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[UPDATE] Fashion Panel at MPCA/ACA Conference 2012-- October 12-14-- Deadline: May 31, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:57pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 31, 2012

Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.

Exhibitions and Display in Dada and Surrealism (Deadline: 1 October 2012)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:34pm

The journal Dada/Surrealism invites submissions for a special issue on exhibitions and display practices.

We seek essays that illuminate the relationship of Dada and Surrealism to exhibitionary practices past and present, from studies of early artist-organized events to considerations of recent blockbuster exhibitions and museum installations. Submissions (from any discipline or perspective) that consider other intersections of the concepts "exhibition" or "display" with Dada, Surrealism, their histories, or legacies are also welcome. For the full CFP and submission instructions, visit

Teaching College-Level Literature: A Resource Guide (July 15, 2012)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:10pm
Prof. Renee Pigeon, Dept. of English, CSU San Bernardino

Contributions solicited for a proposed web resource focused on teaching English Literature at the college/university level.

Possible contributions include but are not limited to:
Reviews of books, blogs and other resources
Personal essays
Sample Assignments and syllabi
Course design and planning
Incorporating technology successfully
Hints and advice
Suggestions for links

Deadline: July 15 for consideration for the initial launch of the site; on-going project, so contributions after that date will also be welcome. Please include a brief bio and contact info.

Queries and suggestions welcome:

Forms of Orientalism

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:01pm
SAMLA, Nov 9-11

European Orientalism has as its historical and frequently imaginative background tales of travel and exile. This panel aims to examine the shapes that textual engagements with the East take in works of European Orientalism. What do such textual engagements suggest about the capacities of available literary forms and ideologies of difference to represent confrontations with "the other"? How do representations of the "orient" (inclusive of northern Africa, the Near East, South Asia, and East Asia) reflect on the histories and developments of literary modes such as the epic, the lyric, the novel, the oriental tale?

Essays on Rebecca Harding Davis, 15 Sept 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 2:11pm
Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review

Call for essays on the works, life and times, and influence of Rebecca Harding Davis, for publication in Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review.
Essays should be well researched and argued, accessible to an educated reader, and written in a clear, engaging style.
Deadline for completed papers: 15 September 2012.
Send submissions as attachments to:
For further information, see

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2012: Victorian Conviviality (abstracts due May 20)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 1:34pm
Hugh Davis / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel invites proposals relating to the representation of conviviality in Victorian literature. Topics may include but are not limited to discussions of food and drink; friendship; pub culture; connoisseurship; societies such as the Cannibal Club; group travel and leisure activities; sports and athleticism; public celebrations; lectures and debates; Christmas and other religious holidays; town parks; seaside excursions; and societies for mental improvement. SAMLA will be held November 9-11, 2012, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center at Research Triangle Park in Durham, North Carolina. By May 20, 2012, please submit 250-word abstracts to Hugh Davis, Piedmont College, at

[UPDATE] Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:54am
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

'Arts research needs to change direction, to look outwards, and investigate the audience not the texts. It needs to link up with sociology and psychology and public health, and create a body of knowledge about what the arts actually do to people. Until that happens, we cannot even pretend that we are taking the arts seriously.'
John Carey, What Good Are the Arts? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 167.

The Effect of Metacognitive Strategy Use on Listening Comprehension of IranianEFL learners

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:37am
Mahshid Mirzaaghaee

This reaseach has been run to investigate the effect of applying metacognitive strategies on listening comprehension of a number of Iranian guidance school EFL learners. Accordingly, in this paper, the whole work is summarized and also the results of the study and its implications are described briefly.

'Those who can, Teach: Translation, Interpreting and Training'. Sat 10 Nov 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 7:41pm
University of Portsmouth

12th annual Portsmouth Translation Conference: Those who can, Teach: Translation, Interpreting and Training.

Keynote speakers: Dr. Dorothy Kelly (University of Granada)

Daniel Toudic (University Rennes II)

Date: Saturday 10 November 2012 (*please note revised date*)

Place: Park Building, University of Portsmouth

Patricia Duncker Conference

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 1:50pm
University of St Andrews

Patricia Duncker Conference
Friday, 7th – Saturday 8th December 2012
The Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature
and The School of English, University of St Andrews

Sponsored by Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher
Part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers Series

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Patricia Duncker (University of Manchester)
Professor Gabriele Griffin (University of York)
Professor Tim Woods (Aberystwyth University)