category: general announcements

[UPDATE] Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders [second call]

full name / name of organization: 
David Scott Diffrient and Shelley Bradfield / Colorado State University
contact email: 
scott.diffrient@colostate.edu; shelley.bradfield@colostate.edu

My co-editor and I are seeking additional proposals and contributions for a collection of original essays entitled Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders. We have already accepted several proposals, but are now looking specifically for contributions dealing with the transnational flow of comic forms and humor-based cultural texts within and across African, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, South American and Central American contexts.

As the first edited volume of its kind, Transnational Laughter seeks to expand the field of media studies and shed light on overlooked areas of academic interest, taking comedy and its various subgenres (including black comedy, improv, modern slapstick, the romcom, satire, scatological humor, sketch comedy, spoofs, stand-up, and so forth) as vehicles through which to assess the international transit of these specific cultural forms over the past 25-30 years.

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2012 (9/15/2011; Kalamazoo, 5/10-13, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 
jbdavis@stetson.edu

The International Sidney Society sponsors three open sessions on Philip Sidney and related topics at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michiga

NEMLA 2012--Pedagogy versus Curriculum in the Evolving Literature Classroom [Due 9/30/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Diana H. Polley/Southern New Hampshire University
contact email: 
d.polley@snhu.edu

This roundtable seeks papers by those who have explored various pedagogical innovations in the literature classroom, particularly innovations that highlight literature’s relationship to “real-worl

From Scroll to Screen: Translation and Reading from Ancient to Modern (Deadline July 15th, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia
contact email: 
siobhan.mcelduff@ubc.ca

What does Rome have to do with Cupertino? Or the bulky and unwieldy technology of the book scroll with the sleekness of the iPad?

Call for Young Authors and Illustrators!

full name / name of organization: 
Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off!
contact email: 
editor@launchpadmag.com

Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and artwork by children ages 6-14.

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation"

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk
contact email: 
pamela.longo@uconn.edu; brandon.hawk@uconn.edu

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Women's Studies Session. June 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
LDavis1@kennesaw.edu

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Women's Studies session invites papers that explore the 2011 conference theme, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," and its connection to W

Conference on the Literary Essay - July 2-3, 2011 - Queen Mary, University of London

full name / name of organization: 
Queen Mary, University of London
contact email: 
essay.conference@gmail.com

Conference on the Literary Essay at Queen Mary and the London Review Bookshop, London, July 2-3

This July 2-3, there will be a conference on the literary essay from

New England Conference for Irish Studies (NEACIS), 10/14/11-10/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Ellen Scheible
contact email: 
escheible@bridgew.edu

Call for Papers: New England ACIS
Bridgewater State University
October 14-15, 2011

Who's Afraid of the Celtic Tiger?
Economics, Trade and the Undead in Irish Culture

gnovis Summer 2011 Call For Projects

full name / name of organization: 
gnovis online journal and blog
contact email: 
gnovis.submit@gmail.com

gnovis is the online, peer-reviewed, scholarly graduate journal of Georgetown's Communication, Culture and Technology program, and is devoted to presenting interdisciplinary scholarship that reflects

1st Annual International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences, El Jadida, Morocco
contact email: 
abdelkaders@gmail.com

1st Annual International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact, 23-24 November, 2011
The Moroccan Culture Research Group
(MCRG)
Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences
El Jadida, Morocco

RSA 2012 panel (deadline June 1): Cosmopolitan Kings: Foreign Marriages and Domestic Disputes in Stewart Britain

full name / name of organization: 
Kat Rutkowski Lecky and Maura Giles Watson
contact email: 
rutkowkm@ucla.edu; mauragiles@post.harvard.edu

This RSA panel focuses on the drama, music, poetry, and prose surrounding the numerous international matches forged by the kings of the Stewart dynasty who ruled Britain for most of the seventeenth ce

Katherine Mansfield

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Martin / Katherine Mansfield Society
contact email: 
tmartin@huntington.edu

Panelists are invited to submit abstracts (250 words) for papers on Katherine Mansfield. Papers on any aspect of Mansfield or Mansfield studies will be considered.

Blackfriars Conference (25-30 October 2011) Abstracts due 31 May 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Shakespeare Center
contact email: 
sarahe@americanshakespearecenter.com

On odd numbered years since the first October the Blackfriars Playhouse opened, scholars from around the world have gathered in Staunton, during the height of the Shenandoah Valley’s famed Fall colo

Academic Research (due 9/1/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Public Knowledge Journal
contact email: 
editor@pkjournal.org

Public Knowledge Journal seeks articles, book reviews, essays, interviews, and multimedia submissions for Volume 3, Issue 2, on Academic Research.

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at the University of Louisville Feb 23-25, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
International Virginia Woolf Society
contact email: 
kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its eleventh consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for February 23-25

Book Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Infra-Thin Press
contact email: 
ttucker@infrathin.com

Infra-Thin Press (www.infrathin.com), a new small autonomous scholarly press, is seeking manuscript submissions.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Edited Volume on Women Writers and Psychoanalysis (June 15th Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Cambridge Scholars Press
contact email: 
kristinamariedarling@yahoo.com

I'm seeking article submissions for a volume of critical essays, which will be published by Cambridge Scholars Press.

