5th REELC-ENCLS Congress: Islands and Continents: (Re)constructions of Identity (26-28 Sept 2013) (deadline 15 Nov 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
European Network for Comparative Literary Studies / Réseau Européen D’Études Littéraires Comparées
contact email: 

5th REELC-ENCLS Congress:
Islands and Continents: (Re)constructions of Identity / Iles et Continents: (Re)Constructions Identitaires

26-28 September 2013, Universidade da Madeira - Funchal, Portugal

The island (from Homer to Camões, from Shakespeare to Daniel Defoe, H. G. Wells, or, more recently, José Saramago or Michel Houellebecq, among many others) multiplies into a myriad contrasting configurations: paradise or place of uncertain mysteries, of dreams and nightmares; paradoxical location for both utopias and dystopias; destination of choice or of necessity, for exiles, refugees and deportees (see the penal colonies of Tarrafal, in Cape Verde, or in Australia); disputed territory and object of political claims, in colonial and post-colonial contexts. And the continents? Are they, for islanders, simply spaces of displacement, or of opening up to the unbearable sense of insularity, even when the "island" is only present at the level of a metaphor? Does insularity itself dissolve further, for example into the "hypo-insularity" of which Thierry Nicolas writes regarding the French Antilles? How do these spaces interact? In the islands and in the continents, between the islands and the continents - in peninsulas, isthmuses, or islands connected artificially to continents - is it possible to delineate specific identities, either of individual or collective character? Are there distinctive traits, individual, local, national?

Abstracts for papers based on comparative perspectives are invited on, but not restricted to, the following themes:

  • The way in which cultural memory or migratory fluxes among islands and continents influence or participate in the (re)construction of identity;

  • Cultural stereotypes;

  • The sea as an element of union and/or separation;

  • Insularity/hypo-insularity and its consequences for literary and artistic creativity;

  • Topography and temporality of insular and continental spaces;

  • Questions of imagology;

  • The duality Island-Continent and the post-colonial discourse;

  • Metaphorical discourses: Sea, Islands, Continents;

  • Proposals for thematic panels on relevant topics will also be accepted.

Proposals (in English, French or Portuguese) of 300 words maximum, for 20-minute papers should be sent by the deadline of 15 November 2012 to:
Maria Teresa Nascimento at: ilesetcontinents@uma.pt
according to guidelines to be found at: http://encls.net/?q=event/islands-and-continents.

Final versions of written up articles must be submitted to ilesetcontinents@uma.pt no later than 26 October 2013, for consideration by the Scientific Committee in view of publication.

Full information at: http://encls.net/?q=event/islands-and-continents, where PDF versions of the call for papers in English, French and Portuguese can also be found.

48151 Festival of Faith and Music Calvin Collegecsmit@calvin.edu1349296834cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturereligionfull name / name of organization:  Calvin Collegecontact email: csmit@calvin.edu

Festival of Faith & Music
April 11-13, 2013
Calvin College
Grand Rapids Michigan

Call For Papers & Workshops

Calvin College's Festival of Faith & Music is a biennial conference that brings together musicians, journalists, academics, students and lovers of music and popular culture to discuss diverse forms of popular music and issues of faith. Past Festivals have featured talks and performances by Cornell West, Emmylou Harris, Sufjan Stevens, Neko Case, The Hold Steady, Matisyahu,The Civil Wars, Lupe Fiasco, Baby Dee, Daniel White Hodge, and David Bazan. For this year's festival we have invited Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Scott Avett (The Avett Brothers), and Jack White, and we anticipate the inclusion of many other artists, critics, and academics.

We are interested in discovering and celebrating popular music that can be understood as rooted in conviction and/or engaged with themes of faith broadly conceived, including justice, truth, hope, epiphany, transcendence, and redemption, and in hearing or interpreting popular music from faith perspectives.

The Festival is celebrating its 10th year by publishing a collection of its best presentations, papers, and lectures. Submissions for this year's conference will be considered for that book. If accepted to the conference there is an honorarium and some assistance available for travel. We are seeking proposals for papers or 75 minute workshops (3 papers) that address issues of faith in popular music and its various social and cultural contexts. We are particularly interested in papers related to our artists and speakers. Updates on confirmed artists and speakers can be found on the http://www.calvin.edu/admin/sao/festival/.

Topics in the context of faith based popular music may include:
History, Theory, or Criticism
Popular Music Consumption
Auteur Studies
Genre Studies
Celebrity Studies
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Critical Studies
Textual Analysis

Please email a 300-word abstract, bibliography, and speaker bio (attached in a single Word or PDF document) to Dr. Christopher Smit (csmit@calvin.edu) no later than January 1, 2013. Inquiries to the same e-mail address.

Accepted papers and workshops will be decided by January 21, 2013.

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturereligion 48152Northern Plains Conference on Eary British Literature April 5-6, 2013Dr. Bob De Smith, Dordt CollegeBob.DeSmith@dordt.edu1349298217bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookeighteenth_centurymedievalrenaissancefull name / name of organization: Dr. Bob De Smith, Dordt Collegecontact email: Bob.DeSmith@dordt.edu

The 21st Annual Northern Plains
Conference on Early British Literature
will take place at

Dordt College
Sioux Center, IA
On April 5-6, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Dr. John N. King

The NPCEBL has established a tradition of convivial, stimulating conferences with focus on teaching and scholarship from the beginnings of British Literature through the 18th Century. Papers on all aspects of teaching, interpretation, and research on Early British Literature are invited. Please send an abstract, along with a one-page vita, to Bob.DeSmith@dordt.edu. For best consideration, please submit by January 15, 2013. Direct any questions to Dr. Bob De Smith (712) 722-6296 or the email address cited above. For updates and more information, visit the NPCEBL website at http://web.mnstate.edu/hamrick/NPCEBLWeb/NPCEBLWeb.htm

cfp categories: bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookeighteenth_centurymedievalrenaissance 48153[Update} Deadline Extended 10/15/2012 Tim Burton: Works, Characters, ThemesJohnson Cheu, Michigan State Universitycheu@msu.edu1349306118film_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturefull name / name of organization: Johnson Cheu, Michigan State Universitycontact email: cheu@msu.edu

To accommodate release of Frankenweenie and Dark Shadows, deadline extended till 10/15/2012. Ammended CFP:

CFP: Tim Burton: Works, Characters, Themes (collection)
Mark Salisburry writes of Tim Burton:
"Burton's characters are often outsiders, misunderstood and misperceived, misfits encumbered by some degree of duality, operating on the fringes of their own particular society, tolerated, but pretty much left to their own devices." (Burton on Burton, xviii-xix)
Burton's films have explored this theme of outsiders and many others over a wide array of genres.
Scholarly essays are sought for a potential collection on the work and artistry of Tim Burton. All films and theoretical approaches welcome.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
• Outsiders, Misfits, and conformity/nonconformity
• Cyborgs, "Grotesquire/Freakery" and other bodily non-conformities
• Heroes/Villains
• Early work (Disney, "Frankenweenie," Pee-Wee's Big Adventure)
• Burton as Auteur
• Johnny Depp, and "Celebrity/Star" theory
• Adaptations (Dark Shadows, Sleepy Hollow, Alice, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Planet of the Apes, James and the Giant Peach, Sweeney Todd, etc.)
• Ed Wood
• Sci-fi (e.g. Mars Attacks)
• Batman, Batman Returns!
• Burton and fairy tales; Burton as fairy tale
• Burton and "Beauty" (films, bodies, and otherwise)
• Death, Ghosts, Haunting
• Humor, Horror, Satire, Allegory
• Family, Fathers, etc. (Big Fish, etc.)
• Mixed-genre (comedy-horror, Beattlejuice, or musical-comedy-horror, Sweeney Todd, etc.)
• Suburbia/"The City"
• Love, attraction, rejection, sexuality
• TV work: (Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "The Jar," ; Cartoon-TV's "Family Dog")

Please note: A potential publisher has expressed possible interest; work on this project may be relatively swift.

By 15 October, 2012, please submit a 250 word abstract and one-page CV to Johnson Cheu (cheu@msu.edu)

cfp categories: film_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culture 4815420th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference at the University of Virginia: Virtues and Vices February 22-23, 2013Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures (University of Virginia) uvagermangradconference2013@gmail.com1349306321african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositiontheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures (University of Virginia)contact email:  uvagermangradconference2013@gmail.com

20th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference at the University of Virginia: Virtues and Vices
February 22-23, 2013
Keynote: "The Peraldus Project: Edition, Translation, and Transmission of the Summa de vitiis" (Richard Newhauser, Arizona State University)

"Was man besonders gerne tut / Ist selten ganz besonders gut."
("Whatever you may like to do / Is seldom very good for you.")

This humorous observation from Wilhelm Busch has its roots in the vexing and intricate moral categories of virtues and vices. Does virtuous mean anything other than abstaining from vice? What affects the way in which we make ethical and moral decisions? Which authority decides who is a sinner and who is a saint? Interpretations of virtues and vices fluctuate over time, and what is appropriate today is unbecoming tomorrow: be it the Crusades, witch hunts, and political martyrdom or Madame Bovary and "Sympathy for the Devil."

As a consequence of the changing social formations which establish the concepts of virtue and vice, we still struggle with daemonic and irrational forces within us. The advent of improved and varied means to study human behavior has yet to satiate our interest in the definition of and explanation for virtues and vices. Man is perpetually affected by this duality – whether through the internalization of cardinal, chivalric, or bourgeois virtues and the exorcising of past vices, or through the vehement rejection of anything with an obvious moral tinge. For the imposition of virtues and vices also threatens our belief in the sovereignty and rationality of the subject.

At this conference, we would like to explore the question of virtues and vices from a literary perspective as well as that of related disciplines, including art, history, philosophy, religious studies, and sociology. We invite graduate students working both within and outside of German Studies to submit papers in English or German on a specific topic related to the conference theme. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

-the use(s) of virtues and vices as a rhetorical strategy
-the imposition and transgression of rules
-the role of the subject in a world defined by virtues and vices
-the historical variations of crime and punishment
-the moral or ethical purpose of literature and humanistic studies
-the effects of different media on our perception of virtues and vices
-the Seven Deadly Sins and their cultural transformation up through the present day
-the status of chastity as a virtue – a primarily feminine / misogynous concept?
-the gendering of virtues and vices
-the intersection of the natural sciences with humanistic discourse

Submissions: The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2012. Please send an abstract of not more than 250 words, along with the proposed title, author's name, affiliation, and email address to: uvagermangradconference2013@gmail.com.

For more information, please visit: http://uvagermangradconference2013.wordpress.com/

cfp categories: african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositiontheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48155Space and Place: Production and TransformationUniversity of Utah Department of Englishryan.siemers@utah.edu1349311600african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: University of Utah Department of Englishcontact email: ryan.siemers@utah.edu

University of Utah Humanities Symposium on Space and Place
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

Keynote Speaker: Julia Reinhard Lupton
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2012

As the world becomes increasingly crowded, interconnected, interdependent, and altered by human activity, considerations of space and place become increasingly important. Space and place are vernacular concepts with a contested history in academic discourse: Yi-Fu Tuan, for example, associates space with movement and place with pause; by contrast, David Seaman argues that routine movements combine to form a "place-ballet" that generates a sense of place; and Edward Soja rejects the dichotomy of space and place to emphasize the lived experience of "thirdspace." However we define space and place, we cannot consider form, identity, and community independent of these concepts.

The University of Utah Humanities Symposium on Space and Place invites papers that examine the production and transformation of space and place. Papers might explore the reciprocal effect of space and place on identity, on power structures and ideologies, on the disposition of bodies, or on conceptions of community, the commons, the public, and the private. Papers from a range of disciplines are welcome: anthropology, architecture, literature, sociology, etc.

