This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention. Sixteenth and seventeenth-century works, from Utopia to The Blazing World, engaged in acts of worldmaking by speculating on or inventing "possible worlds." This panel will examine the scope and limitations of these early modern possible worlds, and more generally, the condition of the "possible," which authors variously define through the terms "what may be," "what should be," or even "what if."
The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill are proud to announce this Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Student Colloquium. This year's colloquium is entitled "Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World," to be held April 1-3, 2011. The keynote speaker will be Eric Varner of Emory University, who will be speaking on "Ambivalent Identities: Repurposing Roman Portraits."
An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Leeds, UK
15–17 April, 2011
DM Thomas,author of The White Hotel
Professor David Lomas, University of Manchester
Call for Papers
We seek essays or proposals for essays to be included in a book of collected critical interpretations of Chaplin's films and career. The objective of this collection is to present Chaplin within a wide range of current critical thought. Thus, we are especially interested in work that reflects new theoretical perspectives.
Submissions must be in electronic format (.docx or .pdf preferred) as attachments to an email message to Larry Howe, Roosevelt University, (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions: essays (up to 6000 words) by July 15, or proposals for essays by June 1.
Call For Papers
The St. John's Humanities Review
Dreams Not Only American – Science Fiction's Transatlantic Transactions
July 7-10, 2011
Science fiction has become a truly global phenomenon, encompassing national and international exchanges and intersections. Despite its incredible variety, however, science fiction (SF) first emerged as a discrete literary practice in the United States and several European countries. Bearing in mind these origins and the fact that this is only the second SFRA conference to be held outside North America, it seems only natural that the organization's 2011 meeting should focus on all modes and aspects of SF transactions between Europe and America(s).
CALL FOR PAPERS
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.
What does it mean to transpose? What might it mean to shift, adapt, migrate, translate, or even steal across the boundaries of genre, medium, discipline, culture or nation? Is a melody, a sentence, a method or a concept the same after transposition?
This year's keynote presenters are Kathryn Laity and Lori Branch. Kathryn Laity, Associate Professor of English (Medieval) at The College of Saint Rose, NY, works across medieval literature and culture, film, creative writing and new media with publications including scholarly work, fiction, poetry, column writing, translation, a play and even a comic book. Her talk will be titled "Converting Monks into Friars: Public Scholars in the 21st Century."
UPDATE: PAMLA requests that proposals be submitted via their website:
If you encounter problems, please email your proposal to email@example.com.
Also, please submit any A/V requests with your proposal to ensure that they can be met.
Call for Papers: How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?
Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled Write in Tune: Representing Contemporary Music in Fiction. Deadline extended to March 7, 2011.