JLCDS Call for Papers: 'French and Francophone World Disability Studies'

full name / name of organization: 
Liverpool University Press

CFP: A special issue of Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies
'French and Francophone World Disability Studies'

Guest Editors: Tammy Berberi and Christian Flaugh

Deadline for 1-2 page proposal and single page curriculum vitae: 1 June 2014
Prospective authors notified of proposal status: 1 October 2014
Deadline for final versions of selected essays: 1 April 2015
Decisions on manuscripts and revision notices sent to finalists: 1 June 2015
Deadline for final essays: 1 August 2015

With this special issue of the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, editors wish to explore both long-standing and contemporary contributions to disability studies in the humanities from French-language world regions. In essays spanning the French Enlightenment and colonial expansion to the present, this issue seeks to reevaluate the impact of French and Francophone world thought on disability studies and the influence that questions of bodily abilities have had on intellectual and philosophical transformations. It aspires to restore foundational disability studies texts to the cultural and theoretical contexts that gave rise to them as well as to explore new potential revealed by this remapping.

This issue will provide a means for articulating the field of French and Francophone world disability studies as it situates it in a global geography and humanity of disability studies. It will also examine the transnational and trans-regional intersections between disability studies broadly conceived, continental French studies, and Francophone world studies.

Essays on any aspect of French and Francophone world disability studies will be considered, but might usefully explore:

- what it means to "be," to live, or to write from a disabled perspective
- the role of disability in shaping its intellectual histories
- the ways these histories and cultural traditions have informed each
- disability activism past and present
- notions of disability—or disability studies—and how these have brought
about shifts in the modes and motivations of representation in
aesthetics, literature, cinema, performance, or the arts
- the impact of disability in canonical texts written in French
- disabling patterns and practices of exploitation and how these
intersect with disability
- emerging scholarship written in French
- new subjectivities and shifts in ethical paradigms brought about by disability activism and disability studies

JLCDS is an English-language journal. While initial abstracts are welcome in either French or English, full submissions accepted for publication must be submitted in English.

Questions may be directed to guest editors: berberit[at] and cflaugh[at]

Click here for more information on Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies.

55670First International Conference in Iran on Shakespeare Studies: Not of an Age but for All AgesUniversity of name / name of organization: University of Tehrancontact email:

Dr. Maryam Beyad, University of Tehran
Objective: Being the first specialized seminar on Shakespeare in Iran, this conference aims to attract the attention of Shakespeare scholars and readers from different countries to exchange professional ideas and give critical comments on the diversity, versatility, global facet of Shakespeare. The popularity of his plays in today's world, bespeaks of the fact that Shakespeare's' works have broken cultural and geographical barriers. Many great and outstanding writers have appeared through different ages in literary circles, but he remains unrivaled in history of theatre. All literary schools can apply their basic principles to his plays, the Marxists, structuralists, psychological critics, mythological critics and of course New Historicism which has based its theories on Elizabethan drama. The conference sub-titles should give opportunity for all scholars and admirers of the Bard to participate.
Your topic should be related but not limited to the following:
-Shakespeare and political discourse
-localized view-Iran or any other country
- Film adaptation of the plays
-contemporary understanding/related to contemporary global issues
-Radical Shakespeare
-Shakespeare and post-modern critical theory
-cultural identity
-Shakespeare and religiosity
-demystification of power-monarch or others
-Shakespeare and popular culture
-costumes and disguise
-the art of rhetoric

Venue: Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tehran
Date: 5th and 6th November2014
Deadline: 1st July 2014
Length: 250 words, stating the selected category. Do include in the title page, name and affiliation, and brief bio-date, approximately 50 words.
Conference Fee: 65,000Tomans
International Participants: $185 (including 3 days stay at university guest house)
If you prefer to book a hotel and wish to stay longer, you may book personally through the internet.)
Conference Committee
Dr. Seyed Mohammad Marandi (University of Tehran)
Dr. Maryam Beyad (University of Tehran)
Dr. Jalal Sokhanvar (Shahid Beheshti University)
Dr. Amir Ali Nojumian (Shahid Beheshti University)
Dr. Kamran Ahmadgoli (Teacher's Training University)
Dr. Fazel Asadi (Teacher's Training University)
Dr. Helen Oliyainia (University of Isfahan)
Dr. Farideh Purgiv (University of Shiraz)
Dr. Amrollah Abjadian (University of Shiraz)
Dr. Zohreh Ramin (University of Tehran)
Dr. Ismail Salami (University of Tehran)

cfp categories: film_and_televisioninternational_conferencesrenaissancetheatretheory 55671UPDATE: Interfacing Language and Literature. 12-13 October 2014.Asha Choubey, Dept. of Humanities, MJP Rohilkhand University, India.litcon14@gmail.com1393343929african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Asha Choubey, Dept. of Humanities, MJP Rohilkhand University, email:

Abstracts are sought for an International conference on language and literature during 12-13 October 2014.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Language and Literature:
• Language acquisition and learning
• Language Education
• Innovation in language teaching and learnings
• Language Teacher Education (collaborations and practices)
• Language Teaching Methodology
• Language Curriculum Development
• Language Testing and Assessment
• Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education
• The role of language and communication in human cognition
• Translation and Interpretation
• Poetry and Prose (fictional and non-fictional)
• Contemporary Literature
• Comparative Literature
• Media (television, drama, film and others)
• New Media
• Media and Literature
• Women Studies
• Classic
• Medieval and Renaissance Literature
• Literature and Other Arts
• Literature and History
Important dates:
Last date for abstract submission: 17 May 2014.
Communication of Acceptance: 15 June 2014.
Last date for full paper submission: 2 September 2014.
Dr. Asha Choubey
Associate Professor of English
Head, Dept. of Humanities
MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly.
U.P. India.
Mobile: 09412067014

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55672CCSS 2014: Caribbean Festival Arts, Nassau, The Bahamas, November 21-22, 2014, Deadline July 1st, 2014 CCSS: The Critical Caribbean Symposium Series at The College of The Bahamascriticalcaribbean@gmail.com1393344375african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitypostcolonialrhetoric_and_compositiontheatretravel_writingfull name / name of organization: CCSS: The Critical Caribbean Symposium Series at The College of The Bahamascontact email:

CCSS: The Critical Caribbean Symposium Series
Call for Papers
Theme: Caribbean Festival Arts
The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Dates: November 21-22, 2014

The mission of the Critical Caribbean Symposium Series is to engage scholars from The Bahamas, the Caribbean, and beyond from a wide range of disciplines, in dialogues and conversations around the many social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental challenges facing the region today.

The 4th Critical Caribbean Symposium will take place at The College of The Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas on November 21-22, 2014 and has as its theme "Caribbean Festival Arts".

In his 1989 article published in African Arts, John W. Nunley provides an overarching metaphor of callaloo soup to articulate the ways in which Caribbean festival arts, like the festival arts of Africa, incorporate multiple and diverse ingredients to create a distinct art form. Noting that in a good callaloo, "each distinctive ingredient - 'each and every bit of difference' - is said to make the soup sweeter," Nunley argues that the metaphor of callaloo can be applied specifically to Caribbean festivals, which derive from traditions brought to the region from Africa, East India, China, the Middle East, and Europe between the 15th and 19th Centuries by colonizers, the enslaved, and indentured laborers. Since Nunley's exhibition and subsequent monograph, other studies have emerged that have focused on island-specific Caribbean festival arts. Universities and colleges in the region, as well as those beyond, have also established departments and units that are specifically dedicated to teaching, research and publication in Caribbean Cultural Studies in general and Festival Arts in particular.

The Critical Caribbean symposium series invites researchers, scholars, and cultural practitioners to submit abstracts for panel discussions on our 2014 theme: Caribbean Festival Arts.

Some of the critical concerns participants may wish to consider include but are not limited to:

i) What constitutes Caribbean festival arts and what does not?
ii) What are the dynamics of Caribbean festival arts?
iii) What historical factors determine the aesthetics of this art form?
iv) In what ways does the growth of tourism in the Caribbean impact the festival arts?
v) Specifically, how do Caribbean festival arts serve as a platform for tourism development in the Caribbean?
vi) In what ways do the relative proximity, the economic relationships, and the media influences of America impact Caribbean festival arts?
vii) Does Africa continue to signify in the same ways in Caribbean festival arts?
viii) Is Nunley's callaloo metaphor defensible or is it reductionist?
ix) Should Caribbean festival arts change to reflect the realities of the current cultural landscape, or is this art form strictly meant to preserve the legacies of the past?
x) Are there identifiable synergies between Caribbean festival arts (broadly or narrowly defined) and other Caribbean or non-Caribbean art forms (literary, visual, musical, media, etc.)? In what ways do festival arts inform those other cultural forms?
xi) Are Caribbean festival arts [a]political? Are they meant to be?
xii) In what ways do Caribbean festival arts subvert Caribbean gender, sexuality, race, class and other cultural norms?
xiii) In what ways do the various modes of Caribbean festival arts inform each other?
xiv) Are some forms of Caribbean festival arts growing extinct or irrelevant?
xv) What are the relationships between Caribbean festival arts and race/ethnicity?
xvi) In what ways does indigenous Caribbean culture inform Caribbean festival arts?
xvii) How have Caribbean festival arts expanded beyond the Caribbean region and with what cultural and/or aesthetic implications?

Paper and panel proposals are welcome from within specific disciplines, e.g. Economics, History, Humanities, Literature, Cultural Studies, Visual Arts, Dance, and Theatre, as well as from across disciplines, and collaborations are especially welcomed. Each intending participant is invited to submit abstracts of approximately 200 -250 words. Panel submissions should also include the title of the panel and abstracts of each presentation.

Please submit abstracts to by July 1st, 2014 and include the presenter's name, institutional affiliation, email, phone, and any audio-visual or technical requirements for the presentation. Conference participants will be encouraged to expand and revise their papers for possible submission to a special journal on or around the topic of Caribbean Festival Arts.

cfp categories: african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitypostcolonialrhetoric_and_compositiontheatretravel_writing 55673[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State Universitytextincontext.southernct@gmail.com1393345862african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State Universitycontact email:

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 of Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal invites submissions both to the section "Text in Context," which consists of varied topics, as well as a special section on the topic "Sex in Context."

Papers submitted to "Sex in Context" should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• How does a character's sexuality influence his or her development?
• How does attaining sexual gratification motivate characters or play a role in the text?
• How might sex affect the text's reception by historical or current audiences?
• What does sexuality mean in a particular text?
• How does the text define "normal" and/or "abnormal" sex and/or sexuality?
• What does the text say about cultural definitions of "normal" and/or "abnormal" sex and/or sexuality?

As always, we welcome papers from a variety of fields, provided they relate to our theme of "Sex in Context." Please note that papers engaging with gender studies will be considered for our "Text in Context" section, described below.

Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc. We currently seek scholarly papers to include in the publication.

Submission Guidelines

The submission deadline for Volume 1, Issue 2 will be March 15, 2014.

Please send submissions electronically to as MS Word email attachments, indicating in the body of the email if you are submitting to our "Sex in Context" section. The editorial board reviews submissions anonymously; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself.

Submissions should be no longer than 2,500 words in length, set in 12pt, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with 1" margins, and adhere to 2009 MLA style. All submissions must be the author's original thought and therefore must include a complete works cited page also in MLA format. Please also include a short abstract and third-person author bio, no more than 150 words each.

If figures, illustrations, and/or video clips accompany the submission, please present them in separate files. The author has sole responsibility for any copyright permissions and fees.

Authors must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study at an accredited university. Submissions must be previously unpublished, but the author retains future publishing rights.

Editorial Board
Nicole Lowman
Jennifer Garcia
Chelsea Dodds
Katie Sutton

cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55674First International Conference in Iran on Shakespeare Studies: Not of an Age but for All AgesUniversity of name / name of organization: University of Tehrancontact email:

Being the first specialized seminar on Shakespeare in Iran, this conference aims to attract the attention of Shakespeare scholars and readers from different countries to exchange professional ideas and give critical comments on the diversity, versatility, global facet of Shakespeare. The popularity of his plays in today's world, bespeaks of the fact that Shakespeare's' works have broken cultural and geographical barriers. Many great and outstanding writers have appeared through different ages in literary circles, but he remains unrivaled in history of theatre. All literary schools can apply their basic principles to his plays, the Marxists, structuralists, psychological critics, mythological critics and of course New Historicism which has based its theories on Elizabethan drama. The conference sub-titles should give opportunity for all scholars and admirers of the Bard to participate.

Your topic should be related but not limited to the following:
• Shakespeare and political discourse
• Localized view-Iran or any other country
• Film adaptation of the plays
• Contemporary understanding/related to contemporary global issues
• Radical Shakespeare
• Shakespeare and post-modern critical theory
• Cultural identity
• Shakespeare and religiosity
• Demystification of power-monarch or others
• Shakespeare and popular culture
• Costumes and disguise
• The art of rhetoric

Venue: Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tehran
Date: 5th and 6th November2014
Deadline: 1st July 2014

Length: 250 words, stating the selected category. Do include in the title page, name and affiliation, and brief bio-data, approximately 50 words.

Conference Fee
Local participants: 65,000Tomans
International participants: $185 (including 3 days stay at university guest house)

If you prefer to book a hotel and wish to stay longer, you may book personally through the internet.)

Conference Committee
Dr. Seyed Mohammad Marandi (University of Tehran)
Dr. Maryam Beyad (University of Tehran)
Dr. Jalal Sokhanvar (Shahid Beheshti University)
Dr. Amir Ali Nojumian (Shahid Beheshti University)
Dr. Kamran Ahmadgoli (Teacher's Training University)
Dr. Fazel Asadi (Teacher's Training University)
Dr. Helen Oliyainia (University of Isfahan)
Dr. Farideh Purgiv (University of Shiraz)
Dr. Amrollah Abjadian (University of Shiraz)
Dr. Zohreh Ramin (University of Tehran)
Dr. Ismail Salami (University of Tehran)

cfp categories: film_and_televisionrenaissancetheatre 55675CFP Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies JLCDS: "Disability and Blood"Sören Fröhlich / University of California, San Diegosfrohlic@ucsd.edu1393617822african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespostcolonialreligionscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Sören Fröhlich / University of California, San Diegocontact email:

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Call for Papers
Special Issue: "Disability and Blood"
Guest Editors: Michael Davidson (UCSD) and Sören Fröhlich (UCSD)

Since the HIV/AIDS blood feuds of the 1990s, scholarship into social and cultural definitions of blood has provided much-needed insights into statistical (Tukufu Zuberi), economical (Catherine Waldby and Robert Mitchell), and medical constructions of what blood was, is and how it can function (Keith Wailoo). This special issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (JLCDS) aims to close a gap in considerations of disability and blood. What does blood mean in cultural constructions of disability? How are disability and the body's fluid tissue related in literary and cultural productions? Blood seems omnipresent in cultural representations, ranging from mass-murderers and pure-blooded wizards, vampires, and the undead, to ritual uncleanness, illegitimate Presidential offspring, and pre-natal diagnostics. Be it in the blood work chart and diagnostics, in statistics of pathology, or in other definitions of individuals through blood, 'abnormalities' in the blood constitute disability just as disability qualifies blood itself. Yet blood always transgresses boundaries and destabilizes categories; it simultaneously defines and defies constructions of disabled and disability. We invite submissions from scholars who consider how blood functions in the construction of disability. Is it stable or fluid, definable or contagious, visible or hidden? How does blood make the crip, and how does the crip change the blood? How is either or are both abjected from the 'normal' to create what Lennard J. Davis calls a "diverse sameness?"

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
- The female body as disabled, menarche, menstruation, birth,
- Race as disability, disability as race, the "one-drop rule,"
- Scientific racism, racial historiography and disability,
- Eugenics in cultural productions,
- Gendered disability, gendered blood,
- Medical discourses,
- Blood in treatments, procedures, and as medical commodity,
- Contagion and infection, conversely, immunization and vaccination,
- Purity and pollution as disabling discourses,
- Disability and blood in religious discourses,
- Containment and rupture as definitions of disability,
- Pathology and normalization of blood,
- Migration, exile, asylum and definitions of blood,
- Indigeneity, inheritance, lineage and disabilities,
- Representations of bleeding and blood.

Please email a one-page proposal by June 1, 2014. Contributors can expect to be selected and notified by August 1, 2014. (Full drafts of the selected articles will be due on February 1, 2015). Please direct any questions to Sören Fröhlich. s

For further information about JLCDS please contact Dr. David Bolt (

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespostcolonialreligionscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55676MLA 2015: CanuxploitationModern Languages Associationrk2704@columbia.edu1393359485cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturefull name / name of organization: Modern Languages Associationcontact email:

How do exploitation, cult, and horror made in Canada challenge scholars to rethink Canadian film history as a national cinema tradition? The Film Division of the Modern Languages Association invites abstracts on the topic of "Canuxploitation" for a panel at MLA's 2015 conference in Vancouver, Canada.

