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[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 10:43am
University of Westminster


We are glad to announce that the Science Fiction Foundation ( has kindly agreed to support our conference by offering four £50 bursaries for postgraduates who have their paper presented in this conference.

We still welcome submissions by 1 September and are looking forward to receiving abstracts from those interested in our event.

Original CFP follows below:


[FINAL UPDATE] Literature and the Sacred (EXTENDED deadline for abstracts: July 26th; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 9:43am
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Center for the Studies of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy. Within this context both literature and the sacred are defined quite broadly, and presentations on any topic, theme, or perspective within those general categories are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to propose their own category-specific sessions if necessary.

The conference will be held Thursday, October 14th, through Saturday, October 16th, at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University.

Presentations should run approximately 15 minutes. Selected presentations from the conference will be published in a 2011 conference-specific issue of Literature and Belief.

Poetry and Melancholia International Conference, 8-10 July 2011

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 6:13am
University of Stirling


Poetry and Melancholia, University of Stirling, 8-10 July 2011

Keynote speakers: Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London), Don Paterson (Poet), and Susan J. Wolfson (Princeton University). Other speakers include John Drakakis (Stirling University), Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews), Ron Levao (Rutgers University), Cornelia D. J. Pearsall (Smith College) and David G. Riede (Ohio State University)

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference in Early Cultures, "INTERIORITY"

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 5:52pm
Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California Irvine


The Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California, Irvine invites submissions for its Third Annual Graduate Student Conference:

Friday & Saturday, January 21-22, 2011
Keynote Address by Paul Strohm (Anna Garbedian Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University)

Animal Minds (ASLE conference June 2011; deadline for abstracts September 30, 2010)

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 11:46am
Mary Ellen Bellanca / Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference June 22-26, 2011 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Literary, cultural, scientific, media studies, or other approaches to the notion of non-human animal "mind," including but not limited to animal consciousness and subjectivity; animal "voices" and literary ventriloquism; animal narrators; animal communication or emotion; concepts of animal souls, afterlife, etc. Please email a 300-word abstract and a brief bio by September 30 to:

Mary Ellen Bellanca
Associate Professor of English
University of South Carolina Sumter

Gilbert Sorrentino, Mulligan Stew

Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 5:46pm
Review of Contemporary Fiction

I am seeking scholarly essays on any aspect of Gilbert Sorrentino's novel Mulligan Stew to round out a special issue of the Review of Contemporary Fiction dedicated to this novel.
Completed articles should range from 5,000-10,000 words including notes, though exceptions
can be made for exceptional articles.

Please send any queries and abstracts (250-500 words) of the articles by July 25, 2010 to Include your CV or 
bio and send your abstract in Word format. Final essays are due by August 20, with a quick revision turnaround.


Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 2:39pm

theory@buffalo, an interdisciplinary journal of the humanities, seeks book reviews in the area(s) of continental philosophy, political theory, gender theory, psychoanalysis, cultural theory, etc.

The title of the upcoming issue will be: "animal.machine.sovereign." (Please see earlier post for official CFP).

Each review must be no longer than 1,200 words and must be a review of a theoretical book (on any topic) published recently.


[Inter]sections - American Studies journal submissions by August 10

Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 4:15am
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest

[Inter]sections is the online graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest, Romania (ISSN 2068-3472).

We are currently inviting submissions on any topic relevant to the field of American Studies from both graduate and undergraduate students. The deadline for submissions is August 10.

You can find our submission guidelines here:

You can download the latest issue of [Inter]sections here:

CfP: "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society"

Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 3:25am
Trans-Scripts: An Interdisciplinary Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work. The theme of the inaugural issue will be "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society."