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UPDATE: Anthology of Essays; 10 October 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:47am

ANTHOLOGY OF ESSAYS; 10 October 2011

Critical / analytical / interpretive essays are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out on the GITANJALI of the noted Indian Poet Nobel Laureate RABINDRANATH TAGORE. The anthology will be published by a reputed Indian Publisher having its distribution network the world over.

The essay must be within 2500 and 4000 words, typeset with 1.5 paragraph space and must be according to the latest MLA Stylesheet.

The last date for submission of complete essay is October 10, 2011.


Monday, August 15, 2011 - 7:44am

Nigeria with around 140 million citizens and a huge population of women has the potential to transmute from a poverty stricken nation to a vibrant economy through adequate empowerment of women. Women in Nigeria are crucial beyond certain customary duties and procreation efforts. They have the potential to turn an ailing economy around, at the family level through their in-bred economic strength, organisational skills and single-minded focus to surmount obstacles posed by culture, their environment and the male folks.
Notably, the task of women empowerment for national growth and productivity is daunting and it requires the efforts of all stakeholders especially the private sector

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:23am
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
33d Annual Conference February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until December 1, 2011. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:

CFP: Prospects of Bildung, C19 Conference Berkeley, CA, April 12-15, 2012

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 11:13pm
C19; The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

CFP: Prospects of Bildung @C19

C19 Conference, Berkeley, CA, April 12-15, 2012

Developmental Narratives, Transnational Childhoods, and National Culture

Children and savages use only nouns or names of things, which they convert into verbs, and apply to analogous mental acts. – Emerson, Chapter I: "Nature" in Nature (1836)

It were a wise inquiry for the closet, to compare, point by point, especially at remarkable crises in life, our daily history, with the rise and progress of ideas in the mind. / So shall we come to look at the world with new eyes. – Emerson, Chapter VIII: "Prospects" in Nature (1836)

[UPDATE] Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 9:58pm
Michael D Becker / 2012 NeMLA (March 15-18)

For better and for worse, modernity has surely left its mark on the food we daily eat. Two hundred years ago in 1812, Bryan Donkin purchased from a London broker the patent for canning food items inside tin containers. Within the next decade canned goods were widespread in Britain and France (Robertson 123). One hundred and fifty years ago in the spring of 1862, Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard's experiments with heating liquids eventually led to pasteurized drinks—first wine and beer and then, later, milk (Greene, Guzel-Seydim, and Seydim 88).

47th Intl. Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10-13, 2012 - DEADLINE September 15th, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 6:51pm

We invite you to send a proposal for the IMANA panel:
"Uses and Abuses of the Medieval Tradition in Contemporary Spain"
to be held at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012.
We welcome submissions that address how any aspect of the medieval culture is brought into play to reshape contemporary Spanish culture, language, literature, music, religion, political discourse or film.

Italian Medievalisms in Contemporary Poetry

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 5:38pm
Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo

47th Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 10-13, 2012
Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

Italian Medievalisms in Contemporary Poetry

ASECS 2012; San Antonio, TX; "Bellies and Underbellies: Waste, Consumption, and the Eighteenth-Century"

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 3:49pm
Krystal McMillen

The Eighteenth Century has been dubbed the nascent moment of consumerism and consumer society. Yet, in an ever increasing world of goods, what becomes of the bad? How does an expanding Empire, and an increasingly urbanized populace deal with the aftermath of its excesses? This panel seeks to ponder issues of waste in the Eighteenth Century. In seeking to understand how notions of excess and excrement might inform larger concerns of the period proposals considering both personal issues of waste and societal issues of waste are encouraged.

Welcoming All Fiction and Poetry Submissions

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 3:26pm
Hando No Kuzushi

Previously an Asian American literary venue, Hando No Kuzushi is now accepting stories and poetry from all genres of writing. Send us writing that says something about yourself at this stage in your life: what are some of your hopes going forward, your fears? Are you what you saw yourself becoming as a child? Are you happy? We hope you are.

We accept works of fiction up to 5,000 words long but we have a soft spot in our hearts for brevity. All queries and submissions should be sent in the body of the email to the following address:

The subject line should adhere to the following format: SUBMISSION - Title of Work - Author's Last Name.

UPDATE: Articles for North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 9:28am
John Pennington, Editor of North Wind

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies
North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2011 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

Diagnosis Violence: American Novelists' Search for Causes (NeMLA, 3/15-18; 9/30)

Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 7:34pm
Elizabeth Abele

Seminar session at Northeast Modern Language Association
Rochester, NY March 15-18, 2012

Responding to events from Hiroshima to Columbine and 9-11,contemporary novelists have searched for answers to the question of violence in American society, presenting various hypotheses, working through various genres. For example, Ursula LeGuin and Octavia Butler worked from the vantage point of the future, while Ron Hansen and Jane Smiley have looked to the past.

To participate in this seminar discussion, send 250-400 word abstracts for essays pasted in the body of an email to Elizabeth Abele

UPDATE - Filolog - journal for literary, cultural and language studies

Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 3:47pm
University of Banja Luka, faculty of Philology

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 10.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).