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[UPDATE] Allegory (PAMLA 19-21 October 2012 - Seattle) Proposals by 5/15 (new date)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 3:01pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Proposals will be accepted for this panel until May 15.

This panel welcomes any paper on allegory as either a strategy of interpretation or a mode of literary construction. Especially encouraged are papers engaging with allegory in unconventional or theoretically challenging ways: finding allegory in unusual places; interrogating long-held assumptions; rethinking historical or contemporary critical discourse. Genre and period are open.

Please contact the organizer, Brenda Machosky, with inquiries or submissions. 50-word abstracts and 500 word proposals will also need to be submitted through the PAMLA conference site.

IBBY/NCRCL Conference: Beyond the Book, Nov. 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 8:40am
IBBY (International Board of Books for Young Readers) and NCRCL (National Centre for Research in Children's Literature, University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton, London.
Call for Papers on the theme of 'Beyond the Book'

[UPDATE] Fashion Panel at MPCA/ACA Conference 2012-- October 12-14-- Deadline: May 31, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:57pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 31, 2012

Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.

Exhibitions and Display in Dada and Surrealism (Deadline: 1 October 2012)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:34pm

The journal Dada/Surrealism invites submissions for a special issue on exhibitions and display practices.

We seek essays that illuminate the relationship of Dada and Surrealism to exhibitionary practices past and present, from studies of early artist-organized events to considerations of recent blockbuster exhibitions and museum installations. Submissions (from any discipline or perspective) that consider other intersections of the concepts "exhibition" or "display" with Dada, Surrealism, their histories, or legacies are also welcome. For the full CFP and submission instructions, visit

[UPDATE] Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:54am
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

'Arts research needs to change direction, to look outwards, and investigate the audience not the texts. It needs to link up with sociology and psychology and public health, and create a body of knowledge about what the arts actually do to people. Until that happens, we cannot even pretend that we are taking the arts seriously.'
John Carey, What Good Are the Arts? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 167.

[UPDATE] Final cfp for CWWA-FWSA conference

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 11:26am
Feminist and Women's Studies Association/Contemporary Women's Writing Association

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
Political Science)

Identities in Displacement: Difference and Dislocations in Multi-Ethnic Literatures and Cultures(MELUS)

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 9:09pm
SAMLA 2012: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)

Session Name: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
This panel is the MELUS panel at the SAMLA Conference in November 2012 in Durham, NC.

Identities in Displacement: Difference and Dislocations in Multi-Ethnic Literatures and Cultures

[UPDATE] PAMLA Conference: Seattle University (May 15 paper proposal deadline; October 19-21 conference

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 7:56pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

A number of approved sessions for the 2012 PAMLA Conference (October 19-21, 2012, at Seattle University) have extended their deadlines for paper proposals. You now have until May 15 to submit to these sessions. Please use the online submissions system to propose a paper:

Open sessions include:

Reformation Research Papers at the Kalamazoo (USA) Medieval Congress

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 3:26pm
Society for Reformation Research

Papers for the Society for Reformation Research Sessions at the 48th Medieval Congress, May 9-12 2013 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI U.S.A.

We invite 20 minute papers on the (long) Reformation across disciplines and cultures in three themed sessions.
Reformation I: Historical, Political, Personal Conflict and the Search for (Non) Conformity
Reformation II: Controversy and Interpetation in the Reformation
Reformation III Voice, Text, (Historical) Context in the Reformation.

Send 200 word abstracts by July 15, 2012 to Maureen Thum Ph.D., Program Chair, SRR at the Medieval Congress: