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Allegory and Modernity (RSA April 2013; abstracts by June 11, 2012)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 5:27pm
Jason Crawford / Renaissance Society of America

There are good reasons for thinking of allegory as a peculiarly medieval form. For all their ancient antecedents, the practices of allegorical reading and allegorical writing do not fully emerge until the early centuries of the Christian era. And these practices, at their height, derive much of their strength from the institutions and intellectual formations of the medieval church: its sacramental economy, its logocentric creation theology, its cult of saints, its iconography of the body, its eschatological interpretations of history.

Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 3:56pm
University of South Dakota

Please note the new deadline: May 31!

The University of South Dakota's 2012 Biennial Women and Gender Research Conference invites submissions on the theme Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change.

Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on conflicts reflecting the ways in which individuals negotiate gender and agency across space and time. Conflicts may be personal, social, military, generational, familial, postcolonial, economic, psychological, or ethical; they may be the result of cultural, ethnic, racial, and religious expectations, rigidity of sex roles, war, inequality, colonization, or other factors.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 2:51pm
Grupo de Investigación Teoría y Retórica de la Ficción Universidad Complutense de Madrid

SESIÓN NO NUMERADA REVIEW of humanities and fiction audioviosual (ISSN 2173-5123) is a scientific journal that publishes original and unpublished quality whose subject is registered in the magazine's editorial line: studies linking movies and series TV with any of the humanities (literature, philosophy, history ...). It also publishes original translations of relevant articles, book reviews of interest to the field of audiovisual fiction and movie reviews, both published references or released in the year prior to the publication of each issue.
The periodicity of the review is annual, published the number for the current year in January. The publication languages are spanish and English.

Abstracts by 9/30 for NeMLA (3/21-24, 2013) roundtable on ideas for a national Big Read

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 2:12pm
Ben Railton

For those of us who care about making American literature more public, more connected to all Americans and their experiences, identities, and perspectives, the NEA's Big Read program represents a great model for such efforts. Since its pilot project in 2006, The Big Read has brought a number of great, complex, vital works of American literature to local communities and schools, getting lots of Americans reading and engaging with those works in the process. Yet the program is explicitly local, with different communities reading different books—there are both practical and philosophical arguments in support of that local element, but it does leave room for a more genuinely shared, national engagement with American literature.

Science Fiction & Food Politics, NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Abstract Deadline: Sept. 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 1:52pm

When it comes to food production and consumption, science fiction offers us contrasting visions of hope and horror. Sometimes, works in this genre paint utopian pictures of consumer choice and convenience; other times, the future of food looks quite bleak, with today's troubling trends (ex: Genetically Modified Organisms) extrapolated to worst-case scenarios. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract pertaining to the intersecting questions of science fiction (literature, television, and/or film) and food politics to Sean Murray, St. John's University, murrays@stjohns.edu.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Special Issue on "The B Film" for The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 1:37pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture

The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year under the auspices of the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University. The Projector is seeking research-based essays for a special double issue on the B feature or "low-budget" film, studio-produced or independently financed, in any genre or country of origin. A range of possible topics or approaches appears below. This proposed special issue will comprise our Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 issues.

Zombies: Walking, Eating & Performance / proposals 20 November 2012 / conference 13 April 2013

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 1:35pm
Roberta Mock / Plymouth University

Zombies: Walking, Eating & Performance
13 April 2013
hosted by the Theatre & Performance Department,
Plymouth University (UK)

The purpose of this one-day symposium is to explore, interrogate and celebrate zombies as a cultural phenomenon through the paradigms of performance, as well as models of performance through the quintessential zombie activities of eating and walking. It will examine the zombie as protagonist, performer, nomad, pilgrim, traveller, tourist, nightmare, underclass and demonstrator. Zombies: Walking, Eating and Performance will consider the derided and resilient figure of the zombie as metaphor and character; the zombie as vehicle for protest and for public self-expression.

