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[UPDATE] Cognitive Approaches to Literature – PAMLA special session – Nov. 1-3 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 5:39pm
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Futures of Cognitive Approaches to Literature – PAMLA special session – Nov. 1-3 2013

This special session seeks submissions that employ and/or consider cognitive approaches to literature. In the past several years, literature has proved instrumental in furthering cognitive studies, and this session looks for papers that demonstrate reciprocity in the field of literary studies. Some questions papers might consider are: How do cognitive approaches to literature further literary studies? How is our understanding of literature enhanced by applying cognitive science? Are there limits to the application of cognitive science to literature? What is the future of cognitive approaches to literature?

World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2013)

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 3:43pm
Infonomics Society

The World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2013)
is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Tokyo Section.
The WorldCIS-2013 is an international forum dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of security on the Internet and Computer Networks. The inability to properly secure the Internet, computer networks, protecting the Internet against emerging threats and vulnerabilities, and sustaining privacy and trust has been a key focus of research. The WorldCIS aims to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry.

Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference (UPDATE)

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 2:46pm
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities/ California State University, Los Angeles


Note: Abstract deadline extended to April 3rd!

9TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 14, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Jose Muñoz, Professor of Performance Studies, New York University

[UPDATE] Social Networks in the Long Eighteenth Century: Clubs, Literary Salons, Textual Coteries

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 2:28pm
Ileana Baird, University of Virginia

The editor of this collection commissioned by Cambridge Scholars Publishing invites proposals for a volume of essays tentatively called Social Networks in the Long Eighteenth Century: Clubs, Literary Salons, Textual Coteries. The papers will address the networks of relations developed during the eighteenth century among groups with common literary, political, and moral concerns. The focus of this collection is twofold. On the one hand, it encourages explorations of literary clubs and salons, such as the Kit-Cat Club, the Scriblerians, the Hillarians, or the Bluestockings, which developed around issues of common concern, or around intellectual elites eager to promote their own ideological agenda.

Transnationalizing the Digital

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 1:28pm
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Digital media has created a counterspace in transnational feminism by creating virtual communities where solidarity can be forged and resisted. Benedict Anderson argues that a subject's sense of belonging in an "imagined community" is constitutive of nationalism, defined as national identity. These virtual cyber-spaces bring together divergent marginalized voices across the globe by recreating Anderson's imagined community. For cyberfeminists, the "imagination" that binds them is the notion of "home" or the same putative place of origin. As Ananda Mitra has pointed out, "since the original home is now inaccessible, the

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference Oct 10-12, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 1:24pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association--RMMLA

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association - RMMLA
Call for Papers Extended to APRIL 15, 2013!
Vancouver, Washington USA (Fly into Portland)
Convention Dates: October 10-12, 2013
Several panel chairs have requested extensions to allow for the submission of additional paper proposals and for members to pay their 2013 Membership Dues. To accommodate these needs, we are extending the Call for Papers to April 15, 2013. You can pay your taxes, pay your RMMLA membership dues, and submit a last-minute proposal the same day! There are 150 permanent sessions and 50 Special Topic Sessions in Languages, Literature, Pedgagy and Cultural Studies.

CFP World Literature (NEPCA) (6/01/13; Colchester, VT 10/25/13-10/26/13)

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 1:14pm
Lindsey Hanlon/ Northeast Popular/American Culture Association, World Literature area

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of World Literature for its fall conference to be held at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont on October 25-26, 2013.

Proposals are due June 1, 2013.

If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel of papers, please send a proposal of approximately 250 to 500 words and a one to two page CV to both of the program chairs AND the World Literature area chair at the following addresses:

Program chairs
Robert Niemi

Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman

PAMLA in San Diego, 1-3 Nov 2013/"The Orient in the Hispanic Wor(l)d"

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 11:41am
Alejandro Lee/Central Washington University

"The Orient in the Hispanic Wor(l)d"

This panel seeks to explore the cultural intersections of the Orient in the Hispanic world in literary, historical and/or visual texts. We welcome papers that examine these cultural crossroads in a variety of forms including, but not limited to, Asian Hispanic identities, (mis)representations, art, film, and theater.

Please submit your proposal at http://www.pamla.org/2013/. Proposals should not exceed 4000 characters (about 500 words) by 15 April 2013.

Idle/Stasis: Call for Prose, Poetry, Art--due June 1

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 10:50am
Transverse: A Comparative Studies Journal, Issue 13, University of Toronto

The twinned concepts of idle and stasis have recently been brought to the forefront of political conversations in Canada because of the Idle No More grassroots movement, which is one of the many manifestations of a protest culture encircling the globe. No longer silent in the face of the continuing effects of colonialism and its derivative hierarchical structures, indigenous populations and other citizens are registering their discontent, while fostering networks of solidarity.

[Update]: Panel on Postfeminism and Popular Culture @ Midwest Popular Culture Conference, St. Louis, MO, Oct. 11-13, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 2:16am
Melissa Miles McCarter

Papers on any aspect of postfeminism and popular culture requested for a panel at the Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference to be held Oct. 11-13, 2013 in St. Louis, MO.

According to Rosalind Gill (2007), "postfeminism is best thought of as a sensibility that characterises increasing numbers of films, television shows, adverts and other media products" and this sensibility is, "made up of a number of interrelated themes," including:

Secular Shakespears - Shakespeare 450 (April 21 - 27 2014 Paris, France)

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 9:36pm
Société française Shakespeare

The last decade has seen a return to religion in early modern studies. A previous generation of scholarship had sublimated questions of theology and religious identification in favor of the cultural studies "holy trinity" of race, class, and gender. However New Historicist criticism began to embrace and understand Renaissance texts through the lens of Reformation theological disputation and the religious environment in which individual texts were created. Shakespeare, the most towering figure of English Renaissance writing is no exception. As a case in point Stephen Greenblatt's popular biography of the author Will in the World spends ample time investigating the evidence for possible recusant sensibilities in that most English writer.