category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

House and Home in 20th Century American Film and Literature (conference 4/2011; abstract due 9/30/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
mhamilto[at]brandeis.edu

From Blanche Dubois’ Belle Reve to Esperanza Cordero’s house on Mango Street, houses—and the affiliated, if more abstract, idea of home—figure prominently in 20th century American literature a

Victorian Sensation Fiction at the <em>Fin de Siecle</em>

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

This panel will examine the ways in which Victorian Sensation Fiction interacted with Modernity. We will ask: How did the genre anticipate and respond to late 19th century Parliamentary activity?

2011 British Women Writers Conference: "Curiosities" (March 31- April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
18th and 19th Century Women Writers Association (BWWA)
contact email: 
bwwc2011@gmail.com

The 19th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference The Ohio State University Columbus, OH "Curiosities" March 31- April 3, 2011 Call for Papers: The theme for this year’s c

Call for Papers-NEMLA 2011, April 7-10-The Ecogothic in Italian Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
David Del Principe, Montclair State University
contact email: 
delprincipe@mail.montclair.edu

Call for Papers

Session: The Ecogothic in Italian Literature and Culture

Understading Avatar: A Movie Made for the Masses -- NeMLA Convention -- 7-10 April 2011 -- New Brunswick, New Jersey [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
pchafe@ryerson.ca

Sven Birkerts identifies language erosion as one of the morbid symptoms of the electronic age: “Syntactical masonry is already a dying art; simple linguistic pre-fab is the norm. Ambiguity, paradox, irony, subtlety, and wit – fast disappearing. In their place, the simple ‘vision thing.’” The popularity of James Cameron’s Avatar may prove the worldwide spread of this morbid symptom.

"RAVENNA" 3 is ONLINE

full name / name of organization: 
http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna3/toc.htm
contact email: 
luca.caddia@katamail.com

I am pleased to announce the publication of the third volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century Britain and Italy.

CFP - Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Cultural Studies, The University of Nottingham, UK
contact email: 
spacesofalterity@gmail.com

Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

University of Nottingham, UK
28th-29th April 2011

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

CFP: American Fiction Reflecting Global Ecological Concerns (NeMLA Apr 7-10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Linda Byrd Cook / Sam Houston State University
contact email: 
LindaCook@shsu.edu

Oftentimes an actual historical tragedy makes its strongest impact when it is delivered to the public in the form of fiction.

CFP: Images of Women

full name / name of organization: 
MPJournal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

Women in film and media:

Reading the Postcolonial Other in Contemporary Film, 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

Over the last two decades, cinematic privileging of the postcolonial other has evolved a new, significant wedge against the plethora of hegemonic films.

Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
contact email: 
kjohns03@nyit.edu

New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications Spring Conference 2011
“Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age”

First CFP: THE ANATOMY OF MARGINALITY (A Special Issue of “The European Legacy” )‏

full name / name of organization: 
Costica Bradatan
contact email: 
Costica.Bradatan@ttu.edu

(Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!)

First Call for Papers: THE ANATOMY OF MARGINALITY

A Special Issue of “The European Legacy”

"Ecocritical Activisms and Activist Ecologies" NeMLA 2011 April 6-10, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ: Abstracts Sept 30

full name / name of organization: 
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
ecocrit.nemla2011@gmail.com

Ecocriticism informs ecological activisms, and vice versa. What kind of change can the intersections and tensions between ecocriticism and activism bring about?

CFP: Literary Ecology, Ecocriticism, Place Studies 6/30/10 / 9/30/10

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Karen Waldron, College of the Atlantic, USA Dr. Rob Friedman, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
contact email: 
Waldron@coa.edu Robert.Friedman@njit.edu

Call for Papers: Literary Ecology, Ecocriticism, Place Studies

Title: Toward a Literary Ecology of Place: Studies in American Literature

[UPDATE] Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds, UK
contact email: 
crimeacrosscultures@googlemail.com

Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland

Understading Avatar: A Movie Made for the Masses -- NeMLA Convention -- 7-10 April 2011 -- New Brunswick, New Jersey

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
pchafe@mun.ca

Sven Birkerts identifies language erosion as one of the morbid symptoms of the electronic age: “Syntactical masonry is already a dying art; simple linguistic pre-fab is the norm. Ambiguity, paradox, irony, subtlety, and wit -- fast disappearing. In their place, the simple ‘vision thing.’” The popularity of James Cameron’s Avatar may prove the worldwide spread of this morbid symptom.

Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) 30 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
contact email: 
nilanshu1973@yahoo.com

Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism (ISSN 0975 – 0266) invites contributions for its combined second and third number, to be published in India (deadline for submissions: 30 O

LOVE AND SEX IN ALAN MOORE, EDITED COLLECTION [July 15 deadline for abstracts]

full name / name of organization: 
Defiance College
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

With the publication of Lost Girls and 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom, the centrality of love and sex in Alan Moore’s work has become indisputable.

2010 Interstices Under Construction Symposium - Unsettled Containers: Aspects of Interiority, 8-10 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul / AUT University, Auckland
contact email: 
tina.engels@aut.ac.nz

University of Auckland, 8-10 October 2010

Keynote speaker (to be confirmed): Prof David Leatherbarrow, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

FINAL DEADLINE 5/31: _American Literature_ Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature (Duke University Press)
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@duke.edu

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

Sept.30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
ETUDES IRLANDAISES (French Journal of Irish Studies)
contact email: 
cauvetp@hotmail.com

ETUDES IRLANDAISES
French Journal of Irish Studies
Spring 2011 issue (non-thematic) /

Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism 16: Postcolonial/Global Ecologies (June 18th)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Sharae Deckard/ Green Letters, Journal of ASLE-UK
contact email: 
GreenLetters@bathspa.ac.uk

Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism (Number 16): Postcolonial/Global Ecologies

CFP: ecloga (postgraduate journal)

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.

Inconvenient Truths and Modern Mothering

full name / name of organization: 
Connected Mom
contact email: 
editor@theconnectedmom.com

Are modern parents falling victim to the myth of inconvenience v. convenience regarding parenting choices?

[UPDATE] Health/Care/Nation (31/05/2010; 14-17/10/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Simmons / University of Windsor
contact email: 
caas@uwindsor.ca

New deadline: May 31, 2010

*le français suit*

Conference CALL FOR PAPERS: Health/Care/Nation

[UPDATE] Recycling (Grad Conference) - Sat, Sept 25, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dept of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
clcsconf@gmail.com

[Please note that the deadline has been extended to June 1, 2010.]

[UPDATE] South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
Tamayok@stjohns.edu

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear.

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear.

{Deadline Extended) Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
amalkovich@concord.edu

Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead, 7/15/10; 11/5-7
full name / name of organization:

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
submissions@mtsuegso.org

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010 (in the Swiss Alps, 8-10 November 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
contact email: 
e.kofmel@sussexcentre.org

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Gottfried-Semper Villa Garbald, part of the Collegium Helveticum

Text, Transmission, Reception - 28-29/10/2010 (CFP until 15/06/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands
contact email: 
a.lardinois@let.ru.nl

Text, Transmission, Reception

Call for papers

Radboud University Nijmegen
October 28 and 29, 2010

CFP [Inter]sections, a peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
contact email: 
intersections@americanstudies.ro

This is a Call for Papers for the submission of full papers to [Inter]sections, the peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 6, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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