category: general announcements

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." W

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world.

[UPDATE] World Literature/Global Empathy (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

World Literature/Global Empathy

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester

AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
 Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.

full name / name of organization: 
Andy Dorsey
contact email: 
adorsey@csustan.edu

This panel will explore “experience” as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers
 may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers.

Society for Novel Studies / "Novel Worlds" / April 27-28, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Novel Studies
contact email: 
novelsociety2012@duke.edu

In April 27-28, 2012, the Society for Novel Studies will hold its first biennial conference at Duke University, sponsored by the journal NOVEL: A FORUM ON FICTION.

Call for Chapters - Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication - Proposals due October 15

full name / name of organization: 
Edited by Shawn Apostel and Moe Folk
contact email: 
digital.ethos@gmail.com

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2011

Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication

CFP: Ethnology, Folklore Studies, and Nineteenth-Century American Poetry, C19 Conference April 12-15, 2012 - Deadline Sept. 24

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
caroline.gelmi@tufts.edu

CFP for C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference to be held from April 12-15, 2012 in Berkeley, CA.

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation" [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk
contact email: 
pamela.longo@uconn.edu; brandon.hawk@uconn.edu

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in

Video Games as Text; Text as Play

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wyoming Department of English
contact email: 
uwplayology@gmail.com

Video Games as Text; Texts as Play

-ality call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
-ality fiction journal
contact email: 
ality.fiction@gmail.com

-ality is a new electronic fiction publication.

[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011 DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department)
contact email: 
desireconference2011@gmail.com

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism
Keynote Speakers: Peter Brooks &David Konstan

[UPDATE] - Sacralizing Markets and Marketing the Sacral: Religion in Antebellum America - NeMLA 2012 (deadline *Sept. 30*)

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

Call for Papers: Graphic Novels, Comics and Popular Culture-SWTXPCA 2012 Feb-8-11

full name / name of organization: 
Rob Weiner/Texas Tech University
contact email: 
rweiner5@sbcglobal.net

Call for Papers: Graphic Novels, Comics and Popular Culture-SWTXPCA 2012

Please make plans to attend our 33rd Annual Conference

UPDATE: CFP - Disability Studies and Virginia Woolf - Panel for the 22nd Annual Conference on Woolf (2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Sherri Foster, Washington College
contact email: 
sfoster2@washcoll.edu

CFP - Disability Studies and Virginia Woolf - Panel for the 22nd Annual Conference on Woolf (2012) contact email: sfoster2@washcoll.edu This panel seeks 20-minute papers that examine representati

UPDATE: Modernist Manhattan

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
Jonathan Goldman (jgoldm03@nyit.edu) and/or Tom Jacobs (tjacob02@nyit.edu).

New York Institute of Technology's 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:
MODERNIST MANHATTAN
March 2, 2012
NYIT's Manhattan Campus
16 W. 61st St. (12th Floor Auditorium)

UPDATE: Modernist Manhattan

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
Jonathan Goldman (jgoldm03@nyit.edu) and/or Tom Jacobs (tjacob02@nyit.edu).

New York Institute of Technology's 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:
MODERNIST MANHATTAN
March 2, 2012
NYIT's Manhattan Campus
16 W. 61st St. (12th Floor Auditorium)

“Comparative Approaches to Early Modern Sexualities in Literature and Culture” proposals due: Nov.1st,2011

full name / name of organization: 
Abdulhamit Arvas, Michigan State University
contact email: 
arvas@yahoo.com

Now accepting paper proposals for this seminar session at American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference to be held in Brown University, Providence, RI, March 29- April 1, 2012

Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America

full name / name of organization: 
Mount Royal University
contact email: 
rboschman@mtroyal.ca

Call for Papers

Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America

Mount Royal University

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

October 10-13, 2012

www.skies.mtroyal.ca

Collapse and Catastrophe: Spain’s Cultural Panorama in the XXI Century

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA: http://www.acla.org/acla2012
contact email: 
amedin40@mscd.edu

In the last ten years Spain has experienced pivotal changes that have occurred through collapses, catastrophes and re-vindications in the political, social and environmental realms.

CFP: SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture, June 3-4, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department
contact email: 
supra.tau.conference@gmail.com

Space has been subject to aesthetic, art-historical, philosophical, anthropological, geographical and political investigations, each with its idiosyncratic definitions.

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

UPDATE] NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Nove

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu; katalves83@gmail.com

**Abstracts sent to the tamayok@stjohns.edu has been lost. Please resend immediately to the alternative emails above**
**Deadline extended**

Call for Panelists: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying" Narrative Matters: May29-June 1 Paris

full name / name of organization: 
American University of Paris
contact email: 
landerst@mmm.edu

Narrative Matters 2012: Life and Narrative
The American University of Paris
May 29 to June 1, 2012

Call for Papers:
Panel Name: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying"

Contacts:

[UPDATE] Abstracts due 9/30/11; Maternal Hauntings: Feminine Spectral Identities & Ghosts in Asian American Literature (NeMLA)

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

MA and PhD Studentships at the University of Kansas

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French & Italian
contact email: 
pascott@ku.edu

The Department of French & Italian at the University of Kansas is pleased to be able to offer a number of competitive studentships at both the MA and PhD level in its long-standing and well-considered

Special Issue on Graffiti (proposal due Dec 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge http://www.rhizomes.net/files/future.html
contact email: 
jflennon@poly.usf.edu

Call for Essays
Special Issue of Rhizomes: Graffiti

[UPDATE] Reminder: IALJS-7 17-19 May 2012 in Toronto

full name / name of organization: 
IALJS (International Association for Literary Journalism Studies)
contact email: 
nikki.hessell@vuw.ac.nz

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
“Literary Journalism: The Power and Promise of Story”

Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge. Deadline Dec. 17, 2011. Conference Date: Feb. 25, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University
contact email: 
SUNYSB.GradConf@gmail.com

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis

The Stony Brook Manhattan English Department Graduate Conference, the longest running interdisciplinary graduate student conference in the nation, welcomes papers and panels from all disciplines, including the arts, cultural studies, social and hard sciences, and the humanities. This year’s conference will feature a faculty-sponsored Best Paper Award; for details and registration visit www.stonybrook.edu/gradconf.

SCSECS 2012 in Asheville, NC (Feb 23-25)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
thompsop@etsu.edu

The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites you to join us for the 2012 conference, which will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn in the heart of

Midwest Graduate Music Consortium 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Graduate Music Consortium
contact email: 
mgmc2012@gmail.com

MIDWEST GRADUATE MUSIC CONSORTIUM
Sixteenth Annual Meeting, 2-3 March 2012, Northwestern University.

Updated CfP: Crime and its Fictions in Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University
contact email: 
crimeinafrica@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Richard Wilson, Gladstein Chair of Human Rights, Professor of Anthropology and Law at the University of Connecticut

SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture, June 3-4, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department
contact email: 
supra.tau.conference@gmail.com

SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture
International Conference
June 3-4, 2012
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department

TRANSITIONS 2 - FREE COMICA SYMPOSIUM - 5 NOV 2011, LONDON‏‏

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
transitions.symposium@gmail.com

Comica Symposium 2011 - Transitions 2: New Directions in Comics Studies

Research Grant 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 
bco20@msstate.edu

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces its *Research Grant*

Pedagogy or Community Project Award 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 
bco20@msstate.edu

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces its *Pedagogy or Community Project Award*

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