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CFP: Leon Edel Prize (November 1, 2012)

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 12:45pm
Henry James Review

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style) to:

Susan M. Griffin, Editor
The Henry James Review
Department of English
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Second Call for Submissions to Genres in Transit: Rethinking Genre in Contemporary Cinemas

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 12:14pm
Silvia Dibeltulo

Genre filmmaking has been and continues to be a defining feature of cinema worldwide. Film critics and historians have produced a wealth of scholarly work on classical Hollywood and World Cinema genres. Recently, scholars have addressed issues of contemporary genre filmmaking; such research has tended to avoid a comparative approach to Hollywood and national cinemas, treating them largely as distinct systems of production. However, the increasingly globalized and transnational nature of contemporary filmmaking has opened up a space for the development of new approaches to and discourses surrounding film genre theory.

Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum, April 19 & 20. 2013

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 10:26am
Plymouth State University

34th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 19-20, 2013
Call for Papers and Sessions
"Travel, Contact, Exchange"
Keynote speaker: David Simon, Art History, Colby College
We invite abstracts in medieval and Early Modern studies that consider how travel, contact, and
exchange functioned in personal, political, religious, and aesthetic realms.
● How, when, where, and why did cultural exchange happen?
● What are the roles of storytelling or souvenirs in experiences of pilgrimage or Crusade?
● What is exchanged, lost, or left behind in moments of contact?

Wes Anderson and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 7:18am
Pete Kunze

The selection of Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012) as the opening film of this year's Cannes Film Festival attests to Wes Anderson's world-wide visibility and increasing relevance. His films, recognizable for their offbeat characters, eclectic soundtracks, and deadpan humor, have steadily built a loyal fan base since the success release of his second film, Rushmore (Anderson, 1998). Through two short films and seven feature films, Anderson continues to cultivate a distinctive style that demonstrates the influence of European cinema, New American cinema, literature, classical music, and modern art, among others.

[UPDATE] Philip Roth Society Panel for the JAHLit Symposium, Miami, Florida, November 11-13

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 5:42am
Philip Roth Society

The Philip Roth Society will sponsor a panel at this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium, held in South Beach, Florida on November 11-13, 2012. We welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of Philip Roth's work. Proposals/abstracts for 15-20 minute papers, not exceeding 250 words, should include "JAHLit Proposal" in the subject heading and be emailed to David Gooblar, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at Please include institutional affiliation and full contact details.

The deadline for abstract submissions is August 1.

Haiti: from Pre-Columbian to Independence [Update]

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 12:12am
2012 PAMLA

Pre-Columbian Haiti - PAMLA 2012 - Seattle University
October 19-21 - 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Haiti: From Pre-Columbian to Independence. Papers are invited to explore the neglected past of Haiti before the arrival of the Europeans and the proclamation of the Independence. The deadline for abstracts (300 words maximum) is August 1, 2012. Please submit proposals to

Piety, Ritual, and Heresy; The Varieties of Medieval Religious Experience

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 10:50am
Illinois Medieval Association

Illinois Medieval Association Annual Meeting

Piety, Ritual, and Heresy; The Varieties of Medieval Religious Experience
Friday, February 15, 2013 to Saturday, February 16, 2013
12 - 5 Friday; 9 - 5 Saturday

The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Call for Papers deadline: October 15, 2012.

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 annual conference of the Illinois Medieval Association, co-sponsored by Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, will take place at the Newberry in Chicago.

We invite papers from across the disciplines; we will give preference to submissions related to the conference theme, but abstracts on any aspect of medieval studies are welcome.

International Journal of Welsh Writing in English

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 11:35am
Alyce von Rothkirch / Swansea University

The International Journal of Welsh Writing in English invites submissions for its first issue, which is going to be published in September 2013 by University of Wales Press.

The Future State of Ireland, 17 - 18 November 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 8:44am
Goldsmiths, University of London

Keynote Speakers

Professor Roy Foster (Oxford)

Mr Fintan O'Toole (The Irish Times; Princeton)

Dr Emer Nolan (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

Dr Elaine Byrne (Trinity College, Dublin)

Liz Burns (Firestation Artists' Studios; Troubling Ireland Think Tank)

Gareth Kennedy and Sara Browne (Kennedy Browne)

About the conference

The Future State of Ireland is an interdisciplinary conference examining cultural responses to the economic crash. The conference will provide an opportunity for leading thinkers and practitioners across different disciplines to come together to discuss artists' and citizens' reactions and resilience in times of crisis and austerity.

LGBT Youth and Media Cultures (collection) - Deadline 30 September 2013

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 7:35am
Christopher Pullen - Bournemouth University - UK

Proposals are invited for essays (5,000 words length) to be included in an edited collection that will explore LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) youth identity within contemporary media, specifically looking at Television, Film, and the Internet (including mobile technologies). A focus will be placed upon cultural, sociological, narrative, media and queer theory approaches.

CFP November 1, 2012: The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 3:53pm
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

JITP, The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, cordially invites submissions for all sections.

JITP welcomes work that explores critical and creative uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. We invite submissions of audio or visual presentations, interviews, dialogues, or conversations, creative works, manifestos, or jeremiads as well as traditional long-form articles.

Submissions that focus on pedagogy should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how new technologies play out in the classroom. Research-based submissions should include discussions of approach, method, and analysis.

[UPDATE] Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust | Nov. 9-11, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 2:35pm
University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust
University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: August 15, 2012

Keynote by Christian Keathley, Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. Keathley is author of Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Trees (Indiana University Press, 2006), and currently at work on a book titled The Mystery of Otto Preminger, under contract with IU Press.

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 2:28pm
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

22nd Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
February 15-16 2013
Hilton Savannah DeSoto, Savannah GA

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.