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Censorship and Self-Censorship: Special Issue of "Between," Journal of the Italian Comparative Literature Association (Compalit)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 12:34pm
Stefano Ercolino / Freie Universität Berlin

This issue aims to investigate the interplay between censorship and self-censorship in a variety of domains, from literary works to audio-visual media, from criticism to cultural mediation, in order to re-examine the relationship between censorship and artistic expression. We will focus our investigation on the following themes:

Call for Contributions and Participation: Online Forum for Literary Studies

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:50am
Complit Complice

To Whom it may concern!

Post-graduate and post-doc students in literary studies at the University of Jena (Germany) and the Université Paris 1 Sorbonne have recently published the first version of an online forum that will allow students to continue their discussions outside the classroom.

You'll find the multilingual board through this link:

The website is ad-free and free of charge.

We'd be happy to welcome you on-board.

Best wishes,
H. Jahn

'On Creative Labour'—Session at AAH Annual Conference (Norwich, 9-11 April 2015)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 6:10am
Association of Art Historians (AAH)

'On Creative Labour'—Session at AAH Annual Conference (Norwich, 9-11 April 2015)

Conference: Norwich, 9-11 April 2015
CfP deadline: 10 November 2014

41st Annual Conference & Bookfair
Sainsbury Centre for Art (SIFA), University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich
9 - 11 April 2015

Call for papers for Student Group Session:
On Creative Labour

Reconstruction Issue 14.2, Phenomenology and Education

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 8:48am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Volume 14.2, Phenomenology and Education
Edited by Elias Schwieler
Featuring work by Neil Baker, Haroldo Fontaine, Guillemette Johnston, James M. Magrini, John Olzon, Marc A. Oullette, Cathrine Ryther, Roberto Servant, and Cecilia Ferm Thorgenson.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following themed issues:
1) Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research (Sept 1, 2014)
2) Regional Approaches to Queer Asian Cinema (Dec 1, 2014)
3) Archives on Fire: Artifacts and Works, Communities and Field (Nov 30, 2014)

Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image: University of Dundee, Scotland, 11 - 15 August

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 6:41am
International Association of Word and Image Studies

The conference theme is Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. It will examine representation of science and technology in text, poetry, art, popular culture, film, print and digital media, etc. Dundee has a particular history and reputation in both sciences and arts and is thus an ideal venue for the theme.

Call for Book Reviews

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:49am
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (

Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books from various branches of the humanities and social sciences including, but not strictly limited to, political science, international relations, issues in international law, management, economics, international trade, history, sociology, cultural studies, education, psychology, gender studies, literature, media studies, architectural history, interior design, and regional and city planning.

Memory, Temporality, and Revisiting the Past in Early Modern English Culture (deadline September 30th)

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 6:25pm
Melissa Welshans and Amy Burnette / NeMLA [April 30th-May 3rd 2015]

Paul Ricoeur claims that 'the revisiting of the past' not only reveals how 'our cultural identities' are forged, but that it also unveils 'forgotten possibilities ... in the supposedly closed past.' So, too, was late 16th- and early 17th-century English culture deeply invested in questions regarding how to interpret the past and the various 'potentialities' made available by differing modes of historical recollection. This panel explores how these authors revisit their respective past(s) in ways individual, social, religious, and political.

Please submit abstracts of 250-350 words through the Northeast MLA website, using the session ID# 15470.

French Shakespeare (abstract Sept. 30)

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:12pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks to explore Shakespeare and the French by tackling Shakespeare and French sources, French characters and settings, neoclassical critics on Shakespeare, Enlightenment and Romantic writers on Shakespeare, French stage and film versions, Shakespeare in translation, and twentieth-century French criticism. The impact of the engagement between Shakespeare and the French continues to be immense, and this panel seeks to explore and appreciate the ever-changing nature of this impact. Submit abstracts (in English or French) to by Sept. 30.

Journal of the Wooden O

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:08am
Southern Utah University Press

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on all things Shakespeare. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Articles published in the JWO are indexed in the MLA International Bibliography and appear full-text in EBSCO Academic Search Premiere.

Call for Papers: Shakespeare, Gender and Sexuality

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 5:46am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday this issue of Gender Forum will focus on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets emphasizing the range of criticism and theory dealing with gender and sexuality. In order to widen the current discourse we encourage scholars to also consider early modern texts and their historical milieus about same-sex desire and recent critical and historical arguments about the construction of gay identity. We also encourage papers about modern adaptations looking at literary transformations of Shakespeare plays and sonnets by later women like Paula Vogel and gay artists from Oscar Wilde to Gus van Sant.

The Romance of Sidney and Spenser - Seminar (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention
Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015

The Romance of Sidney and Spenser

This seminar explores how Sidney and Spenser engage with and develop the romance framework alongside and against their contemporaries. How do these poets revise, contest, or maintain conventions of romance in their own works? How do they represent and reconcile the genre's tendency toward contradiction, conflation, and multiplicity? How do they influence later authors and contribute to the evolution of the genre and its concerns in the English tradition?

Call for Peer Reviewers | Kaleidoscope journal

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 8:01pm
Laura McKenzie | Durham University

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University. A key feature of Kaleidoscope is that it embodies and connects diverse subject areas in a single publication, whether in the Arts and Humanities, the Sciences, or the Social Sciences.