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Friendship as Praxis: Towards Community (Cultural and Otherwise)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 3:19pm
English Graduate Caucus of Simon Fraser University

If there is 'no friend', then how could I call you my friends, my friends? By what right? How could you take me seriously? If I call you my friends, my friends, if I call you, my friends, how dare I add, to you, that there is no friend?

- Jacques Derrida, The Politics of Friendship (1994)

From this day forth, I would like you all to report to me your findings on the magic of friendship when, and only when, you happen to discover them.

- Princess Celestia, My Little Pony (2011)

DASH Literary Journal 2012 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2012)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 1:02pm
DASH Literary Journal

Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2012 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less. Waste not, want not. Submit.

NB: DASH is a student-produced journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind, peer-reviewed (No favors for friends).

Boundaries (push at your own risk):

33 lines or fewer. Submit up to 5.

Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism:
 2012 words or fewer, double-spaced.
 Limit: 1 submission per category.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:53pm
Material Texts Network, Birkbeck College, University of London

Missing Texts
A Conference organised by the Material Texts Network at Birkbeck, University of London
Saturday June 2, 2012
Call for Papers

The Material Texts Network at Birkbeck convenes and encourages innovative work on the materiality of texts. We invite 300-word proposals, from scholars working in any period and discipline, on the theme of 'Missing Texts'. Papers might consider

Call for Papers: Urban Apocalypse, Urban Renaissance: Landscapes in Science Fiction and Fantasy, June 28th-July 1st, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:16pm
Science Fiction Research Association Abstracts due by April 23rd, 2012

Detroit is at once an apocalyptic city and a Renaissance city. Over the past ten years, Detroit has suffered immensely, especially during the economic downturn and the virtual demise of the auto industry. Its apocalyptic landscape of abandoned buildings, its negative image due to high crime rates, a recently impeached corrupt Mayor, Kwame Kilpartick, and the loss of close to 300,000 people in the last census have made it the symbol of a city with a hopeless future. However, there is hope as the so called Renaissance city of the 1970s may now be experiencing a true Renaissance.

Reflections / Refractions Graduate Conference

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:34am
University of Kansas Department of French and Italian

"Les miroirs feraient bien de réfléchir avant de renvoyer les images"
Jean Cocteau

"Shaping Policy, Changing Law" - Research Conference, The Law Society, London, Friday October 12, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:23am
The Law Society

The Law Society invites papers from academics for a conference on the relationship between academic research and policy development and law reform.

LJ Jackson's review of civil costs and the ensuing legislative process to enact his recommendations highlights the importance of, and necessity for, academics and their research in the development of policy and law reform. The requirement in the 2014 REF exercise to demonstrate the impact of research provides a strong impetus for the relationship between research and law reform and policy to be explored and invigorated.

This conference aims to provide a unique opportunity to do that by bringing together academics, parliamentarians, civil servants, judges and other users of research.

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 10:15am
Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature -

Studia austriaca
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
ISSN 1593-2508

Editor: Fausto Cercignani

Call for Submissions: Edited Collection on Celebrity in Canada

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:37am
Lorraine York & Katja Lee

Proposals due July 1st 2012 (1000-1500 words)
Final Submission due March 1st, 2013 (5,000-8,500 words)

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.

The Body Electric, March 3rd, 2012; Graduate Conference, University of Maryland, College Park

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:28am
University of Maryland, Graduate English Organization

The Body Electric
March 3, 2012

The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fifth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "The Body Electric."

Wounded Bodies, Tortured Souls: Narratives of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Trauma.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:23am
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth.

Postgraduate Conference, University of Portsmouth, 14th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke, University of Swansea

In recent years the study of trauma has become central to contemporary conceptualisations of personal and collective narratives of pain and loss. Often identified as a 'modern' phenomenon, a product of industrialisation and modernisation, trauma emerged as a distinct pathology alongside the rise of a middle-class readership, and accounts of physical and psychological wounds abound in Victorian fiction. In turn, Victorian tropes of trauma have been appropriated by the neo-Victorian novel, often in ways which offer a self-conscious or critical engagement with past representations.

"Freedom, Come All Ye…" Conference for Scottish Studies

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:42am

"Fredome all solace to man giffis, He levys at es that frely levys!"*:

CWWA-FWSA conference: Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 6:11am
The Feminist and Women's Studies Association/The Contemporary Women's Writing Association

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012, The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
Political Science)

CFP - Innovative Studies: International Journal (ISIJ)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:50am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in Innovative Studies: International Journal (ISIJ) Volume 2, Issue 2.

The Innovative Studies: An International Journal is an independent, peer-reviewed journal devoted to sharing ideas and discussing on science and technology innovations. It publishes scholarly and practitioner-oriented papers, books, case studies, review essays, and book reviews related to innovation, creativity, change management, case studies, technology strategy and planning etc.

CSC Journals anticipate and invite papers on any of the following topics:

Case Studies

Change Management