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[UPDATE] Fourteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, June 14-16 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 2:41am
The Shakespeare Institute, The University of Birmingham

The Shakespeare Institute

The University of Birmingham

June 14-16, 2012

Call for papers

Deadline Friday 4 May 2012

We invite graduate students with interests in both Shakespearean and Renaissance studies to join us in June for the Fourteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.

The interdisciplinary conference provides a friendly but stimulating academic forum in which graduate students from all over­ the world can present their research and meet together in an active centre of Shakespearean research and theatre: Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are also invited to attend the conference as auditors.

CFP: Untitled Richard Matheson Volume

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:15pm
Cheyenne Mathews/University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Call for Papers

Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson is a prolific writer who has shaped the horror genre through his contributions to literature, film, and television. His work spans genres of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and suspense, totaling more than 90 short stories and 28 full-length novels, including I Am Legend, A Stir of Echoes, What Dreams May Come, and The Incredible Shrinking Man. Seminal horror figures Stephen King and George A. Romero cite Matheson as a major influence, and his writing has inspired multiple film and graphic novel adaptations.

Life Writring: Special Issue of LiNQ, Submissions due 31 August 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 7:54pm
LiNQ Literature in North Queensland

Scholarly work in the field of auto/biography studies over the past thirty years or so has acknowledged how individual identities are constructed and performed through auto/biographical practice. For example, in the early 1990s, prominent life writing scholar Paul John Eakin noted the shift 'from a documentary view of autobiography as a record of referential fact to a performative view of autobiography centered on the act of composition.'


Monday, April 23, 2012 - 4:28pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultura Studies (journal)

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 1 | March 2013
Special Issue Call for Papers
"Documenting Asia Pacific"

Guest Editors: Kuei-fen Chiu & Chi-hui Yang

Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2012

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal published two times per year by the Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. The journal is devoted to offering innovative perspectives on literary and cultural issues and advancing the transcultural exchange of ideas.While committed to bringing Asian-based scholarship to the world academic community, Concentric welcomes original contributions
from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.

Critical Information Graduate Student Conference - Proposals due June 30th - Conference: December 2, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 1:33pm
MFA Art Criticism & Writing, School of Visual Arts, NYC

Call for Proposals and Projects

Critical Information
Graduate Student Conference
Hosted by the MFA program in Art Criticism & Writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 2, 2012

Facebook page:

Proposals due June 30, 2012 to

Advances in Sustainable Real Estate

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 1:16pm
Homburg Institute Canada

The Homburg Institute Canada, in cooperation with Oxford University Press Canada,announces a call for papers for an inter-disciplinary conference on sustainability in the urban environment to be held on 14-15 September 2012 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Please see our website for a downloadable PDF of our Call For Papers.

[Update] Adaptations- MPCA/MCAA (Oct 12-14, Columbus, OH)- New Deadline, Thursday May 31, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:41pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

I am currently seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference. Abstracts can include a wide variety of approaches to Adaptation Studies. These may include research on film adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, etc.,

"Re(de)/Constructing Conflict: Adversaries, Antagonists, Enemies, and Opponents" October 20th and 21st of 2012, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:41am

The 1012 RRCWL invites papers and panel proposals on topics that explore the dynamics of identity and conflict as well as their many manifestations across classes, cultures, kingdoms, sects, societies, families, and nations. While we are particularly interested in proposals that address the conference theme, papers and panels on all aspects of world literature will be considered.

Individual presenters should submit a 250-word abstract, including name, complete mailing address, and e-mail address. Proposals for panels must include an abstract for each presenter, as well as names, addresses and e-mail addresses of each participant. Abstracts are to be submitted as e-mail attachments in Word.
Submissions must be received by June 8, 2012.

Teaching Post-Millennial Literature

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 5:40am
Higher Education Academy UK and University of Brighton

Teaching Post-Millennial Literature

2nd Jul 2012
Checkland, Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, UK

A one-day symposium organised through the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton

Cost: FREE (Space Strictly Limited)

Deadline for proposals: 15th May 2012

Keynote 1: Dr David James (University of Nottingham)
Keynote 2: Prof Peter Boxall (University of Sussex)

Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:22am
Dr. Emily Allen Williams/Paine College School of Arts and Sciences

New e-journal
Caribbean Vistas:
Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
• Subject: New e-journal, Caribbean Vistas ( a forum for the artistic presentation and critical review of Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanophone Caribbean Literatures, Arts and Cultures)
• From:
• Date: April 22, 2012 (EDT)
From: Dr. Emily Allen Williams, Founding Editor*


Announcing: Launch of Volume 1/Issue 1 in August/September 2012

Chinese Film at NYCAS (9/28-29), deadline 5/10

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:19am
Kevin Tsai, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Indiana University

I'd like to organize a panel on Chinese film at the New York Conference on Asian Studies (New Paltz, NY, 9/28-29, 2012). Papers on all aspects of Chinese film are welcome, though those on Wong Kar-wai will hold particular interest.

Please send me a 250 word abstract by May 10th (my email: I will try to find a common theme for the papers, and write the proposal for the entire panel. If there are enough submissions, I'll try to put together a second panel.

Submissions from graduate students are welcome, but please self-identify as such, as NYCAS will require this information.

Information about NYCAS may be found at:

Märchen as Memoir: the Return of the German Fairy Tale in the 20th and 21st centuries

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 11:02pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers on the enduring legacy and plasticity of the German fairy tale. From the Tin Drum through the poetic journalism of Peter Schneider and on to Lola rennt, the Märchen continually reemerges from the past as metaphor, model, clue and whetting stone for the production of new critical and social thought and the creation of new post(?)-modern narratives through which we tell ourselves the story of our present and possible future. The panel particularly welcomes projects that reveal the hybridity and follow interdisciplinary threads of the Fairy Tale as it emerges in art, politics and contemporary culture.

CFP: Edited Collection (Medieval and Golden Age Spain)

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 7:24pm
Belén Bistue and Anne Roberts

We invite contributions to an edited volume tentatively titled DISOBEDIENT PRACTICES: TEXTUAL MULTIPLICITY IN MEDIEVAL AND GOLDEN AGE SPAIN. We intend this volume to add to the conversation about the interplay of literary practices and forms of civil disobedience.

More specifically, this project seeks to explore the ways in which textual multiplicity threatens (state-sponsored attempts at) political unification in medieval and early modern Spain.

[FINAL CALL] Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 4:42pm
Catalina Florina Florescu, Hudson County CC/Metropolitan College

Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection)
Editor: Catalina Florina Florescu, PhD

NB: There is NO specific time frame for this collection. Rather, we intend to look at various non-standard perspectives on motherhood as described during different times and as pertaining to many genres and media. For full description of this collection, please read the information presented below.