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The Provocateur - May 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 3:32pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing

Double Helix invites submissions for The Provocateur section of its next issue, "Critical Thinking and Writing in the STEM Disciplines." Of potentially any length and/or form, The Provocateur focuses on disrupting scholarly, institutional, and pedagogical conventions. How might scientific and mathematical lessons, theories, concepts, problems, questions, etc. be re-imagined or -configured? The pedagogical function of these pieces might be in how innovative writing can defamiliarize science, technology, engineering, or mathematics in order to prompt new ways of thinking about them.

English Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Century PAMLA

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 3:04pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

English Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Century

Presiding Officer:
Kevin Swafford, Bradley University

The 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Riverside, California (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014) will focus, in part, on the theme of "Familiar Spirits"—the relation between the mundane and the paranormal, the everyday and the uncanny. Given the general theme of the conference, I am particularly interested in papers that consider the Uncanny (Freudian and beyond) in Modernist and Post-Modernist English prose.

Announcing Reconstruction 14.1 The Undead Arcade

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 1:40pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Issue 14.1 The Undead Arcade
Featuring original artwork by Amanda Lee Stillwell
Introduction to the issue by Carly A. Kocurek and Sam Tobin
The Midway in the Museum: Arcades, Art, and the Challenge of Displaying Play, by Jennifer deWinter
Innovation, Imitation, and the Continued Importance of Vintage Video Games, by Brendan Gaughen
The Intertextual Arcade: tracing histories of arcade clones in 1980s Britain, by Alison Gazzard
Scott Pilgrim vs. The Casual Gamer: Pastiched Chip Music and Cultural Identity, by Megan McKittrick

Submissions for the annual Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society Newsletter due April 25, 2014.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 12:53pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society is looking for pieces to include in its annual newsletter. We welcome short articles or book reviews (500-750 words) pertaining to Gilman and her work; citations for recent or forthcoming Gilman-related publications; news items such as announcements about conferences or panels (including calls for papers),archival reports, notification of new web resources, or short discussions of using Gilman texts in the classroom.
Submission deadline is Friday, April 25. Accepted submissions will appear in the annual Gilman Society Newsletter to be published in May 2014. You may email attachments (and inquiries) to

ATDS Emerging Scholars Panel (ATHE)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 11:57am
The American Theatre and Drama Society

Deadline Extended to April 10, 2014

Curtains Up – ATDS Emerging Scholars Panel (ATHE)


The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2014 Conference

Scottsdale, Arizona
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 

"Dream Acts: Performance as Refuge, Resistance, and Renewal"
July 24 – 27, 2014

Please note: Emerging scholars must not have previously presented at a major, national conference.

FANS Conference [UPDATE]

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 11:04am
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association

Updated hotel information:

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Second Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 7 and 8 June 2014. We are privileged to have Gilles Poitras as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

Representing Alterity in Society in Crisis: the construction and representation of the Other in society and in texts 28-31.07.14

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:04am
Department of Linguistic and Cultural Communication, University of Genoa, Italy

Despite claims of progress being made in the removal of barriers to equal opportunity, the facts often belie the situation, since the creation and maintenance of Alterity continues to represent a mode of subjugation and/or an instrument employed to keep social groups divided and so create or maintain inequality among them.

MSA16: Modernism and Found Objects, (6-9 November 2014), Due April 30th

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:48am
Modernist Studies Association: MSA16 Pittsburgh

Found objects are a major feature of modernist art, whether the plastic arts or urban narratives. Object-centered considerations of literary modernism vary from the placement of materials within texts (as with the poetry of Marianne Moore) to the detournement of objects by the later avant-gardes (such as the Situationists) What does the modernist fascination with mundane objects tell us about the affect of the collector, or the artist, or modernist affect more generally? What does the representation of lost and found objects, souvenirs, curios, and window displays disclose about modernism? What do these narratives suggest about the perceived role of the modern metropolis in reproducing capitalism?

Borders and Crossings Conference, 11-13 September, 2014; deadline 1 May 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:34am
University of Veliko Turnovo (Bulgaria) and University of Wolverhampton, U.K.

We invite all with an interest in the study of travel writing to the 13th Borders and Crossings conference. Proposals for 20-minute papers and for full panels are sought from scholars working in all areas of travel writing, including literary studies, book history, geography, art history, translation studies, anthropology, history, and media studies. Current travel writers are also very welcome and there will be space for readings.

'Twice Upon a Time: Magic, Alchemy and the Transubstantiation of the Senses' 26 – 27 June, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:04am
Centre for Fine Art Research, School of Art, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

To sit 'upon' time, as in the English tradition of 'once upon a time' conjures the illusion of a linear singularity of forward motion. To accept such an understanding, although once conventional, now seems wholly outdated. In an age where time travel is no longer a delusion of magical thinking and the sensory human body is so closely replicated in the new automata of artificial intelligence, a reconsideration of the eternal return to a present that is past, invites a re-staging of a story ready to be told twice.

Reading the Queer in Literature, Culture and Theory (edited volume) Last date for submission: May 15, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 3:57am
Subashish Bhattacharjee

Submssions are invited for a forthcoming edited volume on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture and popular culture, theory, philosophy and history and any other relevant areas.
Submissions should be made in accordance to the latest edition of the MLA Handbook, within 5,ooo words by May 15, 2014.
The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.
Topics may include but are not limited to
- depiction of the queer in fiction, drama, poetry
- the queer on stage, on screen
- the queer in theory
- historicising the queer
- interrogating sexuality/gender

Cultural Rhetorics Conference: Entering the Conversation

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 3:47pm
Michigan University / Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures

Please join us for the 2014 Cultural Rhetorics Conference, hosted by he Cultural Rhetorics Theory Lab and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. Find more info and the CFP here:

Submission Deadline Extended to May 1, 2014.

English Gothic Literature on Screen Chapter Proposal Call

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 2:55pm
Lorna Fitzsimmons

This is a chapter proposal call for an edited book GOTHIC LITERATURE IN ENGLISH ON SCREEN. Chapters will address film, television, and other screen adaptations and should demonstrate currency in contemporary adaptation theory. For initial consideration, email a statement of interest. Proposals of 600 words plus bibliography will be due by July 1 2014. Chapters will be 6000 words, due by January 5, 2015.

Lorna Fitzsimmons is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Humanities Program at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles.

Networks of Modernism MSA 16 Pittsburgh Nov 6-9 [UPDATE]

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 2:49pm
Matthew N. Hannah / University of Oregon

In his essay "What is a City?" (1937) Lewis Mumford describes the metropolis as "a related collection of primary groups and purposive associations" (93). His account of the city parallels twentieth-century conceptions of modernity as a vast grid of interconnected individuals. As the nineteenth century transitioned to the twentieth, populations increasingly congregated in massive metropolitan hubs that organized disparate individuals into a loosely constructed unity. For many, the city began to exemplify this vision of individual collectivity, all lines joining to a hub.