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[REMINDER] CFP: Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction (August 31, 2011)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 12:09pm
Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson

CFP for edited collection: Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction
Editors: Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson (
Abstracts due August 31, 2011
Final essays due Summer 2012

We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction, with completed essays due in Summer 2012. We seek contributions that touch on any aspect of the relationship between ecological science, environmentalism, and SF, with particular attention to such topics as:

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 11:33am
Southern Illinous University Edwardsville, St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions year-round. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published at, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the work of Shaw, Schnitzler, Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, von Hofmannsthal, and their contemporaries in Western and Eastern Europe and beyond.

The Gothic Aesthetic (NeMLA Sept 30th / March 15-18, 2012)

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 12:08pm
Kellie Donovan-Condron / Northeast Modern Language Association

The visual catalog of Gothic elements is well-rehearsed, but what of the other senses? This panel seeks to explore Gothic literature through its sounds, smells, textures, and tastes in order to develop a fuller and more nuanced understanding of the Gothic aesthetic. How has the general focus on the Gothic's visual components affected our perception of these other sensory details? Email 250-500 word abstracts to Kellie Donovan Condron (

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 8:35am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

[update] NeMLA Panel on "VICTORIAN ENERGY CRISES" (Sept. 30 / March 15-18, 2012)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 12:56pm
Jessica Kuskey

Call for Papers: NeMLA Panel on "VICTORIAN ENERGY CRISES"

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)—March 15-18, 2012—Rochester, New York, Hyatt Rochester

This panel will consider the ways energy, broadly conceived, was theorized, understood, and represented in Victorian literature, science, and material culture.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:18pm
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature Department

CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, New York, New York)
November 10-11, 2011

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.

Fashion, Appearance, & Consumer Identity

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:25pm
33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
February 8-11, 2012 Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102 Tel: +1 505 842 1234 Fax: +1 505 843 2710

Inter-Material Affections: Intimacy and Ecology in the 19th Century (C19, Berkeley, 4/12-15, 2012)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:12am
Travis Foster, The College of Wooster

Inter-Material Affections: Intimacy and Ecology in the 19th Century
A Proposed Panel for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
Berkeley, California, April 12-15, 2012

Papers exploring how Americans in the nineteenth century conceived ecology as a form of intimacy will be considered for a proposed panel for the 2012 C19 conference. Papers should explore how 19th-century conceptions of ecology aided two overlapping projects: (1) expanding possibilities for intra-human intimacies and (2) migrating intimacy beyond the interpersonal to what we might call the inter-material.

Possible areas for focus might include, but are by no means limited to:

Borders: 43rd Annual Conference, College English Association, March 29-31, 2012

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 9:21am
College English Association

Call for Papers, CEA 2012 | BORDERS
43rd Annual Conference | March 29-31 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2011 at

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English
studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 43rd annual conference.

Submission: August 31 - November 1, 2011
Please see the submission instructions at