The keynote address will be delivered by Julia Reinhard Lupton, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, with a joint appointment in Education. Her most recent scholarly books are Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life (Chicago, 2011) and Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology (Chicago Press, 2005). Her newest project, entitled "Shakespeare by Design: Objects, Affordances, and Environments," aims to use the visual, cognitive, and phenomenological resources of design theory to disclose the many points of creative contact between formal and vernacular acts of design on Shakespeare's stage.

Possible paper topics include but are not limited to:
· Designed Spaces and Places
· Creative Space—Creative Writing on Space and Place
· Western Spaces and Places
· Native Places, Transnational Spaces
· Wired Places and Virtual Spaces
· Educational Space
· Sacred Space in Secular Place
· Gender, Sexuality, Space, and Place
· Border Spaces and Places
· Political Space
· Class, Space, and Place
· Legal and Juridical Productions of Space and Place
· Ethnic Space—Ethnicity and Space
· Urban/Rural Spaces and Places
· Wild/Wilderness Space
· Performance of Space and Place

Please submit abstracts of 300 words or less to ryan.siemers@utah.edu.

For creative writing submissions, in addition to an abstract relating the work to the conference theme, please reference several of your most recent publications.

The deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2012.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 481562013 Conference on John MiltonConference on John MiltonKevin.Donovan@mtsu.edu1349318731poetryrenaissancefull name / name of organization: Conference on John Miltoncontact email: Kevin.Donovan@mtsu.edu

2013 Conference on John Milton
Sponsored by the English Department,
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Papers (not to exceed 20 minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect of Milton Studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes and trends.

Send two copies of completed papers by June 15, 2013 to

Charles W. Durham
2318 London Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

For more information, call, write, or email the conference directors:

Charles W.Durham & Kristin A. Pruit
2318 London Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Kevin J. Donovan
MTSU P.O. Box 401
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Featured speakers on the program include:

Diana Treviño Benet, University of North Texas

John Rogers, Yale University

The conference will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Murfreesboro.

cfp categories: poetryrenaissance 48157[UPDATE] Currents and Countercurrents, CFP 01/20/13Nordic Association for American Studies (Karlstad University, Sweden)maria.holmgren.troy@kau.se, magnus.ullen@kau.se1349350725african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturefull name / name of organization: Nordic Association for American Studies (Karlstad University, Sweden)contact email: maria.holmgren.troy@kau.se, magnus.ullen@kau.se

The 23rd biennial conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies 2013
Second Call for Papers

Friday May 24- Sunday May 26, 2013
Karlstad University, Sweden

Currents and Countercurrents
Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008 with the promise of realizing "the true genius of America: that America can change." Four years later, it has become evident that promissory notes are more easily made out rhetorically than cashed politically. Medicare for all remains a frail possibility at best; Guantanamo is still operational; US troops remain active in Iraq and Afghanistan; on January 30, 2012, the debt ceiling was raised to a new high of $16.394 trillion. Meanwhile, incidents like the murder of Trayvon Martin suggest that those who claimed the election of Obama signaled the beginning of the end to racial injustice in America were perhaps overly optimistic.

Such backlashes to the visionary view of America as the land of progress bespeak a tension between a current of liberalism and a countercurrent of conservatism that runs through the historical life of America in its entirety, making itself felt academically no less than politically and socially. Calls for change and reformation of academic disciplines like literary history, for instance, have always provoked responses insisting on the importance of tradition. What are we to make of this tension? Is the recurrent succession of calls for change and rallies for tradition a cause for concern or for celebration? Are such currents and countercurrents constitutive of American culture in particular, or rather to be seen as general features of modern society? And are we presently seeing a return to a more conservative conception of America, or rather its continuing ability to adapt to new circumstances even in times of financial crisis?

We seek papers that map currents and countercurrents in all aspects of American studies. What questions are being asked, by whom, to what end, and from what critical perspective? Papers are invited that address, but are not limited to, currents and countercurrents in:
- American literature and American literary history
- History and historiography
- US politics
- US art, music, and popular culture
- Transnationalism
- Racial studies
- Gender studies
- Sociology and social studies
- Representations of the US in cultural forms from other countries
- The study of Scandinavian-American connections

Please send proposals to magnus.ullen@kau.se and maria.holmgren.troy@kau.se by January 20, 2013, for 20 minute papers. Proposals for individual panel presentations (15-20 minutes) should be no longer than 300 words. We look forward to receiving your proposal.

Conference web site: http://www.kau.se/naas-conference-2013

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culture 48158CFP: (Re)creating Our Lived RealitiesSociety for Disability Studies 2013 ConferenceSDSProgram@disstudies.org1349360773african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Society for Disability Studies 2013 Conferencecontact email: SDSProgram@disstudies.org

Call for proposals
26th annual meeting
Society for Disability Studies
Wednesday, June 19th – Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
Double-by-Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Studios
Orlando, Florida

(Re)creating Our Lived Realities

Submission system will open October 4, 2012
at http://www.disstudies.org
Deadline for submissions: November 21, 2012

In honor of its 26th annual meeting convening in Orlando, Florida – the land of make-believe, the home of Disney World and Universal Studios – the program committee of the Society for Disability Studies would like to encourage you to think about the ways in which we create and re-create our lived realities. We would like you to think not only about disabled people as complexly embodied historical actors, but also about the many social, economic, physiological, and political forces that shape, and often constrain, our lived realities. As people situated at the intersection of local and global histories, systems, and structures, we are constantly shaping and molding our social, cultural, and built environment(s). And they in turn affect us in innumerable ways. Nothing we do or say, or have done, can be divorced from its social and historical context, nor can it be isolated from the many human relations through which it emerges. While all proposals that explore these themes are welcome, the program committee especially seeks to solicit work that explores the interesting interactions among larger systems or structures, such as global capitalism, neoliberalism, militarism, and our immediate corporeal experiences - pleasure, pain, sex, illness, debility, a ride at Disney World or a walk through Epcot Center.

We offer the following broad questions to foster interdisciplinary perspectives and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration:

o What are the many ways in which disabled people have conceptualized and enacted changes to the built environment and to the many things with which we interact on a daily basis? What barriers do people who experience disability face? How have these things changed over time?

o What happens when local understandings, strategies, and ways of being meet up with more globalizing ones?

o What new possibilities for change do such intersections produce, and, alternatively, where do we find disconnects that thwart cooperation?

o How have various technologies--and access to them--shaped the formation of disabled identities and cultures, as well as interpersonal and group relationships?

o In what ways are the realities we create bounded or shaped by geographic location, institutional formation, identity politics, and other factors?

o What do collisions between the local and the global reveal about our experiences? What do they obscure?

o How have disability politics and activism shaped not only the built environment, but human relations as well?

o How does enduring poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, and the persistence of the medical and charity model shape / limit access to the many realities we create in our lives? How do these factors also open possibilities? How have these factors enhanced disability rights?

o How have the various disciplines within disability studies explored and analyzed the built environment? What are the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches?

o How have/might the various disciplines and fields within disability studies work across disciplinary boundaries to enhance the quality of our lives?

o How have/might disability studies reach out to local and national organizations and institutions to influence families, religious communities, service providers, political institutions, employers, etc.?

o How does a focus on Lived Realities influence research methods, theory, and the underpinnings of disability scholarship and practice?

o How have prevailing (contemporary) paradigms (or narratives) succeeded or failed in capturing "our lived realities"?

We welcome proposals in all areas of disability studies, especially those submissions premised on this year's theme.

This year's program committee is continuing the idea of specific "strands" that relate to the larger more general theme of the SDS conference. Each strand may have 3 or 4 related events (e.g. panels, workshops), organized to occur throughout the conference and in a way that will eliminate any overlap of sessions in an effort to facilitate a more sustained discussion of specific issues that have arisen as areas of interest within the organization.

Our planned strands this year are as follows. Others may emerge from member proposals:

Florida / Southern movement history: The DRM has a rich history of disability activism in the South that offers tremendous opportunity for exploration.
Communities / Identities and disability studies: Members would like to continue these areas of discussion from our conference last year in Denver. Explore challenges and possibilities that shape collaboration, culture, and community for people who experience disability.
Power and privilege: Ongoing discussions among SDS board members, members of SDS caucuses, and others led to this strand, intended to look both at the workings of power and privilege broadly and within SDS itself.
Professional development: This strand addresses a need identified by many of our members for professional development, including matters such as locating funding, pursuing academic and non-academic jobs, surviving the tenure track, etc.
Translational research in disability studies and health sciences: Using translational research here to refer to research that translates between disciplines, and from basic research to applied research and to practice, the goals of this NIH-related conference strand are: (1) to demonstrate how disability studies theory contributes to the conception of health sciences research and practice; (2) to provide best practice examples of disability studies translational research and practice; and (3) to mentor a new generation of federally funded disability studies researchers and practitioners. We particularly welcome submissions from disabled clinicians/clinical researchers interested in cutting edge disability studies perspectives.

If you would like your proposal to be considered as part of one of these thematic strands, mark this in your submission.


All submissions in formats A to F below are peer reviewed.

All session formats are 90 minutes in length, including all introductions, presentations, discussion, and closure.

Proposals may be submitted for presentations in any of the following formats:

A. Individual Presentation: Individual presentations will be placed alongside three other panelists with a similar topic and a moderator chosen by the Program Committee. In general, we assume 15-20-minute presentations (if you are requesting a longer time, please specify and explain why). Presenters are required to submit 300-word abstracts for individual papers/presentations. List all co-authors, if any, and designate the presenting author(s).

A Note on Virtual Presentations: As a trial run for the 2013 conference, we will offer a small number of remote presentations slots during the face-to-face meetings. SDS is experimenting with ways to make our conference accessible to those who cannot travel while ensuring feasibility, reliability and accessibility for those present at the face-to-face meeting. Because this is a trial year, the spots are very limited in order to ensure quality and prepare for more remote and virtual options in 2014.

· Individuals may submit to present remote individual presentations in one of the following formats: video file, audio file, or audio Skype.

· Remote presentations must be made accessible according to our presentation accessibility guidelines (forthcoming) and must be submitted to the program committee one month in advance (before May 19, 2013) or they will be removed from the program.

· Presenters are responsible for the technology needed for creating accessible presentations and responding live (via audio Skype and/or Instant Message) during their scheduled presentation time.

· Proposals for remote presentations should be for individual presentations only, not panels.

· Access to these remote presentation slots will be highly competitive and will be reserved for presenters who are unable to present in person but whose presentation offers the richest, most unique and most innovative material related to the theme. If you have the resources and ability to travel and attend the conference in Orlando, we ask that you do not apply to present remotely.

· We will not consider a presentation for both face-to-face and remote presentation formats. Only those individuals who cannot attend in person should apply to present remotely.

· Please note, because remote presenters will enjoy professional exposure and opportunity for exchange and because presentations require infrastructure that is quite costly, remote presenters must register and pay a $100 registration fee.

B. Poster: Individuals or small teams will be provided a common space and time with an easel (and/or table if requested) to present a display of a research, training, service, or advocacy project, or other work. Presenters should be in attendance at the poster session. Submissions for the poster session requires a 300-word abstract, complete contact information for anyone involved in the project who will attend SDS, and a designated lead contact person. We encourage people to submit proposals specifically for the poster session. Each year, SDS proudly awards the Tanis Doe Award for the best poster.

C. Panels: Groups of 3-4 presenters (each with 15-20 minutes), a designated organizer / contact person and moderator (need not be the same person), plus an optional discussant, are encouraged to submit proposals around a central topic, theme, or approach. Panel proposals require BOTH a 300-word proposal describing the panel AND a 300-word abstract for each paper/presentation. List all paper/presentation co-authors, identify the presenting author(s), and provide biographical information for the discussant, if one is planned.

D. Discussion: A topical discussion with a designated organizer / contact person and moderator (need not be the same person), but with only short (5-7 min.) presentations to start discussion, if any. Submit a 500-word proposal, including a description of how the time will be used, complete contact information for the designated organizer and each participant in the discussion, and a description of their roles.

