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Stowe Panel at ALA 2013 (May 23-26, Boston, MA; proposal deadline Jan 28, 2013)

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 1:54pm
Stowe Society

Stowe and Religion

In Oldtown Folks, Harriet Beecher Stowe famously complains that "woman's nature had never been consulted in theology." Yet, as the daughter, sister, and wife of clergymen, Stowe was herself steeped in the theology and religious practice of her day. Through her fiction, Stowe sometimes challenges the patriarchal leadership of the Christian Church and articulates an alternative vision of spiritual life that she figures simply as "the Religion of Christ."

Papers are sought on any aspect of religion, spirituality, or theology in the work of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Possible topics of exploration in Stowe's fiction include but are not limited to:

Sports Studies: American Studies Association Annual Meeting - Washington, DC, Nov. 21-24, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 1:46pm
ASA Sports Studies Caucus

The Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks panel proposals for the 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, November 21-24, 2013.

Possessing, as we do, a diversity in critical methodologies that is both inclusive and illuminating, the members of the Sports Studies caucus are dedicated to a consideration of sport that relates to issues of broader relevance: enriching and deepening connections between our work and the work of our not-so-sports-inclined colleagues. We seek proposals that examine the wider cultural resonances of sport even as they address the 2013 Annual Meeting theme: "Beyond the Logic of Debt, Toward an Ethics of Collective Dissent."

The Aesthetics of Austerity (University of California - Irvine) April 5, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 12:49pm
PhD Program in Visual Studies (University of California - Irvine)

The PhD program in Visual Studies at UC, Irvine invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference: The Aesthetics of Austerity.

Conference Date: April 5, 2013
Website: https://www.facebook.com/vsconference2013
Deadline: Abstracts of no more than 350 words are due January 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm to vsconference2013@gmail.com. Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length. Please include a one-page CV that demonstrates your research interests.


Monday, January 7, 2013 - 12:46pm
Chemnitz University of Technology

24th Annual GNEL/ASNEL Conference
Chemnitz University of Technology
09 – 11 May 2013
Convener: Prof. Dr. Cecile Sandten

Keynote Speakers:
AbdouMaliq Simone, Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
Amit Chaudhuri, Professor in Contemporary Literature, University of East Anglia
Husain M. Naqvi, award-winning author of the novel Home Boy, Karachi
Rolf J. Goebel, Professor of German, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Rhetoric Matters 3rd Edition

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 12:44pm
University of South Florida

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.

BAKEA Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies on History 9-11 Oct 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:00am

in collaboration with
Pamukkale University
invites you to the
3rd International
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies
9-11 October 2013
Gaziantep, Turkey

The BAKEA Symposium is a biennial symposium organized by Pamukkale University. This year it will be organized jointly by Pamukkale and Gaziantep Universities and hosted by Gaziantep University.

BAKEA welcomes papers and panel proposals from researchers in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures

[Update] Tourism, Heritage, Identities (01/25/2013; ALA 05/23-26/2013)

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 9:11am
Lucas Tromly / American Literature Association

[Update] Tourism, Heritage, Identities (01/25/2013; ALA 05/23-26/2013)

Papers are invited for a proposed panel at the 2013 meeting of the American Literature Association in Boston (23-26 May, 2013).

I seek papers that explore heritage tourism, or tourism motivated by the desire to recover a lost cultural identity, either the traveler's own or that of another group. I welcome papers that deal with non-fiction travel writing, fiction, film, poetry, or theory.

Relevant issues may include:

Heritage and objectification: museums, photographs, souvenirs, etc.

Heritage and the touristic gaze

The usable or invented past

Globalization, diaspora, long-distance nationalism

Sleep(less) Beds

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 5:55am
The Luminary (Postgraduate Journal), Lancaster University

Sleep(less) Beds: Awakening, Journey, Movement, Stasis

Representations and meanings of the bed / bedroom space in history, the arts, society, culture, philosophy

This call for papers asks you to examine the bed / bed space / sleep / sleeplessness across media and the arts; across societies and eras. What are the functions, rules, morals, design, meanings given to 'the bed'?

Jane Martin National Poetry Prize 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 5:39am
Girton College, University of Cambridge

The Jane Martin National Poetry opens for 2013, open to all UK residents who are 18 and over. The competition, now in its third year, will be judged by a panel of eminent poets including Gillian Beer and Caroline Bergvall. The winner will receive £1000 and an opportunity to read at a high profile poetry event.
For further information and how to enter see our website www.girton.cam.ac.uk/news/599-jane-martin-poetry-prize-opens-for-2013