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[UPDATE] Vonnegut and Humor

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:27pm
Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally, Jr.

2011 may well have been called "The Year of Kurt Vonnegut." In April the Library of America issued a volume including his novels from 1963 to 1973, effectively canonizing Vonnegut. A school board of Republic, Missouri banned Slaughterhouse-Five from both its high school's required reading and library, prompting the recently opened Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library to offer affected students free copies of the acclaimed novel. This fall saw Charles J. Shields's highly anticipated biography, And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life, as well as several new scholarly monographs, Lawrence R. Broer's Vonnegut and Hemingway: Writers at War, Gregory D. Sumner's Unstuck in Time: A Journey through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels, and Robert T.

Culture and Humanitarian Crisis, August 24, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:24pm
Australian National University

Culture and Humanitarian Crisis: An Interdisciplinary Workshop
24 August 2012
College of Arts and Social Sciences
The Australian National University

CFP: Gender and War Student Research Conference (October 20, 2012)

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:04pm
University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

Gender and War
Student Research Conference

Saturday, October 20, 2012
The University of the Pacific

Organized by Pacific's Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies Programs and sponsored by Film Studies and the Humanities Center

Entity and Identity in Bioethics, Paris International Conference

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 9:24pm
Ars Identitatis

Ars Identitatis encourages interdisciplinary debates, that is why we are inviting anyone who could contribute to this debate (Professors, Researchers, Journalists, NGO activists, Lawyers, Clerics, etc.). Submissions from graduate students are also encouraged.

CFP-Mothering in Literature and Film Panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Conference

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 8:47pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) will have their annual conference on October 11-13, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. The Mothering in Literature and Film Panel seeks papers on the various critical images of mothering in literature and film. Please send a 1-2 page abstract and a brief biographical statement to Dorsía Smith Silva at djsmithsilva@yahoo.com with RMMLA in the subject line by March 1, 2012.

Call For Submissions: Publishers Seeking Chapbook Manuscripts

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 6:56pm
Wormwood Chapbooks

Wormwood Chapbooks, an off-shoot of A Few Lines Magazine, is now taking in submissions for chapbook manuscripts. We have two different types of chapbooks: poetry books and prose-poetry/flash fiction collections.

For poetry chapbooks, please send us - in a single document (.doc) - 10 to 20 poems, previously published or unpublished. For prose-poetry/flash fiction collections, please send us - in a single document (.doc) - 8 to 15 pieces, previous published or unpublished.

For full details, please carefully read the instructions listed on this link:

Call For Submissions: Internationally Read Literary Magazine Seeking Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 6:54pm
A Few Lines Magazine

A Few Lines Magazine is currently accepting submissions for its fourth issue, which is slated to come out in March or April. Our publication is growing rapidly, and our readership is larger than ever.

We accept submissions of poetry, flash fiction, fiction, and creative non-fiction. We read on a daily basis, so please feel free to submit at any time.

We're in the process of printing our second issue, and the electronic edition of our third issue is scheduled to release on the 7th of December. Please feel free to flip through the pages of our past publications to get a sense of what we publish. We are not partial to any sort of aesthetic per se; we simply aim to publish literature.

Call For Webtexts: Open Topic

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 5:41pm
Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy

Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in English Studies, publishes scholarship that examines digital and multimodal composing practices and promotes work that enacts scholarly argument through rhetorical and innovative media. We are actively seeking webtexts and multimedia compositions related to the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy for upcoming open-themed issues for all seven sections:

Topoi: Extended scholarly and often theoretically driven analyses of large-scale issues

Praxis: scholarly investigations with an emphasis on what happens in the writing/rhetoric classroom and why

Two Worlds Embraced by a Third: The Humanist and the Natural Sciences

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 4:29pm
Clarissa Lee

Attempts in exploring the sciences from a humanist's viewpoint is not new, and was probably what instigated to writing of C.P. Snow's famed Two Cultures. It has not always been the case that the sciences are thoroughly separated from the humanities, as its earlier incarnation as natural philosophy obviously suggests. Now, science as we know it, are separated from its histories and philosophies which exist as academic disciplines in separate departments. If we were to venture further back in time to the Medieval and Renaissance period, we will encounter exploration of the sciences done through both simultaneously mechanical and artistic experimentations, as many fascinating critique and exploration into the work and life of Leonardo Da Vinci indicate.

[UPDATE: Deadline Entended 1/31/2012] "Belonging," Fifth Annual Graduate Symposium

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 1:28pm
Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Rice University)

Keynote speaker: Elizabeth Brown-Guillory (Texas Southern University)

"Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition."
--James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room

"Being human signifies, for each one of us, belonging to a class, a society, a country, a continent and a civilization; and for us European earth-dwellers, the adventure played out in the heart of the New World signifies in the first place that it was not our world and that we bear responsibility for the crime of its destruction."
--Claude Levi-Strauss, anthropologist

"I couldn't find myself in my own life—there was no memory of me that I could grasp. There was no place outside of me where I belonged."
–Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues

Extended Deadline for proposals for Critical Themes in Media Studies conference

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 12:31pm
Critical Themes in Media Studies at the New School

The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 12th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, taking place April 13-14, 2012 in New York City.

The Media Studies Department at the New School, a pioneer of progressive education, was designed from its inception to be a home for both theory and practice-based scholarship. In the spirit of this tradition, we would like to encourage the submission of traditional scholarly papers as well as multimodal research projects.

[in]Organics: Analog Studies in a Digital World

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 12:17pm
The Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students

As literature, composition, and creative writing shifts towards digital platforms, tensions are rising between the organic and inorganic. Eco-speak influences our consumption, creation, and perceptions of place and purpose both inside and outside of the classroom. Digital immigrants find themselves adapting to a culture of digital nativism, the debate over e-books and antiquated paper-based texts continues to rage, and authors have taken their work to the world wide web to explore and continue to develop stories that have been or still are yet to be told. Media forms blend art, text, and imagined audiences to shift perceptions in all facets of our daily lives. How organic are these changes? What influence does the past have on