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Walker Percy Centennial, April 7-9, 2016

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 8:32am
Montreat College Conference on Christianity and Literature

Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
April 7-9, 2016
Montreat College, Montreat, NC 28757

Keynoters: Farrell O'Gorman, Belmont Abbey College;
and Jim Wildeman, emeritus Covenant College

CFP: "The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early 20th c. Midwestern Regionalism"

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 3:58pm
Patricia Oman / Hastings College Press

Hastings College Press welcomes proposals for chapters for an edited volume focused on Midwestern regionalism during the first half of the twentieth century. The volume is tentatively entitled "The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early-Twentieth Century Midwestern Regionalism." Midwestern regionalism includes writers, artists, publishers, intellectuals, architects, journalists, filmmakers, magazines, journals, institutions, films, etc. Subjects may include but are not limited to
• Midwestern regionalism as a movement to highlight work that was produced in the Midwest and focused on the Midwest as a counter to the cultural dominance of the coasts, especially Boston and New York City

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 27th for Southern Writers, Southern Writing

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 5:20pm
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings.

SWSW regularly features panels on a wide range of topics related to Southern literature and culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Call for Essays for a proposed book on All the Pretty Horses

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 2:47am
Subhasis Chattopadhyay

This is a call for essays for a proposed book (with ISBN number) on All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. The editor seeks essays which are scholarly and yet free from jargon. While dealing with your topic please review standard literature on the topic in the first part of your essay. Please follow current MLA guidelines with the one exception --- please give tiny urls of each web citation.

The book will be published both in electronic format as well as in hard-copy format. It will be available on Amazon, Flipkart etc.

Collection: Lingua Franca: First Generation Scholars in Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 5:31pm
Letizia Guglielmo and Sergio Figueiredo

In his essay, "Family Values: Literacy, Technology, and Uncle Sam," Joe Amato traces his Italian-American history and argues, "These experiences and memories, these histories and associations, these material comforts and discomforts in many ways constitute, though they do not cause, my values. And my values have all to do with my sense of language, of what's possible with words, or should be possible. That is, my values have all to do with what needs saying." Exploring this connection between personal history and sense of language, we invite proposals for an edited collection on the experiences of immigrant and first generation US American scholars in rhetoric, composition, and communication.

The Problem of Time in Contemporary Fiction

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:33pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Problem of Time in Contemporary Fiction is a panel that considers a wonderful challenge for both critics and writers: how time informs works of literature. In all fiction, the problem of time is a wonderful challenge: does imbuing a work and its characters with history add necessary depth or can it distract from the problems at hand? Can a writer ask readers to look beyond the final page? Do representations of 'real' time limit the inventiveness of works or are they necessary in allowing readers entry?

Fictions of Academia (to appear in June, 2016)

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:41pm
American, British and Canadian Studies (the journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania)

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Fictions of Academia, to be published in June 2016. We are especially looking for original critical essays that bring something new to the analysis of campus fiction, drama and film. Essays which theorize the genre of academic fiction or otherwise go beyond discussion of familiar texts are particularly invited, as are those which focus on unexpected or unfamiliar authors or texts.

Submit your poetry to These Fragile Lilacs

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:34pm
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal

The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume has been extended to July 2, 2015.


These Fragile Lilacs Journal is poetry journal that is published quarterly. We look for poetry that's tightly constructed and sharp poetry with strong metaphors, similes, and imagery. We like poetry of any length and genre, but please refrain from poetry that contains excessive violence or sexual references. After publication, all rights revert back to author. We try to let you know within 4 to 6 weeks if your work has been accepted.

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