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Call for Reviews of Medieval-related Events or Items

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 4:53pm
Hortulus Journal

The general interest section of Hortulus is devoted to non-peer reviewed (but edited) columns on topics which relate to medieval studies but are not academic articles. Examples of such columns could include the following: reflections on a museum exhibit, a discussion of a medieval-focused television program, teaching medieval studies in the classroom, a recent play related to medieval studies, a recent conference, or other related topic. If you are interested in submitting a column for this section please send us an email with your idea or already written piece and we will be happy to discuss your submission.

International Conference on Welsh Studies

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 12:30pm
North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH)

International Conference on Welsh Studies

Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

23-25 July, 2014

Call for Papers

The NAASWCH Program Committee seeks diverse perspectives on all aspects of Wales and Welsh culture – as well as proposals focused on the Welsh in North America – from many disciplines, including history, literature, languages, art, social sciences, political science, philosophy, music, and religion. NAASWCH invites participation from academics, postgraduate/graduate students and independent scholars from North America, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Literature: NeMLA 2014, Deadline for abstracts September 30

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 11:36am

Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Literature: NeMLA 2014

This panel seeks papers that focus on contemporary female writers working in the tradition of fairy tale. Possible topics include fairy tale and the body; role of the fairy tale in memory and healing; authority and transgression; place of the fantastic in modernity; fairy tale as an alternative account of history; potential of the fantastic to disrupt, redefine, and subvert power structures; restructuring of language by the female storyteller. Please send 250-word abstracts and bios to Natalia Andrievskikh, nandrie1@binghamton.edu

Dwelling in Diaspora - ACLA 2014 - New York University (Deadline: November 1, 2013)

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 11:16am
Elizabeth Syrkin (University of Muenster), Khachig Tölölyan (Wesleyan University)

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
20-23 March 2014, New York University
Seminar title: Dwelling in Diaspora

Seminar Organizers: Elizabeth Syrkin (University of Muenster), Khachig Tölölyan (Wesleyan University)

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Speaking in Two Voices: Academics Parenting Children with Disabilities, NeMLA 2013, Harrisburg, 4/3-4/6

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 11:03am
Angela Ridinger-Dotterman, Suffolk County Community College

The growth of Disability Studies over the past two decades appears as an indication that academe is becoming more inclusive of those with disabilities. Scholarship increasingly focuses on the representation of various disabilities within literary texts, and more disability-centered texts are finding their way onto course syllabi. What does this mean for those of us who are both academics and parents of exceptional children?

ACLA 2014 (March 20-23, NYU) Capital And Aesthetic Forms: Mediating Totality Now (Deadline November 1st)

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 10:27am
American Comparative Literature Association

The seminar concerns how various artistic forms and media take up the problem of mediating totality today. Much contemporary literature, and aesthetic production more generally, draws our attention to the conceptual centrality of totality in the present. This seminar aims at understanding totality's historical forms of appearance alongside attempts, such as Lyotard's, to "wage war on totality" and "be witnesses to the unrepresentable." Asking, then, how we might historicize both the totalizing impulse within literature, art, or criticism and its critique without losing the distinction between non-identity and difference is crucial to the seminar's interest in specificity of media and forms.

[UPDATE] Bodies in Place: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (April 3-6 2014); Proposals due 9/30

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 9:59am
NEMLA 45th Annual Convention (Harrisburg PA, April 3-6))

This panel seeks a broad range of papers exploring how disability challenges normative constructions of the body-environment dyad. For example, how does disability-centered American literature negotiate the relationship between embodiment and emplacement? How might literature by people with disabilities contribute to a more inclusive ecocriticism? How might we re-examine 'canonical' American environmental literature through a disability studies lens? Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and brief bio to Matthew Cella at mjcella@ship.edu.

[Animals] CfP: Special Issue "Sustainable Animal Production"

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 9:43am

As leading scientists on the agricultural use of animals, we are needed to interpret the issues and propose mechanisms to effect the changes necessary to provide for futuristic relevance of agricultural animal use on the planet. We cannot simply justify the status quo to which we are undeniably linked. Critical thinking is required to address the urgent need to improve the sustainability of animal agriculture within the context of over-consumption of animal products in emerging and developed economies, health and welfare concerns at all levels of the agroecosystem, as well as increasing environmental impact.

Can Comics Be Poetry? (abstracts due: November 15)

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 8:35am
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference Dartmouth College February 28 – March 2, 2014

Comics scholars lament the problematic association of comics and fiction. Many of the most celebrated "graphic novels" are not novels at all but autobiographies. These "graphic narratives" make use of fictive literary devices, to be sure, but they also employ other devices of storytelling that are distinct from fiction. And yet, even that argument fails to address whether long-form comics can ever convey literary meaning without narrative.

What gets lost in some of the genre-squabbling over graphic novels is the extent to which comics can be poetry. This panel probes the possibilities of a lyric comics mode, a comics form that has more in line with poetry than narrative.

4th Global Conference: Femininities and Masculinites (May, 2014: Lisbon, Portugal)

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 8:06am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Femininities and Masculinities

Friday 2nd May – Sunday 4th May 2014
Lisbon, Portugal

Call For Presentations:

Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field of academic study on the issues of gender in its social and cultural contexts. Since its emergence from feminism, gender studies have become one of the most deliberated disciplines. The following project aims at an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and perspectives on the issues of femininities and masculinities in the 21st century. It invites ground-breaking research on a plethora of topics connected with gender, to propose an interdisciplinary view of the frontiers and to stake out new territories in the study of femininities and masculinities.

The Page: Visual and Material Literature (March 14-16, 2014)

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:48am
Graduate Students Association, Department of English, University of Ottawa

The Page: Visual and Material Literature
2014 Department of English Graduate Student Conference
University of Ottawa
14-16 March 2014