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Representations of the Future in Contemporary Literature

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 1:16pm
PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Oct 19-21, 2012 Seattle University

It is also by examining ways in which we envision the times ahead that we learn about each other today. This cross-cultural session proposes to present and discuss visions of futuristic social, political, economic, and artistic environments by contemporary fiction writers (21st century) from different countries and languages.

Please send submissions of paper proposals by March 31, 2012 through online submission form on the website.

CFP - Summer 2012 / This Rough Magic / Teaching Med. & Ren. Lit.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 11:51am
This Rough Magic /

This Rough Magic,, is a peer reviewed, online journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles and short essays for our Summer 2012 issue. We are also seeking book reviews.

Submission information regarding articles, short essays, and book reviews may be found at the following address:

The current submission deadline is May 1st, 2012.

Ways of Seeing John Berger 6-8 September 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 11:16am
King's College, London & The British Library

2012 marks the 40th Anniversary of two of John Berger's major works: the novel G., winner of the Booker and James Tait Black Memorial Prizes, and the collaborative, SFTA/BAFTA-winning BBC TV series and book Ways of Seeing. In celebration, the Centre for Life-Writing Research at King's College, London, and the Department of English & Drama at the British Library – home, since 2009, to the major collection of Berger's papers – are holding a series of events.

The conference will be based at King's College London, with an evening of discussion and celebration at the British Library on Friday 7 September 2012.

Call for papers

[REMINDER] The Sinclair Lewis Society for Roundtable Discussion at 2012 ALA Conference, San Francisco May 24-27; deadline 1/6

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 10:01am
The Sinclair Lewis Society and American Literature Association

The Sinclair Lewis Society will sponsor a roundtable discussion at the 2012 American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco (May 24-27) that focuses on the topic of women in the work of Sinclair Lewis. In Main Street, Lewis writes: "What Carol said that evening, what she was passionately thinking, was also emerging in the minds of women in ten thousand Gopher Prairies." This roundtable seeks participants who can add to the discussion prompted by Main Street—What are Lewis's women thinking? What do characters as diverse as Carol Kennicott, Una Golden, Ann Vickers, Leora Arrowsmith, Myra Babbitt, and others, have in common?

Crossing Borders/Creating Worlds

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 9:48am
Feroza Jussawalla

"Crossing Borders/Creating Worlds," is the special topic of an on-line volume of the Rocky Mountain Review (the journal of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association), to be published in Summer 2012.

Sound, Voice, Music

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 8:45am

Deadline: 18 February 2012

Alphaville seeks additional articles for its in-progress third issue, devoted to sound, voice and music in cinema. The issue editors (Jessica Shine, Danijela Kulezic-Wilson and Christopher Morris) are interested in papers that examine the themes of sound, voice and music either in the context of specific films, bodies of work, directors, composers etc., or, more broadly, in relation to contemporary or historical cinematic practice, theory and aesthetics. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

[UPDATE - REVISED DATES] David Jones: Culture & Artifice, March 29 & 30, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 10:44pm
Washington Adventist University Honors Program & Department of English

This interdisciplinary conference on the work of the poet and artist David Jones (1895-1974) seeks to explore Jones's cultural theory, and how his creative works confront the concerns of modern culture through artifice. The topic allows for an investigation of Jones's entire output, including his wood and copper engravings, paintings and drawings, poetry, essays, and painted inscriptions. An exhibition of Jones's major book illustrations will accompany this conference, and any proposals on this aspect of his work will be of particular interest. Submit twenty minute paper proposals (250 words max.) by January 15, 2012 to:

CFP -- 2012 Southern Women Writers Conference

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 8:20pm
Berry College / Christina Bucher and James Watkins

Berry College
Ninth Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference
Berry College, Rome,GA
September 20-23, 2012
Full slate of featured speakers TBA

Since its inception in 1994, the Southern Women Writers Conference has been devoted to showcasing the works of well-known and emerging U.S. southern women writers, expanding the literary canon, and developing critical and theoretical understandings of the tradition of southern women's writing.

Fiction and Poetry Needed

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 4:43pm
Arcadia Literary Magazine

Arcadia is looking for fiction, poetry, and short plays for its upcoming Spring issue. If you have something good, send it our way. Complete guidelines and online submission manager can be found at our website (

2012 PAMLA Special Session "To Sleep: Perchance to Dream" at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington; Proposal deadline 3/31

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 3:02pm
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); October 19-20, 2012

This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address constructions, representations, and interpretations of dreams and dreamlike states. What extent do we have control over our dreams? What is the purpose of dreaming, if such purpose exists? What of other, dream-like altered states of consciousness?

This session welcomes papers from across the disciplines. Please use the PAMLA 2012 site to submit a proposal before Saturday, March 31, 2012.