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Bright Lines: Culture On the Autistic Spectrum

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 11:38pm
Jes Battis, Assistant Professor, Department of English

"Am I on the spectrum?" asks Abed Nadir, a character on the show Community. He then provides an answer: "None of your business." His joke presumes that the audience will understand this reference to the autism spectrum, and Community introduces the topic of Asperger's Syndrome in its pilot episode. Since the publication of Temple Grandin's work on autism in 1986, there has been a textual explosion of work on Asperger's Syndrome and the autism spectrum. Changes to the DSM-V will replace Asperger's Syndrome with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, a broadening that could threaten the culture that aspie/AS-identified people have produced in the form of literature and visual media. This volume would explore representations of autism within popular culture.

CFP: Death and Dying in Literature (4/1/02; collection of essays)

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 7:28pm
John J. Han & C. Clark Triplett

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume tentatively entitled The Final Crossing: Death and Dying in Literature. Since the publication of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's landmark study On Death and Dying (1969), thanatology has attracted keen attention from various fields of study, including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, gerontology, and medical ethics. Interestingly, thanatologists in those areas frequently turn to literature in their study of death and the phenomena and practices related to it. Considering that death and dying is a prominent theme, motif, and symbol in world literature, it is no wonder that they find literary works resourceful.

[UPDATE] CFP - This Rough Magic - Essays

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 4:40pm
www.thisroughmagic.org

This Rough Magic is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

For more information, please visit our website:
www.thisroughmagic.org

[UPDATE] CFP - This Rough Magic - Short Essays

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 4:30pm
thisroughmagic.org

This Rough Magic is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms.

[UPDATE] Studia austrica - 26/01/2012

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 5:47am
Studia austrica - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature

Studia austriaca
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
ISSN 1593-2508
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Editorial Board
Prof. Dr. Achim Aurnhammer (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
Prof. Dr. Alberto Destro (Università degli Studi di Bologna)
Prof. Dr. Konstanze Fliedl (Universität Wien)
Prof. Dr. Hubert Lengauer (Universität Klagenfurt)
Prof. Dr. David S. Luft (Oregon State University)
Prof. Dr. Patrizia C. McBride (Cornell University)

Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies is accepting submissions for its third edition

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 9:15pm
Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies

Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies is
accepting submissions for its third edition. We are seeking
original scholarly research as well as book and film reviews.
Edge is a peer-reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary graduate
student journal. The journal is published annually under the
direction of graduate students in the German and Scandinavian
Studies program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with
the support of the W.E.B.DuBois Library.

Literary London 2012: Representations of London in Literature (4-6 July 2012)

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 11:36am
Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London; Organised by: The Literary London Society

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city's roots in pre-Roman times to its imagined futures. While the main focus of the conference will be on literary texts, we actively encourage interdisciplinary contributions relating film, architecture, geography, theories of urban space, etc., to literary representations of London. Papers from postgraduate students are particularly welcome for consideration. While papers on all areas of literary London are welcomed, the conference theme in 2012 is 'Sports, Games, and Pastimes'. Topics that might be addressed are:

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