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Arguing Religion in Early Modern England (MLA 2014)

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:39am
Melissa M. Caldwell

This panel will focus on the creative uses of various types of religious argument—satire, polemic, animadversion—their innovations, interplay, and relationship to humanism and print culture.

Please submit 250-word abstracts to mcaldwell@eiu.edu by March 10.

Edited Collection: After Marriage in the Long Eighteenth Century

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:02am
Prof Karl Leydecker and Dr Jenny DiPlacidi/ University of Kent

We invite contributions for an edited collection that examines the period of 'after marriage' in the long eighteenth century. It is the aim of this book to bring together a series of interdisciplinary essays from scholars in North America and the UK that explores representations of 'after marriage' (broadly conceived of to include after the marriage ceremony or after the end of the union) in the variety of cultural forms during this period. We welcome work that questions accepted definitions of marriage and married life to explore narratives of alternative experiences during or post matrimony.

Queer Youth

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 10:27am
Modern Language Association Annual Convention 2014

Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 2014

Queer Youth

This panel features scholarship focused on the intersections of childhood and queer identities in literature, popular culture, and film. I am especially interested in papers focused on the intersections of sentimentalism and representations of LGBT youth. Open to papers covering a diverse array of genres, time periods, geographical regions. Send 250 word abstracts
and 150 word bios to kproehl@clemson.edu. Due March 15th, 2013.

Special Themed Issue on The Spectral South

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 8:20am
Special Issue of The South Carolina Review: The Spectral South

Essay proposals are invited for a special themed issue of The South Carolina Review that examines the images of zombies, vampires, and other undead in the American South. We are particularly interested in how the narratives of these specters exorcise cultural guilt about slavery, fears of racial contamination, and the split personality of the state that once succeeded from the Union. We are also happy to consider contributions that take a broader view of what the "Spectral South" might mean. Possible topics might consider the following:

Call for Papers for volume 7, n° 1(13)/ 2014 ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies www.essachess.com Environment and

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:23am
ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

Call for Papers for volume 7, n° 1(13)/ 2014

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

Environment and communication

Pieter LEROY (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands) and Marie-Gabrielle SURAUD (CERTOP, Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse 3, France)

Balkan Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Music (MLA 2014; deadline March 15)

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 3:55am
Mihaela P. Harper, Program in Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas, Bilkent University

Is Balkan "always the other" (Zizek), and for whom? How have Balkan self-consciousness and/or image altered, if at all, since 2000? Please send an abstract of 250 words by March 15.

Possible topics include:

--figures of Balkan in contemporary national and transnational literatures and film

--new genres of music that evoke and transform traditional Balkan motifs

--interactions between Balkan nations and the EU

--current economic dimensions of the term "Balkanization"

--contemporary political parameters of the term "Balkan"

--traditional Balkan literary tropes returned to or recast

MLA 2014 Special Session: Vulnerability, Dependence, and Risk in Caribbean Literature

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 1:40am
Kristine A. Wilson

For this proposed special session, I welcome paper proposals that address the presidential theme, Vulnerable Times, as it relates to Caribbean literature.

How does 20th/21st century Caribbean literature grapple with political, economic, environmental, social, or affective vulnerabilities?

Submit abstracts (~200 words) and brief bio by 15 March 2013 to Kristine Wilson (wilson67@purdue.edu).

The 129th MLA Annual Convention will take place in Chicago from 9–12 January 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a proposed special session, contingent on final approval by the MLA committee (sometime after April 1).

Creative submissions are invited to upcoming issue of Yellow Medicine Review devoted to the Fairy-tale

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 7:08pm
Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought

Yellow Medicine Review is accepting poetry, fiction, and creative essays for its upcoming issue devoted to modern writers working in the myth/folktale genre. We are especially interested in multi-national submissions across marginalized cultures and ethnicities.

The full CFP can be found here:


UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; Summer 2013; Deadline 6/24/13

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:08pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; St. Mary's College; Rivendale Press

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century (1880-1914) dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2013 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle. UPSTAGE is indexed by the Modern Language Association.

Teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages and Literatures panel

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 5:56pm

Please consider submitting a proposal to the following panel at the upcoming RMMLA convention in Vancouver, WA in October 2013:
Session Title: Practical Approaches to Teaching LCTL (Less Commonly Taught Languages) and Literatures.*
Deadline March 1, 2013

Graphic Novel Panel for PAMLA (Nov. 1-3, 2013); Deadline: March 15, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 5:51pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are currently seeking proposals for papers to be presented as part of a standing session on the Graphic Novel at the 2013 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. The conference will take place November 1-3, 2013.

[UPDATE} Panel on "The Modernist Room,"* 29 Aug - 1 Sept, Brighton UK -- MSA conference

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 5:38pm
Modernist Studies Association

According to Frederic Jameson, the Modernist novel abandoned the panoramic cityscapes of the 19th century realist novel and devised "strategies of inwardness." As Brigitte Munier suggests, the early-20th century protagonist experienced the city "locked within his room, carried away by the cries of shopowners whom Flaubert and Nerval would have encountered walking down the street." The Modernist room, in these accounts, appears to function as a refuge from a confusing public terrain.