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Memory and Violence in Iberian Literatures and Cultures (April 7-11, 2010)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 1:34pm
41st Anniversary Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) / Hilton Bonaventure – Montreal, Quebec

Call for Papers

Memory and Violence in Iberian Literatures and Cultures

41st Anniversary Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Hilton Bonaventure – Montreal, Quebec

Memory matters. It is crucial to some of the fields of scholarly inquiry that have been most prominent in recent years: the study of nationalism, questions of ethnic identity and the politics of recognition, in which groups are given recognition not least for the past experience of exclusion and suffering. Moreover, there have been numerous studies of cultural memory as expressed in monuments, memorials, works of art, and school textbooks.

Poe's Modernity and Postmodernity - special issue of Meridian critic, Fall 2009; Deadline for submission: 15 September 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 3:14am
Dr. Cornelia Macsiniuc, University of Suceava, Department of English

In celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's bicentennial year, the academic journal Meridian critic (The Annals of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Literature Series) prepares a special section for its second 2009 issue: Poe's Modernity and Postmodernity. We invite submission of papers exploring any aspect that may throw new light on Poe's stature and legitimacy as a cultural myth, on the indebtedness of Western literature, art, and culture to his genius, or on his reception in the various European and transatlantic literary and critical traditions.

Some of the topics that might be taken into consideration are:

Controversy as Art and Political (In)Correctness in Latin America (NEMLA Conference in Montreal-April 7-11, 2010)

Monday, May 25, 2009 - 5:17pm
Juan G. Ramos (NEMLA 2010-Montreal)

In a region where queer sexualities, child abuse and pornography, the relation between the Church and the State, historical traumas from dictatorships, legacies of so-called Dirty Wars, animal brutality, machismo, among other topics are both commonplace and yet "taboo," Latin American writers and artists such as Fernando Vallejo, Pedro Lemebel, Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis, Guillermo "Habacuc" Vargas, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Sabina Berman, Griselda Gambaro, Calle 13, among others have brought such sensitive issues to the public's attention and garnered a mixture of outcries or acceptance.

CFP: MP Journal ( Fall 2009 issue

Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:53am
MP: an Online Feminist Journal

MP Journal ( ) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to feminism and women's studies. Our journal is proudly indexed by Academic Search Premier, EBSCO Host.

We are currently seeking submissions for our fall 2009 edition. Our theme is Anything Goes! Quality, well supported papers on any topic related to feminism or women's studies are welcome for consideration. Please send full text papers as a Word attachment, a 50 word bio, contact information, and a resume /CV to by June 29, 2009.

Neo-Victorian Studies

Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 9:03am
Neo-Victorian Studies e-journal, published by Swansea University, Wales, UK

Neo-Victorian Studies (, an inter-disciplinary, fully peer-reviewed e-journal, invites scholarly and/or creative submissions on any topic related to the re-visioning of the nineteenth century from twentieth/twenty-first century critical perspectives. The journal aims to explore continuities and ruptures between the Victorian and later (post)modern periods, and analyse the nineteenth century's cultural legacies and reverberations – aesthetic and ideological, material and residual/spectral – within literature, the arts and humanities, and present-day political, legal, and medical discourse.

Shirley Jackson

Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 1:41pm
Matthew B. Prickett, Longwood University

Call for Papers: Shirley Jackson

Proposed Collection: Beyond "The Lottery": Critical Approaches to Shirley Jackson

Editor: Matthew B. Prickett, Longwood University

Beyond "The Lottery" will be the first peer-reviewed collection of critical materials examining the life and works of American author Shirley Jackson. The collection will be an opportunity for scholars to draw attention to lesser-known works of Jackson's, and expand on current scholarship in regards to more widely-known works. Ultimately, the collection will provide the author, and her works, with the critical attention that she has been denied until recently.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

African-American Experience in the South

Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 12:25pm
Florida Conference of Historian, Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture

The Florida Conference of Historian Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture wishes to encourage scholarship aimed at African-American experience in the United States. The FCH-Media Arts and Culture SIS wishes to encourage scholars examining African-American agency and autonomy since Reconstruction in the South. Key to our concerns are scholars investigating community, family, and organizations that sought to further African-American inclusion in U.S. society. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions on or concerning African-American history, culture, literature, theory, and media to the FCH annual meeting. The Media Arts and Culture SIS encourages graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who wish to participate.

[UPDATE - CFP SLIGHTLY EXTENDED] Consider David Foster Wallace: A Conference – 29/30th July 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009 - 3:38pm
University Of Liverpool

Consider David Foster Wallace: A Conference – University Of Liverpool
29/30th July 2009

UPDATE: I have had a lot of late interest from people concerned that they cannot make the 22 May abstract deadline. If you feel you cannot make the abstract deadline but are interested in attending, or if you are a non-scholar, then you should also contact me ASAP with any enquiries, or to register your interest. I cannot extend the CFP much longer because I have to organise for numbers but it is possible to put your name down in advance if you are interested.