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CFP: The Dandy After Wilde (NeMLA 2013; abstracts due 9/30/12)

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 9:15am
Bill Harrison / SUNY Geneseo

CFP: The Dandy After Wilde (NeMLA 2013; abstracts due 9/30/12)

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

Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, Apr 4-6, Huntsville, Texas DLs: special sess Aug 1; Abstracts: Oct 15

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 5:43pm
Dept of English, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341 USA

Send 250 to 300-word abstract on any topic dealing with Medieval and Renaissance thought. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, and theatre are equally welcome.

August 1, 2012: Deadline to propose special session

October 15, 2012: Deadline for abstracts (to be submitted electronically only)

Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2012

Rethinking Empathy (edited volume, 10/1/2012 for proposals)

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 5:28pm
Meghan Marie Hammond and Sue J. Kim / NYU and UMass Lowell

Rethinking Empathy: What Literature Can Teach Us About Feeling With Others

Recent years have seen exciting developments on the topic of empathy in a number of fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. We invite proposals for essays to be included in a collection on empathy and literature. We believe this volume will serve as an important contribution to a growing field of inquiry. The collection conceives of "literature" broadly to include the graphic novel. We are also open to other narrative media, such as film, television, and online media.

The Inaugural Issue of Trespassing Journal is Now Online

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 7:56am
Trespassing Journal: An Online Journal of Trespassing Art, Science, and Philosophy

The inaugural issue of international peer-reviewed publication Trespassing Journal: An Online Journal of Trespassing Art, Science, and Philosophy hosts nine articles and four reviews that address "Trespassing Nation" in relation to various media including cinema, literature, television, graphic novels, and fashion. The issue is now online under the Creative Commons License at

"Between Bodies/Bodies Between". Deadline Nov 1st 2012 / Conference Apr 5th-6th 2013

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:54am
National University of Ireland, Maynooth

This conference engages bodies and embodiment in literature and the humanities, seeking to survey the state of scholarship and future directions after over a decade of groundbreaking work.

We particularly welcome papers that consider the body in its liminality or interactions between bodies, and papers that consider the body in relation to Ireland. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

• Body, soul, intellect
• Sickness, medicine and mortality
• Emotion, affect, sensation
• Animal bodies, nonhuman bodies
• The political or legal body
• The body and violence
• Sexuality and imtimacy
• Gendered bodies, racial bodies, disabled bodies

CFP Panel SCMS: The Critic in Cinema Studies and Popular Discourse

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 1:43am
Jacquelyn E Cain York University, Toronto ON

CFP: The Critic in Cinema Studies and Popular Discourse

In American Movie Critics (2008), Philip Lopate cites a touching passage in The World Viewed wherein Stanley Cavell reflects that "[i]t is generally true of the writing about film which has meant something to me that it has the power of the missing companion. Agee and Robert Warshow and André Bazin manage that mode of conversation all the time; and I have found it in, among others, Manny Farber, Pauline Kael, Parker Tyler, Andrew Sarris." Lopate lovingly adds Cavell to this list.

Asian American Graphic Narratives

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 5:51pm
University of New Hampshire, The University of Hong Kong

Monica Chiu (University of New Hampshire) and Tim Gruenewald (The University of Hong Kong) are editing a collection on Asian American graphic narratives to be submitted to HKU/Columbia UP in 2013. We are searching for original, unpublished essays on the work of Derek Kirk Kim (especially) as well as Jason Shiga, Hellen Jo, and Lynda Barry. Works by Gene Yang are well covered. Other pending contributions examine Tamaki & Tamaki's Skim; narratives by Shaun Tan; Japanese manga in a U.S. context (including the Japanese Canadian Skim read by a Japanese audience); Fleming's Long Tack Sam; Tomine's Shortcomings; and The Last Avatar (tv, film, and the graphic novel adaptation).

African American Experience & the Poetry of Michael S. Harper

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 4:27pm
2013 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

Seminar session at the 2013 NeMLA Convention poetry by Michael S. Harper. Seeks explorations of its engagements with African American experience in jazz, history, family Black writers and more. Welcomes discussion of Harper as teacher, mentor and scholar and his impact on African American letters & poetics. Interested in examinations of Harper as New England poet, Harper and the visual arts, Harper and James Wright, the geographic imaginary & Harper's verse, among other possibilities. Send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statement or CV to:
Michael Antonucci (

CFP: ICMS (Kalamazoo) Special Session on "Reconceptualizing the Literature of Late Medieval/Early Modern Scotland"

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 4:15pm
Timothy S. Miller

We invite papers for our special session at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI (May 9-12, 2013): "On the Borders: Reconceptualizing the Literature of Late Medieval/Early Modern Scotland."

We are interested in seeing proposals on any topic concerning the still under-studied literature of late medieval and/or early modern Scotland, but especially those that address the challenges to conventional periodization that the authors of this notoriously "in-between" period represent (roughly 1425-1525, but with no strict boundaries on either side). Papers might focus on any of the following areas, although they are certainly not restricted to them:

After Postmodernism: Essay Collection

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 2:49pm
Christopher K. Brooks

An essay collection on the current state of literary theory based on the notion that Postmodernism is waning or that postmodernist discourse should stand aside. Postcontemporary theory, hybrids and revisions of postmodern discourse, critical methods that simply eschew postmodernist ideologies (e.g., Affect Theory), figures or works that transcend postmodernist discourse--any and all ideas are welcome. Chapters nearing 25 pages would be best; book contract is assured. Send inquiries to email cited above. Target date for completed essays is December 15, 2012.