Supernatural Studies, previously announced as an e-journal, is now soliciting submissions for a peer-reviewed print journal. The inaugural issue will be published Spring 2013. We welcome articles on any aspect of the representation of the supernatural, including (but not limited to) art, literature, film, television, and other forms of popular culture. We welcome any approach. Articles of between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length (including references) are invited, and should use the MLA referencing system. Book reviews should be between 800 and 2,000 words. Complete articles and reviews will be due February 15, 2013. Please feel free to send queries and abstracts, as well.
In Momentum: Literature, Travel, and Alterity
The 23rd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference
Louisiana State University
February 7th and 8th, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Katherine McKittrick
Guest Speaker: Krista Franklin
March 14-16, 2013
Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center
2634 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA
Call for Papers: American History and Culture Area
full name / name of organization:
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.
Update--Reminder CFP Mystery/Detective Fiction Calls for Proposal due by 12/2/2012
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Regional Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
34th Southwest/Texas and American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 13-16, 2013
This year's theme: "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."
Have a great paper on a literary topic that you're dying to share with the SW/TX PCA/ACA, but can't find a home for it in a special literature area? Fret no more, friend scholar, for I give you… the General Literature Area!
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Keynote Speaker: Nigel Rothfels, author of *Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo* (2002), and editor of *Representing Animals* (2002)
The University of Michigan Rackham Animal Studies Workshop is holding a graduate student conference with the theme of "Animal Representation" on February 8-9, 2013. Nigel Rothfels will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening with a reception afterwards, followed on Saturday by a full day of conference presentations. We welcome panel and individual paper proposals from a wide range of disciplines. Possible submissions may (but do not need to) address some of the following areas:
Proposals welcome that address the question: How was British identity constructed in or in relation to southern Africa? Please send abstract (250-500 words) and CV by March 10, 2013, to Melissa Free (firstname.lastname@example.org).
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
April 12-13 2013
Deadline for proposals: January 6, 2013
Keynote speaker: Chandan Reddy (University of Washington), author of Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality and the U.S. State (Duke, 2011)
This conference will explore the many definitions of cruelty, both banal and extraordinary. Cruelty can be inherent in the ways that we perceive, interact with and take pleasure in one another and ourselves. At times it cannot be distinguished from violence. Cruelty is lived and experienced differently across boundaries, borders, bodies, and time periods. It continues to spread and mutate with globalization in the 21st century.