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[Update] CFP: 9th International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference, 10/13-15/2011 (SCAD)

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:58pm
International Digital Media and Arts Association

IDMAA 2011 Conference
Design, Innovation & Story ­ an Odyssey of Confluence
For this conference, IDMAA is seeking abstracts (500 words maximum) for presentation and/or discussion about ideas pushing the edge of digital media and art, particularly as they relate to the merging of design, innovation, and narrative. Creative research that demonstrates the confluence of different disciplines, media, cultures, and technology is particularly encouraged. The conference will contain several tracks of programming that
expand on the theme in the following areas:

Special Issue on Boys' Love Manga

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 12:40pm
Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Please consider submitting an abstract for a special themed issue on boys' love manga to be published by the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. The CFP is below.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is October 14, 2011. Email with queries.

-- Mark McHarry

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Special Issue - Boys' Love Manga

Proposals due by October 14, 2011

Guest Editors:
Mark McHarry, Independent Scholar
Kazumi Nagaike, Oita University, Japan
Dru Pagliassotti, California Lutheran University, USA

"Sifting the April sunlight for clues": The Poetry of John Ashbery (Sept 30, 2011; NeMLA, Mar. 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY)

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 11:40am
Barbara Fischer / Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel aspires to a multi-faceted exploration, in his native Rochester, of the work of this uniquely talented and elusive poet. Papers are welcome focused on any aspect of his long career: reading Ashbery, contextualizing Ashbery, teaching Ashbery; themes, principles, methods, influences, legacies, an arc of development; challenges, beauties, evasions, perspicacities, achievements. 300-500 word abstracts by Sept. 30.

One Hundred Years of Attitude: A Centennial Roundtable for Poetry Magazine (Sept 30, 2011; NeMLA, Mar. 15-18, 2012, Rochester NY

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 11:35am
Bill Waddell / Northeast Modern Language Association

It's a very long way indeed from Harriet Monroe's vision in Chicago in 1912, to a $200 million endowment from Ruth Lilly a few years ago, but Poetry magazine has seldom been far at all from the central currents and controversies of poetry in English. On the occasion of its hundredth anniversary, this roundtable session invites analyses and assessments of the magazine's history, editorial policy, and influence from any perspective. Breadth and variety are explicit goals. 300-400 word abstracts by Sept. 30.

Framing the Black Arts Movement (Sept. 30, 2011; NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 11:24am
Bill Waddell / Northeast Modern Language Association

This session is intended to entertain (at least) two senses of the term "framing," and perhaps some tension between them. On the one hand, to frame something is to contextualize it in order to make it more readily understood, and this is something we might reasonably expect to be able to do, now more than forty years from BAM's conscious beginnings and nearly forty from its disintegration. Or apparent disintegration. To frame is also to enclose within a boundary, and BAM does seem to be a relatively tidily confined period of intense activity, having, in the lore, a traditional origin (1965) and a traditional demise (1974), both connected with actions taken by Amiri Baraka.

Film and the Second World War in Scandinavia. 1 February 2012

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 10:22am
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema

Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (JSCA) is a peer-refereed scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of film culture in Scandinavia. The journal aims to become an indispensable contributor to the growth of knowledge about Scandinavian filmmaking and to provide a stimulating platform for discussions on Scandinavian cinema and its cultural background.

Reconstruction 12.3 Special Issue: "(In)Securities"

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 7:20am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Reconstruction 12.3
Special Issue "(In)Securities"
Edited by
SUSANA ARAUJO (University of Lisbon)
SUSANA S. MARTINS(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

In the past years, the world has been dealing with increasing anxieties about state and urban
security, which were largely exacerbated after traumatic experiences such as the 9/11 terrorist
attacks of New York and Washington D.C. in 2001, the 2004 train attacks in Madrid and the London bombings in 2005.

[UPDATE] L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory (15/8/11)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 7:59pm
L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island

A reminder that 15 August 2011 is the deadline for submissions for this conference, which will be held at the University of Prince Edward Island on 21–24 June 2012.

"Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it." — The Golden Road (1913)

"and even if you are not Abegweit-born you will say, 'Why … I have come home!'" — "Prince Edward Island" (1939)

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 6:54pm
NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline August 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This one day interdisciplinary conference will be held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in New York City: (113 W 60th)

We are currently accepting applications from PhD and MA students (as well as junior faculty members). The conference is free of charge and includes breakfast and an after-keynote reception w/food and beverages.

We are also currently working on an after-conference event, which will most likely involve drink specials at a local pub.

TYCA-West 2011 (Deadline: 08/15/11)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 4:46pm
Two Year College English Association for the Western Region

Transitioning into and out of Academe: Thinking and Writing for College Students

The theme for TYCA-West 2011 Conference centers on the transitions that students make as they join our colleges. Our students have to negotiate new course materials, new methods of instruction, and possibly new academic expectations, all against the backdrop of an unstable job market and potentially busy personal lives. These challenges often manifest themselves in students' writing. Therefore submissions that address the theory, methodology, and curriculum of college writing (with emphasis on basic writing) are encouraged. Topics relating to other English or Humanities courses taught in the first two years of college are also welcome.

Middle Eastern Poetry and Poetics - SAMLA conference (Nov. 4-6) in Atlanta

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 4:32pm
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University

This panel seeks abstracts for 20-minute papers on contemporary and new Middle Eastern poetry, especially papers that present these new voices in their cultural contexts. (Panel so far consists of papers on Mahmoud Darwish, Nazim Hikmet, and Orhan Veli). By July 31, 2011, please send substantive abstracts either by post to Renée Schatteman, Georgia State University English Department, P.O. Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302-3970 or by e-mail at

Peer Review, Reimagined: Facilitating Students' Understanding of Giving and Receiving Feedback --Send abstracts by 9/30/11

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 1:54pm
Stephanie Andre / Northeast Modern Language Association 43rd Annual Convention

The assumption employed by most composition instructors is that peer review is a good thing—-a valid, helpful exercise—-whereas many students view it as a waste of time. It would be worthwhile to examine both our assumptions about peer review and our students' assessments of it, as well as exploring ways in which we have worked to reimagine or revise peer review in our classrooms. This panel also seeks to address the following questions: How do we guide students into critically evaluating each other's (as well as their own) papers? How do we advance students' increased awareness and nuanced appraisal of the feedback they give to, along with the feedback they receive from, their classmates?