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[Update] Journal articles/guest blog posts: Ethics, literature, biology (no deadline)

Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 3:14pm
ASEBL Journal (St. Francis College, NY)

ASEBL Journal appears as a PDF / ISSUU publication online at
St. Francis College (NY):

If you are interested in submitting a short article on the theme of reader-response ethical criticism, contact Prof. Gregory F. Tague. If you scan previous issues, you can get a good idea of the editorial scope. We are now particularly interested in articles that investigate the connections between evolutionary biology and literature.

Film: Indebted Reflections (deadline: June 1, 2012)

Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 1:35pm
Todd Comer and Isaac Vayo (Midwest Modern Language Association)

Lars von Trier's movies constantly thematize debt, but never so memorably as in Dancer in the Dark which links hospitality to insanity and blindness, and, yet, such giving, such indebtedness, is also framed by an excessive, formal exuberance as Selma (played by Björk) dances and sings her way to the gallows.

Spatial Perspectives: Literature and Architecture, 1850 – Present, Friday 22nd June 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 10:43am
University of Oxford, Terri Mullholland and Nicole Sierra

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster a dialogue between literature and architecture by bringing together papers that encompass the diversity of thinking about these two disciplines and the ways in which they engage and interact. This will be the first conference to examine the intersections of architecture and literature globally over a broad timeframe.

We warmly encourage contributions from practising architects, architectural historians, creative writers, and scholars of literature. An edited collection of conference proceedings is planned.

Papers are invited that address, but are not limited to, the following broad themes:

National Identity and Subjectivity in Spain*: Regionalisms, Diaspora and Colonialism (1800-Present)

Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 10:39am
Ana-Maria Medina

Call for Papers

2012 RMMLA Convention
Boulder, Colorado ~ October 11-13, 2012

Description: This panel explores the cultural processes that have occurred throughout Spain since1800. We are specifically looking to present how the national identity and subjectivity have been reconstructed, re-vindicated and reinvented.

The Shifting Self: Radical Transfigurations

Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 7:44pm
Brooklyn College Graduate English Committee

The Shifting Self: Radical Transfigurations
Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
April 28, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Eileen Myles

"My narrative begins in media res, when many things have already taken place to make me and my story possible in language. I am always recuperating, reconstructing, and I am left to fictionalize and fabulate origins I cannot know."
– Judith Butler, "An Account of Oneself"

"Writing so as not to die, as Blanchot said, or perhaps even speaking so as not to die is a task, undoubtedly as old as the world."
– Michel Foucault, "Language to Infinity"

The Reception of Newton

Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 12:09pm
The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, Ireland

When: 12-13 July 2012
Where: The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, Ireland.
Information and Registration:

Proposed Special Session on Bernard Shaw, MMLA Conference in Cincinnati, November 2012.

Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 10:47am
International Shaw Society


"Bernard Shaw and Debt Sealings"

A Proposed Session on Bernard Shaw at the 2012 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention November 8-11, 2012. Cincinnati, Ohio.

The proposed session seeks papers on Shaw's writings that dovetail with the conference theme of "Debt." Possible topics could include:

*representations of borrowers and lenders, borrowing and lending, in Shaw's plays

*debts Shaw and/or his plays owe to other thinkers, writers, and/or political figures

*Shavian debts accrued by contemporary plays, playwrights, and/or theorists

Literary Translation Studies and Comparatism

Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 5:42am
452ºF Comparative Literature Journal

Starting from the reappraisal of literary translation that Susan Bassnett carried out at the beginning of the eighties, comparative literature as a discipline started re-evaluating its relation to this ancient practice, considering that more than once the fundamental contribution of this practice to comparative studies had been taken for granted. To a certain extent, it could be claimed that translation is a requirement and a condition of possibility for comparative literature. For this reason, Journal 452ºF decided that the monographic section of issue number seven will describe the current state of affairs in translation studies and comparatism.

Crowd control in the Renaissance

Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 4:49am
European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)

This seminar will discuss the notion of "crowd control" from various viewpoints, distinguishing "crowd controllers" and the "crowds controlled" in different loci : on the stage, in the Church, the royal entourage, urban/rural milieus, in the British Isles or elsewhere.

The seminar, which will take place during the September 2012 ESSE conference in Istanbul, seeks to build on ideological and Foucauldian-based approaches to notions and instances of rebellion and social control, favored by critics in the 80s and 90s, by taking into account recent interdisciplinary research on manuscripts, law, iconography, film and performance studies, among others.

MMLA DRAMA 2012 November 8-12

Friday, January 6, 2012 - 8:26pm
Drama Panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association

An Embarrassment of Riches: The Drama of Wealth
Papers on dramas of abundance, wealth, and excess as well as theoretical discussions about drama as excess are welcome. Send 250-word abstracts to Ann C. Hall,, with phone, email, and address by March 1, 2013.