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North Atlantic Connections: Texts and Interpretations of the Medieval North—10th Annual Comitatus Conference on Medieval Studies

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 12:48am
Comitatus: A Purdue Medieval Studies Student Organization

Feb. 24–25, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marianne E. Kalinke
CAS Professor Emerita of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of The Arthur of the North: Arthurian Literature in the Norse and Rus' Realms

We invite submissions of abstracts for papers on any topic that addresses cultural transmission and interaction in the medieval North Atlantic, from Nova Scotia to Scandinavia, from Iceland to Normandy. Presenters are welcome to discuss any period of the Middle Ages. Possible themes include:

4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - March 23-24, Chattanooga TN

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 12:28am
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

CFP: "Naturalism and Crisis" (Nov 15, 2011; ACLA; March 29 - April 1, 2012, Brown U)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 11:53pm
Geoff Baker / American Comparative Literature Association

In the 2010 Oscar-winning Best Documentary Feature film The Cove, the film's director Louie Psihoyos describes on-screen the film's approach and activist goals in documenting the slaughter of dolphins in Japan's Taiji: "There was two parts to the mission. The first one was to get the auditory experience. . . . The second mission, what we call the full orchestra," involved installing numerous cameras and microphones underwater and around the cove in which the slaughter took place. "I wanted to have a three-dimensional experience," Psihoyos then explains in voice-over, "with what's going on in that lagoon. I wanted to hear everything that the dolphins were doing, everything that the whalers were saying. The effort wasn't just to show the slaughter.

Science and Method in the Humanities (3/2/12, abstracts due 11/1/11)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 11:12pm
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University announces "Science and Method in the Humanities," an interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held on March 2, 2012, with keynote speakers Peter Dear (Cornell University) and Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Duke University).

The aim of the conference is to explore questions of method and methodology in the sciences and in humanities scholarship that engages the sciences. This one-day event will bring together scholars working across that curricular divide for an interdisciplinary discussion of science and method, ranging from the historical development of scientific methods and their various historical re-articulations to broader concerns of methodology across the humanities.

American Short Story Cycle and Gender--Collection of Essays, 12/30/2011

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 10:26pm
Lisa Day-Lindsey and Julie Hensley, Eastern Kentucky University

The editors are seeking essays for an upcoming collection that analyze gender within the content and/or craft of the short story cycle. As a genre, the short story cycle—-also called the composite novel, the novel-in-stories, and the short story sequence—-has appealed for over 100 years to a wide range of American authors, including Sherman Alexie, Sherwood Anderson, Djuna Barnes, Raymond Carver, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Amy Hempel, Henry James, Gloria Naylor, Sarah Orne Jewett, Tim O'Brien, Flannery O'Connor, Jean Toomer, and Eudora Welty, among others.

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, Spring 2012

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 9:44pm
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity invites submissions for our spring 2012 issue. The deadline for this open-topic issue is January 15, 2012. We publish academic essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, book reviews and original artworks (we print in black and white) that explore cultural diversity. Making Connections is a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. See our website at http://organizations.bloomu.edu/connect/ for more information about the journal and for recent issues.

Submission deadlines: June for December editionsand December for June editions

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 8:53pm
WEST AFRICAN THEATRE AND PERFORMING ARTS JOURNAL (WATPAJO)

Articles on any aspect of Theatre and Performing Arts in West Africa is hereby invited from scholars, researchers, theatre administrators, critics and practitioners, for publication in Vol 1. No 2 of the West Africa Theatre and Performing Arts Journal (WATPAJO). Articles submitted for consideration must be original, properly researched and not submitted for publication elsewhere.
Articles and technical reports should have a minimum of 5000 words and 2500 words repectively. All submissions must be typed double spaced. quotations including endnotes should be single spaced and presented in standard references MLA/APA format. Articles with incomplete referencing will be rejected.

Still Maids? Still Toms?: Perspectives on The Help and Other White-Authored Narratives of Black Life in the 'Post-Racial' Era

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 6:34pm
Vershawn Young and Claire Garcia / Book Project, Edited Volume

CFP: Book Project, Edited Volume
Still Maids? Still Toms?: Perspectives on The Help and Other White-Authored Narratives of Black Life in the 'Post-Racial' Era"

The last decade has seen several very popular depictions of African-American life created by white writers and directors,including The Help, The Secret Life of Bees, The Blindside, Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, and others. Editors Claire Oberon Garcia (Colorado College) and Vershawn Ashanti Young (University of Kentucky) seek intellectually informed but accessibly written analyses (around 2500-4000 words, around the length of a conference paper or longish editorial) of these narratives that respond to these or other questions:

[UPDATE]

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 4:05pm
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.

Finding Common Ground (January 2, 2012) special journal issue

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 3:52pm
Journal of Canadian Studies; Guest Editors: Linda Hutcheon and Ian MacRae

"Where is home?" J. Edward Chamberlin asks us, in If this
is your land, where are your stories? Finding Common Ground. "It may be where we hang our hat, or where our heart is … which may be the same place, or maybe not. It may be where we choose to live … or where we belong, whether we like it or not. It may be all of these things or none of them. Whatever and wherever it is, home is always border country, a place that separates and connects us, a place of possibility for both peace and perilous conflict."

"Drama and Domestic Violence" (29-31 March 2012), deadline for abstracts: November 28

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 3:50pm
Anthony Ellis, Comparative Drama

Abstracts are invited for a panel investigating the portrayal of domestic violence in drama of any nationality or period. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.

"Aging Studies and Drama" (March 29-31, 2012), deadline for proposals: November 28

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 3:47pm
Anthony Ellis, Comparative Drama Conference

Abstracts are invited for a panel exploring drama of any nationality or period from an aging-studies perspective. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.

Papers may focus on questions of childhood, middle age, old age, the aging process, or the life course, among other aging-related concepts. While papers may focus on the representation of aging in drama—on the page and onstage—they may also address issues of aging and artistic production (e.g., a playwright's "late style," the way that aging has determined a performer's career, etc.)

Seventeenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (March 30, 2012/proposals due January 30, 2012)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 2:26pm
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University

Seventeenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
March 30, 2012

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote Address: Dr. Daniel Anderson, Dominican University

Luncheon Speaker: Former Major League ballplayer TBA (I can't divulge the identity now, but we're working on bringing in someone well-known).

Women Poets of WW1 Essays

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 12:56pm
Marcy Tanter

Abstracts sought for a collection of essays about women poets of the 1914-1918 era. Subjects may be from any of the nations involved in World War 1. Abstracts received by March 30, 2012 will receive primary consideration. Collection has not yet been contracted.

Email preferred but submissions may be sent to: Dr Marcy Tanter, Box T-0300, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX 76401

Travel Now and Then

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 12:26pm
Oasis:An Annual Periodical of English Language and Literature

Travel Now and Then

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