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Vonnegut and Humor: Book Reviews (due March 15, 2012)

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 10:40am
Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally Jr.

For an upcoming special issue of *Studies in American Humor* devoted to "Vonnegut and Humor" (please see our call for proposals:, we would also like to invite book reviews of recently scholarship on the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut. *Studies in American Humor* prefers longer review-essays, but we would welcome shorter reviews (c. 2,000 words) as well. We are especially interested in reviews of the following books:

FRAMING LIVES 17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 7:44am
The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association


The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association
17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia

Deadline for paper and panel proposals: 15 November 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2011
Conference website:


The Humanities Research Centre and National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, present Framing Lives, the 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association.

[REMINDER] Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon: 2011-11-01

Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 10:11am
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex

Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, a new Open Access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon and adjacent fields, seeks articles, reviews and letters for publication.

Thomas Pynchon is an American writer of novels, short stories and occasional journalistic pieces whose influence upon the contemporary American writing scene is virtually unparalleled, leading Harold Bloom, in recent correspondence, to write: "certainly he is still the most important writer alive". Topics for consideration could include, but are by no means limited to:

Word Made Flesh, Flesh Made Word: Narratives of Pain, Pained Narratives (NEMLA 2012, 3/15-18)

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:59pm

This panel seeks to explore various dimensions of pain in French and Francophone literature. How is pain represented? What are the moral, aesthetic, and epistemological stakes of such representation? Does the staging of pain shape or distress textual integrity or architecture? Might we speak of a textual pain? How do pained and painful narratives affect the reader? Please send 300-word abstracts by September 30 to Tali Zechory,

3R: Response, Re/Action, Revolt February 23rd – 26th 2012

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:58pm
Bowling Green State University Presents the 7th Annual Battleground States Conference

Madison. Egypt. Ohio's labor wars. Planned Parenthood. Iqbal Masih. Bayard Rustin. Convention at Seneca Falls. London's Riots. Monsanto Protests. Aung San Suu Kyi. Public Enemy. East Timor Action Network. New York Collective of Radical Educators. The Pan Africanist Congress…

This is our time for Response.
This is our time for Re/Action.
This is our time for Revolt.

NeMLA: Contemporary Latin American Women Directors and Corporeal Aesthetics, Abstract Sept. 30

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 6:25pm

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York

In the past fifteen years, Latin American cinema has witnessed the emergence of a new generation of women filmmakers, among whom Lucrecia Martel and Claudia Llosa, who have known great popular and critical successes. This panel will examine the work of any contemporary Latin American female director, with a special interest in submissions that explore questions related to aesthetics and embodiment. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to Caroline Godart at