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[UPDATE] Women's Voices in Poetry at the RMMLA Convention October 6-8 2011, March 1 Submission Deadline

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 1:15pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel on "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. To be considered, please send an abstract and a brief biographical statement. Email submissions by March 1st to Kristina Marie Darling,

For more information about the conference, please visit this link:

Classical Traditions in Science Fiction: Call for Article Submissions, Deadline August 1, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 12:39pm
Co-Editors: Brett M. Rogers (Gettysburg College) and Benjamin Stevens (Bard College)

A rich and relatively under-explored area in modern receptions of classical traditions is science fiction. How does science fiction imagine ancient thinking as contributing to or challenging modern discourses with special regard to those discourses' scientific aspects or interests? How does it constitute the classics in light of master narratives of modern scientific knowledge and practice? By raising these and other questions, this volume will ask how ancient Greco-Roman classics continue to speak – or are received as speaking – to a modern world separated from antiquity by such profound processes as the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution.

33rd Annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 12:14pm
Humanities and Technology Association

33rd Annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
13–15 October 2011
THE HUMANITIES AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION is an interdisciplinary scholarly society that explores the impact of technology on human life from a broad range of perspectives. We welcome papers that investigate the cultural interaction of the humanities, science, engineering, and technology.

'Churchll Now: 21st Century Caryl Churchill' International Symposium

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 11:12am
Dr Sian Adiseshiah University of Lincoln UK

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Elaine Aston (Lancaster University)
Professor Mary Luckhurst (University of York)

Caryl Churchill is now considered a world-leading playwright. Her work spans fifty years and is significant both for its incisive intervention into the political and philosophical issues of the day as well as its continual rejuvenation of dramatic form.
This one-day symposium takes place at the end of a weeklong Caryl Churchill Festival. Discussion will be focused around the significance of Churchill's work in the 21st century. Papers will be 20 minutes. Topics may include the following:

CFP: Monsters and the Monstrous 9 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 10:08am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Saturday 10th September – Tuesday 13th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to investigate and explore the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the project will have a dual focus with the intention of examining specific 'monsters' as well as assessing the role, function and consequences of persons, actions or events identified as 'monstrous'. The history and contemporary cultural influences of monsters and monstrous metaphors will also be examined.

CFP: Gender and Love (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:37am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Gender and Love

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field intertwined with feminism, queer studies, sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies (to name just some relevant fields).

"Why Comics Are and Are Not Picture Books": MLA Proposed Session (5 March 2011; 5-8 Jan. 2012)

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 1:37am
A Joint Proposal by the MLA Children's Literature Division and the MLA Comics and Graphic Narratives Discussion Group

This panel will explore the possible relationships between comics and picture books, two imagetext genres implicated in children's literacy learning which, despite overlapping formally and aesthetically, nonetheless stand apart socially and culturally. The potential application of picture book theory to comics, and, conversely, comics theory to picture books, promises to challenge this apartness—that is, to call into question the generic distinctiveness of the two forms. In that spirit, this panel invites participation from multiple perspectives, including but not limited to genre theory, education, history, formalism, aesthetics, semiotics, and ideological criticism.

NANO: New American Notes Online--Issue 1.2 Special Theme: Mystery, the Unknown, Surprise, deadline: 18 March 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:52pm
NANO: New American Notes Online

NANO: New American Notes Online: An Academic Journal for Big Ideas in a Small World

Call for Papers: Issue 1.2

Deadline: 18 March 2011

Special Theme: Mystery, the Unknown, Surprise

What's up? What went down? How are you doing? What happened? We all want to know what is going on. We want knowledge. We want to solve the crime. We want to get it right. Yet, we also get a thrill from being in suspense. We like surprise parties and a good mystery novel. This issue of NANO is dedicated to both the sleuth and the mystery maker.

Three question clusters: