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"Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 11:53pm
The Comparatist

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

Topic: Antagonisms

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

We welcome contributions that examine the representation and staging of antagonism in comparative studies and literary theory. How might one conceive of antagonism today? Why are certain forms of antagonism readily made visible while others remain hidden--or simply disavowed? How does the field of literary studies manage its own antagonism(s)? Is antagonism--antagonistic rivalry between critics--a hindrance to the faithful work of interpretation? Or is it better understood as, or in terms of, the field's engine of change? Topics of interest could include:

21st –century Neo-slave Narratives and the Legacy of Empire (CLA) DEADLINE 1/23/12

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 11:51pm
College Language Association 75th Anniversary and Annual Convention

This panel seeks 15-20 minute papers which investigate new critical approaches to contemporary neo-slave narratives. Papers will be presented at the College Language Association's 75th Anniversary and Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia on March 28-31, 2012.

[UPDATE] Enunciating the End: The Apocalypse, Textual Futures, and What Comes Next

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 11:24pm
Concordia English Graduate Colloquium

Apocalyptic prophecies and futurist narratives have always had a special place in culture, from Y2K fervor to the periodically updated Rapture to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in December of 2012. In addition to the "real" end-of-the-world predictions, and perhaps in response to them, our literature and pop culture has spawned innumerable fictions of a future unaccounted for. This unknown future folds back upon our past through historical representations of colonialism's reconfiguration of territory, ownership, and identity. In the present, our cultural climate seems to speak to the end of the material world as we have come to understand it, as we transcend print-based media and move up into the digital media cloud.

Frontiers and Borders, Submission Deadline, January 20

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 10:13pm
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Student Association

Oklahoma State University's English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers and Borders, its annual conference, to take place March 9-11, 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The conference will feature a keynote presentation on linguistic boundaries from distinguished linguistics scholar, Dr. Dennis Preston. There will also be a reading by Dr. Angie Estes, author of such books as Chez Nous and Tryst, finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

Call for Papers for J of Philosophy: A cross-Disciplianry Inquiry

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 8:27pm
Society for the Philosophy and Literary Studies

The peer-reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry" is dedicated to bringing western and non-western humanities currents into dialogue with each other. It publishes articles, comments, and reviews, and each issue includes an interview with a known figure in philosophy, literature, or literary theory. The journal is most interested in themes of contemporary or perennial importance in the areas of philosophy, aesthetics and literature, written from post-structuralist, critical theory, deconstructionist, post-colonial and/or non-western philosophical perspectives. The journal is edited in the United States and produced in Nepal, and is sponsored by the Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies of Nepal.

All topics - journal (The AnaChronisT, 5/31/2012)

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 6:15pm
The AnaChronisT

The AnaChronisT 16 (2012) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2012/3. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Thursday, 31 May 2011.

The AnaChronisT http://seas3.elte.hu/anachronist/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

Poetics/Ethics MSA 14, Las Vegas, NV

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 3:41pm
Robert Volpicelli / Penn State University

In his 1913 essay, "The Serious Artist," Ezra Pound suggests that writing "good" poetry is as much a matter of aesthetics as it is ethics. The last few years have seen an increased amount of scholarship pertaining to the ethics of modernism. The majority of these critical inquiries, however, have centered on fiction in general and novels in particular. What if we took Pound's claim seriously as a way of shifting the attention of this conversation away from plot and toward poetics? What would an ethical poetry look like? How might poetic form be implicated in the philosophical considerations of ethics? This panel is accepting abstract submissions that entertain these questions and any others that engage the relationship between poetics and ethics.

Call for Proposals: "2012 Symposium for the Study of Myth" February 15, 2012

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 3:34pm
Opus Archives & Research Center

The Program Committee for the Study of Myth is pleased to invite proposals for presentations and performances at the Symposium in Santa Barbara, California at Pacifica Graduate Institute, to be held August 31 to September 2, 2012. Studyofmyth.org

Important Dates:
Feb 15, 2012: Proposal deadline
May 2012: Decisions announced
Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2012: Symposium

The Symposium themes are organized around three broad areas of inquiry and action: Myth in Theory, Myth in Culture, and Myth in Practice.

CFP: "Queer Woolf," Feb. 15, 2012

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 12:15pm
Brenda Helt / Virginia Woolf Miscellany

CFP for a special issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany: "Queer Woolf" (Fall 2012)

We invite brief analyses and explorations of how queer studies can help or has helped illuminate Woolf's life and work, and vice versa – how Woolf's work and life nuances or otherwise influences queer studies, broadly conceived.

Send submissions of not more than 2000 words to Madelyn Detloff and Brenda Helt at detlofmm@muohio.edu and helt0010@umn.edu by February 15, 2012.

**Deadline Jan. 25** Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 9:17am
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

Cyber bullying, the male gaze in cinema, SlutWalk in Toronto, the canonization of slave narratives, border rhetoric in the classroom – issues such as these take up the ways bodies, power, and spaces converge in a re-seeing and re-interpreting of historical and contemporary social complexities. Investigating this nexus in our discursive and material realities gives us the language for articulating the machinations of power and space that construct and dismantle singular and collective (im)material bodies.

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