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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 8:50am

All papers should focus on some novel interpretations or suggestions on twentieth century literary theories especially ranging from New Criticism, Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Aesthetics, Reader Response Theory especially that propounded by Roland Barthes, Wolfgang Iser, Norman Holland, David Bleich, Hans Robert Jauss, Stanley Fish, etc. Some comments on recent advances by Jonathan Culler and Gerald Prince. Papers invited to this cause will come out in the shape of a book co-edited by Dr. Aashish Pande at The English and Foreign Languages University, India. We expect only serious candidates with sound academic background to send their papers in MLA Format not exceeding 7000 words.

[Call for Articles] Writing Commons: Style Handbook

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 8:41am
Writing Commons

Writing teachers have been talking about style forever, yet the errors keep rolling in. What's the deal? Isn't the medium the message? Here at Writing Commons, we're interested in ways new media can be used to revisit a vital but persistent problem—style. We ask that you creatively address (using multimedia components or through unique activities) a principle/topic from the list below:

Subject/verb agreement
Pronoun-antecedent relationships
Comma splices
Misplaced modifiers
Dangling modifiers
Run-on sentences
Sentence fragments
Shifts in verb tense

The Cultural History of Climate Change

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 9:08pm
Australian National University

27-28 August, Canberra, Australia

Historians since Herodotus have argued that climates shape cultures. We can no longer ignore the fact that cultures also shape climates. Today's climate is increasingly a material effect of the history of industrialisation. The climate of the coming centuries will be an effect of contemporary global society. Recognition of these interactions opens a significant new field to historical inquiry. It brings the economic, political and technological history of the carbon cycle together with cultural, aesthetic and literary reflections of climate, and links the emergence of ecological thinking to broader transformations in the organization of knowledge.

Cinema in Crisis, October 17-19, 2012, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Deadline for Submission June 15, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 5:34pm
The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association (CSGSA)

The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University is proud to announce its 14th annual Fall Conference: "Cinema in Crisis."

Crisis: a vitally important or decisive stage in the progress of anything; a turning-point; also, a state of affairs in which a decisive change for better or worse is imminent; now applied esp. to times of difficulty, insecurity, and suspense in politics or commerce [OED Online].

[UPDATE] CFP for Fan CULTure: An Examination of Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 4:21pm
Dr. Jonathan Lampley

With the advent of new media technologies and social networking sites making communication faster and easier than ever, there exists a dearth of opportunity to see how fan cultures have evolved as a result. For example, fans can now have a direct impact on how some of their favorite TV shows are made and have influenced the storylines taking place. This type of "participatory" fandom has reached new heights in the 21st century as fans and creators become better connected. With this in mind, Dr. Kristin M. Barton and Dr. Jonathan M. Lampley are seeking proposals for an edited volume under consideration at McFarland titled Fan CULTure: An Examination of Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century.

Leisure! Enjoyment! Fun!: INCS 2013 Conference, University of Virginia, March 14-17, 2013

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 3:51pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." It was the age of pleasure. It was the age of atonement. It was any place in the nineteenth century. The scope is global, the approaches, cross-disciplinary. What pleased the palate and tickled the nose? What roused the senses and deepened joy? What thrilled the body and inspired the mind? What did they do besides work? What diversions (respectable or otherwise) did they seek? How did they think about the enjoyments they sought? These are some of the questions to address at INCS 2013, which is devoted to 'Leisure, Enjoyment, and Fun.'

Short Story Panel / 2012 MMLA

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 3:39pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

This session welcomes critical papers on the short story for the annual MMLA convention. Proposals may be related to the conference theme of Debt, but it is not necessary.

Please send 250-word abstracts by June 1, 2012, to Katy L. Leedy, Marquette University,

The convention will be held November 8-11, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit the website at


Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 10:31am
THATCamp HBCU at Atlanta University Center

Calling all Computer Geeks, Humanists, and Wannabe Techies!

THATCamp HBCU is coming to the Atlanta University Center Library on June 14-15, 2012.

We are accepting REGISTRATION for this FREE (un)conference in Digital Humanities right now at:

THATCamp HBCU is specifically geared toward exploring and expanding the digital humanities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, but you do not need to be HBCU affiliated to attend!

UPDATE Nomadic and Processual Poetics: A Symposium 5th May 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 10:24am
Bangor University (CONTEMPO in collaboration with Aberystwyth University)

Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed because of illness. Details will be posted here when it is rescheduled, probably in spring 2013.

Polari Journal: Call for Submission Extended

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 6:31pm
Polari Journal (International Journal of Queer Creative Writing)

Queer Writers: Call for Submission Extended

Polari Journal is holding an open call for submissions for its next issue (published JUNE 2012). There is no specific theme for this issue; however Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.

At this time financial remuneration is not offered.

All rights remain with the author/s.

The Final Date for submission is now MAY 1st 2012.