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Going against the Grain – Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture, 6-8 June 2013

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 1:00pm
Dr Petar Penda, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Department of English, at the Faculty of Philology, University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the Department of English, De Montfort University (UK) are pleased to announce their first conference on English language and literary studies CELLS: Going against the Grain – Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture.

CFP-edited book on Marxism and Urban Culture

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:54pm
Benjamin Fraser

CFP-edited book on Marxism and Urban Culture

Submissions are invited for an edited book on Marxism and Urban Culture that has received initial interest from an international publisher known for their strength in Marxian-themed series and titles.

While all abstracts using a Marxian framework to approach culture in urban contexts are welcome, it is anticipated that submissions will conform to one of two subtypes reflecting the division of the book into two parts:

Articles that explore the work of a specific Marxian thinker, stressing his/her importance for understanding urban culture/the culture of cities in a general sense. (Walter Benjamin; Henri Lefebvre; Antonio Gramsci…)

Mary Hood and the Southern Canon

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:53pm
Gainesville State College / Oakwood

Call for Papers:

Mary Hood and the Southern Canon: A Conference

Gainesville State College*
Oakwood, Georgia
April 27th, 2013

This conference is dedicated to the fiction of Mary Hood. While papers on all topics are welcome, we are interested in the ways that Hood's fiction extends and redefines the concerns of Southern literature. Suggested topics:

Barbara Pym Centenary Conference, July 12th 2013

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:38pm
Nick Turner, University of Central Lancashire, UK

This one-day international conference will celebrate the achievement of Barbara Pym in the year that marks the 100th anniversary of her birth. Pym is now recognised as an increasingly important post-war British novelist,and we are seeking papers that discuss any aspect of her writing and that may open up new avenues in scholarship.

Abstracts may consider, but are not limited to the following:

[UPDATE] CFP: Edited Collection on Dark Fairy Tales in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 11:51am
Tanya Jones, M.Ed. and Joe Abbruscato, MA

Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the "dark/gothic" fairy tale motif in children's and young adult literature. One of the most popular and long standing traditions in literature for youth, fairy tales have always had elements of fantastical horror, dark motifs, and other Gothic themes built into them. Cannibalism, murders, despair, rape, kidnapping, reincarnations, broken families and many other horrific elements are to be found in these stories. Countless experts insist that their inclusion was, and still is, vital to the growth and maturation of the child reader. The melding of the traditional fairy tale and Gothic literature themes help the reader not only to see the positive aspects of life, but the darker side as well.

Charles Olson and Influence (12/15/12; ALA Boston: 5/23-26/2013)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 11:21am
Gary Grieve-Carlson / The Charles Olson Society

Charles Olson's influence on avant-garde poetry began with the publication of "Projective Verse," the first volumes of "The Maximus Poems," and Don Allen's "The New American Poetry." One thinks of Creeley, Dorn, Baraka, Ginsberg, Eshleman, Howe, Waldman, and others who have acknowledged that influence, but it also shows up where one doesn't expect it (in a poet like Amy Clampitt, for example). This panel asks whether Olson's influence is now merely historical, or whether it persists. If it is historical, can we define its parameters? If it has ended, why has it ended? If it persists, how does it persist? In other words, does Olson matter for contemporary poetry?


Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 10:19am
DOA Institute

In conjunction with the 12th International OnTheMove (OTM 2013) Conferences (Graz, Austria, 09~13 September 2013), we will organize parallel workshops as for the past years. OTM 2013 is composed of three main conferences:

· DOA-Trusted Cloud'13, Distributed Open Architectures for Trusted Cloud [computing] is the successor of DOA-SVI ("secure virtual infrastructures") and focuses on critical aspects of infrastructure for cloud computing, spanning architectural issues to trust, reputation, and security

The pornographisation of pop culture - Deadline: November 15, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 6:36am
Revue Artéfact

Artéfact is an online magazine (quarterly) based on our facination of art, reportage and multicultural society. Our purpose is to get people involved in discussing, sharing ideas and showing their point of view.

The Europeanization of the Balkans, the Balkanization of Europe--NeMLA (9/30/12; March 21-24, 2013)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 4:32am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel seeks papers that examine the social, political, economic, ethical, and/or aesthetic aspects of 'Europeanization' and 'Balkanization,' engaged by literary and theoretical texts as well as film and other artistic endeavors. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
Please submit a 250-word proposal to Mihaela Harper.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2012

[REMINDER] Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 3:25am
Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane / Institute of English Studies / Wyndham Lewis Society


The conference now has a new website - see here for details:

This conference calls for papers which take as their focus the dialogic, collective, and interpersonal sides of Lewis's oeuvre – in words as much as in paint. All topics will be considered. Please send max. 250-word abstracts to Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane (Conference Organizers) at by 01 October 2012.

We are also happy to receive (in addition to single papers) proposals for themed panels of 3 speakers.

-ality fiction journal call for submissions

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:38am
-ality fiction journal

-ality fiction journal is accepting fiction submissions for our third issue. As we move into the new year, we're looking forward to new impressions of life; the very things that make up how we define ourselves. As before, we're interested in all of the -ality words: reality, musicality, equality, spirituality, personality, and so forth. We're looking for unpublished works of 8500 words or less, or up to three pieces of flash fiction, 1000 words or less. Our submission period officially opened a bit late this year as we took extra time evaluating our second issue submissions. As a result, we're keeping our submission window open a bit longer than normal - we'll be keeping it open until the 1st of January, 2013.

CFP: Food… In… Space! The Limitless Foodie Frontier!

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:26pm
Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Section of SW/TX PCA/ACA

What are the limits, flavors, and potential heights of imagination one can explore in film, literature, or television portrayals of food in space? Alien palates, recycling pitfalls (Soylent Green is people!) replicator malfunctions…. how is a captain supposed to get his Earl Grey hot with all this technology?

From Frezgel, to protein based soy food, Kep-Mok Blood Ticks to a good old Martian Big Mac to "the finest organic suspension ever devised"… what do life forms exploring space travel do about food? What happens when cultures clash? When they blend? When they consider each other food? Let's explore the possibilities. And maybe eat some good food.