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Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/28/2011

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 5:43pm
CSULB Graduate English Department


Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible essay topics may include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 5:16pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
San Antonio, Texas
April 20-23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2010

Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Panels now forming for presentations on the films and career of Alfred Hitchcock. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations.

In Memory of Radio: Modernity, (Post) Metropolis and American Writing [Proposal Deadline: 9.30.10]

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 9:29pm
2011 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (April 7-11, 2011])

2011 NeMLA Seminar Session seeks papers examining exchanges between American writers & the contemporary metropolis, from the late 20th- century to the present. Asking where & how American writers locate and/or represent urban space, we pose new questions at the intersections of American urban geography & literature: Is Detroit an exurb of Alabama? When will the Camden renaissance begin? Where do we catch the last train for Newark?

Seminar looks to reframe discussions of 21st-century American cityscape and its engagement with literature, theory & geography, by bringing consideration to notions such as displacement and the local. Send queries and abstracts to Michael Antonucci by 9/30/10

Geography/Topos/Literature, ASLE 2011, Bloomington, IND, Abstracts October 15, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 12:59pm
Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment


Panel Proposal | Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

In The Future of Environmental Criticism, Lawrence Buell observes that "the concept of place gestures in at least three directions at once—toward environmental materiality, toward social perception or construction, and toward individual affect or bond," all of which makes it, a "rich and tangled arena for environmental criticism" (63).

Forgotten Voices of the Avant-garde, 20th-21st January 2011, University of Leeds, UK

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 4:30am
School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds; School of Language and Literature, University of Aberdeen; Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Call for Papers

The Forgotten Voices of the Avant-Garde

20th-21st January 2011
University of Leeds

A postgraduate conference co-organised and supported by the University of Leeds (School of Modern Languages and Cultures), the University of Aberdeen (School of Language and Literature), and Queen's University Belfast (Spanish and Portuguese Studies).

Part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Beyond Text Initiative, with funding from the Society for French Studies and Leeds Humanities Research Institute.

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry (Deadline: 15 December 2010)

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 3:37pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Assocaition and Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations (Joint Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Apr. 20-23, 2011)

The 2011 PCA/ACA Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area chair is seeking two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.

Creative Panels: Panelists will have 15-20 minutes to read their own work. Time will be reserved after the panelists' readings for questions from the audience. Those interested in participating should send five sample poems with a brief letter to the listed physical address or email address listed below. Please include ALL of your contact information as well as your university affiliation with your submission.

update ISLE-2 June 17-21, 2011

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 2:15pm
Eugene Green/ International Society for the Linguistics of English

Call for Proposals: Workshops, Talks, and Poster Sessions

Eugene Green and Bruce Fraser of The New England Committee ( are glad to respond to preliminary inquiries.

ISLE2's First Call for Proposals on Workshops and Abstracts on Talks and Poster Sessions now has a deadline of 30 September 2010 for all submissions.
Workshop Proposals

The New England Committee invites workshop proposals that address approaches applicable to one or more fields of linguistic analysis.

UPDATE--Being Erica and Philosophy CFP (Deadline: 10-1-10)

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 1:11pm
Dr. Heath A. Diehl

Since its premiere on January 5, 2009, the Canadian Broadcasting Company's Being Erica has delighted fans in its native Canada and gained a considerable following as a syndicated export in a number of other countries, including Australia, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. At the same time, the program seems to have confounded many media critics. On one hand, precious little "writing" about the program actually exists despite its swift release to DVD (usually a sign of both popularity and potential profitability—both typically strong indicators of media interest as well as scholarly pursuit).

Iris Murdoch: Influence and Influences Abstracts Due December 3, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 10:16am
University of Tennessee, Tennessee Studies in Literature

The University of Tennessee Press plans to publish a volume of essays entitled: Iris Murdoch: Influence and Influences as part of its Tennessee Studies in Literature series. The volume will include studies of Murdoch's influence on philosophy and literature, as well as influences upon Murdoch in these two areas, broadly defined. Other related topics will be considered, e.g. biographical or political considerations affecting her work and/or her influence. Abstracts of 500 words are requested by December 3, 2010; responses will be sent by March 31, 2011. Final drafts of accepted papers will be expected by July 31, 2011. Publication date is anticipated to be in 2012.