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Open Submissions - Poems, Short Fiction, and Dramatic Pieces (May 2011 - August 2011)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 4:59am
Ishaan Literary Review

Ishaan Literary Review is a new online journal of poetry, short fiction and dramatic works (including plays and screen plays).

We publish (roughly) 50% invited authors and 50% blind read/peer reviewed authors three times a year (Winter, Spring and Summer). We believe that readers should have a chance to see more than just one work by an author, so we will try to publish multiple works by the same author in each issue.

To Submit:
Please email your work as a Word document attachment. All works should be included in a SINGLE file with page breaks between individual works and titles for individual works clearly identifiable.

American Frontiers: British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference (November 12th, 2011)

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 7:21pm
British Association of American Studies / University of Birmingham

November 12th, 2011
Keynote: Professor Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)

The British Association of American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual postgraduate conference, to be held at the University of Birmingham on November 12th, 2011.

The general theme of the conference is 'American Frontiers'. The notion of the frontier has permeated the history of the United States, from colonial expansion to the optimistic rhetoric of the Kennedy administration. Moreover, the meaning of 'America' and its place within the world has been a site of ongoing negotiation in geographic, political, economic, military, intellectual and cultural terms.

Gender and Punishment: Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2012

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 3:31pm
University of Manchester

Gender and Punishment: Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2012

11th - 13th January 2012, The University of Manchester Keynote Speakers: Professor Dawn Hadley (University of Sheffield) and Professor Karen Pratt (King's College, London)

Submissions are now being accepted for 20 minute papers.

Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture and Linguistics SAMLA (11/4-6)

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 2:59pm
SAMLA 2011 Luso-Brazilian Studies

Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture and Linguistics

The purpose of this general call for papers is to increase the number of Luso-Brazilian Studies sessions at SAMLA in 2011. We would like to create as many coherent sessions as possible, in the greatest variety of areas. To that end, we solicit proposals that deal with any aspect of the following:

poetic Voice and Poiesis/ A Voz Poética e Poiesis;
Brazilian Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Brasileiras;
Portuguese Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Portuguesas;
Luso-African Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Luso-africanas;
Linguistics of the Portuguese-speaking World / A Linguística da Lusofonia.

Society for Renaissance Studies 5th Biennial Conference, Manchester (UK), July 2012

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 11:36am
Society for Renaissance Studies/ University of Manchester

Society for Renaissance Studies
5th Biennial Conference
University of Manchester, UK, July 9-11, 2012
The 5th Biennial conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies will be held at the University of Manchester.

Accompanying events are being planned in the Whitworth Gallery, Chetham's Library, the John Rylands Library, the People's History Museum, the Royal Northern College of Music, and other cultural institutions in the city.

In addition to scholarly papers, the conference will offer workshops on publishing, funding applications, teaching, and public engagement, as well as tours of libraries.

Plenary Speakers

Britgrad 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 8:05am
The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference (Britgrad)

This year's programme for the British Graduate Shakespeare Conference (The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, 26-28 May 2011) is taking its final shape, and some more exciting speakers have confirmed their attendance. The extended registration period for the conference ends on 25th April.

- Professor Stanley Wells (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, former Director of the Shakespeare Institute) will be joining us this year at BritGrad to discuss his latest book, Shakespeare, Sex and Love (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Call for Proposals (CFP): Technoculture (new issue)

Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 3:55pm
Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society

We seek papers from a broad a range of academic disciplines that focus on issues that could be briefly summed as "technology and society," or, perhaps,"technologies and societies."

Successful papers for Technoculture ( should focus on the ways humanists read technology in a range of historical periods and of academic and artistic disciplines as the subject of their work or as a special case of cultural studies.

Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the humanities. These subjects might include:

Time and Space in Contemporary Women's Writing, 8-9th September 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011 - 6:39am

Contemporary women's writing continues to be preoccupied with and influenced by conceptualisations of time and space, both as separate and as inherently interconnected concepts. At the turn of themillennium, it is inevitable that feminist theory, politics and practice are increasingly interested in the relationships between past, present and future,
and at the same time they have also become more global and diversified in their focus. This event seeks to explore the ways in which contemporary women writers – through fiction and non-fiction, short story and poetry, drama and critical theory – engage with and conceptualise notions of time and space in their work. Topics may include but are by no means limited to: