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Romance and Colonial Conflicts in Literature by Women

Friday, April 9, 2010 - 9:32pm
Lisa M. Thomas / University of California, San Diego

PAMLA (the Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association) is having a conference Nov. 13-14 2010 at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (an organization allied with PAMLA) is seeking papers on women writers who have in some way engaged with romantic aspects/depictions of colonialism. Papers regarding Oceanic locations and locations in and bordering the Pacific and regarding pre-twentieth-century literature will be of particular interest, but we're open to all submissions. You can submit through and mail with questions.


Friday, April 9, 2010 - 1:03am
Foreign Language Film Conference


Interested scholars are invited to submit papers on aspects of film from traditions other than English, for the fourth-annual Foreign Language Film Conference. The conference will take place October 7-9, 2010, at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge).

2010 World Picture Conference on Representation

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:42pm
World Picture Journal/Oklahoma State University

2010 World Picture Conference on

October 29-30, 2010

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Keynote Speakers:

Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)
Rey Chow (Duke University)

Please send proposals, in the form of a 250 word abstract (with a brief bio), to
Proposals are due by June 18th.

Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:10pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies

Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting
October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its fifty-sixth annual meeting will be hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, and it is pleased to have the following keynote speakers for this event:

Martha Vicinus
Eliza M. Mosher Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Michigan
Author of Intimate Friends: Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928 and
Independent Women: Work and Community for Single Women, 1850-1920


Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 1:48pm
Alessandra Capperdoni, Simon Fraser University, B.C.

I am putting together a panel on the intersections of modernism, gender, and sexualities for the 2010 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association in Victoria, B.C. Why is the transgression of gender and sexual norms central to modernist literature and culture? How does modernism shape our understanding of the relationship between sex, gender, and sexuality? What gendered and sexed identities are made possible through modernist cultural production? How relevant are they to contemporary rearticulations of embodiment, including transgender and genderqueer subjectivities?
Topics relating to the construction and representation of gendered and sexed subjectivity may include, but need not be limited to:

Humanities and Technology Association Annual Conference 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 8:47am
Humanities and Technology Association

The Humanities and Technology Association is planning its annual conference to take place in fall 2010 at Bowie State University. We encourage you to consider submitting a paper for the conference. We also cordially invite you to share this CFP with other members of your department and any other potentially interested parties. (Please see the attached link for the CFP.)

[UPDATE]Political Speak: The Use and Abuse of Rhetoric in Support of Torture and Punishment SAMLA: 11/5-11/7 2010 Abstracts 4/30

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 6:15pm
Jessica Elena Charles/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association SAMLA

Torture: What is the fascination with this arcane activity? The very nature torture is that it speaks to us viscerally—a prolonged sensory activity that captivates its audience with images of pain and misery. It is something society looks down upon yet simultaneously has an almost obsessive interest in viewing, dissecting and in some cases applying.

This panel seeks to present theories and analysis regarding the use of rhetorical methods in history, literature, art and film to rally the masses in support of the very activities that society collectively deems heinous.