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UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE (http://www.oscholars.com/Upstage/uhome.htm),
a peer-reviewed, open-source online journal, published by Rivendale Press, U.K. and dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions year-round. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

complimentary medical therapy

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 7:53am
full name / name of organization: 
donald e. Stanley

something along the line of the

1. potential patients' response to CAM advertizing,

2. invitation to try some complimentary therapy by blog or word of mouth?

POETIC AND POLITICS OF PLACE IN PASTORAL (MARCH 29-31)

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Monday, June 13, 2011 - 5:47am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Orléans, FRANCE, Faculté des Lettres, langues et sciences humaines

POETIC AND POLITICS OF PLACE IN PASTORAL

International Conference, Université d'Orléans (FRANCE), March 29-31, 2012

(Co-sponsors: REMELICE, Université d'Orléans, and FORELL, Université de Poitiers)

"Historically, pastoral has sometimes activated green consciousness, sometimes euphemized land appropriation. It may direct us toward the realm of physical nature, or it may abstract us from it" (Lawrence Buell. The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture).

"Pastoral's ancient and universal appeal – to come away – requires new examination in an age in which there is no away" (Glen A. Love. Practical Ecocriticism: Literature, Biology, and the Environment).

What Ever Happened to Irish Modernism? (Abstract Due 9/30/2011)

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Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 3:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference 2012
contact email: 

This session will explore the work of modernist, experimental, or 'innovative' Irish poetry from any angle: critical, theoretical, pedagogical, etc. Work on poets from the turn of the twentieth to the 21st century is welcome. In particular, papers are sought on the under-represented work of innovative Irish poets such as Randolph Healy, Trevor Joyce, Billy Mills, Maurice Scully, Geoffrey Squires and Catherine Walsh. Please send 200-400 word abstracts to

WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL IS URGENTLY SEEKING BOOK REVIEWERS FOR ITS 2011 ISSUES

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Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 1:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
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WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL
IS URGENTLY SEEKING BOOK REVIEWERS FOR ITS 2011 ISSUES

About the Journal:
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is published exclusively on the Internet as a forum for scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. It is particularly intended to promote critical analysis of gender inequalities within Jewish religion, culture, and society, both ancient and modern. The journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches. The material may be cross-methodological or interdisciplinary.

The Journal's Website:
http://www.womeninjudaism.org

Sexuality and Spirituality in Eighteenth-Century German Literature

updated: 
Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:36am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Languages Association)
contact email: 

Sexuality and Spirituality in Eighteenth-Century Literature

How are sexuality and spirituality intertwined, and how do they oppose each other, in German literature of the long eighteenth century? What types of sexual practices are condemned and condoned by various spiritual beliefs? How are gender and sexuality constructed through spirituality? Approaches focusing on various literary genres and spiritual beliefs or practices, Christian as well as non-Christian, are welcome. Please submit 250-word abstracts by September 30, 2011 to Eleanor ter Horst at eterhorst@clarion.edu

More information about the conference is available here:

Philological Association of the Carolinas CFP (March 22-24, 2012) Deadline 12/9/11

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Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner

Call for Papers and Panels
36th Annual PAC Conference
March 22-24, 2012
Ocean Creek Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.
Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by December 9, 2011:

American / British Topics
Dr. Gary Ettari (gettari@unca.edu)
Associate Professor of Literature and Language
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity: 2012 NeMLA (March 15-18)

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Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 5:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Michael D Becker
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012--Rochester, New York

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).

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: CFP: "Exile on Main Street: Fascism, Emigration, and the European Imagination in America"

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Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 2:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
The University of Chicago
contact email: 

Call for Papers:

EXILE ON MAIN STREET:
Fascism, Emigration, and the European Imagination in America
Sixth Annual English Graduate Conference, University of Chicago
A joint conference between English Language & Literature and Art History
November 10-11, 2011

[UPDATE] CFP: Shakespearean Reverie (6-8 October, 2011)

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Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Southern Queensland

The Shakespeare in the Park Festival is a highlight on the cultural calendar of the scenic Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia. In 2011, the Festival has moved to October, to follow the famous Carnival of Flowers, making the parkland venue even more appealing than ever before. For the first time, an academic symposium is being held in conjunction with the Festival on 6-8 October, 2011. The symposium theme is Shakespearean Reverie. Confirmed keynotes for this event, to be held at the magnificent Cobb & Co Museum, are:

[UPDATE] Collection: The cosmopolitan in 19th-century American and British literature. Abstracts due July 25, 2011

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Friday, June 10, 2011 - 6:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
James Hewitson and Yvonne E.Pelletier

Cosmopolitans at home and abroad: Cosmopolitanism in nineteenth-century British and American literature.

This collection seeks essays addressing cosmopolitanism and the figure of the cosmopolitan in British and American literature from 1789 to 1914.

Essais call for literature, rhetoric, and cinema studies papers

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Friday, June 10, 2011 - 6:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Essais, through Utah Valley University
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Essais, a new journal published through Utah Valley University for undergraduate literature students, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies. Please send all questions or submissions to essais.uvu@gmail.com

Submission due date is September 16, 2011 for our Fall publication. Deadline for Spring publication mid-january for our Spring issue.

UPDATE Literature of Africa and the Diaspora: The Sequel in African Literature

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Friday, June 10, 2011 - 2:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Walter Collins / South Atlantic Modern Langauge Association; November 2011 Proposals due 6/30/11
contact email: 

How does the literary sequel function in African literature? This panel will explore the connection between first and subsequent literary works. Topics related to the notion of sequels could include, but are not limited to, consideration of the following: the function of prequels, interquels, or midquels; the amount of "real" time between installments; alterations in perspective, focus, tone, or voice between installments; attempts to revise/re-write/elaborate a récit through new installments. Please send proposals of no more than 250 words by June 30, 2011 to Dr. Walter Collins at collinsw@sc.edu

Poetics of Eighteenth-Century Life and Literature

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Friday, June 10, 2011 - 2:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Martha Hughes / SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association

In keeping with the conference theme, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World", we welcome proposals dealing with poetry of the eighteenth century. However, more general works dealing with broader literary genres and themes of the period will also be considered.

The deadline has been extended to JUNE 30, 2011. Please e-mail abstracts of no more than 300 words to Martha Hughes, mhughes@georgiasouthern.edu. Papers that are selected should be limited to approximately 20 minutes in oral presentation.

After Exoticism: Graduate Student Caucus Seminar Panel (Abstracts due by September 15)

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Friday, June 10, 2011 - 11:35am
full name / name of organization: 
ASECS (Sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus)
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The last twenty years have seen considerable interest in European global ambitions, as expressed in literature, art, history, etc. Scholars have become acutely aware of the ways in which representations of the "other" have helped advance the acceptance of imperial violence through orientalist, exoticism, and racialist expressions. Is there, however, an even richer story yet to be told? Some very recent work, for example, has suggested that Britain's own self-representations need to be reconsidered in light of the well-document power of China and the Ottoman Empire. Others have proposed ways in which literature and other forms of artistic production raise questions about, rather than reinforce imperialist impulses.

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