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Witchcraft, Sexuality, and Religion in Medieval European Literature between the 14th and 17th Centuries (October 19-21, 2012)

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 5:37pm
PAMLA 2012

This session aims to explore the role of magic, witchcraft and religion in literary works, when moral categories had a different meaning. Abstracts in English on Italian, Spanish, French and English literature are welcomed.

The session will be held at the 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2012 - Seattle University, October 19-21, 2012). Deadline for submitting a 300 words abstract is 22 April, 2012 at

Eastwood and the Gun: Munitions for Thought

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 3:24pm
Brock University

Call for Papers

Eastwood and the Gun: Munitions for Thought

We invite papers that examine, interpret, interrogate, or challenge the iconic cinematic image of Clint Eastwood as a gun toting hero/anti-hero. Films for consideration include:

Alive and Kicking at All Ages: Health, Life Expectancy, and Life Course Identity

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 10:27am
Center for Inter-American Studies / University of Graz / Austria

Aging Studies Series

Alive and Kicking at All Ages: Health, Life Expectancy, and Life Course Identity

Editors: Ulla Kriebernegg, Roberta Maierhofer

Similar to the issue of health that can both be literal and metaphorical, personal and public, human and environmental, age and aging are concepts that are understood according to time, circumstances and disciplinary approach. In this volume, we are asking for papers that investigate the topic of health within the matrix of time and experience. This cultural ambiguity of aging enables an analysis of social functions of images as a basis for interdisciplinary exchange.

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2012

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 3:40pm
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP. With six contributions from undergraduates scholars across the US, the current issue features expanded functions such as audio interviews and editorial pieces.

Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.

Student submissions deadline is JUNE 15, 2012. Interested faculty should contact us by September 15, 2012.

[UPDATE] Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium, 11th-12th May 2012: Registration now open

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:00pm
Birkbeck College, University of London

Twenty-First Century British Fiction seeks to consider and promote current perspectives on the fiction of British writers in the twenty-first century. Post-2000 writing has proved itself as arguably wide-ranging and innovative as its predecessors.

Keynote addresses: Dr. Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck), Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)

Registration is free. To register, please contact us at

Narrating Spaces - Reading Urbanity; University of Hamburg, September 2012, Deadline May 31

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 12:22pm
University of Hamburg, Department of English and American Studies

It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that a city does not consist of buildings and inhabitants alone, but also of representations: of the stories that are told about it, in literature and art as well as in everyday life – or, as the architect Kevin Andrew Lynch has observed, that "Dickens helped to create the London we experience as surely as its actual builders did."

NYCEA "Literature and the Arts" October 12-13, 2012 Buffalo, NY

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:44am
New York College English Association

The 2012 New York College English Association Conference will be held at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY, a small Catholic college that specializes in art and music programs. The conference will focus on the theme of "literature and the arts," exploring the multiple intersections, conflicts, and parallels between literature and other forms of visual and performing art.

Abstracts of 250 words are requested by July 31, 2012, on topics related to the conference theme of Literature and the Arts. Please send abstracts electronically to Matthew Giordano, Associate Professor of English, Villa Maria College, at

"Revolutionizing Early Modern Studies"? The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership in 2012, Oxford 17-18 Sept 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 7:06am
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

"Revolutionizing Early Modern Studies"?
The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership in 2012
University of Oxford
17-18 September 2012
Deadline for proposals: 7 May 2012.
To mark a decade of the Text Creation Partnership (TCP)'s work at the Bodleian Libraries, producing searchable, full-text transcriptions of works in Early English Books Online (EEBO), we invite proposals for research papers and posters reflecting the various ways in which TCP texts are being used.
Is EEBO-TCP revolutionizing research and teaching in early modern studies? What features would be desirable but are not yet available? What improvements could be made in the decade to come?

CFP: Confessional Culture (5-6 July 2012)

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 6:18am
Monash University, School of English, Communication and Performance Studies

Dolan Cummings, editor of Culture Wars, describes confessional culture as "an increasing blurring between public and private, and a concern to expose and reveal our "true selves"". Though the act of confession is nothing new, the rise of reality television and web 2.0 means our culture is increasingly publicising the private, and using the media to expose ourselves and others. This two day postgraduate conference will look at the effect of confessional culture on a range of media and discourses, in order to understand and unpack the manifestations, history and impact of this growing and evolving phenomenon.

Date: 5 – 6 July 2012

Venue: Caulfield Campus, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

The First Annual John Ford Ireland Film Symposium. Dublin: 7-10 June 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 6:03am
John Ford Ireland

Renowned film historian and biographer Joseph McBride will provide the Keynote lecture at this year's John Ford Ireland Film Symposium. McBride is the author of Searching for John Ford, the celebrated Ford biography that Martin Scorsese described as a "treasure" and the New York Times Book Review considers, "The most comprehensive book to date on the filmmaker".

The John Ford Ireland Film Symposium will feature retrospective screenings; industry masterclasses; lectures from renowned Ford experts; and panel discussions with noted filmmakers greatly indebted to Ford's work.