category: general announcements

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?

Global Magical Realisms and Speculative Fiction / NeMLA Conference, April 7-10, 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
aduneer@ric.edu

This panel is interested in expanding the range of cultural interpretations across the spectrum of magical realism and speculative fiction. We are especially interested in broadening the scope of literatures previously considered as examples of magical realism.

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

The Languages of James Joyce, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Salvatore Pappalardo, Maria Kager/Rutgers University
contact email: 
salvatop@rci.rutgers.edu, mariakager@yahoo.com

This panel welcomes papers investigating Joyce’s multilingualism.

NEMLA Queer Counterpublics: deadline 9/30/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Grace Sikorski
contact email: 
gsikorski@aacc.edu

Call for Papers

Queer Counter Public

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

Trauma Narratives and ‘Herstory’ with special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes

full name / name of organization: 
University of Northampton (UK) and University of Zaragoza (Spain)
contact email: 
sonya.andermahr@northampton.ac.uk, spellice@unizar.es

Trauma Narratives and ‘Herstory’
with special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes
An International Conference co-organised by:

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.

CFP-The Worlds of V.S. Naipaul Panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
djsmithsilva@yahoo.com

The Worlds of V.S. Naipaul Panel invites you to submit an abstract.

CFP-Incorporating Civic Education into the Classroom and Beyond Roundtable, NEMLA Convention (April 7-10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
contact email: 
djsmithsilva@yahoo.com

Incorporating Civic Education into the Classroom and Beyond Roundtable invites you to submit an abstract.

The New Creative Writing: Bringing Forward a New Era of Instruction

full name / name of organization: 
Principal editors: Dianne Donnelly, Patrick Bizzaro, Gary Hawkins
contact email: 
ddonnelly@mail.usf.edu

The status of genre writing has been redefined for us in the work of Gunther Kress.

Poems Invited for June 2010 Issue of Taj Mahal Review (17th Issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Cyberwit.net
contact email: 
editorpoems@yahoo.com

Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers.

[UPDATE] GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (REGISTRATION is open; conference 26 June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
paradox-glits@gold.ac.uk

Registration for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference, is open. Admission is free.

"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.

Cinema and Demos/ NEMLA 2011 convention, New Brunswick, April 7-10 2011

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

From its very inception the relation between cinema and masses is somewhat a concern among any scholar who takes cinema seriously.

ANS 2011 Annual Meeting, January 6-9, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA

full name / name of organization: 
American Name Society
contact email: 
ans1stvp@yahoo.com

The American Name Society (ANS), a professional organization devoted to the study of names and their role in society, invites précis and abstracts for papers and program suggestions for its annual me

NeMLA conference (April 7-10, 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ): The Other French Cinema(s) of the 1930s

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat and Bénédicte Lebéhot, Rutgers University
contact email: 
kennedyc@eden.rutgers.edu or blebehot@rci.rutgers.edu

Title The Other French Cinema(s) of the 1930s

Co-Chairs Colleen Kennedy-Karpat and Bénédicte Lebéhot

LUICD Graduate Conference 2011: Imagining Europe - Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations

full name / name of organization: 
Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines
contact email: 
c.maas@hum.leidenuniv.nl

‘Qui parle Europe a tort. Notion géographique’. Otto von Bismarck's elliptic remark, scribbled in the margin of a letter from Alexander Gorchakov in 1876, would go on to become one of the most often-quoted statements about Europe. But was Bismarck right? Is Europe nothing but a geographical notion? Even the briefest glance at history shows that more often than not perceptions and definitions of Europe go beyond the mere geographical demarcation of a continent.

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:

Problem Based Learning round table at NeMLA April 7-11, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
karen.whd@gmail.com

Problem Based Learning: Strategies, Struggles and Successes Seeking participants for a round-table discussion at NeMLA on PBL.

MESA 2010 Emerging female frontiers and entrenched socio-political boundaries in the Gulf States”.(Submissions due by July 5th)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Cate University of Alabama Huntsville and Annemarie Profanter Free University of Bolzano
contact email: 
annemarie.profanter@unibz.it, stephanie.cate@uah.edu

We are presenting a special session at MESA 2010 in San Diego “ Emerging female frontiers and entrenched socio-political boundaries in the Gulf States”.

CFP: Images of Women

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

Women in film and media:

Islam in Contemporary Italy, NeMLA April 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jrwagner@rutgers.edu

Increased immigration to Italy in the last decades has brought with it both demographic and cultural change.

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.

NGInfra Academy 2010 / 19-24 September 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Next Generation Infrastructures
contact email: 
info@nextgenerationinfrastructures.eu

The NGInfra Academy
‘An exceptional learning opportunity for forward-thinking young academic professionals engaged in the design and management of tomorrow’s infrastructure systems’

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”

NeMLA. -- Unreliability as a Narrative Trope in Postcolonial Literature.-- April 7-11, 2011. -- New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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

Unreliability as a Narrative Trope in Postcolonial Literature

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity [UPDATE}

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

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity

2010 Rice University Graduate Symposium

Rice University in Houston, Texas

September 17th – 18th, 2010

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”

[UPDATE] short essays: literature, justice, law, teaching and social change June- August

full name / name of organization: 
Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 
cltl@umassd.edu

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

T. S. Eliot: Louisville Conference, 24-26 Feb. 2011

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
wharmon03@mindspring.com

The Eliot Society will again offer two 90-minute sessions at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 24-26, 2011.

Women and Travel: 2/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
meanes@sage.edu

Call for Papers:

Women and Travel
A Special Issue of Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Deadline: February 15, 2011
Contact: meanes@sage.edu

"Jung’s Red Book: Confronting the Unconscious through Word and Image," SAMLA (November 5-7, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, session sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange
contact email: 
nmiller@loyola.edu

In 1913, at a moment of personal and professional crisis, Jung began recording a series of visions and fantasies in what would become an extended “confrontation with the unconscious.” The Red Book

[UPDATE]The Advanced Writing Panel for SAMLA Conference in November 2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
djsmithsilva@yahoo.com

The Advanced Writing Panel for SAMLA Conference in November 2010 is seeking abstracts and invites you to submit.

Approaches to Using Images in the Advanced Writing Classroom

Jack London Society 10th Biennial Symposium, November 4-6, 2010, Santa Rosa, California

full name / name of organization: 
Jack London Society
contact email: 
jeanne.reesman@utsa.edu

The Jack London Society welcomes paper and panel submissions on any aspect of Jack London's life and works for its 10th Biennial Symposium, November 4-6, 2010, at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Inn in Santa

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.

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