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Contamination from Above (Submissions Due February 2, 2015)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 7:06am
Writing from Below

"What if there were, lodged within the heart of the law itself, a law of impurity or a principle of contamination?"
-Jacques Derrida, "The Law of Genre"

Unlawfulness, impurity, contamination: in the porous and scattered disciplines of gender, sexuality and diversity studies, these are the forces and strategies that impel our criticism and creation, the ethos of the fugitive journal Writing from Below.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 6:19am
Journal of Popular Music Studies

THE JOURNAL OF POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES invites submissions for a special issue on global nightlife cultures. There's a myth that to be interested in nightlife -- to party, to seek pleasure in the night, to devote oneself to a club scene and its music -- is to somehow be less concerned with the more "serious" aspects of everyday life. After all, how can you feasibly go to work tomorrow if you've been out until 6 a.m. or later? Ears ringing from pounding dance music. Club stamps still visible on your wrists. Isn't it better to stay at home, safe in the bosom of domesticity and fully tucked away from the ribald dangers and creatures of the night?

Representing and Remembering the Holocaust Online Research Forum

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 4:32am
Holocaust, contemporary genocide, popular culture and digital technology research group

After a highly successful first digital forum, the Holocaust, contemporary genocide, popular culture and digital technology research group issues this call for papers for the next online forum.

Topics may include, but not exclusively:

• Holocaust and genocide representation in contemporary theatre, film, television and digital media;

• Opportunities and challenges digital technology offers to Holocaust and genocide memory;

• Understandings of the Holocaust and genocide in relation to trauma studies, memory studies; cultural studies; historiography and other readings;

• Holocaust and genocide commemoration and education particularly in relation to media and technology;

Teaching Disability: Transformations special issue

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:24pm
Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy



TRANSFORMATIONS: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

Deadline: August 15, 2014

Sarah Chinn, Guest Editor

The editors seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words), and items for the "Material Culture of Teaching" section, that explore teaching disability. This issue will be guest edited by Sarah Chinn.

Call for Book Chapters: Authorship and Translation

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 8:30pm
Siobhan Lyons and Joel Gilberthorpe/ Macquarie University

Authorship and Translation (edited collection)
Edited by Siobhan Lyons and Joel Gilberthorpe
Due date for abstracts (300 words): October 31, 2014

"Kierkegaard and Political Theology" APA-Pacific Meeting, April 1 - April 5, 2015, Vancouver

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 5:15pm
American Philosophical Association - Pacific Division, Political Theology Group


"Kierkegaard and Political Theology"

Meeting of the Political Theology Group to be held with the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, April 1- April 5, 2015, at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.

Papers exploring the relation between Kierkegaard and political theology are welcome. Possible topics might include:

(1) Comparative studies between Kierkegaard and the following philosophers: Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, Simon Critchley, Slavoj Žižek, or Giorgio Agamben.

(2) How Kierkegaard's thought might inform or contribute to post-secular theory.

(3) Kierkegaard and Christian nationalism.

Enduring Questions Course Development Grants

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 3:57pm
National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers grants of up to $38,000 to support the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.

Deadline: September 11, 2014

For more information about Enduring Questions, please visit


What is good government? What is friendship? Are there universals in human nature? What are the origins of the universe?

Call for Presenters: Catholic Library Association

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 2:37pm
Catholic Library Association

2015 CLA Annual Convention

Catholic Library Association invites the submission of quality proposals for presentation at the 2015 Annual Conference, April 7 -9, 2015, in Orlando, FL. CLA meets in conjunction with National Catholic Educational Association during Easter Week each year.

Those attending CLA are librarians serving patrons of all ages primarily in K-12, academic, theological, parish and public libraries. In addition to general topics for these groups, additional sessions focus on archives, information literacy, technical services and preservation of American Catholic materials. Teachers and administrators registered with NCEA may also attend any CLA session.

UPDATE: Focusing on the Post(-): An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 1:28pm
Florida Atlantic University Comparative Studies Student Association

FAU Comparative Studies Student Association Conference
Focusing on the Post(-): An Interdisciplinary Perspective
October 24-25, 2014
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida

New Ecotones

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 1:21pm
University Paul-Valery Montpellier

Call For Papers

New Ecotones

EMMA - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier, France

June 11-13, 2015

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Romesh Gunesekera (London), Elizabeth DeLoughrey (UCLA) and Gaurav Desai (Tulane University)

Prooftexts Special Issue: Jewish Literature/ World Literature January 8, 2015

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 12:54pm

The transnational turn in Jewish literary scholarship has occasioned a methodological rethinking of Jewish literary studies. The discourse on world literature, with its focus on processes of cross-cultural circulation and translation, offers a cogent paradigm for conceptualizing Jewish literature beyond linguistic and national boundaries. For this special issue of Prooftexts on Jewish Literature/World Literature, we seek papers that address Jewish literary multilingualism, translation, and circulation. Essays should combine theoretical and methodological concerns with readings of Jewish-language texts to illustrate the productive intersections of Jewish literature with the discourse on world literature.

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/14)

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 12:53pm
Henry James Review

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to:

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

African Migrations: Transcultural Identities in the Making

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:59am
Dalarna University, sweden and University of Botswana

The phenomenon of migration is well-established in the history of human societies, where individuals or groups of people have moved from one place to another, either across international borders or internally within a state, for various reasons, such as political, religious, social, or economic. The experience of migration, whether it applies to refugees, displaced persons, or economic migrants, raises a number of important questions in terms of its effects on the individual and on society. These questions relate to the negotiation of identity on the part of the migrant, the effects of personal and cultural displacement, and not least questions concerning global justice and human rights.