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Exile, Death, Sacrifice: The Poetics of Suffering in Francophone Literature

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 2:22pm
Graduate Student Caucus of the MLA

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2014 MLA annual meeting (Chicago, Jan. 9-12, 2014). Please send abstracts (ca. 300 words) on one of the following topics to Loïc Bourdeau ( by March 10.

Exile, Death, Sacrifice: The Poetics of Suffering in Francophone Literature

April 18-20, 2013, Humanities Symposium, U of Puerto Rico, Keynote Giannina Braschi

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 12:10am
University of Puerto Rico, School of the Humanties


The School of Humanities of The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, invites graduate students to submit an abstract on humanistic research to be considered for inclusion in its second annual GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM.

SYMPOSIUM DATES: April 18-20, 2013

LOCATION: University of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

NWSA 2013 Call for Papers about Asexuality

Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 10:15pm
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)

2013 Call for Papers about Asexuality
National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
November 7-10, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

The NWSA Asexuality Interest Group welcomes papers for the 2013 NWSA annual conference. These asexuality-related themes are orientated towards the full NWSA 2013 CFP which can be found here:

If you are interested in being a part of the 2013 Asexuality Studies
panels at NWSA, please send the following info to the designated panel organizer (listed under each theme) by Monday, February 11, 2013:

Any journal who needs reviewers

Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 12:41am
Michelle Austin

If there are any academic journals in the field of English and American literature, gender studies, or feminism that need reviewers then please contact me with the list of available books as I would be interested.

Thank you

Dadaphone: Indeterminacy in Words and Music MLA 2014

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 9:00pm
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Society for the Study of Dada and Surrealism

Dada texts and indeterminate music utilize non-traditional means of organization. We are seeking proposals that address words and sound combined using an element of chance, either in composition or performance.

Please send 250 word proposals by March 1st to both and

2013 Mnemonics Graduate Summer School (Ghent, 9-11 September 2013; abstracts due 1 April 2013)

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 7:34pm
Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies

Call for Papers for 2013 Mnemonics Graduate Summer School
"Memory Unbound: Transcultural, Transgenerational, Transmedial, and Transdisciplinary Dynamics of Memory" (Ghent, 9-11 September 2013)

For the second edition of the annual summer school organized by the Mnemonics network, an international collaborative initiative for graduate education in memory studies, we invite paper proposals from graduate students that address the transcultural, transgenerational, transmedial, and/or transdisciplinary dynamics of memory.

Broadway Babies

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 7:12pm
MLA 2014 and MLA Executive Committee on Children's Literature; abstract 3-15-2013

Call for Papers: MLA 2014 in Chicago

Broadway Babies

Since the premier of Annie in 1977, Broadway musical theater has seen multiple shows featuring children. The child performer has a long history, stretching from the child actor on the Elizabethan stage to the title character of the recent hit Billy Elliott. This panel is intended to bring together scholars working in performance studies, musical theater studies, and children's literature and create a conversation about constructions of childhood and the role of the child performer in the formation, popularization, commercialization, and history of America's most profitable indigenous art form: the Broadway musical.

FINAL EXTENSION: IU Grad Student Conference: "Consent: Terms of Agreement"

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 2:50pm
Indiana University English Department Graduate Student Advisory Committee

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, entitled "Consent: Terms of Agreement," to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington, March 21-23, 2013. Join us for our 11th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Keynote speaker: Lauren Berlant
University of Chicago
author of The Female Complaint and Cruel Optimism

Consent: We click it any time we download a new software program. We are required to give it for medical procedures. Spoken or implied, it struggles to articulate our desires and will. Without it, numerous laws can be broken and our senses of agency violated.

CFP: Assembling Identities Postgraduate Conference

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 4:45am
University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Professor Pierre Joris (SUNY at Albany)
Ruth Washbrook (Scottish Screen Archive/NLS)

The University of Glasgow's Graduate School of the College of Arts is delighted to announce Assembling Identities, an international and cross-disciplinary conference focusing on how we understand identity and the process of identity formation.