[INVITATION] Reframing Ekphrasis - King's College London Comparative Literature Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Zoe Roth, King's College London, Comparative Literature Department

8-9 Nov. 2012, Reframing Ekphrasis: King's College London Comparative Literature Conference.

We are delighted to invite you to 'Reframing Ekphrasis' at King's College London on 8-9 November 2012. Please email reframingekphrasis@gmail.com to register stating your name and the days you will be attending. Attendance is free and all are welcome!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Cheeke (Bristol) – 'Transfiguration: Nineteenth-Century Ekphrasis'

Thurs. 8 November: 12.30 – 4.30, Room S8.08, King's College London, Strand Campus

Panel 1: Classical to Early Modern Ekphrasis

- Daisy Dunn (UCL/Warburg Institute) – 'Integrating Ekphrasis from Classical Text to Renaissance Image: Achilles Tatius Re-mastered'

- Stanislaus Kuttner-Homs (University of Caen) – 'Beyond the Veil: Ekphrasis as Literary Empowerment in the De signis of Niketas Choniates'

- Beatrice Wilford (KCL) – 'Adaptation as Ekphrasis: Derek Jarman's Edward II'

Panel 2: Ekphrasis in Practice

- Angelina Ayers (Sheffield Hallam) – 'Experiments in Ekphrasis'

- Rebecca Roach (Oxford) – 'Through the Keyhole: Writers, Rooms and Representation'

- Joanne Brueton (UCL) – '"Toi et Sartre vous m'avez statufié": Space, Art and Resistance in Jean Genet and Louise Bourgeois'

Friday 9 November: 9.00 – 6.00, River Room, King's College London, Strand Campus

Panel 1: Ekphrasis at Play: Dialogues, Dialectics and Abstractions

- Pauline Eaton (Birkbeck) – 'Marie NDiaye and Turner: A Silent Yet Complex dialogue Between Visual Image and Textual Narrative in La Naufragée'

- Natalia Font (Exeter) – 'Interrogating the Ekphrastic Ambivalence: Angela Carter and Marosa di Giorgio'

- Kate Symondson (KCL) – 'Abstract Literature: Conrad's Innovations in Representation'

Keynote Speech – Dr. Stephen Cheeke (Bristol) – 'Transfiguration: Nineteenth-Century Ekphrasis'

Panel 2: Ekphrastic Stasis and Movement

- Claudia Tobin (Bristol) – 'Nothing is really statically at rest': DH Lawrence, Cézanne and the Still Life'

- Amanda Cornwall (University of Oregon) – 'Ut pictura poesis in George Elliot's Middlemarch'

- Dr. Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry) – 'The Images Move in a Dance: Animated Statuary and Ekphrastic Motion in the Early Modern Masque'

Panel 3: Postcolonial Ekphrases

- Isil Cihan – 'In the Light of New Ekphrastic Poetics: A Reading of My Name is Red'

- Dr. Sheetal Majithia (NYU Abu Dhabi) – 'Postcolonial Ekphrasis and the Politics of the Rushdie Affair'

- Dr. Andrew Miller (University of Copenhagen) – 'Dabydeen's Turner: Reframing the Aura'

Panel 4: Subjectivity, the Senses, and Ekphrasis

- Dr. Alison Fisch Katz (Jerusalem College of Engineering) – 'In Pursuit of a Full Aesthetic: Ekphrasis in Tess of D'Urbervilles'

- Nina Shiel (Dublin City University) – 'The Senses and Sensuality of Ekphrasis from the Painting to the Pixel'

- Christine Fouirnaies (Oxford) – 'Soul Mirrors and Dead Ends: Ekphrastic Portraits in The Idiot, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge'

6.00: Wine reception

7.30: Dinner at Bedford and Strand Restaurant, Bedford St

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cfp categories: professional_topics 48254UPDATE: 1st Global Conference: Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Netbr1@inter-disciplinary.net1349871164african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Netcontact email: br1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction

Sunday 12th May – Tuesday 14th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
This conference seeks to explore the boundaries of reproduction, not merely as physical birth but more broadly as an agent of change, of bodily, sexual, cultural (and even viral) transitions.

From iconic images of the incarnation to depictions of monstrous births, the cultural rituals and mythologies of reproduction continue to fascinate us. Bodies that copulate, bodies that reproduce, bodies that replicate, change, decay—or divide—produce anxiety about the boundaries of self and identity. Reproduction, like evolution, reminds us that we are ever in flux, that change is inevitable. Birth, like death, forces us to acknowledge the limits of our bodies and our 'selves.' Additionally, this age of epidemics and viral warfare incites dystopic visions of a future where the effective reproducers are micro-organisms, where humans have been replaced by a replicating other. We seek to explore not only the biological imperative of preserving a species, but also our search for origins, our search for ourselves, our desires, our sexual identities, our gods.

We invite perspectives that explore identity, bodies, boundaries, sexuality and futurity. We likewise invite reflections on whether the nature of our origins tells us anything about who and what we are; whether it lays the ground for understanding what we will become and how our future will unfold. What is the nature of our transition from birth through life to death? Is the end present in the beginning, and does this complicate our notions of evolutions and transitions as forward progress? What does it mean to be pregnant? To impregnate? What concerns are raised about a woman's body historically, culturally, politically, her ability to feed, grow and harbour new life, as well as her control over her own reproductive destiny? What about bodies that replicate without sex? Cloning? Hermaphroditic reproduction? What about non-human reproduction, about invasive species, about viral epidemics?

We encourage scholarly contributions from inter, multi and transdisciplinary perspectives, from practitioners working in all contexts, professionals, ngo's and those from the voluntary sector. We will entertain submissions drawn from literature, medicine, politics, social history, film, television, graphic novels and manga, from science to science fiction.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

-Historical medical discourses about reproduction
-The monstrosity of birth: monstrous births
-Birth in the dystopic narrative
-Freak(s) – of nature; of technology; accidents of birth
-Religious discourse of reproduction
-Gender and biomedicine
-Queering reproduction
-Technologies of and for the body
-Reproduction and ethical practice
-Managing reproductive bodies: law, health care and medical practice
-The "changing" body: rebirth and metamorphosis
-Invading and possessing bodies
-Eugenics, social biology and inter-racial generation
-Genetic engineering and "nightmare" reproductions
-Science fiction: inter-species reproduction: non-human reproduction
-Viral reproduction and pandemic

What to submit:
The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Presentations will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th January 2013. 300 word abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: BR1 Abstract Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs:

Brandy Scillace: bschillace@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: br1@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Probing the Boundaries programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s)

For further details of the conference, please visit:

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48255Special Issue on : "Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks" - (IJCNC - SI cfp)International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications (IJCNC)adhocsens@airccj.org1349871356journals_and_collections_of_essaysfull name / name of organization: International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications (IJCNC)contact email: adhocsens@airccj.org

Special Issue on : "Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks"
Guest Editors:

Annamalai A, Prairie View A & M University, USA
Chih-Lin Hu, National Central University, Taiwan

Theme and Scope

Ad hoc and Sensor Networks received a significant and sustained research interest in terms of designing and deploying large scale and high performance computational applications in real life. The purpose of this special issue is to publish high-quality papers on Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks in theoretical and practical aspects. This special issue aims to promote state-of-the-art research in the area of Ad Hoc computing, Sensor Networks.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Authors are solicited to contribute to this special Issue by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in the following areas, but are not limited to

Ad Hoc Computing

Ad Hoc Networks of Autonomous Intelligent Systems
Addressing and location management
Architectures, protocols, and algorithms
Data management issues
Distributed technology
Mobile ad hoc learning
Mobile and wireless ad hoc networks
Mobile agents for ad hoc networking
Network design and planning
Novel Architectures for Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
Performance Analysis and Simulation of Protocols
Power-aware and energy-efficient designs
Quality of service
Resource allocation
Security and privacy
Self-configuring and self-healing schemes
Services and applications
Wireless & Mobile network Security
Wireless sensor network

Sensor Networks

Architectures, protocols and algorithms
Compressive sensing
Cooperative spectrum sensing and wireless communications
Cross-layer design for scalable multimedia transmission
Data allocation and information
Deployments and implementations
Embedded, network-oriented operating systems
Energy optimization
Hardware aspects of sensor design
Location management and placement
MAC protocols for wireless sensor networks
Middleware and software tools
Modeling and Performance evaluation
Radio Issues with other wireless/mobile systems
Resource allocation, services, QoS and fault tolerance
Scalability of wireless sensor networks
Security and dependability issues
Sensor circuits and devices
Software, applications and programming
Under water sensors and systems
Visualization of sensor data
Work models

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this Issue. Manuscripts should be written in English and strictly follow the guideline of the journal IJCNC. The manuscripts should be submitted to one of the guest editors by November 06, 2012, through email adhocsens@airccj.org

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission : November 06, 2012
Acceptance notification : December 11, 2012
Final Manuscript Due : December 17, 2012

cfp categories: journals_and_collections_of_essays 48257CFP - IJORCS, (Volume 3, Issue 1) - December 2012International Journal of Research in Computer Science (IJORCS) info [at] ijorcs . org1349873986international_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysscience_and_culturefull name / name of organization: International Journal of Research in Computer Science (IJORCS)contact email:  info [at] ijorcs . org

eISSN: 2249 – 8265
ISSN: 2249 – 8257

Deadline: 1st December2012
Notification: 15th December 2012
Revision: 25th December 2012
Publication: 5th January 2013

It is our immense pleasure to invite you to submit your manuscripts for publication in International Journal of Research in Computer Sciences, a double blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the propagation and elucidation of scholarly research results.

IJORCS aims to disseminate quality research work and to enhance the ethics and morale of the research community. Besides providing a platform for the reinforcement of science, fast operative publication, IJORCS disseminates the published research work in major indexing databases all over the world which includes, Citeseer, Microsoft Academic Research, BASE, Q-Sensei, Google Scholar, DOAJ, Cabell's Directory and many more.
IJORCS is now associated with CrossRef (The Citation Linking Backbone) as a Member. A DOI Prefix: "10.7815" has been assigned by CrossRef and as a result your manuscript, if published in IJORCS would be assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number which would be unique in the world each article.

Welcoming the research scholars, scientists around the globe in the Open Access Dimension, IJORCS is now accepting manuscripts for its next issue (Volume 3, Issue 1). Authors are encouraged to contribute to the research community by submitting to IJORCS, articles that clarify new research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in field of computer science.

For list of IJORCS topics visit, Call for Papers (http://www.ijorcs.org/topics)

Authors are requested to submit their papers through the submission form available at: www.ijorcs.org/submit-paper or they can send it through email to: submission@ijorcs.org.
Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and publish your scientific manuscripts.

All paper submissions (http://www.ijorcs.org/submit-paper) are received and managed electronically by IJORCS Team. Detailed instructions about the submission procedure are available on IJORCS website (http://www.ijorcs.org/author-guidelines)

cfp categories: international_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysscience_and_culture 48258[UPDATE] CFP Alternative Modernisms - Deadline 31 OctoberEmma West, Cardiff Universitymodernisms@cardiff.ac.uk1349880750african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Emma West, Cardiff Universitycontact email: modernisms@cardiff.ac.uk

The Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory and English Literature, Cardiff University, present

Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Cardiff University, 16-18 May 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania)
Professor Griselda Pollock (Leeds University)
Professor Ástráður Eysteinsson (University of Iceland)

In recent years an increasing number of attempts have been made to widen the traditional modernist canon. Work on women, LGBT and black modernists, as well as marketplace, magazine and middlebrow studies, have expanded the canon, and yet such 'alternative' modernisms are often studied and discussed in isolation, leading to a splintering of the field. This fragmented approach to modernist studies is in danger of not reflecting – or taking into account – the wider cultural and public sphere which modernisms existed in and engaged with. Furthermore, many modernisms, in particular national and regional forms and movements in Europe, still remain largely uncharted.

This conference attempts to provide a common forum for the exchange of ideas and examples across fields, disciplines and nationalities. It will give scholars an opportunity to explore both underexplored modern(ist) forms, mediums, texts, writers and artists, and the relationships between them, working towards a more holistic conception of how 'alternative' modernisms operated.

Indeed, the conference will consider the extent to which all modernisms can be viewed as part of a network of alternatives – to tradition, realism, representation, mass culture or even to each other. As such, the conference hopes to reassess – and problematize – modernisms's approaches to the past, to modernity (or 'modernities'), to other modernisms, and their position within modern culture, exploring new theories and approaches for studying modernisms.
Considering that Welsh modernism in particular still resides on the margins of British modernism – geographically and intellectually – Cardiff is the perfect place for such a reassessment. The conference will also host the inaugural meeting of the Welsh Network of Modernist Studies, a new umbrella organisation which will organise and promote interdisciplinary events that foster links between modernist scholars in Wales.

Submissions are invited that engage with all aspects of the title. Papers might include (but are not limited to):
• Modernisms as alternatives to realism, representation, religion, tradition, linearity, mass culture, 'grand narratives' etc.
• Modernism/modern(ist) thought as an alternative way of seeing/theorising the world
• 'Alternative' modernisms – modernisms outside the modernist canon or mainstream, whether for reasons of race, ethnicity, nationality, language, gender, sexuality, class, geography, aesthetics, ideology, chronology etc.
• Middlebrow, 'intermodern' or popular forms as an alternative to High Modernism
• Alternative ideologies and aesthetics within the (retrospectively applied) field of modernism and the historical avant-garde – differences and contradictions in beliefs and approaches
• Alternative ways of living/lifestyles by modernist figures
• Alternative chronologies, definitions, canons or readings of modernism
• Movement of modernism from an alternative to its contemporary position in the academic, artistic and literary mainstream canon.

Submissions are encouraged on all modern(ist) forms and disciplines, including art, design, fashion, film, literature, drama, music, performance and architecture, as well as modern theory and philosophy. We especially welcome interdisciplinary approaches, ranging across literary studies, history, cultural history, art history, philosophy and critical theory as well as other disciplines in the humanities.

Proposals for papers (20 minutes) should include the paper title; the delegate's name, address and email; a summary of the proposed paper (300 words); and a short bio (100 words). Panel proposals (3 speakers) are also welcome; please send the above details for each speaker plus a short description of the panel as a whole.

Proposals should be sent to Emma West at modernisms@cardiff.ac.uk by 31 October 2012.

** UPDATE: We are pleased to announce four postgraduate bursaries for students studying outside the UK, funded by the School of English Literature, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University. Bursaries will be awarded to postgraduate research students who have had a paper accepted at the Alternative Modernisms conference and will include both a conference fee waiver and a contribution to travel. For details on how to apply, please contact modernisms@cardiff.ac.uk. **

For further information and enquiries, please visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/encap/modernisms.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48259Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy - Spring 2013 Volume 17, Issue 1 - Feature Editor: Marilyn PasquaAcademic Exchange Quarterly (ISSN 1096-1453)marilynpasqua@tiscali.it, academicexchange@yahoo.com1349882428general_announcementsjournals_and_collections_of_essaysfull name / name of organization: Academic Exchange Quarterly (ISSN 1096-1453)contact email: marilynpasqua@tiscali.it, academicexchange@yahoo.com

Call for Papers:
Academic Exchange Quarterly (ISSN 1096-1453)
Spring 2013 Volume 17, Issue 1
Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy

Feature Editor: Marilyn Pasqua
ESL Assistant and contract Professor
University of Calabria, Italy
E-mail: marilynpasqua@tiscali.it

Call For Papers
Call Deadline: 30-November-2012

Link: http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/12lang.htm

Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
Keyword: LANGUAGE-12

This issue aims to explore helpful cutting-edge knowledge on second language acquisition and pedagogy. The target language may be any second/foreign language, including English as a second language (ESL). Both quantitative and qualitative studies are welcome. More specific topics encompass, but are not limited to
1. input and interaction
2. teacher talk (the language of instruction that second/foreign language teachers use in the classroom)
3. interlanguage or learner language analysis (i.e., error, discourse, pragmatics, and conversation analyses)
4. learner variables (such as motivation, personality characteristics, age, aptitude, and learning styles)
5. study abroad
6. task or content based instruction (including immersion program)
7. language for specific purposes (LSP) (including science and technology)
8. form-focused instruction
9. teaching cultural understanding in a second/foreign language class
10. teaching listening, speaking, reading, and/or writing skills
11. teaching and acquiring pronunciation
12. teaching and acquiring vocabulary
13. genre and academic language teaching
14. methodologies and approaches to language teaching
15. learning strategies and/or styles
16. multiple intelligences
17. learner autonomy.
The edition intends to bring together new findings and insights about second language acquisition and, hence, contribute to the enhanced efficacy of second/foreign language learning and teaching.

Who May Submit:
Submissions are welcome from teachers, researchers, administrators, and teacher educators at all levels. Please identify your submission with keyword: LANGUAGE-12

Submission deadline:
any time until the end of November 2012; see details for other deadline options like early, regular, and short.

Submission Procedure:
By E-mail: Send attachment, MS-Word-doc-file type, to academicexchange@yahoo.com
Conventional (Paper) Submission: Send by postal mail one paper copy plus a copy on a 3.5 inch floppy disk to: Academic Exchange Quarterly, P.O. Box 131 Stuyvesant Falls, NY 12174 USA
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cfp categories: general_announcementsjournals_and_collections_of_essays 48260Psalm Culture and the Politics of TranslationRuth Ahnert (Queen Mary, University of London), Tamara Atkin (QMUL), Francis Leneghan (Oxford)psamculture@gmail.com1349884130bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalreligionrenaissancefull name / name of organization: Ruth Ahnert (Queen Mary, University of London), Tamara Atkin (QMUL), Francis Leneghan (Oxford)contact email: psamculture@gmail.com

15 – 17 July 2013
Charterhouse Square, Queen Mary, University of London

We invite paper and session proposals for an
interdisciplinary conference on English responses to
the Psalms, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Civil
War. Keynote addresses to be given by Daniel
Anlezark (Sydney), Brian Cummings (Sussex), Vincent
Gillespie (Oxford), Hannibal Hamlin (Ohio State),
James Simpson (Harvard) and Eric Stanley (Oxford).
The Psalms have been at the centre of English
religious life, language and identity since the
Augustinian mission. This conference aims to bring
together scholars working in different periods and
disciplines to open up new avenues of discussion and
debate. We are interested in all aspects of the English
Psalm tradition, from the conversion to the Civil War,
and possible areas of exploration might include:
• The authority of the vernacular, and the controversy
of translation
• Specific contexts for translation (monastic
production, translations by prisoners, etc.)
• Psalms as political commentary
• Musical settings of Psalms, on the page and in
• Psalm books as physical objects and works of art
• Iconography
• Ecclesiastical and private devotion
• Psalms and the formation of an English literary
• Literary borrowings and intertextuality
• Reading, annotating and glossing
• Comparative analysis of individual Psalms across
languages and periods
• The Psalms as a site of inter-cultural dialogue
(between faiths, between countries)

We welcome proposals for papers (no more
than 20 minutes) and panels (of 3 papers)
from both established scholars and graduate
students. It is envisaged that selected papers
will be considered for publication in an edited,
peer-reviewed collection.

Proposal forms can be downloaded via the conference website: psalmculture.com

Please submit all proposal forms and
correspondence to psalmculture@gmail.com.
Deadline for proposals: 1 December 2012

cfp categories: bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalreligionrenaissance 48261CFP (ALA 2013): Melville's Bibles Beyond Moby-DickZach Hutchins / Herman Melville Societyhutchinz@byu.edu1349884456americanethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryreligionscience_and_culturefull name / name of organization: Zach Hutchins / Herman Melville Societycontact email: hutchinz@byu.edu

With Melville's Bibles (2008), Ilana Pardes rebooted the study of Herman Melville's relationship to religion and the Bible, placing Moby-Dick in the context of contemporary exegetical practices. Her pivotal work situates Melville's most famous novel among "an impressive array of interpretive discourses—from literary renditions of biblical texts to traditional commentaries (among them, Calvin's commentaries and rabbinic lore), Gnostic mythos, popular sermons, political speeches, comparative accounts of religions and mythologies, and biblical encyclopedias" (2). A recent surge of scholarly interest in Clarel—Melville's primary statement on matters of faith and spirituality—foregrounds the need to extend this work of religious contextualization beyond Moby-Dick, and this panel seeks papers that reconsider Melville's engagement with religion in his short fiction, poems, lectures, or other novels. Essays might address questions such as: Do Melville's religious views evolve over time and in response to the emergence of new exegetical tools or texts? How does Melville represent non-Christian religions? What role does genre play in the battle between Darwin's "prosing Science" and Rama's unearthly "verse"?

Papers responding to these or other, related questions are solicited for one of two panels sponsored by the Herman Melville Society at the 2013 meeting of the American Literature Association (May 23-26) in Boston. Please send proposals of up to 300 words and a CV or brief biography to Zach Hutchins (hutchinz@byu.edu) by January 3, 2013.

cfp categories: americanethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryreligionscience_and_culture 48262Panel/Roundtable on Teaching Latina/o Literature, 10/25/12 (for Haciendo Caminos conference, NYC, March 7-9, 2013)Jane Hseu, Assistant Professor of English, Dominican University (River Forest, IL)jhseu@dom.edu1349886424americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarypostcolonialfull name / name of organization: Jane Hseu, Assistant Professor of English, Dominican University (River Forest, IL)contact email: jhseu@dom.edu

Seeking participants for a panel/roundtable on teaching Latina/o literature for the 1st Biennial U.S. Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference: Haciendo Caminos: Mapping the Futures of U.S. Latina/o Literatures at John Jay College of Criminal Justice,City University of New York, March 7-9, 2013 (http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/45902). All aspects of teaching Latina/o literature are encouraged. Other panelists will be presenting on teaching race and space in Latina/o performance poetry and teaching the ethno-racial experience of Latina/os to a predominantly white, privileged audience.

Please email a one paragraph description of your topic in relation to teaching Latina/o literature to Jane Hseu at jhseu@dom.edu by Oct. 25, 2012.

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarypostcolonial 48263[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires AreaPopular Culture Associationdrktkorolevans@yahoo.com1349887813african-americanamericaneighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitymedievalpopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Popular Culture Associationcontact email: drktkorolevans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2013 PCA/ACA conference in Washington, D.C. on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Washington, D.C., any papers relating to festivals and faires in the District are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

1. Burning Man;
2. Contemporary American Renaissance Festivals & Faires, including performative panels;
3. Festivals & Faires from outside the United States;
4. Theatre festivals, Shakespeare festivals, and music festivals;
5. Theorizing the festival framework through such scholars as Victor Turner and Mikhail Bakhtin;
6. Festival atmosphere and environment in non-traditional settings, i.e. conferences, work, school.

In addition to these scholarly presentations, the Festivals and Faires Area proposes the First Annual 10-Minute Play Festival at PCA. Submissions of new works for staged reading and/or performance are highly encouraged.

Inquiries about possible papers or proposals for sessions are also welcomed and encouraged.

If your paper or play is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter, registration information, the information you'll need to join the PCA/ACA, and the room reservation information.

Submit a 250-word abstract to the PCA Database by 30 November 2012.

cfp categories: african-americanamericaneighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitymedievalpopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48264Rollins Documentary Film ContestPopular Cultural Association/American Culture Associationdennis_cutchins@byu.edu1349891257african-americanamericanecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementspopular_culturereligionscience_and_culturetheatretwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Popular Cultural Association/American Culture Associationcontact email: dennis_cutchins@byu.edu

Announcing the 2013 Rollins Documentary Film Contest for the Popular and American Culture Associations. The contest is open to both students and professionals and films that treat all aspects of popular culture will be considered.

The entry form for the contest may be found at http://pcaaca.org/literary-and-film-awards/

cfp categories: african-americanamericanecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementspopular_culturereligionscience_and_culturetheatretwentieth_century_and_beyond 48265Adaptation (film, literature, and new media)Popular Culture Association/American Culture Associationdennis_cutchins@byu.edu1349891630african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturefilm_and_televisiongeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalpopular_culturetheatrefull name / name of organization: Popular Culture Association/American Culture Associationcontact email: dennis_cutchins@byu.edu

Adapting Culture

Proposal Deadline Nov 30, 3012

As usual, papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered. If you're interested in novel to film adaptations, short story to television adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to blog adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of then kindly submit them!

This year we are particularly interested in "cultural adaptations." But you may want to imagine "culture" as a fairly broad category. Bakhtin argues that any time an author includes a distinct voice in a work of art then aspects of culture cannot help but follow. When Sally Hays tells Holden Caulfield that "There'll be oodles of marvelous places to go," readers almost instantly know something about her as a person and as member of a particular class. In other words, her culture begins to show. How have adaptors dealt with these cultural aspects of particular works, particularly as those works have been adapted for different audiences, time periods, and countries?

As always, we consider "adaptation" a way of looking at texts more than a particular brand of texts. Thus we welcome papers on video game adaptations, new media adaptations, literature to literature adaptations, and radio adaptations along with film adaptations. Papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered.

ALL PROPOSALS AND ABSTRACTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE PCA DATABASE http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-....

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturefilm_and_televisiongeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalpopular_culturetheatre 48266EREID 2013 - Sustainability Research in the Social and Human Sciences : Why ? How ? For whom ?UBO / Quimper Institute of Technologyisabelle.dangeard@univ-brest.fr1349898099interdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesfull name / name of organization: UBO / Quimper Institute of Technologycontact email: isabelle.dangeard@univ-brest.fr

Researchers in the Social and Human Sciences (SHS) investigating the sustainability of our modes of collective organization are faced with fundamental questions. Dialogue between the various disciplines within the SHS is unavoidable, as is exchange with researchers in the life sciences. Even if there currently exists a general consensus on the reality of a multidimensional ecological crisis (radical climate change, depletion of resources, loss of biodiversity…), the positioning of the social sciences researcher is more controversial. The aim of this conference is to give researchers in all areas of SHS (management sciences, economics, sociology, the philosophy of science, political science, law, psychology…) the opportunity to dialogue on these questions: what position should they adopt on the issue of sustainability? What is their role and what mission should they assign themselves?

Conference website : http://ereid2013.sciencesconf.org/?lang=en

cfp categories: interdisciplinaryinternational_conferences 48267Mapping Animality II: Considerations of Animal and Human Space (ACLA Annual Meeting, Toronto, April 4-7 2013)Sundhya Walther/Sarah Henderson, University of Torontosundhya.walther@utoronto.ca1349900926cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturepostcolonialscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Sundhya Walther/Sarah Henderson, University of Torontocontact email: sundhya.walther@utoronto.ca

For full information: http://www.acla.org/acla2013/mapping-animality-ii-considerations-of-anim...

Across disciplinary, geographical, and linguistic boundaries, scholars have united to ask: where is the animal? From the animal's place in philosophical discourse, to its position as one of literature's key metaphorical concepts, to the troubling presence of animal bodies in contemporary art, the animal's centrality to centuries of human discourse is undeniable. At the same time, the dwindling space that animal bodies occupy in the world is increasingly under human surveillance and control. At this juncture of science and the humanities, of visual and literary arts, of wildness and enclosure, of flesh and machine, is it ever possible to locate the animal?

This panel will operate in conjunction with Mapping Animals I, which is more broadly interested in the politics of cultural representations of animality. While we share these interests, we wish to orient them more particularly around questions of space. This panel invites papers that consider the physical, ontological, or ethical location of the animal from a diversity of perspectives.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Tracking devices that create animal maps
'Crittercams' and the documentation of animal perspectives of space
The location of animality in the body
Reservation of land for wildlife
Animals in human space (strays, feral animals, urban wildlife, companion animals
Practices of enclosure (zoos, circuses, laboratories, factory farms)
The animal within the human
The location of the animal in philosophy, literature, or visual art
The position of the animal vis à vis the human

SEMINAR KEYWORDS: animal; space; ecology; technology; surveillance; posthumanism; conservation; food; speciesism; ethics; representation; mapping; enclosure

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturepostcolonialscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48268CFP---Beyond Tattoos & Scars: Breaking the Stereotypes of Tattoos within Latino Representations on StageSubmitting Panel for the 37th Comparative Drama Conference; Text & Presentation in Baltimoredsicre@bmcc.cuny.edu1349901911cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitytheatrefull name / name of organization: Submitting Panel for the 37th Comparative Drama Conference; Text & Presentation in Baltimorecontact email: dsicre@bmcc.cuny.edu

CFP; For the 37th Comparative Drama Conference; Text & Presentation (April 4-6, 2013 in Baltimore)

We invite proposals of individual papers to submit for a panel at the conference.

Our working title is : Beyond Tattoos & Scars: Breaking the Stereotypes of Tattoos within Latino Representations on Stage

We would like to organize a session panel that would look at breaking Latino stereotypes found on stage in relevance to tattoos and scars.

We would like to do a call for papers from scholars or artists who would be interested in participating and presenting a paper.

Please send your a 250 word abstract with paper title, author's name, institutional affiliation, and status by Nov 1 to:
Daphnie Sicre

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitytheatre 48269CFP Archiving ActivismSpecial Edition of Archival Sciencebenjamin.alexander@qc.cuny.edu1349906146african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturescience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Special Edition of Archival Sciencecontact email: benjamin.alexander@qc.cuny.edu

Special Edition, Archival Science: Archiving Activism
Editors: Ben Alexander and Andrew Flinn

The proposed Special Edition will explore the myriad connections between contemporary archival practice and activism. This is a topic which although not new is one of rising contemporary significance as archive materials, the institutions which hold them and the many archivists which look after them are increasingly recognized and actively recruited in the cause of political and social justice. This comes at a time when notions of a more active, collaborative and participatory archival practice is gaining currency in the professional archival world.

Article topics may include but are not limited to:

the ways in which mainstream archives and archivists work to preserve activist struggles of the past (including for instance the civil rights movement in the American South, struggles for equality and against discrimination, radical political movements of the left and right as well as across divided and antagonistic communities);

how the establishment of archives and the use of history is considered by some activists (including community, feminist, queer, social movement, anti- discrimination and civil rights activists) to be a core component of their political activities either in independently‐controlled and autonomous archives or in partnership with mainstream memory‐sites in universities and elsewhere;

and finally global moves to ensure preservation and use of the documentation of social and political atrocities (including genocide, human rights abuses and repressive regimes) in Truth and Reconciliation, criminal tribunals and other social justice processes has increasingly involved archivists as key active participants in on-going struggles for Human Rights and Justice.

Please send paper proposals to either Ben Alexander (Benjamin.Alexander@qc.cuny.edu) to Andrew Flinn (a.flinn@ucl.ac.uk).

Proposals of no more than 250 words are due no later than November 15. Select authors will be notified by December 15 and invited to submit a full-length manuscript to Springer / Archival Science. A final list of authors will be confirmed February 1, 2013 and final full-length manuscripts due June 1, 2013.

About the Editors:

Ben Alexander is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at Queens College, The City University of New York where he also serves as Director of Archival Studies. In addition to his full-time faculty appointment Alexander also serves as the Head of Special Collections and Archives for the Queens College Libraries.

Andrew Flinn is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Archives and Records Management (ARM) (including the recently (2102) merged Records and Archive Management (International) (RAMI) MA) program in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL). In 2011 he was the Allen Smith Visiting Scholar in the Graduate School of Library and Information and Information Studies at Simmons College, Boston, MA.

cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturescience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 48270CFP: At the Edge: New Americanist PedagogyAt the Edge: New Americanist Pedagogyattheedge.umb@gmail.com 1349911164african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: At the Edge: New Americanist Pedagogycontact email: attheedge.umb@gmail.com

We seek submissions for a new digital project that focuses on innovative teaching in American literary and cultural studies. An open-access site, At the Edge aims to highlight emergent approaches in the field and offer possibilities for shaping class meetings and course plans around those approaches.

We hope At the Edge will offer scholars and teachers a lively forum for reflecting on our teaching practices, exchanging ideas about how we make our discipline come alive for our students, and presenting exciting new finds from the digital archives, and in the process, opening our classrooms to a broad audience of fellow teacher/scholars in the field.

Please consider submitting in one of the following categories:

*Annotated Syllabi. If you have an innovative/interdisciplinary/experimental syllabus, consider sharing it with other scholars and teachers, along with reflections about its organizational logic and other issues.

*Short essays (3000 words or less) that reflect on using new methodologies in the classroom, collaborative or off-site uses of class time, the challenges of approaching familiar texts in unexpected ways, or experiences with introducing new or unconventional texts. How does your teaching reflect recent changes in the fields of American literary and/or cultural studies?

