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William Tyndale's Life and Works 28 February 2013

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:44pm
Susan M. Felch

The William Tyndale Project, which is preparing critical editions of Tyndale's theological writings in English to be published by Catholic University of America Press, invites 300-word abstracts on any aspect of Tyndale's life and writings for sessions at the 2013 Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in San Juan (24-27 October 2013) and the 2014 Renaissance Society of America conference in New York City (27-29 March 2014). Please send abstracts to Susan Felch (felch@calvin.edu) and Mark Rankin (rankinmc@jmu.edu) by 28 February 2013 for SCSC and by 1 May 2013 for RSA.

UPDATE: Adaptation (film, literature, new media)

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:33pm

Deadline Extended to Dec 7th.

As usual, papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered. If you're interested in novel to film adaptations, short story to television adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to blog adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of then kindly submit them!

Border/lands: An Interdisciplinary Ecocritical Conference

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:02pm
University of Idaho, Department of English (Graduate Students)

The Graduate Students in the Department of English at the University of Idaho invite submissions for an interdisciplinary conference focusing on ecocritical issues relating to boundaries and the body. The conference will take place April 13th, 2013 and will feature a roundtable discussion with Dr. Scott Slovic, Dr. Erin James, and Dr. Anna Banks. The discussion will address the state of contemporary ecocriticism.

Sherlock Holmes, Past and Present, 21 and 22 June 2013

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 8:09pm
Senate House, London

This conference offers a serious opportunity to bring together academics, enthusiasts, creative practitioners and popular writers in a shared discussion about the cultural legacy of Sherlock Holmes. The Strand Magazine and the Sherlock Holmes stories contribute one of the most enduring paradigms for the production and consumption of popular culture in the twentieth- and the twenty-first centuries. The stories precipitated a burgeoning fan culture including various kinds of participation, wiki and crowd-sourcing, fan-fiction, virtual realities and role-play gaming. All of these had existed before but they were solidified, magnified and united by Sherlockians and Holmesians in entirely new ways and on scales never seen before.

"Nature, Culture, and Gender in Hawthorne's Work." American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2013.

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 4:55pm

We welcome all interpretations of the topic "Nature, Culture, and Gender in Hawthorne's Work." Given the large number of proposals submitted to this topic for the MLA 2013 Hawthorne Society panel, the Society has chosen to offer the topic once more.

Send proposals of no more than 250 words by January 25th, 2012 to me at dgreven@mailbox.sc.edu. Please see the next paragraph for a fuller description.

Call for Papers: Wounds, Torture, and the Grotesque

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 4:09pm
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semi-annually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduate students on a number of themes, disciplines, subjects, and periods of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists. For the spring issue we are highly interested in reviews of books which fall under the current special topic.

[UPDATE]: "Medieval and Early Modern Disability," First Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, June 17-19, 2013

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 4:02pm
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University

This panel seeks most broadly to facilitate discussions regarding disability and various forms of corporeal and cognitive impairment in medieval and early modern Europe. Although research on medical aspects of disability is certainly welcome, we especially invite investigations that push the study of disability beyond the biological, exploring the political/legal, religious, literary, and social valences of the nonstandard body.

Shakespeare Next:A Reappraisal

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 3:51pm
Dr Sunita Sinha


"Shakespeare Next :A Reappraisal"

Respected Sir/Madam,
This is to invite papers for the upcoming anthology on-
" Shakespeare Next : A Reappraisal" to be edited by Dr. Sunita Sinha and published by Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi.

[UPDATE] REMINDER & EXTENSION: Chiasmi 2013, Cultural Materials / Material Culture

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:46pm
Chiasmi 2013: Cultural Materials / Material Culture, Harvard and Brown Universities, Italian Studies

We are pleased to announce the sixth joint Graduate Student Conference for Italian Studies, to be held on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:42pm
Southwest/Texas Popular/American Culture Association


The Visual Arts Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA seeks research in all aspects of visual art concerning the American experience, past and present. Relevant media may include photography, painting, drawing, graphic design, sculpture, mixed media works and installations, video, digital media, special collections, online collections, public art, maps, printmaking and lithography, and more.

Papers related to this year's theme of "popular/American culture(s) in a global context" are especially encouraged, as are papers related to our conference's home in the American West / Southwest.

Some topics may include, but are not limited to:

Lights: MESSA Journal

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:09pm
Middle Eastern Studies Student Association at the University of Chicago

Good afternoon,

The Middle Eastern Studies Students' Association at the University of Chicago would like to extend this opportunity to Master's students from all departments to submit pieces for its journal, Lights. The journal is currently taking submissions for the Winter quarter. The upcoming deadline is Friday, January 18, 2013.

CFP: Panel on Time to Degree for 2014 Modern Language Association Convention (Chicago, Jan. 9-12, 2014)

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:07pm
Heather Steffen / MLA Cmte. on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession

We are seeking papers that theorize or analyze the effects of pressure to decrease time to degree (often without reducing requirements) on Ph.D. students, their scholarship, their teaching, or the profession at large.

Rather than offering ways to decrease time to degree, we are hoping to begin a discussion about what it means to do so. To that end, theoretical and analytical explorations, as well as narratives, will be welcomed, but proposals to shorten time to degree are discouraged. We're interested in hearing from faculty, graduate students, directors of graduate studies, and administrators on this issue.