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Call for Submissions: Luna Park-- On literary magazines

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 1:30pm
Luna Park Review

Call for Submissions: Luna Park---On literary magazines

Luna Park is looking for writing about literary magazines, because everyone else is writing about books. Looking for such things as perhaps: essays on lit mags, interviews with people in lit mag world, commentaries, pieces from makes or lit mags, graphs, pie charts, maps, etc. The lit mag reviews we publish are either of individual pieces found in lit mags, or reviews of the entire magazine---even reviews of few issues of the magazine, or of different magazines, & etc.

ACLA 2012 - Forgiveness in the Wake of Crisis

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 1:15pm
Shelly Jansen - RIT

ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

In a world of crisis and catastrophe, what do words like "forgivenesss" or "reconciliation" mean? How can we define forgiveness in the post-911 world? What does forgiveness look like in the digital age?

This panel will explore the ethical, social, and political significance of forgiveness in literature. We welcome all topics related to the depiction of forgiveness from all genres and time periods. Possible approaches may include, but are not limited to, analyzing the philosophical, theological, cultural, political, historical and/or social implications of forgiveness.

ACLA 2012: Reading the Unsaid of Women Writing War

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:12am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

"We might say that to speak the age, it would be enough for such a man to stammer-stutter; the age belongs to stammering, to stuttering. Or rather, stuttering is the only 'language' of the age."
– Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Poetry as Experience

After tragedy, being is caught in a shock wave, whose vibrations resonate through the literature, poetry, and testimony of the early twentieth century. The sayable is constituted and accompanied by the unsayble. Disrupted and fractured, left with gaps and aporias, language of trauma often is rendered in a poetic stammering and stuttering in the wake of disaster. And yet, Marguerite Duras insists that "As soon as one is lost with nothing left to write, to lose, one writes."

ACLA 2012: Accidents in Literature and Theory

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:12pm
Sang Wu / Cornell University

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI. March 29 - April 1, 2012.

Conference Theme: "Collapse/Catastrophe/Change"

Seminar: "Accidents in Literature and Theory"

Representing the Body in Culture and Society (Journal Submissions)

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 8:45pm
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas

Title: Representing the Body in Culture and Society

CFP: Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Representing the Body in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are particularly interested in work that focuses on the body from a Disability Studies perspective, though submissions from all disciplines are welcome. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles on the subject of the body, as well as theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Frontiers and Borders

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 4:45pm
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.

5th Annual African American Studies Spring Symposium

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 12:55pm
University of Texas at San Antonio

5th Annual African American Studies Spring Symposium
University of Texas at San Antonio
Thursday, April 12, 2012
8:00AM – 5:00PM

African American Masculinities:
The Barack Obama Effect

Abstract Submission Deadline | November 30, 2011
$500 Honorarium*

Each spring since 2008, the University of Texas at San Antonio African American Studies Spring Symposium Committee has hosted a daylong symposium on African American Studies. Our topics have ranged from Black popular culture to explorations of Black identity across multiple academic disciplines.

CFP: Evolution—How Does the Old Create the New? March 30 and 31, 2012.

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:27am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media, Northern Illinois University

The twentieth annual MCLLM conference will be held on March 30 and 31, 2012 in DeKalb, IL. Online registration is available at E-mail proposals to

MCLLM is now accepting proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of their careers.

We are particularly interested in papers that examine the evolutionary aspects of literature, language, media, or culture. As always, MCLLM will also accept papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture.

Theme: Evolution--How Does the Old Create the New?

Rhetorics of the Non-State (ACLA Seminar, 3/29-4/1; due 11/15)

Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:21am
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference

From the challenges of protection posed by the refugee to the Tea Party's diagnosis of government as deeply pernicious to individual liberty, to collectivities that emerge through globalizing technologies, the State's grip over lives and subjectivities seems increasingly precarious. On the one hand, it consolidates and exercises power over citizens, whose precariousness owes to their dependence on identities conferred by injunctions of the state; on the other hand, it has become a site of resistance, an idea against which subject positions, collectivities, and relations are mobilized and theorized.

James Hogg and the Romantics

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 1:22pm
James Hogg Society / University of Glasgow School of Critical Studies

2012 James Hogg Conference: "James Hog and the Romantics"

The next Biannual James Hogg Conference will be jointly hosted by the James Hogg Society and the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. It will take place at the University of Glasgow from Friday 29 to Saturday 30 June 2012. A trip to Burns country is planned for Sunday 1 July.

The theme of the Conference is "James Hogg and the Romantics". The Conference will provide an opportunity to explore the nature of Hogg's relationship with other Romantic writers and welcomes, in particular, papers relating to all aspects of Hogg's relationship with Scottish Romanticism.