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Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:23am
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
33d Annual Conference February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until December 1, 2011. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:

CFP: Prospects of Bildung, C19 Conference Berkeley, CA, April 12-15, 2012

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 11:13pm
C19; The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

CFP: Prospects of Bildung @C19

C19 Conference, Berkeley, CA, April 12-15, 2012

Developmental Narratives, Transnational Childhoods, and National Culture

Children and savages use only nouns or names of things, which they convert into verbs, and apply to analogous mental acts. – Emerson, Chapter I: "Nature" in Nature (1836)

It were a wise inquiry for the closet, to compare, point by point, especially at remarkable crises in life, our daily history, with the rise and progress of ideas in the mind. / So shall we come to look at the world with new eyes. – Emerson, Chapter VIII: "Prospects" in Nature (1836)

[UPDATE] Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 9:58pm
Michael D Becker / 2012 NeMLA (March 15-18)

For better and for worse, modernity has surely left its mark on the food we daily eat. Two hundred years ago in 1812, Bryan Donkin purchased from a London broker the patent for canning food items inside tin containers. Within the next decade canned goods were widespread in Britain and France (Robertson 123). One hundred and fifty years ago in the spring of 1862, Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard's experiments with heating liquids eventually led to pasteurized drinks—first wine and beer and then, later, milk (Greene, Guzel-Seydim, and Seydim 88).

47th Intl. Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10-13, 2012 - DEADLINE September 15th, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 6:51pm

We invite you to send a proposal for the IMANA panel:
"Uses and Abuses of the Medieval Tradition in Contemporary Spain"
to be held at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012.
We welcome submissions that address how any aspect of the medieval culture is brought into play to reshape contemporary Spanish culture, language, literature, music, religion, political discourse or film.

Italian Medievalisms in Contemporary Poetry

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 5:38pm
Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo

47th Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 10-13, 2012
Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

Italian Medievalisms in Contemporary Poetry

ASECS 2012; San Antonio, TX; "Bellies and Underbellies: Waste, Consumption, and the Eighteenth-Century"

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 3:49pm
Krystal McMillen

The Eighteenth Century has been dubbed the nascent moment of consumerism and consumer society. Yet, in an ever increasing world of goods, what becomes of the bad? How does an expanding Empire, and an increasingly urbanized populace deal with the aftermath of its excesses? This panel seeks to ponder issues of waste in the Eighteenth Century. In seeking to understand how notions of excess and excrement might inform larger concerns of the period proposals considering both personal issues of waste and societal issues of waste are encouraged.

Welcoming All Fiction and Poetry Submissions

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 3:26pm
Hando No Kuzushi

Previously an Asian American literary venue, Hando No Kuzushi is now accepting stories and poetry from all genres of writing. Send us writing that says something about yourself at this stage in your life: what are some of your hopes going forward, your fears? Are you what you saw yourself becoming as a child? Are you happy? We hope you are.

We accept works of fiction up to 5,000 words long but we have a soft spot in our hearts for brevity. All queries and submissions should be sent in the body of the email to the following address:

The subject line should adhere to the following format: SUBMISSION - Title of Work - Author's Last Name.

UPDATE: Articles for North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 9:28am
John Pennington, Editor of North Wind

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies
North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2011 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

Diagnosis Violence: American Novelists' Search for Causes (NeMLA, 3/15-18; 9/30)

Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 7:34pm
Elizabeth Abele

Seminar session at Northeast Modern Language Association
Rochester, NY March 15-18, 2012

Responding to events from Hiroshima to Columbine and 9-11,contemporary novelists have searched for answers to the question of violence in American society, presenting various hypotheses, working through various genres. For example, Ursula LeGuin and Octavia Butler worked from the vantage point of the future, while Ron Hansen and Jane Smiley have looked to the past.

To participate in this seminar discussion, send 250-400 word abstracts for essays pasted in the body of an email to Elizabeth Abele

UPDATE - Filolog - journal for literary, cultural and language studies

Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 3:47pm
University of Banja Luka, faculty of Philology

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 10.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Literature, Eco-Criticism & Environment Feb. 8-11, 2012

Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 8:45am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/ACA

– Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
For details and information please go to:

Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature, Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:

Psychology of Sexualities Review (PoSR)

Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 5:39am
The British Psychological Society


The Psychology of Sexualities Review, formerly known as the Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, is an international peer-reviewed publication. The rebranded journal is published twice a year (in the Spring and Autumn) by the British Psychological Society(BPS).

The Psychology of Sexualities Review encourages the submission of manuscripts for peer-review and publication that cover a wide range of perspectives on the psychology of sexualities. The following types of submissions are encouraged:

Come Together: Digital Collaboration in the Academy and Beyond - May 11-13 2012

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 3:28pm
Jennifer Hardwick and Ian Maness / Queen's University

Come Together: Digital Collaboration in the Academy and Beyond seeks to explore the relationship between digital technology and academic, activist and artistic collaborations. Our focus is on how these collaborations come into being, what challenges they present, and how they are reshaping both the academy and the world at large. While we welcome all papers on the topic of digital collaboration, we are especially interested in those that examine the ways in which technology enables work across disciplinary, geographic, cultural and/or other boundaries, those that identify and/or propose solutions to the barriers that still need to be overcome, and those that offer frameworks for innovative forms of digital collaboration.

CFP - ecloga, A Journal of English Studies (deadline 5 Sept 2011)

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 12:25pm
Editorial Board of ecloga, University of Strathclyde

The next edition of ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue.

Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing
outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland,
the UK and abroad.

We are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We would also welcome submissions of creative writing.

All submissions must be 7,000 words or less, and follow MLA style guidelines. The deadline for submission is 5th September 2011.