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Women's Voices in Poetry -- 66th Annual RMMLA Convention, Oct. 11-13, 2012; Boulder, CO

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 1:28am
Michele Battiste/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session seeks papers on "Women's Voices in Poetry," however broadly you define the topic. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 11-13, 2012.

Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email address – to Michele Battiste ( by March 1, 2012.

All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2012. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.

Non-Fiction Writing Contest: The Catskills and the Holocaust

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 1:27am
Phil Brown

The Catskills represent a central facet of the American Jewish experience, most often associated with comedy, food, a unique vacation style, and upward mobility for the young Jews who worked there. Though often subtly present in fiction and memoir about the Catskills, Holocaust survivors occupy a space central to, and yet at the same time apart from, this community. Refugees of a war that decimated their European population, these survivors sought a place to live in peace, and to be with other Jews. However, when they came to America they found a culture on the rise and a nation hopeful. The Jews in America were eager to be part of the post-war boom, and survivors found themselves on the margins even in Jewish Catskills communities.

Graham Greene in the 21st Century [MLA 2013, Boston]; deadline March 1, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 7:52pm
Heather McHale

This panel situates Graham Greene (an increasingly extracanonical figure) in the current literary landscape.

Topics are open. Some possibilities include coloniality, gender, travel, religion, genre, adaptations, or pop culture vs. literary fiction. Submissions on his fiction, film screenplays, travel writing, autobiography, or other works are welcome. Send 1-page abstract and CV to Heather McHale at by March 1, 2012.

[UPDATE] - York University Graduate Symposium - Activist Performance in/and Canada

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 6:26pm
York University Theatre Department of Theatre

Please note the submission deadline has been extended to 15 February 2012.

Call for Papers:
Activist Performance in/and Canada
A Graduate Symposium at York University, 12 April 2012.

The First Annual York University Department of Theatre Graduate Symposium on Theatre and Performance in/and Canada:

Activist Performance in/and Canada

Special Session on Poetics and/or Prosody, Boulder, Oct 11-13, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 6:17pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Conference

Presenters are requested to marry some aspect of critical theory or the philosophy of language to the study of literary prosody. Presentations on prosody in languages other than English will be welcome. Contact Robert Einarsson at MacEwan University.

BIOSIGNAL 2012 - 21st Biennial International Conference

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 6:14pm
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Brno University of Technology

BIOSIGNAL 2012, 21-th international conference Brno, Czech Republic, June
28 to June 30, 2012

Conference Chairman:
Prof. Ivo Provaznik, Brno University of Technology

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science, Brno University of Technology

Important dates:
Full-paper submission: February 26, 2012
Acceptance notification: May 1, 2012
Camera ready submission: May 15, 2012

Call for Conference and Film Festival Reports - Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 3 (Summer 2012) [UPDATE]

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 4:02pm
Ian Murphy, Film Studies, University College Cork

The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek conference and film festival reports from doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers for Issue 3 – Summer 2012. 
Potential contributors are invited to submit a conference or film festival report, along with a short bibliography and contact information to the editors by 18 February 2012. Reports should be 1,500 – 2,500 words in length and should be original, unpublished, in print or electronically, and not under consideration elsewhere.

Please contact the Conference and Festival reports editors at:

4th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association Conference (Abstracts due 2/4/2012)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 2:51pm
CSULB Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association

Fourth Annual Student Conference
February 25, 2012
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California

The Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association at CSULB is seeking proposals for individual papers and group panels from graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines for its Fourth Annual Student Conference. Proposals should be sent as presentation abstracts of 250 words or less. Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length, allowing an additional 5-10 minutes for discussion and questions.

The Tau Creative Journal annual submissions for publication

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 2:43pm
Lourdes University Dept. Of English

The TAU 2012
The tau is the Lourdes university creative journal of art, poetry, and other creative work.

Submissions accepted NOW
through Friday, March 16
poems, short stories, and essays
should be submitted electronically to

Be a part of the first Lourdes edition as a university!!

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities dealing with Pride and Humility (Submission due November 1, 2012)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 1:25pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

This issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities draws upon the widest variety of insights from the humanities to addresses the difficult and even paradoxical questions around pride and humility.

From the rage of Achilles to Priam's subservient pleadings for Hector's body, from the conceit of King Lear to the meekness of Cordelia, from the terribilità of Michelangelo's Moses to the earthy nobility of Van Gogh's Potato Eaters, from the detachment of Lao Tzu to the powerful assertions of Nietzsche, and from the pride punished in Dante's Purgatory to the pride celebrated by Michael Eric Dyson; writers, thinkers, and artists through the ages have addressed fundamental questions about the nature of pride and humility.

Literary Criticism and East Asia - 1 March 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 12:19pm
Modern Language Association 2013

MLA, 3-6 January 2013 in Boston

Literary Criticism and East Asia

Papers of broad interest to MLA members concerning critical movements, individual critics, or distinctive functions of literary criticism in modern and contemporary East Asia. Please send proposals of 500-2500 words by 1 March 2012 to Marshall J. Brown ( and Melek Ortabasi (

Note: This is a *guaranteed* session sponsored by the Division of Literary Criticism as part of a cross-divisional and cross-disciplinary effort to bring the richness of East Asian literary studies to a wider audience.

Ideal Place For Online Shopping

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 10:44am
andreas andrei

Ideal Place For Online Shopping has become apart of everyday life but many still worry that their credit card details will land in the wrong hands. Online shopping is certainly here to stay and online security continues to advance. There are arguments that shopping online can be safer than shopping over the phone or even in person, as you never hand your card details over to another person. Just remember to follow these tips to help keep your online shopping a safe and secure experience.

South Central American Dialect Society Session at SCMLA 2012-San Antonio (Nov. 8-10) Abstracts Due: Mar. 30

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 10:31am
Dr. Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr. - Northwestern State University of Louisiana

The South Central American Dialect Society invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) for their allied session at the 69th annual conference of the South Central Modern Language Association to be held in San Antonio, TX, November 8-10, 2012. While we welcome papers on any approach to the study of the English language in North America, given the location of the conference this year, we are particularly interested in papers that study other languages or dialects of other languages and how those languages influence or are influenced by American English.