category: general announcements

Melville and Rome: Empire–Democracy–Belief–Art; Rome, Italy; 22-26 June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Melville Society and Dept. of Foreign Literatures, University of Roma (Sapienza)
contact email: 
engjlb@hofstra.edu; giorgio.mariani@uniroma1.it; go.poole@libero.it

Melville and Rome
Empire – Democracy – Belief – Art
The Eighth International Melville Conference
Rome: 22-26 June 2011
PRESENTED BY
The Melville Society
in collaboration with

Call for Book Reviews: New German Review (v. 25)

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review
contact email: 
ngr@humnet.ucla.edu

The following titles are available for review to be published in NGR v. 25 (Fall 2010).

{UPDATE]--(Re)Constructing the American West--SAMLA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
engale@langate.gsu.edu

In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau says, “We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents 9/1/10; 12/11/20

full name / name of organization: 
University of Westminster
contact email: 
m.germana@westminster.ac.uk

UPDATE:

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Theatre Library Association (TLA), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
contact email: 
jocelynbuckner@gmail.com

ASTR/TLA/CORD 2010 WORKING SESSION CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Session Title:

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Session Leader(s):

[UPDATE] REGISTRATION NOW OPEN John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
buchan-conference@hotmail.com

Plenary Speakers: Douglas Gifford (University of Glasgow) on Buchan's response to his Victorian literary precursors, and Douglas Kerr (University of Hong Kong) on Buchan, myth, and "The Dancing Floor"

Directory of World Cinema: Sweden Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Directory of World Cinema
contact email: 
worlddirectoryofcinemasweden@gmail.com

We are seeking contributors for the Directory of World Cinema, Sweden.
This Directory, published by Intellect, is slated to be a wide-ranging

[UPDATE] CFP - Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Program at Purdue University
contact email: 
graphic.engagement@gmail.com

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

WSQ Special Issue: Ruin

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Ruin
Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Rupal Oza

This issue of WSQ explores the multiple valences of ruin. While ruin clearly follows from disaster – from economic collapse to earthquakes to floods to volcanic eruptions to political and social unrest – it is also highly gendered: what is more easily ruined, after all, than a virtuous woman’s reputation?

Ruin can exist in the singular as a catastrophe and in the plural as an aesthetic, architectural, and historical pleasure. Mourning at a ruin can entail grief and also nostalgia for a world before disintegration and decay. Ruin suggests both temporal and spatial change, evoking a time and a place before as well as meditating on the here and now.

The specter of ruin generates strategies to forestall it: protectionism towards women and children, as well as other marginalized populations; economic bailouts to prevent the possibility of collapse; the closing down or limiting of borders; emergency warning systems; militarization and weaponization of society. And yet in this issue we also hope to pose a sometimes unthinkable question: what is so bad about ruin? Why do we fear the collapse of systems that might in fact be currently unworkable or even destructive?

[UPDATE] COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Durham, UK
contact email: 
cosmopoetics@googlemail.com

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

An International Conference - 8-10 September, 2010
Department of English Studies – Durham University, UK

Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2010

[Update] Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold Deadline June 21, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Nancy Barta-Smith and Dr. Danette DiMarco, Slippery Rock University
contact email: 
nancy.barta-smith@sru.edu; danette.dimarco@sru.edu

Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold

Publishing an Edited Collection: The Process Explained

full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association Conference November 4-7, 2010
contact email: 
bwheeler@siu.edu

This is a roundtable session that aims to explain the process of proposing, collecting, publishing, editing, and marketing an edited collection of essays, particularly as a book.

Female Editors Shaping Modernism

full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwheeler@siu.edu

Female editors and their important roles shaping modernist texts are often overlooked by scholars.

Resources for American Literary Study

full name / name of organization: 
Jackson R. Bryer
contact email: 
jbryer@umd.edu

Editors Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley invite submissions to the annual Resources for American Literary Study (AMS Press).

The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature (14-16/7/2011), London Notre Dame Centre, UK; deadline 15/9/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Felch, Emily Griesinger, Mark Knight, Emma Mason and Susannah Monta
contact email: 
HospitableText@calvin.edu

The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature, 14-16 July 2011, London Notre Dame Centre, UK.

