all recent posts

Opera and Religion. due 11-1-2012

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 3:15pm
_Religion and the Arts_

_Religion and the Arts_ , a peer-reviewed scholarly journal from Boston College, is planning a special issue on Opera and Religion for its issue 17.2 (published in June, 2013). Articles on all aspects of Opera and all faith traditions will be considered. We prefer articles of between 4,000 and 9,000 words using parenthetical citation. Send complete articles to by October 1, 2012.

Papers on intersections between Italian and Chinese cinema

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 3:06pm
Flannery Wilson/UC Riverside

I am seeking contributors to a volume on intersections between Chinese contemporary cinema and Italy or vice versa. I am interested in historical and sociological approaches, but also theoretical. I am also interested in papers on contemporary mainland sixth generation filmmakers and/or the experience of Chinese directors or filmmakers living in Italy. Please email if interested in the project.

[Update] Calls for Papers: Mystery:Detective Fiction Area--Deadline Extended

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 1:44pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2011
Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at
Proposals are now being accepted for panels in the mystery/detective section area. Professionals, independent scholars, teachers, graduate students, and others are encouraged to submit 200-250 word abstracts for individual presentations or 500 word proposals for panel presentations on subjects ranging from the classic detective/mystery to the marginalized, innovative, and/or speculative.
Possible areas include, but should not be limited to:

"Performing the Fantastic" - special issue (submission deadline 1 August 2012)

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 1:25pm
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (JFA) is inviting contributions for a special issue on "Performing the Fantastic." Performance in this context encompasses any of the performing arts, broadly defined, such as theatre, music, dance, magic, and/or ritual. Articles between 5,000–9,000 words might address, but are by no means limited to, the following:

[UPDATE] Sports Area of SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 1:17pm
Andrew Harrington, Sports Area Chair


Call for Papers

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA)
33rd Annual Conference
Celebrating "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"

February 8 - 11, 2012
being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
located in downtown Albuquerque, NM

Guilty Pleasure Literatures: The penny dreadful to the graphic novel.

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 12:34pm
Dr. Curt Herr, Dr. Deb Christie / Kutztown University

Dr Curt Herr and Dr. Deb Christie seek essays on guilty pleasure literatures for a new anthology. We are looking for submissions that explore the idea of guilty pleasure reading balanced with the cultural significance of the works under question. Subjects may include, but are not limited to--
• The Victorian Newgate novel
• The penny dreadful
• sensation fiction
• horror comics of the 1930's and 40's
• the contemporary graphic novel.
Please send an abstract along with your submission to Dr. Curt Herr:
by Jan. 18th, 2012. Please use your title in the subject line.

StoryTelling 2012

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 11:22am
StoryTelling: Journal of Popular Narrative

StoryTelling is seeking submission for its 2012 edition. StoryTelling is dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture. Manuscripts should: see the narrative as a reflection of culture; use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory; employ scholarship; and be written for the general audience. The editors are especially interested in visual accompaniments, bibliographies, and interviews with creators of popular narratives. No limits on period or country covered. No creative writing.

All articles are peer-reviewed
StoryTelling is indexed in the MLA database


Monday, December 5, 2011 - 11:20am
Silvia Castro Borrego, University of Malaga (Spain)

IBACS (Iberian Association of Cultural Studies) and Spanish Ministry of Science Research Project FEM2010-18142 "New Sexualities and Gender Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Cultures".
English Department, University of Málaga, 18-20 April 2012.

Chairs of the Organizing Committee:
Dr. Silvia Castro Borrego
Dr. María Isabel Romero Ruiz

english language and literature

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 9:49am
milind shivaji desai

i am a research student. the information related below mentioned clicks are useful, particularly information related to afro-American literature i am also interested in language and English language learning and teaching.


Monday, December 5, 2011 - 9:47am
University of St Andrews and University of Lincoln

This two-day international conference aims to bring together scholars for the first academic conference dedicated to Maggie Gee's writing. Gee is one of Britain's most prolific and critically-acclaimed novelists: the author of 12 novels, as well as collections of short stories, edited anthologies of contemporary writing and, most recently, an autobiography – My Animal Life (Telegram Books, 2010).

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (DEADLINE EXTENDED - 12/15)

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 9:21am
North Carolina State University (NCSU) Association of English Graduate Students

Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012 in Raleigh, NC.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine and explore the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

CFP: Emerging Scholars in Performance Studies

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 9:09am
Association of Theater in Higher Education

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2012 Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) at the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is "Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate," and it will take place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., August 2-5, 2012.

Debt: Money/Narrative/Belief (August 17-19, 2012)

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 8:46am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)

In her 2008 Massey Lectures, Margaret Atwood calls debt "that peculiar nexus where money, narrative or story, and religious belief intersect, often with explosive force." Today, we are facing an explosion of discourses foregrounding financial debt. Whether in the Euro Zone Debt Crisis, the Occupy Wall Street Movement, or rising student loan debt, narrative and debt cannot be decoupled, nor can they be detached from a given political or affective investment. In addition to the obvious economic concerns, we are also interested in widening the discussion of debt: How do literature and cultural products help us make sense of these issues?