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CFP - International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL)

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 4:05am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL) Volume 3, Issue 2.

18th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference, 25-27 May 2012, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 12:02am
Robinson Jeffers Association

Conference Theme: "Posthumous Reputation … the Only Kind Worth Considering": Robinson Jeffers at 125.

Keynote Address, Christopher Cokinos, poet, science-and-nature writer.

No major poet has been treated worse by posterity than Robinson Jeffers," wrote Dana Gioia in December 1987, the final month of the Jeffers centenary. Thirty years before his death, Jeffers was considered one of America's preeminent poets, his place in the canon seemingly secure, his portrait featured on the 4 April 1932 cover of Time. Less than five decades later, he was excluded in the first edition of the Norton Anthology of American Literature (1979), included in a few subsequent editions, and then excluded again.

[Update] Call for Papers--Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 6:23pm
Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts

Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts is a peer reviewed journal primarily focusing on the intersection between the arts and theology, hoping to allow imagination and reason to be seen as intimately intertwined–as different expressions of the same divine truth. Imaginatio et Ratio was started in the hopes that it could serve a growing community of artists and thinkers and strives to present accessible but high quality art, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and theology/philosophy–as well as interviews and book, film, art and music reviews. The journal is published twice a year and is available in print and a digital format.


Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 5:56pm
Editors: Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)

We are specifically seeking two or three proposals covering the following areas: bust culture as represented on Network Television, in Fictional Film, and through Popular Literature. However, quality proposals on any area of interest will still be considered.

Abstracts due MARCH 1, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due December 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)

"Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 12:43pm
The Comparatist

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

We welcome contributions that examine the representation and staging of antagonism in comparative studies and literary theory. How might one conceive of antagonism today? Why are certain forms of antagonism readily made visible while others remain hidden—or simply disavowed? How does the field of literary studies manage its own antagonism(s)? Is antagonism—antagonistic rivalry between critics—a hindrance to the faithful work of interpretation? Or is it better understood as, or in terms of, the field's engine of change? Topics of interest could include:

Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (2012 RMMLA Convention) Call for Papers- Submission Deadline: March 1, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 11:40am
Marie Chantale Mofin

The session "Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean" at the 66th Annual Convention of the RMMLA is devoted to Francophone Literatures, Cultures, and Film of Africa and the Caribbean.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Sub-Saharan Africa Literature, Culture, and Film
Colonial and Post-colonial Studies
Environmental questions in African /Caribbean Literature and film
African Diaspora
Maghreb Literature, Culture, and Film
Creolité, Antillanité
"Littérature monde"
Feminist Theory and Women Writers
Migrant Literature
National/Transnational Theory
Oral tradition, etc.

CFP:"Culture Within/Against Empire: Racialization and State Violence in Moments" ASA 2012, November 15-18, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:12am
christian ravela

This panel seeks papers that examine the relation between state, culture, and empire in excess of nationalist framings. American studies and related scholarship, particularly in critical ethnic studies, has decentered US national culture, demonstrating the ways in which the material practices of racial slavery, colonial expansion and empire, gendered and racialized labor exploitation, incarceration and permanent war generated and persist as the conditions of possibility for the emancipatory claims of U.S. political modernity.

W.S. Gilbert--Author and Critic

Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 11:25pm
MLA 2013--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations

W.S. Gilbert changed English musical theatre. We are seeking proposals on all aspects of Gilbert's work, but studies dealing with music receive priority. Send 250 word proposals by February 22, 2012.

Eugene O'Neill and Music

Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:59pm
MLA 2013--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Eugene O'Neill Society

For the 2013 Modern Language Association Convention--to be held in Boston on January 3rd through 6th, 2013, the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Eugene O'Neill Society will be offering a joint session on Eugene O'Neill and Music. O'Neill uses music in many of his plays, and many of his plays have been set to music. We welcome 250 word abstracts on any aspect of O'Neill and music. Send abstracts to both and by February 17, 2012.

Call for Papers: "Stranger in a Strange Land" April 28, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 4:16pm
Graduate Student Conference on Children's and YA Literature, University of British Columbia

Call for Paper Proposals
DEADLINE: March 1, 2012

A Peer Reviewed Graduate Student Conference on Children's and YA Literature and Cultural Texts

With keynote speakers Dr. Elizabeth Marshall and Dr. Sarah Park

The University of British Columbia
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Transforming Objects, 28-29 May 2012, Northumbria University, UK

Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 11:48am
Northumbria University

Transforming Objects
28-29 May 2012

Sutherland Building, Northumbria University

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr Sarah Haggarty (Newcastle) and Dr John Holmes (Reading)

This two-day conference invites papers that consider the transformation of objects and the transformations effected by objects from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Approaches to this theme are welcomed from established scholars and especially from postgraduate students.