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(UPDATE) Filolog: journal for literary, cultural and language studies - call for papers (DEADLINE 30/10/2010)

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 8:52am
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences.

Papers should be a maximum of 5000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words in the author's native language. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Design Research with RMIT University Press

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 1:35am
RMIT Publishing

Design Research with RMIT University Press: Call for Proposals

Our aim is to promote the publication of design research. Design is a core activity in many disciplines, yet there are few publishers who specialise in design-driven research. Research can be conducted through designing, and the process of designing also parallels "traditional" research in interesting ways. Designers have a way of thinking and communicating that is different to traditional researchers, but which is equally robust when applied to its own kind of questions.

Special Issue: Pedagogical Responses to Caring for the Disabled

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 12:16pm
Susan Campbell Anderson/Spelman College

Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching
Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture

Special Issue: Pedagogical Responses to Caring for the Disabled

Editor: Susan Campbell Anderson, Spelman College

Panel CFP: Walter Pater's Poetics **Correction**

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 8:20am
Kate Hext, University of Exeter

Panel CFP: Walter Pater's Poetics
Decadent Poetics, a conference at the University of Exeter
1st-2nd July 2011 (& not in 2010 as I previously wrote!)

I am seeking abstracts on Walter Paters Poetics for a panel proposal at Decadent Poetics, next summer. The general conference CFP can be found here:
The confirmed keynote speakers are Stephen Arata (Virginia), Joseph Bristow (UCLA), Regenia Gagnier (Exeter), Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London).

CFP: "Angel of Newness" (Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies)

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 1:10am
Dept. of English, National Taiwan Normal University

_Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies_
Vol. 37 No. 2 (to be published September 2011)
Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2011

In his "Theses on the Philosophy of History," Walter Benjamin famously reads the Paul Klee painting _Angelus Novus_, not as a "New Angel" in keeping with the original title of this watercolor, but as an "Angel of History." Benjamin describes the angel as flying backwards (and thus looking at the past) toward the future, blown by a huge storm. This storm, Benjamin says, is what we call progress.

Kalamazoo 2011: "Rhetorical and Authoritative Uses of Aesthetics in Medieval Literature"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 10:47pm
Michael Elam / Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

This panel discussion will explore how aesthetics might be understood not only as an end in literary form/production, but also as a means by which medieval artists (poets, writers, illuminators, jewelers, smiths, etc.) attempted to establish a rhetorical or authoritative stance.

The session will examine aesthetics more as 'techne' than 'telos' (though not necessarily excluding the latter). I particularly seek contributions from scholars in areas outside of literary study, that is, from such disciplines as manuscript studies, art history, philosophy, and theology.

Presenters should present a brief (5-7 minutes) introduction of their work in this area. This will be followed by an open discussion between panel members and the audience.

The Languages of James Joyce, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 7:57pm
Salvatore Pappalardo, Maria Kager/Rutgers University

This panel welcomes papers investigating Joyce's multilingualism. What are the aesthetic and political implications of crossing language boundaries, narrating through multilingual puns and polyglot pastiche in Joyce's works? Suitable topics include the author's complicated relation with Irish, the challenge of translating Joyce's multilingual texts, the relationship between Joyce's multilingualism and cosmopolitanism, and comparisons between Joyce and other writers.

Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

The NeMLA conference, hosted by Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, will take place on April 7-10, 2011.

Dead or Dying Animals (ASLE, June 21-26 2011)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 6:35pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)

Seeking 15-minute papers for a panel on dead or dying animals in literature, science, film, art, or new media, or in relation to any other aspect of human culture. Proposals on any relevant topic are welcome, but I am especially interested in innovative subject matter and perspectives that engage with ecocriticism and/or animal studies.

Send the following by e-mail attachment no later than October 1, 2010:

1. An abstract of no more than 300 words.

2. Either a C.V. or a brief biographical statement that gives a sense of your academic background and research interests.

Please send abstracts (and any questions) to Christopher Anderson (Pittsburg State University) at

Georgia State University's New Voices Conference

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 2:21pm
"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" / Georgia State University - English Department

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9: What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?

CFP: Native American Literature at CEA (March 31-April 2, 2011)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 12:46pm
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University

Call for Papers, CEA 2011—Conference Theme, FORTUNES

The 42nd Annual College English Association Conference
March 31 – April 2, 2011 – St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

The Native American Literature panel at CEA welcomes submissions on any aspect of Native American Literature, including papers on individual authors, Native American literary separatism, the Native American Renaissance, native sovereignty, indigenous rhetorics, etc. Of particular interest will be papers that address the conference theme, FORTUNES, from an indigenous perspective or worldview.