all recent posts

[UPDATE] Alternative Asian Americas (Nov. 9-11, 2012): NEW DEADLINE

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 9:58pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

We invite papers that begin to map an "Asian American South," a term that this panel construes broadly. In what ways do Asian American cultural productions engage with the South? How are cross-racial interactions depicted? How does the context of southern regionalism complicate Asian American subjectivity? Is there an "Asian Southern literature"? This panel welcomes considerations of Asian Americans as travelers to and settlers in the South, in film, fiction, poetry, and memoir, from any time period. By July 13, 2012, please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio to Sailaja Sastry, Barnard College,

L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory (collection of essays)

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 5:30pm
Benjamin Lefebvre

The University of Toronto Press has expressed interest in publishing a collection of essays entitled L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory, using papers presented at the ninth biennial conference hosted by the L.M. Montgomery Institute as a starting point. We invite the submission of full-length papers that consider these issues in relation to Montgomery's fiction, poetry, life writing, photographs, and scrapbooks, as well as the range of adaptations in the areas of film, television, theatre, tourism, and online communities.

Theory@Buffalo: The Word Flesh

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 2:43pm
Department of Comparative Literature, State University at Buffalo

Call For Papers
Editors: Jana V. Schmidt, Brian O'Neill
theory@buffalo issue 17: "The Word Flesh"

4th annual Louisiana Studies Conference (Sept. 21-22, 2012)

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 2:35pm
Dr. Shane Rasmussen / Louisiana Folklife Center

The 4th annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 21-22, 2012 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The theme of this year's conference is "Louisiana Art and Artists."

E. M. Forster's Maurice (St Andrews, UK, 24-25 November 2012)

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 2:27pm
School of English, University of St Andrews

A conference marking the centenary of Forster's writing of the novel

Keynote speakers: Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA), Dr Finn Fordham (Royal Holloway, London), Professor William Greenslade (University of West England, Bristol), and Professor David Medalie (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

CFP deadline: 1 August

Conference website:

CFP: Philologist, Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 12:22pm
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the sixth issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Animal in the German Ecocritical Discourse

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 11:41am
2012 Annual Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), November 9–11 2012, Durham, NC

The rise of the ecologically-oriented approaches in German-language literatures and scholarship calls for a new look at some traditional literary topics and representations in connection with the relationship of man and his natural environment. This panel seeks to (re) evaluate the literary representation of animals and related images in the light of eco-criticism. We invite abstracts for papers exploring the image of animals in the works of German-language authors of any period. Possible topic areas include, but are not limited to, animal studies, animality studies, cultural studies, ethics and animal rights, and animal-related postcolonial and modernist discourses.

Reminder - deadline extension: CFP on SEX for Ol3Media e-jurnal of media studies

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 11:06am
Ol3Media - Università Roma3 (Italy)

CFP Ol3Media: Sex

Sex has always been one of the crucial elements of all media productions (cinema, theatre, television, videogames, comics, web) and one of the hot topic of debates, and not just within the academic circles, on the ways and extent of its representation, from mainstream to porn.
The next issue of Ol3Media is seeking short papers on the subject, with respect to different productions: both those that focus on sex in a programmatic way and those that have representation of it within products that have a wider focus.

Possible suggestions (but proposals on different topics are welcome):

[UPDATE] Oppositions: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 7:03am
University of Salford, UK

*Please Note Deadline Extended*
28th and 29th September 2012
University of Salford

This postgraduate conference seeks to explore ideas of opposition through the full range of disciplines in the arts, media, and social sciences.

Leiden University Graduate Conference "Death: the Cultural Meaning of the End of Life", 24-25 January, 2013

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 5:12am
Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)

Death is a defining factor in the explorations of our subjectivity, art, history,
politics, and many other aspects of our social interactions and perceptions of the
world. In the modern age, conceptions of death have continued to shift and
evolve, yet our perceptions are still fueled by an instinctive fear of the end of life.

In recent decades, we have rebelled against the threat of death by inventing new technologies and medicines that have drastically increased our life expectancy—diseases and disabilities are gradually disappearing. Some believe that one day we will completely conquer the aging process, and ultimately death. Life can now be seen as a new form of commodity, a material object that we can trade, sell, or buy.

Call for submissions for December 2012 issue of The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 12:12am
The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry

Call for submissions for December 2012 issue of The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178

1. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished (both print and online, not even published on blogs,literary or discussion forums or social networking sites), and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

2. Send 1 to 5 poems and a brief biodata. A cover letter would be nice but is not mandatory.

3. The research papers should be not less than 3000 words. References should be prepared strictly following MLA Stylesheet (7th edition).

[UPDATE]The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature (Deadline extended: July 15, 2012) EMAIL ADDRESS REVISED

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 11:33pm
The University of New Haven

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.

We are currently seeking critical essays, plays, and visual art for our January 2013 issue. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit. Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit, as each issue will feature undergraduate writing and art. If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to the guidelines below.

Digital Humanities Back When Pluto Was a Planet (Berlin transmediale, 29 Jan - 3 Feb 2013)

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 12:42pm
Chris Leslie

I am seeking theoretical, scholarly, contemplative papers as well as purposeful moments of silence on the theme of Digital Humanities Back When Pluto Was a Planet for a proposed panel discussion at the 2013 transmediale festival in Berlin.

The theme of this year's transmediale is "Back When Pluto Was a Planet," calling to mind how definitions represent larger frameworks of understanding. The downgrading of Pluto's position in the solar system reflects how what seems to be a stable network can be quickly recontextualized.

[UPDATE] Second Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 12:32pm
Jennifer L. Jenkins, University of Arizona

Building on the success of the inaugural Hidden Cinema Symposium in 2011, we seek to explore further how amateur, scientific, educational, and independent filmmakers around the world have captured the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico on film. We wish to cultivate a more comprehensive understanding of the Southwest's and Mexico's cinematic past by showcasing and analyzing the ways the region has been imagined in "hidden" and lesser-known films produced by non-Hollywood and amateur filmmakers during the last century.