W.S. Gilbert changed English musical theatre. We are seeking proposals on all aspects of Gilbert's work, but studies dealing with music receive priority. Send 250 word proposals by February 22, 2012.
For the 2013 Modern Language Association Convention--to be held in Boston on January 3rd through 6th, 2013, the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Eugene O'Neill Society will be offering a joint session on Eugene O'Neill and Music. O'Neill uses music in many of his plays, and many of his plays have been set to music. We welcome 250 word abstracts on any aspect of O'Neill and music. Send abstracts to both DrJSDailey@aol.com and KEisen@tntech.edu by February 17, 2012.
Call for Paper Proposals
DEADLINE: March 1, 2012
A Peer Reviewed Graduate Student Conference on Children's and YA Literature and Cultural Texts
With keynote speakers Dr. Elizabeth Marshall and Dr. Sarah Park
The University of British Columbia
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Underground in Legend and Tradition: the seventh Folklore Society Legendary Weekend
CALL FOR PAPERS 1 June 2010 for conference on 1-2 September 2012 at Matlock Bath Pavilion, Derbyshire, UK
28-29 May 2012
Sutherland Building, Northumbria University
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr Sarah Haggarty (Newcastle) and Dr John Holmes (Reading)
This two-day conference invites papers that consider the transformation of objects and the transformations effected by objects from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Approaches to this theme are welcomed from established scholars and especially from postgraduate students.
"Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway"
Rather than the typical single-text approach, Kent State University Press's Teaching Hemingway series will focus each new volume on pedagogical approaches to major issues in the author's works. As its title, the volume intends to explore the many intersections of teaching war, teaching war literature, and teaching the works of Ernest Hemingway. We are thus hopeful that our contributors and our audience will come to us from several academic disciplines. The target audience is teachers at the secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
Multiplicities: Mapping Identity through Literature
Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
18-19 May, 2012
(Submission deadline 15 March, 2012)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman, Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Miami.
Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.
Greetings from SSITM!
An international conference to be held at the British Library, 29 June - 1 July 2012
The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
April 27, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Gary Taylor, George Matthew Edgar Professor of English at Florida State University
"Digital Dictionaries." Call for papers, Modern Language Association annual convention, Boston, January 3-6, 2013; Lexicography Discussion Group.
Dictionaries once stood apart, as bound paper; now they gloss digital text digitally. Who uses which ones? Who compiles them? How good are they? What difference does it make? Abstracts by March 1, 2012, to Michael Hancher.
Signaled in colonial portrayals of a New World rife with lush resources and intense mortal dangers to contemporary discourses surrounding public healthcare and its monetary costs/benefits---the country's physical and economic "well being" have long been connected in the public psyche. Recognizing the symbolic possibilities behind this connection, American authors frequently used it to explore public and social issues affecting their nation and its citizenry. This panel seeks projects which explore such connections. Essays may pertain to any American literary period or genre. In addition, all cross-disciplinary and/or hemispheric approaches will be considered. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
This panel proposal seeks papers that theorize and study the frontier and autobiographical travel narratives as places of transnational confluence.
During the antebellum period in America, when literacy rates increased, there was an explosion of autobiographical travel narratives. These narratives served multiple purposes, from pioneer advertisements to dire political warnings. They explored multiple identities created by the places from and to which they traveled, and they provided textual spaces to explore multiple transnational topics, in part because they described the constituencies of frontier cultures.
Idaho State University
April 12-14, 2012
Proposal Deadline: January 30, 2012
The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association is soliciting proposals for papers and panels concerning the categories and classifications used to understand the Medieval and Renaissance worlds, both in the period and now.
Topics might include: Anachronism, Class, Dictionaries, Disciplines, Epistemology, Estates, Ethnicity, Gender, Genres, Grammars, Guilds, Medievalism, Narratives, Nationalism, Natural Histories, Periods, Professions, Race, Regionalism, or Travel.