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Framing Cinema and the Visual Arts, Australian Society for French Studies, U of Adelaide, September 27-29, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 10:22pm
Australian Society for French Studies

Paper proposals due May 31st

Framing Cinema and the Visual Arts / Cadrages: cinéma et arts visuels

The 20th edition of the Australian Society for French Studies conference will be held at the University of Adelaide on September 27, 28 & 29, 2012. The organisers are pleased to invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes on the theme of French Cinema and Visual Arts.

[UPDATE] Teaching College-Level Literature: A Resource Guide

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 7:02pm
Prof. Renee Pigeon, Dept. of English, CSU San Bernardino

Do you blog on topics related to teaching college/university-level English literature? If so, I'd like to include a link on the new resource guide described below. Queries and suggestions welcome:

Contributions solicited for a proposed web resource focused on teaching English Literature at the college/university level.

Possible contributions include but are not limited to:
Reviews of books, blogs and other resources
Personal essays
Sample Assignments and syllabi
Course design and planning
Incorporating technology successfully
Hints and advice
Suggestions for links

Death in Children's Literature from Around the World

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 6:37pm

Recently children's literature has begun to focus on death as a physical reality, philosophical concept, and social construct rather than as a tool to achieve a didactic or narrative agenda. Proposals are invited for a panel on the verbal and visual depiction of death in children's literature. Ideally, this panel will have a range of theoretical perspectives and literatures from varied cultural backgrounds, decades, genres, and media forms. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract and brief biographical statement to by September 30, 2012.

"You Can't Go Home Again: Departures and Returns in Middle English Romance," SAMLA, Nov. 9-11 2012, Durham NC

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 6:36pm
Sarah Lindsay

Medieval romance typically involves travel, a circular movement of characters who leave home and return again once their adventures have ended. Yet often, these characters can never truly return home. From Arthur returning to a rebellion in the Alliterative Morte Arthure to the failure of Arthur's knights to understand Gawain's experiences in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, upon their return, characters discover that either they or their home has changed in significant ways. This session invites papers that explore aspects of the problematic return home in Middle English romance. How do the characters in these romances negotiate the internal or external changes that have occurred during their travels?

[Update] Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy (ALA Symposium "McCarthy, Hemingway, and Their Traditions," Oct. 4-6)

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 4:10pm
Flannery O'Connor Society

Both were raised Catholic; both write of redemption and mystery and grace. While in many ways the differences in subject matter, tone, and style might seem to set the fiction of Flannery O'Connor far apart from that of Cormac McCarthy, this panel is based on the premise that much can be revealed by placing them alongside each other. Send proposals with abstracts to Michael Schroeder ( by June 15, 2012. The ALA Symposium will be Oct. 4-6 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.

Leeds 2013: Mighty Protectors for the Merchant Class (10 Sept 2012; 1-4 July 2013)

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 3:22pm
Cynthia Turner Camp, University of Georgia

Mighty Protectors for the Merchant Class: Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine.

We seek papers for a session at the 2013 International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England, dedicated to the relationship between saintly intercession and mercantile life in medieval Europe.

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature (NEMLA 2013)

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 1:20pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will explore the 'cognitive turn' in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W. Bush declared the 1990's the "decade of the brain," there has been a surge of cross-disciplinary work done at the site of cognitive studies, neuroscience and the humanities. For example, scholars such as Lisa Zunshine and Paul John Eakin have called for literary methodologies that account for cognition and perception in their analyses. Additionally, a growing number of fiction and non-fiction texts use cognitive studies and neuroscientific research to upend generic constraints, as well as challenge assumptions about how we construct, perceive, and describe the world and ourselves within it.

CFP: Doctor Who Fan Phenomena [15 AUG]

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 12:57pm
Paul Booth

Pardons for cross-posting!

CFP: Doctor Who: Fan Phenomena (Intellect)

Now accepting abstracts for consideration for the new Doctor Who (Fan Phenomena) title from Intellect Press. This will be part of the second series of Fan Phenomena books, which aim to explore and decode the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cultish phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film character/film infiltrates their way into the public consciousness.

CFP: Networked Humanities: From Within and Without the University

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 12:53pm
Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (University of Kentucky)

Networked Humanities: From Within and Without the University
A Digital Humanities Symposium
February 15-16, 2013
The University of Kentucky
Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Program

Keynote Speakers:
Kathleen Stewart, Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas

Malcolm McCullough, Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan

Luvah Volume 1 No. 2 (Deadline June 1st 2012)

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 12:47pm
Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination

The editorial board of Luvah ( ) is seeking strong submissions for the forthcoming August issue. We are an interdisciplinary journal focused on the interplay of religion, philosophy, and politics in the late-capitalist spiritual vacuum. Our journal publishes critical texts, translations, and creative writing, such as poetry. If you are interested in submitting a paper or proposal, please contact the editor at

Call for chapters: A book on King of the Hill (6/18/2012)

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 11:44am
Katie Salzmann / Texas State University-San Marcos

McFarland & Company has expressed sincere interest in publishing this edited collection of essays on the animated sitcom, King of the Hill. The show, co-created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, ran for thirteen seasons on FOX from 1997-2010, and it continues to air in syndication. Described as "one of television's richest depictions of family life," King of the Hill offers a wide range of themes for exploration.

CFP - Tell and Show - A Collection of Essays on Media and Translation

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 11:06am
Dror Abend-David

Call for Papers

Tell and Show:
A Collection of Essays on Media and Translation

Additional proposals are sought for a forthcoming collection on Media and Translation (prospective title: Tell and Show: A Collection of Essays on Media and Translation).


Monday, May 21, 2012 - 10:59am
MMLA 2012 convention, Cincinnati, Nov. 8 - 11; section on Illustrated Texts

Deadline extended through June 4th:

Paper proposals are sought for a panel presentation on Illustrated Texts, in keeping with the MMLA 2012 conference theme of "Debt."

At least since Mark Twain left it to E. W. Kemble to depict the hero of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, authors and their texts have owed a debt to illustration. At least since James Agee accompanied Walker Evans to photograph Depression-era Alabama sharecroppers, authors have left it to illustrators to depict indebtedness in literary illustrations. Writers have sometimes been indebted to illustrators, while writers and illustrators have sometimes conspired, on the literary market, to depict economic debt on the open market. .