'Posthumanisms and the "Terror" of (Bio)Technologies' Proposals by 1 June 2010 (M/MLA 2010-Chicago-Nov 4-7)

full name / name of organization: 
2010 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention; Chicago; Nov. 4-7
contact email: 
maryanne.p.r.h.laurico@queensu.ca

ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS 21st Southern Writers Symposium February 25-26, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers Symposium Methodist University
contact email: 
bjernigan@methodist.edu

ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

21st Southern Writers Symposium February 25-26, 2011

Methodist University Fayetteville, North Carolina

[UPDATE] Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century, Oxford, 15-16 July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Tristanne Connolly / University of Waterloo
contact email: 
sexy.blake@yahoo.co.uk

Update: Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century, St Aldate's, Oxford, 15-16 July 2010

Theology and Literatures in English --- call for assistance

full name / name of organization: 
The Editor
contact email: 
sahityaetal@live.com

Theology has hardly been part of any real liberal arts course in literatures in English. So to say, we have stopped at either deconstructing, queering or psychoanalyzing literary texts.

[UPDATE] Sirens (women and fantasy) - 10/7/2010-10/10/10, deadline extended to May 10

full name / name of organization: 
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences
contact email: 
programming at sirensconference.org


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens - deadline extended
Vail, CO
October 7–10, 2010
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

2010 Crossroads Conference: Amherst, Massachusetts October 9th and 10th

full name / name of organization: 
Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature
contact email: 
crossroads@complit.umass.edu

Call for Papers: 2010 Crossroads Conference
Amherst, Massachusetts
October 9th and 10th 2010

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2010 - Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to 9/11

full name / name of organization: 
MLG - Marxist Literary Group
contact email: 
charlessumner@hotmail.com

By now it is clear that the attacks of September 11th have provided grist for the culture industry mill, spawning a variety of theoretical, literary, and cinematic production.

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (no date)

full name / name of organization: 
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (AMS Press)
contact email: 
brett_mcinelly@byu.edu

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE), an annual published by AMS Press, is accepting articles for volume 3, due out the spring of 2012. Articles received by Nov.

Utopian Studies Society (Europe) 12th Interantional Conference 8-11/8/2011, deadline 31/3/2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cyprus
contact email: 
balaso@ucy.ac.cy

From the devastation of the Athenian polis during the Peloponnesian war to the decline of the Greek world in the era of the Stoics, from the enclosures of the commons under the Tudors to the religious

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices. Deadline July 1 and January 1 annually

full name / name of organization: 
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, an electronic publication of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
contact email: 
General Editor, Nancy Riecken nriecken@ivytech.edu

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices presents a unique forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research.

CFP: Images of Children and/or Childhood

full name / name of organization: 
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

CFP: Call for submissions to Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

[UPDATE] Feminism 2010

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

SASCOL Sept. 25, 2010 [Update]

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature
contact email: 
weisk01@etsu.edu; holmest@etsu.edu

SASCOL 2010 Call for Papers
Deadline Extended until May 13, 2010

Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature 2010
c/o Department of English
East Tennessee State University

TALKS AND POSTER SESSIONS FOR ISLE2:METHODS OLD AND NEW

full name / name of organization: 
Eugene Green/ International Society for the Linguistics of English
contact email: 
eugreen@bu.edu

ISLE2 is to meet at Boston on 17-21 June 2011. The Society invites abstracts for talks and poster sessions: deadline 30 September 2010.

[UPDATE] Transnational, Transcultural, Transmedial: European Cinema Today

full name / name of organization: 
University College Cork, Ireland
contact email: 
europeancinema.ucc@gmail.com

Transnational, Transcultural, Transmedial: European Cinema Today

An International Graduate Film Studies Conference

University College Cork, Ireland

14-15 May 2010

Call For Contributions--Crafting Identities, Remapping Nationalities: The English-Speaking World in the Age of Globalization

full name / name of organization: 
GRAAT, Université François Rabelais, France / The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
contact email: 
Cécile Coquet-Mokoko: ngelele@noos.fr

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS--Collection "STUDIES IN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY : CULTURE, POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD, 1870 TO THE PRESENT" at Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.

Final CFP: The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
asat2007@gmail.com

American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

[UPDATE] Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility - Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Marianna D'Ezio
contact email: 
marianna.dezio@libero.it

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility

[UPDATE] TV & Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming - Edited Collection - Deadline May 15th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Ames
contact email: 
mames@eiu.edu

This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time.

MMLA 2010 (11/04-07, Chicago) - The Philosophical-Literary Hybrid Text

full name / name of organization: 
Agnes Malinowska, University of Chicago
contact email: 
amalinowska@uchicago.edu

The mixed formal properties of certain texts across the history of philosophy and literature resist any attempt at their easy classification within either of these traditional generic categories.

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