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Enduring Barbarism: Heroic Fantasy from the Bronze Age to the Internet

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 5:13pm
Dr. Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph

The inaugural popular culture conference will be held at the College of St. Joseph, located in Rutland, Vermont, April 13th-14th, 2012.

We are looking for a wide range of popular culture/ cultural studies papers, topics, and panels that explore the enduring figure of the barbarian in Western popular culture. Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars are encouraged to submit ideas on heroic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and other images of barbarians and barbarism.

Proposal deadline: Dec 15th, 2011

Possible paper topics:

The Global Checkpoint: 'Rights' of Passage, Performances of Sovereignty

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 3:23pm
ACLA - American Comparative Literature Association Convention, 2012; David A. Fieni, Karim Mattar (seminar organizers)

This seminar will consider and develop critical approaches to the administration of space and the ritualized regulation of flows of people and goods in the contemporary world. The checkpoint, a globally ubiquitous technology that administers space within states / colonies (e.g. Apartheid South Africa, Northern Ireland, the occupied West Bank), in warzones (Afghanistan, Iraq), and between states (India-Pakistan during Partition, East-West Berlin, US-Mexico), offers a precise and suggestive focal point for this concern.

Filming the Nineteenth Century Novel (NeMLA, March 2012)

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 2:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Papers addressing filmed adaptations of 19th century novels are invited, from all theoretical perspectives. Books and films both major and less conventional are welcome. What choices confront film-makers in bringing these works to the screen? What features of the novels make them appealing to producers/directors/the public? What effect do modernizations of the texts have on their meaning? How are they used to comment on contemporary culture and society?

300-word abstracts to Rod Cooke, 'Filming the Nineteenth Century Novel' has been approved as a session at the 43rd annual NeMLA convention, to be held in Rochester, New York, March 15th-18th, 2012.

Edited Book on the Spanish Avant-Gardes

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 1:58pm
Eduardo Gregori

Call for papers for edited book
New Perspectives on the Spanish Avant-garde (1918-1936)
Editors: Eduardo Gregori (University of Wisconsin-Marathon County) and Juan Herrero-Senés (University of Colorado at Boulder)

DHSI Colloquium June 4-8 2012

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 1:46pm
Digital Humanities Summer Institute

With apologies for cross-posting,

DHSI Colloquium, 5-8 June 2012

The DHSI Colloquium showcases new and emerging, innovative and engaging work of those at DHSI.

CALL FOR PAPERS (1 December 2011): Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Colloquium for the digital humanities, to be held in June 2012 at the University of Victoria.

The International Conference on Digital Information and Wireless Communications (ICDIWC2012)

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 12:32pm

The International Conference on Digital Information and Wireless Communications (ICDIWC2012)
Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India
March 8-10, 2012

The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India, From March 8-10, 2012 which aims to enable researchers to build connections between different digital applications.

The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:

Yale French Grad Student Conference - Ethics and Literature - February 17-18, 2012 (Abstracts due Nov 15, 2011)

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 12:24pm
Yale University Department of French Graduate Student Conference

The Yale Department of French welcomes submissions for our spring 2012 graduate student conference on the topic of "Ethics and Literature."

"What kind of a turn is the turn to ethics? A Right turn? A Left turn? A wrong turn? A U-turn? Whose turn? Whose turn is it to turn to ethics? And why? Why now?"
-- Marjorie Garber, Beatrice Hanssen and Rebecca L. Walkowitz, 2000.

Nabokov Panels and/or Individual papers for Literature Since 1900 Conference Louisville, KY Feb 23-25 2012

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 12:13pm
Marianne Cotugno for Nabokov Society

Seeking full panels or individual papers addressing Vladimir Nabokov for the panel sponsored by the Nabokov Society at the Literature Since 1900 Conference in Louisville, KY from Feb 23 - 25, 2012.

Although the topic is open, it is the 40th anniversary of the conference, so papers that address something connected with this anniversary are especially welcome, such as:

- Transparent Things (it's the 40th anniversary of the novel's publication)
- the previous 40 years of Nabokov scholarship: trends, changes, etc.
- Nabokov and authors of the past 40 years

*Any* proposal is encouraged as long as it addresses Vladimir Nabokov in some way.

[Reminder] Special Issue on Boys' Love Manga

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 12:09pm
Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Please consider submitting an abstract for a special themed issue on boys' love manga to be published by the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. The CFP is below.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is October 14, 2011. Email with queries.

-- Mark McHarry

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Special Issue - Boys' Love Manga

Proposals due by October 14, 2011

Guest Editors:
Mark McHarry, Independent Scholar
Kazumi Nagaike, Oita University, Japan
Dru Pagliassotti, California Lutheran University, USA

CFP: Children's/Yound Adult Literature and Culture - SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 8:42am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 8 – 11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at

20th Anniversary British Women Writers Conference (BWWC): June 7-10, 2012

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 6:12pm
18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association

In 2012, the 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) will commemorate its 20th anniversary by focusing on the theme of "Landmarks."  Rich in both physical and metaphorical significance, landmarks form loci by which we organize history and chart the development of individuals, nations, and cultures. We therefore invite papers that explore how women writers and their texts engage with an ever-changing geography that is both material and abstract. These conference papers should address the people, places, events, and texts that have made their marks on history, and/or the processes and implications of marking, mapping, reading, preserving, overwriting, or erasing.

Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture Area

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 4:51pm
Popular Culture Association/America Culture Association 2012 National Conference

Abstracts of papers, individual proposals, and/or panel proposals of 150-250 words dealing with any aspects of rhetoric, composition and popular culture are welcome for the PCA/ACA national conference to be held in Boston, April 11 - 14, 2012. Please note that this is a week later than this meeting has been traditionally held.

We welcome fresh approaches to subjects and appreciate serious commitment to scholarship and to presenting at the conference. Conference details are available at

The Brothel and the Factory: Staging Immigration and Women's Labor; 3-4 Feb. 2012

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 3:49pm
Theatre Graduate Syndicate/The Ohio State University Dept. of Theatre

The OSU Dept of Theatre and its student graduate organization, The Theatre Graduate Syndicate, seek submissions for its fourth annual symposium. Deadline for Submissions: Dec. 16, 2011

Guest Panelists: Paola S. Hernández (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Isabel Molina-Guzmán(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign),Donna Guy (The Ohio State University, Mary Romero (Arizona State University).

Violence and Representation

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 2:07pm
Jaclyn Simon (University of Southern California), Ricardo Wilson (University of Southern California)

Epistemic shifts are themselves inherently violent and the uncertainty and instability that these shifts produce frequently elicit a violent response. This seminar intends to put into conversation scholarly works that explore both the representation of violent acts and the violence of representation. We are interested in a diverse conversation across multiple disciplines and seek papers that deal with literary, cinematic, performative or documentary texts.

CFP NeMLA 2012 panel "Food and the French"

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 1:36pm
Priya Wadhera / Adelphi University

This panel will be held at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) annual convention in Rochester, NY taking place from March 15-18, 2012. We seek papers concerning food in French literary works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from Proust's madeleine to Barthes' steak frites and Nothomb's chocolat blanc. Whether in fiction or non-fiction, in selected passages or entire œuvres, food plays a pivotal role and we welcome submissions that explore this, allowing us to better savor the works as a whole. Please send inquiries or 250-500 word abstracts by September 30, 2011 to Priya Wadhera, Adelphi University,