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Lynn Nottage Anthology Deadline: 10/15/2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 10:35pm
Jocelyn L. Buckner (Chapman University) and Aimee Zygmonski (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Call for Papers: "Lynn Nottage Anthology"
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Editors: Jocelyn L. Buckner (Chapman University) and Aimee Zygmonski (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Contact Email: nottageanthology@gmail.com

NEMLA Panel, Allegory in Early Modern and Eighteenth-Century England, submissions due September 15th

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 10:16pm
Jason J. Gulya, Ph.D. student at Rutgers University

This panel will investigate the role of allegory in early modern and eighteenth-century England. Prospective panelists are invited to submit proposals about, but not limited to: the definition of allegory," in relation to closely related terms like typology, mythology, and metaphor; allegory's didactic function; attempts to write empirical allegories; the attack on allegory by Romantic writers. Please submit 500-word abstracts as a PDF document to Jason J. Gulya at jasongulya@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Representing Law in Ethnic American Literature (NeMLA 2014)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 5:37pm
New England Modern Language Association

This session will explore representations of law in twentieth century ethnic American fiction—for example, law and legal figures in Charles Chesnutt's The House Behind the Cedars, Louise Erdrich's deployment of crime novel conventions in The Roundhouse, etc. How do ethnic American writers deploy aspects of law in their works, and to what ends? How does the law define and codify particular groups as "races," and how do ethnic American writers complicate, subvert or deconstruct these legal modes of identification? In fiction, how is the law made to account for specific bodies and/or behaviors? And how do particular legal treatments differ from familial, communal, and societal interpretations of identities, bodies, behaviors etc.?

rePLAYCE:theCITY How does physical and social space change when the city is turned into a playground?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 3:41pm
trans4mator / Gessnerallee Zürich / Zurich University of the Arts

Interdisciplinary conference in Zurich (Theaterhaus Gessneralle, www.gessnerallee.ch) November 7 – 9 2013.

rePLAYCE:theCITY discusses different aspects of game and play in relation to our everyday life in the city in order to elucidate how games and play may change the way we understand, live in, read and experience cities.

CFP for Espionage and Popular Culture: James Bond, Espionage and Eurospy, Due November 1, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 1:18pm
Michele Brittany, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Area Chair for Espionage and Popular Culture

Call for Papers:
Espionage and Popular Culture: James Bond, Espionage and Eurospy
Title and Abstract Submission Deadline: November 1, 2013

35th Annual Southwest Popular /American Culture Association (SWPACA)
Conference Dates: February 19 - 22, 2014
Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM (505) 842-1234
Conference Website: http://southwestpca.org/

The Folklore of the Susquehanna River

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 1:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Please consider the following Call for Papers for this year's NeMLA conference in Harrisburg, PA:

The Folklore of the River
This panel will investigate the folklore of the Susquehanna River. Topics may include jokes, tales, foodways, festivals/celebrations, folk art, folk music, occupational folklore, urban legends, etc. While history and economy are clearly important aspects of river life, this panel is more concerned with cultural lifestyle and expression. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to James Reitter (james.reitter@dc.edu).
The Deadline is 9/30/13.

-James Reitter
Dominican College, Orangeburg NY

Call for Papers: Men's Studies 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, March 27-29 2014, Tacoma, Washington

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 11:46am
The American Men's Studies Association

This year's conference theme, "Considering Culture: Masculinities in International and Regional Contexts," and its location in the Pacific Northwest reflect the continued deepening of the critical study of men and masculinities within and across cultural boundaries. The Pacific Northwest has been home to indigenous peoples for millennia. In this spirit, we specifically invite proposals that address aspects of masculinities within and across indigenous communities. Additional proposals related to the theme might address regional, national, international, and cross-cultural masculinities. With this theme, AMSA hopes to focus the lens of men's studies on communities outside the bounds of mainstream discourse.

BOSS: Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies, First Issue

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 11:35am
BOSS: Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is a new open-access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen's immense body of work and remarkable musical career has inspired a recent outpouring of scholarly analysis. BOSS will create a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy. We seek to publish articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.

38th Annual PAC Conference: 27-29 March 2014, Ocean Creek Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 11:23am
The Philological Association of the Carolinas

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 10 December 2013.

We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.

Panel proposals must include a letter of justification along with the session title; brief abstracts in English of all proposed papers; and the names, email addresses, and institutional affiliation of all participants.

Postscript (pachome.org/wp) is the peer-reviewed journal of the organization, which publishes scholarly papers, provided contributors become PAC members.

Examining Assessment: Principles and Practices for Writing Classrooms and Programs

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 11:19am
North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing / North Carolina State University

The 2014 North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing invites you to explore the use of assessment within and across writing programs. As educators and scholars, assessment frequently features in our jobs and classrooms for a variety of purposes. In our classrooms we utilize formative and summative assessment to both enhance student learning as well as reflect on our own teaching practices and principles. We also aim to engage students in effective assessment of their own and others' work while modeling this behavior in our own teaching and scholarship. Outside of the classroom, our professional responsibilities concerning assessment include instructor reviews, student placement, and program assessment.

CFP: RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE (edited collection)--Call for Contributions

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 11:13am
Jim Daems, University of the Fraser Valley

Proposals are sought for an edited collection of critical essays on RuPaul's Drag Race. McFarland is expressing interest in the project.
RuPaul's Drag Race began on LogoTV and is about to begin its sixth season. The program has received a great deal of attention—being one of LogoTV's most popular programs—and has reached far beyond what many may have originally seen as its limited target audience. In doing so, it has become a cultural phenomena, prompting some television critics to assert that RuPaul's Drag Race is the best reality TV show.

Poems Invited for Dec. 2013 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 24th Issue

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 9:50am

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers. The poems (maximum 35 lines), essays, short stories, literary articles and reviews (maximum 2500 words) must be in English. Poems with a special layout should be sent by email as an attachment using Microsoft Word.

Haikus may also be submitted. (Maximum 10)

Esperanto Essays and Poems with English translations may also be submitted.

The matter sent for publication must be an original creation of the author. The plagiarised work should not be submitted. Your submission declares that the work is original, and your own.