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Studii de Gramaticã Contrastivã (Studies in Cotrastive Grammar)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 8:43am
University of Pitesti, Departement of Applied Foreign Languages

Studii de Gramaticã Contrastiva (Studies in Contrastive Grammar)

volume no 17/2012

Call for papers

Studii de gramatica contrastiva (Studies in Contrastive Grammar) is a biannual journal for specialists in linguistics, history of language and other related fields. The main focus of the journal is comparative and contrastive study from a wide range of perspectives: general linguistics, applied linguistics, semantics, translation studies. The main objectives of the journal are to promote interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity and to encourage innovative thinking and intercultural exchange.
The articles may be written in English, French, Italian, German, Russian and Spanish.

[UPDATE] 4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - March 23-24

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 2:24am
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

CFP - International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:26am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL) Volume 3, Issue 2.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers, International Conference on Children's Literature: The Child in the Book

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:29pm
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association and English Department of Soochow University

Children's literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years. Many other Asian nations have also seen a concerted interest in both the production and criticism of literature for young people. This interest has given rise to the creation of the Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association (TLRCA), a distinctly Taiwanese organization in the process of formation that is dedicated to the study of children's and young adult literature.

[UPDATE] **Deadline extended to Jan. 15** Vonnegut panel at ALA, San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 9:01pm
The Kurt Vonnegut Society

The Kurt Vonnegut Society ( invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2012 American Literature Association in San Francisco, May 24-27. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (but we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 150-word abstract for a 15-minute presentation, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at by January 15, 2012.

[Update] Perceptions of Masculinity: Challenges to the Indian Male

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 5:11pm
University of the Arts London/ University of East London


Masculinities research has evolved considerably over the past three decades. Feminist studies have demonstrated how patriarchy functioned by oppressing women. Masculinity studies however demonstrate men not just as a homogenous group but revealing instead a diversity of masculinities.


Monday, January 9, 2012 - 4:43pm
Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)

We are specifically seeking two or three proposals covering the following areas: bust culture as represented on Network Television, in Fictional Film, and through Popular Literature. However, quality proposals on any area of interest will still be considered.

ABSTRACTS DUE MARCH 1, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due December 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)

Ireland and African-America

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 3:18pm
Clinton Institute for American Studies

Ireland and African-America
9-11 March 2012
Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin, Ireland
Call for Papers

CFP: Ground Stories / The 2012 Weissbourd Annual Conference

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 2:33pm
The Society of Fellows at The University of Chicago


The 2012 Weissbourd Annual Conference
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
The University of Chicago
Franke Institute for the Humanities
May 18-19, 2012
(Proposal Deadline: Feb 20, 2012)

The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago invites paper proposals for the annual Weissbourd Memorial Conference, to be held May 18-19, 2012 at the Franke Institute for the Humanities, on the theme "Ground Stories."

Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts (September 28-30, 2012): Proposals due 1 March 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 12:15pm
Carleton College

As the conclusion to our Visualizing the Liberal Arts Initiative, Carleton College will host an interdisciplinary conference offering visionary lectures, speculative discussions, hands-on sessions, exhibitions, and performances.

Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts will be held in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College's new center for interdisciplinary arts collaboration. The conference will address topics ranging from the theoretical to the practical. The keynote speaker is Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics, and Making Comics.

CFP ASA 2012 Reading through Recipes: Cookbooks and/as Literature

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 12:07pm
American Studies Association Anual Meeting

We invite proposals for an interdisciplinary roundtable exploring the intersections of literature and cookbooks, receipt books, and domestic manuals. Do these texts constitute a literary genre and how do they map onto more established literatures? How can the narratives and recipes in cookbooks and domestic manuals expose colonial relations, imperial encounters and the legacies of empire? How can we frame a scholarly conversation regarding the intricate modes of domination and resistance built into the genre itself? What impulses do these texts share with other domestic genres such as the domestic novel, sentimental fiction, the plantation school, and so on?

What's Love Got to Do With It?: Shakespeare and Ovidian Violence (MLA 2013, Boston)

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 11:49am
John Garrison / Kyle Pivetti

For a proposed session at the 2013 MLA conference, we seek papers that offer new thinking about Shakespeare's relationship to Ovid.

For example, how does Ovid influence Shakespeare's visions of gender? How is desire manifested in Ovidian violence, whether on Shakespeare's stage or in his poems? How do modern adaptations of either author's work ask us to rethink the relationship between Shakespeare and Ovid? Can Shakespeare's classical sources help us understand the linkages between gender, love, and brutality in his plays and poems? How do Ovid's mythical or poetic paradigms for transformation, desire, and transgression resonate in scenes of Shakespearean violence?

Occupied: Taking Up Space and Time, graduate conference, March 22-24 [UPDATE]

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 11:42am
Indiana University Department of English

Call for Proposals: "Occupied: Taking up Space and Time"
*Extended Deadline: Jan. 20, 2012*

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Occupied: Taking up Space and Time" to be held at Indiana University - Bloomington from March 22-24, 2012. This 9th annual conference is hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

CFP: Remixing the American Renaissance, ALA '12, May 24 - 27

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:58am
American Literature Association

Proposed Panel: Remixing The American Renaissance
Conference: ALA, May 24-27, 2012, San Francisco, CA
Deadline: Friday, January 27th.

Summary: This Call for Papers seeks scholars interested in how digital medias remix works of the American Renaissance and, in the process, highlight how these works are, themselves, the product of an emerging Remix Culture. Preference will be given to papers with an interest in new media and remix theories and applications.

Reminder: Neo-Victorian Networks: Epistemologies, Aesthetics and Ethics (Abstracts due Feb 1, 2012)

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:16am
University of Amsterdam

This conference, to be held June 13-15, 2012, seeks to assess the state of contemporary neo-Victorian literature, film, television and other media, with papers offering new readings of neo-Victorian texts. The conference also seeks to interrogate the critical field surrounding the notion of the neo-Victorian by asking how we, as scholars, understand this genre and its allied politics. Does the current cultural interest in the "new Victorian" imply a resistance to post-modernism, post-structuralism or post-humanism? Or, can neo-Victorianism help us interrogate these terms? How does our post-Victorian landscape accommodate and manipulate the neo-Victorian urge?