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African-American Literature Panel at SCMLA, New Orleans (3-5 October 2013)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 12:16pm
African-American Literature

This panel seeks papers that engage the scholarly study of gender and race in 20th and 21st-century literature. Papers with critical approaches such as feminism, womanism, post-colonial studies, and queer theory are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts.

Please e-mail abstracts (250 to 500 words) to Amy K. King at akking at by 31 March 2013.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Music, Fashion and Style

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 3:32pm
Journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture From Intellect Publishers of original thinking

Journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture
From Intellect Publishers of original thinking

Call for Papers for a Special Issue:
Music, Fashion and Style

Editor: Jessica Strubel

Timeline: All submissions due by June 1, 2013

This issue of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture will take an in depth look at the interface of popular music and style in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The sartorial element of music subcultures is basic to subcultural identity in that dress is a visual language that reflects the shared understandings of a culture.

CFP – Bilingual (Hungarian & English) Edited Collection: "Család és tolerancia mint traumakezelés Kurt Vonnegut műveiben / Famil

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 1:33pm
Rebeka Sára Szigethy & Ádám T. Bogár

We seek essays for an edited collection on the topics of family, tolerance, and trauma management in Kurt Vonnegut's oeuvre. Vonnegut has exhibited an anomalous and ambiguous attitude towards family and familial relationships throughout his life, which is apparent in his public addresses just as much as in his writing. The different aspects and appearances of the notion of tolerance are likewise core topics in his works, as is the exploration of diverse theories of handling trauma experienced previously. This collection aims to assemble essays that explore the possible readings of, approaches to, and practices of trauma management in Vonnegut's works, as well as how such trauma management is related to family and tolerance.

[UPDATE] Marginalia: Life on the Edges, February 15 and 16, 2013

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 9:39pm
UNC MEMS, Duke MedRen, UNC Graduate School

The 13th annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites graduate students to submit proposals that engage broadly with the notion of marginalia. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions ranging in historical focus from late antiquity to the seventeenth century. Our topic is intended to be expansive rather than limiting; while papers may certainly consider marginalia as they appear in manuscripts, they are also welcome to dwell on other kinds of marginal entities—be they social groups, texts, dialects, etc. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

But is it art?

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 6:50pm
NYU French Dept.

The Department of French at NYU
announces its annual Graduate Student Conference:

… but is it art?

March 8th and 9th, 2013

The Department of French at NYU is pleased to invite papers which explore how art is defined, institutionalized and practiced in the Francophone world. We are interested in how boundaries are established and shift between the spheres of art and non-art, and will welcome submissions that deal with all artistic genres and media, spanning all historical periods. Papers are welcome to focus on individual authors or works, or to approach the topic more broadly.

Bruce Springsteen

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 10:28am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

Chair of 2012 Bruce Springsteen session: Ryan Fletcher, West Virginia University, Department of English, PLEASE SUBMIT Abstract (approx. 50-100 words) with Proposal (approx. 100 words)by e-mail attachment to

Description: Interdisciplinary response to the life and music of Bruce Springsteen. Analysis may emphasize songs,life,band,audience, and performance, including literary/religious/philosophical/psychological/cultural/
gender/political implications--very wide open.

International Conference: Paul Ricoeur and the Future of the Humanities | June 27-29, 2013 | Groningen, the Netherlands

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 5:57am
The University of Groningen; The Radboud University Nijmegen; The Young Academy

The University of Groningen, The Radboud University Nijmegen and The Young Academy organize a conference on the impact of Ricoeur in the Humanities. This conference will take place in Groningen, the Netherlands, June 27-29, 2013.

Keynote speakers
- Don Ihde, State University of New York at Stony Brook
- Richard Kearney, Boston College
- Paul van Tongeren, Radboud University Nijmegen

Global Research Project on Fan Communities and Fandom

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 3:29am

CFP: Global Research Project on Fan Communities and Fandom
22nd-23rd March 2013
Harris Manchester College, Oxford

"It's an interesting, exciting thing -- if used wisely." (Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling on fan interaction)

"Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent." (Dave Barry, writer and humourist)