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CFP to Lights: The MESSA Journal, A Graduate Publication from the University of Chicago - Deadline 1/18/2013

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 6:40pm
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 is 5pm, Friday, January 18, 2013.

Please send submissions electronically to: uchicagomessalights@gmail.com

Crime Strikes in Suburbia: The Gothic Suburban Imagination in Post-World War II American Crime Writers

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 4:33pm
American Literature Association (Conference in May 2013)

This panel seeks to explore the presence of the suburban landscape in American crime fiction. Novelists of horror novels, such as Shirley Jackson and Richard Matheson, have been studied for the Gothic imagination in their suburban tales. However, this panel seeks to explore the reasons for and ramification of placing suburbia as the backdrop in a different genre: namely, crime novels from the 1950s onward. Some possible angles include: to what extent does suburbia become redefined in genre fiction? What place and purpose does suburbia hold for crime fiction writers of a chosen period? How do transgressions get configured in such a setting? I welcome submissions that explore these and other angles.

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2013

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 11:08am
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference
London Ontario October 16-19, 2013


Call for Panels, Roundtables, and Papers:

CFP: Fandom and Pedagogy (Collection)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:33am
Amylea Clemons

CFP: Fandom and Pedagogy (collection)

In Constance Penley's 1994 text NASA/TREK, she quotes an unnamed fanfiction writer turned professional author as stating, "Forget Breadloaf. Forget the Iowa Writers Workshop....fandom is the best writing workshop in the country."

Scholarly essays are sought for a potential collection on fandom studies and post-secondary pedagogy. All theoretical approaches welcome. Feminist approaches particularly wanted.

Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

Sylvia Townsend Warner: Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Prize 31/03/13

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 7:03am
The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society

The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society invites entries to the Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Competition, instituted to recognise the late Mary Jacobs' outstanding contribution to Warner studies.

The prize offered is £200 (GBP), publication of the winning entry in the Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society and one year's free membership of the Society.

IV Seminario EC3. Altmetrics y Unidades de Bibliometría

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 5:47am
Grupo de Investicación EC3. Evaluación de la Ciencia y la Comunicación Científica

El Seminario EC3 sobre Evaluación y Comunicación de la Ciencia (I Seminario, II Seminario, III Seminario) es un encuentro bienal que pretende servir como punto de encuentro a los investigadores y profesionales del área, mostrar las tendencias más recientes en la investigación sobre bibliometría y evaluación de la ciencia, a la vez que presentar el trabajo más reciente del grupo EC3. Asimismo pretendemos servir de interfaz entre la práctica científica y profesional intentando buscar una vertiente aplicada de las técnicas y herramientas bibliométricas.