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[UPDATE]

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 4:05pm
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New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University
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Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.

Watermark Journal -- Submission Deadline 12/6/11

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 10:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Long Beach

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our sixth volume to be published in May 2012. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Ghost Stories: Hauntings and Echoes in Literature and Culture 27-29 January 2012

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 5:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Graduate Students Association

McGill English Graduate Conference CFP
Ghost Stories: Hauntings and Echoes in Literature and Culture
27-29 January 2012
McGill University, Montreal

The McGill English Department's Eighteenth Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature invites submissions on the topic of literary hauntings. How do ghosts of the past figure in literature, theatre, film, television, and other texts and cultural artifacts? How do familial, imperial, social, linguistic, or national legacies influence artists and their work? How do texts "remember" historical events or other texts? Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

"Automation and Catastrophe" (March 29-April 1, 2012), deadline for proposals November 15

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 3:01pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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From Jacques de Vaucanson's eighteenth-century defecating duck to robots to weaponized military drones, automation has long been a significant site of fascination and fear. This panel will explore automation using a wide lens – one that includes aesthetic representations of, for example, automated machines, animals, and humans, as well as theories of automation, labor, and technology. Specifically, this panel seeks to investigate the narratives and rhetorics of catastrophe and crisis that frequently accompany automation: from fears of dehumanization through our engagement with automated machines, to threats of the automation of our labor, production, consumption, and desires.

Jan 31, 2012 - 
The Child in Neo-Victorian Arts and Discourse:
Renegotiating 19th Century Concepts of Childhood

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 12:26pm
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Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies: Special Issue

Neo-Victorianism has become a major trend in contemporary literature and culture. Novels, motion pictures, documentaries and TV series have all contributed to the persistent re-imagination of the nineteenth century. While neo-Victorianism in fiction and film has sparked off a lively academic industry, its impact on children's literature and contemporary discourses on childhood has not yet been fully addressed.

[UPDATE] Popular Culture Association (Submissions by 15 December 2011)

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 11:07am
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Festivals and Faires Area
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The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Mother/Nature Conference - University of Southern Mississippi - Deadline for Proposals is November 15, 2011

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 4:22pm
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English Graduate Organization

Mother/Nature Conference

March 16-18, 2012
Thad Cochran Center
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
Extended Deadline: November 15, 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. BARBARA GATES
PLENARY SPEAKERS: JANISSE RAY AND DR. CATHERINE ROACH

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
John Muir

We live in a time of crisis in our homes and in our natural environment. From hurricanes to oil spills, we are linked to each other through the loss and degradation of regional and national habitats. Our selfhoods and the place we make for ourselves in the world are ultimately rooted in both our biological and ecological families.

UPDATE: The Corpse and Catastrophe

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 11:07am
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Karen Elizabeth Bishop/ David Sherman

Call for Papers: The Corpse and Catastrophe
ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

Seminar Organizers: Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Rutgers University) and David Sherman (Brandeis University)

This seminar will examine the corpses in and of literature, including the catastrophic meaning of corpses. Papers with aesthetic, ethical, political, and historical dimensions are welcome, and might address a range of questions:

Journal Articles Needed--Words and Music

updated: 
Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 8:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Paul Bempechat/Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations
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Ars Lyrica, the journal of the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations, seeks articles on area of word-music relationships. Articles of any length will be considered. The deadline for the next issue is January 31, 2012; any articles submitted after that will be considered for future issues. For further information, go to www.lyricasociety.org.

The Nineteenth-century Memory - proposal deadline 31st October 2011

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Friday, October 14, 2011 - 3:55pm
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postgraduate conference at Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies
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The Nineteenth-Century Memory: Approaches and Appropriations
postgraduate conference at Leeds Trinity University College, 3 March 2012

with keynote speakers
Professor Ann Heilmann, University of Hull
and Dr Trev Broughton, University of York

'...nothing that is once mentally our own can ever be entirely lost'
(Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams (1899))

'We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow'
(Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist (1890))

Radical Imagination and Literature

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Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 11:43pm
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American Comparative Literature Association, March 29-April 1, 2012
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What is the role of literature in creating new ways of being in the world? If many conceptualizations of political freedom terminate in teleologically- determined emancipation, and thus separate the possibility of freedom from the conditions of social life, how can literary form, by contrast, support invention in the face of the unknown?

CFP - Publication of Doctoral Dissertation

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 4:56am
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ROMAN Books

ROMAN Books, an independent publishing house of international repute, is now accepting proposals for doctoral and postgraduate dissertation for publication. After publication the book will be available and sold in USA, UK and Ireland by major bookstores like Amazon, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble.

The dissertation must be complete. Authors are paid annual royalties at a competitive rate.

Please send a 1000 word abstract, a detail chapter-by-chapter synopsis and three sample chapters for consideration to response@romanbooks.co.in

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 4:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English/Texas Southern University
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Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2012 – 14th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Fourteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, April 12-13, 2012, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the presentations is "Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts."

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