E. Workshop: Engaged application of a specific program or exercise involving a minimum of 4 planners / presenters. Proposals should include a 500-word proposal that addresses methodology and learning outcomes. Proposals must describe the format of the workshop. How will you use the time? Please describe the credentials and role of each workshop participant, designate a contact person/moderator, and provide complete contact information for each planner / presenter.

F. Performance, Film, or Art Event/Exhibit: We encourage submissions of a creative/artistic event in any media by individuals and/or groups. All proposals should clearly list at least one person who will register for and attend the conference as the event presenter/host. Submissions must include a 500-word proposal, and sample of the proposed work (up to 2,500 words of text, ten images of artistic work, demo CD, YouTube or other Internet link, DVD, or other appropriate format). Send via email at SDSprogram@disstudies.org or postal mail to the SDS Executive Office at 107 Commerce Centre Drive, Suite 204, Huntersville NC 28078 USA. Samples must reach the SDS Executive Office by the submission deadline. Please describe the background and role of each artist/participant and designate a contact person / moderator. Performers should be aware that SDS does not have the ability to provide theatrical and or stage settings in the 2013 venue. While every effort will be made to provide appropriate performance spaces, proposing performers are advised that special lighting, audiovisual equipment, and staging requests cannot be accommodated. All film entries accepted for presentation at the 2013 Conference must be provided to the SDS Executive Office on DVD not less than 30 days prior to the start of the Conference in open-captioned format, and the presenter should be prepared to provide audio description as needed. As SDS cannot pay distribution rights for film screenings, the provider of the film is fully responsible for securing any necessary permissions from trade and copyright holders for public showing. Sponsors of accepted films must register for and attend the conference, host the screening, bring documentation of rights clearance to the Conference and make it available during the film screening. SDS may request the right to schedule more than one screening at the conference. SDS program committee may request more samples and cannot return materials that are submitted for consideration.

G. Student and Other Interest Groups/Caucus/Other Meetings (non peer-reviewed): Various ad hoc and organized SDS or other non-profit groups may wish to have business, organizational, or informational meetings or some other kind of non-peer reviewed event or exhibit space at the meetings. Anyone hoping to host any such event should request space by December 1, 2012 by using the proposal submission form. After December 1st, space will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. No meetings can be planned through SDS after the early-bird deadline of April 15, 2013. All presenters at such events must register for the conference. Requests from groups not affiliated with SDS may be assessed a share of cost for space and access arrangements. Please provide the name of group, a description of the group and/or meeting purpose and format (in 300 words), and contact information for at least one organizer and a designated moderator. SDS will provide ASL/CART as needed. Organizers should contact SDS if they want catering or any other special arrangements.

A Note on Films / Film Shorts: Films and film clips may be submitted as part of any of the format categories described above. Follow the category appropriate instructions above. Participants proposing films within any of the proposal formats must be registered for and attend the conference. Ideally, film length should not exceed 60 minutes under any category, to allow time for introduction and / or comments. All film entries must be captioned and the presenter should be prepared to provide audio description as needed. SDS cannot pay distribution rights for film screenings.


All participants must register and pay for the conference through the SDS website (http://disstudies.org/) by the early bird deadline: April 15, 2013, or they will be removed from the program. Please note: low income/student/international member presenters are eligible for modest financial aid for meeting costs. Applications for financial assistance will be available via the SDS listserv in the coming months.
Participants MAY NOT appear in more than TWO peer-reviewed conference events, A-F above (excluding evening performances, non-presenting organizer, non-presenting moderator, New Book/Work Reception). Individuals with multiple submissions will be asked to rank order their preferences for participation. The program committee will prioritize spreading program slots across the membership before offering multiple slots to any one participant.
Any participant with a book or other materials (e.g., DVD, CD) finished within the last three years (2010, 2011, 2012) is welcome to participate in the New Book/Work Reception. At least one person must register and be in attendance to host your reception display. You will be provided a table for display and the opportunity to interact with conference participants. The fee for representation in the New Book/Work Reception is $40.00. You will have the opportunity to register as an author attending the New Book Reception when you register for the conference.

Any participant is welcome to request meeting space on behalf of a group. Requests for meeting space should be made by the December 1st submission date. Requests will be accommodated thereafter on a first-come, first-served basis and must be received by the SDS Executive Office in writing as in G above to SDSprogram@disstudies.org no later than April 15, 2013.
Please indicate on the submission form whether you are willing to serve as moderator for a session.
If you intend to participate in multiple events, please complete the submission process for each event.
Participants will be notified of the status of their proposal by January 14, 2013.
Any cancellations and requests for refunds after April 15, 2013 (the early bird deadline) may incur a cancellation fee. Any participant unable to attend must notify SDS in a timely fashion.
Accessibility: In keeping with the philosophy of SDS we ask that presenters attend carefully to the accessibility of their presentations. As a prospective presenter, you agree to:
Provide hard copy and large print hard copies (17 point font or larger) of all handouts used during the presentation.
Provide an e-text version of papers, outlines and/or presentation materials such as PowerPoint slides and a summary of one's presentation with a list of proper names, terminology and jargon in advance of their delivery (for open captioning, distribution to attendees who experience barriers to print, and to assist ASL interpreters with preparation). SDS will also use this material to create an on-line forum of all work submitted by June 10th in the hopes of facilitating a more inclusive and richer discussion on-site. After June 1, 2013 work cannot be added to the forum. Participation in this forum is optional, but strongly encouraged. This forum will be password-protected and available only to those participants who have registered for the conference. The sole purpose of this forum is to further enhance intellectual access and participation for attendees at this year's conference by allowing attendees advance access to the content of your presentation. All participants in the on-line forum must abide by the strictest conventions regarding the intellectual property rights of authors:
Do not cite or another author's work anywhere or in any way without the expressed, prior, written consent of individual author(s).
Do not share work posted in the forum with someone who does not have protected access to the forum (someone who has not registered for the conference).
Make allowances for a "Plan B": consider bringing your presentation on a jump drive and projecting the text of your paper to enhance captioning.
Provide audio-description of visual images, charts and video/DVDs, and/or open or closed captioning of films and video clips.
Contribute to improving intellectual access at the conference: consider your presentation as an opportunity to engage your audience.
Avoid reading your paper.
Plan your presentation to accommodate captioning and ASL interpretation. Avoid using jargon, and slow the pace of your presentation to allow time for eye contact and spelling proper names and terminology.


Presentation rooms* for the SDS 2013 Conference will be equipped with:

· 2 (two) microphones for use by presenters;
· 1 (one) LCD projector, screen, power source, and cables;
· Head table suitable to comfortably accommodate 4 (four) people;
· Both table top and podium presentation spaces; and
· Non-dedicated, WIFI Internet access (i.e. not functional for audio/video download reliably)

· SDS does not provide computers, overhead projectors, or other audio/visual equipment as a matter of course. Presenters are responsible for ensuring that presentation structure and planning works well within these audio/visual parameters.

*This information may not be applicable to film showings and some other events.


The Tanis Doe Award for best poster will be judged and awarded at the poster session of the SDS conference. The Tanis Doe Award includes a cash award, a certificate of recognition, and the posting of authors names on the SDS website. The Tanis Doe Award is open to everyone at all levels of education and experience. Additionally, this year, we will award "Honorable Mentions" for posters with student first-authors at each level of education: community college, four-year college/university, and graduate school as a way of encouraging student participation in the poster session.

SDS also honors the recipients of the Senior Scholar Award, and the Irving K. Zola Award for emerging scholars at the annual conference. Please see the Call for Nominations via the SDS listserv and website. Decisions regarding these awards are made prior to the conference. Award winners will be invited to present during the program and receive recognition at the SDS business meeting. The Zola Award also includes publication in a future issue of Disability Studies Quarterly. Other awards may also be presented at the SDS business meeting.



By submitting to SDS 2013 in Orlando, you give SDS full permission to publish your abstracts, photograph you, publish such photographs on the SDS web site or other publications, audio or video record your presentation, transcribe the presentation for access needs, and transmit or post and archive such recordings and transcriptions via live-streaming, podcast form, or any other electronic means. If submitting on behalf of multiple presenters and authors, you certify that each presenter and author has granted his/her permission to Society for Disability Studies for purposes described in this paragraph. By giving this permission, you understand that you retain full rights to your work but give SDS the right to use your presentation in the context of the 2013 conference, including (but not limited to) charging attendees and others for access to derivative audio or video products, recordings or podcasts.

For further information contact the Program Committee of the SDS 2013 program committee at SDSprogram@disstudies.org.

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_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48159Call for Submissions: Issue 1, Wonder Voyages - December 1, 2012 deadlineUnsettling Wonderinfo@unsettlingwonder.com1349362176childrens_literaturegeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Unsettling Wondercontact email: info@unsettlingwonder.com

Unsettling Wonder is a new literary journal that publishes both creative and academic work on fairy tales, folklore, and mythology. We welcome original writing that deals honestly with such topics as worthwhile in and of themselves: new stories, retellings, and imaginative appropriations. We are both an online and a print publication.

We invite submissions for our inaugural issue, Wonder Voyages. Please send your poetry, prose, flash fiction, and academic abstracts to submissions(at)unsettlingwonder(dot)com by 1 December 2012.

For information about submission guidelines, please visit: http://www.unsettlingwonder.com.

The formal, printable CFP can be viewed and downloaded here.

cfp categories: childrens_literaturegeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48160Pop Empire: Exploring American Popular CultureItalian Association of North American Studiesbuonomo@units.it1349362551americanfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturefull name / name of organization: Italian Association of North American Studiescontact email: buonomo@units.it

Pop Empire: Exploring American Popular Culture

Guest Editor, Leonardo Buonomo, University of Trieste, Italy

RSA Journal, the official Journal of the Italian Association of North American Studies (AISNA), is accepting submissions for a thematic section focusing on American popular culture to be published
in its 24th issue (2013).

Any student or scholar of the literature, arts, politics, history, economy, and law of the United States is inevitably confronted with the deeply pervasive and extraordinarily adaptable nature of American pop, whether in the form of books, music, television shows, movies, comics, or advertisements. Pop is the language through which most people are alphabetized about the life and culture of the US. It is the principal tool for the dissemination of American values and its influence on the collective imagination cannot be overestimated. An expression of the "here and now," pop can offer precious insights into the fabric and workings of American society in any given period.

Sample topics for articles include, but are not limited to: popular literature, songs, music videos, dance, television, movies, comics, graphic novels, design, advertising, the uses of American popular culture in teaching, how American popular culture has impacted and continues to impact other countries, the encounter between "high" and "low" culture and the mutual influence they exercise on each other.

Submissions must be in English, must use the MLA Style Manual and Guide in Scholarly Publishing in text, notes, and bibliography, and must be no longer than 6.000 words (39.000 characters maximum, including spaces, notes, and works cited). These must be accompanied by a 200-word abstract and a separate cover sheet bearing the author's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and affiliation. Submissions are blind reviewed; the author's name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript. RSA reviews submissions with the understanding that they have not been submitted concurrently to another journal.

Please send essays as MS Word attachments to Professor Leonardo Buonomo: buonomo@units.it .

The deadline for submission is 31 January 2013.

cfp categories: americanfilm_and_televisionpopular_culture 48161SmartGridSec12 - First Open EIT ICT Labs Workshop on Smart Grid SecurityEIT ICT Labsinfodesk@ictlabs.de1349364403general_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinternational_conferencesprofessional_topicsfull name / name of organization: EIT ICT Labscontact email: infodesk@ictlabs.de

First Open EIT ICT Labs Workshop on Smart Grid Security
Berlin, December 3rd, 2012

Call for Contributions (Talks and Poster Presentations)

>> Forward to colleagues who may be interested. <<

General Information

The First Open EIT ICT Labs Workshop on Smart Grid
Security, an activity of the action line smart energy
systems of the EIT ICT Labs, will be held at the EIT ICT
Co-Location Centre Node Berlin, alongside the 2012 Berlin
IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Conference, on December 3rd,
2012. The Co-location Centre (CLC) is inside the campus of
TU Berlin, in the heart of the city's west - a hotspot
where education, research and industry, see
nodes-co-location-centres/berlin/. SmartGridSec12 is also
co-sponsored by the Network of Excellence on Engineering
Secure Future Internet SW, NESSoS, www.nessos-project.eu/

Context and Motivation

The need for a reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy
supply is steadily increasing. The Smart Grid is proposed
as an innovative, flexible, adaptable system which
revolutionizes the current interconnection architecture and
creates new services and offering new management and
business opportunities for many stakeholders. Real-time
communication between the consumer and the utility will
allow the consumer to optimize local energy production,
storage and usage; power will flow in different directions,
depending on where generation takes place; buildings will
actively participate of in the grid as consumers,
producers, and energy storage facilities; electro-cars can
be charged during low-demand periods and used as short-term
energy storage.

Components will communicate with each other and will
provide operational and nonoperational information to users
and administrators. This will require the use of global
communication networks, like the Internet, and will open
the door to conventional hacking and to cyber attacks. Not
only will it be necessary to carefully assess the threads
and risks, but also to have a consensus on the definition
and implementation of measures and mechanisms to cope with
them, or to recover from them. The infrastructure,
workflows, processes and systems must be protected against
unauthorized modification, required information should be
accessible in the right place at the right time, the
sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) related
to the consumption of energy, the location of the electric
car, but also confidential business information etc must
remain secure from unauthorized access.

There is a clear need in Europe to integrate the fragmented
research and development efforts in securing the Smart
Grid. This workshop will be a venue to share and
consolidate results, plan joint work, and create networks
to accomplish these ambitioned goals.

Program Committee welcomes proposals for contributions on
any topics related to:

- Attackers, Threats, Risk Analysis
- Security of Smart Grid protocols
- IDS / IPS / SIEM for Smart Grids / SCADA systems
- Security related Smart Grid test beds and simulators
- Security for long term deployment
- Securing the Smart Grids from the business and market
perspective: Products, Stakeholders, Models
- Cross organizational security aspects
- Real-time monitoring and recovery
- Privacy issues
- Standardization
- Certification, Regulatory issues

Program Chairs:

Joël Chinnow (DAI)
Jorge Cuellar (Siemens)

Program Committee:

James Weimer (KTH)
Matthias Hollick (TU Darmstadt)
Steffen Fries (Siemens)
Karsten Bsufka (DAI)


Full paper submissions, extended abstracts and short papers
are welcome. Full papers are limited to 5-10 pages, while
extended abstracts and short papers should be 2-5 pages
long. The authors of extended abstracts should submit a
full version to be published in the postproceedings. Short
papers can be presented as poster presentations. All papers
will be reviewed by the program committee, and a balanced
program will be selected based on relevance and technical
soundness. Short paper contributions may be selected as
"Poster Presentations". Follow the instructions at the
submission web page:


The workshop proceedings will be published as a EIT ICT
Labs online publication, as CEUR online publication, ISSN
1613-0073, http://ceur-ws.org/. A publication as LNCS
Volume in Springer http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs is
also envisaged. Please use LNCS template for submissions:
www.springer.com/computer/lncs The submission web site is:

Important Dates (NEW):

Submission of full paper (5-10 pages),
extended abstract (2-5 pages) or short paper (2-5 pages) ..31 October
Notification to authors:...................................10 November
Final version for post-proceedings: ....................... 3 December
Workshop: ................................................. 3 December

cfp categories: general_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinternational_conferencesprofessional_topics 48162CFP: Second Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular CulturePopular Culture Scholars Associationeadavis@falcon.bgsu.edu1349368134african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Popular Culture Scholars Associationcontact email: eadavis@falcon.bgsu.edu

The Popular Culture Scholars Association is proud to announce the Second Annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture. The conference will be held February 8-10 at Bowling Green State University, the home of the Department of Popular Culture. See below for the conference's CFP.

To build on the success of the First Annual Ray Browne Conference, and usher in the fortieth year of the Popular Culture Department at Bowling Green State University, the Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 8th through February 10th 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

Dr. Ray Browne founded the department of Popular Culture to give students an opportunity to academically consider the cultural forms of their everyday lives. In the past forty years, popular culture has only grown more prominent in society and developed new ways of engaging the public. Popular culture has become increasingly mobile through smart phones, webisodes, memes, and social media blurring the boundaries between producers and consumers. Simultaneously, cultures in general have become increasingly mobile through the spread of and contact between peoples, ideas and technology; making the production and consumption of culture a truly transnational affair. In light of increased cultural mobility made possible by new modes of technology, we must consider how popular culture scholarship has grown (and can continue to grow) to accommodate such new cultural modalities.

Potential topics for papers, panels, and roundtable proposals include, but are not limited to:

• How has the increased mobility in terms of culture, people, and technology had an effect on appropriation of cultures, (anti)nationalism, social and political change, tourism, diasporic experiences and how do we begin to theorize these interactions?

• How do we reimagine/reconstruct literatures, languages, narratives and identities in cyber societies? Has transmedia and convergence culture shaped our interaction with popular texts and affected pop cultural narratives?

• How has new media shaped interactions between popular culture and individuals?

• With increasing shifts in culture, have there been similar shifts in the representation of disabled, gender, sexual, race, and ethnic identities?

• Which new media, texts, genres, etc. deserve attention from academics and scholars?

• How have these shifts altered the study popular culture, and how do we continue to explore them?

• Explorations of specific popular culture texts, genres, trends and approaches

The deadline for proposals is Friday, November 16, 2012. Individual paper proposals should be between 300-400 words. Full roundtable and panel theme proposals can be longer, but should include as much prospective information about the topic and number of possible participants as possible. Please email your abstract and a short biography to bgpcsa@gmail.com.

The subject line should contain the writer's surname followed by "BCPC13" Abstract. Notifications for decisions will be sent by Friday, December 15, 2012. Please contact PCSA if you have any questions or concerns at bgpcsa@gmail.com or via our website at bgsu.orgsync.com/org/pcsa.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48163Ireland in ComparisonAmerican Conference of Irish Studieskasia@bilkent.edu.tr, datorres@usc.edu1349369573cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencestheoryfull name / name of organization: American Conference of Irish Studiescontact email: kasia@bilkent.edu.tr, datorres@usc.edu

CFP: Ireland in Comparison
A Panel at ACIS Chicago, April 10-13, 2013

Even as Comparative Literature struggles to make sense of itself as a discipline, Irish Studies seems increasingly open to comparative approaches to Irish literature, culture, and history. Recent years have seen an increase in critical work on Ireland's similarities to places as varied as Taiwan, Mexico, and Poland. Research has been conducted on the relationship between Celticism and Orientalism, or on Ireland's position within a transatlantic economy, or as part of an agrarian periphery of Europe. This comparative work takes a number of different forms; positioning Ireland in relation to broader global trends, or in parallel to places and cultures both near and far. It examines explicit moments of contact, shared influences, or similar trajectories. This broadening of geographical scope reflects the influence of globalization, but also an escape from the more narrow comparisons between Ireland and England, opening the field to more trans-national approaches, and emerging discourses on cosmopolitanism and border crossing. This expansive inter-disciplinary approach supports critical inquiries by scholars seeking to illuminate cross-cultural connections in a global community, while being careful to avoid submerging the historical specificity of the local. It embraces diverse fields that offer models to clarify these connections, such as literary theory, border studies, world systems theory, topography, or economic criticism, and aspires to present work that contributes to and enhances established academic frameworks. But are there also drawbacks to this approach? What kinds of problems do scholars encounter in these endeavors?

This panel seeks to explore the art of comparison in Irish Studies, reflecting on the kinds of questions such work investigates, what the similarities (and differences) between Ireland and other places can teach us, and both the advantages and potential weaknesses of such approaches. We welcome papers addressing any aspect of this topic. Please send abstracts of 250-300 words to kasia@bilkent.edu.tr and datorres@usc.edu by October 15, 2012.

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencestheory 48164Joss In June Conference on the Works of Joss WhedonEnsley F. Guffey/Cleveland Community Collegeensleyguffey@gmail.com1349377679americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespopular_culturereligionromanticscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Ensley F. Guffey/Cleveland Community Collegecontact email: ensleyguffey@gmail.com

Joss In June is a one-day multidisciplinary conference focusing on the works of Joss Whedon, including: Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, comics (Buffy, Seasons 8 & 9, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Fray, Sugarshock), as well as Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, and Much Ado about Nothing.

The conference will be held at the LeGrand Conference Center at Cleveland Community College in Shelby, North Carolina, USA on June 29, 2013.

We especially encourage presentations on:
- Recent film work such as Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, & Much Ado About Nothing
- Socioeconomic class
- Gender & sexuality
- Race & ethnicity
- Teaching Joss Whedon's work
- Particular directors and/or writers such as Jane Espenson, David Greenwalt, Tim Minear, Marti Noxon, etc.
- Dollhouse
- Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
- Genre transformations: Buffy and Angel's continuations and transformations into comics or - Firefly's transformation into Serenity, etc.
- Whedon's work on comics such as Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Fray
- The construction of place and space
- Music in Whedon's works

However, all Whedonverse topics will be considered. Please be sure to check out the essays published in Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association (located at http://slayageonline. com/) as well as the multiple publications on Whedon's work prior to submitting. Familiarity with the field is expected.

Deadline for proposal submissions: January 1, 2013. Earlier proposals are welcomed and will be responded to with all due haste.

The registration deadline is April 1, 2013. All participants must register by that date and pay the $40 conference fee or they will not be permitted to present or appear in the program. And why not bring a friend – propose an entire panel!

Please send (preferably electronic) queries, 250 word paper proposals and 500 word panel proposals to BOTH Dale Guffey (guffeyd@clevelandcc.edu) AND Ensley F. Guffey (ensleyguffey@gmail.com). Papers will be limited to a maximum presentation time of 20 minutes.

Proposals should include:
- Full contact info (name, institutional affiliation [if any], snail mail address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail) for all participants
- Working titles for papers or panel proposals
- Current curriculum vitae

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespopular_culturereligionromanticscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 48166[UPDATE] Invention vs. Mimesis, Inaugural IssueThe Rat's Mouth Review of Florida Atlantic Universityjwilso53@fau.edu1349377955african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: The Rat's Mouth Review of Florida Atlantic Universitycontact email: jwilso53@fau.edu

In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

Between Solomon and Pound's writing existed millions of artists, literary and otherwise. Potentially millions more existed before Solomon's assigning all production, artistic or otherwise to mimesis.Yet even millions more existed after Pound. Artists will continue to exist long after we are gone. Are all artists hopelessly engaged in mimetic reproduction? Or is every artist either carving from tradition or forging an entirely new production, thereby generating what Pound calls "a beginning, an invention, a discovery" that is be of great worth?

With this aesthetic concern in mind, we are proud to introduce a new graduate journal, The Rat's Mouth Review, operated by the English graduate students and under a faculty advisory board at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

For our inaugural issue, we are seeking submissions of graduate student work from around the world on the topic of mimesis versus invention. The Rat's Mouth Review, as a journal, seeks to invent itself, few would argue that it is not doing so in a mimetic fashion. We emulate other journals in order to forge our own identity and we do so with the hope of being "of [great] worth." To accomplish this, we require your contributions.

We are seeking submissions of short essays of approximately 1,200-1,500 words in length. Longer essays will be accepted too (7,000-9,000 words) but preference will be given to concise explications of texts that analyze the thematic concern of invention versus mimesis. End notes should be kept at a minimum. Book reviews on this topic are also welcome, as are interviews, exhibition reviews, and other scholarly submissions. All submissions should conform to the most recent edition of the MLA style guide.

