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

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 7:48pm

(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"


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.


Tolkien Society Seminar: Journeys & Destinations - London UK - June 27, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 3:48pm
Ian Collier / The Tolkien Society

Call for Papers:

Tolkien Society Seminar: Journeys & Destinations
Sir John Soane's Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP
Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Tolkien Society invites submissions for papers to be given at the annual Seminar.

The seminar provides academics, students and independent scholars with a venue for interdisciplinary dialogue. This year the theme is "Journeys and destinations" in Tolkien's works. Participants are free to draw on any part of Tolkien's oeuvre, or to follow a thematic line within one text, or one text in it's variant forms (draft ms, published work, amended edition).

"Aftermath" -- book-length edited collection

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 1:22pm
Foster Dickson

Editor is making a second call for submissions for an edited collection, "Aftermath," which is a book of autobiographical creative nonfiction (memoirs) about growing up in the South AFTER the Civil Rights movement. Editor is seeking to enhance and expand the manuscript, which has already been through two separate scholarly reviews. Any writer interested in contributing should query the editor via e-mail with the following information only: where in the South you grew up and when, what your narrative does/will cover in terms of subject matter, and when the narrative will be ready/completed. Please do not send submissions without querying first.

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

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.

[UPDATE] "Beowulf and Related Topics" Extended Deadline

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:35pm
Keri Wolf

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association is now accepting proposals for the "Beowulf and Related Topics" panel to be held at the association's annual conference on November 6-7, 2009, in San Francisco.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 30th, 2009. Please submit a proposal of 500 words and a 50-word abstract online at http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals. It is not necessary to be a member of PAMLA in order to submit a paper proposal. However, all presenters must be current on their PAMLA dues by April 15, 2009, or they will not be included in the program.

Literature and the Other Arts--PAMLA, San Francisco, Nov. 6-7, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 11:28am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Literature has a clear kinship with the other arts. This panel seeks papers examining cross-currents between literature and other artistic forms, including but not limited to music, painting, sculpture, performance art, theater, dance, photography, or film. Topics might include the incorporation of one artistic form in another (music in a novel, literary references in a painting), pedagogical approaches to bringing the arts into a literature course, the work of an author/sculptor, or poetic responses to painting.

Mapping the World - The City, the Novel and Modernity

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:27am
RMIT University, Melbourne

Mapping the World
The City, the Novel and Modernity
1900 to the present

'The city is one of the great subjects of literature, both ancient and modern.' (John M. Ganim 2002, Review essay, 'Cities of Words: Recent Studies on Urbanism and Literature' Modern Language Quarterly 63:3)