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Representing the Body in Culture and Society (1/15/12) [UPDATE]

Monday, December 19, 2011 - 8:36am
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Representing the Body in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are particularly interested in work that focuses on the body from a Disability Studies perspective, though submissions from all disciplines are welcome. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles on the subject of the body, as well as theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Full Essays Due by January 15, 2012. Submit them electronically (MS Word preferred) to

[UPDATE] 4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - March 23-24

Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 2:19pm
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

The Shape of Song: A Conference on Lyric Poetry

Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 10:39am
Ryan Dobran, University of Cambridge

The Shape of Song: A Conference on Lyric Poetry

7 July 2012
Faculty of English
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Opening Plenary: John Wilkinson (University of Chicago, USA)
Closing Plenary: Jonathan Culler (Cornell University, USA)

[UPDATE] Extended Call for Papers, Narratives of Peace, 1854-1914

Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 10:43am
Dr Ingrid Hanson, University of Sheffield

Narratives of Peace, 1854-1914
University of Sheffield, 25-26 May 2012
Keynote speakers: Professor Anthony Howe, University of East Anglia
Dr Wendy E. Chmielewski, Curator, Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Pennsylvania

"Time after Time" (journal special topic)

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 9:03pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University)

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 38 No. 2 (September 2012)
Special Topic Call for Submissions
Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2012

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal is seeking submissions

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 6:18pm
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values. We welcome essays on a wide variety of topics. Additionally, we are interested in submissions related to plans for two special issues: one on themes related to debt, indebtedness, or more generally, financial difficulties; and another focused on the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I. For these issues, as more generally, we welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion, among others.

Mary Shelley Session -- 66th Annual RMMLA Convention, Oct. 11-13, 2012; Boulder, CO.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 5:07pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The RMMLA Mary Shelley Session welcomes papers on any work or works of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley from her earliest writings during the Romantic Period to those spanning the Victorian Period. Theoretical approaches are especially encouraged. Please submit abstracts of 250-500 words to Stephen Sweat ( by March 01, 2012. Applicants will receive acceptance or denial of proposals by March 15.