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Tolkien Society Seminar: Journeys & Destinations - London UK - June 27, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 3:48pm
Ian Collier / The Tolkien Society

Call for Papers:

Tolkien Society Seminar: Journeys & Destinations
Sir John Soane's Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP
Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Tolkien Society invites submissions for papers to be given at the annual Seminar.

The seminar provides academics, students and independent scholars with a venue for interdisciplinary dialogue. This year the theme is "Journeys and destinations" in Tolkien's works. Participants are free to draw on any part of Tolkien's oeuvre, or to follow a thematic line within one text, or one text in it's variant forms (draft ms, published work, amended edition).

"Aftermath" -- book-length edited collection

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 1:22pm
Foster Dickson

Editor is making a second call for submissions for an edited collection, "Aftermath," which is a book of autobiographical creative nonfiction (memoirs) about growing up in the South AFTER the Civil Rights movement. Editor is seeking to enhance and expand the manuscript, which has already been through two separate scholarly reviews. Any writer interested in contributing should query the editor via e-mail with the following information only: where in the South you grew up and when, what your narrative does/will cover in terms of subject matter, and when the narrative will be ready/completed. Please do not send submissions without querying first.

Shifting Spatialities Graduate Symposium (Submissions Due: 7/1/09, Symposium:10/2-10/3)

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:40pm
Rice University, Houston, TX

Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.

[UPDATE] "Beowulf and Related Topics" Extended Deadline

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:35pm
Keri Wolf

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association is now accepting proposals for the "Beowulf and Related Topics" panel to be held at the association's annual conference on November 6-7, 2009, in San Francisco.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 30th, 2009. Please submit a proposal of 500 words and a 50-word abstract online at It is not necessary to be a member of PAMLA in order to submit a paper proposal. However, all presenters must be current on their PAMLA dues by April 15, 2009, or they will not be included in the program.

Literature and the Other Arts--PAMLA, San Francisco, Nov. 6-7, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 11:28am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Literature has a clear kinship with the other arts. This panel seeks papers examining cross-currents between literature and other artistic forms, including but not limited to music, painting, sculpture, performance art, theater, dance, photography, or film. Topics might include the incorporation of one artistic form in another (music in a novel, literary references in a painting), pedagogical approaches to bringing the arts into a literature course, the work of an author/sculptor, or poetic responses to painting.

Mapping the World - The City, the Novel and Modernity

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:27am
RMIT University, Melbourne

Mapping the World
The City, the Novel and Modernity
1900 to the present

'The city is one of the great subjects of literature, both ancient and modern.' (John M. Ganim 2002, Review essay, 'Cities of Words: Recent Studies on Urbanism and Literature' Modern Language Quarterly 63:3)

Western Region, American Conference for Irish Studies, Oct 16-17, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 5:39pm
American Conference for Irish Studies West

A Call for Papers

American Conference for Irish Studies-West

25th Annual Meeting

C.B. Hannegan's
Los Gatos, California

October 16-17, 2009

Theme: Ireland and Its Influences

Multidisciplinary Program to include but not limited to:

Humanities, Social Science and Arts
(All Broadly Defined)

The papers being sought may deal with any aspect of the life and culture of Ireland or the Irish at home and worldwide. ACIS-W enjoys an established reputation for interest in and encouragement of diverse presentations. You must be an American Conference of Irish Studies member to apply.

Technology for Teaching and Research-PAMLA annual conference at San Francisco State University, Nov. 6-7, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 3:08pm
Pacific Coast Branch of the Modern Language Association

The Technology section welcomes prentations on the use of technology for teaching and research in language and literature. The section leader needs
to receive the proposals by April 7, 2009. Please use the online
submission form found at:
You must be a member of PAMLA to present at the conference.
To join PAMLA see their website at

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 2:41pm
Thomas Polk / UNCW GEA

Call for Papers: "Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies"
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a social event the night before.)

"Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different waters flow."

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos' wisdom remains salient. None would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend – a new branch from the old.

William Carlos Williams Society Conference 18-20 June 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 2:25pm
William Carlos Williams Society

William Carlos Williams's Paterson: The Province of the Poem

Location: William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey

Date: Thursday 18th - Saturday 20th June 2009.

Old Norse: MLA Dec 27-30, 2009 Philadelphia

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 2:14pm
MLA Old Norse Discussion Group

Old Norse Language and Literature Session: Magic and the Supernatural in Old Literature.

Magic, broadly considered, in Old Norse literary and historical texts, particularly as it illuminates gender and sexuality. Open to all disciplinary approaches. 500-word abstracts by 30 Mar to chair K. A. Laity (

[UPDATE] Rethinking Realism in American Literature

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 12:22pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Rethinking Realism in American Literature: SAMLA Special Session

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA) will be held November 6-8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown

SAMLA Creative Nonfiction Writers panel

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 8:34am
Foster Dickson / Booker T. Washington Magnet High School

The South Atlantic MLA Creative Nonfiction Writers panel is seeking papers to consider for inclusion at the 2009 convention to be held November 6-9, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference's theme this year is "Human Rights in the Humanities." Submitted papers should adhere to that theme and may range from 1000-4000 words. Those writers whose works are accepted must be (or become) a SAMLA member, must commit to attend the 2009 conference, and should be prepared to read the accepted work out loud to an audience.