*Experimental assignments and/or teaching exercises. We hope At the Edge will provide a venue for teacher/scholars to talk about what we actually do in the classroom. Submissions in nontraditional formats, such as audio or visual clips, that take advantage of the digital platform, are particularly welcome.

Please contact attheedge.umb@gmail.com with questions or to submit content.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48271[UPDATE] Pastoral for the 21st Century (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)T.J. Welch, Florida State Universitytjwelch@fsu.edu1349917984african-americanamericanecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryfilm_and_televisionmodernist studiespoetrypostcolonialrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: T.J. Welch, Florida State Universitycontact email: tjwelch@fsu.edu

Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference May 28th-June 1 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

This panel will explore the pastoral mode as a viable form of eco-critique for the 21st century. Proposals from all disciplines and perspectives are welcome. Works analyzed may be from any time period and any genre.

Subjects and methods may include, but aren't limited to:

--the conference theme: "Migrations, Energies, and Limits" See: http://asle.ku.edu/
--urban/rural divides: "The Country and the City"
--pastoral elegy and apocalyptic environmentalism
--living in a "risk society"
--experimental eco-poetics
--pastoral desire and environmental/social exploitation
--anti-pastoral: is pastoral dead?
--matter and materiality
--Stacy Alaimo & "trans-corporeality"
--Donna Haraway & "companion species"
--chimeras and cyborgs
--postcolonial ecocriticism
--critiques, revisions, or explorations of Terry Gifford's "post-pastoral"

Please send abstracts and a brief CV or bio to T.J. Welch by November 1, 2012.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryfilm_and_televisionmodernist studiespoetrypostcolonialrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48272Across the Shadow Lines: Diasporas in the Age of Transnationalism (ACLA, Toronto, 4/4-4/7/13; deadline, 11/1/12)Sheshalatha Reddy (Howard University); Parama Sarkar (University of Toledo)Please submit proposals for this seminar through the ACLA website: http://acla.org/submit/index.php.1349957608cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Sheshalatha Reddy (Howard University); Parama Sarkar (University of Toledo)contact email: Please submit proposals for this seminar through the ACLA website: http://acla.org/submit/index.php.

As the movement of peoples across state borders, diasporas are both literal and imaginative insofar as they entail the concomitant crossing of cultural forms. Diasporas forge and decimate local communities, call into question the boundaries of the nation-state, and reconfigure international relations. Ideally, they can result in the creation of new modes of social relations by producing opportunities for education and work and also encouraging the cross-fertilization of peoples, ideas, and arts. Yet migration has historically often been the result of forced labor, persecution, war, environmental degradation, decolonization and neo-imperialism, and the unrelenting spread of global capital. In response, the modern nation-state, obsessed with securing its borders against external threats, polices boundaries through a proliferation of documentation (passports, visas, identity cards, birth certificates).

Against the backdrop of this tumultuous history, this seminar is particularly interested in exploring all incarnations of the contemporary migrant: exile, expatriate, alien, refugee, and undocumented worker. We are interested in how diasporic communities have been imagined and represented in literature or visual arts during the last century. Possible topics may include the following: How do diasporic communities re-configure national boundaries? How do networks of global capital, trans-nationalism, and cosmopolitanism put pressure upon, undermine, and/or complicate the creation of diasporic communities? In what ways are diasporas inclusionary or exclusionary and how do those within the diaspora negotiate integration, assimilation, and/or multiculturalism? How can we read the "feminization" of contemporary diasporas? And how do migrants deal with complicated ideas of home and belonging while crossing state lines?

Please direct any questions to Sheshalatha Reddy sheshalatha.reddy@Howard.edu and Parama Sarkar parama.sarkar@utoledo.edu.

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48273[UPDATE] disClosure Journal: Security disClosure: A Journal of Social Theorydisclosurejournal@gmail.com1349958686african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: disClosure: A Journal of Social Theorycontact email: disclosurejournal@gmail.com

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory • Issue 22: Security

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 16th, 2012

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SECURITY as it is understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:

* Occupy/Resistance
* Violence/Terror
* Regimes/Governance
* Scale
* Technology
* Networks
* Livelihood/Home
* Geopolitics/Sovereignty
* Empire
* Boundaries
* Citizenship and Migration
* Commonwealth
* Cosmopolitanism
* Economy/Finance
* War and Trauma
* Nationhood, Subjectivity,and Personhood
* Public(s)
* Surveillance

disClosure is a blind refereed journal produced in conjunction with the Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky. We welcome submissions from all theoretical perspectives and genres (scholarly articles, interviews, reviews, short fiction, poetry, artwork) and from authors and artists (academically affiliated or not) concerned with social theory.


Scholarly Articles, Essays, Poetry, and Fiction: Please submit electronically in Word format to disclosurejournal@gmail.com. Submissions should be double-spaced with no more than 10,000 words. Manuscripts, notes, and bibliographies should follow Chicago format, where applicable.

Book Reviews: Please submit electronically in Word format to disclosurejournal@gmail.com. These should be approximately 1,000 words and should review works published no earlier than 2009.

Art and other graphic materials: Artists should submit digital or camera-ready material. Electronic submissions should be accompanied by a hard copy. Art cannot be returned, so do not send originals. Do not submit material that has been half-toned for publication (e.g., pictures in books or catalogues). All art will be published in B&W, so please submit accordingly.

**Authors are responsible for securing copyright and fair-use notices and must submit them prior to disClosure publication. All material accepted by disclosure for publication becomes property of the journal. disClosure is not responsible for loss or damage resulting from submission.

Inquiries and Submissions:

Richard Parmer and Tom Loder

Art and Other Graphic Materials:
C/O Richard Parmer
1613 Patterson Office Tower
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0027

The Committee on Social Theory at The University of Kentucky:

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48274Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, Lincoln, UK, 15-17 June 2013University of Lincoln, UKdmeyerdinkgrafe@lincoln.ac.uk1349960496film_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespoetryreligionromantictheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: University of Lincoln, UKcontact email: dmeyerdinkgrafe@lincoln.ac.uk

The Lincoln School of Performing Arts, University of Lincoln, UK, is pleased to host the Fifth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts. The conference will be held in Lincoln, UK, from Saturday 15 June to Monday 17 June 2013. Abstracts (up to 1 page) are invited for papers relating any aspect of consciousness (as defined in a range of disciplines involved with consciousness studies) to any aspect of theatre, performance, literature, music, fine arts, media arts and any sub-genre of those. We also welcome creative work! Please send the abstract to Professor Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, dmeyerdinkgrafe@lincoln.ac.uk Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 1 April 2013. See http://blackboard.lincoln.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/users/dmeyerdinkgrafe/confere...

cfp categories: film_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespoetryreligionromantictheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48275Counterfeit Realities (ACLA--University of Toronto)American Comparative Literature Associationburd0083@umn.edu1349964651americaneighteenth_centuryfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: American Comparative Literature Associationcontact email: burd0083@umn.edu

Organization: American Comparative Literature Association (http://www.acla.org/acla2013/propose-a-paper-or-seminar/); please be sure to mark your submission for this particular seminar: Counterfeit Realities
Location: University of Toronto
Proposal due date: November 1st
Conference date: April 4-7
Seminar Organizers: Wesley Burdine (University of Minnesota), Andrew Marzoni (University of Minnesota)

Well, everyone knows Custer died at Little Bighorn. What this seminar presupposes is…maybe he didn't. We will examine the ways in which experience and representation have been historically opposed to each other, leading the latter to be deemed as a merely counterfeit or artificial version of the former. Our goal is to consider the different ways that "realism" has come to dictate conceptions of reality, and further, the ways in which media, genres, and theoretical traditions have come to challenge reality as a concept.

The questions we might consider along the way include: If, as thinkers as diverse as Kant, Baudrillard, and Philip K. Dick have posited, the self is ultimately unknowable, how are we, as humans, to locate or define any single reality in which we exist? This, of course, leads scholars of posthumanism and speculative realism to beg the question: is human reality the only reality? Do avant-garde movements such as surrealism or more popular genres such as science fiction, which offer various "hyperrealities," simply provide counterfeits of reality, or rather, come to augment prescribed definitions of reality? Is it possible to maintain stable boundaries between fiction and nonfiction—in terms of the documentary film or literary journalism, perhaps—or do these boundaries inevitably collapse? What is authenticity? How does the counterfeit aid and/or problematize theorizations of an authentic self, or an authentic reality?

We invite participants to reflect on these, and similar questions, as they may arise in considerations of literature, cinema, visual art, and theory.

PROPOSALS may be sent via the ACLA's website here: http://acla.org/submit/index.php

Note: The ACLA works in a seminar format, meaning that this seminar will run over three days, so as to facilitate more conversation between participants.

SEMINAR KEYWORDS: realism, surrealism, reality, hyperreality, media, counterfeit, authenticity, artificiality

cfp categories: americaneighteenth_centuryfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48276@Harvard U. - Cultural Materials / Material Culture: Abstracts due Nov. 23rd 2012CHIASMI Graduate Student Conference in the Italian Studies, a Harvard and Brown Collaborationchiasmi@fas.harvard.edu1349971547childrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromantictheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: CHIASMI Graduate Student Conference in the Italian Studies, a Harvard and Brown Collaborationcontact email: chiasmi@fas.harvard.edu


FOR A QUICK SYNTHESIS OF OUR CONFERENCE VISION, see our CfP poster at http://chiasmiconference.com/?page_id=25


With this edition of Chiasmi we aim to de-provincialize the Italian Grad Student conference by taking it out of Italian departments (metaphorically, but not only).

We do not want to talk of interdisciplinarity in the abstract: we prefer to activate our tactile sensors & deal / communicate with fellow grads from diverse research environments;

We ask participants to engage in different presentational modes that go beyond the reading of a paper ex cathedra (a short documentary, prezi presentation, word cloud, show & tell, audience participation, sound clips, music, etc.);

we are gluttons for multi-medial, interactive, thought-provoking formats.

Call for Papers!

On behalf of the graduate students of the Italian Section of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University and the Department of Italian Studies at Brown University, We are pleased to announce the sixth joint Graduate Student Conference for Italian Studies, to be held on Friday March 8th and Saturday March 9th, 2012 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The conference is aimed at exploring the role of materiality in Italian culture. We welcome submissions from any related fields of research (literary studies, Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, etc.), in order to establish
an interdisciplinary dialogue among the panelists. Our approach to the material culture/cultural materials Chiasmi will particularly highlight three major subsets for investigation: the presence of objects and their semiotic role within cultural systems of signs; the role of materiality in the production of cultural items and its influence on
their creation; the commodification and objectification of culture. With our focus on materiality, we also want to elicit papers that make use of diversified presentational resources (digital, multimedial, visual, etc.), in order to create a more culturally relevant, interactive, and thought-provoking space for sharing and learning.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Objects in literature and the arts
Corpus, corporeal, ethereal
Manuscripts, print and the new media
Cultural property
Paraliterature and letteratura di consumo
Urban environments and architecture
Photography and film
Digital vs. analogical
Commodification of literature
Pedagogy: teaching with things
The body as object

Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes (approximately 8-10 pages, double-spaced). Papers and presentations may be in Italian or English. We strongly recommend that participants use the language in which they feel more confident and make an explicit reference to the pertinence of their paper to the topic of the conference.

Please send an anonymous abstract (no longer than 300 words) and a cover sheet with the title of your paper, your name, affiliation, contact information, one sentence presentation proposal (documentary, film clips, prezi presentation, word cloud, artifacts to pass, music) and technical equipment needed as a Word file attachment to chiasmi@fas.harvard.edu.

Abstracts must be received no later than November 23rd, 2012.

cfp categories: childrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromantictheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48277The Crime Comics of Frank Miller (12/10/12; PCA/ACA 3/27/13-3/30/13)Terrence Wandtke / Popular Culture Associationtwandtke@judsonu.edu1349974039americanmodernist studiespopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Terrence Wandtke / Popular Culture Associationcontact email: twandtke@judsonu.edu

Panel Title: "The Crime Comics of Frank Miller"

Deadline for submissions: December 10, 2012

Often cited as a creator responsible for bringing a gritty aesthetic to superhero comics, Frank Miller is also a creator responsible for bringing crime comics back to the forefront of the comics industry. With Sin City (and others), Miller reinstated many conventional (and politically incorrect) aspects of the crime genre while pushing the artistic boundaries of comics at the same time.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
--Miller's implementation of the tropes of pulp fiction, film noir, and classic crime comics into his narrative and visual style
--Miller's synthesis of the superhero and crime genres in Daredevil and Batman, science fiction and crime genres in Hard Boiled and Martha Washington
--Miller's vigilante hero as a social critique
--Miller's masculine aesthetics in its narrative and visual representations, his depiction (and sometimes objectification) of powerful, sexual women
--Miller's development throughout his career in terms of his scripting, illustration, aesthetic philosophy, and political activism

Please submit a 300-word proposal to Terrence Wandtke at twandtke@judsonu.edu. You may include the proposal within the body of the e-mail or attach as a Word document. Your e-mail must be received by December 10, 2012. Please include your affiliation, contact information, and a short bio.

Dr. Terrence Wandtke
Literature and Media
Judson University

cfp categories: americanmodernist studiespopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 48278The Crime Comics of Ed Brubaker (12/10/12; PCA/ACA 3/27/13-3/30/13)Terrence Wandtke / Popular Culture Associationtwandtke@judsonu.edu1349974149americanmodernist studiespopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Terrence Wandtke / Popular Culture Associationcontact email: twandtke@judsonu.edu

Panel Title: "The Crime Comics of Ed Brubaker"

Deadline for submissions: December 10, 2012

Perhaps most famous as the man who killed Captain America, Ed Brubaker has blended superhero and crime comics conventions in works like Catwoman, Gotham Central, Sleeper, and Daredevil. More recently, he has won popular and critical acclaim for his modern (and sometimes postmodern) crime series, Criminal.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
--Brubaker's work with independent and mainstream publishers, creator ownership of Criminal (published by Marvel)
--Brubaker's traditional presentation and revision of crime fiction tropes in Criminal (as well as in superhero works like Gotham Central and Daredevil)
--Brubaker's collaboration with different artists, synthesizing his narrative with their illustration to develop a visual style that evokes noir
--Brubaker's stories that mix fantasy and reality, experiments with narrative and form that allude to other frames of reference (such as the Archie Comics style in Criminal: The Last of the Innocent)

Please submit a 300-word proposal to Terrence Wandtke at twandtke@judsonu.edu. You may include the proposal within the body of the e-mail or attach as a Word document. Your e-mail must be received by December 10, 2012. Please include your affiliation, contact information, and a short bio.

Dr. Terrence Wandtke
Literature and Media
Judson University

cfp categories: americanmodernist studiespopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 48279The Bahamas at 40: Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the FutureThe College of The Bahamassoscience@cob.edu.bs1349975062cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: The College of The Bahamascontact email: soscience@cob.edu.bs

The Bahamas at 40: Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the Future
Nassau, The Bahamas
June 12th-14th, 2013
The College of The Bahamas, School of Social Sciences, is pleased to announce a conference in recognition of the fortieth anniversary of Bahamian independence. The aim of the conference is to examine the context and construction of the Bahamian nation; investigate the challenges emerging in the post-independence period; discuss contemporary social, cultural, economic and political issues that have emerged since 1973; and explore future prospects for nation building and development.
Abstracts are now being accepted. Deadline for submission is 1st January, 2013.
Length of Abstract: 250 words
Abstracts must contain the following:
• Author(s) name(s)
• Institutional affiliation
• Title of abstract
• Body of abstract
• Email address
Submissions are sought from all scholars including postgraduate students. The submissions may take the form of:
• Papers/panels
• Roundtable discussions
• Poster presentations
The Conference topics are designed to inspire invitations of submissions that approach these topics from a variety of perspectives and methodologies that extend across different academic disciplines. The conference themes are as follows:
• Bahamian Economy
• Bahamian Family
• Citizenship, Rights and Identity
• Crime and Deviance: Problems and Solutions
• Cultural Expressions
• Education: Reflections, Challenges and Innovations
• Health, Health Care and Well-being
• Media and Communication in the Information Age
• Migrations
• Myths and Stereotypes
• Orality in the Bahamian Context
• Psychology of the Bahamian Experience
• Role of Religion
• Small Island Sustainability: Energy, the
Environment, Tourism and Urbanism
• Sovereignty and Independence
• The Bahamian Experience in a Regional Context

Abstract Submission
Submit your proposal/abstract electronically via email attachment to Mr. Stephen Aranha, sbaranha@bahamashistoricalsociety.com, and Dr. Christopher Curry, ccurry@cob.edu.bs.
Note: When submitting your abstract, indicate whether you are submitting an individual presentation, as part of a proposed panel, roundtable or poster presentation.
Notification of Acceptance
Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged by the Review Committee. If you do not receive notice of abstract receipt, you should email within a week to confirm receipt.
Registration Fees
Early Registration on or before April 5th, 2012, $250.000
Regular Registration beginning April 6th, 2012, $300.00
Day rate: $125.00
Student Registration: $125.00
Contact Information
Feel free to contact the Committee if there are any questions at the address below:
School of Social Sciences
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Telephone: 1 (242) 397-2606/7
Email: soscience@cob.edu.bs
For updates please visit our website at: www.cob.edu.bs

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48280CFP-The Sixties--PCA/ACA National Conference-Nov. 30 DeadlineDeborah Carmichael, Area Chaircarmic28@msu.edu1349975102african-americanamericanethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarypopular_culturereligiontheatrefull name / name of organization: Deborah Carmichael, Area Chaircontact email: carmic28@msu.edu

CFP: The Sixties: The culture, the movements, and the Summer of Love

The PCA/ACA National Conference will be held March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.

