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[UPDATE] CFP Deadline Extended: British Women Writers Conference (April 4-6, 2013; Abstracts now due Jan 1st)

Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 6:34pm
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference

We have had requests to extend the deadline, so you (and all your friends and colleagues!) now have until January 1st to submit an abstract to the

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference April 4-6, 2013 in Albuquerque, NM

The English department at the University of New Mexico is pleased to host the 2013 British Women Writers Conference. The conference will be April 4-6, 2013 at the Hyatt in downtown Albuquerque, NM. The conference theme is "Customs," and we look forward to a wide range of unique presentations on
the topic. In fact, we have several potential publication opportunities for those who present at the conference! In addition, we are excited that our brilliant lineup of speakers includes:


Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 10:20am
Irene Morra

New Elizabethans 1953-2013: Nation, Culture, and Modern Identity


Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, June 13-15th, 2013. Coinciding with the 60-year anniversary of the Coronation, this conference will explore the ways in which the ideal of a new (or second) Elizabethan age has been variously defined, promoted, and challenged in Britain and the Commonwealth. Following closely after the London Olympics and Jubilee celebrations, it will also offer a fitting opportunity to explore the ways in which these values continue to present themselves in contemporary definitions of national identity, culture, and character.

Landscape Writings

Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 3:10am
I-Chun Wang, National Sun Yat-sen University

National Sun Yat-sen Journal of the Humanities calls for papers for the up-coming issue to be published in June 2013. This issue is particularly interested in landscape writings: landscape, seascape, nature writing, literature and the environment, empire and periphery, city versus countryside, voices of (im)migrants and geographical space, etc. The issue also welcomes contributions of different topics in Chinese literature and western literatures. Please send your full paper with short CV to I-Chun Wang at

Call For Papers - General Issue - March 2013

Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 2:16am
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association

JELLiC: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture is currently accepting manuscripts for publication in its next issue – March 2013. JELLiC is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine issues related to Language, Literature, Culture and Critical Theory, as well as dynamic cross-disciplinary discussions that engage the links between these and other domains.

[UPDATE] "Global Humanities" Conference EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 5, 2013

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 6:55pm
Association for Humanities Academics and PhD in Humanities

The PhD in Humanities and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville announce the 4th annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities on Friday, March 22, 2013. The theme for this year's conference is "Global Humanities."

Keynote speakers are Qwo-Li Driskill, co-editor of Queer Indigenous Studies; Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics and Literature (2011) and Peter Van Buren, a former employee of the U.S. Foreign Service and author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People (2011).

Transnational Tomboys: Gender Subversion in a Global Context, 1/5/13

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 2:32pm
Berkshire Conference on the History of Women

CFP: Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Toronto, May 22-24, 2014

Transnational Tomboys: Gender Subversion in a Global Context

In response to the Berks conference theme, "Histories on the Edge," I'm interested in organizing a panel that examines literary and historical tomboys--or, more generally, girls who challenge gender norms--across different geographical regions and historical periods. I am open to a proposals from a variety of different disciplines, including English, History, American Studies, women's/gender/queer studies, film, communications, and others. Possible areas of focus include:

Proposal Deadline Extended to January 1, 2013: "Revolution and Rebirth in English Studies" EGADS! Conference

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:54pm
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

CFP: The UTB English Graduate Advancement and Development
Society is now accepting paper or panel proposal submissions to
its 3rd conference themed "Revolution and Rebirth in
English Studies," which will be held at The University of Texas at
Brownsville on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The city of Brownsville
is found on the southernmost tip of Texas, a short 30-minute drive
from the beautiful South Padre Island beach.

EGADS! is accepting proposals fitting to the theme in all areas
of English studies including but not limited to:

Off Side: Edgy Women Colloquium, Art/Sports/Gender, March 7, 2013

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:41pm
Edgy Women Festival

For 20 years, Montreal's annual EDGY WOMEN Festival has presented politicized, experimental and playful performance pieces, as well as workshops and lectures addressing evolving issues around gender and/or feminism. This year's festival will include an inaugural Edgy Colloquium, focusing on the theme ARTS/SPORTS/GENDER. The colloquium aims to facilitate discussion of these themes through both
academic and non‐academic presentations in an unconventional setting: it will take place Thursday,
March 7, 2013 in the ring at the Blue Cat Boxing Club in Montreal. Colloquium submissions might
include performance pieces, artists' talks, lived experience reflections, and research presentations;

(UPDATE) Religion and Development: An Agenda for the 21st Century

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:05pm
Redeemer's University (RUN), Mowe, Nigeria

The twin issues of religion and development have had a long history of engagement in the humanities. From the perspectives of history and international relations, language and literature, and theatre arts, there have been many far-reaching scholarly enquiries into the complex relationship between the two and the roles they have played in helping to facilitate or to hinder personal, national and global progress.

[Extension] The Production of Knowledge and the Future of the University

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 11:52am
Binghamton University

The Sixth Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference Binghamton University (SUNY) Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics: The Production of Knowledge and the Future of the University March 8th-9th, 2013

Keynote: Dr. Alberto Moreiras

Creative submissions are invited to upcoming issue of Yellow Medicine Review devoted to the Fairy-tale

Friday, December 14, 2012 - 10:16pm
Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought

Yellow Medicine Review is accepting poetry, fiction, and creative essays for its upcoming issue devoted to modern writers working in the myth/folktale genre. We are especially interested in multi-national submissions across marginalized cultures and ethnicities.

The full CFP can be found here:

ASEBL Journal - ethics, literature, and evolutionary studies - January 2014 issue

Friday, December 14, 2012 - 12:51pm
St. Francis College

ASEBL Journal is published once a year, around January, on the St. Francis College (NY) website. (See our current issue by visiting, About tab.) We are currently looking for articles to be published in the January 2014 issue. The journal is peer-reviewed and is indexed in Humanities Source, a major database of EBSCO Host. This means that if your work is accepted, it will be accessible to a world-wide audience through a major academic (electronic) publisher.

'Ravenhill Now: 21st Century Mark Ravenhill' International Symposium

Friday, December 14, 2012 - 12:22pm
Dr Sian Adiseshiah/University of Lincoln

Saturday 23rd March 2013, University of Lincoln, UK

Confirmed keynote speaker: Mark Ravenhill

This symposium takes place at the end of a weeklong Mark Ravenhill Festival. Discussion will be focused around the significance of Ravenhill's work in the 21st century.

Papers may focus on topics such as: dysfunctionality; gender and/or sexuality; sexuality and violence; the continuing relevance (or not) of 'in-yer-face' conceptualisations of Ravenhill's work; new forms/new dramaturgies; satire; political subjectivities; nation/war/terrorism; ecology; the significance of affect; new theoretical approaches to Ravenhill's work; and performing Ravenhill.