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Update on 'Poetic Optimism ...': The new deadline is 15 August 2011

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 4:55pm
Dr Maryam Farahani-Dr Nick Davis

We are developing a collection of articles for a special issue journal of Studies in the Literary Imagination entitled 'Poetic Optimism and the Post-Enlightenment Social Identity, 1794-1878'. This collection will explore the meaning and application of poetic optimism in relation to the question of social identity from 1794 to 1878.

Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality and History Conference, 27 April 2012

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 4:44am
University of Exeter

Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality and History Conference

University of Exeter, 27th April 2012

Keynote Speakers:

Stefano-Maria Evangelista (University of Oxford)
Ian Jenkins (British Museum)

Statuary has offered a privileged site for the articulation of sexual experience and ideas, and the formation of sexual knowledge. From prehistoric phallic stones, mythological representations of statues and sculptors, e.g. Medusa or Pygmalion, to the Romantic aesthetics and erotics of statuary and the recurrent references to sculpture in nineteenth- and twentieth-century sexology and other new debates on sexuality, the discourse of the statue intersects with constructions of gender, sex and sexuality in multiple ways.

Addiction and Its Others (Cultural Studies Association Conference, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Mar. 28-Apr. 1, 2012)

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 2:27pm
Scott St. Pierre, Oklahoma State University

This call is for a panel to be proposed for the 2012 Cultural Studies Association Conference at the University of California, San Diego, March 28-April 1, 2012. The panel will explore the ways in which the representation of addiction or compulsive behaviors constitute individual subjects as variously othered. Some questions presenters might answer include: What comes of the intersection of addiction and, for instance, disability, race, class, gender, sexuality, or other markers of difference?

2012 PLJ Calls for Papers - Varied Deadlines

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 11:38am
Pennsylvania Literary Journal: Anaphora Literary Press

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. Three issues, starting with the Summer 2010 Issue, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature," are on sale through Amazon and other distributors. PLJ is also available through the EBSCO Academic Complete database in full-text. It is listed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Genamics JournalSeek, and Duotrope's Digest.

Teaching John Dos Passos

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 9:24am
The John Dos Passos Society/American Literature Association

The John Dos Passos Society seeks participants for a round table discussion on teaching Dos Passos in the college classroom. Papers should be between 5 and 7 minutes in length and may address your experiences teaching this author, discussions of the contexts in which he work teaches well, tactics you have taken with undergraduate and/or graduate students, materials you have found helpful in your instruction, etc. We are looking for a panel of about 6 or 7 people. Please send your abstract and a brief CV or resume to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 15, 2012.

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 3:52am
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.

CFP: Queer Mentoring in Contemporary Culture

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 7:54pm
10th Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference

Conference Dates: March 28th to April 1st 2012
Location: University of California San Diego, U.S.A.
Deadline for abstracts: Sunday, August 28th 2011

V International Gothic Congress, FFYL, UNAM, Mexico City, March 2012

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 2:18pm
International Gothic Congress

V International Gothic Congress

'Gothic Plurality'

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.

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