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[UPDATE] "«Le carte» ... «Quali carte»". La Lett. Ita. Cont. tra Filologia e Critica. Hartford, Connecticut. March 17-20, 2016

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:33pm
NeMLA 47th Annual Convention

La tavola rotonda si propone di discutere il processo che dalla Filologia può portare alla Critica letteraria, con particolare attenzione alla metodologia e ai "nuovi" strumenti di lavoro (internet, archivi digitali, ecc.). Ci si interrogherà sulla relazione tra questi due campi di studio: il filologo può o deve essere anche un critico e viceversa? Si sollecitano contributi su studi e lavori conclusi o in corso di svolgimento concernenti il diciannovesimo, ventesimo e ventunesimo secolo.

The Melancholy Islands?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 11:49am
C21 Literature Special Issue

'The earth is evil. We don't need to grieve for it.' (Justine in Lars Von Trier's Melancholia)

[UPDATE] DEADLINE to submit abstracts: SEPTEMBER 30, Reading Terror: Representations and Resistance. Dates: November 5-6, 2015.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:42am
Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at The Graduate Center, CUNY

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at The Graduate Center, CUNY, present the annual interdisciplinary conference, this year titled Reading Terror: Representations and Resistance. The conference will be held on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6 2015.

Asian and African Encounters - March 17-20, 2016

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:13am
Tina Steiner & Marie-Helene Koffi-Tessio

American Comparative Literature Association's Annual Meeting
March 17-20, 2016, Cambridge Massachusetts

Asian and African Encounters
Organizers: Tina Steiner & Marie-Helene Koffi-Tessio

The University's Reception of Lacan

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 3:50am
Université de Bourgogne

The University's Reception of Lacan

One-day Conference

Thursday, May 12, 2016, University of Bourgogne, Dijon

Conference organizers: Bénédicte Coste and Jennifer Murray

ACLA 2016 Seminar: Technologies of Sexuality and Gender (DUE Sept 23)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 2:41am
ICLA Comparative Gender Studies Commitee

Technologies of Sexuality and Gender
A seminar proposal for ACLA 2016, March 17-20, at Harvard University
Sponsored by the International Comparative Literature Association's Comparative Gender Studies Committee
Abstracts by September 23 and further details at

IMGC 2016 Annual Conference: Exploring the Premodern World [DEADLINE: November 15]

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 11:34pm
Indiana Medieval Graduate Consortium

The Indiana Medieval Graduate Consortium (IMGC) welcomes submissions for its annual symposium to be held at Purdue University March 4-5, 2016. The goal of the symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation of the classical, medieval, and early modern worlds. We encourage proposals approaching the premodern world from a diverse set of methodologies and disciplines; presentations might engage literature, history, philosophy, religious studies, linguistics, manuscript studies, art history, music studies, and so on.

The BBC's Sherlock: The Agency of Popular Culture

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 8:27pm

Submissions sought for an accepted panel on the BBC's Sherlock at the upcoming NEMLA conference in Hartford, CT, March 17-20 2016.

The sheer scale of the public reception of the BBC's Sherlock has made it understandable that much of the critical reception of the show has taken place in the emerging fields of fan and transmedia studies. However, this circumstance has over-emphasized the cultural work performed by the reception of the show at the expense of the cultural work the show itself has undertaken. Sherlock has interrogated, adapted and reconfigured the Holmes canon. In addition, i

CFP: Brontë Women: Conventional, Radical, and Exceptional (Panel) | NeMLA 2016 | Deadline 9/30/15

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 8:27pm
Kristin A. Le Veness

Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA 2016 panel "Brontë Women: Conventional, Radical, and Exceptional". This panel invites abstracts exploring the Brontës' ability to create striking female characters. Do these authors create conventional women characters or do they deviate from contemporary societal expectations? What might be the motivation or the outcome of creating either type? Papers are invited to examine the traditional, non-traditional, expected and unexpected constructions of womanhood found in the Brontë sisters' works.

CFP -- Victorians Faking It: Fraud in Form and Fiction, deadline 1 November 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:39pm
2016 VSAO/ACCUTE Panel, University of Calgary, 28-31 May 2016

Is "faking it" an essential Victorian characteristic? Despite the popular perception of the nineteenth century as a period dominated by the Protestant work ethic and preoccupied with moral conscientiousness and "realism," Victorian culture bursts with deception and trickery – both in form and content. From misleading plots and authorial pseudonyms to the illusory reality of emerging technologies like photography, identifying the (in)authentic and enacting (in)authenticity is an ongoing concern of nineteenth-century characters, spectators, and readers. For consumers of texts, a certain enjoyment may arise from discovering and tacitly participating in violations of generic and social norms.

[UPDATE-DATE CHANGE] Transitions and Transactions III: Literature and Journalism Pedagogies in Community Colleges April 1-2,2016

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:30pm
Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

We invite Community College faculty to send proposals for the April 1-2, 2016 conference presented by Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, English Department.

Transitions and Transactions is dedicated to helping community college teachers flourish and excel as we envision, invent and expand our ideas of teaching given the demands of the community college population and the demands and constraints specific to our profession. The conference emphasizes teaching strategies intended to address and engage issues that concern community college teachers of literature, creative writing and journalism today.

ALA Conference (April 6-9, Atlanta) Panel: Folklore in African Literature as a Tool in the Defense of Human Dignity and Justice

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:13pm
Allison Pine/ African Literature Association Conference 2016

This panel seeks to explore the ways that folklore interacts with the theme of justice and human dignity through the exploration of African literature. This definition of folklore includes all folk culture and orality, including folk song, proverbs, folk tales, folk art, etc. Folklore embodies human dignity and justice in its exploration of traditional ways and its insistence on the preservation or reclaiming of culture. One example is the exploration of traditional ways in contemporary literature and art as a way of preserving or reclaiming culture. Many African authors have utilized the folklore of their culture as a way of showing the depth and richness of their society.

Discourse on Protest and Reform in 19th-century Women's Writing, March 17-20, 2016

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 3:45pm
Nilgun Anadolu-Okur Northeast Modern Language Association


Discourse on Protest and Reform in 19th-century Women's Writing

Women's and Gender Studies / Cultural Studies and Media Studies

Chair: Nilgun Anadolu-Okur (Temple University)

As stones and shattered glass landed on the platform in Pennsylvania Hall on May 17, 1838, a newly-wed Angelina Grimké Weld bravely exclaimed, "Women of Philadelphia! Allow me as a Southern woman, with much attachment to the land of my birth, to entreat you to come up to this work…let me urge you to petition." This roundtable contributes to our understanding of women's leadership

Papers on the following authors are also invited: Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper, Maria Stewart, Harriet Beecher Stowe and other authors.