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[UPDATE] The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices. Deadline July 1 and January 1 annually

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 11:52am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, an electronic publication of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices presents a unique forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research. One key focus of this journal is the murky landscape that practitioners must traverse on their way from Learning Theory to Instructional Practice: we seek papers that describe best practices and student engagement of controversial topics. Accepting the possibility that no theory is panacea, The Atrium acknowledges the value of discourse in the project of uncovering the principles that might govern the development of Best Practices. We can talk the talk, but can we walk the walk? The Atrium is meant to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines that will demonstrate how we do just that.

Book Reviews: Ongoing

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 8:36pm
Sobriquet Magazine

The editors of Sobriquet Magazine ( are looking for reviewers of contemporary literature and criticism. We will consider all reviews of novels, plays, poetry, criticism, and belles lettres released since the start of 2004, but are especially interested in the list following this message (which includes a few older books). Unfortunately, our funding makes it impossible for Sobriquet to provide review copies at present, so we ask that reviewers either own, purchase, or borrow a copy of the book they wish to review.

Our review essays have varied in length from 500 to 4000 words, though the preferred length is between 1500-2000 words.

[UPDATE] Ut Pictura Poesis: Thinking about Representation in Late Medieval and Renaissance England, 1-2 October 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 7:29pm
Queen's University, Kingston (Canada)

We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Steven Mullaney, renowned author of The Place of the Stage: License, Play and Power in Renaissance England. Additional featured scholars include Dr. Mary Silcox (McMaster University), Dr. Jamie Fumo (McGill University) and Dr. Katherine Acheson (University of Waterloo).


Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 1:25pm
International Society for the Linguistics of English

The New England Committee for ISLE 2 invites abstracts for talks and poster sessions. You are free to choose from several fields of English language study, but the thesis of your abstract will be most welcome if it centers on matters of methodology. Talks will be allotted twenty minutes for presentation and ten minutes for discussion. Poster sessions, thirty minutes each, provides time for summarizing and discussing your work.

CFP: Canada and the African Diasporic Literary Imaginary (9/30/10; NeMLA April 2011)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 9:54am
Kristin Moriah / Laurie Lambert

Call For Papers

Canada and the African Diasporic Literary Imaginary

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-10, 2011

New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

Host Institution: Rutgers University

This panel invites scholars to investigate the presence of Canada in an African Diasporic literary imaginary, focusing on writers who examine black subjects and subjectivities within Canadian landscapes (both urban and rural), but also attending to representations of African Canadians and the idea of Canada in literature from across the diaspora.

Gylphi SF Storyworlds [UPDATE]

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 8:23am
Dr Paul March-Russell

SF Storyworlds is a new critical studies series in science fiction published by UK academic press, Gylphi. Our aim is to explore the development of SF from the nineteenth century to the present day, including its impact upon social and cultural thought. We are interested in rethinking the possibilities of the genre, such as its relationship to mainstream culture, the influence of different media, and the roles of critical theory and translation studies, including SF from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. A central question is that of genre (for example, in the work of Gwyneth Jones, China Miéville or Jeff Vandermeer) as an indicator of the current and future directions of SF. Possible themes might include (but are not limited to):

Decadent Poetics, 1-2 July 2011

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 4:23am
Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter, UK

Keynote speakers: Stephen Arata (Virginia); Joseph Bristow (UCLA); Regenia Gagnier (Exeter); Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London)

"Surrounded by Bodies": Contact, Corporeality, and the Long Eighteenth Century (Deadline: September 15, 2010)

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 1:46pm
Graduate Student Caucus of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)

Much has been said about bodies, yet the body still remains one of the most contested concepts in fields such as anthropology, art, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, religion, and gender/sexuality. In *An Essay Concerning Human Understanding* (1689), John Locke noted that all "are born into the world, being surrounded by bodies that perpetually and diversely affect them." By conceptualizing the world as one of bodies in contact, his assertion prefaced a growing eighteenth-century preoccupation with corporeality. This panel seeks to explore such investigations of the body by examining how these figures wrote about and experienced bodies, health, illness, contagion, mixture, and death.

Northeast Modern Language Association

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 9:05am
Northeast Modern Language Association

42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, New Jersey

The 42nd Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2010

Please include with your abstract:

* Name and Affiliation
* Email address
* A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)

[UPDATE Deadline Extended to June 27, 2010. Previously on. TV Series in the Third Golden Age of Television. (Tentative Title)]

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 8:19am
FRAME. Revista de Cine de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación.

In the first decade of 21th century, television series landscape has changed drastically, a change characterized by a shift of the creative work from film industry to television, which has attracted a great deal of interest from the audience. That change is what has been known as the Third Golden Age of Television.

"A Living Presence": Tagore Today

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 1:52am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Special Issue, October, 2010 (Vol 2 No 4)
"A Living Presence": Tagore Today
To be guest edited by Amrit Sen, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan

Rethinking the Postmodern Monster- NEMLA April 7-10, 2011

Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 10:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-10, 2011

New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

Host Institution: Rutgers University

Rethinking the Postmodern Monster

This panel seeks papers on theories of monstrosity. How does monstrosity occlude or benefit theories of genre/ gender/ nation? How do theories of monstrosity deal with the post-human/ post-national? How can monster theory be circumscribed as a unique ontology? This panel also seeks papers that apply monster theories in unique ways.

Topics may include:

Word / Image / Culture

Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 5:00pm
University of West Georgia Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures

25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of West Georgia: November 11 – 13, 2010

Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture (Edited Collection - Deadline 25th June 2010)

Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 2:10pm
University of St Andrews/University of Edinburgh

We are looking for one article (preferably on the relationship between sex/gender, temporality and race/ethnicity) to complement a collection of articles forthcoming with a major academic publisher in early 2011. The articles should not be more than 6,500 words long and be formatted according to the Harvard Referencing Style. Please send complete articles to Ben Davies ( and Jana Funke ( by 25th June 2010.

Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture Collection

South African Drama abstracts by Sept 30, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 7:12am
Northeastern Modern Language Association

We invite papers on plays exploring South African drama today (20th century and up to the present). Papers might explore tragic, comic, historical, musical, ethnic, postcolonial, subcultural, mythic, religious, gender-bending, genre-blending, family-oriented, or otherwise innovative drama and performance art. This area panel is part of the annual Northeastern Modern Language Association conference that will take place in New Brunswick, NJ at Rutgers University from April 7- 10 of 2011. Abstracts for papers should be submitted electronically by Sept. 30 to

[UPDATE] Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence

Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 5:29am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexican Independence, we are dedicating this Special Issue (Vol 2, No 3) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) on Latin American literature and arts, including those of Mexico in particular. This issue will be guest edited by Prof. Reynaldo Thompson, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico.
We invite articles and book reviews on the following broad areas:
1. General Topics:
i. Discussion of the evolution of Latin American culture, literature and arts;
ii. Analysis of trends-old and/or new-that can be marked for a better understanding of cultural facts;
iii. Theories and meta-theories for Latin American literature and arts;

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 7:43pm
Anne R. Richards and Iraj Omidvar/Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled "Muslims in American Popular Culture" (2011). The first collection of its kind, MIAPC will be marketed mainly to university, public, and secondary school libraries. We are looking for articles of various lengths on a wide variety of topics within the categories of contemporary American Muslim entertainment, communities, social concerns, religious expression, and politics.

Let The Games Begin! Short Essays on Information Literacy Instruction Games

Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 12:41pm
Theresa McDevitt and Rosalee Stilwell/Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Have you discovered or developed imaginative games that motivate and engage learners in information literacy sessions? If so, we are writing to invite you to contribute your ideas to an edited book of games entitled Let the Games Begin! Engaging Students with Interactive Information Literacy Instruction (Neal-Schuman, August 2010; Theresa McDevitt and Rosalee Stilwell, Editors) for use in information literacy instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate college and university students. Each submission should be a game which can be included in a lesson on some aspect of information literacy. Contact Rosalee Stilwell, for full guidelines and more information.

Dickens Universe Nineteenth-Century Seminar---8/1--8/7 2010--Proposal due June 15th

Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 10:14am
The Dickens Project

Invitation to Apply for the Dickens Universe Nineteenth-Century Seminar

The Dickens Project is a consortium of over 30 universities, whose faculty and graduate students attend the lectures, seminars, workshops, and social events called the Dickens Universe each year in the first week of August at UC-Santa Cruz. This year the Universe is offering a new faculty/graduate student seminar to welcome participants whose schools are not currently members.