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7th Global Conference: Visual Literacies (November 2013: Athens, Greece)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 9:36am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference
Visual Literacies

Thursday 7th November 2013 – Saturday 9th November 2013
Athens, Greece

Call for Presentations
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in fields such as education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology, critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and vocation in which visual literacy plays a part.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

4th Global Conference: Making Sense of:Suffering (November 2013: Athens, Greece)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 8:08am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Making Sense of:Suffering

Sunday 10th November 2013 – Tuesday 12th November 2013
Athens, Greece

Call for Presentations
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore if, or to what extent, meaning can be found in suffering. During the course of living our lives, we are invariably forced to stop and question why we suffer – be it through illness, pain, loss, grief or the multitude of distressing circumstances which we encounter. Problems arise in a variety of contexts and due to a bewildering variety of conditions. And because our lives are constant streams of experience, the nature of suffering and consequently the "meaning" of such suffering continually varies and changes.

2nd Global Conference: Body Horror: Contagion, Mutation, Transformation (November 2013: Athens, Grrece)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 2:59am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Body Horror: Contagion, Mutation, Transformation

Friday 1st November 2013 – Sunday 3rd November 2013
Athens, Greece

Call for Presentations
The body. My body. This thing which is with me all day, every day, from my birth to my death. This flesh which is me. My intimate life-long friend.

In our day-to-day living we have no reason to question or to doubt our bodies. Until the bond of trust is shaken or broken. Something happens. To my body. Something inside: going wrong. A betrayal: a turning against: an unwelcome and unwanted change. From which there is no escape, no running away, nowhere to hide. This is happening to me.

Native American Literature Session at the South Central MLA Conference New Orleans 10/3/2013 - 10/5/2013

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 8:18pm
South Central MLA - submission deadline: March 31, 2013

South Central Modern Language Association is accepting 250-500 word abstract/proposals for its session on Native American Literature. Proposals are welcome on the full range of Native American literature and criticism.
Submit abstract by March 31, 2013 to Jamie Korsmo at

South Central Modern Language Association's 70th Annual Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana

October 3-5, 2013

Conference theme: "Masking and Unmasking the Subject"

Echi Oltremare: Italy and the Mediterranean... Interactions and Intersections, (June 14-15, 2013 Rome, ITALY)

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 6:25pm
New Echoes and Voices in Italian Studies

Comparative and interdisciplinary analyses pertinent to Italian and Diasporic Studies are welcome and may encompass literature, film studies, Italian-American studies, history, art history, philosophy, anthropology, music, political science, religion, gender studies, food studies, visual arts, architecture and urban studies, intercultural studies, and any other relevant discipline.

Possible topics may include but are not limited to the following:


Monday, March 25, 2013 - 4:26pm
Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog, a New York City-based media brand, welcomes
abstracts from seasoned scholars and graduate students for our Digital Books Division. Topics should represent cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship that engages popular culture and history, media and representation, music and identity, or politics and culture. These abstracts will be reviewed by our Digital Books team and accepted proposals may be turned into eBooks for a general audience.

All NON-FICTION proposals will be considered; however we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary, focused cultural commentary in the following realms:

2nd Global Conference: Sport (November 2013: Athens, Greece)

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 10:42am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference

Friday 1st November 2013 – Sunday 3rd November 2013
Athens, Greece

Call for Presentations
Who benefits from sport? The question in the modern world is complex, and demands inter-disciplinary approaches to its solution. Sport in modernity is an everyday part of leisure lives, an aspirational physical activity or something that gives people a sense of belonging through being sports fans. Sport can be a vehicle for social and economic development, yet the economic and political formations of globalisation and modernity bring the spectre of contracts, deals, profits and the pursuit of glory at the expense of everything good about sport.

2013 ELLAK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "Micro versus Macro Literatures in English" Seoul, Korea (Nov. 7-9, 2013)

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 8:57am
ELLAK (The English Language and Literature Association of Korea)


"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:

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

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 6:07am
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 Crossing the Bar: Public Engagement and Humanities Research

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 5:24am
Jo Taylor, Keele University

*Apologies for cross-posting*

Applications are invited from Humanities postgraduate and early career researchers to take part in this AHRC-funded initiative, which will explore practical methods of finding ways of engaging the public with your research – an increasingly important consideration for researchers entering an academic marketplace which expects research to create impact; you can find further information on the website:

Call for Papers: AULLA 2013: Worldmaking

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 4:35am
Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA)

The theme of the 37th Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) is 'Worldmaking'.

