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UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 12:26pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA; St. Mary's University College, UK

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 Summer 2012 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.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the work of Shaw, Schnitzler, Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, von Hofmannsthal, and their contemporaries in Western and Eastern Europe and beyond.

The Male Body in Medicine and Literature - Deadline 1 December 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 7:50am
Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham

Call for Papers: The Male Body in Medicine and Literature (ed. by Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham)

Following the success of the recent collection The Female Body in Medicine and Literature (LUP 2011) Liverpool University Press have commissioned a companion volume entitled The Male Body in Medicine and Literature. This new collection will provide interdisciplinary essays that will explore the complex intersections between literature and the medical treatment of the male body. We wish to consider the wider cultural ramifications of the representation of the male body, health, sickness, masculinity and 'manhood' in order to further our understanding of gender studies, gender politics, science, medicine and literature.

Victorian Mixed Media 19-21 October 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 7:34pm
Victorians Institute

The 41st Meeting of the Victorians Institute
19-21 October 2012
Virginia Commonwealth University

Please send 300-500 word proposals for papers and a 1-page c.v. via email to by 1 May 2012. Papers are invited on any aspect of the rubric, including,

Teaching Textual Adaptations at SCMLA (San Antonio, 8-10 November 2012)

Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 3:39pm
South Central College English Association

The South Central College English Association panel is focusing on how we teach textual adaptations. How might we incorporate various adaptations of texts into our classrooms? Papers discussing pedagogical methods as well as specific challenges and successes in teaching/integrating textual adaptations are encouraged. We especially welcome graduate students' papers.

Please e-mail abstracts (250 to 500 words) to Amy K. King at akking at before Friday, 30 March 2012.

Works in Progress: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, May 31, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 8:00pm
Department of English & Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati

The English Department at the University of Cincinnati invites you to submit proposals for an interdisciplinary academic conference held on May 31, 2012 focusing on the value of sharing works in progress as a means to increase experimentation, build community, and test new ideas. Rather than soliciting finished products from participants, we seek work that shows its seams, represents thinking in action, invites revision, and resists closure. In other words, don't hide your process; advertise it.

Woody @ 100: Woody Guthrie's Legacy to Working Men and Women

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 5:10pm
Penn State University

Call for papers
Woody Guthrie at 100: Woody's Legacy to Working Men and Women
A Conference and Concerts at Penn State
The GRAMMY Museum is partnering with the Guthrie Family and
the Woody Guthrie Archives to create the centennial celebrations
of Guthrie's life and work. The year-long celebration will include a
host of concerts, programs, and events taking place throughout the
country. Penn State is one of four universities that will host those
events, and we seek papers for an interdisciplinary conference
devoted to Woody Guthrie and his legacy.
The conference on September 7–9, 2012, will include performances
on the evenings of Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8.

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies (Issue No 5)

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 11:27am
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).