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Techne: Women's Art and Artifice in Early Modern Iberia and the New World. GEMELA session at the M/MLA 11/7-11/11/2013.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 12:46pm

As wives, mothers, servants, and slaves, women were responsible for such essential domestic tasks as food preparation and family medicine in early modern Spain and the New World. Their labor required extensive knowledge and practical skill—techne—that discomfitted uninitiated men, including authors, doctors, and agents of the law. Inquisitors, for instance, tried a disproportionately large number of women for Judaizing precisely because they prepared suspicious family meals. In literature, figures like Celestina bespeak profound anxiety over skilled women's potential to undermine the patriarchal lineage system by remaking virgins.

Eighteenth-Century English Literature Session

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:54am
Rocky Mountain MLA (RMMLA)

We would like to announce a call for papers for the Eighteenth-Century English Literature session(s) that will be held at the 2013 RMMLA Convention in Vancouver, WA from October 10-12.

Call for papers from 20th Feb.2013 to end of April 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:52am
The Department of English and Literatures of English Expression of the Higher Teacher Training College of the University of Maroua in Cameroon invites papers for the inaugural issue of Springs to be published in June 2013

Springs is an international peer-reviewed journal. It features theoretical and analytical research articles that focus on various aspects of English Language studies and the various genres of literature. It captures and addresses research problems with methods and critical insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines.Accepted papers will be published after the peer-review process.
original unpublished works are equally invited in the following areas:
-Aspects of English language/ English language teaching
-English literature
-Postcolonial literature
-Linguistics: applied/ general/ eco
-Critical theories
- African/ American studies
- Gender studies
- Immigrant literature

Melville and Matter, MLA, January 9-12, 2014, Chicago

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:21am
Timothy Marr/ Melville Society

The Melville Society is seeking paper proposals for its panel at the Modern Language Association conference in Chicago from January 9-12, 2014. The panel focuses on the topic of "Melville and Matter" and seeks readings of Melville's writing in the light of what has been called the "new materialism" and the "new vitalism". Melville often grounds his thinking in physical, chemical, organic, and geological processes open both to dynamic interpretation by scientific studies of his own age and current theories of immanence, emergence, networks, and assemblage in our own. For example, Melville often materialized philosophy in vital substances such as blubber, oxygen, sap, and sperm and in refined essences such as ink, attar, musk, and ambergris.

Time and Temporality in European Modernism

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 3:28am

****DEADLINE EXTENDED (15 March 2013)****

Time and Temporality in European Modernism and the Avant-Gardes (1900-1950), 16-18 September 2013
full name / name of organization:
contact email:

This three-day conference aims to canvass the breadth and depth of the issues of time and temporality in European modernist writing and classic avant-garde literature.

CfP(3): Computational Models of Narrative 2013, Hamburg, 4-6 August 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 3:43pm
Bernhard Fisseni / Universität Hamburg


2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2013)
4-6 August 2013
Universitaet Hamburg, Germany

(a satellite workshop of CogSci 2013: The 35th meeting of the Cognitive
Science Society Berlin, Germany, 31 July - 3 August 2013)


Richard Gerrig, Stony Brook University, U.S.A.
Inderjeet Mani, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Fashion Panels at 2013 MPCA/ACA Conference, October 11-13

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 2:11pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton

Deadline: April 30, 2012

Topics can include, but are not limited to fashion as it is represented in literature, film, television, or music, fashion as it pertains to current popular culture or popular culture of any time period of the past, the fashions of celebrities, or sociological implications of fashion in our culture.