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Call for Papers: Luvah 1st Issue, deadline April 1st, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:46pm
Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination

Luvah is a quarterly journal of philosophy, theology, and literature which provides a space to reflect on modernity, tradition, and metaphysics.

Luvah is preparing to publish a new issue and is looking for strong sumbissions. Submissions may be either critical or creative. More information is available here: http://mimes.is.

Motley 2012: Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 6:01pm
Motley, An English Studies Journal for Diversity - Students of English Studies Association (SESA) at CSU, Fresno

"Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself."

–Margaret Atwood

The Students of English Studies Association (SESA) of California State University, Fresno, in collaboration with Rasquache, and the Chicano Writers and Artists Association (CWAA), announces its call for papers for the 2011-2012 publication of Motley.

We welcome papers related to the theme:

Diversity/Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture

Workshop on narrative systems

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 3:02pm
Narrative and Hypertext 2012/ To be held in conjunction with Hypertext 2012 in Milwaukee

This workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to bring together individuals from the humanities and science communities to share research and discuss state-of-the-art research on narrative from both a technical and aesthetic perspective.

Narrative is a prevalent form of information common in our entertainment, communication, and understanding of the world and its events. By building better models of narrative along with methods for generation, adaption, and presentation we enable narrative systems to become more effective but also improve our understanding of narrative structures.

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 2:05pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Columbus, OH, Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012

Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2012

The Indigenous Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due March 31, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 1:10pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)



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.

LUDUS: The Narrative of Games and the Art of Play, GLITS Interdiscipinary Research Conference, 22 June 2012 [30 April 2012]

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 11:24am
Goldsmiths College, University of London

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Grethe Mitchell (University of Lincoln)

The Latin word 'Ludus' (a play, a game, a pastime) embodies a semantic play of language that is suggestive of the importance of the concepts of play and games to cultural products. Ludus can also refer to a school for elementary instruction, 'Ludi' to public shows or spectacles. Latin poetry often explores and celebrates Ludus as the creative play of writing, as in Ludic verse.

Southeastern Renaissance Conference

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:27am
Southeastern Renaissance Conference

The Southeastern Renaissance Conference invites submissions for our 69th annual conference, which will be held on October 5-6, 2012, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance literature, art or culture. Please submit your full essay (20 minute reading time) by email attachment in either Word or a PDF file to Dr. Heather Hirschfeld, President of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, hhirschf@utk.edu by June 15, 2012.

Submission of your work to the Conference is also an automatic submission to Renaissance Papers, the journal of the Conference. Even those articles not accepted for delivery at the meeting will be considered for publication in the journal.

Special Issue of *Interdisciplinary Literary Studies* on Contemporary Jacobean Film (deadline: Nov. 1, 2012)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:20am
Elizabeth Kelley Bowman / Northern Illinois University

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)

We invite essays from interdisciplinary perspectives that respond (directly or otherwise) to Pascale Aebischer's discussion of the "preposterous contemporary Jacobean" in discussion of early modern source texts (ca. 1500-1800 – not, for this journal issue, limited to the Jacobean era).

Hawthorne Society--South Atlantic MLA (SAMLA) Nov. 9-11, 2012 (CFP deadline 30 May 2012)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 7:59am
Hawthorne Society

Title: Hawthorne and the Journey
Affiliation: Hawthorne Society

Abstract: Robin of "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" steps out of the boat on a moonlit night in a New England town, searching for his kinsman. In the House of Seven Gables, Phoebe emigrates to a new home. While Robin is unwelcome in the New England village, Phoebe eventually gains the love and trust of her friends and family. Many of Hawthorne's tales, like these, deal with travel, immigration, and exile. Hawthorne, himself, spent many years traveling both domestically and around the world. This panel seeks papers which focus on the conference theme of "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile." Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

One Day in the City: 15 June 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 7:16am
University College London

The UCL Festival of London and Literature: "One Day in the City"
15 June 2012


Mind and American Literature

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 6:08am
Camden House

Mind and American Literature

This series on Mind and American Literature offers a forum for the publication of scholarly work investigating connections between literary texts and interdisciplinary inquiry into the broadly defined concept of mind. Books in the series will take a fresh view of literature from any genre in the contexts of questions and considerations that have emerged from such fields as philosophy, psychology, biology, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. The series is committed to publishing fine writing, accessible to a wide range of educated readers.

Camden House is a subsidiary of Boydell & Brewer publishers.

"Shakespeare and Emotions", Perth (AU), 27-30 November 2012 (abstract deadline: June 1st)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 10:30pm
Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association


The 11th Biennial International Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association in collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

27–30 November 2012
The University of Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia


Keynote speakers include Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare's Globe London), Philippa Kelly (California Shakespeare Theater and UNSW), and Steven Mullaney (University of Michigan). Additional keynote speakers are to be announced.