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The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:47pm
English Graduate Conference at Southern Methodist University

English Graduate Conference at Southern Methodist University

Describing Kokovoko, the mysterious island home of Queequeg in Melville's Moby Dick, Ishmael states, "It is not down in any map; true places never are." The idea of "place" has haunted and inspired the literary imaginations of countless writers and readers. This conference panel seeks papers that explore the significance of space, place, and geography in literature.

UPDATE: Edith Wharton & Cosmopolitanism, ALA Boston May 2013, deadline extended to 24 January

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:33am
Emily Orlando / Fairfield University

Call for Papers, American Literature Association (ALA)
Boston, Massachusetts
May 23-26, 2013
Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton's relationship to cosmopolitanism. Presentations might address Wharton's positions on questions of travel, expatriotism, the transatlantic, the urban, and/or the foreign. Papers might also consider Wharton's complicated relations to emergent theories of cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, and cosmopolitics. Please send abstracts and one-page CVs to Emily Orlando at by January 24, 2013.

Ways of Being / Modes of Existence: Human, animal, machine

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 9:42am
Louisiana State University Department of French Studies

Keynote Speakers:
Dominique Lestel, Ecole Normale Supérieure-Paris
Verena Andermatt Conley, Harvard University
Jeffrey T. Nealon, Penn State University

[UPDATE] ASA 2013, Washington DC: "Transatlantic Approaches to African American Women's Literature"; January 20, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 9:05am
Kristin Allukian

CFP for a Panel Proposal for ASA 2013, Washington DC:
"Transatlantic Approaches to African American Women's Literature"

Description: Transatlantic approaches to literature by African American women that foreground discussions of "debt," broadly defined. All time periods welcome.

Submission requirements:
400-word proposal, 1 page CV

Deadline for submissions:
January 20, 2013

Contact information:
Kristin Allukian

Supernatural Studies Journal CFP

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 3:34pm
Supernatural Studies Association

Supernatural Studies (ISSN 2325-4866), a new, peer-reviewed journal welcomes article and book review submissions for its first two issues (Spring and Fall 2013). We welcome articles on any aspect of the representation of the supernatural.

Standing submission dates are March 1 and October 1.

The journal focuses on representations of the supernatural in popular culture, including (but not limited to) art, literature, film, and television. We welcome any approach, but request that authors minimize jargon associated with any single-discipline studies.

Terrorism and Temporality (Abstracts due 15 March 2013)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 9:29am
Todd Kuchta

I invite proposals on the relation between terrorism and temporality for a special session at the 2014 MLA Convention in Chicago. Notions of temporality are central to terrorism, from the attempt to destroy the home of Greenwich mean time in Joseph Conrad's _Secret Agent_, to Frantz Fanon's claim that anticolonial violence can "embody history," to the pervasive belief that 9/11 ushered in a new era. How do terrorist literary narratives reflect, respond to, or reconfigure notions of temporality, including but not limited to chronology, periodization, history, the present, Jetztzeit, futurity, the new, the "post-," or repetition? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2013 to Todd Kuchta (

CFP: The 4th International Workshop on Wireless Networks and Multimedia (WNM-2013), Melbourne, Australia, 16-18 July, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 1:53am
Yulei Wu

Appologies if you received multiple copies of this WNM-2013 CFP.

The 4th International Workshop on Wireless Networks and Multimedia (WNM-2013), Melbourne, Australia, 16-18 July, 2013

To be held in conjunction with The 11th IEEE ISPA-2013
The accepted papers from this workshop will be included into the IEEE conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society, and will be indexed by EI

UPDATE: LURE Journal Deadline Extended to 2/1

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:47pm
Literary Undergraduate Research in English

LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research (A New Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship)
full name / name of organization:
LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research
contact email:
LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research is a new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original critical works by undergraduate English students in a professional medium, something for which almost no precedent now exists. The journal hopes to promote undergraduate research into and scholarship on the English language and Anglophone literatures as well as literary theory, cultural studies, and film.