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Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 2:49pm
Elaine O'Quinn/North Carolina Teachers of English Association New Journal

This is a special inaugural on-line journal issue of the North Carolina Teachers of English. The theme is GIRLS IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM. Articles may be about any aspect of the classroom that considers the needs, interests and abilities of girls as different from boys. Send an abstract of about a page by Feb. 8. The final papers are short: 10-12 pages. This will be a peer-reviewed journal.

Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Early Modern Disability (ABSTRACTS: April 1, 2010)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 1:51pm
Allison P. Hobgood / David Houston Wood, eds.

*Call for Papers: Collected Volume of Essays on Early Modern Disability*

Abstract: 500 words (Due Date: April 1, 2010)

Editors: Allison P. Hobgood and David Houston Wood

Accepted abstracts will lead to scholarly essays (c. 5,000-6,000 words) to be included in a proposed book collection tentatively entitled "Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Early Modern Disability."

Electronic Literature

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 1:45pm
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)

Electronic literature is a category of textually driven works encompassing a variety of recent and emerging "born-digital" forms, excluding digitized print literature such as the Dostoyevsky you might read on a Kindle. Can electronic literature be encountered, theorized, and critiqued in much the same way as its predecessors, or do emerging forms require more than a paradigmatic shift in kind? How might the "visuality" of text off of the page expand the boundaries of "literature"? What is the significance or expendability of the author/artist in collaborative, multi-author, interactive, anonymous collective, and text-engine generated literatures?

Real Live Girls, MLA 2011 (January 6-9, 2011; Los Angeles)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 1:34pm
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)

Seeking papers or presentations that address individual or collective challenges to the boundaries of autobiography through the craft and graft of girl personae in texts, film, art, and Web 2.0. Please send a 250-word abstract and 1 page CV by 3 March 2010 to Leisha Jones ( Include the proposed panel title "Real Live Girls" in the heading to your submission.


Monday, January 25, 2010 - 11:09pm
California State University, Northridge Associated Graduate Students of English

In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments. From the political pamphlets distributed during the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution that marked a monumental shift in the United States and around the world in regards to labor laws and technological advancements, the idea of "progress" and pushing social expectations forward into a new mode of thought has permeated our culture for centuries. However, as scholars sit in the 21st century and contemplate the social reforms of the past, how do we recognize this notion of "progress"?

Transgression and Its Limits 29-30th May 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010 - 8:44am
University of Stirling

Transgression and its Limits

29-30th May 2010
University of Stirling

Plenary Speaker:
Professor Fred Botting
Reading followed by Q&A Session:
Iain Banks

To discover the complete horizon of a society's symbolic values, it is also necessary to map out its transgressions, its deviants ~ Marcel Détienne.

MLA 2011 Los Angeles Abstracts Due 20 March 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 12:06pm
Priandello Society of America

Pirandello Society Panels: MLA 2011, Los Angeles

The Pirandello Society of America invites abstracts for papers on the following topics for inclusion in one or two panels at MLA 2011, in Los Angeles.

Deadline: 20 March 2010
Abstracts: 250 words

1. "Crossing Genres in Word & Image: Grotesque Narratives in Pirandello and his Contemporaries"
Works, across genres, by Pirandello and international contemporaries that embed grotesque, often autobiographical, narratives in literary, dramatic, and visual art.

MYTH, LITERATURE, AND THE UNCONSCIOUS - 28 February 2020 - 2-4 September, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 6:36pm
Dr Sanja Bahun, University of Essex

Date: 2-4 September, 2010
Venue: Wivenhoe Park Campus, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

The Centre for Myth Studies at the University of Essex is pleased to announce an international conference on "Myth, Literature, and the Unconscious" to be held at the Wivenhoe Park campus, 2-4 September, 2010. We invite proposals for papers (of 20 minutes duration), or panel sessions, dealing with the conjunction of myth, psychoanalysis, and literary-artistic activity. While proposals on any aspect of myth, literary, and psychoanalytic studies are very welcome, the organisers would particularly encourage interdisciplinary contributions. The topics might include, but will not be confined to:

Reflections on Identity: Images in Multi-Ethnic American Literature, Abstracts Due 4/15/10

Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 9:55am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association / MELUS Panel / Lucy R. Littler

In keeping with the 2010 SAMLA convention theme, the "Interplay between Image and Text," the MELUS panel seeks papers examining how images and/or the relationship between images and literary texts can inform, circumscribe, or perform identity within the context of multi-ethnic literature of the United States. Projects may consider images as constructed within narrative or place images and literary texts independent of one another in conversation. Please send 250 word abstracts and contact information to Lucy Littler at by April 15th, 2010. Panelists will be notified via email by May 1st, 2010.

[UPDATE]: CFP: Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010.

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 6:30pm
University of Washington, Seattle.

Adaptation- Call for Papers

University of Washington, Seattle. May 20 - 21, 2010.

Keynote Speaker: Paul A. Harris, Associate Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles).

Critical Voices Conference at the University of North Texas April 15-16, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 2:05pm
Graduate Students in English Association

Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.

[UPDATE] "Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 -Submissions due by February 26

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:03pm
Sigma Tau Delta

Overview: Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:

* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction

[UPDATE] SPECS "Toy" Issue; March 15, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 9:24am
Specs Journal/ Rollins College

specs, a journal of arts and culture, invites submissions of critical and/or creative work for the 3rd volume on the theme of "Toys." We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork, poetry, and pieces that blur genre boundaries. The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields. We are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and more. We are particularly interested in works that examine contemporary culture and/or cross the critical/creative divide while riffing on the theme of "Toys" in multiple ways (philosophy, anthropology, mythology):

Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary Approaches to English Studies Grad Conference

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:01pm
UNCW Graduate English Association Conference

Instrumental English: Interdisciplinary
Approaches to English Studies

UNCW Graduate English Association Conference
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Fisher Student Center

The field of English Studies grows increasingly complex as the 21st century progresses. With
rapid political, social, and technological advances occurring globally, our multifaceted discipline
is more relevant than ever. This conference seeks to celebrate the universality of English Studies
and emphasize its utility and congruence with other academic disciplines.