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I, S/He, We, They: Writing Lives and Life Writing

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 6:44am
Boston College

As the Presidential Theme for the 2011 MLA conference indicates, life writing is a critical element in the contemporary landscape of literary studies. The Boston College Biennial English Graduate Conference invites papers that investigate the many roles that life writing plays in the creation and analysis of discourse. Whether examining transnational narratives, ancient oral traditions, modern diaries and letters, or groundbreaking documentary film, the vast array of possibilities for life writing allows us to bring together distinct points of view in productive ways.

Call for papers – Research in Social Change (The RSC) Journal, deadline February 25th, 2011

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 5:56am
School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Research in Social Change is a relatively young journal which was established in 2008 by School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica, Slovenia with the first issue being published on January 2009. The Journal is published three times per year in printed form and it is included in Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) and CSA Sociological Abstracts.
Currently, there is the 8th number approaching and we are happy to announce this call for papers for May 2011 issue.

Locations of Stardom

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 1:44am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 12.1

The Locations of Stardom

Teaching, Literacy, and the Role of English Studies (due 3/1/11;10/6-8/11)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 11:20pm
Lynne M. Simpson / Sigma Tau Delta at Rocky Mountain MLA

"Teaching, Literacy, and the Role of English Studies"

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. This panel seeks, then, papers on areas central to the honorary society's purpose, including pedagogy and teaching, the promotion of literacy, and the role of English studies in the academy or society as a whole. Submissions from Sigma Tau Delta members will be given first priority. Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to Lynne Simpson at by March 1, 2011.

The 65th annual Rocky Mountain MLA (RMMLA) convention will be held from October 6-8, 2011 at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800 (March 11-12, 2011)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 4:03pm
Early Modern Center, UC Santa Barbara

DEADLINE December 12, 2010

The Early Modern Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara invites paper proposals for our tenth annual conference, "The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800." The conference will take place on March 11-12, 2011 at UCSB and features a constellation of keynote speakers including Helen Deutsch (UCLA), Jean Howard (Columbia), Heather James (USC), Leah Marcus (Vanderbilt), Stephen Orgel (Stanford), and Clifford Siskin (NYU).

9-11 Book Reviews

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 3:07pm
Randy Robertson / Modern Language Studies

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews of works related to 9-11. The reviews will appear in a special issue commemorating the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Relevant works include those on terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, foreign policy in the wake of 9-11, etc. The reviewed work can be fiction or nonfiction.

Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at

CFP Panel "Narrative Horizons" at RMMLA (Scottsdale) October 2011

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 2:01pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Special session at October 6-8, 2011 RMMLA in Scottsdale, AZ on "Narrative Horizons: Emerging Trends in the Study of Narrative." The session could include a broad range of topics, from life-writing to digital storytelling to narrative identity.

Proposals should be e-mailed to by March 1, 2011.

For more info:

CFP: Postgraduate English, Issue 22 (Deadline: 15th December 2010)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 12:42pm
Department of English Studies, Durham University

Call for Papers

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English in the UK and Europe.

Postgraduates studying in the UK and Europe ONLY are invited to submit papers of not more than 7,000 words for Issue 22 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. We should also be interested in submissions which consider the future of English Studies in the light of the recent and drastic cuts in funding for the Arts.

Co-op Mode: Interactivity and Narrative, May 21-22

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 12:21pm
University of Ottawa English Graduate Student Association

Co-op Mode: Interactivity and Narrative
The Sixth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
May 21-22, 2011
Call for Papers

"Games can't tell their stories through disconnected segments of gameplay strung together by cut scenes. Games need to tell their story through the gameplay. Narrative should drip from every texture and be integrated into every facet of the world. It should come through in the menus and the interface and in every loading screen."
- Daniel Floyd and James Portnow