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[UPDATE] Last Call for Submissions to Essais- Sept 16

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 11:32pm
Essais, and Undergraduate Research Journal for Literature and Cinema Studies

If you miss our fall deadline, we will have a spring semester issue Submission date mid january/ TBA

Call for Papers - Limina Journal

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 10:25pm
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

LIMINA: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
Call for Submissions, Volume 18
Submissions Deadline: 17 October 2011

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and
cultural studies based in the Discipline of History at The University of Western Australia.

We are especially committed to publishing the work of postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers, realising the importance of developing an early publication record, as well as the difficulties in doing so. Limina seeks to provide the submitting postgraduate or Early Career Researcher with prompt evaluation and an efficient publication process. We aim to give structural feedback on articles approximately 4-6 weeks after their receipt.

RSA May 2012 (Philadelphia) Proposed Panel: Post-Recession Economic Rhetoric and Identity

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 8:37pm
J. Banks Smither / College of Charleston

This proposed panel is looking for one or two more members in addition to two already committed for the RSA 2012 conference in Philadelphia next May. Please send 150 word (maximum) abstracts by September 5, 2011 to Please find the preliminary panel description below and I look forward to hearing from anyone interested.

CFP: Captivity Narratives (Abstract/Proposals by 20 November 2011)

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 7:03pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference

February 8 - 11, 2012

Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel &
Conference Center
Albuquerque, NM

CFP: Special edition of PRism: Exploring power and public relations

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 6:21pm
PRism Journal

CFP: Special edition of PRism: Exploring power and public relations (edited by James Mahoney, Marianne Sison & Joy Chia).

Contributors to this special edition of PRism journal are invited to critically explore the theme "Power and Public Relations." The editors are especially interested in research that examines and theorises public relations that goes beyond its application in the interests of society's so-called power elite. In addition, how are power and public relations interpreted within various global, cultural and political contexts? And how does/can public relations advance the cause of marginalised publics?

These themes might be explored through, but need not be limited to, the following possible topics:

Global Literatures and Islam: Call for Articles

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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.