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Fairy Tales Retold due 5/20/13

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 11:42am
Christine Garbett

The new millennium has born witness to a multitude of reinventions. Fairy tales also have been recreated in an ever increasing number in recent years. Graphic novels like Grimm Fairy Tales, movies such as Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Beastly, as well as TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Grimm have emerged into popular culture. But why are these creations manifesting themselves now? What makes people crave fairy tales and their "happy" endings in such an increased number today? This will be the first book that will focus on this particular manifestation and its significance in popular culture.

Producing Public Memory: Museums, Memorials, and Archives as Sites for Teaching "Writing"

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:47am
Jane Greer and Laurie Grobman, editors

We invite proposals from teachers, scholars, and researchers in composition, literacy, and rhetorical studies for an edited collection that investigates museums, memorials (permanent, temporary, and spontaneous), and archives as sites of rhetorical education. More particularly, we seeks essays that can help to initiate a new pedagogical phase in the study of public memory by moving beyond rhetorical analyses of museums, memorials, and archives to focus instead on the rich pedagogical and public work that can take place when faculty and students collaborate with museum founders, curators, exhibit designers, archivists, librarians, and others.

Call For Papers - Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 12:51am
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association

JELLiC: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture is currently accepting manuscripts for publication in its next issue – July 2013. JELLiC is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine issues related to Language, Literature, Culture and Critical Theory, as well as dynamic cross-disciplinary discussions that engage the links between these and other domains.

UPDATE: Contemporary Studies Area

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 4:00pm

Call for Papers:
Contemporary Studies
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton
Deadline: MAY 15th

ACIS Midwest Regional Conference (Deadline: August 1, 2013)

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 2:59pm
The American Conference for Irish Studies

The 37th annual ACIS Midwest Regional Conference in Iowa City (October 10-12, 2013) welcomes proposals for papers on any and all topics related to Irish studies – from new and existing ACIS members, alike. The conference theme of "Other Irelands" considers all disciplines and approaches as warranted in our continued explication of Irish studies. Some of the many, many topics papers might address include:

-Immigration, emigration and the changing face of racism

-Architectural developments beyond the thatched cottage or Georgian house

-The social and economic impacts of the Celtic Tiger's rise and fall

-Literary evolutions in 21st century Ireland

-Digital landscapes and historical Ireland

Call for Submissions - Refereed Journal - Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 9:32pm
Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

A Refereed Journal
Call for Submissions for Volume 1/Issue 2: Publication date - August/September 2013
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2013

Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures invites contributions including critical essays, poetry, literary nonfiction, book reviews, theater reviews, visual art images, bibliographies, notices, letters and other materials to the editor by electronic mail at

MMLA 2013: Design and the Digital Humanities (deadline: May 31)

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 1:24pm
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)

With this year's MMLA conference theme of "Art & Artifice," the new Permanent Section on Digital Humanities will explore issues of, experiments with, and provocations on design.