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Double stories – Double lives: Reflecting on Textual Objects in the Pre-Print world Yale University, 13-15 April 2012

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 10:54pm
Niv Allon, Julia Hsieh / Yale University

The physical aspects of texts – their existence as textual artifacts – may assume a particular prominence that is independent even from the contents of the texts themselves. Circulated and contextualized as objects, texts and inscriptions may impart dual meanings, which may either be complementary or contradictory. As such, manuscripts, inscribed amulets, ornamental objects, and similar artifacts draw complex 'biographies' as the attention alternates between the artifact's textuality and materiality. The biographies of these artifacts invite a variety of interpretive and analytical models, the application of which is dependent on the different degrees of distinction
and integration between the two aspects.

CFP: IJAPS themed issue: "Music and Performance in Asia"

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 10:20pm
Joshua Paul Dale/Tokyo Gakugei University

The International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (IJAPS), an electronic journal published by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Press, is looking for articles for an issue on the theme: "Music and Performance in Asia."

The journal is a scholarly, multidisciplinary, internationally refereed publication focusing primarily on Asia (West, South, Southeast and East), Australasia and the Pacific Rim regions of the Americas (North, Central and South).

The publication date of this themed issue will either be January 2013 or July 2013. At this point, we're especially interested in papers on Japan, China or Korea.

[UPDATE] Australasian and Commonwealth Bildungsromans (NeMLA 3/15-18; 10/10)

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 7:53pm
Elizabeth Abele / NeMLA

The panel welcomes proposals that examine Australian, New Zealand and other Commonweath Bildungsromans. What are the differences between bildungsromans published at the beginning of the 20th century and bildungsromans published later? How do aboriginal authors employ the genre? What is the role of post-colonial and postmodern studies on Commonwealth bildungsromans? Though preference is given to Australasian literatures, Canadian and South African are also welcome. E-mail 250-400 word abstracts in body of email to Elizabeth Abele . Deadline extended to Oct. 10.

CFP: Internationally Read Print Magazine Publishing Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, and Creative Non-Fiction

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 6:26pm
A Few Lines Magazine


A Few Lines Magazine is an internationally read literary magazine (both online and in print) which actively seeks to publish the best that the literary world has to offer. We are always looking for poetry, flash fiction, short stories, creative non-fiction, and artwork. We generally take about 1-2 months to respond; however, we try to respond to all submissions as quickly as possible. We just completed our second issue and are currently working on our third. For submission details, go to

Call for Submissions: Poetry, Fiction, Translations, Creative Nonfiction, Graphic Short Stories, Book Reviews, etc.

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 5:15pm
ĕm: A Review of Text and Image

ĕm: A Review of Text and Image invites submissions of poetry, translations, fiction, creative nonfiction, lyric essays, graphic short stories and essays, comic strips, photographs, paintings, miscellaneous artwork, interviews, and book reviews for its inaugural issue.

ĕm will be available on the Kindle, iPad, Nook, etc. Visit our website for submission guidelines: For more information, please contact the editors at

CFP: Digital Legacies of the Avant-Garde Conference (Paris, 14 April 2012)

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 4:49pm
The American University of Paris

In what ways has the formation, development and critique of today's digital environments been shaped by the concepts and practices of the avant-garde? This international conference held at The American University of Paris considers the question by exploring the potential avant-garde and modernist genealogies of contemporary digital culture.

Topics may include:

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 8-11, 2012

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 4:02pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 33rd Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2011

Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Panels now forming for presentations on the films and career of Alfred Hitchcock. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations.

Hamlin Garland Society Panel at ALA, May 24-27, 2012; deadline: Jan. 16, 2012

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 2:11pm
Hamlin Garland Society

The Hamlin Garland Society will sponsor one panel at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco on May 24-27, 2012.

Papers are invited on any topic concerning Garland or his work.
Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.

Please send abstracts (250-350 words) to the program chair by 16 January 2012. Email submissions are preferred.

Keith Newlin
Department of English
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5947


Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 1:58pm

On Exile and Its Variations, CEA-CC Spring 2012 Conference: 23-24 March 2012, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo


The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2012 annual conference.

Horror Studies

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 10:44am
Steven Bruhm, Managing Editor, Horror Studies

Horror Studies serves the international academic community in the humanities and specifically those scholars interested in horror. Exclusively examining horror, this journal provides interested professionals with an opportunity to read outstanding scholarship from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including work conceived as interdisciplinary. By expanding the conversation to include specialists concerned with diverse historical periods, varied geography, and a wide variety of expressive media, this journal will inform and stimulate anyone interested in a wider and deeper understanding of horror.

The Archaeology of Slavery: Toward a Comparative Global Framework, March 30-31, 2012

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 10:01am
Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

This is the first and final call for papers for the 2012 CAI Visiting Scholar Conference at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Abstract submission is open to all who are interested, and early career scholars are encouraged to apply. Abstract submissions are due December 5, 2011.

The goals of the 2012 Visiting Scholar Conference are (1) to develop an interregional and cross-temporal framework of the archaeological interpretation of slavery and (2) to promote a diachronic approach to the topic, extending from before the moment of capture to beyond emancipation.

The Second International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2012)

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 9:27am
The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communicationsis

The Second International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2012)
University of Thai Chamber of Commerce(UTCC), Bangkok, Thailand
May 16-18, 2012

The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce(UTCC), Bangkok, Thailand during the period of May 16-18, 2012. The DICTAP2012 aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.