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Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 10:19pm
Mount Royal University

Call for Papers

Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America

Mount Royal University

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

October 10-13, 2012

Building on the success of Under Western Skies: Climate, Culture, and Change in Western North America in October 2010, Under Western Skies 2 welcomes academics from across the disciplines as well as members of artistic and activist communities, non- and for-profit organizations, government, labour, and NGOs to address the environmental challenges faced by human and nonhuman actors across North America.

Collapse and Catastrophe: Spain's Cultural Panorama in the XXI Century

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 8:44pm

In the last ten years Spain has experienced pivotal changes that have occurred through collapses, catastrophes and re-vindications in the political, social and environmental realms.

This panel seeks to explore various questions, amongst them:
- How have the arts responded to these events?
- How does transatlantic literature react to the events both in Spain and the country of origin?
- How have the Spanish regionalisms acknowledged and re-conceptualized their identity as a result of these events?
- How has immigration been incorporated into Spanish subjectivity?
- How have gender issues, human rights and human trafficking in Spain been incorporated into the cultural landscape?

CFP: SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture, June 3-4, 2012

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 1:51pm
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department

Space has been subject to aesthetic, art-historical, philosophical, anthropological, geographical and political investigations, each with its idiosyncratic definitions. Space maintains a close relation with illusionism, narrativity, and the performative qualities of art. Space is especially interconnected with time, making it impossible to separate one from the other. In the current dynamic reality in which we live, it is hard to remain confined to just one modality of spatial thinking that will capture all of its complexity; yet this problem is not limited to our contemporary globalized moment, but is also relevant to different historical periods.

CFP: International Journal of Motorcycle Studies Conference, June 7-10, 2012

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 1:19pm
International Journal of Motorcycle Studies

Call For Papers: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOTORCYCLE STUDIES CONFERENCE, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 7-10, 2012

The International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (IJMS), the only online, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to motorcycle culture, will be hosting its second international motorcycle studies conference at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, June 7-10, 2012.

IJMS is dedicated to the study and discussion of motorcycling culture in all its forms—from the experience of riding and racing to the history of the machine, the riders and design to the images of motorcycling and motorcyclists in film, advertising and literature.

Annual Spring Conference 2012 - "Boundaries" - Abstracts due Dec. 15, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 12:51pm
College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group

Call for Papers

3 March 2012

Keynote Speaker: David J. Smith, Senior Manager for Educational Outreach
at the United States Institute for Peace

Location: University of Maryland University College, College Park, Maryland

Material Culture/Built Environment, SW/TX PCA/ACA 2012 Conference

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 12:11pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 8 – 11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Conference details available at

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:56am
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

UPDATE] NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Nove

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:27am
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York

**Abstracts sent to the has been lost. Please resend immediately to the alternative emails above**
**Deadline extended**

This panel will examine eighteenth-century British fiction and the relationship between violence, obscenity and humor. Novelists' use of the obscene joke is a tempered way to suppress the blurring lines of distinction between classes and to maintain hierarchy, a direct response to the changes in society and to the increasing sensitivity to vulgar subjects in polite society. This panel is interested in discovering how authors mobilize social anxiety through violence, obscenity and humor.

Composing Ourselves [UPDATE]

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 9:46am
Lillie Craton and C. Renee Love / Lander University

CFP, edited collection
Composing Ourselves: Writing Pathways to Student Success
(Deadline Oct. 15, 2011)

Dr. Lillian Craton and Dr. Renee Love
contact email: or

We invite submissions for a proposed collection that explores how English coursework—particularly college freshman composition—might lead to students' personal and professional development. This development may grow from the familiar activities of writing instructors: mentoring and advising students, cultivating their civic engagement, or coaching them in the arts of communication, negotiation, and self-presentation.

Call for Panelists: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying" Narrative Matters: May29-June 1 Paris

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 8:18am
American University of Paris

Narrative Matters 2012: Life and Narrative
The American University of Paris
May 29 to June 1, 2012

Call for Papers:
Panel Name: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying"

Elizabeth Stone, Professor of English, Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University, New York, NY 10023,
Leah Anderst, Visiting Instructor of Writing, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY 10021,