Submissions are due December 1st. Please send a cover letter (name, institution, contact information, student status) with a 100-150 word abstract along with the submission stripped of names and affiliations. Please leave only the title of your work in the submission.

Please refer to our website (http://ratsmouthreview.webs.com) for more information or contact one of our editors:
Joel Wilson, Editor-in-Chief: jwilso53@fau.edu
Frank Babrove, Managing Editor: fbabrove@fau.edu

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_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48167Literature and the StarsCulture and Cosmos: a journal of the history of astrology and cultural astronomyeditors@cultureandcosmos.org1349378014african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Culture and Cosmos: a journal of the history of astrology and cultural astronomycontact email: editors@cultureandcosmos.org

We are inviting submissions for Vol. 17 no 1 (Spring/Summer 2013) on Literature and the Stars. Papers may focus on any time period or culture, and should deal either with representations of astronomy or astrology in fiction, or studies of astronomical or astrological texts as literature. Contributions may focus on western or non-western culture, and on the ancient, medieval or modern worlds.

Papers should be submitted by NOVEMBER 15, 2012. They should typically not exceed 8000 words length and should be submitted to editors@cultureandcosmos.org. Shorter submissions are welcome.

Contributors should follow the style guide

Please include an abstract of c. 100-200 words.

All submissions will peer-reviewed for originality, timeliness, relevance, and readability. Authors will be notified as soon as possible of the acceptability of their submissions.

As from Vol. 17 no 1 Culture and Cosmos will be published open-access, on-line, in the interests of open scholarship. Hard copy will be available via print-on-demand.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48168[Update] Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800 / Conference Date: February 9, 2013 / Abstracts Due: December 2, 2012Early Modern Center at University of California, Santa Barbaraemcfellow@gmail.com1349380986bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centurygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarypoetryreligionrenaissancetheatretheorytravel_writingfull name / name of organization: Early Modern Center at University of California, Santa Barbaracontact email: emcfellow@gmail.com

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our twelfth annual conference, "Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800." This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, February 9th, and feature keynote speaker Joseph Roach (Yale University).

This conference is being hosted in conjunction with a one-day UC multi-campus research group symposium on "Shakespeare & Risk," which will take place on UCSB's campus on Friday, February 8th, and feature keynote speaker Richard Halpern (New York University). Conference attendees and presenters are cordially invited to attend both Friday's and Saturday's events.

Contemporary discussions of "risk" or "speculation" often identify these concepts as distinguishing features of modern or postmodern societies. In this conference we seek to explore and investigate early modern English cognates, forebears, and analogues of "risk" (including, but not limited to, "hazard" and "venture"). We hope for a range of presentations investigating religious, economic, political, or environmental aspects of risk in early modern literature and history. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: maritime trade and the rise of insurance; mathematics and the early history of probability; civic and political crises and governmental intervention; environmental and social crises (plague, famine, etc.) and their "management"; gambling, play, and games of chance; erotic and romantic exposure; religious reform and upheaval; conversion and the specter of apostasy; hermeneutics and reading; the stigma of print and publication; violence and the vulnerability of the body.

Please send abstracts, 250-500 words in length, to EMCconference@gmail.com by December 2, 2012. Feel free to contact Christopher Foley at EMCfellow@gmail.com with specific questions.

cfp categories: bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centurygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarypoetryreligionrenaissancetheatretheorytravel_writing 48169FAILURE: call for creative submissionsThe Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)themigc@gmail.com1349383207african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)contact email: themigc@gmail.com

Deadline: December 1

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC) is now welcoming creative submissions for its 2013 conference, themed FAILURE. The conference will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, February 15-16. The keynote speaker will be Professor J. Jack Halberstam (USC), author of _The Queer Art of Failure_.

Call for Creative Submissions: In a moment when dysfunction is such a significant part of both private and public life, this conference will embrace an interdisciplinary approach to considering failure's destructive and productive aspects in historical and contemporary culture. How might we rethink failure as an opportunity to engage in more ethical human and nonhuman relationships? Can the failures of democracy, the economy, the classroom, and of culture more broadly open up possibilities for success? How do we recognize our fallibility, learn from it, and cope with it?

MIGC 2013 seeks graduate students who want to explore these questions and interrogate the concept of failure. The conference planners ask writers, artists, performers, dancers, designers, and filmmakers to send us creative pieces that take as their subject the notion of "failure."

Short performance pieces would occur Friday evening at a location appropriate to the piece; installations would be displayed in Curtin Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the duration of the conference; digital media could have an online presence before/during the conference as well as a display in Curtin Hall.

Submission options: [1] Send the work itself or a sample/preview of the work via email. Please include a short abstract to accompany the piece(s). [2] Write a proposal for a creative piece to be completed by February.

Please submit proposals for work in English or foreign language works translated into English. If possible, attach written submissions as Microsoft Word documents. Large image files should be sent in separate emails.

In your email please include your institutional affiliation, department, and whether you are an MFA, MA or PhD student. Joint faculty and graduate student projects will also be considered.

Deadline: December 1

cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48170Rhetoric and Composition at CEA 2013 Rhetoric and Composition at CEA 2013 April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:Coretta_Pittman@baylor.edu1349385472rhetoric_and_compositionfull name / name of organization: Rhetoric and Composition at CEA 2013 April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:contact email: Coretta_Pittman@baylor.edu

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

We invite papers on Rhetoric and Composition that draw on the conference
theme "Nature." Proposals may conceive the conference theme broadly. Practical and theoretical responses are encouraged.

Conference Theme: Nature
In earlier centuries, "Nature" set the parameters, as Philip Round states, "of conversations about everything from church doctrine to village order."
Often discussions of gender, character, authorship, and even civil discourse turned to questions of "customary precedent and natural law." By the twentieth century "nature" was used to delineate the new literary study of "nature writing," while also used in broader terms to question the changing nature of our society with the onset of the digital age, postmodernism, new views of gender and race construction, and even changes within academia. What is the "nature" of the academia today? How has the "nature" of publishing and authorship changed with the digital age? How has the "nature" of our profession changed? In what ways does "nature" define us? Or do we define "nature?"
For our 2013 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore the literary, the pedagogical, and the professional "nature" of our field.

General Call for Papers
CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including literature criticism and scholarship, creative writing, composition, technical communication, linguistics, and film. We also welcome papers on areas that influence our work as academics, including student demographics, student/instructor accountability and assessment, student advising, academic leadership in departments and programs, and the place of the English department in the university.

Submission Dates: August 31-November 1, 2012

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

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.

Coretta M. Pittman
Special Panel Chair, Rhetoric and Composition

cfp categories: rhetoric_and_composition 48171Cities of Memory: Performing and Media Arts in the Post-Conflict City 4-5 April, 2013, Queen's University, Belfast Dr. Des O'Rawe/School of Creative Arts, Queen's University, Belfastd.orawe@qub.ac.uk1349386261film_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencestheatrefull name / name of organization: Dr. Des O'Rawe/School of Creative Arts, Queen's University, Belfastcontact email: d.orawe@qub.ac.uk

Developing from the work of the Belfast-Sarajevo Initiative (2007-2010), the School of Creative Arts at Queen's, in association with the British Academy, is hosting this conference to examine how theatre, performance, film, and the visual arts address post-conflict situations. We will consider proposals that focus on any post-conflict city, or region, and intend the Cities of Memory project to encourage interdisciplinary discussion on the contemporary arts and their relation to issues of testimony, witnessing, forgetting, representation, healing, reconciliation, agency, and metaphor.

Keynote Speakers
Professor Thomas Elsaesser (University of Amsterdam)
Dr Colin Graham (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Professor Jane Taylor (University of Chicago.

Please e-mail 300-word abstracts along with a brief biographical statement on or before 21st December, 2012 to d.orawe@qub.ac.uk and m.phelan@qub.ac.uk

All submissions will be reviewed and decisions communicated promptly. There is no registration fee for attendance.

All participants will be invited to submit their papers for publication in a critical anthology to be published by a leading academic press.

For more information on the Cities of Memory project, and updates on confirmed colloquium keynote speakers and participants, and other research developments, go to:www.citiesofmemory.org

cfp categories: film_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencestheatre 48172Arthur Miller and the Contemporary Mind (May 23-26, 2013)American Literature Association and The Arthur Miller Societydpalmer@maritime.edu1349387942americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturetheatretwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: American Literature Association and The Arthur Miller Societycontact email: dpalmer@maritime.edu

American Literature Association
24th Annual Conference
Conference Location and Dates: Boston, Massachusetts. May 23-26, 2013.

Arthur Miller Society Panel, Theme: Arthur Miller and the Contemporary Mind

The centennial of Arthur Miller's birth is just three years away: October 2015. Many of his greatest plays were written 60 years ago, and certainly culture, communication, and our understanding of the human condition has changed radically since then. Yet Miller's works continue to be widely produced internationally and to resonate with issues in contemporary society and new developments in literary and psychological theory. The Arthur Miller Society will host a session at the ALA Conference on the general theme of the sources of Miller's continued relevance to our culture and to our understanding of the fundamental ways in which people move through delusion to discover meaning in their lives. The Society invites analyses of Miller's plays, stories, and essays; comments on recent productions of his plays; comparisons of Miller's views to those of other writers; biographical investigations of events in Miller's life; discussions of Miller's work in light of recent developments in literary and psychological theory; accounts of the relevance of Miller's views to contemporary cultural and political issues; and any other approaches that address sources of the continued significance of Miller for our times and our understanding of ourselves.

Proposal Submission Deadline and Guidelines: Proposals must be received by January 14, 2013. Please limit proposals to no more than 300 words and send them as MS Word email attachments to David Palmer, Humanities Department, Massachusetts Maritime Academy: email dpalmer@maritime.edu. Please include the following information:
• Your name, title (student, faculty, independent scholar) and academic affiliation
• Your contact information
• The title of your presentation
• A proposal of no more than 300 words
• Information about any audio-visual or computer equipment you will need

Additional information about the conference and the society may be found at the American Literature Association (ALA) website (http://americanliterature.org) and at the website of The Arthur Miller Society (http://ibiblio.org/miller/).

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturetheatretwentieth_century_and_beyond 48173"Revolution and Rebirth in English Studies" March 9, 2013 EGADS! Conference at The University of Texas at Brownsville English Graduate Advancement and Development Society egadsconference@gmail.com 1349391619african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromantictheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: English Graduate Advancement and Development Society contact email: egadsconference@gmail.com

"Revolution and Rebirth in English Studies"

CFP: The UTB English Graduate Advancement and Development
Society is now accepting paper or panel proposal submissions to
its 3rd conference themed "Revolution and Rebirth in
English Studies," which will be held at The University of Texas at
Brownsville on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The city of Brownsville
is found on the southernmost tip of Texas, a short 30-minute drive
from the beautiful South Padre Island beach.

EGADS! is accepting proposals fitting to the theme in all areas
of English studies including but not limited to:

 British, American, and Other Literatures in English
 Literary and Critical Theory
 Language and Linguistics
 Pedagogy
 Composition and Rhetoric
 Popular Culture
 Poetry, Creative Fiction, and Non Fiction
 Science Fiction and Fantasy
 Special Topics

Our vision is to explore "who we were, who we are, and who we will be." This can range from literature emerging at the "birth" of English culture to the socio-historical upheavals across the centuries to the future of English studies ... revolution and rebirth encompass past, present, and what's coming.

Deadline for proposals: Saturday, December 15, 2012
Submissions open: Friday, October 12, 2012

Please submit all proposals to egadsconference@gmail.com.

For further information on EGADS! 2013 Conference, visit utbtscegads.blogspot.com or follow us on Facebook/UtbEgads.

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_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromantictheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48174AlterNative announces a general call for papers to be published in 2013. Deadline November 30th 2012AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peopleseditors@alternative.ac.nz1349393078cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarypostcolonialfull name / name of organization: AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoplescontact email: editors@alternative.ac.nz

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer‐reviewed journal. It aims to present indigenous worldviews from native indigenous perspectives. It is dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of native indigenous knowledge that uniquely belongs to cultural, traditional, tribal and aboriginal peoples as well as first nations, from around the world.

