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[UPDATE] Poetics Colloquium: Emergent Trends in Poetics

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 2:24pm
Centenary College of New Jersey

Acclaimed poet Mark Doty, winner of the 2008 National Book Award, is the 2009-2010 Gates Ferry Lecturer at Centenary College of New Jersey. He will read on Monday, October 19 at 8 pm and will participate in our Poetics Colloquium on Tuesday, October 20.
We invite poets and scholars from the NJ- NY- PA tri-state area to propose a presentation on a topic related to contemporary poetry. Please send a one-page proposal and brief bio by September 15.
The following panel topics are underway and will consider another panelist:
Poetics of Place
Poetic Forms
Translation and/ of Poetics. This panel would especially welcome abstracts from Latin American, African, or Caribbean writers or scholars.

Call for Papers

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 1:13pm
The Historian-A Biannual Research Journal Published by the Department of History, GC University, Lahore

Department of History, GC University, Lahore, Pakistan invites research papers for publication in The Historian, a referred bi-annual research journal. The next issue (Volume: 8 Number. 1, January-June 2010) is intended to examine the relationship between culture(s) and the Pakistani state. The papers should examine the institutional and pedagogical practices in the post-partition Pakistani society. We would keenly welcome theoretically innovative papers analyzing the nexus of culture and the state-craft in the contemporary Pakistan.

Possible areas of study may be:

Institutional Matrix in Pakistan (Military, Police, Bureaucracy)

Education as a controlling technology

Extremism, Modernity and Tradition

Nightmare - UCL English Graduate Conference March 2010

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 12:12pm
Department of English, University College London/Institute of English Studies, University of London

The 2010 Ucl English Graduate Society Conference seeks to address ideas of nightmare, in all their myriad forms. We would like to draw together work from a range of disciplines including but not limited to literature, art history, philosophy, classics, neuroscience, music, history, psychology, architecture and politics, in order to consider perceptions, representations and implications of nightmare throughout the ages.

Keynote speakers to be announced.

"Have you ever noticed that there is never any third act of a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there. They are the work of poor dramatists." (Max Beerbohm)

"The traditions of the dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the living." (Karl Marx)

NeMLA 2010--Whose Africa?: Representations of Africa in Contemporary African and Diasporic Literature

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 11:14am
John Hyland & Minna Niemi / University at Buffalo

The global imaginary is marked by a long history of claims made to Africa by a range of western writers and thinkers as disparate as Hegel and Conrad. These portrayals of the 'dark continent' still circulate in our current global imaginary, reinforcing prevailing stereotypes and engendering new ones. This panel intends to investigate contemporary literary representations of Africa vis-a-vis a consideration of the ways that both African and diasporic literatures imagine Africa. Early twentieth century writers―like black modernists in the United States and the Caribbean as well as African writers affiliated with decolonization―found it necessary to engage with these western claims.

American Literature ater the American Century. Abstracts due October 10, full essays due November 30

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 8:12pm
Northern Arizona University and Arapahoe Community College

The ideology of American exceptionalism has a long history in the expressive arts, especially after Henry Luce's famous 1941 editorial urging Americans to accommodate themselves "spiritually and practically" to the fact that their nation was the "most powerful and vital in the world." At the beginning of the 21st century, however, pundits across the political spectrum have declared the end of the ideology which had maintained the longstanding narrative of the American Century. What changes will take place in American identity and in the form and content of American literature? How has narrative responded to recent history? What is the future of postmodernity? How is the unavoidable link between politics and aesthetics re-shaping American literature?

Game Studies Area - National PCA/ACA Conference

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 4:36pm
Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association National Conference

Game Studies: 2010 PCA/ACA National Conference.

The Game Studies area of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association National Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held Wednesday, March 31, through Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, MO.

[UPDATE] "'This world only my body remembered'": Nature, Nation and Self in Women's Writing (9/30/2009 ; 4/7-11/2010)

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association


The wilderness has long been conceived of as a space of individuation, a testing ground for the independent seeker, and an "outside" to the protection, as well as the surveillance and discipline, of the dominant social order. In the United States, wilderness has also been seen as constitutive of a kind of national exceptionalism and a formative element of a uniquely "American" character. With the twentieth century the established conflation of "the west" with "the wilderness" deepened, and a tendency to conflate both with masculinity grew as well. And yet, a feminine gendering of the wilderness and an association of womanhood with the natural world has a long and complicated history in America.

50th Anniversary Conference of the Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota (LCMND), Grand Forks, ND, October 15-17, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 3:28pm
Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota

We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Linguistic Circle of
Manitoba and North Dakota, 1959-2009

SEE the LCMND Website for more information about this event & the Circle's venerable history at:

Campus of University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

Conference dates are: October 15-17, 2009

Established & emerging scholars and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals in a wide range of humanities topics.

Call for Papers

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 1:32pm
The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Winter 2009 Special Issue on DELEUZE. Submissions on Deleuzian thoughts or analysis of literary texts from Deleuzian approach are welcome.
Submission Guidelines
1. The submissions must be in CMS (we use "Footnotes") documentation style.
2. The length of the essays should preferably be between 4000 to 5000 words (more or less is acceptable).
4. All submissions should be sent at the following email address: philitsociety@gmail.com.
5. The submissions will be sent for peer-review.

Call for Papers

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 1:26pm
The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical/theoretical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion, and semiotics. The journal is edited in US and printed in Nepal.

Creative Writing Conference - UK (6/18/10 - 6/20/10)

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 3:47am
National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries

Great Writing:
The International Creative Writing Conference

18-20 June 2010

What future is there for Creative Writing?