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Lyric Theory in the 21st Century - PAMLA 2013 San Diego Special Session

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 5:28pm
Ryan Sullivan, UC Riverside

In the last decade, scholars have been increasingly critical of "lyric." Now, as well as Virginia Jackson and Yopie Prins's upcoming publication of The Lyric Theory Reader, we are in an important moment where the concept (genre, form, or mode, depending upon your critical positions) of the "lyric" is being contested, affirmed, and dismantled. At the same time, 21st-century modes of circulation (digital platforms and social media) and the democratization of authorship have complicated what we call the lyric. This panel invites papers exploring the implications, limits, and uses of lyric theory in the 21st century. Papers may include a wide range of time periods and approaches, while keeping in mind current discussions of the lyric.

UPDATE masculine feminine unsteady definitions 20 September 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 3:59pm
Laboratoire Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes Université Toulouse 2 le Mirail, France

Call for Papers - Symposium: Masculine and Feminine: Unsteady definitions - September 20, 2013
University of Toulouse – II Le Mirail, France

Essays on the Films of Robert Downey Jr. [UPDATE] Proposals due May 15

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 3:04pm
Erin E. MacDonald

Essay Collection on the Films of Robert Downey Jr. UPDATE

I have received multiple successful proposals for a collection of essays on the films of Robert Downey Jr. to be published in 2013 or early 2014 by McFarland but am still in need of TWO additional essays, in order to ensure a breadth of representations of the films.

I am soliciting proposals/statements of interest (300-500 words) for previously unpublished essays (15-30 pages) on the following films ONLY:

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: essays on culture and The Big Bang Theory

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:46pm
Scriblerus Press

Call for submissions: Essays for an edited collection on culture and The Big Bang Theory

Working title: Our Whole Universe: Essays on Culture and The Big Bang Theory

Now in its sixth hit season, CBS's television series The Big Bang Theory is undeniably popular. We also believe the show is culturally significant. Scriblerus Press seeks essays that engage with The Big Bang Theory for an upcoming edited collection. We're looking for essays that demonstrate a strong voice with a distinct point of view—and that make a focused, original claim about the show and its cultural significance. No plot summaries, reviews, encomiums, or diatribes.

Classroom Challenges: Enabling the Disabled When Our Own Hands are Tied

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 12:50pm
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices/ Ivy Tech Community College Northwest

The Atrium seeks your own stories of current challenges with students who are themselves challenged by physical, mental, and economic disablements. Please submit innovative, creative, and critical narrative essays (both personal and classroom-based), as well as general articles and classroom best practices. We also publish limited fiction and poetry. Research articles must demonstrate clear follow-through into practice in the classroom. Limited book and website reviews and conference CFPs are also published.

2013 World Picture Conference on "Willing"

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:56am
World Picture/University of Toronto

World Picture Conference
November 8-9, 2013
University of Toronto


With keynote addresses by:

Linda Zerilli (University of Chicago)
Davide Panagia (Trent University)

The theme of this year's conference is willing, a term that raises questions about how we might conjugate a more nimble understanding of the relation between any number of ideas typically opposed to one another, and burdened with no small share of history: will and submission, intervention and compliance, purposiveness and purposelessness, manipulation and naiveté, among others.

[UPDATE] Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture Area

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:37am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of writing/rhetoric and popular culture. This includes the use of popular culture in rhetoric/writing educational settings or interpretations of rhetoric/writing in popular culture. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to,

International Conference- Margin(s) and Norm(s) in English Language(s)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:17am
LERMA (E.A. 853) Aix-Marseille Université - FRANCE

LERMA (E.A. 853) Aix-Marseille Université

April 10-12, 2014 in Aix-en-Provence (France)

Margin(s) and Norm(s) in English Language(s) / langue(s) anglaises : les normes et les marges

Romantic Lacunae: Silences, Gaps, and Empty Spaces, 2 Aug 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 9:45am
Queen's University Belfast, UK

We invite paper and panel proposals on topics related to silences, disjunctions, and absences in Romantic-era texts, for a one-day conference hosted by the School of English and the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Queen's University Belfast on 2 August, 2013. The keynote speaker will be Dr Fiona Price, Reader in English Literature at the University of Chichester.

Second Chances, Final Glances: Media Afterlives

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:49am
University of Pittsburgh/ Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

University of Pittsburgh, October 18-19, 2013
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: June 14, 2013

If obsolescence is both a condition and consequence of media culture, how can we approach and articulate the relationship between oldness and newness, obsolescence and innovation, with regard to changes in cinematic form, technology, and scholarship? This conference reconsiders obsolescence as a strategic anachronism, focusing not only on technological formats but also on genres, critical approaches, and texts. To address the allure of the "now" which pervades approaches to everything from Blu-ray technology to Speculative Realism, we affirm the need to turn back in order to imagine what lies ahead.

Reading Indigenous North American Literatures: New Voices in the Field

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 7:09am
Carrie Louise Sheffield / University of Tennessee Knoxville

Inspired by Simon Ortiz' "Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism" and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior's _American Indian Literary Nationalism_, this collection will be a site for emerging scholars and theorists (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous) in the fields of Native American and First Nations literatures to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies. The goals of this collection include not only to provide a site for these emerging voices to be collectively heard, but also to offer an alternative to the dominance of western critical theory in the academy as a whole.

Society for Phenomenology and Media: 16th Annual International Conference - October 30, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 5:42am
Society for Phenomenology and Media

The Society for Phenomenology and Media invites proposals for individual conference papers and three-person panels for its 16th Annual International Conference.
Send submissions (200-word abstract) or questions to:
SPM Coordinator: socphenmedia@yahoo.com
WHEN: March 12-15, 2014
WHERE: Hochschule Furtwangen University & Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
SPM WEBSITE: http://www.wix.com/societyphenmedia/socphenmedia