As a recent critical designation, the term "Canuxploitation" has been used as a capacious signifier encompassing a wide variety of films, filmmakers, styles, and periods – from the "maple syrup porn" cycle of French-Canadian softcore features beginning in the late 1960s, through the low budget "tax shelter" potboilers of the 1970s and 1980s, to the art/horror hybrids of David Cronenberg extending to the present. As such, the term points to the ambiguous role of "low" cultural texts in constituting ideas of national cinema, which tend to constellate more around critically acclaimed art film traditions.

We invite papers that consider "Canuxploitation" films from a variety of perspectives, including textual analysis, genre studies, political economy, and cultural studies. We are interested in assembling a panel that addresses a wide range of historical periods and approaches to "Canuxploitation" and Canadian cinema, including its relationship to other national and transnational exploitation traditions.

Potential contributors should send queries, abstracts (250 words), and brief bios to Caetlin Benson-Allott ( or Rob King ( by March 15, 2014.

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culture 55677MFS Special Issue - Infrastructuralism Modern Fiction Studiesinfrastructuralism@gmail.com1393361667african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialreligionscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Modern Fiction Studiescontact email:

Guest Editors: Sophia Beal, Bruce Robbins, and Michael Rubenstein
Deadline for Submissions: 1 September 2014

The term "infrastructuralism" is a provocation to think about the relationship between material culture and literary form in novel ways, beyond the assumed hierarchies and causalities usually associated with the established distinctions between material infrastructures and cultural superstructures. It is an opportunity to think about how fiction approaches and relates to social and political questions of public goods, economic development, governmentality and, as a founding part of the project, a renovation of the concept of the commons. Who owns, or rather should own, energy resources and their distributive networks? Roads? Schools? Hospitals? Etc. What kinds of infrastructural development are desirable, and possible, in the 21rst century, given the scientific certainty of human-made climate change and our planetary transition into what scientist Paul J. Crutzen calls the Anthropocene Era? How do the forms and themes of 21rst-Century fiction reflect such historical shifts, meditate on them, and mutate in response to them?

Literary theorists of nineteenth-century prose fiction, largely influenced by Michel Foucault, have productively used the model of the prison to elucidate the structure of the novel. But in the 20th century, the models of utilitarian infrastructure have expanded and proliferated – under the auspices of the European empires abroad and their welfare states at home – with such mutative rapidity that the prison can no longer serve as the dominant model against which such fictions are read.

It is a commonplace to speak of geographic zones of deprivation where supplies of water, heat, and light are scarce, and yet accounting for such a commonplace has not become part of a critical vocabulary. "Infrastructuralism" begins to fill the critical gap, one that has become obvious and urgent in the wake of recent events in New Orleans, Haiti, Fukushima, and most recently the New York metropolitan area, where devastating failures of infrastructure have made it visible – if only through inadequacy or absence – as a political and theoretical category.

Essays should be 7,000 - 8,500 words, including all quotations and bibliographic references, and should follow the MLA Style Manual (7th edition) for internal citation and Works Cited. Please submit your essay via the online submission form at the following web address:

For more information, visit the Infrastructuralism Special Issue website at Queries should be directed to

cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialreligionscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 55678Geography, Environments, NarrativesMLA, Jan 8-11, 2015, and rawalsh@ncsu.edu1393363007americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesgeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarymodernist studiesscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: MLA, Jan 8-11, 2015, Vancouvercontact email: and

This panel considers the intersections between literature and geography, or literature and environment, from the mid-nineteenth century through the modernist period. We are interested in how geographical knowledge circulates, regulates, conditions, or disrupts. Specific attention to how narrative functions (broadly conceived) in relation to particular disciplinary or interdisciplinary formations (academic, middlebrow, popular, avant garde) is welcome. 500 word abstracts and c.v. to Rebecca Walsh ( and Anne Baker ( by 15 March 2014.

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesgeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarymodernist studiesscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55679WisCon Feminist Science Fiction Convention Academic Track: Approaching Deadline March 8, 2014WisConacademic@wiscon.info1393367347african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarypopular_culturescience_and_culturefull name / name of organization: WisConcontact email:

WisCon, the world's leading feminist science fiction convention invites papers for its academic programming track. WisCon 38 takes place in Madison, Wisconsin from May 23-26, 2014. The academic track is open to undergraduates, postgraduates, post-docs, tenured faculty and independent scholars.

We invite individual papers and panel presentations on science fiction and fantasy, with an emphasis on issues of feminism, gender, "race", and class. Work on fandom is also actively encouraged. We especially welcome papers on the work of this year's guests of honor; Hiromi Goto and N.K. Jemisin. The use of PowerPoint presentations, the screening of DVDs, or more performance-oriented presentations are encouraged.

At WisCon, papers are presented in groups of two or three during a single 75-minute programming slot. If a group of presenters would like to submit their papers together as a single panel, they should indicate that on their paper submissions. If you'd like to submit a paper for consideration, please go the WisCon website and use the form supplied (you must create a WisCon login to submit a proposal). Proposals are due March 08, 2014 by midnight CST. Please direct any queries to

cfp categories: african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarypopular_culturescience_and_culture 55680ATDS at MLA 2015, Submission deadline 3/8/2014American Theatre and Drama Society (at MLA 2015)preed@olemiss.edu1393370527cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarypopular_culturetheatrefull name / name of organization: American Theatre and Drama Society (at MLA 2015)contact email:

The ATDS invites proposals on the broad theme of "Performance and Memory," to be considered for the ATDS's sponsored panel(s) at the 2015 MLA convention in Vancouver (Jan 8-11 2015).

Following the MLA's 2015 theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory," we encourage submissions to consider their fit with one of the theme's three keywords. Submissions, for example, might consider connections between performance and some of the following ideas:

Negotiating: conflicts, struggles, power differentials, interpellations, and resistance
Sites: geographies, locales, networks, places, and spaces
Memory: histories, memorials, acts of forgetting, erasure, and amnesia

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a 1-page CV as electronic (word document preferred) by 8 March 2014 to Associate Professor Peter Reed, University of Mississippi (

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarypopular_culturetheatre 55681(Deadline: March 15): MLA 2015 -- Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division -- Call for PapersJulien J. Simonjjsimon@iue.edu1393372960classical_studiesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centurygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetryrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Julien J. Simoncontact email:

Call for Papers -- MLA 2015, Chicago
Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature
(Guaranteed sessions)

Experiments, Cross-disciplinary Research, and Scientific Engagements
A panel devoted to experiment and collaboration between literary scholars and cognitive scientists. How do science experiments illuminate literary or aesthetic experience? Send 300 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014 to Blakey Vermeule (

The Science of Memory
Papers on all aspects of the cognitive science of memory and literature—episodic memory, working memory, semantic memory, collective memory, and problems with memory. Send 300 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014 to Blakey Vermeule (

cfp categories: classical_studiesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centurygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetryrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55682Shaw in Theory Adaptation [MLA 2015 in Vancouver; JANUARY 8-11, 2014]Modern Language Associationlawrence.switzky@utoronto.ca1393376603modernist studiestheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Modern Language Associationcontact email:

DEADLINE: March 15, 2014

This panel seeks papers that consider Shaw in relationship to theory,
broadly construed. Papers are invited on Shaw's significance as a
theorist---of drama, of politics, of gender, of language--as well as on how
Shaw has been used, misused, quoted or misquoted, or otherwise adapted by
subsequent dramatic, political, literary, and gender theorists. Papers are
also invited that propose new readings of Shaw's plays and prose through
theoretical lenses, e.g. affect theory, trauma theory, media theory,
performance theory, among others.

Papers might consider if there is such a thing as a "Shavian" reading of a
text: did Shaw establish an analytical method or a sensibility that has been
useful to others? (For example, have Shaw's views on cutting plays, on
writing plays, and on publishing plays informed debates about theatrical
production and playwriting? Have Shaw's representations of female agency
enriched feminist discourse?)

Alternatively, papers might evaluate Shaw's legacy through his contributions
to other thinkers, movements, and disciplines. Developmental psychologist
Erik Erikson, for instance, took Shaw's account of his upbringing as a
founding example of adolescent self-fashioning. Philosopher and literary
critic Stanley Cavell positions Shaw as an advocate of "moral perfectionism"
alongside figures like Emerson and Nietzsche. Literary and social critic
Frederic Jameson has argued that Shaw was a founder of politically serious
science fiction. Scholar and journalist Germaine Greer has interpreted Shaw
as a sophistical pseudo-feminist. How have theorists from a variety of
fields appropriated Shaw, and how have their readings either opened up new
possibilities for understanding Shaw or (tactically) misconstrued his ideas?

Finally, papers might propose how recent theoretical trends can contribute
to the study of Shaw.

Please send questions and abstracts of around 250 words to

See for details and developments.

cfp categories: modernist studiestheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55683Re-Evaluating Patricia Highsmith (proposals due: May 1, 2014)Clues: A Journal of name / name of organization: Clues: A Journal of Detectioncontact email:

Guest Editor: Fiona Peters (Bath Spa University, UK)

2015 marks the twentieth anniversary of Patricia Highsmith's death, and this themed issue of _Clues: A Journal of Detection_ will concentrate on her developing reputation as an important twentieth-century writer. She died in Switzerland after spending most of her adult life in self-imposed "exile" from the United States. Her writing is enigmatic and difficult to define: she felt that she fell between easy categorization as a "genre" writer and a "serious" novelist. Highsmith was an author of extraordinary complexity; her deceptively "simple" style meant that she was impossible to situate in any one framework. Her work eludes the markers of the mystery genre. Guilt, culpability, justice, and resolution are dismissed as both pointless and empty concepts, yet she often remarked that "crime is very good for illustrating moral points." _Clues_ seeks previously unpublished papers about how Highsmith's work can both illuminate and challenge established assumptions concerning both crime and literary fiction.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
- The ways in which Highsmith's novels have been adapted into film, by directors such as Anthony Minghella, Alfred Hitchcock, and Wim Wenders.

- The ways that Highsmith's work (or some of it) disturbs conventional liberal and anti-liberal versions of emancipatory sexual politics, while claimed for queer and feminist critics.

- Considerations of the ways in which Highsmith's work has recently been integrated into the category of "American novelist" (such as the inclusion of a chapter on her in 2011's _Cambridge Companion to American Novelists_).

- The nature of guilt and anxiety within Highsmith's work; either its lack or the overwhelming nature of it.

- Highsmith, the psychological novelist, and how she may be considered as part of a tradition that includes Fyodor Dostoevsky, her favorite author.

- Tom Ripley: an amoral and reprehensible serial killer who presents a twenty-first-century model of the inhuman?

Each potential contributor should send a 300-word proposal and one-page CV to Janice Allan, _Clues_ executive editor. Full-length essays of between 3,500 and 6,000 words will be solicited from these proposals, with final essays due by September 2, 2014.

Visit the _Clues_ Web site at

cfp categories: americanfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitypopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 55684"Nuance" SCLA Conference Oct. 10-12, 2014 (Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL) (abstract deadline 5/12/14)Society for Comparative Literature and the Artssclaconference@eckerd.edu1393388238african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Society for Comparative Literature and the Artscontact email:

40th Annual Conference of the SCLA to be held October 10-12, 2014, at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)

Keynote Speaker: Wayne Koestenbaum (Distingushed Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, and other works)

For Roland Barthes, nuance named "an ethical project." "I want to live according to nuance," he declared. But what is nuance, and what possibilities might it open up for thinking about the arts and humanities today? What role might it play in interpretation, in teaching and scholarship, in reading and writing? Wayne Koestenbaum, the keynote speaker for this conference, suggests that nuance appears as "a trace, like dust on plush, [that] resuscitates a lost instant when someone…raptly concentrated on a stray interpretive detail." What does it mean to care about nuance, to overlook it, to suppress it? In addition to an ethics of nuance, might we speak of a politics, an aesthetics, a history of nuance?

At the 2014 SCLA conference we will explore what it means to read for (and with) nuance. Welcome avenues of inquiry could include the ethics of interpretation; translation and its vicissitudes; memory, trauma, and the trace; the pleasures of the text; mimicry and insubordination; queer identifications and misidentifications; (out)laws of genre; margins and marginality; aesthetic categories; affect; silence, illegibility, the intractable, the neutral; styles of reading (close, distant, surface); nuance and the consumer society; criticism and creativity.

Please submit paper and panel proposals by May 12, 2014 at Graduate students submitting a paper proposal may also apply for an SCLA Travel Scholarship (guidelines provided on paper proposal form). The conference also plans to include two undergraduate sessions and welcomes undergraduate proposals.

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Hwa Kang English Journal, Vol. 20 (December 2014)
We welcome original submissions from domestic and foreign scholars in the fields of literature, linguistics, English teaching, and cultural studies. In addition to articles on research, methodology and criticism, the journal also welcomes book reviews.
Submission Deadlines: May 25, 2014

1. Manuscripts should be written in English. Literature papers should follow MLA style; papers in the fields of linguistics and English teaching adhere to APA style.
2. Manuscripts should be close to 20 pages or 7000 words in length, inclusive of separate English and Chinese abstracts (250 words maximum), each with 3 to 6 keywords below. HKEJ's length standard is flexible based on the merit and originality of the submission, but articles that depart significantly from these guidelines will face a reduced likelihood of acceptance.
3. All submissions and correspondence should be transmitted electronically via e-mail. Please submit electronic files of manuscripts (in Microsoft Word) along with the author data form (available at to
4. Preliminary internal review is without charge; authors of papers forwarded for external review will be charged NT$2000 to fund the referees' stipend.
5. Our journal will not consider for publication manuscripts being simultaneously submitted elsewhere, or any material that has been previously published under the author's own name or the name of any other author.
6. Sections or chapters of authors' own M.A. theses or Ph.D. dissertations may be revised and submitted for consideration. The author should indicate that his/her submission is part of his/her degree work in a revised form.
7. Upon acceptance for publication, the author is required to sign a copyright agreement form (available at copyright-agreements).
8. The author will receive one copy of the journal and a PDF file of the article upon publication.
9. Book reviews should cover books published within the last five years and should be around 2 pages in length. They should include full bibliographical data at the top of the text, as well as the total number of pages in the book.

cfp categories: general_announcementsjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositiontheatre 55690Diplomacy and Culture in the Early Modern World. 31 July to 2 August 2014. Oxford.Tracey Sowerby / University of name / name of organization: Tracey Sowerby / University of Oxfordcontact email:

Diplomacy and Culture in the Early Modern World
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities 31 July to 2 August.
This conference is dedicated to diplomacy in the early modern world. It will build upon the recent 'cultural turn' in diplomatic studies that has seen more innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to a subject that was once viewed in heavily bureaucratic and constitutional terms. Scholars are increasingly appreciating the importance of ritual and other forms of symbolic communication in diplomatic practices and the role of diplomatic processes in cultural exchanges. Diplomats were important political brokers whose actions could have profound implications for international relations, but they played an equally important role in the transfer and adaptation of cultural ideas and artefacts through their activities as cultural agents, authors and brokers. The profound impact of diplomacy on culture in this period is, moreover, seen in the increasing prominence of representations of diplomacy in literature and a range of other media. The aim of this conference is to further our understanding of early modern diplomatic practices, of the dynamics of diplomatic exchanges both within and without Europe, and how diplomatic ideas and practices interacted with other cultural and political processes.
The keynote address will be given by Professor Christian Windler (University of Bern). The conference will feature two extended panel discussions. One, led by Professor John Watkins (University of Minnesota), will be dedicated to new approaches to diplomatic studies. A second will examine Professor Timothy Hampton's idea of a 'diplomatic moment' in Renaissance literature. The conference marks the culmination of the AHRC-funded international research network 'Textual Ambassadors' ( and aims to set its findings in broader cultural context.
We will consider proposals for papers and panel on any aspect of early modern diplomacy, but we will particularly welcome proposals for papers that take innovative approaches or address the following topics:
 The impact of literary developments on, and use of literary texts in, diplomatic practice
 The role of diplomatic processes and channels in the circulation of texts and literary ideas
 Diplomacy and translation
 Representations of diplomacy in literary texts and art
 The wider cultural reception of diplomacy and evolving diplomatic practices
 The material culture of early modern diplomacy
 Ritual and protocol in diplomatic encounters
 Diplomatic personnel, training, and careers
 Diplomacy and cross-cultural exchange
 Cultures of diplomatic practice
 Gender and diplomacy
 Early modern legal and philosophical attitudes to, and influences on, diplomacy
Proposals for 20 minute papers or panels of 3-4 papers should be sent to Tracey Sowerby and Jo Craigwood by 21 March 2014. Individual paper proposals should be no more than 300 words. Panel proposals should include abstracts of all papers (max 300 words) and a brief rationale (max 100 words) for the panel. All proposals should be accompanied by a short statement of affiliation and career. Delegates will be notified by 15 April 2014. All enquiries should be addressed to

cfp categories: bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespoetryrenaissancetheatretheorytravel_writing 55691[UPDATE] Cliché - Issue 18, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts. 20 March 2014FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Artseditors@forumjournal.org1393420531african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Artscontact email:


Our guest contributor, Jakob Norberg of Duke University and Volkswagen Stiftung Fellow has offered his article in advance for circulation. An abstract can be found on our website at If you would like to read his forthcoming paper and submit an article in response, please email us at

As writers and academics we fear having our work criticised as cliché; yet, we continue to repeat and overwork certain ideas to the brink. If we are to believe Marshall McLuhan, "it is the worn out cliché that reveals the creative or archetypal processes in language as in all other processes and artifacts" (Cliché to Archetype 127). The pursuit of newness requires us to label precursors as old and eventually worn out, thereby rendering them cliché. At the same time, a phrase, symbol, or trope would not be used to the point of cliché if it did not continue to strike a chord with so many artists or thinkers. Clichés are cultural relics reread and relocated as benchmarks for new art and interpretation.

