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UPDATE: Special Issue: Carson McCullers and Influence, Submissions due by August, 15, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 11:01am
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews

ANQ:American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Carson McCullers and her Influence, to be published in early 2013. We are interested in short articles or notes dealing with any aspect of McCullers' work, especially her influence on other writers, or the influence of others on her. Also, we will consider contributions on McCullers and the Global South, McCullers and the New Southern Studies, McCullers and Sexuality, McCullers and Film, McCullers and Music, and International Perspectives on McCullers.

Conference on Ecopoetics: February 22-24th, UC-Berkeley [Paper/panel proposals: Oct 1st]

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 10:53am
Conference on Ecopoetics

What is ecopoetics? What representational strategies and sociopolitical commitments might characterize this practice? How might we periodize ecopoetics and situate its modes of cultural production? This conference aims to bring scholars, poets, and creative artists into sustained dialogue on the historical and contemporary practices of ecopoetics.

Gender and Political Culture, 1400-1800

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 9:05am
History and the Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts (HuMPA) at Plymouth University and Umeå Group for Pre-modern Studies

'Gender and Political Culture, 1400-1800' A Joint Conference organised by History and the Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts (HuMPA) at Plymouth University and Umeå Group for Pre-modern Studies To be held at Plymouth University, 5-7 September 2013


Keynote Speakers: Professor Barbara J. Harris (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

IBBY/NCRCL Conference: Beyond the Book, Nov. 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 8:40am
IBBY (International Board of Books for Young Readers) and NCRCL (National Centre for Research in Children's Literature, University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton, London.
Call for Papers on the theme of 'Beyond the Book'

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Culture, and Scholarship, February 1-2, 2013

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:45pm
Walters State Community College

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Scholarship, and Culture is an attempt to explore and define Appalachian literature and culture for ourselves and for the outside world. We are seeking individual and panel presentations from faculty members, independent scholars, and students who have an interest in all aspects of Appalachian literature and culture.
The 3rd Annual Mildred Haun Conference invites papers that explore—but are not limited to—the following broad areas of interest:
1. Scholarship related to personal and cultural stories associated with Appalachia
2. Multiculturalism in Appalachia (past, present, and future)
3. Treatment of stereotypes in Appalachian Literature and Culture

SAMLA, Appalachian Literature Regular Session, November 9-11, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:43pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This session will explore aspects of memory connected to travel, immigration, and exile related to Appalachian literature, especially the writings that have appeared in memoir, diary, or epistolary form. Proposals and presentations that consider any approach to memory, exile, and home in poetry, fiction, or non-fiction by Appalachian writer(s) are welcome. The special focus of the 2012 convention is Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile; therefore, focus on the work of Appalachian memoir and letter writers or diarists will receive special consideration.

Call for Submissions: Print Journal Looking for Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 6:22pm
A Few Lines Magazine


A Few Lines Magazine, a print and web journal, is now looking for submissions for its fifth issue. We are a widely read journal with strong roots in Southern California. Poets from all over North America, as well as all over the world, have been published in all of our past issues, and we are seeking to expand our audience and body of contributors.

We accept poetry of most flavors and fiction that is expertly crafted. Our reading time is around one month and we read year-round, so the turnaround is quite fast.

So send us your work - we'd love to have the chance to review it. We encourage contributors to first become familiar with our work. All of our issues are free as PDF downloads. For more information, please go to

"Re-examining Modernism in East Asia" Panel at PAMLA 2012, Seattle University in Seattle, Washington, October 19-21,2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 5:57pm
Geraldine Fiss, PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

This panel seeks to explore (post) modernist experimentation in the poetry, fiction and film of 20th and 21st century East Asia, as well as the international and intra-Asian cultural currents that engendered these forms of expression. Papers tracing literary and aesthetic connections between writers, poets or film-makers of different nations, cultures or historical periods are particularly welcome.

Emigration, Immigration, Empire, Exile: Women's voices and Their Rhetorical Forms, due June 20, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 4:58pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association), Nov. 9-11, 2012

Proposal Submission: Please send a 350-500 word proposal, including a proposed title to: Annette Sisson, Belmont University, OR, if you prefer to send it through the post, Wheeler Humanities Bldg. 200, Dept. of English, Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212-3757

Submission Deadline: June 20, 2012

Forms of Orientalism [UPDATE]

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 4:55pm
SAMLA, Nov 9-11

European Orientalism has as its historical and frequently imaginative background tales of travel and exile. This panel aims to examine the shapes that textual engagements with the East take in works of European Orientalism. What do such textual engagements suggest about the capacities of available literary forms and ideologies of difference to represent confrontations with "the other"? How do representations of the "orient" (inclusive of northern Africa, the Near East, South Asia, and East Asia) reflect on the histories and developments of literary modes such as the epic, the lyric, the novel, the oriental tale?

Session on T. S. Eliot at SAMLA (Durham, NC; Nov 9-11 2012)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 4:50pm
T. S. Eliot Society (sponsor)

The T. S. Eliot Society will host a session at the 2012 SAMLA convention, to be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina, November 9-11 2012. The Society welcomes proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of Eliot's work or its reception. Those interested should email a 300-word abstract along with a current c.v. to Anthony Cuda ( as soon as possible before June 15, 2011.

[UPDATE] Fashion Panel at MPCA/ACA Conference 2012-- October 12-14-- Deadline: May 31, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:57pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 31, 2012

Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.