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Milton's Modernities (MLA 2014)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 4:13pm
Milton Society of America

The term "early modern" implies that writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries should have a place in our thought on the nature of modernity. This panel will explore that implication with a focus on John Milton, who has been described in recent criticism as delirious in his vacillation between modern authorship and pre-modern shamanism (G. Teskey), as having under-explored post-modern affinities for poetic ambiguity (J. Wittreich), as critiquing the bourgeois aesthetic ideology gaining traction in the late seventeenth century (V. Kahn), as illumining post-secularity in his negotiations of reason and belief (F. Mohamed), as resisting religious ceremonialism at the historical moment of God leaving the world (R.

A matter of lifedeath

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 3:57pm
Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature

A matter of lifedeath
October 1-4, 2014

The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:47pm
English Graduate Conference at Southern Methodist University

English Graduate Conference at Southern Methodist University

Describing Kokovoko, the mysterious island home of Queequeg in Melville's Moby Dick, Ishmael states, "It is not down in any map; true places never are." The idea of "place" has haunted and inspired the literary imaginations of countless writers and readers. This conference panel seeks papers that explore the significance of space, place, and geography in literature.

Comparative Ethnicities: Intersectional Identities in the New Millenium

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:39pm
Christopher Rivera, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

This panel will look at the way race, ethnicity, nationality and even religion are often times associated with one specific group from a speicific geographical region and a specific set of shared cultural values. The goals of the papers in this panel will be to 1) employ a transnational comparative methodological approach and 2)to challenge stereotypical assumptions made in popular culture and rhetoric that inevitably suggest that conflicting and intersecting identities (ranging from but in no way limited to Latin@ Muslims, Black/Gay Republicans, Atheists Arabs, Quasi-European/Quasi-Asian Turks, Polish Argentines, and the list goes on) can and do frequently appear.

Ways of Being / Modes of Existence: Human, animal, machine

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 9:42am
Louisiana State University Department of French Studies

Keynote Speakers:
Dominique Lestel, Ecole Normale Supérieure-Paris
Verena Andermatt Conley, Harvard University
Jeffrey T. Nealon, Penn State University

[UPDATE] ASA 2013, Washington DC: "Transatlantic Approaches to African American Women's Literature"; January 20, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 9:05am
Kristin Allukian

CFP for a Panel Proposal for ASA 2013, Washington DC:
"Transatlantic Approaches to African American Women's Literature"

Description: Transatlantic approaches to literature by African American women that foreground discussions of "debt," broadly defined. All time periods welcome.

Submission requirements:
400-word proposal, 1 page CV

Deadline for submissions:
January 20, 2013

Contact information:
Kristin Allukian

This Rough Magic - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Lit. – 5/21/13

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 9:31pm
This Rough Magic (

This Rough Magic ( is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Philosophy and Rhetoric