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Open Submissions - Poems, Short Fiction, and Dramatic Pieces (May 2011 - August 2011)

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 4:59am
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Ishaan Literary Review

Ishaan Literary Review is a new online journal of poetry, short fiction and dramatic works (including plays and screen plays).

We publish (roughly) 50% invited authors and 50% blind read/peer reviewed authors three times a year (Winter, Spring and Summer). We believe that readers should have a chance to see more than just one work by an author, so we will try to publish multiple works by the same author in each issue.

To Submit:
Please email your work as a Word document attachment. All works should be included in a SINGLE file with page breaks between individual works and titles for individual works clearly identifiable.

[Update] Gaiman and Feminism Collection

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 1:45am
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Claremont Graduate University

The editors of a secured critical anthology are seeking articles of around 4,000-6,500 words (including endnotes and references) discussing the work of Neil Gaiman in any medium -- including the comics, films, novels, and stories -- and how he assesses, criticizes, valorizes, and revises expectations of feminism, the feminine, and the place and purpose of women in the genre narrative.

We're still searching for critical essays on the following works:

Sandman: The Dream Hunters

The Books of Magic

The Eternals

Marvel 1602

Violent Cases

The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch

Melinda

Fragile Things

Angels and Visitations

M is for Magic

Now We are Sick (Poems)

College Student Literary Magazine Conference

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 9:30pm
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College Student Literary Magazine Conference
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This student-centered conference for college magazine writers, editors, and faculty advisors invited presentations on any aspect of college literary magazines.
Preference is given to proposals featuring students as the primary presenters.

This year's conference will be held at Danville Area Community College in Danville, IL, on November 4, 2011.

Please send 250-300 word abstracts to ALL three conference coordinators:
Catherine Dent dent@susqu.edu
Leslye Friedberg, lfriedberg@ccp.edu
Ryan Stone, rstone@dacc.edu

American Frontiers: British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference (November 12th, 2011)

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 7:21pm
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British Association of American Studies / University of Birmingham

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

The British Association of 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.

Gender and Punishment: Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2012

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 3:31pm
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University of Manchester

Gender and Punishment: Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2012

11th - 13th January 2012, The University of Manchester Keynote Speakers: Professor Dawn Hadley (University of Sheffield) and Professor Karen Pratt (King's College, London)

Submissions are now being accepted for 20 minute papers.

Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture and Linguistics SAMLA (11/4-6)

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 2:59pm
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SAMLA 2011 Luso-Brazilian Studies
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Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture and Linguistics

The purpose of this general call for papers is to increase the number of Luso-Brazilian Studies sessions at SAMLA in 2011. We would like to create as many coherent sessions as possible, in the greatest variety of areas. To that end, we solicit proposals that deal with any aspect of the following:

poetic Voice and Poiesis/ A Voz Poética e Poiesis;
Brazilian Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Brasileiras;
Portuguese Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Portuguesas;
Luso-African Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Luso-africanas;
Linguistics of the Portuguese-speaking World / A Linguística da Lusofonia.

Covering & Exposing: Manipulation & Fragmentation of the Body

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 2:36pm
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University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey, UK

REMINDER OF CONFERENCE:

Covering & Exposing: Manipulation & Fragmentation of the Body

MA FPI Student Generated Seminar produced by Camilla Seckin
Centre for Fashion, Design & Promotion, University of the Creative Arts
June 23rd, 2011
University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey, UK

The body and the nude have been at the centre point of history, humanities and arts for centuries. Manipulations of the human form are a reoccurring focus through natural and unnatural causes. Such ideas include natural deteoriating of the body through aging and illness, against the recent sociological media frenzy of cosmetic surgery and decoration of the skin.

CFP: WAC 2012 (11/1/11; 6/7/12)

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 1:10pm
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Randall McClure

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

"The Future is WAC"
The 11th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference
June 7-9, 2012
Savannah, GA
Hosted by The Department of Writing and Linguistics and the Division of Continuing Education
Georgia Southern University

The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Division of Continuing Education at Georgia Southern University are proud to announce the call for proposals for the 11th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference to be held in the Coastal Georgia Center in the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia on June 7-9, 2012.

[UPDATE] English in the Digital Age: EAPSU Conference October 14 & 15, 2011

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 11:46am
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English Association of the Pennsylvania Sate Universities
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The deadline for abstracts for English in the Digital Age, the EAPSU 2011 conference, has been extended to May 15, 2011. Papers exploring any aspect of digital technology and pedagogy, archival research, or narratives that deal with representations of technology and literature are welcome. Papers taking a more traditional approach or dealing with more traditional texts and methodologies are also welcome.

Send 250-300 word abstracts to:

Dr. Betina Entzminger
bentzmin@bloomu.edu

Society for Renaissance Studies 5th Biennial Conference, Manchester (UK), July 2012

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 11:36am
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Society for Renaissance Studies/ University of Manchester

Society for Renaissance Studies
5th Biennial Conference
University of Manchester, UK, July 9-11, 2012
The 5th Biennial conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies will be held at the University of Manchester.

Accompanying events are being planned in the Whitworth Gallery, Chetham's Library, the John Rylands Library, the People's History Museum, the Royal Northern College of Music, and other cultural institutions in the city.

In addition to scholarly papers, the conference will offer workshops on publishing, funding applications, teaching, and public engagement, as well as tours of libraries.

Plenary Speakers

Conflict, Memory, and Reconciliation; Jan 2012 [abstracts by 1 June 2011]

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 11:22am
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SIT Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad, programs of World Learning
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SIT is hosting a symposium in Kigali, Rwanda January 10-13, 2012 entitled Conflict, Memory, and Reconciliation: Bridging past, present, and future. Please share this call for papers with your colleagues who are scholars and practitioners working in the fields of memory studies, peace and conflict studies, human rights, and post-conflict transformation.

Come to Kigali, Rwanda to present your work, share your research, and generate knowledge in the fields of memory, reconciliation, and conflict transformation. The Symposium is hosted by SIT, January 10 – 13, 2012.

Teaching Graphic Narratives in the Literature Classroom

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 11:01am
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Midwestern Modern Language Association, St. Louis, MO (Nov 3-6, 2011)
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Increasingly comic books and graphic narratives/novels find their way onto literature syllabi. Recent anthologies such as _Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills_, edited by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher, and _Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel_, edited by James Bucky Carter, emphasize the use for such texts in secondary schools. Even the MLA has an edited collection called _Teaching The Graphic Novel_ , edited by Stephen Tabachnick. But what are the benefits of teaching comic books and graphic narratives/novels specifically in college? And how do we best go about doing it?

[UPDATE] CFP: 'Travelling' in Asian, African and Latin American cinema

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 8:23am
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many cinemas
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MANY CINEMAS seeks for articles on cinema which focus on travelling - and just like our maxim - in the non-western cinemas of the world like Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Holiday, business, private matters. There are several reasons for travelling. The autumn edition of MANY CINEMAS will dedicate its issue to the topic Travelling .

Travelling: People undertake a journey to places, strange and not familiar to them. How do they act or behave in an unfamiliar environment and how does it take an impact on them? Cinema is close connected with travelling. It is a window to the world, both real and imaginary. The lights turn off and pictures appear which bring you to places far away.

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