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The 'Holocaust Metaphor': Cultural Representations of Traumatic Pasts in the 20th Century (30-31 May 2013, Zaragoza, Spain

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:36am
Chiara Tedaldi, Irish Research Council CARA Postdoctoral Mobility Fellow, University College Dublin and Universidad de Zaragoza, Anna Rosenberg, ARAID Postdoctoral Researcher, Universidad de Zaragoza

Call for Papers
The 'Holocaust Metaphor': Cultural Representations of Traumatic Pasts in the 20th Century
30th and 31st May 2013, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Keynote Speakers: Alejandro Baer, Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota (tbc); Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez, Trent University

[UPDATE] 19 - 21 November, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:11am
The English and Foreign Languages University

The Department of English Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, invites papers for a three-day international conference to be held from 19 to 21 November, 2012.


Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 9:00pm
Editors: Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)

Abstracts due Oct 8, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due December 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)
We are specifically seeking two proposals examining representations of race and ethnicity in the popular culture of the Great Recession. Bust Culture: The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television is under contract with Lexington Books with a scheduled 2013 publication date.

[UPDATE] Creating "Contact Zones" for General Studies Learning Communities

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 5:24pm
Anthony Dotterman/Adelphi University

While General Studies Programs--as Eric Platt's New York Times article "General Studies Moves to the Mainstream" attests--have begun to transcend their initial status as obscure, niche programs, anecdotal evidence suggests that General Studies' students and faculty still struggle with an institutional prejudice that consigns these programs as a dumping ground for "high school graduates [whose]academic success [has] fallen short of their peers" (Platt). Additionally, the very support structures of General Studies programs that enable these students to succeed in college-- smaller classes, close faculty tutoring , mentoring and advising--reinforce, ironically, institutional prejudice against these programs and its members.

[UPDATE] Conference on Ecopoetics: February 22-24th, UC-Berkeley [Paper/panel proposals: Oct 1st]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 3:42pm
Conference on Ecopoetics

Call for Papers: Conference on Ecopoetics
February 22-24, 2013
University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Contact and submissions e-mail:
Deadline for panel and individual paper proposals: October 1, 2012

What is ecopoetics? What representational strategies and sociopolitical commitments might characterize this practice? How might we periodize ecopoetics and situate its modes of cultural production? This conference aims to bring scholars, poets, and creative artists into sustained dialogue on the historical and contemporary practices of ecopoetics.

[UPDATE]Materiality of Devotion and Piety: The Middle Ages and Beyond

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 3:38pm
Purdue University/ Indiana Medieval Graduate Consortium

"The hooly blisful martyr for to seke," is the alleged goal for the pilgrimage that structures Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. What remains under-discussed is the actual goal of the Canterbury pilgrimage, or any other medieval pilgrimage: the pilgrims seek not "the hooly blissful martyr" himself, but things related to him—hair shirt, body parts, or any other object related to the saint and available for view. Devotion in the Middle Ages (Christian and non-Christian) took a tangible, material form that was considered equally important as the saints, deity, or feelings of devotion itself. Such material manifestations of devotion continued to evolve throughout the Middle Ages and beyond.

Arriba Baseball!: A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 1:13pm
VAO Publishing

VAO Publishing invites submissions to the forthcoming print anthology

We are seeking submissions for a collection of the best Latino/a fiction that both celebrates and complicates the American pastime tentatively entitled Arriba Baseball!: A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Eighteenth Century at CEA 2013

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 1:08pm
College English Association

Call for Papers: Eighteenth Century at CEA 2013
April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:
100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 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 [special topic title] for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at