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[UPDATE] *Deadline Extended* Friendship as Praxis: Towards Community (Cultural and Otherwise)

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 9:17pm
English Graduate Caucus of Simon Fraser University

*DEADLINE to submit is now April 1st 2012*

If there is 'no friend', then how could I call you my friends, my friends? By what right? How could you take me seriously? If I call you my friends, my friends, if I call you, my friends, how dare I add, to you, that there is no friend?

- Jacques Derrida, The Politics of Friendship (1994)

From this day forth, I would like you all to report to me your findings on the magic of friendship when, and only when, you happen to discover them.

- Princess Celestia, My Little Pony (2011)

Queer Indigenous Writers - Call for Submission

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 8:07pm
Polari Journal

Queer Indigenous Writers - Call for Submission

Polari Journal is calling for submissions for a special issue to be published online in October 2012. This special issue will feature the best queer indigenous/aboriginal writing from around the globe. Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.

At this time financial remuneration is not offered.

All rights remain with the author/s.

The Final Date for submission is July 1st 2012.

Review the Submissions Guide on the menu above.

International Journal of Queer Creative Writing Open Call for Submissions

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 8:00pm
Polari Journal

Open Call for Submission

Polari Journal is holding an open call for submissions for its next issue (published April 2012). POlari Journal is the only international, peer reviewed Queer creative writing journal. There is no specific theme for this issue; however Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers on writing or literature, one act plays/scripts and book reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.

At this time financial remuneration is not offered.

All rights remain with the author/s.

The Final Date for submission is January 1st 2012.

Re-Understanding Comics (MLA 2013)

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 7:32pm
Margaret Galvan/MLA special session proposal

Call for Papers for a proposed panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 3-6 Jan. 2013, in Boston.

Call for papers, Special Issue, Poetry for the Thirs Millennium, ABC Studies Journal

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 4:54pm
ABC Studies Journal, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Poetry for the Third Millennium. The special issue will explore patterns of change in the current practice of verse in Anglophone contexts. While we will gladly consider essays that seek to contribute reconceptualisations of established poets and poetic traditions of English expression, we are particularly keen on poetico-critical writings that address new departures, innovative styles, and experimental waves in the poetic practice of post-postmodernism, from electronic and cyber verse to the 'workshop poem'.

The Spectacle of Obscurity, MSA 14 (Las Vegas, October 18-21, 2012)

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 4:15pm
Josh Schneiderman

"In popular music today," Daniel Tiffany observes at the opening of Infidel Poetics (2009), "there is a flourishing market in poetic obscurity—-in lyrics composed in various kinds of slang, jargon, or patois, which make little or no sense to most listeners." For Tiffany, this lyric obscurity—-a phenomenon he traces from the Sphinx's riddle to the underworld practice of canting speech to Mallarmé's prose—-is precisely the condition for the "celebrity and publicity" of such texts: the uninitiated reader or listener "is willing to pay for the pleasure of cruising the unknown in a text."

[UPDATE] CFP - NeoAmericanist Issue 6.1 - Deadline April 15, 2012

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 1:51pm
NeoAmericanist: An Inter-Disciplinary Online Journal for the Study of America

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHY, ART WORK, or POETRY, as well as REVIEWS of music, architecture, movie, books and multimedia from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.

Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2012)

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 12:08pm
Proposes Special Session, 2013 Modern Language Association Annual Convention

Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2012)

I am seeking 5-7 roundtable participants for a discussion of the various ways veterans in the classroom enrich, challenge, and complicate engagement with classic literary texts, e.g. Heart of Darkness, The Aeneid, The Red Badge of Courage, Whitman's "Drum-Taps," etc. Topics may include text selection, discussion strategies, writing assignments, or managing interactions between veterans and non-veterans. 250-word overviews of proposed discussion topic, along with a 2-page CV, to Liam Corley by March 16, 2012: wccorley@csupomona.edu

Madness and Mayhem in Women's Novels of the Black Diaspora

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 12:04pm
Caroline Brown

Female madness is well represented within European and Anglo-American literature, letters, and scholarly endeavors. From Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar's inaugural The Madwoman in the Attic (1979) to Elaine Showalter's The Female Malady (1987) and more recent forays into madness as a trope of female (dis)empowerment, mental illness has been largely feminized and reified into a space of literary whiteness. Nevertheless, this is paradoxical, considering the multiplicity of female writers of the black diaspora who incorporate mental illness into their work.

Nineteenth-Century Subcultures, Counterpublics, and Undergrounds - MARCH 15

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 10:36am
MLA, January 2013, Boston, MA

We seek submissions for a panel proposal on nineteenth-century subcultures, undergrounds, and counterpublics for MLA '13 in Boston. We are interested in advancing the study of forgotten, secret, or unofficial cultural formations, but also in complicating the culture/subculture binary, interrogating the relationship between undergrounds and the mainstream. We welcome archival work, print culture studies, theories of the public sphere, considerations of race, gender, nation, and sexuality, and other approaches.

Workshop on Time and Globalization October 19-20, 2012

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 9:20am
Time and Globalization Working Project, McMaster University

We are calling for the submission of paper proposals for an interdisciplinary workshop on Time and Globalization, to be held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, on October 19-20 (Friday & Saturday), 2012. The workshop is organized by the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC), which has focused on research and teaching on globalization and its social and cultural effects since its creation in 1998. In this workshop we hope to build on work that is ongoing at the IGHC.

call for paper IJCES-2012

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 7:35am
International Journal of Computer Engineering & Sciences-IJCES

IJCES is an scholarly, online international journal that publishes original research papers in the fields of Engineering & Technology. The aim of the IJCES is to publish peer reviewed research and review articles. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The Journal covers all essential branches of Engineering & Technology.

Witchcraft, Sexuality, and Religion in Medieval European Literature between the 14th and 17th Centuries

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Friday, March 2, 2012 - 10:24pm
PAMLA

This session aims to explore the role of magic, witchcraft, sexuality and religion in literary works, when moral categories had a different meaning. 300 words abstracts in English on Italian, Spanish, French and English literature are welcomed.

The session will be held at the PAMLA 2012 - Seattle University
October 19-21, 2012 (110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

The Rake's Progress: Stravinsky, Hogarth, Hockney, Auden, and Kallman, October 26-27, 2012

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Friday, March 2, 2012 - 12:03pm
The University of Colorado at Boulder Art Museum, College of Music, and Center for British and Irish Studies

Call for Papers

Conference:

The Rake's Progress: Stravinsky, Hogarth, Hockney, Auden, and Kallman

October 26-27, 2012
The University of Colorado at Boulder Art Museum, College of Music, and Center for British and Irish Studies

To be held in conjunction with the CU-Boulder Opera's performances of The Rake's Progress and the CU Art Museum's exhibit, Hockney and Hogarth: Selections from the CU Art Museum's Collection of British Art (featuring Hockney's A Rake's Progress, 1961-63)

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