all recent posts

IJESET- June-2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:41am
full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies (IJESET)
contact email: 

International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies (IJESET) is a reputable venue for publishing novel ideas, state-of-the-art research results and fundamental advances in all aspects of emerging technologies in sciences and engineering Systems.
IJESET is a scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bi-monthly and fully refereed international journal focusing on to provide the academic and industrial community a medium for presenting original research and applications related to recent developments in the field of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies. All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical, and will be peer-reviewed.

Moving Modernisms - Panel at MSA conference

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Wendy Knepper / Brunel University

"Moving Modernisms"€ aims to reconsider our understanding of modernism by situating the modernist aesthetic as an affective response to a world where a sense of place and spatial relations are undergoing fundamental change. The word "€œmoving"€ can refer to a change of position or location, feelings and emotions that touch one and the impetus to act or make something happen.

In a modernist context, the notion of moving calls to mind the interplay between modernism as an era of changing relations to space, the emergence of a new sense of affect and a wider engagement with the world through writing as action. In the context of the MSA conference, papers that place an emphasis on spectacle are especially welcome.

Shakespeare and Related Topics (Standing Session)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:20am
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Conference (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association)
contact email: 

GENTLE READER: be pleased to note that paper proposals are now welcomed for "Shakespeare and Related Topics," a standing session of the annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association. The conference, now entering its 110th year, will be held at Seattle University, Seattle, WA, from Oct. 19-21, 2012.

Paper proposals are welcomed on any and all aspect of Shakespearean drama, Renaissance drama, or Renaissance literature.

RJAS Call for Peer Reviewers - deadline April 11

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 6:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS)

The Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS) is inviting applications for peer reivewers.

If you are a graduate student, independent scholar or faculty member working in the field of American Studies and interested in doing some peer reviewing work, please e-mail us your CV, a short bio (no more than 200 words), and a list of the main areas you would be prepared to review (your main areas of expertise).

The deadline for peer reviewing applications is April 11. Please send all applications to and to

7th Annual Limina Conference: Humanising Collaboration

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 2:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

The Conference will be held on the 7th of June 2012 at the University of Western Australia, Perth, with supplementary events on the 6th and the 8th.

The Limina Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduates and early-career researchers that explore the many facets of scholarly collaborations and interdisciplinary research in the twenty-first century Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which current post-graduates and early career researchers can present their own research whilst investigating the complexities of scholarly cooperation.

Masterclass on 'Socialising Research' on Friday the 8th


Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 7:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Sharon R. Wilson
contact email: 

Call for articles in a collection

20th-Century Women's Utopian and Dystopian Fiction: how it creates new worlds, establishes genre, and critiques gender roles, traditions, and values; e.g. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Octavia Butler, Monique Wittig, Marge Piercy, Keri Hulme, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood.
c.v and 500 word abstracts by June 15 to
20-30 page essays by Sept. 15 for possible publication by Cambridge Scholars Press. Writers around the world may be considered, but texts must be available in English and essays must be in English.

Creative Writing Doctorate: Past, Present, Future (5/6/2012 -- 4/22/2012)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 6:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
New Writing


"The Creative Writing Doctorate: Past, Present, Future"

6 May 2012
Oakland University

This event will be a seminar and discussion focusing on creative writing doctoral study, globally, and nationally, with the aim of developing further connections and opportunities for those undertaking or supervising creative writing doctorates.

The event will run from 9.30 am - 3.30 pm, and will cost just $20.00, inclusive of attendance, coffee/cookies!

(Places are limited to allow for discussion)

CFP: Feminist Sinologies Interdisciplinary Conference October 5-7

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 5:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Sinologies/ University of Michigan CCS
contact email: 

This conference invites papers that think about the production of knowledge made possible by the synergies between feminist theory and sinology. "Feminist Sinologies" should be taken to be more conceptually and topically expansive than the study of Chinese women, past and present.

CFP: Cultural Narratives of 21st-Century Disaster

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 5:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Julia Leyda & Diane Negra

In the twenty-first century, large-scale disasters are inevitably constructed as media events. As such, they challenge the meaning of concepts such as identity and citizenship for both locally affected populations and widespread spectator communities. This is especially true in light of the emergence of transnational, convergent media environments that employ highly standardized "breaking news" and follow-up reporting protocols and in view of the millennial dispersion and normalization of notions of "the risk society."

Modernism and Film 5/1/12

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 4:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Robert McParland
contact email: 

Modernism and Film volume seeking a few more essays to complete a collection on literary interactions with film, 1890-1950. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
* Literary texts and adaptation
* Modernist music and film
* Films (Modern Times, Un Chien andalou, etc.)
* Filmmakers (Chaplin, Eisenstein, Bunuel, Dreyer, Welles, Kuleshov, etc.)
* Modernist intermediality, relationships of other arts to film.
* Cultural exchange and dialogues between "high"/"low" culture.
* Harlem/ New York, Paris, London, Berlin.
* Joyce, Woolf, Proust, Pound, Stein, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Loy, Eliot, etc. in relation to cinematic art.

/UPDATE/: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS': LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 3:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
contact email: 

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled "Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage" that the "growth of variety theatres and the decay of comic songs" had developed in "several kinds of diversion, not the least of which is furnished by the art of the animal-trainer" (The English Illustrated Magazine, Sep. 1899, 192, p. 521). Dolman was describing the large-scale entertainments starring animals that had taken over traditional spectator recreations for the last century in a manner not unlike the success of music-halls and professional sport.

2nd CFP--27th International Conference on Medievalism: Medievalism(s) & Diversity

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 2:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Carol L. Robinson/Kent State University Trumbull
contact email: 

24th International Conference on Medievalism
THEME: Medievalism(s) & Diversity
Hosted by Kent State University Regional Campuses
October 18-20, 2012
ON-CAMPUS LOCATION: Kent State University Stark
ONLINE LOCATION: A portion of this year's conference will be hosted online (October 15 to November 15) in a password-protected location.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: Select papers may be published in THE YEAR'S WORK IN MEDIEVALISM, as well as be considered for publication in MEDIEVALLY SPEAKING and STUDIES IN MEDIEVALISM.

VIDEO GAME POSTER SESSION & WORKSHOP: Co-sponsored by Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization.