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Archival discovery and bibliographical analysis

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 2:02pm
Resources for American Literary Study

The editors of the AMS annual Resources for American Literary Study invite the submission of scholarly essays presenting and analyzing archival discoveries in American literature. Also welcome are submissions of primary or secondary bibliographies pertaining to American authors. Please send submissions, in new MLA style, to Jackson R. Bryer ( and Richard Kopley ( For further information on RALS, please check

Detective Fiction

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 10:56am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Critic Edmund Wilson likened the genre of detective fiction to "a few bent and rusty nails." Despite the disdain of many literary critics, this liminal genre continues to thrive and stretch its boundaries, challenging readers to understand narrative and social criticism in new ways. This panel will explore the impact of Detective Fiction – its writing and consumption in different languages all over the world.

Extending Gesture 26th – 28th October 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 9:30am
University of Edinburgh

Extending Gesture
A Colloquium at University of Edinburgh 26th – 28th October 2012

'If I write, this strange hand has already
slipped into my writing hand',
(Jean-Luc Nancy).

My hand moves out ahead of me in writing – as Jacques Derrida has conceived it, it is both blind and anticipatory, giving itself over to both in order to touch upon the unknown. Yet in doing so, the unknown touches all along this act; this embodied gesture quivers with unknowability.

Constructions of Women Warriors in Medieval Eurasia (proposal due; 9/15/2012)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 8:14am
48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan

The construction and historicization of the Amazonian type women warriors have generated a long legacy in both Western and Eastern cultures. Either as grotesque feminine other without breasts (such as depicted by Herodotus, Hippocratic Treatises, and Apollodorus) or as heroic women paragons to be emulated (such as China's most famous Mulan), these women warriors were mirrors of the patriarchal societies that constructed them.The ancient world's literary impulse to construct these women warriors and women's kingdoms continued in the Middle Ages. Examples can be found in the writings of Boccaccio, Chaucer, De Pizan, and travel writings of Mandeville and Marco Polo. In the East, "women's kingdom" continued to evolve in Chinese literature and historiography.

Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs) Stories.9/15/12

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 8:42pm
Megan Adams / Bowling Green State University

"We have no being beyond our stories. Our stories explain us, justify us, sustain us, humble us, and forgive us." Malea Powell, CCCC 2012 Chair's Address

We all have C's (Conference on College Composition and Communication) stories. Some are profound, some are quirky, some are sad, some are unsettling, some are insightful, some are scandalous, and some are just plain hilarious. We've told them over beers, in cars over miles, and within faculty lounges. Our field is based on these stories. We think it's time for the field to hear your story.

[UPDATE] Tenth Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 1:36pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

[UPDATE] We are delighted to welcome Mario DiGangi of The Graduate Center at CUNY as our keynote speaker.

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its tenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

Post-9/11 Immigration and Literature (NeMLA 2013 Roundtable Session)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 9:56am
Justine Dymond/Springfield College

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Post-9/11 Immigration and Literature (Roundtable Session)

aspeers Calls for Papers by American Studies Students at European Universities by 31 October 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 9:21am
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies

aspeers is the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level American studies scholars in Europe. It is a platform for the best work done by American studies graduate students below the PhD level. It aims to foster academic exchange among young Americanists across Europe, and to thereby advance the field as well as its genuine European perspective on 'America' and its presences and effects around the world. aspeers features a general section in addition to a topical one that brings academic and creative works into a dialogue on one common theme.

International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 2:28am

International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication (IJSRP) is a quality publication of peer reviewed and referred international journals from diverse fields in sciences, engineering and technologies that emphasizes new research, development and their applications.

IJSRP publishes online journal with ISSN 2250-3153

Call for Papers -

To submit, send your research paper to for review.

Tales After Tolkien: Medievalism and Twenty-First Century Fantasy Literature. IMC, Kalamazoo May 9-12, 2013

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 8:49pm
Helen Young, University of Sydney

For a work of contemporary fantasy literature to be compared with those of J. R. R. Tolkien can be either compliment or condemnation; the juxtaposition might suggest a major, original contribution to the genre or imply a work is merely derivative. Yet if Tolkien had one of the first words on fantasy and medievalism he did not have the last. Author Steven Erikson recently described himself and other writers of epic fantasy as "post-Tolkien" in The New York Review of Science Fiction and lamented the tendency of some scholars to not realise that "we've moved on." This panel seeks papers which explore the ways in which twenty-first century fantasy literature deploys 'the medieval' with all its relics, forms and incarnations.