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Brecht and Benjamin at the Chess Board: Mapping Theatres of Exile

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 1:31pm
AMerican Comparative Literature Association

In his 2012 article "Dramaturgies of Exile", Freddie Rokem writes about Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht's exile in Denmark in the 1930s: together they wrote, dined, discussed theatre and philosophy, and played board games including Go and Chess.  Rokem argues that their game-playing echoed their own personal trajectories of travel and exile, as well as embodied game board mappings of their philosophical and artistic theories.

LGBTQ Cinema in the Early 21st Century (Journal Issue; Submissions due October 15, 2012)

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 9:28pm
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film

New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film
Theme Issue: Queer Cinema in the 21st Century

This special issue of New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film will explore the forms and functions of LGBTQ/queer cinema in the early years of the 21st century. Completed articles on any topic pertaining to contemporary cinema studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from scholars, educators, and students of various levels and disciplines.

Call for Submissions: Studies in Popular Culture

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 5:04pm
Studies in Popular Culture

Studies in Popular Culture, a journal of the Popular Culture Association of the South, publishes articles on popular culture however mediated: through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events—any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Its contributors from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Israel, Scotland, Spain, and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in comics, communications, film, games, graphics, literature, philosophy, religion, and television.

"The Seasons" - Special issue of Environment, Space, and Place journal & edited book

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 4:38pm
International Association for Study of Environment, Space, and Place (IASESP)

The spring, 2013 issue of Environment, Space, Place will be devoted to a special focus on the seasons. The journal is a transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary forum committed to values contributing to our rootedness to the earth and attunement to the environment, space, and place.

The 37th Great Plains Writers' Conference: panels examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr.

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 4:21pm
Great Plains Writers’ Conference, South Dakota State University

The 37th Great Plains Writers' Conference, 
March 24-26, 2013
, South Dakota State University, Brookings SD.

March 26, 2013 would have marked the 80th birthday of the late Lakota author Vine Deloria, Jr., arguably one of 20th century America's most vibrant and far-reaching thinkers and authors. The Great Plains Writers' Conference welcomes papers, presentations, and creative works that examine Deloria's legacy and footprint in the variety of academic fields his work has touched, ranging from American Indian studies to anthropology to theology, as well as the mark he left as an activist.

African American Review Special Issue - Delany Lately: Samuel R. Delany and the Art of Paraliterature

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 3:31pm
Guest Editor, Terry Rowden

From the publication of his first novel at the age of nineteen, The Jewels of Aptor (1962), Samuel R. Delany has been one of the most admired and simultaneously marginalized writers in American literature. While he was almost immediately recognized as a prodigy and showered with awards in the world of science fiction, it has taken much longer for Delany to be recognized as a figure of seminal importance in the worlds of modern American fiction and African American and queer literary and cultural studies.

European Popular Culture and Literature (February 13-16, 2013)

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 1:49pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Submission Deadline: 11/16/12
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature for the 34th annual Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM. Papers and panels that connect to the conference theme of "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context" are particularly welcome.


Friday, September 7, 2012 - 12:23pm
Julie Taylor

Proposals are invited for an essay collection on Modernism and Affect, commissioned by Edinburgh University Press. The collection will comprise 10-12 original 7,000 word essays, and aims to present new scholarship in the fields of modernist literature, film, and visual arts emerging in the light of theory's 'affective turn'. The volume will consider the manifold ways in which theories of affect and theories of modernism might speak to one another. How might the reading practices suggested by recent work on the affects inform our critical engagement with modernist texts? How might a focus on affect might allow us to expand our definition of modernism?

Sex and Sensibility in the Eighteenth-Century Novel, NeMLA 2013, September 30 deadline

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 11:51am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 44th Annual Convention, Boston, March 21-24, 2013

This panel will explore the intersections of sensibility and sexuality in the eighteenth-century novel: how the expression of each became contingent on the other and often complicated the emerging gender norms. Within the culture of sensibility, women were assumed to be naturally more "impressionable," that is, their nerves and thoughts were supposed to be more susceptible to external stimuli. Although sensibility was idealized as a natural and desirable feminine quality (women were, after all, responsible for the emotional quality of family life), it nonetheless could become a threat if it led to illicit desires and erotic passions, which it inevitably did - at least in the literary imagination.

Call for Papers: Literature and the Healing Arts at CEA 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 10:53am
College English Association

Call for Papers: Literature and the Healing Arts at CEA 2012
April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:
100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
Phone (912) 233-7722; Fax (912) 233-3765.

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at