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CFP-Mothering in Literature and Film Panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Conference

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 8:47pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) will have their annual conference on October 11-13, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. The Mothering in Literature and Film Panel seeks papers on the various critical images of mothering in literature and film. Please send a 1-2 page abstract and a brief biographical statement to Dorsía Smith Silva at djsmithsilva@yahoo.com with RMMLA in the subject line by March 1, 2012.

Call For Submissions: Publishers Seeking Chapbook Manuscripts

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 6:56pm
Wormwood Chapbooks

Wormwood Chapbooks, an off-shoot of A Few Lines Magazine, is now taking in submissions for chapbook manuscripts. We have two different types of chapbooks: poetry books and prose-poetry/flash fiction collections.

For poetry chapbooks, please send us - in a single document (.doc) - 10 to 20 poems, previously published or unpublished. For prose-poetry/flash fiction collections, please send us - in a single document (.doc) - 8 to 15 pieces, previous published or unpublished.

For full details, please carefully read the instructions listed on this link:

Call For Submissions: Internationally Read Literary Magazine Seeking Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 6:54pm
A Few Lines Magazine

A Few Lines Magazine is currently accepting submissions for its fourth issue, which is slated to come out in March or April. Our publication is growing rapidly, and our readership is larger than ever.

We accept submissions of poetry, flash fiction, fiction, and creative non-fiction. We read on a daily basis, so please feel free to submit at any time.

We're in the process of printing our second issue, and the electronic edition of our third issue is scheduled to release on the 7th of December. Please feel free to flip through the pages of our past publications to get a sense of what we publish. We are not partial to any sort of aesthetic per se; we simply aim to publish literature.

Call For Webtexts: Open Topic

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 5:41pm
Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy

Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in English Studies, publishes scholarship that examines digital and multimodal composing practices and promotes work that enacts scholarly argument through rhetorical and innovative media. We are actively seeking webtexts and multimedia compositions related to the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy for upcoming open-themed issues for all seven sections:

Topoi: Extended scholarly and often theoretically driven analyses of large-scale issues

Praxis: scholarly investigations with an emphasis on what happens in the writing/rhetoric classroom and why

Two Worlds Embraced by a Third: The Humanist and the Natural Sciences

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 4:29pm
Clarissa Lee

Attempts in exploring the sciences from a humanist's viewpoint is not new, and was probably what instigated to writing of C.P. Snow's famed Two Cultures. It has not always been the case that the sciences are thoroughly separated from the humanities, as its earlier incarnation as natural philosophy obviously suggests. Now, science as we know it, are separated from its histories and philosophies which exist as academic disciplines in separate departments. If we were to venture further back in time to the Medieval and Renaissance period, we will encounter exploration of the sciences done through both simultaneously mechanical and artistic experimentations, as many fascinating critique and exploration into the work and life of Leonardo Da Vinci indicate.

[UPDATE: Deadline Entended 1/31/2012] "Belonging," Fifth Annual Graduate Symposium

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 1:28pm
Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Rice University)

Keynote speaker: Elizabeth Brown-Guillory (Texas Southern University)

"Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition."
--James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room

"Being human signifies, for each one of us, belonging to a class, a society, a country, a continent and a civilization; and for us European earth-dwellers, the adventure played out in the heart of the New World signifies in the first place that it was not our world and that we bear responsibility for the crime of its destruction."
--Claude Levi-Strauss, anthropologist

"I couldn't find myself in my own life—there was no memory of me that I could grasp. There was no place outside of me where I belonged."
–Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues

Extended Deadline for proposals for Critical Themes in Media Studies conference

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 12:31pm
Critical Themes in Media Studies at the New School

The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 12th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, taking place April 13-14, 2012 in New York City.

The Media Studies Department at the New School, a pioneer of progressive education, was designed from its inception to be a home for both theory and practice-based scholarship. In the spirit of this tradition, we would like to encourage the submission of traditional scholarly papers as well as multimodal research projects.

[in]Organics: Analog Studies in a Digital World

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 12:17pm
The Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students

As literature, composition, and creative writing shifts towards digital platforms, tensions are rising between the organic and inorganic. Eco-speak influences our consumption, creation, and perceptions of place and purpose both inside and outside of the classroom. Digital immigrants find themselves adapting to a culture of digital nativism, the debate over e-books and antiquated paper-based texts continues to rage, and authors have taken their work to the world wide web to explore and continue to develop stories that have been or still are yet to be told. Media forms blend art, text, and imagined audiences to shift perceptions in all facets of our daily lives. How organic are these changes? What influence does the past have on

CFP--"Death and Eros"

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 11:50am
SCMLA--Christianity and Literature Session

Now accepting abstracts for the SCMLA Christianity and Literature panel. The focus of the SCMLA conference is "Death and Eros," so papers that consider this topic from a Christian perspective will be given preference. However, all topics exploring Christianity and literature will be considered.

Abstracts should be 300 words long and are due by March 1, 2012.

The SCMLA conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, from November 8-10 at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel on the River Walk.

CFP: Edited Collected on the Recently-Concluded WB/CW Series Smallville [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:54am
Cory Barker, Bowling Green State University

The deadline for our edited collection on Smallville has been extended to January 31, 2012. Please take this additional time to submit an abstract!

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/31/12, 06/01/12)

Editors: Cory Barker, Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski, Bowling Green State University

MLA Special Session: The Mechanics of Fictional World-Making (3/1/12; Boston 2013)

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:36am
Elaine Auyoung, Rutgers University

MLA Special Session
The Mechanics of Fictional World-Making
Boston, January 2013

Paper proposals exploring the underpinnings of making and/or experiencing fictional worlds are welcome. Topics may range from mimesis, make-believe, reality effects, stagecraft, illusion, to the cognition of representational art. Submit 300-word abstracts by 1 March 2012 to Elaine Auyoung (elaine.auyoung@rutgers.edu). Special sessions are subject to approval; all panelists must be members of the MLA.

[UPDATE] With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends (Durham, 4-5 July 2012)

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 9:26am
Durham University

With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends

A conference at Durham 4-5 July 2012

With sleights learned from others and an ear open to melodic analogies I have set down words as a musician pricks his score, not to be read in silence, but to trace in the air a pattern of sound that may sometimes, I hope, be pleasing.

Basil Bunting, preface to Collected Poems

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