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[UPDATE] New Mappings of the Avant-gardes

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 8:28pm
Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Montevideana VIII: New Mappings of the Avant-gardes. Views from (or towards) Latin America.

Deadline for submissions: April 26th, 2013.

[UPDATE] Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities at SCMLA

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 8:19pm
South Central Modern Language Association

We invite proposals on the topic of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities for presentation at the 70th annual South Central Modern Language Association conference at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 3-5, 2013.

Please send abstracts of 500 words, your name and affiliation and a statement identifying any A/V needs to the session chair and secretary by March 31, 2013:
Carol Bunch Davis (davisc@tamug.edu)
Dustin Morrow (dustin_morrow@baylor.edu)

Abstracts on all topics are welcome and will receive full consideration, but we are particularly interested in receiving abstracts on interdisciplinary projects.

Cracking the Ivory Tower, Abstract deadline: May 1

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 5:40pm
University of Pittsburgh

The editors seek abstracts for essays sharing advice, unique stories or sage wisdom for graduate students at all levels. We are seeking to increase transparency and a community of support for graduate students. We welcome abstracts addressing personal experiences from graduate students at every stage in their academic career (i.e. first year, post Comprehensive exams, ABD, etc.). All humanities fields are welcome.

New book series established: Shakespeare and the Stage

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 12:06pm
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

New Book Series: Shakespeare and the Stage

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press has established a new Series on Shakespeare and the Stage, devoted to the publication of scholarly works on the theatrical dimensions of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Both individual studies and collections of previously unpublished essays are welcome.

The Series Editors are Peter Kanelos, Valparaiso University (peter.kanelos@valpo.edu) and Matthew Kozusko, Ursinus College (mkozusko@ursinus.edu). Proposals should be addressed directly to the editors.

Science and Fiction: Literary Darwinism MMLA Conference November 7-10, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 11:07am
Midwest Modern Language Association

The 55th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center from November 7-10, 2013.

I am seeking papers that explore the links between evolutionary psychology/biology and fiction. In what ways might evolutionary theory assist or hinder an understanding and analysis of fiction?
Papers might also examine fiction after Darwin.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief C.V. by May 31st to Kevin Swafford, swafford@bradley.edu

Chair: Kevin Swafford, Bradley University

[UPDATE] Submission Deadline Extended to May 1st. 'Love that Moves the Sun and Other Stars': Exploring the Virtues in Literature

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 3:32pm
Holly Ordway / Houston Baptist University

From the classical period to today, the virtues have served as a means of self-examination, a guide for self-reflection, a pattern for living a good life, and an inspiration for literary composition. For Christians, the virtues have the added dimension of being rooted in the revelation of God's character. This re-orientation of the understanding of virtue means that pursuing virtue can be a spiritual discipline as well as a form of witness.
Literature provides a powerful means of reflecting on what virtue is, how the expression of particular virtues shapes actions and character, and what a virtuous life looks like in various times, places, and cultures.

Northern Renaissance Seminar: Writing the Renaissance North, 22 June 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 8:43am
Sheffield Hallam University

This one-day symposium will focus on the ways in which the idea of the north was understood, imagined and represented in the writing of the early modern period. Recent work by critics such as Andrew Hadfield has shown that conceptions of the north inherited from classical understanding of the barbarian 'other' remained influential in the English Renaissance imagination, while persistent Catholic insubordination in Lancashire and Yorkshire and the accession to the throne of a Scottish king in 1603 meant that the north was ever present in the political consciousness of the period. We invite proposals for 20 minute papers that consider early modern literary or cultural engagements with the north, either as a geographical space or an intellectual concept.

SAMLA: Queered Africa

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 7:54am
Matthew Durkin/ Duquesne University

Sylvia Tamale's recent anthology "African Sexualities: A Reader" encompasses various critical and creative attitudes towards and questions regarding non-normative sexualities throughout Africa. Using Tamale's work as a heuristic, this panel will focus on "queer" sexualities within Africa and throughout the diaspora. Papers can focus on the development of navigating sexualities throughout the diaspora, the emergence of African LGBTI communities and their representation within literature, film, as well as other art forms, sexualities and nation states, the usage of queer theory within an African context, among other questions of sexualities and the diaspora. This panel is open to various art forms and their expressions of sexualities.

The Asian Conference on Film and Documentary 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 5:33am
The international Academic Forum (IAFOR)

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Second Annual Asian Conference on Film and Documentary 2013, to be held in Osaka, Japan, from 8-10 November 2013.

FilmAsia 2013 Conference Themes: