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[UPDATE] "H.D. and the Image" feature is still seeking submissions of creative and critical work

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 7:19pm

Submissions are currently being accepted for a feature, "H.D. and the Image," which is tentatively scheduled for publication in Jacket. The feature will focus on the relevance of Imagist technique to contemporary poetry, particularly the ways that poets today continue to draw from the Imagist tradition that Hilda Doolittle represented. Doolittle remains a unique figure in 20th century women's poetry, particularly because she continually revised her own definition of Imagist technique in transitioning from early works like Sea Garden to later book such as Helen in Egypt.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 3:37pm
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference

The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009. The conference theme is "Making Our World: Language, Literacy and Culture."


We invite proposals from faculty and students for presentations, roundtable discussions, and workshops that address how the work of English studies continues to make and remake our communities, our classrooms, and the world around us. Topics include, but are not limited to: Literatures, Popular Culture & Film, Composition and Pedagogy, and Creative Texts: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, and Poetry.

CASTING [SCMS Panel] 7/31/09; 3/17/10-3/21/10; Los Angeles

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 2:50pm
Erin Lee Mock

Star Studies shook up auteur-based film criticism by suggesting that actors – through the manipulation of their images by studios, directors, and the stars themselves – were both collaborators and instruments in film and media projects. Equally groundbreaking was the claim that a star's importance could stretch beyond a single film. Critical to Star Studies is, of course, the "star": a cultural icon whose image is built through the combination of his filmic catalogue with his biography and extra-filmic output, including product sponsorship, charity work, and interviews. Canonical works of Star Studies focused on figures like Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson, Humphrey Bogart, Clint Eastwood. But what about James Gandolfini or Diane Keaton?

MJ: The Man in the Mirror Analyzed

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 2:23pm
Itibari M. Zulu

MJ: The Man in the Mirror Analyzed

The life of Michael Joseph Jackson (1958-2009) was extraordinary, to say the least. He was a singer, songwriter, dancer, and cultural icon who become one of the most popular entertainers in the world. His life and work is a combination of talent and contradiction, and as a result, worth detailed investigation. Therefore, we are issuing a call for a special edition on his contribution to the world of entertainment specifically; and human social-political culture in general.

The possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse: Atlanta, October 22-24. [Graduate]

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 11:18am
Georgia State University: New Voices Conference

The 10th Annual New Voices Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore.

Fiction Writers (1960 to the Present) and Their Use of Fairy Tales (Sept. 30, 2009; NeMLA April 7-11, 2010)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 11:10am
Charles Cullum / NeMLA

How and why do fiction writers from the explosively experimental period of 1960 to the present use (subvert, disturb) the seemingly conventional form of the fairy tale? Both American and international writers are drawn to fairy tales. One approach to fairy tales is taken by American metafictionists, who find in them rich mythic patterns to disrupt in order to promote new and different constructions of meaning. Robert Coover, for instance, makes fairy tales the basis of a number of his fictions. In Pricksongs and Descants, Coover plays with characters and motifs from tales about Jack the Giant Killer, Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, and Hansel and Gretel in an exploration of human impulses toward sex, violence, and creativity itself.

Nations of Childhood

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 10:09am
Björn Sundmark, Malmö University, Sweden

"Nations of childhood" – call for papers

20th Century Soldier Narratives: the Intersection of Fiction & Non-fiction

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 9:42am
Stacy Moskos Nistendirk

Solicitation for articles to be included in a collection of essays that considers the inherent quality of meta-fiction in 20th century solder narratives such as Vonnegut's, Slaughterhouse-five; Ambrose's, Band of Brothers, and the works of Tim O'Brien. French philosopher Jean Baudrillard discussed the postmodern qualities of texts that blur the lines between fiction and non-fiction, saying that a sort of hyper-reality is created. Among the possible questions presenters might address are these: What is the nature of the interplay between fiction and experience within the soldier-memoir, soldier-account, and soldier-novel? What are the genre distinctions at work in the soldier narrative as non-fiction or fiction?

Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900 (Postgraduate Conference featuring keynote speaker Prof. Regenia Gagnier)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 9:29am
University of Liverpool


Keynote Speaker: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)

Publishing Workshop: 'The Future of Academic Publishing' with Paula Kennedy (Palgrave Macmillan)

Plenary Lecture: 'Funding for Postgraduate Researchers', Dr Mark Llewellyn (University of Liverpool)

"We live in a world that they [the Victorians] built for us, and though we may laugh at them, we should love them, too."
Times Literary Supplement (16 May 1918)

Knowledge: (Trans)Formation

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 8:52am
Institut Préparatoire des Etudes Littéraires et Humaines, Tunis

Call for Papers

The English Department of the Institut Supérieur des Etudes Littéraires et Humaines de Tunis is pleased to announce its second conference on

Knowledge: (Trans)Formation
March 3-4, 2010


Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 6:26am
Department of English, University of Malta


Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference Series
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta

Confirmed Speakers:
Catherine Belsey
Simon Critchley
Stefan Herbrechter
Fiona Hughes
Giuseppe Mazzotta
Laurent Milesi
Jean-Michel Rabaté
Stuart Sillars

Ivan Callus, James Corby, Gloria Lauri-Lucente

Contact E-Mail: styleintheory2009@um.edu.mt

Essay Collection: James Baldwin: The Price of Masculinity; Accepting submissions until 9/30

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 2:12am
Aaron Oforlea Ph.D

Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays that examine James Baldwin's life, fiction, and nonfiction with the most recent scholarship from Black Masculinity Studies. Essays may employ cultural studies and/or a post-colonial critical lens for explicating specific texts as well as interdisciplinary approaches that demonstrate the relevance or usefulness of using Baldwin's texts to examine, explore, or discuss Black masculinity within other disciplines
(besides Literary Studies). Submissions by emerging, as well as, established scholars are welcomed.

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):

Minoranze e il Mezzogiorno / Minorities and the Italian south - Call for papers for La Questione Meridionale / The Southern Ques

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 2:02am
University of Wollongong (Australia) - Faculty of Arts

This issue of La Questione Meridionale / The Southern Question proposes to explore the situation of minorities in the south of Italy as well as southern Italian migrant communities outside Italy who are themselves minorities in their respective social, political and cultural situations.
Projected publication date for the issue is early 2010.
Papers should be submitted by 30 September 2009 and will be subject to a peer review process. Guidelines for submissions and style sheet can be found at http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/research/facultyresearchprojects/UOW060597.ht...