[UPDATE] Cognitive Approaches to Literature – PAMLA special session – Nov. 1-3 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 5:39pm
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Futures of Cognitive Approaches to Literature – PAMLA special session – Nov. 1-3 2013

This special session seeks submissions that employ and/or consider cognitive approaches to literature. In the past several years, literature has proved instrumental in furthering cognitive studies, and this session looks for papers that demonstrate reciprocity in the field of literary studies. Some questions papers might consider are: How do cognitive approaches to literature further literary studies? How is our understanding of literature enhanced by applying cognitive science? Are there limits to the application of cognitive science to literature? What is the future of cognitive approaches to literature?

Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference (UPDATE)

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 2:46pm
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities/ California State University, Los Angeles


Note: Abstract deadline extended to April 3rd!

9TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 14, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Jose Muñoz, Professor of Performance Studies, New York University

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference Oct 10-12, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 1:24pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association--RMMLA

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association - RMMLA
Call for Papers Extended to APRIL 15, 2013!
Vancouver, Washington USA (Fly into Portland)
Convention Dates: October 10-12, 2013
Several panel chairs have requested extensions to allow for the submission of additional paper proposals and for members to pay their 2013 Membership Dues. To accommodate these needs, we are extending the Call for Papers to April 15, 2013. You can pay your taxes, pay your RMMLA membership dues, and submit a last-minute proposal the same day! There are 150 permanent sessions and 50 Special Topic Sessions in Languages, Literature, Pedgagy and Cultural Studies.

PAMLA in San Diego, 1-3 Nov 2013/"The Orient in the Hispanic Wor(l)d"

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 11:41am
Alejandro Lee/Central Washington University

"The Orient in the Hispanic Wor(l)d"

This panel seeks to explore the cultural intersections of the Orient in the Hispanic world in literary, historical and/or visual texts. We welcome papers that examine these cultural crossroads in a variety of forms including, but not limited to, Asian Hispanic identities, (mis)representations, art, film, and theater.

Please submit your proposal at Proposals should not exceed 4000 characters (about 500 words) by 15 April 2013.

Idle/Stasis: Call for Prose, Poetry, Art--due June 1

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 10:50am
Transverse: A Comparative Studies Journal, Issue 13, University of Toronto

The twinned concepts of idle and stasis have recently been brought to the forefront of political conversations in Canada because of the Idle No More grassroots movement, which is one of the many manifestations of a protest culture encircling the globe. No longer silent in the face of the continuing effects of colonialism and its derivative hierarchical structures, indigenous populations and other citizens are registering their discontent, while fostering networks of solidarity.

[UPDATE] New Mappings of the Avant-gardes

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 8:28pm
Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Montevideana VIII: New Mappings of the Avant-gardes. Views from (or towards) Latin America.

Deadline for submissions: April 26th, 2013.

SAMLA: Queered Africa

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 7:54am
Matthew Durkin/ Duquesne University

Sylvia Tamale's recent anthology "African Sexualities: A Reader" encompasses various critical and creative attitudes towards and questions regarding non-normative sexualities throughout Africa. Using Tamale's work as a heuristic, this panel will focus on "queer" sexualities within Africa and throughout the diaspora. Papers can focus on the development of navigating sexualities throughout the diaspora, the emergence of African LGBTI communities and their representation within literature, film, as well as other art forms, sexualities and nation states, the usage of queer theory within an African context, among other questions of sexualities and the diaspora. This panel is open to various art forms and their expressions of sexualities.


Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 10:53am

Global Research Journal On Humanities And Social Science is an international peer-reviewed academic research journal, which has a interdisciplinary approaches. The journal serves as a forum for review, reflection and discussion informed by the results of recent and ongoing research in the field of Humanities and Social sciences. It adopts a broad-ranging view of Humanities and Social Sciences, graphing new questions and new research, and mapping the transformation of humanities and social sciences in the years to come. GRJHSS is interdisciplinary bringing together articles from a textual, philosophical, and social scientific background, as well as from cultural studies.

CFP: Bicycles / Bicycling in Literature and Culture, edited collection (proposals 8/1/13, essays 2/1/14)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 11:51pm
Jeremy Withers and Daniel Shea, Editors of Collection on Bicycles in Literature and Culture

The American author Charles Morley once said: "The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets." As Morley's quote suggests, many people have perceived an intimate connection between cycling and literature, and this edited collection aims to further reflect on that relationship between bicycles and art. We are seeking interdisciplinary essays from scholars interested in analyzing the role and significance of the bicycle in the novels, poems, short stories, plays, memoirs, films, television shows, songs (etc.) of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Essays on texts other than literature and mass media will be considered, so long as they are primarily still engaging in textual or literary analysis.