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[UPDATE] William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA 2013, May 23 – 26

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 9:33pm
William Dean Howells Society

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 2013 American Literature Association conference in Boston on May 23 – 26.

Deadline: January 7, 2013

Panel 1: The Short Howells

We are looking for papers that examine Howells's shorter works, including his literary criticism, poems, short stories, plays, travel writings, occasional pieces, and reviews. Though rightfully lauded for his novels, Howells was a remarkably sustained and prolific writer across genres throughout his career: how might his shorter works engage with typical articulations of his aesthetics and interests? Who is Howells the poet, the playwright, the letter-writer, the eulogist? Which works deserve more attention?

Scriptorum Oratorium Omnium: Fifth Annual Student Conference February 23-24, 2013, California State University, Long Beach

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 6:23pm
Medieval and Reanaissance Student Association

The Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association (MaRSA) at CSULB is seeking proposals for individual papers and group panels from graduate and exceptional undergraduate students in all disciplines for its Fourth Annual Student Conference. Proposals should be sent as presentation abstracts of 250 words or less. Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length, allowing an additional 5-10 minutes for discussion and questions.

Call for Panel Discussion and Workshop Proposals for SCCC's 6th Annual Creative Writing Festival

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 3:32pm
Sarah Kain Gutowski/Suffolk County Community College

The English Departments of the Grant, Ammerman, and Eastern campuses at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island will be holding the Sixth Annual Creative Writing Festival from Monday, April 22-Saturday, April 27.

The Festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging week of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events, culminating in an all-day Conference on Saturday.

To this end, the SCCC Creative Writing Festival Committee seeks proposals from interested writers, faculty, and graduate students of the following nature:

Pride and Prejudice: Celebrating 200 years of Jane Austen's best-loved novel, 6/21-23/13, Cambridge, UK. Deadline 12/7/12

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 2:36pm
Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge

2013 marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice', one of the best-loved English novels of all time. Our conference will celebrate two hundred years of 'Pride and Prejudice' by uniting the past with the present, considering Austen's favourite novel in both its original historical context and through the lens of the numerous screen adaptations and literary spin-offs the book has subsequently inspired. For full details of the current programme, please visit our website at:

Modern Language Studies

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 2:05pm
Randy Robertson

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2012 issue.

I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at robertson@susqu.edu.

VISAWUS 2013 Conference Theme: Victorian Modernities

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 1:22pm
Jeff Franklin, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Colorado Denver

Conference Dates: Nov. 14-16, 2013

Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Portland City Center, Portland, Oregon

VISAWUS 2013 explores the Victorians' enthusiasm and apprehension regarding modern progress and innovation. We encourage papers across all disciplines, including (but not restricted to) art history, literature, gender, history of science, history, material culture, political science, performance, life writings, journalism, photography, popular culture, and economics.

Locating Gender in Modern Jewish Literature (ACLA, 4-7 April 2013)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 12:40pm
Melissa Weininger (Rice University), Efrat Bloom (University of Michigan)

With its turn away from religion and towards secular, Western culture, modernity upended many of the boundaries that have traditionally organized Jewish life, confounding private and public, home and study house, feminine and masculine. Modern Jewish writers contended with gender identities as these were implicated in a reordered social and cultural world and in the changing roles and expectations for Jewish women. Literature continually (re)constructed female subjectivities and at the same time has been constructed by them, making women as writers, subjects, and objects of representation central to the project of Jewish modernity.

Pulp Studies Area, PCA/ACA

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:48am
Popular Culture Association National Conference

Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference
Washington, DC
March 27-30 2013

"All Pulp" Journal Issue

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:41am
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture

The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture is seeking submissions of articles for an "all-pulp" issue. This issue will be co-edited by the journal's editor, Toni-Johnson Woods, and Justin Everett, area chair for Pulp Studies for the Popular Culture Association.

Our aim is to produce a truly international publication, and so we encourage articles that explore pulp in every nation! We are not limiting "pulp" to the American magazine tradition, but wish to include the pulp traditions of countries outside the U.S. which may include paperbacks, comics, and other forms as appropriate to that country's tradition. Please include as many images as is appropriate to your article.

Topographies of Popular Culture (25-26 Oct 2013; deadline 15 Mar.)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:20am
University of Tampere, Finland

From the venues of rock festivals and theme parks to the back alleys of Gotham City, popular culture contributes to collective perceptions of spatiality and recreates powerful imaginary topographies. Topographies of Popular Culture offers a forum for multidisciplinary discussions of popular culture and space in contemporary American, European and Russian contexts. The conference seeks to explore representations of space as constructed in popular literary and visual genres and digital culture. We invite presentations that examine how space and various popular genres are mutually constitutive in producing "popular" places (physical, social, and imagined) in the cultural and geographical settings of the USA, Europe, and Russia.

Call for Paper - Infopreneurship Jouranl (IJ) - Information Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 5:32am

Infopreneurship Journal (IJ) publishes original papers of high quality, documenting fresh grounds being explored, new methodologies being employed, conceptual discoveries being made, or innovative experiments being attempted in infopreneurship field.

Please consider the Aim and Scope of journal to send your related manuscripts.