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[UPDATE] The Inaugural European Conference on the Social Sciences 2013

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Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 3:06am
IAFOR

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Inaugural European Conference on the Social Sciences, at the Thistle Hotel, Brighton, UK from July 4-7 2013.
http://ecss.iafor.org/

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience the UK, explore London and the Southeast, join a global academic community...
Theme: "Society, Environment and Trust: Towards Sustainable Systems of Governance"

Edited Volume: RACE, GENDER AND POWER-POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY INDIAN DRAMA IN ENGLISH (Deadline 30 April 2012)

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 11:26pm
Prof. Jaydip Sarkar, University BT & Evening College, North Bengal University

The proposed book would include critical analyses on the issues of race, gender and power-politics in the plays of Girish Karnad, Vijay Tendulkar, Badal Sircar, Mahesh Dattani, Mahasweta Devi and other Indian playwrights.

We have a preliminary talk with Pencraft International, who is willing to publish the same. Researchers are suggested to send full paper with a brief bio-note and declaration as MS-Word (2003-2007) e-mail attachment to

jaydipsarkarnbu@yahoo.co.in on or before April 30, 2012.

The papers submitted should reflect sincere academic work contributing new knowledge or innovative critical research to the subject discussed.

Guidelines for Contributors

The Woman and the Pen: Composers, Authors and Salonnieres

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 11:21pm
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations

Annual Lyrica Dialogues at Harvard: Friday, 18 May 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in
The Pusey Room at Memorial Church, in Harvard Yard:

"The Woman and the Pen: Composers, Authors and Salonnières"

Nine papers will be accepted in addition to the Keynote Address.

Abstracts, not to exceed 250 words, should be sent to lyricasociety@aol.com,
with Dialogues 2012 in the subject line.

Deadline: 21 March 2012

[UPDATE] *Deadline Extended* Friendship as Praxis: Towards Community (Cultural and Otherwise)

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 9:17pm
English Graduate Caucus of Simon Fraser University

*DEADLINE to submit is now April 1st 2012*

If there is 'no friend', then how could I call you my friends, my friends? By what right? How could you take me seriously? If I call you my friends, my friends, if I call you, my friends, how dare I add, to you, that there is no friend?

- Jacques Derrida, The Politics of Friendship (1994)

From this day forth, I would like you all to report to me your findings on the magic of friendship when, and only when, you happen to discover them.

- Princess Celestia, My Little Pony (2011)

Queer Indigenous Writers - Call for Submission

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 8:07pm
Polari Journal

Queer Indigenous Writers - Call for Submission

Polari Journal is calling for submissions for a special issue to be published online in October 2012. This special issue will feature the best queer indigenous/aboriginal writing from around the globe. 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 July 1st 2012.

Review the Submissions Guide on the menu above.

International Journal of Queer Creative Writing Open Call for Submissions

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 8:00pm
Polari Journal

Open Call for Submission

Polari Journal is holding an open call for submissions for its next issue (published April 2012). POlari Journal is the only international, peer reviewed Queer creative writing journal. There is no specific theme for this issue; however Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers on writing or literature, one act plays/scripts and book 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 January 1st 2012.

Re-Understanding Comics (MLA 2013)

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 7:32pm
Margaret Galvan/MLA special session proposal

Call for Papers for a proposed panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 3-6 Jan. 2013, in Boston.

Call for papers, Special Issue, Poetry for the Thirs Millennium, ABC Studies Journal

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 4:54pm
ABC Studies Journal, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Poetry for the Third Millennium. The special issue will explore patterns of change in the current practice of verse in Anglophone contexts. While we will gladly consider essays that seek to contribute reconceptualisations of established poets and poetic traditions of English expression, we are particularly keen on poetico-critical writings that address new departures, innovative styles, and experimental waves in the poetic practice of post-postmodernism, from electronic and cyber verse to the 'workshop poem'.

The Spectacle of Obscurity, MSA 14 (Las Vegas, October 18-21, 2012)

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 4:15pm
Josh Schneiderman

"In popular music today," Daniel Tiffany observes at the opening of Infidel Poetics (2009), "there is a flourishing market in poetic obscurity—-in lyrics composed in various kinds of slang, jargon, or patois, which make little or no sense to most listeners." For Tiffany, this lyric obscurity—-a phenomenon he traces from the Sphinx's riddle to the underworld practice of canting speech to Mallarmé's prose—-is precisely the condition for the "celebrity and publicity" of such texts: the uninitiated reader or listener "is willing to pay for the pleasure of cruising the unknown in a text."

[UPDATE] CFP - NeoAmericanist Issue 6.1 - Deadline April 15, 2012

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 1:51pm
NeoAmericanist: An Inter-Disciplinary Online Journal for the Study of America

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHY, ART WORK, or POETRY, as well as REVIEWS of music, architecture, movie, books and multimedia from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.

Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2012)

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 12:08pm
Proposes Special Session, 2013 Modern Language Association Annual Convention

Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2012)

I am seeking 5-7 roundtable participants for a discussion of the various ways veterans in the classroom enrich, challenge, and complicate engagement with classic literary texts, e.g. Heart of Darkness, The Aeneid, The Red Badge of Courage, Whitman's "Drum-Taps," etc. Topics may include text selection, discussion strategies, writing assignments, or managing interactions between veterans and non-veterans. 250-word overviews of proposed discussion topic, along with a 2-page CV, to Liam Corley by March 16, 2012: wccorley@csupomona.edu

Madness and Mayhem in Women's Novels of the Black Diaspora

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 12:04pm
Caroline Brown

Female madness is well represented within European and Anglo-American literature, letters, and scholarly endeavors. From Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar's inaugural The Madwoman in the Attic (1979) to Elaine Showalter's The Female Malady (1987) and more recent forays into madness as a trope of female (dis)empowerment, mental illness has been largely feminized and reified into a space of literary whiteness. Nevertheless, this is paradoxical, considering the multiplicity of female writers of the black diaspora who incorporate mental illness into their work.

Nineteenth-Century Subcultures, Counterpublics, and Undergrounds - MARCH 15

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 10:36am
MLA, January 2013, Boston, MA

We seek submissions for a panel proposal on nineteenth-century subcultures, undergrounds, and counterpublics for MLA '13 in Boston. We are interested in advancing the study of forgotten, secret, or unofficial cultural formations, but also in complicating the culture/subculture binary, interrogating the relationship between undergrounds and the mainstream. We welcome archival work, print culture studies, theories of the public sphere, considerations of race, gender, nation, and sexuality, and other approaches.

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