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Global Literatures and Islam: Call for Articles

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Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 4:33pm
A Collection of Essays

Call for Articles
Global Literatures and Islam (Working theme)
Eds. Beyazit Akman, Filiz Barin, Illinois State University
Prospective Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

March 15-18 NeMLA Comp/Rhet Empirical Studies of Writing Classroom Practice Submit Deadline: Sept. 31

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Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 4:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association - Composition Session

The teaching of writing is characterized by a wide array of practices, often cycling through popular phases or trends. When evaluating the potential effectiveness of instructional methods, many educators rely on descriptive and anecdotal publications, as the literature is replete with them. Although these publications have merit in their ability to disseminate ideas, how can faculty transcend the descriptive and the anecdotal when determining the most effective means of teaching writing?

"Borders in 16th and 17th century British Literature" at CEA, March 2012 (due 11/1)

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Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 11:43am
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association

"Above the Border of this Horizon": Borders in 16th and 17th century British Literature

College English Association
43rd Annual Conference
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

Money Talks: Personification and the Dan Denier Tradition ICMS 2012; proposals 9/15/11

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Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 8:59am
Christian Sheridan

Poems satirizing the abuses of money appeared in all languages during the medieval period, but have received little scholarly commentary in recent years. What commentary has appeared has treated them in the larger context of venality or estates satire, and not as a discrete genre or as specific texts. Among the most interesting of these poems are those that personify money. Situated as they are at a nexus between language and money, art and commerce, the poems invite analysis from a wide variety of critical positions.

Calls for Papers/Presentations: Stephen King Area--Popular Culture Association Conference (April 11-14, 2012, Boston, MA)

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Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 6:39pm
Stephen King Area--Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers

Stephen King Area

2012 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference

Boston, MA: April 11 - 14, 2012

The co-chairs of the Stephen King Area—Philip Simpson of Brevard Community College and Patrick McAleer of Indiana University of Pennsylvania—are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of Stephen King's fiction and film—from his experimentation with medium to his more recent fictions, including his Dark Tower series, and anything in between—are sought for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in Boston, April 11th-April 14th, 2012.

Acacia Conference: An Ethical (Re)Orientation, March 3 2012

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Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:55pm
California State University Fullerton Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club

California State University Fullerton's Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club are looking for thoughtful inter-disciplinary graduate and professional-level papers that engage a work of literature or an aspect of culture through the lens of ethical responsibility and the imperative of human connection. This conference will focus on how various schools of literary theory utilize ethics in their interactions with any period or medium of literature. Additionally, we are accepting creative submissions: short emphatic works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or hybrid text which pertain specifically or tangentially to ethics, not to exceed 2012 words in length. Undergraduates are very welcome to submit as well.

[UPDATE]Simon Critchley / Tom McCarthy Panels, University of Louisville, Literature and Culture Since 1900, February 23-25, 2012

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Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 2:15pm
Seth Morton / Rice University

Simon Critchley and Tom McCarthy will be presenting at the University of Louisville's 40th annual Literature and Culture Since 1900 Conference. In order to make the most of their visit we are calling for papers that engage with these two contemporary thinkers either alone, in articulation with each other, or with other interlocutors. Depending on the quality and number of submissions we may be able to propose a double session of papers. Below are specific CFP prompts and contact information.

[UPDATE] Materializing Verse at ASECS 2012 (22-25 March; San Antonio)

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Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 10:16am
Dustin D. Stewart / U of Texas at Austin

I still have a bit of room left in the Materializing Verse panel scheduled for ASECS 2012 (description below). If you'd like the opportunity to join in, please e-mail me a brief proposal by 15 September.

How did verse materialize in the long eighteenth century? This session will explore questions about the material contexts and conditions of British poetry between the Restoration and early Romanticism.

quest for identity in English Literature

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Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 2:26am
Professor S.Ranga

The paper attracts the minds of reader to ensure its applicablity regarding quest for identity for a human being in general and the depressed class of the world in particular.

The Windhover Journal and the Writers' Festival, February 9-11

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 10:05pm
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Each year The Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature publishes a collection of fiction and poetry. In the spring authors read their own work, attend award-winning authors' presentations, and attend workshops on campus at the Writers' Festival, February 9-11, 2012. This year's keynotes and workshop leaders include Susan E. Isaacs, Daniel Taylor, Susanna Childress, Brett Foster, and Al Haley.

We invite poets and fiction writers to submit a selection of their work to be considered to be published by The Windhover Journal and presented at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's Annual Writer's Festival.

Panels on Simon Critchley and Tom McCarthy for the U of Louisville Literature and Culture Conference Since 1900, February 23-5

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 5:28pm
Seth Morton / Rice University

Simon Critchley and Tom McCarthy will be presenting at the University of Louisville's 40th annual Literature and Culture Since 1900 Conference. In order to make the most of their visit we are calling for papers that engage with these two contemporary thinkers either alone, in articulation with each other, or with other interlocutors. Depending on the quality and number of submissions we may be able to propose a double session of papers. Below are specific CFP prompts and contact information.

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 4:52pm
Hugh Tribbey/Southwest_Texas Popular Culture Association_American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2011

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2012
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in contemporary American poetry in such areas as

• the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,

• the poetics of performance of experimental compositions,

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