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[UPDATE] American Frontiers: British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference (November 12th, 2011)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 7:56am
British Association for American Studies / University of Birmingham

November 12th, 2011
Keynote: Professor Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual postgraduate conference, to be held at the University of Birmingham on November 12th, 2011.

The general theme of the conference is 'American Frontiers'. The notion of the frontier has permeated the history of the United States, from colonial expansion to the optimistic rhetoric of the Kennedy administration. Moreover, the meaning of 'America' and its place within the world has been a site of ongoing negotiation in geographic, political, economic, military, intellectual and cultural terms.

A(r)mor amoris: Modernist Cummings, Sex(t)uality, and Cultural Aesthetics (deadline 9/20/11; Louisville, 2/23/12-2/25/12)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 2:17am
Gillian Huang-Tiller / E.E. Cummings Society

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 40th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 24-26, 2012, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). An experimental artist of new forms in poetry, prose, painting, and theater, Cummings goes beyond a mere radical formalism to fashion a cultural aesthetics that engages the contemporary issues of his time.

Imagining New Lives, Imaging New Relationships in Nineteenth-Century America

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 7:49pm
Maureen McCarthy/South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference

This session seeks to explore representations in poetry, prose, and discourse that reflect changes in nineteenth-century American society--not just what was happening but what was possible. How were writers depicting alternative social constructions and relationships? What were the established limitations and where in literature can we see writers challenging these traditional conventions? Papers might include primary archival research, literary analysis, and multi-disciplinary approaches that address the work of nineteenth-century writers and intellectuals. Presentations could examine alternative conceptions in interpersonal relationships (platonic, romantic, professional, etc.), as well as the relationship of individuals to social institutions.

[UPDATE] Modified and Definite Dates for the V International Gothic Congress, FFyL, UNAM, Mexcio, March 2012

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 6:02pm
International Gothic Congress

V International Gothic Congress

'Gothic Plurality'

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.

Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 4:50pm
Ken Dvorak, PhD

We are seeking contributors for a collection of critical essays on Steampunk. Steampunk remains an elusive topic even among its admirers and practitioners, but at its heart, it re-imagines the Victorian age in the future, and re-works its technology, fashion, and values with a dose of anti-modernism. From sci-fi and fantasy to websites catering to a Steampunk lifestyle, this multi-faceted genre demands greater scholarly analysis.

The editors of this anthology seek contributions in the following suggested subject areas:

CFP: Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 5:02am
Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics

Apologies for Cross Postings

Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics is an on-line journal
(http://www.tc.columbia.edu/tesolalwebjournal) dedicated to publishing research in progress in the fields of TESOL and Applied Linguistics.

Within a conceptual framework that values an integration of theory and practice, the journal publishes full-length articles dealing, in a principled way, with language, language acquisition, language teaching, and language assessment.
The journal also publishes interviews, short commentaries, and book reviews.

10th Medieval English Studies Symposium (19-20 Nov 2011)

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 3:58am
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

You are cordially invited to the 10th Medieval English Studies Symposium, organised by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, which will be held in Poznań from 19-20 November, 2011. MESS10 will have as its aim bringing together specialists in the areas of medieval English literature and linguistics.

Literature Section at MESS10

Princes and Paupers: Class, Money and (social and physical) Otherness in medieval and medievalist literature in English

Call For Submissions: Literary Journal Accepting Short Stories, Poetry, Flash Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction for Publication

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Monday, June 27, 2011 - 9:08pm
A Few Lines Magazine

A Few Lines Magazine (www.afewlinesmagazine.com) is now accepting general submissions under the categories of Short Stories, Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction. We read year-round and produce issues on a quarterly basis.

We also host a short story contest, which is hosted on a monthly basis.

We are currently accepting submissions for our second issue. The issue is scheduled to debut in September.

General submission guidelines are posted on our online submission manager.

To submit, please follow this link:

NeMLA/March 2012, Early African Muslims and Discourses of Resistance

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Monday, June 27, 2011 - 11:32am
Fran L. Lassiter

This panel will examine early narratives (including first person, oral, and translated/transcribed) by Diasporic Africans as part of a discourse of resistance. Papers will essentially explore eighteenth- and nineteenth-century African Diasporic narratives, which challenge Western cultural, religious, and social values as a paradigm for intellectual thought. Papers which employ African-centered theoretical frames are highly encouraged. Please send a 500-word abstract to Fran L. Lassiter (flassite@mc3.edu). Also include your name, academic affiliation, a brief biography, and contact information. The deadline for submission is September 20, 2011.

NeMLA-March 2012, Teaching the Harlem Renaissance as Part of a Black Aesthetic

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Monday, June 27, 2011 - 11:29am
Fran L. Lassiter

This roundtable will explore pedagogical approaches for teaching the Harlem Renaissance across multi-disciplines and academic levels. Proposals on any aspect of this topic will be considered, but please note that presentations must be 5-7 minutes because of the roundtable format. Papers that focus on cultural works as instrumental in creating a distinctly Black aesthetic are encouraged. Please send a 250-word abstract to Fran L. Lassiter (flassite@mc3.edu). Also include your name, academic affiliation, a brief biography, and contact information. The deadline for submission is September 20, 2011.

Pursuing the Trivial - Postgraduate Conference June 2012, Vienna

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Monday, June 27, 2011 - 8:37am
University of Vienna, Austria

Pursuing the Trivial - Investigations into Popular Culture.
A Postgraduate Conference with Invited Guest Speakers, University of Vienna, June 1-2 2012
"The everyday is what we cannot but aspire to, since it appears to us as lost to us."
Stanley Cavell, In Quest of the Ordinary

Ancient Jewish Texts and the 'Literary' / Antwerp, 14-15 March, 2012

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Monday, June 27, 2011 - 3:50am
Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp

Ancient Jewish Texts and the 'Literary'
14,15 March 2012
Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp)

The Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp) in collaboration with Ghent University is happy to announce an international seminar on Ancient Jewish Texts and the 'Literary.' The aim is to bring together scholars working on various ancient Jewish texts and their distinct textual – often called literary - features. The goal is to exchange ideas on the 'literary' in these works and stimulate future research and collaboration.

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