17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
Hanif Kureishi and His Work
December 17-18, 2009
17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 15 November 2009
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13, 2010
Conference website: http://swtxpca.org
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW * Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel phone: (505) 842-1234
Hotel fax: (505) 843-2710
Hotel website: http://albuquerque.hyatt.com
"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century"
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009
People who know the limitations of their knowledge, even when they believe that knowledge to be revealed, are usually the very same people who are able to build bridges with others who think differently than they do.
Father James L. Heft, S.M
Nabokov Online Journal, Vol. IV, 2010
The Editors of the Nabokov Online Journal announce a special block of articles devoted to V. Nabokov's "The Original of Laura" (scheduled to appear in the fall of 2009). The cluster will be published in the fourth volume of the journal.
The list of possible directions to explore can be found below, although these general outlines will be adapted after the actual publication of the fragment of Nabokov's novel in November 2009. At this point the Editors would appreciate only the declaration of your intention to participate in this discussion.
As gateways to other worlds and world-systems, port cities, such as Tangier, Istanbul, London, Manila, and Kobe, one of Japan's most important ports, are sites of economic and cultural exchange. They are at the cutting edge of global trends and transnational movements that promote the export and import of goods, people, ideas, and ideologies. At least as early as the 16th century, port cities, such as Cadiz in Spain, Cambay in western India, and Sao Salvador da Bahia, in Brazil, to name only a few, have nurtured utopias and launched a thousand dreams into a yet to be conquered horizon. Port cities have been both the crate of colonial desire and the locus of revolutionary fervor.
This session seeks papers to discuss and analyze the literature, landscapes, history, and places of medieval East Anglia, as well as other relevant disciplines such as architecture, theology, ecology, geography, and sacred and profane spaces. Paper ideas will be accepted from all areas and periods, including Old English poetry, the outlaw sagas and other literature of the East Anglian fens, the historical records and chronicles of the region, the history of invasion from the European continent, female spiritual authors such as Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, the wool-driven economy, and the medieval architecture and urbanization of towns like Ely, Bury St. Edmonds, and Cambridge.
What are the advantages of presenting autobiography in a graphic format, rather than in print text? How are autobiographical comics related to other comics and to one another, and what seems to be the impetus for creating such a comic? This panel seeks papers about a wide variety of autobiographical comics artists in an attempt to chart and understand this emerging genre. Send 300-500 word abstracts to Miriam Brown Spiers. More details about the NeMLA conference can be found at their website, www.nemla.org.
Call for Papers
Imaginings and Re-Imaginings
An international conference held at the University of Sunderland
13-15 November 2009
Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network
Following the success of the previous six international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 13-15th November 2009. The conference will begin with a plenary lecture on 13th November; there will be a book launch and wine reception on the Friday evening and a ceilidh and conference banquet on Saturday 14th November.
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:
The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
Explosive Past, Radiant Future
an international colloquium, March 19-20, 2010
Keynote Lectures to be delivered by:
Svetlana Boym (Harvard University, USA)
Thomas Moylan (University of Limerick, Ireland)