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Transitions and Transactions: Literature and Creative Writing Pedagogies in Community Colleges Conference

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 12:06pm
Borough of Manhattan Community College, Department of English

Pedagogy as an essential part of the learning and teaching culture has an ever more important place in community colleges where we continually rethink and revise our practices for our often non-traditional student population and for a population less aware of the value of the written word. Building on the success of our first conference, Transitions and Transactions II: Literature and Creative Pedagogies invites Community College faculty to send proposals for the April 25-27, 2014 conference presented by Borough of Manhattan Community College, English Department.

Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Conference, San Diego, CA, November 1-3, 2013)

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 11:41am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The academic interest in children's literature has been growing in popularity. Why do these stories interest a young audience as well as adults? Why are new versions of old stories still interesting? Is the story itself compelling, or are readers fascinated with the aspect of the child itself? This session will focus on children's literature as well as literature about children. Papers can range from any time period and genre (young adult, picture book, folk, film, etc.) Submit a proposal of 300-500 words explaining your project pertaining to the realm of children's literature.

Topics prospective panelists may wish to address include, but are not limited to the following:

MLA 2014 -- Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division -- Call for Papers

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 11:22pm
Julien J. Simon

Call for Papers -- MLA 2014, Chicago
Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature
(Guaranteed sessions)

Cognitive Approaches to Film
Theory; new interpretations; unexpected angles. We invite papers at the intersection of cognitive studies and the moving image. Send 300-word abstract and CV by March 15th; Julien Simon ( and Lisa Zunshine (

Writing Wrongs: Literature and Human Rights in the 18th Century (ASECS-sponsored session; MLA 2014, Chicago)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 3:52pm
Ramesh Mallipeddi

Rights are entitlements or justifiable claims; human rights are a special kind of claim that one is entitled to by virtue of being human. In her recent study _Inventing Human Rights_ (2008), Lynn Hunt argues that rights were imagined as natural, inalienable, and universal in eighteenth-century sentimental literature, prior to their promulgation in the revolutionary Declarations. Specifically, for Hunt, it is by extensively documenting the flagrant wrongs suffered by various disenfranchised groups—women, slaves, prisoners, the insane— in the form of rape, enslavement, and carceral torture that sentimental fiction implicitly underscored their rights to bodily integrity and self-possession.

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University 9/21/2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 3:44pm
Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 8th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.


The Adjunct Verses (Collection/Performance/Multimedia)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 1:41pm

Calling all contingent faculty and allies. . . .


Producer: Robert Craig Baum and N1Theatre

Where: White River Junction, VT | Manhattan | Philadelphia | Phoenix | Los Angeles | Minneapolis | Chicago and other towns/cities to be announced.

Logline: A collection of inspiring and horrifying tales from the front lines of America's dying higher education system presented/performed/broadcast between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2013.

CFP: FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND ENGLISH COMPOSITION: The Subject in/of First-Year Composition [SCMLA New Orleans 10/3/13-10/5/13]

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 1:06pm
Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University


South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 70th Annual Convention

New Orleans, LA – October 3-5, 2013

Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University,

The Freshmen English and English Composition panel invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address the subject in/of first-year composition.
500-word abstracts should include presenter contact information and paper title.

The deadline to submit abstracts to the session chair ( is March 31, 2012.

Saints and Sinners: Postmodernism, Feminism and Medievalism in Literature in English [UPDATE]

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 3:49pm
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

For LIES 2013, we still welcome papers about topics related but not limited to feminism, sainthood and medievalism in both contemporary and earlier literature in English as the wonderful SARAH SALIH will be our plenary speaker.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 March 2013. Please send your proposals and a short bio to dr Katarzyna Bronk ( and More information about LIES 2013 at: