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[UPDATE] 4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - March 23-24

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 10:07am
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

Ireland and African-America

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 9:49am
Clinton Institute of American Studies, University College Dublin

Ireland and African-America
9-11 March 2012
Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin, Ireland
Call for Papers

CFP 452ºF Journal. Deadline for submissions, January 31st 2012

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 8:26am
452ºF Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (

On July 31st 2011, we start the CFP for the seventh issue of 452ºF Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, to be published in July 2012. This CFP is open and addressed to anyone who wishes to contribute and holds at least a BA degree.
The criteria, enumerated below, regulate the reception and publication of the different articles and are subject to the content of the Peer review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. These can be consulted in the Procedures area of the web page.

- The deadline for submissions is January 31st 2012, all articles received after this date will be rejected.

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (deadline extended - 12/1)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 11:26am
NC State Association of English Graduate Students

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012 at Tompkins Hall in Raleigh, NC.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

Awkward Austen - Essay Collection

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 6:17am
Andrew McInnes and Francesca Scott

'Captain Wentworth should be allowed some credit for the self-command with which he attended to her large fat sighings over the destiny of a son, whom alive nobody had cared for' (Persuasion, 1817).

'Mrs. Hall of Sherbourn was brought to bed yesterday of a dead child, some weeks before she expected, oweing to a fright.—I suppose she happened unawares to look at her husband' (Letter to Cassandra, 1798)

'And pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked' (Letter to Fanny Knight, 1817).

Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:59pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:

Comparative performance in England

Comparative performances in England and other countries

Street performance

Provincial performance

Performance of Guilds

Women and performance

Boy's companies

Current productions of early modern plays

Shakespeare Festivals

Playing spaces

Actors and the text

Theatrical Gesture