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Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, Vol. 1, Issue 3. Upcoming submission deadline: April 6th

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 11:41pm
Middle Eastern Studies Student Association (MESSA) for the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Chicago

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

"Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies." A call for long and short pieces

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 12:52pm
Concordia University dept. of Film & Moving Image Studies

The Film and Moving Image Studies Doctoral Students' Association (FDSA) in partnership with the Concordia Graduate Film Studies Student Association (CGFSSA) jubilantly announces the re-launching of Synoptique as Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies, an editorially peer-review, bilingual journal housed at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, at Concordia University in Montréal

RJAS Call for Peer Reviewers - deadline April 11

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 6:53am
Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS)

The Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS) is inviting applications for peer reivewers.

If you are a graduate student, independent scholar or faculty member working in the field of American Studies and interested in doing some peer reviewing work, please e-mail us your CV, a short bio (no more than 200 words), and a list of the main areas you would be prepared to review (your main areas of expertise).

The deadline for peer reviewing applications is April 11. Please send all applications to and to

7th Annual Limina Conference: Humanising Collaboration

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 2:45am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

The Conference will be held on the 7th of June 2012 at the University of Western Australia, Perth, with supplementary events on the 6th and the 8th.

The Limina Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduates and early-career researchers that explore the many facets of scholarly collaborations and interdisciplinary research in the twenty-first century Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which current post-graduates and early career researchers can present their own research whilst investigating the complexities of scholarly cooperation.

Masterclass on 'Socialising Research' on Friday the 8th

Creative Writing Doctorate: Past, Present, Future (5/6/2012 -- 4/22/2012)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 6:02pm
New Writing


"The Creative Writing Doctorate: Past, Present, Future"

6 May 2012
Oakland University

This event will be a seminar and discussion focusing on creative writing doctoral study, globally, and nationally, with the aim of developing further connections and opportunities for those undertaking or supervising creative writing doctorates.

The event will run from 9.30 am - 3.30 pm, and will cost just $20.00, inclusive of attendance, coffee/cookies!

(Places are limited to allow for discussion)

CFP: Feminist Sinologies Interdisciplinary Conference October 5-7

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 5:38pm
Feminist Sinologies/ University of Michigan CCS

This conference invites papers that think about the production of knowledge made possible by the synergies between feminist theory and sinology. "Feminist Sinologies" should be taken to be more conceptually and topically expansive than the study of Chinese women, past and present.

Modernism and Film 5/1/12

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 4:21pm
Dr. Robert McParland

Modernism and Film volume seeking a few more essays to complete a collection on literary interactions with film, 1890-1950. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
* Literary texts and adaptation
* Modernist music and film
* Films (Modern Times, Un Chien andalou, etc.)
* Filmmakers (Chaplin, Eisenstein, Bunuel, Dreyer, Welles, Kuleshov, etc.)
* Modernist intermediality, relationships of other arts to film.
* Cultural exchange and dialogues between "high"/"low" culture.
* Harlem/ New York, Paris, London, Berlin.
* Joyce, Woolf, Proust, Pound, Stein, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Loy, Eliot, etc. in relation to cinematic art.

/UPDATE/: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS': LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 3:41pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled "Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage" that the "growth of variety theatres and the decay of comic songs" had developed in "several kinds of diversion, not the least of which is furnished by the art of the animal-trainer" (The English Illustrated Magazine, Sep. 1899, 192, p. 521). Dolman was describing the large-scale entertainments starring animals that had taken over traditional spectator recreations for the last century in a manner not unlike the success of music-halls and professional sport.

2nd CFP--27th International Conference on Medievalism: Medievalism(s) & Diversity

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 2:35pm
Carol L. Robinson/Kent State University Trumbull

24th International Conference on Medievalism
THEME: Medievalism(s) & Diversity
Hosted by Kent State University Regional Campuses
October 18-20, 2012
ON-CAMPUS LOCATION: Kent State University Stark
ONLINE LOCATION: A portion of this year's conference will be hosted online (October 15 to November 15) in a password-protected location.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: Select papers may be published in THE YEAR'S WORK IN MEDIEVALISM, as well as be considered for publication in MEDIEVALLY SPEAKING and STUDIES IN MEDIEVALISM.

VIDEO GAME POSTER SESSION & WORKSHOP: Co-sponsored by Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization.