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Conflicting Mythologies: Culture, Tradition and Modernity in Indian Writing in English.

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 2:02am
Anindya Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor of English, University BT & Evening College, North Bengal University

The Western narrative of Modernity, an ideological growth of capitalism, has disciplined and shaped India's dream of development from the colonial era to the globalised present. An integral part of the colonising/civilising project, the myth of modernity stood for a market-driven industrial economy, bureaucratic government, liberal-democratic politics, and Western education. These would supposedly help backward nations achieve the status of developed nations once they prepare themselves for it. Modernity was a myth that validated imperialism by plotting India's position on the lower segment of the graph of development in a vision of history that advanced towards the perfection of civilization.

CFP: Feminist Sinologies_October 5-7, 2012_University of Michigan

Friday, April 6, 2012 - 2:22pm
Feminist Sinologies_University of Michigan-Ann Arbor_Center for Chinese Studies

This conference invites papers that think about the production of knowledge made possible by the synergies between feminist theory and sinology.

Eighteenth Century Theatrical Histories, or, the Long, the Deep, and the Wide: ASTR, Nashville, November 1-4, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012 - 12:47pm
American Society for Theatre Research

For the 2012 conference of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), we seek papers for a Working Group entitled "Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Histories, or, the Long, the Deep, and the Wide." Long, deep, and wide are three descriptive words often associated with 18th century studies, and nodding to the theme of the conference we want to explore how these words might help "cast" the theatrical history of the 18th century we construct.

The Ironies of Alchemy in Early Modern English Literature, SCSC 2012, Cincinnati

Friday, April 6, 2012 - 11:21am
Chad Engbers, Calvin College

The Ironies of Alchemy in Early Modern English Literature
Sixteenth Century Society & Conference
October 25-28, 2012

Chaucer's "Canon's Yeoman's Tale" is the first great satire of alchemy in English literature, but in its final lines it nevertheless suggests that the Philosopher's Stone is a genuine secret deeply hidden in the knowledge of Christ. As Stanton Linden observes, Chaucer's sustained ridicule of alchemy is thus accompanied by the suggestion that the opus alchymicum is not entirely a fool's errand.

Fairy Tale Collection of Essays

Friday, April 6, 2012 - 8:41am
Christine Garbett M.A., ABD, Nadine Farghaly M.A.

The new millennium has born witness to a multitude of reinventions. Various mythological creatures have been reinvented, vampires, werewolves, and zombies to name but a few. Fairy tales also have been recreated in an ever increasing number in recent years. Graphic novels like Grimm Fairy Tales, movies such as Red Riding Hood, the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman, and Beastly, as well as TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Grimm have emerged into popular culture. But why are these creations manifesting themselves now? What makes people crave fairy tales and their "happy" endings in such an increased number today? This will be the first book that will focus on this particular manifestation and its significance in popular culture.

MPCA 2012-- Southern Literature and Culture

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 7:30pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
-Television (Justified, Southern reality television shows, etc)
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Humor
- Music and Visual art

MAP/ACA War Studies Area 2012 Pittsburgh PA 11/1-11/3/12 [June 15 Deadline]

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 5:13pm
Mid Atlantic Popular and American Studies Association--War Studies Area

2012 Conference of the Mid Atlantic Popular & American Studies Association
Thursday, November 1 -- Saturday, November 3, 2011
Wyndham Grand Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

War Studies Area

War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area will feature papers that explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

Special Panel for the 2012 Conference

[UPDATE] Call for Articles: Composition Webtexts (Peer-reviewed)

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 2:51pm
Writing Commons

Call for First-Year Composition Articles

Writing Commons, an open education resource, welcomes submissions for publication. While we welcome all submissions, we currently have a special call for first-year composition webtexts.

[REMINDER] Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Poiesis and Techne

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 2:29pm
Kathryn Stergiopoulos

"Poiesis and Techne"

Seventh Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium
Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Deadline for Proposals: April 9, 2012

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Poiesis and Techne." We invite graduate students at any stage in their work to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.

Literature After 9/11 - Reflections/Reactions

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 2:08pm
SAMLA 2012 - Victoria M. Bryan

Very quickly after September 11, 2001, fiction writers were asked to responding to the attacks. Various writers' reactions were expected and anxiously awaited while other authors were harshly criticized for their decisions to represent the events of the day, respond to the resulting trauma, or criticize the causes/motivations behind such tragedy.

UPDATE Extended Submission Deadline for Paper Proposals and Creative Submissions

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 1:31pm
Ninth Biennial College Southern Women Writers Conference

Deadline Extension on Call for Papers and Creative Submissions

Ninth Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference
Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, 30149
September 20-23, 2012

Featured speakers: Dorothy Allison, Stacey Lynn Brown, Marshall Chapman, Melissa Delbridge, Barbara Hamby, Josephine Humphreys, Kathryn McKee, Melody Moezzi, Hermine Pinson, Melanie Sumner, Priscilla Wilson, and Isabel Wilkerson

Since its inception in 1994, the Southern Women Writers Conference has been devoted to showcasing the works of well-known and emerging U.S. southern women writers, expanding the literary canon, and developing critical and theoretical understandings of the tradition of southern women's writing.

The Hunger Games: Critical Examinations (deadline: June 15, 2012)

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:24am
Deidre Evans Garriott, Julie Tyler, Whitney Jones; University of Tennessee

We are seeking scholarly contributions and critical examinations focused on the young adult novel and cultural phenomenon The Hunger Games. This book intends to interrogate the features that make Hunger Games such an important cultural artifact. Despite the recent book of commentary written by popular YA novelists—The Girl Who Was On Fire— few scholars have paid critical attention to Collins and Hunger Games. We are looking for essays that will begin to fill the gap in the scholarly conversation about YA literature by investigating the social and rhetorical work achieved in and through The Hunger Games.