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The Poetics/Politics of Post-Postmodernism

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:14pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)

In the epilogue to the second edition of The Politics of Postmodernism, Linda Hutcheon heralds the closure of the very period she helped to define: "Let's just say it," she admits, "it's over" (2002: 165-166). This view has in recent years been echoed by an increasing number of cultural critics, who cite the failure of the postmodern aesthetic—developed in the 1970s and characterized by fragmentation, self-reflexivity, and irony—to embody the very real ethical and political concerns of twenty-first century citizens (cf. Eshelman, 2008; Kirby, 2009; Toth, 2010; Vermeulen and van den Akker, 2010; Abrahamson, 2013).

Comics and Comic Art Area: PCA/ACA Conference New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015 (deadline Nov 1)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:09pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Comics: Strips, Books, Graphic Novels and Everything in Between

The Comics and Comic Art Area of the Popular Culture Association invites all comics scholars to participate in the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association. Details of the conference can be found at the conference website.

The Comics and Comic Art Area of the Popular Culture Association offers a venue for scholars from across the country to share their research and exchange ideas on the growing field of comics scholarship. Papers on all aspects of the medium are invited.

Submit to KSU Touchstone Magazine from September 9th to December 15th! Accepting Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Art

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 1:59pm
Touchstone Magazine, Literary Magazine, Est. 1975

Touchstone Magazine was established in 1975 and publishes works of poetry, non-fiction, fiction, flash-fiction and visual art from students (undergraduates and graduates) all over the United States. There is no submission fee, but there is an opportunity for submissions to win cash prizes. Applicants can send their manuscripts to and will hear back between 3 and 6 months. The Magazine launches annually in April. The 2015 edition is "Layers." Our website is I can provide more details as necessary. The deadline to submit is December 15, 2014.

Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th, 2015]

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:34pm
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Open to critical perspectives and mediums of examination from any time period, Aelurus solicits scholarly submissions, the most rigorous of which will be published digitally and in print in the spring of each year.

SURVIVAL: University of Toronto Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature, March 12-March 15, 2015

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:48am
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Keynote Addresses: Professor Christopher Fynsk (University of Aberdeen) and Professor Elizabeth Rottenberg (DePaul University)

Linda Hutcheon and J. Edward Chamberlin Lecture in Literary Theory: Professor Eric Cazdyn (University of Toronto)

**Please note that our submissions deadline has been extended to October 15**

Call for Papers: Somaliland Journal of African Studies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:39am
Somaliland Journal of African Studies

The Somaliland Journal of African Studies (SJAS) aims at covering an academic research area in clear expansion. The objective of the journal is to shed a light into the political landscape of Africa, its political regimes, the current democratic situation and the respect for human rights. Article proposals from other areas and disciplines revolving around the areas of political science and international relations (history, philosophy and other social sciences) will also be accepted.

SJAS is now accepting submissions for its debut issue, due December 2014. The Editorial Board will only consider original articles that are sent in exclusive to SJAS.

Trayvon Martin in Popular Culture

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:13am
Northeast MLA

Trayvon Martin's murder is the latest in a long string of unpunished assassinations and assaults–from Emmett Till to Medgar Evers to James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell–that come to define a limit on the possibilities of Black life in the United States. Martin's death stands out from those that preceded it, however, by the solicitous reaction of the sitting president. This panel seeks to evaluate popular culture's reactions to this spectacular event.

Love and Loss in Modernist Poetry (NEMLA, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 9:47am
Northeastern Modern Language Association

While poetry itself has played a historically long and significant role in the discourse of love, the period of modernity seems to be largely associated with its opposites. As the standard narrative goes, citizens the world over felt overwhelmed and frightened by the sundry and rapid changes – literal, conceptual, moral, and beyond – brought about by industrialization, scientific developments, WWI, etc. And the poetry that characterizes this time period represents and reflects on some of the more devastating changes. But what happens to poetic love in the early 20th century? What specifically happens when love, loss, and poetry come together during such a fraught time?

Call for Articles: Canadian Literature/Culture Collective Monograph

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:45am
Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic


Articles are sought for an upcoming collective monograph on a wide range of topics covering Canadian Literature and/or Culture. The range of topics is included below. At least one (or more of the following), with a focus on Canadian identity, should be addressed:

Capitalist Realist Fictions - Narrative 2015 Chicago (March 5-8, 2015)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:38am
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University

In his Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste, Philip Mirowski puts to rest the myth that the current economy is beyond the understanding even of experts, demonstrating that mainstream economic writing and financial journalism has undertaken a concerted abdication of explanatory authority in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008. This lack of explanation is symptomatic of a much wider issue: what Mark Fisher has termed "capitalist realism," or a resigned acceptance of capitalism and an inability to imagine other possibilities.

CFP The Actress as Author: Nell Gwynn to Ellen Terry, July 9-10 2015

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:27am
Chawton House Library

Actress as Author: Nell Gwyn to Ellen Terry
Chawton House Library
Chawton, Alton
Hampshire GU34 1SJ, United Kingdom
July 9-10 2015

The stage offered women an unprecedented freedom to speak out. It was a place where women were listened to, where they were respected, and where they had the potential to out-earn their male colleagues. This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore all the ways in which actresses were invested with authority, either as authors of texts, of characters, or of their own personae. We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, performances or provocations on any element of 'the actress as author.'

Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel-University of Louisville 2/26-28, 2015

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:26am
International Virginia Woolf Society at the University of Louisville

Louisville Conference 2015—Call for Papers
The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its fifteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, from February 26-28, 2015. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.