AlterNative publishes papers that substantively address and critically engage with indigenous issues from a scholarly indigenous viewpoint. All papers must address and engage with current international and national literature and academic and/or indigenous theory and make a significant contribution to the field of indigenous studies.

Submissions responding to this general call for papers should relate to one or more of themes of the
journal—origins, place, peoples, community, culture, history, heritage, colonialism, power, intervention, development and self‐determination.

Submission and Deadline Details

AlterNative primarily accepts substantive articles (up to 7000 words) that address a particular indigenous topic or theme. We also publish short, timely commentaries which address a particular indigenous topic, theme, or contemporary issue affecting indigenous peoples (up to 3000 words long) as well as reviews of recently published books. Please visit our website for a list of books currently available for review.

A sample article and author guidelines, including format and referencing styles, can be found on the AlterNative website.

We welcome submissions all year round and early submission is recommended.

For further details, please visit our website www.alternative.ac.nz, or contact us at

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarypostcolonial 48176Humor and Culture (submission deadline 12/15/2012)Proteus: A Journal of Ideasproteus@ship.edu1349405328african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Proteus: A Journal of Ideascontact email: proteus@ship.edu

Title: Humor and Culture

_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Humor and Culture." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Completed submissions due by December 15, 2012. Please submit them electronically (MS Word preferred) to Proteus@ship.edu. _Proteus_ is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal.

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_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48177LIES 2013: Saints and Sinners: Postmodernism, Feminism and Medievalism in Literature in EnglishDepartment of English Literature and Literary Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Polandkbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl1349419853cultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centurygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalpostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromantictheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Polandcontact email: kbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl

'I am a stranger in this world' says the nun, the narrator of a story of a forbidden book by Marguerite Porete. The year is 1340, thirty years after Marguerite was burned at the stake for writing and disseminating her heretical work, The Mirror of Simple Souls. The place is England, a Cistercian nunnery where she tells her story the night before her death, knowing that the book irretrievably changed but also shortened her life. But the idea of being a stranger in the world is not an uncommon one for many other Michele Roberts' characters.

From the early feminists to postmodern protagonists her novels rewrite medieval saints and sinners, Victorian mediums and contemporary visionaries, offering us new perspectives on well known stories and motifs. Michele Roberts herself will be the guest of honor of LIES 2013, on 21st April, and her work is our inspiration; but we welcome papers about topics related to postmodern rewriting of history and culture as well as the feminist standpoint on both contemporary and earlier literature in English.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 15th December 2012. Please send your proposals and a short bio to dr Katarzyna Bronk (kbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl and bbronkk@gmail.com). More information at: http://wa.amu.edu.pl/hla/

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centurygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalpostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromantictheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48178TALKING BODIES: IDENTITY, SEXUALITY, REPRESENTATION 26-28 March 2013University of Chester, UKtalkingbodies@chester.ac.uk1349432499cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespoetrypopular_culturereligionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: University of Chester, UKcontact email: talkingbodies@chester.ac.uk

An international, interdisciplinary conference


HOST: Dr Emma L. E. Rees, the Department of English, University of Chester, UK

DATES: 26th-28th March, 2013

VENUE: The University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ, UK


20-minute papers are invited on topics related to the themes of the conference. Scholars, practitioners, researchers and postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines (art, performance, art history, social history, and history of science, literary criticism, theology, (eco)feminism, political theory, medicine, jurisprudence, and more) are invited to submit proposals. Questions to be considered include (but are absolutely not limited to):

•How does the idea of the 'taboo' impact on self-perception? How do writers and artists articulate that taboo?
•How do visual artists represent the complexities of the embodied self? Or, how can writers, performers, or musicians do so?
•How is sexual identity articulated by and in the body?
•What happens when the 'talking body' conflicts with the 'talking mind'?
•How do (consensual or non-consensual) body modifications silence the body, or 'allow' it to 'talk'?
•What relationships do erotica, porn and the 'obscene' have with the embodied self?
•How does representation of the body facilitate political activism?
•Where do gender and ideology intersect on the site of 'the body'?
•Is language ever sufficient in talking about bodies?

In addition to the conference presentations, there will be an exciting feminist keynote speaker; a talk from an editor from a prominent publishing house; a conference 'Marketplace' with book and craft stalls; a feminist pub quiz; a small exhibition by artists from the 'Birth Rites' Collection; and a reading/performance by the pioneering, Brighton-based 'Trans-Mangina Monologues' group.

ABSTRACTS of no more than 250 words should be emailed to the conference organiser, Dr Emma L. E. Rees, at talkingbodies@chester.ac.uk

DEADLINE for submission of abstracts: Friday 30th November, 2012

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespoetrypopular_culturereligionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48179Shakespeare and the Contemporary Sonnet - 20 October 2012 London, UK Roehampton University, LondonJulia.Noyce@roehampton.ac.uk1349446165interdisciplinarypoetrypopular_culturerenaissancetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Roehampton University, Londoncontact email: Julia.Noyce@roehampton.ac.uk

Shakespeare and the Contemporary Sonnet
Saturday, 20th October 2012, Roehampton University, London

This symposium brings together four renowned contemporary poets and four leading Shakespeare academics to consider the ways in which contemporary poetry continues to be shaped by the innovations of Petrarch, Wyatt, Sidney and particularly Shakespeare in the sonnet form.

It will address questions such as: what are the essential features of the sonnet that make it recognisable as such, and to what range of themes or subject matter does it lend itself? Is it possible to write a sequence of sonnets, or does the form essentially defy narrative? What are the characteristics of Shakespeare's sonnets that have made them so intriguing to later poets, and what are the similarities and differences between writing sonnets in the 1580s and 2010s?

The keynote lecture will be given by Heather Dubrow, Chair in the Poetic Imagination at Fordham University, and the author of both a seminal, critical work on the sonnets, Captive Victors: Shakespeare's Narrative Poems and Sonnets, and a collection of original poetry, including sonnets, Forms and Hollows.

The panel discussions will feature poetry readings, discussion and debate between some of the foremost contemporary poets working with the sonnet─Jeff Hilson, Harryette Mullen, Tim Atkins─including those both critically and creatively engaged with the Shakespearean sonnet─Don Paterson and Philip Terry─and a leading Renaissance scholar and current editor of Shakespeare's sonnets, Cathy Shrank.

The conference welcomes all those with an interest in the sonnet form: scholars, creative practitioners, students and poetry enthusiasts.

cfp categories: interdisciplinarypoetrypopular_culturerenaissancetwentieth_century_and_beyond 48180Coastal Plains Graduate Conference: April 5-6, 2013Coastal Plains Graduate Conference on Language and Literature/ University of Houston Graduate English Societyhoustonlit@gmail.com1349454760graduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryfull name / name of organization: Coastal Plains Graduate Conference on Language and Literature/ University of Houston Graduate English Societycontact email: houstonlit@gmail.com

Join us for our 3rd Annual Conference
Friday and Saturday April 5-6 2013
at the University of Houston

With Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Rebecca Moore Howard
from Syracuse University
Dr. Natalie Houston
from the University of Houston

The 2013 Conference Theme: Revolution

Social and cultural evolution depends on revolution. Society stagnates and decays when people stop reevaluating laws, traditions, and expectations. Sometimes, not just to progress but to survive, we must revolt.

The Coastal Plains Graduate Conference on Language and Literature welcomes papers, panels, presentations, and workshops in areas of literature, composition, rhetoric, pedagogy, folklore, film studies, humanities, etc. We are seeking work that enters the discussion of current scholarship and offers an original angle, approach, or application to literary/rhetorical theory. Please send your 200-300 word proposal to houstonlit@gmail.com by January 14, 2013. Include your name, university affiliation, type of presentation, and tech equipment needs.

*For more information: Coastal Plains Conference Website

Possible topics might include:

  • Creation of / birth of new literary periods
  • The Revolt of the Other: Analysis of literary characters participating in/creating their own revolutions, internal or external
  • Texts that act as revolutionary acts in themselves
  • Protest rhetorics, or the rhetoric of backlash movements against change / revolution
  • Critical pedagogy and criticisms thereof
  • Revolutionary ideas in pedagogy
  • Literary responses to revolutions: historical, ideological, social
  • Adaptation and/or translation (could be framed as critically reading or writing back)
  • Internal revolutions-within characters or authors
  • Cultural revolutions including but not limited to issues of: race, gender, class, sexuality religious, and political

cfp categories: graduate_conferencesinterdisciplinary 48181"We Are Not Amused": Victorian Comedy and Humour (Congress at Victoria BC, June 1-4 2013; Due Nov 1, 2012)Victorian Studies Association of Ontario (VSAO) / Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)VSAOatACCUTE@gmail.com 1349460894childrens_literaturerhetoric_and_compositiontheoryvictorianfull name / name of organization: Victorian Studies Association of Ontario (VSAO) / Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)contact email: VSAOatACCUTE@gmail.com

Comedy is under-explored in Victorian literary criticism, but it is pervasive in the texts of the era, from brief moments—Dickens' caricatures and Thackeray's asides—to more extended treatments, in Lear's nonsense verse and Jerome K. Jerome's widely popular Three Men in a Boat.

This panel invites papers that explore comedy, humour and laughter in Victorian literature and cultural productions. What functions did comedy serve in Victorian texts? When is its humour riotous and anarchic, and when does it reinforce norms? How comfortably did comedy sit alongside the period's idealization of moral and artistic solemnity? What effect does laughing at, or laughing with, texts and characters have upon our understanding of them? Why are the comic features of a scene or moment important?

Papers may consider such topics as:

  • Parody, burlesque, farce and satire
  • Ditties, jokes, word-play, wit and puns
  • Black humour and the grotesque
  • Clowning, the circus, and comic performancev
  • "Serious cheerfulness" and the mixing of wit and gravity
  • Savoy Operas and the music hall
  • Eminent Victorians and criticisms of Victorian earnestness
  • Failed humour or humourlessness
  • Caricatures and stereotypes
  • Comedy as social critique or subversive force
  • Sentimental humour
  • The science and philosophy of Victorian laughter

All submissions to ACCUTE-sponsored conferences must include a 700-word proposal, a 100-word abstract, a 50-word biographical statement, and the submitter information form to VSAOatACCUTE@gmail.com by November 1, 2012.

The panel will take place during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Victoria, Victoria BC, June 1-4, 2013.

cfp categories: childrens_literaturerhetoric_and_compositiontheoryvictorian 48182TRANSLATING MYTH 5-7 September, 2013Centre for Myth Studies, University of Essex, UKmythic@essex.ac.uk1349465799americanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesgeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetryreligionromantictheoryfull name / name of organization: Centre for Myth Studies, University of Essex, UKcontact email: mythic@essex.ac.uk


An international conference organized by the Centre for Myth Studies at the University of Essex, supported by the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies and the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies.

The Centre for Myth Studies at the University of Essex is pleased to announce an international conference to be held from 5 to 7 September 2013 at firstsite, the home of contemporary visual arts in Colchester. We invite proposals for papers (of 20 minutes duration), or panel sessions (three papers), exploring the theme of 'Translating Myth'. The organisers would particularly welcome interdisciplinary contributions, especially ones that bridge the domains of literature and psychoanalysis, but we encourage submissions on all aspects of myth that involve the idea of translation. 'Translating myth' is to be taken in a broad sense as encompassing any topic that addresses the process of conversion or transfer of cultural sources construed as mythic. The organizers list the following keyword combinations as a stimulus to thought, but, as it always is with myth, your own ideas should allow the imagination free rein in deciding on the possibilities offered by the conference theme:

Accommodation and assimilation; adaptations of the classics; anamnesis and orality; archetypes, prototypes, stereotypes; astrology and astronomy; babel and fable; boundaries and interfaces; chaos and creation; enchantment and ecstasy; gender and hybridity; genre and media; illud tempus and terra incognita; interdisciplinarity and multiculturalism; identity and intertextuality; mask and mandala; migration and transfer; monad, binary, triad, quaternity; mythos and logos; omens and oracles; register and revelation; resistance and change; rites of passage and cultural transfer; roots and rituals; sacred and profane; stage and screen; storyteller, poet, shaman, auteur; theories, poetics, dialectics; transformation and transposition; versions and motifs; zero and hero(ine).

