For this M/MLA Permanent Panel, we invite papers that respond to the general conference theme of "Migration," especially papers that focus on topics such as immigrant literature, transnational studies, diasporas, bildungsroman/quests/odysseys, racial/ethnic "passing," travel literature, or pedagogical theory and praxis related to these topics. We invite papers that explore these or other "migration" topics through an analysis of issues of navigation/negotiation of the sociocultural borders and barriers in American society as represented in several genres of American Literature before 1870 – novels, short stories, poems, non-fiction prose, slave narratives, essays, speeches, sermons, and letters.
Call for Submissions: Unruly Catholic Women Writers, Vol. II extends its deadline for submissions to March 31, 2009. The editors of The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers: Critical Essays (Palgrave 2007) invite submissions for a second anthology, this time of creative pieces—short stories, poems, personal essays—on the topic of unruly Catholic women, following a spirit of inquiry regarding the extent to which the Roman Catholic Church enables or restricts female unruliness. Also in keeping with the first volume, the editors wish to cover varied geographic and ethnic points of view. All submissions must be written in or translated into English.
Early Modern England was a benchmark for literary and political activity by women, from Anne Askew's Examinations in the first half of the sixteenth century to Anna Trapnel's political prophecies in the final decades of the seventeenth. While the lengthy reign and potency of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) certainly set a precedent for early modern women's writing, texts by women played a significant political role well before and after her rule, and arguably found their apogee in the ideological fervor that surrounded the reigns of her Stuart successors. More importantly, women authors actively participated in the early modern public sphere at a time when magistrates and divines were striving to situate women within the realm of the household.
"Drama and Psyche: stage expressions of the mind" , A study day organised by The Research Seminar on Early Modern and Contemporary Drama, Laboratoire Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes, EA180, 7th May 2009
International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001
Keynote: Gayathri Chakrvorthy Spivak
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference
Session Topic: English Literature (pre-1700)
November 6-7, 2009
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009
Paper proposals sought for a panel on Pre-1700 English Literature.
Proposals on any topic within the field are encouraged.
Please submit a 500 word proposal and 50 word abstract through the online proposal submission form: http://pamla.org/2009/proposals
We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to the second issue of Shift, set to be launched 01 October 2009. Shift welcomes academic papers, as well as exhibition and book reviews, dealing with visual and material culture from graduate students in any discipline in the humanities. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, art and propaganda, patronage, gender and identity, spirituality and art, nationalisms and regionalisms, modernism and modernity, performance art, photography and film, perspectives in theory, methodology, and historiography, collection and representation, art and technology.
Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology; Abstracts due by May 15, 2009. Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.
Include your name, mailing address, email address, and a bio that includes your racial and geographical background WITHIN your piece, as submissions will be separated from emails to be read. Submit your work by email, as an attachment in MS word to:
Lmonda@juno.com and marlonRmoore@gmail.com
The D. H. Lawrence Review is actively soliciting articles for its next issue. Topics may be related directly to Lawrence or to his period, contemporary writers and individuals close to Lawrence, writers who have been influenced by him, or other topics of interest to Lawrence scholars. Papers on the teaching of Lawrence are also welcome. Each article submitted is double blind peer reviewed by two readers. The journal's website is .
According to Terry Eagleton, English as a discipline was installed in England's universities to take up the slack when, in the 19-century, religion stopped providing the ideological glue required for social cohesion. Today there are increasing signs that, with its traditional emphasis on literature, English is going the way of religion as an agent of cohesion and unity. The question, not only of the future of English, but of the humanities as well, looms large.
Ecumenica, a journal of theatre and performance, seeks submissions for our next special issue, tentatively titled "Sex and Sacredness," scheduled for publication in Spring 2010. It will be guest edited by Prof. John Fletcher.
Keynote speakers: Neil Bartlett (author, director and translator)
Jody Byrne (author, Technical Translation)
When we think of translation skills we tend to think first of linguistic expertise, then perhaps of subject expertise (e.g. telecommunications, music, medicine, law). It is too often forgotten that central to the translator's skill set is the ability to write. This conference will explore the interfaces between subject expertise, writing and translation. These might include but are not limited to:
We invite brief and fast submissions for a book to be published next month. Much in the style of the American FACTS ON FILE, we are seeking essays for Graduate and Post-Graduate students on the following topics:
This is a call for contributors for a panel being proposed for the 2009 Modern Language Association Convention, to be held in Philadelphia in December 2009; I am also planning to put together an edited collection on the same topic, so any abstracts that are submitted for the MLA panel will also be considered for the proposed volume. I am interested in any proposals that approach the subject, dealing with texts old or new (from Ottoman literature to contemporary work) in any genre.
