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CFP: Medieval Association of the Pacific, San Diego March 21-23; submissions due 10/15/2012

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 5:09pm
Medieval Association of the Pacific

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.

Teaching How We Read Now (abstract due 9/4/12)

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 4:23pm
NeMLA Boston, March 21-24, 2013

Call for Papers

Teaching How We Read Now

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

The Age of Lovecraft: Cosmic Horror, Posthumanism, and Popular Culture

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 4:06pm
Carl Sederholm / Brigham Young University

Call for Proposals: The Age of Lovecraft: Cosmic Horror, Posthumanism, and Popular Culture

Editors: Carl Sederholm csederholm@byu.edu and Jeffrey Weinstock Jeffrey.Weinstock@cmich.edu

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.

Novel Experiments (ASECS Cleveland, 4-7 April 2013) Deadline 9/15/12

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 2:58pm
Stephanie Insley Hershinow, Rutgers Center for Cultural Analysis and Baruch College, CUNY

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."

Romanticism's Flâneurs - NeMLA, Boston (deadline 9-30)

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 2:09pm
Kellie Donovan-Condron/Babson College

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 (kdonovancondron@babson.edu).

Living in Our World: Exploring the Truths in Our Community, A Youth-Led Conference,Toronto, Nov. 2 2012

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 2:08pm
ACT for Youth, York University, Toronto Canada

WHO
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
leadership.
WHAT
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

[UPDATE] Ecomasculinities (deadline extended)

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 12:56pm
Michael G. Cornelius / Wilson College

Call for papers

Ecomasculinities

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 magazine call for writers, artists and reviewers

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 8:52am
Warscapes magazine

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 Submissions, American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 6:53am
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

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.

Stephen King Area-2013 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference (Sumbissions: 11/30/12)

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Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 11:51am
Stephen King Area-Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

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.

Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, a University of Chicago Graduate Journal

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Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 1:00am
Middle Eastern Studies Student Association, The University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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.

"Imagined Encounters" Special Issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, Vol. 7 (DUE: 15 October)

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Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 5:34pm
Roland Betancourt, Editor

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.

Teaching Over-looked, Non-Traditional Medieval & Renaissance Texts

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Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 10:27am
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays (i.e., 5-10 pages) that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms. Essays should answer the following:

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