ATHE 2013 Roundtable: "Playful Memories" [10/28/12; 8/1-4/12]

full name / name of organization: 
Andrea Gunoe
contact email: 

CALL for Roundtable Participants for 2013 ATHE Conference

Playful Memories

I am seeking participants for a round table discussion entitled Playful Memories on the topic of play in memory both in communities and for individuals and how this play surfaces in life, entertainment, and art. Possible questions or topics could be:

How does the body function in memory play (in both staging memory, creating memory, and recall)?
How does the act of play in memory change the event itself?
How does the act of play in remembering/memorializing affect cultural memory on a grand scale?
How does the act of remembering become playful in community? Is it possible to interact with memory playfully from an individual perspective?

If you are interested please contact Andrea at amgunoe@hotmail.com by Oct. 28th with the following information:
Short Bio with contact information
Title of brief paper/presentation with a 25-word description

48484Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (UPDATE - Abstracts by Nov 16, Papers by Dec 16) Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New YorkDr. Monique Ferrell - mferrell@CityTech.Cuny.Edu and/or Dr. Julian Williams - JWilliams@CityTech.Cuny.Edu 1351140917african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromantictheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New Yorkcontact email: Dr. Monique Ferrell - mferrell@CityTech.Cuny.Edu and/or Dr. Julian Williams - JWilliams@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Dr. Monique Ferrell - mferrell@CityTech.Cuny.Edu and/or Dr. Julian Williams - JWilliams@CityTech.Cuny.Edu
The Editors are seeking essays that examine the ways that women from around the world have served as the oppressive hand in the lives of other women. In this new feminist theory text entitled Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters, the book's ultimate goal is to discuss, explain, and explore the following areas of concern: how women were prevented from being helpful to their sisters; how they may have been encouraged to dismiss woman-centered calls for equality, political clout, or sexual power; or when and how some women were actually forced to turn their backs on their sisters as a means of protecting themselves and what little power they actually possessed. The book will address these concepts in the following categories: religion, race, politics, literature, popular culture, music, media, and history.

Essays submitted should clearly identify with one of the above areas of concern and explore its position(s) through one of the aforementioned categories. Authors are allowed to submit in more than one category.

Submission Guidelines

All Abstracts must:
Be no more than 250 words
Include a Bio and/or Vitae
Be submitted on or before November 16th, 2012

All Essays must:
Use primary and secondary sources
Use MLA Writing Style
Be 10-25 pages in length, doubled spaced
Include a Bio and/or Vitae
Be submitted on or before December 16th, 2012

The Received By deadline for all essay submissions is December 16th, 2012. Completed essays can be submitted to: mferrell@citytech.cuny.edu or jwilliams@citytech.cuny.edu.

The Editors will also accept snail mail submissions:
Dr. Julian Williams/Dr. Monique Ferrell
New York City College of Technology
English Department: 503 Namm
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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6th Global Conference
Forgiveness

Saturday 6th July – Monday 8th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
Mahatma Gandhi said that 'the weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.' It is usually held that Forgiveness is a process (or the result of a process) that involves a change in emotion and attitude regarding an offender. Some scholars view this as an intentional and voluntary process, driven by a deliberate decision to forgive. The process results in decreased motivation to retaliate or maintain estrangement from an offender despite his or her actions, and requires a deliberate — or as Gandhi put it, 'strong' — letting go of negative emotions toward the offender. Theorists differ in the extent to which they believe forgiveness also implies replacing the negative emotions with positive attitudes including benevolence and compassion. There also differ on these questions: When, if ever, should hatred be overcome by sympathy or compassion? What are forgiveness and mercy and to what degree do they require — both conceptually and morally — the overcoming of certain passions and the motivation by other passions? If forgiveness and mercy indeed are moral virtues, what role, if any, should they play in the law?

This interdisciplinary conference project seeks to investigate and explore the nature, significance, and practices of forgiveness. Forgiveness raises a variety of questions that touch on a vast array of academic disciplines — anthropology, psychoanalysis, literature, history, philosophy, psychology, political economy, etc. In cases of significant transgressions, social tensions, and even international conflicts there are questions of what counts as forgiveness and how it moves from the level of individual to community, national and international relationships. This conference will examine full range of this complexity. To encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues, we welcome papers from all disciplines, professions, and vocations.

Presentations, papers, performances, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes:

1. Questions of Definition
~ What is forgiveness
~ Are all definitions of forgiveness culturally relative? When or how is it possible to speak of it in universal terms?
~ What sorts of behaviour require people to seek forgiveness?
~ Who can grant forgiveness? Can there be meaningful third party forgiveness?
~ Who benefits from forgiveness and how?
~ Can forgiveness be required of someone? Can it ever be wrong to offer forgiveness?
~ Can we forgive an ongoing evil?

2. Psychological Perspectives
~ The emotional effect of victimization and the role forgiveness can play in either exacerbating or mitigating such feelings
~ The nature of self-forgiveness
~ Barriers to people's ability to forgive transgressors
~ How a willingness (or unwillingness) to forgive can be a measure of self-worth or self-respect
~ What happens after the forgiveness is granted?

3. Legal and Political Perspectives
~ Forgiveness for past crimes of individuals — rehabilitation, second chances, and pardons
~ How forgiveness can play a role in criminal legal proceedings
~ Is there is Marxist notion of forgiveness?
~ Forgiveness as a part of social reconstruction following civil wars or systematic social injustices
~ How forgiveness can be required or granted in relationships between nations
~ Seeking forgiveness on behalf of others: righting historic wrongs
~ Difficulties connected with political forgiveness: collectiveness, performative meaning of forgiveness declarations, etc.

4. Social, Cultural and Literary Perspectives
~ The role forgiveness plays in different cultures
~ Differences in perceptions of the importance of forgiveness in different societies
~ Forgiveness ceremonies as important cultural practices
~ How questions of forgiveness are used in literature
~ Forgiveness in cinema, film, tv, radio and theatre
~ The role of the arts as catalyst or hindrance for actual cases of forgiveness
~ Forgiveness and the media

5. Religion and Forgiveness
~ Distinctions between secular and religious notions of forgiveness
~ The role of forgiveness in religious practices
~ How religious beliefs can promote forgiveness
~ How religions can be barriers to forgiveness
~ Rituals of forgiveness and their importance

6. Issues, Connections and Relations
~ The relationship between forgiveness and restitution
~ The relationship between forgiveness and retribution
~ The relationship between forgiveness and compassion, mercy or pity
~ The relationship between forgiveness and reconciliation
~ The relationship between forgiveness and personal growth

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.

What to send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 8th February 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 10th May 2013. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 key words
E-mails should be entitled: FOR6 Abstract Submission.

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

Joint Organising Chairs:

Charles W. Nuckolls: administrator@utahvalleycommons.com
Rob Fisher: for6@inter-disciplinary.net

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

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/forgive...

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

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2nd Global Conference
Apocalypse: Imagining the End

Wednesday 10th July – Friday 12th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentation
From Christian concept of the 'Apocalypse' to the Hindu notions of the Kali Yuga, visions of destruction and fantasies of the 'end times' have a long history. In the last few years, public media, especially in the West, have been suffused with images of the end times and afterward, from the zombie apocalypse (the AMC series The Walking Dead) to life after the collapse of civilization (the NBC series Revolution.) Several popular television series and video games (Deep Earth Bunker) are now based on preparing for and surviving the end of the world. Once a fringe activity, 'survivalism' has gone mainstream, and a growing industry supplies 'doomsday preppers' with all they need to the post-apocalyptic chaos. One purpose of the conference is to explore these ideas by situating them in context — psychological, historical, literary, cultural, political, and economic. The second aim of conference is to examine today's widespread fascination the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic thought, and to understand its rising appeal across broad sections of contemporary society around the world.

This interdisciplinary project welcomes presentations from all disciplines and research areas, including anthropology, psychoanalysis, political economy, psychology, area studies, communal studies, environmental studies, history, sociology, religion, theology, and gender studies.

Presentations,papers, performances, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to (but not limited to) the following themes:

- Decline, Collapse, Decay, Disease, Mass Death
- Survivalism and Doomsday Preppers
- Revolution
- Theories of Social Change
- Peak Oil, Resource Depletion, Global Warming, Economic Collapse
- The Second Coming/Millenarianism/Rapture
- The Hindu Kali Yuga
- Sex and Gender at the End of Time
- Ironic and/or Anti-Apocalyptic Thinking
- Utopia and Dystopia
- Intentional Communities as Communities of the End Times
- Selling the Apocalypse, Commodifying Disaster, and Marketing the End Times
- Death Tourism and Disaster Capitalism
- The Age of Terror
- Zombies, Vampires, and Werewolves in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
- Disaster Fiction/Movies/Video Games
- History as Apocalypse
- Remembering and Reliving the Collapse of the Western Roman Empire

What to send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 8th February 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 10th May 2013. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Apocalypse2 Abstract Submission.

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

Organising Chairs

Charles W. Nuckolls: administrator@utahvalleycommons.com
Rob Fisher: apoc2@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Ethos' series of research projects, which in turn belong to the Critical Issues programmes of ID.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/apocalypse-imagi...

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

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12th Global Conference
Environmental Justice and Citizenship

Wednesday 10th July – Friday 12th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore the role of environmental thinking in the context of contemporary society and international affairs, and assess the implications for our understandings of fairness, justice and citizenship. 'Environmental justice' is conceived broadly as reflecting not only justice in the context of human communities but also towards other species, ecosystems, habitats, landscapes, succeeding generations and the environment as a whole. 'Citizenship' is understood as an awareness of individual's relative responsibilities in the global context.

Within this framework the 12th Conference of Environmental Justice and Citizenship will explore models, approaches and context necessary to solve the problems impeding environmental justice and living justly. We request contributions which explore technological, political or economic solutions to these problems, or those antecedents, agents, processes and institutions that support development of such solutions. The conference provides opportunities for scholars and practitioners in different disciplines to share examples and proposals for reducing the barriers to environmental justice and citizenship.

Presentations, papers, performances, reports and workshops are invited on any of the following indicative themes:

- Boundaries: reach and limitations of judicial and political systems in contributing to solving problems of environmental justice and citizenship,
- Media and knowledge: generating, vetting and disseminating information related to environmental justice and citizenship; sources and channels
- Education: approaches to environmental education
- Hegemony and diversity: resolving problems involving differences in moral and legal frameworks
- Sustainable communities: lessons to be learned from communities that have implemented standards for environmental justice
- Hope: the roles of emotions in shaping behavior and practices; how hope for environmental justice and citizenship develops and is sustained.
- Critical thinking: skills, assumptions, perspectives and habits of mind essential to environmental justice and citizenship

Perspectives are sought from all disciplines including:

- The natural and social sciences, and those engaged in actor network theory, agriculture and agricultural economics, the built environment and urban studies, conflict and dispute resolution, critical geography, environmental studies, human and sustainable development, industrial relations, law, philosophy and ethics, political science and international affairs, public policy and politics, sociology and communication of science, theology, cultural studies and anthropology.
- People in the public and private sectors who are involved in planning and project development, policy-making and implementation, and negotiation and mediation at national and international levels
- People in Governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, voluntary sector bodies, environmental charities and groups, business and professional associations

The Steering Group welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 8th February 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 10th May 2013.

300 word abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to all Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.f) up to 10 keywords

E-mails should be entitled: EJGC12 Abstract Submission.

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

Organising Chairs:

Ram Vemuri & Rob Fisher: ejgc12@inter-disciplinary.net
Karen Druffel:kdruffel@framingham.edu

The conference is part of the Critical Issues series of research projects run by Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/environmental-ju...

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

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4th Global Conference
Revenge

Sunday 14th July – Tuesday 16th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
Confucius is said to have remarked, 'Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves,' implying that revenge cannot be undertaken without recursive deleterious effects on the revenging agent. This is the view that revenge is at best counterproductive, or that seeking it runs counter to the ethical mandate that one turn the other cheek. Does that mean that vengeful motives are out of place in seeking justice for real wrongs? Should the law attempt to exclude vengeance-seeking? Do some economic or political systems tolerate, or even require, elaborate systems of revenge? Not all societies, of course, would agree that revenge is ethically problematic; some would define revenge as a necessary component in social relationships, even as a method for connecting people across time or over distances. Traditional grudges are commonplace in places as cultural different from each as the Swat Valley (Pakistan) and the American Southeast. Given all this, is is even possible to come up with a universally relevant concept of revenge that would make comparison possible?

This multi-disciplinary research and publications project seeks to explore the different ideas, actions, and cultural traditions of vengeance or revenge. The project explores the nature of revenge, its relationship with issues of justice, economy, and social organization, and its manifestation in the actions of individuals, cultures, communities and nations. We will also consider the history and political economy of revenge, its 'legitimacy,' the 'scale' of vengeful actions, and whether or not revenge has (or should have) 'limits.' Representations of revenge in film, literature, law, television, and cultural performances will be analysed; cultural 'traditions' of retaliation and revenge will be considered. And the role of mercy, forgiveness and pardon will be assessed.

Presentations will be considered on the following or related themes:
- Philosophies of revenge
- Revenge and political economy
- Revenge in the philsophies of East and South Asia: Confucian and Hindu perspectives
- Revenge in Maori culture
- Vengeance and gender
- Vengeance in history, literature, and popular culture
- Revenge cross-culturally
- Is there any proper and improper time for revenge? Can an act of revenge be carried across generations?
- Revenge, vengeance, retaliation
- Justice and revenge
- Betrayal, humiliation, shame, resentment, and revenge
- Revenge and the individual; revenge and the group; revenge and the nation; revenge and capitalism
- Revenge in music and the arts
- Revenge in television, film, radio and theatre
- Relationship between revenge and mercy, forgiveness, pardon
- Revenge case-studies: individual, cultural, and historical

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.

What to send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 8th February 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 10th May 2013. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 key words
E-mails should be entitled: REV4 Abstract Submission.

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

Joint Organising Chairs:

Charles W. Nuckolls: administrator@utahvalleycommons.com
Rob Fisher: rev4@inter-disciplinary.net

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

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/revenge...

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

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The Seventh Century: Continuity or Discontinuity?
The 2013 Edinburgh University Seventh Century Colloquium
28 – 29 May 2013
Call for papers
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2013 Edinburgh University Seventh Century Colloquium, 28 – 29 May 2013.
The colloquium is a two-day interdisciplinary conference for postgraduate students and early career researchers. The colloquium brings together scholars from different disciplines studying the seventh century in order to promote discussion and the cross-fertilisation of ideas. We will explore how wider perspectives can be used to formulate new approaches to source material, drawing out fresh perspectives on both the familiar and unfamiliar.
Our general theme will be an examination of whether the seventh century can be studied as a unit across regions or whether the period represents a break in the longue durée. What was the level of discontinuity between the 'long sixth' and 'long eighth' centuries?
We invite those working in archaeology, art history, history, literature, numismatics, and religion, as well as in fields including Byzantine, Celtic, Classics, Islamic, and Late Antique studies to submit abstracts for papers of approximately 15 to 20 minutes that engage with all aspects of the long seventh century.
Possible topics for papers might include, but are by no means limited to:
 The seventh century 'world crisis' and its ramifications
 The development of new economic relations in the North Sea
 The Christianisation of western Europe
 The Transformation of the Byzantine Empire
 The Emergence of Islam
 The transformation of ancient cities to those of the Middle Ages
 Historiography of the seventh century
Additionally, poster presentations will be considered.
Our organisational structure is designed to encourage collaboration and cross-fertilisation of ideas; we will have no parallel sessions as we believe that everything will be useful to all of us. To build collaboration, we will be adopting an innovative structure for the conference. The sessions will be structured as follows:
 Each person will be paired with another scholar working on similar issues prior to the colloquium.
 The second will have read a written version of the first's paper in advance and will have prepared a detailed response prior to the colloquium.
 After the delivery of the paper, the second will give a response before opening the floor to general discussion.
We hope that such methods will not only inspire genuine collaboration between the two involved but will encourage debate and discussion more widely. Similarly, we hope that all involved will feel encouraged to debate, discuss, and occasionally disagree. We believe that through such methods all of us will advance as scholars.
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to the organising committee at edinburgh7th@gmail.com.
The deadline for submission is 31 December 2012. Early submissions are encouraged.

cfp categories: classical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalreligion 48490[UPDATE] Nature in the Renaissance (CEA April 4-6; Abstract due Nov. 1)Lynne M. Simpson, College English Associationlsimpson@presby.edu1351166231renaissancefull name / name of organization: Lynne M. Simpson, College English Associationcontact email: lsimpson@presby.edu

Call for Papers: The Nature of the Renaissance at CEA 2013
April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia

CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:
100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
Phone (912) 233-7722; Fax (912) 233-3765.

The College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on "Nature in the Renaissance" for our 44th annual conference. Essays might usefully explore the construction of human nature in 16th and 17th century British literature or the "nature" of the period itself or its rich and varied literature. How is the natural world represented? What is the nature of familial or social bonds? What constitutes "natural" and therefore normative behavior, belief, or philosophy?
Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

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.

Submission Deadline: 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 me at lsimpson@presby.edu or contact CEA directly at cea.english@gmail.com.
Thank you for your interest,
Lynne

Lynne M. Simpson, Ph.D.
CEA Board Member and
Professor of English
Presbyterian College
503 South Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325
lsimpson@presby.edu

cfp categories: renaissance 484913rd Global Conference:Images of Whiteness (July 2013; Oxford, United Kingdom)Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Netwhite3@inter-disciplinary.net1351169540african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Netcontact email: white3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Images of Whiteness

Monday 22nd July – Wednesday 24th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
In recent years academics from a range of positions have increasingly turned their critical attention to the subject of racial whiteness. Publications include historical accounts detailing the emergence of whiteness as a racial category, cultural studies exploring the meaning of whiteness across a variety of locations, film and television scholars examining narratives about white people, reflecting white themes, white obsessions, and white anxieties. Consistent with the shift in critical studies away from minority identity formations to consider 'normative' identities, the study of whiteness is increasingly understood as central to understanding the operation of 'race' as a form of social categorisation.

Inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives are sought from those engaged in any field relevant to the study of whiteness including media and film studies, performance and creative writing, cultural theory, sociology, psychology and medical.

Papers, presentations, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

- Appropriation of racial 'otherness' within white culture
- Images of whiteness in serial television
- Nationally-specific formations of white identity
- Whiteness and multiculturalism
- Constructions of whiteness in painting, photography and the visual arts
- Performances of/performing 'whiteness'
- Writing whiteness in fiction/non-fiction
- The politics and ethics of White Studies
- Racial whiteness, fashion and cosmetics industries
- Whiteness and absence, emptiness and death
- Teaching whiteness
- Intersections between whiteness, gender and sexuality
- Conceptions of whiteness in non-white cultures
- Images of whiteness in non-white cultures
- Whiteness and consumer culture
- Music and music videos and whiteness

Presentations will also be considered on any related theme.

