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Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 4:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hugh Tribbey/Southwest_Texas Popular Culture Association_American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2011

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2012
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in contemporary American poetry in such areas as

• the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,

• the poetics of performance of experimental compositions,

(I) Neomedievalism and the Corporate; (II)Realms of Play, Regimes of Truth; (III) Medieval Video Game Festival Poster Session

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 3:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization & Studies in Medievalism
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Please consider submission of proposals for any of three sessions at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies (http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/) at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan from May 10-13, 2012.

(An)Aesthetic of Absence - Une esthétique de l'absence

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 2:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Text in French to follow/Texte en français à suivre:

(An)Aesthetic of Absence
University of Toronto, March 8-10, 2012
Keynote Addresses by J. Hillis Miller (University of California, Irvine)
and Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto)

The 23rd annual conference of the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto will be held from March 8-10, 2012, and will focus on the concept of "Absence": the aesthetics, ethics, and politics of that which is not present. Following from last year's conference, "Iconoclasm," we now consider not that which has been broken, but that which is simply—and yet profoundly—absent.

Leon Edel Prize--November 1, 2011 [UPDATE]

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 12:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Henry James Review
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The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in the Henry James Review.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to:

Leon Edel Prize

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 12:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Henry James Review
contact email: 

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in the Henry James Review.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to:

CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 12:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 

Organizers of the 33rd annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for American, British, and other World literatures outside of our other specific Literature areas. Before submitting, see the following link for our present Area list: http://swtxpca.org/documents/123.html#Literature.

Undressing the Bawdy - Submission Deadline: November 18, 2011

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 11:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies & Thought
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Derived from "bawd," a word of uncertain etymology associated with practices of female prostitution, "bawdy" describes something that is boisterously or humorously indecent. Considering that one of the earliest known works of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh, with its many descriptions of the randy exploits of a Sumarian prince, can be considered bawdy, one might suggest that bawdiness is an intrinsic quality of literary discourse. From Rabelais's laughing pregnant hags, to Rochester's copious odes to genitalia, and Joyce's "obscenities" in Ulysses, the bawdy has titillated centuries of readers.

[Reminder] New Approaches to the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 5:38am
full name / name of organization: 
Maria Rice Bellamy / College of Staten Island/CUNY

Toni Morrison's latest novel, A Mercy, demonstrates the contemporary writer's continued preoccupation with the history of slavery in the New World as well as the ever expanding range of approaches to this subject matter. This panel invites papers that examine contemporary narratives of slavery (written after 1970) and how they render this historical experience in terms that challenge contemporary readers of all racial backgrounds.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and brief cv to Maria Rice Bellamy at maria.bellamy@csi.cuny.edu by September 30, 2011.

[Update] Registration open for Rural Geographies of Gender and Space

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 4:35am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick

Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920

23rd September 2011, University of Warwick

*Provisional Programme available and

Registration is now open*

Keynote speaker: Professor Jo Little, University of Exeter

This symposium offers a long-overdue forum in which to resituate the rural as a vital context for understanding the meanings of gender and space in the long Victorian period. Bringing together scholars from different disciplinary perspectives, including English literary studies, geography and history, we aim to understand the diverse experiences of gendered rural spaces and contribute to discussions about theoretical approaches to the (rural)space-gender intersection.

CFP: Atenea - humanities and social sciences (10/10/11); journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 9:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Revista Atenea: A Bilingual Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
contact email: 

Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and
social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and
poetry.
URL: http://www.uprm.edu/atenea
ISSN 0885-6079
Indexed by MLA.
The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be
considered for publication in the next open topic issue
issue (December 2011).
Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines
below):

Children's Media

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 5:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
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This special issue of the peer-reviewed journal "Interdisciplinary Humanities" will consider articles, essays, interviews, and creative works by authors who write or produce works for children. Video games, picture books, fantasy, hip-hop, children's poetry: the various media that are relevant to children and have become part of twenty first century humanities warrant study and exploration for teachers and scholars in the humanities. Send inquiries and submissions to Dr. Wynn Yarbrough at wynnyarbrough@gmail.com or to Dr. Lee Ann Westman at lewestman@utep.edu

Rethinking Early Italian Literature: The Hybrid Narrative of Love (March 15-18, 2011)

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 4:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, NeMLA
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This panel wishes to reassess, and bring to the fore, the important role of the love treatise within Renaissance literature. In fact, recent new studies show that the genre of the love treatise, situated within its own historical moment and cultural context, functioned as a unique hybrid text in which different traditions - literary, philosophical and medical- were elaborately intertwined to explain the genesis and anatomy of love. Thus, by undertaking a comparative study of the Renaissance love treatise, this panel will explore the varying discourses that once informed this hybrid genre.

Critical Studies in Television // Peer Reviewed Journal // UNDERGRADUATE // Ongoing Submissions

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 2:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Columbia College Chicago Television Department

The Television Department at Columbia College Chicago invites undergraduate scholars to submit papers to the The Watercooler Journal. This peer-reviewed journal is a cross-disciplinary online source that focuses on nearly any topic involving the critical study of television programming. Papers may address the medium as a whole, specific television programs, transmedia, fan studies, social and/or cultural implications, individual episodes within a series, etc. Please visit http://www.thewatercoolerjournal.tv to read papers that have been accepted.

Call for Proposals: Film & History

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 33rd Annual Conference • February 8-11, 2012, Albuquerque, NM

Proposals for papers and panels are now being considered for the Film & History Area of the annual SW/TX PCA/ACA conference. This year's conference theme is Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context."

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