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Edgar Allan Poe and others

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 6:28pm
452ºF Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

On February 20th 2009 we are pleased to announce a Call for Papers to be included in the first issue of our magazine 452ºF.

This is the first call of our magazine, open to everyone holding a degree and willing to take part in our recently launched project.

The procedure for the reception and publishing, always subject to the regulation that can be found in the "Evaluation and Peer Review system", "Style-sheet" and "Legal notice" sections, is the following:

- Deadline for paper submission (full text): April 23rd 2009, and those received afterwards will not be taken into consideration.

- Originals should be submitted to the following email address: revista@452f.com

Spoken Word Conference - 18/09/2009 (Deadline 1/07/2009)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 5:52am
Kingston University/Rose Theatre

It was the UK that gave the world 'le chav', first broadcast the social interaction of the inarticulate through reality television and were so busy testing our children in school that we forgot to teach them how to communicate effectively. Now we reap the results: an epidemic of "word poverty" and a widespread lack of communication skills. In response, the government has designated 2011-12 the National Year of Speech, Language and Communication.

Kingston University is proud to announce a new Institute of the Spoken Word, and an associated conference which for the first time brings together all those with an interest in this emerging research agenda.

Our conference will be opened by a distinguished panel of spoken word experts:

Lenses on Composition Studies

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 9:38pm
Sheryl Fontaine & Steve Westbrook, eds./ Parlor Press

The editors of Lenses on Composition Studies, a new series from Parlor Press, are currently seeking brief book-length manuscripts. We invite prospective authors to write on any topic within the field of composition—e.g., feminism, ethnography, visual rhetoric—provided the work is targeted toward an audience of advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students who are new to the discipline. Manuscripts should introduce this population of students to the selected topic by providing necessary terminology and historical explanation.

novel

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 10:25am
shahriar valipour

i would like to apply to your web site in order to submm it for call for papers concerning novels and short stories.
i am an English literature student getting my BA.

[UPDATE]Graduate Symposium--Spatialities--Keynote: Sharon Marcus

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 3:45pm
Rice University

Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sharon Marcus; Professor of Literature, Columbia University

As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.

CFP: CCCC 2010 - The Politics of Creativity (4/24/09)

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 10:17am
Thomas Girshin Binghamton University

There seem to be two ideas regarding what is called "creative," "expressive," or "personal" writing in composition discourses. In one view, creative writing is seen as the work of the lone genius, who creates the Literature studied by English departments. Such a view, while having fallen out of favor in composition studies, is still considered viable in creative writing departments. Furthermore, as Susan Miller argues, it continues to haunt composition in the form of the split between composition and literature departments, and student writing and "real" writing. In the other view, creative writing is deemed overly subjective, apolitical, and generally inconsequential.

The Politics of Creativity

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 5:38pm
Thomas Girshin / Binghamton University

There seem to be two ideas regarding what is called "creative," "expressive," or "personal" writing in composition discourses. In one view, creative writing is seen as the work of the lone genius, who creates the Literature studied by English departments. Such a view, while having fallen out of favor in composition studies, is still considered viable in creative writing departments. Furthermore, as Susan Miller argues, it continues to haunt composition in the form of the split between composition and literature departments, and student writing and "real" writing. In the other view, creative writing is deemed overly subjective, apolitical, and generally inconsequential.

Humanities June 27, 28

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Friday, March 27, 2009 - 4:46pm
CPRACSIS CENTRE FOR PERFORMANC ERESEARCH AND CULTURAL STUDIES

Call for Papers
International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
"Rethinking Humanities"
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001

CFP: Looking for Cs 2010 panelists -- Technology, Textual Ownership, and Self-Sponsored Collaborative Writing Groups

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 8:13am
Rik Hunter / University of Wisconsin - Madison

Looking to put together a Cs panel on technology & self-sponsored (outside of the classroom) collaborative writing groups. I'm particularly interested in the panel concentrating on matters of textual ownership.

My research examines collaboration on WoWWiki.com, so if the focus is fan studies . . . someone looking at fan fiction, for example, would be a natural fit. I can also see the (textual) writing practices of fans producing machinima, fan films, game mods working well, too.

