We seek papers dealing with "haunted" aspects of travel writing, from the nineteenth century to the present. Topics can include literal or metaphorical haunting, such as an author's interaction with a foreign land/people/religions, the negative impression left by travel to a foreign land, the idea of the haunted mind (i.e. the troubled artist abroad), travel as escape, cursed foreign relics brought back to a native land, fantastic experiences with the unknown world, unidentifiable beings in movement, or the "troubled" persistence of memory. Please send an abstract (300 words maximum) and brief CV by 21 March 2011.
Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Mind/Body
Relationships -- Special Issue
This panel seeks papers that expand our understanding of antebellum literary history via the relatively uncharted productions of Henry Clapp and his bohemian contributors to The New York Saturday Press:
*Pfaff's and the New-York Saturday Press*
Open session on bohemian Saturday Press and the genres and writers, scandals and crises, scenes and markets that suggest new perspectives on antebellum literary production. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Leif.Eckstrom@tufts.edu by 15 March 2011.
We invite submissions for the second issue of The Centennial Reader. Essays can be on any topic of interest to an informed, Canadian audience.
As part of its centennial celebrations during 2010‐2011, Mount Royal University began an online, peer‐reviewed database of essays to offer a publication forum for intellectual discussion for Canadian writers. The Mount Royal Centennial Reader straddles both worlds: the academic world and the popular publication world. Submissions should therefore apply intellectual thought to topical concerns, offered in an entertaining and popular way.
Digital Technology in the Literature Classroom: Theory and Practice
An edited collection with preliminary interest expressed by Bedford/St. Martin's.
Re-Negotiating Identity and Transnationalism
Azade Seyhan writes, " 'Two moves amount to a fire,' a Turkish saying goes. Multiple migrations end in the loss of our homes, possessions, and memorabilia. When the smoke clears, we are faced with charred pieces of identification, shards of language, burned tongues, and cultural fragments. However, from this site of fire, the phoenix of a transnational, bi- and multilingual literature has arisen." This panel aims to explore such a transnational identity and transnational phenomena through their representation in literature- poetry, slogans, short stories, novellas and novels.
How do media shape possibilities for public intellectualism in the age of the digital, the social network, the newspaper of record, the pamphlet, the broadside? Papers on any era or nonfiction genre welcome.
This session is sponsored by the MLA Division on Nonfiction Prose, Excluding Biography and Autobiography. Send brief bios and abstracts to Susan Lurie (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Brian Norman (email@example.com) by March 20, 2011.
Proposals are invited for papers to be delivered at the first North West Renaissance Drama Colloquium. The event will bring together researchers and students from all institutions and at all career stages for a day of papers and discussion. A short list of plays being spoken on will be circulated in advance of the event and all delegates will be encouraged to come prepared to share ideas on interpretation and teaching. The venue in Manchester is to be confirmed.
A keynote lecture will be given by Professor Nicholas Royle (Sussex), author of The Uncanny, How to Read Shakespeare, After Derrida and a novel, Quilt.
PLEASE RESEND ALL ESSAY SUBMISSIONS TO THIS NEW EMAIL ADDRESS BY 6 MARCH 2011: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are experiencing technical difficulties with the email address originally advertised, so please resubmit any previous submissions and we will acknowledge receipt. We are extending the closing date from 1 March until 6 March 2011 for this reason.
CALL FOR ESSAYS
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its second annual prize essay competition, open to all, and which for 2011 will be on the subject of:
KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND THE ARTS
Call for Papers
Gender, Space and Resistance: Women's Theatre in India
Theatre in India has a long tradition. Women have performed roles that have ranged from playwright to direction and acting, to criticism, research and organization. There is extensive material to show the presence of women in all these areas.