category: general announcements

[UPDATE] Panel: “Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England.” (MLA BOSTON. JAN 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristen Bennett (Tufts University), Dianne Berg (Tufts University)
contact email: 
kristen.bennett@tufts.edu; dianne.berg@tufts.edu

This year’s MLA convention puts special emphasis on “conversation” as a model for our own scholarly exchanges.

"Sef/building in interlanguage: transatlantic views on multilingualism" (21-23 March 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bordeaux 3, France
contact email: 
stephanie.durrans@u-bordeaux3.fr

"Self/building in interlanguage : transatlantic views on multilingualism"

The Woman and the Pen: Composers, Authors and Salonnieres

full name / name of organization: 
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
contact email: 
lyricasociety@aol.com

Annual Lyrica Dialogues at Harvard: Friday, 18 May 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in
The Pusey Room at Memorial Church, in Harvard Yard:

"The Woman and the Pen: Composers, Authors and Salonnières"

Re-Understanding Comics (MLA 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Galvan/MLA special session proposal
contact email: 
mgalvan@gc.cuny.edu

Call for Papers for a proposed panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 3-6 Jan. 2013, in Boston.

Following on the footsteps of Art Spiegelman's Maus’s Pulitzer Prize win in 1992 and an emerging interest in comics as something to be taken seriously, Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics (1993) sought to explain how comics uniquely functioned.

Call for papers, Special Issue, Poetry for the Thirs Millennium, ABC Studies Journal

full name / name of organization: 
ABC Studies Journal, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
contact email: 
abc.journal@ulbsibiu.ro

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Poetry for the Third Millennium.

The Precarious Alliance: "The Ethics of Water" (Oct. 11-12, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Delaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA)
contact email: 
tanya.casas@delval.edu

The Precarious Alliance
The Ethics of Water—everything flows from here
October 11-12, 2012

call for paper IJCES-2012

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Computer Engineering & Sciences-IJCES
contact email: 
editor@ijces.org

IJCES is an scholarly, online international journal that publishes original research papers in the fields of Engineering & Technology.

The Rake's Progress: Stravinsky, Hogarth, Hockney, Auden, and Kallman, October 26-27, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Colorado at Boulder Art Museum, College of Music, and Center for British and Irish Studies
contact email: 
CBISassistant@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Conference:

The Rake's Progress: Stravinsky, Hogarth, Hockney, Auden, and Kallman

October 26-27, 2012

27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia
contact email: 
rkilpatr@westga.edu

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

Birthing the Monster of Tomorrow: Unnatural Reproductions (Edited Collection)--April 10, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Winona State University
contact email: 
bschillace@winona.edu

Editors Andrea Wood, PhD and Brandy Schillace, PhD would like to encourage article submissions to an upcoming book collection.

[UPDATE] "Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

full name / name of organization: 
The Comparatist
contact email: 
zallouz@whitman.edu

Topic: Antagonisms

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

[UPDATE] Cine tectonica: Film on the Faultline

full name / name of organization: 
Alan Wright
contact email: 
alan.wright@canterbury.ac.nz

The recent earthquakes in Chile, Christchurch and Japan have left a host of powerful images in the minds and memories of millions of people around the world.

After Queer, After Humanism: Rice University English Symposium September 14-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University Department of English
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Rice University English Symposium

Sept. 14-15, 2012

After Queer, After Humanism

http://afterqueerhumanism.blogs.rice.edu/

[UPDATE] REMINDER: Caribbean Conference on Trade Policy, Innovation Governance and Small State Competitiveness 11-13 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services, Institute of International Relations, and Institute for Sustainable Development
contact email: 
caribbeantradeconference@gmail.com

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[Inter]sections - peer-reviewed American Studies journal CFP (March 15)

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

[Inter]sections is the online peer-reviewed quarterly journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest. You can access all previous issues here: http://www.americanstudies.ro/?category=13

CFP MLA 2013: Denise Levertov's Converging Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
Cristina Gamez-Fernandez
contact email: 
cristina.gamez@uco.es; Deadline 15 March 2012

This session invites submissions which explore Denise Levertov's poetics as a converging space of transcendental lyricism, religious meditation and ecological and sociopolitical protest.

