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Call for Submissions: Global Dialogues (12.Sept.2011)

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Friday, June 24, 2011 - 12:11pm
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Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature
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Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature invites submissions to Issue 2.1 (Jan 2012) describing the participation of literary works in the global intersection of languages and literatures, groups and cultures. Comparative articles emphasizing literary criticism, cultural theory or book history are welcome.

Call for Creative Submission for SAMLA (November 2011)

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Friday, June 24, 2011 - 11:06am
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Komal Patel (Kennesaw State University)
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This panel will highlight 21st century confessional responses in the following genres: memoir, nonfiction, and poetry. Participants will read their creative work in the aforementioned genres. Please submit a sample of five poems or 7-10 pages of prose as an attachment to Komal Patel, Kennesaw State University, at kpatel42@kennesaw.edu. The following information should also accompany each submission: name, title, institutional affiliation, e-mail address(es), and phone number(s). Submissions will be accepted until June 29, 2011.

Call for papers "Valentín García Yebra in Translation Theory, History Deadline for the reception of articles: October 8th 2011.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 6:54pm
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Universidad de Antioquia - Grupo de investigación en Traductología

Mutatis Mutandis Vol. 4. No. 2 2011.
Research Group on Translation Studies
Call for papers
Valentín García Yebra in Translation Theory, History and Criticism.

NeMLA March 15-18 2012 Panel: Feminist Revisions of the Sacred (DEADLINE Sept. 30th 2011)

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 1:50pm
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Jill Neziri/ Fordham University
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As Alicia Ostriker demonstrates in her final chapter of Stealing the Language, revisionist mythology is a practice that extends across cultures and centuries. In late 20th century America, second wave feminists seized upon this strategy as they sought to locate and emphasize women's roles in history, literature, mythology and sacred traditions. In particular, many feminists utilized the practice of revisionism as a means of coming to terms with the sacred and of carving out a place in both traditional and non-traditional religions for a women-centered spirituality. This panel focuses on feminist revisions of the sacred in 20th century American literature.

[UPDATE]

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 1:06pm
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Essais
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Essais, a new journal for undergraduate literature students published through Utah Valley University, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies.
As far as formatting we ask for standard MLA guidelines. There is no length max or minimum, but we would like the article to be of an appropriate academic length. There is no limit on how many pieces you may submit if you are interested in submitting more than one essay. All topics dealing with literature, theory, rhetoric, and cinema studies are open. (Essentially, we are not asking for you to write a new essay, just for you to submit papers you have written for your classes, although you are welcome to submit something new.)

Interviews with Native American/Indigenous Filmmakers/directors/producers

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 11:05am
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Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
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Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions of substantive interviews with new Native American/Indigenous filmmakers/directors/producers for a special issue that will include a dvd containing shorts or clips from work by those interviewed. Post Script encourages original interviews in this area coming from a Native perspective on film and focusing on Native and Indigenous film of North America. We are seeking work from filmmakers, scholars and academics, curators, teachers and the like.

The Apocalypse in Literature and Film

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 10:47am
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_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
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Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

CFP: Historical Perspectives SIG Paper or Panel/ALISE 2012 (January 17-20: Dallas, Texas)

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 1:23am
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Ellen Pozzi/Association of Library and Information Science Educators, Historical Perspectives SIG
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Call for Paper or Panel Presentation – DEADLINE: JULY 22, 2011

In keeping with the 2011 ALISE Conference Theme, "Extending our Reach: Expanding Horizons, Creating Opportunities" the Historical Perspectives SIG invites submissions for an individual paper, or for a 3-4 person panel program that highlights the history of new opportunities and connections in the field of LIS (interpreted broadly.) This session offers an opportunity to reveal previously unknown historical instances of times when the field has extended its reach; or to revisit or reexamine those we think we already understand.

[Update] The Aesthetic of Renewal

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 11:55pm
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Canadian Association of American Studies
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CRAS is pleased to announce the plenary speakers, they are Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart. The new deadline for proposal submissions is 15 July 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Aesthetic of Renewal or "Everything Old is New Again"
3 - 6 November, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario

Carleton University's Centre for Research in American Studies invites submissions for the annual conference for the Canadian Association of American Studies to be held in Ottawa, Ontario from November 3rd - 6th, 2011. This year's theme is: "The Aesthetics of Renewal or 'Everything Old is New Again.'"

Revisiting "The Red Record": Black Women's Lynching Texts-March 15-18, 2012

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 9:59pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This seminar seeks papers exploring African-American women's lynching narratives. How have black women writers used their texts (literary, visual, performance, etc.) to protest 'lynch law' and record its impact on American racial and gender formations? What remains unexplored? Possible authors/artists include Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Kara Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Georgia Douglas Johnson. Please send a 1-page abstract and brief biographical statement to Courtney D. Marshall (courtney.marshall@unh.edu) with 'NEMLA' in subject line.

The NeMLA conference takes place from March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, New York.

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar (August 1, 2011)

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 12:04pm
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Don Tresca
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Rodopi Press Amsterdam / Atlanta announces a new series of literary studies entitled Dialogue under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer. The series will offer new and experienced scholars the opportunity to present alternative readings and approaches to classic texts (those which have received canonical acceptance in either American or Continental Literature). The call for papers on Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar will work as follows: the series editor or a guest editor will list several different topics or approaches to Plath's novel. These topics should have in the past elicited a significant level of disagreement among critics or have an inherent controversial element.

The Entrepreneurial Principles of the Cultural and Creative industries

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 11:28am
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Utrecht University / School of the Arts
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Submissions are invited for a forthcoming special book to be published in early 2012, entitled The Entrepreneurial Principles of the Cultural and Creative industries, compiled by Prof. Dr. Giep Hagoort (Utrecht University/Utrecht School of the Arts), assoc. Prof. Dr A. Thomassen (Auckland University of Technology), Drs. R. Kooyman (Ars Nova).

MACOMÈRE: Special issue on Dionne Brand

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 10:46am
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MACOMÈRE (THE JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN WOMEN WRITERS & SCHOLARS)
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This special issue of MaComère is focused on Caribbean Canadian writer Dionne Brand. For over thirty years, Dionne Brand has been testing the capacity of poetic language to address ethical questions of global consequence. She has published in a wide range of genres, including poetry, novels, short stories, essays and non fiction, and documentary film, and is Poet Laureate of the City of Toronto (2009-2012). Brand has won many awards for her writing, including most recently the prestigious 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize for her narrative poem Ossuaries.

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