all recent posts

Products of Imperialism? Commodities in Literature after 1945

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 11:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer P. Nesbitt
contact email: 

NeMLA 2012 Conference, March 15-18, Rochester, NY
Transnational Literatures Area

This panel explores commodities of empire as symbols and agents in later twentieth- and twenty-first century literature. How is postcolonial subjectivity structured by interactions with commodities? How do commodities materialize relationships between diverse peoples and states, harnessing the influence of the past to the contemporary moment? Proposals approaching post-1945 literature from diverse disciplinary and theoretical angles are welcome. 250-word abstracts and short biographical statements to Jennifer Nesbitt, jpn12@psu.edu, by September 30, 2011.

Wilkie Collins Journal - New Series

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 11:41am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Reading, UK

The _Wilkie Collins Society Journal_ will be re-launched as a new online journal entitled _The Wilkie Collins Journal_ later this year. The publication will continue to be peer-reviewed and will be a rigorous academic resource.

We are currently looking for articles to feature in the first edition of the new, third series. The editor invites articles of between 6,000 and 8,000 words on any subject relating to the life and work of Wilkie Collins and/or related fiction. All manuscripts should follow the MLA Style and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Email submissions are accepted: a.s.mangham@reading.ac.uk

The British Grand Tour, ASECS San Antonio (March 22-25, 2012)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Alison O'Byrne and Jim Watt, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York

Proposals are invited for a panel on "The British Grand Tour" at ASECS 2012 in San Antonio. This panel will examine the development of tourism within Britain in the long eighteenth century from an interdisciplinary perspective. Papers are invited that address any aspect of tourism in Britain in the period, including but not limited to the construction of tourist itineraries, aesthetic responses to the landscape, the relationship between tourism and literary and artistic production (both the traveler's own, as well as topographical texts and prints aimed at tourists), and the role of domestic tourism in the foundation of the identity of modern Britain.

CFP "Yes, But What Is Your Discipline?: The Ph.D. in Creative Writing and the Creative Writer with a Literature Ph.D" 2012 NeMLA

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 10:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Panel: "Yes, But What Is Your Discipline?: The Ph.D. in Creative Writing and the Creative Writer with a Literature Ph.D"

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

Call for Volunteers: Dickens Journals Online

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 7:30am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Buckingham

In six months' time, Britain will celebrate the bicentenary of arguably its greatest writer after Shakespeare, Charles Dickens (born 7th February 1812).

A huge swathe of Dickens's work as a writer, reporter, and magazine editor is embodied in the two weekly journals he edited for over twenty years, and in which he published hundreds of articles as well as some of his best known (and most widely studied) serial novels: Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. The rest of the contents – which were published anonymously – he helped commission, plan and meticulously copy-edit, from offices in Wellington Street, Covent Garden. A blue plaque opposite the Lyceum Theatre commemorates the spot.

Romanticism as a Tendency in Painting

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 4:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Assistant Professeur Emre TANDIRLI / University of Isik d'Istanbul, Faculty of Visual Arts

The courant of Romanticism is one of the most effective and influential approaches in art history. As well as expressionism, romanticism is also an approach that has been influenced many various theories on aesthetics. For example many various theories which have been proposed on sublime of Pseudo Longinus, Nicholas Boileau, Edmund Burke and Emmanuel Kant are mainly demonstrating the principal characteristics as immensity, eternity and the sacred power of the nature. And these characteristics would inevitably be based on romantic approach in the creations of 21st century art as well.

Ozu edited anthology - call for articles

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Marc DiPaolo Assistant Professor of Film and English at Oklahoma City University and Brian DiPaolo, MFA Emerson College

Tentative Title: Ozu and Evolution: Reassessing an Icon of Japanese Cinema

Final Submission Deadline: February 1, 2012

Length of Contribution: 6,000 – 8,500 words (including notes)

Citation Style: latest Modern Language Association style

The Kudzu Review is now accepting submissions! Deadline November 1st

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 8:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kudzu Review
contact email: 

Kudzu Review, literature for an invasive species, the bi-annual Southern journal for the study of literature and the environment, is looking for submissions for its premier. Here at the Kudzu Review we look for savvy, sharp, well polished literature that captures life in a post-natural world. We publish work that is outstanding, and motivated by concerns with man's place in the world. This isn't your grandmother's moldy copy of Shelly poems; show us the "new-nature" with your place, post-colonial, post-gender, and activist writing. Show us new takes on what is "natural." Turn your ecocritical eye on any aspect of modern life, see what comes out. Avoid overt or preachy messages. Enter contests for poetry, fiction, essays, and recipes.

Comparative Literature Papers for Spring 2012 Publication

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 6:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
contact email: 

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its spring 2012 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. Get information and submit at http://ucb-cluj.org

Issues of Mobility and Confinement in Women's Literature (NeMLA 2012 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 4:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Elizabeth I and Shakespeare: Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 4:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth I and Shakespeare
contact email: 

Submissions are invited for the panel "Elizabeth I and Shakespeare," to be held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012.

The papers need not limit the subject of discussion to Shakespeare's reflection of Elizabeth and her distinctly androgynous nature in his plays, but may address a range of topics, such as the extent to which the writing of both is integrated in the same web of cultural, political, and gender-specific concerns.

This session is sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I Society.

Please email the abstracts (300 words or less) to Anna Riehl Bertolet, ariehl@auburn.edu, no later than September 15, 2011.

Non-Combatant Wartime Trauma

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 3:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 

American literature has historically ascribed the traumas of war almost entirely to the domain of the male combatant's experience; in the process, valuable contributions on the subject by female authors have been largely overlooked. This panel seeks paper proposals exploring the role of the peripheral actor in times of war, particularly female non-combatants who are nonetheless directly affected by the traumas of war.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to Natalie Carter, George Washington University, at nlcarter@gwu.edu.

Abstract deadline: 30 September 2011.

Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia (Autumn 2012)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 3:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
contact email: 

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 6, Number 1 (Autumn 2012)
Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia

Pages