Book Project-Graphic Novels and Libraries

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 5:07pm
Robert G. Weiner Texas Tech University Library

Call for Papers--Graphic Novels in Libraries and Archives: Ideas and Issues.

Graphic Novel publishing has exploded in the last decade. While, during the mid-1990s, it might have been possible for even a modestly budgeted library to acquire much of the published Graphic Novel output, now it is almost impossible even for libraries with big budgets to afford EVERYTHING published in this format. What was once considered a "cult" of devoted Graphic Novel readers and fans is now a part of the mainstream of readers. Graphic Novels is the one area of publishing that continues to grow year by year.

Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 6:22pm
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009
The University of Chicago

But what sort of sense is constitutive of the everydayness? Surely this sense includes not sense so much as sensuousness, . . . a knowledge that lies as much in the objects and spaces of observation as in the body and mind of the observer.
– Michael Taussig, "Tactility and Distraction"

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities--October 16-18, 2009

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:46pm
Emory Comparative Literature

Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities

October 16-18, 2009
Hosted By:
The Department of Comparative Literature
Emory University

With a Two Day Roundtable Featuring:
Geoffrey Bennington, Eduardo Cadava, Cathy Caruth, Peggy Kamuf, Thomas Keenan, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Final CFP: "The Unbearable Charm of Frailty. Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe" (update)

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 7:48pm
Angelaki

(Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!)

Final Call for Papers: "The Unbearable Charm of Frailty. Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe."

A Special Issue of "ANGELAKI – The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities"

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/0969725x.html

Guest Editor: Costica Bradatan (The Honors College, Texas Tech University)

ANGELAKI hereby invites contributions on the topic of "Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe."

This special issue is scheduled for early 2010.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Shifting Spatialities Graduate Symposium (Submissions Due: 7/1/09, Symposium:10/2-10/3)

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Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:40pm
Rice University, Houston, TX

Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.

Western Region, American Conference for Irish Studies, Oct 16-17, 2009

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 5:39pm
American Conference for Irish Studies West

A Call for Papers

American Conference for Irish Studies-West

25th Annual Meeting

C.B. Hannegan's
Los Gatos, California

October 16-17, 2009

Theme: Ireland and Its Influences

Multidisciplinary Program to include but not limited to:

Humanities, Social Science and Arts
(All Broadly Defined)

The papers being sought may deal with any aspect of the life and culture of Ireland or the Irish at home and worldwide. ACIS-W enjoys an established reputation for interest in and encouragement of diverse presentations. You must be an American Conference of Irish Studies member to apply.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 2:41pm
Thomas Polk / UNCW GEA

Call for Papers: "Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies"
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a social event the night before.)

"Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different waters flow."

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos' wisdom remains salient. None would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend – a new branch from the old.

Women in Literature: PAMLA Annual Conference at San Francisco State University (Nov. 6-7, 2009)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 10:28pm
Melissa Baker / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Call for Papers (Online Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009)

The "Women in Literature" panel of this year's PAMLA conference invites proposals for papers addressing the session topic from a broad range of scholarly perspectives.

Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from the United States and abroad are all welcome to submit a proposal via PAMLA's online submission form at http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals. Please keep proposals to 500 words or less and include an abstract of your paper (no more than 50 words).

CALL for PRESENTATIONS: Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference 2009

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 7:58am
Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference

Following the success of our inaugural conference last year, the Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference co-chairs are issuing a Call for Presentations for the October 9, 2009, conference to be held at Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

Playing with Stereotypes. Redefining Hispanic Identity in Post-national Literature and Cinema.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 2:48pm
Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), BELGIUM; Department of Spanish and Latin-American Literature

Keynote speakers

Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)
David Oubiña (UBA, Buenos Aires)

General Presentation

Over the past ten years, the concept of the 'stereotype' has become a subject of intense debate in literary studies, especially in Europe. Although in daily usage the term 'stereotype' often has a negative connotation, the theoreticians of stereotyping (Amossy, Dufays, Lippman) emphasize its indispensable and constructive role in processes of social communication, including art.

Pedagogy in the Digital Age: A New Strand in the Pedagogy Tradition? (Due May 31, 2009)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 12:50pm
SAMLA Special Session Panel (November 6-8, 2009)

Pedagogy in a digital age or digital pedagogy? The SAMLA special session on pedagogy in the digital age welcomes paper, panel, and performance proposals on topics that deal with all aspects of pedagogy in the digital age, such as the uses of the term "digital pedagogy," defining the term, if that's possible; best digital pedagogical practices in the classroom; the tools of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and student writing; the politics of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and literacy (or multi-literacies); digital pedagogy and globalization; and other relevant topics.

A Queer Harry Potter Reader

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 1:44am
Andrew Buzny

We seek to delve further into the mind of Rowling and examine all aspects of the Harry Potter series that lend themselves to a lavender lens. With Dumbledore's ejection from the closet, queer scholars have taken up Rowling's decision at all three major Harry Potter Conferences (Accio, Portus, and Terminus) over the summer of 2008. As such, we seek papers for an interdisciplinary reader on queer and feminist issues in Harry Potter. We welcome critical and passionate papers catering to both students and scholars in the fields of sexual/gender diversity studies, cultural studies, children's literature, and literary analysis. A non-exclusive list of topics are

Curriculum, Politics, and the Student/Teacher of English:The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies; October 16-17 2009

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 1:47pm
University of Illinois @ Springfield

According to Terry Eagleton, English as a discipline was installed in England's universities to take up the slack when, in the 19-century, religion stopped providing the ideological glue required for social cohesion. Today there are increasing signs that, with its traditional emphasis on literature, English is going the way of religion as an agent of cohesion and unity. The question, not only of the future of English, but of the humanities as well, looms large.

The Translator as Writer, 7 November 2009

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 12:10pm
University of Portsmouth

Keynote speakers: Neil Bartlett (author, director and translator)
Jody Byrne (author, Technical Translation)

When we think of translation skills we tend to think first of linguistic expertise, then perhaps of subject expertise (e.g. telecommunications, music, medicine, law). It is too often forgotten that central to the translator's skill set is the ability to write. This conference will explore the interfaces between subject expertise, writing and translation. These might include but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Date Extention- Submit Short Stories, Poetry, Hybrids Etc.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 1:55pm
Dash Literary Journal

Call for Submissions
Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2009 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less. Waste not, want not. Submit.

Boundaries (push at your own risk)
Poems
30 lines or less. Submit up to 5.

Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism
2000 words or less, double-spaced.
Limit: 1 submission per category.

Art
Digital images, 300 dpi.
Email as TIFF attachment.
Do not send original artwork.

Hybrid
Surprise us.

[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; deadline extended to April 15, 2009)

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Friday, March 13, 2009 - 8:54pm
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat

This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.

Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature

Session Proposals due April 15, 2009 for 41st NeMLA Convention; Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

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Friday, March 13, 2009 - 3:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Experience the lively and intimate exchange that NeMLA offers at its 41st annual convention in downtown Montreal, sponsored by McGill University. Featuring over 320 panels, the 2009 convention in Boston richly represented all the subject areas of the modern languages and literatures, covering a broad spectrum of scholarship and advancing innovative approaches to teaching.

Both Montreal (with its Latin quarter, Little Italy, and Chinatown) and its respected university boast a diverse population, mixing the old and the new. Vieux-Montréal offers European charm with its cafés, boutiques, fresh markets, and artists, while the vibrant downtown includes all of the sights and sounds a major city can offer: museums, shopping, pubs, and restaurants.

The Fourth Annual Writing Into the Profession Conference

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 1:35pm
UNCG English Graduate Student Association

Writing Into the Profession:
Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar

September 25-26, 2009


For its fourth interdisciplinary conference in English studies, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association asks, "What academic work are you engaged in?" This conference is designed to build a sense of community among graduate scholars by providing a forum to present ongoing research in a non-threatening and receptive academic environment. Additionally, this conference is designed to bring graduate scholars into contact with professionals who can answer questions about best practices.

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