What to Send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 8th February 2013 If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 10th May 2013. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Whiteness3 Abstract Submission.

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

Organising Chairs

Ewan Kirkland: ekirklanduk@yahoo.co.uk
Colette Balmain: cb@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: white3@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Ethos' series of research projects, which in turn belong to the Critical Issues programmes of ID.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/whiteness/call-f...

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

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48492[UPDATE] CFP American Studies SW TX PCA/ACA Albuquerque Feb. 13-16, 2013Southwest Texas Popular Culture American Culture Associationhavenl@ohio.edu1351171480african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturepostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Southwest Texas Popular Culture American Culture Associationcontact email: havenl@ohio.edu

Call for Papers: American Studies Area
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Panels are now being formed in the American Studies area. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Graduate students are especially encouraged and will be assisted in accessing any and all award opportunities the conference and/or associations provide. The full list of awards for graduate students can be found at http://www.swtxpca.org/documents/48.html.

American Studies is a broad area and one that MUST be interdisciplinary. While the area is one that should be centered in the cultures of the Americas, especially the United States, a particularly vibrant area of inquiry is increasingly found in the transnational, intra-¬¬national and global considerations of these cultures. Topics offering multiple perspectives in this vein on the American Southwest are especially welcome. Listed below are several possible topics, however, these should not be considered either prescriptive or limiting in regards to your creativity in this area.

• Empire and Conquest in 21st century America
• American Remnants and Ruins
• The International Metaphor of the Western Frontier
• 21st-Century Post-¬¬Borderlands
• Domestic Racial and Post-Racial Ideologies
• American Popular Culture and the Crisis of the Subprime
• America's Role in Trans-national Bio-politics
• American Advertising and Nationalism
• American Freethinkers
• The Role of Humor in American Identity
• The Trouble with Citizenship: Community, Resistance, Migration
• American Studies in the Classroom/Inter-American Studies outside the US

Email 250-¬¬word abstracts for individual presentations or 500-¬¬word abstracts for panel proposals to Area Chair Lisa Haven (English Department, Ohio University Zanesville) at havenl@ohio.edu AND submit your proposal directly into the database at http://conference2013.swtxpca.org/. It will have to be submitted there eventually anyway. Upon acceptance, all presenters must register by December 31, 2012.

Check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SwtxpcaAmericanStudies and on Twitter @SWTXPCAAMStudie.

Lisa Haven
Area Chair: American Studies havenl@ohio.edu
Ohio University Zanesville
Visit the website: http://swtxpca.org

cfp categories: african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturepostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48493Health, Mental Health, and Literature - March 9thBoston College English Graduate Conferencedailym@bc.edu1351178577americancultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centurygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarymedievalpopular_culturerenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Boston College English Graduate Conferencecontact email: dailym@bc.edu

The Boston College English Graduate Conference seeks abstracts for papers that consider the intersection between health, mental health, and literature.

Considering recent interdisciplinary developments in the field of "medical humanities," we are interested in exploring the ways in which literature and other creative arts have attempted to represent or otherwise understand health, which is so often analyzed from a clinical or scientific perspective. We seek papers that work to synthesize clinical approaches and literary approaches to the mind and body. What can be gained by merging literary and scientific analyses?

Possible topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:
• Representations of mental illness in literature, pop culture, or historical texts
• The role of rhetoric, language, and creativity in medical writing
• Representations of the healthy or sick body in literature
• The ethics of "diagnosing" literary or historical figures
• Literature's role in normalizing, otherizing, or popularizing mental or physical ailments
• Literary analyses of psychological writing or scientific writing

Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of the critically acclaimed book Lincoln's Melancholy, will deliver our keynote address.

Our conference will be held on Saturday, March 9 at Boston College. Boston College is located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and is easily accessible to downtown Boston. See www.bc.edu for additional campus information.

For questions and submissions, please contact dailym@bc.edu.

Submissions are due by Tuesday, January 15th.

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centurygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarymedievalpopular_culturerenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48494The Landscape of the West/PCA/ACA (March 27-30, 2013)Tina Arduini / Bowling Green State Universitytarduin@bgsu.edu1351179375americanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositiontheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Tina Arduini / Bowling Green State Universitycontact email: tarduin@bgsu.edu

Call for Papers: The Landscape of the West
PCA/ACA (March 27-30, 2013)
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
For Conference details go to: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/

The Western landscape is notorious for rolling prairies, wide open skies, barren desert, and more. It defines our American concepts about "the frontier" by providing us with glimpses that go beyond the horizon and engage with the cultural constructs of Manifest Destiny and imperialism. From notions of the ³Wild West² to records of and experiences from Native American Reservations, the West helps to create a sense of our national identity that is both proud and culpable. Popular media has glamorized, demonized, and recognized this setting as a part of our shared history, leaving us to ask the question, "why?" What is it about the geography of the American West that appeals to our society and has maintained "the Western" as a profitable and popular genre?

Because the frontier landscape frequently juxtaposes ideas about desolation and beauty, survival and hope, or violence and pleasure, we are left with a fractured notion about what the West really means. We invite contributions from scholars who seek to situate themselves within these Western tropes that deal with physical or metaphorical landscapes. High value will be given to papers that deal with the following media: television, novels, comic books, graphic novels, and other visual images outside of film and videogames.

If interested in this panel, please submit a 150-word proposal to April Conway or Tina Arduini by November 5.

cfp categories: americanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositiontheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48495Undocumented Migration in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7, 2013)Claudia Hoffmann / University of Toronto Scarboroughclaudia.hoffmann@utoronto.ca1351182652cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturetheoryfull name / name of organization: Claudia Hoffmann / University of Toronto Scarboroughcontact email: claudia.hoffmann@utoronto.ca

CFP for the annual American Comparative Literature Conference in Toronto, Canada, April 4 - 7, 2013.

Please submit your abstracts on the ACLA website: http://www.acla.org/acla2013 by November 15, 2012.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments!

Undocumented Migration in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

Seminar Organizer(s):

Claudia Hoffman (University of Toronto, Scarborough)

In this seminar we want to explore the diverse representations of undocumented migration in fiction, drama, poetry, film, popular culture, art, and other genres. Since the 1990s, filmmakers from around the world have cinematically recreated issues of clandestine migration in films such as El Norte, Dirty Pretty Things, and Frozen River, just to name a few. At the same time, literary works such as Amma Darko's Beyond the Horizon, T.C. Boyle's The Tortilla Curtain, and Reyna Grande's Across a Hundred Mountains, among others, address issues such as trafficking, undocumented labor, and border crossings. Cinematic and literary characters cross oceans, deserts, forests, frozen lakes, and other landscapes. Authors and filmmakers recreate spaces of undocumented labor on farms, on construction sites, in restaurants and dry cleaners, and in the sex trade. These fictional migrants travel from, to, and within the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, England, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Iraq, China, Australia, and many other countries. Furthermore, many undocumented youth have turned to blogs and creative writing as a means of expressing themselves. This increasingly diverse body of films, literature, and popular culture about undocumented migrant character provides an exciting opportunity for discussions spanning a range of genres, geographical regions, and topics and for rethinking contemporary cartographies, global positioning(s), and border politics.

Papers might address:

Clandestine border crossings
Gendered migration
Clandestine landscapes
Undocumented labor
Labor exploitation
Detention centers and deportation
Immigration equality
Immigrant and anti-immigrant blogs

SEMINAR KEYWORDS: undocumented migration, clandestine migration, immigrant, border crossing, border politics, undocumented labor, interdisciplinary, diaspora, transnational

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturetheory 48496[UPDATE] Apocalyptic Politics: Framing the Present April 12-13 2013Villanova University Department of Philosophydrain.chris@gmail.com1351185162cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinaryreligiontheoryfull name / name of organization: Villanova University Department of Philosophycontact email: drain.chris@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
The 18th annual Villanova Philosophy Conference

Apocalyptic Politics: Framing the Present

Villanova University, Friday April 12-Saturday April 13, 2013
Confirmed Speakers: Mladen Dolar, Slavoj Žižek, Alenka Zupančič

The present is often characterized as a critical moment that totters between possibilities of irresolvable catastrophe and redemptive restoration. Such claims involve prophecies of an end. Whether consisting in theological predictions of a messianic end, political predictions of a revolutionary end, or historical predictions of an epochal end, claims on the future charge the present with immediate significance through the ethical and political demands they place on it. This is to say, an anticipated end, which in a way is not-yet, is also always enacted in the present. Apocalyptic futures clearly enter into the structure of contemporary subjects - of their desires and drives, on the planes of fantasy and of theory - but these relations call for clarification. The multiplicity of ways in which prophecy can be received, for instance - whether the foretold end is interpreted as already-accomplished, imminent, or in the indeterminate future, whether the end is met with a spirit of fear or hopeful anticipation, or whether it is understood as necessary and irrevocable or as contingent and preventable, etc. - invites fundamental inquiry into the conscious and unconscious relations of the subject to history and its ruptures.

Possible topics may include but are not limited to the following: the end/temporality of history (Hegel, Marx, Kojeve); political theology and the Messianic: the legacy of Paul in political theology, kariological temporality and klesis (Agamben, Derrida, Benjamin, Bloch); early modern political philosophy: the role of prophecy in shaping societal affects (Hobbes, Machiavelli, Spinoza); phenomenological relationality to the future; revolutionary politics; apocalyptic cinema, science fiction, and art.

The Philosophy Graduate Student Union at Villanova University welcomes high quality submissions from graduate students and faculty. Abstracts and papers are welcome for review; papers should not exceed 3500 words.

Submission Deadline: February 1st, 2013
Please send submissions formatted for blind review to
Rachel Aumiller and Chris Drain at villanovaphilosophy@gmail.com

We strongly encourage submissions from women and other under-represented groups.

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinaryreligiontheory 48497CFP: ACLA 2013 Seminar, Contested Cartographies of ConsentKeja Valens, Salem State University and Jordana Greenblatt, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessenkvalens@salemstate.edu1351185343cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarypostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Keja Valens, Salem State University and Jordana Greenblatt, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessencontact email: kvalens@salemstate.edu

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

Contested Cartographies of Consent
Consent is a protean construct in literary, cultural, legal, medical, and social discourses. Although we tend to assume that we understand it on the level common sense as that which differentiates desired from unwanted interactions, consent is a dynamically shifting construct that serves to position bodies and desires in various kinds of cultural intelligibility. For Kant, consent delineates ethical interaction. The social contract places consent as the decisive act of citizenship even as the social construction of consent operates to produce contested cartographies of desire, mapping certain desires as incompatible with the acceptable social subject. For example, in rejecting the appeal of the defendants in the Spanner case, in which a group of gay male sadomasochists were successfully prosecuted for assault (against the objections of their willing sexual partners), Lord Templeman of the British House of Lords famously wrote: "Pleasure derived from the infliction of pain is an evil thing. Cruelty is uncivilized." However, progressive political projects have been no less inclined to map and to regulate the borders of acceptable desire than the state. While sadomasochism has historically been a particularly contested issue within feminist discourse, multiple political projects deploy concepts of false consciousness that serve equally to construct limits to what one can consent to and who can grant consent that end up excluding certain subjects from "civilization." Consent risks collapsing, or extending into one another, the private and the public and, as Elaine Scarry, notes, the active and the passive. In this seminar, we particularly seek projects that theorize consent, in all its dramatic malleability, as a social, legal, cultural, and/or literary construct that serves actively to produce and to reinforce borders between categories of social activity and of acceptable and unacceptable desires and social subjects. We are particularly interested in the ways in which it is used to map and regulate sexual desire, gender relationships, global positions, and literary interactions (Joan Didion claims, in "Why I Write," "that setting words on paper is the tactic of a secret bully, an invasion, an imposition of the writers sensibility on the readers most private space"). Areas of focus might include: Contested sexualities (sadomasochism, sex work, pornography, etc); Relations between and across imperial and postcolonial positions; Literature and the consent of the reader; Intersections between legal and cultural constructions of consent; Censorship; Feminism and consent; Childhood sexuality and the age of consent.

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarypostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48498Other Britains: Special Issue of Postcolonial Studies Association newsletterPostcolonial Studies Associationn.abram@pgr.reading.ac.uk; l.c.moore@lancaster.ac.uk1351189356african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspostcolonialtheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Postcolonial Studies Associationcontact email: n.abram@pgr.reading.ac.uk; l.c.moore@lancaster.ac.uk

Following this year of the Queen's Jubilee and the London Olympics, we invite reflections on Britain as a postcolonial site.

:: What discourses and practices of nation and nationality are operative in Britain today?
:: Which hidden histories of Britain remain untold, or unheard?
:: How are literary, dramatic, and artistic representations re-shaping the nation?
:: What fruitful directions might future postcolonial studies of Britain take?

We welcome submissions from across the full spectrum of scholarly disciplines, and encourage interdisciplinary research. We also invite reports on relevant conferences or cultural activities, and details of appropriate degree courses, study centres, and recent publications.

To make an enquiry, or to register your intention to submit a feature, please contact the editors Nicola Abram and Lindsey Moore as soon as possible. Final contributions should be between 300-1200 words long, and should be sent as .doc files by the end of February 2013, along with the author's bio.

[Image Competition]

We particularly welcome submissions of photographs and other artwork that responds to the theme of the forthcoming Special Issue: Other Britains. Submissions deemed suitable may be chosen to feature throughout the Issue. The image deemed by the editors to best capture the theme will be selected for the front page, and the artist invited to submit a blurb and biography. Please send high resolution images via email to the editors, as above.

cfp categories: african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspostcolonialtheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48499"Mark Twain and History": Annual American Literature Association ConferenceMark Twain Circle of Americalamorris@ucdavis.edu1351190702americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfull name / name of organization: Mark Twain Circle of Americacontact email: lamorris@ucdavis.edu

This topic may be broadly considered including, but not limited to, Mark Twain's writings about historical events, his writing set in earlier historical periods, his place in history, or his works in relation to other historical figures. Send proposal abstract no later than January 15.

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approaches 48501Mark Twain and William Dean Howells: Annual American Literature Association ConferenceMark Twain Circle of America and the William Dean Howells Societylamorris@ucdavis.edu; DanielmMrozowski@trincoll.edu1351191231americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfull name / name of organization: Mark Twain Circle of America and the William Dean Howells Societycontact email: lamorris@ucdavis.edu; DanielmMrozowski@trincoll.edu

Papers may be on any topic relating to both Mark Twain and William Dean Howells: biographical, literary, or cultural. Send proposed abstracts to both contacts listed above by January 15.

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approaches 48502[UPDATE] British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 15-16, 2013British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conferencejpellegrino@georgiasouthern.edu1351194816cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionscience_and_culturetheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conferencecontact email: jpellegrino@georgiasouthern.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
22nd Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
February 15-16 2013
Hilton Savannah DeSoto, Savannah GA

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Jahan Ramazani is the Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English and Department Chair at the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English; Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award); and Yeats and the Poetry of Death. He edited the most recent edition of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry and, with Jon Stallworthy, The Twentieth Century and After, in The Norton Anthology of English Literature. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, a Rhodes Scholarship, and the William Riley Parker Prize.

SEE FULL CONFERENCE DETAILS
Online at http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/litphi/bcpsc/
OR http://goo.gl/TIUrb

PAPERS ACCEPTED
The aim of the conference is to be interdisciplinary and cross-cultural, and to offer scholars and researchers, teachers and students, the opportunity to disseminate and discuss their knowledge and understanding of the dynamic, important field of postcolonial studies.

We invite proposals in both thematic (migration, diaspora studies, etc.) and geographic (Eurabia, South Asia, etc.) areas:

Bioethics, Ecology, and Ecocriticism
Migration, Diaspora, Hybridity, and Borders
Region, Religion, Politics, and Culture
Literature, Arts, and the Media
History and Historiography
War and Terrorism
Race, Racism, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnicity
Ethics, Economics, and Globalization
Pedagogy and the Disciplines
Intersections of Francophone and Anglophone Literatures
Postcolonial and the Transnational Literatures
Liberation literature from Africa
Health and Wellness
North (excluding the USA), Central, and South America
Europe (Fortress Europe, Eurabia, Londonistan, Ireland)
South Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka)
Southeast Asia (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam)
Africa (Nigeria, South Africa, Black Atlantic)
The Middle East
Australia and Oceania
Or any other aspect of the British Commonwealth of nations, or of countries formerly colonized by other European powers.

SUBMISSION PROCESS
Submissions are accepted online at the Conference web site: http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/litphi/bcpsc/
OR http://goo.gl/TIUrb

DEADLINE - DEADLINE EXTENDED
The deadline for proposal submissions is now NOVEMBER 15, 2012.
Notification of acceptance will be completed by December 20, 2012.

INFO FOR POTENTIAL PRESENTERS
Abstracts of 300 words maximum are required via the submission form.
Panels should be designed for 75 minutes; individual papers for 15-minute delivery -- maximum.
Proposals for panels should include an abstract for each paper with complete information on each presenter.

REGISTRATION FEES
Regular Registration (includes all conference events, meals, and receptions): $150.00
Graduate Student / Retiree (includes all conference events, meals, and receptions): $120.00

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionscience_and_culturetheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48503Arab American/Arab Immigrant -- special topics panel; LSU Mardi Gras Conference; Feb. 7th and 8th; Abstract deadline Dec. 1stLouisiana State University English Graduate Student Associationarabimmigrant@gmail.com1351195216americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygraduate_conferencespostcolonialtravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Associationcontact email: arabimmigrant@gmail.com

For Louisiana State University's upcoming graduate student conference on the theme of "In Momentum: Literature, Travel, and Alterity," this panel seeks to explore the exciting field of Arab American/immigrant literature. Of particular interest are the ways immigrant writers have approached American culture in their writings (Arabic and English), given the fact that their cultural background is rich with values, principle, ideals, and so on. We invite students and scholars who are interested in Arab American/immigrant literature to submit conference paper abstracts that discuss the Arab literary presentation of American (and western) cultures.
How do Arab immigrant writers understand American culture and how do they respond to its demands? Can we see any resistance to the perceived American culture? How do Arab writers situate or position themselves within American culture? And does such a potential positioning involve altering or adapting one's cultural ideals to fit into the "new" culture? As well, in what ways do second-generation immigrants struggle with some of the concerns encountered by first-generation immigrant writers (writers born and raised in the "Arab Home")? How would the former approach these cultural issues differently? Any discussions of how perceptions might vary from first to second generations are welcome as well.
The LSU graduate student Mardi Gras Conference will take place on February 7th and 8th, 2013. By December 1st, please submit an abstract of 250 words and a working title as an attachment along with contact information, including name, institutional affiliation, degree level, email address, and phone number to: arabimmigrant@gmail.com

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygraduate_conferencespostcolonialtravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48504Renovation: A Regional Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 1-2, 2013University of Nevada, Renounr.grad.conference@gmail.com1351198012african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: University of Nevada, Renocontact email: unr.grad.conference@gmail.com

At the turn of the 20th century, Ezra Pound declared the need to "make it new." His call inspired numerous artists, creators, critics, and theorists to push the boundaries of their fields, to discover and invent original forms and technologies, to develop new modes of thinking about ourselves and our worlds—in short, to innovate. Nationally, this translated to the renovation of cities and borders and significant innovations in travel and technology. In the academy, scholars reconceptualized disciplines and established new canons, methodologies, and theoretical models. The drive to innovate to make things new is one of the 20th century's most noted legacies.

In this forward push, however, we sometimes discard or overlook useful texts and approaches, and we often fail to acknowledge that many so-called innovations are in fact renovations—rifts on earlier works, forms, theories, or concepts. Since the turn of the 21st century, our economic, political, social, cultural, and academic climate has drastically shifted. Should innovation continue to be the dominant discourse of our society and of the academy? Rather than innovation, we suggest that renovation—the cultural work of repairing, reworking, refashioning, revamping, recycling and/or reusing for a different purpose—might be a project that could better serve us in the 21st century.

With this understanding of renovation in mind, we invite graduate and final-year undergraduate students in the humanities, the social sciences, the arts, and related fields to present work that can offer perspectives on the question: How can the academy in the 21st century renovate ideas and methodologies to respond to the challenges presented by the contemporary need for perpetual innovation?

We encourage submission of proposals and/or panels that relate to any of the following themes:

  • Criticism and Theory: What are the theoretical and practical distinctions between innovation and renovation? What does it mean to have a "new wave" within a field?
  • Gender, Race, and Identity: How do terms of identity change? What violence is inherent in identity re-formations or re-conceptualizations?
  • Class and Economy: How have economic markets generated the need for new understandings of class? In what ways has class status determined cultural innovation?
  • Space, Place, and Locale: How does the landscape—rural, urban or otherwise—influence local or global visions of change? What are the ecological implications of renovation?
  • Media and Technology: How have technological innovations produced renovations in daily life? What problems are implicit in media depictions of change?
  • Politics of the Academy and Disciplinarity: What are the ramifications of renovation for an academic discipline? What innovative revisions are (not) occurring and why?
  • Pedagogy: In what ways have the philosophy and practice of teaching changed? What renovations have occurred in your experience and/or seem imminent in the near future?
  • Creative Response: We encourage artists of all genres and mediums to submit work that renovates a form, field, and/or the work of another artist.

For academic papers, please submit a 250-word abstract for a 15-minute presentation. For creative work, please submit a 150-word overview of the work and a brief excerpt or sample of the work. Submission of panels is welcomed. All submissions should be accompanied by a brief bio that includes your name, affiliation, contact details, and AV requirements. Submissions are due December 1, 2012. For more information and to submit your materials, please visit the conference webpage: http://www.unr.edu/cla/engl/renovation/

cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48505Being Undisciplined: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student ConferenceUniversity of Cincinnati English Composition Programbeingundisciplineduc@gmail.com1351217420general_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryfull name / name of organization: University of Cincinnati English Composition Programcontact email: beingundisciplineduc@gmail.com

"New knowledge arises out of taking radically different conceptual blocs, rubbing them together and making revolutionary fire."
-David Harvey

The University of Cincinnati Composition Program invites proposals for the fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference to be held at the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Our emphasis this year focuses on being undisciplined: breaking down walls, bending rules, and questioning the rigid structure of our fields. In every discipline, divisions and gaps are present and are in fact necessary to generate innovation and creative thinking.

We are interested in exploring these gaps and unearthing the projects that only interdisciplinary collaboration makes possible. Being able to swap, borrow, and alter the tools of other disciplines for use in our own is an important aspect of academic growth going forward in the 21st century.
In the spirit of being undisciplined, we invite researchers from all academic disciplines to submit proposals in the hopes of disrupting boundaries and destabilizing the whole notion of discipline-specific research.

We invite proposals (individual or panel submissions) that address the theme of being undisciplined. The following questions are of particular interest to us, though we're eager to consider others as well:
• In what ways is your work undisciplined? How might your work reflect an unruly stance or reject traditional categorizations?
• What is the value or function of disciplinary boundaries in your own research?
• How does your research reinforce, reject, or draw from multiple disciplines or approaches?
• How are fields of inquiry historically situated? In what ways are 'undisciplined' groups or figures essential for changing or challenging social structures?
• How are genres being employed or rejected in scientific and sociological research, works of music, art, or literature? To what effect?
• What is the relationship between disciplinary knowledge in your field and new media? How are technologies influencing or challenging our disciplinary practices?
• What does interdisciplinary research contribute to Digital Composition or Digital Humanities? Or vice versa, how are digital humanities forcing us to take a different perspective on traditional disciplines?

As an extension of breaking down divisions between disciplines, we especially encourage alternative approaches to the traditional conference paper, such as posters, film, various kinds of art, performance, and audience participation. There will be no fee to attend or present at this graduate student conference.

Deadline for submissions: December 30, 2012

Please send proposals, questions, or comments to beingundisciplineduc@gmail.com.

Visit our conference site at www.beingundisciplineduc.wordpress.com for detailed submission information.

cfp categories: general_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinary 48506[UPDATE] Being Undisciplined: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference- April 6, 2013University of Cincinnati English Composition Programbeingundisciplineduc@gmail.com1351217522general_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryfull name / name of organization: University of Cincinnati English Composition Programcontact email: beingundisciplineduc@gmail.com

"New knowledge arises out of taking radically different conceptual blocs, rubbing them together and making revolutionary fire."
-David Harvey

The University of Cincinnati Composition Program invites proposals for the fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference to be held at the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Our emphasis this year focuses on being undisciplined: breaking down walls, bending rules, and questioning the rigid structure of our fields. In every discipline, divisions and gaps are present and are in fact necessary to generate innovation and creative thinking.

We are interested in exploring these gaps and unearthing the projects that only interdisciplinary collaboration makes possible. Being able to swap, borrow, and alter the tools of other disciplines for use in our own is an important aspect of academic growth going forward in the 21st century.
In the spirit of being undisciplined, we invite researchers from all academic disciplines to submit proposals in the hopes of disrupting boundaries and destabilizing the whole notion of discipline-specific research.

We invite proposals (individual or panel submissions) that address the theme of being undisciplined. The following questions are of particular interest to us, though we're eager to consider others as well:
• In what ways is your work undisciplined? How might your work reflect an unruly stance or reject traditional categorizations?
• What is the value or function of disciplinary boundaries in your own research?
• How does your research reinforce, reject, or draw from multiple disciplines or approaches?
• How are fields of inquiry historically situated? In what ways are 'undisciplined' groups or figures essential for changing or challenging social structures?
• How are genres being employed or rejected in scientific and sociological research, works of music, art, or literature? To what effect?
• What is the relationship between disciplinary knowledge in your field and new media? How are technologies influencing or challenging our disciplinary practices?
• What does interdisciplinary research contribute to Digital Composition or Digital Humanities? Or vice versa, how are digital humanities forcing us to take a different perspective on traditional disciplines?

As an extension of breaking down divisions between disciplines, we especially encourage alternative approaches to the traditional conference paper, such as posters, film, various kinds of art, performance, and audience participation. There will be no fee to attend or present at this graduate student conference.

Deadline for submissions: December 30, 2012

Please send proposals, questions, or comments to beingundisciplineduc@gmail.com.

Visit our conference site at www.beingundisciplineduc.wordpress.com for detailed submission information.

cfp categories: general_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinary 48507Fandom, Fantasy, and Fitness: The 2nd Annual Rockford College Sports Studies SymposiumRockford CollegeSSS13@Rockford.edu1351230425americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositionfull name / name of organization: Rockford Collegecontact email: SSS13@Rockford.edu

Call for Abstracts

Fandom, Fantasy, and Fitness
The 2nd Annual Rockford College Sports Studies Symposium
Date: April 19, 2013

Grace Roper Lounge
Rockford College
5050 E. State. St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Fans play a central role at all levels and within various aspects of sport, so any study of sport would do well to consider their influences in connection to fandom, fantasy, and fitness. A specific and growing area of fandom, fantasy sports, illustrates a concrete and complex way fans relate to and even affect sport. Moreover, the implicit and explicit connection of sport to fitness offers another important way that fans interact with sport. This year's symposium seeks to explore and examine these aspects of the relationship between fan and sport.

We invite scholars from all disciplines to submit an abstract on these themes. This symposium will then bring together several panels of scholars to discuss these themes. The focus of each panel will depend, in part, on the submitted abstracts. Each presenter on a panel will have 20 minutes for their presentation. This will be followed by 30 minutes of a combined Q&A.

Abstract Submission:
Submissions are welcome on this theme of Fandom, Fantasy, and Fitness, or other related issues arising in the study of Sport. Abstract should be 300-500 words. Send via email (as PDF) to SSS13@Rockford.edu

Deadline: Friday, January 25th, 2013.
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, February 4th, 2013.

If you have any questions, please email SSS13@Rockford.edu, contact Shawn Klein (Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department) at 815-226-4115, or Michael Perry (Assistant Professor, English Department) at 815-226-4098.

