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[UPDATE] Queer People VI: Art and Lives, Christ's College, Cambridge,4–7 July 2012

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 11:00am
Caroline Gonda, St. Catharine's College, Cambridge/Steve Joy, University of Cambridge

Call for Contributions:

Art and Lives: Studies in the History and Representation of Sexualities

Keynote speaker: George E. Haggerty

After a decade of Queer People, we reach our sixth conference: a time for reflection or a time for looking forward? Or both? Has anything changed, and if so in what directions? Are there different goals in sight from when we began? Should queer academia respect the creative impulse in the same way as the critical?

"'Ancient Mariners' and the Sea, the Deck, and the Island", (British and Anglophone) March 15-18, 2012

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 9:06am
43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Rochester, New York

Panel seeks papers that address Conrad's claim that the sea,the deck (and the island)are stages where man's inner worth and the fibre of his true nature are revealed to himself and others, and thereby evoke thought on, in Stevenson's words,' the province of good and ill which divide and compound man's dual nature', hence also on the history of man's aspirations.The topics include,but are not limited to the sea/deck/island narratives of Defoe, Melville, Darwin, Twain, Conrad, Wells, Golding. Please send 300 word abstracts to

TV Series Redux: Recycling, Remaking, Resuming. (University of Rouen, France,12-13-14 September 2012 )

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 7:08am
Equipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Aires Culturelles (ERIAC), University of Rouen

This interdisciplinary conference will examine the question of recycling, remaking and resuming in TV series. Bearing in mind that this television genre can be regarded as an aesthetic, ideological, narrative and sociocultural object, we welcome paper proposals focusing on the connections between the following aspects:

Cardiff University Conference on 'Medieval Women in Truth and Legend' 10/7/11 Abstracts due 8/31/11

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 6:07am
Sarah Williams and Nicole Thomas, Cardiff University

This forthcoming interdisciplinary international conference seeks to examine images and representations of medieval women. Our aim is to promote new scholarship and innovative approaches to the study of this figure within the wider context of literary and historical studies. Our purpose is to foster an interdisciplinary discussion of the ways in which the medieval female is depicted within myth, folklore, legend and historiography.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roberta Lynn Staples, Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, USA.
Author of The Company of Camelot. Arthurian characters in Romance and Fantasy (with Charlotte Spivack)


Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 11:25pm
Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER)/ Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER)/ Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Winter 2012 (Feb) Special Issue on Postcolonialisms. We are looking for articles, which examine the historical and material conditions and philosophical or theoretical perspectives that have influenced the form and content of the postcolonial (contemporary and past) literature and the arts.
Submission Guidelines

[UPDATE] Essais Needs Undergraduate English Papers

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 10:20pm
Essais: An Undergraduate Literature Research Journal

Essais, a new journal for undergraduate literature students published through Utah Valley University, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies.
As far as formatting we ask for standard MLA guidelines, with a minimum of at least 5 pages. There is no limit on how many pieces you may submit if you are interested in submitting more than one essay. All topics dealing with literature, theory, rhetoric, and cinema studies are open. (Essentially, we are not asking for you to write a new essay, just for you to submit papers you have written for your classes, although you are welcome to submit something new.)

"Imitation, Emulation, and Forgery: Pretending and Becoming in the Medieval World". Abstracts due Sept 1/2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:44pm
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto

The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto is inviting proposals for its Thirty-Third Medieval Colloquium, which will take place in Toronto on March 2-3 2012.

Imitation, Emulation, and Forgery: Pretending and Becoming in the Medieval World

Opening Keynote: Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin, Harvard
Closing Keynote: Marjorie Curry Woods, Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and Distinguished University Teacher, The University of Texas at Austin


Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:02pm
Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson

Editors: Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson (
Abstracts due August 31, 2011
Final essays due Summer 2012

We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled GREEN PLANETS: ECOLOGY AND SCIENCE FICTION, with completed essays due in Summer 2012. We seek contributions that touch on any aspect of the relationship between ecological science, environmentalism, and SF, with particular attention to such topics as:

[UPDATE] V International Gothic Congress, FFyL, UNAM, Mexico, March 2012

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 10:07am
International Gothic Congress

V International Gothic Congress

'Gothic Plurality'

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.

[UPDATE] Special Session Topic "Seriously Different: Playing the Foreign in Early Modern Drama" November 3-6 St. Louis, Missouri

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 9:47am
2011 Midwest MLA Annual Convention “Play…No, Seriously”

People and commodities from abroad played a vital role in Renaissance London's urban scene, and their influence made their way into the era's theaters as well. The panel aims to explore how early modern dramas played with the foreign. How are foreign people, texts, and commodities represented in the Renaissance theater? How do these dramas play with the notion of foreigness, and to what effect? Papers can explore playhouse invocations, appropriations, and exploitations of the foreign, as well as ways in which early modern drama invited audience members to lay claim to the foreign.

[UPDATE] CFP: The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 8:34am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

Production and Consumption in Victorian Literature and Culture

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 5:04am
The Victorian Network

The fifth issue of, guest edited by Dr Ella Dzelzainis (Newcastle University), is dedicated to a reassessment of nineteenth-century investments in concepts of productivity and consumption. Accelerating industrialisation, the growth of consumer culture, economic debates about the perils of overconsumption as well as emerging cultural discourses about industriousness, work ethic and the uses of free time radically altered the ways in which Victorians thought about practices of production and consumption. Literary authors intervened directly in these economic and social debates while also negotiating analogous developments within a literary marketplace transformed by new forms of writing, distributing and consuming literature.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Pedagogy / Topic: Graduate Students / 500-word proposals due by Sept. 15th, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 11:03pm
Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University

*Pedagogy* announces a special issue devoted to graduate students. English professors teach graduate students in a myriad of settings: in seminars, teacher training programs (usually to prepare them to teach writing courses), and through advisement of masters' and doctoral theses. Yet we rarely discuss how we teach them, or how we should.

Call for Papers: Inaugural Issue of Claremont Journal of Religion

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 7:53pm
Claremont Journal of Religion

Call for Papers: Claremont Journal of Religion is issuing a call for papers for its upcoming Inaugural Issue set to come out January 2012. We invite papers related to any of these topics:

Defining Religion
Theories of Religion
Religion and Society
Religious Pluralism
Religion, the Public Sphere, and American Politics
Deadline for submission is November 1, 2011.

Please see "submission" page for requirements, formatting, and general submission information. Email your submission to Kile Jones, Editor-in-chief, at