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[UPDATE]- Southern Lit and Culture, MPCA Oct 2013- Deadline APR 30!

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 4:38pm
Anne M Canavan/ Emporia State University

Call for Papers

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:

[UPDATE] "Poetry & Poetics" panel: 2013 PAMLA Conference. Deadline April 15th

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 4:36pm
111th PAMLA Conference. Poetry & Poetics Session. San Diego, CA. Nov. 1-3.

Inviting paper proposals for panel on "Poetry & Poetics." This is a general call to present poetry scholarship in a standing session of the PAMLA annual conference.

To propose a paper, please use the online submission process:
The PAMLA submission requires: a paper title, 500-word proposal, and 50-word abstract.

This call is open to all papers with a focus on poetry and poetics.

Proposals due by April 15.

Call for Chapters: Edited Collection on The Female Hero in Modern Fantasy

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 2:41pm
Lori M. Campbell, University of Pittsburgh

I warmly invite proposals for a collection of essays exploring the female hero as a distinct character type in modern fantasy, covering works published from the 1950s through the present. Although this study will focus on literature and film adaptations, interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged.

This collection is under contract with McFarland and Company with publication scheduled for summer 2014.

Intercontinental Cross-Currents: Women's (Net-)Works across Europe and the Americas (1789-1939)

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 8:48pm
Center for US Studies

"Intercontinental Cross-Currents: Women's (Net-)Works across Europe and the Americas (1789-1939)." Dec. 5-7, 2013, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Germany. We invite abstracts from literary, historical and cultural studies perspectives focusing on the literal and metaphorical networks created and navigated by women from the American Revolution to the onset of the Second World War. We are interested in papers on a wide range of transatlantic themes, including the history of ideas, the migration of texts, identity formation, literary production and reception, feminism and emancipation, immigration, and social reform. How and in what forms did ideas, bodies, and texts travel across oceans and continents?

The Point is to Change It: Media Democracy and Democratic Media in Action UDC/Project Censored Conference

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 8:00pm
Union for Democratic Communications/Project Censored

We invite submissions for the Union for Democratic Communication and Project Censored conference November 1-3, 2013 at the University of San Francisco, where we have found affordable accommodations for your stay. The conference is sponsored in part by the Media Studies Department of USF. Submission deadline is June 1, 2013.

Doctor Who and the Written Word

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 6:16pm
Jason Barr

As he flies through all of space and time in his TARDIS, the Doctor—all eleven incarnations of him—has long wrestled with issues of textuality, language, and linguistics. The Doctor has been surrounded by the nuances of language and literature, from the second, tenth, and eleventh Doctors frantically flipping through his 500-year diary to the seventh Doctor's full embrace of the question mark as his calling card,

Of course, the show has spawned a wide series of novelizations, fanzines, magazines, comic books, and adaptations as well. As fans have sought to interact with Doctor Who, they, too, have created a world filled with the intersections of language, literature, and meaning.

[UPDATE] Creative Writing in the Digital Age: April 15

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 3:42pm
Michael Dean Clark, Point Loma Nazarene University; Trent Hergenrader, UW-Milwaukee/Rochester Institute of Technology; Joseph Rein, University of Wisconsin–River Falls

Creative Writing in the Digital Age

Technology is transforming the 21st-century classroom, offering educators an array of new possibilities to enhance student learning. From digital textbooks to classroom management software to social media, the digital age has brought not only changes to the university but challenges as well. Adopting new technologies for the classroom can be particularly daunting for instructors of creative writing, given the discipline's deep roots both in print culture and the traditional workshop model.

Stages Beyond Life: The Undead and Culture--PAMLA Conference, Nov. 1-3, 2013 in San Diego

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 2:18pm
Roland Finger/ Cuesta College

Stages Beyond Life: The Undead and Culture

PAMLA Conference, Nov. 1-3, 2013 in San Diego

Call for Presentations/Papers

Defying standard constructions of aging and life, the undead have forcefully risen in popular literature and media. Undead culture targets the pillars of society—identity, family, religion, and government—simultaneously causing them to lose and acquire value. This session investigates the significance of the undead within culture, literature, and philosophy.

The City after 9/11 (Proposed Edited Collection - 5/31/13)

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 10:23am
Keith Wilhite / Siena College

Submissions are sought for a proposed collection of essays, tentatively titled The City after 9/11: Literature, Film, Culture. (A book proposal will be drafted based on successful submissions and sent to prospective presses in early fall 2013.)

Description and Aims of the Project:

CFP: Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society Conference October 17-19, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 11:23pm
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society


Saint Martin's University is proud to host the 57th annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society, Renaissance Consumption: Food, Cooption, and Transformation. Our conference will be held October 17-19, 2013 in Olympia, Washington, U.S.A.

Plenary Speakers:

Stephen Orgel, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities, Stanford University:

"Real Places in Imaginary Spaces: Architecture on the Seventeenth-century Stage"

Susan Frye, Department of English, University of Wyoming:

"Mary Queen of Scots: Aesthetic Appetites, Courtly Consumption"

[Reminder] Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 4:16pm
This Rough Magic /

This Rough Magic ( is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Philosophy and Rhetoric

PAMLA 2014: Autobiography in American Women's Writing

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 2:16pm
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers

The SCSSAWW seeks papers for a panel on the intersections between autobiography and fiction in American women's writing. How might autobiographic or semi-autobiographic novels, from Harriet Wilson's Our Nig to Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, provide a space for various female writers to assert a voice within a dominant white, patriarchal culture? How do the formal conventions of the novel or the autobiography enhance or diminish the possibilities for this kind of agency? For what kinds of audiences?

This panel is open to any papers exploring the intersections between autobiography and the novel in American women's writing between the 18th and 21st centuries. Please submit paper proposals via the PAMLA website by April 15.