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"Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers" in the Writings of Langston Hughes in the Americas, Europe, and Asia (April 10-13, 2013)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 1:04pm
The Langston Hughes Society (College Language Association Convention in Lexington, KY)

The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers that explore how Langston Hughes's writings have influenced texts by other authors in the Americas, Europe, and/or Asia. Papers comparing and/or contrasting the writings of Langston Hughes with the writings of other authors in the Americas, Europe, and/or Asia are also welcome. All accepted presenters must join the Langston Hughes Society and the College Language Association by February 1, 2013. Please email an abstract (300-400 words) and a biographical profile (3-5 lines) to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at by September 5, 2012.

VariAbilit(ies) - The History of Disability

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 3:09am
Chris Mounsey, University of WInchester


Paul Kelleher and Chris Mounsey, are running a small but wide ranging academic conference on the History of Disability (all periods). Variabilit(ies) will run at Emory University between the 4th and 7th July 2013.

We wonder whether you have paper that you would like to give at this small wide ranging conference that follows the format of Chris's successful Queer People Conferences.

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Special Issue of Pragmatism Today

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:47pm
Pragmatism Today

Pragmatism Today invites scholars to submit essays for an upcoming special issue on somaesthetics. The field of somaesthetics addresses a variety of theoretical and practical disciplines, and essays exploring any of these connections are welcome.

Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:30pm
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its first annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2012 prize will be $500. Essays should be academic in style and focus on the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics from such perspectives as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and theory, literary and cultural studies, dance, design, music, theatre, cognitive science, gender and sexuality studies, sports, movement, and health studies. The prize essay will be recommended for publication in an upcoming special issue of the philosophical journal Pragmatism Today on somaesthetics.

CFP Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 5:11pm
Southwest Texas Popular culture/American Culture Assocation

CFP: Children in Film, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2013

Deadline: November 10, 2012.

Proposals are being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 34rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(

Modernist Intuitions (NEMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Boston)

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 1:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks to explore representations of intuition in Modernist literature. As developments in technology, medicine, industry, and other areas seemed to rely on and value solely cognitive forms of sense making, many Modernist writers focused on intuitive knowledge as a possible remedy to the problems of the early 20th century. Abstracts that explore representations of alternative forms of knowing more broadly are welcome.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 400 words to Dr. Ellen McWhorter at by September 15, 2012.

UPDATE- Silent Cinema and Time Travel (SCMS Chicago, March 6-10, 2013)

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:53pm
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University

This panel poses methodological questions about the resurgence of interest in early film history by interrogating the thematic of time travel in silent cinema. The emergence of cinema itself constitutes a form of time travel, at once "mummifying" contingent moments and making them portable for reenactment in the present, and inventing parallel futures and histories by innovating new cinematic techniques (stop-motion photography, trick splices, enlargements of miniature objects, color tinting and toning, undercranking, smoke and mirrors, etc).

Language and Linguistic Student Conference - Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 4:34pm
Corey M. Hamilton / University of Central Oklahoma Language Society


Conference Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 3, 2012
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, September 17, 2012
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2012

We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels of undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications: