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theory@buffalo: The Word Flesh [UPDATE]

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 4:31pm
theory@ buffalo, Journal of the Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo

Call For Papers
Editors: Jana V. Schmidt, Brian O'Neil
Annual Journal of the Department of Comparative Literature
theory@buffalo issue 17: "The Word Flesh"

Call for Chapter Proposals: Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 4:12pm
Angela Sweigart-Gallagher / Northeastern Illinois University, Victoria Pettersen Lantz / Sam Houston State University

Abstracts are now being accepted for an edited collection on historical narratives and theoretical implications of how children and youth relate to political performances. By examining different avenues of youth participation in theatrical moments of nationalism, this book will engage in a dialogue about how children and/or youth involved with public events intersect political ideologies/practices. Therefore, we invite studies on theatre created by and/or for children and/or youth on themes of nationalism and politics, as well as studies into youth-driven/centered political performance in the broader sense, from parades to protest movements.

[REMINDER] CFP: Loco/Motion (Annual Conference for the NCSA, Fresno, California, March 7-9)

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 1:24pm

The long nineteenth century set the world on the move. Travel became increasingly important for business and pleasure, for war and peace. At the same time, new forms of moving people arose: the balloon, ships, undergrounds, funiculars, the railroads. Each carried riders to great distances, different locales, and novel pursuits. But motion wasn't purely spatial; new movements arose as well, sweeping the inhabitants of the period into fresh vistas of thought and endeavor. We seek papers and panels that capture the sense of movement at work and at play during the long nineteenth century (1789-1914).

[UPDATE] The Future State of Ireland. 17-18 November

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:45am
The Future State of Ireland

***online registration now open***

Keynote Speakers

Professor Roy Foster (Oxford)
Mr Fintan O'Toole (The Irish Times; Princeton)
Dr Emer Nolan (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Dr Elaine Byrne (Trinity College, Dublin)
Anthony Haughey (Artist; Dublin Institute of Technology)
Liz Burns (Fire Station Artists' Studios; Troubling Ireland Think Tank)
Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne (Kennedy Browne)

[UPDATE] Leisure! Enjoyment! Fun!: INCS 2013 Conference, University of Virginia, March 14-17, 2013

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 5:41pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." It was the age of pleasure. It was the age of atonement. It was any place in the nineteenth century. The scope is global, the approaches, cross-disciplinary. What pleased the palate and tickled the nose? What roused the senses and deepened joy? What thrilled the body and inspired the mind? What did they do besides work? What diversions (respectable or otherwise) did they seek? How did they think about the enjoyments they sought? These are some of the questions to address at INCS 2013, which is devoted to 'Leisure, Enjoyment, and Fun.'

CFP-[ongoing] Journal of Urban Cultural Studies [new journal]

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 2:19pm
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

Call for Papers

The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is a new peer-reviewed publication cutting across both the humanities and the social sciences in order to better understand the culture(s) of cities. The journal is open to studies that deal with culture, urban spaces and forms of urbanized consciousness the world over.

visit the journal website here:,id=225/view,page=0...

Filming this Insubstantial Pageant: Medieval and Renaissance Drama on Film (Sept. 30)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 8:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers about film adaptations of medieval and Renaissance English drama, both in English-speaking countries and around the world. Papers might compare different adaptations of the same play, discuss problems associated with the notion of fidelity to text or of relocating a play in a different historical or cultural milieu, or consider the effectiveness for use in scholarly work or in the classroom. We seek investigation of continuities across disciplines: medieval/Renaissance, cinema studies/literature. What is at stake in these adaptations? What do these directors, writers, performers, and audiences bring to the table?

Mystery/Detective Proposals Due by 11/16 for Feb 13-16, 2013 Conference

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 7:25am
34th Annual SW/TX PCA ACA Conference Albuquerque, NM

Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
34th Southwest/Texas and American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM

This year's theme: "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at

Submissions to Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, A University of Chicago Graduate Journal (5pm, October 5th, 2012)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:05pm
University of Chicago Middle Eastern Studies Students Association (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Deadline: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 5pm

Please send submissions electronically to:

The Literary Interventions of the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable (NEMLA)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 5:37pm
Ryan Cordell / Northeastern University / Digital Americanist Society

The Digital Americanist Society seeks speakers who will articulate a clear, interpretive intervention that digital scholarship has made (or could make) in their areas of study. Our goal will not be to describe digital projects, but instead to demonstrate how those projects advance, supplement, or disrupt the scholarly conversations of our respective literary subfields. We encourage "non-DH" scholars whose work has benefited from DH scholarship to contribute. Submit abstracts to Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University,, by September 30, 2012. Please note: the session has already been accepted to the conference, so accepted papers will be included in the program.