Gilles Deleuze argues that cliché comes pre-printed on a blank canvas, and though the artist attempts to subvert cliché, the action is too intellectual or abstract and the result is either the same cliché risen from the ashes or disguised as a parody. Similarly, Umberto Eco argues that by employing multiple clichés a narrative moves beyond the creators' control. These writers suggest that cliché has a sentience or at the very least a pulse in our culture. If clichés are unavoidable or perhaps even necessary, why are they feared or disdained? What are the parameters that move an idea from archetype or symbol to cliché? When, if ever, are clichés appropriate? It seems that you can't keep a good cliché down, that you're damned if you do and damned if you don't, but perhaps if cliché is handled properly, all's well that ends well.

We are seeking submissions from a range of disciplines relating to the arts, culture or social sciences that consider the topic of CLICHÉ for issue 18 of FORUM. Submissions may relate to, but are not limited to:

• the measure of cliché
• pragmatics of cliché
• reinvented clichés
• subversion of cliché
• the use of cliché in film or literature
• classical clichés
• cliché and gender
• cultural clichés
• cliché and authenticity
• cliché and desensitization

Papers must be between 3,000 – 5,000 words in length, formatted according to MLA guidelines. FORUM is also considering multi-media and alternative presentations for publication. Please email your article, a short abstract, and your academic CV in separate, clearly labelled DOC(X). files to by Thursday 20th March 2014. All eligible articles will be peer reviewed prior to publication. Only one submission per author per issue is permissible.

FORUM journal is a postgraduate journal for arts and culture based at the University of Edinburgh. For more information and style guidelines, visit

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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Shakespeare (Journal of the British Shakespeare Association) on "Shakespeare and Jonson" (2016)

The critical pairing of Jonson and Shakespeare might not always be one of the most illuminating comparisons in literary history, but it is one of the most enduring. The distinctiveness of the Jonson-Shakespeare pairing lies in the often implicit assumption that these two somehow function as each other's alternative; that between them they define a crucial axis of literary possibility – between learning and imagination, or inspiration and labour. The comparison has often served to elevate Shakespeare over Jonson, on grounds sometimes less aesthetic than crudely moral - Jonsonian envy or ethical failure used to highlight Shakespeare's generosity or singular virtue. This, in turn, has generated responses which are sometimes guilty of partisanship or defensiveness.

These tendencies are still visible today in academic and popular evocations of "Shakespeare and Jonson". Yet in other ways the pairing itself might seem archaic. The vastness of the Shakespeare industry has ensured that the Bard (when not assumed to be beyond compare) has benefited from a much less restrictive set of comparisons. For Jonson, the picture is more mixed. He has benefited from attention in areas with a less obviously Shakespearean relevance, such as the court masque, and unlike the Oxford Middleton the new Cambridge edition of Jonson is not modelled on a Shakespearean template. To that extent, he is no longer automatically fated to a disadvantageously comparative approach. In other ways, though, he is receding from view. The RSC has not staged a Jonson play for more than a decade, while the Globe has never mounted a full production of one of his works.

What value, then, is to be found in reviving the old double act? How, now, can they speak to each other? What can their conjunction reveal that might otherwise remain obscure? This, in a year that sees the quatercentenary of the publication of Jonson's first folio and of Shakespeare's death, is what we seek to find out with this special issue of Shakespeare on "Shakespeare and Jonson", to be published in 2016. We would be happy to consider essays from any approach, although we would wish them to avoid merely retreading the old pas de deux. Essays might shed light on the early years of their comparison, or episodes in its history that illuminate it anew. We would be interested, too, in essays seeking to bring Shakespearean and Jonsonian thematic or methodological concerns together. What might happen if Shakespearean concerns are transferred to the Jonsonian corpus, and vice versa? Examples of possible approaches might include, though are not limited to:

- Staging and performance history, especially recent critical developments. Is there any value in considering "Jonson in parts", for example?
- Page and stage: in recent years, Shakespeare studies has debated the relative merits of approaching the plays as the work of a man of theatre and/or a 'literary' dramatist – how might Jonson appear in the light of such debates?
- Religion, Catholicism and Judaism (why, for example, is Shakespeare's entirely speculative "Catholicism" wrangled over while Jonson's conversions receive comparably little interest?)
- Nationality and 'Britishness';
- The politics of monarchy, republicanism, or the monarchical republic;
- Genders and sexualities
- Historicism and presentism: do Shakespearean debates here illuminate the Jonsonian corpus or concerns?
- Literary heritage, including neoclassical, Greek and/or medieval influences. The influence of post-medieval, vernacular drama upon Shakespeare is well-documented, while Jonson is often considered a consciously neoclassical dramatist. Is it time to revisit this distinction?
- Literary celebrity. Shakespeare's reputation as national bard is firmly cemented, but the recently-discovered account of Ben Jonson's walk to Scotland suggests a kind of "royal progress" between London and Edinburgh. Might this breathe new life into old debates? What might we learn about early modern ideas of literary fame, its social and political significance, or the history of the author as celebrity?

Other ways of staging the conjunction are no doubt possible, and we would be delighted to consider them. Please send expressions of interest or abstracts for papers of 6500-7000 words to and by Friday 16th May 2014.

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Call for Papers: American Folklore Society (Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section)

Santa Fe, New Mexico November 5-8

Abstracts due Mar. 26, 2014

I invite all interested scholars to propose papers for panels sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Folklore section of the American Folklore Society, to be presented at the Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Nov. 5–8, 2014). We are organizing two panels at this year's meeting:

1) Shakespeare and Folklore: How do Shakespeare and his contemporaries incorporate folklore into the theater of the Early Modern period, and help preserve knowledge and tradition in a changing world? How has the continued popularity of Shakespeare fostered its own traditions and incorporated new material into its performance. Papers that deal with media representations are welcome.

2) Open Topics: The theme for the conference this year is "Folklore at the Crossroads" (, but papers may deal with any aspect of medieval or early modern folklore.

Please send BOTH the short abstract (100 words) AND the long abstract (300) for your 15-20-minute paper to Kerry Kaleba at by March 26, 2014. I will also need to submit your institutional affiliation (or status as an independent scholar), and presentation title to AFS. Please include an e-mail address or a phone number where you can be reached before March 31. If your proposal is accepted, you will need to complete and submit the AFS online registration form for a participant in an organized panel at by March 31, 2014.

cfp categories: general_announcementsinterdisciplinarymedievalrenaissance 55694[UPDATE] SWCCL "Has Literature Lost Its Faith?" Nov 14-15Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literaturejwilson@jbu.edu1393423386african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_cultureprofessional_topicsreligionromantictwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literaturecontact email:

"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"

Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.

Of particular interest will be those papers considering contemporary writers and the current state of faith in the arts. Discussions on Christian MFAs, Christian literature journals, religious writing conferences in general as well as presentations of creative work that exemplifies literary excellence and religious issues will also be considered.

Also, we are seeking panelists who would like to discuss Boyagoda's recent novel Beggar's Feast.

Please send CV with a 250 word abstract to by MAY 1 for priority consideration.


For more information, see the website:

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This session proposes to explore and discuss science fiction by French and Francophone women authors, through all issues present in texts (novels or short stories): hybrid bodies, network connections, environmental issues, political systems, cloning, gender relations, and much more.
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2014

French science fiction is largely unknown in the United-States due in part to a lack of translated texts from French into English. And yet, there is in France a growing scholarship on the history of French science-fiction, as well as its poetics and favorite themes. Although largely dominated by male authors, the genre attracts many women who use it to comment on the present or imagine societies in the far or near future. Many mainstream authors have also experimented with the future without being categorized as SF writers, such as Amin Maalouf (Le premier siècle après Béatrice), Marie Darrieussecq (White, Zoo), Michel Houellebecq (La possibilité d'une île). For this reason, this session welcomes proposals pertaining to any traditional and hard SF by women authors (such as Sylvie Denis and Elisabeth Vonarburg), but also about any text in which the author develops a vision of the future. *Presentations focusing on female characters in French SF will also be considered.

cfp categories: classical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 55696MMLA: The Live of Cities: Detroit, Nov 13-16, 2014Midwest Modern Language Associationmmla@luc.edu1393432143african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Midwest Modern Language Associationcontact email:

The Midwest Modern Language Associate invites proposals for the 2014 conference, which will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. Although papers are accepted on any topic, we welcome participants to consider this year's theme, "The Lives of Cities," as a rich field of inquiry. Proposals may be for individual papers, for Special Sessions focused on the conference theme, or for complete panels that do not necessarily tie to the conference theme; there are also a number of Permanent Sessions, whose specific CFPs continue to be updated on the MMLA website. See for more details.

"The Lives of Cities" is meant to gesture broadly towards the experiences of urban inhabitants in all aspects and phases of urban development—from the very beginnings of urbanization throughout the globe to the resuscitation of contemporary urban landscapes decimated by industrial flight. Papers might consider the (sometimes competing) narratives of the development of individual cities, of urban space planning generally, of waves of migration into and out of cities, of the lived experiences of urban inhabitants. Topics could include, but are not limited to:

urban development/decline/gentrification/renewal/regeneration
economic fluctuations: poverty, wealth, and class conflicts
wheeling and dealing
industrial growth and change
labor migrations into, and suburban flight from, the city
the physical city: architecture, urban planning, transportation, parks/playgrounds
urban farming
city vs. country: exalting or escaping the city
suburbs, exurbs, and beyond
ruins, past and present
the city as destination
fantasies of urban life
exploring the city: flânerie, urban tourism
public and private spaces
gendered and queer urban spaces
crowds and solitude
anonymity and identity
the city in history: the mediaeval city, the Renaissance city, the Victorian city, etc.
the life of a specific city
urban art movements
public art
the city in music, visual arts, or literature
the city and modernity/postmodernity
the multicultural city
terror and the city
the urban, or the city, as trope

Abstracts of approximately 250 words should include the following identifying information: your name, institutional affiliation, email address, and paper title; in addition, to facilitate scheduling, please identify up to three of the following categories in which your paper may be most usefully placed:

American Literature, Comparative Studies, English Literature, French Literature, Genre Studies, German Literature, Hispanic Literatures, Interdisciplinary Approaches, Italian Literature, Language Studies, Other Languages & Literatures, Teaching, Medieval, Renaissance/Early Modern, Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century, Contemporary Literature, Colonial, Post-Colonial, Travel, the Midwest/Rust-Belt.

The deadline for all individual paper proposals, as well as for proposals for complete panels that are not directly tied to the conference theme, is May 15. Individual and panel proposals should be submitted directly to the MMLA office via email ( Once accepted, individual papers will be organized into sessions. Panel proposals should be submitted as a unit, including paper titles and abstracts, as well as title, affiliation, and full contact information for all participants, clearly identifying the panel chair.

Proposals for Special Sessions that focus on the conference theme in some way are also welcome. These do not require identification of a full slate of papers but instead, if accepted, assume that the session organizer will serve as panel chair (who may also give a paper). Accepted Special Session calls will be posted on the MMLA website and will require that the organizer receive proposals directly and vet them to build the full panel. Special Session proposals are due April 21 via email (

The MMLA website will also contain postings for individual CFPs for the Permanent Sessions that run annually. (These CFPs are typically tied to some version of the conference theme.) Check the website regularly for additions to these calls.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55697Animal Studies in the Age of EvolutionMLA, Jan 8-11, 2015, and rnichol1@skidmore.edu1393433660americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesgraduate_conferencesscience_and_culturefull name / name of organization: MLA, Jan 8-11, 2015, Vancouvercontact email: and

Please consider submitting a paper proposal for the following special session at MLA 2015.

This panel considers American literary engagements with animality and the human-animal relationship in light of late 19th- and early 20th-century Darwinism.

CV, 250-word abstract by 14 March 2014; Agnes Malinowska ( and Rachael Nichols (

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesgraduate_conferencesscience_and_culture 55698[UPDATE] March 12, 2014 "Not an Exit but a Shift: Changing Children's Literature" (MLA 2015; Vancouver, BC)Modern Language Association, rcaponeg@emich.edu1393438623childrens_literaturefull name / name of organization: Modern Language Association contact email:,

In her 1998 article "Exit Children's Literature?" Maria Nikolajeva meditates on contemporary trends in the children's genre and closes with the statement that "we must acknowledge that, sooner or later, children's literature will be integrated into the mainstream and disappear." This panel responds to the question of her title, but it focuses less on the idea of a disappearance or death, and more on a reimagining of the children's genre. With this in mind, we invite papers that address the ways turn-of-the-twenty-first-century children's texts have shifted to accommodate and reflect a contemporary childhood through changes in aesthetics, mediums, genres, and/or ideologies.

Papers that acknowledge and detail new frameworks for understanding the genre (as opposed to using the label of "exit" or "death") will be given special consideration. We strongly encourage papers to keep Nikolajeva's work in mind; while it is not necessary to directly engage this piece, familiarity with her argument, and other similar arguments about the possible end of children's literature, is a strength.

Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to:

• Changing aesthetics in children's pictorial art
• Ethics of identity and a twenty-first century ideological inclusion
• The emergence and influence of new ALA awards, such as the Pura Belpré and Stonewall Book Awards
• Changing constructions of childhood and corresponding cultural experiences of the twenty-first century child
• Depictions of a realistic twenty-first century and its complicated childhoods
• Historical comparisons and contextual understandings of the child across the genre
• The effects of new media on children's literature and children's culture
• The emergence of a clearly marketed pre-adolescent "middle grade" genre and a "New Adult" genre
• Analyses of new genre features, literary and cultural

Please submit 500-word abstracts to Ramona Caponegro ( and Abbie Ventura ( by March 12.

This panel is sponsored by the Children's Literature Association but is not guaranteed. The 2015 MLA conference will be held in Vancouver, January 5-8.

cfp categories: childrens_literature 55699Hagiography Society seeking papers for a sponsored session at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, October 16, 2014Hagiography Societyakfrazier@mail.utexas.edu1393446048medievalreligionrenaissancefull name / name of organization: Hagiography Societycontact email:

The Hagiography Society invites scholars to submit proposals for sponsored sessions at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in New Orleans in October 2014.

If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel related to sanctity or virtue traditions, please contact Alison Frazier, President of the Hagiography Society (

About the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC):

The SCSC, founded to promote scholarship on the early modern era (ca. 1450 – ca. 1660), actively encourages the participation of international scholars as well as the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. We also welcome proposals for roundtables sponsored by scholarly societies that are affiliated with the SCSC.

About the Hagiography Society:

Founded in 1990, the Hagiography Society exists to promote communication among scholars studying holy people and their cults in all eras, cultures, and religious traditions. We sponsor multiple sessions at various academic conferences on both sides of the Atlantic, publish regular newsletters and maintain a listserv and an online member directory and bibliography.

cfp categories: medievalreligionrenaissance 55700Environmentalism and Postcolonial Studies, Postcolonial Literature, Session ISouth Atlantic Modern Language Associationmnoneill@mail.usf.edu1393447312ecocriticism_and_environmental_studiespostcolonialfull name / name of organization: South Atlantic Modern Language Associationcontact email:

In her afterword to Postcolonial Green, "Postcolonial Ecocriticism and the Question of Literature," Ursula K. Heise writes, "In the convergence of ecocriticism and postcolonialism...this question of the aesthetic arises with double force. If we believe—as I assume most ecocritical and postcolonial critics do—that the aesthetic transformation of the real has a particular potential for reshaping the individual and collective ecosocial imaginary, then the way in which aesthetic forms relate to cultural as well as biological structures deserves our particular attention" (258).

Building on the recent critical work undertaken in Postcolonial Green: Environmental Politics and World Narratives, this panel invites papers exploring the critical intersections and tensions between ecocriticism, or green writing, and postcolonial studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, questions of aesthetic form and biological structures, hybridity, environmental justice, sustainability, and so forth. All proposed papers should address both ecocritical and postcolonial concerns. By June 15, 2014, please send abstracts of approximately 300 words to Meghan O'Neill at

cfp categories: ecocriticism_and_environmental_studiespostcolonial 55701Theatre Between Tradition & Contemporaneity 2015IUGTEiugte.projects@gmail.com1393448220african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalpoetrypopular_cultureprofessional_topicsscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: IUGTEcontact email:

"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is the annual professional multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts.

The conference programme brings together performers, practising performing arts academics and artists from different countries and various disciplines - theatre, dance, music, visual and multimedia art, arts administration, fundraising for arts and culture.

The conference programme is highly recommended to performing arts practitioners and researchers: arts administrators, producers, performing arts educators, actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, musicians, stage designers, costume designers, painters, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics and journalists interested in the research of traditional methods as applied to contemporary performing arts work, searching for international network opportunities and new collaboration partners.

The main tasks of the meeting are to demonstrate various methods and techniques in contemporary performing arts inspired and formed in the connection with the world traditional heritage; to exchange experience and ideas in performing arts education and training, rehearsal process, performance making and production, to establish new contacts and to lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration with colleagues from different countries, to promote creative collaboration in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment.

You are welcome to take part as a Presenter/Speaker or a Participant/Observer.

At the moment the Conference is accepting presentation proposals!

The conference is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques.
The programme is forming quickly, the number of presentation slots is limited.

Presentation Formats:

practical workshop/master class
work in progress
performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions
other way of demonstration offered by Speaker/Presenter can be considered.


cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalpoetrypopular_cultureprofessional_topicsscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55702Gender and the Archives Roundtable, MLA, Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015MLA 2015, Special Session: Gender and the Archives Roundtablejudith.scholes@gmail.com1393455690african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: MLA 2015, Special Session: Gender and the Archives Roundtablecontact email:

This roundtable will discuss ways in which gender interacts with or impacts the collection, preservation, or very existence of archives and archival materials, broadly understood.

We encourage submissions from scholars working in all historical periods, those involved in Digital Humanities projects, or those who work with more unusual archives. Presenters will be given 8 minutes each.

CV and 250-wd abstract by March 15, 2014 to Judith Scholes ( and Jessica Beard (

cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55703Technologies of Turning Workshop, May 20-22, 2013 (Applications due March 18)Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture/Harvard Art Museumschuong@fas.harvard.edu1393469445americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarytheoryfull name / name of organization: Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture/Harvard Art Museumscontact email:

A PDF of the CFP (and workshop schedule) is available at

Technologies of Turning
An Exploration of Making and Meaning
May 20-22, 2014
Harvard University


Jennifer L. Roberts
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University
Ethan W. Lasser
Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator of American Art, Harvard Art Museums

Eligibility: current graduate students in any discipline

To Apply: send a CV and a short statement explaining your reasons for wishing to participate in the workshop to both and
Due: March 18, 2014, 5pm. Selected participants will be notified by March 25.

This workshop is the second in a new annual series focusing on processes of making in the fine, decorative, and industrial arts. The workshops will bring together faculty, artists, museum professionals, and graduate students for demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and discussion. Each day will combine instruction in historic techniques with the close analysis of related historic objects. One of the features that will differentiate this workshop from others like it is that it will include time for extensive discussion about the merits of bringing technical and artisanal knowledge into the historical and interpretive disciplines in a conceptually rigorous way.

Rather than focus on a specific medium or type of object, each workshop is organized around a single species of physical operation that cuts across multiple media and can also be evocatively transposed into cultural and theoretical dimensions.

This year we will concentrate on "turning." From the lathe to the spindle to the potter's wheel to the turntable, rotational dynamics sit at the heart of multiple mechanical and artisanal practices. The workshop will trace processes of turning through pottery throwing, textile production, and media playback and projection. What modes of thinking and approaches to materials link these processes? How have makers across time conceptualized working "in the round" and how might such modes of embodied making inform our understanding of the creative process? What are the implications of turning's intricate relationship to control in artisanal and industrial settings? How does turning engage with problems in programming, tacit knowledge, and automation?

Each participant will be expected to complete a short list of preliminary readings and to attend all portions of the workshop.

The workshop is organized by Americanists and will focus primarily on American material, but students in all fields are encouraged to apply. Lodging for four nights and most meals will be provided for selected participants. Participants will be responsible for supporting their own travel to and from Cambridge.

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisiongraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarytheory 55704Early Modern English Sermons and the PassionsModern Language name / name of organization: Modern Language Associationcontact email:

What roles do the passions play in the early modern English sermon? How are they invoked, described, performed, and critiqued in sermons? 300 word abstract and biography by March 15 to Jennifer Clement at This call is for contributions to a special session proposal.

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinternational_conferencesreligionrenaissance 55705Black Doctoral Network Conference: Making the Connection DUE MARCH 7thBlack Doctoral Network 1393474672african-americanethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryprofessional_topicsfull name / name of organization: Black Doctoral Network contact email:

The Black Doctoral Network is hosting its 2nd annual conference in Philadelphia, PA on October 23-25, 2014.

We are inviting abstract submissions for the 2014 conference themed "Making the Connection." The deadline is March 7th.

This year's conference presents an opportunity to participate in a uniquely interdisciplinary event that addresses one of the most persisting dilemmas within the academy: the pressure to accomplish the focused goals of one's professional discipline, on the one hand, and the desire to make broader connections across academic fields and non-academic communities, on the other. As recent scholarship and global developments continue to challenge existing boundaries, we are encouraged to think outside our academic silos in an effort to engage with other forms of knowledge, scales of analysis, communities of practice, and the general public. How do you integrate multiple domains of inquiry within your work? What productive approaches bridge academia and the wider community, thus linking theory to practice? What are the advantages, challenges, and limitations to making the connections? "Making the Connection" thus asks you to consider the meaningful contributions of your expert knowledge within the breadth of the academe and beyond.

Submission of abstracts from graduate and doctoral students, recent Ph.D. graduates and academic professionals across disciplines are welcome.

We have invited and confirmed Drs. Khalil G. Muhammad, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and Boyce Watkins as the plenary speakers.

For more information, please visit:

Or email:

cfp categories: african-americanethnicity_and_national_identitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryprofessional_topics 55706SUBMIT YOUR WRITING AND ART FOR PUBLICATION!Pomona Valley Reviewtheeditors@pomonavalleyreview.com1393475333general_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrypopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositionfull name / name of organization: Pomona Valley Reviewcontact email:

Dear Subscribers and Contributors,

Pomona Valley Review is extending its deadline for PVR 8 to March 31st. We are looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our next online issue this April. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates and graduates alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit.

Please see the attached flier and our website for details on the online submission process. We would also greatly appreciate it if you would bring our call for submissions to anyone who might be interested. Thank you always for your continued support.


Ryan David Leack
Pomona Valley Review

cfp categories: general_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrypopular_culturerhetoric_and_composition 55707Call for Papers - JOURNAL OF SOCIAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES Oxford Mosaic Publications name / name of organization: Oxford Mosaic Publications contact email:

Call for Papers


Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2014
Submissions of manuscripts can be in the form of reviews, short communications, and letters to the editor, research papers, commentaries and replies to other articles or research papers.

Submission Guidelines:
Submissions must be original, unpublished work containing new and interesting results that demonstrate current research within the following categories:
Behavioural Science, Chronic Diseases, Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Occupational Psychology, Psychology, Psychosocial Methodologies , Quality of Life, Research Methods, Social Science, Biopsychosocial Models, Social Theory and Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Computational Models of Human Behaviour.

• All papers must be submitted by the 25th of April 2014

• A notification of acceptance will be sent on the 20th of May 2014

Please send your manuscript to:

Postal Address:


Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2014

1)Authors should include in their papers their full names, affiliations, telephone or fax number, postal and e-mail addresses.

2) Manuscripts should be in form of reviews, short communications, and letters to the editor, research papers, commentaries and replies to other articles or research papers.

3) Manuscripts sent via e-mail should be typed and saved in Word format

4) Papers should have at least two to five keywords

5) Papers should be submitted only in English

6) Research papers and reviews should not exceed 10 to 12 pages

7) All papers are required to have an Abstract of 100-200 words preceding the main text

8) All manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; main text; acknowledgments; appendixes (if necessary); references

cfp categories: journals_and_collections_of_essays 55708[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Narrating Disaster in an Era of Global Climate Change (8-11 January; Vancouver, Canada)Christopher Walkercaw2105@gmail.com1393492037african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisionhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetrypostcolonialreligionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Christopher Walkercontact email:

This proposed special session will examine the events, geographies, temporalities, and genres of Global Climate Change. In the wake of 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this session will ask how the technical language of risk assessment—"exceptionally unlikely" to "virtually certain"—is narrated in different media to capture the unfolding and impending harm to humans and non-humans?; how can the imperatives of global social justice be addressed alongside pressing environmental crises?; what frameworks might address the uneven geographic distribution of harms and articulate the incremental yet inevitable pace of sea-level rise, desertification, and biodiversity loss?

Please submit a 300-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014.

cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisionhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetrypostcolonialreligionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 55709Conference on Multimodality in Bremen, 10-13 September 2014Bridging the Gap between Here and There: Combining Multimodal Analysis from International Perspectivesmm2014@uni-bremen.de1393498984film_and_televisiongeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturescience_and_culturetheoryfull name / name of organization: Bridging the Gap between Here and There: Combining Multimodal Analysis from International Perspectivescontact email:

Bridging the gap between here and there
– Combining multimodal analysis from international perspectives

Interdisciplinary Conference
at Bremen University, Germany,
10-13 September 2014.



Multimodality can today be seen as one of the most influential semiotic theories for analyzing media artefacts. However, the concepts of this theory are ambiguously and heterogeneously widespread, especially with regard to approaches in Germany on the one hand and those within the international context on the other. Definitions of modality and even mediality differ from each other in terms of their general basis which, from a national perspective, is too often focused on language as the main point of description. A more general and internationally already well-established basis in multimodal analysis, in contrast, takes language no longer as the main semiotic resource of communication, but sees it as one part of the multimodal ensemble carrying meaning.
The conference takes these differences in national and international perspectives as a starting point of discussion and analysis. By making explicit which aspects of description, terminology and methodology vary and which difficulties result from these variations in daily academic life, it aims at activating the discussion about this situation and opening new approaches to the analysis of multimodal documents. A main focus will also lie on strengthening the topic in and for German humanities, especially within linguistics, media and communication studies. Whereas outside Germany, multimodality is already firmly anchored in BA- and MA courses as well as a highly discussed topic in international conference, its counterpart in Germany is still situated in a small niche within branches of applied linguistics. Especially the multimodal analysis of documents which are only partly or not at all verbal play only a small and marginal role in the analysis, even though film or comic interpretation, for example, are recent topics of discussion in both linguistics and literary science. The conference therefore seeks to make an important contribution to the further academic development of this topic and its situating and anchoring in individual philologies such as German, English or Romance Studies as well as in media and communication sciences in general. Consequently, the discussion of analytical methods as well as the practical examination of examples from multimodal artefacts will be in the foreground of the conference.


We invite papers with high interest in combining practical analysis with thoughts on theoretical questions about the concept of multimodality. Research questions which might be addressed in these papers are for example:
How is multimodality defined throughout various concepts in linguistics, literary science and media studies? Which differences exist between these concepts?
Which analytical methods can help to bridge the gap between the varying concepts and how?
Which terminological specifications or analytical improvements are needed to bring the concepts together?
We welcome papers of 25-30 minutes with a discussion of 10-15 minutes from researchers working in all disciplines concerning media analysis (linguistics, literary science, media and communication as well as information sciences). We especially welcome papers which re-examine existing theoretical frameworks and/or which highlight and apply new methodologies that have not been used within the general multimodal context.


We also explicitly invite students to participate in the conference by presenting an analytical approach as examined in final papers or theses in the poster panel to be organized on the second day of the conference.


Please submit your abstract or a short poster description (max. 500 words) including name, affiliation and email address to before April 15th, 2014. Abstracts must clearly indicate the analytical focus within the paper as well as its connection to the theoretical background.
Notification of acceptance will be communicated by May 15th, 2014.


Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2014
Registration deadline for general participation: 15 August 2014


You can contact us via

cfp categories: film_and_televisiongeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturescience_and_culturetheory 55710Call for Papers for English Literature Last Date of Submission 4th May 2014Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations jitendraarolia@gmail.com1393505707african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations contact email:

Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101 )

Call for Papers

Dear All,
I am glad to inform you that Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research articles, essays, short story, poetry, book review, interviews of English Literature are invited from scholars/ faculty/ researchers/ writers/ professors from all over the world for Research Scholar – An International Refereed Journal on Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101).

Last date of Submission: - 4th May 2014

For more please visit: -

With Regards

Dr. Jitendra Arolia

cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55711Responsivity: Defining, Cultivating, Enacting. Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2014The Tenth Biennial Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, October 16-18, 2014watson@louisville.edu1393506150general_announcementsrhetoric_and_compositionfull name / name of organization: The Tenth Biennial Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, October 16-18, 2014contact email:

This is a final call for submissions for individual and panel proposals for the 2014 Watson Conference, due Saturday, March 1st. Please visit our website ( for submission and conference details. Our updated list of keynote speakers moderators includes Jonathan Alexander, John Duffy, Jeff Grabill, Juan Guerra, Wendy Hesford, Gesa Kirsch, Paula Matheiu, and Jacqueline Jones Royster. Also featured will be Linda Adler-Kassner, Patrick Berry, Kristine Blair, Thomas Deans, Danielle DeVoss, Christiane Donahue, Jessica Enoch, David Joliffe, Mike Knievel, Adela Licona, Jennifer Rowsell, Clay Spinuzzi, Kate Vieira, and Vershawn Young.

The CFP is copied below.

Thank you,

Drew Holladay
Assistant Director, Thomas R. Watson Conference
University of Louisville

Responsivity: Defining, Encouraging, Enacting
The Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition
October 16-18, 2014
University of Louisville

The 2014 Watson Conference calls us to consider how we define, encourage, and enact what it means to be responsive to contemporary problems and opportunities. Reworking questions the Woodrow Wilson Foundation asked of higher education over a decade ago, the Watson Conference invites teacher-scholars of Rhetoric and Composition to join in ongoing conversations about what we do to be responsive to communities in and beyond the academy and to foster the conditions that make these visions a reality. Specific questions may include:

• How can we encourage innovative scholarship that is responsive to our expanding definitions of literate practices, particularly as our methodologies, partners, sites and tools continue to expand?

• What practices can encourage innovative teaching, perhaps especially for groups struggling in higher education today (e.g., veterans, first generation, underprepared students, English language learners) whose voices may be underrepresented or unacknowledged?

• How does the field's thinking about the purpose of writing and a writing citizenry respond to current rhetorics of responsivity, such as those rhetorics surrounding the Common Core State Standards, those within the university structures (e.g., service-learning courses, community engagement programs, social justice centers) or those from foundations championing educational innovation (e.g., TED, Kauffman Foundation, MacArthur Foundation)?

• How should we broaden and/or sustain our engagement with diverse partnerships, such as community-academic partnerships, global partnerships, and grantors/corporate sponsorships? How can these partnerships foster new connections across diverse yet overlapping disciplinary subgroups, such as those working within community-based, feminist, and/or business frameworks?

• How do we share our work in ways that mark new iterations of being a public intellectual? In this process, how can digital media help us better circulate our work?

• What material conditions, such as the availability of technology, savvy teachers, and time for groups to work together, are needed to facilitate these goals? How can we work toward securing these material conditions?

Please visit the conference website ( for more information. Deadline for submitting the proposal for your paper or digital presentation is March 1, 2014. Responses will be sent to you by May 1, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary P. Sheridan at

cfp categories: general_announcementsrhetoric_and_composition 55712EXTENDED CFP: 'Media and Place', 11-12th July 2014 (deadline 15 March)School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, Leeds Metropolitan University, UKmediaplaceconf2014@gmail.com1393508500cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinarypopular_culturepostcolonialtravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, Leeds Metropolitan University, UKcontact email:


'Media and Place'

School of Humanities and Cultural Studies
Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology
Leeds Metropolitan University

To celebrate the launch of the new 'Media' Masters programme, we are pleased to announce our conference on the 11-12th July 2014.

Confirmed Keynote speakers:
Prof Shaun Moores (University of Sunderland); Prof Kevin Hetherington (The Open University); Prof Helen Wheatley (University of Warwick); Dr. Tim Edensor (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Submission of abstracts
After confirming further keynote speakers we are delighted to be able to extend our call for papers and welcome proposals for single papers and panels of up to three papers. Send short proposals of no more than 300 words to, by 15th March 2014 including a title, abstract, the theme your paper speaks to and your affiliation details.

Media operate in settings and environments: they exist in place. Some media spaces we occupy feel like home - listening to our favourite radio stations while we drive to work - while others enable virtual travel across vast physical spaces to different geographical locations. Media can escort us in an instant from the glamour of the global city to the minute, quotidian details of life lived at the local. Television's liveness can gather very different people in the same physical space or draw together disparately located audiences around political events, sports tournaments and ecological disasters. Literature and film make possible different versions of the same city, multiplied as it filters differently through the eyes of directors and authors to the audience and reader. Media can blur the boundaries between the private and the professional, transform domestic boundaries into global businesses, and offer individual opportunities for public confessionals. New media connect us across continents with friends, loved ones and those we've never met. Yet place is always more than a location on a map; it is lived and experienced through repetition such that some places become laden with meanings of belonging and affective attachment. In what ways does place matter to the media? How far do we inhabit or live inside the media we use? Or rather, has the electronic world created a culture of placelessness? This inter-disciplinary conference welcomes researchers and practitioners from media and cultural studies, urban history, post-colonial studies, gender studies, urban sociology, cultural and phenomenological geography, politics, political economy, philosophy, social and cultural theory, cultural policy, anthropology, town planning, architecture, design, visual arts and ecology.

