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Fiction and Poetry Needed

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 4:43pm
Arcadia Literary Magazine

Arcadia is looking for fiction, poetry, and short plays for its upcoming Spring issue. If you have something good, send it our way. Complete guidelines and online submission manager can be found at our website (

2012 PAMLA Special Session "To Sleep: Perchance to Dream" at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington; Proposal deadline 3/31

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 3:02pm
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); October 19-20, 2012

This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address constructions, representations, and interpretations of dreams and dreamlike states. What extent do we have control over our dreams? What is the purpose of dreaming, if such purpose exists? What of other, dream-like altered states of consciousness?

This session welcomes papers from across the disciplines. Please use the PAMLA 2012 site to submit a proposal before Saturday, March 31, 2012.

Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 9:34am
School of English, Trinity College Dublin

Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance
14-15 September 2012
Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

[UPDATE] Midwestern Literary Naturalism at SSML Symposium 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 11:05pm
Scott Emmert (University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley) and Andy Oler (Indiana University)

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature seeks papers exploring Midwestern literary naturalism for a panel at the SSML's 42nd Annual Symposium, held on May 10-12, 2012 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.

We welcome papers examining naturalism that is located in the Midwest or written by Midwestern authors. We would like to address a wide swath of Midwestern literary naturalism and therefore welcome proposals that consider turn-of-the-century novels and stories, mid-twentieth century proletarian naturalism, or later naturalist-inflected texts. This panel will be especially interested in papers establishing, investigating, or denying a regionalized version of literary naturalism.

Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Conference- Jasbir Puar Keynote

Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 1:32pm
Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization

Graduate students are hybrid creatures in academia: we are both educators and students, innovators and learners. As we strive to master the foundational knowledges of our disciplines, we also challenge preconceptions, explore neglected or newly discovered areas, rethink our assumptions; ultimately, we create new knowledge.

This year, the Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) warmly invites our colleagues from all disciplines to share the ways in which they are revising, reforming, and recreating accepted disciplinary knowledge to form the next generation of scholarship. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and also encourage proposals from traditional humanities.

RMMLA: Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction" in Boulder, CO (October 11-13, 2012)

Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 12:40pm
Pamela J. Rader (convener)/ Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction"

This special topics session is a follow up to a successful roundtable at the annual 2010 MELUS conference in Scranton, PA; the 2010 roundtable was inspired by poet-writer Marilyn Chin's _Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen_. In this novel, or book of tales, Chin's Chinese-American twin female protagonists subvert the dominant expectations of gender and sexuality. I am interested in paper proposals that examine the works of contemporary women writers who raise questions about gender and sexuality within and across various ethnicities.

CFP: Inaugural Bangor Conference of Celtic Studies, 21-23 July 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 12:31pm
Dr Katharine Olson/ Bangor University


21 JULY — 23 JULY 2012

An international conference welcoming papers in Welsh and English on topics relating to any aspect of Celtic Studies, including (but not limited to) history, archaeology, language, literature, linguistics, music, religion, philosophy, folklore, art history, anthropology, and gender studies. A selection of the conference proceedings will be published.

A book of collected essays on humour

Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 9:17am
Shun-liang Chao / National Chengchi University

Call for Papers
A book of collected essays on humour
Edited by Dr Vivienne Westbrook (National Taiwan University, Taiwan) and Dr Shun-liang Chao (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

Call for Ecocritical Essay, Poem, Fiction, & more!

Friday, December 30, 2011 - 3:29pm
Kudzu Review

Kudzu Review is gathering materials for the Summer Solstice Issue: 1.2. This southern, biannual, online, literary ecojournal searches constantly for work that is outstanding and motivated by concerns with human's place in the world. We are interested in pieces which push boundaries, which avoid overt or cliché messages, and which embrace and embody the interdisciplinary nature of ecocriticism.

Deadline: April 1st, for Summer Solstice 1.2.
Any materials received after this date will be considered for the Winter Solstice, Issue 2.1.

For more information about our organization & to view past issues and guidelines, visit us at