PLENARY SPEAKERS: David Hawkes (Arizona State University), Miriam Leonard (University College London), Harish Trivedi (University of Delhi).

The deadline for proposals is Friday 25 January, 2013. Proposals should take the form of a title for the paper and a 250-word abstract, accompanied by a brief biographical note, including institutional affiliation where appropriate. To submit a proposal, or for more information, please write to Dr Leon Burnett, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ or, by e-mail, to mythic@essex.ac.uk.

It is planned to publish a selection of papers on 'Translating Myth' after the conference.

Note: Thanks to the generosity of the Bean Trust, a limited number of bursaries are available for speakers contributing to a panel session on the place that William Blake occupies in the field of myth. If you wish to apply for one of these bursaries, please indicate in your proposal.

cfp categories: americanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesgeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetryreligionromantictheory 48183How Did I Write That? Reflections on Singularity in the Creative Process EXTENDED DEADLINE January 15, 2013Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culturereconstruction.submissions@gmail.com1349469745african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrypostcolonialprofessional_topicsrhetoric_and_compositiontheatretravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culturecontact email: reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 13.1
"How Did I Write That? Reflections on Singularity in the Creative Process"
Edited by Alan Clinton and Angela Flury
For this special issue of Reconstruction we are looking for writers of published works to write narrative essays on the question, "How did I write that?" In an age of creative pedagogy and the persistence of manifestos, which we do not discount, we wish to collect (make available for insight and inspiration) a series of narratives in which writers focus on the "after the fact." Are you amazed that something came out of you which you didn't know was there? Focusing on the scene of a particular work, we would like you to narrativize (and perhaps, during or subsequently, theorize), the twists and turns, the difficulties, the plans and their alterations that could not have been predicted in advance. We are looking for established and emerging writers willing to submit themselves to the personal, the singular, to admit their vulnerabilities as writers, even as we recognize that these issues come up in works of all kinds from the most confessional kind of writing, to "abstract" or language oriented work, and this range also includes attempts to address broad social and political issues of all kinds.
We are looking for essays, that are, for the most part, a minimum of 2,000 words, though longer essays are especially welcome. This length is necessary to do the following 1) introduce the nature of your work to the audience; 2) invoke and perform the specificity, the power that such a critical narrative might bring to those interested in the creative process(es); 3) to think seriously the mystery of composition, the mysteries that the writer confronts in (to rework Lacan's depiction of the analyst) working "from the position of the one who doesn't know," or at least doesn't know several things until after the fact, seeing them as a dream through which one has lived.
We will consider writers from all genres and dispositions, including hybrid and collaborative work, as long as they are willing to take seriously the question of the unpredictable in the compositional process and the "lines of flight" from one's original intentions that necessarily take place in the scene of successful (and by extension, ultimately unclassifiable) writing, writing that, even if the genre appears recognizable, necessarily bears the remainder which the author has experienced in the writing but which may be unrecognizable in its finished form.
Nota Bene: Reconstruction is a an open access journal that receives over 1500 unique visits per day, and is read in over 100 countries. Thus, the opportunity to promote one's work to an academic audience here is not negligible, but of course should only be considered as a side effect of what we hope will be a serious resource for authors and scholars alike.
Please submit complete essays between now and Oct. 1 to Alan Clinton (reconstruction.submissions_at_gmail.com) and Angela Flury (aflury_at_depauw.edu). Inquiries of all kinds are also welcome.
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN: 1547-4348) is an innovative online cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. Reconstruction publishes three Themed Issues and one Open Issue per year.

Send Open Issue submissions (year round) to: reconstruction.submissions_at_gmail.com and submissions for Themed Issues to the appropriate editors listed on the site at www.reconstruction.eserver.org

Reconstruction also accepts proposal for special issue editors and topics. Reconstruction is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrypostcolonialprofessional_topicsrhetoric_and_compositiontheatretravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48184Call for Papers & Conference Presentations: CINESONIKA 3 – The Third International Conference & Festival of Sound Design Feb. 15University of Ulster at Derry/Londonderry, Northern Irelandinfo@cinesonika.com1349469788film_and_televisiongeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: University of Ulster at Derry/Londonderry, Northern Irelandcontact email: info@cinesonika.com

Call for Papers & Conference Presentations: CINESONIKA 3 – The Third International Conference & Festival of Sound Design

Venue: University of Ulster at Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Conference Dates: Feb. 15th – 17th, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Philip Brophy

We are seeking multi-disciplinary contributions on sound in relation to the moving image. Media thinkers, film scholars, art historians, performance theorists, composers, filmmakers, sound practitioners, multimedia semioticians, philosophers of perception - we invite these and others to submit proposals for 20 minute panel presentations. All accepted presentations will be considered for inclusion in the CINESONIKA issue of The Soundtrack academic journal if expanded into papers and submitted for peer review (1000-3000 words for short articles, 5000-6000 words for long papers).

Submitting to the Conference:

Please write "Cinesonika 3- Conference Submission" in the subject heading.
Deadline for Abstracts (under 500 words): Dec. 2nd 2012
Please submit your abstract and short bio both as an attachment (.doc or .pdf) and also pasted into the body of your email submission to info@cinesonika.com


cfp categories: film_and_televisiongeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 48185TCJWW Seeks Creative Writing/Poetry Submissions for 1st Biannual Chapbook (deadline Nov. 16th, 2012)The California Journal of Women Writersjournalwomenwriters@gmail.com1349473416african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrypopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositiontravel_writingfull name / name of organization: The California Journal of Women Writerscontact email: journalwomenwriters@gmail.com

The California Journal of Women Writers is a new online journal featuring original reviews and criticism of women's literature from across North America, as well as interviews with authors and commentary on critiques published elsewhere. We do not focus on any one type of literature, as long as the text is written by a female author and is of interest to TCJWW editors.

Our intent is to provide a space for enthusiastic dialogue supporting a wide variety of women writers. We invite our readers to unite, discuss, and join our conversation with insightful comments. This is a space devoted to fostering and enhancing the visibility of North American female authors. The inaugural edition of TCJWW will launch the end of October.

The California Journal of Women Writers seeks submissions from female writers/poets/students for its first biannual chapbook of short fiction and poetry. This first publication has an open theme - we want to read the creative pieces that are most meaningful to you. The deadline to send in your submissions is Friday, November 16th, 2012.

Submission Guidelines:

-You must be a female writer submitting your own, unpublished creative short fiction and/or poetry.
-Each submission must be no longer than 2,000 words.
-All submissions must be sent to journalwomenwriters@gmail.com in the BODY of the email - NO ATTACHMENTS WILL BE OPENED. Please title your email "Chapbook Submission."
-Include a CV and short bio along with your submission
-You may submit as many pieces of work for consideration as you'd like.


cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrypopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositiontravel_writing 48186Intermountain Graduate Conferance 2013Idaho State University English Graduate Student Associationegsa@isu.edu1349473501african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Idaho State University English Graduate Student Associationcontact email: egsa@isu.edu

The officers of the Idaho State University English Graduate Student Association invite you to join us for the 8th annual Inter-mountain Graduate Conference at Idaho State University, March 1-2, 2013. The primary theme for this conference is "Growth." Academia is, after all, about growth. We swell with knowledge and experience as we move through the steps from undergraduates to scholars in the field. The discipline grows with us as we contribute our own research. As graduate students we are uniquely involved in the growth of the discipline as we grow ourselves. How are we as graduate students contributing to the growth of the discipline? How has your research contributed to the growth of a specific focus? What new and exciting focus is on the horizon? How has the discipline itself grown in recent years? In addition, we welcome presentations by graduate students on all areas of literature, languages, film, composition, pedagogy, creative writing, and professional writing. Proposals may interpret the EGSA theme broadly.

This conference is open to graduate students in English and related fields. We are open to panel submissions as well as individual paper submissions. We would also like to invite undergraduate students to submit a proposal, though we ask that you also submit a recommendation letter from an instructor along with your proposal. Please go to www.isu.edu/english/EGSA/imconf.html (under construction) or email the conference coordinators at egsa@isu.edu for more information.

Please send proposals of no more than 250 words, a working title, recommendation letter if required, and contact information including name, school, degree level, and email address to egsa@isu.edu by December 15th 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_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48187Berkeley Graduate Conference in the History of British Political Thought, 1500-1800, Feb. 23, 2012 (abstracts due: 11/5/12)The Center for British Studies at the University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleypoliticalthought@gmail.com1349483121cultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centurygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarymedievalpoetryreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheoryfull name / name of organization: The Center for British Studies at the University of California, Berkeleycontact email: Berkeleypoliticalthought@gmail.com


Berkeley Graduate Conference in the History of British Political Thought, 1500-1800

The University of California¬, Berkeley Graduate Conference in the History of British Political Thought, 1500-1800 will take place on Saturday, 23 February. We are inviting papers by graduate students from any discipline on any aspect, theme, or thinker in British Political Thought in the early modern period.

We welcome papers on topics including, but not limited to, sovereignty, rule of law, jurisprudence, politics and language, rhetoric, state-building, espionage, gender, political historiography, religion, sacred history, translation and textual transmission, representation, politics and drama, rights, liberty, civility, and equity. In addition, papers focusing on thinkers including, but not limited to, More, Hooker, Case, Queen Mary, King James VI and I, Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Webster, Margaret Cavendish, Middleton, Bacon, The Levelers, The Diggers, Filmer, Winstanley, Bramhall, Lilburne, Cromwell, Milton, Hobbes, Locke, Astell, Shaftesbury, Queen Anne, Mandeville, Hume, Ferguson, Smith, Wollstonecraft, as well as papers on the British reception and English translation of Bodin, Lipsius, Charron, Althusius, Campanella, Galileo Galilei, Descartes, Spinoza, Bayle, Montesquieu, and Rousseau are especially welcome.

The conference will include the participation of Berkeley faculty in the History of Political Thought, including Professors Mark Bevir, Kinch Hoekstra, Ethan Shagan, and Shannon Stimson. Invited participants will receive accommodation and meals.

For consideration, please email abstracts of 750-1000 words by November 5, 2012 to Berkeleypoliticalthought@gmail.com

This conference is supported by The Center for British Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.


cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centurygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarymedievalpoetryreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheory 48188IJESET-2012International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies editor@ijeset.com1349515269interdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysfull name / name of organization: International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies contact email: editor@ijeset.com

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cfp categories: interdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essays 48190Navigating Place and PowerDuke University Department of Historyrochelle.rojas@duke.edu1349541409african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturepostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Duke University Department of Historycontact email: rochelle.rojas@duke.edu

The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to uncover the inner workings of how people and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.
Topics of relevance for the conference might include (though are not restricted to): human rights, legal frameworks, environments, markets, communities, identity and racial formation, citizenship, and gender and sexuality.
We would also like to specifically encourage scholars with works in progress or at an early stage in their research, including pre-dissertation graduate students, to apply.
The conference will consist of panels organized around specific questions/topics with a commenter. There will also be both lunch and keynote speakers. Please submit an abstract of your paper including title and affiliation not to exceed 250 words by November 16, 2012, to Rochelle Rojas at rer13@duke.edu
Those selected will be notified by December 3, 2012.

cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturepostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48192O' Henric Turn in Maugham: A paradox or a fableMuhammad Reazul Islam, Faculty, Department of English, King Khalid University, KSAkochi_1980@yahoo.com1349548876ecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesinternational_conferencesmodernist studiesprofessional_topicsrhetoric_and_compositiontwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Muhammad Reazul Islam, Faculty, Department of English, King Khalid University, KSAcontact email: kochi_1980@yahoo.com

O' Henric Turn in Maugham: A paradox or a fable

"The Ant and the Grasshopper" is a fabulous short story written by William Somerset Maugham. The story starts with a popular fable relating the conversation between an industrious ant and its reluctant counterpart, a grasshopper. Though the story of the fable is embodied with a moral where industry is rewarded and giddiness punished, we see a completely different scenario in the end of the story. Maugham provides an O' Henric turn in the catharsis of the story and makes a sense of paradox and ambiguity. Consequently, it becomes an irony of the moral conflict between a man of ethics and that of a fantasy world.

