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Texas Tech Annual Comparative Literature Symposium on Gendering Globalization (April 12-13, 2013)

Monday, December 31, 2012 - 9:27pm
Texas Tech University

Comparative Literature Symposium Call for Papers
Texas Tech University
April 12-13, 2013
Keynote Speakers

Shu-mei Shih, Professor of at the Department of Comparative Literature, Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies, UCLA

Ketu Katrak, Professor of Drama at University of California, Irvine

Ileana Rodríguez, Distinguished Humanities Professor of Spanish, Ohio State University

Neville Hoad, Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin

"Competing Visions" Graduate Conference CFP deadline 1/15/13

Monday, December 31, 2012 - 4:12pm
UMass Amherst Graduate History Association

Graduate History Association Ninth Annual Conference
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Saturday, March 9th, 2013

"Competing Visions:Changing Landscapes in the Past, Present, and Future"

Call for Conference Proposals: Deadline January 15th, 2013

The Graduate History Association of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites graduate students to submit proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference. This year's conference, entitled "Competing Visions: Changing Landscapes in the Past, Present, and Future," will be held Saturday, March 9th, 2013.

Call for Submissions: Turkish Poetry Today, May 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012 - 12:16pm
Turkish Poetry Today

We are looking for outstanding Modern Turkish Poetry translated into English for Turkish Poetry Today, published annually in England and edited by poet-translator George Messo.

We also invite interviews with Turkish writers, reviews of recent Turkish books, essays in the field of Turkish Literature, and pretty much anything related to our field.

Submissions should include 3 to 10 poems in translation, pasted in the body of your email, and addressed to The Editors at


[UPDATE] CFP Submission Deadline Extended to January 10, 2013 for CEA -Caribbean Chapter Annual Conference 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012 - 11:55am
College English Association- Caribbean Chapter


The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2013 annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, in Arecibo on Friday, March 15 and Saturday March 16, 2013.

Although modern technologies largely benefit the individual and have changed the nature of social and political interactions, they have also served to make for a more dangerous world inasmuch as our lives are revealed for public consumption, and privacy becomes a disputed right. Many writers and artists have exposed the benefits and perils of technology.

Kate Chopin International Society panels at 2013 American Literature Association Conference

Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 9:57pm
Kate Chopin International Society

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2013 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2013.

The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin in Different Contexts," seeks short (seven-to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address either teaching Chopin juxtaposed with works/genres or in courses she isn't always associated with or in educational settings such as continuing education programs, prisons, women's shelters, literacy programs, etc. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.

CFP: Un/Natural Histories Issue 16 FORUM

Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 2:19pm
FORUM Postgraduate Journal

Although European thought has traditionally placed 'nature' in opposition to 'culture', as the title UN/NATURAL HISTORIES suggests, the world in which we find ourselves and the narratives we tell about it can also be seen to stand in a shifting and mutually influential relationship to one another. Recent work in eco-criticism has emphasised the importance of the relationship between our environment and the literary work we produce; while in popular culture, programmes such as the BBC's Unnatural Histories (2011) investigate the ways in which even the most pristine 'natural' spaces can be seen as human constructions.

Call for Submissions: Penumbra is currently accepting works of art, poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 1:19pm
Penumbra, Departement of English, California State University, Stanislaus

Penumbra, California State University, Stanislaus' art & literary journal is currently accepting submissions for our 2013 publication.

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2013.

**Send no more than a total of five submissions. Incomplete entries will not be considered.Affiliation with the University is not required. Early entries are appreciated.**

Submission guidelines:
Provide a cover letter that includes:
 A list of submitted work.
 A brief biography in third person (not to exceed four lines).
 Your name, address, email, and telephone number.

[UPDATE] Invention vs. Mimesis

Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 4:20pm
The Rat's Mouth Review - Florida Atlantic University Graduate Journal

DEADLINE: January 15th, 2013

For our inaugural issue, we are seeking submissions of graduate student work from around the world on the topic of mimesis versus invention. The Rat's Mouth Review, as a journal, seeks to invent itself, few would argue that it is not doing so in a mimetic fashion. We emulate other journals in order to forge our own identity and we do so with the hope of being "of [great] worth." To accomplish this, we require your contributions.

The Candles of His Eyes: Stories of James Purdy

Friday, December 28, 2012 - 6:35pm
Dennis Moore / James Purdy Society

The Candles of His Eyes: Stories of James Purdy
American Literature Association 24th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2013
Boston, Westin Copley Place
Presented by the James Purdy Society

ASA 2013, Washington DC: "Transatlantic Approaches to Nineteenth-Century African American Women's Literature"; January 15, 2013

Friday, December 28, 2012 - 4:40pm
Kristin Allukian

CFP for a Panel Proposal for ASA 2013, Washington DC:
"Transatlantic Approaches to Nineteenth-Century African American Women's Literature"

Description: Transatlantic approaches to literature by nineteenth-century African American women that foreground discussions of "debt," broadly defined.

Submission requirements:
400-word proposal, 1 page CV

Deadline for submissions:
January 15, 2013

Contact information:
Kristin Allukian

Women and Work: panel proposed for ASA conference, November 21-24, 2013, Washington, D.C.

Friday, December 28, 2012 - 2:55pm
American Studies Association

The meaning of "women's work" has never been stable. While women have consistently engaged with the production of home as well as labor outside the home, their involvement in what Marx conceptualized as wage-for-labor power exchange did not achieve heightened visibility in U.S. cultures until the nineteenth century. "Women and Work" seeks to explore the many ways that women have offered their labor in service of their families, their communities, and their nation and how labor has contributed to women's sense of belonging to (or exclusion from) these same communities. How do U.S. women represent the work of being women -- where "work" encompasses not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity?