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[UPDATE] Mother/Nature Conference - University of Southern Mississippi - Deadline for Proposals is November 15, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011 - 4:22pm
English Graduate Organization

Mother/Nature Conference

March 16-18, 2012
Thad Cochran Center
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
Extended Deadline: November 15, 2011


"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
John Muir

We live in a time of crisis in our homes and in our natural environment. From hurricanes to oil spills, we are linked to each other through the loss and degradation of regional and national habitats. Our selfhoods and the place we make for ourselves in the world are ultimately rooted in both our biological and ecological families.

UPDATE: The Corpse and Catastrophe

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 4:56am

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

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

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

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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