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Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 11:43am
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Check the website,, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us

Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit a the third issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

[UPDATE] Irish Gothic Conference 5-6 December, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 9:35am
Università degli Studi di Perugia / Università per Stranieri di Perugia

Confirmed Speakers:

• Professor W. J. McCormack (Former Professor of Literary History at Goldsmiths College, University of London)
• Dr Laura Pelaschiar (Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Università di Trieste)
• Dr Derek Hand (Senior Lecturer in English, Saint' Patrick's College, Dublin City University)

CFP: Aloha at Risk: Education in Hawaii (Edited Collection)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 8:51am
Interstitial Press

Since the release of "A Nation At Risk" in 1983, public education has been subjected to increased scrutiny from political officials, parents, and concerned citizens. In recent years, such scrutiny has given way to calls for comprehensive education reform. Both the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and Race to the Top program, respectively inaugurated under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, focus on increasing standards for public schools throughout the United States, while more local initiatives like private school voucher systems and parent "trigger" laws attempt to increase learning opportunities for children by maximizing parental choice and administrative participation.

(Re)thinking Global Connectedness: Critical Perspectives on Globalization

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 2:24am
Texas A&M University at Qatar, Liberal Arts Program

Proposals Due: 15 September 2013
Conference Dates: 26-28 January 2014
Location: Doha, Qatar

The Liberal Arts Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for its Second Annual Liberal Arts International Conference. Following the success of last year's Ethical Engagement with Globalization, Citizenship, and Multiculturalism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, this second annual conference will explore the impacts of globalization from a variety of disciplinary lenses.

Special Issue on Contemporary Drama [July 15, 2013]

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 12:41am
Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies

Special Issue on Contemporary Drama

In the past twenty years Irish society has experienced a range of cultural, political and, centrally, financial upheaval. To what extent has Irish theatre responded to these tumultuous events? How far have traditional forms and subjects maintained their position? Or have experiment and innovation become the new distinguishing features? The guest editors of this special issue of Breac, Lindsay Haney and Shaun Richards, invite submissions addressing any aspect of recent Irish drama. In keeping with Breac's interdisciplinary goals and digital form, we encourage submissions informed by any approach to drama and theatre and rendered as conventional essays or works in any audio or visual medium.

SAMLA Special Session on Creating or Expanding a BA Program in English During Uncertain Times (June 20th- Abstract Deadline)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 9:05pm
SAMLA Special Session- November 8-10, Atlanta

This panel invites participants from any college or university where there is an interest in building a B.A. in English or establishing a new programmatic track within the discipline. Participants need not be at any particular point in the process, and we hope to incorporate a diverse array of experiences and viewpoints. In other words, participants may only be thinking about the possibility of creating a program or they might be on the other side of the process. This panel will also consider what types of programs should/need to be created to meet the changing needs of students in the 21st century. We hope that this session will produce a vibrant dialogue that will serve as a bridge to future cooperation.

Call for Papers - Patents for Humanity Special Issue - August 23 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 3:08pm
Diana Vergara/ Technology and Innovation - Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors

In recognition of the USPTO's Patents for Humanity program, Technology and Innovation - Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, will be publishing a special issue highlighting influential humanitarian technologies, including the innovation and imagination seen in the Patents for Humanity contest submissions.

To this end, T&I is soliciting abstracts for articles or commentaries on humanitarian patents. We hope that all finalists of the Patents for Humanity contest will consider contributing to the issue.

International Journal of Welsh Writing in English (deadline September 2013)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:39am
Dr Alyce von Rothkirch / Swansea University

International Journal for Welsh Writing in English

Call for Papers

The International Journal of Welsh Writing in English invites submissions for a special issue on the theme 'Literary Topographies: Place, spatiality, cartography and Welsh Writing in English.

Guest Editors: Kirsti Bohata & Matthew Jarvis.

Re-Examining Opacity in the Caribbean Context

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:30am
NeMLA 2014 Conference

Call for Papers

Re-Examining Opacity in the Caribbean Context

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

Representations of Gender and Sexuality in John Dos Passos's Writing

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:43pm
John Dos Passos Society

Like his modernist contemporaries, John Dos Passos engages themes of gender and sexuality. But unlike many of his contemporaries, his works may allow for relatively progressive readings of gender relations, understandings and representations of homosexuality, media-centered representations of the sexualized body, etc. Such progressivism may be due to his inherently activist stance during his writing career. However, merely writing during the first half of the 20th century may dictate a certain amount of problematic representation.

Poetics of Resistance: Women between Aesthetics and Politics

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 11:49am
Nevine EL Nossery, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Call for Papers

Poetics of Resistance: Women between Aesthetics and Politics

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

The Monstrous

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 3:06am
Arena Romanistica - Journal of Romance Studies

ARENA ROMANISTICA. JOURNAL OF ROMANCE STUDIES - a print academic journal published by the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen - announces a call for paper on the topic of the "monstrous", a term that could be applied in a range of contexts and fields.

As we know, the word monster --and its versions in French (monstre), Italian (mostro), Spanish (monstruo), and Portuguese (monstro)-- comes from the Latin word monstrare, which means to show. On the other hand the word monstrum, from monere (to warn), makes of the monster a sign of caution, a reminder of the dangers and threats that lurk around us.

