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[UPDATE] Aberrant Enlightenment Ecopoetics (abstracts due 9/1)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 3:56pm
Conference on Ecopoetics, UC Berkeley, Feb. 22-24, 2013

This panel explores ecopoetics in the long eighteenth century. The Age of Enlightenment tends to be cast as a time when natural-historical discourses attempted to order and categorize the natural world in its entirety. Conquest generated imperatives to reduce, collect, classify, and master the natural world; natural sciences, in turn, propelled conquest. As natural history shaded into anthropology at mid-century, theories of racial essence, in support of colonial projects, became more firm.

Call for Submissions - Edited Collection -- Fan Phenomena: Supernatural

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 3:44pm
Lynn Zubernis/West Chester University

Now accepting abstracts for consideration for the new Supernatural (Fan Phenomena) title from Intellect Press. This will be part of the series of Fan Phenomena books, which aim to explore and decode the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cultish phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film character/film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness.

CFP Stardom and Fandom SWTXPCA/ACA (11/16/12; 2/13-16/2013

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 3:34pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Join us for the 34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 13 – 16, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The theme of this year's conference is "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context." The Special Topics Area Chairs invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom.

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012.

Any and all topics will be considered, although we especially encourage proposals on:

[UPDATE] Gendered Labels, Gendered Actions (abstracts due Aug 31, 2012; conference Feb 21-23, 2013)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 2:45pm
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

Labels commonly used in gendered identity construction often imply stasis, yet these labels routinely make assumptions about active behaviors of the person(s) labeled. This panel will address the relationship between static labels and active behaviors within a gendered context. Topics may include but are not limited to:

* gendered labels and authenticity
* gendered labels and perceived time (stability vs stagnation)
* gendered labels that promote actions, actions that inspire gendered labels
* uses of and responses to gendered labels

Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to Matt Kernicky (mjkernic@marauder.millersville.edu) before August 31, 2012.

CFP-[ongoing] Journal of Urban Cultural Studies [new journal]

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 2:19pm
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

Call for Papers

The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is a new peer-reviewed publication cutting across both the humanities and the social sciences in order to better understand the culture(s) of cities. The journal is open to studies that deal with culture, urban spaces and forms of urbanized consciousness the world over.

visit the journal website here:

NeMLA (Boston Mar. 21-24, 2013): Intertextuality in Golden Age Spain

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 1:10pm
Gregory Baum / The University of Chicago

Renaissance texts, both in Spain and in Europe more generally, were deeply aware of their own relatedness. This panel seeks to explore what can be recuperated by granting these intertextual links a larger place in our account of literature in the Spanish Golden Age. Translations, adaptations, reprints, and sequels, among other things, all offer new insights into the way texts were read and understood. Studies of intersemiotic connections are also welcome. Please send 300 word abstracts by September 30, 2012, to Gregory Baum at glbaum@uchicago.edu.

Call for Proposals - New Essay Collection on Charles Chesnutt's Novels (11/1/12)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 1:09pm
D. Quentin Miller, Suffolk University

Critics have begun to reassess Chesnutt's legacy over the past two decades, but his novels, including those published posthumously, have not received the critical attention they deserve. I am proposing a new volume on Chesnutt's novels, with special attention paid to the truly neglected ones (*The Colonel's Dream* and the four posthumously published novels) as well as new approaches to the two novels that have been the subject of more critical work (*The Marrow of Tradition* and *The House Behind the Cedars*). 500-word abstracts and brief CVs due by November 1.

[UPDATE] Call for Conference and Film Festival Reports - Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 4 (Winter 2012)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:39am
Ian Murphy, Film Studies, University College Cork

The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek conference and film festival reports from doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers for Issue 4, to be published Winter 2012. Potential contributors are invited to submit a conference or film festival report, along with a short bibliography (in MLA style) and contact information to the editors by 1 October 2012. We particularly welcome reports on large annual Film Studies conferences such as NECS (21-23 June, New University of Lisbon), Screen (29 June-1 July, University of Glasgow) and Film-Philosophy (12-14 September, King's College, Queen Mary and Kingston University, London), as well as reports on national and international film festivals.

Mothering, Motherhood, and the Ideal of the Mother in Victorian Literature, NeMLA, Boston, March 21-24, 2013

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 9:07am
Kristin A. Le Veness, SUNY-Nassau Community College

This panel invites papers on Victorian motherhood: the literal figure and/or its literary incarnations. What is the evolution of this role, its ideals and their practicality? What is the intersection between literature and these concepts? Topics to consider include but are not limited to: philosophical constructs of motherhood, societal expectations and realities, idealizing the Victorian mother, radical motherhood, and literary mothering. Please email 250-500 word abstracts to Kristin.LeVeness@ncc.edu.

Gender and Medieval Studies Annual Conference: Gender in Material Culture

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 8:59am
Gender and Medieval Studies, Bath Spa University, UK

Proposals are invited for the annual Gender and Medieval Studies conference that will meet on the theme of 'Gender in Material Culture' at Bath Spa University (Corsham Court campus) from 4th to 6th January 2013.

The Conference will consider the gendered nature of social, religious and economic uses of 'things', exploring the way that objects and the material environment were produced, consumed and displayed in medieval culture. Papers will address questions of gender from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, embracing literature, history, art history, and archaeology. Plenary papers will be delivered by Prof. Catherine Karkov, University of Leeds and Dr Simon Yarrow, University of Birmingham.

Filming this Insubstantial Pageant: Medieval and Renaissance Drama on Film (Sept. 30)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 8:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers about film adaptations of medieval and Renaissance English drama, both in English-speaking countries and around the world. Papers might compare different adaptations of the same play, discuss problems associated with the notion of fidelity to text or of relocating a play in a different historical or cultural milieu, or consider the effectiveness for use in scholarly work or in the classroom. We seek investigation of continuities across disciplines: medieval/Renaissance, cinema studies/literature. What is at stake in these adaptations? What do these directors, writers, performers, and audiences bring to the table?

Mystery/Detective Proposals Due by 11/16 for Feb 13-16, 2013 Conference

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 7:25am
34th Annual SW/TX PCA ACA Conference Albuquerque, NM

Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
34th Southwest/Texas and American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM

This year's theme: "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Journal of Organic Systems

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 6:17am
Journal of Organic Systems

The Journal of Organic Systems invites new papers on any aspects of organic food, organic farming, organic forestry, organic floristry, and current food issues including GMOs, nanotechnology, urban agriculture, slow food, obesity and other food challenges.

The Journal of Organic Systems is a free, open access, peer reviewed academic journal.

Submissions to: editor@organic-systems.org

Guide to authors: http://www.organic-systems.org/authors.html

Science Fiction and Fantasy Area of PCA 27-30 March 2013

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:40pm
Popular Culture Association

One of the largest and most vibrant of the association, the Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF/F) Area invites proposals for its 2013 national conference. The goals of our area are (1) to share and support research, scholarship, and publication and (2) to mentor emerging scholars. As a result, we invite proposals from professors, independent scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates (with the guidance of a professor).

Submissions to Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, A University of Chicago Graduate Journal (5pm, October 5th, 2012)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:05pm
University of Chicago Middle Eastern Studies Students Association (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Deadline: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 5pm

Please send submissions electronically to: