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[UPDATED] The Ethical Turn to Literature -- NEMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tyler.bradway@gmail.com

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

“The Ethical Turn to Literature”:

Responding to traumatic narrative in the context of the college writing classroom

full name / name of organization: 
Jeanie Tietjen
contact email: 
jtietjen@massbay.edu

Despite significant instructional counsel against disclosure of personal trauma, students in writing classrooms regularly choose to represent traumatic experiences in composition.

[REMINDER OF DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS ] Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liverpool 28-29 January 2010
contact email: 
organisers@crossing-the-line.org.uk

Crossing the Line is a student-led postgraduate conference that will explore and interrogate the multifarious affinities between Victorian and Modernist cultures.

Lesbian Queer?: Investigating Eighteenth-Century Notions of Women’s Love, Homosociability, Homosexuality, and Queerness

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Gay and Lesbian Caucus
contact email: 
kkrumnow@aol.com

When we talk about a queer eighteenth century, do we include women or is queerness only a male experience? Is there a femino-centric homosexual experience that occurred in the Eighteenth Century?

[UPDATE] “Global Citizenship for the 21st Century” Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

full name / name of organization: 
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
contact email: 
bkinder@csupomona.edu

“Global Citizenship for the 21st Century”
http://www.csupomona.edu/~international/other_programs/callpaper.shtml

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

The Afro-Native (Early American Borderlands Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Mark Miller
contact email: 
markjosephmiller@gmail.com

This panel seeks to develop relationships between Native/indígena and African diasporic communities by considering the diversity of Afro-Native identities and their developments (and antecedents) in

CFP: V. Nabokov’s "The Original of Laura"

full name / name of organization: 
Yuri Leving, Nabokov Online Journal
contact email: 
yleving@gmail.com

Nabokov Online Journal, Vol. IV, 2010
www.nabokovonline.com

Call for Papers: Ports of Call---Cultures of Exchange, UCLA

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Comparative Literture Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
portsofcall2010@gmail.com

As gateways to other worlds and world-systems, port cities, such as Tangier, Istanbul, London, Manila, and Kobe, one of Japan’s most important ports, are sites of economic and cultural exchange.

The Transnational in Nineteenth-Century America (Sept 1; C19 The Society of Nineteenth C. Americanists Conf. in PA, May 20-23)

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Parsons / UW Platteville and Naomi Greyser / University of Iowa
contact email: 
parsonsam@uwplatt.edu, naomi-greyser@uiowa.edu

The Transnational in Nineteenth-Century America:
Land, Water and Zones of Literary Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism

Fifth International IDEA Conference: Studies in English (14-16 April 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
ATILIM UNIVERSITY, ANKARA, TURKEY
contact email: 
ideaconference@atilim.edu.tr, evrimdogan@atilim.edu.tr

Fifth International IDEA Conference
Studies in English
14 - 16 April 2010
Atılım University, İncek Campus, Ankara

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for Submissions: 1 December 2009

Inking the Self: Autobiography in Comics, Deadline September 30, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association 2010 Conference (contact: Miriam Brown Spiers)
contact email: 
Miriam27@uga.edu

What are the advantages of presenting autobiography in a graphic format, rather than in print text?

Shirley Jackson Collection (Sept 30 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew B. Prickett
contact email: 
Longwood University

Proposed Collection: Beyond “The Lottery”: Critical Approaches to Shirley Jackson

Editor: Matthew B. Prickett, Longwood University

CFP: Eudora Welty and New Orleans/SSSL (10/15/09; 4/8-11/10

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society
contact email: 
mclaxton@email.wcu.edu

Call For Papers

Eudora Welty in New Orleans
2010 Society For The Study of Southern Literature
New Orleans, LA
April 8-11, 2010

Reading *Twilight*: Analytical Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Giselle Liza Anatol
contact email: 
ganatol@ku.edu

Stephenie Meyer’s vampire saga, *Twilight*, has sold more than 42 million copies.

CFP: ecloga

full name / name of organization: 
University of Strathclyde
contact email: 
levelsix@strath.ac.uk

ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue.

Conference on Exiled Writers October 22-23, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Karen Tatum/Norfolk State University
contact email: 
ketatum@nsu.edu

Conference Theme: “SINGING THEIR SONGS IN A STRANGE LAND: The Impact of Exile on Diasporan Writers”

CALL FOR PAPER FOR PARSOMEN'S RETURNING AND RENEWED ISSUE

full name / name of organization: 
PARSOMEN - THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE IN ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
bilgiparsomen@gmail.com

Parsomen, the quarterly periodical of the department of Comparative Literature in Istanbul Bilgi University, seek submissions of papers for its returning issue in November, 2009 after its interval of

With Great Pleasure: Sentimentality and Form in Early African-American Literature NEMLA Conference April 7-10, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
T. Bynum, Towson University
contact email: 
tbynum@towson.edu

This panel (for NEMLA Conference 2010--April 7-11, 2010) invites proposals that reexamine early African-American literature from a perspective that emphasizes the means by which these early authors (s

CFP: Contemporary American Realist Cinema - SCMS 2010 (Aug. 15 Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Cinema & Media Studies Conference - Los Angeles - March 17-21
contact email: 
justinbhorton@gmail.com

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Contemporary American Realism panel at SCMS 2010

Chair: Justin Horton
justinbhorton@gmail.com

The Future of the Forum: Internet Communities and the Public Interest (Symposium 5 Dec 09; CFP Deadline 5 Oct 09)

full name / name of organization: 
Berkeley Center for New Media at the University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
adekosnik@berkeley.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) Symposium

The Future of the Forum: Internet Communities and the Public Interest

"Let Spirit Speak! Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora" 4/22-24/2010; deadline 12/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; The City College of New York
contact email: 
culturaljourneys2010@gmail.com

“Let Spirit Speak!
Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora”
April 22-24, 2010
The City College of New York
New York, NY

Re-Orienting English: Paradigms in /of Crisis; date 2009/12/05; deadline 2009/09/01

full name / name of organization: 
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
contact email: 
htjian@ntu.edu.tw

What is English studies in the early decade of the 21st century, when the national boundaries are being crossed and redrawn thanks to the international flight, the Internet and people flows, when the

CFP: Guest Editors for Special Issues: Women's Writing 8/1/2009 (initial proposals) 12/15/2009 (final publication)

full name / name of organization: 
WomenWriters.net
contact email: 
kimwells@womenwriters.net

Women Writers scholarly zine seeks proposals for guest editor CFP’s for our yearly Scholarly Special Issue on any aspect of Women's Writing.

The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
contact email: 
tamy.burnett@gmail.com

CFP: The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

True Blood, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
contact email: 
tamy.burnett@gmail.com

CFP: True Blood SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

_Eureka_

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
abuckman@saclink.csus.edu

SW/TX PCA/ACA: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Special CFP: Eureka (11/15/09; 02/10-13/10)

The 31st Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA (at which the SF and F Area will be honored!)

UPDATE: In Derrida's wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

full name / name of organization: 
La Trobe University, Australia
contact email: 
Derrida2009@latrobe.edu.au

In Derrida's Wake
La Trobe University, Australia
9 Ocotober 2009

ANNOUNCING: Keynote Speaker

ANDREW BENJAMIN: ‘JUSTICE, LAW AND PLACE: DERRIDA AND THE UNCONDITIONAL’

Percy G. Adams Article Prize

full name / name of organization: 
Kamille Stone Stanton, Prize Chair / Southeastern American Society for 18th-Century Studies
contact email: 
stonek@savannahstate.edu

SEASECS invites submissions for its annual article competition.

“‘Mother of everyone’: The Achievement and Legacy of Muriel Rukeyser” 4/7-11/2010; 9/30/2009

full name / name of organization: 
William Waddell, Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA), 2010 Conference, Montreal, Quebec
contact email: 
bwaddell@sjfc.edu

“Mother of everyone,” Maxine Kumin calls Muriel Rukeyser in a poem of that title from The Long Marriage (2003), and Adrienne Rich has both explicitly invoked her example in “An Atlas of the Diff

[UPDATE] Enterprising Creativity: Innovation and the Future of Arts and Humanities Research (Graduate Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds
contact email: 
innovationconference@me.com

**Abstract Deadline extended to 15 August 2009**

CFP: thirdspace, Audacity of Hope? (deadline: September 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
thirdspace
contact email: 
info@thirdspace.ca

The editors of /thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture/ invite submissions for our forthcoming issue "Audacity of Hope?"

"Somatechnics of 'Size': Queer Interventions" Edited Collection - 15 August, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Samantha Murray & Nikki Sullivan
contact email: 
smurray78@gmail.com

** PLEASE CIRCULATE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES **

Leon Edel Prize

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

LEON EDEL PRIZE

[UPDATE] CFP Colporteurs, Spaces, places, landscapes.

full name / name of organization: 
Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale, Luca Vancini - University of Bologna, Italy.
contact email: 
colporteurs2009@libero.it

The group “Colporteurs” is pleased to announce their annual conference, which will be held on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 at the Department of Italian Studies in Bologna University, Italy.

Bollywood Remakes Hollywood: Cross-Cultural Translations and Makeovers (SCMS Panel) Due Aug. 10

full name / name of organization: 
Rashna Wadia Richards/Rhodes College
contact email: 
richardsr@rhodes.edu

Remakes have always been popular in Hollywood; they are usually regarded as safe commercial bets, and they underscore cinema's ability to shape and reshape the cultural imagination.

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