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Literary Identities: Kingdoms, Nations, Villages, Conference 3rd June 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 4:09pm
King's College, London

This year, we are taking the theme of Kingdoms, Nations and Villages to explore how literature has represented, interpreted and subverted identities. Recent research at Kings (such as the Leverhulme funded Commodities and Culture Network as well as comparative literary scholarship in the Menzies Centre) has suggested that this theme would provoke a timely inter-Collegiate, inter-period critical discussion and conversation.

Micro vs Macro Literatures in English: Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics of Distant Reading in Literatures, Cultures, Humanities

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 3:34pm
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)


"Micro versus Macro Literatures in English:
Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics of Distant Reading in Literatures, Cultures, Languages, and the Humanities"

Sookmyung Women's University
Seoul, Korea
November 7-9, 2013

For the details of the conference schedule and program, please refer to the website:

Conference Theme:

"Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective" conference open for registration

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 7:17am
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

The international conference "Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective," to be held at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 25-27, 2013, is now open for registration. Please register at the conference website:

The last day for registration is May 25, 2013.

The conference program and other information can also be found at the website.


Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 10:22am
Dr Alka Singh/Assistant Professor of English, Department of Humanities and Other Studies Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow LDA Scheme, Kanpur Road, Lucknow, UP, India Pin- 226012

Early societies had rigid roles for men and women with attributes, labeled as being masculine and feminine. Man was considered as provider of basic necessities for family, and woman as the child bearer and caretaker of home. Till recently women were accorded the role of the inferior sex and prized possession of man. The changes and flexibility in gender roles which are being evident today has its roots in the changing social structure.

The Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Charleston, SC (Nov. 14-17th)

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 9:19pm
The Society for Utopian Studies

"Freedom and Utopia"
38th Annual Meeting
Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
November 14-17, 2013

Scholars and artists are encouraged to present on the intersections between freedom and Utopia (but not exclusively). On this 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation we welcome papers that analyze the meaning of utopic freedom and the potential limits to that freedom. As the history surrounding the Proclamation suggests, utopian visions of freedom are often multi-vocal and conflicted. We thus encourage participants to explore the contradictions surrounding invocations of freedom on a variety of topics, from the earliest utopian visions to the speculations and yearnings of the 21st-century.

Journal of Jesuit Studies: Artistic Discourses of Liberation Theology (themed edition)

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 2:30pm
University of Salford, Greater Manchester

The idea of Liberation Theology continues to exert profound challenges - theological, ontological and theoretical - to the Catholic Church, long after the first context of its emergence and reception (the Cold War) and its first attempted censure and routing. At a time of global financial crises and the immiseration of previously comfortable stratas of Western nations, renewed imperial intrigues and grass-root insurrections in the Middle East, and the explosion of zones of the "Global South" in and around the citadels of the North, Liberation Theology holds out the promise of a direct acquaintance with the poor and oppressed of the new millennium.

[Update] Native North American Literatures (PAMLA 2013)

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 2:02pm
PAMLA 2013 (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

Native North American authors throughout colonial and U.S. histories present complex and distinct challenges to linear time. Considering how "growth" or "age" is complicated by indigenous epistemologies of temporality in Native North American texts illustrates alternatives to the performance of "growth." This panel will examine Native North American authored texts and characters that co-exist in past/present/future and how "growth" and "age" interacts with colonial, historicist time in ways that challenge or illustrate the problematic construction of "aging" for Native populations in North America.

[Reminder] English 1700 to Present (PAMLA Nov. 1-3)

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 1:00pm
Stephanie Harper / California State University, Northridge

This panel is a standing session at PAMLA and invites critical papers on any aspect of English literature since 1700.

Proposals of 500 words or less can be submitted via PAMLA's online submission process found here:

While I welcome potential presenters to email me regarding any questions they may have, please know that I cannot accept proposals via email. They must be processed through the online submission system.

Proposals are due April 15th.

DH SoCal Research Slam

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 12:57pm
DH SoCal

DH SoCal is a network dedicated to building community and collaboration amongst digital humanists in Southern California. On May 4, 2013 we are holding our first research slam at California State University, Northridge. This one-day event will be designed to showcase Digital Humanities work being done in California and to create opportunities for interaction between digital humanists from around the region.

Artistic Ireland, M/MLA, Nov 7-10, Milwaukee, WI

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 8:03am
Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)

From The Book of Kells to the seaside ditty in Ulysses to the Abbey Theatre's Countess Cathleen, Ireland boasts a history replete with visual and performing arts. The Irish Studies permanent section of the M/MLA is soliciting proposals for conference papers that use critical methodologies to analyze artworks that appear in Irish novels, poems, and cinema, as well as essays that examine Irish plays and music (traditional, classical, and choral) and their subsequent performances. We seek papers that analyze any genre or time period and presentations that include images, film clips and sound files will be prioritized.

Visions of Egypt: Literature and Culture from the Nineteenth Century to the Present, 6-7 September 2013, Hull, UK (CFP)

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 1:00am
Dr Catherine Wynne, University of Hull

Visions of Egypt: Literature and Culture from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
6-7 September 2013
Hull History Centre (6 September)
Staff House, University of Hull (7 September)

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Sahar El Mougy, Cairo University
Dr Joann Fletcher and Dr Stephen Buckley, University of York (to be confirmed)
Professor William Hughes, Bath Spa University
Professor Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck, University of London

Short Story at MMLA 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 1:27pm

This session welcomes critical papers on the short story for the annual MMLA convention. Proposals may be related to the conference theme of Art & Artifice, but it is not necessary.

Please send 250-word abstracts by May 31, 2013, to Katy L. Leedy, Marquette University,

The convention will be held November 7-10, 2013, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information, visit the conference website at

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:17pm
Black Camera

Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up devoted to a critical assessment of Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries to be published Fall 2014.

We seek essays on films by African filmmakers that challenge "absolute otherness" in postcoloniality. Consider, for example, films by Ousmane Sembène, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Merzak Allouache, Moufida Tlati, Joseph Gaï Ramaka, Jean-Marie Teno, Sylvestre Amoussou, Mahmoud Zemmouri, and Nadia El Fani.

[UPDATE] Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities (Submission deadline 16 April 2013)

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:58am
De Montfort Unversity

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.


Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 1:52am

Publication Type:print&Online
Language: English
Editors: Isabelle Grell & Shashi Bhusan Nayak
Theme: "Autofiction, memoir and life narrative"

The issue is open to all kinds of applied and theoretical papers on autofiction, memoir and life narrative.Contributions may be written in English and may vary in length from 3000 to 12000 words.Reviews should not be more than 1000 words.In addition to scholarly papers we invite contributions in the form of book reviews, calls for papers, announcements of conferences etc. All contributions must adhere to the MLA style sheet (7th Edition) with an abstract and key words.

Deadline for proposals: May 31, 2013.
Deadline for full-length texts: July 31, 2013.

Humor in the Digital Age -- SAMLA (11/8 - 11/10)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 4:45pm
Pete Kunze (Louisiana State University)

The American Humor Studies Association seeks papers for a panel, "Humor in the Digital Age," for the 2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference at the Marriott Atlanta from November 8-10. This panel will examine how the rise of new media (including social media, Web 2.0, and blogs) has created new contexts for the production, distribution, and exhibition of American humor. We welcome papers on humor and comedy as they are employed in viral videos, blogs or vlogs, web series like Smart Girls at the Party, webisodes, parodies, online participatory culture, memes, or remixes.

Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques Conference October 25-27

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 4:20pm
Young Professional and Graduate Conference Department of Religious Studies Rice University

"Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques" aims to create conversations on the impact of monstrosity and examples of the grotesque in discourse related to religion and the sacred.

Call for Submissions: Studies in Popular Coluture (Peer-reviewed Journal)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 3:35pm
Popular Culture Association in the South

Studies in Popular Culture, a journal of the Popular Culture Association of the South, publishes articles on popular culture however mediated: through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events—any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Its contributors from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Israel, Scotland, Spain, and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in comics, communications, film, games, graphics, literature, philosophy, religion, and television.

