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REMINDER: CFP: Edited Volume on Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature (Deadline, April 30)

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 5:48pm
Julien Simon and Isabel Jaen

Cognitive literary studies is an expanding field of research that has generated a lot of interest among early modern Spanish literary scholars since Howard Mancing's pioneering work. In recent years the number of sessions and panel presentations exploring early modern Spanish literature from a cognitive perspective has proliferated both at MLA conventions and elsewhere, including the AHCT Symposium in El Paso, TX (March 2013) and KFLC in Lexington, KY (April 2013). "Cognitive Cervantes," the recent special cluster of essays published in the Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America (Spring 2012), strengthened this new area of inquiry, focusing on themes such as embodiment, human development, and emotion, among others.

COLLECTION: Shakespeare: Institutional Discourse, Decadence, and Decorum.

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:48pm
Jeffrey Kahan/University of La Verne

Whether dealing with Shakespearean chotchkies, comic books, adult films, alternative authorship candidates, canonical additions, queer studies, amateur stagings, self-published studies, or just a general celebration of the tacky, a new generation of Shakespeareans seems intent on pushing the boundaries of the field. We might also assume that from time to time the field pushes back. This collection [series?] explores whether there are still limits to our discourse. How does the field regulate and renew itself? What now constitutes Shakespearean misappropriation? Are there any topics or approaches that remain unspeakable, unprintable, or inexplicable?

Call for Submissions: Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:35pm
Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

Renascence is a scholarly journal published by Marquette University. We publish articles that explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning values – be it moral philosophy, theology, or spirituality. Articles can discuss literature of any literary period, though we do focus on literature of the English language. To submit, please send a 3,000 to 7,500 word article to Renascence@marquette.edu.

Adapting Frankenstein: The Monster's Eternal Lives in Popular Culture (proposals due June 30, 2013)

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:27pm
Dennis R. Perry, Brigham Young University

Adapting Frankenstein
The Monster's Eternal Lives in Popular Culture
We are editing a book of new essays on the general subject of the many ways Frankenstein has been adapted in popular culture, including films, television, radio, graphic novels, comic books, newspaper cartoons, music, the stage, novels, short stories, children's and adolescent literatures, new media, in folklore, and so forth.

Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World (Sweden, 2-4 April 2014; proposals due by 15 September 2013)

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:01pm
Dalarna University, Sweden

Globalising processes have led, in recent decades, to critical re-evaluations of the ways in which 'culture' has traditionally been understood. Global capitalism, worldwide diffusion and popularisation of communication technologies, as well as increased mobility of people, information, and consumer goods, are some of the forces that account for a widespread intensification of cultural exchanges within and beyond the borders of the nation-state. In this context, past definitions of collective and individual identities as essentially monocultural are increasingly viewed as inadequate to describe the way people perceive themselves and the world they live in.

FINAL CALL - "Did anyone say Power?" - Abstract Deadline 30 April

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 2:53pm
Bangor University, Wales, UK


"Did anyone say Power?": Rethinking Domination and Hegemony in Translation

Location: Bangor University, Wales, UK, Thursday 5 and Friday 6 September 2013

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
• Professor Christina Schäffner (Aston University, Birmingham, UK)
• Dr Karen Bennett (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES), Portugal)
• Professor Luc van Doorslaer (University of Leuven, Centre for Translation Studies (CETRA), Belgium)
• Professor José Lambert (University of Leuven, Centre for Translation Studies (CETRA), Belgium)

CFP: Seeing Perspectives Crossways / RSA 2014

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 12:37pm
Michael Saenger and Sergio Costola, Southwestern University

Seeing Perspective Crossways

A Proposed Panel for the Renaissance Society of America 27-29 March, 2014 in New York City

Being Non/Human - abstract deadline: Friday 2nd August

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 7:01am
King's College London

This is a call for papers from postgraduate students and early career researchers for a new interdisciplinary discussion group (starting in the upcoming academic year at King's College London) which focuses on the interactions between the human and nonhuman, discussing relevant articles and providing a forum for graduate students and staff to present papers.

[UPDATE] PAMLA 2013 (Nov. 1-3) - World Literature in Theory and in Practice - Extended Deadline: May 12

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 1:24am
William Arighi


Scholarly interest in world literature is on the rise, yet this endeavor has often taken place in academic writing and colloquia more than in teaching. This session will explore various ways to bring theories of world literature into classrooms and institutions that are necessarily limited in scope and scale. We hope to include questions regarding use of translations, pairing of texts, periodizing, genre, cultural and historical context, the literature classroom, and literary value (high/low). Pedagogical research is welcome, as are theoretical and exploratory papers on the topic of world literature pedagogy.

Please feel free to contact the organizer with any questions you might have.

Alternative Visions in Media Conference (November 8-9, 2013; Proposals due July 19, 2013)

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 8:10pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Dept. of Film, Television and Digital Media, TCU

We invite presentation proposals for the Alternative Visions in Media Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 8-9, 2013.

The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing presentations that explore non-, counter-, and/or anti-mainstream media artifacts from any historical era, and from any area across the globe. Participants are encouraged to interpret the conference theme quite broadly and innovatively.

Possible topics may include (but are certainly not limited to) media offerings of the avant-garde, camp, cult, experimental, exploitation, extreme, independent, kitsch, pulp, schlock, and/or trash varieties.