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[UPDATE] Queer Wales: a collection of essays on sexuality, identity and Wales

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Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 5:12pm
Huw Osborne, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Royal Military College of Canada

Queer Wales: a collection of essays on sexuality, identity and Wales

In recent years, we have become more aware of the complexity of Welsh identities (national, European, racial, colonial, economic, etc), and a major feature of this complexity is the queering of Welsh history and culture. The sexual identity of Wales is currently being studied, written, performed, legislated, mapped, bought and sold, yet, as far as sexuality is concerned, to what extent is Wales still "The Land of my Fathers" and the "Land of the White Gloves"? At what point may we begin to articulate a coherent LGBTIQ history and community in Wales?

As Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick explains in Epistemology of the Closet,

[UPDATE] Call for Exemplary Undergraduate Humanities Essays

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 3:34pm
Valley Humanities Review

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2010 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is also currently seeking poetry submissions; students may submit up to three poems. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students. Our reading period runs from September 1 to December 15 of each year.

T. S. Eliot Society at American Literature Association Conference, May 27-30 2010

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 11:53am
T. S. Eliot Society

The T. S. Eliot Society will
sponsor two sessions at the 2010 Annual Conference of the American
Literature Association, May 27–30, at the Hyatt Regency in San
Francisco. Please send proposals or abstracts(up to 250 words), along
with a curriculum vitae, electronically to Professor Lee Oser
(leeoser@holycross.edu). Submissions must be received no later than
January 15, 2010.

ACLA: Fictions of Haiti (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; Abstract by 11/23/09)

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 10:57am
Kimberly Manganelli & Angela Naimou, Clemson University

"Commemorations," observes Michel-Rolph Trouillot, "sanitize further the messy history lived by the actors. They contribute to the continuous myth-making process that gives history its more definite shapes: they help to create, modify, or sanction the public meanings attached to historical events deemed worthy of mass celebration." The 2004 bicentenary of Haitian Independence was, in this sense, a failure: it was interrupted in Haiti by the ouster (again) of Jean-Bertrand Aristide and was overtaken by an international political discourse that once again treated Haiti as an a-historical site of spectacular, incomprehensible violence.

Detective Fiction Panel at LSU's Mardi Gras Conference February 11-12, 2010

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:21am
LSU English Graduate Student Association

The detective has always been a central figure in crime narratives. Existing within a dizzying interplay of plots, themes, and recapitulations throughout the long and twisted history of the genre, crime solvers - be they private amateurs, police detectives, or in some other incarnation - have remained a vital force in keeping the crime narrative tradition alive. Indeed, it is often in the detective's resurfacing and shifting that the crime genre is revitalized. But how did this detective figure arise? In what context? And where is (s)he going?

[UPDATE] Visual Arts in the 21st Century

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 8:47am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

In the wake of the digital revolution and globalisation policies the whole world is witnessing formation of certain conditions which are having and will continue to have tremendous impact on the production, reproduction, access, dissemination and appreciation of visual arts. While the old art forms and artworks are being revisited and reproduced in wholly new ways and for a variety of purposes, new types in the forms of digital arts are surfacing not only on the internet but also every place of our visual culture. The place and workplace of the artist also has undergone a radical change.

Paths of Progress (?)

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 12:36am
California State University, Northridge - Associated Graduate Students of English

In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments. From the political pamphlets distributed during the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution that marked a monumental shift in the United States and around the world in regards to labor laws and technological advancements, the idea of "progress" and pushing social expectations forward into a new mode of thought has permeated our culture for centuries. However, as scholars sit in the 21st century and contemplate the social reforms of the past, how do we recognize this notion of "progress"?

Call for Art: How to Do Things with Words and Other Materials [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 5:33pm
Allen Durgin/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

Please disseminate widely.

(Call for Art):
How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell
As part of "Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 5:30pm
Margaret Galvan & Tracy Riley/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

Please disseminate widely.

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to sedgwickconference@gmail.com by November 15, 2009. Check http://sedgwickconference.wordpress.com for further information as the conference approaches.

Urban Gothic: Haunted Cities, Spectral Traces (24 April 2010)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 5:02pm
Ben Brabon, Edge Hill University

Urban Gothic: Haunted Cities, Spectral Traces
A one-day conference in Liverpool, UK
24 April 2010

Organised by the North Gothic Network, a regional network of the International Gothic Association, in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, Liverpool John Moores University and Edge Hill University.

Scholars of Gothic are increasingly welcoming historicised studies of Gothic and literary criticism examining how Gothic tropes and modes are inflected for a particular time and place. Even more specifically, critics call for studies not only of historicised Gothic, but of localised Gothic.

CFP: Plenum

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 2:00pm
Plenum

The editors of Plenum: The South Carolina State University Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2151-0377), a peer reviewed journal, invite contributions for the Spring 2010 number of the journal. The journal accepts interdisciplinary research, action research that focuses on interdisciplinarity in the classroom, black and white photography, poetry, nonfiction prose, and reviews of recent interdisciplinary work in any field. The deadline for submission is December 10, 2009.

CFP - Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (March 2010)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 7:23am
Nicola Masciandaro, CUNY

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The editors of Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (glossator.org) invite submissions of COMMENTARIES for the next open issue, Fall 2010. Essays and articles relating to commentary will also be considered.

Spectrum calling for submissions DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 12, 2010

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 11:13pm
Spectrum Literary Magazine

SPECTRUM is an annual journal of art and literature published by UC Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies. Founded in 1957, it is the longest-standing literary magazine in the UC system. We accept art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction works from everyone, regardless of age or school affiliation. Art can be either black and white or in color. Any form of poetry and any genre of fiction is allowed; non-fiction works can range from interviews, personal essays, and creative or scholarly essays. We do not follow themes and no subject will be censored.
http://www.ccs.ucsb.edu/spectrum/submissions.html

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