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Gender, Identity and Sexuality for NEPCA conference; deadline June 10, 2013; conference 10/25-26

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 8:59am
Northeast Popular Culture Association

Currently soliciting paper proposals for the upcoming NEPCA conference at St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont, October 25/26, 2013.

Papers may deal with any aspect of gender and identity, sex and sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public and media discourse regarding marriage equality are especially welcome, though papers on all topics within the areas listed above are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-word abstract,as an attachment in MSWord, to Dr. Donald P. Gagnon at the email address listed. Please include your university or college affiliation and preferred email and telephone contact information. Deadline for submissions is June 10.

Littérature et anachronisme, NeMLA, Harrisburg, PE, April 3-6, 2014 (deadline September 30)

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 7:07pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Littérature et anachronisme

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

Ce panel cherche à mettre à profit dans le champ de l'histoire littéraire francophone la critique récente de la version téléologique de l'histoire. Usant du rapprochement et de l'anachronisme, la pensée glissantienne offre un modèle pour une telle tentative. Quels autres paysages littéraires et culturels émergent d'un tel déplacement épistémologique ? Merci d'envoyer les propositions de communication accompagnées d'une courte description biographique à

[UPDATE]"Past Tense, Future Tensions" SCLA Conference Oct. 18-19, 2013 (abstract deadline extended)

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 11:30am
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstracts due 6/1/13.

The tenuous relationship between the past, present, and future complicates the practice of creating as well as translating time in imaginary works. Grammatically, tense marks more than temporality; it also highlights degrees of being that remain unreachable or forever distant. At the 2013 SCLA conference we will examine what it means to stage the past and direct the future in our literary and artistic texts. Whether anachronistic, politicized, or asynchronous, tense marks the uneasy space where recollection and projection meet.

ReFocus: The Films of Budd Boetticher

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:38am
Edinburgh University Press

From Escape in the Fog (1945) to Ride Lonesome (1959), among many other titles, few filmmakers created as unique a body of work in the United States as Budd Boetticher (1916-2001), but few directors have been as critically overlooked in existing scholarly literature.

We are currently soliciting abstracts of approximately 100 words for essays to be included in a book-length anthology on Boetticher to appear in 2015. Essays may focus on individual films or on themes and topics that pervade his films. These essays may also focus in work in other media, such as television.

Essays included in the refereed anthology will be of approximately 5,000 to 8,000 words, referenced in Chicago endnote style.

ReFocus: Announcing a New Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:32am
Edinburgh University Press

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press will launch a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY Graduate Center, Liberal Studies) and Gary D. Rhodes (Queens University, Belfast), each book in the series will focus on an overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition.

Intersecting Gender - 22nd - 23rd November 2013, Queen's University Belfast

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 5:26am
Sibéal Postgraduate Gender and Feminist Studies Network

The idea of intersectionality in the field of feminist and gender studies has increasingly been used to facilitate deeper understandings of contemporary gendered identity and experience. Intersectionality in this usage seeks to speak to the coinciding of gender with other biological, social and cultural categories of personal identity and/or oppression, but also to the intersections which can be observed between gender and other apparently "gender-neutral" areas and experiences.

Secular Shakespeares - 21-27 April 2014, Paris

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 8:32pm
Société française Shakespeare

The last decade has seen a return to religion in early modern studies. A previous generation of scholarship had sublimated questions of theology and religious identification in favor of the cultural studies "holy trinity" of race, class, and gender. However New Historicist criticism began to embrace and understand Renaissance texts through the lens of Reformation theological disputation and the religious environment in which individual texts were created. Shakespeare, the most towering figure of English Renaissance writing is no exception. As a case in point Stephen Greenblatt's popular biography of the author Will in the World spends ample time investigating the evidence for possible recusant sensibilities in that most English of writers.

Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 11:52pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

"Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place"

In keeping with the special focus of SAMLA 85, we welcome papers that focus on the ways Irish identity, space, and memory are shaped through conventionally understood literary genres (poetry, fiction, drama, memoir) as well as work from related fields, including but not limited to art, critical theory, folklore, and film studies. This panel seeks to address recent trends in scholarship and the ways Irish identity (systemic or individual) and space are constructed and defined. By June 1, 2013, please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Sarah Dyne, Georgia State University, at

'Bibliography in the Digital Age' conference: Sydney, Australia, 20–22 November 2013 [CFP deadline 26 July]

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 6:25pm
Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ)

The annual conference of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand will be held at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 20–22 November 2013 on the theme of 'Bibliography in the Digital Age'.

The Society invites abstracts for presentations relevant to the theme of the conference, ranging from digital scholarship, digital scholarly editions, digitising and promoting collections online through to antiquarian dealers and the material book in the digital age.