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[UPDATE] Shakespeare's Tongue (deadline extended)

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Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 3:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
French Shakespeare Society

(Our email was unavailable for a few days, so we have decided to extend the deadline until October 15.)

« Shakespeare's tongue » – Call for papers for the 2013 French Shakespeare Society Congress (SFS)
Rationale by Jean-Michel Déprats and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin

The 2013 Conference of the French Shakespeare Society will take place in Paris in March 21-23, 2013.

Enter Shakespeare, painted full of tongues…

[UPDATE] You Can't Be Serious (John Douglas Taylor Conference) Deadline Extended October 15th

updated: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 3:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
contact email: 

CFP Deadline extended to October 15th

Call for Papers: You Can't Be Serious
An Exploration of the Idea, Importance and Influence of Seriousness
and Nonseriousness in the Contemporary Humanities

The 2013 John Douglas Taylor Conference
May 15-17, 2013
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

Confirmed Keynotes: Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London), Julie Rak (University of Alberta).

Call for Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Photography, Art, Interviews, Book Reviews, etc.

updated: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 12:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Black Market Review

The Black Market Review, Edge Hill University's international literary e-journal, invites submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, art, photography, translations, scripts and book reviews for its fifth issue. Our reading period is October 1 to December 1. Unsolicited work outside those dates will not be read. No previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as 
we are notified of acceptance elsewhere. Please visit our website for submission guidelines: www.blackmarketreview.com.

Recent contributors have included Jeremy Dyson, Tim Atkins, Kimberly Johnson, Ken Edwards, Robert Graham, and Rubert Loydell,

Future Generation Communication Technologies

updated: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 11:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Ezendu Ariwa- London Metropolitan University
contact email: 

//Apology for cross-posting//

The First International Conference on Future Generation Communication Technologies (FGCT 2012)
December 12-14, 2012
British Computer Society, London, UK
(http://www.socio.org.uk/fgct)

Proceedings will be published and indexed in IEEE Xplore and many other databases

Call for Papers

Gender Questions - New Journal - 22 February 2013

updated: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 10:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Gender Studies, University of South Africa, Tshwane (Pretoria)

Gender Questions is a newly launched interdisciplinary academic journal that will be published bi-annually by UNISA Press. The journal will serve as a forum for scholarly research on all aspects of gender studies, including feminist research, studies in masculinities, LGBT and queer studies. Preference will be given to manuscripts with a solid base in gender theory which is coherently applied.

We invite original submissions in the following categories:
• Research articles: 6000 to 8000 words. Please include an abstract of approximately 200 words as well as 4 to 6 keywords
• Book reviews: 1000 to 1500 words

[UPDATE] NeMLA 2013 - Theorizing Tension in Television Drama

updated: 
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 6:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
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NeMLA 2013 - Theorizing Tension in Television Drama
full name / name of organization:
Roderick Cooke, Columbia University
contact email:
rpc2108@columbia.edu
Recent years have seen the rise of TV dramas (Mad Men, Luck) that downplay tension in favour of atmosphere and characterization: yet tense dramas like True Blood and 24 have also thrived. What can theoretical readings reveal about these diverse series? Papers on all current and recent televised drama series welcomed. Possible approaches include, but are not limited to, psychoanalytic, chronotopic, formalist and ecocritical.

This Rough Magic [UPDATE] - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Lit. - 11/16/12

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Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 11:10am
full name / name of organization: 
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org)
contact email: 

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) 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:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

Call for Papers for Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

updated: 
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 1:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Vol. X, No.1/2013 – "The islamic axiology"

Islamic axiology or the value system in Islam has not received due recognition from the community of scholars. This special issue aims to publish papers on the general theme: Islamic Axiology. The following are some sub-themes that can be used as guides:

Axiology from Islamic and Christian perspectives;

Islamic axiolgy and development;

Islamic axiology and environment;

Islamic axiology vis-à-vis secularism and democracy;

Effect of axiology on education;

This special issue will be published in June, 2013.

Deadline for paper submissions: February 28, 2013.

Living By The Code: An Exploration of Morality and Ethics, March 8-10, 2013

updated: 
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 10:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s English Graduate Organization

Morality and ethics shape our lives in a plethora of ways. It affects how individuals act on a daily basis, interact with one another, and—most tellingly—act when faced with important decisions that could influence culture and history. Personal morals are not only indicators of who a person truly is but also of their perceptions on their society, life and death, and quality and worth of life.

[UPDATE] Sex and Spirit in the Works of William Blake: NeMLA 2013

updated: 
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 3:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Karen Guendel / Boston University
contact email: 

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

To diversify the current critical discussion of sexuality and spirituality in the works of William Blake, this panel invites explorations of the relationships between these two areas, broadly defined. How, in Blake's words and images, are issues of sex (gender, eroticism, procreation, sexualities, straight or queer, etc.) related to issues of spirit (faith, spiritual vision, religious institutions and practices, etc.)? All critical approaches are welcome. E-mail 250 word abstracts (MS Word or PDF) to Karen Guendel, kareng@bu.edu.

Fan Culture and Theory PCA/ACA March 27-30

updated: 
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 2:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for all aspects of Fan Culture and Theory.
Submission deadline is November 30, 2012

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Global Realism (ACLA, Toronto 4/4-7/2013; deadline 11/1/2012)

updated: 
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 12:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Geoff Baker and Ayelet Ben-Yishai / American Comparative Literature Organization
contact email: 

Global Realism

Presenters sought for a panel on "Global Realism" at the 2013 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Toronto. Panel abstract below, and submissions should be made at http://www.acla.org/acla2013/propose-a-paper-or-seminar/ You need not be a member of the ACLA to submit, but accepted participants will need to become members prior to registering for the conference.

"Global Realism"

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