UPDATE_Communication of the symbolic and the symbolic of communication in the modern and postmodern societies_France

full name / name of organization: 
ESSACHESS and The Open Research Centre for International Applied Research Studies of Innovations in Communication (ORC IARSIC)
contact email: 
essachess@gmail.com

ESSACHESS and The Open Research Centre for International Applied Research Studies of Innovations in Communication (ORC IARSIC) organise The International Conference on Communication of the symbolic an

CFP - International Journal of Applied Sciences (IJAS)

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
cfp@cscjournals.org

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Applied Sciences (IJAS) Volume 3

CFP - International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (IJAE)

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
cfp@cscjournals.org

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Expe

CFP - Geoinformatica - An International Journal (GIIJ)

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
cfp@cscjournals.org

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in a Geoinformatica - An International Journal (GIIJ) Volume 2,

Call for Papers: Luvah 1st Issue, deadline April 1st, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination
contact email: 
hypatia@mimes.is

Luvah is a quarterly journal of philosophy, theology, and literature which provides a space to reflect on modernity, tradition, and metaphysics.

Special Issue: Translation Theory in Practice: Teaching Romantic Translation(s) (abstracts due May 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Romantic Circles Pedagogies
contact email: 
ccwharram@eiu.edu

Romantic Circles Pedagogies invites submissions for a special volume on translation theory in the classroom. Possible topics include:

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
adahan@mnstate.edu

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Columbus, OH, Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012

Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2012

International Conference on Nollywood, Women, and Cultural Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Benue State University
contact email: 
bsunollywomen@gmail.com

International Conference on Nollywood, Women, and Cultural Identity

May 8th – 11th 2012 at the Benue State University Theatre Arts Complex, Makurdi, Nigeria

LUDUS: The Narrative of Games and the Art of Play, GLITS Interdiscipinary Research Conference, 22 June 2012 [30 April 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
ludus2012@gmail.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Grethe Mitchell (University of Lincoln)

Disability and African American Literature (MLA 2013) Due March 15

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Green
contact email: 
keigreen@camden.rutgers.edu

Session explores the language, representation, and meaning of disability in African American literature. All periods, genres, and critical approaches are welcome.

Atlantic-Canadian Literature in a Shifting World conference, Acadia University, July 4-7, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Herb Wyile, Acadia University
contact email: 
herb.wyile@acadiau.ca

The early twenty-first century is a complicated time for regional literatures, particularly the literature of a relatively small region like Atlantic Canada.

CFP: 32nd Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 5-7 Oct., 2012. Deadline for submissions: 1 May, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
Harvard University, Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
contact email: 
hcc@fas.harvard.edu

The Harvard Celtic Department cordially invites proposals for papers on topics which relate directly to Celtic studies (Celtic languages and literatures in any phase; cultural, historical or social sc

[UPDATE]RMMLA: Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction" in Boulder, CO (October 11-13, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela J. Rader (convener)/ Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
contact email: 
pamela_rader@hotmail.com

Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction"

MLA Boston 2013: Nabokov and American Literature (Vladimir Nabokov Society CFP)

full name / name of organization: 
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
contact email: 
linkc@newpaltz.edu

Papers on Nabokov as an American writer; his interest in specific American literary figures (Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, etc.), in American landscapes and settings, or in American culture, broadly conce

Expressions of Interest: Fully-funded Special Issue of the Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL)

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL)
contact email: 
sshieff@waikato.ac.nz

The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is calling for expressions of interest in a fully-funded Special Issue for 2013.

JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature
contact email: 
sshieff@waikato.ac.nz

The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand literary studies.

Reminder: CFP: “Apocalyptic Imagination” Nov. 16 2012, Detroit MI

full name / name of organization: 
Sarika Chandra / Wayne State University
contact email: 
schandra@wayne.edu

The Humanities Center at Wayne State University invites papers on the theme, “Apocalyptic Imagination” for its Fall Symposium scheduled to take place on November 16, 2012 in Detroit, MI.

UPDATE Registration and bursaries information: The London Irish in the Long Eighteenth-Century (1680-1830)

full name / name of organization: 
David O'Shaughnessy / University of Warwick
contact email: 
londonirish@warwick.ac.uk

Registration for the conference on 'The London Irish in the Long Eighteenth Century 1680-1830' is now open (closes 31 March).

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/events/londonirish

MLA 2013: Language Change and Changing Work: A Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Divisions on Language Change and Language Theory
contact email: 
chris.p.pearce@gmail.com

As the academy changes, why does linguistics remain important for MLA disciplines? Papers in any disciplinary context (linguistics, rhetoric, literature and cultural studies) welcome.

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