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Contemporary Spectacles of the Modern (MSA 14 - October 18-21, 2012)

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 8:11am
Chris Coffman / University of Alaska Fairbanks

What happens when modernist cultural products return in or persist into the present? For a proposed panel for the 14th annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Las Vegas (October 18-21, 2012), I seek papers from a broad range of methodological and disciplinary perspectives on "contemporary spectacles of the modern." Possible topics may include, but are not limited to: contemporary productions of avant-garde and modernist performances; contemporary rewritings of modernist texts for performance; contemporary celebrations of or retrospectives of the work of modernist writers or visual artists; or modernist landmarks preserved and functioning as tourist spectacles.

[UPDATE] - Reconfiguring Authorship'

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 6:42am
Research on Authorship as Performance (RAP) project, English Studies, Ghent University

Thursday, November 15-Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ghent University, Belgium

The 'Research on Authorship as Performance' project at Ghent University invites proposals for 20-minute papers as well as for complete panels, for a conference on the theme of 'Reconfiguring Authorship'. This three-day conference will explore facets of authorship in the Anglophone world from the Middle Ages to the present; confirmed keynote speakers include Richard Wilson (Cardiff), Margaret Ezell (Texas A&M), Dame Gillian Beer (Cambridge), and Paul St Amour (Pennsylvania).

Call for Abstracts (April 23, 2012) for CRITICAL INSIGHTS: LITERATURE OF PROTEST AND LIBERATION, a collection of scholarly essay

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 10:11pm
Kimberly Drake/Scripps College

The editor of the book Critical Insights: Literature of Protest and Liberation, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Salem Press/EBSCO) seeks contributions on any aspect of protest literature (defined as fiction, poetry, autobiography, creative nonfiction, drama, and song lyrics written about and/or by any socially, politically, and/or economically marginalized group of people in any country). The book will be composed of 13 original essays written for an audience of advanced high school and undergraduate college students.

After the Storm: Collection of Stories, Creative Works, and Art 07/01/2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 9:35pm
After the Storm

In today's age, bullying has taken a hold of our culture and driven people of all ages, sexes, sexualities, and ethnicities to take drastic actions to make it stop. Whether these actions were aimed at themselves or others, the after effects have always been devastating. In order to add to the movement to put an end to these struggles and encourage teens or others at risk that it can get better if they hold out, we have decided to compile a collection of nonfiction essays, stories, art, and other works to contribute to the elimination of LBGTQIA suicide and other harmful behavior. This compilation will then be formatted into a book to further the message that things can change and that individual's struggling are not the only ones who have suffered.

Winter 2012 Issue: Writing Center Theory and Practice

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 8:26pm
Academic Exchange Quarterly

The Winter 2012 Issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly is now accepting submissions for its special section on Writing Center Theory and Practice. Articles may explore issues of theory, practice, and experience in writing center work, including qualitative and empirical studies and discussions of pedagogy.

Articles may also consider the following: How writing center professionals cope with change and the eventuality of needing to expand their efforts in response to new economic and demographic challenges. Furthermore, as we move towards increasingly viral and technologically dependent learning communities, how can these efforts help meet the evolving demands of our students?

Theorizing Breast Cancer: Narrative, Politics, Memory

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 3:16pm
Mary K. DeShazer

Co-editors Mary K. DeShazer (Wake Forest University) and Anita Helle (Oregon State University) invite proposals for a special fall 2013 issue of TULSA STUDIES IN WOMEN'S LITERATURE that will focus on feminist theories of embodiment in breast cancer narratives, with particular emphasis on transnational, queer, environmental, genetic, biomedical/bioethical, and activist discourses. We seek traditional scholarly or mixed-genre essays that analyze literary and cultural representations of breast cancer in fiction, memoir, and/or visual culture.

Creative Non-Fiction Writing by Women--PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 3:12pm
Jenny Sadre-Orafai/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This session seeks writing--personal essays, memoirs, travel writing, and hybrid essays--from women creative nonfiction writers. Participants will read from their own work, either published or works-in-progress, and participate in an informal discussion of the genre to follow the readings.

If interested, please submit the title of the essay, a brief abstract (approximately 50 words), and a longer proposal (approximately 500 words) by April 22, 2012 to PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form at:

Contemporary Shakespeare Conference 14-16 June 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 2:28pm
University of Hildesheim, Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefani Brusberg-Kiermeier and her team look forward to welcoming you to this international conference at Hildesheim University from 14-16 June 2012. Scholars and theatre professionals will discuss Shakespeare's impact on culture and literature today. A variety of well-known keynote speakers will provide important insights into Shakespeare's significance for us and the enormous scope of meaning of his works. All participants are asked to join our negotiations of the Bard's works. If you would like to practice your voice and your acting or your teaching skills, please enroll for one of our workshops.

CFP: Bibliography and Textual Criticism (SCMLA, Nov. 8-10, 2012 -- deadline for proposals March 30)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 12:22pm
South Central MLA

Call for Papers: Bibliography and Textual Criticism Panel
South Central MLA Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX
November 8-10, 2012

The 69th annual convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas from November 8-10 at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel on the River Walk.

The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel welcomes 15 minute papers related to textual studies, bibliography, history of the book, authorship, rare books, pedagogy, paratextuality, publishing history, circulation and reader reception, books and texts as material objects, and any other permutation thereof.

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies Uppsala, 20-22 September 2012. Deadline 1 April 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:59am
SAAS - Swedish Association for American Studies

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies, Uppsala, 20-22 September 2012

Call for Papers

SAAS is an inspiring academic network that encourages scholarship in the multidisciplinary field of American Studies. SAAS seeks to develop a critical understanding of the role, place and meaning of the United States and North America. In Sweden, research about the US/America is conducted in many different disciplines; the biennial SAAS conference thus functions as an important forum for interdisciplinary exchange and encounters between American Studies scholars.

1st International Symposium: Awe, Wonder & Passion: Music & the Creation of Meaning. 10th-12th, Nov., 2012. Montreal, Canada

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:43am
International Network for Alternative Academia

1st International Symposium:
Awe, Wonder and Passion: Music and the Creation of Meaning

Part of the Research Program on:
Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Saturday 10th to Monday 12th of November, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers