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[UPDATE] Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past? July 2/ Nov. 8-11, 2

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 3:24am
The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention- Cincinnati, Ohio

Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental Women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past?

This panel seeks papers which investigate the image of the Middle Eastern/Muslim women in the West constructed throughout centuries and the manner in which these images are deployed and interpreted by the Western audiences. Thus, the panel is open to a wide range of literary periods, such as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Long Eighteenth Century, Victorian Period, as well as Modern and Post-modern Literatures. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the topic under investigation papers dealing with history, sociology and religion which build on literary texts are welcome as well.

2nd International Conference on HR "Exploring Non-Linear Growth through HR Driven Strategies"

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 12:12am
Institute of Management Studies, Noida,

We feel pleasure to inform you that Institute of Management Studies, Noida (An UGC recognized, AICTE approved, and Government of India) a distinguished professional education Institute and amongst top 10 Business school of Northern India is organizing a 2nd International Conference on HR "Exploring Non-Linear Growth through HR Driven Strategies". The Institute offers courses like PGDM (equivalent to MBA) with dual specialization in various functional disciplines viz. Marketing, Finance, Retail, Human Resource & International Business. Institute also conducts courses in MIB, MCA and MJMC at PG level and BBA, BCA, B.A.LL.B. and BJMC at UG level. We nurture and train our students through industrial visits, live projects and field research.

The Personal is Political Revisited: Investigating Notions of Place and Space, October 6th 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 10:04pm
School of Arts, University of Northampton

"It is at this point a political action to tell it like it is, to say what I really believe about my life instead of what I've always been told to say."

Carol Hanisch, "The Personal is Political" 1969

"We [need to] recognise space as the product of interrelations; as constituted through interactions, from the immensity of the global to the intimately tiny."

Doreen Massey, "Space, Place and Gender" 1995

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jenny Bavidge, University of Cambridge

CFP NEMLA 2013 (March 21-24) - The Western Fascination with Cannibalism

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 7:03pm
Elena Daniele, Brown University



44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel invites papers on the theme of cannibalism – whether a trope within travel literatures of wonders, an ethnographic report, an account of survival, a fiction of horror, an anthropology of the aberrant, a metaphor, or anything between and beyond these categories. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to Elena Daniele:

Deadline: September 30, 2012

NeMLA 2013: The Originality of Adaptation and Novelization

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 11:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association

The Originality of Adaptation and Novelization

This panel studies how adaptations of literature into film, and novelizations of film into literature, stress their originality. How do such derivative works manage their break with their sources while not alienating their audience?

Marketing and reception studies of adaptations / novelizations are welcome, as are papers on works only re-using characters or loosely borrowing from sources in other media.

Please send 250 word abstracts to Ana Oancea ( by Sept. 30, 2012.

This panel has been approved for the 2013 NeMLA Convention. It is listed in areas: Cultural Studies and Film; Theory and Literary Criticism.

From New Media to Old Utopias: 'Red' Art in Data Capitalism?, Leonardo Electronic Almanac - Abstract Deadline August 31, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 10:01am
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is inviting proposals from academics, critical theorists and artists for an issue investigating the relevance of communist utopianism to New Media Art's ideological dispositions. Relevant areas of interest addressed by the issue's contributors could include, but are by no means limited to:

English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University seeks article submissions by November 2012.

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 6:00am
Department of English, Gauhati University

The Editor, ENGLISH FORUM: JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, GAUHATI UNIVERSITY, Guwahati, Assam, India, seeks submissions for its March 2013 issue. Articles that are received will go through a process of peer review before being selected for publication. Articles, between 5000 to 8000 words, can be on any issue concerning English Literature and other literatures in English. The articles should be typed in Microsoft Word and the referencing must be according to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Seventh Edition). Articles should be mailed to by November 30, 2012.

48th ICMS, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9-12, 2013; Submission deadline Sept. 15, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 9:45pm
Rhonda L. McDaniel

You are invited to submit abstracts for papers for the 48th ICMS in Kalamazoo, MI that address the kinds of memory and representations of memory at work in Anglo-Saxon culture and literature. The proposed papers may explore the topics of how Anglo-Saxons portrayed memory at work in art and literature, what they understood the work of memory to accomplish, the use of memory to affect the actions of others, etc. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Dr. Rhonda L. McDaniel at by 15 September 2012.

Ireland and Scotland : Conflicts and Cross Currents 9-11 November 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 5:39pm
University of Sunderland/North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous nine international Irish Studies conferences, this year the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, invites papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 9th to 11th November 2012.

[REMINDER] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' / Deadline 1/7/2012/ University of Valencia / 12-14 December 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 2:42pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:

CFP: The Rest is Silence (09/30/2012)

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:36am
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
- Anon.

When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
- Cicero