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Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, Vol. 1, Issue 3. Upcoming submission deadline: April 6th

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 11:41pm
Middle Eastern Studies Student Association (MESSA) for the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Chicago

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.

The Golden Age: Nostalgia in Word and Image

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 10:23am
University of Dundee

The Golden Age is the Tenth Annual Postgraduate Conference hosted by the English Programme, University of Dundee, in conjunction with the Scottish Word and Image Group. It is intended to investigate the diverse applications and conceptions of the term 'The Golden Age'. The phrase most obviously resonates with the theme of nostalgia, which is popularly understood as a wistful longing for the past but which also denotes homesickness. While 'The Golden Age' typically conjures up idealized and nostalgic visions of the past, it is equally suggestive of a discontented present, and it even gestures forward to utopian visions of future golden ages.

Shakespeare and Related Topics (Standing Session)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:20am
PAMLA Conference (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association)

GENTLE READER: be pleased to note that paper proposals are now welcomed for "Shakespeare and Related Topics," a standing session of the annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association. The conference, now entering its 110th year, will be held at Seattle University, Seattle, WA, from Oct. 19-21, 2012.

Paper proposals are welcomed on any and all aspect of Shakespearean drama, Renaissance drama, or Renaissance literature.

RJAS Call for Peer Reviewers - deadline April 11

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 6:53am
Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS)

The Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS) is inviting applications for peer reivewers.

If you are a graduate student, independent scholar or faculty member working in the field of American Studies and interested in doing some peer reviewing work, please e-mail us your CV, a short bio (no more than 200 words), and a list of the main areas you would be prepared to review (your main areas of expertise).

The deadline for peer reviewing applications is April 11. Please send all applications to and to

7th Annual Limina Conference: Humanising Collaboration

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 2:45am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

The Conference will be held on the 7th of June 2012 at the University of Western Australia, Perth, with supplementary events on the 6th and the 8th.

The Limina Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduates and early-career researchers that explore the many facets of scholarly collaborations and interdisciplinary research in the twenty-first century Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which current post-graduates and early career researchers can present their own research whilst investigating the complexities of scholarly cooperation.

Masterclass on 'Socialising Research' on Friday the 8th

/UPDATE/: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS': LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 3:41pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled "Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage" that the "growth of variety theatres and the decay of comic songs" had developed in "several kinds of diversion, not the least of which is furnished by the art of the animal-trainer" (The English Illustrated Magazine, Sep. 1899, 192, p. 521). Dolman was describing the large-scale entertainments starring animals that had taken over traditional spectator recreations for the last century in a manner not unlike the success of music-halls and professional sport.

2nd CFP--27th International Conference on Medievalism: Medievalism(s) & Diversity

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 2:35pm
Carol L. Robinson/Kent State University Trumbull

24th International Conference on Medievalism
THEME: Medievalism(s) & Diversity
Hosted by Kent State University Regional Campuses
October 18-20, 2012
ON-CAMPUS LOCATION: Kent State University Stark
ONLINE LOCATION: A portion of this year's conference will be hosted online (October 15 to November 15) in a password-protected location.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: Select papers may be published in THE YEAR'S WORK IN MEDIEVALISM, as well as be considered for publication in MEDIEVALLY SPEAKING and STUDIES IN MEDIEVALISM.

VIDEO GAME POSTER SESSION & WORKSHOP: Co-sponsored by Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization.

[UPDATE] Studia theodisca - Deadline: 30th September of each year

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 10:49am
Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature -

Studia theodisca
An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
ISSN 1593-2478
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Editorial Board
Ursula Amrein (Universität Zürich)
Alberto Destro (Università degli Studi di Bologna)
Isabel Hernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Primus-Heinz Kucher (Universität Klagenfurt)
Paul Michael Lützeler (Washington University in St. Louis)
Marie-Thérèse Mourey (Université Paris-Sorbonne)

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - Deadline: 31st March of each year

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 10:16am
Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature -

"Studia austriaca"
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
ISSN 1593-2508
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Editorial Board
Prof. Dr. Achim Aurnhammer, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Alberto Destro, Università degli Studi di Bologna
Prof. Dr. Konstanze Fliedl, Universität Wien
Prof. Dr. Hubert Lengauer, Universität Klagenfurt
Prof. Dr. David S. Luft, Oregon State University