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[UPDATE] Call for Creative Nonfiction Submissions for a Book about John Lennon's Death - Deadline March 20, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 11:44am

For those interested in possible publication in a book about John Lennon's death, please email your personal experiences to Of particular interest are answers to the following questions:

What were you doing the day John Lennon died?
Did anything unusual or out of the ordinary happen to you on that day?
Did you have any striking dreams prior to or immediately following John's death?

I am also interested in receiving any dreams you have had about the Beatles.

All submissions will receive a response from the author.

UPDATE -JOURNAL ISSUE - "Acting Out - Trauma and the Ethics of Remembrance" (full submission March 15th 2012)

Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 2:34am
Performing Ethos: An International Journal of Ethics in Theatre and Performance (Intellect Publishers)

[UPDATE]JOURNAL ISSUE - Acting Out - Trauma and the Ethics of Remembrance (full submission March 15th 2012)
full name / name of organization:
Performing Ethos: Interntation Journal of Ethics in Theatre and Performance
contact email: and

Performing Ethos: International Journal of Ethics in Theatre and Performance

'Acting Out – Trauma and the Ethics of Remembrance',

Volume 3, Issue 2 (November/December 2012)

SAMLA 2012 Charles W. Chesnutt Panel Discussion - "Centuries of Chesnutt" (due June 1, 2012)

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 8:19pm
Elizabeth G. Allen / Charles W. Chesnutt Associatioin

This discussion will focus on the perspective of Chesnutt's work as it moved through the post-Reconstruction era into the Harlem Renaissance or from the late Nineteenth into the early Twentieth Century. Papers that address this topic or the way in which his work reflects the memory of these movements and hallmarks are strongly encouraged. Please e-mail abstracts for proposal to Elizabeth G. Allen (The University of Memphis) at The deadline for submission is June 1, 2012. The Association will host this panel discussion on his works at the 2012 SAMLA Conference, which will be held in Durham, NC on November 9-11.

The Erotics of Post Project (from MLA 2012)

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 7:05pm
Carmen Derkson

"But between the past which no longer is and the future which is not yet, this moment when [we] exist is nothing" –from de Beauvoir's _The Ethics of Ambiguity_

Seeking essay proposals for a book on The Erotics of 'Post': Reparation, Practice, Theory. At the recent MLA 2012 conference (Seattle), I sought essays engaged with poetics, subjectivities, especially feminisms, and the eroticism of post—its implicit delays, lingering temporal modalities, and totalizing narratives—for my panel "Re-Fashioning the Poetics of 'Post'; Or, How to Imagine Beyond Postmodernism." Successful proposals will grapple with the current interdisciplinary manifestations of "post" while positing a working practice or approach for contemporary theory in the present.

GRAMMA: Journal of Theory and Criticism Issue Number 21 (2013): "The History and Future of the 19th-Century Book"

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 3:22pm
Editors of the issue: Maria Schoina and Andrew Stauffer

In the period between 1740 to 1850, the systematization of the entire process of making and selling books through a network of printers, publishers, booksellers, writers, readers, and critics led to the evolution of the book trade into a profit-making machine. The resulting professionalization and commodification of literature created not only professional authors and critics, making authorship itself undergo significant change, but set up an entirely new way of conceiving of reading, writing, and selling literary materials. The changing nature of books, media, information and communication defined the literary culture of the period and was central to the establishment of national identity.

Modernism and the Essence of Technology--MSA 14 (Las Vegas, October 18-21, 2012)

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 1:03pm
Heather Fielding

Heidegger's famous essay "The Question Concerning Technology" begins with the claim that "technology is not equivalent to the essence of technology." In his terms, the essence of technology precedes any particular, historical, concrete manifestation of technology, any particular device and constitutes the "technologicalness" that pervades every particular piece of technology. In order for people not to be "unfree and chained to technology," he argues, we must consider technology's essence, rather than only pursuing or evading, loving or hating particular developments in the endless stream of new devices.

Freaks and Geeks: M/MLA 2012 Convention. Proposals due 5/25/12

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 10:20am
Midwest Modern Language Association

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, in Monster Theory: Reading Culture, argues that the "monstrous body is pure culture. A construct and a projection, the monster exists only to be read." Our current fascination with monsters has called forth creatures from the dark: werewolves, vampires, fae, and zombies. If the monstrous reflects our cultural anxieties, what is it that our constructed heroes—whether super or ordinary—reveal? If the monstrous is a projection of culture, might our heroes or the rise of the 21st century geek also be read in a similar way? Do they contain the antidote to society's collective fears?

Film Adaptations: New Interactions

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 3:34am
Miranda Multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of the English-speaking world

Miranda, a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed scholarly e-journal on the English-speaking world is currently seeking articles to complete its thematic issue on new types of film adaptations. Each thematic issue includes a wide range of articles on the social and cultural practices of the English-speaking world. Please visit our webpage at

Seeking Blog Writers

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 12:35am
MP: An Online Feminist Journal

MP: An Online Feminist Journal seeks contributions for our blog.

Blog posts can address feminism(s), feminist issues, women's issues, and / or gender issues grounded in any disciplinary and / or theoretical perspective. Writers can take any perspective so long as it is well argued and well written, and that information is cited where necessary.

Within this large scope, we do have some general guidelines:

[UPDATE] MEDIASCAPE - "History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture" - Spring 2012 Issue

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 1:04pm
MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film, Television, and Digital Media

Call For Papers - MEDIASCAPE - Spring 2012 – "History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture"

MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's open-access peer reviewed journal for film, television, and digital media, is now accepting submissions for its next issue. This next issue considers the theme of History and Technology in Cinema, Media and Visual Culture. Guidelines for submissions to individual sections are below.

MLA 2013: At What Price Paradise? The Utility of Eden in a New American Studies

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 11:45am
Zach Hutchins

As the MLA returns to Boston, that "Citty upon a Hill" which John Winthrop hoped would become "like a watered Garden" in the wilderness as his people imitated the primitive charity of Adam and Eve, it seems appropriate to ask: What place do antebellum aspirations to edenic perfection have in the new American Studies?

Geographies of Promise and Betrayal: Land and Place in US Studies 3/15/12; 25-28/10/12

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:22am
Canadian Association for American Studies - CAAS

What makes a house a home? What makes a home a good investment? What makes a real estate "bubble" burst? Who "owns" the streets? The water? The land? What makes this land your land, my land, or our land, from California to the New York Island, or beyond? How do you "occupy" Wall Street? How can you "walk for the cure"? American mythologies and narratives are traditionally reliant upon the presumed availability of space (the frontier thesis) and American identity typically defined through the occupation, subjugation, conquest, or mastery of space.