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Politics Division - Proposal Deadline 12/1/2011

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 1:49pm
SW/TX Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Call for Papers Politics
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Conference Theme: Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context"

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Registration deadline for presenters: December 31, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102 USA Tel: 1.505.842.1234 Fax: 1.505.766.6710

The American West in Literature and Film

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 12:53pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

American West in Literature and Film
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest Albuquerque, NM 87102 Phone: (505) 842-1234
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org
Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:
--Popular Westerns or novels of the West
--Film Westerns or films set in the West at any time
--Gender/Masculinity Issues in "The Westerner"
--Race in the West

Interpretations and Manifestations of God's Grace in Literature April 12-14, 2012

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 11:24am
Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

Call for Papers

Conference on Christianity and Literature
Southeast 2012 Regional Conference
April 12-14, 2012
Anderson University, Anderson, SC

The 2012 Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature invites the submission of papers that explore interpretations and manifestations of God's Grace in literature, with particular interest in the works of Flannery O'Connor.

Proposals from undergraduates and proposals for projects exploring other intersections between faith and literature are also welcome. Presenters should be members in good standing with the Conference on Christianity and Literature. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Ralph Wood of Baylor University.

Survivor's Redemption Island? Melville's South Sea Island? Reality and Fiction in American Culture

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 10:42am
Cristine Soliz, Historical Fiction Area, Southwest Texas Popular Culture American Culture

Has it always been easier for Americans to swallow fiction with a dollop of reality? Or easier for us to swallow reality with a dollop of fiction? Historical fiction occupies a noble place in American history. It can be said to have nourished the glorious lies of our fiction, and to have sprouted a plethora of genres in our literature, from travel sketches and captive narratives to fiction proper. In the new Republic in the 1800s, Americans believed that fiction corrupted the "tastes" (i.e. morals) of youth. But historical fiction offered novels and fiction a way to respectability. But is it fiction that gives respectability to reality? What do you see in the fiction you read?

Networked New York -- 3/23/12, Abstracts Due 12/15/11

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 9:58am
NYU CALC

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture at New York University invites paper proposals for our 2012 spring conference, "Networked New York." This symposium will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012.

The Sixties: The Culture, The Movements, and The Summer of Love --Dec 15 deadline4

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 9:32am
National PCA/ACA

The Sixties: The Culture, The Movements, and The Summer of Love

PCA/ACA National Conference
Boston MA
April 11-14, 2012
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2011
Contact: Deborah Carmichael, Area Chair
Email: carmic28@msu.edu

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the decade. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

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

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 9:19am
Bernard Schweizer

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
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
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
Victorian Studies Assoc. of Ontario

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
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
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

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
Association for Study of Women and Mythology

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?

Rails in the City: Representing Urban Mobility

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 2:35pm
Steven D. Spalding/Christopher Newport University

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.

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