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Extended Deadline: " "The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy"

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 12:17am
Eden Wales Freedman, Co-President of English Graduate Organization, UNH

Deadline Extended!

Please submit abstracts to UNH's English Graduate Organization's Biennial Conference: "The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Newkirk, Professor of English, University of New Hampshire

In "The Art of Fiction," Toni Morrison differentiates between reading as a skill and reading as an art. The skill, Morrison writes, enables readers to "negotiate life with some measure of control." The art is a "different beast all together."

The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 11:28pm

The Third Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, from April 25-28 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

CONFERENCE THEME: "The Impact of Innovation: Technology and You"

Cultural Production and/as Cultural Studies

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 8:36pm
Craig Willse / Cultural Studies Association Meeting

Call for Participants

Cultural Production and/as Cultural Studies
Proposed roundtable for the Cultural Studies Association Meeting
Chicago, May 23-26, 2013

Craig Willse
George Mason University

As an academic practice, cultural studies has challenged static notions of cultural objects in terms of their meaning, their production, and their consumption. Cultural studies also offers an opportunity to challenge the positioning of academic work as outside of or superior to the culture we study.

31 January 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 6:42pm
Sharon A. Lewis/Montclair State University; Ama Wattley, Pace Univ.

CFP: Gloria Naylor: Contemporary Critical Analyses
Abstracts: 1 page, 250 words
Deadline: 31 January 2013
Sharon A. Lewis, Montclair State University
Ama Wattley, Pace University

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, Feb. 15)

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 4:26pm
Drs. Comer and Crook

While our collection on the local manifestations of Occupy Wall Street currently boasts fourteen excellent essays, we would like to consider a few more proposals focused on the politics of the local and regional. We're looking, in particular for more theory-oriented essays, though imaginative takes on the topic are always welcome.

Deadline for proposals: Feb 15.

Please see below for the original call for papers:

"These Strains of Continuity": The Influence of Invisible Man, Sixty Years Later -- DUE JANUARY 18

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 3:23pm
New Jersey College English Association

In 1953, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man won the National Book Award for Fiction—the first text in African American Literature to do so. In the six decades since, readers have consistently ranked it high in myriad polls, while critics have rendered it the premier African American novel. Over the past few years, debates about this genre of literature have centered primarily on Ellison's masterpiece.

CFP Journal Special Issue: "The Poetics of Surplus"

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 1:29pm
College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

We are currently inviting submissions for a special issue of College Literature on "The Poetics of Surplus," guest-edited by Ranjan Ghosh.

Essay Collection on T. S. Eliot and the Other Arts: Final CFP

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 10:58am
Frances Dickey, University of Missouri and John Morgenstern, Clemson University

Deadline: 1 February

We invite 500-word abstracts for a collection of essays that will explore intermedial dimensions of T. S. Eliot's poetry and thought, presenting new research on the relations between his work and extraliterary art forms, such as music, the visual arts, dance, drama, and cinema. Contributions may investigate Eliot's engagement with one or more extraliterary artist, artwork, or artistic medium; use Eliot's work as the occasion to theorize the relationship between poetry and another art; or trace the manifold ways in which his poetry and/or critical writings stimulated developments in the other arts.

[UPDATE] (anti)foundations: An Interdisciplinary Conference March 15-16, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 8:04am
Duquesne University English Graduate Organization

Duquesne University

With traditionalists hearkening for a return to founding principles while protestors of various stripes look forward to dismantling the very notion of norms themselves, questions about the foundations of societal structures occupy a central place in myriad contemporary debates. For the (anti)Foundations Conference—the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites considerations of societal structures, their foundations, and the ways that these structures are both reinforced and challenged by works of literature and culture.

A window on antiquity: the Topham Collection at Eton College Library - Collecting and the Grand Tour in Eighteenth-Century Engla

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 8:01am
Eton College/Paul Mellon Centre/University of Buckingham

We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of the Topham Collection of eighteenth century drawings of Roman antiquities. Consideration will be given to papers examining the Topham Collection in relation to British and European antiquarian and artistic culture. Cross-disciplinary and comparative studies are particularly welcome.

The conference, jointly hosted by Eton College, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and The University of Buckingham, will be held in London at The Paul Mellon Centre on 17 May, 2013. Selected papers may be published in an edited volume.

For further information please contact Dr Adriano Aymonino (University of Buckingham) or Lucy Gwynn (Eton College Library) at the addresses below.

MLA 2014: Publishing a Persona (9-12 January; Chicago)

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 2:40am
Melanie Wattenbarger

This proposed special session will examine the typefication, marketing practices and consumption of a diasporic author's identity in the publishing process. Some questions to consider include: How does the publishing industry create and sell a persona of authors with hybrid/hyphenated identities? How are diasporic authors' identities sold and consumed in the literary market? Are authors presented as fully assimilated to the host country or as concretely tied to "ethnic" roots? Particularly when second and third generation immigrant writers are being marketed in relation to the motherland, how is their identity accepted as authentic?

Ishaan Literary Review - Submissions for Issue 3 (ends February 28, 2013)

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 12:06am
Ishaan Literary Review (an online journal of poetry and short fiction)

Spring 2013 Call for Submissions

The submission period for Issue #3, Spring 2013 ends February 28, 2013 (extended from December 2012).

Ishaan Literary Review publishes works of poetry and short fiction.

We publish (roughly) 50% invited authors and 50% blind read/peer reviewed authors twice a year (Winter and Summer). We encourage your to submit a good range of work to give you a better chance of being published with us.

To Submit:

All submissions should be sent to our email address: ishaanlitreview@gmail.com

Sentiment and the Anti-Sentimental in 20th and 21st Century America

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 9:25pm
Edited Collection

We are seeking additional essays for this collection, which is slated to be released by McFarland in 2014. The collection features essays that examine how authors of the 20th and 21st centuries continue the use of sentimental forms and tropes of nineteenth-century literature. Current literary and cultural criticism maintains that American culture engaged in a turn-of-the-century refutation of the sentimental mode; however, the analysis of 20th and 21st century narratives contained within these essays reveals ongoing use of sentimental expression that draws upon its ability to instruct and influence readers through emotional identification.