category: general announcements

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (Last Call)

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
sdefconference@ed.ac.uk

Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.

From freak exhibitions and fairs, medical examinations and discoveries to various portrayals in arts and literature, images of deformity (or monstrosity, used separately or interchangeably depending on context) have captivated us for centuries. The result is a significant body of critical and artistic works where these bodies are dissected, politicized, exhibited, objectified or even beatified. Nonetheless, there remains a gap, an unexplored, unspoken or neglected aspect of this complex field of study which needs further consideration.

Medical Economics in American Literature: Special Session, MLA 2013, January 3rd-6th 2013 in Boston

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
heather.chacon@uky.edu

Signaled in colonial portrayals of a New World rife with lush resources and intense mortal dangers to contemporary discourses surrounding public healthcare and its monetary costs/benefits---the countr

SCMLA - Nov. 8-10, 2012 -Eudora Welty Society - Due March 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society - SCMLA
contact email: 
jtrozier@olemiss.edu

In keeping with this year’s theme of “Death and Eros,” the Eudora Welty Society invites submissions which explore the complex relationship between love and death in the modern world in the works

"Collecting as a Cultural Practice and Literary Theme in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance" (Oct. 26-27, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
hvynck@thu.edu.tw

The 6th Annual International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Oct. 26-27, 2012

[UPDATE] Pynchon on the Land CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1/29/12; ALA, May 24-27, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
John Miller
contact email: 
jmiller@nu.edu

This panel to be proposed for the ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012, will attempt to bring discussions of Pynchon “down to earth” by examining the role of the physical landscape, wh

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer and Nathan Crook
contact email: 
occupydefiance@gmail.com.

Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement.

French Literature from 1800

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Mazzola, Session Chair / Rocky Mountain Language Association Conference
contact email: 
robercind@comcast.net

The French Literature from 1800 session of of the October 11-13, 2012, Rocky Mountain Language Association Conference to be held in Boulder, Colorado welcomes abstracts for submission on all aspects o

Call for Papers for volume 5, n° 2(10)/ 2012 ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies , Communication and/of memory

full name / name of organization: 
ESSACHESS
contact email: 
essachess@gmail.com

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies
www.essachess.com

Communication and/of memory

Coordinators:

Akdeniz Language Studies Conference May 9-12 2012 Antalya, Turkey

full name / name of organization: 
Akdeniz University School of Foreign Languages
contact email: 
questionslsc@gmail.com

The conference focuses on “languages and all.” There are seven major thematic sessions in the conference that are as follows:

1. Standardization/ quality assurance: “Is your B1 my B1?”

PLAYING WITH FIRE. THE METAMORPHOSES OF SACRIFICE IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

full name / name of organization: 
Costica Bradatan
contact email: 
bradatan@hotmail.com

First Call for Papers: PLAYING WITH FIRE. THE METAMORPHOSES OF SACRIFICE IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

A Special Issue of “ANGELAKI – The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities”

THATCamp Iowa City: Digital Humanities Unconference, March 3-April 2

full name / name of organization: 
THATCamp Iowa City
contact email: 
katherine-f-montgomery@uiowa.edu

THATCamp Iowa City (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is a free-form conference--an unconference--designed so that participants can create their own conversations about technology and the humanities

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline] "Failure is Impossible": The Past, Present, and Future of Feminism (New Deadline: February 3, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester
contact email: 
jheck@z.rochester.edu

“Failure is Impossible”: The Past, Present, and Future of Feminism

The British Mediterranean, MLA Boston, January 3-6, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Barish Ali, SUNY-Buffalo State
contact email: 
alib@buffalostate.edu

Papers addressing any aspect of British writing in and about the Mediterranean. Comparative approaches and presentations that address modernity, genre, and the environment are welcome.

[UPDATE] CFP | Emerging Scholars in Performance Studies

full name / name of organization: 
ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group
contact email: 
gty2104@columbia.edu

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2012 Emerging Scholars Panel

[UPDATE] "Everyone Leads": Emerging Leaders Institute of BRIDGES for a Just Community, March 6-7, 2012, Cincinnati, OH

full name / name of organization: 
BRIDGES for a Just Community
contact email: 
weaver.dw@gmail.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 20, 2012

“Moveable Feasts: New Essays on Hemingway’s Posthumous Work”

full name / name of organization: 
James M. Hutchisson
contact email: 
hutchissonj@citadel.edu