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturerhetoric_and_composition 48508[Singapore] Transcultural Imaginaries: Making New, Making Strange. A Moving Worlds Conference (& Dept of English NTU)Moving Worlds Journal & Dept of English, NTU, Singaporemovingworlds@ntu.edu.sg1351233762bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialtheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Moving Worlds Journal & Dept of English, NTU, Singaporecontact email: movingworlds@ntu.edu.sg

Transcultural Imaginaries: Making New, Making Strange
A Moving Worlds Conference in collaboration with the Dept. of English, NTU, Singapore

Venue: School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU, Singapore
Dates: 14-- 17 June 2013

Organizing Committee:
Shirley Chew, Neil Murphy, Jennifer Crawford, Daniel Jernigan, Lim Lee Ching, Bede Scott

Transcultural Imaginaries, a multidisciplinary conference, celebrates Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings. Devoted to creative work as well as criticism, literary as well as visual forms of representation from different cultural traditions, writing in scholarly and more personal modes, in English and translations into English, the Journal began life in 2001 in Leeds and the UK, and has, since 2011 and in rhizome fashion, put down fresh roots in Singapore. Co-published today by the University of Leeds and Nanyang Technological University, Moving Worlds is sustained by more than a dozen years of established and significant connections; at the same time, with its current proximity to Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific region, it looks forward to representing new work, perspectives, and issues, and the exciting challenges this will bring.
Taking a cue from the Journal's title, the central theme of the Conference is the transcultural, that is, the movement of cultures across regional, national, and international boundaries, and the diverse and rich transformations resulting from these crisscrossings. It explores newness and experimentation in areas such as literature, theatre, film, visual and practical arts, music, architecture; and the political, social, and economic contexts of these transcultural achievements. It investigates key issues such as the extent to which globalization has made possible significant innovations in the arts; the interrelationship between the indigenous and the global; the continuing claims of the past and tradition upon interpretations of our present world and lives. It speaks critically to specific literary texts/films/artworks; and to individual writers, artists, film-makers, and relevant theorists.

We invite papers and proposals for panels (of 3-4 papers). Suggested topics include, but are not restricted to, the following:

Translation and transcreation
Interregional exchange -- the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean
Forms in Architecture
Rewriting diaspora
The transport of styles
Postcolonial aesthetics
Technology and visual arts and media
Inventing Asia
Travelling theory
Sustainability: contesting paradigms
Contact zones and linguistic identity
Transcultural cities

Abstracts of 250 words to be sent by email to movingworlds@ntu.edu.sg by 15 January 2013.

cfp categories: bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialtheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48509TV Fangdom: A Conference on Television VampiresTV Fangdom: A Conference on Television Vampires (the University of Northampton) lorna.jowett@northampton.ac.uk1351236446film_and_televisioninternational_conferencespopular_culturefull name / name of organization: TV Fangdom: A Conference on Television Vampires (the University of Northampton)contact email:  lorna.jowett@northampton.ac.uk

TV Fangdom: A Conference on Television Vampires
7-8 June 2013
The University of Northampton

Vampires have always made charismatic characters and with the rise of the VILF and the fangbanger they are more popular than ever. This conference aims to explore the vampire particularly in relation to its presence on television. From Barnabas Collins to the Count von Count, from Mona the Vampire to True Blood's Pam, vampires appear everywhere on television schedules and in television history, whether in serials, made-for-TV movies, adaptations of gothic novels, adverts or children's TV. How has the vampire mythos been tailored for TV? Does the vampire's appearance on a domestic medium like television blunt its fangs and tame its hypersexuality? What kind of audience have TV vampires attracted and how has their popularity been exploited? In what ways has the vampire been remade for different eras of television, different TV genres, or different national contexts?

Keynote and featured speakers:
• Brigid Cherry, editor of True Blood: Investigating Vampires and Southern Gothic and author of Horror (Routledge Film Guidebook)
• Marcus Recht, author of Der Sympatische Vampir
• Catherine Spooner, author of Contemporary Gothic

Proposals are invited on (but not limited to) the following topics:
• TV's development and appropriation of the reluctant vampire
• Vampire hunters on TV
• The vampire as allegory
• Issues of gender and sexuality
• Narrative and structure
• Different formats (miniseries, animation, made-for-TV movie)
• Adaptation
• Visual style
• Sound and music
• Special effects
• Scheduling
• Marketing and advertising
• New media, ancillary materials and extended narratives
• Intersection with other media (novels, films, comics, video games, music)
• Audience and consumption (including fandom)
• Genre hybridity
• The vampire and children's television
• Inter/national variants
• Translation and dubbing
We will be particularly interested in proposals on older TV shows, on those that have rarely been considered as vampire fictions, and on analysis of international vampire TV. The conference organisers welcome contributions from scholars within and outside universities, including research students, and perspectives are invited from different disciplines.

Please send proposals (250 words) for 20 minute papers plus a brief biography (100 words) to all three organisers by 16th December 2012.
s.abbott@roehampton.ac.uk
lorna.jowett@northampton.ac.uk
mike.starr@northampton.ac.uk

Conference Website: http://tvfangdom.wordpress.com/

This conference is run in collaboration with the Centre for Contemporary Narrative and Cultural Theory at the University of Northampton and the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures at the University of Roehampton.

cfp categories: film_and_televisioninternational_conferencespopular_culture 485108th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction (July 2013; Oxford, United Kingdom)Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Netvisions8@inter-disciplinary.net1351241225african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Netcontact email: visions8@inter-disciplinary.net

8th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Thursday 18th July – Saturday 20th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Presentations, papers, performances, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

- the relationship between cyberculture, cyberspace, science fiction
- cyberculture, cyberpunk and the near future: utopias vs. dystopias
- technologies of the future today: equality and access
- science fiction and cyberpunk as a medium for exploring the nature of persons
- humans and cyborgs; the synergy of humans and technology; changing views of the body
- human and post-human concepts in digital arts and cinema
- digital artistic practices and aesthetics
- mobile media, place and the telematic body
- bodies in cyberculture; body modifications; from apes to androids – electronic evolution; biotechnical advances and the impact of life, death, and social existence
- artificial intelligence, robotics and biomedia: self-organization as a cultural logic
- gender and cyberspace: new gender, new feminisms, new masculinities
- cyberculture of virtual worlds and videogames
- interactive storytelling, emergent narratives, transmedia storytelling, alternate reality games
- nature, enhancing nature, and artificial intelligence; artificial life, life and information systems
- networked living in future city, new urban lifestyles
- human and post-human politics; cyborg citizenship and rights; influence of political technologies
- boundaries, frontiers and taboos in cyberculture

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 8th February 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 10th May 2013. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 key words
E-mails should be entitled: VISIONS8 Abstract Submission.

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

Joint Organising Chairs:

Daniel Riha: rihad@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: visions8@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Critical Issues' series of research projects run by Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/visions-of-human...

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

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 485115th Global Conference: Videogame Cultures & the Future of Interactive Entertainment (July 2013; Oxford, United Kingdom)Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Netvg5@inter-disciplinary.net1351247441african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Netcontact email: vg5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Videogame Cultures & the Future of Interactive Entertainment

Sunday 14th July – Tuesday 16th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the mass use of computers and videogames for human entertainment and focus on the impact of innovative videogame titles and interfaces for human communication and ludic culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which videogames flourish.

Presentations, papers, performances, workshops and reports are invited on any of the following themes:

1. Videogames and Gaming
Theories and Concepts of Gaming. Identifying Key Features and Issues.
Videogames as Text. Videogames as Interactive Image. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Videogame Analysis. Film, Literary, Art Studies and Cultural Studies Approaches to the Analysis of Videogames.

2. Videogame Cultures
Emerging Practices in Online and Offline Gaming. Games as Cultural Artifacts.
Pervasive Gaming, Convergence and the Integration of Videogames. Videogames as Art, Fan Cultures.

3. Games and Society
Ethical Issues in Videogames, Videogame Controversy – Rating, Violence, Sex, Morality and their relation to Maturity. Videogames and Politics. Propaganda Games. Censorship.

4. Immersion and Embodiment
New Forms of Interaction, Immersion and Collaboration in Videogames. Sound, Music, Touch, and Game Space. Evolution of Gaming. The Role of Innovative Interfaces.

5. Games with Meaning?
The Relationship between Game and Gamer. Social Impact Simulations. Educational Use of Videogames. Serious Games. News and Documentary Videogames.

5. Reception, Temporality and Videogames
Player Generations. Old Originals vs. Retro games. Indie Games and Low-Tech Aesthetics. Innovations in Independent Game Movements.

6. Works in Progress
Games in Development. Approaches to Game Design. Discussion Workshops on Games under Production. Best Practice and Know-How Exchange.

A presentation with a quick demo of the game and workshop proposals are strongly encouraged. We might offer 2 hour slot for 1-3 intensive workshops on design methodologies and media comparative sessions. Delegates presenting in the frame of workshops are eligible for publishing in special track of Videogames 5 ebook on methodologies.

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will also be considered on any related theme. A presentation with a quick demo of the game and workshop proposals are strongly encouraged. We may offer a 2 hour slot for 1-3 intensive workshops on design methodologies and media comparative sessions. Delegates presenting in the frame of workshops are eligible for publishing in special track of Videogames 3 ebook on methodologies.

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 8th February 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 10th May 2013. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords
E-mails should be entitled: VG5 Abstract Submission.

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

Joint Organising Chairs:

Daniel Riha: rihad@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: vg5@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Critical Issues' series of research projects run by Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/videogame-cultur...

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

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48512[Akademeia] Multidisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal - Call for papers (Submit by 05-31-13 for next issue)Akademeiaeic@akademeia.ca1351260114classical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysscience_and_culturetheoryfull name / name of organization: Akademeiacontact email: eic@akademeia.ca

Akademeia is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that is free to authors and readers. Prospective authors should consult the website, www.akademeia.ca. We are currently accepting submissions from the sciences and liberal arts.All submissions (either in the form of research articles, essays, literature, hypotheses, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded peer review.

cfp categories: classical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysscience_and_culturetheory 48513Changing Plains in the Late 1800s -- ASLE 2013 -- 10/31Benjamin Vogtenfrancais@att.net1351278869african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturereligionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingfull name / name of organization: Benjamin Vogtcontact email: enfrancais@att.net

Changing Plains in the Late 1800s, panel proposal for the ASLE Tenth Biennial Conference, May 28-June 1, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS.

