This panel will seek to address the role Modern and contemporary literature play during wartime and whether or not they provide a culturally valuable response to conflict. As we move further into the 21st century, and our wars deepen as well, the need to examine our representations of war in literature become more important. Wartime generates a need for many things, but is literature one of them? In a world where science and the military dominate by taking swift, concrete actions during war, it is critical for our discipline to consider the significance of wartime literature and its potential value as a medium of response. Does literature facilitate recovery from trauma? Does it help represent the horror of battle to those removed?
For the November 2011 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the concept of violence in its many forms and from a variety of ethical standpoints.
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists seeks paper and panel submissions to its second biennial conference, which will take place April 12-15, 2012 at the historic Berkeley City Club and at the beautiful University of California, Berkeley campus. We invite individual papers or panels on any aspect of U.S. literary culture—broadly conceived—during the long nineteenth century, including those that bring insights from visual, sound, or performance studies into conversation with literary/textual studies.
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.
CATR Conference 2012, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
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Call for Session Organizers
The 2012 Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) Conference will take place at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario from May 26th to 29th, 2012, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of the 2012 Congress is Crossroads: Scholarship for an Uncertain World / À la croisée des chemins: le savoir face à un monde incertain
Colonial Girlhood/Colonial Girls Conference
13-15 June 2012, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Crime and its fictions in Africa: a conversation across disciplines
This panel seeks papers that explore gender and sexuality in contemporary Asian American Fiction. How do gender and sexuality affect experiences of racialization and national belonging? Topics may include (but are not limited to): femininity, masculinity, transnational negotiations of gender, queer Asian America, queer diaspora, war brides, comfort women, displacement and migration, family and domesticity, gendered nationalisms, and racialization. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Naomi Edwards at Naomi.Edwards@stonybrook.edu
Extremism, Nationalism and Transgression (Gylphi) – call for chapters
Eds. Jason Lee and Andrew Wilson, University of Derby
We invite proposals for a collection of original interdisciplinary essays –
Extremism, Nationalism and Transgression to be published in Gylphi's Transgressive Culture series.
Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, a new Open Access, peer-reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon and adjacent fields, seeks articles, reviews and letters for publication.
Thomas Pynchon is an American writer of novels, short stories and occasional journalistic pieces whose influence upon the contemporary American writing scene is virtually unparalleled, leading Harold Bloom, in recent correspondence, to write: "certainly he is still the most important writer alive". Topics for consideration could include, but are by no means limited to:
Call for Papers:
"Visions of the Future: Global SF Cinema"
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, April 12-14, 2012
Deadline: August 31, 2011
Professor N. Katherine Hayles (Literature Program, Duke University)
Professor Thomas LaMarre (East Asian Studies, Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University)
Professor Sharalyn Orbaugh (Asian Studies; Women's and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia)
Praeger will be publishing a two-volume series entitled, Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians. This is the 2nd call for proposals and we're looking for 5-7 additional contributors for this two-volume set. For consideration, submit a 150-200 word proposal by September 10th, 2011 to Dr. Matthew Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chapters of 8,000-10,000 words will be due by November 10th, 2011. For each politician, the editor has 1-3 sources to get you started.
Available Black Reconstruction Era Politicians
For years, scholars have demonstrated the debt that Kyd, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and other playwrights owe to Seneca's work. Such foundational criticism has often pointed to Seneca's plot devices, characterization, language, and form that inspired later Renaissance dramatists. However, recent scholarship demonstrates Seneca's effect on early modern subject construction and performance conditions. This panel aims to continue and extend the current reconsideration of Seneca's influence on early modern drama by gathering papers that "rethink" Seneca's works and influence in light of feminist, queer, post-colonial, and materialist theoretical perspectives.
Unsympathetic Bonds: Postbellum Definitions of Connection after Sentimentalism
43rd Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York