As the story begins we find the two brothers, namely, George Ramsay and Tom Ramsay who are representing the lives of the ant and the grasshopper respectively. George, the elder, lived an honest and disciplined life while Tom, the younger, had an idle, reckless and care free life. Being a man of industry and thrift George is always pleased with what he has got by the providence, but Tom is a black sheep, a prodigal and unscrupulous rogue.

We find a series of notable differences between the natures of two Ramsay brothers. George is a man of letter with a perfect responsibility towards his family and surroundings. Even as an advisor he likes to be honest to his clients and colleagues. But on the other hand, Tom is a man of extreme lethargy. He is a man deviated from family and office. And therefore exploitation and blackmailing have become the means of his source of income to maintain a luxurious life. He is a man completely surrounded with the fantasy of modern dreams and for this he can do whatever worse he likes. He even never hesitates to exploit his own brother for money. He always believes and says that the money one spends on necessities is boring and the money one spends on luxuries is definitely amusing.

So, it can be a real justice if Tom is placed in a workhouse at the end of his career. But to the utter resentment and dissatisfaction of George, fortune smiles on Tom. He suddenly becomes rich by marrying an old woman who dies soon after their marriage, leaving for him half a million pounds, a yacht, a house in London and a house in the country. And this certain metamorphosis in the catharsis depicts the irony of human fate and their eventual misconceptions of their own understanding.

Critically and analytically it is an acknowledged fact that everybody is for him to survive in a modern world. But unlike other typical modern characters, George is free from such showy activities. Therefore he earns our sympathy. But it is the realistic approach displayed by Maugham where a crafty man like Tom becomes victorious. The sudden rise of Tom's fortune is nothing but a misconception and mockery of Maugham toward the lesson of La Fontaine's fable "The Ant and the Grasshopper". So it is a paradox that a crafty man who is not at all ideal is the most beneficial to survive in a modern world of today.


1. Maugham, Somerset: Collected Short Stories Vol 1, story 5
2. Fable LXXXIII, available online. Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-04
3. La Fourmi et la Cigale, Paris 2010. The text is on the Académie D'Aix Marseille site
4. "Fable XVI". Mythfolklore.net. Retrieved 2012-04-04
5. "The Grasshopper and the Ants", 15th-20th century book and manuscript illustrations
6. "The Ant and the Grasshopper". Prints & Books. Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2011-04-03

cfp categories: ecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesinternational_conferencesmodernist studiesprofessional_topicsrhetoric_and_compositiontwentieth_century_and_beyond 48193CFP: "If Walls Could Scream. Gothic Houses Across Media". SEMINAR for Conference of IGA , August 5 – 8 2013 Francesca Saggini (University of Tuscia, Italy) and Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti, Italy)fsaggini@unitus.it and esoccio@unich.it1349633089americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_cultureromantictheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Francesca Saggini (University of Tuscia, Italy) and Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti, Italy)contact email: fsaggini@unitus.it and esoccio@unich.it

Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques
Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, 2013
August 5 – 8, 2013: University of Surrey, United Kingdom

CFP: "If Walls Could Scream. Gothic Houses Across Media"
Convenor: Prof. Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia, Italy)
Co-Convenor: Prof. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (Università "G. d'Annuzio", Chieti, Italy)

As famously put by Roderick Usher in Poe's masterpiece short story, Gothic houses have an influence on their dwellers, shaping their bodies and destinies to the point that not only the physique but also the life stories of the house and its inhabitants merge and intertwine. From "The House and the Brain" to The Cabin in the Wood, along an architectural route winding by castles, birthing houses, caves, and dens, attics and cellars, panic rooms and haunted apartments, via Bedlam Heights and the Overlook Hotel, dwellings are ubiquitous signifiers of Gothic across media. The convenors welcome proposals addressing the forms, significance and the multiple transmediations of Gothic houses and dwellings, from the Early Modern period to contemporaneity. Proposals systematizing the topic from transdisciplinary and theoretical standpoints are particularly welcome.
Please, address proposals (max. 300 words) to both Francesca Saggini fsaggini@unitus.it and Anna Enrichetta Soccio esoccio@unich.it enclosing current position, affiliation, a brief bio-blurb, and a working email address. Proposals should indicate clearly texts discussed and the main argument pursued. Deadline of submission: 31 December 2012. Acceptance communicated in line with the 2013 IGA Conference schedule. For further information on the IGA Conference please see http://www.iga.stir.ac.uk/conf.php

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_cultureromantictheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48194Burning Daylight--Sonoma State University Student Journal (October 5th- December 1st)Burning Daylight--Sonoma State Universityburningdaylight@sonoma.edu1349642086african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Burning Daylight--Sonoma State Universitycontact email: burningdaylight@sonoma.edu

Statement of Journal:

Burning Daylight is an annual student journal published through Sonoma State University's Department of English graduate program dedicated to providing a place for the emergent voices in the field of literature. We publish original critical and theoretical essays from B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students that represent the current work, trends, and thoughts in literary criticism, composition, and rhetoric.

This issue does not have a theme so to encourage representation of a wide array of interests and ideas within the field.

Submission Guidelines:

Burning Daylight accepts submissions from October 5, 2012 through December 1, 2012. Essays must be original work, not under review for publication elsewhere, by students from the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels. All essay submissions must be sent via email to the editor of Burning Daylight at burningdaylight@sonoma.edu. Submissions must contain both a cover letter and the essay as two separate Microsoft Word document attachments. In order to facilitate blind review, do not have any identifying markers on your essay. Submissions will not be returned.

Essay Submission Guidelines:
10-12 pages, MLA format, standard 12 point font.

Cover letters must include the following: author's name, phone number, email address, degree in progress, name of the institution where the degree is being pursued, and the title of the essay.


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_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48195[UPDATE] Critical Innovations: Reading & Writing Experimental Texts--Edited CollectionKristina Quynn (CSU) & Robin Silbergleid (MSU)quynn@colostate.edu & silberg1@msu.edu1349642527cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespoetrypostcolonialrhetoric_and_compositiontheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Kristina Quynn (CSU) & Robin Silbergleid (MSU)contact email: quynn@colostate.edu & silberg1@msu.edu

We seek essays for an edited collection on the topic of innovative criticism. Building on the work of the autobiographical or creative modes popularized in the late 1980s and early 1990s, this collection assembles essays that explore the alternative methods, approaches, and practices that experimental, innovative, alternative, minor, and/or avant-garde texts call for or require. This collection acknowledges that the act of literary or cultural criticism is not neutral or distanced but is a personal and politicized practice that performs critical authority and expertise according to understood and agreed upon critical conventions.

We are particularly interested in essays that engage self-reflexive, performative, multi-genre, genre-bending, and even gender-bending texts. In other words, texts that distort lines between criticism, creative writing, theory, fiction, (auto)biography and that necessitate an aligned critical response. The essays accepted for this collection will both explore and model what an alternative criticism might look like.

This collection is interested in essays that speak to the following questions among others:

• In what ways might literary critics adopt modes understood to be performative, creative, self-reflexive, or engaged?

• In what ways do innovative texts themselves offer rich metaphors and models for intellectual work?

• What are the uses and limitations of performative criticism?

• How do alternative critical models gain authority?

• What current trends in literary/cultural/linguistic theory are "unconventional" and for what purpose(s)?

• To what degree might performative or experimental writings engage on-going critical conversations in such areas as gender studies, critical race studies, etc.?

Submit abstract (500 words), CV, and a brief personal statement that clarifies your interest in this particular field by November 1, 2012 to both Kristina Quynn (quynn@colostate.edu) and Robin Silbergleid (silberg1@msu.edu).

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespoetrypostcolonialrhetoric_and_compositiontheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48196Call for Papers: Film Adaptation PCA/ACA (March 27-30, 2013) Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Popular Culture Association/American Culture Associationdavid.moody@oswego.edu1349644873african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturefull name / name of organization: Popular Culture Association/American Culture Associationcontact email: david.moody@oswego.edu

Call for Papers: Film Adaptation
PCA/ACA (March 27-30, 2013)
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
For Conference details go to: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/
Deadline for proposal submissions is November 30.
All paper topics will be considered. To be considered, please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to: http://ncp.pcaaca.org.
Instructions for logging in and submitting proposals appear on the home screen of the site.
For more information please contact:
David L. Moody, Ph.D.
Area Chair/Film Adaptation
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
3 Lanigan Hall
SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126
E-mail: david.moody@oswego.edu
Ph: 315.312.2498

cfp categories: african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culture 48197ELN 51.2 (Fall/Winter 2013): "After Critique"English Language Notes / Dept. of English, University of Colorado, Bouldereln2@colorado.edu1349647717african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespostcolonialrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: English Language Notes / Dept. of English, University of Colorado, Bouldercontact email: eln2@colorado.edu

Call for Papers:

ELN 51.2 (Fall/Winter 2013): "After Critique"
English Language Notes
Contact email: eln2@colorado.edu
Deadline: March 1, 2013

What is the state of critique? Is the nature of critique changing? Has critique become untenable in an era when ideological critique, cultural studies, etc. seem to have reached an impasse? What alternatives to critique are emerging? Why? What are the implications of such developments for the discipline of literary study and for its relation to other disciplines?
This issue of ELN proposes to assess the current status of critique as a practice central to literary scholarship and to gauge challenges to its hegemony as the dominant mode of conducting inquiry and justifying what we do. This call for papers responds to a wide range of developments in the intellectual landscape that signal an interest in moving beyond, reorganizing, resituating literary scholarship vis-à-vis critique, revising critique's largely enlightenment epistemology, or pluralizing options for undertaking work in the discipline. To name only a few of the research agendas that implicitly or explicitly reject or rethink critique, we have in mind the interest in: modes of reparative reading (Sedgwick); speculative realism and object oriented ontologies (Latour, Serres, Meillassoux, Harman); vitalist materialism (Bennet); reflexive sociologies of justification and critique (Thévenot and Boltanski); a rethought phenomenology and affect studies (Ahmed, Stewart, among many others); as well as the emergence of new objects of inquiry, such as digital humanities, or the revitalization of older types of scholarship, such as book history, that do not necessarily or inherently organize their work around critique. In light of these varied developments, this issue of ELN would ask if in fact critique has run out of steam (as Bruno Latour has famously claimed) by way of attempting to gauge changes in how literary scholars understand, formulate, conduct and legitimize scholarly activity.

We invite contributions from scholars working across a wide range of literary studies to weigh in on the contemporary status of critique. Submissions may describe the models of critique informing their own work, address how their research is guided by principles that redefine or strive to move beyond critique as traditionally conceived, perform a reimagined critique, or advance some kind of alternative to critique. We welcome essays, brief statements or position papers, round-table discussions on particular sub-topics, and reviews of recent books relevant to the issue's theme.

Essays will be reviewed by external readers; all submissions should adhere to the Chicago-style endnote citation format. Please email double-spaced, 12-point font, .pdf file submissions to:

Managing Editor
English Language Notes

Specific inquiries may be addressed to either of the issue editors, David Glimp, David.Glimp@Colorado.edu, or Russ Castronovo, rcastronovo@wisc.edu. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2013.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespostcolonialrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian