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The Hero's Quest in a 20th or 21st-century Text

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 9:19am
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Bernard Schweizer
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We urgently seek a replacement chapter for an upcoming volume of criticism on literary works that deal with the theme of the hero's quest. The volume will be part of Salem Press's and EBSCO's Critical Insights series, a literary criticism series designed to introduce undergraduate students to commonly studied works, authors, and literary themes.

Open Call (Spring Issue)

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 12:04am
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MP: An Online Feminist Journal

MP: An Online Feminist Journal is seeking submissions for its spring issue. We seek ­scholarly articles, book reviews, and short essays that engage any aspect of feminism or feminist scholarship. Interdisciplinary and international submissions are highly encouraged. We recently have ­published ­essays about the body, the academy, religion, girls' studies, work, activism, and agency.

Maximum length for manuscripts is 30 double-spaced pages. Submissions may be in any accepted ­academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, or Chicago Style but must be consisten ­throughout and carefully edited. Submissions must not be published elsewhere already.

UPDATE--Reshaping Change: The Language and Literature of Opportunity DUE NOV 15

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 10:37pm
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American Comparative Literature Association, Brown University, March 29 - April 1 2012

Aristotle's Poetics defines complex action in tragedy as a change accompanied by reversal or recognition, or both. Given this definition, is change then not a requirement of literature? Even in the Nouveau Roman, change is provided by an unexpected outlook and by stylistic choices in the writing itself. Change is often and legitimately equated to crisis or catastrophe, but may also be seen as a critical element of Literature–in Aristotle's view inherently so. A literary work develops through change, its interpretation by character or reader, and is thus assumed into or by the narrative. The imagination is fed by change. This seminar investigates how literary works represent change in a way that reinterprets or avoids catastrophe.

Victorian Thresholds: Between Literature and Anthropology 28 April 2012

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 7:23pm
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Victorian Studies Assoc. of Ontario
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The theme for this year's VSAO conference is "Victorian Thresholds: Between Literature and Anthropology." The executive invites abstracts for 20 minute papers to be presented at our morning panel. Please send electronic copies of proposals (300-500 words) and a brief biographical statement to Matthew Rowlinson (mrowlins@uwo.ca) by 28 January 2012. Alternatively, hard copies can be sent by mail to Matthew Rowlinson / Department of English / University of Western Ontario/ London, ON CANADA N6A 3K7

Book Reviews for Newly Published Creative Fiction & Poetry Works

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 5:55pm
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Rougarou: An Online Literary Journal

Rougarou: An Online Literary Journal (http://english.louisiana.edu/rougarou/) is currently accepting book review submissions for its upcoming spring 2012 issue.

We are interested in thoughtful, well-written reviews of recently published fiction and poetry books. While the quality of the review is our main concern, we prefer to publicize new or lesser-known writers representing small presses or imprints, as well as books not widely reviewed. Some examples of smaller presses whose offerings consistently intrigue and impress us are Copper Canyon, Graywolf, Tupelo, Alice James Books, and Sarabande.

[Update] Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 5:52pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
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The Pedagogies and the Profession Area of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, or technology. We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies.

Teachers from any type of school or curriculum are encouraged to submit proposals. Graduate students with teaching experience are particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.

[UPDATE] Creating the Chalice: Imagination and Integrity in Goddess Studies

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 4:01pm
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Association for Study of Women and Mythology
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Keynote speakers: Judy Grahn, Miriam Robbins Dexter

Advancing scholarship about women and mythology involves the evolution and refinement of scholarly methods. Suggested topics for this symposium might include, but are not limited to, the following:

What are new paths for the field of women's spirituality? What new models and methods support scholarly inquiry? How shall new methods be evaluated? What are criteria for solid scholarship using these new models? What are the complexities around issues of cultural appropriation? How can scholars understand and address the tensions around rootedness and local culture on the one hand, and issues of lineage and history on the other?

AHIC 2012: Towards Integrated Diagnostics: Bringing Crucial Information to the Point of Care

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 2:54pm
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National Institutes of Health Informatics

AHIC 2012: Towards Integrated Diagnostics: Bringing Crucial Information to the Point of Care
2nd Advances in Health Informatics Conference
http://ahic.nihi.ca
April 25 - 27, 2012
Executive Learning Centre, Schulich School of Business
York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rails in the City: Representing Urban Mobility

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 2:35pm
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Steven D. Spalding/Christopher Newport University
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Essays are sought for an upcoming special issue on the topic of trains and railway mobility in urban cultures. This issue of Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies explores the relationship between railway mobility and urban cultures by giving particular emphasis to its representation in art, literature and film. Interdisciplinary and transnational in scope, submissions on this topic may deal with any part of the history of that relationship, from the advent of rail mobility in the mid-nineteenth century to the present, and in any national or transnational context. The rise of Mobility Studies as a prominent scholarly discipline in recent years raises the opportunity for just this kind of exciting new interdisciplinary work.

AHIC 2012: Towards Integrated Diagnostics: Bringing Crucial Information to the Point of Care

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 2:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
National Institutes of Health Informatics

AHIC 2012: Towards Integrated Diagnostics: Bringing Crucial Information to the Point of Care
2nd Advances in Health Informatics Conference
http://ahic.nihi.ca
April 25 - 27, 2012
Executive Learning Centre, Schulich School of Business
York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts 6:3 (Spring 2013) Grassroots Politics in the Po

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 1:16pm
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Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
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Call for Papers
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 6, Number 3 (Spring 2013)
Grassroots Politics in the Postcolony

Papers must be received by September 15, 2012 to be considered for publication in this issue.

Please send manuscript publications to the managing editor: Leslie Shortlidge shortlidge.2@osu.edu. Please visit our Web site for the complete call for papers as well as our Submission Guidelines at www.raceethnicity.org.

Queering Area Studies, Deadline November 15, 2011

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 12:51pm
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ACLA 2012, March 29-April 1, 2012 at Brown University
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Scholars ranging from Rey Chow, Miyoshi, and Harootunian have pointed out how area studies' emergence as collaborator with the U.S. state continues older European colonial structures that narrate non-Western nations in developmental terms.

ACLA Conference, Providence RI (March 29th to April 1st, 2012) / Panel - Love Again: The Turn to Love in Contemporary Literature

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 12:33pm
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John Pistelli / University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Annemarie Lawless / University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
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From the 1960s onwards, there has been a critical change in approach to thinking about love that has gradually shaken it free from the both the duality of eros-agape and the rigor mortis of eros-thanatos.

Miami Vice: The Role of Immorality and Depravity in Constructions of the Self and Community (March 16, 2012)

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 12:25pm
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The 9th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium
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The 9th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

Miami Vice:

The Role of Immorality and Depravity in Constructions of the Self and Community

March 16, 2012, 9:00-4:00 Oxford, Ohio

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow. -- Henry Fielding

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.--Marquis de Sade

Greed, avarice, and lust; bribery, prostitution, and blackmail; sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll—vice is a sign and cause of social ills as well as an outlet of rebellion against structure and stagnation. How we (dis)associate ourselves with vice helps constitute our individual and group identities and affiliations.

Reading Conference in Early Modern Studies, 12-14 July 2012

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:43am
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University of Reading Early Modern Research Centre
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The Reading Early Modern Conference continues to establish itself as the place where early modernists meet each July for stimulation, conversation and debate. As in previous years, proposals of individual papers and panels are invited on research in any aspect of early modern studies relating to Britain, Europe and the wider world. This year, the plenary speakers are Professor Paul Yachnin (McGill), director of the 'Making Publics' project, and Professor John Morrill (Cambridge).

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