aspeers is the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level American studies scholars in Europe. It is a platform for the best work done by American studies graduate students below the PhD level.It aims to foster academic exchange among young Americanists across Europe, and to thereby advance the field as well as its genuine European perspective on 'America' and its presences and effects around the world. As of its fourth issue, aspeers features a general section in addition to a topical one that brings academic and creative works into a dialogue on one common theme.
CFP: Issue 2
Deadline: September 30, 2010
Publication date: January 2011
"Trans-Scripts" -- a student run, faculty advised online interdisciplinary journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences -- has recently been created at UC Irvine. The journal is seeking graduate student work, and I was wondering whether you would be so kind as to distribute the Call for Papers (attached as a pdf) to the grad students in the Humanities and Social Sciences at your institution.
CALL FOR PAPERS
I Do Not Miss What I Do Not Want: Asexual Identities, Asexual Lives
Special theme issue of Psychology and Sexuality
We are glad to announce that the Science Fiction Foundation (http://www.sf-foundation.org) has kindly agreed to support our conference by offering four £50 bursaries for postgraduates who have their paper presented in this conference.
We still welcome submissions by 1 September and are looking forward to receiving abstracts from those interested in our event.
Original CFP follows below:
The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy. Within this context both literature and the sacred are defined quite broadly, and presentations on any topic, theme, or perspective within those general categories are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to propose their own category-specific sessions if necessary.
The conference will be held Thursday, October 14th, through Saturday, October 16th, at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University.
Presentations should run approximately 15 minutes. Selected presentations from the conference will be published in a 2011 conference-specific issue of Literature and Belief.
http://conference2011.aulla.com.au. The 36th Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) will be a wide-ranging exploration of 'Storytelling in Literature, Language, and Culture.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Poetry and Melancholia, University of Stirling, 8-10 July 2011
Keynote speakers: Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London), Don Paterson (Poet), and Susan J. Wolfson (Princeton University). Other speakers include John Drakakis (Stirling University), Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews), Ron Levao (Rutgers University), Cornelia D. J. Pearsall (Smith College) and David G. Riede (Ohio State University)
Organizer: Justin Horton, Georgia State University
Respondent: Nick Davis, Northwestern University
A New Generation of Readers: Romance Novels Through the Internet Age
CALL FOR PAPERS: "INTERIORITY IN EARLY CULTURES"
The Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California, Irvine invites submissions for its Third Annual Graduate Student Conference:
INTERIORITY IN EARLY CULTURES
Friday & Saturday, January 21-22, 2011
Keynote Address by Paul Strohm (Anna Garbedian Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University)
Call for Essays: Spider-Man, Spider-Women, and Webspinners: Critical Perspectives
Edited by Robert G. Weiner and Robert Moses Peaslee;
When Stan Lee and Steve Ditko first penned a short story about a young man named Peter Parker who gets bit by a radioactive spider and becomes the hero known as Spider-Man, little did they know they would be creating the most popular super-hero in history (next to Batman). Like most "happy accidents," the creation of Spider-Man almost did not happen. It was initially a throw away a story in a magazine that was getting cancelled anyway.
Health Acts: Applied Theatre, Health, and Well-being
Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th April, 2011 - Department of Drama, University of Exeter
Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference June 22-26, 2011 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Literary, cultural, scientific, media studies, or other approaches to the notion of non-human animal "mind," including but not limited to animal consciousness and subjectivity; animal "voices" and literary ventriloquism; animal narrators; animal communication or emotion; concepts of animal souls, afterlife, etc. Please email a 300-word abstract and a brief bio by September 30 to:
Mary Ellen Bellanca
Associate Professor of English
University of South Carolina Sumter
This conference incorporates discussion of curriculum, methodology, and assessment of the world literature course. Suggestions for topics include: the "arena" of the world literature classroom (increased class size, hybrid, or online classes); teaching the "world" in world literature (what texts? how many?); world literature as an important general education course (how do we approach teaching this course as a foundation for university level education? Other topics on perspectives and pedagogy are most welcome. Submit a proposal (400 words) to Dr. Khalil Elayan (email@example.com) and Denise White (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Seeking chapter authors for book on CIA penetration of US campuses through the Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence, Intelligence Analysis Campus, Officers in Residence, etc.
for a book of literature and art on the
contemporary American Indian experience in Michigan
The anthology will be published by Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies and NMU Press, with funding from the Michigan Humanities Council.
Please submit your original, unpublished poem, short story, creative nonfiction essay, memoir, profile, cartoon, comic strip, stand alone excerpt from a longer work, drawing, illustration, or photograph that depicts the contemporary Native American experience in Michigan. Submissions must be one-half page to 12 pages in length.
I am preparing a book proposal on the contemporary CIA penetration of campuses through the Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence and Intelligence Analysis Campuses and seek contributors from a diversity of US campuses. The book will consist of ten 10,000 word chapters. Please email with your experiences and ideas for chapters.
Although this year's Florida College English Association's Annual Conference on October 14-15, 2010 at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida will focus primarily on unity and diversity in literature, literacy, language, pedagogy and creative writing in Florida, we also welcome proposals for papers and panels on everything from Shakespeare and the Beats to grading in creative writing classes and decoding tenure assumptions. In addition to a wide range of papers and panels, we will also have a poetry reading by US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, a talk by award-winning environmentalist writer and filmmaker Bill Belleville, and master classes by critic Roger Rosenblatt and Random House Executive Editor in Chief Daniel Menaker.
The editor of 30-40 Years West of Here: Stories from the Sub-Rural West invites contributions for a collection of creative nonfiction essays that explores the implications of living in that often overlooked space/time specific to the West of the 60s, 70s, and early 80s. Partly the result of demographic patterns tied to economic booms and busts, these oddly anachronistic and often isolated neighborhoods sprung up in areas somewhat removed from the nearest towns and adjacent to and/or surrounded by woods, farms, foothills, rivers, and streams. Not part of the Old West or the New, this time/space presented those who lived, worked and played in those eras/areas of the sub-rural West with historically unique and significant experiences.
[Inter]sections is the online graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest, Romania (ISSN 2068-3472).
We are currently inviting submissions on any topic relevant to the field of American Studies from both graduate and undergraduate students. The deadline for submissions is August 10.
You can find our submission guidelines here: http://www.americanstudies.ro/?article=76
You can download the latest issue of [Inter]sections here:http://www.americanstudies.ro/?category=13
Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work. The theme of the inaugural issue will be "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society."
New England ACIS Regional Conference, November 12-13, 2010, Framingham State College, Framingham, Massachusetts
The Country of the Young: Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture
The proposal deadline for individual papers and full panels (no partial panels, please) has been extended to Tuesday, August 10 for this year's meeting of the Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (MWASECS) in Wichita, Kansas, September 30-October 2 2010.
Essays are solicited for the volume *Housing Fictions: the House in Writing and Culture, 1950 to the Present*,
*European Journal of English Studies*, Vol. 16 Guest editors: Janet Larson, Francesca Saggini & Anna Enrichetta Soccio.
This issue of EJES aims to engage the variety of European approaches to the study of the house in Anglophone literatures and cultures from the standpoint of contemporaneity. Submissions are invited from scholars working in the fields of the Anglophone literatures, language, media and culture, including the arts and architecture. Contributors may emphasise theoretical/methodological approaches or textual readings. Invited topics include, but are by no means restricted to, the following:
I'm seeking submissions for a panel on American women writers' responses to Freud, which will take place at the 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. Submissions should address one of the following subjects: Revisions of Freudian texts; Alternatives to the Freudian model of psychoanalytic practice; Responses to Freud as a cultural figure; Writing psychoanalysis through form, style, and technique. Please include an abstract and a brief biographical statement. Email submissions to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com by September 30th, 2010.
The International Lawman's Brut Society and the Early Middle English Society invite proposals for 20-minute papers on "The Law in Early Middle English Literature" for the next International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2011. As the first element of Lawman's name is "Law," laws and legal proceedings are understandably an important part of the Brut and of other major texts of the early middle English corpus. Papers for this session may discuss various ways laws and legal proceedings inform these texts; the session seeks to promote discussions of the interconnections between the Brut and other texts of the period.