Looking ahead to the sesquicentenary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Southern American Studies Association is honored to welcome distinguished historians ERIC FONER and TIYA MILES to Charleston as our plenary speakers. We've borrowed our quite broad theme from an observation President Lincoln made less than a year before his assassination: "We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing." We welcome a range of panel proposals and individual paper proposals that zero in on one or more of these three intertwined and still contested terms -- emancipation, liberty and freedom – placing them in a range of contexts reflecting the richness of American Studies.
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 2013 Medieval Association of the Pacific conference, hosted by the University of San Diego, in San Diego, CA on March 21-23, 2013. The Program Committee invites proposals for individual 20-minute papers in any area of medieval studies, as well as organized sessions of three 20-minute papers. All speakers must be fully-paid ("active") members of MAP in order to register for the conference. Our membership fees are modest and details can be found on the website.
CALL FOR PAPERS
"In Praise of Folie: The Uses of Madness in Medieval French Literature"
Special Session, 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI
May 9-12, 2013
Call for Papers
Teaching How We Read Now
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
Call for Proposals: The Age of Lovecraft: Cosmic Horror, Posthumanism, and Popular Culture
250 word proposals are sought for chapter contributions to an edited scholarly collection on H. P. Lovecraft and his place in 21st century literature, film, media, and popular culture.
Samuel Johnson may have been wrong about the staying power of Tristram Shandy, but it is nevertheless clear that some of the eighteenth century's oddest works didn't "do long."
Following Benjamin, the flâneur is widely linked with urban spaces of the mid- and late-nineteenth century, but what of those who strolled the streets in the years just before and after the turn of the century? As industrialization began to transform major cities, did these earlier figures have a different relationship with flânerie than their later-century counterparts experienced in more commercialized spaces? Please email 250-500 word abstracts examining Romantic-era flâneurs to Kellie Donovan-Condron (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Assets Coming Together (ACT) for Youth is
an alliance across sectors, disciplines, and
communities committed to positive youth
development in urban communities. As youth
involved with this initiative, we know how
critical our voices are to the research process,
and with our partners in ACT we are committed
to making research relevant and building our
The conference is a chance to explore and talk
about the ways that we can tell our own stories
about where we're from, what our lives are like,
and what organizations and policy-makers
should be doing to make things better. Our goal
is to equip our peers with the knowledge and
Call for papers
Editors: Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.
John Elia, Ph.D.
Larry T. Shillock, Ph.D.
A scholarly treatment of the issue of Ecomasculinities is currently being compiled.
Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is being read in 170 countries! Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues. www.warscapes.com
Call for Papers
ABC Journal, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2012 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.
Coming Out in the Developing World (CODW):
Gender Reassignment and the Precarious Politics of Homonormativity in Southeast Asia
Thursday, October 11th, 2012 6:30P-8:30P
The New School
The co-chairs of the Stephen King Area—Philip Simpson of Brevard Community College and Patrick McAleer of Inver Hills Community College— are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of Stephen King's fiction and film for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., from March 27th-March 30th 2013. Papers, presentations, and panels can cover King's experimentation with medium, his more recent fictions, including his Dark Tower series, and anything in between.
We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.
Submission deadline is 5pm, Friday, October 5, 2012.
José Saramago's History of the Siege of Lisbon (1989) is structured around a transgressive proofreader who alters the course of history with the insertion of the word "not" in a historical text. By negating a crucial statement in the text, the proofreader then sets out to rewrite the history of the siege of Lisbon. Medievalists must often reconstruct the nature of their objects and audiences in order to produce narratives on visual and literary interactions between images, texts, and their communities. Through excavations, primary texts, and artifacts, cultures of reception are articulated and experiences with objects and texts are interpolated.