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Reconstruction 14.3, Spatial Literary Studies

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:03am
Alan Clinton

Introducing: Reconstruction 14.3, "Spatial Literary Studies,"
Edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.
Featuring work by:
Sarah Ager, Mustafa Bal, Yann Calbérac, Ralph Crane, Dustin Crowley, Michelle Dreiding, Lisa Fletcher, Angela Flury, Matt Hudson, Julia Kröger, Jessica Maucione, Adam R. McKee, Rogério de Melo Franco, İ.Murat Öner, Emmanuelle Peraldo, Elizabeth Robertson, Albrecht Selge, Mariya Shymchyshyn, Kate Siklosi, and Robert T. Tally Jr.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following special issues: Reconstruction 15.1, "Immersions and Interventions: Convergences in Art and Science Research" (Due Dec 31) and Reconstruction 16.1, "Archives on Fire" (Due Nov 30).

Cultures of Settlement and Unsettlement

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 8:34am
Bruno Cornellier / University of Winnipeg

Contributions are sought for the following seminar, to be held during the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA, March 26-29, Seattle, U.S.A).


Organizer: Bruno Cornellier, University of Winnipeg

Call for Notes and Reviews

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:52am
Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is a postgraduate journal published electronically and in print. We are currently seeking short pieces and reviews (850-1000 words) for inclusion in the 'Notes' section of Volume VI (2014-15).

These can be on any topic of academic interest including (but not limited to):
*conferences and symposiums
*theatre reviews
*museum exhibitions
*library collections
*short pieces of original research.

Applicants are also invited to send in their short, original literary compositions, poetry and artwork.

Submissions should be sent by email to the General Editors by Friday 14 November.

Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:40am
University of Hull, 20th-21st May 2015

Keynotes: Doctor Holly Furneaux and Professor Joanne Bailey.

To commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and the lasting impact of the Napoleonic Wars upon the history of militarism, submissions are welcomed for 'Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century', an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Hull on the 20th and 21st May 2015. We welcome papers from scholars across the humanities on the topic of nineteenth-century 'military' manliness. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to notions of gender, war and empire, exploring the ways in which nineteenth-century society responded and reacted to ideas of militarism and mobilised manhood.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 1:28am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association 36th Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Market Failures, Famines, & Crises CFP | disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory Issue 24

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 9:18pm
The Committee on Social Theory at The University of Kentucky

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 25, 2014

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore Market Failures, Famines, & Crises as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines, including (but not limited to) Agricultural & Historical Economics; Sociology; Philosophy; Communications; Theories of Crises, Panics, & Economic Behavior; and Economic Instability, Uncertainty, & Precariousness. Possible topics might include:

• Capitalism
• Recessions
• Social Democracy
• Social Movements
• Occupy Wall Street
• Market Fundamentalism
• Local & Microeconomics

UPDATE: SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area (11/1/14; 2/11-14/15)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 8:58pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Albuquerque, NM

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014
Submit proposals to:

Extending Play: The Sequel

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:00pm
Extending Play: The Sequel - Rutgers University (Media Studies)

Extending Play: The Sequel

Are we the species that plays—or are we better understood as the species that repeats?

[UPDATE] CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SW PCA/ACA, February 11 - 14, 2015, Deadline November 1, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 5:54pm
Lynn S Zubernis/West Chester University

Join us for the 36th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 11 – 14, 2015 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of fandom, stardom, celebrity, fame, fan/celebrity interaction, or studies of specific fandoms or media properties/individuals. We're a truly multidisciplinary area - come share your ideas! Seasoned professionals and students both welcome.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED: CFP NeMLA 2015: (Roundtable) Beyond 'the Wounded Surgeon': Nurses' Construction and Recovery of the Wound

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:49pm
Elizabeth Sheckler/ University of New Hampshire

From Florence Nightingale to Nurse Ratched, nurses have been portrayed by others and by themselves as, in turn, idealized paragons of femininity and vilified portents of social disintegration. This roundtable seeks papers that consider the complex ways in which this ambiguous figure has navigated the wounded bodies, minds, places, and social relationships that litter the pages of literature.


Roundtable on Cultures of Extraction at ASLE (June 23-27 2015)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:22pm
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

The work of the dead and the sleeping is the work of discerning the bottom, the earth as ground of the upside down or inside out, as vowels and consonants are ambassadors of arrival and departure.
-Jed Rasula, This Compost

In keeping with this year's theme of "Notes from Underground," our conference organizers have suggested as a topic cultures of extraction, including "mining, fracking, drilling, quarrying...polluting, murdering." But while extraction is easily associated with themes of fragmentation, isolation, and dissociation, Rasula offers a conception of extraction as movement, a dynamic process of coming and going that negotiates complex interactions between grounded and undergrounded.

What Does War Look Like?: Visual Trauma and Representation, March 26-29, 2015

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 1:31pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Every war has its own patterns of injury based on contemporary military weapons, strategy, and tactics. Unlike in previous wars, the "signature wounds" of the Global War on Terror are the invisible injuries of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. While Elaine Scarry has argued that "what is remembered in the body is well remembered" as a record of what happens in war, the visible wounds of war are today less frequently seen. From the ban on showing returning military coffins to restrictions on images of wounded soldiers and civilians to isolated injury care units, the physical wounds of war are often unrepresented and unremembered. This panel explores the ways in which war visibly wounds the body, the nation, the landscape, and the globe.