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Forum Issue 13: "Vengeance" (1st September 2011)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 6:49am
Forum, Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts (

Issue theme: Vengeance
Deadline: 1st September 2011

"Vengeance offers the writer a compelling mix of ingredients: strong situations shaped by violence; ethical issues for debate;
a volatile, emotive mixture of loss and agitated grievance. The avenger, isolated and vulnerable, can achieve heroic grandeur by coming to personify nemesis." – John Kerrigan, Revenge Tragedy

[UPDATE] - William Faulkner's Poetic Beginnings

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 9:27pm
SAMLA 2011 - Victoria M. Bryan

As a fiction writer, William Faulkner saw himself as a failed poet. Many themes that crop up in his poetry, however, make appearances in his fiction writing, as well. This special session welcomes, but is not limited to, abstracts that examine Faulkner's poetry, the connections between his poetry and his fiction, common themes between his poetry and his fiction, Faulkner's stance of fiction vs. poetry, etc. Please send 250-300 word abstracts and brief CVs to Victoria M. Bryan ( by June 15, 2011.

Postcolonial Text new issue published (vol 6 No 1 2011)

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 6:28pm
Postcolonial Text

This is to let you know that the fully online refereed journal Postcolonial Text has just published Vo.l6 No.1 (2011) at

You are invited to visit the journal's web site and enjoy this issue's offering of articles, interview, book reviews, and creative writing - all freely available on an open access basis.

All best,

Chantal Zabus
Editor in Chief

Ranjini Mendis
Associate Editor
Postcolonial Text
Postcolonial Text

CFP: Workshop on Psychoanalytic Research (8/20; 12/20-1/10

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 9:15am
Roger Hunt, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis

"Freud: a Mosaic"

What: Winter Colloquium

Where: Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
1581 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA

When: December 2011 - January 2012

Deadline: Aug. 20th, notification by Oct. 1

Who: Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, independent
scholars and practitioners

Special Issue of the Journal of Pan African Studies on African-centered Theory, Methodology and Pedagogy in Africana Studies

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 11:42pm
Karanja Keita Carroll

The Journal of Pan African Studies ( invites papers for a March 2012 edition on African-centered theory, methodology and pedagogy in Africana Studies. African-centered theorists argue that an African-centered perspective in spoken and written form in the American context emerges during the second-order 19th and 20th century speeches and writings of David Walker, Maria Stewart, Henry Garnet and the like, who were calling for cultural nationalism.

Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 9:33pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not supplanted rather than complemented economic analysis. With the advent of the 2008 global financial crisis, however, economic concerns have again risen to the fore.