category: general announcements

CALL FOR REVIEWS: Dandelion Graduate Journal seeks reviews on "BREVITY"

full name / name of organization: 
Dandelion Journal, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
zara.dinnen@gmail.com

The review editors of "Dandelion" are looking for submissions on the theme of brevity for the next issue, out in October 2011.

Teaching Business Writing with Technology

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Business Communication at the MLA Convention
contact email: 
mmechenb@kent.edu

Association for Business Communication

Teaching Business Writing

Indigenous Studies - MPCA/ACA; Oct 14-16, 2011, Milwaukee, WI

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
adahan@mnstate.edu

Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2011

1st Gloabl Conference: Space and Place

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sp@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Space and Place

Wednesday 14th September – Friday 16th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

VITALITY AND DYNAMISM: INTERSTITIAL DIALOGUES OF LANGUAGE, POLITICS, AND RELIGION IN MOROCCO’S LITERARY TRADITION

full name / name of organization: 
Moulay Youness Elbousty, Kirstin Ruth Bratt
contact email: 
yelbousty@emory.edu

This edited book of essays will explore Moroccan literatures from the inside out.

A Call for Books and Reviews: Contemporary and Innovative Poetry, Poetics, and Prose

full name / name of organization: 
ABOUTAWORD.org
contact email: 
aboutaword@gmail.com

A Call for Books and Reviews: Contemporary and Innovative Poetry, Poetics, and Prose

full name / name of organization: 
ABOUTAWORD.org
contact email: 
aboutaword@gmail.com

ABOUTAWORD is an online writing and poetics publication whose recent contributors include or soon will include Kathy Fagan, Afaa Michael Weaver, 2011 National Book Award Winner Terrence Hayes, Dana Le

World Cinema Conference, Melbourne, Australia 27 - 29 September, 2011 (proposals due 30 April 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Monash University Research Unit in Film Culture and Theory
contact email: 
worldcinemanow@monash.edu

World Cinema Now

Research Unit in Film Culture and Theory, Second Biannual Conference

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

September 27–29, 2011

Out of the Ruins: The University to Come

full name / name of organization: 
TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ahearn2@uwo.ca, bhanke@yorku.ca

This special issue of TOPIA seeks contributions (articles, offerings, review essays and book reviews) that reflect on the contemporary university and its discontents.

Iris: A Magazine for Thinking Young Women Call for Submissions DUE: 4/4

full name / name of organization: 
Iris: A Magazine for Thinking Young Women (publication of UVa Women's Center)
contact email: 
skp6s@virginia.edu

Submit a single work of creative nonfiction, with a maximum length of 600 words.

Humanism at Large: Higher Education Now

full name / name of organization: 
University of Exeter/University College Falmouth (UK)
contact email: 
meredith.miller@falmouth.ac.uk

9-10 September 2011
Tremough Campus, Cornwall

Keynote Speaker: Professor Niyi Osundare (University of Ibadan/University of New Orleans)
Second keynote: TBA

Reading the Room: Literature and Architecture (PAMLA November 5-6, 2011; deadline March 22, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
John D. Schwetman
contact email: 
jschwetm@d.umn.edu

Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance.

Soliciting a book chapter on the reception of heroic quest narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Bernard Schweizer
contact email: 
schweizerb@yahoo.com

For an upcoming volume of criticism on literary works that deal with the theme of "The Hero's Quest," we are inviting contributors to submit 300-400 word abstracts about the reception history of heroi

The Metropolis

full name / name of organization: 
Arena Romanistica - Journal of Romance Studies
contact email: 
arenaromanistica@uib.no

Call for Papers

The Metropolis

Psychopathology and Modernism (MLA 2012; Abstract Deadline 03/15/2011) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Meehan / University of Arizona
contact email: 
ameehan@email.arizona.edu

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: The American imagetext

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia, UK
contact email: 
americanimagetext@gmail.com

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
‘To fasten words again to visible things’: the American imagetext

Update: Redefining Latina/o Gender and Sexuality (Abstracts due: 3/19/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session for MLA 2012
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

Conference: 127th Annual Modern Language Association Convention
Dates: January 5th to 8th 2012
Location: Seattle, Washington U.S.A.

