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[Deadline Reminder] Captivity Writing Unbound, October 11-13, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 12:55pm
University of South Alabama / Department of English

Proposals for panels and papers are invited for a conference entitled "Captivity Writing Unbound," to be hosted by the University of South Alabama's Department of English and held at its Baldwin County campus, which is set in the heart of the quaint artist community of Fairhope, overlooking scenic Mobile Bay. As conference organizers, we envision a relatively concentrated event in which select scholars working in various disciplines and historical periods will present new ideas about the general area of writing and captivity. We are particularly interested in papers that explore and extend the traditional boundaries of the study of captivity writing, whether these are conceived generically, geographically, historically, or in disciplinary terms.

Rust Belt Tales: Growth, Death and Rebirth

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 12:43pm
About Place Journal

Request for submissions: About Place Journal; Issue #2 Rust Belt Tales
About Place is the new journal of the Black Earth Institute (www: The first issue, A River Runs Through Us, is now out and available for viewing (

Indian Popular Culture (Panel for MPCA, Oct 12-14, 2012); Deadline May 3-

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 10:24am
Midwest Popular Culture Association

The 2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association (MPCA) conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Those interested should review the information here ( to include relevant details on their submission entry. The deadline for receipt of proposals is May 30, 2012.

UPDATE-CFP for 2012 MPCA/ACA Area of Art History and Visual Culture

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 7:49pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers
Art History and Visual Culture Area
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: May 31, 2012

Friday-Sunday, October 12-14
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Columbus, OH

The Art History and Visual Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.

L.M. Montgomery: The Ontario Years (1911-1942)

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 7:16pm
Rita Bode and Lesley Clement

For thirty years, L.M. Montgomery lived in Ontario, writing fiction that confirmed her place, established by the early Anne novels, in the Canadian canon. While much has been written on the familial, cultural, historical, and geographical associations of and influences on her writings of her early years in Prince Edward Island, there is much left to be explored of similar associations and influences from the years Montgomery lived in Leaskdale, Norval, and Toronto and vacationed in Bala. The 2011 centennial celebration, hosted by the L.M. Montgomery Society of Ontario last October, began this conversation in a more formal capacity than had previously occurred.

Modernist Cultures: Proposed Special Issue on Comics and Modernism (abstract due 01 June 2012)

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 4:40pm
Modernist Cultures Special Issue

In Projections (2012), Jared Gardner calls comics "perhaps the most understudied of the vernacular modernisms of the twentieth century." This proposal for a special issue of Modernist Cultures (Edinburgh UP) on comics and modernism intends to develop and in some cases initiate critical conversations on the relationships between modernism and comics.

[CALL FOR ANTHOLOGY ARTICLES] Marxian Cartographies: Mapping and Re-drawing the Trace

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 4:11pm
Anthony C. Cooke/Emory University

At present, capitalism seems to enjoy a certain status as the last remaining "ideological superpower" in the global arena; however, many committed scholars, activists, writers, philosophers, and others continue to seek new avenues for humanistic engagement even as corporate and political interests work to circumscribe the academic community's contributions to issues affecting the public sphere. Such imagining of alternative epistemologies is the focus of an edited volume currently under consideration at Cambridge Scholars Publishing, entitled, Marxian Cartographies: Mapping and Re-drawing the Trace.

Caribbean Irish Connections: Nov 16-17, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 3:07pm
Maria McGarrity/ Long Island University Brooklyn


Caribbean Irish Connections

A multidisciplinary conference and workshop, Barbados Nov 16-17 2012

Organisers: Alison Donnell (University of Reading, UK), Maria McGarrity (LIU Brooklyn, USA,), Evelyn O'Callaghan (University of the West Indies, Barbados)

In the middle of a story about a Jamaican woman called Miss Manda, whose speech acts reveal her as both multiply situated and 'out of place', the prominent Jamaican novelist Erna Brodber issues a surprising provocation to scholars of Caribbean studies,

A Generation of Degeneration

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 1:56pm
Katherine Louisa Coker

My paper is about the growth of information and technology, and how we can preserve both of these together in the best possible way. Technology has always interested me, as well as information, and how people access and use it. The preservation and inspiration of information is an interesting topic, and has many aspects, and many possibilities for now and the future. I'm especially excited to share my research and views with others, and see what they can gather from it, and how they can further improve it.

UPDATE: Collection on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom (Deadline May 15, 2012)

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 10:29am
Letizia Guglielmo (Assistant Professor of English, Kennesaw State University)

I invite proposals for a collection of critical essays on MTV's 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, particularly those with interdisciplinary approaches to the programs and (where applicable) their companion online spaces.