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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:59am

How did the nineteenth century conceive, construct, and represent the physical world? In what ways did nature as an ideology and/or material reality shape the nineteenth century? How did the nineteenth century understand the relation of human beings to nature?

The 2011 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference invites proposals that investigate any aspect of this topic from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives, including and/or integrating Literature, History, Science, Art History, Environmental Studies, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Music, Economics, and Theology.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):
• human nature
• animal nature
• plant nature

[UPDATE] General Issue - Essays Due October 30

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:47am
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Due to a thinner-than-expected stack of submissions for our "19th Century British Literature" call for papers, we have decided to expand this issue into a general issue. Papers on British topics will receive preference, and will be placed in a seperate section. If you are working on interesting, well-written essays in any Language or Literature fields, please send us the submission, as soon as possible, hopefully before our October 30th deadline. We have begun the peer-review process, and plan to publish the issue in December 2010. Please send a query to the Editor, Anna Faktorovich (Instructor, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania), if you have questions about your idea.

Shaw Session at 2011 Comparative Drama Conference: Deadline Dec. 10, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:28am
Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society

Send abstracts for papers by December 10, 2010 on any Shaw-related topic for the 2011 CDC in Los Angeles on March 24-26. Send via attachment a 250 word abstract (with title) & CV to "Tony Stafford" , , or by mail to Dr. Tony Stafford, Department of English, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79912. Information about the conference may be obtained from Kevin Wetmore at or at Or see below:

35th Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
Call for Papers
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 December 2010

21st Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference - 'Contradictory Woolf'

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 10:58am
University of Glasgow

Call for Papers

University of Glasgow
Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th June 2011

"BUT, you may say" (A Room of One's Own)

"her own voice saying without prompting undeniable, everlasting, contradictory things" (To the Lighthouse)

Keynote Speakers:
Judith Allen, Suzanne Bellamy, Rosi Braidotti,
Marina Warner, Pat Waugh, Michael Whitworth

- Proposals for papers are invited addressing any aspect of Woolf studies, and treating the contradictory as mode and/or theme.

- Topics may include (but are not limited to):

UPDATE: Contemporary Theatre in South Africa

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 8:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association

NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) invites papers exploring South African drama today (20th century to the present). We are interested in all explorations of drama and performance art in South Africa. The 2011 NEMLA conference will be held in New Brunswick, NJ, convenient to NYC on April 7-10, 2011. Abstracts for papers should be submitted electronically by Oct. 10, 2010 to Suzanne Kaebnick at

Rollins Documentary Film Award

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 4:13pm
Popular Culture/American Culture Associations of America

The jury for the PCA/ACA Peter C. Rollins Documentary Award is currently accepting film and video documentary/nonfiction entries that treat aspects of popular and American culture. Selection for the Rollins Award will be based primarily on strength of message, creativity, technical innovation, and overall style as the work treats popular and American culture topics or themes.

Bollywood Shakespeare 12/15/2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:22am
Craig Dionne/Eastern Michigan Univ & Parmita Kapadia/Northern Kentucky Univ.

Bollywood Shakespeare: Cultural Dialogues through World Cinema and Theater

Abstracts/drafts/letters of interest due by Dec. 15 2010. Email as attached to both: and

Special Issue of The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies focusing on Australian Literature

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 6:30pm
The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

Proposals are invited for a special issue of The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies on Australian literature. The editors will consider papers on any aspect of Australian literature, but papers must have a postcolonial theoretical orientation. The editors are particularly interested in papers addressing work by Indigenous and emerging authors, and papers dealing with issues such as transnationalism, settler colonialism and immigration.

Sixteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (April 1, 2011/proposals due January 21, 2011)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 9:30am
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University

Sixteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
April 1, 2011
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote Address: Dr. Steve Andrews, Grinnell College
Luncheon Speaker: Jim Rooker, former Major League pitcher and announcer, and current children's book author.

Fall 2010 Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities [Submission Deadline November 22]

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 6:53pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Fall 2010 Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.
Article Submission Deadline: November 22nd

Open Call for Articles

The editorial board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities welcomes submissions for our Fall 2010 issue. A diesis (or double dagger) is a typographical symbol that indicates a footnote or point of reference within a written work. Diesis seeks to act as a point of reference in the study of the maturation and diversity of socially and biologically constructed performances of identity through a variety of critical lenses. Essays that explore authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre are particularly encouraged.

Workshop on digital Shakespeare at the WSC in Prague

Monday, September 27, 2010 - 12:43am
International Shakespeare Association

Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, Prague 2011

Call for Participants

Workshop: Global Shakespeares in the Digital Archive

Deadline: November 30, 2010

Conveners: Peter Donaldson, Ford Foundation Professor of Humanities, MIT, and Alexander Huang, Associate Professor at Penn State and Research Affiliate at MIT

Workshop description:

The age of global Shakespeares and digital video archive is upon us, and online video research tools have become indispensable when we research and teach worldwide performances of Shakespeare. It is an age when Shakespeare and world cultures foster symbiotic and antithetical relationships with equal force. This workshop serves two purposes:

Shakespeare on Film and Television, April 20-23, 2011

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 8:36pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Shakespeare on Film and Television Area of the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is calling for papers for its annual conference. This year the National Popular Culture Conference will join with the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Conference to meet Wednesday April 20 through Saturday, April 23, 2011 in beautiful San Antonio, Texas at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. For further information, contact the conference website

We have previously had panels on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.

Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/28/2011

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 5:43pm
CSULB Graduate English Department


Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible essay topics may include, but are not limited to:

NEMLA Convention (Call for Papers) April 7-10, 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 3:57pm
Anna Cafaro, Bard College, NY

Human Rights in Italian Theater

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN in 1948 contains thirty articles. In a society disrupted by continuous violations of those rights we should ask ourselves what theater can do and what it is doing. How can it raise awareness? This panel offers the occasion to explore the role of theater and the urgent need for denouncing and defending human rights in Italian society as well as internationally.
Please send 250-word abstracts in English or Italian to Anna Cafaro,, by October 10, 2010 .