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Verse, Voice, and Vision: Cinema and Poetry (edited collection); May 15, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 1:16pm
Marlisa Santos/Nova Southeastern University

The various intersections of poetry, one of the oldest art forms, and film, one of the newest art forms, highlight the relevance of poetry in the modern world. Poetry has been considered in film in many ways: the use of poetry through biopics of poets (ancient to contemporary), studies of particular directors who make widespread use of poetry in their films (e.g., Woody Allen), specific poems/poets that feature frequently in films, a specific poem that drives a specific film (e.g. Splendor in the Grass), poetry films/poetic cinema etc. All treatments of this topic are welcome.

Zizek and Performance: Expressions of Interest by 11 June 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:07am
Broderick Chow & Alex Mangold / Brunel University, UK / Aberystwyth University, UK

** Apologies for cross-posting **

Expressions of interest are invited from scholars across the humanities interested in philosophy, theatre and performance to contribute to an edited volume on:

Žižek and Performance

Scritture migranti / Migrant Writings - June 20, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 7:30am
Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali

The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for its next issue (n. 6/2012) of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration.
Interested scholars should send a complete essay or an abstract of approx. 20 lines by June 20, 2012 to the editorial committee: .

PASSIONS: Synapsis - European School for Comparative Studies, 3-10 Sept. 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 3:20am
Synapsis (European School for Comparative Studies)

For some time now, philosophers, sociologists and neuroscientists have started to look once again at the world of emotions and passions to try and understand the mechanisms behind them. The development of this field of inquiry bears witness to a renewed fascination for human behaviour. Many disciplines seem to be characterised these days by this 'affective turn', which has led to fresh attention to the nature of artistic and literary expression, and for its capacity to illustrate the physical and ethical dimensions of feeling.

RSA 2013 Proposed Panel: "Heidegger and Humanist Poetics"--June 8th, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:37pm
Joshua Brazee / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Renaissance Society of America 2013 (San Diego): In the 1980s, Ernesto Grassi, friend and student of Martin Heidegger, attempted to rescue Renaissance Humanism from Heidegger's condemnation, "every Humanism begins with a definition of the essence of man and so with an anthropological philosophy." Grassi, through a Heideggerian lens, reinterprets the work of humanist Italian poets to argue that while medieval thinking "proceeds from an ontology, a theory of beings…the specific Humanistic process of thought begins with the problem of words, above all the poetic idiom." The crucial difference is that while ontologies fix the meaning of language and thus the meaning of beings, humanist poetic thinking understands language as historical.

Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Annual Symposium November 11-13, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 8:06pm
Dr. Holli Levitsky

Seeking papers on any aspect of Jewish American and Holocaust Literature--including drama, film, visual-and-performance art--for the 17th Annual JAHLit Symposium at the landmark Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida. Send 250 word abstracts to Holli Levitsky at by August 31, 2012. Completed registration form and $150 check for membership in the Society for the Study of Jewish American Literature should be sent to: Holli Levitsky, LMU Department of English, One LMU Drive, Suite 3800, Los Angeles CA 90045. If you have any questions call Holli Levistky at 310-338-7664 or Ezra Cappell at 915-747-5739.

Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 4:46pm
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights.

CFP for a Collection of Hair Stories/Reflections/Memoirs

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 4:43pm
Dr. Clarissa West-White

I have been moved to call for submissions for a collection of hair stories I decided to put together after reading a very long series of posts about natural hair care. I have always been fascinated by reactions to and about our hair-Black Hair. It doesn't matter if it is bone straight or curly and tight, very few women of color appear happy with their hair, their crown and glory. I have received comments, both positive and negative, about my hair from those I would least expect to care.

[UPDATED CFP] - The Accidental Tourist and Early Modern Utopias - SAMLA 2012, Durham, Nc, 11/9-11/11

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 12:44pm
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [SAMLA Affiliated Group]

SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Dan Mills, Clayton State University (
Secretary: Dr. Kerri Allen, Dalton State College (
Title: The Accidental Tourist and Early Modern Utopias

Media, Fans, and Sacred : Neoreligiosity Seeks Institution

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:21am
Marc Joly-Corcoran/co-chief ed. -

The deadline for submissions for this issue is August 1st, 2012

Media, Fans, and Sacred :
Neoreligiosity Seeks Institution

Edited by Marc Joly-Corcoran & Vincent Mauger

Kinephanos accepts articles in French and in English

Kinephanos is a bilingual web-based journal. Focusing on questions involving cinema and popular media, Kinephanos encourages interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. The journal's primary interests are movies and popular TV series, video games, emerging technologies and fan cultures. The preferred approaches include cinema studies, communication theories, religion sciences, philosophy, cultural studies and media studies.



Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 1:36am

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is now accepting submissions for: Issue 4.1 Fall 2012: Open Topic

For the fall 2012 issue, Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is accepting submissions in any medium and on any topic of relevance to early eighteenth-century culture.

Haiti: From Pre-Columbian to Declaration of Independnece

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 4:51pm
PAMLA 2012 - October 19-21

Haiti: From Pre-Columbian to Independence. Papers are invited to explore the neglected past of Haiti before the arrival of the Europeans and the proclamation of the Independence. The deadline for abstracts (300 words maximum) is May 15, 2012.