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Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:32pm
Infra-Thin Press

Infra-Thin Press (www.infrathin.com), a new small autonomous scholarly press, is seeking manuscript submissions. We recently launched our press with the publication of our inaugural title, The Ends of Art and Design by Stuart Kendall (May 2011), and we plan to publish more scholarly and experimental texts at the interstices of philosophy and literature, critical theory and design, philosophy and technology, poetry and visual studies, and selected marginalia in between.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Edited Volume on Women Writers and Psychoanalysis (June 15th Deadline)

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Monday, May 16, 2011 - 4:21pm
Cambridge Scholars Press

I'm seeking article submissions for a volume of critical essays, which will be published by Cambridge Scholars Press. The collection will focus on twentieth-century female writers' responses to the work of Sigmund Freud with a particular emphasis on alternative models of the psychoanalytic process posed by women. The book will move beyond critiques of Freud and his influence on twentieth century ideas about gender, demonstrating instead the ways women writers have reclaimed agency through the artistic process. With that in mind, the essays selected for publication will address the following topics:

Edited Collection: 20th Century Sentimentalism: From Modernism to Media

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Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 12:00pm
Jenn Williamson

This collection will feature essays that examine how authors of the twentieth and twenty-first century continue the use of sentimental forms and tropes of nineteenth-century literature. Current literary and cultural criticism maintains that American culture engaged in a turn-of-the-century refutation of the sentimental mode; however, the analysis of twentieth- and twenty-first-century narratives contained within these essays reveals ongoing use of sentimental expression that draws upon its ability to instruct and influence readers through emotional identification.

CFP for new book series, New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:26pm
Ashgate Publishing Company

Ashgate Publishing Company is pleased to announce a new book series:

New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

Series Editor: Anne J. Cruz, University of Miami

New Hispanisms: Literary and Cultural Studies presents innovative studies that seek to understand how the cultural production of the Hispanic world is generated, disseminated, and consumed. Ranging from the Spanish Middle Ages to modern Spain and Latin America, this series offers a forum for various critical and disciplinary approaches to cultural texts, including literature and other artifacts of Hispanic culture. Queries and proposals for single author volumes and collections of original essays are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of either

[UPDATE]

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:30pm
The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and The Historical Imagination

apologies for cross postings.

Call for Papers for an edited collection:

the rest is history

ireland, performance and the historical imagination

A chronicler who recites events without distinguishing between

major and minor ones acts in accordance with the following

truth: nothing that has ever happened should be regarded as lost for history.

-Walter Benjamin
Illuminations

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Cultural In-difference: Towards Identity Making: Mulk Raj Anand's Fictions in Perspective

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 7:12am
Sarbojit Biswas, A/Prof in English, Barjora College, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

By recognizing the other, by remaining between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, one touches a limit of recognition; motivated and driven by the tensions in the struggle for recognition, one circulates between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, while at the same time entering the in-between itself, the in-between itself, the in-between without presupposition, the in-between as an in-between.—Alexander G. Duttmann

Straddling Cultures, Authenticating Identity: Raja Rao's Fictions in Perspective

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 7:09am
Sarbojit Biswas, A/Prof in English, Barjora College, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

By recognizing the other, by remaining between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, one touches a limit of recognition; motivated and driven by the tensions in the struggle for recognition, one circulates between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, while at the same time entering the in-between itself, the in-between itself, the in-between without presupposition, the in-between as an in-between.—Alexander G. Duttmann

Savagism and Civilization- Friday October 14, 2011

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 2:34pm
University of Oklahoma: Student Association of Graduate English Studies and Native American Studies

"Savagism" and Civilization

"In plain truth, these men are very savage in comparison of us; of necessity, they must either be absolutely so or else we are savages; for there is a vast difference between their manners and ours." - Michel Montaigne, "Of Cannibals"

[UPDATE]

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 11:51pm
Philament / University of Sydney

[Please note extended date (May 31) for submissions on the theme of Time.]

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-careers scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for our next issue upon the theme of Time.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion (AMSN Symposium; 6-7th February 2012)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 9:38pm
Australian Modernist Studies Network

Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion

Hosted by the Writing and Society Research Group and the
School of Humanities and Languages, University of Western Sydney

Date: 6th – 7th February 2012
Venue: Grace Hotel, Sydney

Confirmed keynote: Professor Gail Jones (Writing and Society, University of Western Sydney); other keynote speakers to be advised.
Abstracts due: 15 August 2011

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (5/31/2011)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 4:28pm
The AnaChronisT

The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 26 April 2011.

The AnaChronisT http://anachronist.atw.hu/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

2012 KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY ESSAY PRIZE COMPETITION

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 4:26pm
KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its third annual prize essay competition, open to all, and which for 2012 will be on the subject of:

KATHERINE MANSFIELD
AND THE FANTASTIC

"Faulkner at West Point: The Writer in Public" - United States Military Academy, April 19-21, 2012

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 1:12pm
United States Military Academy Department of English and Philosophy

Faulkner at West Point: The Writer in Public
West Point, New York
April 19-21, 2012

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of William Faulkner's historic visit to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he made one of his last public appearances, the USMA Department of English and Philosophy hosts its second-ever William Faulkner conference. We invite proposals for twenty-minute panel papers, for organized panels, and for roundtable sessions or discussions.

Reading as Interplay--Special Session Panel at MMLA (Abstracts due: June 3, 2011)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 1:03pm
Kristina Banister Quynn

Aligned with MMLA's 2011 Convention theme "Play...no, Seriously," this panel is interested in the ways performative or experimental criticism can meet the challenges of reading innovative literary texts. We are particularly interested in the interplay between critical reading and writing on self-reflexive and minor texts that resist normative critical practices.

New Perspectives on T. S. Eliot (SAMLA, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6 2011)

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 11:36am
T. S. Eliot Society Panel

The T. S. Eliot Society will host a session at the upcoming SAMLA conference, to be held at Loews Hotel in Atlanta, November 4-6 2011. The Society welcomes proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of Eliot's work or its reception. Those interested should email a 300-word abstract along with a current c.v. to Anthony Cuda (ajcuda@uncg.edu) before 1 June 2011.

UPDATE: Rhys Matters: Critical Essays on Jean Rhys (06/01/11)

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Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:28pm
Mary Wilson & Kerry Johnson, co-editors

Rhys Matters: Critical Essays on Jean Rhys

We seek submissions of original completed essays for a collection on the writings of Jean Rhys. Although Rhys's critical reputation has steadily grown since the publication of Wide Sargasso Sea in 1966 and her death in 1979, only one edited collection of Rhys criticism has been published to date. In fact, given the sense that there is an emerging "industry" devoted to Rhys and her work, the lack of a collection of current scholarship on Rhys is puzzling and perhaps speaks to the challenges of categorizing a writer who crosses the boundaries of modernism, postcolonial studies, Caribbean studies and women's and gender studies.

Comedies of Capitalism: Theatre History and the Future(s) of Happiness [DEADLINE: May 30, 2011]

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Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:18pm
ASTR 2011 [Montreal, Canada, Nov 17-20, 2011

CFP: Comedies of Capitalism: Theatre History and the Future(s) of Happiness (ASTR 2011)

We are seeking participants for a hybrid roundtable/reading group on comedic representations of capitalism and Liberalism in theatre and drama, as well as economic self-interest as the precondition for the production of theatre since the Renaissance.

CFP: Bullying and the Abuse of Power 3 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

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Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:07am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power

Thursday 3rd November – Saturday 5th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Bullying is a global problem. Whether it takes place in the schoolyard; the board room; the corridors of academe; a detention centre for alleged terrorists; a government office, or cyber space; and whether it involves insult, physical assault or manipulation of the environment with the intention of making another person's life intolerable, bullying involves the abuse of power. Everyone is affected by it, whether directly or indirectly.

[UPDATE] CFP: Under Pressure

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:34pm
Yetta Howard/Journal of Lesbian Studies

[UPDATE] ***Extended Deadline

Call for Papers: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Special Issue: "Under Pressure"

CFP: The Erotic 6 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:01am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference
The Erotic

Wednesday 9th November – Friday 11th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Mapping the field of the erotic is a complex and frustrating endeavour; as something which permeates lived experience, interpersonal relationships, intellectual reflection, aesthetic tastes and sensibilities, the erotic is clearly multi-layered and requires a plethora of approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to understand, appreciate and define it.

Extremity and Excess: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference for the Arts, Media and Social Sciences

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 8:19am
University of Salford

Extremity and Excess: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

8th + 9th September 2011
University of Salford, UK

This conference seeks to explore ideas of extremity and excess through the full range of disciplines in the arts, media and social sciences.

To deem something extreme or excessive is to place oneself in a position of implied moderation, and suggests an affiliation with other concepts such as temperance, discipline, familiarity, normality, balance, proportionality, sufficiency and rectitude. The extreme and the excessive, on the other hand, can be characterised as what is disproportionate, intemperate, unbalanced, uncontrolled, abnormal, undisciplined, radical and Other.

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