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First Fictions / University of Sussex / January 20-22, 2012

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 7:21am
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex

The First Fictions launch weekend, to be held from the 20th to the 22nd of January, 2012, brings together established authors and academics in order to debate notions of "firstness", across several contexts, in fiction.

[UPDATE] CFP 'Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press' REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 6:59am
University of Buckingham

28-31st March 2012, University of Buckingham UK

The School of Humanities at the University of Buckingham and the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester are delighted to announce an international Dickens Bicentenary conference, featuring the launch of the Dickens Journals Online project, and an exhibition of archive materials curated by Antony Burton. Our list of invited speakers currently includes:
Laurel Brake, John Drew, Holly Furneaux, Louis James, Hazel Mackenzie, Robert Patten, Joanne Shattock, Michael Slater, John Sutherland, John Tulloch, Cathy Waters, Tony Williams, and Ben Winyard.

Call for Submissions: quarter after

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:27am
quarter after

Dear All:

We (quarter after) are interested in art that pushes, or rather forcefully shoves, the boundaries. If your art exudes thought, we want it. We are looking for poetry, visual poetry, asemic writing, poetic statements, visual art (in all of its glorious forms) and statements of theory. We strive to be a place for the thinking artist.

Please send all submissions to
The subject line of your submission should include the type of submission, followed by the word "submission" and your name (example: Poetry Submission: Calvin Pennix). Please include a brief bio in the body of the submission's email, outlining what you're into and any previous publications.

Call for paper: Panel on "Deaf Cinema in Asia" at Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference (HKU, Hong Kong, Mar 18-20,2012)

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 2:44am
Xavier TAM/ The Second Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival

Call for paper: Panel on "Deaf Cinema in Asia" at Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference (HKU, Hong Kong, Mar 18-20,2012)

Deaf Cinema is emerging in the world. However the subject matter lacks scholarly attention. As the organizer of The Second Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival, I would like to form a panel to discuss the characteristics that constitute Deaf Cinema, especially in Asia. The papers could be on the representation of D/deaf and/or hard of hearing in mainstream cinema and the cultural politics of D/deaf identity in Asian Cinema.

Citizens of the World Conference: Adapting (in) the Eighteenth Century (Singapore, 22-24 June, 2012)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:05pm
Nanyang Technological University and the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

In a rapidly globalizing and technophilic world adapting to new developments is a daily undertaking—increasingly, we are aliens in our own lives. How quickly and effectively can we adapt to innovations in technology, historical knowledge, cultural relations, and academic and economic practices?

Justice Framed: Law in Comics and Graphic Novels (Abstract Due Feb. 1)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:03pm
Law Text Culture (Volume 16)

"I love you, but why must you love the law? 'Tis plain for all to see that she's a whore...that virtuous persons have no need to woo; that villains screw, then studiously ignore."
-Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Beat Studies panels, American Literature Association Conference (May 24-27, 2012)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:24pm
Beat Studies Association, American Literature Association

The Beat Studies Association invites paper proposals for the panels it has been asked to organize for the upcoming American Literature Association Annual Conference in San Francisco (May 24-27, 2012). We are looking for proposals on all aspects of Beat Literature and Beat Studies. We are planning an additional panel, "Beats and Naropa," which would examine the critical role Naropa has played in the shaping of a Beat poetics. If you would like to be considered for the general panel or the Naropa panel, please send a brief proposal (a title, abstract, and brief professional statement) to Ronna Johnson ( Proposals should be sent no later than January 1, 2012.

Graduate Student Conference on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Lit. and Languages (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 4:01pm
Graduate Center (CUNY)

The students of the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages of the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York will hold the Seventeenth Annual Graduate Students' Conference on March 23th and 24th, 2012.

Our keynote speakers for this year's conference will be Eva Juarros-Daussà (University at Buffalo) and Gabriel Giorgi (New York University).

Submissions are invited on all periods and areas of Iberian, Spanish-American, Hispanic/Latino, Luso-Brazilian literatures, as well as any area of Hispanic Linguistics. Papers may be presented in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

CFP: Theatre & Performance Studies (UPDATE)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 2:30pm
33rd Annual SWTX PCA/ACA Conference

February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
Conference Theme, "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Submission: 12/8/11
Notification: 12/15/11
Registration: 12/31/11

Masculinity and Postcolonialism

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 2:14pm
Rohit K Dasgupta and Moti K Gokulsing

Gender and colonialism have played a very important role in shaping the concept and understanding of national identity. This collection hopes to look at the impact of these two in the creation of a post colonial national identity in South Asia. Gender roles have been a part of identity and society building and their place have been a site for contesting these various societal constructs but more recently it has been integrated with a new imagined concept- that of nationalism. Looking at women's biographies in which the Partition experience is emblazoned, we see different ways in which they contravene culturally defined roles and take life into their own hands.