[UPDATE] June 30 deadline for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Trans-Portal: The Hub of Transformation Studies
contact email: 
editor@transtudies.org

Trans-Portal is seeking scholarly articles, non-fiction essays, and hybrids of these on the subjects of the trans-personal, trans-cultural, and trans-national for a new online journal.

Journal of Empire Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Empire Studies
contact email: 
empirestudies@gmail.com

The Journal of Empire Studies

Deadline for Fall 2011 submissions: July 10, 2011
Deadline for Winter 2012 submissions: October 15, 2011

Edited Collection: 20th Century Sentimentalism: From Modernism to Media

full name / name of organization: 
Jenn Williamson
contact email: 
jwilliamson@unc.edu

This collection will feature essays that examine how authors of the twentieth and twenty-first century continue the use of sentimental forms and tropes of nineteenth-century literature.

[REMINDER] Innovations in Creative and Critical Writing: First Fictions (Applications by 30th May 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
contact email: 
p.boxall@sussex.ac.uk

FIRST FICTIONS
Festival and Academic Conference
19-22nd January, 2012

We are inviting abstracts for papers for an upcoming conference on innovations in creative and critical writing.

Call for papers: Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 2: Special Issue on Space and Time in Film (03 June 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies, University College Cork, Ireland
contact email: 
Issue2.Alphaville@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Special Issue on Space and Time in Film
The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek additional articles
for its second issue to be published online in 2011.

CFP: MobilityShifts: An International Future of Learning Summit (7/1/11 Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
The New School/MacArthur Foundation/Mozilla Foundation
contact email: 
digitalculture@newschool.edu

MobilityShifts: An International Future of Learning Summit
Call for Workshops, Demonstrations, Panel Discussions and Short Talks

MobilityShifts
When: October 10-16, 2011

Call for chapters for an edited book “Internal Migrations. Perspectives from Five Continents”

full name / name of organization: 
Jean Valluy, Geneve UNIGE
contact email: 
jean.valluy@gmail.com

Call for chapters for an edited book “Internal Migrations. Perspectives from Five Continents”

Deadline for abstract submission: July 10, 2011 , Deadline for final papers: September 10, 2011

Deadline Extended: Film and Video Production 2011 MPCA/ACA CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Alexandra Hidalgo, Purdue University
contact email: 
alexandra.hidalgo@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: Film and Video Production

2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 14 - 16, 2011
Milwaukee, WI

CFP: The child image --deadline July 15th 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

CFP: The child image

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and The Historical Imagination
contact email: 
mail@therestishistory2011.com

apologies for cross postings.

Call for Papers for an edited collection:

the rest is history

ireland, performance and the historical imagination

[UPDATE] Animated Realities, Edinburgh College of Art, June 23 - 24, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Murray/Edinburgh College of Art
contact email: 
jonny.murray@eca.ac.uk

Dear All,

Cultural In-difference: Towards Identity Making: Mulk Raj Anand’s Fictions in Perspective

full name / name of organization: 
Sarbojit Biswas, A/Prof in English, Barjora College, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
contact email: 
sarbojitbiswas@gmail.com

By recognizing the other, by remaining between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, one touches a limit of recognition; motivated and driven by the tensions in the struggle for recognition, one ci

Trauma: Writing, Image, Affect

full name / name of organization: 
Meera Atkinson - Writing and Society Research Group, University of Western Sydney
contact email: 
meeraatkinson@yahoo.com

Trauma: Writing, Image, Affect

2012 KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY ESSAY PRIZE COMPETITION

full name / name of organization: 
KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
contact email: 
kms@katherinemansfieldsociety.org

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its third annual prize essay competition, open to all, and which for 2012 will be on the subject of:

KATHERINE MANSFIELD
AND THE FANTASTIC

Reading as Interplay--Special Session Panel at MMLA (Abstracts due: June 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristina Banister Quynn
contact email: 
quynn@msu.edu

Aligned with MMLA's 2011 Convention theme "Play...no, Seriously," this panel is interested in the ways performative or experimental criticism can meet the challenges of reading innovative literary tex

CFP: Asian Crossings, 1789-1914, Hong Kong (06/24/2011;06/06-08/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Social Science Research Council
contact email: 
ellrgf@nus.edu.sg

CONFERENCE ON
INTER-ASIAN CONNECTIONS III: HONG KONG
JUNE 6-8, 2012

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PAPERS
DEADLINE: Friday, June 24, 2011

Workshop Title:
Asian Crossings, 1789-1914

Call for Submissions: Upcoming Issue of Literary Magazine / Short Story Contest

full name / name of organization: 
A Few Lines Magazine
contact email: 
JFoster.Editor@gmail.com

A Few Lines Magazine is releasing its first issue within the next few weeks and is now searching for contributors to submit for the second issue, which will be released in September of 2011.

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