Conference themes
Themes and issues that the conference seeks to cover include (but is not limited to):

1. The cultural representations of land and urbanscapes across time and space;
2. Media and other representations of place and in particular of the North of England;
3. Transitory and marginalised spaces – suburbia, media as navigation, disadvantaged and stigmatised neighbourhoods, urban fringes, places en route;
4. Urban arts and media responses to the economic crisis post 2008, including – issues of cultural activism, resistance and culture-led regeneration;
5. Theories of rural and urban media mindscapes and imaginaries and of media, place and affect;
6. Drama, literature, cinema and television of the North: Kes, East is East, Last of the Summer Wine, The Red Riding trilogy, Wuthering Heights, Haweswater, Fat Friends …..
7. Post-colonial/global city spaces, hybrid and intercultural uses of media in urban and rural places;
8. Guerilla gardening, ecological DIY protest, pop-up urbanism, the emergence of new informal cultural venues and other grassroots interventions in urban and rural environments;
9. Digital technologies and new uses of urban and rural space;
10.Disruption, artistic intervention and subversive tactics (eg in post-communist countries in Eastern and Central Europe);
11.Transport, communication networks as media spaces;
12.Utopian/dystopian places;
13.The reputation of places in austerity times;
14.New media and spaces of protest, conflict and subversion.
15.The places and practices of sporting media (eg. Le Tour de France, the Paralympics, the World Cup);
16.Bottom-up, participatory urban and rural media and cultural policies.

The conference organisers are liaising with Palgrave MacMillan with a view to collecting selected conference papers together in an edited collection for publication in 2015. If you would like to be considered for publication, please indicate this in your email.

Conference Registration:
Full day £65.00
Post-graduate £35.00
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cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinarypopular_culturepostcolonialtravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 55713[UPDATE] Fourteenth International Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations ConferenceDiversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations / Common Ground Publishingconference@ondiversity.com1393519223african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicstheoryfull name / name of organization: Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations / Common Ground Publishingcontact email:

Fourteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations
Vienna, Austria
9-11 July 2014

Conference Focus:
This conference brings together scholarly, government, and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of diversity and community. The conference examines the concept of diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalized society.

Diversity is in many ways reflective of our present world order, but there are ways of taking this further without necessary engendering its alternatives: racism, conflict, discrimination and inequity. Diversity as a mode of social existence can be projected in ways that deepen the range of human experience. The conference will seek to explore the full range of what diversity means and explore modes of diversity in real-life situations of living together in community.

The conference supports a move away from simple affirmations that 'diversity is good' to a much more nuanced account of the effects and uses of diversity on differently situated communities in the context of our current epoch of globalization.

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia.

Our conference themes include:

  • Identity and Belonging
  • Education and Learning in a World of Differences
  • Organizational Diversity
  • Community Diversity and Governance
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 May 2014 (Proposals are reviewed on a monthly basis. Late submissions may still be considered, subject to availability).

    Plenary Speakers Include:

    • Regine Bendl, Vienna University of Economics and Business
    • Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Vienna University of Economics and Business
    • Michael Muller-Camen, Vienna University of Economics and Business
    • Ursula Struppe, Municipal Department of Integration and Diversity, Vienna
    • To submit a proposal, view the current list of accepted abstracts, read about our peer-reviewed The Diversity Collection of journals, view conference activities, and more, please visit:

      cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicstheory 55714Design Principles and Practices - Chicago, USANinth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices (Common Ground Publishing)conference@designprinciplesandpractices.com1393522914americanclassical_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_cultureprofessional_topicsscience_and_culturefull name / name of organization: Ninth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices (Common Ground Publishing)contact email:

      Ninth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

      University Center Chicago | Chicago, USA

      12-14 March 2015

      Conference Focus

      This conference will address a range of critically important themes relating to design today. It is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of 'design', as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum which brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. The resulting conversations weave between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, market pragmatics and social idealism.

      We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia addressing Design Principles and Practices through one of the following themes:

      • Design Education
      • Design in Society
      • Designed Objects
      • Visual Design
      • Design Management and Professional Practice
      • Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

      Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered.

      Final Proposal Deadline: January, 2015 (Proposals are accepted and reviewed in regular, monthly phases. For current phase deadline, please visit our website:

      Participants with accepted proposals have the option of submitting full-length articles to the fully peer-reviewed The Design Collection for publication consideration.

      We also offer participation options for those individuals who cannot attend the conference. Authors who wish to submit an article for potential publication in The Design Collection may submit a Proposal for Article Submission, while all members of the knowledge community with an accepted proposal may submit an online presentation to the knowledge community YouTube channel.

      Chicago & Design

      Now in its ninth year, the Design Conference travels to Chicago. Nestled on the edges of Lake Michigan, Chicago's skyline is world-famous. Its buildings – living monuments to some of the world's most influential architects – are complemented by Chicago's renowned public art found in the streets, with works from Chagall, Picasso, Miro, and Calder. The conference, hosted in Chicago's downtown Loop and theater district, is just near Grant Park – home to Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum Campus. Engaged by the historic and cultural spirit of Chicago, we bring to topic design principles and practices – providing a cross-disciplinary forum to explore the meaning and purpose of design.

      Social Media
      Join us at @designprincip and #DesignPP for the latest news.

      cfp categories: americanclassical_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_cultureprofessional_topicsscience_and_culture 55715"What are the productive connections between high school and college writing teachers?" (email by Mar 1 to get time extension)crosspol: a discursive journal for high school and college writing teacherscrosspol.ed@gmail.com1393523820general_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryrhetoric_and_compositiontheoryfull name / name of organization: crosspol: a discursive journal for high school and college writing teacherscontact email:

      For all the initiatives aimed at engagement and making students "college ready," it seems like there isn't very much sustainable inter-institutional

      communication between high school and college writing teachers. Perhaps this is only a perception fueled the frustration of student transition from one

      learning place to another. Perhaps this is a symptom of educational gerrymandering that forgets to include all the stakeholders (teachers, students, parents, community, administrators) in discussions of what it means to be college ready and meaningfully pursue that goal. Perhaps we just haven't figured out ways to talk to each other because of busy lives, outcomes-based pressures, and the short shelf life of top-down requests to work with each other. We get it. It's complicated.

      So let's talk. Let's figure out how to create productive and meaningful conversations across institutional barriers. Let's step into each other's shoes and understand what it means to teach our students how to write, how to adapt, and how to be engaged. Let's develop a new community of teacher-scholars. And, of course, let's find ways to keep the conversation going.

      We hope crosspol: a discursive journal for high school and writing teachers can help.

      For the inaugural Fall 2014 issue of crosspol, we are looking for projects that investigate and reflect on the ways in which high school and college writing teachers connect or should be connecting. We conceive of "connection" in a broad way: connections might be spaces (physical or virtual), practices, assignments, ideologies, and/or program goals and objectives. And then there are all the potential "connections" that we have not imagined that we want to imagine, through this journal, with you. Some interesting questions to address might be, but certainly aren't limited to, the following:

      >> How do high and college writing teachers represent each other's institutions to their students?

      >> What are important differences between high school and college writing teachers' perceptions of students and their writing?

      >> What are specific learning goals that link high school and college writing classes?

      >> How are writing students and teachers navigating dual enrollment or early college contexts?

      >> How do high school and college developmental writing programs compare?

      >> How should the values of writing in an English Language Arts context sync with a First Year College Writing context?

      We hope this call will generate many submissions and potentials for conversations in the coming years. For each issue, we will be publishing (1) one article written by a high school English teacher or writing teacher, (2) one article written by a college writing teacher; and (3) one article written collaboratively by a high school teacher and a college teacher. Anyone interested in writing a collaborative piece but unable to find a partner should email us at, and we will facilitate a pairing.

      We will accept project submissions through March 1, 2014, and we will respond to submissions by April 1, 2014. If we request revisions, you'll need to resubmit by May 1, 2014.

      crosspol is a peer-reviewed online journal that welcomes both traditional and multimodal projects. You can find more details on the journal, including submission guidelines at Please direct any questions to Andrew and Colin at

      cfp categories: general_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryrhetoric_and_compositiontheory 55716International Sufism SymposiumLady Fatima Societyregistration@ladyfatimasociety.org1393524278religionfull name / name of organization: Lady Fatima Societycontact email:

      2014 LFS International Sufism Symposium
      Venue: Oxford, England
      Call for Papers
      The papers are invited in all areas of Sufi and Sufism-related topics. These include:
      - Development of Sufism in history
      - Major Spiritual figures throughout the historical spectrum
      - Major and minor concepts of Sufism
      - Denominations and Orders
      - Interaction and Co-relation between Sufi and Esoteric movements
      - Influences from and on outside Muslim world
      - The Sufi concepts and doctrines in the modern world
      - Sufism in Americas
      - Sufism in Europe
      - Sufism in Asia
      - Sufism in Africa
      - Sufism and Atrheism
      - Sufism and Pollitics
      - Sufism and Authenticty Chasllenges

      Abstracts Deadline: 15-June-2014
      Conference Date: 29- July- 2014

      cfp categories: religion 55717CFP: Charles Dibdin and His World -- Nov 28-19King's College London: Music in London, 1800-1851Dibdin200@gmail.com1393525859eighteenth_centuryinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_cultureromantictheatrevictorianfull name / name of organization: King's College London: Music in London, 1800-1851contact email:

      Call for Papers: Charles Dibdin and his World

      University of Notre Dame London Centre
      1 Suffolk Street, London, England
      28-29 November 2014

      2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Charles Dibdin (1745-1814), perhaps the most versatile and talented actor, musician, playwright, and songwriter of the 18th and 19th centuries. Across his career Dibdin played the organ at St Bride's in Fleet Street, collaborated with Isaac Bickerstaff on comic operas, acted at Drury Lane, Covent Garden and numerous other theatres throughout Britain, was director of music at Ranelagh Gardens, performed in blackface as Mungo in his opera The Padlock, translated French opera, opened his own theatre (twice), went to debtor's prison, toured the country with a one man show, opened a publishing warehouse, wrote novels, memoirs, and a history of the English stage, published three music text books, and composed several thousand songs.

      In addition, Dibdin's sea songs were central to establishing the Royal Navy as the mainstay of British patriotism, in spite of mutiny, sedition, and the press-gang, playing a significant role in uniting a fractious nation after the upheavals of the 1790s. Charles' private endeavours were also prolific. Family members included his daughter Ann Dibdin Dacre, a talented artist who provided illustrations for Dibdin's Memoirs. His affair with the actress and dancer Harriet Pitt (1748?-1814) resulted in a daughter, and two sons: Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin (1768-1833), who staged spectacular mock-sea battles in his aquatic theatre at Sadler's Wells; and Thomas Dibdin (1771-1841), opera librettist, poet, composer and author of numerous theatre-pieces including Harlequin and Humpo, between them continuing their father's legacy into the nineteenth century.

      Such diverse careers touch on almost all aspects of musical and theatrical culture in the late Georgian period, and demand a truly interdisciplinary approach. The premise of this conference is that understanding the life and work of the Dibdin family necessitates a re-examination of the wider world of performance and literary culture of which they were so integral a part. To this end we invite proposals for papers in any discipline on any aspect of the life and work of Charles Dibdin and his family, or that illuminate the world of this subversive, patriotic, irascible, and glorious anarchic writer and performer.

      Topics might include:

      Patriotism, propaganda and performance
      Orientalism and the staging of empire
      Blackface and representations of race
      Legitimate and illegitimate theatre
      Celebrity, biography, reputation
      Gender and the public sphere
      Performance practices
      The one-man show
      Music and morality
      Genre and composition
      Origins of the music-hall
      Book history and broadsides
      Theatrical and musical economies
      Music markets, copyright and piracy
      Forms of writing: the novel and the song
      Provincial and metropolitan entertainments

      The conference will be in a workshop format consisting of a series of roundtable discussions of pre-circulated papers. Dinner, accommodation, and a performance of Dibdin's songs will be provided for all participants. Papers will be circulated by 14 November 2014. These will form the basis of a collection of essays placing Dibdin in his world, providing new ways to conceive of the relationships between legitimate and illegitimate theatre, elite and popular entertainment, and provincial and metropolitan performance.

      Abstracts (max 500 words) for 3-5,000 word papers should be sent with a short biography to by 26 May 2014. For more information please contact the organisers, Drs Oskar Cox Jensen (King's College London), David Kennerley (Oxford) and Ian Newman (Notre Dame) at

      This conference forms part of the ERC-funded project 'Music in London, 1800-1851', led by Professor Roger Parker, King's College London, with support from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame.


      cfp categories: eighteenth_centuryinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_cultureromantictheatrevictorian 55718SCSC 2014 - New Orleans (16-19 Oct)Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC)bob_hudson@byu.edu1393526258interdisciplinaryrenaissancefull name / name of organization: Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC)contact email:

      The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual papers and complete panels for its 2014 annual conference, to be held October 16-19, 2014 at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. The deadline for proposals is April 1, 2014. Within four weeks after the deadline, the Program Committee will notify all those who submitted proposals.

      The SCSC, founded to promote scholarship on the early modern era (ca. 1450 – ca. 1660), actively encourages the participation of international scholars as well as the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. We also welcome proposals for roundtables sponsored by scholarly societies that are affiliated with the SCSC.

      Abstracts (up to 250 words in length) for papers and complete panels may be submitted online by following the appropriate links found at this website:

      cfp categories: interdisciplinaryrenaissance 55719Between Journal (journal issue) "Technology, Imagination, Narrative Forms" (Vol. 4, n. 8, 2014)Between Journal (University of Cagliari, Italy),, emanuela.piga@gmail.com1393527703bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaystwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Between Journal (University of Cagliari, Italy)contact email:,,

      In the last decades, especially since the inception of digital literature, the impact of new technologies on narrative forms has been increasingly discussed: from George P. Landow's seminal work on early hypertexts (1997) to Katherine Hayles' s ruminations on how we write and think in posthuman times (2012). State of the art enquiries growingly consider the way in which texts interface with technologies in a continuous process of 'remediation' (i.e. the 'refashioning' of old media by new media – Bolter and Grusin, 2001), and the 'radiant' textualities (Jerome McGann, 2001) which are the outcome of this process, as well as the focus of a more 'media-conscious' narratology (see Marie-Laure Ryan, 2004; and 2014, forthcoming).
      Based on the assumption that those which seem to be the most debated themes are no more than the latest manifestations in a long history of interconnections between technology and literary and cultural narratives, the next issue of the journal intends to develop a critical reflection on these intertwining connections in a historical perspective. In particular, the discussion will develop around the ways in which different forms of creation and reception of cultural products (literature, theatre, cinema, music, figurative arts) have responded across the centuries to the invention and circulation of innovative, revolutionary and unconventional technological processes and products. Among the possible topics to be addressed: the influence of technology on the reconfiguration of literary writing and/or on the relationship between literary writing and the oral tradition; intertwinings and contaminations between literature and visual technologies, words and images; technologies of memory; work of art reproducibility and rhetorics of connection: citation, reuse, parody, transmediality, criticism on the Web; literary models in media storytelling and 'remediations'; impact of technologies and network protocols on narration: communities and Open source, collective writing and Fan fiction; books without end or the end of books?

      Submission deadline: 10 July 2014 (instructions at

      Fore more info

      cfp categories: bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaystwentieth_century_and_beyond 55720Pound's Presence in H.D. and Bryher's WritingThe Ezra Pound Society and the H.D. International Societyrawalsh@ncsu.edu1393535440americanethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetryfull name / name of organization: The Ezra Pound Society and the H.D. International Societycontact email:

      The Ezra Pound Society and the H.D. International Society invite abstracts for this non-guaranteed MLA 15 session, Pound's Presence in H.D. and Bryher's Writing. Pound's direct impact upon H.D.'s writing is not limited to their early collaboration as Imagists; whether regarded as nurturing or negative, his presence reverberates. This session considers how both H.D. and Bryher's lives and work engage with Pound's aesthetic, personal, and political activities throughout their careers. Evidence of their interaction might be found in critical writing and correspondence; representations of Pound in fiction and memoirs; poetic practices. All aspects welcome: including engagement with visual culture, publishing, politics, the occult. Please submit brief bio statements, 250-word abstracts by March 14th, 2014 to Susan Mccabe ( and/or Sara Dunton ( Panelists must be current members of MLA.

