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[UPDATE] CFP for the Journal of Cross-cultural Studies

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:37am
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English publications. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and engaging in academic discussions since 2008. For more information about the journal, please visit the website as follows:

Articles required on any and all literary subjects for new online magazine.

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 9:08am
The New Union

The New Union, a new online literary magazine launching in autumn 2013, requires guest articles for online publication.

We welcome articles on any and all literary subjects and genres, and from any period in history.

Articles should be approximately 1,000 words in length (although this is not set in stone).

The only stipulation is that every article must find an interesting angle from which to look at a text, author, or subject. No dull, academically formal articles required!

We particularly welcome articles that are able to combine literary topics with modern news and issues, and other subjects such as film, theatre, etc.

We would also like to publish a section of articles on unknown writers, poets, and texts.

Atlantic World Foodways: The Carolina Lowcountry, Africa, Italy, and Spain

Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 9:27pm
Atlantic World Research Network and Quaintance-Weaver

The Atlantic World Research Network, in partnership with Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels and The Fresh Market, presents a unique feast of ideas and food—an international and interdisciplinary conference exploring four great transatlantic foodways: Carolina Lowcountry, African, Italian, and Spanish/Latin American. Featuring famed food scholars and leading chefs, our conference will bring together inquiring minds and discerning palates as we ask how transatlantic contact combined and transformed old foodways, and how those foodways have transformed us all.

[UPDATE} Comically Queer: NeMLA 2014

Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 8:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Two decades ago, Judith Butler's "Critically Queer" asked what it might mean to make "queer" an object of critical inquiry and, equally, what it might mean for the queer to become critical of her identification as queer. "Comically Queer" echoes Butler's formulation in order to ask how the comic might be deployed to do queer work and how the queer can be located in relation to the comic. This panel welcomes papers that draw from queer theory as well as disability, post-colonial, and critical race studies in order to query normative regimes that determine what it means to be (and which bodies are) taken seriously.

Editorial Board Members and Peer Reviewers Needed

Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 4:36pm
International Society for Heresy Studies -The Journal of Heresy Studies

The recently founded International Society for Heresy Studies is starting a new online journal tentatively titled The Journal of Heresy Studies. The journal will focus on interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic papers on the subjects of heresy, blasphemy and non-belief in contexts of literature, art, and culture. Current academic discussions of religion and faith often pass over these subjects or give them a confessional turn, a critical blind spot that this new publication aims to illuminate.


Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 3:39pm

Invitation for Contributions II

I am immensely proud that we were able to get the first edition of The Victorian published in a timely fashion. However, we do not intend to rest on our laurels and the planning of our second edition begins right now. We request well-written contributions in the following areas:

1. Articles of any length (but preferably of at least 10 pages) on all aspects of the Victorian period.

2. Unpublished conference papers pertaining to the Victorian age.

UPDATE Victorian Saints and Sinners (NeMLA 2014)

Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 11:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)


Victorian Saints and Sinners

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

The 21st METU British Novelists Conference: The Bronte Sisters and Their Work 12-13 December 2013 [UPDATE]

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:01pm
Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

"The Bronte Sisters and Their Work" is the theme for this year's METU British Novelists Conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education in Middle East Technical University. The organizers invite proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of the work of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. Interdisciplinary and comparative approaches placing the work of the Bronte Sisters within contexts such as media, performance and adaptation studies are also welcome. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 12:12pm
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

For the PCA/ACA national conference (16-19 Apr. 2014 in Chicago), we invite proposals of individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme. DEADLINE: 1 Nov. 2013.

Possible sea-related topics include, but are not limited to:
►Film, art, music, and television
►Historical events
►Creative writing
►Sea sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Recreation, technology, business