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Resistance, Noise and Material : Call for papers, performances, objects and events

Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 10:30am
Sender Brocken

Call for submissions

A symposium, performance, exhibition, workshop and gathering to investigate, discuss and speculate on topics specific to or peripheral to Resistance, Noise and Material and their possible relations.

This event will take place in London on Thursday 4th August 2012.

Contributions are invited which include any or all of the following: conventional or unconventional academic papers and presentations; performances of/and/or recordings; visual interpretations; participatory events; and other explorations of the themes of noise, materials, and resistance.

Time and space can be made available prior to the event for projects which are developed in situ.

"By the Author of David Simple": New Approaches to Sarah Fielding (ASECS; April 4-7 Cleveland, OH)

Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 3:11am
Stephanie Harper Recine / California State University, Northridge

Just past her 300th birthday, the popularity of Sarah Fielding is increasing; yet, her life and writing tend to be overshadowed by the critical reception of her brother, Henry. This panel seeks to advance the conversation surrounding Sarah Fielding, especially as it relates to new approaches on themes of gender, nature, and trauma in her work. Furthermore, papers which focus on teaching Fielding are encouraged.

SCMS Panel: Communal Interactions with Cyber Connectivity Outside the Home

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 5:17pm

Regarding the academic discourse on what particular space the internet inhabits in our everyday lives, there seems to be two divergent camps which continually widen an increasingly difficult to bridge chasm. On one side there is the idea that the websites, blogs and forums that make up the web produce their own unique kind of "social space, one that fruitfully confounds the ordering conventions of our physical space" (Saco, 2002. Also see Nakamura, 2007). While another perspective claims that the internet and new media technologies we consume within a physical space are only experienced as a redundant "translation of all existing media into numerical data accessible through computers" (Manovich, 20, 2001. Also see Hilderbrand 2007).

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Friendship and States of Debt in Early Modern English Literature (Midwest MLA 2012)

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 3:13pm
Andrew Kranzman / Michigan State University

This panel examines how discourses of friendship intersect with 'states of debt' in early modern literature and culture. The valence of the term 'state' invokes an array of social relations, conditions, and practices that are doubly compounded through the addition of the term 'debt.' For instance, while 'state' may refer to community, nation, condition, or communicative practices, 'debt' conjures notions of obligation, affective and/or economic bonds, social contracts, oaths, and acts of incorporation or release. Likewise, the connotative richness of 'friend'/'friendship' underscores a variety of intimate, social, and political relationships and responsibilities situated in overlapping networks of kinship, community, and nation.

Collections and Collecting Practices as Sites of Transformation, Adaptation and Exchange (deadline for submission: July 8, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 1:44pm
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society Conference (Oct.18-22, 2012. Abbotsford, BC, Canada)

This panel interrogates the ways in which the production, circulation, and dissemination of art, objects, and knowledge were mediated by processes of translation and transmission within early modern Europe. We invite papers that consider the ways in which these processes defined the collecting practices of courtly patrons and other collectors, such as merchants, physicians, antiquarians, alchemists, and natural historians. Within this context, translation (as a creative act of adaptation, transformation, and reinterpretation) could function to facilitate the transfer of discoveries—both artistic and epistemological.

ELN 51.1 (Spring/Summer 2013): "General Issue: State of the Field"

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 9:57am
English Language Notes (ELN)

Call for Papers:

ELN 51.1 (Spring/Summer 2013): "General Issue: State of the Field"
English Language Notes
Contact email:
Deadline: October 1, 2012

Since its founding in 1963, English Language Notes, under the sponsorship of the University of Colorado, has provided a respected forum for criticism and scholarship in every field of English studies to a broad audience of academics and general readers. It has been unique both in its breadth of audience and subject matter and in its emphasis on shorter articles of wider interest than typical scholarly writing.

The Monster-Child

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 7:14am
Markus Bohlmann and Sean Moreland

The Monster Child: New Essays on Children, Horror and Monstrosity in Film

A call for papers for a proposed collection co-edited by Markus Bohlmann and Sean Moreland

As an area of research which has to date gone largely unexplored, the many variations on the image of the child-as-monster in global popular cinema invite critical consideration through a variety of theoretical approaches.

We are soliciting abstract submissions for a collection of original essays which explore various critical themes and theoretical angles related to "monstrous" children in film, a topic which has to date been paid too little attention, not only within the field of childhood studies, but also those of film and horror studies.

Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory, Senate House, London, 12-13 February, 2013 (Abstracts due 1 November, 2012)

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 4:35am
Jordana Blejmar (Institute of Germanic & Romace Studies) and Anindya Raychaudhuri (UCL)

Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory
International Conference
13- 14 February, 2013
Senate House, London

Organised by:

Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies, University College London
Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory

FINAL CALL: August Issue of Luvah

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 3:01am
Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination

Final call for papers for August issue of Luvah. Deadline for submissions is July 5 at midnight.

The editorial team of the interdisciplinary Luvah is seeking papers that explore and break the boundaries between religion, philosophy, and literature.

[Update] Contempoary Japanese Media Cultures: Industry, Society and Audiences (5 Septmeber 2012)

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 4:36pm
Dr Rayna Denison, University of East Anglia

Registration is now open. We are proud to announce that we now have a Manga to Movies Project website (project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council) at:

It has all the details for the Contemporary Japanese Media Cultures Symposium, being held on 5th September 2012 at the University of East Anglia in the UK, including the proposed programme.