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CFP: Philologist, Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 8:51am
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the seventh 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 7.000 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).

Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature. May 24-25, 2013.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:39am
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature
Eleventh Annual Academic Conference
The Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
24-25 May, 2013
Submission Deadline 15 March, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Michael Davidson, Vice Chair of the Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego

[Update]Transform, Reorient, Shift: Transnational and Digital Spaces - March 7-9. Extended deadline Feb 15

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 4:04am
English Graduate Student Association - Texas A&M University

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the concept of transnational space and how it functions in literary texts and beyond. Through speakers, panels, round tables, and general discussion, we aim to explore how transnational spaces act as both geographical agents and ambiguities that re-define literatures as strictly national. By navigating the transnational space writers and readers position themselves in the world, and this transnational web demarcates the space between Self and Other. In addition, the transnational is comprised by agents and entities that are not always migrant, but who are in constant contact with actors that cross borders in a global setting.

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (UPDATE Fiction Submissions needed by April 1st, 2013)

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 2:35am
Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

The Editors of the new feminist theory book Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters are looking for short fiction stories and creative nonfiction writing that offers a unique perspective on women.

This is a request for short fiction and creative non-fiction ONLY. Scholarly Essay submissions should follow the submission guidelines for the March 2013 CFP deadline.

For this CFP, short fiction submissions should examine women in the following constructs: female relationships, mothers and daughters, sisters, perceptions of the female body, female identity, race and women, women and faith.

CFP: "Modernism and Public Emotion, Then and Now" – MSA 15 Sussex (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2013)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 2:54pm
Julie Taylor (Northumbria) and Richard Cole (Alberta)

This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference explores the historical reception of public emotion in modernist studies and welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplinary and critical perspectives (literature, art, psychoanalysis/affect, political theory). Possible topics of inquiry might include, but are not limited to:

2013 SFU Grad Conference - Dreaming Dangerously: Imagining the Utopian, the Nostalgic, the Possible

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 2:50pm
Simon Fraser University, English Graduate Department

Nostalgia itself has a utopian dimension, only it is no longer directed toward the future. Sometimes nostalgia is not directed towards the past either, but rather sideways. The nostalgic feels stifled within the conventional confines of time and space.
–Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia xiv

So where do we stand now, in 2012? 2011 was the year of dreaming dangerously, of the revival of radical emancipatory politics all around the world. Now a year later, every day brings new evidence of how fragile and inconsistent that awakening was.
-Slavoj Zizek, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously


CFP: Renaissance Orientations: East and West, North and South - April 19, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:55pm
Annual Princeton Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

The cultural moment of the Renaissance can be characterized not only as a movement in time - as artists and writers looked back to and marked a new sense of temporal displacement from the cultural and political forms of classical antiquity - but also as a set of real and imagined passages through space. These geographical transits often seem to fall along the lines of the compass rose: we might think here of the movement from East to West of Greek art, texts and intellectuals and its mythic-historical corollary in the translatio imperii; or of the spread of cultural forms and discourses northward from Florence, Venice, and Rome through the period.

Reinterpreting Carson McCullers (The 85th Annual SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2013).

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:45pm
Courtney George: The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians (Columbus State University)

To inspire more work on Georgia writer Carson McCullers and her legacy, this panel invites papers discussing innovative ways of analyzing texts related to McCullers, whether biographies, literary works, or adaptations of either. These reinterpretations might include discussions of McCullers' works in the context of her contemporaries (Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, William Faulkner, James Baldwin, et al), film or dramatic adaptations of her work, or her contributions to today's southern gothic, Grit Lit, and/or Queer Studies.

Pedagogical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:16pm
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 invites 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. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics and lines of inquiry: