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[UPDATE] Kurt Vonnegut at the ALA

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 3:48pm
The Kurt Vonnegut Society

The Kurt Vonnegut Society

Call for Papers

The Kurt Vonnegut Society ( invites proposals for papers to be presented at two sessions of the 2010 American Literature Association in Boston, MA, May 26-29. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (though we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 100-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at by January 10, 2010.

Utopia, Crisis, Justice: 12th Utopian Studies Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus 8-11/7/2011, Deadline 15 March 2011 [UPDATE]

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 8:46am
University of Cyprus

[UPDATE] Utopia/Crisis/Justice: 12th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society/Europe, July 8-11, 2011
full name / name of organization:
University of Cyprus
contact email:

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Tom Moylan (Emeritus, University of Limerick)
Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Phillip Wegner (University of Florida)

website: (website temporarily down due to hacker attacks in Cyprus; please revisit in due time)

Filolog: journal for literary, cultural and language studies - call for papers (DEADLINE 31/03/2011)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 8:02am
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 10.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

[UPDATE] CFP: Performance, Space, and Public Memory in the Americas (proposed ASA 2011 panel)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 3:09am
Lindsay Adamson Livingston, CUNY

Call for Papers

Performance, Space, and Public Memory in the Americas

American Studies Association Annual Meeting
October 20-23, 2011
Baltimore, Maryland

This session seeks interdisciplinary papers that explore the role of performance in creating and disseminating public memory in the Americas. Some questions we hope to address include: How is performance utilized by those in power to construct memory? How can performance destabilize historical narrative? How is political and/or performative speech used in memorial practices? How does embodiment create, disseminate, sustain or challenge public memory? How are space and performance colonized for memorial use?

Watermark Journal Call for Papers (Submission Deadline 1/28/11)

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 10:12pm
CSULB Graduate English Department

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED] CFP: Time, Memory, and Region in American Literature

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 12:39pm
American Literature Association (conference) Robert Murray, (panel chair)

This panel, proposed for the 2011 American Literature Association convention in Boston, will investigate the intersections of time, memory, and region in American Literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. What are the consequences of considering time as Bergsonian duration, or from the perspective of Heidegger, Sartre, or Deleuze? How is time as space related to the idea of time as geographical location? Considerations might include older views, such as Sartre on Faulkner, or newer work, such as Wai Chee Dimock's ideas of "deep time" and nation-states in American literature. We seek papers that explore the ways in which time might be seen as an element of place, and consequently investigate alternate models of regionality which include temporality.

Kinds and Styles of Criticism - update

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 12:29pm
University of Lodz, Prpblems of Literary Genres

International Interdisciplinary Conference

Kinds and Styles of Criticism

Problems of Literary Genres

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 10:27am
University of Lodz, Lodz Scholars Association

Journal THE PROBLEMS OF LITERARY GENRES (Zagadnienia Rodzajow Literackich)

Volume 54 (2011), 107-108