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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:56am

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture at New York University invites paper proposals for our 2012 spring conference, "Networked New York." This symposium will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012.

Reviving and Revisioning Work: Examining Class

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:06pm
Second Annual University of Houston Graduate Literature Conference March 31, 2012

Between the recession, partisan rhetoric about class war, and the current Occupy movement, class has moved to the forefront of American political consciousness. Class is also something we can't avoid in the academy--whether we're talking about the relative place of men and women (Schell); WPAs, professors, and TAs (Bousquet, Scott); literature and composition (Miller); the university and the community (Mathieu); undergraduate students; or the literary canon and authors that we study. This is a kairotic moment to reexamine our assumptions about class and look more deeply at the class implications in our literature, our languages, our classrooms, and our communities.

Opera and Religion. due 11-1-2012

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 3:15pm
_Religion and the Arts_

_Religion and the Arts_ , a peer-reviewed scholarly journal from Boston College, is planning a special issue on Opera and Religion for its issue 17.2 (published in June, 2013). Articles on all aspects of Opera and all faith traditions will be considered. We prefer articles of between 4,000 and 9,000 words using parenthetical citation. Send complete articles to by October 1, 2012.

Guilty Pleasure Literatures: The penny dreadful to the graphic novel.

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 12:34pm
Dr. Curt Herr, Dr. Deb Christie / Kutztown University

Dr Curt Herr and Dr. Deb Christie seek essays on guilty pleasure literatures for a new anthology. We are looking for submissions that explore the idea of guilty pleasure reading balanced with the cultural significance of the works under question. Subjects may include, but are not limited to--
• The Victorian Newgate novel
• The penny dreadful
• sensation fiction
• horror comics of the 1930's and 40's
• the contemporary graphic novel.
Please send an abstract along with your submission to Dr. Curt Herr:
by Jan. 18th, 2012. Please use your title in the subject line.

english language and literature

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 9:49am
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[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (DEADLINE EXTENDED - 12/15)

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 9:21am
North Carolina State University (NCSU) Association of English Graduate Students

Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012 in Raleigh, NC.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine and explore the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

Status Quaestionis-Online Journal of LInguistic, Literary, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 5:40am
University of Rome La Sapienza

Status Quaestionis is an open access journal devoted to the study of European and American languages, literatures and cultures. It welcomes philological, linguistic, cultural, interdisciplinary and intersemiotic analyses. Each issue is divided into three sections: Articoli (articles), Rendiconti critici (bibliographical or exploratory essays), and Recensioni (book reviews). The essays submitted to Status Questionis are peer reviewed. Submissions of book reviews are evaluated by the editorial committee. Status Quaestionis is open to a variety of methods and theories and encourages combined submissions of articles and accounts as long as they focus on related subjects. Submission deadlines are November 30 (June issue) and March 30 (December issue).

Violence in Theory and Practice (March 16-18th, 2012)

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 7:42pm
University of Ottawa English Dept. - Graduate Students' Association

In Theory and Practice
March 16-18, 2012

The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted."
– Ellen Glasgow

Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.

MEMORY REMAINS. Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 31 - April 1, 2012

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:09pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University

March 31 - April 1, 2012