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The Limits of Responsibility: Histories, Species, Politics. Deadline for abstracts 28 Sept. 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 12:55am
Jenny Lawn / Massey University

The Limits of Responsibility: Histories, Species, Politics

Palmerston North, New Zealand
3-5 Dec. 2012

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Susannah Radstone (School of Arts and Digital Industries, University of East London)
Prof. Michael Belgrave (School of Humanities, Massey University)
Dr. Walescka Pino-Ojeda (NZ Centre for Latin American Studies, University of Auckland)

Uncovering the Irish Woman in 20th Century Literature-NeMLA @ Boston 3/21-24

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 10:33pm

This panel will explore what Eavan Boland has termed Irish women's 'adventure of powerlessness' in Irish fiction. Although many representations of women do appear to conform to Boland's bleak assessment, papers that critique this view are especially welcome. This panel is most interested in representations of Irish women living in both Ireland and abroad from the late Victorian period to the present. Please send a brief abstract to Elizabeth Foley O'Connor at elizabeth.oconnor@marist.edu.

CFP: Constructions of Landscape in American Literature Panel: NeMLA 2013 Boston, March 21-24 2013

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 9:59pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Much of the critical attention regarding what has been variously called environmental literature, literature of place, or nature writing has been directed recently at animal/human relations, the definition and problematization of the "natural," and the idea that nature writing, like nature itself, may be dead. This panel seeks to restore ecocritical attention to the artistic concept of landscape, with its multiple artistic meanings.

disClosure Journal Issue 22: Security

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 6:23pm
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory • Issue 22: Security

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 30th, 2012

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SECURITY as it is understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:

* Occupy/Resistance *Violence/Terror *Regimes/Governance
* Scale *Technology *Networks *Livelihood/Home *(in)Security *Geopolitics/Sovereignty *Empire *Boundaries *Citizenship and Migration *Commonwealth *Cosmopolitanism *Economy/Finance
*(trans)Nationalism *War and Trauma *Nationhood, Subjectivity,
and Personhood *Public(s) *Surveillance

CFP: "Parasocial Politics: Audience Readings of Cultural Politics in Pop Culture" 10-15-2012

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 5:48pm
Jason Zenor SUNY-Oswego

There is no doubt that people learn about politics from television. The popularity of cable news and satire suggest that people are often absorbing and dissecting political messages from these channels. But, other channels, media and texts will also discuss the important political issues of our time, even if it is not as overt. Ultimately, media consumers learn about, debate about, and decide on important political issues through their relationship with fictional media- just like we learn about debate political issues with our real life friends.

Journal of the Creative Imagination Seeking Papers for November Issue

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 4:46pm
Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination

We are seeking papers and poetry for the November issue of Luvah. Our journal was inspired by the work of Henry Corbin, Kathleen Raine, and Simone Weil. We are an interdisciplinary journal and accept articles from all fields, but our focus is on the intersections of religion and modernity and mysticism and literature. Our November issue is broadly themed around traditional thought (particularly Platonic metaphysics and alchemy) and its historically influence and possible solutions to a world in crisis.

The Great War: Centenary Perspectives, Special Topics Issue 2014

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 12:32pm
The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945 (Interdisciplinary Journal)

The editors of The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945, seek submissions for the next special topics issue of the journal (vol. 10) on "The Great War: Centenary Perspectives." Guest edited by Mark D. Larabee of the US Naval Academy, larabee@usna.edu, this issue will be published in fall 2014. Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2013. Of special interest are interdisciplinary articles on new developments in understanding literature, art, and culture of the First World War, produced by combatants or noncombatants and representing any nations and languages.

Call for Chapter Submissions – Ecocritical Approaches to Francophone Literatures, Edited Collection–Abstract Deadline 10-1-12

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 12:22pm
Marnie M. Sullivan / Mercyhurst University


Submissions are now being accepted for a new collection of works on ecocritical approaches to francophone literatures that explore perspectives of environmentality, examine ecologies rooted in the specificity of local place, and illuminate the aesthetic, cultural, and political characteristics of ecocritical approaches to the environment. Ecocritical scholarship that intersects with postcolonial studies, feminist theory, philosophy and ethics, environmental justice, regional studies, and other fields are welcome.

Edited by:
Douglas Boudreau , Mercyhurst University
Marnie Sullivan, Mercyhurst University


ICAF: International Comic Arts Forum, May 23-25, 2013

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 12:09pm
International Comic Arts Forum

ICAF, the International Comic Arts Forum, invites proposals for scholarly papers for its sixteenth annual meeting, to be held at the White Stag Building at the University of Oregon in Portland, from Thursday, May 23, through Saturday, May 25, 2013.

The deadline to submit proposals is November 9, 2012. (Scroll down for proposal guidelines and submission information.)


Friday, August 31, 2012 - 9:38am
Editors: Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)

Abstracts due Oct 1, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due December 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)
We are specifically seeking two proposals examining representations of race and ethnicity in the popular culture of the Great Recession. Bust Culture: The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television is under contract with Lexington Books with a scheduled 2013 publication date.