Manuscripts are solicited for a new collection of original essays on Hemingway’s posthumous works: A Moveable Feast, Islands in the Stream, The Garden of Eden, True at First Light, Under Kilimanjar

The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry (ISSN 2249–2178) call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry (ISSN 2249–2178)
contact email: 
themuseindia@gmail.com

'The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry' (ISSN 2249–2178) is calling for submission of original and unpublished (both print and online) poems, research papers on poetry and book reviews of late

Laugh so you don't cry? Contemporary Encounters of the Tragic and the Comic

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Germanic and Romance Studies University of Delhi
contact email: 
grs.du.in@gmail.com, mazumdars@gmail.com

Tragedy and Comedy, the two classical literary forms, on the one hand continue to capture the imagination of readers and audiences across the world even today, and on the other, have generated a lot o

"Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

full name / name of organization: 
The Comparatist
contact email: 
zallouz@whitman.edu

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

Topic: Antagonisms

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

Frontiers and Borders, Submission Deadline, January 20

full name / name of organization: 
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

Oklahoma State University’s English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers and Borders, its annual conference, to take place March 9-11, 2012 in Stillwat

The First International Djuna Barnes Conference

full name / name of organization: 
The Institute of English Studies
contact email: 
djunabarnes2012@gmail.com

The First International Djuna Barnes Conference
21-22 September 2012

**Deadline Jan. 25** Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

full name / name of organization: 
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
umassengconf@gmail.com

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

CFP - International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL)

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
cfp@cscjournals.org

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL)

Ireland and African-America

full name / name of organization: 
Clinton Institute for American Studies
contact email: 
walsh.lou@gmail.com

Ireland and African-America
9-11 March 2012
Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin, Ireland
Call for Papers

CFP: Ground Stories / The 2012 Weissbourd Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
The Society of Fellows at The University of Chicago
contact email: 
weissbourd12@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: GROUND STORIES

The 2012 Weissbourd Annual Conference
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
The University of Chicago
Franke Institute for the Humanities
May 18-19, 2012

Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts (September 28-30, 2012): Proposals due 1 March 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton College
contact email: 
sjaret@carleton.edu

As the conclusion to our Visualizing the Liberal Arts Initiative, Carleton College will host an interdisciplinary conference offering visionary lectures, speculative discussions, hands-on sessions, exhibitions, and performances.

Occupied: Taking Up Space and Time, graduate conference, March 22-24 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

Call for Proposals: “Occupied: Taking up Space and Time”
*Extended Deadline: Jan. 20, 2012*

Reminder: Neo-Victorian Networks: Epistemologies, Aesthetics and Ethics (Abstracts due Feb 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Amsterdam
contact email: 
T.C.MacDonald@uva.nl

This conference, to be held June 13-15, 2012, seeks to assess the state of contemporary neo-Victorian literature, film, television and other media, with papers offering new readings of neo-Victorian texts.

Call for Poetry, Short Fiction, and Art - Pomona Valley Review 6 (deadline March 30th, 2012).

full name / name of organization: 
Pomona Valley Review
contact email: 
theeditors@pomonavalleyreview.com

Pomona Valley Review is looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for its sixth online issue this April.

Call For Papers: “Apocalyptic Imagination” Nov 16 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Center, Wayne State University
contact email: 
Sarika Chandra: (schandra@wayne.edu)

The Humanities Center at Wayne State University invites papers on the theme, “Apocalyptic Imagination” for its Fall Symposium scheduled to take place on November 16, 2012 in Detroit, MI.

Review Board & Undergraduate Advisory Board Openings for Online Journal of Literary Criticism

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
editors@diesisjournal.org

Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), is an open-access journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students.

Call for Guest Columnist - Revolutions & Reversals - Volume 2, Issue 2

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

Call for Guest Columnist

Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals

Abstract Deadline: March 15, 2012

Call for Articles - Revolutions and Reversals - Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals

Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2012

[Update] Journal articles/guest blog posts: Ethics, literature, biology (no deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
ASEBL Journal (St. Francis College, NY)
contact email: 
gtague@sfc.edu

ASEBL Journal appears as a PDF / ISSUU publication online at
St. Francis College (NY): www.sfc.edu/academics/publications

How Can One Be a European? Literature and Cultural Identity in European Modernity

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters, Literary Studies Department
contact email: 
conference.literary.studies@gmail.com

An international conference of the Literary Studies Department (University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters) within the ELICA project framework
March 2-3, 2012

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