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Ozu edited anthology - call for articles

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:36am
Marc DiPaolo Assistant Professor of Film and English at Oklahoma City University and Brian DiPaolo, MFA Emerson College

Tentative Title: Ozu and Evolution: Reassessing an Icon of Japanese Cinema

Final Submission Deadline: February 1, 2012

Length of Contribution: 6,000 – 8,500 words (including notes)

Citation Style: latest Modern Language Association style

The Kudzu Review is now accepting submissions! Deadline November 1st

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 8:19pm
Kudzu Review

Kudzu Review, literature for an invasive species, the bi-annual Southern journal for the study of literature and the environment, is looking for submissions for its premier. Here at the Kudzu Review we look for savvy, sharp, well polished literature that captures life in a post-natural world. We publish work that is outstanding, and motivated by concerns with man's place in the world. This isn't your grandmother's moldy copy of Shelly poems; show us the "new-nature" with your place, post-colonial, post-gender, and activist writing. Show us new takes on what is "natural." Turn your ecocritical eye on any aspect of modern life, see what comes out. Avoid overt or preachy messages. Enter contests for poetry, fiction, essays, and recipes.

Comparative Literature Papers for Spring 2012 Publication

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 6:31pm
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its spring 2012 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. Get information and submit at

Issues of Mobility and Confinement in Women's Literature (NeMLA 2012 Panel)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 4:45pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Elizabeth I and Shakespeare: Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 4:23pm
Elizabeth I and Shakespeare

Submissions are invited for the panel "Elizabeth I and Shakespeare," to be held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012.

The papers need not limit the subject of discussion to Shakespeare's reflection of Elizabeth and her distinctly androgynous nature in his plays, but may address a range of topics, such as the extent to which the writing of both is integrated in the same web of cultural, political, and gender-specific concerns.

This session is sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I Society.

Please email the abstracts (300 words or less) to Anna Riehl Bertolet,, no later than September 15, 2011.

Non-Combatant Wartime Trauma

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 3:40pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

American literature has historically ascribed the traumas of war almost entirely to the domain of the male combatant's experience; in the process, valuable contributions on the subject by female authors have been largely overlooked. This panel seeks paper proposals exploring the role of the peripheral actor in times of war, particularly female non-combatants who are nonetheless directly affected by the traumas of war.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to Natalie Carter, George Washington University, at

Abstract deadline: 30 September 2011.

Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia (Autumn 2012)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 3:16pm
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 6, Number 1 (Autumn 2012)
Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia

Faulknerian Anniversaries

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 2:20pm
Jay Watson / William Faulkner Society

Call for Papers
William Faulkner Society
at the Society for the Study of Southern Lliterature conference
March 29-April 1, 2012
"Faulknerian Anniversaries"

Modern Language Studies, Books Reviews

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 2:19pm
Randy Robertson / Susquehanna University

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications.

I am particularly interested in receiving reviews of hypertext publications. Hypertext presents limitless possibilities, but many web projects would doubtless benefit from a more stringent review process.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at


Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 10:54am
Dr.D.R.Pratima Roy

This paper aims to present the role and function of social imagination within a comparative framework in literature.Prior to delving into the depths of the topic, it is rudimentary to state the contents of the paper.Key topics include a definition of literature and the impulses behind literature, the elements of literature, the purpose and significance of comparison of literatures in this world of globalization in general, application of social imagination to harmonize the literatures, its prominent and active role in widening the prospective by accommodating all the cultures and literatures through translation and, finally the scpe and limits of social imagination.