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CFP NEMLA 2013 (March 21-24) - The Western Fascination with Cannibalism

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 7:03pm
Elena Daniele, Brown University



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

This panel invites papers on the theme of cannibalism – whether a trope within travel literatures of wonders, an ethnographic report, an account of survival, a fiction of horror, an anthropology of the aberrant, a metaphor, or anything between and beyond these categories. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to Elena Daniele:

Deadline: September 30, 2012

NeMLA 2013: The Originality of Adaptation and Novelization

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 11:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association

The Originality of Adaptation and Novelization

This panel studies how adaptations of literature into film, and novelizations of film into literature, stress their originality. How do such derivative works manage their break with their sources while not alienating their audience?

Marketing and reception studies of adaptations / novelizations are welcome, as are papers on works only re-using characters or loosely borrowing from sources in other media.

Please send 250 word abstracts to Ana Oancea ( by Sept. 30, 2012.

This panel has been approved for the 2013 NeMLA Convention. It is listed in areas: Cultural Studies and Film; Theory and Literary Criticism.

From New Media to Old Utopias: 'Red' Art in Data Capitalism?, Leonardo Electronic Almanac - Abstract Deadline August 31, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 10:01am
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is inviting proposals from academics, critical theorists and artists for an issue investigating the relevance of communist utopianism to New Media Art's ideological dispositions. Relevant areas of interest addressed by the issue's contributors could include, but are by no means limited to:

English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University seeks article submissions by November 2012.

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 6:00am
Department of English, Gauhati University

The Editor, ENGLISH FORUM: JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, GAUHATI UNIVERSITY, Guwahati, Assam, India, seeks submissions for its March 2013 issue. Articles that are received will go through a process of peer review before being selected for publication. Articles, between 5000 to 8000 words, can be on any issue concerning English Literature and other literatures in English. The articles should be typed in Microsoft Word and the referencing must be according to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Seventh Edition). Articles should be mailed to by November 30, 2012.

48th ICMS, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9-12, 2013; Submission deadline Sept. 15, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 9:45pm
Rhonda L. McDaniel

You are invited to submit abstracts for papers for the 48th ICMS in Kalamazoo, MI that address the kinds of memory and representations of memory at work in Anglo-Saxon culture and literature. The proposed papers may explore the topics of how Anglo-Saxons portrayed memory at work in art and literature, what they understood the work of memory to accomplish, the use of memory to affect the actions of others, etc. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Dr. Rhonda L. McDaniel at by 15 September 2012.

Ireland and Scotland : Conflicts and Cross Currents 9-11 November 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 5:39pm
University of Sunderland/North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous nine international Irish Studies conferences, this year the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, invites papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 9th to 11th November 2012.

[REMINDER] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' / Deadline 1/7/2012/ University of Valencia / 12-14 December 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 2:42pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:

CFP: The Rest is Silence (09/30/2012)

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:36am
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
- Anon.

When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
- Cicero

39th Annual African Literature Association conference--"Literature, Liberation, and the Law"--March 20-24, 2013, Charleston, SC

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 10:34am
Simon Lewis/ College of Charleston

Literature, Liberation, and the Law
The 39th annual conference of the African Literature Association (ALA)
Charleston, South Carolina, March 20-24, 2013

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Leonora Miano, multiple award-winning Cameroonian writer
Njabulo S. Ndebele, Noma Award-winning novelist, short story writer, and critic
Justice Albie Sachs, former ANC activist and Constitutional Court Judge of South Africa
Binyavanga Wainaina, Caine Prize-winning Kenyan writer
Cleveland Sellers, civil rights activist and President of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.

Call for articles and reviews for a special issue of Postgraduate English on Basil Bunting and Friends

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 10:30am
Postgraduate English journal

Paper are now solicited for the forthcoming Issue of Postgraduate English journal:

Special Issue on Basil Bunting and Friends (Issue 25, September 2012):

The 25th Issue of Postgraduate English focuses on the work of Basil Bunting and on poets associated with Bunting, and will address the possibility a broader modernist tradition to which he belongs, in line with the theme of a forthcoming conference, to be held in Durham on the 4th and 5th July.

More information about the conference can be found here:

Planets on the Table: Leave-Taking in 20th Century Poetry, NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Boston, MA

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 9:46am
Bill Waddell, Northeast Modern Language Association

To live long enough and to have the kind of poetic career that seems to call for some formality of leave taking surely constitute a double blessing. But it's easy to imagine as well that a writer would feel a unique pressure in composing such a summation—composing in a comprehensive sense: the language, the context, the perspective. This panel aims to assemble analyses of a range of such published, leave taking gestures, of the criteria we should use (or not use) for assessing them, of the critical uses we can make (or that have been made) of them, perhaps even of our tendency to take poems that seem to face another way and invent them.

Regional CEA Journal: Notes on Teaching English [NOTES] call for contributions

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 8:41am
NOTES, a journal of the Georgia and Carolinas College English Association

After a long hiatus, the journal of GACCEA will return in May as an online journal. "Notes" will offer pedagogically directed scholarship on all topics relevant to teaching college-level English, in a fresh multimodal online format. We invite you to participate in shaping this exciting publication by contributing your scholarship. The journal will come online in early May of this year. We welcome submissions for possible publication in this journal—both scholarly and reflective.

We are looking for four types of contributions: