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Final Call: Aesthetics of Renewal

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 3:05pm
Canadian Association of American Studies

We are pleased to announce this year's plenary speakers: Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart.Our final deadline is: 15 July 2011.


The Aesthetics of Renewal or "Everything Old is New Again"
3 – 6 November, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to August 1, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:43pm
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SELF, STORY AND LIFE NARRATIVE as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:

* Self Portraiture *Personality *Memoir/Autobiography * Life Worlds and Spatiality*Duplicity/Performance *Race, Class, Gender and Self * Avatars *Memory and Recollection *Agency
*Voyeurism, Audience,and Consumption *Issues of Genre
*Intersubjectivity *Coded Data and Self Stories
*Identity *Authenticity and Self *Nationhood and Subjectivity *Pedagogical Personas
*Disambiguation and Self

"'Ancient Mariners' and the Sea, the Deck, and the Island", (British and Anglophone) March 15-18, 2012

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 9:06am
43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Rochester, New York

Panel seeks papers that address Conrad's claim that the sea,the deck (and the island)are stages where man's inner worth and the fibre of his true nature are revealed to himself and others, and thereby evoke thought on, in Stevenson's words,' the province of good and ill which divide and compound man's dual nature', hence also on the history of man's aspirations.The topics include,but are not limited to the sea/deck/island narratives of Defoe, Melville, Darwin, Twain, Conrad, Wells, Golding. Please send 300 word abstracts to


Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 11:25pm
Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER)/ Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER)/ Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Winter 2012 (Feb) Special Issue on Postcolonialisms. We are looking for articles, which examine the historical and material conditions and philosophical or theoretical perspectives that have influenced the form and content of the postcolonial (contemporary and past) literature and the arts.
Submission Guidelines

[UPDATE] Essais Needs Undergraduate English Papers

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 10:20pm
Essais: An Undergraduate Literature Research Journal

Essais, a new journal for undergraduate literature students published through Utah Valley University, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies.
As far as formatting we ask for standard MLA guidelines, with a minimum of at least 5 pages. There is no limit on how many pieces you may submit if you are interested in submitting more than one essay. All topics dealing with literature, theory, rhetoric, and cinema studies are open. (Essentially, we are not asking for you to write a new essay, just for you to submit papers you have written for your classes, although you are welcome to submit something new.)


Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:02pm
Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson

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:

[UPDATE] V International Gothic Congress, FFyL, UNAM, Mexico, March 2012

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 10:07am
International Gothic Congress

V International Gothic Congress

'Gothic Plurality'

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.

[UPDATE] CFP: The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 8:34am
_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?

Production and Consumption in Victorian Literature and Culture

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 5:04am
The Victorian Network

The fifth issue of, guest edited by Dr Ella Dzelzainis (Newcastle University), is dedicated to a reassessment of nineteenth-century investments in concepts of productivity and consumption. Accelerating industrialisation, the growth of consumer culture, economic debates about the perils of overconsumption as well as emerging cultural discourses about industriousness, work ethic and the uses of free time radically altered the ways in which Victorians thought about practices of production and consumption. Literary authors intervened directly in these economic and social debates while also negotiating analogous developments within a literary marketplace transformed by new forms of writing, distributing and consuming literature.