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Monday, June 8, 2009 - 6:00pm
Université des Antilles et de la Guyane

The Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Languages, Arts and Humanities (CRILLASH) of the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, welcomes proposals for papers for the 3rd Symposium of the Young Caribbean Researchers to be held October 15-16, 2009 on the campus of Schoelcher in Martinique, French West Indies. The conference is a biennual event for the fostering of innovative research among academics, artists and writers who either belong to the Caribbean Diaspora or have dedicated an important part of their studies to the "Sixth Continent".

James Bond and Popular Culture-Call for Essays-Book project -The Films are NOT Enough

Monday, June 8, 2009 - 4:09pm
Rob Weiner/jack Becker texas Tech University

Call for SPECIFIC Papers-James Bond and Popular Culture: the Films are Not Enough!
The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking a few specific articles to supplement a book in progress about James Bond and Popular Culture. The following topics will be given first consideration for inclusion in the forthcoming book. Other topics will be considered.
James Bond and Linguistics: How have the James Bond movies and novels affected our speech and semeiotic communication?
Gender in the James Bond Comics
The music of Bond: the success or lack of success of Bond theme-songs. Did the scoring impact the popularity of the film; or did the popularity of the musical score impact the movie?
John Barry as a composer of Bond Music!

Shakespeare and the Environment (NEMLA, Montreal, April 7-10, 2010; abstracts due September 30, 2009)

Monday, June 8, 2009 - 3:16pm
Miles Taylor / Le Moyne College

In what ways does Shakespeare imagine the natural world in his plays and poems, and how do those depictions set the stage on which his characters act? In a tragedy like King Lear, Shakespeare envisions a nature that can strip away the layers and accretions of culture that have blinded the protagonist. Is that the same nature as the "green world" of his comedies? Or is the Forest of Ardenne not just a different space but a different kind of nature than the heath? How might we read the island environment of The Tempest, and Prospero's control over the elements? Do Shakespeare's histories posit a sense of the land itself, and if so, do they conceive of a workable way to live in harmony with nature?

Sylvia Townsend Warner. Articles for Journal. Deadline: 18 September 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009 - 7:17am
Helen Sutherland/ Sylvia Townsend Warner Society

Submissions are invited for the Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society 2009. Articles (approx. 6000 words)on any aspect of Warner's life and works (including her music) should be sent to by 18 September 2009.
Further information about the Journal (including contents of previous issues) can be found at

Post/Imperial Encounters between Spain and Portugal and East Asia (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 2:43pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal

Seminar style session that explores Spain and Portugal's colonial and post/imperial encounters with East Asia as registered in writings in Spanish and Portuguese by peninsular and post/colonial authors from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Papers might focus on, but are not limited to, an analysis of fiction and non-fiction narratives of colonial adventures and political resistance, missionary travails, and travel through Japan, China, Korea, Philippines, to mention just a few examples.


Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 9:01am
Richard Burt and Craig Saper

Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010)

Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the
Rejectionist Movement

CFP: Second Issue of Digital Defoe

Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 5:17pm
Digital Defoe; eds Katherine Ellison and Holly Faith Nelson

"Strangers, Gods, & Monsters": Encountering the Other in Defoe & His Contemporaries"

Digital Defoe is a new peer-reviewed and multi-media online journal the works and culture of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries. We welcome multimedia submissions that push the boundaries of scholarship in our field as well as more traditional essays, reviews, notes, and dissertation and conference abstracts.

Reconsidering Consolation in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Elegiac Writing - NeMLA 7 - 11 April 2010, Montreal, Quebec

Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 2:36pm
Daniel Moore, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

41st NeMLA Annual Convention
American/British Panel Category

One line from Wilfred Owen's unfinished preface to his posthumous Poems (1920) can be read perhaps as a synecdoche for much elegiac writing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Anticipating the disconsolate tenor later elegies sound and the resistances they levy to socially and politically sustained practices of mourning, Owen warns readers the elegies in his book "are to this generation in no sense consolatory."

Philip Roth Society Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present at Savannah, October 8-10

Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 9:21am
Philip Roth Society

The Philip Roth Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present, October 8-10. The conference is taking place at the De Soto Hilton in Savannah, Georgia. Proposals of no more than 250 words are invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Roth's work. Please send your proposals by email to, remembering to include details of your university affiliation/status. Proposals must reach me by July 3.

Dr David Brauner
Reader in English and American Literature
School of Arts, English and Communication Design
University of Reading
Whiteknights PO Box 218
Reading RG6 6AA
Tel. (+44)01183787838

(En)Gendering Literary Translation

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 3:00pm
North Eastern Modern Language Association Conference Montreal 2010

This panel seeks papers on the role of gender in literary translation. How is gendered behavior translated? What are the translator's options when dealing with a noticeable patriarchal language? Special emphasis will be placed on translations of literature from Spanish into English. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to Marko Miletich, (via snail-mail or email), Hunter College, Continuing Education, 695 Park Avenue, Room East 1025, New York, NY 10065.

House Work: Masters and Servants in Post-Modern Culture

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 11:21am

House Work: Masters and Servants in Post-Modern Culture

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

[UPDATE] "Catastrophe and the Cure": The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 9:11am
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

Literary Hostesses at NeMLA (April 7-11, 2010, Montreal)

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 8:44am
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey / Texas A&M University

This NeMLA panel will address the role of the hostess in literature as a means to consider the gendered roles--social, domestic, political, economic, and otherwise--of women. Topics may include the figure of the hostess in literary works, as well as the writer as hostess. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts about the hostess as a literary figure to Meghan Gilbert-Hickey at by September 30.

