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Postpartum: Motherhood, Maternity, and Pregnancy as Performance

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:05pm
American Society for Theatre Research

Motherhood and childbirth have been constructed as symbols of faith, sites of suspicion, protectors of social morality, and the wages of original sin. Mother Earth, the Virgin Mother, and evil stepmothers are just some of the pillars society has fashioned around the concept of motherhood. Motherhood has been gendered female to the extent that motherhood and womanhood are often seen to be mutually completing, with pregnancy serving as a visual marker of the liminal space that turns woman into mother.

[UPDATE] Twentieth Century Studies Midwest PCA ACA St. Louis 11-13 October 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 9:13am
Midwest Popular Culture American Culture Association

Call for Papers
Twentieth-Century Studies
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

Friday – Sunday, October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree Hotel by Hilton

Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2013

Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to the following:

SAMLA Visual Rhetoric Regular Session CFP May 24

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:42am
Visual Rhetoric Regular Session of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association's (SAMLA) focus this year is Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds, and this Call for Papers invites submissions that explore and examine the ways that images are used to make meaning in print and online.

In keeping with the rhetorical focus of this session, we are interested in papers that inquire how visual artifacts make meaning by persuading using one or more of Aristotle's appeals: ethos, logos, and/or pathos.

Papers may examine how visuals persuade in print, digital, and networked worlds through moving images such as videos and movies, artwork, static online or printed images, and video games.

Call for Abstracts/Papers: Expanding the Criticism of Alice Walker's Short Fiction and Non-Fiction Works

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:28am
Christopher Allen Varlack, Morgan State University

Most noted for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, Alice Walker has cemented her place in American literature, capturing the struggles and journeys of African-American men and women throughout the American South. Significantly less critical attention has been given, however, to her short fiction and non-fiction works—a canon that aspires to reclaim her mothers' gardens and share those once unspoken African-American tales. This call for paper is aimed at soliciting abstracts and potential articles for a proposed collection on the short fiction and non-fiction of Alice Walker.

*Reminder - Submit your work to the 2013 RES Essay Prize*

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 6:39am
Review of English Studies

The Review of English Studies is inviting entries for its 2013 Essay Prize. The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present.

The winner will receive:

• Publication of the winning essay in the June 2014 issue of The Review of English Studies
• A cash prize of £250
• £250 worth of OUP books
• A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

Uncommon Wealths: Riches and Realities - 15th Triennial Conference of EACLALS

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 3:31am
Conference Convenor: Helga Ramsey-Kurz

Innsbruck, Austria: 14-18 April 2014

HOMEPAGE: www.uncommonwealthseaclals2014@gmail.com
Download CFP: http://uncommonwealthseaclals2014.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/full-call-...

We welcome proposals for both papers and panels on any of these or other aspects of UNCOMMON WEALTHS until 31 August, 2013.

ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS of 20 minutes duration should be no longer than 250 words.

Woody Allen

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 5:36pm
Andrea Schmidt

The following CFP is for a panel at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association annual conference in San Diego on Nov 1-3rd, 2013.

An American Abroad: Woody Allen in Europe

This session welcomes papers on Woody Allen's films set in Europe. Is his seven-year relocation to the cities of London, Barcelona, Paris, and Rome an artistic Renaissance or merely a nostalgic/narcissistic attempt for a lost heyday that some (like critic Jonathan Rosenbaum) claim never even existed?

The extended deadline is May 12th. Please send an abstract of roughly 200 words. Thank you!

Andrea Schmidt
University of Washington

"No Wealth But Life: Why John Ruskin Matters Today"

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 4:43pm
Sara Atwood/The Guild of St. George

Few have more powerfully criticized the impoverished notion of wealth embraced by the modern world than John Ruskin (1819-1900), yet his voice is curiously absent from today's debates. Join us as we take a fresh look at Ruskin's ideas and consider the ways in which his deep concern for true civilization, the well-being of the earth and humanity, and a life restored to its basis in real wealth, offers us both profound insight and hope for a more wholesome and happy future. Berkeley author Gray Brechin (UC Berkeley's Living New Deal; author, Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin), and Ruskin scholars James L. Spates (Guild of St. George; Professor of Sociology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY) and Sara Atwood (Guild of St.

FILM HISTORY (journal) - ongoing submissions

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 4:17pm
Film History

Film History: An International Journal, published by Indiana University Press for the past decade, is now housed in Indiana University's Film and Media Studies Program in the Department of Communication and Culture in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Election is coming... To vote or not to vote?

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 1:50pm
Inter Alia / www.interaliaproject.com

Election is coming... To vote or not to vote?

In fact, I didn't even leave the house on Election Day! Therefore, I am in no way responsible for the mess you created and I have every right to complain!

George Carlin, American comedian (1937-2008)

The first election for European Parliament representatives since the EU entered the current multilevel crisis and the Lisbon Treaty was ratified is upon us. It constitutes one of the few occasions where the importance of the outcome is so clearly overshadowed by the importance of participation rate.

Extended Deadline: Reading Across and Between: Transnational and Trans-Indigenous Aesthetics

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:50pm
PAMLA 2013 San Diego, November 1-3, 2013

Reading Across and Between: Transnational and Trans-Indigenous Aesthetics

Recent innovations in the field of transnational and trans-indigenous studies have encouraged reading across or between political and geographic boundaries, languages, economies, cultures, spaces, places, and times. This session encourages submissions concerned with the analysis of the recent "transitive turn" in American Studies and Comparative Literary Studies, with an eye toward new developments in the field that focus on comparative indigenous aesthetics, literatures, and visual art practice.

Cover Art and Illustration of the "Beatles" Albums - International

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:24pm
Gayatri Devi/ Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

As part of the International Beatles Conference taking place at Penn State Altoona campus, on February 7, 8, 9, 2014, proposals are invited for a panel exploring the cover art and record sleeve illustrations of the the Beatles albums spanning the years 1963-1970.