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Monday, October 8, 2012 - 10:56am
Barzakh magazine

Barzakh is a biannual multi-genre journal with an internationalist stance. Emerging out of the English department at the University at Albany, SUNY, our focus is on innovative poetics, in keeping with a tradition of forward-looking department-based journals that spans from Don Byrd's co-editorship of Jed Rasula's Wch Way in the 1970s to The Little Magazine in the 1990s (our first issue features an interview with Rasula, and issues of both journals will be made available in our archive). We envisage the archive as a way to bring together our various departmental projects and initiatives, past and present, and to connect them to analogous or anomalous ventures elsewhere in the rhizomatic spirit of crossings that is Barzakh.

Globalization and "Minor" Cultural Groups: the Role of "so-called" Minorities in Rethinking the Future of Modern Societies

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 10:18am
Sophie Croisy / University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Minority/ethnic communities offer today new and hybrid perspectives on the stakes of globalization, and the study of these perspectives is crucial in the necesseray process of questioning the contemporary values, theories and practices of globalization in the areas of economy, politics, education, culture, literature, etc.

"America Changed Through Music": Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music Essay Collection

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 10:08am
Dr Ross Hair and Dr Thomas Ruys Smith/ School of American Studies, University of East Anglia

Following a highly successful international conference in September (, proposals are now invited for a book of essays marking the sixtieth anniversary of Harry Smith's landmark Anthology of American Folk Music. Over the six decades since its release in 1952, Smith's collection of American vernacular musics has exerted considerable influence on numerous generations of musicians, artists, and writers.

Exegesis Issue 2: Testimonies and Confessions DEADLINE 10th Jan 2013

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 9:17am
Exegesis Journal, Royal Holloway, University of London

Exegesis, the academic e-journal of the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London (, is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2013 edition on 'Testimonies and Confessions'. In this issue we seek to generate discussion about the forms that testimonies and confessions have taken historically, theologically, and literarily from an interdisciplinary, cross-period perspective. Authors may choose to investigate this topic literally, metaphorically, or theoretically, and in terms of specific texts, authors, times, or places. Articles and creative pieces might address, but are not limited to, any of the following subjects:

Special Journal Issue, Archival Science

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 10:44pm
Queens College The City University of New York & University College London

Call for Paper Proposals
Special Edition, of Archival Science: Archiving Activism
Editors: Ben Alexander and Andrew Flinn

The proposed Special Edition will explore the myriad connections between contemporary archival practice and activism. This is a topic which although not new is one of rising contemporary significance as archive materials, the institutions which hold them and the many archivists which look after them are increasingly recognized and actively recruited in the cause of political and social justice. This comes at a time when notions of a more active, collaborative and participatory archival practice is gaining currency in the professional archival world.

Article topics may include but are not limited to:

Call for Papers: Film Adaptation PCA/ACA (March 27-30, 2013) Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 5:21pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Film Adaptation
PCA/ACA (March 27-30, 2013)
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
For Conference details go to:
Deadline for proposal submissions is November 30.
All paper topics will be considered. To be considered, please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to:
Instructions for logging in and submitting proposals appear on the home screen of the site.
For more information please contact:
David L. Moody, Ph.D.

[UPDATE] Critical Innovations: Reading & Writing Experimental Texts--Edited Collection

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 4:42pm
Kristina Quynn (CSU) & Robin Silbergleid (MSU)

We seek essays for an edited collection on the topic of innovative criticism. Building on the work of the autobiographical or creative modes popularized in the late 1980s and early 1990s, this collection assembles essays that explore the alternative methods, approaches, and practices that experimental, innovative, alternative, minor, and/or avant-garde texts call for or require. This collection acknowledges that the act of literary or cultural criticism is not neutral or distanced but is a personal and politicized practice that performs critical authority and expertise according to understood and agreed upon critical conventions.

Burning Daylight--Sonoma State University Student Journal (October 5th- December 1st)

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 4:34pm
Burning Daylight--Sonoma State University

Statement of Journal:

Burning Daylight is an annual student journal published through Sonoma State University's Department of English graduate program dedicated to providing a place for the emergent voices in the field of literature. We publish original critical and theoretical essays from B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students that represent the current work, trends, and thoughts in literary criticism, composition, and rhetoric.

This issue does not have a theme so to encourage representation of a wide array of interests and ideas within the field.

Submission Guidelines:

CFP: "If Walls Could Scream. Gothic Houses Across Media". SEMINAR for Conference of IGA , August 5 – 8 2013

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 2:04pm
Francesca Saggini (University of Tuscia, Italy) and Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti, Italy)

Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques
Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, 2013
August 5 – 8, 2013: University of Surrey, United Kingdom

CFP: "If Walls Could Scream. Gothic Houses Across Media"
Convenor: Prof. Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia, Italy)
Co-Convenor: Prof. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (Università "G. d'Annuzio", Chieti, Italy)