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Women, Culture, and the 25th January 2011 Egyptian Revolution - 15-17 November 2012 (The University of Manchester)

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Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 8:22am
Dr Dalia Said Mostafa (Manchester University), and Dr Shuruq Naguib (Lancaster University)

This is a call for papers for two related workshops which will take place in November 2012 (at the University of Manchester) and in March 2013 (in Cairo). This project is funded by the CBRL-BRISMES Research Network (UK), with the aim of emphasising the leading role of Egyptian women activists, writers, and artists in the revolutionary process. In this context, we perceive the 25th January Egyptian Revolution as a process in the making: there were many important catalysts for the revolution over the past decade in Egypt manifested in a significant rise in street protests and demonstrations by large sectors in the society (e.g.

Polari Journal (queer writing)

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 9:19pm
Polari Journal

Call for Submission Extended AGAIN

Due to unforseen circumstances, the April issue of Polari Journal will now be published in mid August 2012. As a result, the open call for submissions has been extended further (see below).

Polari Journal of queer writing is holding an open call for submissions for its next issue (published August 2012). There is no specific theme for this issue; however Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.

At this time financial remuneration is not offered.

Word and Image (NeMLA, Boston, MA, March 21-24, 2013)

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 6:18pm
Gillian Pierce, Boston University

This panel considers the interplay between word and image in works of literature, or in works that defy categorization as either fiction or nonfiction. How does photography function as an "effet de réel" in works by André Breton or W. G. Sebald, for example? How do ekphrastic texts function in relation to an absent visual "other"? Please send 300-word abstracts to Gillian Pierce (gpierce@bu.edu)by September 30, 2012.

[Extended Deadline] Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - June 15, 2012

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 3:29pm
Modern Horizons Journal

In collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Modern Horizons' second annual conference will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 25th to 27th at SFU's Harbour Centre. We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations that explore the theme of 'Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel.'

[UPDATE] Modernist Cultures: Proposed Special Issue on Comics and Modernism (extended deadline: 20 June 2012)

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 12:02pm
Modernist Cultures Special Issue

In Projections (2012), Jared Gardner calls comics "perhaps the most understudied of the vernacular modernisms of the twentieth century." This proposal for a special issue of Modernist Cultures (Edinburgh UP) on comics and modernism intends to develop and in some cases initiate critical conversations on the relationships between modernism and comics.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Why Comparative Literature - ICLA, 2013

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:31am
International Comparative Literature Association

The loose boundaries of comparative literature have continuously raised questions about the scholarly value and practical use of the field. This seminar proposes to explore the significance of comparative literature as academic discipline where the worth of global literatures in the field of humanities is persistently challenged by the pragmatic orientation of public opinion.

The Politics of Violence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 9:21am
Monica Filimon and Henry Tarco-Carrera/NEMLA 2013

This NEMLA 2013 session will examine the social, moral, and aesthetic implications of violence as it has been conceptualized in post-2000 Latin American cinema. The panel aims to start a discussion about the role of new Latin American cinemas in reflecting and confronting the widespread violence in the region. What role does violence play in today's communities? How is it transmitted from one generation to another? How does violence infiltrate and reshape the relationship between the sexes, races, ethnic groups, and social classes? What types of violence dominate? How and why does violence cross national borders? Is violence always transgressive or can it be legitimated? What are the moral connotations of the consumption of violent films?

CFP: George Perkins Marsh: An American for All Seasons (Essay Collection)

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 8:57am
Stevens Institute of Technology

The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology invites submissions for a collection of essays addressing the life and legacy of George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882) -- environmentalist, diplomat, philosopher, and scholar. The publication will include revised proceedings from our recent conference, George Perkins Marsh: An American for All Seasons. Send essays (10,000 words max.) or proposals (250-500 words) to Edward Foster, talismaned@aol.com. Deadline: 28 June 2012.

The Essay: Forms and Transformations

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 8:07am
Dr. Markus Oppolzer / University of Salzburg

The Essay has constituted an important prose form from the sixteenth century until the present and constitutes an intriguing field for interdisciplinary study. Applied to such a heterogeneous range of writings as maxims, aphorisms and proverbs, letters, treatises in philosophy and the sciences, as well as criticism and journalism of different kinds, it has eluded clear definition. Not surprisingly, literary and cultural studies have been reluctant to tackle what appears to be a random array of prose texts straddling the boundaries between literature, philosophy and scientific writing, criticism and journalism.

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