[UPDATE] Fourteenth International Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations / Common Ground Publishing

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: http://ondiversity.com/the-conference

      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: conference@designprinciplesandpractices.com

      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: http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/the-conference)

      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.

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      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: crosspol.ed@gmail.com

      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 crosspol.ed@gmail.com, 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 www.crosspol-journal.com. Please direct any questions to Andrew and Colin at crosspol.ed@gmail.com.

      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: registration@ladyfatimasociety.org

      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: Dibdin200@gmail.com

      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 Dibdin200@gmail.com 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 Dibdin200@gmail.com.

      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: bob_hudson@byu.edu

      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: http://www.sixteenthcentury.org/conference/.

      cfp categories: interdisciplinaryrenaissance 55719Between Journal (journal issue) "Technology, Imagination, Narrative Forms" (Vol. 4, n. 8, 2014)Between Journal (University of Cagliari, Italy)lesposito@unite.it, aruggiero@unite.it, 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: lesposito@unite.it, aruggiero@unite.it, emanuela.piga@gmail.com

      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 http://ojs.unica.it/index.php/between/pages/view/Submissions)

      Fore more info http://ojs.unica.it/index.php/between/pages/view/Call%20for%20papers%2C%...

      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: rawalsh@ncsu.edu

      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 (mccabe@usc.edu) and/or Sara Dunton (sara.dunton@unb.ca). 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 Knowledgedaltonj@bgsu.edu 1393537205african-americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaystheoryfull name / name of organization: Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledgecontact email: daltonj@bgsu.edu

      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 daltonj@bgsu.edu 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: butcheri@duq.edu

      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 (butcheri@duq.edu) 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 serge.dreyer@gmail.com

      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: http://interplaylanglinglit.wordpress.com/

      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: londonmedgradnetwork@gmail.com

      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 londonmedgradnetwork@gmail.com 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, Romania.contact email: cristina_moraru@rocketmail.com



      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: bbardine1@udayton.edu

      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: dorislessingconference@gmail.com

      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 dorislessingconference@gmail.com
      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: abbender@gmail.com

      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: http://www.southcentralmla.org/. 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: CAAS2013@uwaterloo.ca

      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 CAAS2013@uwaterloo.ca. 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 http://caas2013.uwaterloo.ca.

      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, Belgradefsj.conference@alfa.edu.rs1393609317african-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: Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgradecontact email: fsj.conference@alfa.edu.rs

      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 fsj.conference@alfa.edu.rs, 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 fsj.conference@alfa.edu.rs. 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: Natalie.Boldt@mytwu.ca

      "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: Natalie.Boldt@mytwu.ca

      For more information on either the main conference or the graduate sub-conference visit: www.bonhoefferlectures2014.com

      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: felch@calvin.edu

      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, felch@calvin.edu, 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: dolidon@pdx.edu

      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: sdonohue@cocc.edu

      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, sdonohue@cocc.edu 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: sdonohue@cocc.edu

      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 sdonohue@cocc.edu 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: kcavende@brandeis.edu

      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 (kcavende@brandeis.edu).

      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: stoyanoffj@duq.edu

      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 (stoyanoffj@duq.edu).

      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: skandh@researchersclub.org



      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 info@researchersclub.org.

      FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT: http://researchersclub.org/journal/consentia-on-law/consentia-on-interna...

      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: submissions@albeitjournal.com

      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 submissions@albeitjournal.com by June 1

      albeit may be found at www.albeitjournal.com 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: martinm31@wpunj.edu

      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: martinm31@wpunj.edu

      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: pupilcfp@gmail.com


      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 Pupilcfp@gmail.com 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 pupilcfp@gmail.com.

      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 neverowv1@southernct.edu

      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: http://www.southernct.edu/academics/schools/arts/departments/english/gra...

      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 neverowv1@southernct.edu.

      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 neverowv1@southernct.edu to verify the status of your submission.

      About Registration:
      Payment may be made online via credit card at https://southernct.ejoinme.org/MyPages/TheTextandTimePastPresentFuture/t... 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: https://southernct.ejoinme.org/MyPages/TheTextandTimePastPresentFuture/t.... 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 Technologylorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz1393714771cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarypopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technologycontact email: lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz

      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: lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz.

      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: aknight@calstatela.edu

      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: aknight@calstatela.edu.

      cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_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:  TimPackertimpacker@outlook.com

      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 TimPackertimpacker@outlook.com.

      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: spectersofinfluence@gmail.com

      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 spectersofinfluence@gmail.com. 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: Pamela.Wojcik.5@nd.edu

      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": Pamela.Wojcik.5@nd.edu

      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: ieiakconference@gmail.com

      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: ieiakconference@gmail.com


      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: www.facebook.com/motorwayconference

      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: http://ruchomemodernizacje.weebly.com/

      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
      e-mail: ieiakconference@gmail.com

      cfp categories: interdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesscience_and_culture 55752Articles required for Issue 2 of The New UnionThe New Unioneditors@new-union.co.uk1393773238african-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: The New Unioncontact email: editors@new-union.co.uk

      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 www.new-union.co.uk.

      Articles should be 4,000-6,000 words and proposals must be sent to editors@new-union.co.uk 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: joy.landeira@unco.edu

      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.

      CALL FOR PAPERS: http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp

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

      2014 MEMBERSHIP DUES: http://rmmla.innoved.org/member/join-renew.asp#form.asp

      CONVENTION REGISTRATION: http://rmmla.innoved.org/conferences/registrations.asp

      HOTEL RESERVATIONS-- Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho: http://www.grovehotelboise.com/ GROUP CODE: RMMLA

      Find all the information you need on our website: www.rmmla.org

      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 Societym.dines@kingston.ac.uk1393783055childrens_literaturecultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialrenaissanceromantictheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Literary London Societycontact email: m.dines@kingston.ac.uk

      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 (http://www.literarylondon.org/conference/cfp.html).

      Deadline for submissions extended to 31 March 2014

      For further information please contact Dr Martin Dines at m.dines@kingston.ac.uk

      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: rmmladetectives2014@gmail.com

      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 rmmladetectives2014@gmail.com 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 http://rmmla.innoved.org/conferences/default.asp.

      cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturetheoryvictorian