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Sketched by themselves. Society tested by "panoramic" literature

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 9:31am
Interférences littéraires - Literaire Interferenties (Open Access Journal)

Sketched by themselves
Society tested by "panoramic" literature

Special issue of the open acces journal 'Interferences littéraires - Literaire interferenties' (number 8, May 2012)
edited by Nathalie Preiss (Université de Reims) & Valérie Stiénon (F.N.R.S - Université de Liège )

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 9:21am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

You're So Juvenile: Monstrous Children in Medieval Culture - K'zoo May 10-13 2012

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 8:58am
Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application (MEARCSTAPA)

MEARCSTAPA Session for the International Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 10-13, 2012
Session I: "You're So Juvenile: Monstrous Children in Medieval Culture"

Language, Literature and Cultural Studies

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 4:55am
Military Technical Academy, Department of Foreign Languages, Bucharest

Language, literature and cultural studies
ISSN: 2065-3867

Call for papers
Deadline: 1 November 2011 for LLCS no.8 and no.9

The Department of Foreign Languages of the Military Technical Academy invites you to contribute to the seventh and eighth numbers of the Journal of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies.

LLCS publishes research articles and reviews in the following domains: literature, literature and civilisation, comparative literature and civilization, cultural studies, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation studies, foreign language acquisition, foreign language teaching.

Call for submissions! Deadline November 1st

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 7:56pm
Kudzu Review

Kudzu Review is looking for all kinds of Nature writing. We want poetry, essays, short fiction, music, artwork, recipes. Please visit us at for more details.

The Art and Politics of Irony

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:34pm
Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, McGill Univeristy

The Art and Politics of Irony | L'art et la politique de l'ironie
12-14 April 2012 ~ Montréal, QC

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, McGill University in collaboration with Improvisation, Community and Social Practice (SSHRC-MCRI) and the Département d'études anglaises, Université de Montréal

The Kudzu Review is now accepting submissions! Deadline November 1st

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 8:19pm
Kudzu Review

Kudzu Review, literature for an invasive species, the bi-annual Southern journal for the study of literature and the environment, is looking for submissions for its premier. Here at the Kudzu Review we look for savvy, sharp, well polished literature that captures life in a post-natural world. We publish work that is outstanding, and motivated by concerns with man's place in the world. This isn't your grandmother's moldy copy of Shelly poems; show us the "new-nature" with your place, post-colonial, post-gender, and activist writing. Show us new takes on what is "natural." Turn your ecocritical eye on any aspect of modern life, see what comes out. Avoid overt or preachy messages. Enter contests for poetry, fiction, essays, and recipes.