Deadline for proposal submissions is November 30, 2012.

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the decade. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

•1969, or other significant dates, places, or events, e.g. Days of Rage, etc.
•Religion, Spirituality, The Jesus Movement
•Sex, drugs, and rock n roll
•Communal living
•Different understandings of the "hippie movement" chronology
•Countercultural movements such as Hippies, SDS, Black Panther Party, and the White Panther Party
•Analysis of influential books and films (Kerouac, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Doors of Perception, The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, etc.)
•Politics, race and gender: Then and Now
•Music and fashion as cultural expression and consumer culture
•Media reaction and representation

Deadline for submission of a 100-250-word abstract is November 30, 2012.

Inquiries about possible papers or proposals for round table sessions or full panels are also welcomed and encouraged.

If your paper is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter, and information on registration, PCA/ACA membership, hotel accommodations, etc.


Send queries to:
Deborah Carmichael
Michigan State University
Lisa Williams
Michigan State University

cfp categories: african-americanamericanethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarypopular_culturereligiontheatre 48281The University of St. Francis 23rd Annual English Language and Literature ConferenceUniversity of St. Francis English Departmentell@stfrancis.edu1349978458african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromantictheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: University of St. Francis English Departmentcontact email: ell@stfrancis.edu

The University of St. Francis is currently seeking paper submissions for its 23rd annual English Language and Literature Conference. Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit work for inclusion in conference presentations.

The conference will take place on campus in Joliet, Illinois on March 23rd, 2012. Susanna Childress, an award winning poet, and Alicia, a short story writer and novelist whose book Towelhead was turned into a major motion picture by director Alan Ball, will be key note speakers at the conference.

That night of the conference the student thespians at the University of St. Francis will perform the spring musical.

ELL at the University of St. Francis is a wonderful opportunity for students to build their resume, share their work, meet students with similar interests, and enjoy a rich literary and cultural education.

Email papers to ell@stfrancis.edu

Deadline: December 15, 2012

cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromantictheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48282Expanding Cinema: Spatial Dimensions of Film Exhibition, Aesthetics, and Theory (February 15-16, 2013)Department of Film Studies, Yale Universityexpandingcinema@gmail.com1349984780film_and_televisiontwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Department of Film Studies, Yale Universitycontact email: expandingcinema@gmail.com

A Conference at Yale University
New Haven, CT
Conference dates: February 15-16, 2013
(Proposals due December 10, 2012)

Keynote speaker: Giuliana Bruno (Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University)

Closing remarks by Francesco Casetti (Professor of Film Studies, Yale University)

This conference will take a fresh look at cinema's expansion beyond its traditional theatrical setting and classical style. Since the 1980s, technological developments and changes in the economics of film distribution have eroded classical models of film spectatorship, and in recent decades this trend has only picked up speed. Contemporary viewers encounter cinema across a variegated landscape; they are exposed to moving images in taxis, on portable devices, in art galleries, and as part of large-scale public artworks.

Our moving image culture has broken significantly with the 'classical' mode that most scholars agree dominated motion picture production between the 1920s and 1970s. Yet at the same time, alternative and experimental filmmaking and exhibition practices have kept 'non-classical' spectatorship in constant play. Throughout the 20th century, a diverse array of filmmakers, artists, and exhibition venues have experimented with 'expanded' notions of cinema: Lazlo Moholy-Nagy's imagined three-dimensional cinema, Ken Jacobs's projector-based performances, and Andy Warhol's informal screenings in the Factory are just a few examples. Arguably, exhibition space is a formal feature of these works. Analyzing such experimental practices often requires we attend not only to film texts, but also to the audiences and exhibition environments that structured the cinematic event.

Because artists and filmmakers often propose unique and carefully-considered relationships between moving images and their spatial environments, studying such practices can help us better theorize the spatial dimensions of cinema. Experimental exhibition practices could even help us historicize the many possible spaces and publics that coalesce around moving images today. Moreover, a consideration of 'space' as an aesthetic feature of cinema (in terms of on-screen space, production space, and exhibition space) could help us devise means of close-reading that augment the textual and linguistic models that long dominated film analysis.

This conference doesn't restrict itself solely to experimental cinema; we invite any project that aims to engage theoretically with the spatial dimensions of cinema as it expands beyond its traditional theatrical environment and classical forms. We hope that such discussions can help conference participants entertain an expanded, flexible account of film spectatorship – the psychic interplay between film text, exhibition situation, and viewer.

Topics for presentations include, but are not limited to:

- Experimental film and alternative exhibition venues
- Expanded cinema (light shows, projector-based performance, etc.)
- Cinema in the museum and art gallery
- The moving image in public space, from public art to advertising and surveillance
- The materiality of film exhibition (projector, celluloid, screen)
- Cinema's life on television and the internet
- Relationships between early cinema, the avant-garde, and "post-cinema"
- Spatial elements of film form and filmmaking practice
- Critical practice as an extension of cinema (video blogs, video essays, etc.)
- Technological change and the emergence of new forms and genres

We seek papers that engage theoretically or historically with cinema's expanded forms, both in the past and today.

Please send an abstract of 200-300 words to conference co-chairs Mal Ahern, Luca Peretti, and Andrey Tolstoy at expandingcinema@gmail.com by December 10, 2012. Acceptances will be sent out by December 20, 2012.

cfp categories: film_and_televisiontwentieth_century_and_beyond 48283Vocal Positioning: Mapping the Fictional Voice - ACLA, Toronto - April 4-7, 2013Elizabeth Alsop, Western Kentucky University and Leah Anderst, Queensborough Community Collegeelizabeth.alsop@wku.edu, landerst@qcc.cuny.edu1349986007americanmodernist studiestheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Elizabeth Alsop, Western Kentucky University and Leah Anderst, Queensborough Community Collegecontact email: elizabeth.alsop@wku.edu, landerst@qcc.cuny.edu

Call for Papers - Vocal Positioning: Mapping the Fictional Voice
American Comparative Literature Association
April 4-7, 2013
University of Toronto, Canada
Paper Proposal Deadline: Saturday, November 1, 2013 - 10am EST

This seminar aims to explore the diverse ways voices have been "positioned" both in fictional discourse, and in critical discourses about fiction. Beginning with Genette, narrative theorists have been centrally concerned with "locating" a point of origin for utterances in literary texts: of answering the question, "who is speaking?" But considerably less attention has been paid to those texts in which voices are not assigned a clear point of origin. If what Barthes calls the "classic" text has – as Mary Ann Doane suggests of the Classical Hollywood film – historically attempted to "spatialize the voice, to localize it," what about those texts that obfuscate the voice's location?

We invite papers that consider this phenomenon of vocal dislocation, and its potential consequences for literary theory. We especially welcome papers that either propose alternative means of "mapping" voice, or that challenge the theoretical usefulness of such spatial metaphors altogether.

Possible topics include:

-Plural or Choral Voices
-Visible Voices in Graphic Narrative
-Narratorless or "Denarrated" Narratives
-Multi-narrator novels
-Voice and Translation
-Vocal Positioning and Genre
-Fictional Voices in Nonfiction
-Posthuman or Non-Human Voices
-Critical/Theoretical Voices
-Dialect and speaking voices
-Reader's experiences of voices

Seminar Co-Organizers
Elizabeth Alsop, Western Kentucky University - Elizabeth.alsop@wku.edu
Leah Anderst, Queensborough Community College, CUNY - landerst@qcc.cuny.edu

Conference Information
The ACLA's annual conferences have a distinctive structure in which most papers are grouped into twelve-person seminars that meet two hours per day for the three days of the conference to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the conference. This structure allows each participant to be a full member of one seminar, and to sample other seminars during the remaining time blocks. Previous conference programs that show this pattern are available at the ACLA website. The conference also includes plenary sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions, a business meeting, a banquet, and other events. Members may only submit one paper proposal per year. It is not necessary to be a member of ACLA in order to submit a seminar or paper proposal. However, all presenters and seminar leaders who participate at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Toronto must be registered for the conference and current members of the ACLA for 2013 in order to participate.

Conference Website: http://www.acla.org/acla2013/
Paper Proposal Website: http://acla.org/submit/index.php
To propose to this seminar, be sure to choose "Vocal Positioning" from the drop down menu following the 250 word paper proposal blank.

We look forward to reading your proposals.

cfp categories: americanmodernist studiestheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48284Rhetoric and Technical Communication at 2013 SWTX PCA/ACASouthwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associationsean.zdenek@ttu.edu1349986275film_and_televisioninterdisciplinarypopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositionfull name / name of organization: Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associationcontact email: sean.zdenek@ttu.edu

Call for Papers: Rhetoric and Technical Communication
34th Annual Conference February 13‐16, 2013
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Submission Deadline: 11/16/12

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to Technical
Communication and Rhetoric in Popular Culture for the 34th annual Southwest/Texas Popular
and American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM.
Papers and panels that connect to the conference theme of "Celebrating Popular/American
Culture(s) in a Global Context" are particularly welcome. Some possible topic areas:
‐‐ TC/R in a global context
‐‐ Rhetoric & TC
‐‐ TC/R Theory
‐‐ TC/R Methodology
‐‐ Argumentation
‐‐ Political Rhetorics
‐‐ Multimedia & Multimodal Composition
‐‐ Visual Rhetoric/Visual Communication
‐‐ Sonic Rhetorics
‐‐ Spatial and Temporal Rhetorics
‐‐ Social Networking
‐‐ Technical Writing
‐‐ Professional Writing
‐‐ TC Pedagogy
‐‐ New Media/New Communication Technologies
‐‐ Intercultural TC
‐‐ Gender, Race & TC
‐‐ Rhetorical agency, identity, ethos
‐‐ Ethics in TC and R
‐‐ Mobile TC/R
‐‐ New media writing practices
‐‐ Accessibility/Disability & TC/R
‐‐ Generation Studies in TC/R
‐‐ The Future of TC/R

cfp categories: film_and_televisioninterdisciplinarypopular_culturerhetoric_and_composition 48285Dark Nature: Ecocriticism and the Gothic (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, 2013)Association for the Study of Literature and Environmentthomashillard@boisestate.edu1349989578ecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfull name / name of organization: Association for the Study of Literature and Environmentcontact email: thomashillard@boisestate.edu

Panel for the 2013 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Conference
May 28-June 1, 2013, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Panel Title: Dark Nature: Ecocriticism and the Gothic

As scholarship on Gothic literature has proliferated over the past decades, critics have amply investigated Gothic representations of many issues connected to race, gender, class, and national identity. And while setting has long been a central and defining convention of Gothic literature, until very recently scholars have largely ignored the Gothic mode's engagement with (or reflection of) environmental concerns. Such an oversight is interesting, given the pervasive contemporary cultural interest in environmental dread, collapse, and catastrophe, and the Gothic's emphasis on fear, excess, transgression, trauma, and violence. This panel seeks to address these connections, and welcomes paper proposals about any topic exploring intersections between ecocriticism and the literary Gothic.

Please send a 300-400 word abstract, contact information, and a brief C.V. (as well as any queries) to Tom Hillard at thomashillard@boisestate.edu by Friday, November 2, 2012.

Please visit http://asle.ku.edu/ for conference details and information.

cfp categories: ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies 48286[UPDATE] Essay Collection: Mexican Horror FilmsDr. Gerardo T. Cummings Rendónmexicanhorrorfilms@gmail.com1349992439cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaystheoryfull name / name of organization: Dr. Gerardo T. Cummings Rendóncontact email: mexicanhorrorfilms@gmail.com

Proposals are sought for an edited collection on Mexican Horror Films, a collection that explores the historic and/or cultural relevancy of theatrically released Mexican horror films. This collection is slated to be published by a well-established American press with a long history of publishing on horror and fantasy films. The editor seeks essays on each of the following films that explore why they are important and enduring. The term "Mexican horror film" applies to those cinematic works that were produced/directed in Mexico or whose major creative force is of Mexican origin. The "horror" element of each film can be gore, the supernatural, monsters, suspense, etc. We encourage examination of the film itself (the plot, questions of fidelity between the script and the finished product, topics related to film grammar) and other topics or themes within Mexican Horror Film Studies surrounding representation, audiences, political and social references, identity, violence aesthetics, genre, patriarchal institutions, religious allegories, gender, queer, feminism, post-colonialism, temporality, fetishism, "the Other" or "Máscara metaphor", and the film's central "terror" (monster, horror element, etc) as an allegory for Mexico, its post-revolutionary growing-pains, or its labyrinthine identity paradox-dichotomy. References between Mexican horror films and philosophers like Octavio Paz, Ramón Xirau, Leopoldo Zea and Roger Bartra are encouraged. Moreover, any connections to Vladimir Propp, Laura Mulvey, Julia Kristeva, and/or horror theories are welcomed also. Lastly, we'd welcome old or new interviews (with proper copyright clearance) with those that made or are still making Mexican horror films.

Suggested movie titles include:
El monstruo resucitado (1953) Chano Urueta.
La bruja (1954) Chano Urueta.
El ataúd del vampiro (1958) Fernando Méndez.
Muñecos infernales (1960) Benito Alazraki.
El barón del terror (1962) Chano Urueta.
La maldición de la llorona (1962) Rafael Baledón.
Pánico (1965) Julián Soler
El libro de piedra (1969) Carlos Enrique Taboada.
The Mansión of Madness (1972) Juan López Moctezuma.
Más negro que la noche (1975) Carlos Enrique Taboada.
La tía Alejandra (1978) Arturo Ripstein.
Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas (1978) Juan López Moctezuma.
Veneno para las hadas (1984) Carlos Enrique Taboada.

Completed essays should be in English, with a word count between 6K-8K, and MLA formatting. Suggestions for essays on other films are welcome. Please email all proposals (approximately 300 words) and your CV/bio (approx. 3-4 sentences) by October 31, 2012. Completed essays will be due on December 15, 2012. Previously published work (with appropriate copyright permission) will be considered. If you supply photographs, screenshots, scans of "Carteles" or have permission to publish these images, please specify that in your proposal. Email to the editor all correspondence as Word attachments to: mexicanhorrorfilms@gmail.com

The editor expects this work to be tied to other similar-themed collections, so if you are unable to collaborate in Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film email the editor your research interests or areas of expertise. The common denominator between this and other projects and scholars/academicians who collaborate with me, is their strong passion for horror film.

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaystheory 48287ACLA 2013: Postcolonial Mediterranean Subjectivity, April 4-7 Maria Hadjipolycarpouhadjipol@umich.edu1350005155cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarypostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Maria Hadjipolycarpoucontact email: hadjipol@umich.edu

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to solicit applications for the 2013 conference of the
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), which will take place
April 4-7 in Toronto. This is a great opportunity for those interested in 19th and 20th century Mediterranean Literature and Culture and in postcolonial studies in general to propose a paper for a series of panels with the general title: "Postcolonial Mediterranean Subjectivity" (see the description below.)
Comparative perspectives within the Mediterranean or of the Mediterranean with other regions, are particularly encouraged.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal or have questions about the conference, please contact me directly (hadjipol@umich.edu)

Maria Hadjipolycarpou

Postcolonial Mediterranean Subjectivity

The Mediterranean remains an unexplored region in postcolonial studies for two reasons: 1) the geopolitical emphasis on Africa, India and Southeast Asia in postcolonial studies; 2) the emphasis, in Mediterranean Studies, on the Mediterranean as a space of co-existence and connectivity. The Mediterranean however, is also a region heavily colonized both by European empires and by Mediterranean regimes like the Ottoman, the Byzantine, the
Venetian, and others; something that historian David Abulafia calls "the cataclysm of conquest" (2003).

This seminar explores questions of postcolonial subjectivity and identity in the Mediterranean in the 19th and 20th century. It explores the ways in which the subject incorporates imperial and colonial pasts and the ways in which it (re)claims its individuality in forms of artistic expression such as literature, film, performance, installation art.

Research questions:

- What conditions shape Mediterranean postcolonial subjectivity?

- Could the study of postcolonial Mediterranean subjectivity
refine the existing methodology in postcolonial studies?

- What new literary and artistic examples the Mediterranean puts
on the postcolonial literary map?

- In which new ways we can think about the relationship between "self" and "other;" colonizer and colonized.

- What is the role of history in postcolonial mediterranean subjectivity?

Possible Topics:

the self and its relationship to history; autobiography; biography; the body; layers of the historical past; ruins; archaeology; the palimpsest; (imaginary) mapping; geography; women and homosexuals as alternative voices
within the nation; stories, storytelling and their embodiment; fascism; resistance through art; hellenism vs hebraism as the two major intellectual trends of the mediterranean; the coexistence of Islam, Christianity and Judaism; the Balkans; the Andriatic; the Black Sea; the Iberian Peninsula; transition from Empire to democracy; corruption; identity and representation in and across the sea; self and other; political/economic relations between the North and the South;

Key words: postcolonialism; empire; nationalism; history; postcolonial subjectivity; the body; storytelling; resistance; temporality.

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarypostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48288Perceptions of Self in Society as viewed through Literature and the ArtsSt. John's University Humanities Review (Vol. Eleven, Issue 1/ Spring 2013)meghan.punschke12@stjohns.edu1350014795african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheoryvictorianfull name / name of organization: St. John's University Humanities Review (Vol. Eleven, Issue 1/ Spring 2013)contact email: meghan.punschke12@stjohns.edu

  • "Who is it that can tell me who I am?" – King Lear

    The mere idea of self is as elusive as time, but writers, filmmakers and artists often give us clues as to how we view ourselves and others through their works. This issue of the St. John's Humanities Review seeks to identify how individuals define their sense of "self" by exploring perceptions of Self in Society through Literature and the Arts.We are looking to incorporate a wide range of critical analysis on this subject: Contributors may submit scholarly reviews or seminar papers which explore the concepts of identity development and/ or awareness via specific works of literature, film or art. We are simultaneously accepting submissions of original artwork and photography which explore contiguous ideals.

  • Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    - Author/ poet/ artist's perception of self as viewed through the characters or subjects of his major works

    - Character perceptions of self as they relate to societal values displayed in a novel/ text/art work

    - Societal constructs presented/ misrepresented in literature, art, or film as it affects the individual/ composer

    - Authors/ artists who take on multiple personas in their works or in order to produce their works

    - Sociological or psychological implications of self-imaging in a composition for a given genre

    - The form behind a composition as it relates to the individual/ composer

    - The methods through which one forges identity through writing/ art

    - In depth analysis of a given poet/ author's composition style and/ or aesthetic choices as it relates to identity

  • Individuals looking to submit artwork or photography should send an image (jpg format) and descriptive abstract. Reviews and papers should be approximately 4000 – 6000 words in length. All submissions are due by December 15th 2012, and should include a cover page with name, contact information and a short bio. Please send all submissions and queries to meghan.punschke12@stjohns.edu. Selected submissions will be published in the Spring 2013 issue of the St. John's Humanities Review.

    cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheoryvictorian 48289'The Victorian Environment', AVSA, University of Melbourne, 6-8 Feb 2013Australasian Victorian Studies AssociationAVSA-2013@unimelb.edu.au 1350023938ecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesinternational_conferencesvictorianfull name / name of organization: Australasian Victorian Studies Associationcontact email: AVSA-2013@unimelb.edu.au

    With the pressures of industrialism and the clustering of workers in urban centres, the Victorians were acutely aware that their environment was changing. Torn between nostalgia for a countryside that was in jeopardy and exhilaration at the rapidity with which their surroundings altered, Victorian literature and culture reflects a world undergoing radical change. Colonization and assisted emigration schemes expanded the scope of the environment still further, pushing the boundaries of the home environment on an unprecedented scale. These untamed physical environments enabled new freedoms, but also posed hostile challenges that invited attempts to control the natural world.

    We seek papers of no more than twenty minutes in length, which consider any aspect of how the Victorians engaged with or sought to retreat from their environment. Note that submission of an abstract signals an intention to attend the conference and that absentee papers will not be permitted.

    Topics might include:

    Landscape/cultivation of the land
    Natural disasters and responses to them
    Pollution, industrialism and place
    The weather/climate
    The country versus the city
    The natural world
    Sanitation, health, and disease
    The colonial environment
    Science and the classification of nature
    Exploration and mapping
    Visualizing the Victorian environment
    Soundscapes and noise pollution
    Excavation and archaeology
    The environment of Victorian studies in the present
    Nostalgia/the sense of an elsewhere

    Please email abstracts of 200 words maximum and a brief biographical note to AVSA-2013@unimelb.edu.au by no later than 30 November 2012.

    Further information will be made available at http://www.avsa.unimelb.edu.au/AVSA2013.htm

    cfp categories: ecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesinternational_conferencesvictorian 48290Jameson's Spatial Dialectic as Global Positioning System (ACLA 2013: April 4-7, Toronto)Koonyong Kimkoonyong.kim@gmail.com1350026598americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisiongeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarypopular_culturescience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Koonyong Kimcontact email: koonyong.kim@gmail.com

    Michel Foucault once remarked that "I believe that the anxiety of our era has to do fundamentally with space, no doubt a great deal more than with time." Indeed, there is a strong sense in which space has become one of the most privileged loci of economic, social, and cultural production in the age of globalization. Though many contemporary thinkers have addressed this postmodern "spatial turn," Fredric Jameson's theoretical discourse is remarkable for its insistence on space as a cultural dominant in the world today. From his theorization of "cognitive mapping" and his critique of the "prison-house" of (post)structuralist epistemology, to his intervention into the architectonics of postmodern culture, to his cartography of utopia, his oeuvre can be understood as a series of sustained attempts to map diverse spatial phenomena and tendencies under late capitalism.

    This panel aims to cast new light on Jameson's work as a kind of global positioning system or a spatial mode of thinking that seeks to locate, map, and contest the spatial/spatializing logic of late capitalism and its contemporary cultural formations. We welcome any proposals that address the importance of space qua history in Jameson's theory. We are particularly interested in papers that address the following topics:

    1) Jameson's symptomatic readings of contemporary spatial forms, including, most notably, the city, architecture, cyberpunk, video art, and film

    2) Jameson's spatial dialectic in comparison with spatial dimensions in other thinkers (e.g. Lacan's Imaginary/Symbolic/Real, Derrida's deconstruction, Deleuze's deterritorialization, Lefebvre's social space, Bhabha's interstitial space)

    3) Jameson's cartographic imagination and its relevance for theorizing transnational networks of globalization that are increasingly facilitated and underpinned by cybernetics and digital technology

    If you are interested in participating in the seminar, please submit your paper proposal (Max. 250 words) and short bio (50 words) by midnight, November 1, 2012(Pacific Standard Time) on the following website:


    After thc conference I plan on soliciting full-length essays on this topic and submitting a book proposal to a publisher. Please feel free to contact me at koonyong.kim@gmail.com should you have any questions about this seminar.

    cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisiongeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarypopular_culturescience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48291The Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture, June 20-22, 2013American Studies Leipzig and the Chair of North American Literature at TU Dresdenmail@selbst-bewusste-erzaehlungen.de1350040254african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturescience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: American Studies Leipzig and the Chair of North American Literature at TU Dresdencontact email: mail@selbst-bewusste-erzaehlungen.de

    The Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in
    Contemporary American Literature and Culture

    Leipzig University, June 20-22, 2013

    Contemporary American literature has rediscovered politics. As scholars
    who proclaim an end of postmodernism, a post-postmodern turn, maintain,
    literature around the turn of the millennium has broken with the
    'narcissist' playfulness of postmodernism and demonstrates a rekindled
    interest in addressing issues of social concern, an interest that it
    pursues by literary strategies nonetheless deeply shaped by postmodern

    This 'political turn' in literature coincides with what we may call a
    'poetic turn' in politics. Political (sub-)cultures show themselves
    increasingly conscious of their own textuality, which shows, for
    example, in their strategic development and use of specific genres of
    political 'writing' (in old as well as new media); in the extent to
    which political texts draw on the means and techniques of literature; or
    in instances of textual self-reflexivity.

    This conference aims to interrogate the 'poetics of politics' at this
    crossroads of contemporary American literary and political cultures. It
    wants to shed light on the textual dynamics by which texts in and across
    the realms of literature, culture, and politics negotiate political
    issues and assert their own social relevance. Accordingly, we are
    interested in case studies of contemporary American texts of any genre
    or medium--fictional or non-fictional, literary, in film, television,
    new media--that address questions like:

    - What textual strategies--genre conventions, modes, tropes,
    master-narratives, etc.--enable political discussions in these texts?
    How are the texts' politics shaped by the textual strategies they
    employ? What critical terminology is productive for exploring this
    interplay between textuality and political semantics?

    - How do texts manage their social, political referentiality in the
    light of their own fictionality or factuality?

    - In how far are contemporary metatextual strategies, spectacularly
    employed in new genres such as the mockumentary, politically charged?

    - How does the aesthetic dimension of texts amplify/undermine/subvert
    their political trajectory?

    - Does this renewed proximity of politics or ethics to literature and
    other forms of cultural expression imply any new complications?

    - What do new theoretical frameworks like ethical criticism or
    ecocriticism, or new developments in, e.g., the minority studies
    contribute to an exploration of the poetics of politics?

    Please submit a short abstract and biographical information to
    mail@selbst-bewusste-erzaehlungen.de by 20 November 2012. The
    conference is part of a joint Dresden-Leipzig research initiative.
    Please see www.narrativeculture.de for more information.

    cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturescience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48292The Difference of Joyce The VI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome - February 1-2 2013 James Joyce Italian Foundationjoycefoundation@uniroma3.it1350041031cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: James Joyce Italian Foundationcontact email: joycefoundation@uniroma3.it

    The Difference of Joyce
    The VI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

    Conference Date: February 1-2 2013
    Abstracts due: December 9, 2012

    The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for our sixth annual conference, "The Difference of Joyce." This international conference will be hosted by the Department of Comparative Literatures at the Università Roma Tre, on February 1 and 2 2012, to celebrate Joyce's 131th birthday. Plenary speakers will soon be announced on the James Joyce Italian Foundation website.
    A Joycean birthday party will be held on February 1, 2012.
    The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience. Scholars are invited to send proposals for a 20-minute contribution on current trends in Joyce and modernist scholarship.
    The general theme of the conference is "The Difference of Joyce". Related topics include but are not limited to:
    - Joyce and today's fiction
    - Joyce and the internal monologue tradition
    - Interior/exterior monologue in Joyce
    - Joyce in popular culture
    - Prophecy in Joyce
    - Joyce among his contemporaries
    - Genetic and/or historicist approaches to Joyce
    - Irish or international Joyce?
    - Multigeneric rewritings: cinematic/theatrical/musical Joyce
    - Joyce vs Joyce in translation
    - Classic/Romantic Joyce
    - Joyce as Homer
    - Myth in Joyce
    - Style vs plot in Joyce

    Selected papers will be recommended for publication in JSI - Joyce Studies in Italy. Please send abstracts, 250-500 words in length, along with a short bio to joycefoundation@uniroma3.it
    Deadline for proposals: December 9, 2012.
    Successful applicants will be notified by December 15, 2012.
    On arrival, participants will be expected to sign up for membership of The James Joyce Italian Foundation (Students: 25 Euro; Faculty: 35 Euro).
    Contact: joycefoundation@uniroma3.it
    James Joyce Italian Foundation website: http://thejamesjoyceitalianfoundation.wordpress.com/

    cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 4829313th SAAPAM ANNUAL CONFERENCESouth African Association of Public Administration and ManagementSAAPAM@tut.ac.za1350045160african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: South African Association of Public Administration and Managementcontact email: SAAPAM@tut.ac.za

    From public administration to new public management; from new public management to governance; from governance to where? With all these nomenclatures, the fundamental question is: where are we heading to? The subtext in this question is, do these nomenclatures represent the evolution of the field? If they do represent the evolution, a further question that comes to mind is why is it that in the long history of the field the discipline has not yet settled its theoretical question? The notion of governance, which is bandied about so much, with some suggesting that it provides a conceptual analytical tool from which the present could be understood, and from which the future of the present, which is tomorrow, could be appropriately projected, does not seem to offer much. Is this because this concept has not been critically considered beyond the ideological confines of its originative historical context? Or, does this necessarily means that the evolution of the discipline in terms of its various historical epochs epistemologically represent nothing? If so, what is the implication of the theorylessness of the discipline of public administration on the praxis?

    The context for this question is that theory informs practice. In our field, the question therefore has to be, what informs our practice. The answer to this question appears fairly obvious. Nothing of theoretical soundness seems to inform practice in our field. Does this suggest the end of the discipline, in terms of its evolution? Or, perhaps, before we can even go that far, the question that we need to ask ourselves is, has the discipline ever evolved? If so the question is, what are the consequences of that evolution? Are they ingrained in the concept of governance? In charting the future for the modern society, can we use the concept of governance to discipline our imagination of its future? Is this concept of governance our concept? If so, in what way? If it is not, we are therefore necessarily compelled to ask the question that Frances Morphy asks in his book Contested Governance, whose governance is it, which we are we so much preoccupied with, and for whose interest?

    To answer this question, we need to consider the originative ideological context from which this concept evolved. If the results of this exercise reveal that in the concept of governance we are chasing the "ghosts that are not ours", are we prepared to construct an alternative for the present and posterity? This question should necessarily be answered in a positive sense, for we cannot build knowledge on the basis of what Ali Mazrui calls "alien paradigm" or what Karl Marx characterizes as "false systems of political, social and moral concepts invented" to preserve ideological hegemony of the global power. What is the future of governance in our contemporary world?

    The National Board of the South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM), in conjunction with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), invites you to its 13th Annual Conference, which is a gathering of scholars and practitioners, to be part of the intellectual process of imagining the future of governance. Come and be part of this important dialogue which seeks to influence new theoretical trajectories on matters that pertain to the business of government. i. This intellectual event is scheduled to take place on 03-05 April 2013 in Cape Town, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. A plenary for practitioners is envisaged, where narratives from the practice or case study presentations on service delivery in the different sectors of government would be accommodated. Government officials are therefore as well strongly encouraged to submit papers for presentations based on their experiences in managing the dynamics of governance.

    Original papers on the theme of the conference which seeks to inform theoretical and policy discourses on matters of governance are hereby invited for presentation and possible publication in the Journal of Public Administration

    cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48294IJCIT: Call for PaperInternational Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT)editor@ijcit.com1350045702general_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetfull name / name of organization: International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT)contact email: editor@ijcit.com

    Call for Papers

    International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT)

    January 2013 Issue (Volume 2 - Issue 1)

    The IJCIT is an international scholarly peer reviewed bi-monthly journal. The journal covers the issues related to computer science, engineering, technology and related disciplines including their applications in academia, research, business and industry. The articles are published in full on IJCIT website and are open access to all. Submissions are welcome from across all streams related to computing and information technology.

    The subject areas covered by the IJCIT include (but are not limited to):

    Applications of computer science in modeling
    Artificial Intelligence
    Circuits and Systems
    Cloud Computing
    Computer Architecture
    Computer Vision
    Computer Graphics and Multimedia
    Computer Networks
    Computer in Agriculture
    Computing in Energy Technology
    Computing in Hybrid/Convergence Service/Technology
    Computing in Medical Service/Technology
    Data Communication
    Data Mining
    Database Systems
    Digital Signal and Image Processing
    Digital System and Logic Design
    Distributed and Parallel Systems
    E-commerce and E-governance
    Formal Methods
    Fuzzy Logic
    Computer Games and Animation Graph Theory and Computing
    High performance and Next Generation Computing
    Human Computer Interaction
    Information Security
    Information Systems
    Internet and Web Applications
    Knowledge and Data Engineering
    Language Processing
    Learning Management System (LMS) and e-Learning
    Mobile computing
    Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic
    Operating Systems
    Pattern Recognition
    Programming Languages
    Signal Processing
    Business Aspects of Convergence IT
    Software Engineering
    System Security and Control
    Ubiquitous Computing
    Wireless Communication
    Note: Last date to submit your paper for January 2013 issue (Volume 2 - Issue 1) is November 15, 2012. January 2013 issue will be online on January 15, 2013. Submit your manuscript as e-mail attachment to editor@ijcit.com. Before you submit a manuscript please ensure you have read the Author's Guidelines.

    Important Dates:

    Submission deadline: November 15, 2012
    Paper status notification: December 15, 2012
    Camera ready manuscript due: December 31, 2012
    Publication Due: January 15, 2013

    We are looking forward to hearing from you!

    Best regards,
    Team IJCIT

    cfp categories: general_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internet 48295Mapping Authorship (ACLA 2013; deadline: Nov 1)Paige Sweet, University of Minnesotapaige.sweet@gmail.com1350060987americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarypopular_culturepostcolonialscience_and_culturetheoryfull name / name of organization: Paige Sweet, University of Minnesotacontact email: paige.sweet@gmail.com

    Mapping Authorship

    Seminar Organizer: Paige Sweet (University of Minnesota)

    Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2012

    Note: You must submit your papers through the ACLA website: http://acla.org/submit/index.php

    Questions may be address to paige.sweet@gmail.com

    This panel seeks to examine the conflicted terrain between literary studies that document the death and/or function of the author on the one hand and legal, cultural, and technological cases that decry various forms of piracy that violate an originary authorial (textual) body on the other. Is piracy the other of authorship, or is it another form of authorship? In what ways do legal factors (such as copyright) condition how we legitimate creativity? How does one's geopolitical location affect one's relationship to authorial legitimacy and/or intellectual property rights? Are there alternative models of creativity and/or ownership that can more adequately account for new forms of creative and technological production?

    Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

    • Comparative analyses of authorship, especially from non-western contexts
    • Shifting notions of intellectual property in the knowledge economy
      Specific case studies in any medium (film, literature, new media, etc.)
    • Historical analyses of authorship, piracy, or copyright
      Scientific authorship and patents
    • Intellectual property and the "new" or "second" enclosure
    • Biopiracy
    • Intellectual property and the commons
    • The sexual or orientalist tropes of authorship and/or piracy
    • The intersection of anti-piracy and anti-terrorist discourses

    SEMINAR KEYWORDS: authorship, piracy, intellectual property, creativity, ownership, copyright, technology, science, biotechnology, biopiracy, patents, enclosure, public domain, copyleft, knowledge economy, commons

    cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarypopular_culturepostcolonialscience_and_culturetheory 48296Call for Information Literacy ArticlesWriting Commonsjennifer@writingcommons.org1350061490humanities_computing_and_the_internetjournals_and_collections_of_essaysrhetoric_and_compositionfull name / name of organization: Writing Commonscontact email: jennifer@writingcommons.org

    Call for Information Literacy Articles

    Writing Commons is a peer-reviewed, open-education resource for undergraduate writers that attracts between 700 and 1,000 users daily. Currently, the editors are seeking articles related to the topic of information literacy. Submissions should be between 500–1,000 words and should take advantage of the capabilities offered by the digital space (i.e., the ability to include Creative Commons-licensed images, to embed YouTube or other videos, to hyperlink, etc.). Articles might address, but are not limited to, the following concepts:

    • What is information literacy? (an introduction to the concept)
    • Determining what information you need
    • Approaching online sources/ conducting research online
    o Identifying credible electronic sources
    o Discovering and using library databases
    • Understanding best resources for research
    • An annotated list of electronic databases that first-year undergraduate students might find particularly useful
    o Understanding the place of resources like Wikipedia in the research process
    o Seeking digital resources not available via library databases
    • Distinguishing between different types of sources (i.e., an edited collection, a book, a journal article, etc.)
    • Understanding the connection between writing and research
    • Avoiding plagiarism and citing correctly
    o Formatting according to Chicago style
    o Formatting according to Harvard style
    • Citation mining

    Submissions should be sent as Word docs to quentin@writingcommons.org by December 1, 2012. If images are used, please attach them to the same email as separate files (preferably jpegs), indicating their placement within the text file. Citations should follow the current edition of the MLA Handbook. For more about formatting and style, please see the "Guide for Authors." Queries are encouraged and may be directed to either Quentin Vieregge at quentin@writingcommons.org or Jennifer Yirinec at jennifer@writingcommons.org.

    cfp categories: humanities_computing_and_the_internetjournals_and_collections_of_essaysrhetoric_and_composition 48297Creative Nonfiction at CEA 2013, April 4-6, Savannah, GeorgiaCollege English Associationcea.english@gmail.com1350063449ecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesgeneral_announcementsscience_and_culturetravel_writingfull name / name of organization: College English Associationcontact email: cea.english@gmail.com

    Creative Nonfiction at CEA 2013
    Savannah, Georgia
    April 4-6, 2013

    The Savannah Riverfront Marriott
    100 General McIntosh Boulevard
    Savannah, Georgia 31401
    Phone (912) 233-7722

    Conference Theme: NATURE

    The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presenting an original work of creative nonfiction on the theme of nature for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org.

    When it comes to nature writing, thoughts often turn to Thoreau and his retreat to Walden Pond where he went to live simply, apart from the consumer-driven society he believed led men to desperate lives. In more recent years, nature lovers and exiles from consumer culture may find communion in the pages of Orion, Ecotone, and Audubon, magazines whose regular contributors include Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez, Bill McKibben, and Terry Tempest Williams, all of whom carry on Rachel Carson's call to examine and confront how industrial methods of production degrade the environment and our mutual lives.

    Thoreau's retreat was also about pilgrimage, a spiritual journey into the woods where he hoped to discover "the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach." His search echoes through Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Amy Leach's Things That Are, Gary Snyder's The Practice of the Wild. This list is not exhaustive. From the heart of its very narrowness is a longing to add science writers, food writers, animal conservationists, and urban sociologists.

    How does nature shape us? How do we shape nature? How do we even define "nature" and "nature writing"? Do conventional concepts of nature writing too often neglect, as scholar Lauret Savoy suggests, the lived experiences of people of color? Does popular nature writing remain Eurocentric, thus obscuring the connection between where one lives and economic injustice? Does what constitutes "nature writing" need to be redefined?

    In addition to creative nonfiction, CEA accepts scholarly essays on the theme of nature.

    Submissions Due: November 1, 2012

    For information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at http://www.cea-web.org.

    All presenters at the 2013 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2013. To join CEA, please go to http://www.cea-web.org.

    Other questions? Please email cea.english@gmail.com.


    Erica Bleeg

    Assistant Professor
    Department of English
    James Madison University

    cfp categories: ecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesgeneral_announcementsscience_and_culturetravel_writing 48298PCA/ACA Conference: Latin Americans and Latinos: Identity Issues and Cultural Stereotypes (March 27-30, 2013 - Washington, D.C.)Raul Rosales Herrera - Area Chair - Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association National Conference rrosales@drew.edu1350066818cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarypopular_culturepostcolonialtheatretwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Raul Rosales Herrera - Area Chair - Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association National Conference contact email: rrosales@drew.edu


    Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference

    March 27-30, 2013

    Washington, D.C.
    Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

    Subject Area: Latin Americans & Latinos - Identity Issues & Cultural Stereotypes

    Proposals are welcome as they relate to concrete issues of identity and/or stereotyping within Latin American and Latino contexts, including but not limited to notions of gender, sexuality, language, race/ethnicity, nationality, politics, immigration, and customs or traditions. Papers may focus on questions of identity and stereotyping in literary, cinematographic, theatrical, media, sociological or other popular culture frameworks within Latin American and Latino contexts in the U.S. or abroad. All disciplines and theoretical approaches considered. Papers may be presented in English or Spanish. Three-person panel proposals are strongly encouraged. Each participant will have approximately 20 minutes for his/her presentation.

    Please e-mail an abstract of 100-150 words no later than November 30, 2012 to:

    Raúl Rosales Herrera, PCA Area Chair
    Drew University

    For more information about the conference or Washington, D.C., please visit: www.pcaaca.org

    cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarypopular_culturepostcolonialtheatretwentieth_century_and_beyond 48299Parental Guidance Advised: The Mother as GPS (ACLA, Toronto 4/4-7/2013; deadline 11/1/2012)American Comparative Literature Associationbhere001@umn.edu, mcwho004@umn.edu1350069312african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: American Comparative Literature Associationcontact email: bhere001@umn.edu, mcwho004@umn.edu

    Presenters sought for a panel on mothers or discourses on motherhood as guides. Submit paper proposals to http://acla.org/submit/index.php by 1 November 2012.

    Seminar leaders: Valerie Bherer and Rachel McWhorter (University of Minnesota).

    This panel is interested in narratives of motherhood that represent mothers as "guides" and "maps" for different subjectivities. In Freudian theory, for instance, the mother, as the child's first love object, is the catalyst for his or her development; likewise, in The Second Sex, the little girl emulates her mother, who provides her with a "guide" to ideal femininity. These narratives of motherhood, then, position the mother as both guide – literally guiding the newborn into the world, the child into adulthood, the girl into femininity – and the map itself – a model to emulate.

    As they have been guides for subjectivities, mothers have also been instrumental in mapping out politics. For instance, in the generational model of feminism, the metaphorical second-wave mother provides both a map for the political, but also discourses against which third-wave feminism rebels and defines itself. This tension highlights the double process of individuation in which the mother constitutes both the map to follow as well as the one to negate.

    This panel welcomes papers investigating the role of mother as guide, and the ways in which these forms of guiding coalesce or contradict each other. What kinds of guiding do mothers engage in? How do women who mother or identify as mothers find themselves being guided by different prescriptions – by patriarchal ideologies at large, but also by parenting guides and other forms of self-help literature? What are the ramifications of getting "children" to their destination? Of leading them astray?

    cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48300Histories of Violence: War and Memory, Friday, May 10, 2013Northwestern University, Critical American Studies Working Grouphistoriesofviolence@gmail.com1350070689african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturepostcolonialreligiontwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Northwestern University, Critical American Studies Working Groupcontact email: historiesofviolence@gmail.com

    Call for Papers
    Histories of Violence: War and Memory

    The Northwestern University Critical American Studies Working Group seeks presenters and participants for a day-long Histories of Violence symposium on Friday, May 10, 2013. This event will be held at Northwestern University's Evanston campus.

    Histories of Violence constitutes a new intellectual movement that intersects with multiple fields of interdisciplinary inquiry, including American Studies, Literary Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, and Anthropology. Defined by particular narrative, archival, and pedagogical questions, emerging work in Histories of Violence recognizes the non-linearity and in/visibility of violent experiences while seeking to empower witnesses, survivors, and descendents of violence.

    This symposium explores Histories of Violence through the theme of War and Memory. Specifically, we seek papers that address the long and broad aftermaths of war, including those that mobilize the figures of veterans, refugees, colonial subjects, and sex workers. We are interested in the transnational circulation of violence, weapons, tactics, and symbols, as well as the relationship between violence and power both in the United States and in transnational context. How do people remember violent experience, and what are the social costs of such memories? What legacies of American violence continue to shape identity, projects of empire, and political discourse? Can we read the relationship between state and interpersonal violence in memory?

    Lisa Lowe (Tufts University, Department of English) will be the featured keynote speaker. The symposium will be organized as a set of roundtable discussions; rather than deliver papers in a traditional panel format, presenters will share pre-circulated conference-length papers with symposium participants. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

    We invite paper abstracts of no more than 300 words, sent as e-mail attachments to historiesofviolence@gmail.com. Please include your contact information and affiliation, as well as any unusual audio/visual requirements. The roundtables will be assembled by conference organizers. The deadline for submissions is November 28, 2012. For those who wish to attend but not to present, please send an e-mail of interest.

    cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturepostcolonialreligiontwentieth_century_and_beyond 48301Landscapes: Performing Space and Culture - Theatre History and Criticism Graduate ConferenceTheatre History and Criticism Program Department of Theatre at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ILTheatreGradConference@gmail.com 1350072078african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Theatre History and Criticism Program Department of Theatre at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign contact email: ILTheatreGradConference@gmail.com

    Landscapes: Performing Space and Culture

    A Graduate Conference by the Theatre History and Criticism ProgramDepartment of Theatre at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    April 5th and 6th 2013

    With Keynote Speakers:
    Heather S. Nathans (Department of Theatre, University of Maryland)
    Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson (Department of Performance Studies, Northwestern University)
    Jodi Byrd (American Indian Studies Program and Department of English, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)
    Dianne Harris (Director of the Illinois Program for Research in the
    Humanities and Departments of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Art History, and History, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)

    None of us exist apart from landscapes; we are physically surrounded by various spaces and influenced by many ideas and types of intellectual activity. In everyday life stories, histories, and memories unfold as one moves through certain spaces. Physical and mental landscapes shape cultures and communities. Landscapes can dictate certain performances that are artistic, political, or social. Not only are we shaped by landscapes, but we also work to shape landscapes. We alter landscapes by physically changing them or by remembering them differently. For better or worse we alter our environment—sometimes changing the course of human history, always altering the course of individuals. We define and re-define national borders. We destroy forests and other natural spaces and plant gardens or vast fields of crops that are highly constructed. Site-specific performance seeks to create performance within and inspired by that landscape or space. In so doing the performance is shaped by the space, but the space is also altered by the performance. To perform space and culture is to contribute to shaping and re-shaping landscapes. We may understand the space differently, understand culture differently, or understand ourselves differently.

    In this interdisciplinary conference, we will look at landscapes in its many manifestations, such as performing and visual arts, the political, the scientific, the legal, the historical, and the sociological. We welcome proposals from all areas of the humanities, arts, and social sciences that broadly explore the concept of landscapes as spacial and cultural sites with particular interest in elements that are theatrical and the performative.

    Possible topics include but are not limited to:

    • Exploration of boundaries (or lack thereof)
    • Restrictive/limiting spaces
    • Public/private and space/place/liminality
    • Sacred spaces
    • Urbanity and rurality
    • Temporal landscapes
    • Auditory and/or visual landscapes
    • Performing/imagining/remembering of geographies/environments/landscapes
    • Site specific performances
    • Landscapes and theories of race/ethnicity/gender/sexuality/class/queer/cultures
    • Nature, the natural and/or the denaturalizing
    • Cultural and spatial adaptations
    • Historical Landscapes
    • Political landscapes and resistance

    While this conference will feature traditional forms of papers and panels we also encourage non-traditional forms of presentation including performances of texts and visual presentations. Please send abstracts or project proposals of 300 words or less to ILTheatreGradConference@gmail.com by December 15, 2012. Undergraduate submissions will also be accepted.

    Please include the title of your paper, your name, affiliation, short bio, and A/V requests. Accepted papers will be grouped into panels with papers of similar thematic material. Papers should be between 10-12 minutes.

    For updated information about conference events or keynote speakers, visit: http://illinoistheatrehistory.wordpress.com/events/graduate-student-conf...

    cfp categories: african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48302CFP: 2013 Annual Joint Conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations: Biographies Area, Washington, DC, Susie Skarl/UNLV Librariessusieskarl@gmail.com1350080238popular_culturefull name / name of organization: Susie Skarl/UNLV Librariescontact email: susieskarl@gmail.com

    CFP: 2013 Annual Joint Conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations: Biographies Area, Washington, DC March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott

    The PCA/ACA National Conference will be held March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott, Washington, DC
    Proposal Deadline: 11/30/2012

    The annual joint conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will be held at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, DC from March 27-30, 2013. The Biography Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions from scholars of various disciplines.

    The Biography and Popular Culture Area will examine the connections between biography and popular culture. Papers and full panel presentations regarding any aspect of popular culture and biography are encouraged.

    Potential topic might include:
    • Biography and entertainment, art, music, theater
    • Biography and film
    • Biography and criminal justice
    • Television programs about biography
    • Biography and urban legends
    • Biography and folklore
    • Biography and literature
    • Scholarly Biography
    • Controversial Biography
    • Psychoanalysis and Biography
    • Historical Biography
    • Political Biography
    • Autobiography

    Submission Requirements: Abstract only, usually 100-250 words

    Submit your proposal online: Go to http://ncp.pcaaca.org. Instructions for logging in and submitting proposals appear on the home screen of the site. Instructions are available also here: http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/instructions.php

    For more information on the PCA/ACA Conference, please visit the official website:

    Thank you in advance for your interest in this opportunity. If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to contact:

    Susie Skarl, PCA/ACA Biographies Area Chair
    Associate Professor/Urban Affairs Librarian
    UNLV Libraries

    cfp categories: popular_culture 48303Re:Humanities - An Undergraduate Symposium On New MediaTri-College Consortiumldeocadiz@brynmawr.edu1350091555humanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryfull name / name of organization: Tri-College Consortiumcontact email: ldeocadiz@brynmawr.edu

    Re:Humanities 2013 explores various aspects of multimodal storytelling and argument. We seek undergraduates who are exploring cross-platform approaches to course projects, digital scholarship, and student collaborations. Our keynote speakers for 2013 will be Tara McPherson, Ph.D., and David Angel Nieves, Ph.D., Topics might include, but are not limited to, interdisciplinary approaches to the following:

    + Gaming and Narrative
    + Transmedia Storytelling
    + Infographics and Informatics
    + Cultural Criticism Through the Lens of New Media Platforms
    + Digital Forms of Argumentation
    + Visual Models of Record and Witness
    + Oral and Auditory Experimentations

    We encourage submissions on these or related topics and invite you to contact us with any questions.

    We invite submission of criticism and projects at all stages of development, with the understanding that the work will have reached a level of completion to present at the conference, April 4-5, 2013.

    Support: Selected students will receive a small award to defray travel costs. Lodging will be arranged at no cost to participants.

    Submission Deadline: November 20, 2012 (Midnight GMT)
    Decisions Announced: End of November 2012

    We look forward to your participation!

    cfp categories: humanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinary 48304CFP: ACLA 2013 Seminar, Postcolonial and Global Routes/Roots of AffectMonika Mehta & Praseeda Gopinath, Binghamton Universitymeht0003@gmail.com1350094510americanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialtravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Monika Mehta & Praseeda Gopinath, Binghamton Universitycontact email: meht0003@gmail.com

    This is a call for papers for the annual American Comparative Literature Conference which will be held in Toronto, Canada, April 4 - 7, 2013. The abstracts need to be submitted on the ACLA website: < http://www.acla.org/acla2013/> by November 15, 2012.

    Seminar Title: Postcolonial and Global Routes/Roots of Affect
    Co-Organizers: Monika Mehta & Praseeda Gopinath

    This seminar seeks to expand the work in affect studies by examining how location(s) drive, obstruct, transform, and facilitate affect from empire to contemporary globalization. In doing so, we wish to place affect studies in conversation with postcolonial and global studies. We are specifically interested in tracking affective responses to film and literature. How do postcolonial and global films or literary works generate anger, love, sympathy or sorrow? What roles do form(s) and context(s) play in the production of these affective responses? Though affect and its circuits can be carefully contextualized, they always exceed and spill over from their immediate local, regional, and "national" sites. We are interested in precisely the cross-hatching of the local and global circuits of affect, in the causes and effects of travelling affect. Does affect shift as it travels? What are the effects of affective circuits that originate within a specific context and are absorbed in another? What are the coordinates that shape the scale of affect? Does the location of an affective event determine its global/regional scale? How might caste, class, ethnicity, race, gender, and sexuality structure affect? We welcome papers which would examine the interaction, conflict, mutation, and appropriation occurring between local and global circuits in both historical and contemporary global contexts.

    Possible topics might include but are not limited to:
    Technology and the Circulation of Affect
    Transnational Fandom
    Film Exhibition and Affect
    Literary Reception in Global Contexts
    Prizes (e.g. Oscars, Man Booker) and the Production of Affect
    Film and Literary Festivals as Affective Events
    Form(s) of Affect
    Genre and Affect

    cfp categories: americanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialtravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48305[Deadline 15 Feb.] Nineteenth-Century Aetiologies, Exoticism, and Multimodal AestheticsUniversity of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2013painpara@liv.ac.uk1350103253african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrypostcolonialreligionrhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheorytravel_writingvictorianfull name / name of organization: University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2013contact email: painpara@liv.ac.uk

    There is a primary understanding of nineteenth-century modes of impression, expression, and interpretation that predispose positive human connection as opposed to the psychology and philosophy of negativity before and after the Enlightenment. Nineteenth-century semiotic sources other than language are particularly read in separation from one another in different fields so much so that in postcolonial studies, for example, we do not see expression of multimodality in its realistic form. Rather we encounter an idealistic homage in its uni-modality, studying the mind and body of the 'other' through the intellectuality of the so-called governing mind and body of the 'self'.
    Similarly in our contemporary conception of 'aetiology' and 'exoticism', it is possible to decode both terms as simple indications of ill and foreign origin. Scholarly focus on which aspect of these two terms is supposed to represent aesthetics of the long nineteenth century, at its best, has overlooked central concepts such as 'otherness' and 'consciousness' and their multimodal workings. If we think of various modes of expression during the long nineteenth century, we can find numerous examples of multimodal connectivity: think the combination of manuscript and print, the expression of otherness through impressions modulated in portraits, carpets, calligraphy, monuments, sculptures, music notes, printed narratives, … ; you will particularly recall William Blake and Jane Austen in Britain, the French Jean-Léon Gérôme, the Russian Ivan Aivazovsky, the Irish William Rowan Hamilton, the Persian Kamal-ol-Molk Mohammad Ghaffari and many others from different geographies who made and communicated meaning by combining various semiotic sources.
    Today many literary and linguistics scholars claim that multimodality is a current academic development; its origins, historical prevalence, philosophical particularities in relation to 'otherness' are rarely discussed. There are, however, ongoing projects and a magnificent body of work produced by scholars who connect aesthetics and stylistics both historically and psychologically, e.g. Joe Bray (Sheffield), Adrian Førde Andersson (Agder), Arianna Maiorani (Loughborough), Bjarne Markussen (Agder), Peter Stockwell (Nottingham), Andrew Wilson (Lancaster), to name but a few. Drawing upon the writings of these and other researchers, the conference aims to address historical conceptions, communications, and meaning-makings of 'otherness'. We will discuss the significance of nineteenth-century consciousness, various modes of communication interlinked through the complexity of symbols, icons, narratives, theories, etc. that remain difficult to decipher, especially in transition from one domain to another. Contributions in the following areas are particularly welcome:

    • Identity, Portraiture, Performance
    • History, Otherness, Aetiology
    • Consciousness and the Narrative Style
    • Nineteenth Century Mind-Body Relations
    • Multimodality in Historical and Philosophical Contexts
    • Multimodal Aesthetics

    Keynotes include:
    Professor Thomas Claviez, University of Berne
    Professor Lubaina Himid, University of central Lancashire
    Professor Michael Hughes, University of Liverpool
    Professor Anahid Kassabian, University of Liverpool
    Dr Arianna Maiorani, University of Loughborough
    Dr Cristina Pascu-Tulbure, University of Bangor
    Dr Severin Schroeder, University of Reading

    There will be two-three workshops during the conference and a book exhibition. A collection from selected presentations will be considered for publication as 2013 special issue of the International Journal of Literature and Psychology: http://literatureandpsychology.liv.ac.uk . Also a volume of 'Texts and Embodiments in Perspective' book series will showcase key conference proceedings. To submit individual proposals for 20-minute papers + CV/Biog. note, and for panel proposals of up to three papers, each 20 minutes, email: painpara@liv.ac.uk
    Two postgraduate bursaries will be available for daily attendance, memorial of Dr Wasfia Mhabak. Discounted registration fees will be available to members of Liverpool Embodiments Project.

    Conference link: http://embodiments.liv.ac.uk/?page_id=1105
    Abstract Deadline: 15 February 2013
    Email: painpara@liv.ac.uk

    cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrypostcolonialreligionrhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheorytravel_writingvictorian 48306Creative Composition: a collection of pedagogical essays. Abstracts due Nov. 30Creative Composition: Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instructiondanitaberg@gmail.com1350138884general_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryrhetoric_and_compositionfull name / name of organization: Creative Composition: Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instructioncontact email: danitaberg@gmail.com

    Call for Abstracts: 'Creative Composition: Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction' --an essay anthology. We seek essays that examine concrete approaches to teaching writing in several venues, across the spectrum. Abstracts (250-500 words) for proposed essays must be received by Nov 30, 2012. Notifications and invitations for full essays will be sent by Jan 4, 2013. Invited essays (2,500-7,500 words) are due by March 1, 2013. For more details and to see the Submission Guidelines please visit: http://creativecompositioncfp.blogspot.com/

    cfp categories: general_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryrhetoric_and_composition 48307Comparing Violences, or the Violence of Comparativity? (ACLA, University of Toronto, 4-7 April 2013)Miriam Novick (University of Toronto) and Jay Rajiva (University of Toronto)m.novick@mail.utoronto.ca1350141788cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinarypostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Miriam Novick (University of Toronto) and Jay Rajiva (University of Toronto)contact email: m.novick@mail.utoronto.ca

    This seminar seeks to ask what is gained and what is lost through the practice of drawing comparisons between and among cases, spaces, and systems of violence. Comparativity is a methodological watchword in a number of academic disciplines, a process through which we gain insights and draw connections as well as a tool for encountering unfamiliar and complex contexts. And yet the act of comparison itself can be fraught with ethical and political consequences: there are events some deem incomparable, such as the Jewish Holocaust, or comparisons others dismiss as unethical acts in themselves, such as between the Israeli occupation of Palestine and South African apartheid. Does the act of comparison, in its implicit assumption of a fundamental level of sameness, efface the singularity of a given act of violence? Does situating some cases or events as beyond the realm of the comparative place them, in effect, outside of history? What forms of metaphorical and literal inclusions and exclusions are required or produced by comparison? Does comparison presume ethical equivalence, or can we locate a comparativity that accommodates both singularity and commonality?

    We invite papers that consider the question of comparison and comparativity broadly speaking, whether anchored in literature, film, theory, art, or otherwise. In keeping with the conference theme, focus on comparison across a number of borders is welcome: national (across space), historical (across time), or biological (across species), to name but a few possibilities.

    Submissions should be made through the ACLA online form at http://acla.org/submit/index.php by the November 15 deadline. Queries may be addressed to Miriam Novick at m.novick@mail.utoronto.ca

    cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinarypostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48308Gli spazi della musica journal, free topics and special issue: Sounding bodies: spaces, identities, relationshipsUniversita degli Studi di Torino, Department of Humanities (StudiUm). glispazidellamusica.lettereefilosofia@unito.it 1350144530cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Universita degli Studi di Torino, Department of Humanities (StudiUm). contact email: glispazidellamusica.lettereefilosofia@unito.it

    Call for papers first deadline: 31 January 2013

    Papers must be submitted to glispazidellamusica.lettereefilosofia at unito.it according to the Author guidelines on the website (Linee guida per gli autori) and provided with an abstract of 600 characters.

    Supported languages are Italian, English, French, German and Spanish.

    For more information, please view the full CFP
    (choose English Language)

    Gli spazi della musica is a biannual online peer reviewed journal published by the Department of Humanities at the Universita degli Studi di Torino (StudiUm).

    It aims at studying the impact of music on other disciplines, exploring relationships and rethinking boundaries, in an interdisciplinary perspective. Main research fields are musicology, comparative studies, music dramaturgy, performance, and gender studies.

    The editorial board actively encourages authors to submit contributions for the upcoming issues, for the sections: Ricercari (free papers on basic topics of musicological research) and Variazioni (papers on a given theme to examine a specific topic).

    The theme for the Variazioni in the two issues of 2013 is Sounding bodies: spaces, identities, relationships.

    1. Representations, images and musical constructions of the bodies
    2. Musical bodies, listening bodies
    3. Bodies, instruments, sounding bodies
    4. Bodies, music, spaces

    cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48309[UPDATE] Color in Medieval France: 27-29 June 2013 (proposals due 1 December 2012)International Medieval Society (IMS-Paris)contact@ims-paris.org1350148651interdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalfull name / name of organization: International Medieval Society (IMS-Paris)contact email: contact@ims-paris.org

    Symposium: Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 June 2013, Paris, France
    Proposals due: 1 December 2012
    Keynote speakers:
    Professor Michel Pastoureau, EPHE and EHESS, Paris
    Professor Jonathan Boulton, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame

    The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2013 symposium organized around the theme of "Color" in medieval France.

    From the beginning of the Middle Ages, color was as connected to the visual and performing arts as it was to letters, theology, science, the livelihoods of medieval people, and their way of relating to the world.

    Long before Vasari's famous distinction between colore and disegno, medieval artists and musicians had recognized the great aesthetic, semiotic, and rhetorical potential of color. From a musical and rhetorical standpoint, the concept of color and the quality of ornatus both signified embellishment. In many ways such embellishments resulted in devices in musical notation that were intended as visualizations of the aural experience. These visualizations were derived from the definition of categories distinguished by aural cues, such as the symbolism and classification of church modes, whose qualities of were meant to be readily recognized by listeners.

    As cultural references, colors–and the terms that described them–were subject to variations in meaning. In their material form of colorings and pigments, they were a commodity and a social signifier. The exoticism of these valuable substances could denote luxury and prestige down through the Middle Ages, from the purple pages of precious manuscripts to the dyes of clothing regulated by sumptuary laws. Yet color could also stigmatize or exclude, for medieval people classified, categorized, and imparted meaning by associating certain colors with specific minority groups and social hierarchies. This 'semiotizing' activity was crystallized in heraldry. Nevertheless, categories were not consistently mapped to colors. The variability of 'color coding' in medieval romance, the visual arts, or from one region to the next tests the limits of schematic, rigid views of color symbolism.

    Meditations on color in literature, as in philosophy and theology, point to the agency of color, so that color is not solely a thing seen, but a potential to make things happen. The theology of light, through its attendant emphasis on color, intersected with the later reintroduction of the study of optics into the West via Latin translations of Arabic works that built upon ancient authors, giving rise to the development of theories of perspective, light, and color.

    This symposium welcomes papers about color from all disciplines. In addition to approaches to color and light in medieval science and art (including the techniques for making colorings; the use of silver, gold, lapis lazuli and gemstones; grisaille and the absence of color), we invite analyses of the economics of color, the lexis of color, the symbolics and meaning(s) of color(s) in social history and literature, and approaches to color in philosophy, theology, and music (notation, embellishment, use of mode).

    Proposals of 300 words or less (in English or French) for a 20-minute paper should be e-mailed to contact@ims-paris.org no later than 1 December 2012. Each should be accompanied by full contact information, a CV, and a list of audiovisual equipment you require.

    Priority will be given to papers that address the French or francophone Middle Ages. Please be aware that the IMS-Paris submissions review process is highly competitive and is carried out on a strictly blind basis. The selection committee will notify applicants of its decision by e-mail by 20 December 2012.

    Titles of accepted papers will be made available on the IMS-Paris web site. Authors of accepted papers will be responsible for their own travel costs and conference registration fee (35 euros, reduced for students, free for IMS-Paris members).

    The IMS-Paris is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (French/English) organization that fosters exchanges between French and foreign scholars. For the past ten years, the IMS has served as a centre for medievalists who travel to France to conduct research, work, or study. For more information about the IMS-Paris and the programme of last year's symposium, please visit our website: http://www.ims-paris.org.

    IMS-Paris Graduate Student Prize

    The IMS-Paris is pleased to offer one prize for the best graduate student paper proposal.
    Applications should consist of:
    1) Symposium paper abstract/proposal,
    2) current research project (Ph.D. dissertation research),
    3) names and contact information of two academic references.

