The South Atlantic Modern Language Association welcomes proposals for full panels or calls for papers for the 2012 SAMLA Convention, which will be held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, November 9-11, 2012. Proposals supporting the special focus of the conference, "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile" are especially encouraged. Sessions, however, may also be of a more general nature or concentrate on a specific topic relating to teaching, literary and linguistic scholarship in the humanities, and modern languages.
The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology is pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming conference celebrating the insights and achievements of George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882), environmentalist, diplomat, philosopher, and scholar, to be held on our scenic campus 4-5 May 2012. A volume of conference proceedings will be printed following the conference.
Please note the CFP deadline is 15 March 2012. For more information about submissions or to attend the conference, please visit our ever-evolving conference website: www.stevens.edu/cal/marsh.php.
The Science Fiction Division of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association invites paper proposals for the 110th annual PAMLA conference, held this year at Seattle University, in Seattle, Washington from October 19th – 21st, 2012.
All abstracts proposing original science fiction scholarship will receive full consideration.
To propose a paper, please follow this link and use the Online Proposal Submission Form, which will help guide your paper title, abstract, and proposal (of no more than 500 words) to the Science Fiction Division by the April 22nd deadline:
Journée d'études / Symposium
14th December 2012, at the Université Toulouse 2 (France)
Abstract due 30 April 2012, first draft essay due 30 July 2012, final essay due December 2012
This edited collection seeks to publish recent scholarship on spaces of the cinematic house by film or screen studies scholars employing a range of critical methodologies. Currently we are inviting final contributions for a volume provisionally entitled Behind the Screen Door: Spaces of the Cinematic House, for which we are in discussions with Routledge. Essays should address one of the following spaces not already covered – the master bedroom, cellar, doors and windows, the study/library or corridors within the cinematic house, although other suggestions are welcome.
King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference
What separates the human body from the objects around it? Are objects merely inanimate, inorganic things that are designed and used by human bodies? Is it solely the human body that is the physical site or limit of the self? Is there a divide between the human body and the object in the first place?
We are looking for papers which examine the interactions (or lack thereof) between bodies and objects in literature. These interactions could suggest an impenetrable divide between the human body and the object, could question where the body ends and the object begins, or could reveal how bodies and objects inform one another.
This session invites papers that consider the boundaries - physical, imposed, and imaginary - that Victorian women travelers crossed. Please contact Kimberly Madsen at email@example.com with a 300 word abstract before March 31.
For more information on the conference visit: http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences/default.asp
Southern Cultures has just expanded our online archive of material on the Civil War and numerous other subject areas, which now includes twenty years of content. In addition, next year we will publish a new special issue, "Remembering the Civil War," for which we are now accepting submissions from scholars from all fields.
Over 60,000 people annually read Southern Cultures in print, online, and through eBooks, including scholars and students of American studies, literature, history, labor, African American Studies, religion, pop culture, sociology, women & gender, folklore, film, art, and many other subjects.
Call for Papers: Edited Collection: Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture
How was the rise of scientific medicine in the Victorian era appropriated and adapted by popular culture? This essay collection explores the relationship between the increasingly specialized medical disciplines and a variety of texts and contexts, including popular (non-canonical) literature, journalism, advertisements, home medical and nursing manuals, and lectures and exhibitions at and mechanics institutes. The collection also offers perspectives on literature's reciprocal influence on diverse health care fields including nursing, pharmacy, medical philanthropy, health care missionary work, advertising, and quackery.
Journal of Theory and Criticism
Semiotics as a Theory of Culture:
Deciphering the Meanings of Cultural Texts
Issue number 20, 2012