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"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?

Performativity and Secondary Cinematic Authorship - NeMLA, Boston, March 21-24, 2013

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 8:25am
Tufts University

Classic psychoanalytic film theory relies on two fundamental axioms: 1) That an audience that experiences film spectatorship as a form of voyeurism, and 2) That film characters must be diegetically unaware of their own textual and performative status. But such a framework must be modified with respect to films in which major characters are depicted in the act of manufacturing texts (e.g. Boogie Nights, To Die For, Benny's Video, Waiting for Guffman), and in which these secondary texts are made to supplant the film proper. In such instances, character authors understand precisely that they are operating in a performative capacity.

[UPDATE] Fat Sex - Abstracts required by 30th September 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 7:41am
Dr Helen Hester, Middlesex University (UK), and Dr Caroline Walters, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)

Fat Sex

Essays are sought for an edited collection on the topic of sex and the fat body. The editors are looking for proposals which approach this theme from a range of disciplinary perspectives, and which take an original, critical, and body-positive approach to questions of fat and sexuality. Dr Samantha Murray will be contributing the Foreword to the collection. She is a lecturer in Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, and has published works such as 'The Fat Female Body' (2008), multiple journal articles, and special issues on fat studies.

Activism and Scholarship: A Conference Honoring Amy Swerdlow March 1-2

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 10:40pm
Women's History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College

Call for Proposals
Activism and Scholarship: A Conference Honoring Amy Swerdlow

Fifteenth Annual Women's History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College (15 minutes north of New York City)

Friday and Saturday March 1-2, 2013

Featuring: The keynote address by women's historian Alice Kessler Harris, distinguished professor at Columbia University and author of Difficult Women: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman

Round table discussion about the life and work of Amy Swerdlow moderated by Blanch Weisen Cooke, author of The Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt Volumes 1 and 2.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2013

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 2:48pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 34th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 16, 2012. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome: