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UPDATED: CFP: New Essays on EDWARD P. JONES. Nov. 1, 2010 (abstracts, early submissions); March 20, 2011 (completed articles)

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Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 1:00am
Daniel Wood / University of Melbourne

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Submissions are now being sought for the first ever collection of essays on the life and work of Edward P. Jones. The collection, entitled Edward P. Jones: New Essays, will be published in the second half of 2011.

Essays should take the form of full-length scholarly articles approximately 5,000 words in length, and may be submitted either in full (if already completed or nearing completion) or provisionally as 500-word abstracts outlining the central thesis of a proposed article. Longer articles will receive consideration, but contributors who wish to submit such articles should first send a brief query to epjessays@gmail.com.

Technology, Time, and Literature

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Friday, October 8, 2010 - 1:21pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

Forum on Technology, Time, and Literature

Scottish Literature at CEA 2011 (Nov. 1/March 31-April 2, 2011)

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Friday, October 8, 2010 - 10:17am
College English Association

Call for Papers: Scottish Literature at CEA 2011
March 31- April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Hilton, St. Petersburg, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Scottish literature for our 2011 annual conference. The fortunes of Scotland, her literature, and the study of it have seen their fortunes rise and fall over the course of centuries. Papers that address the relationship between fortune and Scottish literature are particularly encouraged, but papers dealing with broader topics in Scottish literature are also invited.

Faith and the Supernatural: 2011 Southeast Region CCL, April 7-9, 2011 (deadline: 1/15/11)

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Friday, October 8, 2010 - 9:02am
Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

Throughout history, we have used stories about the supernatural to better understand faith – to better understand what to believe in and what it means to believe. The 2011 Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature invites the submission of papers that explore the various intersections of faith and the supernatural in literature. Potential areas of exploration might include:

2011 PCA/ACA National Conference-Fat Studies Area

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 5:28pm
Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of "fatness" and "the fat body"; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting part for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body.

Call for Chapters, Manufacturing Phobias

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 3:57pm
Dr. Jeff Shantz and Dr. Hisham Ramadan

Call for Chapters: Manufacturing phobias

Various groups have recognized that hope and fear are very powerful driving forces capable of moving nations and shaping its actions. They have utilized both of these emotions to achieve their target, notwithstanding the negative impact on society as a whole. This phenomenon is not new. However, the current trend in this phenomenon is worth investigating in the form of a book containing a number of essays each of which expounds a different aspect of such phenomena. This is, by nature, an interdisciplinary book. Scholars from different disciplines are invited to contribute to this volume.

Nature of the Contradiction: The 13th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group, March 31-April 2

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 11:39am
Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida

In the current moment of economic and environmental crisis, the concept of sustainability has become a popular touchstone of both neoliberal and conservative agendas. Whether arguing for a green industrial revolution or economic dematerialization, both groups fail to realize the deeper contradictions between sustainability and capitalism's mode of production. But if "we're all environmentalists now," as Neil Smith has suggested, it becomes necessary to engage ecological politics without participating in late capitalism's appropriation of "green" rhetoric.

2nd Global Conference: Experiencing Prison (May 2011: Warsaw, Poland)

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 11:18am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Experiencing Prison

Thursday 19th May – Saturday 21st May 2011
Warsaw, Poland

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference marks the continuation of a project dedicated to the study of the experience of imprisonment.

Reading Benjamin Reading, ACLA Vancouver (11/1/10; 3/31/11-4/3/11)

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 6:55am
Brooks E. Hefner

In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term "Weltliteratur," Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow. He had spent his time there reporting on developments in Russian literature and film, and he arrived to find that his German translation of Marcel Proust's Within a Budding Grove had been published to strong reviews. Such multi-lingual and multi-national literary undertakings are central to Benjamin's entire corpus. While not a major figure in most narratives of world literature, Benjamin's involvement and theoretical interest in questions of translation, media, and cultural history suggest ways of placing him in these important contexts. But how do we read Benjamin's own reading?

ANN: John G. Cawelti Award, deadline 12/31/10

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:53pm
American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is now accepting nominations for the 2010 John G. Cawelti Award in Popular and American Culture. John Cawelti is a pioneer in the study of Popular and American Culture. His numerous works established the basis for the study of the literature and film for the masses.

Environment and Life (ASLE 2011; 22-26 June; Bloomington, IN)

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 2:58pm
Heather Houser (Williams) / Hsuan Hsu (UC Davis)

Call for Papers: "Environment and Life"

ASLE 2011 / 22-26 June 2010 / Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Organizers: Hsuan Hsu, University of California, Davis / Heather Houser, Williams College

CFP DUO V conference Okinawa, JAPAN August 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8, 2011

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 10:38am
Dialogue Under Occupation

The focus of Dialogue Under Occupation V is on ways of communicating in and about areas of the world confronting occupation. Engaging in 'dialogue' under occupation does not mean that the less powerful or powerless are accepting the occupation in any way, shape, or form, but that people are willing to confront their occupiers in an effort to be recognized as having equal human rights, including the ability to make autonomous decisions about how they should live and pursue their own definition of happiness. However, 'under occupation', these rights are undermined by the power differential between the occupier and the occupied.

Transnational Ireland: The Celtic Tiger and Beyond, NeMLA (April 7-10, 2011)

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 10:34am
Daniel Shea/ Mount Saint Mary College

This panel seeks papers exploring how literary and filmic representations of Ireland have been affected by both the Celtic Tiger and its precipitous end. How is the Irish identity negotiated within a transnational context? How have new models of representation influenced contemporary artists? How is the "new Ireland" represented? Send inquiries or abstracts (as MS Word attachments) by 10/10/10 to Daniel Shea, Mount Saint Mary College: Danie.Shea@msmc.edu.

The Popular Imagination and the Dawn of Modernism: Middlebrow Writing 1890-1930, London, 15-16 September 2011

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 6:24am
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

The increase in modernist and avant-garde cultural manifestations in the early years of the twentieth century displaced realist and traditional literary works from, in Bourdieu's sense, 'legitimate' culture. The former came to represent 'highbrow', with a concomitant exclusion of all that highbrow was not. Even influential and critically acclaimed writers, such as H. G. Wells, were derided for maintaining their realist style as well as for catering to popular taste. Retrospectively, the conception of modernism has been expanded in order to be able to accommodate less obviously avant-garde works, but this expansion may not be continued indefinitely.

2nd Global Conference: The Gothic - Exploring Critical Issues (Warsaw, Poland: May 2011)

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 6:18am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
The Gothic - Exploring Critical Issues

Monday 16th May – Wednesday 18th May 2011
Warsaw, Poland

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to engage and explore the cultural significance and enduring narratives within the realm of the Gothic in culture at large. From its literary and historical roots to its (post)modern incarnations as a cultural subgenre present in popular fiction and film, this project seeks to explore the territories of the Gothic in all of its manifestations.

Suggested topics and themes include (but are not limited to):

Tolkien Conference April 8-10 2011

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 5:46pm
Tolkien at the University of Vermont

Tolkien at the University of Vermont 2011, an annual academic conference devoted to the texts of J.R.R. Tolkien, will be held at the UVM campus in Burlington, Vermont from Friday, April 8th to Sunday, April 10th. The keynote address will be delivered by Matthew Dickerson of Middlebury College.

The conference organizers seek 20-minute papers on any topic related to Tolkien or his texts, but the following topic will be given priority consideration: nature and the environment in Middle-earth or related to Tolkien's life or works.

Hando No Kuzushi - Asian American Literature E-Zine

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 4:49pm
Hando No Kuzushi

A martial arts term, Hando No Kuzushi denotes the unsettling of balance through reaction. This is what we are about. We are open to submissions of fiction (up to 5,000 words) and poetry. Our goal is to advance the narrative of the Asian American experience. Got a story about being the only Asian kid in town? Great. How about a story told through the perspective of an Ashida Kim villain? Even better.

For a better idea of what we're looking for, please visit us at hnkuzushi.blogspot.com. Submissions should be sent in the body of the email, and the word "Submission" should appear in the title.

