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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 5:19am

The Department of English (Centre of Advanced Study), and the Centre for Victorian Studies, at Jadavpur University, propose an interdisciplinary conference on 'The Dickens World: Post-Imperial Readings' on [18-20 Dec, 2012] to observe the bicentenary of Charles Dickens (1812-1870), a quintessentially Victorian author whose books continue to be read, filmed and studied around the world. The conference will examine Dickens's imperial and post-imperial destinies, and his centrality to discourses of race, class, gender, reform, religion, empire, philanthropy, industry, work, and the 'civilizing mission' of the British nation.

Psychedemia: Psychedelics in Academia 9/27-9/30 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 10:01pm
Psychedemia / University of Pennsylvania

Conference Announcement and Call for Exhibits
PSYCHEDEMIA: interdisciplinary conference integrating psychedelic experiences in academia.

September 27th-30th, 2012
The University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Visionaries, professionals, and academics from across the sciences, cultural studies, medicine, visual arts, and music are invited to the University of Pennsylvania for the first ever Psychedemia: a conference integrating psychedelic experiences in academia.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; June 15, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 6:38pm
Central Piedmont Community College

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP), a peer-reviewed open source online journal, is accepting articles for our Spring/Summer 2012 issue. We are looking for articles on teaching all aspects of American literature and for essays on lesser known American authors; however, we are particularly interested in articles on using technology in the American lit classroom.
Visit the site for more details on submission or submit manuscripts with abstracts to

CFP: Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 5:33pm
HEnry Schwarz/ Blackwell Publishers

Call For Papers

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies is soliciting contributions for 400 original entries ("headwords") on a wide range of topics relating to colonial/ postcolonial dynamics. Our coverage is global and ranges historically from cultures of contact (1492) through European colonization and imperialism to the present, with emphasis on movements of decolonization post WWII. With regional editors on three continents we ensure a wide geographical representation.

Teaching African Literature Roundtable, SAMLA conference Nov. 9-11, North Carolina

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 3:48pm
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State Univeristy

This panel discussion will invite faculty members who have taught full courses in African literature to share ideas about book lists, pedagogical approaches, classroom activities, and supplemental materials (i.e., art, film, documentaries, digital sources, etc.). Panelists will also discuss how a course in African literature can be positioned within an English curriculum and within regional studies across the university. By June 30, 2012, please submit abstracts to Renee Schatteman, Georgia State University, at

Race, Education, and American Literature (NeMLA 2013, March 21-24, Boston, MA)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 10:06am
Samira Abdur-Rahman

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel seeks papers that explore the engagement with education and race in American literature. How do educational spaces act as sites of racial construction? How has literature engaged with events central to the history of American education? Papers that speak to the intersections between representations of education and racial subjection, segregation, the law, citizenship and/or immigration are welcome. Please send your 300-500 word abstract and a brief biographical statement to Samira Abdur-Rahman at

CFP: Journal Sesión no numerada (Film, Philosophy and Literature) 30th October

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 2:40am
Sesión no numerada: Revista de letras y ficción audiovisual

Sesión no numerada is a scientific journal that publishes original articles whose subject is part of the editorial of the journal: Studies linking film and television series with any of the humanities (literature, philosophy, history...). It also publishes original translations of relevant articles, reviews of books relevant to the field of audiovisual fiction and reviews of films released in the year preceding the publication of each issue. The periodicity of the review is annual, published the number for the year in January. The publication languages are Spanish and English.

Allegory and Modernity (RSA April 2013; abstracts by June 11, 2012)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 5:27pm
Jason Crawford / Renaissance Society of America

There are good reasons for thinking of allegory as a peculiarly medieval form. For all their ancient antecedents, the practices of allegorical reading and allegorical writing do not fully emerge until the early centuries of the Christian era. And these practices, at their height, derive much of their strength from the institutions and intellectual formations of the medieval church: its sacramental economy, its logocentric creation theology, its cult of saints, its iconography of the body, its eschatological interpretations of history.