Seeking papers on any aspect of Jewish American and Holocaust Literature for the 16th Annual JAHLit Symposium at the landmark Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida. Send 250 word abstracts to Holli Levitsky at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31, 2011. Send registration form and $150 check for membership in the Society for the Study of Jewish American Literature care of: Holli Levitsky, LMU Department of English, One LMU Drive, Suite 3800, Los Angeles CA 90045. If you have any questions call Holli Levistky at 310-338-7664 or Ezra Cappell at 915-747-5739. For more information and for registration form and checklist go to www.jahlit.org
This CFP is for a stream of panels at the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, from May 3-5, 2012.
Yin and Yang in the English Classroom:
Literary Criticism and Pedagogy of Popular Texts
Contributions are invited for a collection of literary criticism and pedagogical strategies on any aspect of popular-culture texts. The burgeoning interest in popular culture in the academic environment provides a watershed moment to examine and evaluate a wide spectrum of critical approaches and practical uses of books, films, music, comics, television, radio, and electronic media. Our book uniquely brings together two major areas of academic study—criticism and pedagogy—to create a unified source for learning about popular texts and ways to teach them in university and secondary classrooms.
2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Aldous Huxley's final novel, _Island_ (1962), and 2013 will observe the half-century since his death. The panel session will reexamine Huxley's work (of any genre) in light of its influence on and relevance to contemporary culture, ideas, and movements. The panel's scope intends to be broad and inclusive, to encourage new North American scholarly attention on Huxley and his works. Of particular interest are new approaches that place Huxley in dialogue with other artists and intellectuals within and beyond Anglo-American traditions.
As African American men and women began to appropriate sentimental tropes and the sentimental novel form in the nineteenth-century, they argued for their humanity and alignment with social norms while simultaneously critiquing the ways in which sentimentalism marginalized African American identities by excluding them from ideologies that promote white dominance. Examples of such critiques include William Wells Brown's Clotel (1859), Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1864), and Frances E. W. Harper's Iola Leroy (1893). With the turn of the century and the rising influence of naturalism, modernism, and New Criticism, scholars have generally believed that authors no longer respect or employ sentimentalism as a literary method.
Call for Papers: NeMLA Panel on "VICTORIAN ENERGY CRISES"
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)—March 15-18, 2012—Rochester, New York, Hyatt Rochester http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/cfp.html
This panel will consider the ways energy, broadly conceived, was theorized, understood, and represented in Victorian literature, science, and material culture.
Call for Papers: Popular Culture at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on popular culture for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
The Popular Culture panel at CEA welcomes submissions on any aspect of popular culture. Papers that address the general conference theme, borders, in popular culture are especially welcome.
The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers that explore the connections between Langston Hughes and the U.S. South. Papers which examine racial identity (for example, "the mulatto"), Scottsboro, Langston Hughes's relationships with Zora Neale Hurston and/or other authors, and additional aspects of Langston Hughes's writings and life as related to the U.S. South are welcome. All accepted presenters must join the Langston Hughes Society and the College Language Association by February 1, 2012. Please email an abstract (300-400 words) and a biographical profile (3-5 lines) to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at email@example.com by September 5, 2011.
International Thomas Merton Society
College English Association
Richmond, VA—March 29-31, 2012
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th St
Call for Papers
An allied organization of the College English Association (CEA), the International Thomas Merton Society (ITMS) will be sponsoring one or more panels at the annual CEA Conference next March 29-31 in Richmond. The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Thomas Merton for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
The Tarot area is looking for submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston (11-14 April 2012). Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
-Tarot and art history
-Tarot and literature
-Tarot artists, writers, and readers
-Individual decks and their guidebooks
-Tarot as a motif in comics, literature, and film
-Playing cards in art history
-In addition, see my website for special co-area calls for papers on the work of John Fowles (Visual and Verbal Culture/Tarot) and "Dealing Tarot for Health and Fate" (Medical Humanities/Tarot), and other presentations planned for next year
TITLE: Nuclear Criticism and the "Exploding Word"
Chairperson: Michael Blouin, Michigan State University
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar in collaboration with the university of Aix en Provence organizes an international and interdisciplinary Colloquium on "The Problem of Evil" on March 14th and 15th 2012. For more information, refer to:
CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, New York, New York)
November 10-11, 2011
Desire: From Eros to Eroticism
The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.
Call for Papers: Eighteenth Century at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 , Richmond, Virginia
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Eighteenth-Century Studies for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
Building on a string of recent work on both Faulkner scholarship and Modernism studies, this signature international conference is set to explore the sometimes open, sometimes hidden, relationship between the verbal art of perhaps America's greatest novelist, and the mechanical and electronic media that increasingly defined the communications of his time.
The Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia and the School of English, Media and Performing Arts is proud to host the "Faulkner in the Media Ecology" conference, where established and emergent scholars from three continents will explore this urgent theme over three days in late November.