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Early Modern Paratexts: A Work in Progress Seminar - Friday 25th July, 2013

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:53am
University of Bristol

This one-day event seeks to gather together scholars working on paratexts in early modern literature, to share and survey current research, to generate new lines of enquiry and to create opportunities for collaboration. 300-word proposals are invited for 20 minute papers. Research that is speculative, or still in development, is welcome alongside pieces that are further progressed. Some topics and questions for consideration might be:

Paratexts in particular genres

Papers that focus on particular kinds of paratexts (prologues, epilogues, glosses, arguments etc)

The paratexts of a particular author or printer

Considerations of how paratexts function differently with printed texts than they do with texts in other media


Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 5:38am

Call For Papers : Auto/fiction
Publication Type: e-Journal and Print edition
Language: English ( With optional French Abstracts)
Contact email:
Editors: Isabelle Grell & Shashi Bhusan Nayak
Theme: "Autofiction: Genesis,Genre and Reception"

Citizenship and Its Discontents: Belonging in a Global World (March 30, 2013)

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 11:51pm
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Citizenship and Its Discontents: Belonging in a Global World
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Saturday, March 30, 2013

Roundtable Participants: Priscilla Wald (Duke University; Past President of ASA), Nick Bromell (UMass-Amherst), and Sut Jhally (UMass-Amherst)

Send proposals to by Friday, January 25, 2013.

Popular Culture(s): 48th Annual Comp Lit Conf. (12/28/12; 4/25-26/13)

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 6:30pm
Dept. of Comp Lit, Cal. State Univ., Long Beach

48th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
California State University, Long Beach
April 25th –April 26th, 2013
Popular Culture(s)

Plenary Speaker: Hillary Chute
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of English, University of Chicago
Call for Papers ~ Abstracts due December 28th, 2012


Monday, October 29, 2012 - 2:48pm
Southwest/Texas Pop/American Culture Association

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers and organized panels for their 34th Annual Conference that will be held February 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. The Conference theme this year is: Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context.

Scholars from all disciplines are invited to address the intersection of culture and culinary production/consumption.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] CFP SW/TX PCA Conference, Feb. 13-16,2013 AREA: Motor Culture & the Road, Deadline Nov. 16, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 2:44pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association & American Culture Associations

Motor Culture and the Road relates to a wide variety of areas of cultural significance in the global context. More often than not, we associate "motor" with automobile culture, but the term "motor" can also simply describe any type of movement at a steady pace. In addition, the concept of "road" can remind of us freedom or escape; but it can also be an obstruction, such as "the road to nowhere" or "the end of the road.

CFP: Texture in Film

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 12:29pm
Dr LF Donaldson, UNiversity of St Andrews

CFP: Texture in Film

9th March 2013, University of St Andrews. Deadline for Proposals: 11th January 2013.

Unexpected Encounters in American Travel Writing at Am Lit Assn, May 23-26 2013; deadline Jan 13, 2013

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 10:59am
Society for American Travel Writing

The adventure of travel and travel writing is frequently realized in the unexpected encounters that occur during the journey. Indeed travel is often depicted as the opportunity to encounter new and different people. In such encounters, travellers engage with individuals who represent perspectives and cultures otherwise unknown. Just as travellers impose themselves on new environments, the people encountered introduce alternative lifeways and worldviews to them, perhaps altering their outlook and the course of their very lives. As often as not, an unexpected encounter also reveals the predispositions and ideological assumptions of travellers. The SATW invites proposals for papers that examine unexpected encounters in American travel writing.