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[UPDATE] CFP: Teaching Video Games as Texts SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 10:52am
Dr. Shelley Rees/ SW/TX PCA/ACA

Seeking presentations for the "Pedagogy" section of the 2012 conference of the SW/TX PCA/ACA on the subject of teaching video games as primary texts. Many instructors have begun using videogames as teaching tools, but recent developments in video game theory allow for interpretation and analysis of these texts *as texts*, not merely as vehicles for tangential applications. Possible topics for this session include but are not limited to: Strategies for teaching a particular game; Teaching gaming theory; Ludology and pedagogy; Convincing your department/institution to support gaming studies.

Call For Reviewers!

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 10:31am
The Bull Calf Review

The Bull Calf Review is an online academic review journal. We are currently looking for graduate students and professors to review for our upcoming 2012 issues. Our journal publishes academic reviews of recent Canadian fiction, poetry, and criticism, retrospective reviews of older works, and group reviews. We accept reviews in both English and French.

Prospective reviewers can contact us at

You can read The Bull Calf at

Bernard Malamud's Works in Light of Current Events - ALA, 24-27 May, 2012

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 9:23am
Brian Adler/Bernard Malamud Society

An examination of any of Bernard Malamud's works through the lens of contemporary events as they pertain to Israel. How is the voice of the Palestinian given space within Malamud's works? Does Malamud's writings speak to the turbulent nature of the Middle East as we currently see it in any way?

Law and Popular Culture, Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's 33rd Annual Conference, February 8-11, 2012

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 6:15am
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Law and Popular Culture
Deadline for abstracts: November 30, 2011

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's 33rd Annual Conference
February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque, NM

Panels are now being put together for presentations on or relating to the relationship between law and popular culture. Relevant papers might consider one or more of the following (although this list is, of course, non-exhaustive):

International Seminar on Contemporary Sri Lankan Fiction in English 23 - 25 February, 2012

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 4:58am
Department of English, Gauhati University

The Department of English, Gauhati University, in collaboration with the Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Gauhati University, will be organizing a series of International Seminars on Contemporary South Asian Fiction, considering the fact that this is an emerging area in English Studies today. In the first of the series the focus will be on Sri Lanka, while subsequent seminars will focus on Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and so on. There is a huge body of work coming from this place with writers concerned with myriad issues that confront the island nation.

CFP: PANEL PROPOSAL How Class Works - SUNY Stony Brook, June 7-9, 2012

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 3:28am
Mercedes Vázquez / The University of Hong Kong

CFP: How Class Works - Panel Proposal
Conference theme: Class and culture. To explore ways in which culture transmits and transforms class dynamics.

A Conference at SUNY Stony Brook, June 7-9, 2012

The deadline for this is approaching.

The Changing Position of Class in Film and Cultural Studies: Where Are We Now?

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations [UPDATE] Abstracts Due Dec. 1

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 3:26am
Bowling Green State University and BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations
Hosted by Bowling Green State University
In association with BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Current Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Radhika Gajjala
Dr. Kris Blair

7th Global Conference:Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction (July 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 3:12am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Sunday 15th July 2012 – Tuesday 17th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

The architecture of the psychiatric milieu Guest Edited by Jan Golembiewski

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 11:27pm
Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney, Australia

The editorial team of Facilities are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue dedicated to an exploration of evidence based approaches to establish the most appropriate architecture for the psychiatric milieu.

Facilities for psychiatric care have a tradition of standardization in design and treatment dating back to the moral treatment paradigm of the 1850s. As normative approaches to psychiatric care have changed, so too do the facilities used to house, treat and manage patients. The shift to evidence-based design (EBD) in hospital architecture means that the psychiatric milieu must follow suit.

Shapeshifters, Cyborgs, and Psychedelics: Analyzing the Alternate Worlds of J.J. Abrams' Fringe

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 9:02pm
Tanya R. Cochran

Coeditors Sherry Ginn, Tanya R. Cochran, and Paul Zinder invite proposals or completed essays for an edited collection of scholarly works that explore J.J. Abrams' science fiction television series Fringe (2008-present). We are interested in a variety of topics as well as diverse disciplinary approaches. Proposals should demonstrate not only a clear methodology and strong thesis but also a familiarity with current conversations and publications about the series. We would be especially pleased to see innovative perspectives on unusual topics such as the show's paratexts or production elements. Though not prescriptive, the following list of topics may be productive to consider:
*Alternate Worlds
*Auteur Theory—J.J. Abrams, creator

Sound Changes: Music and Social Justice, February 24 and 25, 2012

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 3:27pm
The Music and Social Justice Collective

Carleton University's newly formed Music and Social Justice Collective invites proposals for an interdisciplinary symposium on the subject of music and social justice to be held on February 24 and 25, 2012 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Bringing together graduate students and academics from a wide variety of disciplines as well as performers, community activists, and other cultural workers, the symposium will examine music's capacity to act as an agent for positive social change in a variety of musical, social, and cultural contexts.

[UPDATE] Charles Olson at Black Mountain: Writings, Lectures, Influence

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 2:32pm
The Charles Olson Society / ALA May 24-27, 2012, Boston

Charles Olson began teaching at Black Mountain College as a visiting lecturer in October 1948, was appointed Rector in March 1951,and presided over the College's closing in 1956. During those years he wrote some of his most important essays and poems, including the first of "The Maximus Poems," and began his influential engagements with Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Ed Dorn, and many others.

cfp: Ecocritical approaches to Faulkner - due12/2

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:57pm
United States Military Academy, Department of English and Philosophy

Please submit a one-page proposal for a 15-minute paper on an ecocritical approach to Faulkner for the following conference:
Faulkner at West Point: The Writer in Public
West Point, New York
April 19-21, 2012

Depending on the contributions received, the panel might focus on Go Down, Moses or more broadly. Intersections between ecocritical and other critical approaches welcomed. Include a short bio.
Direct questions to Mary Newell at Submission deadline: 12/2

Evomusart 2012: Deadline Extension and GPEM's Special Issue Announcement

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 11:06am
1st International Conference and 10th European Event on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design

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(Apologies for multiple posting)


Several authors have contacted EVOMUSART to get an extension of the submission deadline. It was therefore agreed, to extend the deadline for all events. Authors who have already submitted their work may update their submission until the deadline. The new submission deadline is December 7.

evomusart 2012

1st International Conference and 10th European Event on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design

11-13 April 2012, Malaga, Spain