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Ann Veronica: Feminist, Flaneuse and Freethinker? 26 September 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 4:15pm
H G Wells Society

This interdisciplinary, one-day conference marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of H.G. Wells's 'feminist' novel, Ann Veronica. In this unique conference, we will be exploring the lives and work of women who were associated with Wells or were influenced by him during the Edwardian era.

We welcome hearty debate and papers on the following or related topics:

Ann Veronica, the story of its publication, contents and influence

How 'feminist' a novel is Ann Veronica?

Wells's fiction and his portrayal of concerns and interests relating to women, for instance, education, suffrage, sexual freedom and the role of women in his utopian works

[UPDATE] Righting the Renaissance (at SAMLA, Nov. 09)

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 1:42pm
Lynne M. Simpson, Secretary, Southeastern Renaissance Conference

For the Southeastern Renaissance Conference's panel at SAMLA on "Human Rights in the Humanities"
Atlanta, Georgia
November 6-8, 2009

The Fourth Annual Writing Into the Profession Conference

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 1:35pm
UNCG English Graduate Student Association

Writing Into the Profession:
Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar

September 25-26, 2009

For its fourth interdisciplinary conference in English studies, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association asks, "What academic work are you engaged in?" This conference is designed to build a sense of community among graduate scholars by providing a forum to present ongoing research in a non-threatening and receptive academic environment. Additionally, this conference is designed to bring graduate scholars into contact with professionals who can answer questions about best practices.

5th Global Conference: Hope - Probing the Boundaries

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 12:20pm
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Hope: Probing the Boundaries

Tuesday 22nd September - Thursday 24th September 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore contemporary definitions, meanings and expressions of hope. In particular, it will seek to examine the individual, social, national and international contexts within which hope emerges as well as its counterpart, hopelessness.

ePortfolios in the Academy and Workplace

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 11:13am
Katherine Wills

ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios in the Academy and Workplace_

Rich Rice (TTU) and Kathy Wills (IUPUC)

MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference (July '09, UK)

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 7:42am
MeCCSA, hosted by Bangor University

2009 Annual MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference

The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association Postgraduate Network invites submission of abstracts for its Annual Postgraduate Conference to be held:

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th July 2009 at Bangor University, Wales.

This interdisciplinary conference welcomes papers on topics relevant to any area of media, communication, and cultural studies. The conference is organised by postgraduate students and it is designed for Masters and PhD students, as well as early years postdoctoral researchers.

Presentations may take the form of papers, readings, performances, posters, films and multimedia presentations. Panel proposals with up to four papers are also welcome.

M(o)ther Trouble (30-31 May 2009)

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 5:58am
Birkbeck School of Psychosocial Studies, MaMSIE, and CentreCath (University of Leeds)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Bracha Ettinger (EGS, Saas Fee) and Adriana Cavarero (Verona)

Study on raised-cosine chirped sampled fiber Bragg grating for dispersion compensation applications

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 6:10pm
fethallah KARIM

In this paper, the transfer matrix method based on the coupled mode theory is presented to analyze the raised-cosine chirped sampled fiber Bragg grating. This filter is proposed for the purpose of dispersion compensation in wavelength division multiplexing systems.
Simulation results show that five channels can be obtained in a bandwidth of 0.6 nm, with the dispersion of -1400 ps/nm. The wavelength spacing between two neighboring channels is 0.8 nm.

Resources For American Literary Study (journal)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 6:02pm
Gib Prettyman, Associate Editor, RALS

Editors Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley invite submissions to the annual Resources for American Literary Study (AMS Press). RALS has long been a leader in archival study and bibliographical analysis, and its specialty continues to be scholarly discovery in American literature. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, with notes and a list of works cited (also double-spaced) following the text. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the new MLA style, with internal citation wherever possible. Please send three copies of the manuscript to Jackson R.

CFP: Computer Applications at SCMLA

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:48pm
South Central Modern Language Association

Please submit for the following panel at South Central Modern Language Association in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 29-31.


The 2009 SCMLA Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages session welcomes submissions on any aspect of computer-assisted instruction, humanities computing,
electronic literacy, or related topics. Special consideration given to topics on social or mobile technologies as related to refugees of war, natural disaster, or other displaced collectives. Please send papers or 500-word abstracts to Noel Radley at

Deadline for consideration March 31, 2009

Transatlantic routes of American roots music: September 12-13, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 8:53am
University of Worcester, UK

Call for Papers [DEADLINE April 24th 2009]:

Transatlantic routes of American roots music

University of Worcester, UK

September 12-13, 2009

We invite proposals for papers for this conference examining the impact and significance of American folk music(s) in Britain. We would especially welcome contributions that examine representations of such music in an interdisciplinary frame.

American Polynesian Pop-Culture at Mid-Century MA Dissertation

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 7:39am
Ashley Roop, MA student, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

I am working on a Masters degree at Central Saint Martins in London and for my dissertation I am designing a hypothetical exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and I will also be publishing a corresponding catalog (200+ pages) to go along with the exhibition. Being a fan of Polynesian Pop and all things tiki for nearly half my life and given total free reign to chose whatever topic I want, I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to work on a major project I really cared about. My project will focus on the Polynesian Pop movement of the mid-20th century rather than today.

Photography & International Conflict

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:28am
Clinton Institute for American Studies UCD


Photography and International Conflict

Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin

25-27 June 2009

This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners in the fields of visual media and international relations to examine the roles of image producers and the functions of photographic imagery in the documentation and communication of wars, violent conflicts and human rights issues. The conference is the first major event of an international research project on this topic.

Genre Migration in Antebellum Popular Print Culture (Proposed MMLA Special Session--November 12, 2009-November 15, 2009)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 12:25am
Timothy Helwig/Western Illinois University

Antebellum popular print culture was notoriously fluid, as texts regularly migrated from one genre to another. For example, popular city-mysteries of the 1840s and 1850s drew upon sensational crime-reporting and were often first serialized in weekly story papers and then printed in a series of pamphlets before being compiled and sold as complete novels. This session invites papers that explore any aspect of genre migration during the rich emergence of the penny press, the black press, and the labor press in the pre-Civil War period. How does the migration of texts from one genre to the next affect their meaning and their reception? What common interests did these print sources share on questions of racial, ethnic, or class identity?

[Reminder] Asian Literature Panel at PAMLA (Deadline 3/15/09)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:54pm
So Young Park / Gustavus Adolphus College

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
November 6 and 7, 2009
San Francisco, CA

Papers are solicited on any aspect of Asian literature or film, especially with a transnational focus. Please submit 500-word proposals by March 15 via the PAMLA website:

For information, please contact So Young Park ( at

Searching for people who sent in an abstract for the publication "Skin, Culture and psychoanalysis"

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 5:07pm
Linda Pedersen

Dear Contributors

I got informed from the editors that more than 90 paper proposals had submitted an abstract for the publication "Skin, Culture and Psychoanalysis". Unfortunately it was not all of us who got a place within the publication. I am trying to gather the contributors who are interested in the topics on -racialization and the production of "national skins" and migration, critical whiteness and Psychoanalysis, to make another publication on this more specific themes. If you are interested in this "alternative" publication, please contact me.

Best regards

Linda Pedersen

Sexual Rhetoric in the Whedonverse - April 30, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 4:36pm
Erin B. Waggoner

Call for Papers!

"If you're doin' it, I think you should be able to say it": Sexual Rhetoric in the Whedonverse

The editors of this book proposal are searching for scholarly essays that relate to the rhetoric of sexuality and gender in the works of Joss Whedon. We're looking for essays that range from all characters, ideas, themes, or anything else that's vampirifically intriguing. The essays can range from any work in the Whedonverse, from the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie to the current Fox show, Dollhouse.

Little Magazines and Modernism (Proposed MLA Special Session - 12/27/09-12/30/09)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 3:12pm
Belinda Wheeler

What is gained or lost when reading T.S. Eliot's _The Waste Land_ alongside early 1920s little magazines? Does such a reading enhance our perception of modernism? Please email 250-word abstracts by March 17 to Belinda Wheeler (
Please note: Papers can focus exclusively on Eliot's work or they use Eliot's work as a touchstone for their wider argument.
This call is for a proposed special session for this year's MLA - i.e. it has yet to be approved.
More information about the conference can be located at

Journal of Drama Studies--Jan 2009 issue. Sub by April 30,2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:03am
Journalof Drama Studies, India

research articles on Anglo Indian world drama,and American drama including works in translation of 12-15 pages length are invited for Journal of Drama Studies, India for Feb 2009 issue. The journal has International editorial board of members and most of the contibutors are senior reserchers or academics from all over the world. articles typed in MS word or Rich text format with MLA style may be submitted on or before 30 April 2009. Send email attachment to

1st Global Conference: Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 8:11am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners
A Diversity and Recognition Project

Tuesday 22nd September - Thursday 24th September 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford