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Year Round Call for Submissions Rougarou and Online Literary Journal

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 5:36pm
Matthew Teutsch/ Rougarou

Rougarou is the online literary magazine edited by graduate students of the Department of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. We seek submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and book reviews. We are interested in original, resonant, well-crafted work. We accept submissions year-round. Simultaneous submissions are fine, assuming you will notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work. For our full guidelines, please visit our website at: www.louisiana.edu/Rougarou

E-mail all work as a Word document or RTF attachment, with the appropriate genre as the subject line of the e-mail.

Poetics of Collapse: Form and Politics

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 3:45pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Variations on the idea of collapse have shaped an array of poetic experiments with form and approaches to figuring personal and political crisis, disarray, and decline. How, then, have poets imagined and responded to visions of social, political, emotional, environmental, or economic collapse, and how in turn has poetic play with formal ideas of collapse or collapsibility rendered poetic ideas about political and aesthetic futures? Processes and structures of collapse change the organization of our social worlds in time and space. How might poets' ideas about the forms and meanings of collapse refine, extend, or contest analogous ideas in political economy, social theory, or aesthetics?

H.D. International Society -- CFP for the American Literature Association

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 2:10pm
H.D. International Society

The H.D. International Society invites papers to be delivered in a panel at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012. Presentations on any topic are welcome, and we look forward to showcasing new research on H.D.

Please send abstracts of 250-500 words by January 13 to Annette Debo (adebo@wcu.edu) and Lara Vetter (LVetter@uncc.edu).

Annette Debo
Co-Chair of the H.D. International Society &
Associate Professor, Department of English
Western Carolina University

Call for Papers, Interdisciplinary Studies Section (Abstracts due Nov 28, 2011)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 1:00pm
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters

Accepting panel, poster, and paper proposals on any interdisciplinary topic. Special interest in studies that discuss/employ/integrate science, social sciences, arts and/or humanities. In particular:

-differentiation and integration of sciences and arts;
-integration of scholarly research and autobiography, including psychobiography;
-integration of quantitative and qualitative research;
-interdisciplinary approaches to learning;;
-interdisciplinary perspectives on basic concerns of human beings such as life and death, identity, relationships, work, survival, and human well-being.

Conference: March 2, 2011 at Alma College in Alma, Michigan

Psychology, Emotion, and the Human Sciences

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:56pm
University of Windsor

Psychology, Emotion, and the Human Sciences
A Symposium at the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario Canada

20 to 21 April 2012

Call for Papers
Deadline 1 November 2011

Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephen Leighton, Philosophy, Queen's University, Kingston

In Alchemies of the Mind: Rationality and the Emotions [Cambridge, 1999], Jon Elster argues that "with an important subset of the emotions [for example, regret, relief, envy, malice, pity, indignation, ...] we can learn more from moralists, novelists, and playwrights than from the cumulative findings of scientific psychology." Elster then explores the work of both ancient and early modern moral philosophers in order to substantiate his argument.

The Globalization of African-American Consumer Culture

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 10:33am
German Historical Insitute

The Globalization of African-American Business and Consumer Culture

Call for Papers

Convener: Joshua Clark Davis (GHI)

German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.

February 24-25, 2012

[Update] The Apocalypse in Popular Culture Feb 8-11; Abstract Dec 1st

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:43am
Shane Trayers SWTX PCA/ACA in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Apocalypse in Popular Culture
SWTX PCA/ACA February 8-11, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

2012, the year of the Mayan predicted apocalypse, will certainly be a stellar year for apocalyptic research. These days the apocalypse is prolific in its depictions, creeping in to all kinds of popular culture. Proposals and panels are currently being accepted for this area. Ideas for topics are included below; however, proposals are not limited to these ideas.

riverscaping: a multidisciplinary symposium on the river in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 9:27pm
Riverscaping Project

When: April 19th to 22st 2012

Where: The Five College Consortium (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Who: The symposium will bring together participants from a wide variety of places, disciplines, and approaches—in the humanities, arts, and sciences—to examine how the river has shaped their work and/or provoked new modes of investigation, inquiry, research and
practice.

Borders and Border Crossings - May 1 & 2, 2012

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 8:44pm
University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus; Interdisciplinary Graduate Student's Association

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Students Association at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus invites you to attend our fifth annual graduate student conference. This conference invites papers from creative and critical perspectives that examine the role of borders and border crossings as they intersect with, uphold, or challenge ideologies, institutions, and social spaces. Although the focus is on interdisciplinary studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, we encourage submissions from across graduate disciplines.

Midwestern Literary Naturalism at SSML Symposium 2012

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 5:37pm
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 are interested in addressing 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.

"Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces," March 31, 2012 Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 5:18pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

Cyber bullying, the male gaze in cinema, SlutWalk in Toronto, the canonization of slave narratives, border rhetoric in the classroom – issues such as these take up the ways bodies, power, and spaces converge in a re-seeing and re-interpreting of historical and contemporary social complexities. Investigating this nexus in our discursive and material realities gives us the language for articulating the machinations of power and space that construct and dismantle singular and collective (im)material bodies.

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