Call for Submissions
Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2009 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less. Waste not, want not. Submit.
Boundaries (push at your own risk)
30 lines or less. Submit up to 5.
Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism
2000 words or less, double-spaced.
Limit: 1 submission per category.
Digital images, 300 dpi.
Email as TIFF attachment.
Do not send original artwork.
Ravenna is an interdisciplinary bilingual journal dedicated to the relationship between the British Decadent movement and Italy. Its aim is that of bringing together scholarly material devoted to the analysis of those British authors and artists whose lives and works were influenced by Italian art, its soil, people, history, its clime and light, its echoes. And vice versa. The choice of Ravenna as a title is a statement of intent. Oscar Wilde's poem, his first major work, is a crucible of all of these elements. Within the city's ancient walls, "where Dante sleeps, where Byron loved to dwell", Wilde watches the "turquoise sky" turning to "burning gold", the colours of the Ravenna mosaic we have chosen as background for the journal.
The Irigaray Circle
Call for Papers: The Karen Burke Memorial Prize
The Irigaray Circle invites submissions for The Karen Burke Memorial Prize. The award recognizes excellent work by a graduate student on or inspired by Luce Irigaray. The winner will present the second annual Karen Burke Memorial Lecture at the 2009 meeting of the Luce Irigaray Circle. We invite papers from all disciplines that engage with any aspect of Irigaray's work, such as:
This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.
Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature
We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance (Excluding Drama) Panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 29th through the 31st in Baton Rouge, LA.
We welcome papers that explore "Renaissance Sexualities" in early modern nondramatic literature. We invite contributors to consider images of gender, sex, and the body that relate to competing (or complementary) ideas of the sacred and the profane in the period's literature.
Please send abstracts of 200-250 words to email@example.com by Friday, March 27th for full consideration.
Feature Writing: 2009 Modern Language Association Convention. Dec. 27-30, Philadelphia.
Teaching ideas, experiences. Undergraduates' challenges: style, voice, tone; journalistic versus term paper methods, sources; journalists' integrity, accuracy, angle, bias, motive, fact, opinion. Old media versus new. Reading assignments. Abstracts, vitae by 20 Mar.; Claire Pamplin (firstname.lastname@example.org). BMCC. Under the auspices of the MLA Nonfiction Studies Committee.
Popular Culture/American Culture Association in the South Conference
Wilmington, NC October 1-3, 2009
Deadline: May 15, 2009
Proposals are invited for papers on teaching Shakespeare to today's undergraduates, on Shakespeare and film, on theatrical productions, and on other topics relevant to Shakespeare in popular and/or American culture. Send abstracts (maximum of 200 words) by May 15, 2009, to Prof. Emily Miller, Department of English and Fine Arts, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia 24450 or e-mail them to email@example.com. Maximum reading time for papers: twenty minutes.
Experience the lively and intimate exchange that NeMLA offers at its 41st annual convention in downtown Montreal, sponsored by McGill University. Featuring over 320 panels, the 2009 convention in Boston richly represented all the subject areas of the modern languages and literatures, covering a broad spectrum of scholarship and advancing innovative approaches to teaching.
Both Montreal (with its Latin quarter, Little Italy, and Chinatown) and its respected university boast a diverse population, mixing the old and the new. Vieux-Montréal offers European charm with its cafés, boutiques, fresh markets, and artists, while the vibrant downtown includes all of the sights and sounds a major city can offer: museums, shopping, pubs, and restaurants.
Papers are invited for a special issue on "Humanities for the Twenty-first Century" for the Journal of Contemporary Thought, a multi-disciplinary, multinational journal published by the Center for Contemporary Theory in India. The journal, started in 1991, circulates mostly in South and Southeast Asia and comes out twice a year. The special issue will be later published in the form of a book.
The editors of Dads in Academia: Male Voices In and Out of the Ivory Tower invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of creative nonfiction essays on the rewards and challenges of being both a father and an academic. Much recent discussion about the juxtaposition of parenthood and the academy has focused on the difficulties that female professors face when they choose to become mothers. Books like Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life, edited by Caroline Grant and Elrena Evans, depict the oftentimes bleak prospects of merging the two endeavors. This collection welcomes the masculine voice into this lively and provocative dialogue.
Anthology on the Corporate Academy Seeks Short Story and Poetry Submissions
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
For the Southeastern Renaissance Conference's panel at SAMLA on "Human Rights in the Humanities"
November 6-8, 2009
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
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.
ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios in the Academy and Workplace_
Rich Rice (TTU) and Kathy Wills (IUPUC)