[UPDATED] Deadline Extended- Shakespeare and the Material World (April 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Early English Studies Journal
contact email: 
earlyenglishstudies@gmail.com

Early English Studies Journal is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in the medieval a

Contemporary US/Canadian/Mexican Dystopian Fiction Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Grubisic, Baxter, and Lee
contact email: 
dystopian.anthology@ubc.ca

Call for Submissions

At century’s end and after, a dystopian mood - what Peter Fitting
calls "the sense of a threatened near future" - has been evident in

CFP: First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference, San Diego, March 16-17, 2012 (abstract due Nov. 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in Gothic Fiction
contact email: 
cmarlaire@nu.edu

First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference
National University
San Diego, California
March 16-17, 2012

Twentieth Century Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association
contact email: 
smith.riel@gmail.

Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center

CfP June 23-24 Medieval Postgraduate Conference Durham University

full name / name of organization: 
Medieval & Renaissance Discussion Group at Durham University; part of the Institute of Medieval & Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
j.a.mckinstry@durham.ac.uk

The Medieval and Renaissance Postgraduate Discussion Group at Durham University invites abstracts for its fifth annual conference on the 23rd and 24th of June 2011 addressing the theme of “Beauty”

Hospitality and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session Proposal Seattle 2012 meeting
contact email: 
mlam@cuhk.edu.hk

There is no custom of hospitality here, we do not need guests.’
--Kafka The Castle

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CPF: Science and Literature RMMLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ira Walker / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
iawalker@miners.utep.edu

The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of

Francis Bacon Workshop for 2011 RMMLA, October 6-8,2011

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dibakar1956@gmail.com

Francis Bacon Workshop*
Dibakar Pal, 7A 2 1 1 Srinath Chakrabarty Lane, Kolkata, West Bengal India 700 035; 033-25773205; dibak_p@yahoo.com

Graduate Conference: The American Tapestry -- Multicultural Influences in Late American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
University of Houston Graduate English Department
contact email: 
https://sites.google.com/site/uhconf/

http://bit.ly/hWoped

MLA Special Session: Marilyn Monroe's Fragments

full name / name of organization: 
Zachary Lamm
contact email: 
zlamm@uic.edu

Any approach to the recently-published archival text, including comparative, historical, psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, materialist, biographical; Monroe as icon, poet, performer; in celebrity cultu

Re-inscribing the Old Plantation: Florida as a Site of (Re-)Memory, Oct. 13-14, 2011. Submission deadline: April 29, 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
Florida College English Association
contact email: 
atenga@fit.edu

The Florida College English Association invites submissions for its annual conference, to be held October 13-14 at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront in Indialantic, Florida.

The City: 2nd International Conference, May 5 & 6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Themes
contact email: 
cityconf@interdisciplinarythemes.org

Our conference program is filling up, but we do have a few spots open and thus continue to consider proposals.

New Research in Celtic Studies, MLA panel Jan. 5-8, 2011. Deadline for abstracts 15 March 2010.

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Discussion Group in Celtic Languages and Literatures
contact email: 
rmurphy@uscupstate.edu

New approaches, texts, and takes relating to work in any of the six Celtic languages/literatures.

[UPDATE-DEADLINE EXTENDED] Shakespeare and the Material World (April 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Early English Studies Journal
contact email: 
earlyenglishstudies@gmail.com

Early English Studies Journal is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in the medieval a

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012: Globalization and Literature: Feelings and Representations

full name / name of organization: 
Sean Scanlan/ New York City College of Technology
contact email: 
sscanlan@citytech.cuny.edu

Globalization and Literature: Feelings and Representations.

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012: The Future of Peer Review

full name / name of organization: 
Sean Scanlan
contact email: 
sscanlan@citytech.cuny.edu

Panel will examine future of humanities peer review across several themes: print/digital, ERIH rating, subscription/open, solicited/open, financial structures, editing.

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford
contact email: 
mail@travelcultures.com

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference
Wolfson College, Oxford - 16-18 September 2011

‘Travellers, poets and liars are three words all of one significance”

CFP Journal Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Maeve Tynan, Centre for Studies in Otherness
contact email: 
otherness.research@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Contemporary Historical Fiction and Historiographic Theory

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