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Supernatural Studies, Winter 2013; due October 1

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 5:56pm
Supernatural Studies Association

Supernatural Studies, the journal of the Supernatural Studies Association, welcomes submissions for its Winter 2013 issue We welcome articles on any aspect of the representation of the supernatural. Submissions are due October 1, 2013. Send all correspondence to

Aesthetics and Violence- NeMLA 2014 (abstracts due Sept. 30, 2013)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 4:43pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Calls for proposal for a literature panel on "Aesthetics and Violence" at NeMLA (Harrisburg, PA, April 3-6, 2014)

This panel seeks to explore the relationship between formal violence and socio-political conflict. It is open to all genres –poetry, narrative, theatre– and focuses on Latin American literature. The following topics may be taken as guides to the debate: formal innovation and revolution, language and subjectivity, the politics and poetics of crisis, modernization and aesthetic appropriation, genre development, and the representation of socio-political conflict. Please submit 250-word abstracts in English or Spanish to

Alfred Hitchcock

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 2:04pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association - 35th Annual Conference

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
35th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 19-22, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2013
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Affect & Inquiry (March 27-29, 2014)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 1:39pm
Obermann Center for Advanced Study, the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa's Obermann Center for Advanced Studies seeks 15-20 minute papers, talks, and performances for its 2014 Humanities Symposium, *Affect & Inquiry*. The Symposium will take place March 27-29th, 2014 at the University of Iowa and will feature keynotes, talks, and performances from:

· Lauren Berlant (English, University of Chicago)
· Ann Cvetkovich (English, Women's & Gender Studies, University of Texas, Austin)
· Sharon Hayes (Artist & Activist)
· José E. Muñoz (Performance Studies, NYU)
· Jasbir Puar (Women's & Gender Studies, Rutgers University)
· Kerry Ann Rockquemore (National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity)

CFP: Pearl-Poet Society (Kalamazoo 2014)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 11:50am
Pearl-Poet Society

Apologies for cross posting. Please circulate this CFP among your colleagues.

The Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following sessions at the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 8-11 May 2014:

1) The Pearl-Poet, Aesthetics, and Sensory Experience
2) Teaching the Pearl-Poet: Resources and Strategies

We invite proposals for papers no longer than 20 minutes from scholars of all levels.

CFP for Leeds 2014: Pastoral Care in the Reforming Centuries, abstracts due August 9, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 11:17am
Philipa Byrne (DPhil candidate, Oxford) and Corinna Matlis (PhD candidate, Cornell)

This panel aims to consider pastoral care both in practice and theory in medieval Europe during the long eleventh and twelfth centuries. A cleric's responsibility to offer pastoral care to his congregants has been one of the duties most discussed and problematized in scholarship from the end of the Roman Empire through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. For this panel, we encourage proposals that deal with the methodological questions of how historians access and have accessed a view of what medieval pastoral care actually may have looked like as well as papers that put those methodologies into action. In particular, we welcome paper proposals that deal with any eleventh or twelfth-century writing about pastoral care.

[UPDATE] College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 10:31am
Graham MacPhee / College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

College Literature is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to publishing original and innovative research from across the discipline of literary studies. The journal is currently accepting manuscripts for the 3 general issues forthcoming in 2014 (Volume 41). While we welcome submissions from across the various periods, intellectual fields, and topics of Anglophone and comparative literary studies, we particularly encourage submissions that interrogate the terms of their own critical practice and reflect on the current parameters of literary study.

Queer Theory and Visual Cultures in Southeast Asia (Abstracts due October 1 2013)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 12:24am
Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific

Queer theory, criticism and cultural production continues to gain ground in Southeast Asia, from the seminal and on-going work of academics such as J. Neil C. Garcia and Peter A. Jackson to the 1st International Conference Of Asian Queer Studies in Bangkok during 2005; a book series titled Queer Asia launched by Hong Kong University Press in 2008; the work of the internationally celebrated Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul and any number of Asia-themed queer film festivals; a diverse selection of recent academic research and a degree of curatorial endeavor in contemporary art.

Special Issue: "Literature and American Exceptionalism" (September 1, 2013)

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 8:09pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

In what ways does literature reinforce, contest, and amend the discourse of American exceptionalism? Exceptionalism in its simplest form refers to a range of nationalist beliefs that together locate the United States as exemplary in relation to other nation-states. Although not coined until 1929 and not popularized until the postwar period, exceptionalism appears in different forms throughout American history, from John Winthrop's "city upon a hill" to Harry Truman's "leader of the free world" to, most recently, George W. Bush's "nation with a mission." The latter's declaration of the ongoing Global War on Terror in September 2001 has provoked further debate among scholars on the enduring legacy of exceptionalist claims.