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Queer (In)Security @ UC Davis May 3-4 | DEADLINE March 15

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:16pm
UC Davis Militarization and Gender Research Cluster and Queer, Feminist, Trans Studies Research Cluster

The Militarization and Gender Research Cluster and the Queer, Feminist, Trans Studies Research Cluster of UC Davis are pleased to announce a joint conference, "Queer (In)Security," to be held May 3-4, 2012 at the University of California, Davis.

The conference topic emerges from campus-wide discussions about the role of a militarized police force on the UC campuses, highlighted by violent responses to the Occupy movement. At the same time, the neoliberal university, precipitated by budget cuts and calls for privatization, has destabilized institutional forms of resistance like queer studies, women's studies, and ethnic studies.

CFP: Solitary Spectacles: (MSA: Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21, 2012). Submissions due March 23.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:09pm
Kerry Higgins Wendt/ Modernist Studies Association

Solitary Spectacles

Proposed Panel for the Modernist Studies Association's 14th Conference, "Modernism and Spectacle," October 18-21, 2012, in Las Vegas.

Modernist writers experimented to find both the essence and the furthest limits of their genres, as well as how their genres intersected with each other and with the other arts. This panel will investigate how modernist writers used spectacle within genres that normally don't lend themselves to spectacle: in what ways, to what ends, and to what effects did Modernist writers use spectacle (theatrical, painterly, or musical means) in their novels and poems – in works understood to be usually read silently and solitarily?

Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society 20 September 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:04pm
The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society

Articles on any aspect of the life and work of Sylvia Townsend Warner are invited for the 2012 issue of the Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.
Contributions should be no more than 5000 words long, and be emailed to the editor by 20 September 2012.
Further information is available from the editor at or from The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society at

CFP Graduate Journal: The Word Hoard

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 11:59am
Word Hoard: A new interdisciplinary journal from the University of Western Ontario English Graduate Society

The editors at Word Hoard, a new interdisciplinary journal at the University of Western Ontario, are pleased to announce our inaugural issue. We are seeking submissions of between 3000 and 5000 words related to the interwoven ideas of Community and Dissent. Topics may examine multiple historical periods of literature, cultural studies, philosophy, or theoretical thought. Submissions are due 5 March 2012, addressed to; include a brief biographical sketch and an abstract of 150 words, but don't include your name on the submission itself. Please see the attached Call for Papers for further details.

Conceivable subjects could include the following:

Cultural Equity: The Politics of Folklore, Archives, and Digitization

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:14am
Meredith McCarroll/Clemson University

SAMLA Panel, November 9-11, 2012, Durham, NC
Throughout his lifetime of travelling to collect and record folk traditions, Alan Lomax developed a devotion to what he called "cultural equity"—a conceptual leveling of cultures made available to all who are interested. As Lomax's collection at the Library of Congress goes public after a long digitization process, the promise of access to all is becoming a reality. This panel investigates the role of the archivist/folklorist as well at the impact of digitization on collections like Lomax'. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the questions raised here. We seek article interested in, but not limited to:
• The role of the folklorist

Transition and Transformation in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:59am
Durham MEMSA (Medieval and Early Modern Student Association)

Transition and Transformation in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures

Durham University, 5-6 July 2012

Keynote Speakers: Professor David Cowling, Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Durham and Professor Margaret Cormack, College of Charleston, South Carolina

The Medieval and Early Modern Student Association of Durham University is holding its annual interdisciplinary conference for postgraduates and early career researchers and seeks papers on the theme of "Transition and Transformation in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures". Attached please find the complete call for papers.

9th Global Conference: War, Civil Conflict, Security and Peace (November, 2012: Salzburg, Austria)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:41am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference
War, Civil Conflict, Security and Peace

Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers:

What is the experience of war and what does it mean to us? Is war an extension of politics by other means? The locomotive of technology? Does a state of peace truly exist, or do we perpetually live in absentia bello ? Is humankind at war in its most natural state; or is human society – despite perceptions and ongoing conflict around the world today – actually moving toward an aversion to war and toward a state of peace? Are Human Rights illusory and is the quest for Human Security achievable?

Service Learning and Literary Studies in Colleges and Universities

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:18am
Modern Language Association Convention

Service Learning and Literary Studies
Special Session at the Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, January 3-6, 2013
Service learning enriches and/or transforms the study of literature in the college and university curriculum while meeting community needs. Proposals should integrate theory and practice. 250 word abstract by 1 March 2012; Roberta Rosenberg ( and Laurie Grobman (

Fumbling in the Greasy Till: Economics and Irish Literature Abstracts: May 15, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:16am
Amanda Sperry / Georgia State University

Due to the recent global constriction of national economies, the impending debt crises of sovereign nations brings to the forefront the relationship between capital and culture. In Ireland, the Celtic Tiger has given way once again to a debt crisis akin to the one of the 1980s, and as austerity driven measures are demanded by the European Union, International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank the national economic crisis has drawn over 100,000 bodies into the streets of Dublin to protest. At such times, when banks receive "bailouts" and the Irish public receives austerity measures, there is a populist sentiment that the people who comprise the political and cultural nation are not the people who comprise the economic nation.

[UPDATE] Call for Articles - Submission Deadline, March 1

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 8:52am
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2012

The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), a journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students, is inviting submissions to its third issue.

Call for Papers - IJORCS - Volume 2, Issue 3

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 2:12am
International Journal of Research in Computer Science

Call For Papers
International Journal of Research in Computer Science
eISSN: 2249 – 8265
ISSN: 2249 – 8257

Deadline: 1st April 2012
Notification: 18th April 2012
Revision: 23rd April 2012
Publication: 30th April 2012

The St. John's University Humanities Review - Call For Submissions DUE DATE MARCH 17th

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:46am
St. John's University

The St. John's Humanities Review is a graduate student-run journal at St John's University in New York City that publishes book reviews, essays, and interviews on a broad range of topics in the arts and humanities.

We seek scholarly essays, book reviews, and interviews under the broad heading of Nationalism: Roots and Transgressions. The focus is on the areas of national identity or transnationalism, acculturation, cultural diffusion, or culture shock. The approach may be primarily sociological and historical, or literary in nature.

Marginal Women Modernists (October 18-21, Las Vegas)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 11:43pm
Modernist Studies Association

This panel will examine the cultural politics that left notable modernist women writers on the periphery of literary history even as modernism evolved from a self-consciously marginal position to gain canonical status in academic circles.
Topics to consider include but are not limited to:
• The intersection of militant feminist and suffragette movements and avant-garde culture
• Feminist critiques of canonical modernism and its construction of the public sphere
• Affinities between supposed "cavemen" like Wyndham Lewis, T.E. Hulme, and Henry Miller and feminist discourses derived from works by Rebecca West, Kay Boyle, Laura Riding, Jane Bowles, Anaïs Nin, etc.

CFP for Edited Collection: Primary Stein (Abstracts by May 15, 2012)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 4:59pm
Janet Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and Sharon Kirsch (Arizona State University)

The overwhelming success of Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas finally confirmed Stein's celebrity status in the United States in 1933. Yet she lamented that she had become known less as an important author than as the host of a Parisian salon in which famous writers and European painters gathered amidst her collection of modern art. Her earlier, more challenging writing continued to go unnoticed and unpublished despite the wide public appeal of the autobiography and the success of Virgil Thomson's production of Stein's opera Four Saints in Three Acts in 1934.

Comics, Religion & Politics, 4th & 5th September 2012, Lancaster University [UPDATE]

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 3:46pm
Emily Laycock, Lancaster University

Keynote Speakers:

Will Brooker (Kingston University)
Mike Carey (British writer)
Lincoln Geraghty (University of Portsmouth)

Alongside the continued popularity of political themes in comics recent years have also seen the rise of religious themes entering into the medium. The aim of this two day conference is to explore the relationship between comics, religion and politics in greater depth, to show how through the unique properties of the medium comics have the ability to be as thought-provoking as they are entertaining. The conference will examine the history and impact of religious and political themes, their relationship to audiences, and consider the future of such themes in all forms of sequential art narrative.