Partition Literature - Papers invited for Journal - Global Journal of English Language and Literature - India

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 1:55pm
Global Journal of English Language and Literature


Papers are invited for the Volume 1, Issue 3 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in July 2013. The forthcoming issue will be a themed issue on Partition Literature.The journal features densely theoretical and analytical writings that focus on various aspects of English Studies which address/approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines. Accepted papers will be published after peer-review process. This is an online electronic journal and there will be no hard copy of the issues. There are no publication fees or handling charges. The last date for submission is June 5th, 2013.

Littérature et anachronisme, NeMLA, Harrisburg, PE, April 3-6, 2014 (deadline September 30)

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 7:07pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Littérature et anachronisme

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

Ce panel cherche à mettre à profit dans le champ de l'histoire littéraire francophone la critique récente de la version téléologique de l'histoire. Usant du rapprochement et de l'anachronisme, la pensée glissantienne offre un modèle pour une telle tentative. Quels autres paysages littéraires et culturels émergent d'un tel déplacement épistémologique ? Merci d'envoyer les propositions de communication accompagnées d'une courte description biographique à

SAMLA 85 Call for Papers. Deadline June 1, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 6:43pm
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Transnationalizing the Digital
Digital media has created a counterspace in transnational feminism by creating virtual communities where solidarity can be forged and resisted. Benedict Anderson argues that a subject's sense of belonging in an "imagined community" is constitutive of nationalism, defined as national identity. These virtual cyber-spaces bring together divergent marginalized voices across the globe by recreating Anderson's imagined community. For cyberfeminists, the "imagination" that binds them is the notion of "home" or the same putative place of origin. As Ananda Mitra has pointed out, "since the original home is now inaccessible, the

[UPDATE]"Past Tense, Future Tensions" SCLA Conference Oct. 18-19, 2013 (abstract deadline extended)

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 11:30am
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstracts due 6/1/13.

The tenuous relationship between the past, present, and future complicates the practice of creating as well as translating time in imaginary works. Grammatically, tense marks more than temporality; it also highlights degrees of being that remain unreachable or forever distant. At the 2013 SCLA conference we will examine what it means to stage the past and direct the future in our literary and artistic texts. Whether anachronistic, politicized, or asynchronous, tense marks the uneasy space where recollection and projection meet.

ReFocus: Announcing a New Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:32am
Edinburgh University Press

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press will launch a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY Graduate Center, Liberal Studies) and Gary D. Rhodes (Queens University, Belfast), each book in the series will focus on an overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition.

[UPDATE] CFP Four Nations Fiction: Women and the Novel 1780-1830 - Deadline Extended

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 10:44am
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

In Blackwood's Magazine in September 1819, John Wilson reflected on the towering fame of three contemporary women poets in the following terms: 'Scotland has her Baillie – Ireland her Tighe – England her Hemans.' The work of these women in fact represents all four parts of Britain in 1819, but who would replace them if fiction was the focus, rather than poetry?

Intersecting Gender - 22nd - 23rd November 2013, Queen's University Belfast

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 5:26am
Sibéal Postgraduate Gender and Feminist Studies Network

The idea of intersectionality in the field of feminist and gender studies has increasingly been used to facilitate deeper understandings of contemporary gendered identity and experience. Intersectionality in this usage seeks to speak to the coinciding of gender with other biological, social and cultural categories of personal identity and/or oppression, but also to the intersections which can be observed between gender and other apparently "gender-neutral" areas and experiences.

Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 5:11am
University of Sheffield

Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic

Edited by Robert McKay & John Miller (University of Sheffield, UK)

The window blind blew back with the wind that rushed in, and in the aperture of the broken panes there was the head of a great, gaunt gray wolf (Bram Stoker, Dracula)

[UPDATE] MMLA 2013 Special Session: Irony and Authenticity in Contemporary Artistic Production

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 2:19am
Janessa Toro/ University of Missouri/ New Deadline: June 1

Is there room for earnestness and authenticity in contemporary media? In accordance with the 2013 Midwest Modern Language Association conference theme of "Art & Artifice", This panel explores the intersection of authenticity and irony in literature, film, music, and other media. While stable irony depends upon fixed meanings intended to elicit specific interpretations from an audience, contemporary theories of language, identity, and community emphasize the ultimate contingency and instability of meaning. Thus, the possibility for irony is thrown into question; is irony impossible, or is irony all-pervasive? Likewise, is any form of authenticity or earnestness possible in artistic production?

Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 11:52pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

"Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place"

In keeping with the special focus of SAMLA 85, we welcome papers that focus on the ways Irish identity, space, and memory are shaped through conventionally understood literary genres (poetry, fiction, drama, memoir) as well as work from related fields, including but not limited to art, critical theory, folklore, and film studies. This panel seeks to address recent trends in scholarship and the ways Irish identity (systemic or individual) and space are constructed and defined. By June 1, 2013, please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Sarah Dyne, Georgia State University, at

"Containers" Graduate Sudent Conference in NYC, October 18th & 19th

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 7:48pm
Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory, Stony Brook University

Call for Papers
4th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Stony Brook University, The State University of New York
Cultural Analysis and Theory Department

Stony Brook Manhattan
October 18th & 19th, 2013