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[UPDATE] CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE The World We Have Imagined: Literature, Nature, and the Environment Conference - April 4-6, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 9:13am
Southwestern College - Winfield, KS

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the relationship between Literature, Nature, and the Environment, which will focus on the idea of the environmental imagination, imaginary worlds, and imagined futures.

Papers might examine (but are not limited to):

• Ecocritical approaches to literature
• Nature Writing and other representation of the Environment
• The Picturesque
• Animals and Wildlife
• The Environment Reimagined
• Utopias and Dystopias
• Urban Landscapes and the Environment
• Climate and Weather
• Environmental justice
• Environmental issues in the Mid-West
• Local environmental Narratives

April 18-20, 2013, Humanities Symposium, U of Puerto Rico, Keynote Giannina Braschi

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 12:10am
University of Puerto Rico, School of the Humanties


The School of Humanities of The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, invites graduate students to submit an abstract on humanistic research to be considered for inclusion in its second annual GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM.

SYMPOSIUM DATES: April 18-20, 2013

LOCATION: University of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

NWSA 2013 Call for Papers about Asexuality

Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 10:15pm
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)

2013 Call for Papers about Asexuality
National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
November 7-10, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

The NWSA Asexuality Interest Group welcomes papers for the 2013 NWSA annual conference. These asexuality-related themes are orientated towards the full NWSA 2013 CFP which can be found here:

If you are interested in being a part of the 2013 Asexuality Studies
panels at NWSA, please send the following info to the designated panel organizer (listed under each theme) by Monday, February 11, 2013:

2013 Mnemonics Graduate Summer School (Ghent, 9-11 September 2013; abstracts due 1 April 2013)

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 7:34pm
Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies

Call for Papers for 2013 Mnemonics Graduate Summer School
"Memory Unbound: Transcultural, Transgenerational, Transmedial, and Transdisciplinary Dynamics of Memory" (Ghent, 9-11 September 2013)

For the second edition of the annual summer school organized by the Mnemonics network, an international collaborative initiative for graduate education in memory studies, we invite paper proposals from graduate students that address the transcultural, transgenerational, transmedial, and/or transdisciplinary dynamics of memory.

FINAL EXTENSION: IU Grad Student Conference: "Consent: Terms of Agreement"

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 2:50pm
Indiana University English Department Graduate Student Advisory Committee

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, entitled "Consent: Terms of Agreement," to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington, March 21-23, 2013. Join us for our 11th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Keynote speaker: Lauren Berlant
University of Chicago
author of The Female Complaint and Cruel Optimism

Consent: We click it any time we download a new software program. We are required to give it for medical procedures. Spoken or implied, it struggles to articulate our desires and will. Without it, numerous laws can be broken and our senses of agency violated.

[UPDATE] gardens and utopia, call for papers

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 2:30pm
EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden; University of Delaware

EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden

Symposium June 6-9, 2013

EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden is a four-day symposium designed for an academic audience, garden professionals, and a general public interested in the importance and meaning of gardens.

Call for Papers :
Abstracts and proposals for papers and panels due March 4, 2013.

CFP: Assembling Identities Postgraduate Conference

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 4:45am
University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Professor Pierre Joris (SUNY at Albany)
Ruth Washbrook (Scottish Screen Archive/NLS)

The University of Glasgow's Graduate School of the College of Arts is delighted to announce Assembling Identities, an international and cross-disciplinary conference focusing on how we understand identity and the process of identity formation.

The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space [UPDATE] Conference Date March 23, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:41pm
English Graduate Conference at Southern Methodist University

Describing Kokovoko, the mysterious island home of Queequeg in Melville's Moby Dick, Ishmael states, "It is not down in any map; true places never are." The idea of "place" has haunted and inspired the literary imaginations of countless writers and readers. This conference panel seeks papers that explore the significance of space, place, and geography in literature.


Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:33pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's seventeenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th March 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.