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RMMLA Southern Literature Deadline for submissions: March 1

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 7:47pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

We are seeking participants for the panel on Southern Literature at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ. This is an open topic and all areas of literature (poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction) as well as those with an interdisciplinary approach will be considered. If you would like to have your paper considered for the panel, please email a 300-400 word abstract (in Word), including your name, affiliated institution, position, and email to or

Folia linguistica et litteraria - scientific journal for language and literature studies

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 1:34pm
University of Montenegro

Folia linguistica et litteraria is a scientific journal for language and literature studies, founded at the Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, University of Montenegro in 2010.
This is a peer-reviewed journal with an international board of editors.
Folia linguistica et litteraria's mission is promotion of excellence in the fields of linguistics and literature, through original scientific research, as well as reviews and translations of theoretical works.
The submission deadline for the third issue of the journal is April 15, 2011.
Papers should meet the requirements of the MLA Citation Style and should not exceed 7000 words. Papers must include abstracts and key words in author's native language.

"More Than Words Can Say: A Conference on MultiModal Composition" With Guest Speaker Dr. Cynthia Selfe April 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:26pm
Hosted by Wright State University's English Conference Organization

In a recent CCC article, Steven Fraiberg argues for an approach to composition studies Crossing disciplinary, geographic, and linguistic boundaries. In moving toward a less-bounded approach, Fraiberg calls for attention to spaces where "global scapes converge in local contexts" using Anis Bawarshi's notion of uptake- or knowing "when and why to use a genre" and "how to select an appropriate genre in relation to another." We aim to do just that.
Wright State's More Than Words Can Say English Graduate Conference seeks to explore the effect of blending media and composition. We are looking for presentations providing insight into the impact convergent culture has on text.

[UPDATE] Fin-de-Siecle Pedagogies; MLA, Seattle, WA, January 5-8, 2012

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 10:26am
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Topics may include, but are not limited to: the dissemination of sexual "knowledge," lecture tours, public health education, schools & universities, homoeroticism and pedagogy, education & the New Woman, teaching the fin de siècle today. Not limited to Anglophone literature and culture. Abstract of 300 words and brief C.V. by March 10; Helena Gurfinkel (

This special session is subject to approval by the MLA; participants must be MLA members by April 7th, 2011.

Sensation, Reason, ImaginationGothic Evolutions, 28th-30th October 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 5:10am
Andrew McInnes, University of Exeter

This conference pursues two linked aims: first, to explore the Gothic's relationship with science – fact, fiction and fantasy – especially its fascination with the cognitive, psychological and biological underpinnings of sensation, reason and imagination; and second, to trace the evolution of the Gothic genre itself through history, architecture, literature, film, television and popular culture. We welcome the submission of 250 word abstracts for 20 minute papers that may address, but not be limited by, the following topics: the Gothic and science; the Gothic through history; the Gothic and literary theory; male, female and queer Gothics; Gothic fashions; goth culture; twenty-first century Gothic; the future of the Gothic.

Post/Autonomia. CFP. Amsterdam, 19-22 May, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 3:52am
University of Amsterdam

Post/autonomia - CFP

Amsterdam, 19-22 May 2011
University of Amsterdam/SMART Project Space

Keynote speakers include:
Franco Berardi ('Bifo')
Vittorio Morfino
Stevphen Shukaitis (to be confirmed)

William Faulkner's Poetic Beginnings

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 10:44pm
William Faulkner Special Session - SAMLA 2011

As a fiction writer, William Faulkner saw himself as a failed poet. Many themes that crop up in his poetry, however, make appearances in his fiction writing, as well. This special session welcomes, but is not limited to, abstracts that examine Faulkner's poetry, the connections between his poetry and his fiction, common themes between his poetry and his fiction, etc. Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Victoria M. Bryan ( by May 15, 2011.

Influence and Exchange: The Connected Worlds of Eudora Welty and Robert Penn Warren

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 10:42pm
Eudora Welty Society Regular Session - SAMLA 2011

Eudora Welty and Robert Penn Warren enjoyed a lengthy association in the landscape of twentieth-century Southern letters. Beginning as Welty's editor and critic during his time with the Southern Review, Penn Warren and Welty developed a literary friendship that significantly impacted each other's writing. This panel, a joint venture with the Robert Penn Warren Circle, seeks to investigate the multifaceted connections, complexities, and cross-fertilizations between the writing of Eudora Welty and Robert Penn Warren.

Food in American Literature

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 10:40pm
American Literature post-1900 Regular Session - SAMLA 2011

The production, consumption, composition, and bodily effects of food and eating have been studied from many vantage points recently. It is not surprising, therefore, that food has continuously played a large role in American literature. Whether it becomes important in a text because of an obsession with weight or body image or with the formative impression food has on the psyche (mothering, oral development, etc.), food and eating can drive a text or more subtly help to explain a character's motivations. This panel calls for papers that address the ways food is utilized in American Literature. In keeping with SAMLA's theme for 2011, preference may be given to papers that approach poetry, though papers on fiction, drama, etc. will also be considered.

Psychopathology and Modernism (MLA 2012; Abstract Deadline 03/15/2011)

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 3:31pm
Adam Meehan / University of Arizona

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention.

Do the conditions of modernity engender psychopathological behavior? Do the changes wrought by industrialization cause new types of psychological stress? Do they bring about madness? How do characters in modernist fiction and/or poetry react to these changes?

This panel seeks papers that examine pyschopathology in single or multiple works of modernist fiction and/or poetry. While psychopathological tendencies are not unique to (post) industrial society, this panel will investigate how modernity (particularly in the transition from pre-industrial to [post] industrial, rural to urban, etc.) may lead to certain types of psychopathological behavior.