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Title: [Akademeia] Multidisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal - Call for papers (Submit by 05-31-12 for next issue)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 3:07am

Akademeia is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that publishes outstanding work from a wide range of disciplines and from scholars of all training levels. We are currently accepting submissions from the sciences and liberal arts. Prospective authors should consult the most recent Guide For Authors, available on our website, All submissions (either in the form of research articles, essays, literature, hypotheses, canvas, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded peer review

[UPDATE] Encyclopedic Fictions of 21st-Century American Literature (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012; abstracts due September 30, 2011)

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 8:40pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

CFP: Encyclopedic Fictions of 21st-Century American Literature

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad


Monday, September 12, 2011 - 8:39pm
Goscelin of St. Bertin / Kalamazoo 2012

Goscelin of St. Bertin was one of the most prolific and influential hagiographers to come out of the late 11th century, and certain of his works—most notably the Liber Confortatorius—have rightfully garnered much recent scholarly attention. In addition, several of Goscelin's works, such as his hagiographic accounts of the female saints of Ely, have been given recent critical editions. Meanwhile some of his other works, such as his accounts of the early archbishops of Canterbury, are only now undergoing the process of editing and have not yet been printed in modern editions. This session welcomes papers from scholars who are working on Goscelin's more familiar texts as well as those who are working on texts which have received little previous attention.

Narratives of Peace, 1854-1914 (25-26 May, 2012)

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 5:25pm
Dr Ingrid Hanson, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield, 25-26 May 2012
Keynote speaker: Professor Anthony Howe, University of East Anglia

[UPDATE] Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Fiction (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 3:20pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, Annual Convention; Rochester, New York

This panel seeks papers that explore gender and sexuality in contemporary Asian American Fiction. How do gender and sexuality affect experiences of racialization and national belonging? Topics may include (but are not limited to): femininity, masculinity, transnational negotiations of gender, queer Asian America, queer diaspora, war brides, comfort women, displacement and migration, family and domesticity, gendered nationalisms, and racialization. Please send 250-500 word abstracts by September 30 to Naomi Edwards at

On the Scholarship of Religion and Comic Books (12/1/2011; PCA/ACA, April 2012)

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 2:29pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Overview: The last half-dozen years have seen an explosion in U.S. publications addressing the intersection of religion and comics, but little has been said on the body of work taken as a whole. Outside of individual reviews, rarely are these works discussed in terms of their applications, their intertextuality, their audiences, their shortcomings, or the new questions they raise. This panel is to act as a forum addressing either portions of these works, entire books, their shared space, or the next steps to which they may all lead. In addition to the print publications recommended below, this panel also invites reflections on some of the websites and blogs conducting similar work, also listed:

[UPDATE] Special issue of American Periodicals on children in periodicals

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 11:55am
Courtney Weikle-Mills, guest editor

Extended deadline: October 15.

American Periodicals is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on children and periodicals. The journal is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods. It includes essays on all aspects of American periodicals, from the earliest 18th-century magazines to the 21st-century 'zines and e-journals.

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 11:55am
Northeast Modern Language Association

In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." While most would disagree that Nabokov disappeared or left nothing much behind him, many would agree that exile played a large role in his life and works. Even before he was forced to flee Russia, Nabokov's earliest poetry expressed the pain of exile and loss, a pain that would only intensify in the years to come.

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 11:53am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world. Umberto Eco once wrote that while James Joyce "designed with words," Borges "designed with ideas." These ideas have had a tremendous impact throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. For example, the genre of magical realism that Borges helped to inspire has in turn inspired writers as diverse as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, José Saramango and Toni Morrison among many others. Likewise, postmodern authors such as Eco, Italo Calvino, John Barth, and Thomas Pynchon have all cited Borges as a key influence on their work.

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry (15 December 2011)

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 11:38am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
2012 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
Boston, MA, April 11-14
Deadline: 15 December 2011

The 2012 PCA/ACA Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area chair is seeking two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.