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$5,000 Maass Grant Call for Applications

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 8:25pm
Manuscript Society

The Manuscript Society is accepting applications for its $5,000 Ricard Maass Memorial Research Grant, available to students at member colleges and universities. The grant supports research expenses directly related to use of original manuscripts, such as travel to manuscript repositories, photocopies, and user fees. For more information, see the website.


Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 4:58pm
University of Banja Luka & DeMontfort University

1st International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with De Montfort University (UK)

Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture
Banja Luka, 6 – 8 June 2013


2013 PAMLA Conference: Call for Special Session Proposals: December 15, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 2:34am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Proposals for special sessions at the 2013 PAMLA conference, which will be held November 1-3, 2013 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California, are due Saturday, December 15, 2012. To propose a special session, please send a 40 to 50 word abstract (describing the scope and significance of your proposed session), session title, your name, affiliation, and email of choice to Cheryl Edelson ( by 11:59 pm Hawaii Time on December 15, 2012.

Update: Tarot at the 2013 PCA/ACA Conference

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 7:18pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference

The deadline for submissions to the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference in Washington DC (27-30 March 2013) has been extended to Dec. 7, 2012.

Submissions to the Tarot area are welcomed. Details available at the conference and area chair's websites.

Emily E. Auger, Tarot area chair

PCA/ACA Conference website:

The Return of the Text: A Conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading, Sept. 26-28, 2013

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 11:50pm
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum

Keynote Speakers: Branka Arsic, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Mitchell Breitwieser, English, U.C. Berkeley Charles Mathewes, Religion, University of Virginia Steven Justice, English, U.C. Berkeley Albrecht Diem, History, Syracuse University ---with a special reading and group discussion of Finnegan's Wake led by John Bishop

Beyond Domesticity: Hemans in the Wider World, A Special Issue of _Women's Writing_

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 1:39pm
Nanora Sweet, University of Missori-St Louis & Kate Singer, Mount Holyoke College

Felicia Hemans (1793-1835) was the sole British woman poet to rank alongside male Romantics in publishing and sales before and after her death. She positioned herself as a cosmopolitan writer in major forms on post-Napoleonic topics, later becoming a pioneer in Biedermeier poetics (of privatized, domestic sentiment). This later development has dominated her recovery in contemporary Romanticism, enabling a reconstruction of "domesticity" itself as a discourse. However, domesticity may be as much an artifact of her life and career as a framework for it.

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (Submit by March 1st, 2013)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 1:19pm
Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

The Editors of the new feminist theory book Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters are looking for scholarly, creative non-fiction, fiction, and short stories that offer a unique perspective on women. Our previous CFP asked for essays that explored how women have served as the oppressive hand in the lives of their sisters. In addition to those essays, we are now looking for writing that examines women in the following contexts: female relationships; negative or positive perceptions of women; mothers and daughters; sisters; lesbian politics and relationships; perceptions of the female body; modern day feminism and womanism; female political and personal power; women in music and entertainment.

Fwd: CFP: 11th Global Conference: Monsters and the Monstrous (July 2013; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 9:31am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

11th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Thursday 18th July – Saturday 20th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
This inter and trans-disciplinary project examines all things monstrous; whether real or imagined, ideological or cultural, historic or futuristic. Building on the discussion points of the previous meeting, this year's event will focus upon points of concentration within issues raised at last years events as well as examining certain aspects of the current ubiquity of particular monsters in contemporary popular culture.

Presentations, papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to any of the following themes: