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[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.

UCLA Southland Graduate Conference: Art and Accident: June 1, 2012

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 12:56pm
UCLA Department of English

2012 UCLA Southland Graduate Conference: Art and Accident
June 1, 2012

"Step accidently on your untied shoelace, fall down and you'll understand a thing or two about the theory of literature." --Viktor Shklovsky

[UPDATE] Re-conceptualizing Cartography: Space-Time Compression and Narrative Mapping

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:12pm
The English Graduate Student Association at the University of South Florida

Sponsored by the English Graduate Student Association at the University of South Florida, this interdisciplinary conference seeks presentations relating to considerations of time and/or space, space-time compression, and mapping. We encourage submissions from graduate students and professors from all fields, especially geography; sociology; literature; rhetoric and composition; gender, race, and sexuality studies; disability studies; history; political science; and globalization studies. We invite proposals for complete panels of three or four papers, round table sessions of up to five speakers, as well as individual papers.