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Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 1:41pm
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal


About the Journal:
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is published exclusively on the Internet as a forum for scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. It is particularly intended to promote critical analysis of gender inequalities within Jewish religion, culture, and society, both ancient and modern. The journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches. The material may be cross-methodological or interdisciplinary.

The Journal's Website:

Sexuality and Spirituality in Eighteenth-Century German Literature

Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:36am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Languages Association)

Sexuality and Spirituality in Eighteenth-Century Literature

How are sexuality and spirituality intertwined, and how do they oppose each other, in German literature of the long eighteenth century? What types of sexual practices are condemned and condoned by various spiritual beliefs? How are gender and sexuality constructed through spirituality? Approaches focusing on various literary genres and spiritual beliefs or practices, Christian as well as non-Christian, are welcome. Please submit 250-word abstracts by September 30, 2011 to Eleanor ter Horst at

More information about the conference is available here:

Philological Association of the Carolinas CFP (March 22-24, 2012) Deadline 12/9/11

Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:19am
Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner

Call for Papers and Panels
36th Annual PAC Conference
March 22-24, 2012
Ocean Creek Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.
Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by December 9, 2011:

American / British Topics
Dr. Gary Ettari (
Associate Professor of Literature and Language
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity: 2012 NeMLA (March 15-18)

Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 5:15pm
Michael D Becker

Call for Papers: Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012--Rochester, New York

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).

[UPDATE] CFP: Shakespearean Reverie (6-8 October, 2011)

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:03pm
University of Southern Queensland

The Shakespeare in the Park Festival is a highlight on the cultural calendar of the scenic Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia. In 2011, the Festival has moved to October, to follow the famous Carnival of Flowers, making the parkland venue even more appealing than ever before. For the first time, an academic symposium is being held in conjunction with the Festival on 6-8 October, 2011. The symposium theme is Shakespearean Reverie. Confirmed keynotes for this event, to be held at the magnificent Cobb & Co Museum, are:

Essais call for literature, rhetoric, and cinema studies papers

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 6:10pm
Essais, through Utah Valley University

Essais, a new journal published through Utah Valley University for undergraduate literature students, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies. Please send all questions or submissions to

Submission due date is September 16, 2011 for our Fall publication. Deadline for Spring publication mid-january for our Spring issue.

UPDATE Literature of Africa and the Diaspora: The Sequel in African Literature

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 2:51pm
Walter Collins / South Atlantic Modern Langauge Association; November 2011 Proposals due 6/30/11

How does the literary sequel function in African literature? This panel will explore the connection between first and subsequent literary works. Topics related to the notion of sequels could include, but are not limited to, consideration of the following: the function of prequels, interquels, or midquels; the amount of "real" time between installments; alterations in perspective, focus, tone, or voice between installments; attempts to revise/re-write/elaborate a récit through new installments. Please send proposals of no more than 250 words by June 30, 2011 to Dr. Walter Collins at

Poetics of Eighteenth-Century Life and Literature

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 2:30pm
Martha Hughes / SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association

In keeping with the conference theme, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World", we welcome proposals dealing with poetry of the eighteenth century. However, more general works dealing with broader literary genres and themes of the period will also be considered.

The deadline has been extended to JUNE 30, 2011. Please e-mail abstracts of no more than 300 words to Martha Hughes, Papers that are selected should be limited to approximately 20 minutes in oral presentation.

After Exoticism: Graduate Student Caucus Seminar Panel (Abstracts due by September 15)

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 11:35am
ASECS (Sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus)

The last twenty years have seen considerable interest in European global ambitions, as expressed in literature, art, history, etc. Scholars have become acutely aware of the ways in which representations of the "other" have helped advance the acceptance of imperial violence through orientalist, exoticism, and racialist expressions. Is there, however, an even richer story yet to be told? Some very recent work, for example, has suggested that Britain's own self-representations need to be reconsidered in light of the well-document power of China and the Ottoman Empire. Others have proposed ways in which literature and other forms of artistic production raise questions about, rather than reinforce imperialist impulses.

Viral Communications and Multimedia of the Eighteenth Century (Abstracts due by September 15)

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 11:31am
ASECS (Panel sponsored by Graduate Student Caucus)

This panel seeks to explore and understand the ways in which eighteenth-century media were produced, popularized, and preserved over time. Participants are asked to speculate on how and why certain texts, works, or histories endure in popular memory; such an examination might also clarify how and why certain media were more popular (or why certain texts were received more eagerly) than others. Some questions to consider: In what genres and forms were early viral communications presented? How did eighteenth-century media events affect contemporaneous consumer markets? What social conditions of the century allowed the proliferation of multimedia? How was media consumption in the eighteenth century like or unlike that today?

Last CfP 5th MeCBIC, 23-24 August 2011, Paris (Fontainebleau)

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 10:05am
Gabriel Ciobanu / Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch

Call for Papers
MeCBIC 2011
5th Workshop on Membrane Computing
and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi
23-24 August 2011, Paris(Fontainebleau)


Title and Abstract: 18 June, 2011
Paper Submission: 25 June, 2011
Notification: 01 August, 2011
Revised version: 11 August, 2011

Re-thinking German Romanticism

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:40am
Susan Gustafson / Northeast Modern Language Association

Re-thinking German Romanticism

This session will focus on new approaches, perspectives, or areas of research in German Romanticism. Papers may highlight specific texts, art, music, authors/artists, or comparative studies. Especially welcome are analyses that bring together comparative disciplinary concerns, i.e. music and literature, theory and text etc. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Susan Gustafson at by September 30, 2011.