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Circling Our Wagons: Reflections on Hip-Hop Landscape(s) Conference April 11-13 2014

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 10:02am
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

In Hip Hop Wars, Tricia Rose argues that, "Hip Hop has become a primary means by which we talk about race in the United States." Rose's insight delves into the historical evolution of the genre and the sociological progression of the movement called Hip Hop. More importantly, Rose's inquiry of Hip Hop admits that Hip Hop has become an important apparatus by which critics, scholars, and artists can engage and examine the American social, personal, public, and private landscapes.

[UPDATE] PAMLA 2013: Deadline EXTENDED - Autobiography and Fiction in American Women's Writing

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 5:19pm


Topic: Autobiography and Fiction in American Women's Writing

The SCSSAWW seeks papers for a panel on the intersections between autobiography and fiction in American women's writing. How might autobiographic or semi-autobiographic novels, from Harriet Wilson's Our Nig to Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, provide a space for various female writers to assert a voice within a dominant white, patriarchal culture? How do the formal conventions of the novel or the autobiography enhance or diminish the possibilities for this kind of agency? For what kinds of audiences?

BARNOLIPI Interdisciplinary Online Journal

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:20am
Reflection Mentoring Services

CALL FOR PAPERS - Thirteenth Issue of Online Journal BARNOLIPI (

BARNOLIPI is an Interdisciplinary International Research Journal

BARNOLIPI accepts articles from any academic discipline or field of study.

BARNOLIPI is an Open Access Peer Reviewed (Refereed) Interdisciplinary Journal (Indexed / listed on Websites of Reputed Universities / Organizations Worldwide), Students / Professors (from different Departments / Streams) of an Institution can access it freely to fulfill their academic need.

It accepts articles written in Bengali and English only.

Submit Articles by June 5, 2013.

[UPDATE] National Seminar on "Modernity and Indian Theatre", September 27 & 28, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 2:16am
Department of English, Gauhati University

'Modern' Indian theatre is fashioned by western as well as indigenous theatrical traditions. This theatre as we know it is also urban, having evolved from its early avatars in 19th century Bombay and Kolkata, to the multifaceted, national and postcolonial construct that it is today. Current ideas of the 'modern' and 'modernity' become more complex and throw up remarkably challenging questions when looked at through the prism of Indian theatre and theatre criticism. It is difficult to define 'modern' Indian theatre as a discipline with specific inbuilt notions of modernity that renders it significantly different from its earlier phases.

[UPDATE] New Narratives of Disaster and Crisis: Reflecting on 9/11in the Obama Era -- Proposals Due 5/31/2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 7:19pm
SAMLA Chairpersons

Chairpersons of the 2012-2014 SAMLA 9/11 and Literature special sessions seek high quality, previously unpublished submissions to supplement a strong collection of essays emerging from the 2012 and 2013 annual SAMLA conventions, entitled New Narratives of Disaster and Crisis: Reflecting on 9/11in the Obama Era. The aim of this collection is to open discussion on a new wave of cultural response to 9/11 and we invite scholarly essays (6,000-7,000 words) on topics relating to the newer representations and/or interpretations of 9/11, including both visual and literary texts. These representations have moved beyond the commemorative and heroic becoming increasingly reflexive and politicized.

Expression of Interest Marie Curie Action Fellowships – CIDEHUS (Portugal)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 9:26am
Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas, Sociedades of the University of Evora

Expression of Interest
Marie Curie Action Fellowships – CIDEHUS (Portugal)

The Call for Marie Curie Action Fellowships was launched a few weeks ago ( It is a great, international, and competitive contest, which gives an unique opportunity for researchers to move in a new country and develop their own project in cooperation with a local host centre.

