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New Beginnings

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 11:31am
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Journal of South Texas English Studies

The Journal for South Texas English Studies, a blind-peer-reviewed publication, is seeking submissions for its inaugural edition, which has been aptly themed "New Beginnings." The first edition will be published online on December 1, 2009. New beginnings occur when anything new is attempted, when one literary period changes to another, when an author pens a coming-of-age novel, when technology profoundly changes culture, when a new literary theory is debuted, when a new literary technique is attempted, when new theories emerge, and when communities are threatened by new challenges. As you can see, this is an open-ended theme. Papers not connected to the theme will be considered, but those that follow the theme have the best chance to be published.

11th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness (March 2010: Salzburg, Austria)

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 5:27am
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Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

11th Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Monday 15th March - Thursday 18th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes:

CFP: 18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Conference (Abstracts due Oct. 15, 2009)

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 6:38pm
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18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Association /Texas A&M University
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The 18th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

"Journeys"
April 8-11, 2010

Keynote Speakers: Kate Flint and Felicity A. Nussbaum
Plenary Panel Speakers: Mary E. Fissell, Jillian Heydt-Stevenson, and Erika Rappaport

Call for Papers

This year's conference will explore the abundant varieties of journeys found in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. We encourage interdisciplinary considerations of topics such as migration, travel, exile, exploration, tourism, border crossing, religion, travel writing, art, fantasy, children's literature and more.

Politics and Literature: Controversial and Revolutionary Fiction - Due Date: October 30

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:24pm
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Pennsylvania Literary Journal

This online journal is for critical and creative works. Pennsylvania Literary Journal is created to make a positive contribution to literary criticism and to the arts around the world, and, more narrowly, in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The first Summer Issue, "Experiments," is now available, at http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal. No requirements were set on the length, type, style, genre and the like for the submissions. Thus, the work reflects the various interpretations that the writers had of the topic, "Experiments."

Publishing and Professional Development

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 10:42am
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Letizia Guglielmo
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We are seeking short anecdotes for inclusion in a forthcoming book (Tentative Title: Publishing for Profit and Promotion) addressing publishing and professional development opportunities for non-tenured faculty (graduate students, part-time faculty, adjuncts, assistant professors, academic professionals, lecturers, and other contingent faculty). We invite stories that share:

UPDATE: Cinema and Landscape International Conference

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 3:23am
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Cinema and Landscape International Conference

Call for Papers

International Conference

** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**

University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

April 16-18, 2010

Following the publication of a major new edited book in Winter 2009, Cinema and Landscape (Intellect, 2009), featuring essays by notable film scholars from around the world, an international conference is to be held on the subject of cinema and landscape.

The conference will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, April 16-18 2010, with the aim of exploring the intersection between Film, Film Culture, Landscape, Place and Geography.

Proposals** (a 150 word abstract) are very welcome for:

(UPDATE) "The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature" NeMLA

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 2:29pm
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41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Alongside Realism in the 19th century, which foregrounded a logical and representable image of the world, there ran a trend in literature that emphasized experience at the margins of the logos, including childhood, absurdity, fantasy, trauma, eroticism, and comedy. This panel seeks theoretically informed papers that will explore this literature by looking at the role of childhood, and what it reveals about subjectivity, in 19th century British literature. Topics might include the role of childhood memory or fantasy in adult subjectivity; questions of gender, genre, eroticism, or empire in relation to childhood. Send abstracts (450-750 words) via email to: Alexander Bove, aboveagosto@gmail.com.

Papers Wanted on American Identity - 11/01/09 Deadline

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 5:20pm
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St. John's University Humanities Review
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Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a call for papers for the fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the polyvalent agencies at play within the construction of contemporary American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting cover art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Cover art open to drawing, painting, photography, and digital art. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

9th Global Conference: Violence - Probing the Boundaries (Salzburg, Austria: March 2010)

updated: 
Monday, August 17, 2009 - 6:39am
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Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

This conference is one of a continuing series that aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on a centrally significant aspect of our social lives: violence. On this multi- and inter-disciplinary basis we aim to produce an evolving body of thought as a contribution to the attempt to understand the nature and place of violence in our lives.

The main themes for the 2010 conference are outlined below: however, we are also pleased to receive proposals that extend or complement these.

Tekhne, Technique, Technologie (Deadline 12 Dec 2009)

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Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 8:56pm
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Juliana de Nooy / Australian Journal of French Studies
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Technology of/in francophone literature, cinema, cultural production, cultural history, everyday life.
Following the Australian Society of French Studies conference "Tekhne, Technique, Technologie" in July 2009, there will be a special issue of the Australian Journal of French Studies (ISI-listed) on the literary/cultural studies aspects of the conference theme. Manuscripts are invited exploring aspects of technology of/in francophone literature, cinema, cultural production, cultural history, everyday life.

embattled desires

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Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 6:44am
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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Andrew Monnickendam and Aránzazu Usandizaga, editors of Back to Peace: Reconciliation and Retribution in the Postwar Period (2007), a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, are looking for contributions for a project entitled Embattled Desires. The volume aims to show how the literary expression of desire is modified and gradually expanded as a result of the political and ethical disruption brought about by conflict. War creates a space in which communal values become simultaneously enforced and eroded in a radical way, exacerbating the instabilities of individual identity.

[ONE MONTH REMINDER OF DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS ] Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900

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Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 6:29am
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University of Liverpool

A TWO DAY INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
THURSDAY 28TH - FRIDAY 29TH JANUARY 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Keynote Speaker: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)

Publishing Workshop: 'The Future of Academic Publishing' with Paula Kennedy
(Palgrave Macmillan)

Plenary Lecture: 'Funding for Postgraduate Researchers', Dr Mark Llewellyn
(University of Liverpool)

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