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Great War/Global War: The Literary and Cultural Aftermath, 1914-1939; ACLA, Providence, RI, 3/29 -4/1, 2012; Deadline: Nov. 15

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 10:08pm
Maureen Gallagher; American Comparative Literature Association

Great War/Global War: The Literary and Cultural Aftermath, 1914-1939

Seminar Organizer(s):
Maureen O. Gallagher (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Emily
Heilker (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

With the First World War's 100th anniversary fast approaching, there has been an increased interest in new approaches to the conflict. This panel seeks to reevaluate its literary and cultural aftermath using comparative, global, and transnational methodologies.

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (Proposals due 11/15)

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 9:56pm
NC State Association of English Graduate Students

Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance
of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"

The Association of English Graduate Students at NC State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012 at Tompkins Hall in Raleigh, NC.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 7:19pm
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

March 16-18, 2012

Borders abide and abound—between disciplines, between languages, between periods, between persons, between genders, between communities, between generations, between the self and the world. They define us in both liberating and limiting ways. This conference will investigate how borders and barriers are made, broken and refashioned, giving special attention to individual and national identities and the mythologies that inform them. Just how impermeable are such borders? Is there an unshakeable human drive to draw them?

Other possible topics:

Tolkien studies postgraduate symposium, 17 Aug 2012, Loughborough University, UK

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:46pm
The Tolkien Society

As part of the larger Return of the Ring conference at Loughborough University, UK (16-20 August 2012), The Tolkien Society are hosting a dedicated postgraduate symposium on Tolkien studies on Friday 17th August 2012.
The interdisciplinary symposium is the first of its kind and serves to map current scholarship inspired by Tolkien by bringing together emerging scholars across disciplines of art, cultural studies, linguistics, medieval studies, fan studies, literature, film and media studies etc. Post-doctoral or other early career stages scholars are also welcome. It is hoped that a selection of papers will be published as an edited collection following the symposium.


Monday, November 7, 2011 - 5:02pm
Dr. Keith Hyde, University College of the North


The University College of the North invites presentation proposals for an interdisciplinary symposium of the Humanities and Sciences: Gateways North: Expansion, Convergence and Change to be held in
The Pas, Manitoba, on May 3, 2012.

Call for Submissions: Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal (year-round)

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 4:32pm
Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal

Intégrité (pronounced IN tay gri tay) is a scholarly journal published twice a year by the Faith & Learning Committee and the Humanities Division of Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO. Published both online ( and in print copy, it seeks 15-25 page articles on historical, theological, philosophical, cultural, and/or pedagogical issues related to faith-learning integration. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Women and Terrorism

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 4:02pm
V.G. Julie Rajan and Om Dwivedi

The Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures and Societies seeks papers exploring the broad dynamic between women and terrorism. In particular, this Special Edition aims to highlight the various forms of agency and subjectivity surfacing from women's engagement in and demonstration against acts of terror in postcolonial contexts. Terror may be taken to include any extraordinary acts of violence executed at the community through international levels, from caste violence to violence targeting specifically women to official engagements in the war on terror in the post-9/11 era.

Topics might address:

- women members of terror local through international organizations, from the LTTE and the Taliban through Al Qaeda

Human Rights and the Postcolonial India

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:59pm
V.G. Julie Rajan and Om Dwivedi

India's desire to assume a large role in the United Nations has surfaced debates about the realization and negotiations of human rights in that nation. In particular, dialogues are emerging in light of India's bid to become a permanent member in the Security Council.

[UPDATE] ACLA 2012 - Forgiveness in the Wake of Crisis

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:52pm
Shelly Jansen - Rochester Institute of Technology

ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

In a world of crisis and catastrophe, what do words like "forgivenesss" or "reconciliation" mean? How can we define forgiveness in the post-911 world? What does forgiveness look like in the digital age?

This panel will explore the ethical, social, and political significance of forgiveness in literature. We welcome all topics related to the depiction of forgiveness from all genres and time periods. Possible approaches may include, but are not limited to, analyzing the philosophical, theological, cultural, political, historical and/or social implications of forgiveness.

"Early Modern Social Networks, 1500-1800": Conference dates: March 16-17, 2012 (abstracts Jan. 6)

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:38pm
University of California Santa Barbara

Call for Papers: Early Modern Social Networks, 1500-1800

The Early Modern Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara invites paper proposals for our eleventh annual conference, "Early Modern Social Networks, 1500-1800." The conference will take place on March 16-17, 2012 at UCSB and will feature keynote speakers Ann Blair (Harvard University), Elizabeth Eger (King's College London), and James Raven (University of Essex).

April 6, 2012: University of Connecticut 7th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing, Proposals Due Feb 20

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 1:36pm
Freshman English Program, University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut's Freshman English Program is calling for presentation, panel, and roundtable proposals from instructors of writing (in all disciplines and programs) for our Seventh Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing. We invite creative engagement with this year's conference theme, construed broadly, in the hopes of expanding our understanding of how we represent the teacher, the writer, teaching, and writing (not to mention the teacher/writer, and teaching writing), to students and to ourselves as well in other contexts. We also invite proposals on other topics relating to the teaching of writing.

[UPDATE] ACLA Conference Seminar: Representing the Holocaust: Present & Future

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 12:52pm
Amy Parziale, University of Arizona

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.
CONFERENCE THEME: "Collapse/Catastrophe/Change"

The deadline for 250-word paper proposals has been extended to November 15th.

Journal of Dracula Studies

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 12:48pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.