CFP: 21st Century European Literatures: Mapping New Trends, 15-17th September 2010

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 8:21am
University of St Andrews


21st-Century European Literature: Mapping New Trends


Organising body: School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews

Convenor: Professor Margaret-Anne Hutton, Department of French

Women in Literature: PAMLA Annual Conference at San Francisco State University (Nov. 6-7, 2009)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 10:28pm
Melissa Baker / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Call for Papers (Online Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009)

The "Women in Literature" panel of this year's PAMLA conference invites proposals for papers addressing the session topic from a broad range of scholarly perspectives.

Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from the United States and abroad are all welcome to submit a proposal via PAMLA's online submission form at Please keep proposals to 500 words or less and include an abstract of your paper (no more than 50 words).

Metaphor in Public Discourse

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 9:36pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This session seeks to promote new knowledge about the nature and function of metaphor in public discourse. Interpretations of contemporary events tend to use metaphorical expressions to describe cultural and social changes in society, illuminating but also hiding concepts embedded in discourse. Academicians from various fields of studies will highlight ways in which conceptualizations govern our understanding of key issues and actions in current times. Participants are encouraged to explore metaphor as expressed through written, oral, visual, and gestural languages in public discourse.

New Poetry Publication - Queen: Calliope

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 7:23pm
Centre for Hermeneutics and Rhetorics

The editors of Queen: a journal of rhetoric and power are pleased to announce a new imprint - Queen: Calliope.

Queen: Calliope is dedicated to the poetic and narrative arts. We accept submissions from any and all who wish to participate. We publish ad hoc, with no particular deadlines.

We will accept a wide variety of media encompassing the written, spoken and performed word. Multi-media submissions are encouraged.

Please feel free to visit us at:

or contact the senior editor James Bluewolf (

Modern Austrian Literature

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 6:52pm
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Accepting proposals for the PAMLA panel Modern Austrian Literature. Potential panelists are welcome to submit proposals on any aspect of MAL.

Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2009.
Conference will take place in San Francisco, CA, 6-7 November 2009.

Members may present only one paper per conference.

Presenters must be members of PAMLA by 15 April 2009.

Papers may not be read in absentia.

Please submit proposals using an online Papers Proposal Submission Form:

Contact Laura McLary, University of Portland for more information:

Documentary and Forensic Media [UPDATE]

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 3:22pm
Visible Evidence XVI Conference Panel

Previous post forgot to include submission deadlines.

Deadline for proposals to this Documentary and Forensic Media panel: March 22.
Deadline for open call paper proposals: March 31. Send documents directly to Michel Renov at

Conference website:

Ludic Cartography. Mapping GameSpaces (04/25/2009-06/01/2009)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:16pm
Stanford University

The How They Got Game Project at Stanford University is currently seeking for papers that explore the connections between mapping, cartographic practices, electronic gaming and virtual worlds for an illustrated book that will be published in 2010. Specifically, we are interested in essays that address the notion of representing spaces in video games and virtual worlds through the aid of maps and mapping tools. Video games and virtual worlds establish new topographies and geographies that - while often making references to preexisting models - create a new understanding of the fictional worlds that we explore. Our goal is to show and explain how digital spaces are being mapped by a new generation of cartographers.

Topics might include:

Chaucer and Related Topics - San Francisco, November 5-7

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:04pm
Brantley Bryant, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Papers are welcome for the standing "Chaucer and Related Topics" panel for the 2009 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, to be held at San Francisco State University on November 6th and 7th, 2009.

The deadline has been extended to April 10th. Please disregard any earlier deadlines mentioned on conference websites.

Papers an any aspect of Chaucer studies, fourteenth-century English literature, Chaucer's sources and contemporaries, or Chaucerian adaptations are very welcome.

Please submit your proposal using the online proposal form:

Daniel Pennac's Multiculturalism/ Le multiculturalisme de Pennac

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 11:54am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Please submit a 500 word maximum proposal for this session of next PAMLA's Conference, which will take place November 6-7, 2009, in San Francisco.

Papers can be given either in English or in French.

Submit proposal using the online form that can be find at

Please make sure you click on the correct session.

Deadline for submission: March 30th, 2009

Feel free to contact me by e-mail with your questions.

Modernist Poetics: Writing Self and Society

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 10:43am
University of Edinburgh

The conference will explore the themes of the modernist 'self' - envisioned as embracing the construction of the figure of the artist, character, gender and sexuality - and modernist 'society', inclusive of visions of nationhood and reflections on war and early twentieth-century politics more widely. The conference will offer the opportunity for a wide-ranging discussion of the intersection of these two spheres in the work of Modernist artists of the period.

Documentary and Forensic Media

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 10:36am
Visible Evidence XVI Conference Panel

Panel co-chairs: Greg Siegel, UC-Santa Barbara & Jules Odendahl-James, Duke University

CALL for PRESENTATIONS: Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 7:58am
Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference

Following the success of our inaugural conference last year, the Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference co-chairs are issuing a Call for Presentations for the October 9, 2009, conference to be held at Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

E-Utama: Journal of Malay Culture, Literature, Language and Education--Call for Papers

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 9:53pm
Malay Language and Culture Department, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

e-Utama, an online journal of the Malay Language and Culture Department of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is inviting submissions for its second issue (due to be published at the end of the year). The call for papers can be viewed at