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Call for Submissions: Publishing Quartly Poetry and Short Stories / Monthly Short Story Contest

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 10:25pm
A Few Lines Magazine

A Few Lines Magazine is an up-and-coming literary magazine that publishes Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Creative Non-Fiction/Essays, and Artwork. We just released our first issue and are currently looking to print it. All contributors receive one free contributor's copy (once we have printed the issues).

Aside from the main quarterly issue, we host a monthly short story contest. The contest includes publication, an interview, and a spot in the annual anthology, "The Best of A Few Lines."

We accept unpublished simultaneous submissions all year round, so please feel free to send us your work at any time. To submit, follow this link:

Happiness and Sadness: Taiwan society and its emotional textures (8-9 December 2011)

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 7:06pm
The Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne

We invite submissions for papers for a workshop to be held at the University of Melbourne in December 2011 that explores the varying emotional textures of Taiwan life. It takes the dyad of Happiness and Sadness as its point of departure, but also examines other emotional registers and how these might relate to Taiwan's social and historical structures. These emotional textures can be seen as both products of particular kinds of social, political, cultural and economic structures and as ways in which those structures are experienced and interpreted. We hope that an exploration of Taiwan society through the paired themes of happiness and sadness (while not excluding other emotions) will offer new ways to approach the study of Taiwan.

[UPDATE] Playing Across Borders: Katherine Mansfield and the Margins of the Modern--NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE 1 July 2011

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 5:40pm
Todd Martin/ Katherine Mansfield Society--for Midwest Modern Language Society

Panelists are invited to submit abstracts (250 words) for papers on Mansfield's difficult relations with the transnational scene of the modern, modernism, modernity. Submissions might consider facets of Mansfield's ambivalences about national and imperial affiliation or other modernists or modernisms or literary professionalism. Send abstracts to Todd Martin, tmartin@huntington.edu by 1 July 2011. EXTENDED DEADLINE

[UPDATE] CFP Justified (FX) Television Reader

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 5:37pm
Bärbel Göbel PhD (University of Kansas) and Michael Brian Faucette PhD (Coldwell CC)

We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays on the popular and critically acclaimed series Justified (FX). Topics can include but are not limited to the following:

Women's Studies Quarterly: Enchantment

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 2:03pm
Women's Studies Quarterly

Call for Papers
WSQ Special Issue: Enchantment
Special Editors: Ann Burlein & Jackie Orr

NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012. Call for papers – Approaches to Adventure in the Late 19th Century

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 1:53pm
Rebekah Greene/University of Rhode Island

This panel examines the burgeoning interest in adventure during the years 1880-1901. Joseph A. Kestner in his recent _Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction, 1880-1915_ has suggested that adventure texts are filled with 'codes' such as 'rescue, heroism, survival, courage, duty, isolation, voyaging' for audiences to 'live up to' (1). Papers that scrutinize late Victorian literary treatments of these codes, in addition to tropes such as travel, sailing, mountain climbing, and camping are warmly welcomed.

Contemporary Women's Writing: (Wo)Man and the Body, 11-13 July 2012

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 12:46pm
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

The Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women's Writing Association




Contemporary Women's Writing: (Wo)Man and the Body
11-13 July 2012
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan




'Bodies have all the explanatory power of minds. Indeed, for feminist purposes, the focus on bodies, bodies in their concrete specificities, has the added bonus of inevitably raising the question of sexual difference that mind does not' – Elizabeth Grosz, Volatile Bodies: Towards a Corporeal Feminism (1994)

Shakespeare and the Natural World (Chapel Hill: March 29-31)

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 11:30am
Jennifer Park and Katie Walker; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Shakespeare and the Natural World"

A graduate student conference jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kings College London
March 29-31, 2012

Special Issue: Carson McCullers and the New Southern Studies, Submissions due by May 15, 2012

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 10:18am
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews

ANQ: American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Contemporary Irish Writing for Fall, 2012. We would be interested in short articles or notes dealing any aspect of Carson McCullers' work, especially McCullers' influence on other writers, or their influence on her. Also, we seek contributions on McCullers and the Global South, McCullers and Film, McCullers and Music, and International Perspectives on McCullers.

[UPDATE] Treatment of Medieval Poetry in the Modern World (SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2011)

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 10:06am
Carola Mattord / Kennesaw State University

In the wake of Peter Ackroyd's prose translation of The Canterbury Tales, Dante's Inferno video game, and Baba Brinkman's The Rap Canterbury Tales, this session will explore the various treatments of medieval poetry in the modern world and/or the value (or cause for concern) that these treatments, whether visual, textual, audio, etc., bring to producing access for a wider modern audience. Perspectives or reflections on various treatments of medieval poetry in the university classroom setting are also welcome. The 250-word proposal submission has been extended to June 20.

Women in the Geosciences (GSA Northeast Mtg, March 18-20, 2012)

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 8:32am
Kristine Larsen

I am organizing oral and poster sessions on "Women in the Geosciences: Past, Present, and Future" for the Northeast Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America (March 18-20, 2012, Hartford, CT). I am looking for contributions on any aspect of women and the geosciences, including (but not restricted to): the role of women in geoscience fields in the past; impediments to women as both students and professionals in the geosciences in the past and present; recruiting and retaining women in the geosciences; gender issues in the teaching of geosciences; gender and geosciences in public outreach programs. Interested persons should email me at Larsen@ccsu.edu ASAP with their ideas.