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Poems Invited for Dec. 2012 Issue of Taj Mahal

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 10:54am

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.

Critical Speculations - Future Worlds, Perilous Histories, and Walter Benjamin Unbound

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 4:38am
University at Albany, SUNY

Critical Speculations - Future Worlds, Perilous Histories, and Walter Benjamin Unbound

University at Albany (SUNY), September 28-29, 2012

The current divestment in the humanities signals that we have entered a time of critical speculation, an end time that ventures not only specialized modes of critical discourse, but challenges the humanist project itself. Theory as such now awaits auction as a relic of the European intellectual tradition. Yet, with the prospect of diminishing returns and sunk costs, it must wager its own capital. We might turn here to Walter Benjamin, already a kind of sacrificial figure, and cast our bets.

Rukeyser Centenary Conference/Symposium

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 3:42am
Elisabeth Daumer

Eastern Michigan University will mark the centenary of Muriel Rukeyser's birth with a Conference/Symposium (March 15-16, 2013). We invite proposals on any topic related to Rukeyser and in a range of formats, from panels and individual presentations to performative, interactive, and experimental approaches. Interdisciplinary proposals and proposals focused on issues of pedagogy are especially welcome. For more information check:
Please submit clearly organized proposals of about 500 words, along with biographical sketches of presenters or participants, by November 1, 2012, to Elisabeth Däumer at edaumer@emich.edu.

Musical Linguisitics

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 1:48am
Cynthyny Lebo/New Education Options, Inc.

MA thesis on a new educational domain that links music and creativity instruction as a dynamic platform for increasing reading and language arts outcomes for ELL, LEP and ELD 3rd graders.

Wanderers, Wayfarers, & Exiles in Medieval Literature - Medieval Literature Session at SAMLA

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 3:35pm
SAMLA - South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Medieval literature is filled with exiles, wanderers, wayfarers, journeymen, and pilgrims. This panel seeks papers that illuminate or center on some aspect of the wandering or exiled figure as presented from a medieval perspective. All relevant papers considered, but special consideration will be given to papers focusing on the following themes:
• Wanderers or the act of or value of wandering
• Pilgrims, pilgrimage, or religious journey
• Exile, outlawry, or banishment as societal punishment
• Themes or poems involving the ubi sunt motif
• Symbolic or literal interpretations of roads, pathways, etc.
• Excommunication / Banishment from God
• Writings of exile or texts written in exile

CFP: The Dandy After Wilde (NeMLA 2013; abstracts due 9/30/12)

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 9:15am
Bill Harrison / SUNY Geneseo

CFP: The Dandy After Wilde (NeMLA 2013; abstracts due 9/30/12)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, Apr 4-6, Huntsville, Texas DLs: special sess Aug 1; Abstracts: Oct 15

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 5:43pm
Dept of English, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341 USA

Send 250 to 300-word abstract on any topic dealing with Medieval and Renaissance thought. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, and theatre are equally welcome.

August 1, 2012: Deadline to propose special session

October 15, 2012: Deadline for abstracts (to be submitted electronically only)

Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2012

Rethinking Empathy (edited volume, 10/1/2012 for proposals)

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 5:28pm
Meghan Marie Hammond and Sue J. Kim / NYU and UMass Lowell

Rethinking Empathy: What Literature Can Teach Us About Feeling With Others

Recent years have seen exciting developments on the topic of empathy in a number of fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. We invite proposals for essays to be included in a collection on empathy and literature. We believe this volume will serve as an important contribution to a growing field of inquiry. The collection conceives of "literature" broadly to include the graphic novel. We are also open to other narrative media, such as film, television, and online media.

The Inaugural Issue of Trespassing Journal is Now Online

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 7:56am
Trespassing Journal: An Online Journal of Trespassing Art, Science, and Philosophy

The inaugural issue of international peer-reviewed publication Trespassing Journal: An Online Journal of Trespassing Art, Science, and Philosophy hosts nine articles and four reviews that address "Trespassing Nation" in relation to various media including cinema, literature, television, graphic novels, and fashion. The issue is now online under the Creative Commons License at http://trespassingjournal.com/

"Between Bodies/Bodies Between". Deadline Nov 1st 2012 / Conference Apr 5th-6th 2013

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:54am
National University of Ireland, Maynooth

This conference engages bodies and embodiment in literature and the humanities, seeking to survey the state of scholarship and future directions after over a decade of groundbreaking work.

We particularly welcome papers that consider the body in its liminality or interactions between bodies, and papers that consider the body in relation to Ireland. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

• Body, soul, intellect
• Sickness, medicine and mortality
• Emotion, affect, sensation
• Animal bodies, nonhuman bodies
• The political or legal body
• The body and violence
• Sexuality and imtimacy
• Gendered bodies, racial bodies, disabled bodies

CFP Panel SCMS: The Critic in Cinema Studies and Popular Discourse

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 1:43am
Jacquelyn E Cain York University, Toronto ON

CFP: The Critic in Cinema Studies and Popular Discourse

In American Movie Critics (2008), Philip Lopate cites a touching passage in The World Viewed wherein Stanley Cavell reflects that "[i]t is generally true of the writing about film which has meant something to me that it has the power of the missing companion. Agee and Robert Warshow and André Bazin manage that mode of conversation all the time; and I have found it in, among others, Manny Farber, Pauline Kael, Parker Tyler, Andrew Sarris." Lopate lovingly adds Cavell to this list.

Asian American Graphic Narratives

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 5:51pm
University of New Hampshire, The University of Hong Kong

Monica Chiu (University of New Hampshire) and Tim Gruenewald (The University of Hong Kong) are editing a collection on Asian American graphic narratives to be submitted to HKU/Columbia UP in 2013. We are searching for original, unpublished essays on the work of Derek Kirk Kim (especially) as well as Jason Shiga, Hellen Jo, and Lynda Barry. Works by Gene Yang are well covered. Other pending contributions examine Tamaki & Tamaki's Skim; narratives by Shaun Tan; Japanese manga in a U.S. context (including the Japanese Canadian Skim read by a Japanese audience); Fleming's Long Tack Sam; Tomine's Shortcomings; and The Last Avatar (tv, film, and the graphic novel adaptation).