category: general announcements

Update on 'Poetic Optimism ...': The new deadline is 15 August 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Maryam Farahani-Dr Nick Davis
contact email: 
farahani@liv.ac.uk

We are developing a collection of articles for a special issue journal of Studies in the Literary Imagination entitled ‘Poetic Optimism and the Post-Enlightenment Social Identity, 1794-1878’.

2012 PLJ Calls for Papers - Varied Deadlines

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal: Anaphora Literary Press
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry.

Teaching John Dos Passos

full name / name of organization: 
The John Dos Passos Society/American Literature Association
contact email: 
JDPSociety@gmail.com

The John Dos Passos Society seeks participants for a round table discussion on teaching Dos Passos in the college classroom.

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality
contact email: 
joseph@gelfer.net

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions.

CFP: Queer Mentoring in Contemporary Culture

full name / name of organization: 
10th Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

Conference Dates: March 28th to April 1st 2012
Location: University of California San Diego, U.S.A.
Deadline for abstracts: Sunday, August 28th 2011

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium, March 22-23, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Texas Southern University, Department of English
contact email: 
sollars_md@tsu.edu

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2012 – 14th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

[Extended Deadline] Cultural Studies and Its Discontents (Nov. 17-19, 2011 / Application Deadline: Aug. 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
contact email: 
conference@ellak.or.kr

CULTURAL STUDIES AND ITS DISCONTENTS
RECONSIDERING CULTURAL STUDIES FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

2011 ELLAK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
NOVEMBER 17–19, ONYANG, KOREA

Sites of Memory, Anamnesis and Representation of Identity (SMARI 2011) Paris International Conference, 21-23 September 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ars Identitatis, Cultural Research Association
contact email: 
registration@identitatis.org

Deadline for Abstract submission: 25 July. Proceedings will be published, after peer-reviewing process.

CFP: "The Ethnic and Racial Other in Scottish and Irish Writings”

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012 (March 15-18, Rochester, NY)
contact email: 
kudsieh@gmail.com

Call for Papers: “The Ethnic and Racial Other in Scottish and Irish Writings”

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012

Call for Papers: “Publishing the First Monograph”

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012 (March 15-18, Rochester, NY)
contact email: 
kudsieh@gmail.com

Call for Papers: “Publishing the First Monograph”

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012

CFP: "Beyond Writing Back to the Empire: Second Wave of African and Caribbean Writers”

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012 (March 15-18, Rochester, NY)
contact email: 
kudsieh@gmail.com

Call for Papers: “Beyond Writing Back to the Empire: Second Wave of African and Caribbean Writers”

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 15-18, 2012

Final Call: Aesthetics of Renewal

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association of American Studies
contact email: 
cras@carleton.ca

We are pleased to announce this year’s plenary speakers: Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart.Our final deadline is: 15 July 2011.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Final Call: Aesthetics of Renewal

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association of American Studies
contact email: 
cras@carleton.ca

We are pleased to announce this year’s plenary speakers: Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart.Our final deadline is: 15 July 2011.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Ridley Scott and Philosophy - Edited Collection CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Barkman, Ashley Barkman, and Nancy Kang, eds.
contact email: 
adam_barkman@hotmail.com

The Philosophy of Ridley Scott

Call for Papers - Media Studies and Review

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Media Studies and Review
contact email: 
editor@ijmsr.com

International Journal of Media Studies and Review (ISSN 2162-2043) is a collection of ten quarterly titles with a focus on media and culture.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Williams and Nicole Thomas, Cardiff University
contact email: 
TAL2011@cf.ac.uk

This forthcoming interdisciplinary international conference seeks to examine images and representations of medieval women.

edited collection: GREEN PLANETS: ECOLOGY AND SCIENCE FICTION

full name / name of organization: 
Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson
contact email: 
ecologyandsciencefiction@gmail.com

edited collection: GREEN PLANETS: ECOLOGY AND SCIENCE FICTION
Editors: Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson (ecologyandsciencefiction@gmail.com)
Abstracts due August 31, 2011

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

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

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

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

full name / name of organization: 
Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University
contact email: 
cassuto@fordham.edu

*Pedagogy* announces a special issue devoted to graduate students.

