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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).

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