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California State University Long Beach 4th Annual Medieval & Renaissance Students Association Conference CFP

Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 9:52pm
Medieval and Renaissance Student's Association

California State University, Long Beach Medieval and Renaissance
Student’s Association & Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Fourth Annual Student Conference Call for Papers

February 25, 2012
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California

The Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association at CSULB is seeking proposals for individual papers and group panels from graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines for its Fourth Annual Student Conference. Proposals should be sent as presentation abstracts of 250 words or less. Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length, allowing an additional 5-10 minutes for discussion and questions.

Edgar Allan Poe

Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 7:23pm
The Edgar Allan Poe Review

Articles (5000-9000 words) on the Edgar A. Poe's work, life, and/or influence are welcome. Please use Chicago-style documentation; we encourage the use of images in tiff or jpeg formats. The Edgar Allan Poe Review is a peer-reviewed, bi-annual journal of the Poe Studies Association currently published at Penn State Lehigh Valley but soon to be published by Penn State University Press beginning in 2013.

[UPDATE] Native American Literature Session at the South Central MLA Conference San Antonio: 11/8/2012-11/10/2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 10:13am
South Central College English Association- submission deadline: March15, 2012

South Central Modern Language Association is accepting 250-500 word abstract/proposals for its session on Native American Literature. Proposals are welcome on the full range of Native American literature and criticism.
Submit abstract by March 15, 2012.

South Central Modern Language Association's 69th Annual Conference

San Antonio, Texas

November 8-10, 2012

Conference theme: "Death, Eros & the Literary Enterprise"

See the SCMLA home for full details:

Call for Creative Nonfiction Submissions for a Book about John Lennon's Death - Deadline March 20, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 2:34am

For those interested in possible publication in a book about John Lennon's death, please email your personal experiences to Of particular interest are answers to the following questions:

What were you doing the day John Lennon died?
Did anything unusual or out of the ordinary happen to you on that day?
Did you have any striking dreams prior to or immediately following John's death?

All submissions will receive a response from the author.

AAP Emerging Scholars Paper Award

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 10:10pm
Association for Asian Performance


The Association for Asian Performance (AAP) invites submissions for its 18th Annual Adjudicated Panel to be held during the Association for Asian Performance annual conference in Washington, D.C., August 1-2, 2012, which precedes the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference.

Virginia Woolf and Jews/Jewishness

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 10:00pm
Woolf Studies Annual

Call for submissions—a special issue of Woolf Studies Annual on Virginia Woolf and Jews/Jewishness.

The 2013 volume of Woolf Studies Annual will be devoted to the topic of Jews and/or Jewishness in Woolf's writing. We are less interested in the question of whether or not Woolf herself was or was not antisemitic (except insofar as this can be articulated in readings of her texts) than in how the figure of the Jew operates within her work.

The special issue is not limited to work on Virginia Woolf herself, but also will welcome contributions on Leonard Woolf, and on the Bloomsbury milieu. In addition to full-length articles, we also envisage a forum of short commentary, and an annotated bibliography.

Captivity Writing Unbound

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 5:39pm
University of South Alabama / Department of English

Call for Papers: "Captivity Writing Unbound"
University of South Alabama (Mobile/Fairhope, AL)
October 11-13, 2012

Le patrimoine littéraire et culturel légué dans et par le livre pour la jeunesse : enjeux et défis

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 5:31pm
Groupe de recherches et d'études sur le livre au Québec

Le Groupe de recherches et d'études sur le livre au Québec (GRÉLQ) tiendra son 7e colloque étudiant, sous le thème « Le patrimoine littéraire et culturel légué dans et par le livre pour la jeunesse : enjeux et défis, d'hier à aujourd'hui », le 24 février prochain à l'Agora du Carrefour de l'information de l'Université de Sherbrooke.

Teaching the Environment: Transdisciplinary Perspectives ( Sep 18. – 19. 2012)

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 1:43pm
University of Cologne (Germany), English Dept. II

We are looking for contributors to a transdisciplinary symposium on the didactical implementations of ecocriticism, critical animal studies and green cultural studies. With a special emphasis on transdisciplinary perspectives, we would like to discuss how the tenets of these academic fields can be incorporated into the daily practice of teaching the humanities and arts – without either breaching the topics' complexity, falling into the mode of environmentalist propaganda or succumbing to warnings and claims to catastrophic urgency which are hard to reconcile with an ethos of critical and democratic pedagogy.

[UPDATE] Friendship as Praxis: Towards Community (Cultural and Otherwise)

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 1:21pm
English Graduate Caucus of Simon Fraser University

21-23 June 2012, in Vancouver, British Columbia

If there is 'no friend', then how could I call you my friends, my friends? By what right? How could you take me seriously? If I call you my friends, my friends, if I call you, my friends, how dare I add, to you, that there is no friend?

- Jacques Derrida, The Politics of Friendship (1994)

From this day forth, I would like you all to report to me your findings on the magic of friendship when, and only when, you happen to discover them.

- Princess Celestia, My Little Pony (2011)