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Ruminations, Inaugural issue--Spring 2010: "Blasphemy" (submissions due 1/15/2010)

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 12:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
A Literary Journal for Masters Students/New York University Evening Papers

Ruminating, or chewing and digesting information, stands as the hallmark of literary criticism. This journal aims to provide a place for masters' students to publish work that wrestles with the foundational problems of literature and literary study in creative, challenging and innovative ways.

[UPDATE] Afterlives of the Nineteenth Century (ACLA 2010)

updated: 
Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 7:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Criscillia Benford, Marty Gould, Rebecca Mitchell
contact email: 



UPDATE: ACLA has extended the deadline for submissions to November 23.

The buzz surrounding recent Austen adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies captures the ambivalence — equal parts horror and delight — evoked by the perpetual resuscitation of the nineteenth century. Leaving others to fight Austen's zombies, this seminar sets its historical sights slightly later, taking the figure of the zombie as a point of departure. Does Victorian Britain, like the zombie, refuse to remain quietly dead and buried? Or do we keep digging it up?

All Topics: journal issue (The AnaChronisT, 03/16/2010)

updated: 
Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 11:37am
full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 

The AnaChronisT journal invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in 2010. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 16 March 2010.

The AnaChronisT welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

Updated--Extended Deadline: Transnational Feminist Responses and the Torture of "Enemies"(11/23/09; 04/01/10-04/04/10)

updated: 
Friday, November 20, 2009 - 1:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Basuli Deb/University of Nebraska-Lincoln
contact email: 

Call for Papers

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
April 1-4, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana

The deadline for a 250 word paper proposal has now been extended to 23 Nov. 2009
(to be submitted through the ACLA website at http://www.acla.org/submit/index.php)

Transnational Feminist Responses and the Torture of "Enemies"

In "Beyond Terror: Gender, Narrative, and Human Rights" Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg underlines:

5th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cybercultures, Cyberspace and Science Fiction (July 2010: Oxford United Kingdom)

updated: 
Friday, November 20, 2009 - 7:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Sunday 11th July 2010 – Tuesday 13th July 2010
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

Global Financial Capital and New Realisms

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 2:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
ACLA Annual Meeting at New Orleans
contact email: 

The recent economic crisis coincides with flourishing of new realism across different media in Europe and North America [Frazen's The Corrections in literature (2001), Audaird's The Prophet (2008) in film, Simon and Burns' The Wire (2002-2008) in television]. This realism distinguishes itself by an extensive preoccupation with poverty, migration, crime and urban violence while it stylistically appropriates violence as a commentary on the disposability of bodies under neo-liberal economy. The time seems ripe to explore what kind of realism is being produced in our historical moment. This seminar explores the prospects and limits of realism as a narrative mode that reflects on the contemporary capitalism, its trajectory, moments of crisis and recovery.

[UPDATE] 2010 AEGIS Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhet/Comp, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 2ND 2010

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 2:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rich Angle, AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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Call for Papers: Community and Conflict

2010 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition

4th Annual Conference in Carbondale, Illinois

Dates: March 26 & 27, 2010

Registration Fee: $25

The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS) will be holding its 4th annual AEGIS conference at the SIUC Student Center. Please join us as a first-time or returning panel participant, speaker, or chair for conference experience and conversation within our discipline.

CSU Fullerton's Annual Graduate Conference, February 5-6, 2010 (Revised Deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 3:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Acacia Group

CSU Fullerton's Annual Graduate Conference, February 5-6, 2010
The Acacia Group at Cal State Fullerton, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference.

While the Acacia Conference is organized to meet the needs of graduate students and faculty, we welcome contributions from academics at all levels.

[UPDATE] The Aural Archive, ACLA, April 1-4, 2010, New Orleans (11/23/09)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 10:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Cohen, Louisiana State University; Sarah J. Townsend, New York University

"The Aural Archive"

ACLA annual convention, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2010

Proposals due: Nov. 23, 2009 [Deadline extended]

This seminar aims to draw out several theoretical and methodological questions lurking behind recent work in media studies, performance studies, musicology, and literary studies: If the aural realm is ephemeral (as is often said), how does it factor into the historical record? When you listen to your archive, what and how do you hear? And how do you theorize the silences and noises in the archival grain?

PAMLA Conference, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii (November 13-14, 2010; special session proposal deadline Dec. 15, 2009)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is hosting its 108th Annual Conference, on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Interested parties may propose special sessions on specific topics by December 15, 2009.

[UPDATE] Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/8/2010

updated: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
CSULB Graduate English Department

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fourth volume to be published in May 2010.

Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Watermark Grad Journal 2010-Submission Deadline 1/8/2010

updated: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
CSULB Graduate English Department

WATERMARK CALL FOR PAPERS
Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our third volume to be published in May 2010. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this
journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

4th Global Conference: Visual Literacies (July 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 10:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

Wednesday 7th July 2010 – Friday 9th July 2010
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology, critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and vocation in which visual literacy plays a part.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

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