The Eighteenth Century has been dubbed the nascent moment of consumerism and consumer society. Yet, in an ever increasing world of goods, what becomes of the bad? How does an expanding Empire, and an increasingly urbanized populace deal with the aftermath of its excesses? This panel seeks to ponder issues of waste in the Eighteenth Century. In seeking to understand how notions of excess and excrement might inform larger concerns of the period proposals considering both personal issues of waste and societal issues of waste are encouraged.
Previously an Asian American literary venue, Hando No Kuzushi is now accepting stories and poetry from all genres of writing. Send us writing that says something about yourself at this stage in your life: what are some of your hopes going forward, your fears? Are you what you saw yourself becoming as a child? Are you happy? We hope you are.
We accept works of fiction up to 5,000 words long but we have a soft spot in our hearts for brevity. All queries and submissions should be sent in the body of the email to the following address:
The subject line should adhere to the following format: SUBMISSION - Title of Work - Author's Last Name.
North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies
North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2011 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.
20-22 April 2012, Yale University
Marie-José Mondzain, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Robert S. Nelson, Yale University
Seminar session at Northeast Modern Language Association
Rochester, NY March 15-18, 2012
Responding to events from Hiroshima to Columbine and 9-11,contemporary novelists have searched for answers to the question of violence in American society, presenting various hypotheses, working through various genres. For example, Ursula LeGuin and Octavia Butler worked from the vantage point of the future, while Ron Hansen and Jane Smiley have looked to the past.
To participate in this seminar discussion, send 250-400 word abstracts for essays pasted in the body of an email to Elizabeth Abele
Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.
We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.
Papers should be a maximum of 10.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).
– Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
For details and information please go to: http://www.swtxpca.org
Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature, Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:
PSYCHOLOGY OF SEXUALITIES REVIEW
* CALL FOR PAPERS *
The Psychology of Sexualities Review, formerly known as the Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, is an international peer-reviewed publication. The rebranded journal is published twice a year (in the Spring and Autumn) by the British Psychological Society(BPS).
The Psychology of Sexualities Review encourages the submission of manuscripts for peer-review and publication that cover a wide range of perspectives on the psychology of sexualities. The following types of submissions are encouraged:
Come Together: Digital Collaboration in the Academy and Beyond seeks to explore the relationship between digital technology and academic, activist and artistic collaborations. Our focus is on how these collaborations come into being, what challenges they present, and how they are reshaping both the academy and the world at large. While we welcome all papers on the topic of digital collaboration, we are especially interested in those that examine the ways in which technology enables work across disciplinary, geographic, cultural and/or other boundaries, those that identify and/or propose solutions to the barriers that still need to be overcome, and those that offer frameworks for innovative forms of digital collaboration.
The next edition of ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue.
Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing
outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland,
the UK and abroad.
We are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We would also welcome submissions of creative writing.
All submissions must be 7,000 words or less, and follow MLA style guidelines. The deadline for submission is 5th September 2011.
The Long Reach of Antiquity, April 27-28, 2012
Prof. Leonard Barkan (Princeton University, Comparative Literature)
Prof. Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania, Classics)
FINAL CFP for "Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, 1840-1920"
University of Warwick, 23rd September 2011
Confirmed speaker Professor Jo Little, University of Exeter
Whilst discussions of gender and space in the nineteenth- to early-twentieth century have typically focused on "women and the city", rural spaces offer equally productive contexts for exploring the intersections between gender and space in this period. As the socio-spatial relations of the country are impacted by the move into modernity, rural environments are revealed in literary and historical texts as sites of complex, contradictory and changing gendered codes.
2012 marks the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Navas de Tolosa (Battle of Al-Uqab in Arabic), one of the most important military confrontations between Muslims and Christians in medieval Iberia. Responding to a call from Pope Innocent III for a crusade against the Almohads, in the summer of 1212 armies from Castile, Navarre, Aragon and Portugal, along with troops from beyond the Pyrenees, formed a temporary alliance to battle the forces of Almohad caliph Mohammad al-Nasir from southern Iberia and north Africa.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2011
Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
Mode: Online by Google+ video conference
Date: 15-16 November 2011
We are currently seeking proposals for book reviews from doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers for Issue 2 of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media (Winter 2011). The theme of this forthcoming special issue is Space and Time in Cinema. Reviews can reflect the issue's theme or be on an unrelated topic.