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The Caterpillar Chronicles - Spring Issue - Call for Submissions

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 11:07am
The Caterpillar Chronicles

We are currently accepting submissions for the Spring issue of our literary & arts magazine, which will be published on our website in April 2011.

The deadline for these submissions is MARCH 25.

Our second issue will not be themed, so we are open to many types of submissions. However, we are looking for specific types of texts and images for each section as detailed below.

For the next issue, we have selected Andrew Abbott's painting "Killer Quaker" as a starting point for texts of fiction or poetry (please check our website to view the image). We accept submissions of poetry or short poetic fiction (~ 500 words) based on the proposed image.

New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities - May 11-13

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 8:15am
The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference Committee

The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference is accepting abstracts for New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities, the annual conference to be held 11 May to 13 May 2011.

The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) seeks original scholarship and cultural production for its pilot issue.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 5:58am
Dr. Joseph Rega

The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) is a pilot project made possible by a United States Department of State grant. Its main purpose is to help establish the critical terms and parameters of Muslim-American literature/cultural production, clearly distinguishing it from any ethnic, racial or cultural identifier.

Practical Approaches to Teaching Southern Writers Outside the South [Deadline March 1, 2011]

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 4:53pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Associaiton

A Society for the Study of Southern Literature Roundtable

Rocky Mountain MLA 2011
Scottsdale, AZ
October 6-8

Deadline: March 1, 2011

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association invites submissions to
an SSSL roundtable session on teaching southern literature outside the
South for its 2011 convention. Submit descriptions of proposed
remarks and a brief CV to Tara Powell at by March

[UPDATE] Special Topics Session: "Productive Silences" (Annual RMMLA Conference October 6-8, 2011)

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 3:04pm
Pamela J. Rader/ RMMLA 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ

Special Topics Panel: Productive Silences
History and the history-making process, while seeking to remember, often call attention to singularity of perspective, which results in silencing the memories of survivors. Literature then steps in to fill the gaps or the lacuna of silence. In this imaginative, fictional realm, silence and those silenced by historians, dictators, and forgetfulness find agency. Understood as a form of resistance, silence becomes a literary ruse: a voice or a perspective that once lacked agency now finds a place on the page.
Narratives that use ruses of hidden or lost documents (such as letters, journals, and oral testimonies) are particularly interesting.

[UPDATE] Lost and Found: Nostalgia in Media - February 25th and 26th, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 10:13am
New York University - Department of Cinema Studies

Call for Papers: LOST AND FOUND: Nostalgia in Media

NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference, Spring 2011

February 25-26, 2011 -- New York University, New York, NY

The New York University Cinema Studies department is excited to announce the 2011 Student Conference. Each year, our goal is to bring together scholars from a variety of departments and disciplines in order to address the transformations currently shaping the field of cinema studies. We look forward to providing students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with an opportunity to present their ideas to their peers. Organized by and for students, the conference offers a unique forum for intellectual dialogue and stands as a valuable learning experience.

Oxford Brookes Symposium on Music and Publishing, April 11th 201

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 9:01am
Dr Jan Butler, Popular Music Research Unit, Oxford Brookes University

The Oxford Brookes Popular Music Research Unit, in association with The Royal Musical Association and The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, is holding a one-day symposium exploring links between music and publishing in its broadest sense on April 11th, 2011. This event is intended to bring together academics, journalists and publishers to explore this previously neglected area which offers exciting opportunities to tap into current concerns about the effects of the internet on the dissemination of music, to explore how our experience of music is shaped by publications relating to it, and to explore more broadly the important issue of the relationship between music and commerce, both in a historical context and in the present.