Shakespeare's Blood (Abstracts Due September 30, 2012)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 1:22pm
NeMLA (Boston Mar. 21-24, 2013)

"Shakespeare's Blood"

Julius Caesar mocks his wife's ominous dream:
"She dreamt tonight she saw my statue,
Which like a fountain with a hundred spouts
did run pure blood: and many lusty Romans
Came smiling and did bathe their hands in it." (2.2.76-79)

This seminar will look at various representations of blood in Shakespeare's plays. From intense physical moments of bleeding on the stage, to abstract concerns around legitimacy and primogeniture, papers will focus on issues of humoral theory, embodiment, stage properties, and kinship.

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora! Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism NACCS TEJAS FOCO February 21-23, 2013

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:50pm

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora!
Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism
University of Texas—Pan American
Edinburg, Texas
February 21-23, 2013

Call for Proposals

Recent attacks on Chican@ and Ethnic Studies programs are reminders of the need for spaces to produce knowledge in, about, and for our communities. This conference provides an environment to encounter and engage recent work by those who situate their teaching, research, writing, creative activities, and advocacy on and beyond an academic campus. This call for proposals centers on the ways in which academic research, creative activities, and pedagogy can directly affect and become embedded in these communities.

Weird Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, and the Construction of the American Horror Canon [Update]

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:23pm
Dr. Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph

There is little doubt as to the importance that H.P. Lovecraft has played in the development of American horror. Additionally, the pulp magazine Weird Tales, which published much of Lovecraft's fiction, is also consistently recognized as a seminal publication for eerie and horrific texts. With these two givens in mind, we are actively looking for paper proposals that explore the way that Lovecraft and/or Weird Tales helped construct the American horror canon or the American horrific aesthetic. Papers will be presented at the College of St. Joseph's popular culture conference, held October 26-27th [we are hosting the conference in October to help break up the conference jam that happens over Winter and Spring recess].

Tarot at the 2013 PCA/ACA conference

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:19pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

I am looking for papers about all aspects of Tarot for the Tarot area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in Washington, 27-30 March 2013. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

—Tarot and art history
—Tarot and literature
—Tarot artists, writers, and readers
—Individual decks and their guidebooks
—Tarot as a motif in comics, literature, and film
—playing cards in art history

Participants should be prepared to present their work as scholarly research and/or for the benefit of an interested audience of academics. See the conference website for more information.

Writing Exile and Engendering Subjectivity in Modern French and Francophone Literature - SAMLA - November 9-11, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 11:45am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Graduate Students' Forum in French

In her 2004 novel Biographie de la faim, Amélie Nothomb describes her experience of exile as the child of a Belgian diplomat: "Jamais était le pays que j'habitais. C'était un pays sans retour. Je ne l'aimais pas…Les habitants de jamais n'ont pas d'espoir. La langue qu'ils parlent est la nostalgie. Leur monnaie est le temps qui passe: ils sont incapables d'en mettre de côté et leur vie se dilapide en direction d'un gouffre qui s'appelle la mort et qui est la capitale de leur pays" (67-68). In modern French literature of the periphery, many authors have detailed the complicated experience of developing subjectivity in the face of catastrophic exile like that of Nothomb.

Edited Collection: David Foster Wallace, for Critical Insight series, Salem Press (abstracts due August 15, 2012)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 11:23am
Mary Holland, SUNY New Paltz

The years since his death in September 2008 have seen an explosion of readerly, critical, and publishing interest in the work of David Foster Wallace. As his readership correspondingly broadens beyond the narrow band of postmodern scholars and metafiction fans who devoured and discussed his work in secluded circles ten years ago, demand also grows for analysis from diverse viewpoints and at all levels of Wallace, his work, his theories of fiction, and his impact on contemporary fiction.

Session on Canadian Literature -- MMLA

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 10:44am
Midwest Modern Language Association

This permanent section invites papers on any topic regarding Canadian Literature, but especially welcomes proposals addressing the conference theme of "debt," broadly understood.


Please send 250-word abstracts and CV by June 4 to Cynthia Wallace, cwalla3@luc.edu

Chair: Cynthia Wallace, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, cwalla3@luc.edu