This panel will explore the changing face of the central Great Plains during the post war decades up until the last major land runs in Oklahoma Territory (1860s-1890s). For our purposes, the central Plains is roughly Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma (give or take half a state). This will be a diverse and eclectic panel including perspectives from different fields on various topics concerning migrations, energies, and limits in the late 1800s.

General topics to consider are:
European immigration
Advertising land and opportunity abroad in Europe and Eurasia
Transcontinental railroad
Mennonites in Kansas and Oklahoma
Indian boarding schools
Missionaries and missions
Native American removal to Indian Territory
Native American culture and changing ceremonies on the rez
Military policy and the Indian Wars
Agriculture on the Plains
Pressure on prairie ecosystems, flora and fauna
Early conservation efforts
Technological advances that sped settlement, like barbed wire
The new culture of oil
Land runs, boomers and sooners, Native American headrights (and swindling of)
The literature of the frontier (dime novels, etc.)
Outlaws, gangs, desperados, cattlemen
Wild west myths and legends / the sentimental image of bucolic yeoman farmers

Please submit a 250-word proposal and a 1 page c.v. to Benjamin Vogt at bervogt@gmail.com by Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturereligionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writing 48514CFP UPDATE the quintthe quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the northjbutler@ucn.ca1351279775americanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingvictorianfull name / name of organization: the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the northcontact email: jbutler@ucn.ca

Catalogued at the National Library in Ottawa, Canada, the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north is now in its fifth year of publication. Publishing top quality academic articles, poetry, fiction, reviews, and art, the quint welcomes a diversity of disciplines and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences. The quint's seventeenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th November 2012—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time. Links to the quint are accessible at www.ucn.ca.

All contributions to the quint will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board for consideration. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Hard copies of manuscripts with short biographies can be sent to Dr. John Butler or Dr. Sue Matheson at the quint, University College of the North, P.O. Box 3000, The Pas, Manitoba, Canada, R9A 1M7. We are happy to receive your artwork in digital format, PDF preferred. Email copies of manuscripts, Word or RTF preferred, should be sent to either jbutler@ucn.ca or smatheson@ucn.ca.

Essays should range between 15 and 25 pages of double-spaced text, including all images and source citations. Longer and shorter submissions also will be considered. Bibliographic citation should be the standard disciplinary format.

cfp categories: americanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingvictorian 48515[UPDATE] Representing social classes in films on television and in cinema in English-speaking countriesUniversity of Rennes 2, Francenicole.cloarec@univ-rennes1.fr, Delphine.Letort@univ-lemans.fr, david_haigron@yahoo.fr, renee.dickason@orange.fr1351344073african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialromantictheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: University of Rennes 2, Francecontact email: nicole.cloarec@univ-rennes1.fr, Delphine.Letort@univ-lemans.fr, david_haigron@yahoo.fr, renee.dickason@orange.fr

Representing social classes in films on television and in cinema in English-speaking countries
University of Rennes 2, France - 10-11 October 2013
An international conference organised by Rennes 2 University (Research unit ACE - EA 1796, 3L.AM - EA n°4335 and HCTI)

Thursday 10th and Friday 11th October 2013.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Jonathan Bignell, Professor of Television and Film, University of Reading, UK
Richard Butsch, Professor of Sociology & American Studies, Rider University, New Jersey, US
Michael T Martin, Professor of American Studies, Communication and Culture, Indiana University, Bloomington, US
Andy Medhurst, Senior Lecturer in Media, Film and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex, UK

On becoming Prime Minister in 1990, John Major promised to build a "genuinely classless society". This aspiration sounds all the more daunting and surprising since the British have always appeared so obsessed with class. The notion of social class is now defined not only by someone's occupation and the expression of their social status in language for instance, but also by their lifestyle, their social connections and their habits of cultural consumption (Bourdieu's notion of habitus). The recent advent of David Cameron and Nick Clegg at the head of the government has been described as the "return of the toffs", as both leaders hail from upper class families and have attended prestigious public schools and universities. Conversely, journalists and sociologists have documented the emergence of a new social category called the "chavs", loud, aggressive working class youth. Unsurprisingly, both television and cinema films bear witness to this enduring fascination for class distinctions: from the lasting popular success of television series such as Upstairs, Downstairs (LWT, 1971-1975, updated in 2010 by the BBC) or the multi-award-winning Downton Abbey (ITV, 2010) to the character of Vicky Pollard in Little Britain (BBC, 2003-06), from the nostalgic indulgence of heritage films to the scathing criticisms of films following Ken Loach's social realism, films have shaped and challenged stereotypes that articulate the ideological discourse on class.
In stark contrast to the British class system, other English-speaking countries are geared towards a classless society. In the United States, the American dream and the myth of the self-made man hold the promise of an open society where people have the same opportunity to climb the social ladder. As a tremendous dream machine that has also permitted spectacular social achievements, Hollywood nourishes and sustains the myth of an open society while generally eschewing realistic representation of working class living conditions. Some films do take into account workers' issues. Nevertheless, images of the middle class have prevailed along with racial and political discourses that contribute to marginalizing other classes - be they the ruling dynasties or the underclass. Indeed, cinema and television dramas more often than not mirror the mainstream ideology by extolling the virtues of the middle class, their social aspirations and their conservative values. However, archetypal figures of success have also been parodied or subverted in films produced in times of economic crises or by minority filmmakers.
The aim of the conference is to explore representations of social classes in fiction and non-fiction cinema and television films made in English-speaking countries. Our purpose is to study how films document a social reality that in return seeps into their narrative, how they contribute to building a collective and stereotypical representation of social groups, or how they question and undermine these representations.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The representation of class in different types of medium (cinema / television) and genres (fiction and nonfiction films)
- The representations of social groups and their ideological underpinning
- The representation of class cultures
- Spectatorship, film reception and social classes
- The relationship between the aesthetics of kitsch and class
- The representation of labour conflicts and social unrest
- The relations between class and gender, class and generations, class and ethnic minorities
Proposals (250 words) along with a short biography should be sent by March 1st 2013 to: nicole.cloarec@univ-rennes1.fr Delphine.Letort@univ-lemans.fr david_haigron@yahoo.fr renee.dickason@orange.fr

cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialromantictheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 48516Performing Arts Management Today 2013IUGTEiugte.projects@gmail.com1351344839cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesprofessional_topicsscience_and_culturetheatrefull name / name of organization: IUGTEcontact email: iugte.projects@gmail.com

International Conference
Performing Arts Management Today
December 17 - 21, 2013

at Retzhof Castle Educational Institute
in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria!

"Performing Arts Management Today" is the professional conference open to arts managers, arts administrators, arts management educators and consultants, arts entrepreneurs, fundraisers, producers, arts agents and talent managers working in various artistic disciplines from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts administration and training.

The conference meeting is a great opportunity to meet potential collaborators and partners - performers from different creative genres and techniques, actors, dancers, directors, choreographers, musicians; casting directors, artists, authors, theatre managers, festival organizers and arts publishers from different countries.

The main tasks of the conference are to gain important insights into today's best management strategies for arts and cultural organizations of various sizes and scale, to consider relevant questions in contemporary arts management education and training, to establish new contacts, to exchange experiences with colleagues from different countries and to lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration.
The conference working language is English.

You are welcome to take part in the conference as a Speaker, Presenter, Participant, Observer!
At the moment the conference is accepting presentation proposals!

Presentation formats: reading/lecture, paper presentation, practical workshop/master class, video/photo demonstration, other way of demonstration offered by Speaker/Presenter can be considered. Submission guidelines and practical details: http://www.iugte.com/projects/performingartsmanagement

Welcome to our Photo Gallery http://picasaweb.google.com/globtheatre
and Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/iugte

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesprofessional_topicsscience_and_culturetheatre 48517CINEMATIC MELODRAMA April 11-14, 2013 AAIS 2013 Annual Conference - University of Oregon, Eugene – April 11-14, 2013 maria.catrickes@yale.edu1351353581americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturereligiontheatretravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: AAIS 2013 Annual Conference - University of Oregon, Eugene – April 11-14, 2013 contact email: maria.catrickes@yale.edu

Cinematic Melodrama

This panel will explore cinematic melodrama in relation to literature, visual arts, opera, politics, morality, or religion. Papers that analyze specific use of posture, gesture, and spatial and musical categories are encouraged. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Please send a 250-300 word abstract and brief biographical note by November 15, 2012 to maria.catrickes@yale.edu.

