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Call For Participants to Build a PLOS-style Model for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 3:13pm
Martin Paul Eve, University of Lincoln

For quite some time, I have been interested in/incensed by the scholarly publication system; the exclusions, iniquities and absurdities of it can be clearly seen from only a brief survey of the economic field. I have watched with despair as the sciences have made projects work while the humanities and social sciences have almost sleepwalked into a disaster. The Finch Report published in the UK and accepted by the government will wreak havoc on our modus operandi and work to stratify an already split field.

[UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture: Into the Void, March 29-30, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 1:53pm
University of Iowa

The 13th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
"Into the Void"
March 29-30, 2012
University of Iowa

***DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 8, 2013***

But in the midst of the long row there hangs a canvas which differs from the others. . . . on this one plate no name is inscribed, and the linen within the frame is snow-white from corner to corner, a blank page.
— Isak Dinesen, "The Blank Page"

[UPDATE] Deadline for Rebecca Harding Davis panels at ALA 1/18/2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 9:12am
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will organize two sessions at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 23-26, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at

"How to Tell the Story?" - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 6-7 December 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 6:52am
Université Libre de Bruxelles (Philixte and Mondes Modernes Contemporains)

Interdisciplinary Conference: "How to Tell the Story? – On the Relating of History: Arts, Narration, and Cultural Memory"
Organized by Philixte and Mondes Modernes Contemporains Research centers.
Organizing Committee: Petra-James-Křivánková, Dorota Walczak, Kenneth Bertrams and Pieter Lagrou
Contact: Petra James-Křivánková (

March 1 2013 Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies Call for Papers

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 4:02am
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

This CFP has been circulating for some time and now we are close to completion. The Call for Papers is pasted in; the actual list of entries to be filled ('headwords") follows, and is also available on the Facebook
page. Many thanks for your attention.

Call for Papers

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

Beyond Blood and Treasure: Reconceptualizing War Debt

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 9:34pm
Proposed Panel for 2013 meeting of the American Studies Association

Beyond the familiar metrics of 'blood and treasure,' what does war cost? Contemporary American militarism is dominated by a fiduciary logic. The government establishes monetary values for lost limbs, injured brains, and disturbed psyches in assessing veterans' disability clams. In popular discourse and cultural production, veterans' sacrifices are figured as debts that every citizen owes. This sense of beholdenness may alternately inspire or inhibit anti-war protest or dissent. The notion of indebtedness generates particular forms of patriotism, and inflects practices of memorialization and remembrance.

Surface/ Depth

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:29pm
Philament - The University of Sydney Journal of the Arts and Culture

Issue 19: Surface/Depth

'There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.'
- Friedrich Nietzsche

'The world thereby momentarily loses its depth and threatens to become a glossy skin, a stereoscopic illusion, a rush of filmic images without density. But is this now an terrifying or an exhilarating experience?''
- Fredric Jameson

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-career scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for a forthcoming issue on the theme of Surface/Depth. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

The Fiction of David Mitchell

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 1:44pm
SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism

SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism will dedicate a special issue to the fiction of David Mitchell. Contributors may engage any work(s) by Mitchell; scholarship pertaining to the politics and metaphysics of time and history in Mitchell's corpus is especially welcome.

Proposals for essays (250 – 500 words) and a brief CV may be submitted to the issue's editor, Paul Harris, by email (

Proposals due March 1, 2013

Peer English 9

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:06am
Dr Ben Parsons, University of Leicester

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed, open-access online journal produced by members of the School of English. Issued once a year since 2006, its remit is to publish leading research from academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

[Update] 2nd Call/Deadline Extension - Translating Realism: The Nature and Emergence of Contemporary French Thought

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:30pm
University of Notre Dame

[Submission Deadline has been extended to January 31st 2013. Please visit for more information and conference updates.]

Translating Realism: The Nature and Emergence of Contemporary French Thought An Interdisciplinary Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Adrian Johnston (University of New Mexico)
Dorothea Olkowski (UCCS/Rotman Institute)
Michael Naas (Depaul)

We are pleased to announce that on May 10-11 2013, we will be hosting a conference on the emergence and renewal of French thought in the 21st century at the University of Notre Dame.