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Modernism and the Folk: Beyond Primitivism - Rutgers University, March 23rd, 2012 - abstracts due 11/30/2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 1:27pm
Rutgers University Modernist Studies Group and Americanist Colloquium

The Rutgers University Modernist Studies Group and the Americanist Colloquium announce "Modernism and the Folk: Beyond Primitivism," a transatlantic and interdisciplinary graduate student conference. This day-long event will take place at Rutgers – New Brunswick on March 23, 2012. Christopher Reed, Professor of English and Visual Studies at Penn State, will deliver the keynote lecture, "Bachelor Japanists."

UPDATE: SSAWW 2012 Awards Announcement

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 11:30am
Kristin J. Jacobson/Society for the Study of American Women Writers


Full submission details included in this update.

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers was founded in 2000 to promote the study of American women writers through research, teaching, and publication. The following three awards were established in 2011 to honor the work and legacies of the Society's founding members and to further SSAWW's goal to support and broaden knowledge among academics as well as the general public about American women writers.

Popular Fiction and the English Renaissance

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:51am
Dr Katherine Heavey, Newcastle University

Abstracts are invited for a conference on "Popular Fiction and the English Renaissance", to take place at Newcastle University 14-15 April 2012. The conference aims to explore those texts and plays which were most enthusiastically received and read by sixteenth and seventeenth century readers, as well as, more broadly, the themes and approaches which Renaissance authors identified as appealing to a broad audience of readers and theatre-goers. Topics could include (but are not limited to) the following:

Particularly popular sixteenth and seventeenth century texts, for example John Lyly's Euphues; literary responses to these works by other writers.

Call for Proposals: Film & History -- SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference 2012

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:21am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Proposals: Film & History

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference • February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Deadline: December 1, 2011

Proposals for papers and panels are now being considered for the Film & History Area of the annual SW/TX PCA/ACA conference. This year's conference theme is Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context."

Is Féidir Linn! [Yes, We Can!]: Politics and Ideology in Children's Literature

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:05am
Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature

Date: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February 2012

Venue : Dublin City University, Ireland

Call for Papers

Proposals are welcome relating to the overall theme and associated topics in the context of both Irish and international literature for children, and in relation to historical as well as contemporary issues.

Associated themes include:

• Utopias and dystopias
• War and peace
• Nationalism
• Cultural memory and empowerment
• The literary marketplace
• Education: choice and change
• Imagology: images and perceptions of the Self and Other
• Geocriticism: space, place and time
• Ecocriticism: nature and the physical environment


Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 7:18am
Centre for Human Capacity Development in Sub-Sahara

We welcome scholarly articles from researchers in the areas of social sciences, humanities, law, management sciences and environmental sciences which focus on policy development, analysis and administration, programme development, analysis, evaluation and administration, justice administration and development, legislative and constitutional development.

JoDRM Call for Papers

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:08am
Journal of Defense Resources Management

The Regional Department of Defense Resources Management Studies- DRESMARA- issues biannually, in April and October, the Journal of Defense Resources Management (JODRM).

The aim of JODRM is to disseminate the results of the theoretical and practical research investigations undertaken by reputable professionals worldwide in the holistic field of defense resources management.

Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary studies, for the current environment worldwide is complex, uncertain, volatile, and ambiguous and, therefore, requires the use of a set of reasoning tools that cannot be limited to a single field of interest.

Year Round Call for Submissions Rougarou and Online Literary Journal

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 5:36pm
Matthew Teutsch/ Rougarou

Rougarou is the online literary magazine edited by graduate students of the Department of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. We seek submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and book reviews. We are interested in original, resonant, well-crafted work. We accept submissions year-round. Simultaneous submissions are fine, assuming you will notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work. For our full guidelines, please visit our website at:

E-mail all work as a Word document or RTF attachment, with the appropriate genre as the subject line of the e-mail.

Poetics of Collapse: Form and Politics

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 3:45pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Variations on the idea of collapse have shaped an array of poetic experiments with form and approaches to figuring personal and political crisis, disarray, and decline. How, then, have poets imagined and responded to visions of social, political, emotional, environmental, or economic collapse, and how in turn has poetic play with formal ideas of collapse or collapsibility rendered poetic ideas about political and aesthetic futures? Processes and structures of collapse change the organization of our social worlds in time and space. How might poets' ideas about the forms and meanings of collapse refine, extend, or contest analogous ideas in political economy, social theory, or aesthetics?