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Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2012

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 3:40pm
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP. With six contributions from undergraduates scholars across the US, the current issue features expanded functions such as audio interviews and editorial pieces.

Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.

Student submissions deadline is JUNE 15, 2012. Interested faculty should contact us by September 15, 2012.

[UPDATE] Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium, 11th-12th May 2012: Registration now open

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:00pm
Birkbeck College, University of London

Twenty-First Century British Fiction seeks to consider and promote current perspectives on the fiction of British writers in the twenty-first century. Post-2000 writing has proved itself as arguably wide-ranging and innovative as its predecessors.

Keynote addresses: Dr. Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck), Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)

Registration is free. To register, please contact us at

Narrating Spaces - Reading Urbanity; University of Hamburg, September 2012, Deadline May 31

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 12:22pm
University of Hamburg, Department of English and American Studies

It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that a city does not consist of buildings and inhabitants alone, but also of representations: of the stories that are told about it, in literature and art as well as in everyday life – or, as the architect Kevin Andrew Lynch has observed, that "Dickens helped to create the London we experience as surely as its actual builders did."

NYCEA "Literature and the Arts" October 12-13, 2012 Buffalo, NY

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:44am
New York College English Association

The 2012 New York College English Association Conference will be held at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY, a small Catholic college that specializes in art and music programs. The conference will focus on the theme of "literature and the arts," exploring the multiple intersections, conflicts, and parallels between literature and other forms of visual and performing art.

Abstracts of 250 words are requested by July 31, 2012, on topics related to the conference theme of Literature and the Arts. Please send abstracts electronically to Matthew Giordano, Associate Professor of English, Villa Maria College, at

CFP: Confessional Culture (5-6 July 2012)

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 6:18am
Monash University, School of English, Communication and Performance Studies

Dolan Cummings, editor of Culture Wars, describes confessional culture as "an increasing blurring between public and private, and a concern to expose and reveal our "true selves"". Though the act of confession is nothing new, the rise of reality television and web 2.0 means our culture is increasingly publicising the private, and using the media to expose ourselves and others. This two day postgraduate conference will look at the effect of confessional culture on a range of media and discourses, in order to understand and unpack the manifestations, history and impact of this growing and evolving phenomenon.

Date: 5 – 6 July 2012

Venue: Caulfield Campus, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

CFP: The 9th Biennial Symbiosis Conference 2013: Anglo-American Literary & Cultural Relations [07/04 - 07/07/13; deadline: 01/3

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:12am
Symbiosis: Journal of Anglo-American Literary & cultural Relations, and Brunel University, West London

Venue: Brunel University, London, UK
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July, 2013

Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on 'My American Self.'
Other keynote speakers: tba.

'My visit to this city has been exceedingly gratifying, on account of the freedom I have enjoyed in visiting such places of instruction and amusement as those from which I have been carefully excluded by the inveterate prejudice against color in the United States. Botanic and Zoological gardens, Museums and Panoramas, Halls of Statuary and Galleries of Paintings, are as free to the black as the white man in London.' Frederick Douglass, to William Lloyd Garrison, May 23, 1846.