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PAMLA 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:15am
Megan Cannella

In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one's identity. Whether discussing immigrant narratives, narratives of displacement, coming of age narratives or something all-together different, geographic location determines a great deal about one's personal narrative. Place can determine as much about a person as his or genetic history, making the relationship between identity and place subject to boundless exploration- See more at:

Mapping and Measuring Twentieth-Century Correspondence | Modernist Studies Association Conference (29 August-1 September 2013):

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 7:14am
Siobhan Phillips

How can digital methods and scholarship help us to capitalize on the everyday genre that is twentieth-century correspondence?

This MSA exhibition aims to showcase, explore, and promote the possibilities of digital tools for scholarship on modern epistolarity.

Letters are uniquely ill-suited to codex publication, and letters scholarship should thus be uniquely bold in its deployment of digital tools. Current software has multiplied the possibilities. Among other things, digital methods allow us to

Poetry and the Dictionary - 15 June 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 4:47pm
Dr Andrew Blades, St Peter's College, Oxford

This symposium will be held at St Peter's College, Oxford, on 15
June, 2013, with a view to opening up and exploring connections
between poetry and the dictionary. Proposals for papers on any
aspect of this relation are now invited – discussions of
ambiguity, dialect, etymology, and translation, for instance, or
considerations of specific poems, poets, and dictionaries. The
focus will be on the twentieth century, but proposals for papers
treating other periods will also be welcome. Proposals of 300
words, for papers of 20 minutes, should be sent to the
organisers, at, by the

[UPDATE] Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (Apr 19-20, 2013)

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 2:44pm
Binghamton University - English Department

**Deadline extended to March 11, 2013**

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (4th Annual)

Conference Theme: "Historicizing Difference in Globalized Subjectivities"

Dates: April 19th & 20th, 2013

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Keynote Speaker: Branka Arsic, Columbia University


Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:26pm
Department of English Language and Literature, Istanbul University, Istanbul - Turkey

Madness is a concept of relativity, types and degrees alongside being a state and experience with its own realities. Even though primarily it refers to the field and science of psychiatry and psychology, it has leaked into everything human. Literature, embracing everything human and also being regarded as a field or activity not ordinary, normal or sane, has explored the states of "madness" for ages. Melancholia, hedonism, materialism, utopias, chemicals or arts- all breed insanity. Artists,scientists and women, among other groups, have been called mad. Some madwomen and madmen have been regarded as heroines and heroes and some heroes and heroines have been tortured as madmen and madwomen.

CFP: Literature and Pornography, March 17, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:20pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

The dust may have begun to settle in the blogosphere, but M. L. James's Fifty Shades of Gray novels continue to dominate the bestseller list, impervious to the literary outrage that greeted their remarkable success. In the wake of this phenomenon, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory invites essays on literary works that flirt with, dabble in, or wholly embrace the pornographic. We are interested in scholarly engagements with the history, theory, and politics of pornography, as well as studies of the popularity, reception, censorship, and "literariness" of texts considered pornographic.