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"Crossing Borders as Creating Borders in Twentieth-Century Literature" (ALA, May 24-27, 2012; San Francisco, CA)

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 11:10pm
American Literature Association

Frontiers, boundaries, margins, and borders occupy center stage in much recent scholarship. Influenced first by postcolonial theory and now by transnational studies, this paradigm shift has brought about heightened awareness of global interconnectedness and transnational circuits of production, meaning, and migration. For some scholars and public intellectuals, this increasingly globalized world has become marked by a rootless migratory sensibility (Arjun Appadurai) and a flattening of power relations (Thomas Freedman). But as performance artist and cultural critic Guillermo Gómez-Peña has suggested, the experience of crossing borders is not the same for all.

Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:32pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:

Comparative performance in England

Comparative performances in England and other countries

Street performance

Provincial performance

Performance of Guilds

Women and performance

Boy's companies

Current productions of early modern plays

Shakespeare Festivals

Playing spaces

Actors and the text

Theatrical Gesture

Court Performances and Masques

FANTASY SPORTS PANEL; Sports Area: 2012 PCA/ACA National Conference (Boston, MA), April 11-14, 2012

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:12pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

I am interested in putting together a panel dedicated solely to the topic of Fantasy Sports at the 2012 national PCA/ACA conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Papers addressing the theoretical, cultural, and/or historical implications of fantasy sports in general or of specific fantasy sports are highly encouraged, but all papers on this topic will be considered. If you would like to be a part of this panel, please send a 250-word abstract to Andrew Ploeg at by Monday, November 28th.

Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting - 28-30 March 2012, Canberra, Australia

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 6:37pm
Australian National University

Call for Papers, Panels and Posters

DIGITAL HUMANITIES AUSTRALASIA 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting

The inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 28-30 March 2012

Sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University.

REGISTRATION OPENS: Early January 2012

Essay on Charles Dickens for Early American Studies

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 4:39pm
Elaine Crane

Early American Studies, published by University of Pennsylvania Press, is currently seeking essays for a 2012 issue on cross-cultural influences on Charles Dickens, specifically the ways in which he influenced American writers and/or was influenced by American culture. Please send all inquires to Elaine Crane at The deadline for all papers is January 15, 2012.

Food & Culture CFP

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 2:57pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/ American Culture Association

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers and organized panels for their 33rd Annual Conference that will be held February 8-12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. The Conference theme this year is: Celebrating Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to address the intersection of culture and culinary production/consumption. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Edited collection on contemporary African American satire in all media

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 11:25am
Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue

[The editors are pleased to report that this project has already received favorable attention from a scholarly press and, in order to present as wide a net of subject coverage as possible, are especially interested at this point in receiving submissions on topics related to film, television, performance and visual arts, though submissions from all genres are still welcome up to the deadline]

Patrice Evans, who blogs under the moniker "The Assimilated Negro," published an online essay on the website late in 2007 that lamented the seeming lack of satire in mainstream black culture:

Colloquium on the Americas: Food & Foodways in the Americas

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:52am
Dr. Christina Riley Brown/Mercyhurst College

For the 4th biennial Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas, we are soliciting papers from any discipline on topics discussing the peoples of the Americas and how they perceive/relate to food and foodways.

This colloquium is an open, interdisciplinary conversation about the economic, political, cultural, demographic, religious, and philosophical aspects of food production, procurement, preparation, consumption and culture, as well as how food is represented in the literary and visual arts. Topics could include (but are not limited to) discussions of heritage foods, Agribusiness, the safety of foods, GMOs, food as artistic inspiration, the hospitality industry, sustainable food communities, and hunger in the Americas.

The International Conference on Cyber Security, Cyber Warfare and Digital Forensic (CyberSec2012)

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:50am

The International Conference on Cyber Security, Cyber Warfare and Digital Forensic (CyberSec2012)
University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
June 26-28, 2012

The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, From June 26-28, 2012 which aims to enable researchers to build connections between different digital applications.

[REMINDER] Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon: 2011-11-01

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:44am
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex

Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, a new Open Access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon and adjacent fields, seeks articles, reviews and letters for publication.

Thomas Pynchon is an American writer of novels, short stories and occasional journalistic pieces whose influence upon the contemporary American writing scene is virtually unparalleled, leading Harold Bloom, in recent correspondence, to write: "certainly he is still the most important writer alive". Topics for consideration could include, but are by no means limited to: