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20th-Century Women's Utopian and Dystopian Fiction: abstracts by June 15, 2012, essays by Sept. 15, 2012

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Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 1:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Sharon Wilson
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20th-Century Women's Utopian and Dystopian Fiction: abstracts by June 15, 2012, essays by Sept. 15, 2012

How utopian and/or dystopian fiction creates new worlds, establishes genre, and critiques gender roles, traditions, and values; e.g. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Monique Wittig, Marge Piercy, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood. c.v and 500 word abstracts to sharon.wilson@unco.edu.

20-30 page essays by Sept. 15, 2012 for possible publication by Cambridge Fellows Press. Writers around the world may be considered, but texts must be available in English and essays must be in English.

[Extended Deadline] Endless forms most beautiful: Science in 19th C Am Lit: 1/9/12

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Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 10:55am
full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association 2012
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Endless forms most beautiful: Science in 19th Century American Literature

I would like to propose a panel of papers that explores the role of science (rather than technology) in 19th century American literature for the 23rd Annual American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA.

In/coherence: expression, translation, violence April 21-22, 2012

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Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 1:16am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Victoria

In/coherence: expression, translation, violence
Cultural Social and Political Thought Workshop
University of Victoria: April 21-22, 2012

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought program at the University of Victoria is pleased to announce a call for papers and projects for our annual graduate conference on April 21-22, 2012. The title of this year's conference is in/coherence: expression, translation, violence. Thematic workshops will feature keynote speakers and student submissions (papers, performances, art pieces). This interdisciplinary conference seeks to engage in/coherence in social, cultural and political discourses, especially with respect to contemporary events.

Innovations and Anxieties - Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 9:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Program in English at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)

Innovations and Anxieties
Saturday, March 31, 2012
A graduate conference hosted by the Graduate Program in English at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)

Asian Culture(s) and Globalization / special issue

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 5:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Professor I-Chun Wang
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Asian Culture(s) and Globalization
Papers are invited for publication in a special issue entitled "Asian Culture(s) and Globalization" -- edited by I-Chun Wang (National Sun Yat-sen U) -- of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture
http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb
(ISSN 1481-4374). A humanities and social sciences quarterly published since 1999 by Purdue University Press, the journal is peer-reviewed, in full-text, in open-access, and ISI-AHCI, MLA, Scopus, etc., indexed.

Asian Culture(s) and Globalization / special issue

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 5:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
I-Chun Wang
contact email: 

Asian Culture(s) and Globalization
Papers are invited for publication in a special issue entitled "Asian Culture(s) and Globalization" -- edited by I-Chun Wang (National Sun Yat-sen U) -- of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture
http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb
(ISSN 1481-4374). A humanities and social sciences quarterly published since 1999 by Purdue University Press, the journal is peer-reviewed, in full-text, in open-access, and ISI-AHCI, MLA, Scopus, etc., indexed.

CFP ebook manuscripts

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shook Foil Books

Shook Foil Books, a team of experienced pastors, writers, and scholars committed to publishing thoughtful ebooks for the church and academy, seeks submissions of works that engage matters of Christian faith from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. We are especially interested in new and emerging scholars who envision their writing as kingdom work and want to start conversations that challenge and edify church communities and those who lead them. Submissions of monographs, collections of sermons, works of fiction and poetry are all welcome.

Violence: In Theory and Practice March 23-25, 2012

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

VIOLENCE
In Theory and Practice
March 23-25, 2012

The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
Keynote Speaker: Smaro Kamboureli, University of Guelph

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted." – Ellen Glasgow

Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.

Piecing Together Cultural Identity: Negotiation, Creation & Myth

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of New Mexico
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We are seeking contributions that investigate the interdisciplinary implications of identity formation in fields such as literature, anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy, art history, political science, and sociology. Negotiation of identity takes place in a network of vast and turbulent discourses. Political, sexual, ethnic and economical constructions interplay with the present idealization of individuality and choice. How one defines oneself is vital to how one interacts with the world, the choices that we make, the ideas that we support: what is identity or what does identity consist of? Is it a myth, a construction that we choose, or something thrust upon us?

Piecing Together Cultural Identity: Negotiation, Creation & Myth

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of New Mexico
contact email: 

We are seeking contributions that investigate the interdisciplinary implications of identity formation in fields such as literature, anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy, art history, political science, and sociology. Negotiation of identity takes place in a network of vast and turbulent discourses. Political, sexual, ethnic and economical constructions interplay with the present idealization of individuality and choice. How one defines oneself is vital to how one interacts with the world, the choices that we make, the ideas that we support: what is identity or what does identity consist of? Is it a myth, a construction that we choose, or something thrust upon us?

'Queer Sisterhoods' in Contemporary Women's Writing

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 2:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network
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'Queer Sisterhoods' in Contemporary Women's Writing
A half-day symposium at Queen's University Belfast.
29th February 2012.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Tina O'Toole

UPDATE AELCO 2012 - SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS/SEGUNDA CIRCULAR

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 1:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Carmen M. Bretones Callejas
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8TH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH COGNITIVE LIGUISTICS ASSOCIATION (AELCO 2012)/ VIII CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL BIANUAL DE LA ASOCIACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE LINGÜÍSTICA COGNITIVA (AELCO 2012)

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Construals in language, thought and brain: What shapes what?
University of Almeria (Spain), 17-19 October, 2012

We cordially invite researchers, working within the field of Cognitive Linguistics – though not restricted to it –, to submit paper proposals on theoretical and applied studies on language and cognition. We also encourage workshop proposals.

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