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UPDATE: Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad, SALA 2012

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Monday, July 25, 2011 - 6:08pm
South Asian Literary Association

Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad

South Asian Literary Association (SALA), Seattle 2012

Date: Wed., January 4, 2012 at 9:00am – Thurs., January 5, 2012 at 5:00pm

Venue: Hyatt Place Downtown, 110 6th Avenue North (at Denny Way)

Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Distinguished Guest Author: Charles Johnson

Abstract Deadline: August 31, 2011

CfP Kalamazoo Medieval ICMS 2012: Postcolonial England

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Monday, July 25, 2011 - 3:10pm
Durham University English Department

The Department of English Studies at Durham University invites submission of proposals for its session at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan from May 10-13, 2012. The panel seeks proposals of 300-500 words with a working title and department affiliation by September 1, 2011. Participants will be contacted regardless of whether or not their proposal has been accepted. All proposals submitted but not accepted will be sent on to the general committee for consideration in one of the general sessions at Kalamazoo. The CfP is as follows:

Postcolonial England

Thing Theory and Object-Oriented Studies in Medieval Contexts [International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, May 10-13 2012]

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Monday, July 25, 2011 - 1:41pm
Anthony Adams

A new and exciting move toward 'object-oriented studies' is underway among historians and literary scholars, including medievalists. Such studies (colloquially known as 'thing theory') see 'things' neither as mirrors of human activity or will, nor deictic signs pointing to inner lives of human characters. Rather such an approach wishes to examine the 'network of relationships' between subjects and objects. Moreover, it has been argued that medieval literature has much to offer such studies, as objects have a degree of autonomy in medieval literature that is lacking in later texts, having been bullied out of the focal field by Enlightenment empiricism.

Filolog - journal for literary, cultural and language studies (September 30)

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Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 4:48am
University of Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third 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 10.000 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).

Translating the Holocaust Panel: NEMLA, Rochester, NY. March 15-18, 2012

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Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 10:49am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Panel on transoation in Holocaust literature, film, graphic novel:

Translation, both literal and figurative, is a central topic in the study of the Holocaust. How is the multilingual nature of concentration camp life represented in these texts? How is translation a metaphor for the act of witnessing? In what ways do second-generation writers grapple with translation due to their linguistic remove from the first generation? Papers on these and other related topics in literature, graphic novels, and film are welcome. Please submit 300 to 500 word abstracts to Andrea Harris at aharris@mansfield.edu.

Women Writing

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Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 2:24am
Asha Choubey

After the success of our book Women on Women; we are looking for quality papers on women writers across boundaries of nation/state/age/class. Suggested Topics:

Women and sexuality
Women and Queer desire
Lesbian Studies
Women and nation
women and change
Women and Sensuality
Women and religion
Please send a 150-200 word abstract along with a brief bio to asha.choubey@gmail.com by 21 August 2011. Full papers shall be expected by 30 December 2011.

[UPDATE] CFP: The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

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Friday, July 22, 2011 - 8:18am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

Special Issue on Boys' Love Manga

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 12:40pm
Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Please consider submitting an abstract for a special themed issue on boys' love manga to be published by the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. The CFP is below.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is October 14, 2011. Email editors@yaoiresearch.com with queries.

-- Mark McHarry

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Special Issue - Boys' Love Manga

Proposals due by October 14, 2011

Guest Editors:
Mark McHarry, Independent Scholar
Kazumi Nagaike, Oita University, Japan
Dru Pagliassotti, California Lutheran University, USA

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