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Calls for Papers/Presentations: Stephen King Area--Popular Culture Association Conference (April 11-14, 2012, Boston, MA)

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Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 6:39pm
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Stephen King Area--Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers

Stephen King Area

2012 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference

Boston, MA: April 11 - 14, 2012

The co-chairs of the Stephen King Area—Philip Simpson of Brevard Community College and Patrick McAleer of Indiana University of Pennsylvania—are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of Stephen King's fiction and film—from his experimentation with medium to his more recent fictions, including his Dark Tower series, and anything in between—are sought for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in Boston, April 11th-April 14th, 2012.

Acacia Conference: An Ethical (Re)Orientation, March 3 2012

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Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:55pm
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California State University Fullerton Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club

California State University Fullerton's Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club are looking for thoughtful inter-disciplinary graduate and professional-level papers that engage a work of literature or an aspect of culture through the lens of ethical responsibility and the imperative of human connection. This conference will focus on how various schools of literary theory utilize ethics in their interactions with any period or medium of literature. Additionally, we are accepting creative submissions: short emphatic works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or hybrid text which pertain specifically or tangentially to ethics, not to exceed 2012 words in length. Undergraduates are very welcome to submit as well.

[UPDATE]Simon Critchley / Tom McCarthy Panels, University of Louisville, Literature and Culture Since 1900, February 23-25, 2012

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Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 2:15pm
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Seth Morton / Rice University
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Simon Critchley and Tom McCarthy will be presenting at the University of Louisville's 40th annual Literature and Culture Since 1900 Conference. In order to make the most of their visit we are calling for papers that engage with these two contemporary thinkers either alone, in articulation with each other, or with other interlocutors. Depending on the quality and number of submissions we may be able to propose a double session of papers. Below are specific CFP prompts and contact information.

[UPDATE] Materializing Verse at ASECS 2012 (22-25 March; San Antonio)

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Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 10:16am
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Dustin D. Stewart / U of Texas at Austin

I still have a bit of room left in the Materializing Verse panel scheduled for ASECS 2012 (description below). If you'd like the opportunity to join in, please e-mail me a brief proposal by 15 September.

How did verse materialize in the long eighteenth century? This session will explore questions about the material contexts and conditions of British poetry between the Restoration and early Romanticism.

quest for identity in English Literature

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Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 2:26am
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Professor S.Ranga
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The paper attracts the minds of reader to ensure its applicablity regarding quest for identity for a human being in general and the depressed class of the world in particular.

The Windhover Journal and the Writers' Festival, February 9-11

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 10:05pm
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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Each year The Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature publishes a collection of fiction and poetry. In the spring authors read their own work, attend award-winning authors' presentations, and attend workshops on campus at the Writers' Festival, February 9-11, 2012. This year's keynotes and workshop leaders include Susan E. Isaacs, Daniel Taylor, Susanna Childress, Brett Foster, and Al Haley.

We invite poets and fiction writers to submit a selection of their work to be considered to be published by The Windhover Journal and presented at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's Annual Writer's Festival.

Panels on Simon Critchley and Tom McCarthy for the U of Louisville Literature and Culture Conference Since 1900, February 23-5

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 5:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Seth Morton / Rice University
contact email: 

Simon Critchley and Tom McCarthy will be presenting at the University of Louisville's 40th annual Literature and Culture Since 1900 Conference. In order to make the most of their visit we are calling for papers that engage with these two contemporary thinkers either alone, in articulation with each other, or with other interlocutors. Depending on the quality and number of submissions we may be able to propose a double session of papers. Below are specific CFP prompts and contact information.

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 4:52pm
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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

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 3:07pm
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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

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 2:49pm
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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]

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 12:39pm
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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)

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 12:14pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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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
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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.

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