      Conference Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada

      Conference Dates: January 8-11, 2015

      cfp categories: americanethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetry 55721CFP Rhizomes Special Issue: Black Holes: Afro-Pessimism, Blackness and the Discourses of Modernity (Deadline June 1st)Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging 1393537205african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaystheoryfull name / name of organization: Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledgecontact email:

      Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge

      Special Issue, Black Holes: Afro-Pessimism, Blackness and the Discourses of Modernity

      Abstracts due by June 1st

      Deleuze and Guattari deploy the image of the black hole to describe the grotesque disfigurations – the pores, blackheads and little scars – pockmarking the "semiotic face of capitalism." It is an apt analogy for the unsettling position of blackness in relation to contemporary thought and political practice. In this special issue of Rhizomes we use the black hole as a conceptual starting point to consider how racial blackness serves as a vortex disrupting the smooth administration of late-capital and our resistance to it. An increasingly precise challenge is on the table that has largely been met with silence by radical theorists and activists alike. This challenge, what is often expediently called, "afro-pessimism," has targeted the foundations of modern critical thought and declared them ineffective given their inability to engage what Wilderson describes as "the structural relation between Blacks and Humanity as an antagonism (an irreconcilable encounter) as opposed to a conflict." The tributaries of this resistance run through Hortense Spillers' critique of the Freudian/Laconian model of psychoanalysis; in Saidiya Hartman's formulation of the "after-life" of slavery; in Joy James' interrogation of Foucault's "elision of racial bias" in the genealogy of punishment; in Frank Wilderson's critique of civil society in neo-Gramscian scholarship; in Fred Moten's challenge to Homi Bhabha's notion of the third space; and Jared Sexton's chiding of Agamben for proposing that the project of political philosophy could be reconstructed through the figure of the refugee.

      We hope to extend debate on such objections and to probe the disruptive and antagonistic position of blackness more generally. Any appeals to a normative liberal subject or enlightenment project are knocked off center by the arguments generated by the above body of work. Nevertheless, entire manuscripts, in fact entire disciplinary fields, are being produced without so much as a nod to the experiences of the black body as an organizing principle in such constructs.

      In this issue we seek essays and artwork in a range of disciplinary fields and narrative styles—from the philosophical to the aesthetic to the personal—that engage the legacy of the black experience as well as the symbolic and corporeal alienation of the black subject. Contributions need not specifically engage Deleuzian encounters with blackness, nor the black hole concept, however the organizing principle of this issue stems from the tension between established disciplinary theory and the destabilizing power of blackness as a point of departure for any number of critical investigations.

      We welcome creative submissions on the antagonisms produced by blackness as well as those that work within the boundaries of academic disciplines. Possible paper topics may engage but are by no means limited to developments and intersections with:

      Capitalist anti-blackness, value, and the value form

      Afro-pessimism versus afro-optimism

      Arguments for and/or against the "end of blackness"

      Neoliberalism and the "afterlife of slavery"

      Immigrant social movements and the legacy of anti-black racism

      Queer politics, blackness, and contingency

      The silence of anti-blackness

      Obama, electoral politics and Afro-pessimism

      Negotiating anti-blackness and political alliances among people of color

      Blackness as an aesthetic influence upon and within the visual, written or musical arts

      Biopolitics, blackness, and the carceral state

      Ontologies of blackness

      Urban geography and the fixing and mobilization of anti-blackness

      Please submit a 500 word abstract to Dalton Jones at by June 1, 2014. Final essays for those abstracts accepted for publication will be due September 1, 2014.

      cfp categories: african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaystheory 55722[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED] Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon? (Special Session Proposal, MLA 2015 Vancouver, January 8-11)Ian Butcher, Duquesne Universitybutcheri@duq.edu1393542285african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementspopular_culturepostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Ian Butcher, Duquesne Universitycontact email:

      What constitutes the canon of academic novels? Discussion of the genre has tended to focus on a limited number of novels. On the British side, C. P. Snow's The Masters, Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim, David Lodge's campus trilogy (Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work), and A. S. Byatt's Possession dominate. For American academe, a similarly small number have dominion over the field: Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe, Randall Jarrell's Pictures from an Institution, Vladimir Nabokov's Pnin, Bernard Malamud's A New Life, Jane Smiley's Moo, Richard Russo's Straight Man, and Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys. If these novels are taken to constitute the academic novel canon, as it were, what picture of academe emerges from them?

      Given that John E. Kramer's The American College Novel: An Annotated Bibliography offers annotations for over 600 novels about undergraduate and faculty life, what's missing from this picture because of this narrow focus? If academic novels "may serve as a memory of policies and practices which official accounts have overlooked" (Thelin and Townsend 202), and provide "a spiritual, political, and psychological guide to the profession" (Showalter 118), how might the experiences of underrepresented groups within academe be better understood by looking to academic novels beyond this canon?

      Please send a 300 word abstract and CV to Ian Butcher ( by March 10, 2014.

      cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementspopular_culturepostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 55723Interplay: A Journal of Languages, Linguistics, and LiteratureDepartment of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwantomarg_29@hotmail and serge.dreyer@gmail.com1393560367african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwancontact email: tomarg_29@hotmail and

      Interplay - Call for Papers: We are a new journal published by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Tunghai University. We are seeking original submissions examining any/all aspects of the study of languages, linguistics, and literature, for inclusion in the first edition of the journal. Also welcome is scholarly work treating any of these subject areas from an interdisciplinary perspective. Articles may be written in English, French, German, or Spanish. Interested scholars should send an abstract of 300 words, detailing their proposed contribution, and providing at least 5 key words concerning their project's subject and disciplinary areas of interest. We request articles from 5000 to 7000 words, written in standard MLA format, double spaced, using 12 pt Times New Roman font. Abstract submission deadline is April 1, 2014. Notice of acceptance for proposed papers will be May 1, 2014. Deadline for submission of final papers is June 1, 2014. We will acknowledge receipt of all abstract submissions.

      Please send all enquiries, as well as submissions, to both editors:

      Web page:

      cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 55724London Medieval Graduate Network - Flaws - 29 May 2014University College London (UCL)londonmedgradnetwork@gmail.com1393581463bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalfull name / name of organization: University College London (UCL)contact email:

      The London Medieval Graduate Network welcomes submissions for research papers on "Flaws" for its 2014 annual conference, hosted by UCL. This interdisciplinary conference examines how deliberate or mistaken defects, errors, limitations and imperfections have been perceived across the medieval period.

      Flaws are something all researchers have to deal with; from flaws in our source material, to flaws in the approaches and theories we use. The late twentieth century witnessed a concerted effort from within the medieval discipline to challenge not only our theoretical approaches but also the validity of our disciplines themselves. These challenges encouraged researchers to be aware of the limitations of their evidence as well as mindful of the choices they make within their own research. As postgraduates and young researchers we are more aware than ever of the flaws which we face. We hope that this theme will give scope for the discussion of newer areas of medieval study, such as considerations of materiality, the built environment and psychological analyses, whilst also allow us to consider new approaches to more traditional discussions of the text, narratives and institutions.

      Professor John Arnold (Birbeck) will give a keynote talk entitled, 'Flaws in Medieval Belief.'

      LMGN seeks to promote conversations and collaborations among medievalists in and beyond the London network. Following the success of last year's conference, "In the Beginning", hosted by King's College, we are excited to invite proposals for 20-minute papers in any aspect of our theme of flaws. Submissions are open to postgraduate and early career researchers working in all medieval periods or academic disciplines.

      Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Please send your abstract together with a short biographical note to by March 24th 2014.

      cfp categories: bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedieval 55725CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS 'STUDIES IN VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL'Publisher: "George Enescu" University of Arts from Iasi, Romania.cristina_moraru@rocketmail.com1393594892classical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheatretheoryfull name / name of organization: Publisher: "George Enescu" University of Arts from Iasi, email:



      Inaugural issue - June 2014

      "Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal" promotes excellence by providing a venue for academics, scholars, researchers and scientists to publish current and significant original theoretical research in the Arts and Communication areas of knowledge as approached in the academy and research institutions.

      "Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal" is a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal affiliated to "George Enescu" University of Arts from Iasi, Romania. English, French or Spanish are the accepted languages for the papers.


      The mission of "Studies in Visual Arts and Communication" is to endorse and promote the scholarly research in the academic fields related to Arts and Communication, as reported by academics, scholars, researchers, scientists from around the world. The Journal welcomes original high-quality papers, theoretical articles/studies, research reports and review articles which debate erudite and contemporaneous ideas, topics and issues of academic relevance, to be published and disseminated.

      The theoretical research in the fields of Visual Arts and Communication has tremendously evolved in the recent years as both specialised, in-depth research and cross-disciplinary insights which bring contributions from once disjoined, self-contained, (sub)fields of science and humanities.

      "Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal" encourages research perspectives which result in either deeply specialised contributions or engage research across the range of the (classical) academic domains, but notably with focus on Visual Arts and Communication.

      Research published by the Journal encompasses (but not limited to) topics from:

      * visual art theory, criticism, history, curatorship;
      * visual studies;
      * hermeneutics of visual arts;
      * artistic research in visual arts (reports on visual art-based research);
      * aesthetic theory;
      * critical theory;
      * visual arts and (hard / soft) science;
      * issues on creativity in the arts;
      * communication studies, communication theory, media theory,

      seeking congruence between the traditional (disciplinary) aproaches and the contingent methods of academic investigation.


      "Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal" is a peer- reviewed, bi-annual academic publication. The Journal appears in print, but also online, as an open access journal. We accept proposals for contributions of academic value.

      Publisher: "George Enescu" University of Arts from Iasi, Romania.

      We only consider articles which have not been previously published. Manuscripts should not be currently under consideration with another journal.


      "Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal" is a peer- reviewed, bi-annual academic publication.
      The Journal appears in print, but also online, as an open access journal. We accept proposals for contributions of academic value.

      Publisher: "George Enescu" University of Arts from Iaşi, Romania.

      We only consider articles which have not been previously published. Manuscripts should not be currently under consideration with another journal.

      The papers should be 3000 – 6000 words in length. We accept submissions in English, French and Spanish. Papers are solicited under the stated aims and scope of the Journal. English, French or Spanish are the accepted languages for the papers.

      Should you decide to contribute, please contact us with a proposal first. However, we reserve the right to decline articles, if no prior agreements have been made.

      - summary of topic (approximately 100-250 words);
      - intended length (approximate number of words);
      - intended main audience.

      The corresponding e-mail adress (info, contact, submissions) is

      Important dates:

      Submission deadline: April 30th 2014
      Acceptance notification: May 31st 2014
      Publication: June 30th 2014

      cfp categories: classical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheatretheory 55726Metal and Cultural Impact: Metal's Role in the 21st CenturyUniversity of Dayton Department of English and International Society of Metal Music Studiesbbardine1@udayton.edu1393601502cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturereligiontheoryfull name / name of organization: University of Dayton Department of English and International Society of Metal Music Studiescontact email:

      Metal Studies is a growing interdisciplinary field, connected to, though not limited to fields as diverse as Popular Culture, Leisure Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History, English Studies, Music, Cultural and Critical Studies, Gender Studies, Critical Theory, and Business and Economics.

      This conference aims to examine Metal culture's role in society throughout the world. Does Metal seek to bring people together or pull them away from mainstream culture? Does it serve as a rallying cry for the oppressed throughout the world? Has its development over time negatively affected the quality of the music, or has the changing nature of our world made it that much more important to its fans, musicians, and those who control the industry? How has Metal music and its culture adapted with the changing world--or has it? And, as Metal continues to be a part of world cultures, how will it not only affect the world, but also how will it be affected by the world?

      We welcome individual proposals or pre-formed panels that address any or all of these questions. Possible individual themes that may be addressed include, but are not limited to:

      Metal and Culture
      Metal in the Future
      Economics/Business of Metal
      Metal and the Grotesque
      Metal as Literature
      Metal and Homoeroticism
      Metal's influence on Society
      Life on the Road
      Metal as an educating Tool
      Perceptions of Metal
      Metal and Social Justice
      Metal as Controversy
      Metal and Religion
      Metal and Race
      Metal and Gender
      Metal's Fans
      Relevance of Metal Today

      Please send a 300 word proposal which describes your individual presentation. If you are part of a pre-formed panel, each member of the panel should submit an individual proposal, and the group should write a 500 word proposal which makes connections among the 3-4 members' presentations, discussing how they work together to present/elucidate a particular theme or subject relevant to the conference.

      Proposals should be written in Microsoft Word with the following information included:
      Author's name
      Institutional affiliation (if there is one)
      Job title
      Email address
      Title of the proposal
      Proposal body

      Proposals are due no later than May 2, 2014

      The conference is November 6-8 at the University of Dayton, Ohio, USA

      Proposals should be sent to Bryan A. Bardine, Ph.D. at the following address:

      Papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of Metal Music Studies. The planning committee will invite a selection of the strongest authors to submit full papers. Papers submitted will be subject the usual peer review process, so selection to submit will not be a guarantee of a paper being accepted.

      This conference is also being supported by the International Society of Metal Music Studies.

      cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturereligiontheory 55727Doris Lessing 2014: An International ConferenceUniversity of Plymouthdorislessingconference@gmail.com1393601503gender_studies_and_sexualitymodernist studiespostcolonialtravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: University of Plymouthcontact email:

      Date: Friday/Saturday 12/13th September 2014
      Venue: University of Plymouth, Devon, UK
      Please send 200 word abstracts for a 20 minute paper, along with a brief biography, to
      by Monday 30 June 2014

      In one of the many obituaries from fellow writers that followed Doris Lessing's death in 2013, Joyce Carol Oates observed that 'it might be said of Doris Lessing, as Walt Whitman boasted of himself: I am vast, I contain multitudes.' Doris Lessing 2014: An International Conference, takes the end of Lessing's long life as the starting point for a renewed engagement with her life and work. This conference seeks to stimulate new scholarship on Lessing's work by embracing her vast multitudes: her contexts ranging from Iran and Zimbabwe to London; her genres from documentary to science fiction to life writing; and her engagements with political ideologies from Marxism and imperialism to feminism and environmentalism. Reflecting Lessing's own lifelong interest in the positions and politics of reading, it aims to bring together a diverse range of scholars, critics and readers to reflect on the legacy and future of Lessing work. It will also try to extend our sense of how Lessing connects to a host of other writers, a list that might include (but is certainly not limited to): Margaret Atwood, John Osborne, John Berger, J. M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Kurt Vonnegut, Virginia Woolf, Idries Shah, Olaf Stapledon, Leo Tolstoy, Marcel Proust, D. H. Lawrence, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Drabble . . . Finally, the conference aims to not only generate new research on Lessing's work, but to use Lessing's lifelong commitment to a common and global literary culture to discuss her relevance to that most pressing topic of contemporary debate: the public role and value of the humanities.

      Submission are invited on topics including, but certainly not limited to:
      Lessing's relationships to other writers
      Lessing, Empire and post/coloniality
      Lessing, life writing and auto/biography
      Lessing, Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene
      Lessing's craft and style
      Lessing and feminism
      Lessing, Communism and politics
      Lessing and the legacies of modernism
      Lessing, spirituality and religion
      Lessing and science fiction
      Lessing's readers
      Lessing and world literature
      Lessing's genres
      Lessing and cultural criticism
      Lessing, theatre and opera
      Lessing's emotions and affects

      Confirmed speakers: Laura Marcus, Nick Bentley, Clare Hanson, Susan Watkins; more to follow shortly …

      cfp categories: gender_studies_and_sexualitymodernist studiespostcolonialtravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 55728SCMLA Restoration & Eighteenth-Century British Literature Panel (October 18-22 in Austin, TX)South Central MLAabbender@gmail.com1393604190cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarypoetryromantictheatretravel_writingfull name / name of organization: South Central MLAcontact email:

      The theme for this year's SCMLA conference is "Forces of Nature: The Elements and Aesthetic Production." We welcome essays on this theme or on any topic related to literature of the long eighteenth century. More information about the conference is available at the SCMLA website: Deadlien for submission is March 31.

      cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarypoetryromantictheatretravel_writing 55729CFP: Culture and the Economization of Everything, March 15th, 2014The Canadian Review of American StudiesCAAS2013@uwaterloo.ca1393606007americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesfull name / name of organization: The Canadian Review of American Studiescontact email:

      Call for Papers
      Culture and the Economization of Everything
      A Special Issue of The Canadian Review of American Studies

      Economic models now occupy a central place in the analysis of American culture. Concepts such as "cultural capital," "the literary marketplace," and "modes of exchange" are regularly deployed to demystify culture's relationship with power and profit. As useful as economic models have been for opening up new avenues of analysis in American studies, we wonder if this turn to economy in American studies doesn't privilege economic models in ways that ought to be scrutinized. Indeed, it can be argued that the recent financial crises in the United States and Europe are consequences of unquestioned faith in the explanatory and organizing power of economics as a field of knowledge.
      We must ask whether the economization of everything, along with the dominance of economic models for analysis, has deprived culture, and cultural study more generally, of modes of resistance and a distinctive field of action. Is it possible or desirable, without reverting to an untenable idealism, to recover a sense of culture as a privileged domain? We invite submissions of papers for a special issue on the topic of culture and economics, but especially papers that privilege culture as a field of knowledge and submit the economic to its critical gaze.

