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War and Peace: Violence, Justice, Representation. Macomb, IL, November 9-10, 2012.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 6:51pm
English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University

War and Peace: Violence, Justice, Representation

The English Graduate Organization and Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invite submissions for our ninth annual conference. We are interested in how the humanities, social sciences, and sciences navigate and interpret the spaces of war and peace. We seek papers and panels that address any aspect of war or peace.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

CFP - Edited Collection - Critical Innovations: Reading and Writing Experimental Texts

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 6:20pm
Kristina Quynn (CSU) & Robin Silbergleid (MSU)

We seek essays for an edited collection on the topic of innovative criticism. Building on the work of the autobiographical or creative modes popularized in the late 1980s and early 1990s, this collection assembles essays that explore the alternative methods, approaches, and practices that experimental, innovative, alternative, minor, and/or avant-garde texts call for or require. As such, this collection acknowledges that the act of literary or cultural criticism is not neutral or distanced but is a personal and politicized practice that performs critical authority and expertise according to understood and agreed upon critical conventions.

Wreck, The UBC Grad Journal of Art History - Processes of Change: Translation, Metamorphosis, and Conversion -Deadline Oct 15/12

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 5:17pm
Wreck - The University of British Columbia Graduate Journal of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory

Call for Papers and Reviews
Wreck – University of British Columbia Graduate Journal of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, Volume 4 (2012)

Processes of Change: Translation, Metamorphosis, and Conversion

"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal." – Arthur Schopenhauer

Horror (Text, Media, Culture)

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 1:32pm
Popular Culture / American Culture Associations

(text, media, culture)


The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit proposals for papers or complete panels on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming, theory and culture for the 2013 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held in Washington, DC. The conference runs from 27 to 30 March, 2013.

Horror Co-Chairs:
Dr. James Iaccino, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Dr. Carl Sederholm, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Kristopher Woofter, Concordia University and Dawson College, Montréal, QC

The May Swenson Centenary Panel at NeMLA in Boston, March 21-24

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 12:20pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

The year 2013 marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of American poet May Swenson, who has been recognized as one of the greatest poets of the Twentieth-Century by critic Harold Bloom among other poets and scholars. In her lifetime, Swenson penned ten collections of poetry along with several plays and short stories, received artistic fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations, and served as chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1980 to 1989, the year she died.

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:51am
NEMLA 2013--Boston

This panel will explore the 'cognitive turn' in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W. Bush declared the 1990's the "decade of the brain," there has been a surge of cross-disciplinary work done at the site of cognitive studies, neuroscience and the humanities. For example, scholars such as Lisa Zunshine and Paul John Eakin have called for literary methodologies that account for cognition and perception in their analyses. Additionally, a growing number of fiction and non-fiction texts use cognitive studies and neuroscientific research to upend generic constraints, as well as challenge assumptions about how we construct, perceive, and describe the world and ourselves within it.

National Undergraduate Conference for Student Editors - FUSE - Nov 1st, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:47am
FUSE (Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors

Cabrini College will be hosting the first annual FUSE (Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors) conference on Cabrini's campus Thursday, November 1. If your school has a student magazine or literary publication, we invite you to bring students to what should prove to be a productive, informative, (and fun!) conference to compare notes on creating student literary publications.


REMINDER, NeMLA "Network Anxiety" panel abstracts DUE 9/30/12

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:16am
Jackie O'Dell

Since the early 1990's, the internet has increasingly influenced how cultural texts are read and disseminated. This media shift has transformed long-held notions of publicness, authority, and the archive. For media scholar Lisa Gitelman, media history is about nothing less than the 'experience of meaning' (18), an experience that the web has changed by 'eschew[ing] the punctual logic of more conventional public discourse' (144). This panel enters ongoing debates about the internet's influence on literature, critics, and their publics, exploring how new media's social network shapes fiction and the critical reading practices that make sense of it.

[UPDATE] Edited Collection on Digital Technology in the Literature Classroom

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:46am
Tim Hetland

This collection will be peer reviewed and published by Bedford/St. Martins in 2013.

With the growth of the digital humanities, alongside the general proliferation of information technologies in the public, there is a growing need and opportunity to find new ways of involving digital technologies and new media into the various ventures of the literature classroom, including but not limited to textual analysis, discussion, and projects. The overall aim of this collection, therefore, is to provide literature teachers with a repository of contextualized and theorized literature assignments and activities that involve the use of digital technologies.

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Writing by Degrees 2012: Creative Writing Graduate Conference

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:43am
Writing by Degrees

Call for Panels and Papers

Writing by Degrees 2012
October 19-20th, 2012
Binghamton, New York
The Bundy Museum

Keynote Speakers
Marie Howe
Christine Sneed

Writing by Degrees, the nation's oldest graduate-run creative writing conference, is now accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2012 event—a two-day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building at Binghamton's historic Bundy Museum.

British Association for American Studies 58th Annual Conference, 18-21 April 2013

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 7:14am
University of Exeter

British Association for American Studies
58th Annual Conference
18-21 April 2013
Hosted by the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter

Plenary Speakers

Paul Gilroy
Anthony Giddens Professor of Social Theory at the London School of Economics

Dolores Hayden
Professor of Architecture, Urbanism and American Studies at Yale University

Anders Stephanson
Andrew and Virginia Rudd Family Foundation Professor of History at Columbia University

The Five Senses in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures: Literature and Language

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 5:56am
University of Bern, Switzerland

The study of the historical and cultural formation of the senses has attracted increasing scholarly interest in recent years. We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers from medievalists and early modernists (in English literary and cultural studies or in linguistics). Topics may include but are not limited to
 sensory environments
 sensory metaphors
 sensory hierarchies
 sense impairments
 gender and the senses
Papers might explore
 how sensory experiences are expressed and ordered by language
 how literature grows out of and evokes sensory experiences
 how sensations were interpreted in the late medieval and early modern periods