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Conversazioni in Italia: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe

Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 11:34am
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, Poe Studies Association

Conversazioni in Italia:
Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe

Florence, Italy, June 8-10, 2012

Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, and the Poe Studies Association

The conference organizers are calling for proposals for papers and panels that discuss Emerson, Hawthorne, or Poe in terms of transatlantic literary culture in their era (for instance, questions of transatlantic travel, influence, slavery, the Civil
War, marketing, reception, and copyright). We also welcome proposals for papers and panels that relate the three authors to each other or to their European contemporaries, as well as proposals focusing on any topic related to Emerson, Hawthorne, or Poe in these contexts.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Multidisciplinary Book on Pratchett's Discworld Series

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 3:17pm
Anne Hiebert Alton & William Spruiell

"Noticing the Slanty Bits: Converging on Discworld" (tentative title)

This volume will provide a variety of scholarly perspectives on Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Ideally, it will include essays that approach Pratchett's Discworld series, and its adaptations, from a range of fields, such as language and linguistics, literary criticism, political science and law, geography, visual and performance art, popular culture, etc.

We are currently seeking original submissions in the following areas:

Fictionality Across the Arts and Media, Free University Berlin, 13-15 October

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 2:36am
Friedrich Schlegel School of Literary Studies Free University Berlin

The Annual Conference of the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies (Freie Universität Berlin) takes place on October 13--15, 2011. The programme committee invites scholars to submit proposals for papers on the topic of fictionality across the arts and media.

Comparative Literature Essays--Deadline JUNE 15

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 1:05am
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal

To submit:

Call for Submissions!

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural Fall 2011 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. The (rolling) deadline to submit is June 15, 2011. Any undergraduate is encouraged to apply. Additional information for non-US students is at the bottom of the page.

Submission guidelines:

Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (Abstracts due 9/30; NEMLA 2012)

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 2:22pm
Emily King / NEMLA

From Diane DiMassa's caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman's sinthomosexual who "chooses not to choose the Child," revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates queer narratives, theory, even politics. And given that oppression breeds resentment, it is no intellectual leap to consider why revenge becomes a popular trope. But is there something inherently queer about revenge? Could we envision distinctly queer forms of revenge? Or is such an essentialist application of "queer" its very antithesis?

CFP SCSECS Conference, Asheville, NC, 23-25 February 2012

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:55pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Conference Theme: Panoramas and Prospects
Deadline for Panel Proposals: Aug. 1, 2011
Deadline for Paper Proposals & Full Panels: Oct. 1, 2011

The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will hold its annual conference in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains from February 23-25, 2012. Inspired by the mountainous landscape and rich cultural heritage of the area, this year's conference will explore the "Panoramas and Prospects" of the long eighteenth century. We welcome panels and individual papers that address this topic or anything relevant to the interdisciplinary study of the eighteenth century.

2nd International Conference on Human & Social Sciences

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:34pm
Sapienza University of Rome / MCSER-Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research

The conference will address interdisciplinary practices across the social and human sciences. Are encouraged to register and attend this Conference all academics, researchers or scholars.

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Forms of Corruption in History and in Contemporary Society (CORHICS 2011), Paris 1 Sorbonne University, 14-16 Sept 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 7:16am
Ars Identitatis, Cultural Research Association

The etymology of the word "corruption" (lat. Co-rruptum) indicates either an alteration, or an act of seduction, but in any case it leads toward a rupture. In a broader meaning, corruption is understood as the behavior of a person who derails another one from his/her way, customs or duties, through the promise of money, honors or security. History shows that this phenomenon has generally been manifesting in different kinds of cultures and societies starting with the most ancient times. Today corruption is still a reality, generated by the particular economic, cultural and political conditions in both developing and developed countries.

CFP: Walking Around in the Space of Consumption and Segregation: Examining Place in Language and Literature / Deadline: Oct 15

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 8:41pm
Plaza: Dialogues in Language and Literature / University of Houston Graduate Literary Journal

We are currently seeking student-written articles and creative works that examine the role of place in literature, composition studies, folklore, cultural studies, language studies, and gender studies.]

Linda Flower complicates the idea of "place" as only a silent object of discourse in her introduction to City Comp, saying that "writing is not merely situated in and shaped by its time and place, but … the writer's sense of that time and place is the source of meanings, motivations, and identities." Whether discussing the city or country, we recognize the importance of place, both the physical space and the encoded values associated with it, in reflecting and creating identity and ideas.