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Writing into Art 18/19 June, 2013

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 3:51am
David Kinloch / University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


The relationship between literature and the visual arts has a long and complex history which includes poets responses to iconic works of art such as Keats's 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' and notable collaborations between artists and poets such as those between Auden and Henry Moore and, more recently, Philip Gross and Simon Denison. Beyond poetry, the tales of Saki and Vernon Lee and the fiction of A. S. Byatt feature descriptions of fictional works of art.

Women's Caucus of the Modern Languages Awards

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 8:00pm
Women's Caucus of the Modern Languages

The Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages is pleased to announce:

The 2012 Florence Howe Award
Each year, the Florence Howe Award ($250) for feminist scholarship recognizes two outstanding essays by feminist scholars, one from the field of English and one from a foreign language. The recipient is announced at the annual MLA meeting. For consideration, essays of 6250-7500 words, written from a feminist perspective, must be published in English between June 2011 and September 2012. Submit an electronic copy to Kirsten Christensen, Department of Languages and Literature, Pacific Lutheran University at
Deadline: November 30, 2012. WCML membership required.

NeoAmericanist CFP Issue 6.2

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 6:54pm
chris vanderwees / carleton university

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHY, ART WORK, or POETRY, as well as REVIEWS of music, architecture, movie, books and multimedia from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.

"We Speak a Different Tongue": Maverick Voices and Modernity, 1890–1939. 5-6 July 2013

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 2:05pm
Department of English Studies / Durham University

"We Speak a Different Tongue"
Maverick Voices and Modernity, 1890–1939

International Conference, St. John's College, Durham University, UK, 5-6 July 2013

Plenary speakers: Professor Chris Baldick (Goldsmiths College, University of London) and Professor Michael O'Neill (Durham University)

Call for Papers

Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference (February 21-23, 2013) Proposal Due Date: October 22, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 1:31pm
Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 SWCA Conference will be held at Nova Southeastern University in sunny Fort Lauderdale! Please see the information below and visit the conference web page to read the call for proposals.

2013 Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 21-23, 2013

Theme: "The Work We Do"
Chairs: Kevin Dvorak & Shanti Bruce, Nova Southeastern University
Keynote: Melissa Ianetta, University of Delaware

Proposal Deadline: October 22, 2012

[UPDATE] The 9th Biennial Symbiosis 2013 Conference (UK) /Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations/ 6/27 - 6/30 2013

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 12:47pm
Symbiosis / Brunel University (UK)


The 9th Biennial Symbiosis 2013 Conference:
Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations

A Symbiosis, BCCW & Reading University event
Venue: Brunel University, London, UK

Dates: Thursday 27th June to Sunday 30th June, 2013

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Paul Gilroy (King's College, London); Prof. Peter Robinson (University of Reading); Prof. Robert Weisbuch (University of Michigan); Dr. Kathleen Wheeler (Darwin College, Cambridge).

Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on 'My American Self.'

2013 Conference on Global Modernities (May 3-4), Abstracts due 1/31/13

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 12:37pm
California State University, Los Angeles

The organizers of this conference propose to continue the dialogue and productive exchange that took place at Cal State L.A. on February 12-13, 2011, on the occasion of an international conference on Modernity, Critique, and Humanism. We now turn our attention to areas of concern related to global demography, biodiversity, and to political and social movements in different parts of the world.

Intersections of Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity (Conf 3/9/13; Abst date 12/07/12)

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 12:26pm
Morgan State U - Womens' and Gender Studies and B'More Proud

The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Morgan State University, in conjunction with B'More Proud, invites scholars to participate in a one-day academic symposium. The symposium will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013. This symposium seeks to explore the complex intersections of sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity as they relate to LGBTQ themes. Each year's themes will reflect the dimensionality of intersectional inquiry. The symposium is open to scholars in every discipline whose work is pertinent to Queer Studies and/or the LGBTQ community.

Environmental Science Fiction and Changed Nature (ASLE 2013, 5/28/13-6/1/13)

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 12:02pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Keeping with the 2013 ASLE conference theme, this panel will explore science fiction's speculations about the future of "Migrations, Energies, [and] Limits." Proposals are invited for papers that look specifically at the genre's critical extrapolation s of recent trends in migration, energy, and the crossing of planetary CO2, biodiversity, and other boundaries. What does the ecological and social future look like in science fiction literature and film when writers think about the implications of current demographic changes or the effects of industrial toxins and GMOs as they move across political and biological borders? What social and cultural commentary is imbedded in such thinking, and is science fiction an effective place for such commentary?

Travel and Literature at CEA 2013

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 11:35am
College English Association, Travel and Literature Area

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2013

April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
Savannah Riverfront Marriott | 100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401 Phone (912) 233-7722 Fax (912) 233-3765

Submission Dates: August 31-November 1, 2012

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at


Monday, October 8, 2012 - 11:25am
Costtica Bradatan

(Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!)


A Special Issue of "ANGELAKI – The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities"

Guest Editors: Costica Bradatan (The Honors College, Texas Tech University) & Camil Ungureanu (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

This special issue is scheduled for 2014.


"The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedgagoy." Abstracts due 12/31/2012

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 11:02am
English Graduate Organization (EGO), University of New Hampshire

UNH's English Graduate Organization (EGO) is pleased to announce its biennial academic conference:
"The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy."

In "The Art of Fiction," Toni Morrison differentiates between reading as a skill and reading as an art. The skill, Morrison writes, enables readers to "negotiate life with some measure of control." The art is a "different beast all together."


Monday, October 8, 2012 - 10:56am
Barzakh magazine

Barzakh is a biannual multi-genre journal with an internationalist stance. Emerging out of the English department at the University at Albany, SUNY, our focus is on innovative poetics, in keeping with a tradition of forward-looking department-based journals that spans from Don Byrd's co-editorship of Jed Rasula's Wch Way in the 1970s to The Little Magazine in the 1990s (our first issue features an interview with Rasula, and issues of both journals will be made available in our archive). We envisage the archive as a way to bring together our various departmental projects and initiatives, past and present, and to connect them to analogous or anomalous ventures elsewhere in the rhizomatic spirit of crossings that is Barzakh.