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Guest Bloggers Wanted: Interesting Literature

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:18pm
Interesting Literature: A Library of Literary Interestingness

Interesting Literature is a blog which features regular posts on all aspects of literature, from Shakespeare to F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce to J. R. R. Tolkien, Aeschylus to Sherlock Holmes.

We are interested in receiving proposals for guest blog posts from researchers with university affiliation working in any field of literature. If you can make your research (past or present) sound interesting, eye-catching, and understandable to the general reader (e.g. jargon-free), we'd love to hear from you, whether you're a doctoral candidate or a tenured professor.

This Rough Magic - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 8:28am
This Rough Magic /

This Rough Magic ( is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Philosophy and Rhetoric

Teaching Over-looked, Non-Traditional Medieval & Renaissance Texts

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 8:19am
This Rough Magic /

All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms. Essays should answer the following:

•How can the author/text in question be used in a particular class?

•What audience (undergraduate/graduate) should the author/text in question be geared towards?

•What themes/ideas can one cover using the author/text in question?

Children, Childhood, and Popular Culture

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 9:37am

The Children and Childhood Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association invites you to participate in the annual MAPACA conference. Papers in this area examine intersections of childhood and pop culture including the impact of pop culture on children and childhood, representations of childhood in pop culture, and the role of children and young adults as influencers and creators of popular and American culture.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE/JULY 15] The Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Charleston, S.C. (Nov 14-17)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:58pm
The Society for Utopian Studies

"Freedom and Utopia"
: 38th Annual Meeting
, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
November 14-17, 2013

We welcome papers from a diversity of disciplines that explore utopian and dystopian thought and practice: including art, architecture, geography, history, literature, music, film and new media, political science, rhetoric, sociology, theory and philosophy, and urban and rural planning.

NEMLA – APRIL 2014. The River in the Novel: Space, Place, Flow

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:27am
Paul Carranza / Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will focus on the river as one of those spaces that offer a privileged point of entry into considerations of the novel as a form. In taking this approach, the panel will engage with theories of space and place that have become so influential in recent theorizations of the novel and its development. These approaches have focused on spaces such as the open sea; the island; and most famously, Bakhtin's influential "chronotope of the road." Less has been done on the river in the novel, despite interpretations of the river in individual novels such as Huckleberry Finn and Heart of Darkness.

NeoAmericanist CFP Issue 7.1

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 11:19pm

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any academic PAPERS as well as REVIEWS of books from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.

[UPDATE] Second Chances, Final Glances: Media Afterlives - Extended Deadline & Keynote Speaker

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 12:48pm
University of Pittsburgh/ Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

University of Pittsburgh, October 18-19, 2013
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
EXTENDED Deadline: July 17, 2013

Keynote by Homay King, Associate Professor of History of Art and Director, Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr College. King teaches Film Studies and her fields of specialty include American cinema, film theory, psychoanalytic theory, and feminist film theory and criticism. King is author of Lost in Translation: Orientalism, Projection, and the Enigmatic Signifier (Duke University Press, 2010).