category: general announcements

Mothers and Fathers in Margaret Atwood's Work

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA/Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
danette.dimarco@sru.edu

Co-Sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society.

CFP: Drawing the Line(s): Censorship and Cultural Practices [Oct 31, 2011; March 1-3, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Nhora Serrano, California State University, Long Beach
contact email: 
nserrano@csulb.edu

47th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
California State University, Long Beach
March 1st-3rd, 2012
Drawing the Line(s): Censorship and Cultural Practices

Plenary Speaker: Ilan Stavans

[UPDATE] Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (NEMLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Emily King / NEMLA 2012
contact email: 
Emily.King@tufts.edu

From Diane DiMassa’s caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman’s sinthomosexual who “chooses not to choose the Child,” revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates que

[UPDATE] Ishaan Literary Review - Submissions for Volume 1.1

full name / name of organization: 
Ishaan Literary Review (an online journal of poetry, fiction, and dramatic works)
contact email: 
ishaanlitreview@gmail.com

Submission Deadline: Extended to September 30, 2011

Ishaan Literary Review is a new online journal of poetry, short fiction and dramatic works (including plays and screen plays).

MLA Preconvention Workshop: Getting Started in Digital Humanities with DHCommons

full name / name of organization: 
DHCommons, NITLE, and the Texas A&M Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
contact email: 
rccordell@gmail.com


Digital methodologies and new media are changing the landscape of research and teaching in modern languages and literatures. Scholars can now computationally analyze entire corpora of texts or preserve and share materials through digital archives. Students can engage in authentic applied research linking text to place, or study Shakespeare in a virtual Globe Theater. In the face of all the digital humanities buzz--from the MLA to the New York Times to Twitter--where can scholars interested in the field turn to get started?

Cultural Studies Association 2012--SAN DIEGO: Trauma and the Material Body

full name / name of organization: 
Terra Caputo
contact email: 
tcaputo@allegheny.edu

Seeking paper proposals for a panel to be proposed at the Cultural Studies Association Conference to be held March 28-April 1 at the University of California in San Diego.

[Update] Collection of Essays exploring Lois Lane (Extended Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Nadine Farghaly, M.A., Mag. Phil.
contact email: 
Lois.Lane@gmx.net

Collection of essays exploring the character Lois Lane from the DC Superman Universe (all movies, TV-shows, Comics, etc.)

CFP "Yes, But What Is Your Discipline?: The Ph.D. in Creative Writing and the Creative Writer with a Literature Ph.D" 2012 NeMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
shenkle@hotmail.com

Panel: "Yes, But What Is Your Discipline?: The Ph.D. in Creative Writing and the Creative Writer with a Literature Ph.D"

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Volunteers: Dickens Journals Online

full name / name of organization: 
University of Buckingham
contact email: 
Hazel.Mackenzie@buckingham.ac.uk

In six months’ time, Britain will celebrate the bicentenary of arguably its greatest writer after Shakespeare, Charles Dickens (born 7th February 1812).

Ozu edited anthology - call for articles

full name / name of organization: 
Marc DiPaolo Assistant Professor of Film and English at Oklahoma City University and Brian DiPaolo, MFA Emerson College
contact email: 
brianofpaul@hotmail.com; captainblackadder@hotmail.com

Tentative Title: Ozu and Evolution: Reassessing an Icon of Japanese Cinema

Final Submission Deadline: February 1, 2012

Length of Contribution: 6,000 – 8,500 words (including notes)

Modern Language Studies, Books Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
Randy Robertson / Susquehanna University
contact email: 
robertson@susqu.edu

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books,

Sacralizing Markets and Marketing the Sacral: Religion in Antebellum America - NeMLA 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Ball, Purdue University
contact email: 
ajball@purdue.edu

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 15 - 18, 2012

Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

Special Journal Issue: Surrealism and Egypt

full name / name of organization: 
Dada/Surrealism (http://ir.uiowa.edu/dadasur/)
contact email: 
p.allmer@mmu.ac.uk and dmrobe@googlemail.com

“Wonderful Things” - Surrealism and Egypt

Call for Book Reviewers

full name / name of organization: 
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal
contact email: 
abc.journal@ulbsibiu.ro

Call for Book Reviewers

Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal
contact email: 
abc.journal@ulbsibiu.ro

Call for Papers

Deadline Extended. NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Tamayo Alves
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu; kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

This panel will examine eighteenth-century British fiction and the relationship between violence, obscenity and humor.

NeMLA(2012) Maternal Hauntings: Feminine Spectral Identities and Ghosts in Asian American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Jina Lee
contact email: 
JinaLeeCFP@gmail.com

Call for papers:
43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, NY

UPDATE: Deadline Extended to 9/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
College Student Literary Magazine Conference 2011
contact email: 
lfriedberg@ccp.edu

College Student Literary Magazine Conference
full name / name of organization:
College Student Literary Magazine Conference
contact email:
lfriedberg@ccp.edu

First Call for Abstracts: International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2012, deadline 1st December 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
contact email: 
enquiries@indigenousdevelopment2012.ac.nz

The 6th Biennial Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga conference will highlight indigeneity and the multidisciplinary approach used for indigenous development.

Journal of the Future: Apathy - Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Future
contact email: 
journalofthefuture@yahoo.com

Call for Articles / Submissions for Journal

Journal of the Future: Apathy
Article Deadline: August 31, 2011
Acceptances/Rejections Prepared by: September 30, 2011

Final Deadline (30 August 2011): 'Poetic Optimism and the Post-Enlightenment Social Identity, 1794-1878'

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Maryam Farahani-Dr Nick Davis
contact email: 
poeticoptimism@gmail.com

We are developing a collection of articles for a special issue journal of Studies in the Literary Imagination entitled ‘Poetic Optimism and the Post-Enlightenment Social Identity, 1794-1878’.

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham University’s Graduate English Association (Deadline AUGUST 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

ACLA 2012 :: The Corpse and Catastrophe

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Rutgers) & David Sherman (Brandeis)
contact email: 
kebishop@rci.rutgers.edu / davidsherman@brandeis.edu

Call for Papers: The Corpse and Catastrophe
ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

Seminar Organizers: Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Rutgers University) and David Sherman (Brandeis University)

4th Global Conference: Digital Memories (March 2012: Prague; Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
dm4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Digital Memories

Thursday 15th March - Saturday 17th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

2nd Global Conference: Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds (March 2012: Prague; Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
elvw2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds

12th March - 14th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

First Year Seminar CFP October 2011, NJANSA

full name / name of organization: 
New Jersey Association of New Student Advocates
contact email: 
danielrobinsonk@wpunj.edu

NJANSA: New Jersey Association of New Student Advocates

Lifelong Learning in an Instant World
Date: Friday, October 28, 2011
9:00am to 3:30pm

7th Global Conference: Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship (March 2012; Prague; czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
pic7@inter-disciplinary.net

7th Global Conference
Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship

Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

2nd Global Conference: Urban Popcultures

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Discipinary.Net
contact email: 
up2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Urban Popcultures

Friday 9th March- Sunday 11th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

Tagore: The Global Impact of a Writer in the Community

full name / name of organization: 
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
contact email: 
scots@napier.ac.uk

The conference is held under the aegis of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs) being established as part of the Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW).

Annual Congress 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University
contact email: 
congress@hbmeu.ac.ae

The 4th e-Health and Environment Conference will provide unique opportunities for researchers to build this new vision through tackling specific healthcare and environmental topics.

The 22nd Annual English Graduate Student Conference at Louisiana State University Feb. 16th & 17th, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
LSU EGSA Mardi Gras Conference--Co-Chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2012@gmail.com

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

Fictions of Reproduction: Representations of Contraception and Abortion in Film and Television / SCMS, 21-25 March 2012, Boston

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Minarich / Vanderbilt University
contact email: 
megan.l.minarich@vanderbilt.edu

This panel is organized around film and television programs that treat the issues of contraception and/or abortion in some facet.

Image and Language: Godard and the problem of expression NEMLA 2012 Rochester deadline: September 30

full name / name of organization: 
Elif Sendur/Binghamton University
contact email: 
esendur1@binghamton.edu

This panel asks to question the relation between expression and language, between the image and the word using Godard's work.

Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity 5 (March 2012; Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net
contact email: 
ic5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Friday 9th March - Sunday 11th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call For Papers:

Volume on 20th-century exile literature, deadline Sept 1

full name / name of organization: 
Axel Englund, Anders Olsson
contact email: 
axel.englund@littvet.su.se

Call for papers

LANGUAGES OF EXILE: MIGRATION AND MULTILINGUALISM IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY LITERATURE (working title)

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