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THATCamp Iowa City: Digital Humanities Unconference, March 3-April 2

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 4:37pm
THATCamp Iowa City

THATCamp Iowa City (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is a free-form conference--an unconference--designed so that participants can create their own conversations about technology and the humanities. The unconference is being organized by UI graduate students Melody Dworak and Katherine F. Montgomery, and will be held March 30 - April 1 at the UI Main Library.

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline] "Failure is Impossible": The Past, Present, and Future of Feminism (New Deadline: February 3, 2012)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 3:15pm
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester

"Failure is Impossible": The Past, Present, and Future of Feminism

The 19th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Rochester

March 23rd & 24th, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Nancy Cott
Director, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Jonathan Trumball Professor of American History at Harvard University

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension for Sinclair Lewis Society Roundtable, ALA, May 24-27, 2012. New Deadline: January 15

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 2:49pm
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 Praries." 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? How do Lewis's representations of these

Crossing Into Digital Dimensions: 2012 Conference on Multimodal Composition-May 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 2:29pm
English Conference Organization of Wright State University



MAY 5, 2012 FROM 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

Frequently having technological skills superior to their professors, students can gain power within a university that currently values multimedia.
-Nancy Mack

[UPDATE] CFP | Emerging Scholars in Performance Studies

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 2:11pm
ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2012 Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) at the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate, and it will take place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., August 2-5, 2012.

"Women in/and Literature" Panel, RMMLA 2012--Paper Proposals due March 1

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 1:43pm
Geoffrey A. Wright, Rocky Mountain MLA, "Women in/and Literature" Panel (Oct. 11-13, 2012)

Call for paper proposals for the "Women in/and Literature" panel at the Rocky Mountain MLA convention in Boulder, CO, Oct. 11-13, 2012. Open topic on literature by and/or about women. Send paper proposals via email no later than March 1, 2012. Limit 500 words. Panel chaired by Geoffrey A. Wright, Assistant Professor of English, Samford University.

Rhetorical Criticism

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 1:38pm
RMMLA Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session focuses on the analysis and interpretation of a wide range of rhetorical artifacts from the perspective of rhetorical theory. This year we hope to present works that discuss the practical applications of rhetorical criticism.

"Moveable Feasts: New Essays on Hemingway's Posthumous Work"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 11:29am
James M. Hutchisson

Manuscripts are solicited for a new collection of original essays on Hemingway's posthumous works: A Moveable Feast, Islands in the Stream, The Garden of Eden, True at First Light, Under Kilimanjaro, stories, and journalism/essays. Interested scholars might also consider any newly accessioned series of correspondence between Hemingway and others, particularly in the JFK collection, that might be thought to comprise a "narrative" of its own and cast light on his writing style, fictional preoccupations, etc.

Any approaches will be considered, although there is a special interest in working with compositional history, editing and revision, both by Hemingway and by editors, friends, and others after his death.

The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry (ISSN 2249–2178) call for submissions

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 9:36am
The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry (ISSN 2249–2178)

'The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry' (ISSN 2249–2178) is calling for submission of original and unpublished (both print and online) poems, research papers on poetry and book reviews of latest poetry books for June 2012 issue. Last date of Submission is May 10, 2012. Website :, Email: .

Submission Guidelines:
1. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished (both print and online, not even published on blogs,literary or discussion forums or social networking sites), and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Laugh so you don't cry? Contemporary Encounters of the Tragic and the Comic

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:25am
Department of Germanic and Romance Studies University of Delhi

Tragedy and Comedy, the two classical literary forms, on the one hand continue to capture the imagination of readers and audiences across the world even today, and on the other, have generated a lot of critical debates around them. From Aristotle's classical distinction between tragedy as a higher form and comedy as an ugly, distorted, and lowly one, not to be taken seriously, to Nietzsche's notion of tragedy, and call for its rebirth, as a joyous affirmation of life against the terror and absurdity of existence and then to Milan Kundera's assertion that "the art of the novel came into the world as an echo of God's laughter," our notions of the tragic and the comic have certainly undergone a dramatic shift.

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 4:31am
Lyndsey Lefebvre, Cerritos College

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, October 19-21, 2012

The power of current food journalists, such as Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, have influenced the quest for Americans to figure out ways to write about the plate for over a century. Considering the power of the food publishing industry, many voices are starting to influence the way that Americans cook, dine, and choose their foods.

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 4:04am
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.