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Adaptation and the Novel - Saturday 9th November 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 2:06pm
Keele University

Organisers: Joanna Taylor and Nick Seager

Plenary lectures by Rachel Carroll (Teeside University) and Sarah Wootton (Durham University)

Are novels tainted or legitimated in the process of adaptation? What aesthetic challenges and opportunities does the transition of a story from one genre to another present? And in what cultural, commercial, and artistic contexts have processes or adaptation and appropriation taken place?

Soil in Early Modern Literature (essay collection; abstracts by 12/15/2013)

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 12:01pm
Hillary Eklund / Loyola University New Orleans

Amidst changing patterns of land use, contested political ideologies, and shifting religious beliefs, early modern writers considered soil not just as a material resource but as a site for exploring questions of power, belonging, and being. Still, soil remains a surprisingly under-examined element in the current critical literature (Cf. recent books on plants, animals, and water in the period). This volume seeks to organize a critical conversation about representations of soil across an ample range of early modern texts. Essays may address topics such as
- soil ecology
- agrarianism/husbandry
- soil amendment/manuring
- public works
- excavation
- mining and mineral harvesting
- habitation/identity

NeMLA - WGS cfp (09/30/13; 04/3-6/14)

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 5:55pm
Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast Modern Language Association

NeMLA 2014 Convention
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 3-6, 2014

Women's and Gender Studies Caucus cfp

The following pre-approved panels welcome submissions. Please go to:
for panel descriptions and contact information as well as for cfps cross-listed with WGS.

Second Bi-Annual Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 2:27pm
The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University




"Revisiting Black History, Identities, Sexualities, and Popular Culture"

APRIL 11-12, 2014

The Albee Review -- seeking articles for new peer-reviewed journal

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 12:05pm
Editor, Michael Y. Bennett

The Albee Review—a publication of The Edward Albee Society (see below)—is a new, annual peer-reviewed journal (initially electronic and then print) meant to provide an outlet for scholarship and criticism on, or related to, Edward Albee and his works. While the journal welcomes different approaches—in keeping with Albee's own view that drama is literature—The Albee Review is especially interested in articles that examine Albee's plays as dramatic literature.

The Canon and Cultural Studies in the Composition Classroom - NeMLA, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 10:21pm
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Host: Susquehanna University

Since the "culture wars" of the 1980s and 90s, the significance of canonical authors towards a general education has been argued by both the left and right. As the debris from those arguments has settled it's clear that the canon has remained central to humanistic education, but in what way? While conservatives may have feared the dissolution of the traditional canon and liberals pushed the need for greater inclusiveness, it's obvious that détente in the culture wars has resulted in perhaps a different educational status quo entirely.

CFP - FORUM Issue 17: Rites and Rituals - Deadline 16 Sept 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 1:23pm
FORUM Journal, Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

For this autumn issue of FORUM, a peer-reviewed postgraduate journal of Culture and the Arts based at the University of Edinburgh, we are seeking postgraduate submissions from a range of disciplines relating to the arts or culture that consider the topic of Rites and Rituals.

FORUM Journal: Issue 17

Call for Papers – Rites and Rituals

ACIS-West 2013 - San Francisco, CA - 27-29 Sept. 2013 [UPDATE]

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:16am
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region

Abstract are welcome on all aspects of Irish Studies: history, art, drama, literature, theory, law, current events, pop culture, identity, gender studies, etc.

Extended Deadline: 31 July 2013

Send abstracts of 250-300 words to Jodi Chilson ( with subject line: "ACIS-West 2013 Abstract."

Or submit online through submission manager (

For more details, go to