP for the 2012 Women in German Conference (Oct. 25-28, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, PA). The deadline has been extended to April 15.

Gendered Immigration in Pre-20th Century German Literature and Culture

This panel will investigate representations of immigration to and emigration from Germany in the pre-20th century period. While much research has investigated German encounters with the other on foreign soil through travel, this panel instead explores the implications of permanent relocation and its effects on national, racial, ethnic, religious, and gender identities inside and outside of Germany.

Comics Get Medieval 2013 (First Call) (9/1/12; PCA Washington DC 3/27-30/13)

Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 12:56pm
Michael A Torregrossa / The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

First Call for Papers
The Comics Get Medieval 2013:
A Continuing Celebration of Medieval-themed Comics

PCA Washington, DC 3/27-30/13
Special Sessions of the Comic Art & Comics Area
Organized By Michael A. Torregrossa and Jason Tondro
Proposals Due to Organizers by 1 September 2012

"The Rhetoric of Film as Public Work," CCCC 2013

Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 11:52am
Christopher Carter & Shannon Madden / University of Oklahoma

We are requesting papers for a concurrent session on "The Rhetoric of Film as Public Work" for CCCC in Las Vegas, Nevada 16-19 March 2013. Submissions should be consistent with the conference theme, "The Public Work of Composition," and should address the medium of film from a rhetorical perspective. In particular, papers can explore how filmic rhetoric addresses social issues and/or intersects with critical pedagogy. If films foster Burkean identification, as David Blakesley and others point out, where does that identification lead? How do films construct publics & counterpublics? How can we use film in the critical classroom?