[UPDATE] The Lost Subject, 14th May, University of Dundee

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 2:58pm
University of Dundee

Tuesday 14th May 2013
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

'The Lost Subject' is the Second Annual Postgraduate Conference hosted by the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee. It aims to explore the diverse applications of the notion of 'The Lost Subject' in both academic and creative terms. 'Lost Subject' can refer to research or practice that is not yet fully accepted (a condition that most research is in at some point) or involves the study of lost or recovered material. This conference also welcomes discussion of the process of research and the material that is 'lost' in the shaping of one's work but which might lead to other avenues of enquiry or practice. Other approaches may include, but are not limited to:

CfP: Beyond the Cut-Up: William S. Burroughs and the Image

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 9:54am
The Photographers' Gallery


The Photographers' Gallery, London, Saturday 15 February 2014

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Professor Oliver Harris (Keele University)
Professor Allen Fisher (Manchester Metropolitan University)

William S. Burroughs's complex and provocative uses of the image challenge critical and theoretical orthodoxies. His works in writing, visual arts, cut-up and collage, painting, assemblage, photography, and in sonic arts, constantly return in multiple ways to a detailed and politically urgent enquiry into the nature and effects of the image, the word-as-image, and beyond.

Calls: Cross-Cultural Studies

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 9:43pm
Center for Cross-cultural Studies

Dear Colleagues,

I'm Dongho Pak, Editor-in-Chief of <>.

Cross-Cultural Studies is a refereed multi-disciplinary journal published by Center for Cross-Cultural Studies at Kyung Hee University, Korea.
Listed in Korea Citation Index, it seeks to provide a platform for publication of studies in the fields of cultural studies, language, and literature.
Our journal welcomes inquiries into a particular culture and language as well as contrastive and comparative studies across different cultures.
Cross-Cultural Studies invites submissions for its 2013 Fall edition.

- Submission Deadline: July 31, 2013.

Philament 2013 [UPDATE] Deadline extended May 31st 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:33pm
Philament: The University of Sydney Journal of the Arts

Issue 19: Surface/Depth

'There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.'
- Friedrich Nietzsche

'The world thereby momentarily loses its depth and threatens to become a glossy skin, a stereoscopic illusion, a rush of filmic images without density. But is this now an terrifying or an exhilarating experience?''
- Fredric Jameson

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-career scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for a forthcoming issue on the theme of Surface/Depth. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories edited collection

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 5:50pm
Editors: Amy L. Stone, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Trinity University Jaime Cantrell, Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, Louisiana State University

Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories
Call for Proposals, due May 1

Amy L. Stone, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Trinity University
Jaime Cantrell, Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, Louisiana State University

[UPDATE] Solo Performances On and Off the Page (PAMLA Conference, 11/1-3, 2013) Deadline: April 15, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 5:49pm
Cathy Irwin/University of La Verne

This panel examines how solo performances (on the page, stage, internet, etc.) examine Judith Butler's notion of precarious lives, that is the shared vulnerability, fear and insecurity of contemporary life. How are poets, actors, and citizens using solo performance to engage with urgent social issues and the precariousness of life?

CFP - 2nd Annual Marginalised Mainstream Conference: Fading and Emerging, 12-13 September 2013 [Deadline 17 May 2013]

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:15am
Marginalised Mainstream 2013

Keynote speakers include: Dr Kate Macdonald (Ghent University, Brussels) and Dr Nicola Humble (University of Roehampton, London)

There must be but one detective – that is, but one protagonist –
one deus ex machine.
~ S.S. Van Dine, Rule 9, 'Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories', 1928

[These] novels sense the potential to shift the focus away
from the established centre, toward minor characters ...
The more dynamic examples of assymetric characterisation
do not simply represent these minor characters but represent
characters becoming minor within a complex narrative system.
~ Alex Woloch, The One vs. the Many, 2003

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due April 15, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 8:20pm
PAMLA--Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

November 1-3, 2013, San Diego, CA


This special session welcomes submissions that deploy comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. This session is particularly intended for those papers that are not easily categorized within one specific ethnic subfield because the analysis attempts to read texts or artifacts across ethnicities in the service of a pan-ethnic American studies.