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[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (Proposals due 11/15)

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 9:56pm
NC State Association of English Graduate Students

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

The Association of English Graduate Students at NC 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 at Tompkins Hall in Raleigh, NC.

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

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 7:19pm
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

March 16-18, 2012

Borders abide and abound—between disciplines, between languages, between periods, between persons, between genders, between communities, between generations, between the self and the world. They define us in both liberating and limiting ways. This conference will investigate how borders and barriers are made, broken and refashioned, giving special attention to individual and national identities and the mythologies that inform them. Just how impermeable are such borders? Is there an unshakeable human drive to draw them?

Other possible topics:

[UPDATE] ACLA 2012 - Forgiveness in the Wake of Crisis

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:52pm
Shelly Jansen - Rochester Institute of Technology

ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

In a world of crisis and catastrophe, what do words like "forgivenesss" or "reconciliation" mean? How can we define forgiveness in the post-911 world? What does forgiveness look like in the digital age?

This panel will explore the ethical, social, and political significance of forgiveness in literature. We welcome all topics related to the depiction of forgiveness from all genres and time periods. Possible approaches may include, but are not limited to, analyzing the philosophical, theological, cultural, political, historical and/or social implications of forgiveness.

Journal of Dracula Studies

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 12:48pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

(1 Week To Deadline) Scepticism and Doubt Across Cultures of Crisis: (ACLA panel) March 29 - April 1 2012

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 11:15am
Ali Chetwynd - University of Michigan

Are unhappy ages, and their literary productions, less alike than happy ones? In Two Ages, Kierkegaard says that 'In an era of negativity the authentic ironist is the hidden enthusiast'. For J Hillis Miller in The Disappearance of God, meanwhile, Victorian literature is animated by a more dynamic sense of doubt than that celebrated by the modernists who took God's disappearance and other catastrophes for granted. Both these comparative examinations of pessimism suggest that every age has its own sense and its own rhetoric of crisis; and that crisis-born scepticism is interesting in proportion to its degree of doubt and uncertainty, to the contingency of its gestures towards a reclamation of faith.

CFP: Speculative Dimensions of Divination [Deadline: Feb. 15 2012]

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Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 2:11pm
Femspec

Femspec (a peer reviewed journal dedicated to critical and creative works that challenge gender through speculative means in a variety of genres) is seeking submissions on speculative aspects of divination through any means including Tarot – particularly representations of Tarot and other readings in film, speculative literature, art, poetry, and popular culture.

CFP: "Kick *ss" Moms: Mothering and Reproduction in SF [Deadline: Dec. 15 2011]

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Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 2:06pm
Femspec

Femspec is an interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to sf, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres. We have been in print since 1999 and boast of an advisory board that includes Suzie Charnas, Pamela Sargeant, and Samuel Delany. We are currently seeking submissions for a special issue or themed section dedicated to women who balance the worlds of adventurer and caregiver, with a focus on mothering and reproduction in sf.

"Re-presenting Memory" - Graduate Student Conference - Submission Deadline: December 25, 2011

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Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 7:26am
Istanbul University / Department of American Culture and Literature

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International Graduate Student Conference
Call for Papers - "Re-presenting Memory"

"Re-presenting Memory" is the fourth of a series of graduate conferences, organized annually by the Department of American Culture and Literature at Istanbul University. It is part of the "Literature and ..." conferences, the aim of which is to establish an intellectual platform for the discussion of literature in relation to other systems of signification and representation including the cultural, social, political, historical and so on.

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