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[UPDATE] NeMLA - WGS cfp (09/30/13; 04/3-6/14)

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 9:23am
Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast Modern Language Association

NeMLA 2014 Convention
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 3-6, 2014
Women's and Gender Studies Caucus cfp
The following pre-approved panels welcome submissions. Please go to: http://nemla.org/convention/2014/cfp_womensstudies.html
for panel descriptions and contact information as well as for cfps cross-listed with WGS. Deadline for most submissions is Sept. 30, 2013
1. 'Wet Theory': Creative Writing as Lever in Feminist and Queer Criticism (Roundtable)
2. The Adolescent Girl in Early 20th Century American Women's Writing (Seminar)

Collaboration in the Academy (09/30/13; 04/3-6/14)

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 9:15am

Collaboration in the Academy (Roundtable)
This roundtable seeks to explore the nature, challenges and rewards of collaborative scholarship in the humanities and its place in the profession. Topics might include but are not limited to: co-editing; co-authoring; inter-/cross-disciplinary discussion groups; inter-/cross-disciplinary conference program planning; implications for collaboration of: technology; gender; status and hierarchy; authorial identity; voice; and other topics. Please address queries and/or proposals (250-500 words, and brief bio) to Rita Bode (rbode@trentu.ca). Deadline for proposals is Sept. 30th

Gender in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 5:38am
Catherine Baker

This call for papers seeks contributors to an edited volume (c. 80,000 words) on the gendered histories of eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union during the twentieth century, aimed primarily at an undergraduate/taught postgraduate readership. Drawing on current research into a broad range of societies and experiences within the scope of the volume, it aims to explore whether or how far the course of the twentieth century has made it possible to speak of a common history of gender in this part of the world.

Winter School "Transmedial Worlds in Convergent Media Culture"

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 3:33am
Jan-Noel Thon / University of Tuebingen, Germany

Call for Papers/Call for Participation

Transmedial Worlds in Convergent Media Culture

Winter School at the Graduate Academy
of the University of Tuebingen, Germany
February 24th to February 28th, 2014

Extended Deadline: Special Issue of the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 2:25am
Dr Rayna Denison, University of East Anglia

Many popular Japanese and Korean films are inspired by other forms of media. Sometimes these films offer high profile cross-cultural adaptations, for example when Japanese manga is used to produce live action South Korean films, as in the case of Oldboy (Oldeuboi, Park Chan Wook, 2003). At other times, films are just one link in loosely connected chains of transnational, transmedia networks, as with the now pan-Asian Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers, manga created by Yoko Kamio, 1992). Moreover, there is a long history of adaptations in Japanese and Korean filmmaking, from Akira Kurosawa's famous adaptations of Shakespeare plays to contemporary adaptations of song lyrics into films like Hanamizuki (Nobuhiro Doi, 2010).

Mia Couto: A Critical Companion (Abstracts - 1 November, 2013)

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 11:34pm
Dr Grant Hamilton & Dr David Huddart



Submissions are invited for an edited anthology of new (and extant) research on the work of Mozambican writer, Mia Couto.

The novelist, poet, and journalist Mia Couto is one of Africa's best-known writers. Born in Mozambique in 1957, Couto is today internationally acclaimed for the way in which his intoxicating writerly style crafts hallucinatory environments of thought and geography. The author of over twenty works of poetry and prose fiction – most recently "The Tuner of Silences" (Biblioasis, 2012) –, Mia Couto is read today as a significant voice in world literature.

'Victorian Transport' - AVSA Annual Conference (Hong Kong, 10-12 July 2014) - UPDATE

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 10:40pm
Australasian Victorian Studies Association

The Victorian Age is one of mobility and of transportation: goods, people and money were transported within Great Britain, across Europe, and to the far reaches of Empire. Ideas – whether economic, political, educational, religious or philosophical – were imported and exported. And far from being unemotional, the Victorians were also regularly 'transported' by emotions which doctors, scientists and psychologists tried to theorise.
This conference seeks to redefine the parameters of transport through inter-disciplinary approaches to material, metaphorical and metaphysical journeys during the Victorian era. Papers on global crossings are particularly welcome.

CFA - Belaboured Introductions: Critical Reflections on the Introductory Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Course

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 7:59pm
Melissa Autumn White, Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst, and Jennifer Musial

Call for Abstracts and Expressions of Interest for a Special Thematic Cluster of Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice

(PDF of call for abstracts can be downloaded at: http://bit.ly/1e5dmSH. Please share!)

Belaboured Introductions: Critical Reflections on the Introductory Course in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Co-editors: Melissa Autumn White, Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst and Jennifer Musial

Criticism is an act of love, and like writing it is the response to what has come before, to what is coming into being even now.

--Paul Bové, reflecting on Edward Said.

Gower and Science

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 5:05pm
The Gower Project

49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 8-11, 2014

The boundaries between science and the humanities as we perceive them now were less definitively drawn in the past; unlike modern science with its protocols and procedures, its laws and regulations, medieval science encouraged the intermingling of otherwise disparate categories of things, often to startling effect. This session seeks paper that re-examine Gower's experiments with alchemy and astronomy, re-launch his explorations into outer space (the macrocosm), study its effects on the human body (the microcosm), and note the poetic richness such excursions into new scientific knowledge provide.

250-word abstracts by 15 September, 2013.

CFP: Humanities and Technologies Association Annual Meeting (Nov 7 - 9, 2013)

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 1:28pm
Humanities and Technology Association


07 - 09 NOVEMBER 2013
The Humanities and Technology Association is an interdisciplinary scholarly society that explores the impact of technology on human life from a broad range of perspectives. We welcome papers that investigate the cultural interaction of the humanities, science, engineering, and technology.

Language, Culture and Sustainable Development

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 1:06pm
Department of Foreign Languages, University of Uyo, Nigeria

Language, Culture and Sustainable Development
A Festschrift for
Dorothy Ekaette MOTAZE

Well researched articles are invited from scholars interested in the celebration of an erudite academic –Professor Dorothy E. Motaze – for her enormous contributions in Foreign Languages learning and teaching in the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Uyo and in Nigeria in general.

Call for Submissions for Heron Tree September 1 through December 1

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 10:56am
Heron Tree: poetry online & bound annually

Heron Tree, http://herontree.com, is open to submissions from September 1 through December 1. Any submissions received outside this period will not be read.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome with timely notification of acceptance elsewhere. Work previously published online, electronically, or in print should not be submitted. Heron Tree does not publish translations, fiction, essays, or artwork at this time.

Supernatural Creatures: from Elf-Shot to Shrek (September 22-24, 2014)

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 7:48am
University of Lodz, Poland

The second Lodz Fantastic Literature Conference aims to bring together experts in folklore, medieval and early modern literature and culture as well as contemporary fantasy literature to explore the fascinating relationship between supernatural creatures and humankind. For centuries these creatures have been seen in both positive and negative light – sometimes as benevolent neighbours, many a time as dangerous folk to interfere with, at other times still as tricksters positioned outside of the traditional dichotomy of friend or foe.