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Literature, Eco-Criticism & Environment Feb. 8-11, 2012

Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 8:45am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/ACA

– Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
For details and information please go to:

Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature, Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:

Psychology of Sexualities Review (PoSR)

Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 5:39am
The British Psychological Society


The Psychology of Sexualities Review, formerly known as the Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, is an international peer-reviewed publication. The rebranded journal is published twice a year (in the Spring and Autumn) by the British Psychological Society(BPS).

The Psychology of Sexualities Review encourages the submission of manuscripts for peer-review and publication that cover a wide range of perspectives on the psychology of sexualities. The following types of submissions are encouraged:

Come Together: Digital Collaboration in the Academy and Beyond - May 11-13 2012

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 3:28pm
Jennifer Hardwick and Ian Maness / Queen's University

Come Together: Digital Collaboration in the Academy and Beyond seeks to explore the relationship between digital technology and academic, activist and artistic collaborations. Our focus is on how these collaborations come into being, what challenges they present, and how they are reshaping both the academy and the world at large. While we welcome all papers on the topic of digital collaboration, we are especially interested in those that examine the ways in which technology enables work across disciplinary, geographic, cultural and/or other boundaries, those that identify and/or propose solutions to the barriers that still need to be overcome, and those that offer frameworks for innovative forms of digital collaboration.

CFP - ecloga, A Journal of English Studies (deadline 5 Sept 2011)

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 12:25pm
Editorial Board of ecloga, University of Strathclyde

The next edition of ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue.

Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing
outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland,
the UK and abroad.

We are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We would also welcome submissions of creative writing.

All submissions must be 7,000 words or less, and follow MLA style guidelines. The deadline for submission is 5th September 2011.

The Long Reach of Antiquity April 27-28, 2012

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 12:08pm
Columbia University

The Long Reach of Antiquity, April 27-28, 2012

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Leonard Barkan (Princeton University, Comparative Literature)
Prof. Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania, Classics)

CFP [Final Reminder] Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 11:16am
University of Warwick

FINAL CFP for "Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, 1840-1920"

University of Warwick, 23rd September 2011

Confirmed speaker Professor Jo Little, University of Exeter

Whilst discussions of gender and space in the nineteenth- to early-twentieth century have typically focused on "women and the city", rural spaces offer equally productive contexts for exploring the intersections between gender and space in this period. As the socio-spatial relations of the country are impacted by the move into modernity, rural environments are revealed in literary and historical texts as sites of complex, contradictory and changing gendered codes.

1212 Remembered: The 800th Anniversary of Las Navas de Tolosa -- 47th International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI. May 10-13,

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 11:08am
Erik Ekman, ASPHS - Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

2012 marks the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Navas de Tolosa (Battle of Al-Uqab in Arabic), one of the most important military confrontations between Muslims and Christians in medieval Iberia. Responding to a call from Pope Innocent III for a crusade against the Almohads, in the summer of 1212 armies from Castile, Navarre, Aragon and Portugal, along with troops from beyond the Pyrenees, formed a temporary alliance to battle the forces of Almohad caliph Mohammad al-Nasir from southern Iberia and north Africa.

Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2011 - Online

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 10:57am
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)


Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2011

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Mode: Online by Google+ video conference

Date: 15-16 November 2011

Call for Book Reviewers: Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 2 (Winter 2011).

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 9:49am
Jill Murphy, Film Studies, University College Cork

We are currently seeking proposals for book reviews from doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers for Issue 2 of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media (Winter 2011). The theme of this forthcoming special issue is Space and Time in Cinema. Reviews can reflect the issue's theme or be on an unrelated topic.

: "Forked Tongues: Learning to Translate from Bilingual Writers." ALTA 2011. November 16-19

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 7:32pm
Anastasia Lakhtikova/ University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

This panel attempts to bridge creative writing and literary translation as creative practices by examining the work of bilingual and exophonic writers (i.e. writers who write either in two languages or in their non-native language). What might these writers' works and their translation of their own works imply for practitioners of literary translation? What strategies do these writers choose in the absence of equivalence, where a creative decision must be made? Is their practice different from recommended practice? How does the translator of an exophonic writer recreate the unusual relationship between writer and hidden "source" language? Or should s/he?

CFP - Disability Studies and Virginia Woolf - Panel for the 22nd Annual Conference on Woolf (2012)

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 2:49pm
Sherri Foster, Washington College

This panel seeks 20-minute papers that examine representations of disability in Woolf's writings or use her work to think about the relationship between disability and literary modernism or literary studies more generally. It is a special panel for "Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf", the 22nd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf to be held from 7-10 June 2012 at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2011

Please send a 250-word abstract as a Word attachment.

Include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder for Place and Particularity Conference October 21, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:43pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the October 21, 2011 Modern Horizons conference (at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario) we invite abstracts for 20 minute presentations that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time. We are pleased to announce that Ian Angus will present the Keynote Address entitled "Continuing Dispossession: Clearances as a Literary and Philosophical Theme."

[UPDATE] NeMLA March 15-18, 2012: The Literary response to war – What is it worth?

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:28pm
Jeffery C. Blanchard / Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will seek to address the role Modern and contemporary literature play during wartime and whether or not they provide a culturally valuable response to conflict. As we move further into the 21st century, and our wars deepen as well, the need to examine our representations of war in literature become more important. Wartime generates a need for many things, but is literature one of them? In a world where science and the military dominate by taking swift, concrete actions during war, it is critical for our discipline to consider the significance of wartime literature and its potential value as a medium of response. Does literature facilitate recovery from trauma? Does it help represent the horror of battle to those removed?