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Philament 2013 [UPDATE] Deadline extended May 31st 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:33pm
Philament: The University of Sydney Journal of the Arts

Issue 19: Surface/Depth

'There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.'
- Friedrich Nietzsche

'The world thereby momentarily loses its depth and threatens to become a glossy skin, a stereoscopic illusion, a rush of filmic images without density. But is this now an terrifying or an exhilarating experience?''
- Fredric Jameson

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-career scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for a forthcoming issue on the theme of Surface/Depth. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories edited collection

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 5:50pm
Editors: Amy L. Stone, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Trinity University Jaime Cantrell, Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, Louisiana State University

Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories
Call for Proposals, due May 1

Amy L. Stone, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Trinity University
Jaime Cantrell, Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, Louisiana State University

CFP - 2nd Annual Marginalised Mainstream Conference: Fading and Emerging, 12-13 September 2013 [Deadline 17 May 2013]

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:15am
Marginalised Mainstream 2013

Keynote speakers include: Dr Kate Macdonald (Ghent University, Brussels) and Dr Nicola Humble (University of Roehampton, London)

There must be but one detective – that is, but one protagonist –
one deus ex machine.
~ S.S. Van Dine, Rule 9, 'Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories', 1928

[These] novels sense the potential to shift the focus away
from the established centre, toward minor characters ...
The more dynamic examples of assymetric characterisation
do not simply represent these minor characters but represent
characters becoming minor within a complex narrative system.
~ Alex Woloch, The One vs. the Many, 2003

[REMINDER] When "I" Means "We": Poetry and Social Life

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 2:47pm
Princeton Comparative Poetry and Poetics Colloquium

REMINDER: Abstract submission deadline is April 10, 2013.


When "I" means "We": Poetry and Social Life

Eighth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetry & Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 4, 2013

[UPDATE] Mapping Identity - April 15th Deadline

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 12:28am
Megan Cannella/PAMLA Conference

In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one's identity. Whether discussing immigrant narratives, narratives of displacement, coming of age narratives or something all-together different, geographic location determines a great deal about one's personal narrative. Place can determine as much about a person as his or genetic history, making the relationship between identity and place subject to boundless exploration.

See more and submit proposals at:

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 11:40am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English

On December 11th 2012, Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario declared a hunger strike to critique the federal government's abuses of treaty rights and First Nations communities, and to draw attention to the detrimental and incalculable effects of Bill C-45 on Canada's rivers and lakes. Across the country, local chapters of Idle No More acted in solidarity: orchestrating flash mobs, drum circles, demonstrations, and teach-ins to inform the public about the impact of this legislation on First Nations and non-First Nations alike. It is this strong, positive dissenting action that led to nationwide coverage of the movement, and to solidarity protests around the world.

Sirens - 10/10 - 10/13; deadline May 10

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 7:32pm
Cora Anderson / Narrate Conferences

Stevenson, Washington
October 10–13, 2013
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Sirens, a conference focused on literary contributions by women to the fantasy genre and on fantasy works with prominent female characters, will take place October 10–13, 2013, in Stevenson, Washington, near Portland, Oregon. The conference seeks papers, panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentations suitable for an audience of academics, professionals, educators, librarians, authors, and fantasy readers.

April 15 Deadline -- PAMLA 2013 San Diego (Nov 1-3) -- Special Session: "Ew! Gross! Abjection, Affect, and Bodily Fluids"

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 4:59pm
PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Come and join us in sunny San Diego to discuss affect and embodiment. From the bloody birth in Hemingway's "Indian Camp" and Rosasharn Joad's breast milk to Douglass' "cold sweat of death" and Albee's incontinent, old woman A, bodily fluids are liminal markers of transitions in life. This panel invites papers on the affective dimension of bodily fluids in literature and popular culture. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

- Liminal fluids and transgression
- Bodily fluids and commodification
- Medical discussions reflected in literary texts
- Historical development of one fluid across genres or periods
- Embodied fluids, fluid embodiment

[UPDATE] PAMLA Standing Session on Autobiography. San Diego, CA, Nov 1-3, 2013. Deadline: Apr 15, 2013.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 11:36am
Tanya Heflin / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 111th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego from November 1-3, 2013.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; autobiography in the graphic novel; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.