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UPDATE: The Corpse and Catastrophe

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 11:07am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop/ David Sherman

Call for Papers: The Corpse and Catastrophe
ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

Seminar Organizers: Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Rutgers University) and David Sherman (Brandeis University)

This seminar will examine the corpses in and of literature, including the catastrophic meaning of corpses. Papers with aesthetic, ethical, political, and historical dimensions are welcome, and might address a range of questions:

Journal Articles Needed--Words and Music

updated: 
Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 8:32pm
Paul Bempechat/Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

Ars Lyrica, the journal of the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations, seeks articles on area of word-music relationships. Articles of any length will be considered. The deadline for the next issue is January 31, 2012; any articles submitted after that will be considered for future issues. For further information, go to www.lyricasociety.org.

The Nineteenth-century Memory - proposal deadline 31st October 2011

updated: 
Friday, October 14, 2011 - 3:55pm
postgraduate conference at Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies

The Nineteenth-Century Memory: Approaches and Appropriations
postgraduate conference at Leeds Trinity University College, 3 March 2012

with keynote speakers
Professor Ann Heilmann, University of Hull
and Dr Trev Broughton, University of York

'...nothing that is once mentally our own can ever be entirely lost'
(Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams (1899))

'We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow'
(Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist (1890))

Radical Imagination and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 11:43pm
American Comparative Literature Association, March 29-April 1, 2012

What is the role of literature in creating new ways of being in the world? If many conceptualizations of political freedom terminate in teleologically- determined emancipation, and thus separate the possibility of freedom from the conditions of social life, how can literary form, by contrast, support invention in the face of the unknown?

CFP - Publication of Doctoral Dissertation

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 4:56am
ROMAN Books

ROMAN Books, an independent publishing house of international repute, is now accepting proposals for doctoral and postgraduate dissertation for publication. After publication the book will be available and sold in USA, UK and Ireland by major bookstores like Amazon, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble.

The dissertation must be complete. Authors are paid annual royalties at a competitive rate.

Please send a 1000 word abstract, a detail chapter-by-chapter synopsis and three sample chapters for consideration to response@romanbooks.co.in

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 4:40pm
Department of English/Texas Southern University

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2012 – 14th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Fourteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, April 12-13, 2012, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the presentations is "Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts."

Canadian and Quebec Literatures in a Global Context, May 26-28 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 3:52pm
Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures / L'association des littératures canadiennes et québecoises

Canadian and Quebec Literatures in a Global Context
Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures Annual Conference
May 26-28, 2012
Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, Ontario

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CFP Into the Deep: Monstrous Creatures, Alien Worlds, Toulouse, France, June 14-15 2012

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 3:44pm
Explora, University of Toulouse

Into the Deep: Monstrous Creatures, Alien Worlds

Explora International Conference
14–15 June 2012
Toulouse Natural History Museum

At a time when the hope of finding water on other planets dwindles, the beauty of the earth is more and more considered to lie in its wondrous seas and oceans. Yet true access to the world of the sea has long been denied to humans, and it seems to be gained at the very moment when it is being endangered. This conference proposes to reflect upon the evolution of scientific and literary representations of oceans and underwater ecosystems in the past two centuries, trying to sketch a brief history of oceanography and its literary and artistic representations.

CFP: Visions & Voices of Childhood Grad Conference @ Rutgers-Camden (May 21-22, 2011)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 1:23pm
Theresa Murzyn/ Rutgers-Camden

Visions and Voices of Childhood: A Graduate Student Conference
Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University - Camden

The Rutgers University-Camden Childhood Studies Graduate Student
Organization (GSO) invites submissions for paper presentations for its
second formal graduate student conference to be held May 21-22, 2012
on the Camden, NJ campus. Graduate students from all disciplines who
are engaged in research relating to children and childhood are
encouraged to submit proposals.

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