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[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: 15th Triennial Conference of EACLALS, 15th October, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 4:18am
EACLALS (European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies), Conference Convenor: Helga Ramsey-Kurz


Conference Website:

Deadline for Submission: 15th October, 2013

"In the last analysis, we must produce truth as we must produce wealth, indeed we must produce truth in order to produce wealth in the first place."
Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge, 1976.

Lynn Nottage Anthology Deadline: 10/15/2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 10:35pm
Jocelyn L. Buckner (Chapman University) and Aimee Zygmonski (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Call for Papers: "Lynn Nottage Anthology"
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Editors: Jocelyn L. Buckner (Chapman University) and Aimee Zygmonski (University of California, Santa Cruz)
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NEMLA Panel, Allegory in Early Modern and Eighteenth-Century England, submissions due September 15th

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 10:16pm
Jason J. Gulya, Ph.D. student at Rutgers University

This panel will investigate the role of allegory in early modern and eighteenth-century England. Prospective panelists are invited to submit proposals about, but not limited to: the definition of allegory," in relation to closely related terms like typology, mythology, and metaphor; allegory's didactic function; attempts to write empirical allegories; the attack on allegory by Romantic writers. Please submit 500-word abstracts as a PDF document to Jason J. Gulya at

[UPDATE] Representing Law in Ethnic American Literature (NeMLA 2014)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 5:37pm
New England Modern Language Association

This session will explore representations of law in twentieth century ethnic American fiction—for example, law and legal figures in Charles Chesnutt's The House Behind the Cedars, Louise Erdrich's deployment of crime novel conventions in The Roundhouse, etc. How do ethnic American writers deploy aspects of law in their works, and to what ends? How does the law define and codify particular groups as "races," and how do ethnic American writers complicate, subvert or deconstruct these legal modes of identification? In fiction, how is the law made to account for specific bodies and/or behaviors? And how do particular legal treatments differ from familial, communal, and societal interpretations of identities, bodies, behaviors etc.?

38th Annual PAC Conference: 27-29 March 2014, Ocean Creek Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 11:23am
The Philological Association of the Carolinas

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 10 December 2013.

We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.

Panel proposals must include a letter of justification along with the session title; brief abstracts in English of all proposed papers; and the names, email addresses, and institutional affiliation of all participants.

Postscript ( is the peer-reviewed journal of the organization, which publishes scholarly papers, provided contributors become PAC members.

NEMLA 2014 Convention, April 3-6, 2014, Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 9:22am
NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)

NEMLA 2014 Convention, April 3-6, 2014, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Giacomo Leopardi in and on Translation (Roundtable)

This roundtable invites contributions that address the English translation of Giacomo Leopardi's Zibaldone dei pensieri, presently available on pre-order. Participants are asked to reflect on the impact this new translation is likely to have on Leopardi studies, on issues that the team of translators faced in rendering the original Italian, and the impact that the English Zibaldone may have on the translation and/or reading of Leopardi's poetry. Send abstracts to Corrado Federici, Deadline for submission of abstracts is September 30, 2014.

CFP: Horror Area, PCA/ACA - Chicago, 16-19 April, 2014

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 8:13am
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

HORROR (text, media, culture) - Proposal Deadline, 1 Nov. 2013

The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit proposals for papers or complete panels on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming, theory and culture for the 2014 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held in Chicago, IL. The conference runs from 16 to 19 April, 2014. Please be aware that the deadline for proposals is 1 November, 2013.

10th LIES (13.04.2014): On imagination, borders and friendship with Hanif Kureishi

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 6:32am
Department of English Literature, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

'Las palabras no se caen en el vacío' [Words do not fall into the void]: On imagination, borders and friendship

"The imagination creates reality rather than imitates it," says Hanif Kureishi in his unpublished essay entitled "Anarchy and the Imagination." Yet, he continues "[t]here is no interesting consensus about the way the world is. In the end, there is nothing out there but what we make of it, and whether we make more or less of it is a daily question about how we want to live and who we want to be".