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Hando No Kuzushi - Asian American Literature E-Zine

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 4:20pm
Hando No Kuzushi

Hando No Kuzushi, an online literary journal, is gearing up for its third issue, tentatively scheduled to be posted at the end of September. We are seeking poetry, short works of fiction and non-fiction - and even academic essays - that pertain to the Asian American experience in 21st Century America. There is no set deadline.

For a better idea of what we are looking for, visit our website at hnkuzushi.blogspot.com. A judo term, Hando No Kuzushi denotes the unsettling of balance through reaction. That sounds about right to us...

All submissions must be emailed to Quinata.Delgado@gmail.com. We will do our best to respond within a few days.

Thanks!

[update] Medical Visions of Modernism

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 2:50pm
42nd Annual NeMLA, New Brunswick, NJ at Rutgers University

The emerging disciplines of psychology, neurology, phrenology, and finally psychoanalysis at the end of the nineteenth century supplied the modernist project in literature with new perspectives of the human subject and also with new languages, new idioms and vocabularies with which to describe the structure of subjectivity and its images, perceptions, and sensations. This panel seeks to explore the relationship between emerging medical disciplines and Modernism. We are particularly interested in papers which explore the role of language--and its limits--in articulating illness in literary fiction, medical treatises, and film studies.

Medical Visions of Modernism--update

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 2:42pm
42nd Annual NeMLA, New Brunswick, NJ at Rutgers University

The emerging disciplines of psychology, neurology, phrenology, and finally psychoanalysis at the end of the nineteenth century supplied the modernist project in literature with new perspectives of the human subject and also with new languages, new idioms and vocabularies with which to describe the structure of subjectivity and its images, perceptions, and sensations. This panel seeks to explore the relationship between emerging medical disciplines and Modernism. We are particularly interested in papers which explore the role of language--and its limits--in articulating illness in literary fiction, medical treatises, and film studies.

Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in Latin America, NeMLA April 2011 New Brunswick, NJ

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 11:55am
NeMLA

This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the Latin American cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, gandolfi@princeton.edu

Deadline: September 15th

[UPDATE] FORUM journal CfP: 'Identity' issue. Submission deadline: 1st September 2010

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Monday, August 23, 2010 - 1:47pm
FORUM: The Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts; University of Edinburgh



Call for Papers, Issue 11 — IDENTITY

'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I—I hardly know, sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'
       — from Alice in Wonderland


Literature and Transgression: 3rd International "Literature and..." Graduate Student Conference (May 2-3, 2011)

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Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 10:20am
Istanbul University, Department of American Culture and Literature

LITERATURE AND TRANSGRESSION

THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL "LITERATURE AND …" GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
2-3 May, 2011, Istanbul University

"Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression."
- Romans 4:15

"Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear."
- Marquis de Sade

Call for Articles-Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, comics and Education

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Friday, August 20, 2010 - 5:17pm
Rob Weiner

CFP: Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, and Comics in Education
Edited by Robert G. Weiner and Carrye Syma Texas Tech University Library
In recent years the use of graphic novels, comics, and sequential art in education has exploded. This is due not only to the boom in superhero movies that are based on comic book characters, but also to the wide literary range that graphic novels now have. There are now literally hundreds of college and university courses all over the world that are using graphic novels in their curriculum. The days when comics were just seen as children's trash, with no redeeming literary or educational value, are hopefully behind us.

CFP: "Angel of Newness" (Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies)

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 1:10am
Dept. of English, National Taiwan Normal University

_Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies_
Vol. 37 No. 2 (to be published September 2011)
Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2011

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.

The Languages of James Joyce, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 7:57pm
Salvatore Pappalardo, Maria Kager/Rutgers University

This panel welcomes papers investigating Joyce's multilingualism. What are the aesthetic and political implications of crossing language boundaries, narrating through multilingual puns and polyglot pastiche in Joyce's works? Suitable topics include the author's complicated relation with Irish, the challenge of translating Joyce's multilingual texts, the relationship between Joyce's multilingualism and cosmopolitanism, and comparisons between Joyce and other writers.

Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

The NeMLA conference, hosted by Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, will take place on April 7-10, 2011.

Georgia State University's New Voices Conference

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 2:21pm
"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" / Georgia State University - English Department

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9: What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?

Filolog - journal for literary, cultural and language studies

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:38am
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, social sciences and humanities journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences.

Papers should be a maximum of 5000 words and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words in the author's native language. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

UPDATE - CFP: ecloga (postgraduate journal)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:03am
University of Strathclyde

ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue. Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland, the UK and abroad.

For the next issue of ecloga we are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We would also welcome submissions of creative writing.

Performing Knowledge-NEMLA 2011-April 7-10

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 6:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel invites papers that examine how literary texts perform knowledge, and how literature becomes an object of scholarly knowledge in a variety of disciplinary settings. Panelists might address literary representations of the cleric, the virtuoso, or the pedant; the use of scholarly paratexts (the gloss, the appendix, the footnote); or, more broadly, the influence of disciplinarity and professionalization on the literary text. Send abstracts to Sean Barry, sean.barry@rutgers.edu, and John Savarese, john.savarese@rutgers.edu.

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 12:15pm
Stephen Curley, area chair Sea Literature, History & Culture / Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: December 15, 2010
National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
2011 Conference, April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas.

You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

►Film, art, music, and television
►Historical events
►Creative literature
►Sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Contemporary port operations, seafaring, & sailing

Poetry and Melancholia

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 10:11am
Department of English Studies, University of Stirling

CALL FOR PAPERS

Poetry and Melancholia, University of Stirling, 8-10 July 2011

Keynote speakers: Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London), Don Paterson (Poet), and Susan J. Wolfson (Princeton University). Other speakers include John Drakakis (Stirling University), Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews), Ron Levao (Rutgers University), Cornelia D. J. Pearsall (Smith College) and David G. Riede (Ohio State University)

Literary, Cultural, and Language Theories - journal collections

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Monday, August 16, 2010 - 8:15am
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (The Philologist) is a peer reviewed scientific journal with the international Editorial Board.

We are looking for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to singular works. We also encourage papers dealing with meta-theory and its significance for human and social sciences.

Literary, Cultural, and Language Theories - journal collections

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Monday, August 16, 2010 - 8:14am
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (The Philologist) is a peer reviewed scientific journal with the international Editorial Board.

We are looking for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to singular works. We also encourage papers dealing with meta-theory and its significance for human and social sciences.

CFP: Children in Film

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Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 4:36pm
SWTXPCA/ACA Joint Conference April 20-23, 2011

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 31st annual PCA/ACA & SWTX PCA/ACA joint conference April 20-23, 2011, in San Antonio, TX.(www.swtxpca.org). Proposals are sought that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's film.

42nd College English Association Conference: March 31 - April 2, 2011, St. Petersburg, Florida

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Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 10:42pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida

"Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune."
-- Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road"

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at www.cea-web.org

Money, luck, friendship, health, a warm place to sleep. In a world staggered by economic decline and natural catastrophes, what are the new boundaries of success and misfortune? How do art, literature, and the classroom respond to the Rota Fortunae? For our 2011 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore Fortune as both a daunting challenge and an elusive ideal.

[UPDATE] Prove It On Me: Ambivalent Lesbian Representation in the Harlem Renaissance (30 Sept. 2010, NEMLA 7-10 Apr. 2011)

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Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 5:46pm
Phillip Zapkin / NEMLA

The Harlem Renaissance tried to fill socially-constructed absences in African-Americans' group identity (such as humanity, art, masculinity, morality) by creating a respectable black middle class. Bourgeois imperatives complicated middle class queer existence by enforcing heteronormativity, in contrast to working class Harlem's more open relationship to sexual expression. This panel explores representations, direct or ambivalent, of African-American lesbian desire and resistance in the arts, music, and literature of the Harlem Renaissance and the contemporary queer renaissance.

Edited Collection: Vibratory Modernism (abstract deadline 10/1/2010)

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Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 8:46am
Anthony Enns, Department of English, Dalhousie University

Vibrations played a central role in nineteenth-century science, as light, heat, energy, and matter were all gradually understood to be essentially vibratory. This new understanding of the universe as being purely composed of vibrations had a tremendous impact on all aspects of the arts in the first half of the twentieth century, as they introduced new aesthetic possibilities that promised to transform the way art was made and viewed. In the visual arts, for example, movements like Futurism and Vorticism conceived of invisible fields of energy that could be tapped into to create new forms of art.

Nineteenth Century British Literature - October 30 Deadline

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Friday, August 13, 2010 - 6:21pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2

The peer-reviewed Pennsylvania Literary Journal is now accepting essays, book reviews, short stories, poetry and interviews from academics across the world for our fourth issue of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal, "Nineteenth Century British Literature," which will be published in January 2011 with Amazon CreateSpace. The page size is 8.5 X 5.5 inches, 12-point font, Times New Roman, MLA-style end-notes and Works Cited listings. The third issue of PLJ, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature," is now on sale through Amazon, CreateSpace and other distribution channels.

Journal Call for submissions: Deadline 1/2/10

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Friday, August 13, 2010 - 12:30pm
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, a national journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative, welcomes the submission of academic essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, book reviews and original artwork (we print in black and white) that explore cultural diversity issues for our Spring 2011 issue. The deadline for this "general topic" issue is December 1, 2010. See our website at http://organizations.bloomu.edu/connect/ for more information about the journal and for recent issues.

Poetic Devices & Narrative Dynamics: Call For Panel Submissions

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:23pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative Conference 2011

Below is a call for submissions to a proposed panel at the 2011 ISSN Conference.

Professor Brian McHale (Ohio State University) has generously agreed to moderate the panel if it is selected for inclusion in the conference. If you are interested, please send a 250-word abstract, paper title, and 100-word bio to lgleich@umd.edu by October 1st.

Panel Title: Poetic Devices and Narrative Dynamics

Multiple Childhoods/Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 4:31pm
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University-Camden

We invite submissions for participation in a conference hosted by the Department of Childhood Studies of Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, USA on Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives. As a field, childhood studies has flourished in large part because scholars have recognized the necessity of moving between and beyond traditional academic disciplines and have resisted the idea that there exists one, normative version of childhood common to all.

Medievalist Fantasies of Christendom: The Medieval as a Christian Apologetic in the Inklings (Kalamazoo 2011; 9/15)

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:59pm
Cory Lowell Grewell

Papers in this panel will analyze in detail how medieval imagery and literary technique is used as Christian apologetic in the works of the Inklings. Papers should go beyond a simple notation of the usage of medieval imagery as apologetic, e.g. the medievalism of Lewis's Narnia Chronicles, and explore how the medieval imagery results in a Christian polemic and of what kind. Under this broad umbrella, there are several questions that might be explored, which might be important to a better understanding of the medievalisms of the Inklings: How authentic is the usage of the medieval in any given work or author to the Middle Ages, and what bearing does this authenticity have on the author's implicit or explicit apologetic stance?

Edited Collection -- Eugene O'Neill's One Act Plays (1/1/11 & 7/1/11)

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:29pm
Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater & Benjamin D. Carson, Bridgewater State College

CFP

Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays

Editors: Michael Y. Bennett and Benjamin D. Carson

Although Eugene O'Neill's work has generated much scholarship, his one-act plays have not received the critical attention they deserve. Given that O'Neill began his career writing one-act plays, including his justly famous "Sea Plays," associated with the Provincetown Players, it is surprising that his one-acts have been largely neglected. This current collection aims to fill the gap by examining O'Neill's one-act plays, during what can be considered O'Neill's formative writing years, and the formative period of American drama.

"Rebecca West and Power," the fifth biennial conference on Rebecca West

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:13pm
International Rebecca West Society

September 16-17, 2011, at Baruch College, New York

The main focus of this conference will be the journalism of Rebecca West. We invite papers that analyze any aspect of West's journalistic oeuvre, but encourage especially contributions that investigate the idea of power-state power, patriarchal power, empire, God, and literary authorities. Any approach, including rhetorical analysis, political history, ideological critique, feminism, biography, and intertextuality are welcome. We also plan to organize at least one panel on approaches to the new collection of West's non-fiction prose The Essential Rebecca West (2010). Papers on other topics will also be considered, especially those exploring the nexus between West's fiction and non-fiction.

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