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CFP - Edited Collection - Critical Innovations: Reading and Writing Experimental Texts

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 6:20pm
Kristina Quynn (CSU) & Robin Silbergleid (MSU)

We seek essays for an edited collection on the topic of innovative criticism. Building on the work of the autobiographical or creative modes popularized in the late 1980s and early 1990s, this collection assembles essays that explore the alternative methods, approaches, and practices that experimental, innovative, alternative, minor, and/or avant-garde texts call for or require. As such, this collection acknowledges that the act of literary or cultural criticism is not neutral or distanced but is a personal and politicized practice that performs critical authority and expertise according to understood and agreed upon critical conventions.

Wreck, The UBC Grad Journal of Art History - Processes of Change: Translation, Metamorphosis, and Conversion -Deadline Oct 15/12

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 5:17pm
Wreck - The University of British Columbia Graduate Journal of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory

Call for Papers and Reviews
Wreck – University of British Columbia Graduate Journal of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, Volume 4 (2012)

Processes of Change: Translation, Metamorphosis, and Conversion

"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal." – Arthur Schopenhauer

Horror (Text, Media, Culture)

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 1:32pm
Popular Culture / American Culture Associations

(text, media, culture)


The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit proposals for papers or complete panels on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming, theory and culture for the 2013 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held in Washington, DC. The conference runs from 27 to 30 March, 2013.

Horror Co-Chairs:
Dr. James Iaccino, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Dr. Carl Sederholm, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Kristopher Woofter, Concordia University and Dawson College, Montréal, QC

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:51am
NEMLA 2013--Boston

This panel will explore the 'cognitive turn' in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W. Bush declared the 1990's the "decade of the brain," there has been a surge of cross-disciplinary work done at the site of cognitive studies, neuroscience and the humanities. For example, scholars such as Lisa Zunshine and Paul John Eakin have called for literary methodologies that account for cognition and perception in their analyses. Additionally, a growing number of fiction and non-fiction texts use cognitive studies and neuroscientific research to upend generic constraints, as well as challenge assumptions about how we construct, perceive, and describe the world and ourselves within it.

REMINDER, NeMLA "Network Anxiety" panel abstracts DUE 9/30/12

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:16am
Jackie O'Dell

Since the early 1990's, the internet has increasingly influenced how cultural texts are read and disseminated. This media shift has transformed long-held notions of publicness, authority, and the archive. For media scholar Lisa Gitelman, media history is about nothing less than the 'experience of meaning' (18), an experience that the web has changed by 'eschew[ing] the punctual logic of more conventional public discourse' (144). This panel enters ongoing debates about the internet's influence on literature, critics, and their publics, exploring how new media's social network shapes fiction and the critical reading practices that make sense of it.

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Writing by Degrees 2012: Creative Writing Graduate Conference

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:43am
Writing by Degrees

Call for Panels and Papers

Writing by Degrees 2012
October 19-20th, 2012
Binghamton, New York
The Bundy Museum

Keynote Speakers
Marie Howe
Christine Sneed

Writing by Degrees, the nation's oldest graduate-run creative writing conference, is now accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2012 event—a two-day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building at Binghamton's historic Bundy Museum.