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AAALS Annual Conference - Washington, DC - Feb. 14-16, 2013

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 8:32pm
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS)

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2013 Annual Conference, to be held in Washington, DC, February 14-16, 2013, in conjunction with ANZSANA (Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America). The conference will be held at Georgetown University. An evening reception will be held on February 14, and conference sessions will take place on February 15 and 16. Papers addressing any aspect of Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific literary, film and cultural studies are welcome. Proposals from graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged. Presentations should be 20 minutes long.

Narrating Identity Formation, On and Off The Map; ACLA 2013 seminar, Toronto, April 5-7, 2013; Deadline: November 1st, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 6:54pm
Coordinators: Georgia Christinidis, Vera Alexander

Like any advanced cartographic process, mapping identity formation requires an imaginary 'cartographic grid.' Until recently, narratives of identity formation, including, in particular, the genres of autobiography and the Bildungsroman, seemed to foreground the temporal dimension over the spatial. However, in "Of Other Spaces", Michel Foucault argues that "We are at a moment … when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skein." This seminar investigates how narrative identity constructions are affected by this change.

"Memory and the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable" Fordham University GEA Conf. March 2013. CFP Deadline 11/15/12

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 3:18pm
Fordham Graduate Digital Humanities

Do digital platforms change the way we remember? How will the myriad tracks we leave behind through social media and our online presences shape the historical practices of the future? When and how do digital technologies in the classroom move from being novel experiments to transparent modes of teaching? How does digitization reshape archives and archival methodologies? How does metadata contribute to forgetting and the shape of memory? How do we define and put into practice the growing field of Digital Humanities?

CFP Graduate Journal: The Word Hoard - "The Unrecyclable"

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 2:16pm
The University of Western Ontario

What cannot be taken up or kept alive? What is too used to reuse, too basic to break down further? What are the ideas at dead ends? Adaptations, translations, dead languages, genres fallen out of favour, tropes no longer sensical, ruins, methodologies in unremitting decline? Who are the guardians of garbage that monitor and control our cycles and recycles? What happens to an artifact too special to recycle, not special enough to reuse? Give us the histories, the institutions, the authorities who intervene to unmake the unrecyclable. Where do our capacities for metamorphosis fail us? What materials have run out of time? What materials have all the time in the world to stay unchanged? Plastic in the shape of an albatross? Manuscripts sealed into the walls?

IJCIT: Call for Paper

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 1:15pm
International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT)

The IJCIT is an international scholarly peer reviewed bi-monthly journal. The journal covers the issues related to computer science, engineering, technology and related disciplines including their applications in academia, research, business and industry. The articles are published in full on IJCIT website and are open access to all. Submissions are welcome from across all streams related to computing and information technology.
The subject areas covered by the IJCIT include (but are not limited to):
Applications of computer science in modeling
Artificial Intelligence
Circuits and Systems
Cloud Computing
Computer Architecture
Computer Vision

[Update} Humor/Horror CFP; deadline extended 10/15/2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 1:07pm
Johnson Cheu, John A. Dowell

CFP: "Horror (as/is) Humor, Humor (as/is) Horror: sLaughter in Popular Cinema" (collection)
In his review of Tavernier's Coup de torchon, David Kehr wrote in When Movies Mattered: Reviews from a Transformative Decade,
Death, violence, and moral corruption aren't just slapstick props … but agonizingly real presences, and their comedy isn't a release from horror, but a confrontation with it.… [H]umor and horror exist side by side, they play on the very thin line that separates a laugh from a scream, touching the hysteria common to both.… The best black humor makes us feel the horror. (186)


Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 11:38am
operational Research Society

KIM 2013 is the Operational Research Society's Inaugural Knowledge and Information Management Conference. It is located in the centre of England at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club. Submissions open on 1 October 2012. Papers may be submitted to a conference issue of Knowledge Management Research and Practice, the first knowledge management journal to receive an impact factor.

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[UPDATE] NeMLA Deadline Approaching for The Literary Interventions of the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 11:27am
Ryan Cordell / Northeastern University / Digital Americanist Society

Digital humanists often tout their work as transformative to literary scholarship. Textual encoding, text mining, corpora analysis, and geospatial analysis all promise to shift our understanding of literary texts, historical periods, and cultural phenomena. Digital Humanities (DH) is certainly, as Stephen Ramsay recently quipped, the "hot thing." DH panels multiplied at the 2009, 2011, and 2012 MLA Conventions, and they received significant coverage in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed each year. More English Departments are hiring digital humanists; digital humanities centers multiply across a range of institutions.

Update: Tarot at the 2013 PCA/ACA conference (March 27-30)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 10:15am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference

I am looking for papers on all aspects of Tarot for the Tarot area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in Washington, 27-30 March 2013.

Submissions should include the author's CV, short biography (100-150 words), and abstract (100-250 words).

Deadline for submissions: Nov. 30, 2012

Detective Fiction: The End of Civilization or its Salvation? -- NEMLA conference, Boston, 21 - 4 Mar., 2013

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 12:54am
Maria Plochocki

As a popular genre, detective fiction often refers to or even uses as its foundation social issues, crises, and questions contemporaneous with its production. Recent examples of this, by authors such as Henning Mankell and Stieg Larssen, rely on even more extreme engagement, bringing attention in their plots to the rights and exploitation of political refugees, sex trafficking, and modern warlords. Such a dark turn in an already dark genre may cause one to wonder: is the genre foreshadowing the end of civilization, esp. given that such crimes and injustices occur in supposedly modern, just societies, such as Sweden and are often investigated by overtaxed, exhausted detectives and police systems?

Unions and Academic "Labor": Where Next? -- NEMLA Conference, Boston, 21 - 4 Mar., 2013

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 12:52am
Maria Plochocki

Recent movements such as those in Wisconsin, New York City, and elsewhere in the country have served to call renewed attention to labor unions, specifically those for workers in the public sector and, by implication, at public institutions of higher learning. Whilst the support for Wisconsin's public employees bore fruit and was widely considered a victory, the continued exploitation of faculty, esp. contingent, as well as graduate students, makes clear the continued crisis.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:40pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 34th Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

[UPDATE] James Joyce and His Cold Mad Feary Fathers (or Mothers): Anxieties of Influence NeMLA Boston Mass April 21-24, 2013

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:09pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Gertrude Stein would not talk about Joyce, wrote Hemingway: 'If you brought up Joyce twice, you would not be invited back (A Moveable Feast). Joyce felt threatened by Stein (as did Hemingway). Joyce hardly admitted being influenced by anyone, yet every writer has a complex relation to her or his predecessors and contemporaries. Abstracts of 250 words exploring Joyce's anxious reactions to writers like Stein and Yeats, or extreme praise accorded to Italo Svevo (or daughter Lucia) to or J. McQuail, Box 5053, Dept. of English and Communications, TTU, Cookeville TN 38505. Deadline for abstracts or completed papers is SEPT.

[UPDATE] Boyish Reading and Writing (Sept. 30, 2012)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 4:38pm
Jonathan A. Allan / NeMLA

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in her paper 'How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay: The War on Effeminate Boys,' noted, 'the gay movement has never been quick to attend to issues of effeminate boys.' Indeed, Sedgwick's paper and Carol Mavor's *Reading Boyishly: Roland Barthes, J. M. Barries, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marcel Proust, and D. W. Winnicott* (2007) serve as the impetus, at least in part, for this seminar.