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Literature and Feeling Sept 30-Oct 1, 2011 Utica College Utica, NY

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 3:16pm
New York College English Association

The Fall 2011 NYCEA conference will be hosted by Utica College, Utica, NY on September 30th and Oct 1st.

The keynote speaker is April Bernard, who will read her award-winning poetry, including selections from her latest volume, Romanticism, on Friday, Sept 30th at 7:30.

Abstracts of 250 words are requested by August 15, 2011, on topics related to the conference theme of Literature and Feeling. Please send abstracts electronically to Jim Scannell, Associate Professor of English, Utica College at

Motherhood and Popular Culture, April 11-14, 2012, Boston

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 12:29pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

Julie Tharp and Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb write in This Giving Birth:
"Now that the baby boom generation has come of age in America, mothers are suddenly back in Vogue - and in Time, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal too. Indeed, mothers are suddenly everywhere and their influence is everywhere felt. Pollsters and policy-makers count them; manufacturers cater to them; and corporations work to accommodate them. Marketers adjust to meet their demands and desires, while medical practitioners keep pace by emphasizing prenatal education and offering non-traditional birthing options.

CFP: Ist Global Conference : Writing 1 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 11:16am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Call For Papers:
The inaugural launch of this global research and publications project on Writing will explore the many facets of writing from an interdisciplinary perspective. It seeks to explore the many intertextual and intersemiotic facets of writing as they exists in the digital age but also taking into account the historical forces, process and mechanisms, their relationships to contemporary writing forms, and the possibilities of future directions. 'All writing comes from somewhere' and with this axiom in mind this project will not only examine the pragmatic elements of writing but also the complex issues concerning the metafunctions of writing as a creative and purposeful process across various disciplines.

Weird Tools and Strange Investigations

Friday, June 17, 2011 - 3:27pm
Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies in the Preternatural |

Weird Tools and Strange Investigations

CFP: Paranormal Mysteries (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)

Friday, June 17, 2011 - 3:10pm
Clues: A Journal of Detection

Submission deadline: December 29, 2011
Guest editor: A. B. Emrys (University of Nebraska–Kearney)

Paranormal mysteries often feature the usual suspects (ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and so forth) but also branch into the gothic, spirituality (as in Tony Hillerman's skinwalkers, Michael Gruber's shaman trilogy), and other magic realism, as well as biochemical transformation (as in the Relic series) and a wide variety of mystery hybrids with horror and dark fantasy. For this theme issue of _Clues_, potential contributors are urged to think outside the normal boxes. Thematic analysis might include (but is not limited to):

Culture Matters: 2012 CSA Conference, March 28-April 1, 2012

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 2:06pm
Cultural Studies Association

Cultural Studies Association Conference
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA
March 28-April 1, 2012

Deadline for Proposals: 19 September, 2011

'States of Emergency, States of Emergence?'

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 12:25pm
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex

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.'

[UPDATE] Conference on the Literary Essay from Montaigne to the Present

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 10:42am
Queen Mary, University of London

Conference on the Literary Essay, London, July 2-3
Speakers: Adam Phillips, Geoff Dyer, Gillian Beer, Andrew O'Hagan,
Hermione Lee, Karl Miller, Jeremy Treglown, Ophelia Field,
Markman Ellis, Peter Howarth, Ophelia Field, Felicity James, Uttara Natarajan, Stefano Evangelista, Adam Piette, Kathryn Murphy, and Sophie Butler.

Subjects include Montaigne, Bacon, Addison and Steele, Hazlitt, Lamb, Carlyle, Macaulay, Pater, Stevenson, Woolf, the Cold War Essay.

Tickets and details available at:

CFP: Dickens and the Visual Imagination 2012

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 10:50am
University of Surrey and the Paul Mellon Centre

An international two-day conference to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012
9-10 July 2012
This conference, hosted by the Paul Mellon Centre in London and the University of Surrey in Guildford, will explore the interfaces between art history and textual scholarship through the work of Charles Dickens.

Plenary speaker: Professor Kate Flint (Rutgers University). Other speakers to be confirmed.