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Western Region, American Conference for Irish Studies, Oct 16-17, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 5:39pm
American Conference for Irish Studies West

A Call for Papers

American Conference for Irish Studies-West

25th Annual Meeting

C.B. Hannegan's
Los Gatos, California

October 16-17, 2009

Theme: Ireland and Its Influences

Multidisciplinary Program to include but not limited to:

Humanities, Social Science and Arts
(All Broadly Defined)

The papers being sought may deal with any aspect of the life and culture of Ireland or the Irish at home and worldwide. ACIS-W enjoys an established reputation for interest in and encouragement of diverse presentations. You must be an American Conference of Irish Studies member to apply.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 2:41pm
Thomas Polk / UNCW GEA

Call for Papers: "Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies"
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a social event the night before.)

"Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different waters flow."

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos' wisdom remains salient. None would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend – a new branch from the old.

Women in Literature: PAMLA Annual Conference at San Francisco State University (Nov. 6-7, 2009)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 10:28pm
Melissa Baker / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Call for Papers (Online Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009)

The "Women in Literature" panel of this year's PAMLA conference invites proposals for papers addressing the session topic from a broad range of scholarly perspectives.

Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from the United States and abroad are all welcome to submit a proposal via PAMLA's online submission form at Please keep proposals to 500 words or less and include an abstract of your paper (no more than 50 words).

CALL for PRESENTATIONS: Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 7:58am
Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference

Following the success of our inaugural conference last year, the Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference co-chairs are issuing a Call for Presentations for the October 9, 2009, conference to be held at Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

Playing with Stereotypes. Redefining Hispanic Identity in Post-national Literature and Cinema.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 2:48pm
Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), BELGIUM; Department of Spanish and Latin-American Literature

Keynote speakers

Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)
David Oubiña (UBA, Buenos Aires)

General Presentation

Over the past ten years, the concept of the 'stereotype' has become a subject of intense debate in literary studies, especially in Europe. Although in daily usage the term 'stereotype' often has a negative connotation, the theoreticians of stereotyping (Amossy, Dufays, Lippman) emphasize its indispensable and constructive role in processes of social communication, including art.

Pedagogy in the Digital Age: A New Strand in the Pedagogy Tradition? (Due May 31, 2009)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 12:50pm
SAMLA Special Session Panel (November 6-8, 2009)

Pedagogy in a digital age or digital pedagogy? The SAMLA special session on pedagogy in the digital age welcomes paper, panel, and performance proposals on topics that deal with all aspects of pedagogy in the digital age, such as the uses of the term "digital pedagogy," defining the term, if that's possible; best digital pedagogical practices in the classroom; the tools of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and student writing; the politics of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and literacy (or multi-literacies); digital pedagogy and globalization; and other relevant topics.

A Queer Harry Potter Reader

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 1:44am
Andrew Buzny

We seek to delve further into the mind of Rowling and examine all aspects of the Harry Potter series that lend themselves to a lavender lens. With Dumbledore's ejection from the closet, queer scholars have taken up Rowling's decision at all three major Harry Potter Conferences (Accio, Portus, and Terminus) over the summer of 2008. As such, we seek papers for an interdisciplinary reader on queer and feminist issues in Harry Potter. We welcome critical and passionate papers catering to both students and scholars in the fields of sexual/gender diversity studies, cultural studies, children's literature, and literary analysis. A non-exclusive list of topics are

Curriculum, Politics, and the Student/Teacher of English:The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies; October 16-17 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 1:47pm
University of Illinois @ Springfield

According to Terry Eagleton, English as a discipline was installed in England's universities to take up the slack when, in the 19-century, religion stopped providing the ideological glue required for social cohesion. Today there are increasing signs that, with its traditional emphasis on literature, English is going the way of religion as an agent of cohesion and unity. The question, not only of the future of English, but of the humanities as well, looms large.

The Translator as Writer, 7 November 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 12:10pm
University of Portsmouth

Keynote speakers: Neil Bartlett (author, director and translator)
Jody Byrne (author, Technical Translation)

When we think of translation skills we tend to think first of linguistic expertise, then perhaps of subject expertise (e.g. telecommunications, music, medicine, law). It is too often forgotten that central to the translator's skill set is the ability to write. This conference will explore the interfaces between subject expertise, writing and translation. These might include but are not limited to: