category: general announcements

[UPDATE] - Extension of Deadline: [May 24] Call for Papers: ACIS-West 2010

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern” – Call for Papers

Boise State University; Boise, Idaho (USA)

FINAL DEADLINE 5/31: _American Literature_ Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature (Duke University Press)
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@duke.edu

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html
DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

ALISE Historical Perspectives CFP for San Diego, January 4-8, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Cindy Welch/Association for Library and Information Science Educators Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group
contact email: 
cwelch11@utk.edu

In keeping with the 2011 ALISE Conference Theme, “Competitiveness and Innovation”, the Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group invites submissions for an individual paper, or for a 3-4 pers

CFP: ecloga (postgraduate journal)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Strathclyde
contact email: 
levelsix@strath.ac.uk

ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue.

(UPDATE] Final Call: DO YOU BOWLES?

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
contact email: 
doyoubowles@gmail.com

(Paul Bowles’s Centennial -- International Conference)

October 21 - 23, 2010

“American Geographies”: The 2010 British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference (November 13 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
British Association for American Studies
contact email: 
baaspgc2010@gmail.com

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual postgraduate conference, to be held on 13 November 2010 at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.

The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth, 26 March 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Thain Peregrin Took II/The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth
contact email: 
programming@3rdCOME.org

The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth
26 March 2011
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
Westford, MA, USA
For More Conference Details Visit Our Web Site: www.3rdCOME.org

short essays: literature, justice, law, teaching and social change

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.

[Update!] Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature & Philosophy, 1850-1910

full name / name of organization: 
University of Exeter, UK
contact email: 
k.hext@ex.ac.uk

Dear All,

Registration has now opened for Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature & Philosophy, 1850-1910 (10th-11th September). Details can be found at

[UPDATE] Obama, Race, and Empire (journal; deadline extended to 7/1/10)

full name / name of organization: 
agency
contact email: 
douglas.ivison@lakeheadu.ca

agency, an online, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, invites submissions for its inaugural issue, a special issue on Obama, Race, and Empire.

[UPDATE] Immigration and Visual Culture (journal; deadline extended to 7/1/10)

full name / name of organization: 
agency
contact email: 
douglas.ivison@lakeheadu.ca

agency, an online, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, invites submissions for a special issue on Immigration and Visual Culture.

[UPDATE] South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
Tamayok@stjohns.edu

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear.

'Shadow Play: Alchemy, Redolence & Enchantment' Illustration Symposium, 2- 4 November 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Amelia Johnstone / Cardiff School of Art & Design
contact email: 
illustration@uwic.ac.uk

A call goes out for papers for the first international Illustration Symposium in Cardiff. With Cardiff School of Art and Design at the Wales Millennium Centre and Chapter Arts.

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear.

[UPDATE] UMobile Forum on Christianity and the Liberal Arts, Sep. 24-25, 2010 (Deadline Extended: 5/28/10)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Mobile
contact email: 
sschuler@mail.umobile.edu, cstutz@mail.umobile.edu

We have received requests to extend the deadline for abstracts and panel proposals. The new submission deadline is May 28.

[UPDATE] Final Call: Creative & Critical Writing (05/31/10; 06/18/10-06/20/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing International Creative Writing in Universities Conference
contact email: 
graeme@graemeharper.com

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Great Writing 2010

Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Complutense University, Madrid
contact email: 
amaltea@filol.ucm.es

The International Conference 'Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel' is organised by Amaltea:Journal of Myth Criticism, the Contemporary Myth Anthropology Research Project Amaltea; and the UCM

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
submissions@mtsuegso.org

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

Representing the Sack of Rome, RSA 2011, Montreal, March 24-26 (deadline extension)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Goethals, New York University; Aimee Ng, Columbia University
contact email: 
jlg324@nyu.edu, acn2104@columbia.edu

André Chastel famously argued that Italian artists greeted the 1527 Sack of Rome with silence and self-censorship.

Representing the Sack of Rome, RSA 2011, Montreal, March 24-26 (deadline extension)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Goethals, New York University; Aimee Ng, Columbia University
contact email: 
jlg324@nyu.edu, acn2104@columbia.edu

André Chastel famously argued that Italian artists greeted the 1527 Sack of Rome with silence and self-censorship.

Rescuing Kathryn Stockett's The Help from the Bestseller List

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Goad / SAMLA
contact email: 
jill.goad@gpc.edu

If a novel is a New York Times bestseller, on the list for fifty-six weeks and running, might it be too successful to be literary?

CFP: Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010 (in the Swiss Alps, 8-10 November 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
contact email: 
e.kofmel@sussexcentre.org

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Gottfried-Semper Villa Garbald, part of the Collegium Helveticum

CFP: Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010 (18-19 August 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
contact email: 
e.kofmel@sussexcentre.org

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches (WCC)

CFP [Inter]sections, a peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies

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

This is a Call for Papers for the submission of full papers to [Inter]sections, the peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest.

Diasporic Consciousness: Literature from the Postcolonial World

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Smriti Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Patna; Dr. Achal Sinha, St. Xavier's, Ranchi
contact email: 
smriti@iitp.ac.in/smritichotu@gmail.com/sinhachal@gmail.com

In the present day world characterized by globalization, multiculturalism and migration, we find people who root themselves in ideas rather than places, in memories and material things.

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?

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