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[UPDATE] Civil Strife:The Indiana College English Association annual conference

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 9:24am
Indiana College English Association

Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, and creative readings on the conference theme of "Civil Strife" or on related topics both within English and the humanities as well as the social sciences and other connected fields of inquiry that allow 'strife' to be examined from a wide array of angles. The list proposes a series of topics and themes that allow for theoretical, practical, pedagogical, and creative inquiries and is certainly not exhaustive.

[UPDATE] The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices Deadline July 1

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 9:17am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices/Ivy Tech Community College Northwest

THE ATRIUM seeks innovative, creative, and critical articles, including classroom best practices, research-based articles, and some fiction and poetry. Each issue features book and website reviews and conference CFPs. We do not accept previously-published material, theses, or dissertations. Research should follow through into practice in the classroom. Material published has dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community. The Atrium invites and encourages academic discourse across the disciplines. Articles should be limited to 5,000 words. The Atrium is attracting an international following of academic readers, and we invite you to participate through the publication of your own best work.

Reading the Ancient Near East in Early Modern Europe, 22-23 November 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 8:12am
University College Dublin and Marsh's Library

The significance of classical writing in early modern European culture hardly needs stating, and although the classical inheritance signalled by the periodising term 'Renaissance' has partially been obscured by the more proleptic terms of the 'early modern', scholars rightly continue to emphasise the contribution of particular classical authors, texts and models to European Renaissance writing and thought. The vast majority of the authors, texts and models currently studied, however, are those which take ancient Greece and/or Rome (or territories under their sometime control) as their primary focus or purview.

Northrop Frye 100 : A Danubian Perspective - EXTENDED DEADLINE 1st May

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 6:04am
Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary

Northrop Frye remains one of the most quoted scholarly authors of the 20th century, who addressed a wide range of cultural, social and religious issues far beyond what is traditionally called literature. Because of his interdisciplinary approach, his comprehensive grasp of our common cultural heritage and his imaginative treatment of the Bible, the study of his work promises to yield valuable insight into our age of multiculturalism and spiritual quest.

Keynote speakers include:

Robert D. Denham, Roanoke College

Professor Péter Dávidházi, Eötvös Lóránd University

Abstracts of papers of 250 words on any aspect of Northrop Frye's oeuvre and a one-paragraph CV are welcome until the 1st May.

Memory: America Past, Present and Future 24 November 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 3:32am
British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual Postgraduate Conference, to be held in the Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester on 24 November 2012. The keynote speaker will be Professor Brian Ward from the University of Manchester.

[UPDATE] Fourteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, June 14-16 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 2:41am
The Shakespeare Institute, The University of Birmingham

The Shakespeare Institute

The University of Birmingham

June 14-16, 2012

Call for papers

Deadline Friday 4 May 2012

We invite graduate students with interests in both Shakespearean and Renaissance studies to join us in June for the Fourteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.

The interdisciplinary conference provides a friendly but stimulating academic forum in which graduate students from all over­ the world can present their research and meet together in an active centre of Shakespearean research and theatre: Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are also invited to attend the conference as auditors.

CFP: Untitled Richard Matheson Volume

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:15pm
Cheyenne Mathews/University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Call for Papers

Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson is a prolific writer who has shaped the horror genre through his contributions to literature, film, and television. His work spans genres of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and suspense, totaling more than 90 short stories and 28 full-length novels, including I Am Legend, A Stir of Echoes, What Dreams May Come, and The Incredible Shrinking Man. Seminal horror figures Stephen King and George A. Romero cite Matheson as a major influence, and his writing has inspired multiple film and graphic novel adaptations.

Life Writring: Special Issue of LiNQ, Submissions due 31 August 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 7:54pm
LiNQ Literature in North Queensland

Scholarly work in the field of auto/biography studies over the past thirty years or so has acknowledged how individual identities are constructed and performed through auto/biographical practice. For example, in the early 1990s, prominent life writing scholar Paul John Eakin noted the shift 'from a documentary view of autobiography as a record of referential fact to a performative view of autobiography centered on the act of composition.'


Monday, April 23, 2012 - 4:28pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultura Studies (journal)

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 1 | March 2013
Special Issue Call for Papers
"Documenting Asia Pacific"

Guest Editors: Kuei-fen Chiu & Chi-hui Yang

Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2012

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal published two times per year by the Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. The journal is devoted to offering innovative perspectives on literary and cultural issues and advancing the transcultural exchange of ideas.While committed to bringing Asian-based scholarship to the world academic community, Concentric welcomes original contributions
from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.

Critical Information Graduate Student Conference - Proposals due June 30th - Conference: December 2, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 1:33pm
MFA Art Criticism & Writing, School of Visual Arts, NYC

Call for Proposals and Projects

Critical Information
Graduate Student Conference
Hosted by the MFA program in Art Criticism & Writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 2, 2012

Facebook page:

Proposals due June 30, 2012 to

Advances in Sustainable Real Estate

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 1:16pm
Homburg Institute Canada

The Homburg Institute Canada, in cooperation with Oxford University Press Canada,announces a call for papers for an inter-disciplinary conference on sustainability in the urban environment to be held on 14-15 September 2012 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Please see our website for a downloadable PDF of our Call For Papers.

[Update] Adaptations- MPCA/MCAA (Oct 12-14, Columbus, OH)- New Deadline, Thursday May 31, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:41pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

I am currently seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference. Abstracts can include a wide variety of approaches to Adaptation Studies. These may include research on film adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, etc.,

"Re(de)/Constructing Conflict: Adversaries, Antagonists, Enemies, and Opponents" October 20th and 21st of 2012, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:41am

The 1012 RRCWL invites papers and panel proposals on topics that explore the dynamics of identity and conflict as well as their many manifestations across classes, cultures, kingdoms, sects, societies, families, and nations. While we are particularly interested in proposals that address the conference theme, papers and panels on all aspects of world literature will be considered.

Individual presenters should submit a 250-word abstract, including name, complete mailing address, and e-mail address. Proposals for panels must include an abstract for each presenter, as well as names, addresses and e-mail addresses of each participant. Abstracts are to be submitted as e-mail attachments in Word.
Submissions must be received by June 8, 2012.

Teaching Post-Millennial Literature

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 5:40am
Higher Education Academy UK and University of Brighton

Teaching Post-Millennial Literature

2nd Jul 2012
Checkland, Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, UK

A one-day symposium organised through the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton

Cost: FREE (Space Strictly Limited)

Deadline for proposals: 15th May 2012

Keynote 1: Dr David James (University of Nottingham)
Keynote 2: Prof Peter Boxall (University of Sussex)