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Caribbean Irish Connections: Nov 16-17, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 3:07pm
Maria McGarrity/ Long Island University Brooklyn


Caribbean Irish Connections

A multidisciplinary conference and workshop, Barbados Nov 16-17 2012

Organisers: Alison Donnell (University of Reading, UK), Maria McGarrity (LIU Brooklyn, USA,), Evelyn O'Callaghan (University of the West Indies, Barbados)

In the middle of a story about a Jamaican woman called Miss Manda, whose speech acts reveal her as both multiply situated and 'out of place', the prominent Jamaican novelist Erna Brodber issues a surprising provocation to scholars of Caribbean studies,

A Generation of Degeneration

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 1:56pm
Katherine Louisa Coker

My paper is about the growth of information and technology, and how we can preserve both of these together in the best possible way. Technology has always interested me, as well as information, and how people access and use it. The preservation and inspiration of information is an interesting topic, and has many aspects, and many possibilities for now and the future. I'm especially excited to share my research and views with others, and see what they can gather from it, and how they can further improve it.

UPDATE: Collection on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom (Deadline May 15, 2012)

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 10:29am
Letizia Guglielmo (Assistant Professor of English, Kennesaw State University)

I invite proposals for a collection of critical essays on MTV's 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, particularly those with interdisciplinary approaches to the programs and (where applicable) their companion online spaces.

The Imagination of Disaster

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 3:14am
Association for Studies of Cultural Representations

The Program Committee of the Association for Studies of Cultural Representations invites proposal submissions for an interdisciplinary panel titled "The Imagination of Disaster" at the 7th Annual Meeting held on July 7–8, 2012 at the Komaba campus of the University of Tokyo, Japan. We call for 20-min presentations that cover the theoretical and historical issues of the epistemology, aesthetics, and politics of disasters.

The Scottish Traveler at Home and Abroad: Text as Memoir

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 6:57pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Part of the Scottish experience is one of travel, emigration, and exile.  Over the centuries, Scots have been part of global exploration, hired out as mercenaries, led diplomatic missions and business enterprises in the far-flung reaches of the British Empire and beyond as wall as fought, hunted, and trapped in the Americas.  One illustrious Scotswoman was instrumental in obtaining the Elgin Marbles.  Their activities not only turned outwards--Scots also explored their won country, as did James Boswell on his famous walking tour of the Highlands and the Western Islands with Samuel Johnson in 1773.  Our panel invites papers addressing the Scottish traveler and her/his experiences (or memoirs) whether they come in the form of poetry, fiction, or non-fiction

[Deadline Reminder] Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - April 30th

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 5:11pm
Modern Horizons Journal

In collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Modern Horizons' second annual conference will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 25th to 27th at SFU's Harbour Centre. We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations that explore the theme of 'Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel.'

Defining English Identity in Early Modern England

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 3:48pm
Southeastern Renaissance Conference

SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]

Submission Invitation

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 2:35pm
The Brain Sciences Journal

Submission Invitation
The Brain Sciences Journal
The Official Journal of The Brain Sciences Foundation

Dear Colleague,

You are graciously invited to submit a manuscript to the Brain Sciences Journal (BSJ), the official journal of the Brain Sciences Foundation. This brand new publication aims to offer an innovative platform for interdisciplinary exchange of research in the cognitive sciences. The submission invitation is described in detail below. Kindly share this message with any interested colleagues or individuals in your network.

American Literature II Panel, MMLA, Nov. 8-11, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 11:57am
Debbie Lelekis

American Literature II Panel
Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)
November 8-11, 2012
Cincinnati, OH

Chair: Debbie Lelekis, University of Missouri

The American Literature II panel seeks papers focusing on the depictions of financial crashes, scandals, and scams in literature. Additionally, papers analyzing the image of the businessman (or woman), including all aspects from the con man to the hero will be considered. Papers focusing on works by William Dean Howells, Theodore Dreiser, Henry James, and their contemporaries are especially welcome.