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'Love that Moves the Sun and Other Stars': Exploring the Virtues in Literature

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 12:15pm
Houston Baptist University

'Love that Moves the Sun and Other Stars': Exploring the Virtues in Literature
Southwest Region Conference on Christianity and Literature
Houston Baptist University, Houston TX
Sept. 20-21, 2013
We welcome both individual paper abstracts and session proposals relevant to the conference theme. Please send paper abstracts (no more than 200 words) and/or session proposals by April 1, 2013 to the Conference Chair, Dr. Holly Ordway, at hordway@hbu.edu.
Description of Conference:

Hemingway and the Chicago Renaissance--MLA 2014, Chicago (Deadline: March 1, 2013)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 11:00am
The Ernest Hemingway Society

Taking advantage of the Chicago location for the upcoming Modern Language Association Convention (January 9-12, 2014), we invite papers that explore Hemingway's relationship with the Chicago Renaissance. While Hemingway's direct interaction with prominent Chicago literary figures would not occur until later in the Renaissance, his proximity to Chicago while growing up and the knowledge of the city and its culture he gained during his early adult life make many of the figures and books associated with the Renaissance period, both early and late, viable options for contrast with Hemingway's development as a writer and his own literary production.

Neither Here Nor There, Yet Both: International Conference on the Luso-American Experience July 11-13, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 10:32am
Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon / Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, New University of Lisbon

The past decades have witnessed a significant emergence of new approaches to the heritage of Portuguese-speaking people and their descendants in North America, which includes the expression of varied Lusophone communities. The University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES) and the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) will host a conference in Lisbon, July 11-13, where we hope to stimulate the debate on Luso-American diasporic exchanges, with the worldwide participation of those who study, live, endure or enjoy such experiences – scholars, writers, readers, community workers and supporters.

Digital Frontiers 2012 (Sept 19-21, UNT) [April 30, deadline]

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 10:24am
Spencer Keralis, UNT Digital Scholarship Co-Operative

Call for Proposals: Digital Frontiers 2013
September 19-21, 2013
University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas Digital Scholarship Co-Operative and UNT Libraries invite proposals for Digital Frontiers 2013, a conference that brings together the users and builders of digital resources for research and education.

Digital libraries provide unprecedented access to materials, and this has dramatically expanded the possibilities of primary source research in the humanities and related fields.

[UPDATE] Deadline for Rebecca Harding Davis panels at ALA 1/18/2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 9:12am
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will organize two sessions at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 23-26, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

"How to Tell the Story?" - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 6-7 December 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 6:52am
Université Libre de Bruxelles (Philixte and Mondes Modernes Contemporains)

Interdisciplinary Conference: "How to Tell the Story? – On the Relating of History: Arts, Narration, and Cultural Memory"
Organized by Philixte and Mondes Modernes Contemporains Research centers.
Organizing Committee: Petra-James-Křivánková, Dorota Walczak, Kenneth Bertrams and Pieter Lagrou
Contact: Petra James-Křivánková (pkrivank@ulb.ac.be)

March 1 2013 Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies Call for Papers

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 4:02am
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

This CFP has been circulating for some time and now we are close to completion. The Call for Papers is pasted in; the actual list of entries to be filled ('headwords") follows, and is also available on the Facebook
page. Many thanks for your attention.

Call for Papers

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies


Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 10:33pm
University of South Florida

Call for Papers – Rhetoric Matters 3rd Edition

Rhetoric Matters is designed for use as an online textbook in first-year college and university composition programs. This third edition will take advantage of the multimodal features consistent with an ePub format. The editors seek submissions that address academic writing and critical thinking from a rhetorical perspective. In addition to chapters that explore processes associated with persuasive and well-researched academic writing, contributors should engage a student audience and include multimodal components (embedded images, videos, hyperlinks, etc.) to complement the text.

Beyond Blood and Treasure: Reconceptualizing War Debt

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 9:34pm
Proposed Panel for 2013 meeting of the American Studies Association

Beyond the familiar metrics of 'blood and treasure,' what does war cost? Contemporary American militarism is dominated by a fiduciary logic. The government establishes monetary values for lost limbs, injured brains, and disturbed psyches in assessing veterans' disability clams. In popular discourse and cultural production, veterans' sacrifices are figured as debts that every citizen owes. This sense of beholdenness may alternately inspire or inhibit anti-war protest or dissent. The notion of indebtedness generates particular forms of patriotism, and inflects practices of memorialization and remembrance.

Shakespeare in Global/Local Contexts

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 9:18pm
The Shakespeare Association of Korea

November 1-2, 2013
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

The Shakespeare Association of Korea invites papers exploring topics and issues of "Shakespeare in Global/Local Contexts" for its 2013 international conference to be held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its foundation. The conference aims to bring together scholars, actors, directors, and teachers of Shakespeare to discuss academic, theatrical, and pedagogical issues of Shakespeare in global/local contexts. Topics of discussion may include (but not restricted to):
Adaptation/ Appropriation
Performance/ Stage History and Reception/ Dramaturgy
Teaching Methods
Politics/ Religion/ Ethics
Feminism/ Postcolonialism

Surface/ Depth

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:29pm
Philament - The University of Sydney Journal of the Arts and Culture

Issue 19: Surface/Depth

'There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.'
- Friedrich Nietzsche

'The world thereby momentarily loses its depth and threatens to become a glossy skin, a stereoscopic illusion, a rush of filmic images without density. But is this now an terrifying or an exhilarating experience?''
- Fredric Jameson

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-career scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for a forthcoming issue on the theme of Surface/Depth. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Medieval History Seminar (October 10-13, 2013): deadline extended to 1 February 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 4:57pm
German Historical Institute London and German Historical Institute Washington, D.C.

The German Historical Institutes in London and Washington, D.C., are pleased to announce the eighth Medieval History Seminar, to be held in London, from October 10 to 13, 2013. The seminar is designed to bring together American, British and German Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. recipients (2011-2012) in medieval history for a weekend of scholarly discussion and collaboration. They will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers as well as to distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. Conveners for the 2013 seminar will be professors Michael Borgolte (Humboldt-Uni¬ver¬sität zu Berlin), Frank Rexroth (Universität Göttingen), Patrick J.

Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writers Award

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 3:17pm
Great Plains Writers' Conference, South Dakota State University

The Great Plains Writers' Conference, in cooperation with South Dakota State University's American Indian Studies Program and American Indian Education and Cultural Center, announces the inaugural competition for a new annual award to encourage tribal writers in the early phases of their writing careers and to honor those of extraordinary merit and promise.

The winner, judged by AIS and AIECC, will receive an award of $500 and be invited to read at the Great Plains Writers' Conference at SDSU March 24-26, 2013. This year's conference focuses on examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr.

WHO CAN SUBMIT: Writers from the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Minnesota who have not yet published a book of creative writing.