      The due date is March 15, 2014. Send electronic copies of your paper to Please include two documents:
      1) Your paper with your name in the document file name but not in the paper itself; and 2) a document with your name, affiliation, title of paper, contact information, and a biographical notice.
      Please see the CRAS website for submission guidelines at:
      A conference on this topic was sponsored by the University of Waterloo, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Association for American Studies in October 2013. To review the conference program, go to

      cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferences 55730Third International Conference: Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature, May 24 and 25, 2014 [UPDATE]Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgradecontact email:

      Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) will proudly host its Third International Conference, focused on the theme

      Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature
      May 24 and 25

      Within the scope of this theme and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze from various perspectives the issues such as:

      • Description and reconstruction of the linguistic image of the world
      • Ethnocultural concepts in language and literary text
      • The problems of lexis and phraseology translation with the dominant cultural component
      • Literary genres and systems of versification in national literatures

      Conference Venue:
      Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University)
      Palmira Toljatija 3, 11070 Belgrade

      Extended deadline!
      Abstract submissions should be sent electronically to, as .doc or .docx files, not later than April 15, 2014. The submissions should contain:
      • Author's first and last name
      • Affiliation
      • Academic title and rank
      • E-mail address
      • Title of the presentation
      • Abstract (150 to 200 words in the language in which the presentation will be delivered: English, Spanish or Serbian/other languages of the former Yugoslav countries)
      • Key words (up to 5)

      Important dates and information!
      New abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2014
      Notification of acceptance: by April 25, 2014
      New deadline for conference fee payment: May 5, 2014. Conference fee is 60 EUR.
      For payments effected after May 5, 2014, the conference fee is 80 EUR.

      Conference fee includes conference pack and refreshments during session breaks.
      Payment instructions will be forwarded to participants upon the acceptance of their presentation proposals.

      Complete papers are to be submitted electronically by September 1, 2014 to All papers must be formatted according to the APA citation style. Received papers will be reviewed and subsequently published in the Book of Proceedings.

      cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55731The Secular and the Sacred: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Works of Marilynne Robinson and Dietrich BonhoefferTrinity Western UniversityNatalie.Boldt@mytwu.ca1393615265americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_cultureprofessional_topicsreligionrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Trinity Western Universitycontact email:

      "People that read Bonhoeffer are possessed by Bonhoeffer."
      ~Marilynne Robinson, Interview, Berkley Center

      Trinity Western University's Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming graduate conference—a component of a larger, three-day conference on Bonhoeffer's Christian humanism and the challenges of moral formation in 'a world come of age.'

      The main conference, sponsored by the German and English sections of the International Bonhoeffer Society, will gather seven international scholars from different humanities disciplines, including Marilynne Robinson, to examine the work of the German theologian and Nazi-resister Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945). The lectures will build on the intrinsic connection between humanism and moral formation.
      From its religious and philosophical beginnings in antiquity through the Renaissance and to its modern secular variations, humanism has been centrally concerned with education as character formation. The goal of the graduate sub-conference will be to examine the ways in which Christian humanism is presented in the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Marilynne Robinson and offers a way forward, beyond secular and religious fundamentalisms, to a religiously founded social ethic in a secular age. Given that the larger conference will examine Bonhoeffer's Christian humanism, papers that explicitly draw upon his thought or that discuss his influence on Robinson's works will be privileged. With the conference goal in mind, potential topics include, but are not limited to:

      • definitions and models of morality (character) in the writings of Bonhoeffer and/or Robinson
      • religious imagination (including rituals, practices) and character formation
      • the concept of human dignity in the (post)modern world
      • reading/recovering literatures of antiquity for life in present community
      • divine immanence and manifestations of the sacred in everyday life.
      • re-forming the role of religion in secular, public life (may include the spheres of education, politics, economics, etc.)
      • Christian engagement with academia/politics.
      • the salience of courage and conduct in Bonhoeffer and Robinson's writings


      • A 250 to 500-word abstract of your paper.
      • Your name and institution as well as your contact information, including e-mail address.

      ABSTRACT DEADLINE: March 21st, 2014.
      Please submit proposals to:

      For more information on either the main conference or the graduate sub-conference visit:

      cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_cultureprofessional_topicsreligionrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 55732The Works of William Tyndale @ SCSC, October 2014Susan M. Felch / The Tyndale Projectfelch@calvin.edu1393621056bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinternational_conferencesreligionrenaissancefull name / name of organization: Susan M. Felch / The Tyndale Projectcontact email:

      For Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in New Orleans, 16-19 October 2014: Papers welcome on any aspect of the work of William Tyndale or his reception by Tudor readers. Please submit 250-word abstract and brief CV to Susan Felch,, by 25 March 2014.

      cfp categories: bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinternational_conferencesreligionrenaissance 55733Correction WIF session: La science-fiction chez les écrivaines françaises. Quelle vision à-venir ?RMMLA Boise, Idaho - October 9-12, 2014dolidon@pdx.edu1393636323classical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: RMMLA Boise, Idaho - October 9-12, 2014contact email:

      The deadline for submissions is March 1st (not March 15th). but I will accept submissions until Tuesday March 4th.
      A. Dolidon

      This session proposes to explore and discuss science fiction by French and Francophone women authors, through all issues present in texts (novels or short stories): hybrid bodies, network connections, environmental issues, political systems, cloning, gender relations, and much more.

      cfp categories: classical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 55734UPDATE: Reading Memory: Approaches to Teaching the Memoir: MLA 2015 Vancouver BCStacey Lee Donohue/CCHA Allied Member of the MLAsdonohue@cocc.edu1393636760general_announcementsfull name / name of organization: Stacey Lee Donohue/CCHA Allied Member of the MLAcontact email:

      Autobiography and memoir have become canonical staples, but also contested sites for discussing the boundaries of fictional and non-fictional self-representation. Presentations invited exploring the teaching of these narratives at the intersection of memory and invention.

      Please send 300 word abstracts or queries to Stacey Lee Donohue, by or before March 14th.

      This guaranteed session at the MLA Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia in January is arranged by the Community College Humanities Association. All MLA members (you must be a member by April 1st) are welcome to submit proposals for this pedagogy/classroom focused panel.

      cfp categories: general_announcements 55735UPDATE: Writing in Context: Content Based First Year Composition (MLA 2015 Jan 8-11, Vancouver, BC)Stacey Lee Donohue/MLA Discussion Group on the Two Year Collegesdonohue@cocc.edu1393636866general_announcementsinterdisciplinaryrhetoric_and_compositionfull name / name of organization: Stacey Lee Donohue/MLA Discussion Group on the Two Year Collegecontact email:

      While composition is often a standalone course, some colleges offer it as discipline-specific writing, either as a linked course or integrated into a learning community. Brief presentations that explore successes and challenges as well as the impact on student success.

      Send 300 word abstracts and brief bios to by or before March 14th, 2014.

      If accepted, you must be a member of the MLA by April 1, 2014.

      cfp categories: general_announcementsinterdisciplinaryrhetoric_and_composition 55736History and Transhistory in the Modern Novel (MLA 2015 Special Session)Modern Language Associationkcavende@brandeis.edu1393637937african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespostcolonialromantictheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Modern Language Associationcontact email:

      Explorations of relations between historical and transhistorical forces that entangle and impinge on texts: memory, biography, trauma, event, rupture. Contemporary historical novel. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Kurt Cavender (

      cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespostcolonialromantictheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55737[UPDATE] - Deadline Extended to 3/21 - Framing Memory in Late Medieval English Narrative - MLA 2015Jeff Stoyanoff / Duquesne Universitystoyanoffj@duq.edu1393649947cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarymedievalpoetrypostcolonialreligiontheoryfull name / name of organization: Jeff Stoyanoff / Duquesne Universitycontact email:

      Proposed special session - MLA 2015. How do late medieval English narratives frame cultural memory? From the great famines at the beginning of the fourteenth century to the ongoing Hundred Years War, the twilight of the Middle Ages in England contains many memorable events itself, yet poets and writers during this period also draw on a fantasized English past - Arthurian legend - and the common trope of translatio imperii. Additionally, authors cite the authority of past auctors to validate their own work. As Larry Scanlon has noted, "Authority, then, is an enabling past reproduced in the present" (Narrative, Authority, and Power 38). Past and present coalesce in many narratives, and authors frame the memories of past and present as a history of continuity while at times ignoring a changing world in which political, theological, and poetic meaning are growing increasingly unstable.

      This panel seeks to engage the intersection of memory and narrative frame. How do framing narratives or techniques impose a desired or sanctioned interpretation of the cultural memory of England as presented in the work that follows them? Do these texts acknowledge alternative narratives of memory in their attempts to suppress them? Are there fissures between the frame and the body of the text that encourage readers to interrogate the frame and, therefore, the privileged memory it presents?

      Papers focusing on these ideas and questions from a wide variety of theoretical approaches are welcome. Please e-mail a 300-word Abstract and CV by 21 March 2014 to Jeff Stoyanoff (

      cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinarymedievalpoetrypostcolonialreligiontheory 55739CALL FOR PAPERS: CONSENTIA ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAWResearchers Clubskandh@researchersclub.org1393666988interdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysfull name / name of organization: Researchers Clubcontact email:



      The registration fee is Rs.800 for academicians, lawyers, scholars, etc. and for students it is Rs.300. In case of Co-Authorship, the registration fee will be Rs.500.

      Guidelines for Paper Submission

      The title of the paper should be followed by name, designation, name of the Organisation/University/Institution, email address, Phone Number and name and details of the Co-author, if any.
      It is mandatory to mention e-mail address as all future correspondence shall be made through email only.
      The paper should be typed in MS Word format (.doc or .docx).
      The paper must be in single column layout with margins justified on both the sides.
      The heading should be in Font size 12, BOLD, and Times New Roman, 1.5 spacing and Justified.
      The length of Paper should be between 1,500 – 3,000 words (including footnotes).
      All reference must be in the form of foot notes.
      All references must be in the form of Foot Notes with the font size 10. The authors should follow BLUE BOOK method for footnotes.
      Important Dates

      Submission of Full Paper: 20th March, 2014
      Confirmation of Acceptance of the Paper: 24th March, 2014
      Authors are requested to submit full-Length papers on or before 20th March, 2014 till 12:00 midnight at


      cfp categories: interdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essays 55740albeit Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Artalbeitsubmissions@albeitjournal.com1393696451african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: albeitcontact email:

      Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

      If at first you don't succeed ... shouldn't we ask why not? albeit, an innovative new online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Failure."

      Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

      "Bad" texts, or films, novels, plays, television shows, etc., that were considered failures in their time

      Characters or ideas within texts that fail to succeed

      Guilty pleasures

      Creative fiction or nonfiction pieces investigating the concept of failure

      Complete submissions, along with a brief biographical statement, should be emailed to by June 1

      albeit may be found at and is a new internet literary journal focusing on the intersection between traditional scholarship and teaching documents. We seek to bring the scholarship to the students and offer professors and teachers documents easily fitted into existing syllabi. Each issue of albeit will feature articles, lesson plans, book reviews, and a syllabus.

      cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55741Masculinities Beyond the Center -- MLA 2015 Vancouver Modern Language Associationmartinm31@wpunj.edu1393709519cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinternational_conferencesromantictwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Modern Language Associationcontact email:

      This proposed special session will look at how masculinities from geographic, political, or cultural peripheries--including Scottish and Irish masculinities--have challenged or helped construct hegemonic British masculinities. 1800 to present. 1-page abstract and brief CV by 15 March 2014.

      cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinternational_conferencesromantictwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55742Scotland: The Divine and the Sublime -- MLA 2015 VancouverModern Language Associationmartinm31@wpunj.edu1393709769cultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityinternational_conferencespostcolonialreligionromantictwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Modern Language Associationcontact email:

      This proposed special session will look at how writers have used Scotland's often turbulent religious history to create or challenge constructions of nation, gender, or the divine. 1-page abstract and brief CV by 13 March 2014.

      cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityinternational_conferencespostcolonialreligionromantictwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55743UPDATE Pupil 2014 has extended its submission deadline to March 15, 2014California State University, Fullertonpupilcfp@gmail.com1393711644general_announcementsjournals_and_collections_of_essaysrhetoric_and_compositionfull name / name of organization: California State University, Fullertoncontact email:


      Pupil: A Sourcebook for Teachers of Composition and Rhetoric is now accepting submissions for its 2014 journal!

      Pupil is a blind-reviewed publication created by English grad students and TAs of California State University, Fullerton. Its purpose is to provide teachers of composition with fresh ideas and practical tools for use in the classroom. The pedagogical journal also aims to expand the collaborative aspect of teaching writing by inviting colleagues to share experiences and recommendations for new (and experienced) teachers of writing.

      We invite you to submit essay prompts, classroom activities, writing exercises, and any other materials for use in the composition classroom. In addition to your materials, we ask that you include a short explanation of how the materials are to be used, how they've been helpful for you, and how they fit into your particular teaching philosophy. Please submit pieces in their entirety not to exceed 1000 words.

      Suggestions for submissions (not an exclusive list):

       Materials for teaching the writing process – assignments or exercises for use in brainstorming, organizing, drafting, revising, or editing.
       Strategies for peer review
       Grading rubrics or input on effective grading techniques
       Teaching philosophies
       Methods for discussion or group work
       Book reviews of classroom texts (with feedback related to your experience of the text)
       Book reviews of pedagogical texts (illustrating how the text impacted your teaching)
       Course outlines or syllabi

      Submissions will be accepted through March 15, 2014. Please email your submissions to with the subject line: "your last name, first submission 2014." Please include your full name, affiliation, and professional status (adjunct, TA, etc.) in the body.

      Pupil 2014 will be digitally accessible on CSU Fullerton's English Department web page in June 2014. Print copies may also be available. Please direct any questions to

      cfp categories: general_announcementsjournals_and_collections_of_essaysrhetoric_and_composition 55744[UPDATE] The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future--26 April 2014--Deadline for Submissions Extended to 15 March 2014Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State UniversityDr Vara Neverow neverowv1@southernct.edu1393713429african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State Universitycontact email: Dr Vara Neverow

      The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future
      Saturday, 26 April 2014
      (Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30pm)
      English Department
      Southern Connecticut State University
      New Haven, CT 06515


      Call for Papers:
      We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies as well as other fields of research and are seeking a range of perspectives and topics for the 2014 Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University.

      About the Conference:
      The theme of this year's conference highlights the text in relation to the passage of time as well as the evolution of the text in all its forms, but the theme is intentionally very broad in scope and open to multiple approaches. Further, the definition of the text is not narrowly defined as literary nor is the sole focal point English studies. Thus, papers that focus on studies of the text in other disciplines are also welcome. The text may be visual, aural, or tactile. Literary texts, graphic novels, diaries, cinema, maps, hypertexts, websites, music, and graffiti are all relevant areas of research.

      The History and Purpose of the Conference:
      The Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University was launched in 1999. It has always been intended as a welcoming venue for graduate students to share their research with their peers and experience the rewarding intellectual experience of attending and participating in a professional gathering.

      Possibility of Publication:
      Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the section on selected papers in Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal:

      We welcome approaches from a range of areas including, but not limited to:
      African American Studies
      Children's Literature
      Classical Studies
      Comparative Literature
      Composition and Rhetoric Studies
      Creative Writing
      Critical Theory
      Cultural Studies
      Disability Studies
      Diaspora Studies
      Film Studies
      Gay/Lesbian/Transgender/Intersex/Queer Studies
      Latino/a Studies
      Media Studies
      Popular Culture
      Professional Writing
      Religious Studies
      Secondary Education
      Teaching Technologies
      Textual Studies
      Women's Studies
      World Literature
      Young Adult Literature

      Guidelines for Proposals for the 2014 Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University:

      Individual papers:
      Submissions for individual papers must include the paper title and the name, email address, phone number and institutional affiliation.

      A proposal should consist of a 250-350 word abstract with the title and contact information noted above.

      Submissions for panels must include the panel title and the titles of the panelists' papers, the panelists' names, email addresses), phone numbers and institutional affiliations.

      A proposal for a panel should consist of an overall description of the panel (approximately 250 words) and a 250-350 word abstract for each paper or presentation with titles and contact information as noted above.

      Panels will be one and a half hours long.

      Presentations will be 15-20 minutes long (papers should be 6-8 pages in length maximum) depending on whether there are three or four presenters on a panel.

      Submission of proposal(s):
      All proposals must be submitted electronically.

      The submission(s) should be included in the body of the email message AND as an email attachment (in Word .doc, .docx, or RTF format).

      The submission should have "Annual Graduate English Conference" in the subject line and be sent by email to
      Dr. Vara Neverow at

      Additional information:
      Please also indicate in your email whether you might be willing to chair or moderate a session.

      Please indicate if you will need AV support.

      You may submit more than one proposal for consideration.

      Deadline for receipt of submissions:
      5:00 p.m., 15 March 2014.

      Notification of Acceptance:
      Presenters will be notified of the conference committee's decision by email on or about 22 March 2014. If you do not receive an email by
      24 March 2014, please contact Dr. Vara Neverow at to verify the status of your submission.

      About Registration:
      Payment may be made online via credit card at or by check.

      Payment by check:
      Checks must be made payable to SCSUF (Southern CT State University Foundation) and must include "Graduate English Conference" in the memo. For pre-registration rates, the envelope must post-marked by 3 April 2014.

      Pre-Registration, Registration, Late Registration and On-site Registration
      Credit and debit card payments can be made at: Please note: online registration closes on 24 April 2014 as indicated below.

      The conference pre-registration fee online or by check is $30 ($15 for Southern CT students and faculty); the payment is due by 7 April 2014.

      After 7 April 2014, the registration fee online or by check will be $40 ($20 for Southern CT students and faculty); the payment is due by 18 April 2014.

      Late registration:
      After 18 April 2014, the late registration fee is $50 ($25 for Southern CT students and faculty); the payment must be made online by 24 April 2014. No checks will be accepted. Online payment will close on April 24.

      On-site registration:
      The on-site registration fee can be made by check or cash only. The fee will be $55 ($30 for Southern CT students and faculty).

      Checks must be mailed to:
      Dr. Vara Neverow, Graduate English Conference Organizer, English Department, Southern CT State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515.

      Registration fees include all food service
      (continental breakfast, beverage breaks, luncheon and closing reception).

      For more information, contact Dr. Vara Neverow
      Dr. Vara Neverow
      Graduate Conference Organizer
      English Department
      Southern CT State University
      501 Crescent Street
      New Haven, CT 06515.

      cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55745CFP: The Lord of the Rings Fan PhenomenaDr Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of name / name of organization: Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technologycontact email:

      Intellect's Fan Phenomena series is seeking chapters for a new volume on fandom and The Lord of The Rings films. The series explores and decodes the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cult phenomenon, and how a particular person, TV show or film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness.

      The Lord of the Rings (Fan Phenomena) title will examine the film's 'fan culture', including matters of audience participation and iconic status, as well as other areas of influence and impact. Subjects are to be addressed in a thoughtful and accessible manner aimed at both fans and those interested in the cultural, economic, and social aspects of The Lord of the Rings.
      Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

      • Fan media
      • Cult status
      • Film-based tourism
      • Web site and forum interactions
      • Character franchises
      • Adaptation processes
      • Audience reception
      • Prequels/sequels (The Hobbit in particular)
      • Film location guides
      • Fantasy fandom
      • Merchandise
      • Economics
      • Collector editions
      • Media design
      • The importance of 'location'
      • Gender portrayal
      • The Philosophy of LOTR

      Interviews with The Lord of the Rings tour organisers, fan-media coordinators, or authors of LOTR-related books (especially of tourism and film guides) will also be considered.

      Please send an abstract (300 words) and a short bio (250 words) by 15 May 2014. For selected abstracts, the final chapters of 3000-3500 words will be due 1 September 2014. Please direct all questions and submissions to Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell:

      cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarypopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 55746Community Engagement, Critical Literacy, and Literary Studies (MLA, Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015)Modern Language Association, Special Session Roundtableaknight@calstatela.edu1393723676african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_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: Modern Language Association, Special Session Roundtablecontact email:

      The term "community engagement" has of late become something of an academic buzzword in the United States, accompanying and engendering innovative new pedagogy and research possibilities, as well as new conceptions of the university and its mission. There nevertheless persists a widespread stereotyping of community engagement as the latest incarnation of administrative jargon, as a fad that lacks academic rigor and amounts to nothing more than an institutionally enforced form of volunteerism or activism. Those in literary studies especially (unlike many faculty in composition and rhetoric) often struggle to identify the relevance of community engagement to their research and teaching. "What does community engagement have to do with my Lacanian reading of Virginia Woolf, my study of Chaucerian aesthetics, or my survey class on early American literature?"

      Regrettably, such misconceptions have meant that the concept of community engagement is frequently regarded as a clumsy appendage to – rather than a foundation for – the study of literature. Instead, we might ask how community engagement can offer opportunities to students of literature and enable them to contribute to various local, national and global communities in meaningful, substantive ways. Importantly, we must find ways for such contributions to come from the starting point of disciplinary knowledge (rather than from the reductive stereotypes of do-gooder volunteerism or activism that are too frequently and uncritically deployed). What can literary study specifically offer the field of community engagement that other disciplines cannot? How might the critical standpoints of literary study offer a basis upon which to cultivate the agency of students? What types of new knowledge might be produced on this front?

      This roundtable seeks to develop new ways of imagining these potentials of community engagement activity within literary pedagogy. We invite a range of practical, theoretical, and historical approaches to the topic. We anticipate short (6-8 minute) presentations with discussion to follow.

      Roundtable organized by Dr. Andrew Lyndon Knighton and Dr. Bidhan Roy, California State University, Los Angeles.

      Submit 300-word abstract by March 15 to:

      cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55747American Modernism: Form, History, and NarrativeDr. Tim Packer TimPackertimpacker@outlook.com1393733919african-americanamericangeneral_announcementsmodernist studiestwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Dr. Tim Packercontact email:

      American Modernism:
      Form, History, and Narrative

      What are we to make of the vexed (and often vexing) relations between American modernist literature and the realm of historical events? To what extent (if any) can it accurately be said that the majority of American modernists were inclined to pursue aesthetic autonomy at the expense of political engagement? Why do modernist writers often seem intent on disrupting or evading the structures associated with conventional forms of narrative? Does the modernist aesthetic have any special connection with the unique constellation of social, political, and cultural forces that were at play in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century? What (if any) significant characteristics do the various writers regularly described as modernists have in common with each other? How do these writers contribute to forming the canon and how are the various sub-canons created? Does the difference lie in gender, race, ethnicity, etc?
      With an eye to such questions, and with a tactful awareness of the unique particularities of literary form, this book shall explore an assortment of works that have often been seen to have embodied key aspects of the modernist aesthetic. In keeping with the vital and innovative flavour of recent scholarship in the field of modernist studies, the overriding emphasis will be on developing fresh ways of reading and contextualizing these unusually demanding and engaging texts. Essays could include topics on Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, E.E. Cummings, Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, Robert Frost, William Faulkner, Anita Loos, TS Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, HD, Mina Loy, Jean Toomer, F Scott Fitzgerald, Pietro Di Donato, and Nathanael West, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O'Neill, etc. Essays on other modern American writers are welcome. Please send essays and resumes to

      cfp categories: african-americanamericangeneral_announcementsmodernist studiestwentieth_century_and_beyond 55748[UPDATE] Specters of Influence, 2nd International Seminar on Literature, Cracow, May 17, 2014 (CFP March 15, 2014)Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Polandspectersofinfluence@gmail.com1393756356cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiestheoryfull name / name of organization: Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Polandcontact email:

      Specters of Influence
      2nd International Seminar on Literature
      Cracow, May 17, 2014

      In the twentieth century, multifarious theories of reciprocal relationship between literary texts have made a considerable impact on the manner of reading and theorizing literature. As one that stands out against other concepts, the theory of influence reclaimed the status of the author and emphasized the peculiar bond between literary precursors and their successors. Influence, considered by deconstructionists in terms of heritage and legacy, gained its meaning of spectral affinity that transgresses temporal and textual limitations. Drawing on Harold Bloom's claim that influence is just another word for literature, we would like not only to propose a discussion on influence itself and specific cases of its presence in literary and theoretical texts, but also to invite critical responses to this concept.

      We invite papers to one of the following panels:

      1. Theory of influence

      2. Manifestations of influence in literature

      Papers might focus on (but are not limited to) the following topics

      Theory of influence

      - contemporary theories of influence

      - anxiety of influence?

      - resistance to influence- critical approach to the theory of influence

      - pre-modern and early modern theories of influence

      - influence and affinity

      - influence and deconstruction

      Manifestations of influence in literature

      - pastiche and parody

      - hidden influence

      - writing within/outside a tradition

      - conscious/unconscious influence

      - influence vs. intertextuality

      - survivance (Didi-Huberman)

      - transmedial influence

      The seminar will consist of several roundtable sessions. The full papers will be shared on our website before the seminar and discussed during the sessions by their authors. There will be no possibility of otherwise presenting the papers.

      Submissions should include the paper title; the delegate's name, address and email; a summary of the proposed paper (300 words); and a short bio (100 words). Also, please indicate in which panel you would like to participate. Please send submissions by March 15, 2014 to The conference fee is 200 PLN (50 EUR) and includes conference materials, coffee breaks, lunch, and costs of publication.

      Following Specters of the Author, the event is the second edition in the series of international seminars Specters of Theory. By bringing together researchers in literary studies, we would like to create an open space for reconsidering twentieth-century theoretical concepts and their spectral representations in literature. Papers presented during our seminars will be published in the series Specters of Theory.

      For further information please visit our website:

      cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiestheory 55749CFP for Gender & Childhood Conference Proposal Due 5/1/2014Gender Studies at University of Notre DamePamela.Wojcik.5@nd.edu1393766617african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Gender Studies at University of Notre Damecontact email:

      Call for Papers

      "Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood"
      A Gender Studies Conference at the University of Notre Dame
      South Bend, Indiana
      December 4-6, 2014

      In recent years, there has been great interest in questions of gender and childhood, ranging from issues around boys wearing princess costumes to school; to Disney princess culture; to parents refusing to announce a baby's biological sex; to pre-teen children coming out as gay, lesbian, and queer; to toy companies marketing toys by gender; to gender-related bullying, and more.

      How are children gendered? How do we account for transgender children? How have ideas about girls and boys changed historically? How are children hailed as gendered consumers? How do schools inculcate ideas about gender? How do children's books promote ideas about gender? How do changing ideas about parenting relate to children's gendering?

      This conference seeks to explore issues of gender and childhood through multiple lenses and from a wide range of disciplines. We welcome papers on gender and childhood in media, literature, history, anthropology, biology, architecture, philosophy, art history, sociology, education, and more. We are especially open to interdisciplinary approaches.

      Topics might include:

      Representations of children in film, children's books, adult books, TV shows, paintings, photography. etc.;
      Childhood spectatorship and fandoms;
      Gendered childhood spaces;
      Gendered toys and games;
      Ideologies of childhood sexuality;
      Parenting books and gender;
      Children and gay parents;
      Sports and gender;
      Children's fashion;
      Reality TV and children's gender;
      Children's fiction and gender;
      Transgender children;
      Children's own media and internet practices;
      Journalism and childhood;
      Gender and bullying;
      Transnational gender identities;
      Schooling practices.

      Proposals should consist of a 200 word abstract of the paper, a list of three keywords, and a brief biographical statement listing your title, the name of your college or university, and your areas of research and writing . Proposals for creative work – poetry, short stories, short films, will be considered.

      Please indicate technology needs, such as powerpoint or DVD.

      Proposals are due by May 1, 2014

      Send proposals to:

      Questions can be addressed to: Pamela Wojcik, Director of Gender Studies, The University of Notre Dame, by email, with the subject line "Gender and Childhood":

      cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissanceromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55750Call for Papers – International Conference on 'Localities through Mobility. Cultures of Motorway in Contemporary Europe'Section of Contemporary Cultural Studies in the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)ieiakconference@gmail.com1393768159interdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesscience_and_culturefull name / name of organization: Section of Contemporary Cultural Studies in the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)contact email:

      Section of Contemporary Cultural Studies in the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland) announces call for papers for international, interdisciplinary conference entitled 'Localities through Mobility. Cultures of Motorway in Contemporary Europe'. The conference will be held on 11-12 June 2014 in Poznań (Poland).

      The main aim of the conference is to explore the multifaceted connections between locality understood as socio-cultural practice, grass roots economies and the present development of motorways.

      We invite contributions from every relevant perspective and field (anthropology, sociology, geography, economics, geo-informatics, development planning ) that cover the following areas:

      phenomenon of motorway as a specific cultural landscape;
      cultural, economic and social aspects of modernization in the context of motorway;
      construction of motorways as a production of new forms of enterprise and new way of facing the trauma of big changes;
      culture of transport and logistics (flow, mobility; cultural landscapes; objects of/through movement);
      anthropology of motorway (motorway and roadside spaces; different social actors and motorway; seasonal character of socio-economic practices connected to the road);
      motorway as a factor of development;
      cultural dimension of a suburban infrastructure (suburbanization, splintering urbanism; local/ suburb/provincial/rural economies and business; roadside and suburb aesthetics; motels, roadside trading, prostitution).

      Proposals should be submitted by 13 April 2014. The conference language is English and all presentations should be in English. Proposals (maximum 500 words) along with a brief biographical statement (no more than 100 words) should be send to:


      Proposal submission deadline: April 13 , 2014

      List of approved proposals: April 20, 2014

      The conference language: English

      Organizers will cover costs of accommodation during the conference (11/12 June 2014) and will provide conference materials and catering. Participation in the conference is free of charge. Organizers do not reimburse for any travel expenses or additional accommodation costs. All presentations will be audio-recorded and displayed on-line on Creative Commons BY-SA License.

      Organizers: prof. dr hab. Waldemar Kuligowski, dr Agata Stanisz
      Conference secretary: Aleksandra Reczuch

      Conference website:

      The conference is financed from the research grant 'Moving modernizations. Influence of motorway A2 on local cultural landscapes' funded by the Polish National Science Centre (OPUS Programme) .
      Project website:

      Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
      Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

      św. Marcin 78
      61-809 Poznań
      tel. +48 61 829 4817
      fax +48 61 829 4710

      cfp categories: interdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesscience_and_culture 55752Articles required for Issue 2 of The New UnionThe New studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: The New Unioncontact email:

      We require articles on political and cultural subjects for Issue 2 of The New Union. For more information and to see our first articles, visit

      Articles should be 4,000-6,000 words and proposals must be sent to by the end of March.

      The deadline for completed articles is 30 April 2014.

      cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55753RMMLA CFP for Boise, Idaho extended to 3-31-14Rocky Mountain Modern Language Associationjoy.landeira@unco.edu1393782707african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromantictheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Rocky Mountain Modern Language Associationcontact email:

      Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association - RMMLA

      Call for Papers Extended to MARCH 31, 2014!

      Grove Hotel--Boise, Idaho
      Convention Dates: October 9-11, 2014

      Several panel chairs have requested extensions to allow for the submission of additional paper proposals and for members to pay their 2014 Membership Dues. To accommodate these needs, we are extending the Call for Papers for one month, to MARCH 31, 2014.


      REMINDER: Presenters must pay 2014 Membership Dues AND 2014 Convention Registration



      HOTEL RESERVATIONS-- Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho: GROUP CODE: RMMLA

      Find all the information you need on our website:

      THANK YOU for supporting RMMLA, Joy Landeira
      RMMLA Executive Director
      University of Northern Colorado

      cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromantictheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55754[UPDATE] Literary London 2014: Ages of London: deadline extendedLiterary London studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissanceromantictheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Literary London Societycontact email:

      23-25 July 2014, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London

      Proposals are invited for papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city's roots in pre-Roman times to its imagined futures. While the main focus of the conference will be on literary texts, we actively encourage interdisciplinary contributions relating film, architecture, geography, theories of urban space, etc., to literary representations of London. Papers from postgraduate students are particularly welcome for consideration.

      Confirmed plenary speakers:
      Bernadine Evaristo (Brunel)
      Mark Ford (UCL)
      Lynne Segal (Birkbeck)
      David Skilton (Cardiff)

      While papers on all areas of literary London are welcomed, the conference theme in 2014 is 'Ages of London'. Topics that might be addressed are:

      • London life writing: diaries, auto/biographies, memoirs
      • Institutionalised memory: museums, memorials, heritage – and
      their discontents
      • Life stages: youth, adulthood and old age in the capital
      • Intergenerational relations: education, inheritance, conflict
      • Historical and neohistorical fiction
      • Archaeological, historiographical and mythical accounts of
      London and its locales
      • Time travel and futurological visions
      • Growth and decline; dereliction and regeneration
      • Technological, economic and demographic change
      • Rethinking literary, historical and architectural

      Please submit all proposals for 20-minute papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions through the Literary London Society website (

      Deadline for submissions extended to 31 March 2014

      For further information please contact Dr Martin Dines at

      cfp categories: childrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissanceromantictheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 55755[UPDATE] Mystery & Detective Fiction - RMMLA 2014, Oct. 9-11, Boise, IDRocky Mountain Modern Language Associationrmmladetectives2014@gmail.com1393799477americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturetheoryvictorianfull name / name of organization: Rocky Mountain Modern Language Associationcontact email:

      Mystery & Detective Fiction - RMMLA 2014, Oct. 9-11, Boise, ID
      full name / name of organization:
      Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
      contact email:

      We are now seeking proposals for the Mystery and Detective Fiction session at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention. We welcome studies on any aspect of mystery and detective fiction, film, and television from any period or region. We encourage analyses of mystery sub-genres (e.g., children's mysteries, GLBTQ mysteries, historical mysteries, detectives of color), theoretical explorations of the genre, and interdisciplinary or comparative studies. To apply, please send an abstract of 250-500 words to John Caruso and Joshua Leavitt at by March 31, 2014. We'll notify all applicants by April 21.

      The 2014 RMMLA convention will take place in Boise, Idaho from October 9-11. All presenters must join or renew their membership in the RMMLA by April 1. For more information, visit

      cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturetheoryvictorian