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Ecocriticism and Graduate Studies

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:30pm
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Dana Harrison / Schuylkill Graduate Journal, Temple University
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Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 8th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2010 (online and in print). We are seeking papers on ecocritical and environmental topics, 10-15 pages in length; double spaced; MLA format; no footnotes. Current graduate students should send their work to Dana Harrison at by October 15, 2009. No simultaneous submissions please.

New Voices: Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:23pm
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New Voices
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The 10th Annual New Voices Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest
throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with
any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon
any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic
disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and
renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore. We also welcome papers

The Male Empire under the Female Gaze: White Women and British India (30 November 2009)

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 12:09pm
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Susmita Roye, University of Bristol

This collection of essays proposes to explore the 'female gaze' that observes, locates and shapes the Empire, which is largely viewed as 'male.' Imperialism is undeniably a male-dominated affair. However, the 'female' element in the process cannot and should not be overlooked. Women's literature about the Empire, though often neglected, is considerably large. In India's case, women writers like Maud Diver and Flora Annie Steel narrate fictional tales colored by their first-hand experience of Indian life and life in India. It perhaps becomes more interesting when male authors like E. M.

English Studies & Social Justice--PCEA Annual Conference (4/8/10-4/10/10)

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:14am
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Abigail Aldrich / Pennsylvania College English Association
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Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA)
Annual Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Submission Deadline--January 31, 2010

The Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(800) 607-2384
Room Rate: $129 + tax

The Politics of Meat in the Nineteenth Century Novel, NeMLA April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:38am
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Maggie Berg, Seminar Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association
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"Meat is a symbol of patriarchy," declares Carol J. Adams. Her study of the sexual politics of meat shows that carnivorousness is also linked to inequalities in addition to those of gender. While beef was a nineteenth-century symbol of Britishness, Percy Shelley claimed that meat - eating widened the gap between rich and poor. This session will consider the politics of meat in the nineteenth -century novel. We invite papers which explore the ways in which carnivorousness is imbricated in issues of class, race nationhood or gender in literary representations. Is meat- eating linked to social power? Is the killing of animals for food linked to other kinds of violence?

[UPDATE] Saving the Planet, Saving our Souls

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:52pm
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Calee M. Lee

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls
Essays on Faith & Ecology

Due to email glitches, submissions will now be accepted until October 1st

Submissions are now open for an anthology of essays exploring the sometimes strained, often misunderstood relationship between ecology and spirituality. Essays should address some aspect of ecological awareness within a faith community and can consider themes of: sacramentalism, sustainability, dietary habits, prayer, meditation, activism, ecumentalism, new monasticism, literature and ecocriticism, human interaction with the natural world and others.


Friday, September 11, 2009 - 9:19pm
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NeMLA Convention 2010 Montreal, CA
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Call for Papers

Analytic Philosophy and the Novel

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

This panel participates in a growing fascination with the connections between the narrative conventions of the novel and the field of analytic philosophy. Subjects may include (but are not limited to) theories of reference, speech acts, intentionality, metaphor, translation, demonstratives, propositional attitudes, pragmatics, meaning and use. All novel genres, periods, and languages are welcome, as are relevant implications for the study of objects, plots, characters, and fictionality.

2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics, Tampa, FL--February 25 & 26, 2010

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:08pm
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University of South Florida
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The 2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics will take place on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida on February 25 & 26, 2010.

The Symposium invites proposals for twenty-minute research papers addressing any aspect of poetry and/or poetics; proposals for collaborative panels of two or three papers; and proposals for poetry readings. We welcome work--by creative writers as well as scholars--on poetry from all periods and countries, on single authors or groups of authors, on all schools of poetry and poetic movements and work concerning any aspect of the poetic process, poetry/creative writing pedagogy, poetry in translation and literary publishing.

Lying, Cheating, and Dissimulation: Theorizing Deceit

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:49pm
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Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought


The Inaugural Issue of Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Published by the Graduate Program in English at York University

York University's Graduate Program in English is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Pivot, a newly established online scholarly journal dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary work in the humanities. Pivot is a biannual, peer-reviewed publication committed to publishing outstanding work by emerging as well as established academics. Each issue will cohere around a particular topic or theme, illuminating the intersections and divergences of different disciplinary and methodological approaches to a given object of study.

'Glorious Technicolor, Breathtaking CinemaScope': The Spectacle of Technology in Screen Media - 27 February 2010

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 1:33pm
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University of Warwick, UK
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This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore ways in which particular screen technologies and media are displayed and spectacularised – that is, instances in which attention is drawn to the medium or technology itself rather than simply to its content.

Fashionable Journeys, and the Journeys of Fashion: The Empire of Dress (10/5/09; BWWC 4/8/10-4/11/10)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 7:44pm
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Amy L. Montz
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Submissions are invited for a proposed panel for the Eighteenth Annual British Women Writers Conference, April 8-11, 2010, in College Station, TX. With the conference's theme of "Journeys," this panel will examine the voyages Fashion made in the nineteenth century to and through the British Empire, and how the Empire abroad was worn at home in England. Of particular concern to this panel is how nineteenth-century British women writers understood, critiqued, and explored the imperial origins of fashion and dress, and how this emphasizes awareness of the political implications of seemingly domestic and feminine matters.

11/12-13 Home/sickness: Desire, Decay, and the Seduction of Nostalgia

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 11:24pm
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English Graduate Organization at University of Florida
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The University of Florida's 9th annual English Graduate Organization conference will explore nostalgia, focusing on the contradictory relations among desires for recovered pasts as well as deliberate attempts to manipulate the present through representations of the past. Of particular interest will be the extent to which both nostalgia and the desire for utopia are linked to historical trauma, as textual manifestations of an extratextual cause.