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[UPDATE] English Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 2:20am
EGSA at LSU--Doris Raab & Catherine Riley, Co-Chairs

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

Keynote Address by Meredith McGill, Rutgers University

The literary canon, that sacred body of texts and genres that we deem high art, stands surrounded today by rapidly expanding interests in newer or long-neglected works. A major form, a major author, or a major style of analysis often dominates and overshadows the lesser known and more obscure. Meanwhile, archival efforts and the expanding resources of the internet have made available works and authors otherwise inaccessible, opening study to vast materials heretofore unknown or ignored.

Call for Papers - Limina Journal

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Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 10:25pm
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

LIMINA: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
Call for Submissions, Volume 18
Submissions Deadline: 17 October 2011

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and
cultural studies based in the Discipline of History at The University of Western Australia.

We are especially committed to publishing the work of postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers, realising the importance of developing an early publication record, as well as the difficulties in doing so. Limina seeks to provide the submitting postgraduate or Early Career Researcher with prompt evaluation and an efficient publication process. We aim to give structural feedback on articles approximately 4-6 weeks after their receipt.

Global Literatures and Islam: Call for Articles

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Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 4:33pm
A Collection of Essays

Call for Articles
Global Literatures and Islam (Working theme)
Eds. Beyazit Akman, Filiz Barin, Illinois State University
Prospective Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Acacia Conference: An Ethical (Re)Orientation, March 3 2012

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Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:55pm
California State University Fullerton Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club

California State University Fullerton's Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club are looking for thoughtful inter-disciplinary graduate and professional-level papers that engage a work of literature or an aspect of culture through the lens of ethical responsibility and the imperative of human connection. This conference will focus on how various schools of literary theory utilize ethics in their interactions with any period or medium of literature. Additionally, we are accepting creative submissions: short emphatic works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or hybrid text which pertain specifically or tangentially to ethics, not to exceed 2012 words in length. Undergraduates are very welcome to submit as well.

(An)Aesthetic of Absence - Une esthétique de l'absence

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 2:49pm
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Text in French to follow/Texte en français à suivre:

(An)Aesthetic of Absence
University of Toronto, March 8-10, 2012
Keynote Addresses by J. Hillis Miller (University of California, Irvine)
and Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto)

The 23rd annual conference of the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto will be held from March 8-10, 2012, and will focus on the concept of "Absence": the aesthetics, ethics, and politics of that which is not present. Following from last year's conference, "Iconoclasm," we now consider not that which has been broken, but that which is simply—and yet profoundly—absent.

Undressing the Bawdy - Submission Deadline: November 18, 2011

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 11:08am
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies & Thought

Derived from "bawd," a word of uncertain etymology associated with practices of female prostitution, "bawdy" describes something that is boisterously or humorously indecent. Considering that one of the earliest known works of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh, with its many descriptions of the randy exploits of a Sumarian prince, can be considered bawdy, one might suggest that bawdiness is an intrinsic quality of literary discourse. From Rabelais's laughing pregnant hags, to Rochester's copious odes to genitalia, and Joyce's "obscenities" in Ulysses, the bawdy has titillated centuries of readers.

[Update] Registration open for Rural Geographies of Gender and Space

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 4:35am
University of Warwick

Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920

23rd September 2011, University of Warwick

*Provisional Programme available and

Registration is now open*

Keynote speaker: Professor Jo Little, University of Exeter

This symposium offers a long-overdue forum in which to resituate the rural as a vital context for understanding the meanings of gender and space in the long Victorian period. Bringing together scholars from different disciplinary perspectives, including English literary studies, geography and history, we aim to understand the diverse experiences of gendered rural spaces and contribute to discussions about theoretical approaches to the (rural)space-gender intersection.

Children's Media

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 5:13pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association

This special issue of the peer-reviewed journal "Interdisciplinary Humanities" will consider articles, essays, interviews, and creative works by authors who write or produce works for children. Video games, picture books, fantasy, hip-hop, children's poetry: the various media that are relevant to children and have become part of twenty first century humanities warrant study and exploration for teachers and scholars in the humanities. Send inquiries and submissions to Dr. Wynn Yarbrough at wynnyarbrough@gmail.com or to Dr. Lee Ann Westman at lewestman@utep.edu

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