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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 1:10pm
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA 2012 Annual Conference

CFP: Satire
Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 1 December 2011
Registration Deadline: 31 January 2011 (Early Bird: 31 Dec. 2011)

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference, February 8-11, 2012, Albuquerque, NM
Conference website:
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
300 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102 USA

Video Vortex #8 The Politics, Cultures and Art of Online Video, May 17th-19th, 2012

Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 12:23pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, The Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, Kazimir, Split

We are pleased to announce that the 8th edition of Video Vortex will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia, between the 17th and the 19th of May, 2012. So far Video Vortex has taken place twice in Brussels and Amsterdam and once in Ankara, Split and Yogyakarta. The Video Vortex network was founded in in 2007 and deals with the cultural, political and artistics aspects of online video. Video Vortex 8 is organized by the Kazimir Association in Split and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb in collaboration with the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam.

Digital Philology - 2013 Open Issue

Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 11:58am
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures

Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures

Call for Submissions, 2013 Open Issue

Digital Philology is a new peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries and periodizations. Digital Philology also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results.

Ted Kooser: A Retrospective, SSML Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI [May 10-12, 2012. DUE Dec. 30, 2011]

Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 10:38am
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)

Ted Kooser: A Retrospective

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature's 42nd Annual Symposium, "Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers," to be held from May 10-12, 2012, at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, invites papers on all aspects of Kooser's oeuvre for the panel: "Ted Kooser: A Retrospective." Papers presented at the conference will serve as a foundation for longer article length essays to be included in a forthcoming special edition on Ted Kooser for the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature's (SSML) journal _Midwestern Miscellany_.

[UPDATE] Comparative English: Reassessing Language and Literature Studies in a Globalized World

Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 7:18am
Myles Chilton, Chiba University; Ryan Melsom, independent researcher

The worldwide growth of English as a first and foreign language has by now necessitated the a term like 'Global Englishes' to describe the range of dialects and usages. Such a term calls attention to the de-coupling of the language from its Anglo-American 'homes', and to the popularity of English as a foreign subject of study. The place of Anglophone literary education, however, is less firm. Despite the fame of certain canonical Anglophone writers and the global domination of Anglophone publishing conglomerates, Anglophone literature is often taught in the service of language rather than literary education.

Call For Submissions: Publishers Looking for Chapbook Manuscripts

Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 11:03pm
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 Magazine Publishing Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, and Creative Non-Fiction

Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 10:53pm
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.


Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 8:15pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini/Università degli Studi di Salerno

International Conference

Fisciano-Salerno, Campus Universitario and Fondazione Filiberto Menna
26-28 SEPTEMBER 2012

Organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca/Pistoia
Università degli Studi di Salerno - DISPAC

In association with
Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (Montréal)
Fondazione Marino Marini (Pistoia)
Fondazione Filiberto Menna (Salerno)

CFP: Women, Myth, and Art (Special Issue) [Deadline: 15 March 2012]

Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 2:15pm

Femspec, an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to challenging gender through speculative means in any genre, announces a call for material on women, myth, and art.

Do you use myth in your creative writing in any genre, or art? Do you write about women artists and writers who do so? Do you critique or contribute to the growing body of feminist myth scholarship exploring what the ancient mythic archetypes such as these can contribute to women in the modern world?

We are looking for publishable critical and creative material that explores women's reclamation of myth from our own and other cultures, plus the creation and use of new myth.

CFP: Speculative Dimensions of Divination [Deadline: Feb. 15 2012]

Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 2:11pm

Femspec (a peer reviewed journal dedicated to critical and creative works that challenge gender through speculative means in a variety of genres) is seeking submissions on speculative aspects of divination through any means including Tarot – particularly representations of Tarot and other readings in film, speculative literature, art, poetry, and popular culture.

CFP: "Kick *ss" Moms: Mothering and Reproduction in SF [Deadline: Dec. 15 2011]

Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 2:06pm

Femspec is an interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to sf, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres. We have been in print since 1999 and boast of an advisory board that includes Suzie Charnas, Pamela Sargeant, and Samuel Delany. We are currently seeking submissions for a special issue or themed section dedicated to women who balance the worlds of adventurer and caregiver, with a focus on mothering and reproduction in sf.