category: interdisciplinary

Sex, Courtship and Marriage in Victorian Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
The Victorian Network
contact email: 
victoriannetwork@gmail.com

Victorian Network is an MLA-indexed (from 2012) online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies.

Portals Literary Journal is accepting submissions for our Spring 2012 issue.

full name / name of organization: 
San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature Student Association
contact email: 
clsa@mail.sfsu.edu

2012 Call for Submissions
Portals is currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2012 issue.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2012.

Modern Family (MSA 14. Las Vegas. 18-21 Oct. 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Wesley Beal
contact email: 
wesley.beal@lyon.edu

The family—as a social institution, as field of study, as a body of representation and readership—has been underserved by theories of modernism.

Wunderkino 2-- On The Varieties of Cinematic Experience; abstracts 4/11/2012; symposium 7/26-28/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium
contact email: 
symposium@wunderkino.org

Wunderkino (“wonder-cinema”) are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement, and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity and the multiple uses and understanding

CFP: Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, Proposed Anthology, Due May 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Sara K. Day, Miranda Green-Barteet, and Amy L. Montz
contact email: 
yadystopianfiction@gmail.com

In the last decade, stories of dystopian societies have become increasingly prevalent in young adult fiction, and almost all question young people’s places within such societies.

II Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture - Peripheral Modernities - Lisbon, July 9-14 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Lisbon Consortium - FCH|UCP
contact email: 
lxconsortium@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt

The long history of the modern seems to stress that modernity was a privilege of Western rationality, disseminated from a European centre across the imaginary waiting rooms of history.

CFP: Distinctions that Matter: Popular Literature and Material Culture (journal issue, abstract deadline: March 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Belphégor: Popular Literature and Media Culture
contact email: 
anthony.enns@dal.ca

Essays are invited for a special issue of Belphégor that seeks to explore the relationship between distinctions of taste and textual production by examining how the materiality of literary texts infl

Confined Spaces: Considering Performance, Madness, and Psychiatry

full name / name of organization: 
Corpus Christ College, University of Cambridge
contact email: 
a.r.harpin@exeter.ac.uk

Madness and theatre are not unfamiliar bedfellows. Their twinned histories are in evidence since the earliest examples of literature.

Call for proposals: Collection on Paranormal cultures

full name / name of organization: 
University of Brighton, UK
contact email: 
o.jenzen@brighton.ac.uk

Further chapters on specific areas sought for the Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures.

[UPDATE] CFP: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Legend NEPCA (6/1/12; Rochester, NY 10/26-27/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A. Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy and Legend Area Chair NEPCA
contact email: 
Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/
2012 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

[UPDATE] Principles of Uncertainty: A Conference on Critical Theory

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature Department
contact email: 
uncertaintyconference2012@gmail.com

“Principles of Uncertainty”

A Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speaker: Martin Hägglund

Medical Economics in American Literature - [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Chacon/University of Kentucky
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

Caribbean Conference on Trade Policy, Innovation Governance and Small State Competitiveness 11-13 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services, Institute of International Relations, and Institute for Sustainable Development
contact email: 
caribbeantradeconference@gmail.com

International trans-disciplinary conference focusing on practice and theory of trade policy for small states in the contemporary global economy drawing on the experience and lessons from the Caribbean

CONF: Wasted Spaces – University of Virginia – Charlottesville – FEB 17-18

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia
contact email: 
Charles Taggart <cwt5z@virginia.edu>

Wasted Spaces
19th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference at the University of Virginia
Charlottesville (February 17-18)

Design, Mediation, and the Posthuman

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amy Propen, Dr. Colbey Reid, and Dr. Dennis Weiss, York College of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
apropen@ycp.edu, creid@ycp.edu, dweiss@ycp.edu

Call for Papers: Design, Mediation, and the Posthuman

We invite submissions for an edited anthology exploring the disciplinary intersections of technological mediation, design, and the posthuman.

REMINDER Aftermaths: Revolution and Recovery, May 10th-12th 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario, Canada
contact email: 
cmassic@uwo.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS AND ARTWORK
Aftermaths:Revolution and Recovery

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
at the University of Western Ontario, Canada

Buenos Aires Comics Conf 26 - 29 September, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Vazquez/UBA CONICET
contact email: 
vinetas-serias@vinetas-sueltas.com.ar

II International Comics Conference: Viñetas Serias 2012

Biblioteca Nacional – Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina , 26 to 29 de September, 2012.

Design, Mediation, and the Posthuman (deadline: March 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amy Propen, Rhetoric and Composition, York College of Pennsylvania (apropen@ycp.edu; http://amypropen.com/) Dr. Colbey Reid, Literary Studies, York College of Pennsylvania (creid@ycp.edu) Dr. Dennis Weiss, Philosophy, York College of Pennsylvania (dweiss@ycp.edu, http://faculty.ycp.edu/~dweiss/)
contact email: 
apropen@ycp.edu; dweiss@ycp.edu; creid@ycp.edu

In the early days of the Internet, there was much talk about moving from the offline world to the online world. Fanboys to cybertheorists proclaimed the demassification of culture.

