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Courtly Literature and the Tangled Web of Text, Image, and Culture-- SAMLA 2013 : Nov 8-10

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 11:30am
Michelle Golden / Georgia State University

Courtly Literature and the Tangled Web of Text, Image, and Culture

This year's International Courtly Literature Society panel questions how the intersection of text, image, and culture serves to make meaning in courtly literature in order to explore SAMLA's broader 2013 theme of "Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds." Possible approaches may include investigating the affect of text(s) on culture(s), the influences of broadening cultural awareness on texts, or the inclusion of images within courtly literature.

To be considered for the panel, please send the following information by April 30, 2013:

[UPDATE] MCLLM CFP Deadline Extension

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 10:46am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)

Northern Illinois University is proud to host the 21st annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media. We invite proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of their careers. MCLLM encourages individual or panel papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture as well as creative writing and pedagogical approaches. Proposals might address intersections between visual and print mediums; visual developments in linguistics; work in and with "new media," including film studies; and other treatments of the theme.

Please submit your one-page proposal to by February 6, 2013.

Transpacific Memory: Life Writing across the Western Divide

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 10:10am
2014 MLA Chicago (Special Session)

While Transpacific Studies often focus on Asian diasporic writing, this call for papers seeks essays on life writing emerging from travel across the Pacific in all directions, East-West, West-East, North-South. Following Yunte Huang's lead in *Transpacific Imaginations* and *Transpacific Displacements,* we might expand the definition of transpacific to encompass modern Western expatriate memoirs such as Mark Salzman's *Iron and Silk*; Simon Manchester's *The River at the Centre of the World*; Nathan Gray's *First Pass Under Heaven*; Mark Kitto's *Chasing China*; Rachel DeWoskin's *Foreign Babes in Beijing*; Angela Carter in Japan; Bruce S.

Specters of the Author: 1st International Seminar on Literature, April 6, 2013, submission deadline: February 22, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 9:36am
Faculty of Philology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

The fate of the author in the twentieth-century literature and literary criticism is as complex as it is fascinating. Entwined closely with that of the subject, whose capital punishment was pronounced by Ernst Mach in his famous "das Ich ist unrettbar", the path of the author as the sole carrier of meaning in a literary text led finally to his death at the hands of the structuralists, only to direct him back to life in the disillusioning post-modern play. And yet, whatever his position within a text may be, the existence of the author, of the person creating a literary work, is undeniable, even though this presence might not be admitted, remaining merely a spectral manifestation.

3rd Contemporary British and Irish Poetry Conference

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:44am
University of Manchester

The third Contemporary British and Irish Poetry Conference will be hosted by the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester in Sepember 2013.
Speakers will include Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Gwyneth Lewis, Don Paterson, Matthew Campbell, Clair Wills, Michael Symmons-Roberts, Sean O'Brien, Patrick McGuinness and Leontia Flynn
CALL FOR PAPERS: Papers should be 15-20 minutes long. Please send an abstract on one side of A4 by 1 Feb 2013 to participants will be contacted by February 15.

[UPDATE] Imminent closing date of 1st Feb for CFP for Resurrecting the Book Conference 15-17 November 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 6:36am
Library of Birmingham, England and Newman University College

The closing date for the Call for Papers for

Resurrecting the Book: 15-17 November 2013, Library of Birmingham, England

is Friday 1st February 2013. Full details below

PLENARY SPEAKERS: Professor Sir David Cannadine, Princeton University;
Professor Johanna Drucker, UCLA;
Dr David Pearson, City of London Corporation;
Professor Nicholas Pickwoad, University of the Arts, London.

The Art of English - Friday 21st June 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:46am
Queen Mary, University of London

Faced with pressure to quantify and possibly to commodify our research and our teaching through the narrow and potentially homogenizing parameters of concepts such as 'impact', many researchers and teachers in English departments seem to retreat from the challenge of affirming what it is that we value in the study and teaching of English.

[UPDATE] Improvisation and Innovation: Clinicians, Scientists and Artists Together, Improving Performans

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:00pm

Improvisation, the skill of top musicians, writers, clinicians, scientists, executives and other creatives, can give each of us new ways to respond better to change. In improvisation, we use our existing knowledge and skills to create something new in an unplanned, innovative way. Creative, innovative people from multiple disciplines can teach one another strategies to better utilise our skills of improvisation, skills which lead to enhanced performance in work, life and relationships.

Teaching Sustainability

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 6:17pm
Modern Language Association Two-Year College Discussion Group

For MLA Convention 2014 Chicago. Presentations that explore the teaching of sustainability in English and Foreign Languages, including place-based and project-based approaches to teaching in the environmental humanities. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2013 to Falk Cammin

Repetition - with a difference? :: May 9-10, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 3:59pm
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto

Last year we heard Barack Obama say "Yes, we can" for a second time, and saw Youtube viewers watch and re-watch Psy's "Gangnam Style" for the billionth time (really!): we live surrounded by repetition. As scholars embedded in a culture obsessed with imitation, parody, and countless other forms of re- acting, we ought to ask one another "what is the significance of repetition?" When is it a form of questioning or deconstruction, and when is it simply re(in)statement or obsession? We invite you to join us as we explore the ontological, political, ethical, and literary implications of repetition.

Dieter Leisegang: Cultures, Contexts, Images and Text

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 2:14pm
Katherine Weiss / South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

This panel seeks presentations which will explore the poetry, artwork or philosophy of Dieter Leisegang (1942-1973). 2013 will mark the anniversary of his death by suicide. However, in the 30 short years of his life, Leisegang published several books of poetry, philosophy, and created small miniature artworks. Additionally, he translated the literary works of W.H. Auden, Hart Crane and Edvard Kocbek into German and wrote cultural programs for German television. Leisegang was only 27 years old when he received his doctorate degree from the Johann-Wolfgang von Goethe University where he studied German philosophy under the direction of Theodor Adorno and Julius Schaaf. Thereafter, Leisegang taught philosophy and art theory, among other subjects.