Organizer: Maria Alexandra Catrickes, Yale University, maria.catrickes@yale.edu

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturereligiontheatretravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48518[UPDATE] The Difference of Joyce The VI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome - February 1-2 2013 James Joyce Italian Foundationjoycefoundation@uniroma3.it1351441789cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: James Joyce Italian Foundationcontact email: joycefoundation@uniroma3.it

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

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

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

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 48519"The Peaceable Kingdom? Cultural and language communities in Canada and the rule of law",5-7 April 2013Polish Association for Canadian Studies/Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Polandpacs.2013@gmail.com1351448707cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Polish Association for Canadian Studies/Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Polandcontact email: pacs.2013@gmail.com

It is with pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 6th Congress of Polish Canadianists, which will take place between 5th and 7th of April 2013 in Poznań, Poland. Congress presentations will focus on the often disturbed or destabilized relations among linguistic, literary and cultural communities of Canada in the context of the political and legal framework within which they exist. We hope to draw scholars from a variety of disciplines within the Canadian Studies and beyond who want to reflect on the emergence of multidisciplinary links among the political, the social and the cultural within Canada. Results of initial research into those areas carried over the last ten years indicate that, whether one takes a socio-political, cultural or literary perspective, it is no longer possible to ignore tensions between differing views regarding the nature of the above mentioned links and interdependencies. Canada, though apparently faithful to the principles of multidisciplinarity and multiculturalism, still has to face and deal with intense conflicts that go beyond the limits of academic discourse. How can one define or think about relationships between cultural and linguistic communities of Canada and the rule of law in relation to this complex interaction between dialogue and the apparent exclusion and silencing?
The organizers invite you to consider the specificity of the three major kinds of tensions occurring in contemporary Canadian society, i.e. negotiations-negations-antagonisms, from the point of view of the law, economy, politics, sociology, culture, literature, linguistics and translation studies.
Potential proposals may include, but are not limited, to the following topics:

• jurisprudence in the context of official bilingualism and multilingual practice; is it in the service of the humanist ideal that aims to create a common culture? or, does it serve instead to strengthen the cultural divisions by highlighting breakdowns of communication and broken links between groups that constitute the multicultural context?;
• official languages of Canada and official translation;
• the impact of the official bilingualism on the policy and practice of translation
• the impact of the relations between cultural and linguistic communities in Canada and the rule of law on national identity;
• the role of the English language in everyday life in comparison to its legal status (ideological framework);
• publication laws and the dissemination of Canadian minority literatures;
• the impact of legal translation on literary themes and devices
• promotion policy of the official languages;
• official bilingualism and the rule of law;
• legal and political developments in relation to language issues
• language laws: federal and provincial;
• linguistic diversity and the economic integration of Canadian provinces ;
• redefinition of the relations between the two official languages and minority languages;
• the impact of the change of the legal status of a given language on the restructuring of the linguistic and economic markets;
• the impact of provincial and regional specificity on legislation related to cultural and linguistic issues;
• literary and critical reflection on the Canadian "pastoral ideal" and pastoral tradition in support of/against Northrop Frye's claims of its centrality for the concept of Canada as "a Peaceable Kingdom"
• idealistic impulses in Canadian social and literary tradition versus social and cultural practice
• links between Canadian literary markets and legal regulations/cultural policies of the Canadian government today and in the past;
• anglophone and francophone literatures in Canada: historical and contemporary interdependencies, dialogues, conflicts; how are these facilitated or not by the legal framework?
• banned and challenged books: censorship in Canada today and in the past;
• majority and minority Canadian literatures (ethnic, racial, class, gender);
• legal, political and literary responses to othering, excluding, stigmatizing of individuals and communities;
• gender and sexuality within the multicultural framework;
• First Nations literatures and cultures in the "Peaceable Kingdom."

The deadline for paper or panel proposals is Friday 30 November 2012.

Enquiries and proposals in English or French to:
Dagmara Drewniak and Malgorzata Palaniuk (conference secretaries)
Email: pacs.2013@gmail.com

Email abstract(s) of 200–300 words and brief CV (please do not exceed one side of A4) which must include your title, institutional affiliation, email and mailing address by 30 November 2012. Submissions will be acknowledged by email.

Conference organisers:
Agnieszka Rzepa
Alicja Zuchelkowska

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyond 48520The Poetics of Multilingualism – La Poétique du plurilinguisme International Colloquium, ELTE, Budapest, 4-5-6Centre des Hautes Études de la Renaissance, University Eötvös Loránd (ELTE), Hungarypoeticsofmultilingualism@gmail.com1351450680cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesmedievalpoetryrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositiontheoryfull name / name of organization: Centre des Hautes Études de la Renaissance, University Eötvös Loránd (ELTE), Hungarycontact email: poeticsofmultilingualism@gmail.com

The Poetics of Multilingualism – La Poétique du plurilinguisme
International Colloquium, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary 4-5-6 April 2013.

The goal of the conference is to focus on poetical, metrical, and linguistic principles in bilingual and multilingual texts. It aims to present the interactions of different literary traditions with their specific constraints, as well as the way multilingual texts obey or oppose established compositional rules and principles.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
multilingualism and the birth of vernacular literatures
poetical code-switching in multilingual texts
rhythmic, metrical, and poetic imitation in multilingual poems
generic classification of multilingual texts in poetical treatises
multilingualism and polyphonic music
multilingualism and glossolalia
adopting foreign poetical patterns by integrating foreign languages
oral performance of multilingual texts and reading out multilingual texts
multilingualism and formulaic language
multilingualism as a formal constraint: the Oulipo and the plurality of languages

We welcome submissions on all literary periods and languages; special attention will be paid to medieval, early modern, and contemporary European literature.

Keynote speakers:
Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet (Universite de Paris-Sorbonne)
Jacques Roubaud (Oulipo)
Ivan Horvath (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
Dominique Billy (Universite de Toulouse – Le Mirail)

Abstracts are invited for 40 minute presentations followed by 10-minute question periods. One-page (including references and examples) abstracts in both .doc and .pdf format should be sent to poeticsofmultilingualism@gmail.com by 31 December 2012.

Submission deadline: 31 December 2012
Notification of acceptance: 30 January 2013
Registration deadline: 15 February 2013.
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Conference fee: none
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Organising committee: Levente Seláf (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, mail to selaf.levente[at]btk.elte.hu) and Patrizia Noel (Otto Friedrich-Universität, Bamberg, mail to patrizia.noel[at]uni-bamberg.de)

Conference Web Site:
http://www.uni-bamberg.de/germ-ling1/the-poetics-of-multilingualism-la-p....

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesmedievalpoetryrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositiontheory 48521Sacred Sites, Secular Spaces: Scenes, Sounds, and Signs in Humanistic, Artistic, and Technological Culture March 20-23 2013Humanities Education and Research Asociation [HERA]mgreen@sfsu.edu1351454672general_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesfull name / name of organization: Humanities Education and Research Asociation [HERA]contact email: mgreen@sfsu.edu

In keeping with HERA's mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines, we invite presentations for the 2013 conference. The wide range of disciplines and areas of study for the conference include but are not limited to Aesthetics, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Classics, Communication Studies, Composition, Cultural Studies, Dance, Design, Digital Technology, Education, Environmental Issues, Ethics, Ethnic Studies, Family, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Globalization, History, Languages, Literature, Media, Museum Studies, Music, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sexuality, Sociology, Theater and all sciences relevant to the topic.

Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed. Submissions are encouraged from educators at all levels (including advanced graduate students) as well as all those with an interest in the arts and humanities.

cfp categories: general_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferences 48522UPDATE: SW/TX PCA/ACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area (11/16/12; 2/13/13-2/16/12)Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conferencegypsyscholar@rgv.rr.com1351467417americanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturefull name / name of organization: Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conferencecontact email: gypsyscholar@rgv.rr.com

34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 13 – 16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Get those papers in – time is getting short!
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012
Submit proposals to: http://conference2013.swtxpca.org

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

This year, our 34th, we are "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context." In keeping with this conference theme, the Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture area solicits proposals dealing with journeys, quests, voyages, and globetrotting activities in children's and young adult literature and culture. Papers may address these ideas from literal, physical, metaphorical, psychological, spiritual, or ideological perspectives. We highly encourage "thinking outside the box" with this theme. While papers addressing the conference or area theme will be given preference, papers addressing other aspects in children's and young adult literature and culture will be read with interest.

Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Graduate students are especially encouraged and will be assisted in accessing any and all award opportunities the conference and/or associations provide. Award categories can be found here: http://www.swtxpca.org/documents/48.html. Upon acceptance of a proposal, I send out information on which awards would be most suited to the subject matter of the presentation.

Again, given our conference theme this year, we would like to encourage scholars and students outside of the United States to submit proposals. However, all potential presenters need to be aware that our conference rules state that participants must present their papers in person at the conference. Given the more complex nature of international travel these days, we encourage international proposals be submitted as early as possible so as to provide enough time to make those travel arrangements.

All proposals need to be submitted using our conference submission database at http://conference2013.swtxpca.org. This database is used to send out acceptance notifications, organize panels, and put the conference program together. It is important for all submitters to enter their contact information and presentation proposal information into the database to avoid confusion.

This area covers a wide variety of possible mediums: traditional book/literature culture, but also comics, graphic novels, film, television, music, video games, toys, internet environment, fan fiction, advertising, marketing tie-ins to books and films, just to name a few. Proposals on fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or cross-genre topics are welcome. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome, as are presentations that go beyond the traditional scholarly paper format.

Please submit proposals of 250 words and a brief bio (100 words) for individual presentations or 500 words for full panels (3-4 people on a panel – please submit contact and brief bio for each person on the panel) to our conference database at http://conference2013.swtxpca.org.

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012.

All accepted presenters will have to register for the conference by December 31, 2012.

For questions or if you encounter problems with submitting proposals to the database, please contact Diana Dominguez, Area Chair. Please put SWTX in the subject line so I can filter the messages effectively.

Contact info:
Diana Dominguez
Area Chair: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture
gypsyscholar@rgv.rr.com
The University of Texas at Brownsville

Please visit the Conference website for information on registration, accommodations, transportation options, graduate student paper awards, and audio-visual arrangements.

http://www.swtxpca.org

cfp categories: americanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarypopular_culture