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Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway

Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 11:21am
Alex Vernon / Hendrix College


"Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway"

Rather than the typical single-text approach, Kent State University Press's Teaching Hemingway series will focus each new volume on pedagogical approaches to major issues in the author's works. As its title, the volume intends to explore the many intersections of teaching war, teaching war literature, and teaching the works of Ernest Hemingway. We are thus hopeful that our contributors and our audience will come to us from several academic disciplines. The target audience is teachers at the secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity Through Literature

Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:17am
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity through Literature
Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
18-19 May, 2012
(Submission deadline 15 March, 2012)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman, Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Miami.

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (Last Call)

Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:05am
The University of Edinburgh

Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.

The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now (April 27, 2012)

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 9:13pm
New Oxford Shakespeare ~ Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
April 27, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Gary Taylor, George Matthew Edgar Professor of English at Florida State University

"Digital Dictionaries" at MLA 2013

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 8:07pm
MLA Lexicography Discussion Group

"Digital Dictionaries." Call for papers, Modern Language Association annual convention, Boston, January 3-6, 2013; Lexicography Discussion Group.
Dictionaries once stood apart, as bound paper; now they gloss digital text digitally. Who uses which ones? Who compiles them? How good are they? What difference does it make? Abstracts by March 1, 2012, to Michael Hancher.

Medical Economics in American Literature: Special Session, MLA 2013, January 3rd-6th 2013 in Boston

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 7:05pm
Modern Language Association (MLA)

Signaled in colonial portrayals of a New World rife with lush resources and intense mortal dangers to contemporary discourses surrounding public healthcare and its monetary costs/benefits---the country's physical and economic "well being" have long been connected in the public psyche. Recognizing the symbolic possibilities behind this connection, American authors frequently used it to explore public and social issues affecting their nation and its citizenry. This panel seeks projects which explore such connections. Essays may pertain to any American literary period or genre. In addition, all cross-disciplinary and/or hemispheric approaches will be considered. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP: Early American Transnational Travel Narratives, ASA, Nov. 15-18, 2012 (1/20/12)

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 4:10pm
American Studies Association

This panel proposal seeks papers that theorize and study the frontier and autobiographical travel narratives as places of transnational confluence.

During the antebellum period in America, when literacy rates increased, there was an explosion of autobiographical travel narratives. These narratives served multiple purposes, from pioneer advertisements to dire political warnings. They explored multiple identities created by the places from and to which they traveled, and they provided textual spaces to explore multiple transnational topics, in part because they described the constituencies of frontier cultures.

UPDATE Deadline - RMMRA Conference 2012: Classifying the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 2:24pm
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association (RMMRA)

Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho
April 12-14, 2012
Proposal Deadline: January 30, 2012

The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association is soliciting proposals for papers and panels concerning the categories and classifications used to understand the Medieval and Renaissance worlds, both in the period and now.

Topics might include: Anachronism, Class, Dictionaries, Disciplines, Epistemology, Estates, Ethnicity, Gender, Genres, Grammars, Guilds, Medievalism, Narratives, Nationalism, Natural Histories, Periods, Professions, Race, Regionalism, or Travel.

CFP: Shakespeare's Roman and Classical Plays (PAMLA, Deadline 3/31/12)

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 11:58am
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Papers sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel on Shakespeare's Roman plays Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, and Cymbeline. The playwright's representation of Roman history and characteristics is of particular interest, but other classical concentrations may work well. Since the conference theme is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," papers that address this broad topic would be appreciated.

The conference will take place at Seattle University, Washington from October 19-21, 2012.

Submission Deadline: Saturday March 31, 2012.

Conference CFP: 'Viewer, I married him': Reading (Re)Productions of the Long Nineteenth Century in Period Drama

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 11:45am
University of Hull, Kingston-upon-Hull, UK

29 June, 2012
Derwent Building, University of Hull


Keynote Speakers: Dr. Sarah Cardwell, University of Kent: 'Adaptations and Period Dramas: Questions of Genre and Style'

Professor Mark Llewellyn, Director of Research for the AHRC, will lead a postgraduate training session focussed on career development and adapting to an academic career

African Literature Special Session -- 66th Annual RMMLA Convention, Oct. 11-13, 2012; Boulder, CO

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 11:14am
Keli Rowley/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

For years, African writers such as Chinua Achebe, J. M. Coetzee, Athol Fugard, Ousmane Sembène, Ama Ata Aidoo and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie have contributed a unique global perspective on diverse topics such as colonialism, oppression, and the cultural and historical identity of Africa.

This panel seeks papers which discuss the unique perceptions of these and other influential African authors, and how the authors' views provide readers with an intimate, firsthand view of African living. Topics could include but are not limited to: postcolonialism, ethnicity and national identity, cultural studies and historical approaches and gender studies.

REMINDER: Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 6:40am
School of English & Humanities, Birkbeck College, London

Twenty-First Century British Fiction seeks to consider and promote current perspectives on the fiction of British writers in the twenty-first century. Post-2000 writing has proved itself as arguably wide-ranging and innovative as its predecessors. Keynote address: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)