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[UPDATE] Hortulus Journal: March 1 Submission Deadline, Special Issue on Medieval Space and Place

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 2:57am
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
Special Call For Papers for Issue on Medieval Space and Place


The next issue of Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies will be published in May of 2012. This special issue will be devoted to representations and interpretations of spatial order, and place as a socially constructed category, in the art, chronicles, letters, literature, and music of the Middle Ages.

MSA 14 (Oct. 18-21, 2012)--Proposed Panel on Modernism and Psychology

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 8:50pm
Jen Spitzer and Meg Hammond / New York University

We are looking for a third contributor to round out a proposed panel on modernism and psychology for the 2012 Modernist Studies Association conference in Las Vegas. Papers for the panel will either explore the role(s) that psychological theories and practice played in the creation of modernist art or use recent psychology to illuminate some aspect of modernism. Although we are particularly interested in papers that treat schools of psychology other than Freudian psychoanalysis (such as behaviorism, social psychology, cognitive psychology, or self psychology), we also welcome papers that examine non-orthodox Freudian approaches. We especially hope to see proposals for papers on visual art, film, theater, or architecture.

Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:31pm
Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Shift welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students. Please see Submission and Style Guidelines for appropriate guidelines.

The committee welcomes submissions dealing with visual and material culture from any discipline. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, art and propaganda, patronage, gender and identity, spirituality and art, nationalisms and regionalisms, modernism and modernity, performance art, photography and film, perspectives in theory, methodology, and historiography, collection and representation, art and technology.

Child Protagonists in [German] Literature and Film

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:23pm
Women in German and Children's Literature Divisions, MLA

Call for Papers: Women in German (WiG) and Children's Literature Division of the MLA co-sponsored panel for the Modern Language Association Annual Conference (Boston, January 3-6, 2013)

Child Protagonists in [German] Literature and Film

Shakespeare and Performance [Update: January 31, 2012]

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:56pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:

[UPDATE] Velvet Light Trap Journal #71 CFP: The Archive Deadline Extended to Feb. 6th

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:52pm
Velvet Light Trap

CFP: The Archive

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #71: The Archive

From material to immaterial, the archive serves as an interface between past and future knowledge. In this relationship, the archive is both a method and a space of theory and politics. As the production and exchange of information continue to expand at exponential rates, understanding the role of the archive in the storage, accessibility, and legacy of this information becomes increasingly necessary. Already this call has joined the digital archives of inboxes, servers, and hard drives, underscoring the prevalence of archives in everyday life. The study of the production of knowledge necessitates an interrogation of the contemporary state of the archive.

SCSC Annual Meeting 2012 (Cincinnati, 15 April // 25-28 October)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 3:29pm
Donald J. Harreld / Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual papers and complete panels for its annual conference, to be held October 25-28, 2012, at the at the National Historic Landmark hotel, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, an Art Deco gem that opened in 1931 and is a located in the heart of downtown, near Fountain Square. Dubbed the Queen City by Longfellow, and Porkopolis by others, and located on the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati was an important link on the Underground Railway. It has two art museums, the Cincinnati and Taft, both with 15th-17th c. artworks.

Friendship as Praxis: Towards Community (Cultural and Otherwise)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 3:19pm
English Graduate Caucus of Simon Fraser University

If there is 'no friend', then how could I call you my friends, my friends? By what right? How could you take me seriously? If I call you my friends, my friends, if I call you, my friends, how dare I add, to you, that there is no friend?

- Jacques Derrida, The Politics of Friendship (1994)

From this day forth, I would like you all to report to me your findings on the magic of friendship when, and only when, you happen to discover them.

- Princess Celestia, My Little Pony (2011)

DASH Literary Journal 2012 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2012)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 1:02pm
DASH Literary Journal

Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2012 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less. Waste not, want not. Submit.

NB: DASH is a student-produced journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind, peer-reviewed (No favors for friends).

Boundaries (push at your own risk):

33 lines or fewer. Submit up to 5.

Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism:
 2012 words or fewer, double-spaced.
 Limit: 1 submission per category.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:53pm
Material Texts Network, Birkbeck College, University of London

Missing Texts
A Conference organised by the Material Texts Network at Birkbeck, University of London
Saturday June 2, 2012
Call for Papers

The Material Texts Network at Birkbeck convenes and encourages innovative work on the materiality of texts. We invite 300-word proposals, from scholars working in any period and discipline, on the theme of 'Missing Texts'. Papers might consider

Call for Papers: Urban Apocalypse, Urban Renaissance: Landscapes in Science Fiction and Fantasy, June 28th-July 1st, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:16pm
Science Fiction Research Association Abstracts due by April 23rd, 2012

Detroit is at once an apocalyptic city and a Renaissance city. Over the past ten years, Detroit has suffered immensely, especially during the economic downturn and the virtual demise of the auto industry. Its apocalyptic landscape of abandoned buildings, its negative image due to high crime rates, a recently impeached corrupt Mayor, Kwame Kilpartick, and the loss of close to 300,000 people in the last census have made it the symbol of a city with a hopeless future. However, there is hope as the so called Renaissance city of the 1970s may now be experiencing a true Renaissance.

Reflections / Refractions Graduate Conference

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:34am
University of Kansas Department of French and Italian

"Les miroirs feraient bien de réfléchir avant de renvoyer les images"
Jean Cocteau

"Shaping Policy, Changing Law" - Research Conference, The Law Society, London, Friday October 12, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:23am
The Law Society

The Law Society invites papers from academics for a conference on the relationship between academic research and policy development and law reform.

LJ Jackson's review of civil costs and the ensuing legislative process to enact his recommendations highlights the importance of, and necessity for, academics and their research in the development of policy and law reform. The requirement in the 2014 REF exercise to demonstrate the impact of research provides a strong impetus for the relationship between research and law reform and policy to be explored and invigorated.

This conference aims to provide a unique opportunity to do that by bringing together academics, parliamentarians, civil servants, judges and other users of research.