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International Journal of Development and Sustainability (IJDS)

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 9:31pm
International Society for Development and ustainability

International Journal of Development and Sustainability (IJDS)
is a peer-reviewed, international, open-access, and online journal, published as the official journal of the International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), Japan. The journal aims to publish papers of high quality and strives to promote scholarly debate across a broad international coverage of the subject with a flexible editorial policy, accepting submissions in any of the areas within the journal scope which covers all aspects of the environmental, economic, social, and cultural sustainability

CFP: "Literature and Pornography" Special Issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 5:15pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

The dust may have begun to settle in the blogosphere, but M. L. James's Fifty Shades of Gray novels continue to dominate the bestseller list, impervious to the literary outrage that greeted their remarkable success. In the wake of this phenomenon, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory invites essays on literary works that flirt with, dabble in, or wholly embrace the pornographic. We are interested in scholarly engagements with the history, theory, and politics of pornography, as well as studies of the popularity, reception, censorship, and "literariness" of texts considered pornographic.

New Genre Army: An International Conference on the Writing of Adam Roberts

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 4:36pm
University of Lincoln

New Genre Army: An International Conference on the Writing of Adam Roberts

Friday 5th April 2013
Department of English, University of Lincoln

Sponsored by Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher and the University of Lincoln
Part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers series

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Farah Mendlesohn (Anglia Ruskin University)
Dr. Andrew M. Butler (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Response and Q&A from Adam Roberts

Human Rights, Literature, Film (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7), Proposal Deadline: Nov. 15

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 2:41pm
Lena Khor, Lawrence University

The GPS of Human Rights: Globalization, Technology, and Cultural Production (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7)

Using GPS as a technology and its metaphor as a reference point, this seminar intends to examine, broadly speaking, representations of human rights on a global map of humans beings (individuals and groups/organizations) as well as texts (literature, film, and other cultural productions).

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth, February 28-March 1, 2013

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:31pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

Futures of Schelling

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:20pm
North American Schelling Society

Futures of Schelling: The Second Conference of the North American Schelling Society

Western University London, ON Canada – August 29- September 1, 2013

[Update] James Fenimore Cooper Panels: ALA 2013

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 11:51am
James Fenimore Cooper Society

Call for Papers

24rd Annual Conference
American Literature Association

May 23-26, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 24th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from May 23-26th, 2013.

Panel 1: James Fenimore Cooper and Spirituality/Religion (Chair: Lance Schachterle)

Spectral Gothic: Demon(s)trating the Monstrous

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 11:30am
Alison Younger (University of Sunderland) and Martyn Colebrook (Independent Scholar)

Straddling the geographic and cultural borders between Scotland and Ireland and sprawling over the many textual genres it incorporates, haunts and appropriates, Celtic Gothic remains a fertile and productive topic for contemporary scholarship which embodies a range of time periods, often benchmarked as moving from the writing of Hogg and Scott to present day. As much a hybrid as a double, the Gothic is a nexus and a thematic nuclear that lends itself well to an interrogation of Celtic culture. Following the success of the Spectral Gothic symposium in June 2012 at the University of Sunderland, proposals are invited for an interdisciplinary collection of essays oriented around "Celtic Gothic".

James Fenimore Cooper: ALA 2013

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 10:32am
James Fenimore Cooper Society

Call for Papers

24rd Annual Conference
American Literature Association

May 23-26, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 24rd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from May 23-26th, 2013.

Panel 1: James Fenimore Cooper and Spirituality/Religion (Chair: Lance Schachterle)

[UPDATE] "Outside the Frame: Challenging Representations of France and Ireland"

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 8:52am
AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies), 9th Annual Conference

Call for Papers

9th annual conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies)
and 10th anniversary of 1st conference held in IT Tallaght in 2003

"Outside the Frame: Challenging Representations of France and Ireland"

UPDATE Mapping Between Bodies and Sounds

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:06pm
Julie Beth Napolin, the New School

Organizers: Rachel Corkle (NYU) and Julie Beth Napolin (Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts)

The seminar organizers invite abstracts (250 words) for a proposed panel at ACLA, to be held in Toronto April 4-7, 2013. The conference theme is "Global Positioning Systems."

This seminar will address where philosophy, literature and music intersect, and how thinkers, writers and performers—drawing from early modern and materialist understandings of mathematics, music and anatomy to recent theories of cognition, perception, and the digital—have located this intersection in the body. We are in turn interested in how bodies in space, as producers, negotiators and vessels of sound, are themselves mapped by sound and music.

[UPDATE] William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA 2013, May 23 – 26

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 9:33pm
William Dean Howells Society

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 2013 American Literature Association conference in Boston on May 23 – 26.

Deadline: January 7, 2013

Panel 1: The Short Howells

We are looking for papers that examine Howells's shorter works, including his literary criticism, poems, short stories, plays, travel writings, occasional pieces, and reviews. Though rightfully lauded for his novels, Howells was a remarkably sustained and prolific writer across genres throughout his career: how might his shorter works engage with typical articulations of his aesthetics and interests? Who is Howells the poet, the playwright, the letter-writer, the eulogist? Which works deserve more attention?

Scriptorum Oratorium Omnium: Fifth Annual Student Conference February 23-24, 2013, California State University, Long Beach

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 6:23pm
Medieval and Reanaissance Student Association

The Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association (MaRSA) at CSULB is seeking proposals for individual papers and group panels from graduate and exceptional undergraduate students in all disciplines for its Fourth Annual Student Conference. Proposals should be sent as presentation abstracts of 250 words or less. Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length, allowing an additional 5-10 minutes for discussion and questions.

Call for Panel Discussion and Workshop Proposals for SCCC's 6th Annual Creative Writing Festival

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 3:32pm
Sarah Kain Gutowski/Suffolk County Community College

The English Departments of the Grant, Ammerman, and Eastern campuses at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island will be holding the Sixth Annual Creative Writing Festival from Monday, April 22-Saturday, April 27.

The Festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging week of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events, culminating in an all-day Conference on Saturday.

To this end, the SCCC Creative Writing Festival Committee seeks proposals from interested writers, faculty, and graduate students of the following nature:

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