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Competition (Journal Issue); 10/05/12

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 1:36pm
NANO: New American Notes Online

NANO: New American Notes Online
Issue 2.2 Special Theme: Competition

Deadline for Submissions: 5 October 2012
This July, the world will see Olympic athletes perform at their limits for personal and national glory. But, London restaurants will also compete for customers. Journalists from around the globe will vie for the best story. Fans, too, form an important part of Olympic competition, even if they are thousands of miles away from the physical action. Fans may not compete on the track, but fans do compete against the fans of opposing teams. Why do we feel compelled to compete, to watch competitions, and to pick sides?

"Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers" in the Writings of Langston Hughes in the Americas, Europe, and Asia (April 10-13, 2013)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 1:04pm
The Langston Hughes Society (College Language Association Convention in Lexington, KY)

The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers that explore how Langston Hughes's writings have influenced texts by other authors in the Americas, Europe, and/or Asia. Papers comparing and/or contrasting the writings of Langston Hughes with the writings of other authors in the Americas, Europe, and/or Asia are also welcome. All accepted presenters must join the Langston Hughes Society and the College Language Association by February 1, 2013. Please email an abstract (300-400 words) and a biographical profile (3-5 lines) to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at by September 5, 2012.

CFP Directory of World Cinema: Philippines

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 6:58am
Paul Douglas Grant / University of San Carlos Cebu

CFP Directory of World Cinema: Philippines

Editor: Paul Douglas Grant

The history of cinema in the Philippines is as much about the history of film exhibition as it is about production. From the early Spanish influence, to the dominance of American films, through the various Golden Ages of Philippine cinema and the dark period of martial law, national cinema becomes a kind of allegory of the complex hybrid history and culture of this immense archipelago. The Directory of World Cinema: Philippines—a contribution to the Intellect series "Directory of World Cinema"—seeks to give a broad yet detailed account of this rich cinematic tradition, which remains largely unknown outside of the Philippines or by non-specialists.

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 (

and follow us on Twitter

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.