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Reminder: Philologist, Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 5:07pm
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

[UPDATE] Literature and Religion (DEADLINE 3/1/12)

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 3:48pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association invites the submission of proposals for individual papers to its Literature and Religion session. Papers may engage a wide range of religious and literary traditions, historical periods, and theoretical approaches. You might consider the intersection between literature, religion, and any of the following issues:

- Gender/sexuality/race
- Nation
- The family
- Modernity
- Secularization
- Fundamentalism
- Revolution
- Representations of the messianic or the apocalyptic

Presentations should be 15 to 20 minutes long (approximately 8 doubled-spaced pages).

The deadline for paper proposals is MARCH 1, 2012.

Call for Contributors Fan Phenomena: Batman - 12 March 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 3:32pm
Fan Phenomena: Batman

Call for Contributors Fan Phenomena: Batman

On the eve of Christopher Nolan's trilogy-closer The Dark Knight Rises, Intellect is seeking contributors for Fan Phenomena: Batman. This new series, Fan Phenomena, is prompted by a growing appetite for books that tap into the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cultish phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film character/film infiltrates their way into the public consciousness. The series will look at particular examples of 'fan culture' and approach the subject in an accessible manner aimed at both fans and those interested in the cultural and social aspects of these fascinating – and often unusual – 'universes'.

2013 MLA in Boston: Kierkegaard's Legacies

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 2:40pm
Discussion Group on Scandinavian Languages & Literatures

In the bicentennial year of the great Danish philosopher's birth, MLA's Discussion Group on Scandinavian Languages and Literatures invites papers that consider Kierkegaard's legacy in a variety of intellectual and comparative contexts. These can include literary studies, philosophy, political science, religious studies, rhetoric, psychology and others; submissions comparative across language and historical period are particularly welcome. Send a 250-350-word abstract to, subject heading KIERKEGAARD, by March 15; we will respond by April 1. Those included in the panel must become members of the MLA by April 7, 2012.

Marxian Cartographies: Mapping/Re-drawing the Trace

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 1:54pm
Anthony C. Cooke/The Marxist Literary Group

This panel will consider Marxism in all of its various manifestations over time, as well as attempts to imagine how it might travel and take on new shapes in the future. How has Marxism traveled, via fiction, poetry, or as an ideology, over time? What sort of geographical or theoretical traces has it left behind, particularly where it is proclaimed that we are "beyond" Marxism? Does memory, whether in the present or as hope for the future, play a role? Is it possible to construct an atlas of Marxism? Can one claim Marxism in any of its forms (Post-Marxism, New Historicism, and so on) in an era of increasing corporatization of the academy?

[UPDATE] Spatial Perspectives: Literature and Architecture, 1850 – Present

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 7:36am
University of Oxford, Terri Mullholland and Nicole Sierra

Spatial Perspectives: Literature and Architecture, 1850 – Present

Friday 22nd June 2012
University of Oxford, Faculty of English Language and Literature


The deadline for the Call For Papers has been extended to Friday 16th March 2012.

We are delighted to announce Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum London will be a keynote speaker along with Professor Douglas Tallack, Professor of American Studies and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester.

3rd Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Suicide (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 7:12am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers:
\Suicide, the deliberate and intentional act of ending one's life, is an assault on our ideas of what living is about. Whether we believe that we have the right to end our own life because we no longer wish to live, or that suicide is never morally permissible, the fact that people can arrange their deaths and that some do, challenges us to think about the nature of life, and of death.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED Entity and Identity, Paris International Conference (ENTIDENTIC 2012)

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 5:50am
Ars Identitatis Cultural Research Association

New communication and entertainment technology supports this ideal. In a world dominated by the ideas of securing the comfort of the individual and of the perfection of the human being, minority categories of disabled persons seem threatened by a large majority of normal persons. The purpose of this conference is to engage researchers with different cultural, political, philosophical, religious backgrounds in a debate on the close relation between entity and identity in bioethics. Proceedings will be published. Please send your abstracts (450 words in length) by Feb 25 to Ionut Untea, Andrada Maran at

4th Global Conference: Bullying and the Abuse of Power (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 4:14am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power

Sunday 4th November – Tuesday 6th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers
Bullying is a global problem. Whether it takes place in the schoolyard; the board room; the corridors of academe; a detention centre for alleged terrorists; a government office, or cyber space; and whether it involves insult, physical assault or manipulation of the environment with the intention of making another person's life intolerable, bullying involves the abuse of power. Everyone is affected by it, whether directly or indirectly.