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Ecocriticism and Contemporary American Literature--NeMLA, 7-11 April 2010, Montreal

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 1:15pm
41st Annual NeMLA Conference

"Ecocriticism and Contemporary American Literature"

This panel will highlight ecocritical assessments of literature produced in America from 1970 to the present. Papers on very recent literature, or on texts or authors one might not initially associate with ecocriticism, are welcome.

This panel is co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment.

Send 750-1000 word proposals to by 30 September 2009.

With your abstract, please include your name, postal contact information, email address, institutional affiliation, and whether or not you'll need media.



New Voices: Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:23pm
New Voices

The 10th Annual New Voices Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest
throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with
any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon
any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic
disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and
renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore. We also welcome papers

English Studies & Social Justice--PCEA Annual Conference (4/8/10-4/10/10)

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:14am
Abigail Aldrich / Pennsylvania College English Association

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA)
Annual Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Submission Deadline--January 31, 2010

The Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(800) 607-2384
Room Rate: $129 + tax

The Politics of Meat in the Nineteenth Century Novel, NeMLA April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:38am
Maggie Berg, Seminar Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association

"Meat is a symbol of patriarchy," declares Carol J. Adams. Her study of the sexual politics of meat shows that carnivorousness is also linked to inequalities in addition to those of gender. While beef was a nineteenth-century symbol of Britishness, Percy Shelley claimed that meat - eating widened the gap between rich and poor. This session will consider the politics of meat in the nineteenth -century novel. We invite papers which explore the ways in which carnivorousness is imbricated in issues of class, race nationhood or gender in literary representations. Is meat- eating linked to social power? Is the killing of animals for food linked to other kinds of violence?

[UPDATE] Saving the Planet, Saving our Souls

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:52pm
Calee M. Lee

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls
Essays on Faith & Ecology

Due to email glitches, submissions will now be accepted until October 1st

Submissions are now open for an anthology of essays exploring the sometimes strained, often misunderstood relationship between ecology and spirituality. Essays should address some aspect of ecological awareness within a faith community and can consider themes of: sacramentalism, sustainability, dietary habits, prayer, meditation, activism, ecumentalism, new monasticism, literature and ecocriticism, human interaction with the natural world and others.

Thinking Gender 2010

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 5:03pm
Erin Hill, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

2010 Thinking Gender
Friday, February 5, 2010

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels.

2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics, Tampa, FL--February 25 & 26, 2010

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:08pm
University of South Florida


The 2nd Annual University of South Florida Symposium on Poetry and Poetics will take place on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida on February 25 & 26, 2010.

The Symposium invites proposals for twenty-minute research papers addressing any aspect of poetry and/or poetics; proposals for collaborative panels of two or three papers; and proposals for poetry readings. We welcome work--by creative writers as well as scholars--on poetry from all periods and countries, on single authors or groups of authors, on all schools of poetry and poetic movements and work concerning any aspect of the poetic process, poetry/creative writing pedagogy, poetry in translation and literary publishing.

[UPDATE] Looking Back on Activism and American Literature of the Twentieth Century

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 3:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Writing in 1940, Walter Benjamin suggests that "the historical progress of mankind" be immobilized so that we may respond to, rather than overlook, social injustices in the present. This panel seeks to examine through the theme of looking back how American literature of the Twentieth Century represents activism and defines its relationship to activism. How does a literature or literary history understand the distinction, if at all, between the world of words and that of action? Along these lines, papers might examine whether symbolic forms, namely literature, are themselves politically effective or if they must be valued as primarily heuristic formations. How, furthermore, can one create praxis through literature?