Children's literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years. Many other Asian nations have also seen a concerted interest in both the production and criticism of literature for young people. This interest has given rise to the creation of the Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association (TLRCA), a distinctly Taiwanese organization in the process of formation that is dedicated to the study of children's and young adult literature.
Pomona Valley Review is looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for its sixth online issue this April. Run by Cal Poly Pomona graduate students in English, PVR needs quality prose and art from undergraduates and graduates alike from any college campus.
The deadline for submissions, electronic only, is March 30th. Please see our website for details and specifics on the online submission process. Thank you always for your continued support. Additional notes below.
- We need your short fiction, poetry, and art for our spring 2012 issue.
- We encourage first-time unpublished writers to submit.
- This is a great opportunity to gain professional experience in the humanities.
The Humanities Center at Wayne State University invites papers on the theme, "Apocalyptic Imagination" for its Fall Symposium scheduled to take place on November 16, 2012 in Detroit, MI.
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), is an open-access journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students. This journal is devoted to the exploration of authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre. Diesis is published bi-annually in the spring and fall.
The editors are currently seeking review board and undergraduate advisory board members from all literary specialties to review submissions, provide comments, and recommend articles for publication in Diesis. Review Board and Undergraduate Advisory board members are named both on our website and on each issue. Please note: all positions are unpaid.
Call for Guest Columnist
Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals
Abstract Deadline: March 15, 2012
The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), a journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students, is seeking a guest columnist for its third issue. This issue takes up authority, social structure, and the construction of desired realities in literature as its primary focus.
Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals
Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2012
The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), a journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students, is inviting submissions to its third issue. This issue takes up authority, social structure, and the construction of desired realities in literature as its primary focus.
ASEBL Journal appears as a PDF / ISSUU publication online at
St. Francis College (NY): www.sfc.edu/academics/publications
If you are interested in submitting a short article on the theme of reader-response ethical criticism, contact Prof. Gregory F. Tague. If you scan previous issues, you can get a good idea of the editorial scope. We are now particularly interested in articles that investigate the connections between evolutionary biology and literature.
Lars von Trier's movies constantly thematize debt, but never so memorably as in Dancer in the Dark which links hospitality to insanity and blindness, and, yet, such giving, such indebtedness, is also framed by an excessive, formal exuberance as Selma (played by Björk) dances and sings her way to the gallows.
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster a dialogue between literature and architecture by bringing together papers that encompass the diversity of thinking about these two disciplines and the ways in which they engage and interact. This will be the first conference to examine the intersections of architecture and literature globally over a broad timeframe.
We warmly encourage contributions from practising architects, architectural historians, creative writers, and scholars of literature. An edited collection of conference proceedings is planned.
Papers are invited that address, but are not limited to, the following broad themes:
Call for Papers
2012 RMMLA Convention
Boulder, Colorado ~ October 11-13, 2012
Description: This panel explores the cultural processes that have occurred throughout Spain since1800. We are specifically looking to present how the national identity and subjectivity have been reconstructed, re-vindicated and reinvented.
SSAWW 2012: Louisa May Alcott's Engaged Citizenship
An international conference of the Literary Studies Department (University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters) within the ELICA project framework
March 2-3, 2012
CFP: "Censorship & Cultural Practices": Genre: International and Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature & the Arts -- Call for Contributions
The Université de Montréal English Graduate Student Society (EGSS) invites abstracts for its 9th annual conference, March 16-17 2012.
The Shifting Self: Radical Transfigurations
Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
April 28, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Eileen Myles
"My narrative begins in media res, when many things have already taken place to make me and my story possible in language. I am always recuperating, reconstructing, and I am left to fictionalize and fabulate origins I cannot know."
– Judith Butler, "An Account of Oneself"
"Writing so as not to die, as Blanchot said, or perhaps even speaking so as not to die is a task, undoubtedly as old as the world."
– Michel Foucault, "Language to Infinity"