The term 'North-East' is a form of geographical, linguistic and ethnic stereotyping that clubs together eight disparate states comprising of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, and Sikkim, that happen to lie in the Northeastern periphery of the Indian union. The body of works by English-language writers from this region refers to the North-East Indian Writings in English. Some of the most interesting Indian writing in English today is coming from this region. Intense political conflict and complex issues of identity along with some of the psychological and social perplexities of the present provide much fodder for storylines.
After the success of the first NECS Graduate Workshop in Istanbul (Summer 2010) and in anticipation of a successful second workshop in London (Summer 2011) we are now organizing a
two-day intensive workshop in Belgrade this Autumn focusing on the topic Blurred Boundaries/Contested Geographies. The aim of the NECS workshops is to bring young researchers and graduate students together in fruitful debate creating a sustainable international network that meets regularly throughout the year. Participants will find a platform where they peer review
works-in-progress and practice presentation and discussion skills in preparation for academic conference participation.
CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/3-11/5/2011, Philadelphia, PA (June 15th, 2011, deadline for proposals)
"Sesión no numerada" is a scientific journal that publishes original articles whose subject is part of the editorial of the journal: Studies linking film and television series with any of the humanities (literature, philosophy, history...). It also publishes original translations of relevant articles, reviews of books relevant to the field of audiovisual fiction and reviews of films released in the year preceding the publication of each issue. The periodicity of the review is annual, published the number for the year in January. The publication languages are Spanish and English.
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An International Conference hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Letters,
Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia
in association with the Katherine Mansfield Society
27-29 June 2012
Angela Smith, C. K. Stead, Maurizio Ascari,
Gerri Kimber, Claire Davison-Pégon
Call for essays, creative writing and art for a new anthology dealing with motherhood and loss:
A Few Lines Magazine is an up-and-coming literary magazine that publishes Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Creative Non-Fiction/Essays, and Artwork. We just released our first issue and are currently looking to print it. All contributors receive one free contributor's copy (once we have printed the issues).
Aside from the main quarterly issue, we host a monthly short story contest. The contest includes publication, an interview, and a spot in the annual anthology, "The Best of A Few Lines."
We accept unpublished simultaneous submissions all year round, so please feel free to send us your work at any time. To submit, follow this link:
We invite submissions for papers for a workshop to be held at the University of Melbourne in December 2011 that explores the varying emotional textures of Taiwan life. It takes the dyad of Happiness and Sadness as its point of departure, but also examines other emotional registers and how these might relate to Taiwan's social and historical structures. These emotional textures can be seen as both products of particular kinds of social, political, cultural and economic structures and as ways in which those structures are experienced and interpreted. We hope that an exploration of Taiwan society through the paired themes of happiness and sadness (while not excluding other emotions) will offer new ways to approach the study of Taiwan.
Panelists are invited to submit abstracts (250 words) for papers on Mansfield's difficult relations with the transnational scene of the modern, modernism, modernity. Submissions might consider facets of Mansfield's ambivalences about national and imperial affiliation or other modernists or modernisms or literary professionalism. Send abstracts to Todd Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 July 2011. EXTENDED DEADLINE
We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays on the popular and critically acclaimed series Justified (FX). Topics can include but are not limited to the following:
Call for Papers
WSQ Special Issue: Enchantment
Special Editors: Ann Burlein & Jackie Orr
This panel examines the burgeoning interest in adventure during the years 1880-1901. Joseph A. Kestner in his recent _Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction, 1880-1915_ has suggested that adventure texts are filled with 'codes' such as 'rescue, heroism, survival, courage, duty, isolation, voyaging' for audiences to 'live up to' (1). Papers that scrutinize late Victorian literary treatments of these codes, in addition to tropes such as travel, sailing, mountain climbing, and camping are warmly welcomed.
"Shakespeare and the Natural World", Call for Papers
A graduate student conference jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kings College London
March 29-31, 2012
The Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women's Writing Association
Contemporary Women's Writing: (Wo)Man and the Body
11-13 July 2012
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
'Bodies have all the explanatory power of minds. Indeed, for feminist purposes, the focus on bodies, bodies in their concrete specificities, has the added bonus of inevitably raising the question of sexual difference that mind does not' – Elizabeth Grosz, Volatile Bodies: Towards a Corporeal Feminism (1994)