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CFP: "Queer Woolf," Feb. 15, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 12:15pm
Brenda Helt / Virginia Woolf Miscellany

CFP for a special issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany: "Queer Woolf" (Fall 2012)

We invite brief analyses and explorations of how queer studies can help or has helped illuminate Woolf's life and work, and vice versa – how Woolf's work and life nuances or otherwise influences queer studies, broadly conceived.

Send submissions of not more than 2000 words to Madelyn Detloff and Brenda Helt at and by February 15, 2012.

THE NORTH: Exile, Diaspora, Troubled Performance | June 8-9, 2012 | Deadline Feb 10, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 12:02pm
Irish Theatrical Diaspora in association with The School of Creative Arts, University of Ulster

The 9th annual Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference will take place in June 2012 in Derry/Londonderry, hosted by the School of Creative Arts at the University of Ulster, in the former Foyle Arts Centre and previous home of Field Day Theatre Company.

Call for Papers: Questioning Urban Modernity (May 18, 2012)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 10:18am
ASCA Cities Project (University of Amsterdam)

Conference, May 18, 2012, University of Amsterdam

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jennifer Robinson (Department of Geography, University College London)

It is widely accepted that our understanding of contemporary city life is based primarily on the tradition of western conceptualizations of modernity, dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. The ways in which Western thinkers have articulated city spaces in relation to urban subjectivities have formed the pillars upon which many new directions in urban studies have been built.

**Deadline Jan. 25** Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 9:17am
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

Cyber bullying, the male gaze in cinema, SlutWalk in Toronto, the canonization of slave narratives, border rhetoric in the classroom – issues such as these take up the ways bodies, power, and spaces converge in a re-seeing and re-interpreting of historical and contemporary social complexities. Investigating this nexus in our discursive and material realities gives us the language for articulating the machinations of power and space that construct and dismantle singular and collective (im)material bodies.

Studii de Gramaticã Contrastivã (Studies in Cotrastive Grammar)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 8:43am
University of Pitesti, Departement of Applied Foreign Languages

Studii de Gramaticã Contrastiva (Studies in Contrastive Grammar)

volume no 17/2012

Call for papers

Studii de gramatica contrastiva (Studies in Contrastive Grammar) is a biannual journal for specialists in linguistics, history of language and other related fields. The main focus of the journal is comparative and contrastive study from a wide range of perspectives: general linguistics, applied linguistics, semantics, translation studies. The main objectives of the journal are to promote interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity and to encourage innovative thinking and intercultural exchange.
The articles may be written in English, French, Italian, German, Russian and Spanish.

[UPDATE] 4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - March 23-24

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 2:24am
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

CFP - International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:26am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL) Volume 3, Issue 2.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers, International Conference on Children's Literature: The Child in the Book

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:29pm
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association and English Department of Soochow University

Children's literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years. Many other Asian nations have also seen a concerted interest in both the production and criticism of literature for young people. This interest has given rise to the creation of the Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association (TLRCA), a distinctly Taiwanese organization in the process of formation that is dedicated to the study of children's and young adult literature.

[UPDATE] **Deadline extended to Jan. 15** Vonnegut panel at ALA, San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 9:01pm
The Kurt Vonnegut Society

The Kurt Vonnegut Society ( invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2012 American Literature Association in San Francisco, May 24-27. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (but we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 150-word abstract for a 15-minute presentation, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at by January 15, 2012.

[Update] Perceptions of Masculinity: Challenges to the Indian Male

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 5:11pm
University of the Arts London/ University of East London


Masculinities research has evolved considerably over the past three decades. Feminist studies have demonstrated how patriarchy functioned by oppressing women. Masculinity studies however demonstrate men not just as a homogenous group but revealing instead a diversity of masculinities.


Monday, January 9, 2012 - 4:43pm
Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)

We are specifically seeking two or three proposals covering the following areas: bust culture as represented on Network Television, in Fictional Film, and through Popular Literature. However, quality proposals on any area of interest will still be considered.

ABSTRACTS DUE MARCH 1, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due December 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)

Ireland and African-America

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 3:18pm
Clinton Institute for American Studies

Ireland and African-America
9-11 March 2012
Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin, Ireland
Call for Papers

CFP: Ground Stories / The 2012 Weissbourd Annual Conference

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 2:33pm
The Society of Fellows at The University of Chicago


The 2012 Weissbourd Annual Conference
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
The University of Chicago
Franke Institute for the Humanities
May 18-19, 2012
(Proposal Deadline: Feb 20, 2012)

The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago invites paper proposals for the annual Weissbourd Memorial Conference, to be held May 18-19, 2012 at the Franke Institute for the Humanities, on the theme "Ground Stories."

Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts (September 28-30, 2012): Proposals due 1 March 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 12:15pm
Carleton College

As the conclusion to our Visualizing the Liberal Arts Initiative, Carleton College will host an interdisciplinary conference offering visionary lectures, speculative discussions, hands-on sessions, exhibitions, and performances.

Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts will be held in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College's new center for interdisciplinary arts collaboration. The conference will address topics ranging from the theoretical to the practical. The keynote speaker is Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics, and Making Comics.

CFP ASA 2012 Reading through Recipes: Cookbooks and/as Literature

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 12:07pm
American Studies Association Anual Meeting

We invite proposals for an interdisciplinary roundtable exploring the intersections of literature and cookbooks, receipt books, and domestic manuals. Do these texts constitute a literary genre and how do they map onto more established literatures? How can the narratives and recipes in cookbooks and domestic manuals expose colonial relations, imperial encounters and the legacies of empire? How can we frame a scholarly conversation regarding the intricate modes of domination and resistance built into the genre itself? What impulses do these texts share with other domestic genres such as the domestic novel, sentimental fiction, the plantation school, and so on?