"A master forges his chain with study, he told me. The different metals are each a different kind of learning, gold for the study of money and accounts, silver for healing, iron for warcraft. And he said there were other meanings as well."
Emerging from the Pensieve: A Decade of Harry Potter Scholarship; October 11-13, 2012
Proposals for presentations should be approximately 200 words long. The deadline for proposal submission is June 20, 2012. Proposals should be submitted to:
Elisabeth C. Gumnior, Conference Director
Presenters will be notified by July 15.
About the symposium theme:
"I use the Pensieve. One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one's mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one's leisure. It becomes easier to spot patterns and links, you understand, when they are in this form."
This special section panel seeks to affirm the ongoing relevance of 1930s American culture with papers that provide critical analysis of fiction, poetry, and drama of the period for the 54th Annual M/MLA Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio from November 8-11, 2012. The 1930s is a decade that has had a profound impact shaping American identity. It was a period marked by incomparable contradiction and complexity that saw the depths of an unprecedented economic depression and the elevation of American life into the modern age.
Call for Papers
Dickens at 201
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
The Legacy of Aimé Césaire: Politics, Poetry, and Resistance in the 21st Century
"The Spaces of Women's Studies" – SAMLA Women's Studies session
This winter SOUTHERN STUDIES will publish a special issue dealing with issues of recent scholarship on southern history, literature, and culture. The issue will feature articles, bibliographic information, and many reviews of recently published monographs. The editors of SOUTHERN STUDIES invite scholars to look at the current books available for review at
The ¿American? West: Transnational, Translinguistic, and Transcultural Connections in the West
Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is being read in 170 countries! Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues. www.warscapes.com
Synæsthesia managing editors Dr. Christopher Melley and Dr. Daniel Broudy are pleased to announce that this special edition of the journal will be co-edited by Dr. Jeffery Klaehn, editor of Roadblocks to Equality: Women Challenging Boundaries (2008) and The Political Economy of Media and Power (2010).
Call for Papers: Queerness in Contemporary Film and Television
We invite panel and individual-paper proposals pertaining to the theme of queerness in contemporary film and television, for presentation at this fall's Film and Television in the 21st Century Conference (to be held at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, November 2-3, 2012).
The members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that examine queerness (broadly defined) in 21st-century cinematic and televisual offerings in intellectually intriguing and diverse ways. Individual paper presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length.
International Journal of Research in Computer Science (IJORCS)
eISSN: 2249 – 8265
ISSN: 2249 – 8257
Deadline: 1st August 2012
Notification: 15th August 2012
Revision: 25th August 2012
Publication: 5th September 2012
It is our immense pleasure to invite author to submit their manuscripts for publication in IJORCS (International Journal of Research in Computer Science). IJORCS is a blind peer-reviewed periodical dedicated to the propagation and elucidation of scholarly research results. IJORCS promotes research work among young students and teachers. IJORCS motivates them to carry out actual research work and publish their manuscripts.
Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies
Guest Editors: Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University) and Andrew Epstein (Florida State University)
Edited by Patricia Juliana Smith and Jessica Gildersleeve
From experiments in language and identity to innovations in the short story and life narratives, Elizabeth Bowen's work informs debates about literature in its most radical forms. The editors of this collection seek new scholarship on Bowen's inventiveness and the ways in which her work offers new perspectives on narrative and narrative theory. Essays addressing one or more texts, dealing with historical, biographical or archival material, or exploring Bowen's engagement with or influence on other writers, are equally welcome.
Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):
Waves of Irish immigration have meant a translation of Irish cultural ideals to America. However, amidst the traditional modes of music and poetry that have deeply influenced American art, the Irish American criminal has often been overlooked as a transnational figure. This panel seeks to trace how Irish cultural discourses of criminality have manifested within the American narrative. From The Boondock Saints to Whitey Bulger, the fascination with the Irish American criminal has been a small, but vital part of the American imagination.