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CFP - King's College London, Department of English - Metamorphosis and Change

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 6:52pm
King's College London, Stet journal, Issue 2

Issue 2 will present articles from an international pool of postgraduates on the concept of metamorphosis. The issue seeks to consider varying aspects of this theme; submissions might address (although need not to be limited to):

Call for Book Reviewers

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 5:28pm
Warscapes, a magazine of literature, art and politics

Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is is motivated by a need to move past a void within mainstream culture in the depiction of people and places experiencing staggering violence, and the literature they produce.

We are looking for book reviewers interested in writing about fiction, poetry, non-fiction and graphic novels. We have a list of titles that you could choose from or you could suggest a relevant work published within a year from now and we will consider it.

CFP: Further Studies in Jewish Comics - edited collection

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 4:56pm
Derek Royal

[b]Further Studies in Jewish Comics[/b]

The scholarship surrounding comics and graphic novels has proliferated over the past several years, as has studies focusing on particular comics themes or visual texts created by certain ethnic communities. In light of these convergent fields of inquiry, I am pulling together a diverse edited collection of essays devoted to comics and Jewishness. The scope of this book will take in the theoretical, literary, and socio-historical contexts of comics and its links to Jewish identity, history, and discourse. This will be an expansion of the "Jewish Comics" special issue of [i]Shofar[/i] that was published in Winter 2011 (vol. 29, no. 2).

Reforming Inspirations: Women during the English Reformations 05/01/2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 4:04pm
Julie A. Chappell, Kamille Stone Stanton, and Kaley A. Kramer, eds.

Accepting Christopher Haigh's concept of English reformations, this collection of essays will offer scholarship focused on women's creative undoings and reimaginings during the period of religious reformations in England between 1534 and 1829. The collection will explore the inspiration for women's actions during this period of reformations whether those actions were for the conservative or evangelical cause. The aim of this collection is to expose the consequences and the contradictions inherent in reimagining religious boundaries which cannot but manifest internally in the individual while simultaneously doing so externally in a society's political and social structures.

Craft Critique Culture: The Art of Revolution

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 3:45pm
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

12th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference:
The Art of Revolution
March 30-April 1 2012
University of Iowa

"…Do not be afraid to say revolution!"

Representations of the Future in Contemporary Literature

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 1:16pm
PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Oct 19-21, 2012 Seattle University

It is also by examining ways in which we envision the times ahead that we learn about each other today. This cross-cultural session proposes to present and discuss visions of futuristic social, political, economic, and artistic environments by contemporary fiction writers (21st century) from different countries and languages.

Please send submissions of paper proposals by March 31, 2012 through online submission form on the website.

CFP - Summer 2012 / This Rough Magic / Teaching Med. & Ren. Lit.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 11:51am
This Rough Magic /

This Rough Magic,, is a peer reviewed, online journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles and short essays for our Summer 2012 issue. We are also seeking book reviews.

Submission information regarding articles, short essays, and book reviews may be found at the following address:

The current submission deadline is May 1st, 2012.

Ways of Seeing John Berger 6-8 September 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 11:16am
King's College, London & The British Library

2012 marks the 40th Anniversary of two of John Berger's major works: the novel G., winner of the Booker and James Tait Black Memorial Prizes, and the collaborative, SFTA/BAFTA-winning BBC TV series and book Ways of Seeing. In celebration, the Centre for Life-Writing Research at King's College, London, and the Department of English & Drama at the British Library – home, since 2009, to the major collection of Berger's papers – are holding a series of events.

The conference will be based at King's College London, with an evening of discussion and celebration at the British Library on Friday 7 September 2012.

Call for papers

[REMINDER] The Sinclair Lewis Society for Roundtable Discussion at 2012 ALA Conference, San Francisco May 24-27; deadline 1/6

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 10:01am
The Sinclair Lewis Society and American Literature Association

The Sinclair Lewis Society will sponsor a roundtable discussion at the 2012 American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco (May 24-27) that focuses on the topic of women in the work of Sinclair Lewis. In Main Street, Lewis writes: "What Carol said that evening, what she was passionately thinking, was also emerging in the minds of women in ten thousand Gopher Prairies." This roundtable seeks participants who can add to the discussion prompted by Main Street—What are Lewis's women thinking? What do characters as diverse as Carol Kennicott, Una Golden, Ann Vickers, Leora Arrowsmith, Myra Babbitt, and others, have in common?