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[UPDATE] Percival Everett Panel at the Mardi Gras Conference--Abstracts due 12/9/11

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:32pm
The Percival Everett Society/EGSA Mardi Gras Conference

"If Percival Everett isn't already a household name, it's because people are more interested in politics than truth."—Madison Smartt Bell, author of The Washington Square Ensemble

The Percival Everett Society is sponsoring a panel on Everett's works at The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA on February 16th and 17th, 2012. Papers on any of Everett's eighteen novels (including Glyph, Erasure, and I am Not Sidney Poitier), three collections of short stories, or two collections of poems are welcome.

New Perspectives on German Ecocritical Prose, Due 03/01/2012

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:33pm
128th MLA Convention, January 3–6, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts

The rise of the ecologically-oriented approaches to literature and the development of ecocriticism as a scholarly discipline in the 1970s did not remain very long the prerogative of the Anglo-American literature and scholarship. Other national literatures and literary studies have been rapidly developing their views on the connections between literature and ecology; these are oftem based on different premises and follow their own respective literary traditions.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline March 8, 2012

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 12:44pm
Symptoms of Disorder: Reading Madness in British Literature 1744-1845

Following various requests, the new deadline is March 8, 2012

Symptoms of Disorder: Reading Madness in British Literature 1744-1845.

Call for abstracts for edited collection: 'Beyond Disney: Children's Films and Family Films in Global Cinema'

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 10:17am
Bruce Babington and Noel Brown, editors

Call for abstracts for edited collection, tentatively entitled 'Beyond Disney: Children's Films and Family Films in Global Cinema'

We are seeking contributions to a co-edited anthology which addresses global manifestations of children's films and family films outside the Disney milieu.

There have been many scholarly works which focus on the historical, commercial and textual aspects of Disney films, yet the children's films and family films produced elsewhere – whether in the Hollywood, European or other international cinemas – have been comparatively neglected.

International Conference on Macau Narratives

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 7:46am
CETAPS and CHAM (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University of Lisbon)

Call for Papers

International Conference on Macau Narratives

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/New University of Lisbon

Fundação Oriente

Lisbon, Portugal

8, 9, 10 May 2013

Venue: Orient Museum (Lisbon, Portugal)

In 2013, to mark the 500-year anniversary of the arrival of Jorge Álvares in China and of Sino-Portuguese relations, the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) and the Centre for Overseas History (CHAM) of the New University of Lisbon, and the Fundação Oriente will organise an interdisciplinary International Conference on Macau Narratives.

Poems Invited for June 2012 Issue of Taj Mahal Review (For Issue No. 21)

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 4:49am

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers. The poems (maximum 35 lines), essays, short stories, literary articles and reviews (maximum 2500 words) must be in English. Poems with a special layout should be sent by email as an attachment using Microsoft Word.

Haikus may also be submitted. (Maximum 10)

Esperanto Essays and Poems with English translations may also be submitted.

The matter sent for publication must be an original creation of the author. The plagiarised work should not be submitted. Your submission declares that the work is original, and your own.

Creative Writing

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 1:12am
RMMLA 2012

RMMLA, Boulder, Colorado, October 11-13, 2012 USA invites Abstract/ Full Paper from Teachers, Students, Independent Scholars on Creative Writing on any topic between heaven and earth within March 01,2012. Submit to Dibakar Pal(dibakar1956@gmail.com)

Contemporary Lit panels, American Lit Assoc, May 24-27, 2012 (1/10/12)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 11:03pm
Society for Contemporary Literature

The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA. The program committee welcomes abstracts on any aspect of American literature published in the last 25 years.

As a recently founded society, we are especially interested in discovering significant new contributors to prose, poetry, and other modes of literature. Attention to genre blurring and experimental texts is particularly welcome.

Brecht and the Muppets

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 8:11pm
Christopher Leslie

Call for papers for a proposed panel at the PCA/ACA 2012 National Conference in Boston, April 11-14.

The Muppets' clanging theme song, fumbling characters, and vaudeville format might make some viewers think they are watching Bertolt Brecht's Threepenny Opera. The characters are alienated from their roles and present an unfinished front to the audience. The show takes place in a comfortable theater like the Berliner Ensemble, and the use of "real" "fake" characters disrupts the illusion that would generate identification in the same way that Brecht's makeup should create a distance between the characters and the viewer.

Anthology on The Book of Mormon Musical, abstracts Feb 1.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:56pm
Marc Edward Shaw / Hartwick College; Holly Welker / Writer & editor

The official reaction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The Book of Mormon, the musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, consists of a single sentence: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."

But the musical has done much more than merely attempt to entertain people for an evening: it regularly brings audiences to their feet in a wild ovation at its end, and it earned a whopping 14 Tony nominations, winning in nine of the categories it was nominated in, including "Best Musical."

Cycles of Transformations and Transformations of Cycles: creation, evolution, and performance (March 9th, 2012)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:53pm
4th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Deadline: Please send abstracts of 150 words to gso@gsoconference.com* by January 10th, 2010

We invite paper or panel proposals that examine the life processes and preservation cycles as they intersect with changing realities in the 21st century.

Some possible areas of study include but are not limited to:

·The transformative aspects of genealogy in (de)constructing culture

·Transformation of labor movements in amateur and professional sports

·Metamorphoses: Biological and geological cycles of the Hawaiian Islands

·Appropriation of cultural forms in capitalist systems

·Recycling: re-examining and re-educating our world