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Is a Novel JUST a Novel? 4th September 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:43am
Durham University

Call for Papers: Department of English Studies One-Day Conference

Durham University, 4th September 2014

Is a Novel JUST a Novel?

Keynote speakers: Professor Andrew Bennett and Dr. Dan Vyleta

The Department of English Studies at the Durham University is convening a one-day conference which will be held on 4th September 2014 in Durham University.

Changing Forms, Changing Genres (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:39pm
NeMLA 2015

"Changing Forms, Changing Genres"investigates the transmutation of literary genres of British/Anglophone fiction within the global contexts of the twentieth century. How does a specific genre or a fictional form reveal its representational limits in colonial, postcolonial, or transnational contexts? And how does the transmuted form represent or fail to represent the emergence of new social relations and/or the tension between hegemonic and resistant forces? Possible topics include, but are not limited to: realist fiction, the Bildungsroman, the autobiographical novel, the romance novel, and the estate novel. Please send 300 words abstracts to Minjeong Kim via the NeMLA website.

Seventh Language and Linguistics Student Conference

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:39pm
Language Society at UCO


"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014
Acceptance notification: Monday, September 15, 2014
Registration deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014

[UPDATE) The HUMAN journal is now open for submissions

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:26am
The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama & theatre studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page:

[UPDATE]: Travelling between Centre and Periphery: Creating a Feminist Dialogue for the Diaspora

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 7:31am
University of Warwick


Registration open and programme now available for "Travelling between the Centre and Periphery: Creating a Feminist Dialogue for the Diaspora", the annual symposium of the Travel and Mobility Studies Network at the University of Warwick, on Friday 11th July 2014.

Abstracts of all papers are now available to view online. The keynote address will be given by Professor Miriam Cooke (Duke University) and panel speakers include Dr Lindsey Moore, Dr Anna Ball, and Dr Jen Dickinson. ​

Registration is £15 (standard) or £10 (students/ Warwick staff).

Queries can be directed to


Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:20am
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

Banja Luka Philological Convention
The Faculty of Philology at the University of Banja Luka is organising an international conference on
, to be held
13-14 October 2014
. Confirmed plenary speakers are Prof Svetozar Koljevic
(Serbian Academy of
Sciences and Arts) and Prof Nicholas Birns (The New School for Liberal Arts, New York).
The Great War, even 100 years after its outbreak, represents an important aspect of the collective
consciousness of modern man. Its development and outcome are nowadays determining to a great extent, not

New Research in North American Book History: Canada, U.S.A., Mexico [NEMLA, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015]

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 2:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 2015

Much contemporary work in the history of the book remains oriented within a nationalist tradition. This panel, instead, will present new research by literary scholars and book historians in which the transnational movement of authors, texts, printers, and publishers across North American borders and borderlands affects our understanding of the production, distribution, consumption, and reception of material texts. Taking a hemispheric approach to examining how books, individuals, and issues such as copyright move across or through national boundaries allows us to ask larger questions in book history about textual meaning, the history of communications and communications technologies, and the economics of the printing/publishing industries.

[UPDATE] Rereading, Revisiting, and Reinventing Faulkner for the 21st Century / SAMLA 86, Nov. 7-9 / Abstracts Due Jun. 15

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:48am
The William Faulkner Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers that explore and excavate SAMLA 86's themes of sustainability and renewal in the works of William Faulkner. As the geographical compass of Faulkner Studies has shifted ever southward and Faulkner criticism has embraced postcolonial, transatlantic, and digital humanities readings of his work, we believe the time is ripe for scholarly reconsiderations of those works otherwise thought to be critically overexposed. We interpret the terms "sustainability" and "renewal" broadly and invite abstracts that approach Faulkner's work from a unique textual or theoretical perspective, particularly those that seek to revise, reinterpret, and/or reinvigorate Faulkner criticism for the 21st century.

NEMLA 2015 CFP Steampunk Femininity: Recasting the Angel in the House (Sept. 10 2014)

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 9:24am
Chamutal Noimann - BMCC City University of New York

We seek proposals for an approved panel for the 2015 NEMLA conference in Toronto.

Through consistent creation of powerful female heroines the likes of which we have never seen in Victorian literature, Steampunk has emerged as a strong feminist voice that addresses contemporary and current discourses on femininity simultaneously and rethinks our ideas of Victorian gender roles. This panel seeks to examine how Steampunk Young Adult and graphic novels subvert Victorian patriarchy and Empire by creating an alternate past that reimagines them both. Please submit 300-word abstract and bio.

Area: British, Women's and Gender Studies

Deadline for abstracts Sept. 30, 2014

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: A Collection

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 3:07pm
Co-edited by Sarah Jaquette Ray and J. C. Sibara / Under contract with University of Nebraska Press

We are editing a scholarly volume that brings disability studies in dialogue with the interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities. While scholars in the environmental humanities have been troubling the dichotomy between "wild" and "built" environments, and writing about the "material turn," trans-corporealities, and "slow violence" for several years now, few focus on the robust and related work being done in the field of disability studies, which takes as a starting point the contingency between environments and bodies.

NeMLA session: "MEMSAHIB RE-DEFINED" [Deadline: Sept 30, 2014]

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 12:46pm
Dr. Susmita Roye, Delaware State University, USA


Memsahib – the term literally means "Sahib's wife" or the "lady mistress" – is usually associated with white women in British India. For this reason, despite the fact that the term continues to be used today in independent India, its use cannot be divorced from its colonial conception because, more often than not, especially in the academic scholarship, the term's association with British colonialism in India is analyzed. Examining the image of memsahibs and the nexus between gender and imperialism in India has garnered considerable scholarly attention (e.g. Claire Midgley, Indrani Sen and Margaret Strobel, among others).