    The prizewinner will be selected by the board and a committee of honorary members, and will be notified upon acceptance to the Symposium. An award of 350 euros to support international travel/accommodations (within France, 150 euros) will be paid at the Symposium.

    cfp categories: interdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedieval 48310Rethinking Work: 15th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group - March 21-23, 2013Marxist Reading Group, University of Floridatheufmrg@gmail.com1350151516african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Marxist Reading Group, University of Floridacontact email: theufmrg@gmail.com

    Keynote addresses by: Fredric Jameson, Kathi Weeks, Michael Denning, and Kevin Floyd

    March 21-23, 2013 at the University of Florida

    Since the economic downturn of 2008, rhetoric about work has permeated political discourse in the United States, the European Union, and elsewhere. However, the notion that "work" has inherent, positive value regardless of its content, consequences, or level of compensation is seldom challenged. Instead, politicians on both the right and the left are confident that repeating the word "work" as a kind of incantation will conjure a safe and shared, if ultimately nebulous, set of assumptions. In turn, these assumptions are used as a means to manufacture political consensus, even as work (or its absence) is a primary determinant of economic and cultural division. Thus, this conference proposes to follow Marx's imperative to exit the "noisy" public sphere "where everything takes place on the surface and in full view of everyone" and instead enter "into the hidden abode of production" so that we may better understand the political power of the word "work," the concept it signifies, and its material consequences for workers and non-workers around the world.

    This year's conference of the MRG marks the fifteenth anniversary and signifies a rejuvenation of the rich tradition of engagement with Marxism that this conference has come to represent. The MRG invites scholars to join us in rethinking work, a fundamental but under-theorized concept in Marxist thought, by submitting scholarly papers and presentations that investigate work from a Marxist perspective. We challenge scholars to clarify and explore such questions as: How does work mediate historical and contemporary social struggles, political economies, and domestic and international policy? How can work or the work ethic be periodized within different stages of capitalism? What have been the historical meanings and values attached to work in various cultures? In what ways have these notions changed or remained consistent amid the transition to the twenty-first century economy? What might work look like in a postcapitalist world? Why, or why not, work?

    Fredric Jameson is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University. His many books include Postmodernism, Or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, The Modernist Papers, Archaeologies of the Future, Valences of the Dialectic, The Hegel Variations and Representing Capital.

    Kathi Weeks is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at Duke University. She is the author of The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries and Constituting Feminist Subjects.

    Michael Denning teaches American Studies at Yale University. His books include Mechanic Accents, Culture in the Age of Three Worlds, and The Cultural Front.

    Kevin Floyd is associate professor of English at Kent State University and author of The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism.

    Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

    Cultural representations of work and work politics
    Work in a globalized economy
    The necessity of unemployment and unpaid labor in capitalism
    Utopian visions of work
    Jobs vs. work vs. labor
    Refusal of work and anti-work politics
    Work and identity politics
    Sex as work and/or anti-work
    The reification of intellectual labor
    Posthumanist conceptions of work
    Disability/inability to work
    Affective labor
    Possibilities for unalienated or de-alienated labor
    The state of the labor movement

    Please submit a 250-word abstract for a 20-minute presentation along with contact information to theufmrg@gmail.com by January 11, 2013. Please indicate any a/v requests (DVD player and data projection available). Authors of accepted papers will be notified by February 3, 2013. For questions concerning the conference, please contact us at theufmrg@gmail.com. For more information, please visit our web site: http://www.english.ufl.edu/mrg/.

    cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48311Call for Submissions, 2014 and 2015 Open IssuesDigital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Culturesdph@jhu.edu1350170602bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalpoetrypostcolonialtheatretheoryfull name / name of organization: Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Culturescontact email: dph@jhu.edu

    Digital Philology is a new peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries and periodizations. Digital Philology also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results. The Johns Hopkins University Press publishes two issues of Digital Philology per year. One is open to all submissions, while the other one is guest-edited, and revolves around a thematic axis.

    Contributions may take the form of a scholarly essay or focus on the study of a particular manuscript. Articles must be written in English, follow the 3rd edition (2008) of the MLA style manual, and be between 5,000 and 7,000 words in length, including footnotes and list of works cited. Quotations in the main text in languages other than English should appear along with their English translation.

    Digital Philology is welcoming submissions for its 2014 and 2015 open issues. Inquiries and submissions (as a Word document attachment) should be sent to dph@jhu.edu, addressed to the Managing Editor (Albert Lloret). Digital Philology also publishes manuscript studies and reviews of books and digital projects. Correspondence regarding manuscript studies may be addressed to Jeanette Patterson at jlp4@princeton.edu. Correspondence regarding digital projects and publications for review may be addressed to Timothy Stinson at tlstinson@gmail.com.


    Editorial Staff

    Albert Lloret, Managing Editor
    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Jeanette Patterson, Manuscript Studies Editor
    Princeton University

    Timothy Stinson, Review Editor
    North Carolina State University

    Nadia R. Altschul, Executive Editor
    Johns Hopkins University

    Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, Founding Editors
    Johns Hopkins University

    Editorial Board

    Tracy Adams, University of Auckland
    Benjamin Albritton, Stanford University
    Nadia R. Altschul, Johns Hopkins University
    R. Howard Bloch, Yale University
    Kevin Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania
    Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV
    Suzanne Conklin Akbari, University of Toronto
    Lucie Doležalová, Charles Univerzita Karlova v Prague
    Alexandra Gillespie, University of Toronto
    Jeffrey Hamburger, Harvard University
    Daniel Heller-Roazen, Princeton University
    Jennifer Kingsley, Johns Hopkins University
    Sharon Kinoshita, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Joachim Küpper, Freie Universität Berlin
    Deborah McGrady, University of Virginia
    Christine McWebb, University of Waterloo
    Stephen G. Nichols, Johns Hopkins University
    Johan Oosterman, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
    Timothy Stinson, North Carolina State University
    Lori Walters, Florida State University

    cfp categories: bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalpoetrypostcolonialtheatretheory 48312General Literary Criticism and Forum on Haunted Objects--Accepting submissions until January 18, 2013Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticismbyucriterion@gmail.com1350185254african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromantictheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticismcontact email: byucriterion@gmail.com

    For more information see criterion.byu.edu

    Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

    Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but Criterion is currently soliciting submissions for its 2013 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2013. The submission deadline for the 2013 issue is 18 January 2013.

    Submissions for the general section should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be sent as MS Word attachments to byucriterion@gmail.com. The accompanying email-addressed to the Editors-in-Chief-should include:

    the author's full name
    undergraduate or graduate institution
    current year (i.e. junior, senior, first- or second-year master's student)
    paper title
    contact information (email, phone number, current address, and permanent address)

    The email should also include an affirmation that the submission contains the author's original work and is free from plagiarism.
    Criterion encourages authors to be sensitive to nuances of language and presentation, avoiding language that exhibits racial, ethnic,and gender bias, and treating issues of sexuality and violence with sensitivity. The contents of Criterion represent the opinions and beliefs of the authors and not necessarily those of the editors, staff, advisors, or Brigham Young University.

    Forum on Haunted Objects

    For its 2013 issue, Criterion anticipates reserving space for up to four essays which explore issues, objects, or persons which, though originating from the repressed past, continue to make themselves forcibly felt in the present.. To provoke thoughts on this topic, Dr. Jayne Elizabeth Lewis from UC Irvine has provided a prompt, Haunted Subjects.. Authors should not attempt to address all of the issues raised by Dr. Lewis; rather, Criterion hopes this prompt will serve as a springboard for creative and well-focused essays on relevant issues and texts.


    Brice Peterson and Joseph Post
    2012-2013 Editors-in-Chief

    cfp categories: african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromantictheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48313Working it Out: A Day of Numbers in Early Modern Writing, Sat. 18 May 2013Keynes Library, Birkbeck College, Londonnumbersday@gmail.com1350216642bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryrenaissancescience_and_culturetheatrefull name / name of organization: Keynes Library, Birkbeck College, Londoncontact email: numbersday@gmail.com

    Early modern books are full of numbers, representing both practicality and mystery. This multidisciplinary conference explores numbers in British early modern literature and textual culture. How were numbers and numerical techniques used in drama, dance, and music? What were the practical issues arising from printing numerical texts, and how were numbers represented on the page? How were the index and the cross-reference created and used? To what extent would an early modern audience recognize mathematical references in literary texts and performance? Who would buy an arithmetic book and how might they use it?

    Proposals for papers are invited on, but not confined to, the following subject areas:

    -Ways of counting and things to count: inventories and accounts; time and tempo; feet and metre.
    -Numbers in print: reference tables, logarithms, cross-referencing, indices.
    -Books on arithmetic, double-entry book-keeping and merchants' handbooks.
    -Ciphering and deciphering.
    -The use of zero and other mathematical symbols in literature and drama.
    -Dance, music and other numerical art forms.
    -Making a reckoning: performing numbers on stage.
    -Numbers in the material text: ways of using numerical books, and their owners.
    -Mystical numbers, the kabala, numerology.
    -Mathematical methodologies; measuring, mapping and quantifying.

    Confirmed speakers are:

    -Stephen Clucas, Birkbeck College, London.
    -Natasha Glaisyer, York.
    -Emma Smith, Hertford College, Oxford.
    -Adam Smyth, Birkbeck College, London.

    We welcome proposals from researchers at all stages of their careers, working in departments of Literature, History, History of Science, Art History, Education, and other relevant subject areas. Proposals for 20-minute papers should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and a brief CV, and should be emailed to numbersday@gmail.com. General questions can be directed to the conference organisers, Rebecca Tomlin and Katherine Hunt, at the same address.

    cfp categories: bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryrenaissancescience_and_culturetheatre 48314[UPDATE] Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular CulturePopular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) March 27-30, 2013, Washington, DClpodniek@ryerson.ca1350241145african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementspopular_culturescience_and_culturetheatretwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) March 27-30, 2013, Washington, DCcontact email: lpodniek@ryerson.ca

    I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.

    Possible topics to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:
    -TV shows, including talk shows, family dramas, sitcoms, and animation
    -print and electronic journalism and gossip rags; magazines
    -celebrity culture
    -the internet and digital technologies
    -advertising and marketing
    -visual art including photography, scrapbooking, mixed media
    -film; performance; music
    -graphic fiction/memoir
    -best-selling literatures including mommy lit, momoirs, and dadlit
    -pregnancy manuals and "expert" parenting guides/literature
    -reproductive technologies
    -law and policy; maternal and paternal activism/organizations

    For information on the PCA/ACA, please see: http://pcaaca.org/
    Abstracts (200-250 words) will be accepted on a continuing basis up to November 30, 2012. Abstracts must be submitted online at: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/.

    Please send any inquiries to the Area Chair:
    Liz Podnieks, Associate Professor
    Department of English and
    Graduate Studies in Communication and Culture
    Ryerson University, Toronto

    cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementspopular_culturescience_and_culturetheatretwentieth_century_and_beyond 48315CFP- Florida Conference of Historian: Special Interest Section on Media, Arts, and CultureFlorida Conference of Historiansjchambliss@rollins.edu1350242062african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Florida Conference of Historianscontact email: jchambliss@rollins.edu

    Over the last thirty years there has been an increasing interest in media, arts, and culture as means to understand the national experience. The complexity of social, political, and economic ideas represented in comic books, videogames, online media have joined studies of television, film, and music to further complicate the "high" versus "low" culture debate that have defined academic inquiry. The Media, Arts and Culture (SIS) of the Florida Conference of Historians welcomes presentations that explore topics related to media and culture that seek to consider these vibrant changes. Papers and panels exploring comic books, fandom, film, television, media studies, technology, literature, and music are invited. In addition, the Media, Arts, and Culture SIS also encourages papers and panels that discuss innovative approaches for teaching, discuss the successful implementation of pedagogical practice or explore pressing pedagogical challenges in the classroom.

    1. Paper title and abstract/proposal (300-500 words)
    2. Brief vita or biography (one page max)
    3. Complete personal information: name, department, academic affiliation, mailing address, and e-mail address.

    Abstracts and panel proposal should be sent to Julian Chambliss: jchambliss@rollins.edu
    Deadline for Media, Arts, and Culture SIS submission is January 18, 2013

    Selected papers are published in the Annual Proceedings of the Florida Conference of Historians, a refereed journal published by Florida Gulf Coast University. Traditionally, our organization has welcomed in-state, out-of-state, and international participants at all professional levels.

    cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48316Reminder: CFP for SUPERHERO SYNERGIES - Studying Genre in the Age of Digital Convergence (deadline 11/01/2012)James Gilmore (UCLA) & Matthias Stork (UCLA) james.n.gilmore@gmail.com, mstork@ucla.edu1350245193americanfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: James Gilmore (UCLA) & Matthias Stork (UCLA)contact email:  james.n.gilmore@gmail.com, mstork@ucla.edu

    Call for Papers: Collection of Essays
    Superhero Synergies: Genre in the Age of Digital Convergence
    Edited by James Gilmore (UCLA) and Matthias Stork (UCLA)
    Publisher: Scarecrow Press

    Since the late 1990s, the proliferation of digital media has opened up a seemingly infinite horizon of narrative possibilities in transmedia storytelling. Traditional ideas about the look and the texture of cinema, television, and comics have equally undergone striking revision in the age of digital convergence. New technologies--including 3-D, video on-demand, and electronic tablets--change the ways we think about media production, aesthetics, and consumption. Digital media have made popular culture a malleable entity to be modified continuously. As a result, popular media do not exist in isolation, but converge into complex multidimensional objects. The Internet further relays this multidimensionality via discussion forums, fan fiction, and video-based criticism.

    Nowhere has this phenomenon been more persistent, more creative, or sparked more discussion than in the superhero genre. While the genre is home to many of the most financially successful films of the last 15 years, it has also developed life in video games, digital comics, Internet criticism, video essays, novelizations, television programs, and other forms of media. These media may speak to each other--as in a video game based on the film The Avengers which is, in turn, based on a series of Marvel comic books--or incorporate and critique forms of media--as when the television series Heroes consciously employs comic book aesthetics as a central narrative component. The superhero genre thus forms an ideal lynchpin to examine the contemporary landscape of popular media convergence.

    The goal of this anthology is to explore the intricate relationship between superheroes and digital media in an era of convergence. Specifically, we encourage contributors to consider analytical, research-driven, and theoretical work that tackles the problems and possibilities of convergence culture as it relates to the experience and study of superheroes in the contemporary world of digital media. While the anthology incorporates a theoretical dimension, we predominantly seek submissions that emphasize the experience of superheroes and analysis of superhero images in this expanding and converging digital landscape.

    Topics may include but are not limited to:
    * How do conceptions of "genre" and "narrative" change amidst the interaction of multiple digital media forms?
    * Adaptation: How might superhero texts accent themselves as acts of adaptation? How do digital media and transmedia storytelling transform the notion of fidelity?
    * Reception study: What opportunities do digital media present for spectators to interact with each other and the media texts, and what are the scope and shape of those fandom culture interactions (i.e. avatar creation, fan fiction, video essay criticism)?
    * Textual/aesthetic analysis: How do the texts themselves--comics, films, video games, etc.--employ digital media and technology? In what ways do their aesthetics and structures communicate a converging digital landscape?
    * Cultural studies: How do digital media inform the discourse of socio-cultural issues within the genre, its texts, and their reception? How might digital media convergence foster a more complex discourse of these social, cultural, or political issues central to the genre--or do they?
    * Marketing aesthetics: How do the advertising strategies for individual texts take advantage of an array of new media technologies?
    * Film criticism: How does contemporary criticism use digital media technology to analyze and chronicle the development of the superhero genre?
    * Gender analysis: How are male and female bodies figured in the superhero genre, and how have those representations changed over time and across different forms of media?

    Interested writers should submit a proposal of approximately 300-600 words. Each proposal should clearly state 1) the research question and/or theoretical goals of the essay, 2) the essay's relationship to the anthology's core issues, and 3) a short potential bibliography. Please also include a brief CV. Accepted essays should plan to be approximately 6,000-7,000 words.

    Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2012

    Please send proposals to both contact e-mails:

    James Gilmore: james.n.gilmore@gmail.com
    Matthias Stork: mstork@ucla.edu

    Publication timetable:
    November 1, 2012 – Deadline for Proposals
    December 15, 2012 – Notification of Acceptance Decisions
    April 15, 2013 – Chapter Drafts Due
    July 15, 2013 – Chapter Revisions Due
    August 30, 2013 – Final Revisions Due

    Acceptance will be contingent upon the contributors' ability to meet these deadlines, and to deliver professional-quality work.

    cfp categories: americanfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond