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When "I" Means "We": Poetry and Social Life

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 11:36pm
Princeton Comparative Poetry and Poetics Colloquium


When "I" Means "We": Poetry and Social Life
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetry & Poetics Colloquium
Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Saturday, May 4, 2013

[Deadline Extended] Literature, Space and Geography

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 4:13pm
Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature

3.2 'Neither Here Nor There: The (Non-)Geographical Futures of Comparative Literature'

In this special issue, Inquire invites article submissions that consider the relationship between geography and the study of literature. As always, Inquire encourages intellectual discussions that approach the text from inside and outside, considering the movement of literary artifacts across geographical spaces as well as the significance of geographical movement within literature.

The following lines of inquiry are of particular interest:

Psychoanalysis, African Americans and Inequality

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:08pm
Special Issue of the journal Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society

The election and presidency of Barack Obama have urged reconceptualization of the social position held by African Americans in contemporary society. Debate and discussion abound in both scholarly and popular arenas as to whether the U.S. is finally moving toward a "post Racial" ideal or whether American society remains structured along lines largely demarcated by race. Legal scholar Michelle Alexander, for example, has highlighted in her bestselling book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" the discrepancy between a "Post Racial" ideal and the profoundly disturbing reality that the majority of young black men in major American cities are behind bars or labeled felons for life, trapped in a permanent second class status.

Literary Criticism and Theory, SCMLA: March 31 deadline

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:01pm
Robert Azzarello

South Central Modern Language Association Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
October 3-5, 2013

The Literary Criticism and Theory panel invites papers for the upcoming SCMLA conference in New Orleans. The topic is open.

Please send short abstracts to Robert Azzarello at by March 31, 2013.

Contemporary Experimental Women's Writing (12 October 2013)

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 11:23am
University of Manchester, UK

Contemporary Experimental Women's Writing

12th October 2013, University of Manchester, UK

Keynote lecture: Dr. Rachel Carroll (University of Teesside)

Special guest speaker: Ali Smith

DEADLINE 3/15 Pedagogical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern Studies w/ Keynote by Robert N. Watson

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 1:07pm
UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association & UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invite graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom.

[UPDATE] Writing South Africa Now: A Colloquium July 2nd, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 9:37am
University of Cambridge

Extended CfP deadline: April 8th, 2013

Confirmed Plenary speaker: Dr Nadia Davids (Queen Mary, University of London)

Writing South Africa Now: A Colloquium

Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

City Margins, City Memories. Deadline for Proposals: 7 June 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 5:47am
School of Modern Languages & School of Philosophy & Religion, Bangor University & Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies

First Call for Papers


Date: Monday 7 April – Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Venue: Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies,
University of London School of Advanced Study, Senate House, London

An International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by the School of Modern Languages
and the School of Philosophy and Religion, Bangor University and the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies.

Keynote Speakers: Professor Bill Marshall (IGRS) & Professor Hugh Campbell (UCD School of Architecture).

Magic and Dreams and Good Madness: Sociology and Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 10:53pm
Gráinne O'Brien and Alexandra Dunne

Neil Gaiman is considered one of the most popular authors of science fiction and fantasy alive today. He has written novels, short stories, film and television scripts, comic books and graphic novel series; and maintains an extremely prolific online presence through his blog, tumblr and twitter accounts. Some of his most popular works include The Sandman comics, the novels Coraline, American Gods, and Stardust, and two episodes of the popular British science fiction series Doctor Who. Gaiman has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and The Bram Stoker Award.

[UPDATE] Child Labor and American Modernism (1890-1930)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 7:12pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

We invite papers for a special session on "Child Labor and American Modernism (1890-1930)" at the 111th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, California, on November 1-3, 2013. Paper proposals should focus on modern American writers addressing the issue of child labor in the U.S. between 1890 and 1930. By 1905, 2,500,000 children worked in industry in the U.S., and by 1920, 8.3% of all children in the U.S. under the age of 15 were earning wages in industry (often considered "bad" for children) or agriculture (often considered "good" for children). Child labor ends (on a national scale) only with the advent of the Great Depression.