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MLA 2014: Deletion, Erasure, Cancellation

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:29am
Paul Benzon

How might we theorize the aesthetics and poetics of practices such as deletion and erasure? All periods, genres, media welcome. Inquiries and abstracts with short biographies to pbenzon at temple dot edu by March 1.

Full CFP:

Zombie Romantic Comedies - ZomRomCom - Essay Collection

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 7:59am
Drs. Deborah Christie, Margo Collins, and Ken Montieth

The recent re-animation of the zombie in popular culture has led to the creation of the "zombie romantic comedy," or the zomromcom. Evidence of the zomromcom phenomenon can be found in books, movies, and on the internet. Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of zombie romantic comedies. The following categories suggest possibilities for exploration but are by no means exhaustive:

University of North Texas - Critical Voices Conference - Friday, March 22

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 9:44pm
University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held Friday, March 22nd. This year's theme is "The Literary and the Critical: Poetics and the Politics of Writing in the 21st Century." The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, theory, material criticism, cultural studies, composition and rhetoric, pedagogy, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/readings should last no more than 15 minutes.

Authors may submit individual paper proposals, but they are also encouraged to submit proposals for panels of 3-4 related presentations.

South Central MLA Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 5:04pm
South Central Modern Language Association

The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 4/1/13 to

The SCMLA conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from October 3-5, 2013.

BritGrad Call For Papers 6-8 June 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 11:39am
The British Graduate Conference, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Dear All,

Registration is now open for the Fifteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, June 6-8 2013. We welcome abstracts from graduate students on any topic in the field of Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are also invited to attend the conference as auditors.

Black Theatre Association Debut Panel @ ATHE 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 10:14am
Black Theatre Association (BTA)

Black Theatre Association (BTA) Focus Group
Curtains Up: Conversation Among Emerging Scholars
ATHE 2013, August 1 - 4, 2013
Orlando, Florida

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 12th Annual Debut Panel.

BTA will hold a joint session with the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) and the Latino/a Focus Group (LFG) in order to foster communication across our interrelated disciplines. Each focus group—BTA, ATDS, and LFG—will select two papers to represent them on these interdisciplinary panels.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE - 2013 UTSA English Graduate Symposium: "Technologies and Locales of Knowledge"

Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 10:45pm
University of Texas San Antonio English Graduate Symposium

2013 UTSA English Graduate Symposium Celebrating Women's History Month: "Technologies and Locales of Knowledge: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Exploring Discourse, Meaning, and Power"

Sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Women's Studies Institute/Consortium for Social Transformation, the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, Dr. Sonja Lanehart, and Dr. Joycelyn Moody

March 30, 2013 at The University of Texas San Antonio in San Antonio, TX

Keynote Speaker: Julia Serano, Transgendered writer, musician and spoken word artist and activist, author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

[UPDATE] The Aesthetics of Austerity - Extended Deadline, February 1, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 8:03pm
University of California, Irvine - PhD Program in Visual Studies

The PhD program in Visual Studies at UC, Irvine invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference: The Aesthetics of Austerity.

Conference Date: April 5, 2013
Deadline: Abstracts of no more than 350 words are due February 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm to Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length. Please include a one-page CV that demonstrates your research interests.

Humor in the Digital Age -- SAMLA (Atlanta, 11/8-11/10)

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 11:56am
Pete Kunze (Louisiana State University)

The American Humor Studies Association seeks papers for a panel, "Humor in the Digital Age," for the 2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference at the Marriott Atlanta from November 8-10. This panel will examine how the rise of new media (including social media, Web 2.0, and blogs) has created new contexts for the production, distribution, and exhibition of American humor. We welcome papers on humor and comedy as they are employed in viral videos, blogs or vlogs, web series, webisodes, parodies, participatory culture online, memes, or remixes.