Please contact us at Quinata.Delgado@gmail.com with any questions.

Undergraduate essays in the humanities

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 11:56am
The Valley Humanities Review

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2011 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is also currently seeking poetry submissions; students may submit up to three poems. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students. Our reading period runs from September 1 to December 15 of each year.

Interfaces: encounters beyond the page / screen / stage

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 9:28am
University of Exeter

1 Day Postgraduate Research Workshop and Exhibition, 29th January 2011

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr Judith Buchanan (University of York)

Funded by the AHRC Beyond Text Student-led Initiative Scheme

VISIT THE EVENT BLOG @: www.interfaces-beyond-text.blogspot.com

This innovative multidisciplinary research training event examines questions of mediation and memory in

encounters with non-textual archival materials in the arts. By creating dialogues between postgraduates and

experienced researchers, and featuring practical sessions with curators and archivists, the research workshop

(Post) Human Lives--A Biography Seminar and Special Issue (12/15/2010; 8/2011)

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 1:00am
Center for Biographical Research

In preparation for a special issue of Biography in 2012, to be co-edited by Gillian Whitlock and G. Thomas Couser, we are issuing a call for abstracts for papers dealing with some aspect of the post human, as it has been widely discussed recently. The editors will select from the abstracts, and the chosen contributors will then be invited to a symposium in Honolulu in late August of 2011, when the participants will share more detailed versions of their work, receive comments for the other contributors, and together discuss the focus of the entire collection. Contributors will then prepare revised full versions of their papers, which will be edited in the Fall of 2011. The result will be the Winter 2012 issue of Biography.

CFP: 2011 Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, "Ambivalence"

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Monday, October 4, 2010 - 7:21pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

The sixth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Ambivalence," a graduate student conference to be held February 25-26, 2011, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

The Wild That Attracts Us: New Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers--Proposal deadline 31 December 2010

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Monday, October 4, 2010 - 5:22pm
ShaunAnne Tangney--Associate Professor of English--Minot State University

The editor of a book collection tentatively called The Wild That Attracts Us: New Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers invites proposals for essays that evidence the advance in Jeffers scholarship, especially since the publication of the most recent collections in the early- and mid-1990s. Since the publication of those volumes, there have been significant accomplishments in Jeffers scholarship: the entire five volumes of the Collected Poetry and the first of three volumes of the Collected Letters have been released, Jeffers Studies was established, and The Robinson Jeffers Association has flourished.

Why Allegory Now?

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Monday, October 4, 2010 - 4:00pm
University of Manchester

Call for Papers: Why Allegory Now?
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Manchester, Friday April 1st 2011

Confirmed plenary speaker:
Professor Jeremy Tambling, English and American Studies, University of Manchester

The University of Manchester invites scholars and early researchers to submit papers for the conference 'Why Allegory Now?', an interdisciplinary event which will allow a forum of discussion on the disparate ways in which allegory has been used throughout history, and consider how such an elusive yet prominent form can be interpreted today.

CU-Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association Annual Conference, February 18-20, 2011

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Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 5:11pm
CU-Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association

The University of Colorado at Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association is now welcoming submissions of 250-word paper abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on February 18-20, 2011. CU-Boulder's Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations is home to graduate and undergraduate programs in Chinese and Japanese, as well as a number of more recently added undergraduate programs in Arabic, Farsi, Hindi/Urdu, Indonesian, and Korean. This conference aims to bring together graduate students focusing on these and other Asian countries to share and discuss their work with other graduate students in related fields.

Hemingway and Women Writers--American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 26-29, 2011 (Deadline: Dec. 15, 2010)

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Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 1:18pm
The Hemingway Society

Hemingway's career has been widely documented regarding his relationship with prominent male writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, and others. Where Hemingway's career has been neglected is in examining his craft in contrast with women writers of his time. While much has been made of the interaction between Hemingway and his friend and mentor Gertrude Stein, there are many other women authors and journalists Hemingway knew and interacted with. In many cases, critics view those interactions with a cursory glance, particularly as many of those women never shared Hemingway's fame and literary prominence.

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