Writing Faculties: Intersections of Creativity and Pedagogy (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/15/09)

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 8:30am
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal

The purpose of this panel is to mark intersections between creativity and pedagogy, focusing on teacher-poets. How does working in a classroom inform the making of poetry?

Papers are invited on poetry by educators. Authors that might be considered include Philip Levine, Gerald Locklin, Tony Hoagland, and Nathan Graziano. While this will be a critical panel, presenters might also comment on their own creative compositions inspired by or about teaching.

Please send abstracts (250-350 words) to Noel Sloboda ( between August 1st and September 15th, 2009.

Please include with your abstract:

Cfp Transcultural memory - a conference (abstracts by July 21, 2009; conference held on Feb 05-06, 2010)

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 6:41am
Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies and Goldsmiths, University of London

Transcultural Memory
A conference jointly organized by the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, and The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London
This conference marks the inauguration of The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory.
Date: 5-6th February, 2010.
Conference organizers: Lucy Bond, Rick Crownshaw and Jessica Rapson (Goldsmiths); Katia Pizzi and Ricarda Vidal (Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies).
Venue: Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London
Keynote speakers:
Astrid Erll (University of Wuppertal)
Andrew Hoskins (University of Warwick)

CFP: Importance of Studying Oscar [Wilde]: Plays, Stories, Letters, and Lectures

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:14pm
Annette M. Magid / Northeast Modern Language Association

I am seeking paper proposals for my 2010 panel for NeMLA in Montreal is "The Importance of Studying Oscar [Wilde]: Plays, Stories, Letters."

This panel offers an opportunity to analyze the role Oscar Wilde has played and continues to play in literature, theater and other aspects of culture. Focus can be on his influential wit and wisdom and/or techniques used to present Oscar in the classroom. This topic calls for a diversity of approaches. Please send 200-400 word abstracts to Annette Magid at

Deadline for submission of paper proposal is September 10, 2009.

Female Absence and the Expression of Black Masculinity in African-American Literature (April 7-11, 2010;due 9/30/09)

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:10pm
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA);Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Expressions of black masculinity in African American literature have evolved significantly over the centuries. For instance, nineteenth-century male-authored slave narratives, such as Frederick Douglass's 1845 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, champions not only physiological strength against one's oppressor as a marker of black male subjectivity, but also the attainment of education that would inevitably clear the path to independence, political leadership, and American citizenry. Twentieth-century African American authors have expanded our considerations of black masculine agency. In Native Son, Richard Wright explores black masculinity in its performative and sexual contexts.

[UPDATE] Call for Essay Proposals on Pedro Almodovar

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:00pm
Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon. UMass Lowell

Editors: Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Objective of the Book: The major objective of the proposed collection of essays on Pedro Almodovar is to provide a collection of multidisciplinary academic research and theoretical papers written by scholars and professionals of varied backgrounds.

Submission procedure: Potential authors should submit between 300-500 words proposal (Spanish or English) with a short reference list and a short bio by June 30th , 2009. This proposal should clearly state the objectives of the essay and its content. Submissions should be made electronically in Microsoft Word.

New Media and Democratization of Art (Collection of Essays; Deadline: 9/21/2009)

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 4:31pm
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

The New Media and the Democratization of Art

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is preparing a collection of critical essays to be published on the topic of the 2009 Annual Conference, Art and the Artist in Society.

Pedagogy, Presentism, and Early Modern Ecocriticsm

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 4:24pm
Lynne Bruckner

Looking for submissions for a collection of essays on teaching early Modern literature, and Shakespeare in particular, from an ecocritical perspective.

The volume encourages essays that show how teaching early modern texts ecocritically can be a matter of engaging in political struggle on behalf of the environment. Presentist approaches and essays that look at Shakespeare in different historical moments (including contemporary performances/films) are particularly welcome. Those who are ecocritics who happen to teach Shakespeare or other early modern texts, in addition to those who would describe themselves as Shakespeare or early modern scholars, are equally welcome to submit.

Contemporary Women's Writing: New Texts, Approaches, and Technologies (7-9 July 2010; deadline 15 August 2009)

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 3:54pm
Contemporary Women's Writing Network and San Diego State University

The Third Biennial International Conference of the
Contemporary Women's Writing Network

In Collaboration with San Diego State University

7-9 July 2010

Abstract Deadline: 15 August 2009


Edith Frampton, Dept. of English and Comparative Literature

Anne Donadey, Departments of European Studies and Women's Studies

EC2ND 2009 CFP - 5th European Conference on Computer Network Defence, 12-13 Nov, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 3:35pm
Politecnico di Milano/IEEE Computer Society - Italy

The 5th European Conference on Computer Network Defence
will take place in November 2009 at the Politecnico di Milano technical university in Milano, Italy.

The theme of the conference is the protection of computer networks. The conference will draw participants from academia and industry in Europe and beyond to discuss hot topics in applied network and systems security.

Mapping the Moral Domain in Alice McDermott's Novels (NeMLA April 7 - 11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 1:50pm
Gail Shanley Corso/Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal

In Alice McDermott's novels, often teenage girls show disenchantment with their mothers' values and beliefs, and society in general. Carol Gilligan et al. in MAPPING THE MORAL DOMAIN explains that young girls "may see from different angles" as they develop into adolescence. McDermott portrays female characters in conflict over moral choices-- a morality of justice or a morality of caring. Gilligan claims in her analysis of the moral domain for girls, greater questions and concerns might emerge "about the society and culture in which [adolescents] are coming of age" (xxxv). Send 300 - 500 word abstract to Gail Shanley Corso at by 9/30/09.