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48th ICMS, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9-12, 2013; Submission deadline Sept. 15, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 9:45pm
Rhonda L. McDaniel

You are invited to submit abstracts for papers for the 48th ICMS in Kalamazoo, MI that address the kinds of memory and representations of memory at work in Anglo-Saxon culture and literature. The proposed papers may explore the topics of how Anglo-Saxons portrayed memory at work in art and literature, what they understood the work of memory to accomplish, the use of memory to affect the actions of others, etc. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Dr. Rhonda L. McDaniel at rhonda.mcdaniel@mtsu.edu by 15 September 2012.

Ireland and Scotland : Conflicts and Cross Currents 9-11 November 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 5:39pm
University of Sunderland/North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous nine international Irish Studies conferences, this year the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, invites papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 9th to 11th November 2012.

[REMINDER] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' / Deadline 1/7/2012/ University of Valencia / 12-14 December 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 2:42pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:

CFP: The Rest is Silence (09/30/2012)

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:36am
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
- Anon.

When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
- Cicero

39th Annual African Literature Association conference--"Literature, Liberation, and the Law"--March 20-24, 2013, Charleston, SC

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 10:34am
Simon Lewis/ College of Charleston

Literature, Liberation, and the Law
The 39th annual conference of the African Literature Association (ALA)
Charleston, South Carolina, March 20-24, 2013

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Leonora Miano, multiple award-winning Cameroonian writer
Njabulo S. Ndebele, Noma Award-winning novelist, short story writer, and critic
Justice Albie Sachs, former ANC activist and Constitutional Court Judge of South Africa
Binyavanga Wainaina, Caine Prize-winning Kenyan writer
Cleveland Sellers, civil rights activist and President of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.

Call for articles and reviews for a special issue of Postgraduate English on Basil Bunting and Friends

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 10:30am
Postgraduate English journal

Paper are now solicited for the forthcoming Issue of Postgraduate English journal:

Special Issue on Basil Bunting and Friends (Issue 25, September 2012):

The 25th Issue of Postgraduate English focuses on the work of Basil Bunting and on poets associated with Bunting, and will address the possibility a broader modernist tradition to which he belongs, in line with the theme of a forthcoming conference, to be held in Durham on the 4th and 5th July.

More information about the conference can be found here:


Planets on the Table: Leave-Taking in 20th Century Poetry, NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Boston, MA

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 9:46am
Bill Waddell, Northeast Modern Language Association

To live long enough and to have the kind of poetic career that seems to call for some formality of leave taking surely constitute a double blessing. But it's easy to imagine as well that a writer would feel a unique pressure in composing such a summation—composing in a comprehensive sense: the language, the context, the perspective. This panel aims to assemble analyses of a range of such published, leave taking gestures, of the criteria we should use (or not use) for assessing them, of the critical uses we can make (or that have been made) of them, perhaps even of our tendency to take poems that seem to face another way and invent them.

Regional CEA Journal: Notes on Teaching English [NOTES] call for contributions

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 8:41am
NOTES, a journal of the Georgia and Carolinas College English Association

After a long hiatus, the journal of GACCEA will return in May as an online journal. "Notes" will offer pedagogically directed scholarship on all topics relevant to teaching college-level English, in a fresh multimodal online format. We invite you to participate in shaping this exciting publication by contributing your scholarship. The journal will come online in early May of this year. We welcome submissions for possible publication in this journal—both scholarly and reflective.

We are looking for four types of contributions:

LAST CALL - World Picture Journal Annual Conference 2012 - ACTION - Brighton, UK

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:33am

World Picture Conference
University of Sussex
Brighton, UK
2-3 November 2012

Theme: 'Action'

Keynote speakers:
Felix Ensslin, Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart
Alberto Toscano, Goldsmiths College, London

The annual World Picture Conference gathers scholars from a range of different disciplines to address the relation between critical theory, philosophy, and aesthetics. For this year's meeting we welcome papers on questions of action. Such considerations might include (but are in no sense limited to):

The World Congress on E-commerce and Business on the Web (WCEBW2012)

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 1:31am

The World Congress on E-commerce and Business on the Web (WCEBW2012)
London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom
Aug. 27-29, 2012

All the accepted papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore and Ei Compendex
The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom, From Aug. 27-29, 2012 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.

[UPDATE] Motley 2012: Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 7:23pm
Motley, An English Studies Journal for Diversity - Students of English Studies Association (SESA) at CSU, Fresno

"Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself."

–Margaret Atwood

The Students of English Studies Association (SESA) of California State University, Fresno, in collaboration with Rasquache, and the Chicano Writers and Artists Association (CWAA), announces its call for papers for the 2011-2012 publication of Motley.

We welcome papers related to the theme:

Diversity/Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture