This is a standing session at PAMLA. All proposals welcome. Of particular interest: Rhetorical Approaches to 20th Century Poetry or Poet(s); Rhetorical Approaches to Moby Dick. Preference also given to papers focused on praxis.
With the advent of new media technologies and social networking sites making communication faster and easier than ever, there exists a dearth of opportunity to see how fan cultures have evolved as a result. For example, fans can now have a direct impact on how some of their favorite TV shows are made and have influenced the storylines taking place. This type of "participatory" fandom has reached new heights in the 21st century as fans and creators become better connected. With this in mind, Dr. Kristin M. Barton and Dr. Jonathan M. Lampley are seeking proposals for an edited volume under consideration at McFarland titled Fan CULTure: An Examination of Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century.
Shooting the Event: Revolutionary Art & Thought in the Arab Uprisings
November 5-7, 2012
American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon
"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." It was the age of pleasure. It was the age of atonement. It was any place in the nineteenth century. The scope is global, the approaches, cross-disciplinary. What pleased the palate and tickled the nose? What roused the senses and deepened joy? What thrilled the body and inspired the mind? What did they do besides work? What diversions (respectable or otherwise) did they seek? How did they think about the enjoyments they sought? These are some of the questions to address at INCS 2013, which is devoted to 'Leisure, Enjoyment, and Fun.'
This session welcomes critical papers on the short story for the annual MMLA convention. Proposals may be related to the conference theme of Debt, but it is not necessary.
Please send 250-word abstracts by June 1, 2012, to Katy L. Leedy, Marquette University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The convention will be held November 8-11, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit the website at http://www.luc.edu/mmla/index.html.
Calling all Computer Geeks, Humanists, and Wannabe Techies!
THATCamp HBCU is coming to the Atlanta University Center Library on June 14-15, 2012.
We are accepting REGISTRATION for this FREE (un)conference in Digital Humanities right now at: http://hbcu2012.thatcamp.org
THATCamp HBCU is specifically geared toward exploring and expanding the digital humanities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, but you do not need to be HBCU affiliated to attend!
Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed because of illness. Details will be posted here when it is rescheduled, probably in spring 2013.
We send to you the information about the possibility to submit an article for international scientific journal (Second CFP)
"Problems of Psychology in the 21st Century" ISSN 2029-8587
Queer Writers: Call for Submission Extended
Polari Journal is holding an open call for submissions for its next issue (published JUNE 2012). There is no specific theme for this issue; however Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.
At this time financial remuneration is not offered.
All rights remain with the author/s.
The Final Date for submission is now MAY 1st 2012.
This session aims to explore the role of magic, witchcraft and religion in literary works, when moral categories had a different meaning. Abstracts in English on Italian, Spanish, French and English literature are welcomed.
The session will be held at the 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2012 - Seattle University, October 19-21, 2012). Deadline for submitting a 300 words abstract is 22 April, 2012 at http://www.pamla.org/2012/
Call for Papers
Eastwood and the Gun: Munitions for Thought
We invite papers that examine, interpret, interrogate, or challenge the iconic cinematic image of Clint Eastwood as a gun toting hero/anti-hero. Films for consideration include:
The monographic section will address new parameters in the construction of lyrical subjects in contemporary poetry, including theoretical and practical scopes of investigation:
Aging Studies Series
Alive and Kicking at All Ages: Health, Life Expectancy, and Life Course Identity
Editors: Ulla Kriebernegg, Roberta Maierhofer
Similar to the issue of health that can both be literal and metaphorical, personal and public, human and environmental, age and aging are concepts that are understood according to time, circumstances and disciplinary approach. In this volume, we are asking for papers that investigate the topic of health within the matrix of time and experience. This cultural ambiguity of aging enables an analysis of social functions of images as a basis for interdisciplinary exchange.
2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association
November 9-11, 2012, Research Triangle, NC
Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP. With six contributions from undergraduates scholars across the US, the current issue features expanded functions such as audio interviews and editorial pieces.
Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.
Student submissions deadline is JUNE 15, 2012. Interested faculty should contact us by September 15, 2012.