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GAMES OF LATE MODERNITY; Johan Huizinga's Homo Ludens: 75 Years Later (January 15-17, 2014)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 6:18am
Tilburg School of Humanities, Tilburg University

Johan Huizinga's Homo Ludens: 75 Years Later (January 15-17, 2014)

The end of this year will be marked by the 75th anniversary of Johan Huizinga's classic study of the Homo Ludens. Its main thesis is, as striking as it is simple, well known: Culture is founded on and as a form of play. Huizinga's aim was to understand play as a 'totality'. The element of play can be observed in all different aspects of culture, ranging from seemingly innocuous leisure activities to the uttermost serious and advanced systems, such as the financial world or political institutions.

Reconsidering Sigourney: Essays on Lydia Sigourney (edited collection)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:32pm
Mary Louise Kete and Elizabeth Petrino

The co-editors seek essays that showcase the breadth and vigor of the new scholarship on Lydia Sigourney. Though Sigourney was one of the most popular, productive and consequential authors of America's nineteenth-century (poet, entrepreneur, educational reformer, and essayist), serious critical attention to her work languished until the latter decades of the twentieth-century when the field of American literature and culture underwent the significant revision and revitalization.

"Making Feminist Meanings Across Worlds: Print, Digital, and Networked Feminisms and Women's Studies"

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:43am
David Magill / SAMLA

In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds," the Women's Studies regular session invites paper proposals on making feminist meanings across worlds. How have our enhanced online capabilities shaped women's studies and feminist discourse? How might women's studies consider its meaning making in online form? Is there a digital women's studies, and what might that scholarship look like? How do writers and artists use online media as part of their work? How does technology shape feminism and vice versa? Papers for this panel might examine particular writers who embody these issues in their works, or they might focus on broader issues in women's studies.

Re-Orienting Disability, Seminar at New Chaucer Society, 16-14 July 2014 (proposals due Jun 1)

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 1:46pm
New Chaucer Society

Here is the CFP for "Re-Orienting Disability" at next summer's New Chaucer Society conference in Reykjavík, organized by Jonathan Hsy and Julie Orlemanski. The two-hour format will be that of a "seminar," with pre-circulated papers of no more than 2000 words. Our time at the conference will be spent in conversation about new directions that might be taken in the study of disability in the Middle Ages.

[UPDATE: Deadline Approaching]

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:20pm
Lindsay Palmer/ UC Santa Barbara

CFP: Media Spaces of Gender and Sexuality
Media Fields Journal
University of California, Santa Barbara

This issue of Media Fields investigates the connections between media, space, gender, and sexuality, seeking conversations that center on these interrelations and negotiations. We invite papers that raise questions of how media spaces construct gender, and how gender, in turn, constructs media spaces; how spaces condition and are conditioned by gender performances and sexual practices; and how gender legibility limits (or allows) access to various media spaces.

Anaphora Looking for New Journal and Press Board Members

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 6:29pm
Anaphora Literary Press

If you have a strong publication record, and if you are tenured in your academic or publishing job, please send a note of interest in participating as a Board Member of the Anaphora Literary Press, and the Pennsylvania Literary Journal. PLJ is now in its 5th volume, and with 11 issues in print, it's ready to undergo some changes. Your area of study should be modern or current literary or creative writing studies in all genres (novel, poetry, film, art, theater). You should be interested in actively contributing by finding established peer-reviewers and by soliciting work from established creative and critical writers that you are familiar with. This is not a silent position.

Rhetoric Society of America Conference - Popular Genres Panel - June 7, 2013 Deadline

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 5:24pm
Anaphora Literary Press

I plan on submitting a panel proposal to the Rhetoric Society conference coming up in May 2014. I would like to find 2-3 other presenters for my panel. You should be an assistant+ professor at a college or university in the US. I am currently finishing a book for McFarland called "Formulaic Writing within Genres" on currently popular literary genres. I would like to create a panel on the generic structure of currently popular fiction genres (primarily in the novel). Please familiarize yourself with the Rhetoric Society prior to sending a query - they are interested in close rhetorical textual studies (genre, tone, characters, etc.).