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Sandstar Review seeks unpublished prose for second issue

Monday, September 19, 2011 - 10:29am
Sandstar Review

The Sandstar Review is an online literary magazine that seeks unpublished prose for its second issue. (Note: prose may include scripts.) Poetry is also accepted, but will be deferred to the third issue. Send up to 6 poems or 15 pages of prose; cover letter and bio appreciated. Simultaneous submissions accepted upon notification of publication elsewhere.

Send all work in one document (poetry or prose; no combined submissions) to Further guidelines may be found here.

Weird Council: An International Conference on the Writing of China Miéville

Monday, September 19, 2011 - 9:48am
University of Lincoln and Birkbeck, University of London

Weird Council: An International Conference on the Writing of China Miéville

Saturday 15th September 2012
School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London

Sponsored by Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher, Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Lincoln
Part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers series

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Sherryl Vint (Brock University)
Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London)

Response and Q&A from China Miéville

Home/Land: Women, Citizenship, Photographies

Monday, September 19, 2011 - 6:17am
Loughborough University

Conference Call for Papers

5-7 July 2012
The School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK

Home/Land is an interdisciplinary conference that asks what dialogues might be engendered, globally and locally, around concepts of citizenship and belonging by engaging with women's photographic practices. In the terms of this conference, 'photographic practices' may include both historical and contemporary work, still and/or moving image, derived from fine art and social science contexts and embracing genres such as portraiture, landscape, documentary and installation.

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, UK (6/16/12 - 6/17/12; 12/1/11)

Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 5:00pm
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)


**** Call for Papers ****

Great Writing 2012

The 15th Anniversary Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Imperial College London
Saturday June 16th - Sunday June 17th 2012

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 15th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 16th – 17th June 2012.

To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural centre for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation" [UPDATE]

Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 4:21pm
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in between. This panel seeks instead to explore moments of interaction across the spectrum of earlier and later medieval English literature. Examples may include parallel literary forms, English identities, linguistic developments, and the ways that they interact with historical, religious, and social frameworks.

[REMINDER] Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 11:38am
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University

From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political "in-between-ness." I am looking to organize a panel that examines the nature, use, and/or function of the liminal in contemporary literature for the 2012 International Conference on Narrative, to be held March 15–17 in Las Vegas, NV (

CSU Chico English Graduate Student Council Fall Symposium, Seeing the Future in the Past, November 5th

Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 2:50am
CSU Chico English Graduate Student Council

The theme for this graduate conference is Seeing the Future in The Past: Critical and Creative Interpretations. It will take place in Chico, CA on November 5th. In the fields of literary criticism/theory, composition, and creative writing we often look to the past for lessons that apply to the present and future. Which authors and eras are still worth looking at and which have been overlooked? Should the literary canon stay the same or change? We spend so much time looking at theory and literature that is separated from us by decades if not centuries. How are these figures and works still relevant to us today? Should we be looking at more contemporary work? In composition, what theory speaks to our time?

Waterscapes: Postcolonial Perspectives on the Environment and Place in Crisis (11/01/2011; 03/29 - 04/01/2012)

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 9:09pm
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference Providence, Rhode Island

Recently, it has become clear that environmental degradation is the biggest hazard facing life on planet earth and has a long colonial and imperial history. Interestingly, ecocriticism as a field has developed mainly in American Studies. But if planetary environmental issues affect the entire planet, how are they represented in literature that is not written in the U.S.?

Hyperaesthetic Culture

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 5:41pm

We live in a competitive sensory environment. The marketing of consumer goods continually appeals to taste, touch, vision, hearing, and smell, compelling other practices to engage our senses in what David Howes describes as a 'hyperaesthetic culture'. This environment is saturated with alluring and intense sense experience that proliferates as technologies such as ultrasonography, satellites and computer applications provide access to things previously beyond human perception. Bodies are cultivated to be aesthetically appealing and optimally available to the senses for commercial, medical and security purposes.