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CFP- Heterotopias

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 1:39pm

A new undergraduate, peer-reviewed journal of critical theory. We are seeking cross-disciplinary papers that demonstrate substantive engagement with theory in relation to a specific text, whether it be philosophical, cultural, or textual. Deadline is March 15.

The Aesthetics of Security in Literature and Visual Media

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 5:22am
Queen Mary, University of London/Justus Liebig University Giessen

The contemporary debate surrounding "communities of security" inquires, in particular, into culturally disseminated representations of normality, against which the dangerous is demarcated. At the same time, this debate is concerned with regulations that are designed to minimise the risk of danger and which create an atmosphere of fear; an atmosphere which in turn encourages further concerns about security.

Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012, Jan 5-8]

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 10:40pm
Regina Yung Lee

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring origins. The session welcomes papers from across a wide array of media.

RMMLA Southern Literature Deadline for submissions: March 1

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 7:47pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

We are seeking participants for the panel on Southern Literature at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ. This is an open topic and all areas of literature (poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction) as well as those with an interdisciplinary approach will be considered. If you would like to have your paper considered for the panel, please email a 300-400 word abstract (in Word), including your name, affiliated institution, position, and email to or

Folia linguistica et litteraria - scientific journal for language and literature studies

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 1:34pm
University of Montenegro

Folia linguistica et litteraria is a scientific journal for language and literature studies, founded at the Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, University of Montenegro in 2010.
This is a peer-reviewed journal with an international board of editors.
Folia linguistica et litteraria's mission is promotion of excellence in the fields of linguistics and literature, through original scientific research, as well as reviews and translations of theoretical works.
The submission deadline for the third issue of the journal is April 15, 2011.
Papers should meet the requirements of the MLA Citation Style and should not exceed 7000 words. Papers must include abstracts and key words in author's native language.

"More Than Words Can Say: A Conference on MultiModal Composition" With Guest Speaker Dr. Cynthia Selfe April 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:26pm
Hosted by Wright State University's English Conference Organization

In a recent CCC article, Steven Fraiberg argues for an approach to composition studies Crossing disciplinary, geographic, and linguistic boundaries. In moving toward a less-bounded approach, Fraiberg calls for attention to spaces where "global scapes converge in local contexts" using Anis Bawarshi's notion of uptake- or knowing "when and why to use a genre" and "how to select an appropriate genre in relation to another." We aim to do just that.
Wright State's More Than Words Can Say English Graduate Conference seeks to explore the effect of blending media and composition. We are looking for presentations providing insight into the impact convergent culture has on text.

[UPDATE] Fin-de-Siecle Pedagogies; MLA, Seattle, WA, January 5-8, 2012

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 10:26am
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Topics may include, but are not limited to: the dissemination of sexual "knowledge," lecture tours, public health education, schools & universities, homoeroticism and pedagogy, education & the New Woman, teaching the fin de siècle today. Not limited to Anglophone literature and culture. Abstract of 300 words and brief C.V. by March 10; Helena Gurfinkel (

This special session is subject to approval by the MLA; participants must be MLA members by April 7th, 2011.

Sensation, Reason, ImaginationGothic Evolutions, 28th-30th October 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 5:10am
Andrew McInnes, University of Exeter

This conference pursues two linked aims: first, to explore the Gothic's relationship with science – fact, fiction and fantasy – especially its fascination with the cognitive, psychological and biological underpinnings of sensation, reason and imagination; and second, to trace the evolution of the Gothic genre itself through history, architecture, literature, film, television and popular culture. We welcome the submission of 250 word abstracts for 20 minute papers that may address, but not be limited by, the following topics: the Gothic and science; the Gothic through history; the Gothic and literary theory; male, female and queer Gothics; Gothic fashions; goth culture; twenty-first century Gothic; the future of the Gothic.