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[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Call for Papers, International Conference on Children's Literature: The Child in the Book

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 2:02am
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association and English Department of Soochow University

Children's literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years. Many other Asian nations have also seen a concerted interest in both the production and criticism of literature for young people. This interest has given rise to the creation of the Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association (TLRCA), a distinctly Taiwanese organization in the process of formation that is dedicated to the study of children's and young adult literature.

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies July 20, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:44am
Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies online journal

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies
is currently accepting articles for our 2013 issue.

This is a general issue open to all high-quality essays that focus on Asian American Literature in a way that would be useful for our broad readership of both students and teachers. We are especially interested in essays that provide insights into the teaching of various kinds of Asian American literature and culture.

MSA 14 (Oct. 18-21, 2012)--Proposed Panel on Modernism and Psychology [UPDATE]

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 9:20pm
Jen Spitzer and Meg Hammond / New York University

We are looking for a third contributor to round out a proposed panel on modernism and psychology for the 2012 Modernist Studies Association conference in Las Vegas. Papers on the panel will either explore the role(s) that psychological theories and practice played in the creation of modernist art or use recent psychology to illuminate some aspect of modernism. Although we are particularly interested in papers that treat schools of psychology other than Freudian psychoanalysis (such as behaviorism, social psychology, cognitive psychology, or self psychology), we also welcome papers that examine non-orthodox Freudian approaches. We especially hope to see proposals for papers on visual art, film, theater, or architecture.

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, April 1)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 8:03pm
Todd Comer and Nathan Crook

Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement. As if its connection to the Canadian magazine Adbusters were not enough, this "U.S." movement's clearest and most original position may be its denial of position. Beyond "We are the 99%"—a general position against greed and inequality—the "movement" remains difficult to categorize in terms of the red/blue politics of the United States. The picture becomes even more complicated at the regional level where clear, defining symbols of nationalist power and capital are absent.

Literary Landscapes of the New West (RMMLA Convention, October 11-13, 2012, Boulder, CO)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 8:00pm
Dr. Charlotte Quinney

The American West as landscape, myth, and symbol has played a central role in the development of national identity and the American literary canon. Geographically and conceptually, however, its parameters have been repeatedly redefined. Associated with motion, revision, metamorphosis, and cultural difference, the contemporary literary perception of the West is one which imaginatively plays upon Frederick Jackson Turner's tenets of shifting borders, progressive perspectives, and mutating identities. For this panel, I am seeking proposals that chart new ground by examining contemporary texts which challenge established aesthetic and ideological approaches to the American West. These might include:

PAMLA '12 Special Session: Articulations of Home in Literatures of Migrancy

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 7:17pm
Diviani Chaudhuri/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Articulations of Home in Literatures of Migrancy.

This session seeks papers that investigate articulations of home in literatures of diaspora, migration, immigration, exile, and dislocation. How do these literatures of movement construct home both as place as well as metaphor? How do these articulations negotiate with nation, community, memory, belonging and identity? How does the house and the domestic space function as a site of nostalgia, transformative nationalism and resistance in literatures that deal with statelessness and refugeehood?

Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities at SCMLA (3/30/12; San Antonio, 11/8-10/2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:53pm
James B. Kelley

We invite proposals on the topic of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities for presentation at the 69th annual South Central MLA conference in San Antonio on November 8-10, 2012.

Please send your abstract of 300-500 words, your name and affiliation, and a statement identifying any A/V needs to the session chair and secretary by March 30, 2012:
James B. Kelley ( and
Carol Bunch Davis (

[UPDATE] The Atrium

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 2:43pm
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices

THE ATRIUM: A Journal of Academic Community Voices, is a publication of the English and Communications Department of Ivy Tech Community College's Northwest Region, and is the only academic journal of the college. The Atrium invites and encourages academic discourse across the disciplines in two- and four-year colleges and universities. We seek innovative, creative, and critical articles, including classroom best practices, research-based articles, book and website reviews, short narratives, as well as limited fiction, poetry, and .jpg artwork. We do not accept previously-published material, theses, or dissertations. Research should follow through into practice in the classroom.

New Approaches to Teaching the Surveys

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 2:02pm
Special Session Proposal for MLA 2013

Innovative approaches to teaching British and American literature survey courses. Seeking practical, tested strategies for new ways to frame and manage the surveys. 250-word abstracts by 1 March 2012; James Lang ( and John Staunton (

III UbiMus - deadline: April 4

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 1:55pm
Ubiquitous Music Group (g-ubimus) -

III UbiMus: Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing for Education and Creative Industries

The Third Workshop on Ubiquitous Music will take place at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of São Paulo (IME-USP), from 4th - 6th of May 2012. Researchers dealing with sonic and musical applications of information technology are invited to share proposals, initial results and complete research projects.

Full papers will be published in the Journal Cadernos de Informática (ISSN 1519-132X).

Visual Culture and Race

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 1:20pm
Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

Submissions are invited for a special issue of MELUS on visual culture and race. Many excellent studies have examined representations of race in recent decades. This special issue seeks to build on that important work, but also to shift focus in order to consider not only what race "looks like," not only how race has been inscribed in images, but also how looking and seeing are racialized practices. The special issue will posit an understanding of visual culture as a theater of racialized looking and performance, in which subjects claim the right to look, seek the gaze in order to be seen, refuse to look, or refuse to be seen.

"Modernist Spectacles of Destruction"; March 26, 2012; MSA annual conference, Oct. 18 - 21, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:25pm
Mark Hussey and Brenda Helt

Much of modernist art and writing features or reflects on images of destruction, those of war and mass violence being primary among these. As advances in film, radio, and photography made it possible to bring representations of such destruction home to viewers, listeners, and readers, questions of the ethical use of these spectacles as aesthetic commodities arose, and these dilemmas were often foregrounded in modernist work/art. We seek a third panelist for a panel focused on the ethics and aesthetics of modernist depictions of destruction, whether written or visual, poetic, narrative, musical, or performative.

Victorian Networks - Submission Deadline March 1, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:24pm
North American Victorian Studies Association

The North American Victorian Studies Association Conference for 2012, in Madison, Wisconsin, September 27-30, invites papers on the theme of networks. Keynotes include Amanda Anderson, Adam Phillips, and a visual networks panel with Caroline Arscott, Tim Barringer, Julie Codell, and Mary Roberts. Participants will also be able to sign up for networks seminars of 15 presenters of precirculated 5-page position papers on the topic.

[REMINDER] "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology" Special Session MLA Boston 2013 (March 1, 2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:28am
Jessica Kuskey

Please consider this CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

Approaches to literature drawing from philosophy of technology or critical theory of technology. Literary critical responses or challenges to theories of technology.

Submission requirements:
400-word proposal; brief bio

Deadline for submissions:
1 March 2012

Contact person information:
Jessica Kuskey (

* All special sessions are subject to MLA approval.