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UPDATE: Modern Family (MSA 14. Las Vegas. 18-21 Oct 2012)

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 2:19pm
Wesley Beal

The family—as a social institution, as field of study, as a body of representation and readership—has been underserved by theories of modernism. This oversight may stem from a perception that many of the moderns, such as the Greenwich Village avant-garde, were often averse to an institution they found inherently bourgeois and conservative. This panel invites papers that will consider the family as a center of modernist thought, aesthetics, and praxis.

[UPDATE] GRAMMA - Journal of Theory and Criticism

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 12:41pm
Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou and Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Journal of Theory and Criticism

Semiotics as a Theory of Culture:
Deciphering the Meanings of Cultural Texts

Issue number 20, 2012

American Literature After 1900 - DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 31 - RMMLA 2012 (October 11-13, Boulder, Colorado)

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 1:41am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Panel seeking papers on any aspect of American Literature after 1900 for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in Boulder, Colorado (October 11-13).

Please contact Trevor Jackson at with 300 word abstracts before March 31, 2012.

For more information on the conference visit:

CFP: "Phantom Asian America" (journal special topic)

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 7:45pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 2 (September 2013)
Special Topic "Phantom Asian America"
Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2013

Since its emergence in the late 1960s, Asian American studies has gained ground in the academy, and yet the term "Asian America" itself remains in doubt. Where is Asian America? Who are Asian Americans? What constitutes Asian American experience and who is qualified to speak for and about Asian Americans? Why does "Asian American" remain an appealing identity category despite its inherent vagueness?

Meta- and Inter-Images in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 6:32pm
Carla Taban

Call for contributions to an edited volume on

Meta- and Inter-Images in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture

April 10, 2012 – Deadline for 500-word proposal submissions
September 30, 2012 – Deadline for 7000-8000-word contribution submissions

Contributions are sought for an edited volume that will be submitted for evaluation and publication with Leuven University Press by the end of 2012. The volume originates in a selection of papers given at the session "Meta- and Inter-Images in Art" that took place at the IAWIS 9th International Conference on Word & Image, Montreal, Canada in August 2011.

(un)SAFE: An Interdisciplinary Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 6:11pm
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania

(un)SAFE an interdisciplinary gender, sexuality, and women's studies graduate student conference at the University of Pennsylvania December 6th and 7th, 2012 with a keynote address by Lauren Berlant Experiences of the contemporary social world are often defined in terms of safety: a group of friends, a college choice or a sexual encounter could be "safe", where a classroom, a piece of equipment or a social space would be "unsafe". But the distinction between safety and unsafety is profoundly unstable, and articulates some of the most disturbing paradoxes of contemporary life. Safety can be banal, when a writer or athlete reaches only for goals within immediate reach, but it can also be utopian, in the scene of therapy, learning or rehearsal.

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; June 30, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 3:36pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2012 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the work of Shaw, Schnitzler, Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, von Hofmannsthal, and their contemporaries in Western and Eastern Europe and beyond.

Reading Scenes and Systems

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 12:42pm
Sören C. Hammerschmidt

CFP: "Reading Scenes and Systems" special session, MLA 2013

I am still looking for a contributor or two for a special session I intend to propose for inclusion in the MLA 2013 program:

CFP: MLA Boston 2013: Israeli and Palestinian Relations and Culture **Deadline 3/19/12**

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 12:30pm
Morani Kornberg-Weiss, SUNY Buffalo

This Special Session focuses on Israeli and Palestinian relations and seeks to provide a forum for examining notions of "conflict," identity, war, peace, and protest in art, literature, cinema, music, and the theater. Papers can focus on social, psychological, historical, philosophical, traumatic, geographic, and/or peace-bridging aspects, to state a few. Interdisciplinary work is welcome.