This graduate student conference seeks to foster interdisciplinary discussion among scholars studying the American, European, and African continents as well as those engaged in global and transnational projects. Research incorporating new methods for researching the Atlantic with the aid of digital materials and methodologies is particularly welcome. The Atlantic Studies Workshop invites submissions of abstracts from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE), an annual published by AMS Press, is accepting articles for volume 5, due out the spring of 2014. Articles received by Nov. 15, 2012 will be considered for this volume; articles received after this date will likely be considered for a later volume. Please visit the following link for a description of RAE's scope and focus, and for detailed submission guidelines:
Volumes 1 and 2 of RAE are now available at www.amspressinc.com.
The founding editor of _SANEjournal: sequential art narrative in education_, an open-access, peer reviewed, online journal recently added to the Directory of Open Access Journals, seeks research-based and practitioner-based articles on teaching comics or with comics in every setting, from preschool to graduate school.
The editor also seeks rationales and book reviews and announces two calls:
1. The 3rd issue is scheduled for a late 2012 release and focuses on the "viewing" and "visually representing" prongs of NCTE/IRA's six-pronged definition of "English Language Arts" and their ramifications for using comics in the classroom. Submissions should be made via registering at the journal online and submitted by June 1, 2012.
Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut, edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.
Call for proposals
The editor of Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut seeks proposals for essays on any aspect of Kurt Vonnegut's life and work. Please send proposals of 250–300 words, along with a brief CV listing previous publications, to email@example.com by March 30, 2012.
If accepted, contributors' final essays of 6,000–7,000 words will be due on August 31, 2012.
Conference Date: Friday, March 30, 2012
Abstracts (250-500 words) Due: February 15, 2012
Submit abstracts via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plenary Speaker: Lee Edelman, Chair, Department of English, Tufts University
We've extended the deadline for submissions for the first annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture (3/31-4/1). The deadline is now February 10, 2012. Please consider submitting!.
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts has ceased publication. Calls for papers for the following issues are canceled:
* Volume 6 Number 1 (Spring 2013) Racism, Colonialism, and Law.
* Volume 6 Number 2 (Summer 2013) Grassroots Politics in the Postcolony.
Back issues of the journal are available from the publisher, Indiana University Press.
Iona College, the home of the Thomas Paine Collection, seeks proposals for presentations for an international conference of professional, graduate, undergraduate and lay scholars to be held October 19-21, 2012. Presentations should aim to be 20 minutes in length. The Conference Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers on any subject related to Thomas Paine's life, legacy [current or past], writings or ideas [e.g. history, literature, politics, philosophy, rhetoric, media studies/mass communication, cultural anthropology, and education]. Please submit a one page abstract of your proposed presentation by March 15, 2012.
1st Global Conference
Making Sense of: Play
Wednesday 11th July 2012 – Friday 13th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
"Unlike children in other countries, the Eskimos played no game of war. They played with imaginary rifles and harpoons, but these were never directed against people but against the formidable beasts that haunted the vast wastes of their land."
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)
We invite essays that respond to Nussbaum's proposal to consider literary works in the context of moral philosophy or that, in a literary context, consider the issues raised by Nussbaum's reflections on the academic and indeed public significance of the humanities.
Accepted essays will be published in a Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State University Press).
Panel will examine O'Connor in conjunction with other writers and artists she influenced, who influenced her, who help us better illuminate some aspect of her work. Deadline March 1, 2012.
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Bondage and Power -- Special Issue
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. -- Aldous Huxley
This panel will examine recent (post-communist) narratives in an enlarged sense (fiction, newspaper articles, documentaries, websites, blogs, forums, visual narratives, oral stories and/or testimonies) by and about East-European women engaged in transnational relocation. Please send 250-word abstracts and short biographical notes (150 words) to email@example.com by March 15, 2012.
Shakespeare in Performance
University of Maine at Farmington May 4-6 2012
The deadline for proposals has been extended to 20 February 2012.
Shakespeare and performance in all its expressions, with a focus on the tragedies. This includes stage and screen adaptations, but we are also especially interested in papers and proposals for workshops, demonstrations, and non-traditional presentations on previously under-examined Shakespearean performance (musical scores, ballet, puppetry, street theater, digitization, hybridization, and so forth). Papers engaging the intertextualities of play, performance, and reception, source and script, and that are sensitive to the multiplicity of competing interpretations are also encouraged.