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The Materials of American Studies

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 11:38pm
Australian Journal of American Studies

AJAS Call for Papers

The Materials of American Studies, December 2012.

Bill Brown observes that by the end of the nineteenth century, "the invention, production, distribution and consumption of things rather suddenly came to define a national culture" [Sense of Things 4]. This issue of the Australasian Journal of American Studies, "The Materials of American Studies," explores the role of objects in understanding, representing, tracing and conceptualising America, its past and present. We invite essays that explore the material of American Studies: the production, reproduction, consumption and circulation of objects from the colonial period to the present.

Possible topics:

The Pedalto Report: A Journal for Incorporated Art (submissions deadline 8/15/2011)

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 2:00pm
The Pedalto Report

The term "incorporated art" might be used to describe art that exists in the form of an institution, company, or other organization. In contrast with art that takes incorporation as its subject, incorporated art begins with the act of incorporation and exists only to the extent that the incorporated entity remains in operation.

Call for Indian English Poetry Anthology

Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 7:18pm
Call for Indian English Poetry Anthology 1970s-Present

Call for Indian English Poetry Submissions
Project editors:
Dr. Paula Hayes, Strayer University, Memphis TN, USA and
Dr. Jaydeep Sarangi,Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College(Calcutta, University), Kolkata(India).

Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 3:28pm
Laura Wright

The MLA has approved a the volume Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works for its Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. The full volume has gone through a round of peer review, and the MLA board has asked that the editors -- Laura Wright (Western Carolina), Jane Poyner (Exeter), and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford) -- solicit some additional essays for inclusion.

We are looking for one additional essay on Coetzee and the history of the novel. We ask that authors interested in being considered for inclusion submit a 300 word abstract on any aspect of this topic to by August 20, 2011.

Motherhood and Loss Anthology

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 2:48am
Melissa Miles McCarter/Fat Daddy's Farm

Call for essays, creative writing and art for a new anthology dealing with motherhood and loss:

Women's Studies Quarterly: Enchantment

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 2:03pm
Women's Studies Quarterly

Call for Papers
WSQ Special Issue: Enchantment
Special Editors: Ann Burlein & Jackie Orr

[UPDATE] Treatment of Medieval Poetry in the Modern World (SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2011)

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 10:06am
Carola Mattord / Kennesaw State University

In the wake of Peter Ackroyd's prose translation of The Canterbury Tales, Dante's Inferno video game, and Baba Brinkman's The Rap Canterbury Tales, this session will explore the various treatments of medieval poetry in the modern world and/or the value (or cause for concern) that these treatments, whether visual, textual, audio, etc., bring to producing access for a wider modern audience. Perspectives or reflections on various treatments of medieval poetry in the university classroom setting are also welcome. The 250-word proposal submission has been extended to June 20.