Call for Papers: Inaugural Issue of Claremont Journal of Religion

full name / name of organization: 
Claremont Journal of Religion
contact email: 
kile.jones@cst.edu

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:

CFP: Literary Theory in Its Historical Context (July 1st, 2011-Nov. 1st, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
James Rovira
contact email: 
jamesrovira@gmail.com

CFP: Edited anthology, The Historical Contexts of Literary Theory

Call for papers: Worlds Apart: Science Fiction Conference April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hertfordshire
contact email: 
p.a.wheeler@herts.ac.uk

English Literature and Creative Writing Group, University of Hertfordshire, UK
contact email:
p.a.wheeler@herts.ac.uk

Keynote Speakers: TBA

Call for Papers

2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative / May 20-22, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Finlayson, MIT
contact email: 
narrative-ws12@csail.mit.edu

First Call for Papers:

International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative
May 20-22, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

Submissions Due: Friday, February 24, 2012

http://narrative.csail.mit.edu/ws12

Problems of Education in the 21st Century. Twelfth Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
SCIENTIFIC METHODICAL CENTRE "SCIENTIA EDUCOLOGICA'
contact email: 
problemsofeducation@gmail.com

SCIENTIFIC METHODICAL CENTRE
„SCIENTIA EDUCOLOGICA“

Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities, 30/3/2012-1/4/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Welsh Writing in English
contact email: 
a.v.von.rothkirch@swansea.ac.uk

CFP AWWE conference 2012

Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities

On Violence - Journal Issue, November 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

For the November 2011 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the concept of violence in its many forms and from a variety of ethical standpoints.

Ideas of Place and Particularity - Journal Issue, May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

For the May 2012 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are pa

Reconstruction 12.3, "(In)Securities"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Call for Abstracts: Reconstruction 12.3 “(In)Securities”

Edited by Susana Araújo (University of Lisbon) and Susana S. Martins (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Mapping Adoption: Histories, Geographies, Literatures, Politics; July 9; March 22-25

full name / name of organization: 
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Cujlture
contact email: 
asac2012@scrippscollege.edu; scastagn@scrippscollege.edu

The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture announces:

The 4th International Conference on Adoption and Culture
Mapping Adoption: Histories, Geographies, Literatures, Politics

Outlaw!: Law and (Dis)Order in the American West (9/01/11; The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, 10/27/11-10/29/11)

full name / name of organization: 
The John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota
contact email: 
Lee.Roripaugh@usd.edu

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 27-29, 2011, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

His Life & Lines Are Free: The Life & Work of Patrick Leigh Fermor (13 JUNE 2012 – 18 JUNE 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary
contact email: 
charles-sligh@utc.edu

"His Life & Lines Are Free: The Life & Work of Patrick Leigh Fermor"

DURRELL 2012: THE LAWRENCE DURRELL CENTENARY

13 JUNE 2012 – 18 JUNE 2012

Literature, Trauma, and Healing: Refusing to Silence the Discourse

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA -- Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, 2012
contact email: 
traumahealing2012@gmail.com

Session Description:

Peer English 8

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester
contact email: 
bp62@le.ac.uk

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its seventh year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester.

Comparative English: Reassessing Language and Literature Studies in a Globalized World; Oct. 31, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Myles Chilton, Chiba University; Ryan Melsom, Thompson Rivers University
contact email: 
chilton@L.chiba-u.ac.jp

The worldwide growth of English as a first and foreign language has by now necessitated the a term like ‘Global Englishes’ to describe the range of dialects and usages.

Call for Articles African American Poetry and Ecocriticism for Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Paula Hayes
contact email: 
phpoetry@gmail.com

Seeking article submissions that discuss the relationship between African American poetry and ecocriticism for a scholarly anthology.

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