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Institutional Woolf 3.1.11. MLA 2012

full name / name of organization: 
International Virginia Woolf Society
contact email: 
Amanda.golden@emory.edu

"Institutional Woolf" will address Virginia Woolf’s paradoxical relationship to academic institutions in her fiction, prose, and posthumous status in the canon.

Leo Bersani, Henry James: Henry James Review; deadline: Mar. 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Henry James Review
contact email: 
hjamesr@louisville.edu

Leo Bersani’s 1976 A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature was, at the time of its publication, a pathbreaking work of literary criticism and theory.

“Land Ownership and Tenure”

full name / name of organization: 
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
contact email: 
shortlidge.2@osu.edu

Call for Papers
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 5, Number 3 (Spring 2012)
“Land Ownership and Tenure”

Labor and New Media

full name / name of organization: 
Proposed Special Session - MLA 2012
contact email: 
a.shonkwiler@gmail.com

How do new media affect representation of work, class, or labor? What new conceptions of recognitions of labor does new technology reveal?

CFP: (Edited Volume): Regal Reels: Hollywood’s Fascination with Royalty (03/15/11; 01 November 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Scott F. Stoddart, Dean of Liberal Arts Fashion Institute of Technology / SUNY
contact email: 
scott_stoddart@fitnyc.edu

Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled Regal Reels: Hollywood’s Fascination with Royalty.

CFP: (Edited Volume): The 9 / 11 Western: Re-Purposing the Hollywood Genre (03/15/11; 01 November 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Scott F. Stoddart, Dean of Liberal Arts Fashion Institute of Technology / SUNY
contact email: 
scott_stoddart@fitnyc.edu

Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled The 9 / 11 Western: Re-Purposing the Hollywood Genre.

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel - DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Deadline: February 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
jpc2143@columbia.edu

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline: February 15, 2011

PAMLA 2011--"Animals as Self/Other" [3/25/11; 11/5/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Lora Geriguis
contact email: 
L.E.Geriguis@lasierra.edu

"Animals as Self-Other"--
Instead of measuring human-animal valuation based on their relative ability to “think, reason, or speak…[t]he first and decisive question [should] be to know whether animals can suffer” (Derrida 1997). An exploration of the complexities of the human-animal identity continuum, including human causes of and responses to animal suffering.

[UPDATE] A special issue of The Journal of the Short Story in English on Edith Wharton to be published in 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of the Short Story in English
contact email: 
virginia.ricard@u-bordeaux3.fr

In The Writing of Fiction, Edith Wharton says that the difficult task of the short story is “to suggest illimitable air within a narrow space.” This is not a strictly formal imperative: i

[DEADLINE EXTENSION] [Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (4/16/2011) [KEYNOTE: Timothy Brennan]

full name / name of organization: 
URI Department of English
contact email: 
uriconference2011@gmail.com

[Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (Saturday, April 16th, 2011)

The Last Western: Deadwood and the End of American Empire - 2/25/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Stasi & Jennifer Greiman
contact email: 
pstasi@albany.edu, jgreiman@albany.edu

The Last Western:
Deadwood and the End of American Empire

“Whatever happened to Gary Cooper?” – Tony Soprano

[UPDATE] FINAL DEADLINE FEB 1ST: Graduate Student Conference: EMERGENCE/IES -London, ON March 17-19, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, The University of Western Ontario
contact email: 
modlangconference2011@gmail.com

[Deadline extended to February 1, 2011] Lucky 13 has come around!

[UPDATE] Collection of Essays: Buddhism and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Middlesex University
contact email: 
a.winch@mdx.ac.uk, lnormand@hotmail.co.uk

This is an extended deadline for the book collection, Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature.

Forming Identity, Transforming Space: An International Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Forming Identity, Transforming Space
Ninth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain

'Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — present)' : 24th June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
One-day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium at the University of Birmingham (English Dept.)
contact email: 
hxp823@bham.ac.uk

‘Anything that does modify a state of affairs by making a difference is an actor - or, if it has no figuration yet, an actant’

(Bruno Latour, Reassembling the Social, 2005)

Session: The Conquest in the Long-Eighteenth Century in Text and Image Oct. 27-29th, 2011 McMaster (Hamilton, ON)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Lauren Beck
contact email: 
lbeck@mta.ca

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)

CFP The Opera Libretto MLA Seattle 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations
contact email: 
mlacfp@gmail.com

Seeking proposals that examine how scripts are prepared to be set to music. Among the areas to be explored: How do sung texts differ from spoken ones?

