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APPS AND AFFECT: October 18-20, 2013 [UPDATE] Deadline extended - OCTOBER 1, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 8:49am
University of Western Ontario (FIMS and CSTC)

Keynote speakers:

Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
Mark Andrejevic (Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies)
Patricia Ticineto Clough (Queens College and The Graduate School, CUNY)
Ed Keller (Parsons The New School for Design)
Alexander Galloway (New York University)
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Chinese Literature: Special Issue - November 15, 2012 Deadline

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 6:17am
Pennsylvania Literary Journal/ Anaphora Literary Press

Soliciting critical essays in English about Chinese Literature from all periods and in all critical styles. Anaphora's Director, Anna Faktorovich, Ph.D., is stationed in Shantou University, China this year, and we would like to see criticism related to that part of the world. Critical essays should be of the standard size, 4,500-9,000 words. PLJ also welcomes book reviews - you can recieve free books from any of the publishers on the list on the website, Creative short stories and poetry is also welcome. PLJ is available on EBSCO and ProQuest.

Exclusivity: Boundaries of Difference, submission deadline 1st October 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:09pm
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Submissions Deadline: 1 October 2012

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and cultural studies based in the School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia.

Volume 19, issue 1: Exclusivity – Boundaries of Difference

Exclusivity: Who is on the inside? Who is on the outside? The notion of "community" while commonly talked about in celebratory terms always necessitates an Other. For Volume 19, issue 1 we are looking for papers that discuss the ideas of exclusivity, for example, but not limited to change and continuity in:

-social classes/boundaries

-race/ethnic/national identity


-popular culture



-cyber culture

CFP: Anthology on the Work of Michael Chabon

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 9:54pm
Bob Batchelor, Kent State University

Call for Papers: Anthology on the Work of Michael Chabon, edited by Bob Batchelor and Jesse Kavadlo

Scholarly essays sought on the work of Michael Chabon. This collection of essays (edited by Bob Batchelor, Kent State University, and Jesse Kavadlo, Maryville University) will be the first volume in the Scarecrow Press "Contemporary American Literature" Series edited by Batchelor. Its goal is to provide scholars, faculty members, student readers, and the general reading public with creative, well-researched, and well-written analyses on the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Chabon.

[Update] Call for Papers: iDMAa 2012: Fast Forward – perspectives on the future of digital media and arts (#idmaa2012)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 9:43pm
International Digital Media and Arts Association

We've extended the deadline for the tenth annual International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference, will be held November 8-10, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Commemorating a decade of convergence, this year's conference looks to celebrate iDMAa's rich history of interdisciplinarity, collaboration, communication, and commitment to digital media and arts. iDMAa invites you to share your perspectives on the future of digital media and arts.

{UPDATE} The Langston Hughes Society Panel ( CLA Convention 04/10/13-04/13/13)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 8:44pm
The Langston Hughes Society

The Langston Hughes Society
Panel: "Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers" in the Writings of Langston Hughes in the Americas, Europe, and Asia
College Language Association Convention 2013
Convention Dates: April 10-13, 2013
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

THE PLEASURES OF IDENTITY: LIVING QUEER (Edited Collection; 12/15 proposal deadline)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:58pm
Ellen M. Gil-Goméz, Jacqueline Rhodes

As evidenced by recent work such as the Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Popular Culture (2007); LGBTQ America Today: An Encyclopedia (2008); Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals (2009); and Queer America: A People's GLBT History of the United States (2011), our field has taken an encyclopedic and historical turn. While we applaud these works and see their value, we are less interested in the canonization of LGBTQ voices throughout history than in taking the temperature of old and new activists, artists, and scholars of LGBTQ Studies--what choices have you made (freely or by coercion?), how has the landscape changed since your work began?

[Deadline Reminder: Sept 30] Genre and genus: Categories for Humans and Animals in Early Modern English Literature (NeMLA 2013)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:21pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel explores how literature represents the relationship between humans and animals in a range of early modern texts. How do representations of the mutable boundary between humans and animals differ depending on their generic context? How do concerns about literary kinds relate to and intersect with concerns about species categorization? To what extent does generic mingling and experimentation relate to the varying representations of inter-species similitude and difference? Send 300 word abstracts to Julia Gingerich <>

[UPDATE] Transatlantic Travel Narratives: 1850-1918 (NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013 - deadline for submission Sept 30, 2012)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:05pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will examine the narrative of the road (tripper) often associated with Modernist accounts of travel. How does transatlantic literature, from the mid-nineteenth century forward, distinguish between travel and tourism? Should we interpret the mass-produced realist novel as a literary analogue to the culture of mass tourism that developed alongside it? Or does the realist novel too offer the potential to 'go off the beaten track,' to resist the tyranny of the predestined itinerary? Please send 300-500-word abstracts to

Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction) at CEA 2013

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:07pm
College English Association

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Creative Writing (poetry and fiction) for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

We welcome proposals for a fifteen minute reading of original poems and fiction. Please submit sample material which does not necessarily have to be on the conference theme.

Conference Theme: Nature

[UPDATE] Edited Collection on Wes Anderson

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:06pm
Pete Kunze (Louisiana State University)

I seek proposals for original critical essays on the films of Wes Anderson to be included in a possible edited collection.

Animals and Nature in H.G. Wells Conference Panel

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:39pm
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

The abundant and eclectic writings of H.G. Wells offer many opportunities for scholars working in ecocriticism and animal studies to interrogate the attitudes people in the Victorian and modern eras held regarding the non-human world. This panel seeks to explore the many ways in which Wells' diverse corpus engages with various concerns and debates concerning nature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Romanticism's Flâneurs (NeMLA, March 21-24, Boston; submission deadline 9-30)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:26pm
Kellie Donovan-Condron/Babson College

Following Benjamin, the flâneur is widely linked with urban spaces of the mid- and late-nineteenth century, but what of those who strolled the streets in the years just before and after the turn of the century? As industrialization began to transform major cities, did these earlier figures have a different relationship with flânerie than their later-century counterparts experienced in more commercialized spaces? Please email 250-500 word abstracts examining Romantic-era flâneurs to Kellie Donovan-Condron (