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Interdisciplinary Literary Studies journal - Special Issue

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:35pm
Elizabeth Kelley Bowman / Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State)

We invite essays from interdisciplinary perspectives that address contemporary adaptations of Renaissance literature or art, particularly Jacobean, in film.

Approaches sought include anachronism, narrative disjunction, radical or extreme subject matter, and irreverence toward source material.

Disciplines might include adaptation studies, literature, art history, reception history, genre studies, and historical and theoretical approaches to early modern works and the materials and production of adaptations.

[UPDATE] The Human journal NOW accepts submissions for June 2013 issue

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 5:01pm
The Human, a journal of humanities, social sciences, and arts

Call for Papers – The Human journal NOW accepts submissions

The Human is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, and postcolonial), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama, sociology, comparative literature, and cultural studies as well as creative works of art such as poems, short stories, and plays.

Please view our submission guidelines here:

[UPDATE] The Dada App (MSA 15, August 29 - September 1, Brighton)

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 3:29pm
Merrill Cole / Western Illinois University

What contemporary uses can we make of Dada methods, techniques, innovations, and ideas? Should Dada inform our politics? Can it help to break us out of the postmodern ever-same, or is it the already-been-done, as Peter Bürger'€™s Theory of the Avant-Garde might suggest? Where is the Dada apparatus today?

Marxism..."That is the Question"

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 1:49pm
Marxist Literary Group/South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 8-10, 2013

Taking a cue from Shakespeare's Hamlet, this panel focuses on a critical examination of the act or state of calling one's self a Marxist, that is to say, it asks the question, "What does it mean to be a Marxist in the 21st century?" For instance, what are the challenges that arise when reflecting on individual access to digital archives in relation to others who may rely only on printed materials? What are the advantages or disadvantages of Marxist articulations across various media such as print, digital, or film, concerning their selection of viewpoints for defining one's self as "Marxist?" How does "being Marxist" differ across ethnic, gendered, racial, sexual, and religious lines?

"English Renaissance Literature," 2013 Meeting of the RMMLA, Vancouver, WA, USA, October 10-12, 2013.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:55pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Twenty-minute papers that address any theme pertaining to English Renaissance Literature. Topics of interest include gender, religious, and race studies in early modern literature. Submit a 300-500 word abstract to Ruben Espinosa at The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 10, 2013.

Special Themed Issue on The Spectral South

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 8:20am
Special Issue of The South Carolina Review: The Spectral South

Essay proposals are invited for a special themed issue of The South Carolina Review that examines the images of zombies, vampires, and other undead in the American South. We are particularly interested in how the narratives of these specters exorcise cultural guilt about slavery, fears of racial contamination, and the split personality of the state that once succeeded from the Union. We are also happy to consider contributions that take a broader view of what the "Spectral South" might mean. Possible topics might consider the following:

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; Summer 2013; Deadline 6/24/13

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:08pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; St. Mary's College; Rivendale Press

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century (1880-1914) dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2013 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle. UPSTAGE is indexed by the Modern Language Association.

[UPDATE} Panel on "The Modernist Room,"* 29 Aug - 1 Sept, Brighton UK -- MSA conference

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 5:38pm
Modernist Studies Association

According to Frederic Jameson, the Modernist novel abandoned the panoramic cityscapes of the 19th century realist novel and devised "strategies of inwardness." As Brigitte Munier suggests, the early-20th century protagonist experienced the city "locked within his room, carried away by the cries of shopowners whom Flaubert and Nerval would have encountered walking down the street." The Modernist room, in these accounts, appears to function as a refuge from a confusing public terrain.