Straddling the geographic and cultural borders between Scotland and Ireland and sprawling over the many textual genres it incorporates, haunts and appropriates, Celtic Gothic remains a fertile and productive topic for contemporary scholarship which embodies a range of time periods, often benchmarked as moving from the writing of Hogg and Scott to present day. As much a hybrid as a double, the Gothic is a nexus and a thematic nuclear that lends itself well to an interrogation of Celtic culture. Following the success of the Spectral Gothic symposium in June 2012 at the University of Sunderland, proposals are invited for an interdisciplinary collection of essays oriented around "Celtic Gothic".
Call for Papers
24rd Annual Conference
American Literature Association
May 23-26, 2013
The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 24rd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from May 23-26th, 2013.
Panel 1: James Fenimore Cooper and Spirituality/Religion (Chair: Lance Schachterle)
Call for Papers
9th annual conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies)
and 10th anniversary of 1st conference held in IT Tallaght in 2003
"Outside the Frame: Challenging Representations of France and Ireland"
Organizers: Rachel Corkle (NYU) and Julie Beth Napolin (Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts)
The seminar organizers invite abstracts (250 words) for a proposed panel at ACLA, to be held in Toronto April 4-7, 2013. The conference theme is "Global Positioning Systems."
This seminar will address where philosophy, literature and music intersect, and how thinkers, writers and performers—drawing from early modern and materialist understandings of mathematics, music and anatomy to recent theories of cognition, perception, and the digital—have located this intersection in the body. We are in turn interested in how bodies in space, as producers, negotiators and vessels of sound, are themselves mapped by sound and music.
The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 2013 American Literature Association conference in Boston on May 23 – 26.
Deadline: January 7, 2013
Panel 1: The Short Howells
We are looking for papers that examine Howells's shorter works, including his literary criticism, poems, short stories, plays, travel writings, occasional pieces, and reviews. Though rightfully lauded for his novels, Howells was a remarkably sustained and prolific writer across genres throughout his career: how might his shorter works engage with typical articulations of his aesthetics and interests? Who is Howells the poet, the playwright, the letter-writer, the eulogist? Which works deserve more attention?
The Don DeLillo Society will sponsor one session at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2013.
The Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association (MaRSA) at CSULB is seeking proposals for individual papers and group panels from graduate and exceptional undergraduate students in all disciplines for its Fourth Annual Student Conference. Proposals should be sent as presentation abstracts of 250 words or less. Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length, allowing an additional 5-10 minutes for discussion and questions.
The English Departments of the Grant, Ammerman, and Eastern campuses at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island will be holding the Sixth Annual Creative Writing Festival from Monday, April 22-Saturday, April 27.
The Festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging week of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events, culminating in an all-day Conference on Saturday.
To this end, the SCCC Creative Writing Festival Committee seeks proposals from interested writers, faculty, and graduate students of the following nature:
2013 marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice', one of the best-loved English novels of all time. Our conference will celebrate two hundred years of 'Pride and Prejudice' by uniting the past with the present, considering Austen's favourite novel in both its original historical context and through the lens of the numerous screen adaptations and literary spin-offs the book has subsequently inspired. For full details of the current programme, please visit our website at:
Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2012 issue.
I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.
Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Dates: Nov. 14-16, 2013
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Portland City Center, Portland, Oregon
VISAWUS 2013 explores the Victorians' enthusiasm and apprehension regarding modern progress and innovation. We encourage papers across all disciplines, including (but not restricted to) art history, literature, gender, history of science, history, material culture, political science, performance, life writings, journalism, photography, popular culture, and economics.
With its turn away from religion and towards secular, Western culture, modernity upended many of the boundaries that have traditionally organized Jewish life, confounding private and public, home and study house, feminine and masculine. Modern Jewish writers contended with gender identities as these were implicated in a reordered social and cultural world and in the changing roles and expectations for Jewish women. Literature continually (re)constructed female subjectivities and at the same time has been constructed by them, making women as writers, subjects, and objects of representation central to the project of Jewish modernity.
Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference
March 27-30 2013
The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture is seeking submissions of articles for an "all-pulp" issue. This issue will be co-edited by the journal's editor, Toni-Johnson Woods, and Justin Everett, area chair for Pulp Studies for the Popular Culture Association.
Our aim is to produce a truly international publication, and so we encourage articles that explore pulp in every nation! We are not limiting "pulp" to the American magazine tradition, but wish to include the pulp traditions of countries outside the U.S. which may include paperbacks, comics, and other forms as appropriate to that country's tradition. Please include as many images as is appropriate to your article.
From the venues of rock festivals and theme parks to the back alleys of Gotham City, popular culture contributes to collective perceptions of spatiality and recreates powerful imaginary topographies. Topographies of Popular Culture offers a forum for multidisciplinary discussions of popular culture and space in contemporary American, European and Russian contexts. The conference seeks to explore representations of space as constructed in popular literary and visual genres and digital culture. We invite presentations that examine how space and various popular genres are mutually constitutive in producing "popular" places (physical, social, and imagined) in the cultural and geographical settings of the USA, Europe, and Russia.