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FINAL CALL [deadline 10 Feb 2012]: Panel on 'Maurice' (Forster, 1971/Ivory, 1987), AAS, York, UK, 27-28 Sep 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 8:03am
Dr Claire Monk / De Montfort University, UK

FINAL CALL for Panel Participants (deadline FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY)
E. M. Forster's Maurice (1913/1971) & 25 years of James Ivory's Maurice (1987): adaptation(s), authorship(s) and reappraisal(s)


7th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies
'Visible and Invisible Authorships'
27–28 September 2012, University of York, UK

2012 The Third Conference on Horticulture Science and Technology

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 2:00am
Chinese Society for Horticultural Science

In order to further improve the academic and theoretical foundations of horticulture, to enhance the production technology standard of horticulture, to foster the applications of information technology, biotechnology, electronics and other high technologies in the research and development of horticulture, to realize the rapid, stable and sustainable development of horticulture, Chinese Society for Horticultural Science intends to hold the "The Third Conference on Horticulture Science and Technology" on November 24-25,2012.

Modernism and Cosmopolitanism (MSA 14; Oct. 18–21, 2012)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 10:42pm
Michael Spiegel

The past few years have witnessed a revival of interest in cosmopolitanism as scholars in a variety of disciplines seek new ways to define community in an increasingly interdependent world. Cosmopolitanism once represented an ethical and political ideal that championed a commitment to humankind as a whole and devalued local attachments. Now "new" or "counter" cosmopolitanisms have emerged; challenging the implications of traditional cosmopolitanism (ethnocentrism, imperialism, elitism), this new generation locates cosmopolitanism within the realities of a globally integrated world that recognizes and values local attachments.

Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook": Fifty Years On (MLA 2013, 3-6 Jan, Boston)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 10:35pm
Doris Lessing Society

The Doris Lessing Society invites submissions for its annual panel at the MLA Convention in Boston, 3-6 January, 2013.

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of arguably Lessing's most famous novel, "The Golden Notebook." We are seeking papers exploring "The Golden Notebook" fifty years after its publication in 1962.

Please submit 300-500 word abstracts to Alice Ridout, Doris Lessing Society President by March 15, 2012. (

A book publication is also being planned on this topic so please get in touch if you are interested in working on this topic even if you are unable to attend the MLA Convention.

Portals Literary Journal is accepting submissions for our Spring 2012 issue.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 8:29pm
San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature Student Association

2012 Call for Submissions
Portals is currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2012 issue.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2012.

Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2012 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.

Formal requirements for original critical essays:

CFP MLA 2013 'Peterloo' Revisited (3/1/12)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 6:26pm
Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, Jan. 3-6, 2013

Special Session: Re-examinations of the historical, political, literary significance of the 1819 Manchester massacre. Papers on Shelley's 1819 poetry are also welcome. 250-500 word abstracts. Proposals due by 1 March 2012; Michael Demson (

Modern Family (MSA 14. Las Vegas. 18-21 Oct. 2012)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 3:25pm
Wesley Beal

The family—as a social institution, as field of study, as a body of representation and readership—has been underserved by theories of modernism. This oversight may stem from a perception that many of the moderns, such as the Greenwich Village avant-garde, were often averse to an institution they found inherently bourgeois and conservative. This panel invites papers that will consider the family as a center of modernist thought, aesthetics, and praxis.

CFP: Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, Proposed Anthology, Due May 1, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 3:04pm
Sara K. Day, Miranda Green-Barteet, and Amy L. Montz

In the last decade, stories of dystopian societies have become increasingly prevalent in young adult fiction, and almost all question young people's places within such societies. Works such as Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games, Lauren Oliver's Delirium, Ally Condi's Matched, Veronica Roth's Divergent, and Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone are particularly concerned with how their adolescent female protagonists' navigation of social mores and structures give them virtually no control over the outcome of their lives. For example, in The Hunger Games Trilogy, Katniss Everdeen has learned from growing up in Panem, a country that willingly sacrifices its children to maintain control of their parents, that masking emotion is key to survival.

II Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture - Peripheral Modernities - Lisbon, July 9-14 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 12:20pm
The Lisbon Consortium - FCH|UCP

The long history of the modern seems to stress that modernity was a privilege of Western rationality, disseminated from a European centre across the imaginary waiting rooms of history. Yet, the markers of what was hailed as the sign of Western advancement – industrialization, secularization and rationalization – have been consistently questioned over the past decade as indicators of universal validity and modernity itself reconceived beyond Western provincialism.

CFP: Distinctions that Matter: Popular Literature and Material Culture (journal issue, abstract deadline: March 1, 2012)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 11:35am
Belphégor: Popular Literature and Media Culture

Essays are invited for a special issue of Belphégor that seeks to explore the relationship between distinctions of taste and textual production by examining how the materiality of literary texts influences and perhaps even determines their cultural status. In the nineteenth century, for example, printing and binding became cheaper, faster, and more easily accessible than ever before, which resulted in an explosion of print material. As printing costs decreased and print runs increased, the price of books became cheaper and publishers were able to attract more readers, which led to a greater demand for new content. The cultural impact of this shift was twofold.