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[UPDATE] Extended Deadline!!! Emerging from the Pensieve: A Decade of Harry Potter Scholarship; October 11-13, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 1:26pm
Elisabeth C. Gumnior, School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication; James Madison University

Emerging from the Pensieve: A Decade of Harry Potter Scholarship; October 11-13, 2012

Proposals for presentations should be approximately 200 words long. The deadline for proposal submission is June 20, 2012. Proposals should be submitted to:

Elisabeth C. Gumnior, Conference Director

Presenters will be notified by July 15.

About the symposium theme:
"I use the Pensieve. One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one's mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one's leisure. It becomes easier to spot patterns and links, you understand, when they are in this form."
-Albus Dumbledore

CFP: A Debt of Gratitude to 1930s Literary America / MMLA 2012 / DUE 07/16

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:55pm
Marnie Sullivan, Mercyhurst University

This special section panel seeks to affirm the ongoing relevance of 1930s American culture with papers that provide critical analysis of fiction, poetry, and drama of the period for the 54th Annual M/MLA Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio from November 8-11, 2012. The 1930s is a decade that has had a profound impact shaping American identity. It was a period marked by incomparable contradiction and complexity that saw the depths of an unprecedented economic depression and the elevation of American life into the modern age.

Dickens at 201

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:52pm
Bianca Tredennick/Northeast Modern Language Association

Call for Papers
Dickens at 201
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University


Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:30pm
Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South

This winter SOUTHERN STUDIES will publish a special issue dealing with issues of recent scholarship on southern history, literature, and culture. The issue will feature articles, bibliographic information, and many reviews of recently published monographs. The editors of SOUTHERN STUDIES invite scholars to look at the current books available for review at,

Warscapes, an online magazine of literature, art and politics

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 10:06am

Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is being read in 170 countries! Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues.

The Social Construction of Beauty (vol. 2 no. 2)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 2:02am
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures

Synæsthesia managing editors Dr. Christopher Melley and Dr. Daniel Broudy are pleased to announce that this special edition of the journal will be co-edited by Dr. Jeffery Klaehn, editor of Roadblocks to Equality: Women Challenging Boundaries (2008) and The Political Economy of Media and Power (2010).

Queerness in Contemporary Film and Television (Fort Worth, Texas; Nov. 2-3, 2012); Proposals due July 19, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 1:11am
Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Texas Christian University

Call for Papers: Queerness in Contemporary Film and Television

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals pertaining to the theme of queerness in contemporary film and television, for presentation at this fall's Film and Television in the 21st Century Conference (to be held at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, November 2-3, 2012).

The members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that examine queerness (broadly defined) in 21st-century cinematic and televisual offerings in intellectually intriguing and diverse ways. Individual paper presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length.

CALL FOR PAPERS - IJORCS, (Volume 2, Issue 5) - August 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:55am
International Journal of Research in Computer Science

International Journal of Research in Computer Science (IJORCS)

eISSN: 2249 – 8265
ISSN: 2249 – 8257

Deadline: 1st August 2012
Notification: 15th August 2012
Revision: 25th August 2012
Publication: 5th September 2012

It is our immense pleasure to invite author to submit their manuscripts for publication in IJORCS (International Journal of Research in Computer Science). IJORCS is a blind peer-reviewed periodical dedicated to the propagation and elucidation of scholarly research results. IJORCS promotes research work among young students and teachers. IJORCS motivates them to carry out actual research work and publish their manuscripts.

Poetry Games: Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 11:05pm
Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University) and Andrew Epstein (Florida State University), Comparative Literature Studies

Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies
"Poetry Games"
Guest Editors: Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University) and Andrew Epstein (Florida State University)

Radical Bowen [Deadline 30/10/12]

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 8:50pm
Jessica Gildersleeve, Griffith University

Radical Bowen
Edited by Patricia Juliana Smith and Jessica Gildersleeve

From experiments in language and identity to innovations in the short story and life narratives, Elizabeth Bowen's work informs debates about literature in its most radical forms. The editors of this collection seek new scholarship on Bowen's inventiveness and the ways in which her work offers new perspectives on narrative and narrative theory. Essays addressing one or more texts, dealing with historical, biographical or archival material, or exploring Bowen's engagement with or influence on other writers, are equally welcome.

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):

Irish American Crime Narratives as (Pre)Colonial Discourse

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 6:23pm
Daniel Shea/ NeMLA (Boston, April 21-24, 2013)

Waves of Irish immigration have meant a translation of Irish cultural ideals to America. However, amidst the traditional modes of music and poetry that have deeply influenced American art, the Irish American criminal has often been overlooked as a transnational figure. This panel seeks to trace how Irish cultural discourses of criminality have manifested within the American narrative. From The Boondock Saints to Whitey Bulger, the fascination with the Irish American criminal has been a small, but vital part of the American imagination.

[UPDATE] "You Can't Go Home Again: Departures and Returns in Middle English Romance," SAMLA, Nov. 9-11 2012, Durham NC

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 5:31pm
Sarah Lindsay

Medieval romance typically involves travel, a circular movement of characters who leave home and return again once their adventures have ended. Yet often, these characters can never truly return home. From Arthur returning to a rebellion in the Alliterative Morte Arthure to the failure of Arthur's knights to understand Gawain's experiences in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, upon their return, characters discover that either they or their home has changed in significant ways. This session invites papers that explore aspects of the problematic return home in Middle English romance. How do the characters in these romances negotiate the internal or external changes that have occurred during their travels?