Two- day Seminar on "Literature and Human Rights" on 7th & 8th August 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 4:40am
Department of English, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India

The Seminar tries to manifest the belief in the enormous power of literature to drive change, and in the author's moral duty to their readers, both social and artistic. Literature is a social enterprise which drives change and motivates people to take action. The Seminar attempts to persuade the readers to expand their understanding and knowledge on human rights topics and violations, thereby inviting them to take social action. Literature promotes values of human rights directly or indirectly. It aims to transform the impact of the reading experience into a motivation for social action.

Call for Submissions: Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:35pm
Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

Renascence is a scholarly journal published by Marquette University. We publish articles that explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning values – be it moral philosophy, theology, or spirituality. Articles can discuss literature of any literary period, though we do focus on literature of the English language. To submit, please send a 3,000 to 7,500 word article to

Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World (Sweden, 2-4 April 2014; proposals due by 15 September 2013)

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:01pm
Dalarna University, Sweden

Globalising processes have led, in recent decades, to critical re-evaluations of the ways in which 'culture' has traditionally been understood. Global capitalism, worldwide diffusion and popularisation of communication technologies, as well as increased mobility of people, information, and consumer goods, are some of the forces that account for a widespread intensification of cultural exchanges within and beyond the borders of the nation-state. In this context, past definitions of collective and individual identities as essentially monocultural are increasingly viewed as inadequate to describe the way people perceive themselves and the world they live in.

Being Non/Human - abstract deadline: Friday 2nd August

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 7:01am
King's College London

This is a call for papers from postgraduate students and early career researchers for a new interdisciplinary discussion group (starting in the upcoming academic year at King's College London) which focuses on the interactions between the human and nonhuman, discussing relevant articles and providing a forum for graduate students and staff to present papers.

[UPDATE] PAMLA 2013 (Nov. 1-3) - World Literature in Theory and in Practice - Extended Deadline: May 12

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 1:24am
William Arighi


Scholarly interest in world literature is on the rise, yet this endeavor has often taken place in academic writing and colloquia more than in teaching. This session will explore various ways to bring theories of world literature into classrooms and institutions that are necessarily limited in scope and scale. We hope to include questions regarding use of translations, pairing of texts, periodizing, genre, cultural and historical context, the literature classroom, and literary value (high/low). Pedagogical research is welcome, as are theoretical and exploratory papers on the topic of world literature pedagogy.

Please feel free to contact the organizer with any questions you might have.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Collection: Captivity / Writing / Unbound

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 2:33pm
Pat Cesarini and Becky McLaughlin / University of South Alabama

Proposals for papers are invited for a collection entitled Captivity / Writing / Unbound. We are particularly interested in papers that explore and extend the traditional boundaries of the study of captivity writing—such writing conceived generically, geographically, historically, or in disciplinary terms—and that do so through a triangulation of the three operant terms: Captivity, Writing, Unbound.

[UPDATE] CFP: Assembling Identities Postgraduate Conference

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 12:35pm
University of Glasgow

The 'Assembling Identities' conference (University of Glasgow, 23rd-24th May) is an international and cross-disciplinary conference focusing on how we understand identity and the process of identity formation.

We are pleased to announce that registration for 'Assembling Identities' is now open. The completed registration form (available on our website) should be returned to by the 5th of May 2013.

Contact and Connection: Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 2:44am
University of Warwick, Institute of Advanced Study

"Contact and Connection": Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium
Thursday 27th June 2013, University of Warwick

Keynote speakers:
Dr Cathy Waters (University of Kent) and Professor Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)

[UPDATE] Twentieth Century Studies Midwest PCA ACA St. Louis 11-13 October 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 9:13am
Midwest Popular Culture American Culture Association

Call for Papers
Twentieth-Century Studies
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

Friday – Sunday, October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree Hotel by Hilton

Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2013

Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to the following:

Uncommon Wealths: Riches and Realities - 15th Triennial Conference of EACLALS

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 3:31am
Conference Convenor: Helga Ramsey-Kurz

Innsbruck, Austria: 14-18 April 2014

Download CFP:

We welcome proposals for both papers and panels on any of these or other aspects of UNCOMMON WEALTHS until 31 August, 2013.

ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS of 20 minutes duration should be no longer than 250 words.

Extended Deadline: Reading Across and Between: Transnational and Trans-Indigenous Aesthetics

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:50pm
PAMLA 2013 San Diego, November 1-3, 2013

Reading Across and Between: Transnational and Trans-Indigenous Aesthetics

Recent innovations in the field of transnational and trans-indigenous studies have encouraged reading across or between political and geographic boundaries, languages, economies, cultures, spaces, places, and times. This session encourages submissions concerned with the analysis of the recent "transitive turn" in American Studies and Comparative Literary Studies, with an eye toward new developments in the field that focus on comparative indigenous aesthetics, literatures, and visual art practice.

Travelling Narratives: Modernity and the Spatial Imaginary (29 November - 1 December 2013)

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 11:15am
English Department, University of Zurich

International Symposium at the University of Zurich,
29 November – 1 December 2013

Cultures have always been in contact with as well as imagined spaces other than their own. Ever since the age of discovery, however, the relations, links
and ruptures between different spaces have played an increasingly significant
role in the cultural imaginary, taking on new urgency in today's world of ever
increasing mobility and global networks.

Second Chances, Final Glances: Media Afterlives

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:49am
University of Pittsburgh/ Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

University of Pittsburgh, October 18-19, 2013
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: June 14, 2013

If obsolescence is both a condition and consequence of media culture, how can we approach and articulate the relationship between oldness and newness, obsolescence and innovation, with regard to changes in cinematic form, technology, and scholarship? This conference reconsiders obsolescence as a strategic anachronism, focusing not only on technological formats but also on genres, critical approaches, and texts. To address the allure of the "now" which pervades approaches to everything from Blu-ray technology to Speculative Realism, we affirm the need to turn back in order to imagine what lies ahead.

CFP: "Publishing the Archive" for Archive Journal (Due: 6/3/2013)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 3:46pm
Korey Jackson / Archive Journal

Archive Journal is now accepting project and essay proposals for the "Archives, Remixed" section of its upcoming fourth issue, "Publishing the Archive." This issue will examine how technological developments—from discrete digitization projects and databases to linked data and APIs for extensible machine-readability—are changing how we produce and publish archives and archival research.

Teaching Global Shakespeares -- SAMLA 2013 Special Session

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 9:32pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

"Global Shakespeare" is a trendy topic in early modern scholarship, but how can we best translate it into effective teaching? What do "global" studies of Shakespeare offer a contemporary college student? What challenges does teaching Shakespeare in a global context pose for college educators, and how do we navigate them? This SAMLA special session will discuss these and other such questions. Papers might address pedagogy directly, or they might teach a given text (play, film etc.) or set of texts. Topics might include but are not limited to:

Building the Degree: The Potential and Pitfalls of Establishing a B.A. Program in English During Uncertain Times

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 8:02pm
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.

Public Engaging using the Digital - A Postgraduate Training Event for Arts/Humanities Students

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 12:31pm
The C21 Scholar

Monday 17 June 2013, University of Oxford

Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World

The event will include keynote addresses by:
• Professor Martin Weller (Open University) •
• Professor Sarah Churchwell (University of East Anglia) •

Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World is a one-day interactive training initiative for postgraduate students across the arts and humanities interested in public engagement and digital media. It aims to provide introductory training for postgraduate researchers in using the digital to create exciting means of disseminating academic research beyond the academy to achieve maximum impact, in other words, digital engagement.

[New Submission Deadline] Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities (29 April, 2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 3:43am
De Montfort University

This conference focuses on the influence of cultural 'legacies' within current humanities research. By highlighting the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, this interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which 'legacies' are created, restructured, perpetuated and even rejected. It will also question whether newer disciplines respond to cultural mythologies by establishing their own 'legacy' as a means of achieving academic authentication.