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(Abstract due September 30th 2013) Postcolonialism and Eco-Criticism (NeMLA Apr. 2014)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 9:49pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel seeks to examine the multiple aspects that link Postcolonial Studies with environmental concerns. The basic purpose is to investigate how larger environmental trends like climate change, the thawing cryosphere, toxic drift, deforestation, the radioactive aftermath of wars have informed the discourses of Postcolonial studies and how such factors have influenced the understanding of issues of identity, ethnicity, gender, politics and history. This past year, the first two anthologies to bring postcolonial and environmental studies into the conversation have appeared: Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley's Postcolonial Ecologies and Alex Hunt and Bonnie Roos' Postcolonial Green.

Puppetry and Science - A Special Issue of Puppet Notebook

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 6:34pm
Shaun May, UNIMA

Call For Papers - Puppetry and Science, A Special Issue of Puppet Notebook

We are currently accepting articles for the next issue of Puppet Notebook. The Winter 2013 issue will be on the theme of 'Puppetry and Science' and will be edited by Shaun May.

Articles are invited on any topic around this general theme, with science defined very broadly to encompass a wide range of disciplines (e.g. Neuroscience, Physiology, Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Robotics and Mathematics). Possible perspectives include (but are not limited to) scientific paradigms for understanding puppetry, collaborations between scientists and puppeteers, and puppetry in plays about science.

CEA Conference "Horizons"

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 2:27pm
College English Association

College English Association
45th Annual Conference


March 27-29

Hyatt Regency, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Submission deadline: November 1, 2013 at

General Program
In addition to our conference theme, we also encourage a variety of proposals in any of the areas English and writing departments encompass, including:

Call for Images: The Power of Poetry in the Modern World (Special Issue)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 1:49pm
South Atlantic Review

In keeping with SAMLA's 2011 special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," the 77.1 special issue of South Atlantic Review seeks original images for proposed journal covers that address the ways in which poetry has derived, ceded, and wielded power in a modern world.

Emphasizing an expansive sense of both "modern" and "world," this special issue welcomes submissions (images not essays) that deal with any nationality and any period of print. Images not selected for this special issue will also be considered for forthcoming issues of South Atlantic Review. Photographers will receive a byline in and a copy of the journal for their contribution.

(Abstracts due Sept. 30) Calvino's Contexts: The Influences On and The Influences Of Italo Calvino (NeMLA Apr. 2014)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 8:54am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers for the upcoming NeMLA in April 2014. In the years since his death, the stature of Italo Calvino has only continued to grow. While his status as an Italian writer was never in doubt, the global range of his work is still being explored. This panel invites papers interested in pursuing this framework, political and historical, national and transnational, literary and philosophical. The influences on Calvino's fictions were immense, and the influence of his fictions have been equally immense. This panel seeks to better understand these influences. Please email abstracts by Sept. 30

Infopreneurship Journal - Call for Book Review - 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 2:39am
PAIKAL - Infopreneurship Journal

Infopreneurship Journal (IJ) ( is a peer-reviewed, bi-annual scholarly journal which focuses on the changing contours of information management, entrepreneurship & business research and training. It provides the reader with the latest trends and directions in the theory and practice of infopreneurship. It publishes original papers of high quality, documenting fresh grounds being explored, new methodologies being employed, conceptual discoveries being made, or innovative experiments being attempted with a view to expanding the frontiers of our knowledge and insight. IJ publishes book review(s), too.

Book Review(s)

Asperger's Syndrome in Literature, Film, and Television

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 3:08pm
Christopher Brooks /PCA Chicago 2014

Characters in recent and current narrative forms (film, TV, fiction) represent possible disorders/syndromes/gifted traits ranging from Autism to Asperger's Syndrome. Debate exists about which disorder, if any, some characters display; the meaning and significance of such a disorder for the story line in which it appears; the relevance of the disorder in problem solution and identification of truth; and the significance of the number and recurrence of affected characters to contemporary culture. This panel is particularly interested in Asperger's Syndrome in all aspects as they impact media studies and interpretation. Papers on particular authors, characters, films, television programs, and graphic novels are especially welcome.