category: interdisciplinary

11th to 13th November 2011 IRELAND AND SCOTLAND - BARRIERS AND BORDERLANDS at Sunderland, UK

full name / name of organization: 
North East Irish Culture Network, with the Scottish Irish Network (SIN) and the Leverhulme Trust
contact email: 
colin.younger@sunderland.ac.uk​

Following the success of the previous eight international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, invites papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which

Literature, Science and Medicine in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods Biennial Conference of the Swiss Association of Med

full name / name of organization: 
Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies (SAMEMES)
contact email: 
Denis.Renevey@unil.ch; Rachel.Falconer@unil.ch

Literature, Science and Medicine
in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods

Biennial Conference of the
Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies (SAMEMES)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Britain (June 28-29 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
David Higgins / University of Leeds
contact email: 
d.higgins@leeds.ac.uk

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Britain: Call for Papers

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

Indigenous 'Deep' Space: Indigenous Absence and Presence in Sci-Fi and Comics. SW/TX ACA/PCA February 8-11, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
nativestudiespca@gmail.com

Call for Papers: "Indigenous 'Deep' Space:
Indigenous Absence and Presence in Sci-Fi and Comics"

2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline July 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Jean Wall Bennet Professor of English and American Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Native/Indigenous Studies Area: 2012 SW/TX PCA/ACA February 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
nativestudiespca@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Native/Indigenous Studies Area

2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's

[UPDATE] Making Meaning: Language, Rhetoric, and the Power of Access - Deadline for Submissions: 7/18/2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Language and Rhetorical Studies Group
contact email: 
langrhetconference@umich.edu

Date: September 23-24 2011

Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

New College Conference, March 8-10, 2012, Sarasota, FL: Call for papers: "Does Beowulf Allow (for) Illustration?" (due 9/5/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew J. Snyder / University of Florida
contact email: 
msnyder@ufl.edu

This session will seek to explore the question: Can Beowulf be illustrated, or does the poem exhibit and/or foster an inherent antagonism between sign and icon?

Language Rights Panel

full name / name of organization: 
Kamal Belmihoub, Linguistics Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS)
contact email: 
kbelmih@rockets.utoledo.edu

The panel will explore various contexts where language rights are involved.

CFP: Textos Híbridos. Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana

full name / name of organization: 
Textos Híbridos. Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana
contact email: 
workman.amber@gmail.com

CONVOCATORIA ABIERTA
Textos Híbridos. Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana.
Vol. 1, No. 2

Picturing the Nineteenth Century - March 22-25, 2012 - University of Kentucky

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Association
contact email: 
incs2012@uky.edu

Though its title foregrounds art and visual culture, this conference will treat "picturing" in all its many senses: imagining, representing, framing, mapping.

"The Decorated Page" of Medieval Images and Graphic Novels (9/15/11; Medieval Congress, May 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
contact email: 
dominique.hoche@westliberty.edu or dominique.hoche@gmail.com

"The Decorated Page" of Medieval Images and Graphic Novels: "Sequential Theory" in dialogue with medieval art
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
10-13 May 2012

Update-Conference CFP, Website and Blog

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Nick Davis-University of Liverpool
contact email: 
painpara@liv.ac.uk

Paranoia and Pain (University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012) is an international cross-disciplinary conference, seeking to raise an awareness of various intersections of literature and science.

Call for Essays: Jewish Music and Germany after the Holocaust

full name / name of organization: 
Lily E. Hirsch and Tina Frühauf
contact email: 
dickinsoncolloquium2011@gmail.com

Jewish Music and Germany after the Holocaust
Edited by Tina Frühauf and Lily E. Hirsch

CFP--Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Florida State University Center for Humanities & Society
contact email: 
rmb07@fsu.edu

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values.

CFP : Representing Racial Science (Due Sept. 30 for NeMLA March 15-18)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2012 (March 15-18, Rochester, NY)
contact email: 
shawn.salvant@uconn.edu

Representing Racial Science

2012 NeMLA Convention Panel
March 15-18 -- Rochester, NY
www.nemla.org

[UPDATE]: The Ethics of Pleasure in Early Modern Literature and Philosophy (St. Louis, MO, Nov. 3-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)
contact email: 
mcaldwell@eiu.edu

eflecting the 2011 MMLA conference theme “Play…No, Seriously,” this interdisciplinary panel seeks to bring together scholars interested in examining the value and uses of pleasure in sixteenth-

Different Art: New Essays on Disability and Arts (abstracts due October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Edited by Christopher R Smit and Raphael Raphael
contact email: 
Csmit@calvin.edu, rraphael@hawaii.edu

Different Art: New Essays on Disability and Art
Call for Essays and Artist Statements

Deadline: September 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
Jonathan Goldman (jgoldm03@nyit.edu) and/or Tom Jacobs (tjacob02@nyit.edu).

New York Institute of Technology's 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:
MODERNIST MANHATTAN

March 2, 2012
NYIT's Manhattan Campus
16 W. 61st St. (12th Floor Auditorium)

The Once and Future Classroom Journal seeks submissions (by 12/15/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
TEAMS: The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages
contact email: 
cneufeld@emich.edu

The Once and Future Classroom is an electronic journal published by TEAMS (The Consortium for Teaching the Middle Ages).

CFP: The Monstrous City (abstract September 30)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2012 (March 15-18, Rochester, NY)
contact email: 
josephlamperez@gmail.com, alimcghee@gmail.com

Call for Papers: The Monstrous City

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York
Site: www.nemla.org

Transnational, Global, and/or World Literatures? Charting the Integration of Comparative Praxis in the Humanities; 3/15-18/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Katie Yankura, Michael Swacha
contact email: 
key7@georgetown.edu, michael.swacha@duke.edu

What is meant by the term “transnational literature,” and how, if at all, would we characterize it as distinct from or interchangeable with the term “world literature?”

A Brand of Fictional Magic: Imaginative Empathy in Harry Potter, 17-18 May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
School of English, University of St Andrews
contact email: 
jpp6@st-andrews.ac.uk

Call for Papers (Deadline: 15 November 2011):
A Brand of Fictional Magic: Imaginative Empathy in Harry Potter

A two day conference hosted by
the School of English, University of St Andrews
17-18 May 2012, Kennedy Hall, St Andrews, Scotland

The relentless success of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series (1997-2007) evokes words like 'phenomenon' and 'catastrophe'. With the conclusion of the film franchise and the launch of Pottermore.com, the series is receiving increased academic consideration in conferences, articles, and monographs. However, relatively little work has been done directly engaging with the series as a literary text. This conference attempts to begin redressing that lack.

Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
contact email: 
martin@martineve.com

Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, a new Open Access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon and adjacent fields, seeks articles, reviews and letters for pu

Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 33rd Annual Conference
contact email: 
howarth-m@mssu.edu

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 8-11, 2012

UPDATE: Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association (SALA)
contact email: 
nbhatia2@uwo.ca, rgairola@uw.edu

PERFORMING SOUTH ASIA AT HOME AND ABROAD

South Asian Literary Association (SALA), Seattle 2012

Keynote Guests: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Charles Johnson

Update on 'Poetic Optimism ...': The new deadline is 15 August 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Maryam Farahani-Dr Nick Davis
contact email: 
farahani@liv.ac.uk

We are developing a collection of articles for a special issue journal of Studies in the Literary Imagination entitled ‘Poetic Optimism and the Post-Enlightenment Social Identity, 1794-1878’.

Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality and History Conference, 27 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Exeter
contact email: 
j.funke@exeter.ac.uk

Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality and History Conference

University of Exeter, 27th April 2012

Keynote Speakers:

Stefano-Maria Evangelista (University of Oxford)

"Mise-en-Scene: Crime" (Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies special topic)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, Taiwan)
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 38 No. 1, March 2012
Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2011

Addiction and Its Others (Cultural Studies Association Conference, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Mar. 28-Apr. 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Scott St. Pierre, Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
sjsp47@gmail.com

This call is for a panel to be proposed for the 2012 Cultural Studies Association Conference at the University of California, San Diego, March 28-April 1, 2012.

2nd Conference on Formulas in Medieval Culture, Nancy & Metz (France), 7-9 June 2012 (Submission deadline 1 October 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Université Nancy 2
contact email: 
elise.louviot@univ-nancy2.fr

Languages: English, French, Italian and German
Abstract submission deadline: October 1st, 2011

The Conference welcomes speakers from all fields of Medieval Studies, including History, Diplomatics, Art History, Literature, Linguistics, Musicology, Theology and Law.

2012 PLJ Calls for Papers - Varied Deadlines

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal: Anaphora Literary Press
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry.

Teaching John Dos Passos

full name / name of organization: 
The John Dos Passos Society/American Literature Association
contact email: 
JDPSociety@gmail.com

The John Dos Passos Society seeks participants for a round table discussion on teaching Dos Passos in the college classroom.

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.

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