category: bibliography and history of the book

Call For Paper SPECS March 15, 2011 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts
contact email: 
critical@specsjournal.org

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

CFP EXTENSION: Feb. 15th. Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

full name / name of organization: 
9th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium, Montreal
contact email: 
attendingtheparty@gmail.com

Throughout history, the notion of ‘party’ has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as

UPDATE: Great Writing - Creative Writing Conference [UK] (3/30/11; 6/18/11 - 6/19/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing International Creative Writing in Universities Conference
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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****Limited Call for Papers****

Great Writing 2011

The UK’s 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London

The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (4/26/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 
anachronist@freemail.hu

The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2.

Women and Lexicography (MLA 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsay Rose Russell
contact email: 
russellr@uw.edu

Call for papers: Lexicography Discussion Group session, MLA 2012, Seattle

"The Rest is Silence" Graduate Student Conference May 6th and 7th

full name / name of organization: 
York University, Graduate English Department
contact email: 
tanya81@yorku.ca

The Rest Is Silence

Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
Anon.

When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
Cicero

ACIS-West 2011 (San Jose, CA ) - Oct. 21-23: "Ireland and Globalization"

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
spanglermatthew@yahoo.com

Submissions due May 15, 2011 to aciswest2011@gmail.com

[UPDATE] The Importance of Kitsch, extended deadline March 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

UK Pynchon Network: 1st April, 2011, Durham, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
contact email: 
ukpynchon@gmail.com

This is an announcement regarding the formation, and first UK meeting, of the UK Academic Pynchon Network, to take place on Friday the 1st of April, 2011 at Durham University.

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers- Rupture Symposium 2011 (abstracts due 1 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
contact email: 
ruptureCFP@ntu.edu.sg

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a three-day Contemporary Conference from 24 to 26 June, 2011. The Rupture Symposium, as part of this conference, deals specifically with the subject of “rupture” in literature.

UPDATE - RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ Oct 6-8, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rmmla@wsu.edu

CFP at www.rmmla.org -- Deadline to submit paper proposals to session chairs is MARCH 1. Visit:

http://rmmla.wsu.edu/call/default.asp

New Directions in Writing and Publishing: The Tipping Point

full name / name of organization: 
North Georgia College &State University
contact email: 
tbennett@northgeorgia.edu

Old Books and New Tools (MLA 2012; abstract deadline 3/5)

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Werner
contact email: 
sarahDOTwernerATgmailDOTcom

This proposed roundtable special session aims to generate a discussion about what we gain from thinking about old books and new tools together.

2011 Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Textual Scholarship
contact email: 
mroland@marylhurst.edu

The Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize

Book Prize call for submissions (March 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association for American Studies
contact email: 
Jason.Haslam@dal.ca

The Canadian Association for American Studies would like to call for submissions for the first annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph written by a current member of the CAAS.

[UPDATE] Women's Voices in Poetry at the RMMLA Convention October 6-8 2011, March 1 Submission Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kristinamariedarling@yahoo.com

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel on "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“Why Comics Are and Are Not Picture Books”: MLA Proposed Session (5 March 2011; 5-8 Jan. 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
A Joint Proposal by the MLA Children's Literature Division and the MLA Comics and Graphic Narratives Discussion Group
contact email: 
charles.hatfield@gmail.com

This panel will explore the possible relationships between comics and picture books, two imagetext genres implicated in children’s literacy learning which, despite overlapping formally and aesthetic

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to 2/15/2011 for "Complicities," The Stony Brook Graduate English Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Stony Brook University
contact email: 
sbcomplicity2011@gmail.com

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown NYC

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stanley Aronowitz – CUNY Graduate Center

Event Description:

Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World

full name / name of organization: 
The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill
contact email: 
clifford.robinson@duke.edu

The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill are proud to announce this Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Student Colloq

Lifewriting Annual. Deadline for submissions for Vol. 4: 15 May 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Lifewriting Annual, published by AMS Press.
contact email: 
trs8@psu.edu

Lifewriting Annual seeks critical and scholarly essays on lifewriting in all forms—biography, autobiography, memoir, journals, diaries, graphic “novels” and new media.

[UPDATE] Watermark Journal Submission Deadline 2/11/2011

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Long Beach, Graduate English Department
contact email: 
editor@watermarkjournal.com

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture--TRANSPOSITION--April 16 and 17, U. Iowa--Deadline Extended to Feb. 11

full name / name of organization: 
Craft Critique Culture
contact email: 
katherine-f-montgomery@uiowa.edu

What does it mean to transpose? What might it mean to shift, adapt, migrate, translate, or even steal across the boundaries of genre, medium, discipline, culture or nation?

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America" (MCEAS, September 29 - October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
contact email: 
Please direct conference-related questions to Whitney Martinko at mceas.stories.2011@gmail.com

*Call for Papers* -- Deadline 3/15/2011

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America"
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Sixth Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, VA (October 25-30, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The American Shakespeare Center
contact email: 
sarahe@americanshakespearecenter.com

In 2011, the American Shakespeare Center’s Education and Research Department will once again host Shakespeareans, scholars and practitioners alike, to explore Shakespeare in the study and Shakespeare on the stage and to find ways that these two worlds – sometime in collision – can collaborate.

1 March Deadline - Popcaanz Conference Auckland, 29 June-1 July 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association of Australsia
contact email: 
Dr Derham Groves (derham@unimelb.edu.au)

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
(Popcaanz) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

full name / name of organization: 
The Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Program, City University of New York
contact email: 
JITP@gc.cuny.edu

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED [February 7] for Composing Live(s) Symposium - March 25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Miami English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association
contact email: 
MEGAAblog@gmail.com

The 8th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association Symposium
Composing Live(s): Writing the Self and the Other within the Disciplines

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature Session-SCMLA-27-29 October 2011

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
chappell@tarleton.edu

Abstracts are invited for consideration in the Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature Regular Session at the 68th Annual SCMLA convention in Hot Springs, Arkansas, 27-29 October 2011.

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

UPDATE:DEADLINE EXTENDED-"Fanaticism: Recollections, Representations, Reactions" Louisville--March 25, 2011(proposal due Feb 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville
contact email: 
halouisville@gmail.com

The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville G

[UPDATE/REMINDER] FIRST FICTIONS: CONFERENCE (19-22 JAN 2012); SUBMISSIONS (MARCH 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
contact email: 
p.boxall@sussex.ac.uk

FIRST FICTIONS

PLEASE NOTE: DATE FOR CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2012. AS A RESULT, THE CALL FOR PAPERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 2011.

Literatures of Modernity Symposium 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Second Annual Literatures of Modernity Symposium, Ryerson University
contact email: 
modernity@english.ryerson.ca

"It is in its transitoriness that modernity shows itself to be ultimately and most intimately akin to antiquity," Walter Benjamin writes in _The Arcades Project_.

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.

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

[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

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