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SAMLA 2012: Honoring Fred Hobson (June 1)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 7:27am
Maria Hebert-Leiter

In honor of Fred Hobson and his upcoming retirement, we are soliciting essays for a panel celebrating his extensive contribution to American and southern literary studies. We are calling specifically for papers influenced by Hobson's critical studies such as _Tell About the South_, _But Now I See_, _Mencken: A Life_, and _The Silencing of Emily Mullen_, among others. If you are interested in participating in this celebration, send a 250-word abstract to Maria Hebert-Leiter ( or to Andrew Leiter ( by June 1.

Call for Contributions; Issue 2, Vol 5, Literophile. Interrogating the feminist in contemporary (popular) culture

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 3:11am

What do men and women want?

Maybe this has been discussed too often. Yet, the novelty of our rapidly transforming times uncomfortably redirects it to us. The acute specialization and compartmentalization of our living experiences means that often we're observing the most obvious things from an outsider's perspective. Of course, the full picture is hardly available to us (if ever it was available to humanity) despite our best efforts to empiricise our little knowledge and so, in that sense, tepid and stereotypical gender roles have always polarized opinions in all ages.

The Aesthetics of Suffering

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 1:49am
National Taipei University of Technology

November 23th-24th, 2012
Department of English
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Keynote Speakers:
Laura Quinney, Brandeis University
William Flesch, Brandeis University

Proposals to edit pre-1930 New Zealand Literature

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 12:54am
New Zealand Colonial Texts Series, Shef Rogers series editor

The English Department at the University of Otago publishes annotated scholarly editions of neglected earlier NZ literature and would welcome proposals from interested editors for particular titles.

Proposals should take the form of an email to the series editor, Dr. Shef Rogers ( describing why a particular work would benefit from being republished, how the editor would contextualise and introduce the work, and an estimated number of pages for the edition.

"Inter-Examinations of Captivity and Slave Narratives"

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 12:40am
Denise MacNeil for PAMLA

Please see the CFP below for PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association). The deadline is May 13, and the topic has been broadened since our previous call.

The Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SCSSAWW) is looking for one more paper to complete their panel, "INTER-EXAMINATIONS OF CAPTIVITY AND SLAVE NARRATIVES."

This is a confirmed panel which will be presented at the 2012 PAMLA conference in Seattle on October 19-21. The panel description is as follows:

Contemporary Business Practices – An Overview

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 12:02am
Archers & Elevators Publishing House

Each paper should contain only 5-6 pages (Strictly not exceed) including abstract/references. (.doc or .docx format / email attachment containing the document) with the following information:
Title of paper,
Name(s) of the author(s), (Maximum three authors)
Contact address (postal and email) and
Mobile number.
One printed copy of the book will be issued on the cost of Rs.550 only. (For two printed copies Rs.1050 only including postal expenses) Publication and processing fee is absolutely FREE! Last date for submission of paper is 25th May, 2012. Every paper submitted will be assessed and authors will be contacted through their email addresses by May'30th, 2012.

RSA 2013 Proposed Panel: Truth and Figuration in Renaissance England

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:24pm
Jacob Tootalian / University of Wisconsin - Madison

This proposed panel for RSA 2013 (San Diego) is concerned with the relationship between figurative language and intellectual history in Renaissance England. We invite submissions that address the central question: What is the relationship between truth and figuration in the English Renaissance? Related questions include the following: How do writers in different genres and disciplines conceptualize the relationship between figures and truths? How do they use figurative language to convey those truths? How does a specific interpretation of the truth of a figure change a writer's poetics? How do recovered, new, or changing theories of language affect how truth is figured?

Writing by Degrees 2012: Creative Writing Graduate Conference

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 8:20pm
Writing by Degrees

Call for Papers and Panels

Writing by Degrees 2012
October 19-20th, 2012
Binghamton, New York
The Bundy Museum

Keynote Speakers
Marie Howe
Christine Sneed

Writing by Degrees, the nation's oldest graduate-run creative writing conference, is now accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2012 event—a two-day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building at Binghamton's historic Bundy Museum.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 4:18pm
Journal of Research Practice, Special Issue on Research Assistantships

The guest editors of the international, transdisciplinary Journal of Research Practice (JRP) welcome proposals for a special issue about research assistantships. This special issue is designed to showcase multiple voices: graduate students, academics, professionals, community members, and other research partners are invited to share their experiences, insights, and concerns around research assistantships. There are few scholarly outlets dedicated to this research learning venue where research team members have the opportunity to acquire, practice, and enhance research knowledge and skills in environments that have the potential to be collaborative and participatory, yet sometimes become exploitative.

[UPDATE] "After Queer, After Humanism" Rice University English Symposium

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 3:27pm
Rice University

Roundtable Participants: Dr. Judith Roof, Dr. Joseph Campana, Dr. Timothy Morton, Dr. Colleen Lamos, Dr. Renee Hoogland

Keynote Address: Dr. Lee Edelman

Rice University English Symposium

Sept. 14-15, 2012

After Queer, After Humanism