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[UPDATE] AMSN3: Modernist Work

Monday, September 7, 2015 - 5:14am
Australasian Modernist Studies Network (AMSN)

AMSN3: Modernist Work

The Third Biennial Conference of the Australasian Modernist Studies Network

Date: 29-31 March 2016
Venue: University of New South Wales, Sydney

Abstracts due: 1 October 2015
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2015

CFP - Poems for Oral Interpretation - October 31, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015 - 1:10am
Pay Attention: Poems for Oral Interpretation

Pay Attention: Poems for Oral Interpretation is seeking poems that make for dynamic reading performances. The journal's mission, in particular, is to collect and promote high quality poetry that may be performed on the high school and college forensics circuits and taught in classrooms that feature the oral interpretation of poetry.


Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 5:56pm
Southwest Popular & American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Pedagogy and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, NM
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are happy to announce the 37th annual Southwest Popular & American Culture conference in beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico!

A Matter of Things?

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 4:26pm
American Association for Italian Studies

This American Association for Italian Studies panel engages recent theories of materiality, such as Thing Theory and Posthumanism, to reflect on the stuff of Italian literature and visual culture.


In "Genius loci" Alberto Arbasino characterizes the literary landscape from which Gadda emerged as an accumulation of objects that seem to have escaped from Gozzano's decaying villas to testify to a connection with the human, beyond the practice of use:

23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 4:18pm
Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

5-6 April 2016
METU Culture and Convention Centre
Ankara, Turkey

Department of Foreign Language Education,
Middle East Technical University,
Ankara, Turkey

Contact person: Asst. Prof. Dr. Dürrin Alpakın Martinez-Caro

Contact email:

"23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work" is a two-day conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, 5-6 April 2016. We invite proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Agatha Christie's life and work.

Cities of the Future - NeMLA Conference 2016 - Hartford, CT

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 1:11pm
Matthew Lambert / Carnegie Mellon University

This panel seeks to explore representations of futuristic cities from all periods in American literature, film, and other cultural mediums. In particular, it seeks papers responding to one or more of the following questions: In what ways have American writers and filmmakers envisioned future urban landscapes? In what ways have these visions changed over the course of American history and why? How have urban theorists, critics, and reformers as well as particular ideologies (Christian, technocratic, socialist, libertarian, environmentalist, etc.) shaped them? In what ways do the past and present (or the erasure of the past and/or present) affect their depictions?

Queer Theory in French DUE 09/30

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 1:03pm

47th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
17 March - 20 March 2016


What Next? Narrative in the Post-Post-Modernist and Post-Meta-Fiction Era

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 12:08pm
Richard Trama (Stockton University) NeMLA Conference 17-20 March 2016

In light of nabbing the 2015 Bailey Prize for Women's fiction, Ali Smith is a stand-out in a group of UK/Commonwealth fiction writers who play with narrative form and structure in the contemporary novel. This session aims to examine and discuss the works of writers such as Ali Smith, David Mitchell, and Will Self and their endeavors to fuse genres, create dynamic narratives, and broaden human experience and definition through storytelling beyond post-modernism and post-metafiction. These writers and their works explore significant contemporary issues such as gender, class, science, technology, definition, and art.

Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies: Other People's Roths

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 11:44am
Philip Roth Studies

Philip Roth's work has always invited speculation about the relationship between the author's own life and that of his fictional protagonists. From Portnoy's Complaint, which Roth claimed was "a novel in the guise of a confession that was received ...

ACLA 2016: A Sense of Unease: The Materiality of Horror

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 11:27am
Thomas Stuart (UWO), Riley McDonald (UWO) / ACLA

The terms "terror" and "horror" as defined by gothic novelist Ann Radcliffe, are diametrically opposed: while the former "expands the soul and awakens the faculties to a high degree of life," the latter "freezes and nearly annihilates them" ("Supernatural" 150). This distinction subordinates horror's focus on the material - the visceral, the abject - to the intellectual stimulation provided by terror. Blood, guts, and the grotesque are the norms of horror and while gothic fiction anxiously stages the destruction of the human body, this panel is interested in how sensual apprehension constructs the body.

UPDATE: Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 7:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

The Second Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice - EQUIS 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 12:31am
ESD Focus

Global initiatives, such as Millennium Development Goals, have made some headway in bringing education and social justice issues to the forefront of mainstream discussion, such as universal primary education, gender equality, eradication of poverty, hunger and disease, but still the disparities data illustrate that the so-called "road to reform" is, indeed, a very long road.

We are delighted to welcome academics, researchers, students, non-profit professionals, healthcare professionals and other educators to join us from December 20-22, 2015 at the KKR Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan for the Second Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 23, 2015.

Devils in the Details: Demonic Horrors, Devilish Afterlives, and Infernal Desires | ACLA | March 17-20, 2016

Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 10:55pm
Heather Mitchell-Buck & Heather Hayton | ACLA

This seminar aims to examine the ways that premodern depictions of devils, demons, dragons, and other infernal creatures live on beyond their original audience and time period. How and why do these creatures continue to inspire our imagination today, and what can they teach us about modern understandings of medieval ontology?

We are interested in a range of topics that consider how depictions of demonic creatures help us to interrogate -- and better theorize -- hybridity, erotic attraction and repulsion, compulsion, and performance of forbidden selves. We welcome submissions from all approaches, periods, and disciplines. For example:

--how does Beowulf's dragon hoard signify a cultural heritage that needs to remain buried?