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Extended Deadline: Reading Across and Between: Transnational and Trans-Indigenous Aesthetics

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:50pm
PAMLA 2013 San Diego, November 1-3, 2013

Reading Across and Between: Transnational and Trans-Indigenous Aesthetics

Recent innovations in the field of transnational and trans-indigenous studies have encouraged reading across or between political and geographic boundaries, languages, economies, cultures, spaces, places, and times. This session encourages submissions concerned with the analysis of the recent "transitive turn" in American Studies and Comparative Literary Studies, with an eye toward new developments in the field that focus on comparative indigenous aesthetics, literatures, and visual art practice.

Essays on the Films of Robert Downey Jr. [UPDATE] Proposals due May 15

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 3:04pm
Erin E. MacDonald

Essay Collection on the Films of Robert Downey Jr. UPDATE

I have received multiple successful proposals for a collection of essays on the films of Robert Downey Jr. to be published in 2013 or early 2014 by McFarland but am still in need of TWO additional essays, in order to ensure a breadth of representations of the films.

I am soliciting proposals/statements of interest (300-500 words) for previously unpublished essays (15-30 pages) on the following films ONLY:

Romantic Lacunae: Silences, Gaps, and Empty Spaces, 2 Aug 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 9:45am
Queen's University Belfast, UK

We invite paper and panel proposals on topics related to silences, disjunctions, and absences in Romantic-era texts, for a one-day conference hosted by the School of English and the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Queen's University Belfast on 2 August, 2013. The keynote speaker will be Dr Fiona Price, Reader in English Literature at the University of Chichester.

Society for Phenomenology and Media: 16th Annual International Conference - October 30, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 5:42am
Society for Phenomenology and Media

The Society for Phenomenology and Media invites proposals for individual conference papers and three-person panels for its 16th Annual International Conference.
Send submissions (200-word abstract) or questions to:
SPM Coordinator:
WHEN: March 12-15, 2014
WHERE: Hochschule Furtwangen University & Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

CFP: "Publishing the Archive" for Archive Journal (Due: 6/3/2013)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 3:46pm
Korey Jackson / Archive Journal

Archive Journal is now accepting project and essay proposals for the "Archives, Remixed" section of its upcoming fourth issue, "Publishing the Archive." This issue will examine how technological developments—from discrete digitization projects and databases to linked data and APIs for extensible machine-readability—are changing how we produce and publish archives and archival research.

Folger Institute Announces Program for 2013-2014

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 1:01pm
Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library

The Folger Institute is a center for advanced study in the early modern humanities. Its programs gather university faculty and graduate students for scholarly investigation of designated topics. Based in the Research Division of the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Institute is supported by dedicated endowments, program-specific grants, and a consortium of universities that has grown from the local to the international.

[REMINDER] CFP- Lasting Stars: Personas that Endure and Images that Fade

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 6:36am
Lucy Bolton and Julie Lobalzo Wright/ Queen Mary, University of London

Project Overview:

Film star studies have often focused on star images noted for their longevity and enduring status. The question of longevity, however, has been largely buried beneath the surface of the discipline. Although many studies have touched on the prolonged existence of some film stars, few studies have tackled longevity as a vital aspect of stardom. Underpinning longevity and film stardom are issues of aging, charisma, emblematic status, type and uniqueness, suggesting that many issues contribute to the lasting status of star images. In fact, these same areas factor into the fading of a star image, illustrating how closely success and failure are linked.

Teaching Global Shakespeares -- SAMLA 2013 Special Session

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 9:32pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

"Global Shakespeare" is a trendy topic in early modern scholarship, but how can we best translate it into effective teaching? What do "global" studies of Shakespeare offer a contemporary college student? What challenges does teaching Shakespeare in a global context pose for college educators, and how do we navigate them? This SAMLA special session will discuss these and other such questions. Papers might address pedagogy directly, or they might teach a given text (play, film etc.) or set of texts. Topics might include but are not limited to:

Building the Degree: The Potential and Pitfalls of Establishing a B.A. Program in English During Uncertain Times

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 8:02pm
SAMLA Special Session- November 8-10, Atlanta

This panel invites participants from any college or university where there is an interest in building a B.A. in English or establishing a new programmatic track within the discipline. Participants need not be at any particular point in the process, and we hope to incorporate a diverse array of experiences and viewpoints. In other words, participants may only be thinking about the possibility of creating a program or they might be on the other side of the process. This panel will also consider what types of programs should/need to be created to meet the changing needs of students in the 21st century. We hope that this session will produce a vibrant dialogue that will serve as a bridge to future cooperation.