The South and Sexuality (MLA 2013) January 3-6, 2013 / Boston, MA

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Hinrichsen / MLA Southern Literature Discussion Group
contact email: 
lhinrich@uark.edu

The South and Sexuality (MLA 2013)
January 3-6, 2013 / Boston, MA
Panel sponsored by the Southern Literature Discussion Group

Kisses and a Love Letter: Reading Sexed Subjectivity in Anglophone Literature and Visual Arts after Lacan’s Seminar XX

full name / name of organization: 
One-day International Conference: Friday, March 22, 2013, University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France.
contact email: 
jmurray@univ-fcomte.fr

In the field of Anglophone studies in France and elsewhere, Lacanian theory remains an omnipresent marginality.

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality
contact email: 
joseph@gelfer.net

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions.

[REMINDER] Post-Graduate Student Conference on English Literature and Translation Studies 17-18 May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Translation and Interpreting Studies and English Language and Literature Departments at Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey
contact email: 
eltsconferences@gmail.com / elts@cankaya.edu.tr

English Literature and Translation Studies:
An interdisciplinary/international postgraduate conference
17th-18th May 2012 Cankaya University Ankara

[UPDATE - NEW DATE] Works in Progress: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, June 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English & Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
uccompconf@gmail.com

The English Department at the University of Cincinnati invites you to submit proposals for an interdisciplinary academic conference held on June 1, 2012 focusing on the value of sharing works in progress as a means to increase experimentation, build community, and test new ideas.

[UPDATE] Crowd control in the Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
contact email: 
yan.brailowsky@u-paris10.fr

This seminar will discuss the notion of "crowd control" from various viewpoints, distinguishing "crowd controllers" and the "crowds controlled" in different loci : on the stage, in the Church, the roy

MLA Special Session: "British Literature and the State, 1870-1930" (deadline 3/10/12; Boston 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Kohlmann
contact email: 
bk1010@anglistik.uni-freiburg.de

How do literary works in Britain explore the economic, philosophical, social, and political dimensions of “statist” theory and practice?

2012 PAMLA Conference: The Beatles as Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Jocelyn Heaney/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jheaney@glendale.edu

Have you long pondered Ringo’s existential torpor in “A Hard Day’s Night”? Hotly debated the gender politics of “Girl”? Are The Beatles your “myth to live by”?

LGBTQI Graduate Students and Academia

full name / name of organization: 
Ervin Malakaj, Graduate Student Caucus of the Modern Language Association
contact email: 
emalakaj@wustl.edu

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2013 MLA annual meeting (Boston, Jan. 3-6, 2013). Please send abstracts (ca.

Tropes of Passing Time in the 19th-Century European Novel (MLA, Boston, Jan 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Ervin Malakaj, Graduate Student Caucus of the Modern Language Association
contact email: 
emalakaj@wustl.edu

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2013 MLA annual meeting (Boston, Jan. 3-6, 2013). Please send abstracts (ca.

English Renaissance Literature, RMMLA, Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 11-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kainglis@ucalgary.ca

This session seeks papers on any aspect of English Renaissance literature.

Change and Continuity in the Middle East . 11 April 2012, London School of Economics and Political Science

full name / name of organization: 
British Society for Middle Eastern Studies: Graduate Section
contact email: 
brismes2012@gmail.com

Visit: https://sites.google.com/site/brismesgs2012/

CFP: Borders and Crossings/Seuils et Traverses (travel writing), UK, 2-5 July 2012. Proposal deadline 31/3/12

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Postgraduate Quaker Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
contact email: 
betty.hagglund@woodbrooke.org.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

Borders and Crossings/Seuils et Traverses

An international and multidisciplinary conference on travel writing

2-5 July 2012

Call for Papers for Edited Volume, July 15th Deadline, Exploring the Intersections of Rhetoric and Mass Media Discourse

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Marianne Mason, Georgia State University
contact email: 
mmason14@gsu.edu

With the purpose of evaluating, exploring, and focusing on the role of media discourse in evoking social, cultural, and/or ideological viewpoints, we are creating an edited volume that explores the in

[UPDATE] Call for Environmental Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Kudzu Review
contact email: 
editor@kudzureview.com

Kudzu Review is looking for environmental essay, art, fiction & poetry for issue 1.2, Summer Solstice!

DEADLINE CHANGE:
March 1st!

Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
bodymindculture@fau.edu

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its first annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2012 prize will be $500.

CFP for the Spring 2012 issue of The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Baron/The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
contact email: 
cbaron@bgsu.edu

The Projector is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of the intersections between media and culture. We are currently seeking essays for our Spring 2012 issue.

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