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Renaissance Men at the Middle Temple, 1-2 Feb, 2013 [CfP deadline 12 Oct]

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 9:26am
Jackie Watson, Birkbeck College, London

1st and 2nd February, 2013

Held at Middle Temple Hall and Birkbeck College, London
Organisers: Darren Royston and Jackie Watson

Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Jessica Winston (Idaho State University), Dr Sarah Knight (Leicester University) and Dr Lucy Munro (Keele University)

Call for papers

Chinese Literature: Special Issue - November 15, 2012 Deadline

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 6:17am
Pennsylvania Literary Journal/ Anaphora Literary Press

Soliciting critical essays in English about Chinese Literature from all periods and in all critical styles. Anaphora's Director, Anna Faktorovich, Ph.D., is stationed in Shantou University, China this year, and we would like to see criticism related to that part of the world. Critical essays should be of the standard size, 4,500-9,000 words. PLJ also welcomes book reviews - you can recieve free books from any of the publishers on the list on the website, Creative short stories and poetry is also welcome. PLJ is available on EBSCO and ProQuest.

{UPDATE} The Langston Hughes Society Panel ( CLA Convention 04/10/13-04/13/13)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 8:44pm
The Langston Hughes Society

The Langston Hughes Society
Panel: "Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers" in the Writings of Langston Hughes in the Americas, Europe, and Asia
College Language Association Convention 2013
Convention Dates: April 10-13, 2013
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

[Deadline Reminder: Sept 30] Genre and genus: Categories for Humans and Animals in Early Modern English Literature (NeMLA 2013)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:21pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel explores how literature represents the relationship between humans and animals in a range of early modern texts. How do representations of the mutable boundary between humans and animals differ depending on their generic context? How do concerns about literary kinds relate to and intersect with concerns about species categorization? To what extent does generic mingling and experimentation relate to the varying representations of inter-species similitude and difference? Send 300 word abstracts to Julia Gingerich <>

Sister Arts: Ekphrasis and Regional American Literature

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:21pm
Brandi So/North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

It might be said that regional literature has a photographic memory. Dialect, landscape, micro-culture and spatiality are drawn with exacting precision. The connection between art and authors, or art and regional literature, may be causal or merely influential. This panel will explore how the term ekphrasis has grown in inclusivity, how regional literature intersects with the sister arts, and what these connections imply. Submit 250 word abstracts to Brandi So, Stony Brook University,

Heroines and Whores: Women in Antiquity (NeMLA, March 21- 24, 2013)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:04pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Heroines and Whores: Women in Antiquity
This panel will negotiate the various roles of women in the ancient world (e.g. Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, etc.) and their importance, as portrayed in archaic texts. We welcome all topics related to the depiction of women in ancient literary or artistic productions (e.g. epic, mythology, tragedy, comedy, vases, etc.).

Deadline: September 30. Please submit your 300 - 500 word abstracts along with your name and affiliation via email to Shelly Jansen, Rochester Institute of Technology, or

Rethinking Empathy (edited volume, 10/1/2012 for proposals) [UPDATE]

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:47pm
Meghan Marie Hammond and Sue J. Kim / NYU and UMass Lowell

Rethinking Empathy: What Literature Can Teach Us About Feeling With Others

Recent years have seen exciting developments on the topic of empathy in a number of fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. We invite proposals for essays to be included in a collection on empathy and literature. We believe this volume will serve as an important contribution to a growing field of inquiry. The collection conceives of "literature" broadly to include the graphic novel. We are also open to other narrative media, such as film, television, and online media.

Acts of Asylum - April 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:25pm
University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts Graduate Student Organization

Acts of Asylum Call for Papers

The Duse Society—the graduate student organization of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts—is hosting a one-day, interdisciplinary conference, Acts of Asylum. This conference coincides with the opening performance of the University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre's original, devised play City of Asylum Onstage. The conference will be held on April 4, 2013.

The Phoenix Papers, inaugural edition of an interdisciplinary journal of fandom and media studies

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 1:48pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for articles and reviews for the first edition of our online peer-reviewed journal, The Phoenix Papers. Throughout the year, we welcome reviews of anime, manga, books, movies, video games, TV series, web series, musical albums, performances, and other pop culture media products. We accept submissions throughout the year. However, to be included in our January 2013 edition, you must submit your completed article or review by 1 December 2012. Articles may be on any topic relevant to US or global fandom and/or media studies. In general, reviews should be of items from 2009 onward with precedence given to those from the current year.