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PCA/ACA Fat Studies 2013 Call for Papers

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:19am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of "fatness" and "the fat body"; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting part for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body.

What's in a "Castle of Murder"? Fairy Tales across Time and Place: Celebrating Our Deepest Language March 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2013

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:07am
The Louisiana Conference on Language, Literature and Culture

The Louisiana Conference invites papers and creative work on the universal place of fairy tales in the world of communication and education.  We are interested in how fairy tales are and have been used to bridge cultures and time, connecting diverse peoples by means of easily translatable concepts.  Of particular interest are the struggles of truth and deception, reality and illusion, honesty and trickery; violence, fear, entrapment and salvation; character altering cryptozoological sightings; happiness deferred, denied, and occasionally delivered.

[UPDATE] FRENZY Colloquium November 9-10, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:32am
York University English Graduate Students' Association

York University 2012 English Graduate Students' Association Colloquium: FRENZY

But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prophecies of a 2012 end of days; Black Friday at Wal-Mart; Howard Beale in Network inciting viewers to scream "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" From mass hysteria to individual neuroses, the elusive nature of frenzy lends itself to dramatically different conceptualizations across the disciplines.

[UPDATE] Shakespeare Institute Review call for papers extended

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:38pm
Shakespeare Institute Review

The Shakespeare Institute Review

The Shakespeare Institute Review is an online academic journal funded by the University of Birmingham College of Arts and Law, and to which students at the Shakespeare Institute and on
other postgraduate programmes are encouraged to contribute. Each issue has a theme to which contributors are invited to respond.

CFP Stet Journal Issue 3

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 2:11pm
King's College London

Stet, the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London, is now accepting submissions from current postgraduate students for its third peer-reviewed publication. In this issue, we will present articles from an international pool of students on the concept of dis/orientation. We seek to explore the question of how we are and have been located or dislocated in space, time, and history. Which parts of our personal, social, cultural, geographical, genetic, or technological landscape orient us? What incidents construct our conception of ourselves and our environments?

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; Winter 2012/13, Deadline: 12/10/12

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:14am
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Michelle Paull, St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Winter 2012-13 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] Deadline reminder: Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013; due: Sept 30, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:11am
Northeast Modern Language Association - NeMLA

Chairs of the following pre-approved panels and roundtables of the NeMLA Women's and Gender Studies Caucus seek proposals. For panel / roundtable descriptions, and submission information, please see: Unless otherwise stated, proposals are due by September 30th
The Artemis Archetype in Fiction, Film, and Television
Between the Written and Oral: Medieval and Early Modern Women and Their
Texts (Roundtable)
Communal Modernisms: Teaching Women's Literature in the 21st-Century
Classroom (Roundtable)