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CFP: The Accidental Traveler and Early Modern Utopias - SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 12:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [SAMLA Affiliated Group]

Session Title: The Accidental Traveler and Early Modern Utopias

SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Dan Mills, Clayton State University (stephenmills@clayton.edu)
Secretary: Dr. Kerri Allen, Dalton State College (klallen@daltonstate.edu)

CFP: Defining English Identity in Early Modern England - SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 12:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [SAMLA Affiliated Group]

Session Title: "Defining English Identity in Early Modern England"

SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Dan Mills, Clayton State University (stephenmills@clayton.edu)
Secretary: Dr. Kerri Allen, Dalton State College (klallen@daltonstate.edu)

Call for papers for special issue on Africa Reconfigured

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 11:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Studies (academic journal)

How does feminist scholarship on African regions push conventional disciplinary boundaries? How does feminist work in cinema studies, linguistics, cultural studies, literature, history, and anthropology, for example, reconfigure how Africa is represented in the broader academy? Feminist Studies welcomes submissions on a variety of topics dealing broadly with the continent of Africa, with the goal of featuring exciting feminist scholarship in African Studies and questioning representations of Africa for feminist readers outside the area.

Call for papers for special issue on Food, Water, Ecology

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Studies (academic journal)

What insights do feminist analytics bring to studying the food and water we consume? What does ethical feminist practice look like, in the realm of production, distribution, and processing of food and water? What new ideas do feminist scholars offer on issues such as eating and identity, food security, water scarcity, fair trade, or food and biotechnology, for example? We seek to connect and advance conversations in the fields of feminist political economy, environmental justice, and transnational cultural studies through this special issue or cluster.

Weird Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, and the Construction of the American Horror Canon

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 10:48am
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Dr. Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
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There is little doubt as to the importance that H.P. Lovecraft has played in the development of American horror. Additionally, the pulp magazine Weird Tales, which published much of Lovecraft's fiction, is also consistently recognized as a seminal publication for eerie and horrific texts. With these two givens in mind, we are actively looking for paper proposals that explore the way that Lovecraft and/or Weird Tales helped construct the American horror canon or the American horrific aesthetic. Papers will be presented at the College of St. Joseph's popular culture conference, held the last weekend in October [we are hosting the conference in October to help break up the conference jam that happens over Winter and Spring recess].

MLA 2013: McSweeney's and Contemporary Reading (3/15 deadline)

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 9:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Jackie O'Dell
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This panel seeks papers that explore the literary output, authors, genres, publication practices, or publics associated with Dave Eggers's McSweeney's books and magazines. How does the imprint's contemporary readerships and its publication practices influence or chafe against reading practices in the academy or popular culture? Does it suggest larger trends in the direction of contemporary fiction? What does the McSweeney's network reveal about the state of "serious literature" and the profession of academic reading?

Please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio to jackie.o_dell@tufts.edu by March 15, 2012.

Undergraduate humanities research eJournal - CFP - 15 JUNE 2012

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 9:40am
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Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP. With six contributions from undergraduates scholars across the US, the current issue features expanded functions such as audio interviews and editorial pieces.

Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.

Student submissions deadline is JUNE 15, 2012. Interested faculty should contact us by September 15, 2012.

Call for Essays: New Book on David Lynch's Twin Peaks series-March 18 deadline:

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 4:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Intellect Press (London)

The editors of the forthcoming book "Fan Phenomena - Twin Peaks" (Intellect Press) are seeking contributions centered around the iconic cultural influence of David Lynch's series "Twin Peaks". Topics suggested by the publisher include: Fashion, Fan Media, Language, Economics, Virtual, Influence, Philosophies, Character/Characterization. The book will be composed of ten essays, 3,000-3,500 words each.

We are particularly interested in contributions that address the following topics:
Language - linguistic analysis of the show (general or specific i.e. specialized topics such as language in the use of diaries, dictation, etc.).

International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen - articles

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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 3:33am
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International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen
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After the very successful re-launch of IJOSTS, we are seeking articles on any aspect of Scottish Film and Television. Topics may include, but are not limited to, particular actors, directors, writers, producers; themes of nationhood, representations of Scottish history; questions challenging the notion of 'Scottish' film and television; tartanry in its various forms, language use; industrial contexts such as BBC Alba.

Proposals should be sent to Professor Matthew Pateman at Kingston University, London (m.pateman@kingston.ac.uk) with IJOSTS and your name in the title line.

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) -- deadline May 1st, 2012

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 11:28pm
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Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, Issue Two
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JITP, The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy,
cordially invites submissions by May 1, 2012 for our upcoming second issue.

What kinds of subjects are you interested in?
We welcome any work that engages an audience in critical and creative uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. Submissions that focus on pedagogy directly should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how new technologies play out in the classroom. Research-based submissions should include discussions of approach, method, and analysis.

Shakespeare Film Adaptations (PAMLA Conference; CFP Deadline April 22)

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 9:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Papers are welcome that analyze individual classic film adaptations of Shakespeare or that compare two film adaptations from the same era or from different generations. Please submit paper proposals to the PAMLA website by April 22, 2012: http://www.pamla.org/2012/

The PAMLA 2012 conference will be held at Seattle University, in Seattle, Washington, on October 19-21, 2012.

[Updated] Proposed panel on New Modernist Studies in the Commonwealth MSA 14, Las Vegas (Oct. 18–21, 2012)

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 5:40pm
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Melissa Dalgleish / York University
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With the advent of New Modernist Studies came a call to rethink the assumption that modernist aesthetic innovations are "first produced in the great culture capitals of Europe and the United States and then exported to…colonies and postcolonial nations … where they exist in diluted and imitative form as 'trickle down' effects" (Friedman). However, the modernisms of Canada and Australia remain marginalized within modernist studies, and only preliminary work has been done in response to this call. Re-examining Commonwealth modernisms through the lens of New Modernist Studies has the potential to reconfigure them not as belated and mimetic, but as distinctive and localized modernisms that emerge in response to their specific cultures and geographies.

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