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[UPDATE] Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 10:00pm
University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Cinephilia/Cinephobia: New Mediations of Desire and Disgust
University of Pittsburgh, November 9-11, 2012
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: September 5, 2012

Keynote by Christian Keathley, Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. Keathley is author of Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Trees (Indiana University Press, 2006), and currently at work on a book titled The Mystery of Otto Preminger, under contract with IU Press.

Andrew Marvell Society Sessions for the South-Central Renaissance Conference

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 8:49pm
The Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference

Creighton University will host Exploring the Renaissance 2013: An International Conference on March 21-23, 2013. The Andrew Marvell Society will be hosting sessions on a variety of topics concerning Marvell's poetry and prose, including a panel discussion on "Bermudas," featuring presentations by Joan Faust, George Klawitter, and Timothy Raylor. Other proposals for papers or for sessions are now invited.
Proposals are especially welcomed on the following topics:
• The dating of Marvell's poems
• Digitizing Marvell's works
• Marvell and Fairfax
• "The Rehearsal Transpros'd": Decorum, Butler, and Other Issues

[UPDATE] CFP (new deadline): Pop Culture and World Politics Conference (9/5; 9-11 Nov 2012)

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 8:06pm
Popular Culture and World Politics Conference


Pop Culture and World Politics v5.0
9-11 November 2012
Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Geneva, NY 14456 USA

Anne Elizabeth Moore, award-winning author, publisher, zinester and feminist activist
Reverend Billy, of the Church of Not Shopping
Elisa Kreisinger, pop culture pirate and feminist video remix artist
Legs McNeil (tentative), legendary author and rock music historian

"We All Declare For Liberty," Biennial Conference of the Southern American Studies Association (January 31-February 2, 2013)

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 8:01pm
Southern American Studies Association

Looking ahead to the sesquicentenary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Southern American Studies Association is honored to welcome distinguished historians ERIC FONER and TIYA MILES to Charleston as our plenary speakers. We've borrowed our quite broad theme from an observation President Lincoln made less than a year before his assassination: "We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing." We welcome a range of panel proposals and individual paper proposals that zero in on one or more of these three intertwined and still contested terms -- emancipation, liberty and freedom – placing them in a range of contexts reflecting the richness of American Studies.

CFP: Medieval Association of the Pacific, San Diego March 21-23; submissions due 10/15/2012

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 5:09pm
Medieval Association of the Pacific

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 2013 Medieval Association of the Pacific conference, hosted by the University of San Diego, in San Diego, CA on March 21-23, 2013. The Program Committee invites proposals for individual 20-minute papers in any area of medieval studies, as well as organized sessions of three 20-minute papers. All speakers must be fully-paid ("active") members of MAP in order to register for the conference. Our membership fees are modest and details can be found on the website.

Teaching How We Read Now (abstract due 9/4/12)

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 4:23pm
NeMLA Boston, March 21-24, 2013

Call for Papers

Teaching How We Read Now

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

The Age of Lovecraft: Cosmic Horror, Posthumanism, and Popular Culture

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 4:06pm
Carl Sederholm / Brigham Young University

Call for Proposals: The Age of Lovecraft: Cosmic Horror, Posthumanism, and Popular Culture

Editors: Carl Sederholm csederholm@byu.edu and Jeffrey Weinstock Jeffrey.Weinstock@cmich.edu

250 word proposals are sought for chapter contributions to an edited scholarly collection on H. P. Lovecraft and his place in 21st century literature, film, media, and popular culture.

Novel Experiments (ASECS Cleveland, 4-7 April 2013) Deadline 9/15/12

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 2:58pm
Stephanie Insley Hershinow, Rutgers Center for Cultural Analysis and Baruch College, CUNY

Samuel Johnson may have been wrong about the staying power of Tristram Shandy, but it is nevertheless clear that some of the eighteenth century's oddest works didn't "do long."

Romanticism's Flâneurs - NeMLA, Boston (deadline 9-30)

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 2:09pm
Kellie Donovan-Condron/Babson College

Following Benjamin, the flâneur is widely linked with urban spaces of the mid- and late-nineteenth century, but what of those who strolled the streets in the years just before and after the turn of the century? As industrialization began to transform major cities, did these earlier figures have a different relationship with flânerie than their later-century counterparts experienced in more commercialized spaces? Please email 250-500 word abstracts examining Romantic-era flâneurs to Kellie Donovan-Condron (kdonovancondron@babson.edu).

Living in Our World: Exploring the Truths in Our Community, A Youth-Led Conference,Toronto, Nov. 2 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 2:08pm
ACT for Youth, York University, Toronto Canada

Assets Coming Together (ACT) for Youth is
an alliance across sectors, disciplines, and
communities committed to positive youth
development in urban communities. As youth
involved with this initiative, we know how
critical our voices are to the research process,
and with our partners in ACT we are committed
to making research relevant and building our
The conference is a chance to explore and talk
about the ways that we can tell our own stories
about where we're from, what our lives are like,
and what organizations and policy-makers
should be doing to make things better. Our goal
is to equip our peers with the knowledge and

[UPDATE] Ecomasculinities (deadline extended)

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 12:56pm
Michael G. Cornelius / Wilson College

Call for papers


Editors: Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.
John Elia, Ph.D.
Larry T. Shillock, Ph.D.

A scholarly treatment of the issue of Ecomasculinities is currently being compiled.

Warscapes magazine call for writers, artists and reviewers

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 8:52am
Warscapes magazine

Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is being read in 170 countries! Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues. www.warscapes.com

Call for Submissions, American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 6:53am
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

Call for Papers

ABC Journal, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2012 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.