CFP Gertrude Stein and Music MLA Seattle 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations and the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism
contact email: 
mlacfp@gmail.com

This session will examine the works of composers who set texts by Gertrude
Stein to music, either as songs, choral works, musicals, operas, or any other

[UPDATE] Heroes: Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
David Simmons, Northampton University
contact email: 
david.simmons@northampton.ac.uk

CFP: Heroes edited collection
Investigating Heroes: Truth, Justice and Quality TV

(Deadline for abstracts 31/01/11 for drafts 28/02/2011)

Editor Dr David Simmons

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender 3/24 & 3/25 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies, University of Rochester
contact email: 
bayne.matthew@gmail.com

New Submission Deadline: 2/12/11

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

"Repetition and Revolt" - Cornell University - April 14-16, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Theory Reading Group at Cornell University
contact email: 
repetitionrevolt@gmail.com

The Theory Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its seventh annual interdisciplinary spring conference:

Repetition and Revolt

"The Immaterial 18th Century"--27-29 October, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CSECS/NEASECS/Aphra Behn Society
contact email: 
walmsley@mcmaster.ca

In response to the sustained scholarly focus on the material aspects of eighteenth century culture, the core concern of this interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and French) conference will be reacti

Seeking Articles for an Edited Volume on Women Writers and Psychoanalysis

full name / name of organization: 
Cambridge Scholars Press
contact email: 
kristinamariedarling@yahoo.com

I'm seeking article submissions for a volume of critical essays, which will be published by Cambridge Scholars Press.

UCLA Southland Graduate Conference: Negation and Negativity (6.3.2011, Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA English Department
contact email: 
southland.ucla@gmail.com

Negation and Negativity: Theory, Form, and Representation
June 3, 2011
Los Angeles, CA

Keynote Speakers:
Sianne Ngai, UCLA Department of English
Joseph Bristow, UCLA Department of English

[UPDATE] Real Worlds: (dis)Locating Realities. Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. April 16th, 2011. Abstracts due: Jan. 31st

full name / name of organization: 
UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
umassengconf@gmail.com

ICAF: International Comic Arts Forum, September 29-October 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
International Comic Arts Forum
contact email: 
toph@exchange.ubc.ca

The 15th Anniversary International Comic Arts Forum: ICAF 2011

September 29-October 1, 2011

The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont

International Conference on Dialect and Literature 11th-13th July 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield
contact email: 
j.hodson@sheffield.ac.uk

When an author writes a literary text either wholly or partly in dialect, he or she is making a conscious choice to represent something other than the standard language.

"Discovering the Fantastic": A creative writing component of "Curious, if True: The Fantastic in Literature"

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Society, University of Victoria
contact email: 
egpro@uvic.ca

"Discovering the Fantastic": A creative writing component of "Curious, if True: The Fantastic in Literature" Graduate Student Conference 2011

University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia

[UPDATE] February 2, 2011 Deadline for Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media

full name / name of organization: 
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media
contact email: 
mcllm@niu.edu

The 19th annual
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
will be held April 1-2, 2011
at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb,Illinois.
Keynote speaker:

Modes of Love and Reason: A Bernadette Mayer Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
University at Buffalo Poetics Program
contact email: 
jfyearousalg@gmail.com

The University at Buffalo Poetics Program invites scholarly submissions for a critical panel to take place as part of a one-day symposium on the work of Bernadette Mayer.

CFP: Fashion 3 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net
contact email: 
fashion3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues
Thursday 22nd September – Sunday 25th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

Peer reviewers need for interdisciplinary journal articles

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Shortlidge/Kirwan institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
contact email: 
shortlidge.2@osu.edu

Seeking peer reviewers for Volume 5 Number 1 of Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts, Race and the Food System. The CFP is available on-line at www.raceethnicity.org.

William Carlos Williams’s A Voyage to Pagany and Pagany (1930-1933)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Richards / William Carlos Williams Society, Seattle MLA, Jan 5-8 2012
contact email: 
JillRichards@Berkeley.edu

This panel invites papers for a session dedicated to both William Carlos Williams’s A Voyage to Pagany and Williams’s association with the little magazine, Pagany (1930-1933).

"Contemporary Identities" Paris Conference (13-16 April 2011) and subsequent Publication Deadline February 20, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ars Identitatis
contact email: 
ars.identitatis@yahoo.com

Ars Identitatis, an independent non-profit association based in Paris (France), intends to publish a series of paperback volumes entitled "Contemporary Identities" (two volumes per year, one on a spec

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