category: poetry

Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature (conference 4/2010; abstract due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
lfash[at]brandeis.edu

Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature (panel name)

Indisputably, the categories of space and time shift massively in the nineteenth-century; technology speeds experience just as urban growth and land acquisition distort space. In 1750 it took 3 days to travel from Manchester to London; by 1850, it took 6 hours. In 1866 one could even send a message almost instantly from Ireland to Canada across Cyrus Field’s transatlantic cable. The quickening of experiential time was also tied to the spatial developments which required travel technology and created new proximities: between 1810 and 1860, while the country acquired huge tracks of western land, the urban population in the United States increased from 6% to 20%, and by 1861 London, the largest city in the world, reached almost 3 million people. This panel will consider these spatial and temporal developments and their effect on nineteenth-century English language literature on both sides of the Atlantic. How are changing experiences of time and space represented in literary descriptions or emplotment? How do spatio-temporal concerns relate to literary markets and publishing trends such as serialization—that stretching of a story across time in a certain allotted space? Can we graft these notions of changing space and time onto actual events represented in literature? Those who fought or witnessed the Civil War knew they were experiencing a historical moment, one out of time, as they were within it. How do these spatio-temporal concerns relate to imperialism? How do they play out for immigrants, displaced persons, or colonized subjects? Papers focusing on any result of the manner in which time and space experientially alter within the nineteenth-century are welcome.

Division Street, U.S.A.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Texas American Studies Graduate Student Committee
contact email: 
utamst09@gmail.com

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for its upcoming graduate conference, "Division Street, U.S.A.," to be held in Austin on September 24-25,

[UPDATE] Renaissance Comparative Prose Conference: Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg

full name / name of organization: 
Purdue University
contact email: 
bspangen@purdue.edu

Papers are invited exploring any aspect of classical, medieval, or Renaissance studies, including commentary or reminiscences about the work of Professors Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg, biblical

Muslims in American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University; Iraj Omidvar/Southern Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
aricha31@kennesaw.edu,iomidvar@spsu.edu

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled “Muslims in American Popular Culture” in 2010/2011.

There’s nothing so sensible as sensual inundation”: Mary Oliver’s Search for Transcendence (NEMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jen.riley@umassd.edu

Poet Mary Oliver has often been criticized by feminist critics for her close association of women with nature, an association some believe put the woman poet in danger of losing her identity and abili

EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31: UChi Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9, 2009.

full name / name of organization: 
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago
contact email: 
ucgradconf@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009

Journal Issue on the Postcolonial Cultures and Socieities of Australia and New Zealand (30 Sep. 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies
contact email: 
om_2003@yahoo.com or dropdwivedi@gmail.com

The peer-reviewed quarterly Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies will be published online from Wright State University’s Lake Campus and will be published in limited print runs from the Un

T. S. Eliot Society Peer Seminar, Sept. 25-27, 2009, St. Louis

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
jayme.stayer@gmail.com

Peer Seminar: Mid-Century Eliot

T. S. Eliot Society Annual Conference, Sept. 25-27, 2009, St. Louis

full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
contact email: 
wharmon03@mindspring.com

The 30th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
St. Louis, September 25–27, 2009

Call for Papers

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

full name / name of organization: 
University of Queensland Work in Progress conference
contact email: 
wipconference@gmail.com

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus

"CULTURE AND CRISIS" A call for Papers for a Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph G. Ramsey, Ph.D. co-editor CULTURAL LOGIC
contact email: 
jgramsey@gmail.com

“Culture and Crisis”
A Call for Papers for
A Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

Edited by Joseph G. Ramsey, appearing Winter 2009/2010

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CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LOUISE BENNETT (6/20/09): JOURNAL OF WEST INDIAN LITERATURE SPECIAL ISSUE

full name / name of organization: 
JOURNAL OF WEST INDIAN LITERATURE
contact email: 
i.nwankwo@vanderbilt.edu

The profound impact of Louise Bennett’s work on generations of Jamaicans and others who were inspired and invigorated by her writings, radio and TV shows, performances, and person is legend.

EAPSU Conference, October 22-24, 2009. Proposals due July 1, 2009.

full name / name of organization: 
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
contact email: 
Laurie Cella, ljcella@ship.edu

The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009.

[UPDATE] TULSA (NEW YORK) SCHOOL CONFERENCE (5/15/09, U of Tulsa 11/5-11/7/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Grant Matthew Jenkins, University of Tulsa
contact email: 
grant-jenkins@utulsa.edu

Conference Call for Papers
the Tulsa School
at the University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 5-7, 2009

Confirmed Participants: RON PADGETT, DICK GALLUP,

Wizard World University-Chicago and Philidephia (Comic Book Convention Conference Series )

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Comics Studies
contact email: 
hamiwill@gmail.com

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comic

Gender (06/20/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
e-Pisteme postgraduate journal, Newcastle University
contact email: 
meffron623@gmail.com

Call for Papers: GENDER

Exile & Migration: One-Day Postgraduate Conference (June 11, 2009) - Call for Papers (deadline: May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Manchester - School of Languages, Linguistics, & Cultures
contact email: 
lucy.stone@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

EXILE AND MIGRATION

A One-Day Postgraduate Conference

Thursday, 11th June 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

MSA 11: The Voicing of Poetry

full name / name of organization: 
Alessandro Porco
contact email: 
asporco@buffalo.edu

In her study of voice, Adrianna Cavarero writes that “there is a realm of speech in which the sovereignty of language yields to that of the voice.

CFP: Transnational American Studies (6/15/2009; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Eric L. Martinsen / Journal of Transnational American Studies
contact email: 
eric_martinsen@umail.ucsb.edu

Deadline for full consideration: June 15, 2009
http://repositories.cdlib.org/acgcc/jtas/cfp.html

Adoption: Secret Histories, Public Policies: Third International Conference on Adoption and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Marianne Novy/Sally Haslanger/Emily Hipchen/Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
contact email: 
asac2010@mit.edu

Adoption has often, though not always, involved secrecy. How has secrecy or openness affected the history, experience, and representations of adoption?

Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha
contact email: 
info@rupkatha.com

"Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities" calls for papers for the second issue on the following areas: English Literature, Literature written in other languages, Postcolonial Literature, C

CFP: “Spenser’s Duplicity: Copies, Facsimiles, and Simulacra in the Work of Edmund Spenser” GEMCS 10/22-25/09; 5/17/09

full name / name of organization: 
Kris McAbee / UCSB; Jessica C. Murphy / UT-Dallas
contact email: 
kris@english.ucsb.edu

Archimago’s creation of Una’s double at the end of the first canto of The Faerie Queene exposes a critical tension at work throughout his poetry: namely, the formation of facsimiles.

MSA 11: Speaking of New York

full name / name of organization: 
Sunny Stalter
contact email: 
sls0009@auburn.edu

Speaking of New York

DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Victorian/Caribbean Connections 5/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2009, Atlanta, GA
contact email: 
mmuneal@emory.edu

Proposals are invited that explore connections between Victorian and Caribbean novels that have not heretofore been put in conversation with each other.

Literature and Film: 2nd International Graduate Conference (November 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Ozden Sozalan/Istanbul University
contact email: 
literatureand@gmail.com

"LITERATURE AND FILM" 2nd International Graduate Conference (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2009)

[UPDATE] Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: “Experiments” – Deadline – July 6, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

This is a critical and creative new online journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like.

Charles Olson Centenary Conference June 4-6 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Fraser University
contact email: 
olson-conference@sfu.ca

CHARLES OLSON CENTENARY CONFERENCE
June 4-6 2010
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver British Columbia

CFP: Graduate Students' Poetry Circle SAMLA November 6-9. 2009

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rtrousdale@agnesscott.edu

A reading by graduate poets, with a range of formal and experimental approaches. Please send a CV and a sample of 3 poems to Rachel Trousdale (rtrousdale@agnesscott.edu) no later than May 15.

[UPDATE] Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event - CFP - Due 6/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Shechem Ministries
contact email: 
info@mattercon.com

Shechem Ministries’ Matter ’09: A Creative Theology Event is now accepting submissions of papers and artwork for the conference September 17-19, 2009, at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, T

[Update] Death in Modern to Contemporary Irish Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan - SAMLA
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

NEW DEADLINE: June 20

"Now See This!: the Visual Language of Modernist Aesthetics" (5/8; MSA 11/5-11/8)

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Walter
contact email: 
cmwalter@umd.edu

Panel: "NOW SEE THIS!: the Visual Language of Modernist Aesthetics"
Conference: MSA 11, Montreal, Canada, Nov 5-8 2009


Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945

full name / name of organization: 
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)
contact email: 
utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk

From the fin de siècle to the Second World War, the construction of alternative social and private spaces exerted a peculiar fascination for many British writers. The cataclysmic historical events of the period stimulated Utopian thinking and feeling even as they seemed to make them problematic or impossible. At the same time radical demands for new spaces, whether political, religious or aesthetic, also generated new ways of reading and writing the familiar urban and domestic spaces of everyday life.

The focus of the conference is on the spatial manifestations, geographies and practices of Utopianism, rather than on Utopianism as a category of millenarian anticipation. Papers are invited which address the various material and imaginary spatial forms of the Utopian impulse in the literature of period. How do certain spaces become associated with particular political or aesthetic visions of modernity? Does the Utopian bear a particular affinity to some spaces, rather than to others? Is the Utopian impulse articulated as a desire for order or anarchy?

Plenary speakers: Professor Jay Winter (Yale); Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL); Iain Sinclair (London)

Papers are invited on any aspect, historical and/or theoretical, of the conference theme. Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words in length, including your name, position and institutional affiliation to utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk. Deadline for submission: 30 June 2009.

For further information, accommodation possibilities, and updates please visit our website: http://www.utopianspaces.org

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century (SAMLA, Nov.6-8, 2009) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Raina Kostova
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu

SAMLA 2009
Reading Ethics in the 21 Century
Call for Papers

Fairy Tale Economies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Molly Clark Hillard: University of Southern Mississippi and Group for International Fairy Tale Studies
contact email: 
mollyclarkhillard@gmail.com

Fairy Tale Economies

An interdisciplinary, international conference
October 1—3, 2009
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

[UPDATE] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

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