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VariAbilit(ies) - The History of Disability

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 3:09am
Chris Mounsey, University of WInchester


Paul Kelleher and Chris Mounsey, are running a small but wide ranging academic conference on the History of Disability (all periods). Variabilit(ies) will run at Emory University between the 4th and 7th July 2013.

We wonder whether you have paper that you would like to give at this small wide ranging conference that follows the format of Chris's successful Queer People Conferences.

You can find the call on our Facebook page (

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CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/12; 2/13-16/2013)

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 4:21pm
Science Fiction and Fantasy, Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Join us for the 34rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 13-16, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations ( invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction in print, film, or other media.

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

The right to know: examining 15 years of the Freedom of Information Act in Ireland on February 11, 2013

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 3:59pm
Tom Felle / University of Limerick

Proposals are invited for relevant presentations on issues including:

• Original research on the operation and/or impact of the Freedom of Information Act in Ireland
• Original research into policing and FOI in comparable jurisdictions
• Comparative political or legal analyses of FOI, open government and 'sunshine' legislation
• Transparency and openness in government
• The impact of FOI and open government legislation on politics, public policy and public affairs
• Theoretical papers dealing with open government and/or 'sunshine' laws;
• FOI as a civil and human right
• Media, journalism and FOI
• Historical perspectives on "cagey and secretive" (Farrell, 1993) Ireland in context

Applications Invited for BSA's 2013 New Scholars Program; Deadline Extended to August 31, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 3:57pm
Bibliographical Society of America

Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January. The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).

Update: Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, Apr 4-6, Extended Deadlines: Special session Sept 1; Abstracts Oct 15

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 12:39pm
Sam Houston State University's First International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

Send 250- to 300-word abstract on any topic dealing with Medieval and Renaissance Thought. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, and theatre are equally welcome.

September 1, 2012: New deadline to propose special session

October 15, 2012 : Deadline to submit abstracts (to be submitted electronically only)

Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2012

Modernism, Print and the Book

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 10:38am
University of Edinburgh

CFP: Modernism, Print, and the Book
10th December 2012

A one‐day symposium on modernist engagements with print, publishing and the book, co‐hosted by The Centre for the History of the Book, University of Edinburgh, and The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The event will conclude with a plenary lecture given by Professor Johanna Drucker.

Proposals are invited for 30‐minute papers.

CFP for The Journal of Popular Television

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 4:30am
James Leggott (Northumbria University, UK)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the NEW Journal of Popular Television, to be published in 2013. Articles for consideration for the first volume should be sent by 1st October 2012.

Gendered Labels, Gendered Actions (abstracts due Aug 31, 2012; conference Feb 21-23, 2013)

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 10:15pm
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

Labels commonly used in gendered identity construction often imply stasis, yet these labels routinely make assumptions about active behaviors of the person(s) labeled. This panel will address the relationship between static labels and active behaviors within a gendered context. Topics may include but are not limited to:

* gendered labels and authenticity
* gendered labels and perceived time (stability vs stagnation)
* gendered labels that promote actions, actions that inspire gendered labels
* uses of and responses to gendered labels

Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to Matt Kernicky ( before August 31, 2012.

Special Issue of Pragmatism Today

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:47pm
Pragmatism Today

Pragmatism Today invites scholars to submit essays for an upcoming special issue on somaesthetics. The field of somaesthetics addresses a variety of theoretical and practical disciplines, and essays exploring any of these connections are welcome.

Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:30pm
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its first annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2012 prize will be $500. Essays should be academic in style and focus on the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics from such perspectives as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and theory, literary and cultural studies, dance, design, music, theatre, cognitive science, gender and sexuality studies, sports, movement, and health studies. The prize essay will be recommended for publication in an upcoming special issue of the philosophical journal Pragmatism Today on somaesthetics.

Temenos Journal Spec. Ed. Trap Doors and Little Triggers: An Anthology of Embarrassment, Innuendo, Rumor, and Shame *Oct. 5*

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:27pm
Temenos Journal


Temenos Journal is currently seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, creative-nonfiction, and artwork for our Fall 2012 special print edition entitled Trap Doors and Little Triggers: An Anthology of Embarrassment, Innuendo, Rumor, and Shame. Big or little, first-hand or overheard, public catastrophe or private misadventure, the staff of Temenos wants to feel your pain. After all, it is not a question of "if" but rather a question of the degree to which we've all had experience in this area. It doesn't have to be salacious, but it does have to be an eloquent description of human ineloquence.