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Madness and Monstrosity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 3:17pm
Cindy Murillo/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This panel on nineteenth century American literature seeks papers that explore notions of madness and monstrosity, broadly defined, for an upcoming session at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference will be held at The Chaparral Suites Resort October 6-8. We welcome submissions that approach this topic from a variety of angles in American novels and short stories of the long nineteenth century. Some avenues of inquire could include, but are not limited to:
* monstrous depictions of ethnic groups
* stigmas attached to the New Woman
* gothic tropes and civil discourse
* disabled bodies
* ghostly encounters
* the abject
* spectral space

The International Pinter Society Panels: MMLA, November 3-6, 2011 St. Louis, MO

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 1:20pm
The International Harold Pinter Society

The MMLA conference theme is "Play . . . No, Seriously," so the theme for the Pinter sessions will be Pinter @ Play. Papers addressing any aspect of play in Pinter, Pinter as performer, and performance in Pinter are welcome.

Send 250-word abstracts with title, name and various addresses to Lance Norman at by March 15, 2011.

Ravenna is online

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 1:52am

Ravenna (ISSN 2045-5127) is an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century Britain and Italy. Ravenna is edited by Elisa Bizzotto and Luca Caddia and published by Steven Halliwell at The Rivendale Press as one of THE OSCHOLARS group of fin de siècle journals under the general editorship of David Charles Rose.

Ravenna is now accepting submissions for articles and reviews of recent books for future issues. If you are interested in sending a proposal, please contact the editors at the following email addresses:

Call for contributions: censorship and literature in English-speaking countries, 16th-21st centuries

Friday, November 26, 2010 - 1:35pm
ACE - University of Rennes 2 UEB - France

Call for Contributions: collected essays on censorship and literature in English speaking countries, 16th-21st centuries

With the development of the modern state, there has been an ongoing tension between the will to control and at the same time allow free speech to develop. In English-speaking countries, the theme of "Censorship and Discourse" has been a recurrent concern from the 16th century to the present day, as the numerous censored publications and writings against censorship testify.

Free Books for Review - No Deadline

Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 2:29pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal/ Anaphora Literary Press

Are you interested in receiving a free book from the publisher in exchange for writing a thorough 1,200-1,600 word review of the book? If so, the Pennsylvania Literary Journal is seeking requests from professors in all literary fields. Please choose one of the publishers from the following list (these have already agreed to send free books, and most have already sent at least one book to one of our reviewers):

University Press of Colorado
University of Nebraska Press
Duke University Press
Columbia University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
The University of Alabama Press
University of Chicago Press
John Hopkins University Press
Ohio State University Press