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NeMLA 2013 Panel, Under Her Skin: Victorian Literature, the Female Body, and Touch

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 10:42pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association

A recent trend in feminist scholarship explores the role the skin plays in formations of the self. The skin functions as a boundary between self and other that is permeable, specifically in relation to touch. This panel invites abstracts that explore constructions of female subjectivity and sexualities in Victorian literature, focusing on the skin surface localized to the hand, or more generally to the female body, as a site of tactile exchange. Send 250-500 word abstracts to Kimberly Cox, SUNY Stony Brook,

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2012

Symposium - Creativity and Authorship: Law and Changing Practice, 17-18 December

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 7:41pm
University of Canberra

Symposium - Creativity and Authorship: Law and Changing Practice
Call for Proposals
17 and 18 December 2012
Inspire Centre, University of Canberra

Hosted by the Law and Culture research group, Faculty of Business, Government and Law and Faculty of Arts and Design

This Symposium will explore practices of authorship, creativity and cultural innovation, and how they intersect with law. Do law and policy effectively protect and meet the changing needs of authors and other creative practitioners? How does law itself frame authorship and cultural practice? How has this changed over time, and what lessons are there for the future?

[UPDATE] CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 5:29pm
Popular Culture Scholars Association

CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology

To build on the success of the First Annual Ray Browne Conference, and usher in the fortieth year of the Popular Culture Department at Bowling Green State University, the Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 8 through February 10, 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

Textobjectext: Writing the posthumanities: Exploring the potentialities of writing practice after the material turn

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 4:17pm
Hosted by Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Wednesday 28 November, 2012

With keynote addresses from Assoc. Prof. Barbara Bolt (VCA, University of Melbourne) & Mr Oron Catts (Director, SymbioticA, University of Western Australia)

See: for full details.


Abstracts and/or proposals are sought for papers, workshops and provocations (see outline of session formats below) that address any of the following themes, as they relate to writing practice, writing outcomes and writing theory:

EARTH PERFECT? NATURE, UTOPIA, and the GARDEN, Symposium and Exhibitions, June 6-9, 2013, Call for Papers and Event Information

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 3:26pm
University of Delaware

EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden:
symposium and exhibitions


Since time immemorial, gardens have been key in humanity's quest to define an ideal relation to nature. Gardens have been sources of nourishment for the body and the soul, they have been symbols of wealth and power, they have served as barriers against the wild, and much more. EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden is a four-day symposium designed for an academic audience, garden professionals, and a general public interested in the importance and meaning of gardens.

Event Locations:

LGBTQ Cinema in the Early 21st Century (Journal Issue; Submissions due October 15, 2012)

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 9:28pm
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film

New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film
Theme Issue: Queer Cinema in the 21st Century

This special issue of New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film will explore the forms and functions of LGBTQ/queer cinema in the early years of the 21st century. Completed articles on any topic pertaining to contemporary cinema studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from scholars, educators, and students of various levels and disciplines.

"The Seasons" - Special issue of Environment, Space, and Place journal & edited book

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 4:38pm
International Association for Study of Environment, Space, and Place (IASESP)

The spring, 2013 issue of Environment, Space, Place will be devoted to a special focus on the seasons. The journal is a transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary forum committed to values contributing to our rootedness to the earth and attunement to the environment, space, and place.

African American Review Special Issue - Delany Lately: Samuel R. Delany and the Art of Paraliterature

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 3:31pm
Guest Editor, Terry Rowden

From the publication of his first novel at the age of nineteen, The Jewels of Aptor (1962), Samuel R. Delany has been one of the most admired and simultaneously marginalized writers in American literature. While he was almost immediately recognized as a prodigy and showered with awards in the world of science fiction, it has taken much longer for Delany to be recognized as a figure of seminal importance in the worlds of modern American fiction and African American and queer literary and cultural studies.

European Popular Culture and Literature (February 13-16, 2013)

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 1:49pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Submission Deadline: 11/16/12
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature for the 34th annual Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM. Papers and panels that connect to the conference theme of "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context" are particularly welcome.


Friday, September 7, 2012 - 12:23pm
Julie Taylor

Proposals are invited for an essay collection on Modernism and Affect, commissioned by Edinburgh University Press. The collection will comprise 10-12 original 7,000 word essays, and aims to present new scholarship in the fields of modernist literature, film, and visual arts emerging in the light of theory's 'affective turn'. The volume will consider the manifold ways in which theories of affect and theories of modernism might speak to one another. How might the reading practices suggested by recent work on the affects inform our critical engagement with modernist texts? How might a focus on affect might allow us to expand our definition of modernism?