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[UPDATE] Charles Olson and Influence, 12/15/2012; ALA 5/23-26/2013

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 3:24pm
Gary Grieve-Carlson / The Charles Olson Society

Charles Olson's influence on avant-garde poetry began in the 1950s with the publication of "Projective Verse," the first volumes of "The Maximus Poems," and Don Allne's "The New American Poetry." One thinks of Creeley, Dorn, Duncan, Baraka, Ginsberg, Eshleman, Howe, Waldman, and others who have acknowledged that influence, but it also shows up where one doesn't expect it (in a poet like Amy Clampitt, for example). This panel asks whether Olson's influence is now merely historical, or whether it persists. If it has ended, why has it ended? If it persists, how does it persist? In other words, does Olson matter for contemporary poetry?

Children's Literature Association Annual Conference, June 13-15, 2013

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 10:44am
Children's Literature Association

Play and Risk in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture
June 13-15, 2013
Biloxi, Miss.
The University of Southern Mississippi

The 40th Annual Children's Literature Association (ChLA) Conference will address play and risk in children's and young adult (YA) literature and culture.

We invite paper or panel proposals on the following topics:

U.S. Latino/a Literature at CEA 2013 (11/1/2012, 4/4-6/2013)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 10:18am
College English Association

Call for Papers: U.S. Latino/a Literature at CEA 2013
April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia

CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:
100 General McIntosh Boulevard
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone (912) 233-7722; Fax (912) 233-3765

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on U.S. Latino/a Literature for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Proquest/RSAP Article Prize, December 14, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 9:07am
Research Society of American Periodicals

Proquest and the Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announce the 4th annual $1000 article prize.

General Call for Submissions

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:26am
Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture

Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture is an international, refereed publication devoted to mapping the intersections of rhetoric, media, and culture. The journal is founded on the notion that the study of persuasion—what it is, that it is, how it operates and is operated upon—is a broad and complex area of scholarship open to multiple lines of investigation through a variety of disciplines, genre, and media. Itineration is a wandering process of discovery and invention. It discovers as it constructs what it discovers through practice. In the context of the journal, itineration calls for wandering through disciplines, genre, and media in pursuit of the rhetorical.

Contemporary Gendered Performance & Practice - 12th & 13th April 2013

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:02am
Queen's University Belfast

In this postfeminist age, normative notions of masculinity and femininity are being challenged and questioned. Both internationally and locally, there is a renewed debate about women's reproductive choice and freedom. On average, women continue to be underrepresented in government bodies and receive less pay than men in comparable employment. Whilst the female body remains a political site, notions of masculinities are also in flux. The recent worldwide economic downturn and subsequent increase in male unemployment contrasted with the image of the 'metrosexual'/'new man' have challenged traditional hegemonic masculinities.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 4:28am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Call for Submissions, Volume 19, issue 1 of Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and cultural studies based in the School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia.

Volume 19, issue 1: Exclusivity – Boundaries of Difference
Exclusivity: Who is on the inside? Who is on the outside? The notion of "community" while commonly talked about in celebratory terms always necessitates an Other. For Volume 19, issue 1 we are looking for papers that discuss the ideas of exclusivity, for example, but not limited to change and continuity in:

Positioning Post-1989 Eastern European Transnational Identities (ACLA, Toronto 4/4-7/2013; deadline 11/1/2012)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 4:04am
American Comparative Literature Association

Presenters sought for a panel on "Positioning Post-1989 Eastern European Transnational Identities" at the 2013 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Toronto. Submissions should be made at
You need not be a member of the ACLA to submit, but accepted participants will need to become members prior to registering for the conference.

Seminar Organizers: Oana Popescu-Sandu (University of Southern Indiana), Ioana Luca (National Taiwan Normal University)

African American and Cognitive Studies from 1st September 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 1:07am
Jaya Shrivastava

African American Literature, Post Black Fiction and Cognitive Literature, Language and Literature, Linguistics, Stylistics, American Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies, Narratology, Literary Criticism, Postmodern Literature, Science Fiction, Popular Fiction

Joss in June Conference on the Works of Joss Whedon (Conference Date: 29 June 2013 -- Deadline for Proposals: 01 January 2013)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 10:57pm
Ensley F. Guffey

Joss In June is a one-day multidisciplinary conference focusing on the works of Joss Whedon, including: Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, comics (Buffy Seasons 8 & 9, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Fray, Sugarshock), as well as Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, and Much Ado About Nothing.

Global Conference on Football and Communities Across Codes

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 8:19pm

CFP: Football and Communities Across Codes (4-6 February, 2013: Sydney, Australia)

Call for Presentations:
The word, football, conjures up images of very different types of games depending on where one happens to be in the world. But no matter whether players kick a goal, score a try, or score a touchdown on the field, each football code is underpinned by the dynamic interplay between clubs, players, governing institutions, fan communities, individual supporters and the broader social context in which they exist. The resulting relationships are characterised by complexity, conflict, controversy, commodification, and the perhaps most importantly, the (in)constancy of fans.

"Science Fiction & Fictions in Science" (3/1/2013; abstracts due 11/15/2012)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 7:11pm
Rutgers University, New Brunswick

"Science Fiction & Fictions in Science" (3/1/2013; abstracts due 11/15/2012)

An interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held at Rutgers University, Friday, March 1st, 2013, with keynote speaker Rosalind Williams of M.I.T.

Sponsored by Natura: A Working Group in History of Science and Epistemology.

Conference Website: