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[UPDATE] PAMLA Standing Session on Autobiography. San Diego, CA, Nov 1-3, 2013. Deadline: Apr 15, 2013.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 11:36am
Tanya Heflin / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 111th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego from November 1-3, 2013.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; autobiography in the graphic novel; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.

[UPDATE] Extended deadline (April 30, 2013) - CFC: Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 10:30am
Nadine Desrochers/Universite de Montreal

Editors: Nadine Desrochers, Assistant Professor, École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal, and Daniel Apollon, Associate Professor in Digital Culture, University of Bergen

The editorial team invites chapter proposals for a collective interdisciplinary work to be published in 2014 by IGI Global.

Having received many requests to extend the deadline for proposals, we will be accepting submissions until April 30, 2013.

It Was 50 Years Ago Today!: An International Beatles Celebration

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 6:52pm
Penn State University

Organized by Penn State University, this international Beatles celebration will be held at Penn State's Altoona College on February 7-9, 2014, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' legendary appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In addition to panels and presentations, the conference will include film screenings, musical performances, art and photography exhibits, and keynote addresses by leading Beatles critics and musicologists. The conference will conclude with a commemorative screening of The Ed Sullivan Show as it was originally broadcast on February 9, 1964.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: AULLA 2013: Worldmaking - Deadline Extension

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:38pm
Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA)


The theme of the 37th Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) is 'Worldmaking'.

Space and Place in the Arts and Humanities

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 3:10pm
HARTS & Minds interdisciplinary postgraduate journal

DEADLINE 17th May for abstract and draft article along with an academic CV to - Spread the Word!

Space and Place in the Humanities and Arts

This call for papers invites postgraduate submissions for the third edition of HARTS & Minds. Abstracts should be approximately 300 words in length and articles no longer than 6000 words. Subjects may include but are not limited to the following:

London Fantastic - Pre-1900 (LonCon, August 2014)

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 2:41pm

Fantastic London
LonCon, August 2014

Proposals are welcome on "Fantastic London" for the academic programme at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention.

To reflect the history and population of London, the host city, the theme of the academic programme is 'Diversity'. We will be exploring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all forms of speculative fiction, whether in novels, comics, television, and movies or in fanworks, art, radio plays, games, advertising, and music.

For these panels, we are particularly soliciting submissions examining any element of fantastic and speculative British literature before 1900.

[Update] Exploring Digital Narcissisms

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:16am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction 13.3: Exploring Digital Narcissisms

For Freud, narcissism is the investment of libidinal energy redirected away from objects and toward the ego, whereas Lacan tells us it is a failure arising from the mirror stage precipitating a fruitless and perpetual search for the perfected image of the self. A "healthy" narcissism entails an optimal level of self-regard and esteem, whereas an "unhealthy" narcissism can lead to emotionally destructive consequences. In this way, the operative "borderline" between healthy ego formation and reactive defense of a fragile ego construct may, in fact, be more pronounced of an issue in the online environment where this struggle may find itself trans-or superimposed.

The Lost Subject

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 5:45pm
University of Dundee


Tuesday 14th May 2013
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee