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Reminder: Edited Collection/Histories of High School and Normal School Writing Instruction, 1890-1965

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 2:46pm
Lori Ostergaard

Despite the often innovative and vital work of secondary educators in the United States, high schools and normal schools have not been widely explored as important sites in the disciplinary history of composition-rhetoric. Histories of High School and Normal School Writing Instruction will address this gap by providing a robust collection of archival studies of normal school pedagogies, high school classroom and extracurricular practices, and teacher research.

Taking Liberties: Sex, Pleasure, Coercion (1748-1928) - 15-17 June 2012

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:40pm
Newcastle University

Keynote Speakers:

Helen Berry (Newcastle University) on Sex, Marriage and the Castrato
Joseph Bristow (UCLA) on Oscar Wilde's Sexual Practices
Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary, University of London) on Rape, Representation and Slavery
Richard C. Sha (American University) on Romanticism and the Paradoxes of Free Love

Thinking Verse Issue II

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:24pm
David Nowell Smith,

Call for Contributions, Thinking Verse issue II, special issue, 'The Condition of Music'.

[REMINDER] CFP 'States of Emergence, States of Emergency'

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 9:32am
Excursions Journal

Excursions Journal
Call For Papers
'States of Emergence, States of Emergency'
Deadline for articles: 15th August 2011
Submit online at:
'The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not
the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history which is in keeping with this
insight. Then we shall clearly realize that it is our task to bring about a real state of emergency,
and this will improve our position in the struggle against fascism.'

CFP: Drawing the Line(s): Censorship and Cultural Practices [Oct 31, 2011; March 1-3, 2012]

Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 4:40am
Nhora Serrano, California State University, Long Beach

47th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
California State University, Long Beach
March 1st-3rd, 2012
Drawing the Line(s): Censorship and Cultural Practices

Plenary Speaker: Ilan Stavans
Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture, Amherst College

Special B-Word Public Lecture: An Evening with Azar Nafisi

"Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have, or the views they express, or the words they speak or write." ~ Hugo L. Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1963

"There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches" ~ Ray Bradubury, Fahrenheit 451

[UPDATE] Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (NEMLA 2012)

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 3:41pm
Emily King / NEMLA 2012

From Diane DiMassa's caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman's sinthomosexual who "chooses not to choose the Child," revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates queer narratives, theory, even politics. And given that oppression breeds resentment, it is no intellectual leap to consider why revenge becomes a popular trope. But is there something inherently queer about revenge? Could we envision distinctly queer forms of revenge? Or is such an essentialist application of "queer" its very antithesis?

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

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 9:21am
_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?

Language, Literature and Cultural Studies

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 4:55am
Military Technical Academy, Department of Foreign Languages, Bucharest

Language, literature and cultural studies
ISSN: 2065-3867

Call for papers
Deadline: 1 November 2011 for LLCS no.8 and no.9

The Department of Foreign Languages of the Military Technical Academy invites you to contribute to the seventh and eighth numbers of the Journal of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies.

LLCS publishes research articles and reviews in the following domains: literature, literature and civilisation, comparative literature and civilization, cultural studies, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation studies, foreign language acquisition, foreign language teaching.

Wilkie Collins Journal - New Series

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 11:41am
University of Reading, UK

The _Wilkie Collins Society Journal_ will be re-launched as a new online journal entitled _The Wilkie Collins Journal_ later this year. The publication will continue to be peer-reviewed and will be a rigorous academic resource.

We are currently looking for articles to feature in the first edition of the new, third series. The editor invites articles of between 6,000 and 8,000 words on any subject relating to the life and work of Wilkie Collins and/or related fiction. All manuscripts should follow the MLA Style and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Email submissions are accepted: