category: interdisciplinary

Representing Animals in Irish Literature and Culture Deadline for proposals: May 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Kirkpatrick & Borbala Farago
contact email: 
kirkpatrick@appstate.edu & borbala.farago@gmail.com

From the shape-shifters of the sagas and the simian Paddies of the nineteenth century to the Celtic Tiger of recent years, non-human animals have figured powerfully in portrayals of Irishness.

Human Rights in U.S. Literature and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session Proposal for MLA Convention Boston 2013
contact email: 
kloneill@quinnipiac.edu

Panel studies U.S. writers, activists, filmmakers who deploy human rights discourses to undermine the authoritarianism and imperial ambition of nation-states.

Call for Papers: Women's Fiction, New Modernist Studies, and Feminism

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
mfs@purdue.edu

The Editors of MFS solicit new feminist scholarship on neglected women writers from the first half of the twentieth century.

UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
James Hogg Society / University of Glasgow School of Critical Studies
contact email: 
Kirsteen.McCue@glasgow.ac.uk

2012 James Hogg Conference: Hogg and the Romantics

Call for Papers

Ecocriticism panel at RMMLA Oct 11-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ali_brox@yahoo.com

Inspired by the growing membership in international chapters of ASLE and the global effects of climate change and social injustice, this panel seeks papers with an international and cross-cultural eco

[UPDATE] Debt: Money/Narrative/Belief (August 17-19, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)
contact email: 
dagse.conference@gmail.com

[Update] - We are happy to announce our keynote speakers:

Breaking Bad and American Culture (Special Session, MLA Boston 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Hardy, Rutgers University; Jesse Hoffman, Rutgers University
contact email: 
mhardy@eden.rutgers.edu, jessehoffman@gmail.com

Papers on any aspect of the television show Breaking Bad are welcome.

[UPDATE] Politics of Form in the Transpacific - MLA Boston (01/03 - 01/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association - Special Session
contact email: 
syao@hamilton.edu and tong14@illinois.edu

Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2013
contact email: 
kristen.bennett@tufts.edu; dianne.berg@tufts.edu

Explores the “dynamic and performative process of dialogic engagement” (Katherine Lawson) as a collaborative, compositional methodology. Possible topics: synchronic vs.

Switch: National Culture in the Digital Age CFP - 12-14 October 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Huston School of Film & Digital Media
contact email: 
irishdigitalculture@gmail.com

How will national cultures survive in the digital age? Will they be subsumed in the centripetal pull of global monoculture?

The Aesthetics of Debt

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session / MLA 2013 (Boston)
contact email: 
mschiebe@gc.cuny.edu

Seeking papers for a panel exploring the interconnections of aesthetic and economic debt. What exactly does the trope of "literary debt" owe to the economic mind?

Women in Magazines: Research, Representation, Production, Consumption

full name / name of organization: 
Women in Magazines: Research, Representation, Production, Consumption
contact email: 
womeninmagazines@gmail.com

In November 2011, Woman’s Weekly celebrated its 100 year birthday by including a reproduction of the first issue inside the centenary edition.

Chapbook CFP: Role of Imagination in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Faces of Feminism
contact email: 
facesoffeminism@gmail.com

Faces of Feminism and local writers' group Kill Your Darlings are seeking original, fiction work or critical essays that engage or challenges the role of imagination in literary work.

[UPDATE] - Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 20th & 21st,

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)

Theme: “Re-Imagining the New World(s)”

Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Call for Chapter Proposals: THE PHALLIC EYE: SENSATIONAL VISUAL PLEASURES IN CINEMA AND LITERATURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva
contact email: 
giladpadva@gmail.com

Chapter proposals for an international collection on Scopophilia, Exhibitionism, Voyeurism, Phallus, Sexualities and the Politics of the Gaze. Topics under consideration include:

Aesthetics and Ethics of Memory, Graduate Seminar, Aarhus 20-22/09/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies
contact email: 
memory@au.dk

For the inaugural seminar of Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies we invite paper proposals from graduate students on the relations between the aesthetics and ethics of memory.

Special Session at MLA 2013, Boston: Muslim Everyday Life - 15 March, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mosarrap Hossain Khan/ Dept. of English, New York University
contact email: 
mhkhan@nyu.edu

Seeking abstracts on fictional depiction of Muslim everyday life as an indeterminate space of negotiation between the sacral and the secular; theories of novel and indeterminacy of everyday life.

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk: The Clashing of Ideals and Realities in American Parenthood - PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
michelle.stonis [at] csulb.edu

The United States has a storied past in which ideals of “proper” parenting have been disseminated through popular culture.

New Approaches to Teaching Langston Hughes’s Writings (January 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (MLA Convention-Boston, MA)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

Abstracts focusing on innovative ways of teaching Hughes’s texts. Presenters must join the Modern Language Association and the Langston Hughes Society.

Call for papers for Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

full name / name of organization: 
Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology
contact email: 
journal.axiology@yahoo.com

Call for papers Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology
http://versita.com/cijpca
No. 1/2012 – “Cultural Illusions”

Narrating Value in the Long Eighteenth Century (MLA 2013; abstracts due 3/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Steve Newman/Department of English, Temple University
contact email: 
snewman@temple.edu

How do various ways of valuing objects and people—among them, moral philosophy, aesthetics, and political economy—emerge, conflict with, and complement each other during the Long Eighteenth Century (c. 1660-1830)?

REMINDER - CFP From Akira to Zizek: Comics & Cultural Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in Comics journal
contact email: 
studiesincomics@googlemail.com

From Akira to Žižek: Comics and Contemporary Cultural Theory

REMINDER - CFP 21st Century British Fiction Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
21stcentury.symposium@gmail.com

Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium
Saturday 12th May 2012, Birkbeck, University of London
Keynote address: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)

Baby at the Breast: Representations and Discourses of Breastfeeding in Western Culture - MLA, Boston, Jan. 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Christa Baiada
contact email: 
cbaiada@bmcc.cuny.edu

Baby at the Breast: Representations and Discourses of Breastfeeding in Western Culture
MLA 2013 Jan. 3-6 Boston

CFP: Queer Conceptions: Modernism and the Possibilities of Pregnancy for MSA 14, Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Caitlin Newcomer & Aimee Wilson/Florida State University
contact email: 
cen09e@my.fsu.edu or aawilson@fsu.edu

In his recent article, "Pregnant Men: Modernism, Disability, and Biofuturity in Djuna Barnes" (2010), Michael Davidson argues, "Modernist cultural representations of the pregnant male foreground the spectacle of reproduction loosed from its putative organic site in the female body and displace it elsewhere—the test tube, the surrogate womb, the male body, and, not insignificantly, the novel."

LCTC

full name / name of organization: 
7th Annual International Conference Language and Communication through Culture
contact email: 
s.lobanov@rsu.edu.ru

The conference is dedicated to problems of Germanic and Romance languages, general linguistics, discourse linguistics, language pragmatics, cognitive linguistics, language style/register, translation

[UPDATE] "Gaming the System" - (10/25/12 conference; 5/1/12 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
SCLA 38
contact email: 
scla38@gmail.com

http://complit-scla.org/

"Gaming the System: The Global Stakes of Comparative Study"

[UPDATE] "Spectacle": 20th Annual Conf., English & American Lit. Association, Republic of China (Nov. 24, 2012; due Feb. 29)

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association (EALA) of the Republic of China & English Department, Fu Jen Catholic University
contact email: 
G20@mail.fju.edu.tw

With its etymological roots in the Latin spectare (“to view, to watch”) and spectaculum (“a show”), spectacle indicates a vital, if problematic, point of access to reality, identity, and histo

"Spectacle": 20th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association, Republic of China

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association (EALA) of the Republic of China & English Department, Fu Jen Catholic University
contact email: 
G20@mail.fju.edu.tw

With its etymological roots in the Latin spectare (“to view, to watch”) and spectaculum (“a show”), spectacle indicates a vital, if problematic, point of access to reality, identity, and histo

[UPDATE] Roots and Radicalisms (DEADLINE 29/2/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes 2012 Graduate Conference - University of of British Columbia
contact email: 
endnotes.2012@gmail.com

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis

Edith Wharton Society Research Travel Awards 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
gary.totten@ndsu.edu

The Edith Wharton Society announces two research awards for 2012-13:

1. Edith Wharton Collection Research Award

Deadline: March 15, 2012

Beyond the Essay: Assignment Innovation (MLA Convention - Jan. 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Keegan and Matt Gilchrist/MLA Special Session
contact email: 
thomas-keegan@uiowa.edu, matthew-gilchrist@uiowa.edu

In this age of technological advancement, does the essay maintain its pedagogical utility?

[UPDATE]Transitions in Comparative Literature, Cork, Ireland, 28-30 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Association of Ireland/University College Cork
contact email: 
transitionsucc2012@gmail.com

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND

CLAI

First International Conference
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
IRELAND
28-30 June 2012

Call for Papers

Transitions
in

MLA Boston 2012: Remembering or Forgetting the Past in Contemporary Spain

full name / name of organization: 
Javier Venturi
contact email: 
venturij@elms.edu

Papers discussing the portrayal of historical memory, amnesia, fear and reconciliation in Spanish literature and cinema. 250 word abstracts in Spanish or English by 14 March 2012.

General issue: 2012-13

full name / name of organization: 
Neo-Victorian Studies
contact email: 
neovictorianstudies@swansea.ac.uk

Neo-Victorian Studies is currently soliciting scholarly and creative work for its 2012/13 general issue.

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