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Transversed: Special Issue of Polari Journal

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 10:15pm
Polari Journal

Transversed: Special Issue of Polari Journal

Open Call for Submission

Polari Journal (www.polarijournal.com) is currently holding an open call for submissions for a special issue (published online June 2011) featuring writing by transgender, transsexual, intersex, androgynous and genderqueer writers. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Queer writers may also submit work that features transgender characters or lives.

Comparing: a doctoral summer school

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 3:51pm
Patrick O'Donovan/University College Cork

Comparing is a international summer school prompted by the intellectual urgency of comparison in the humanities today. With the emergence of new investigative frameworks (e.g. global history, world literature, the ethnological turn in disciplines like music, the emergence of transcultural objects and approaches), comparison has become a vital focus for critical debate, both within and between disciplines. Why compare today? And how? These are among the questions we will explore in the School.

Call For Research Papers on poetry for The Muse June 2011 Issue

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:15pm
The Muse

The Muse is a Bi-annual online poetry journal. It invites original poems and research papers on poetry for June 2011 issue.

1. Work submitted for publication (poems or research papers) must be original, previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

2. Send 1 to 5 poems and a brief biodata. A cover letter would be nice but is not mandatory.

3. The research papers should should be not less than 3000 words. References should be prepared strictly following MLA Stylesheet (7th edition).

4. E-mail your poems and research papers to themuseindia@gmail.com . Response time varies from 2 to 12 weeks.

SAMLA Fiction Writers (Creative Writing)

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 1:50pm
Lucas Church / South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

The focus of this panel will be on brief, powerful writing and performance. In order to perform an entire piece in the allotted time, submitted stories must be concise, but powerful.

Complete stories, no excerpts from longer works unless they stand alone. Recommended word limit is 1,500, but exceptions can be made. Multiple short stories are acceptable as long as the total word count is not over the limit. While stories engaging in the special SAMLA topic, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," will be given special attention, all submissions will be considered.

Send entire work as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachment to samlafiction2011@gmail.com. Deadline is May 1st, 2011.

SHAW WITHOUT BORDERS/SHAW SANS FRONTIÈRES (JULY 25-29)

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 1:30pm
International Shaw Society, University of Guelph, Shaw Festival

Papers (for twenty minute talks) may be on a wide range of topics and written from any critical perspective, but those who choose to speak on the conference topic should address Bernard Shaw's broad international interests as expressed in his novels, plays, prefaces, speeches, and travels; productions of Shaw's plays in different countries and languages; ''boundary-free'' internet Shaw; and ''copyright-free'' Shaw (in Canada since 2000, and in most other countries from 2020).

[UPDATE] Soundings – Critical Essays on Alice Oswald

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 1:25pm
Kym Martindale University College Falmouth, Niamh Downing University of Exeter

Following an initial cfp for a collection of critical essays on the work of British poet Alice Oswald we are now seeking a small number of additional proposals that focus on specific collections – The Thing in the Gap Stone Stile (1996), Woods etc. (2005), Weeds and Wild Flowers (2009) – with particular reference to questions of form and time. Proposals which discuss Oswald in relation to other poets, or that engage with her work in performance, such as Under Glass by Clod Ensemble, are particularly welcome.


See below for details of the original cfp:

'Myths, Legends and Folklore': A Two-Day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, 17-18 May 2011.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 1:13pm
Cardiff University

'Myths, Legends and Folklore'

Date: 17-18 May 2011
Venue: Cardiff University

Postgraduate students from Cardiff University, in conjunction with the University Graduate College, are issuing a Call for Papers for a two-day interdisciplinary conference on the broad theme of 'Myths, Legends and Folklore'.

The conference organisers welcome proposals for 20-minute papers from postgraduate students and early-stage career academics from any discipline and at any stage of their research.

Food in Context: Scholarly Approaches to Thinking about the Ways We Eat (SAMLA Special Session: November 4-6, 2011)

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:24pm
Emily Kader/Emory University

Now more than ever, food is at the forefront of the American consciousness. As humans we have always thought about food—indeed, thinking about it has been key to our survival. But today food analysis, food anxiety, and the pleasures we take in eating are all around us, from Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to reverse childhood obesity to Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma and from the twenty-four-hour Food Network to the slow food movement. In the South, especially, we have become proud of and regretful about our strong culinary heritage, as is evidenced through the foundation of the Southern Foodways Alliance, publications like Cornbread Nation, and, inevitably, our ever-expanding waistlines.

Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:07pm
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)

CALL FOR PAPERS

FORMAL MEASURES

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 7, 2011

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Formal Measures." Graduate students at any stage in their work are welcome to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.

Women on trial. Pleadings, testimony, verdicts

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 10:10am
Eftihia Mihelakis

Cette session qui aura lieu au prochain congrès du MLA à Seattle (3 au 6 janvier 2012) sera consacrée aux représentations contemporaines des femmes face à la loi au cinéma, en littérature et à la télévision. Plus précisément, on cherchera à penser la structure juridique et narrative du procès en tant que mise à mal d'une parole féminine qui ferait trembler la loi patriarcale. Comment revisiter la parole des femmes en procès à l'aune des réformes juridiques mises en œuvre tout au long de la seconde moitié du vingtième siècle ? Peut-on redéfinir le procès en tant que système culturel généralisé où les femmes opposent au discours de la Loi de nouvelles formes de « vivre ensemble » ?

[UPDATE] "Angel of Newness" (Concentric special issue) -- deadline extended to 3/20

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 8:58am
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Call for Contributions --
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
September 2011 issue --

Deadline extended to March 20, 2011. Authors who wish to submis should turn in an abstract and a list of keywords prior to February 28.

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In his "Theses on the Philosophy of History," Walter Benjamin famously reads the Paul Klee painting Angelus Novus, not as a "New Angel" in keeping with the original title of this watercolor, but as an "Angel of History." Benjamin describes the angel as flying backwards (and thus looking at the past) toward the future, blown by a huge storm. This storm, Benjamin says, is what we call progress.

BORDERS (23-24 May 2011) - Ege University - İzmir / TURKEY

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 6:30am
II. INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM

Hey you(th)!
Stop! Take a breath and hear our call!
This is your opportunity to cross your BORDERS and expand your horizon. The 2nd International Undergraduate Symposium will give you a chance to brighten your vision and those of others by projecting your thoughts on borders with your presentation. The symposium is also your opportunity to develop both social and communication skills, as well as broadening your perspective by enabling you to see beyond presupposed definitions of what borders are.
To give you an idea what your presentation could be about we took the liberty of listing a few possible topics;
• Borders and border-crossing in literature, arts, media, society, politics, religion, history, etc.

Upon a Precipice [UPDATE]-- Deadline EXTENDED

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:28am
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice
The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University Northridge is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference to be held on April 16, 2011.