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Modernism, Catastrophe, and Cultural Memory (seminar for ACLA conference, 3/29/12-4/1/12

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 11:03pm
Joshua Beall

Modernist writing is often marked by the specter of decisive, even catastrophic rupture. But rupture is not equally catastrophic for everybody, and not everybody remembers catastrophe in the same way. Because of nationality, social class, regional affiliation and numerous other factors, events that form a historical rupture are received and remembered differently.

Sports and Nationalism in Latin America

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 8:54pm
Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste

Call for Contributions

Sports and Nationalism in Latin America

Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste, Robert McKee Irwin, and Juan Poblete (Editors)

Material Cultures in the Space Between, 1914-1945, 14-16 June 2012, proposals due 28 Nov 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 8:41pm
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

Call for Papers
Material Cultures in the Space Between, 1914-1945

Proposals requested for the 14th Annual Conference of
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
June 14-16, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Professor Elaine Freedgood, English Department,
New York University

The 14th annual Space Between Society Conference invites proposals that consider questions and problems related to the study of material cultures in the years 1914-1945. Please send abstracts (no more than 300 words) along with a short biographical statement to Tamar Katz and Claire Buck at by 28 November 2011.

Call for Articles for Frame a journal of Visual and Material Culture 15 Nov 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:10pm
FRAME: a journal of visual and material culture

Call for Papers: Deadline 15 November, 2011.

Send all submissions electronically in .doc or .docx format to

The editors of Frame invite scholarly submissions from a variety of disciplines that engage with visual and/or material culture using unique methodologies. We are particularly attracted to scholarly work that transverses traditional disciplinary boundaries and uses fresh approaches.

XXXVII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature, Los Angeles, CA, March 8-9, 2012

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 4:08pm
California State University Dominguez Hills

To be presented at the XXXVII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature

California State University Dominguez Hills is pleased to announce that on March 8th and 9th it will host the XXXVII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature in conjunction with El Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico. At this symposium we will honor the work of Mexican writer Marcela del Río. We are asking for your cooperation by submitting a paper to be presented at the symposium.

*Suggested topic: Mexican writer Marcela del Río or any other female Hispanic writer, although any paper on Hispanic Literature is welcome.

* Please note that papers to be presented should last only 15 minutes (about 7 double spaced pages).

New Voices: Bodies of Influence

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 3:50pm
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.

Deadline for submission is December 1, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 2:59pm
Popular Culture Association Deadline December 1, 2011

AFRICAN AMERICAN/AFRICAN CULTURE AREA: Popular Culture Association invites both papers and panels of four papers on any area of Africana including African, Caribbean, Latin American and African American culture, folklore, dance, music(all forms)religion, film, cartoons, literature, and unusual areas, for example black whaling. Deadline for submission is December 1, 2011.

Pedagogies and the Profession

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 1:08pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference

The Pedagogies and the Profession Area of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, or technology. We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies.

Teachers from any type of school or curriculum are encouraged to submit proposals. Graduate students with teaching experience are particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.

Reminder: CFP Moving Modernisms Postgraduate Conference

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 12:08pm
University of Oxford

On 21-24 March 2012 Oxford University English Faculty will host a four-day conference entitled Moving Modernisms. The conference will bring together many scholars of international distinction with a view to examining, through plenary lectures and round-tables, Modernism's diverse manifestations, its manifold constructions and its future directions.

A tie-in Postgraduate Day Conference will take place on 21 March, giving graduates the opportunity to present and collaborate with their peers. This day conference will be free of charge to those attending the main conference, but it is also a stand-alone event aiming to explore the theme of Moving Modernisms and what this might mean from a postgraduate perspective.

Call for submissions to the Centennial Reader

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 9:29am
The Centennial Reader

We invite submissions for the third issue of the Mount Royal Centennial Reader, which will appear in electronic publication format in January 2012. Essays can be on any topic of interest to an informed, Canadian audience.

The Mount Royal Centennial Reader straddles both worlds: the academic world and the popular publication world. Submissions should therefore apply intellectual thought to topical concerns, offered in an entertaining and popular way.

Call for Papers: 'Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press (1850–1870)', March 28-31 2012

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 7:04am
University of Buckingham

28-31st March 2012, University of Buckingham UK

The School of Humanities at the University of Buckingham and the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester are delighted to announce an international Dickens Bicentenary conference, featuring the launch of the Dickens Journals Online project, and an exhibition of archive materials curated by Antony Burton. Our list of invited speakers currently includes:
Laurel Brake, John Drew, Holly Furneaux, Louis James, Hazel Mackenzie, Robert Patten, Joanne Shattock, Michael Slater, John Sutherland, John Tulloch, Cathy Waters, Tony Williams, and Ben Winyard.

Violent Women in 19th Century England

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:45am
Vicky Nagy

The number of women who are victims of crime has always been higher than the number of women partaking as offenders. However, women were very often involved with crime- not always petty in nature. Previous research in women and crime in 19th century England has focused attention on the lives of women who committed crimes such as infanticide, or the social and economic situations that led to their working in the sex industry, and in doing so have explored the lives and times of women in 19th century England. This collection aims to write more women back into the criminal record by focusing on those women who committed violent crimes during this period.