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Poster Presentations: SAMLA 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 8:25am

In addition to traditional paper sessions and roundtables, through the poster presentation session, SAMLA welcomes visual presentations as well. The subject matter for the proposal may be in any area related to languages and literature, including the special focus: "The Interplay of Text and Image." This topic invites presentations that explore the cross fertilization between text and image through a variety of traditional and modern means--including film, art, illustration, photography, and visual rhetorics. The topic especially lends itself to the "poster presentations" session because of the emphasis on the visual. Please know that while there is a special focus, we welcome and encourage proposals outside of this topic area as well.

Call for papers - information history

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 6:04am
Dr Toni Weller

The international, peer reviewed journal, Library & Information History is seeking submissions for a special issue on Information History. Papers are welcome on any topic of information history in any geography or chronology, which may include, but are not limited to:

* changing uses of information/knowledge in past societies
* methodological or conceptual discussions of information/knowledge in history
* censorship, control or issues of access and dissemination of
* cultural information/knowledge
* information/knowledge in relation to class or gender
* visual, aural or oral information/knowledge
* histories of the information age or of key themes of the information age

Subjectivity in Performance: Issues of Identity in Post-Independence Indian Drama

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 3:13am
Dr. Vellikkeel Raghavan

Call for Papers

Authentic, scholarly, and unpublished research papers on 'Post-Independence Indian Drama' are invited from scholars/faculty/activists/performers/writers for the upcoming critical anthology, tentatively titled as, Subjectivity in Performance: Issues of Identity in Post-Independence Indian Drama.

Proposed Publisher:
The volume will be published with an ISBN specification. We are in touch with an internationally reputed publishing house for the publication of this volume.

[UPDATE]Memory of Borders, Borders of Memory: Life Writing at a Distance: NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011; submissions due Sept 30, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 12:05am
Northeast Modern Language Association 2011 conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

This panel invites papers on "Life Writing at a Distance," broadly defining both life writing and "distance" as spatial/geographical or temporal remove: Topobiography; eco-biography; heroic memoirs; missionary and spiritual autobiography; letters and epistolary life narratives; life narrative of/in place; biography, memoir and autobiography in exile; expatriate memoirs; life narratives in travel and tourism; ethnoautobiography; migrant memoir and testimony. Please submit 300-word abstract and brief cv by September 30, 2010, to Mary Goodwin, National Taiwan Normal University,

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 11:43pm
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. Articles and reviews are welcome at any time. JMMS will also consider previously published work if it is not available elsewhere on the internet, and the author holds the rights to re-publish.

Women Writing Psychoanalysis Online Feature

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 11:27pm
Melusine, or Woman in the 21st Century

I'm guest editing a feature for Melusine, or Woman in the 21st Century. I'm seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and critical prose that address the topic "Women Writing Psychoanalysis."

A link to the online magazine can be found here:

Submissions must be received by August 15. They can be sent to Kristina Marie Darling,

I look forward to reading your work!

Kristina Marie Darling
Feature Editor

Serial Narratives and Temporality

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 8:22pm
NeMLA Convention 2011, Rutgers University

This panel addresses the various relationships between seriality and temporality.
The serial principle has a important influence on contemporary culture: novels, movies and television shows, comic books, video games, etc. are published in series. Consequently, this principle largely informs contemporary ways of conceiving, producing and making sense of narratives in general. This panel wants to locate the importance of seriality within our present-day mediascape.

[REMINDER] (Re)Reading John Addington Symonds

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 10:29am
Keele University, UK

(Re)Reading John Addington Symonds


Saturday 11th September 2010

A one-day conference at Keele University

Plenary Speakers: Howard J. Booth (Manchester) and Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck)

[UPDATE] The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 5:54am
University of Surrey

The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Surrey, 2-3 July 2010

Over the past two decades theories and critical practices associated with posthumanism have become an increasingly significant presence in the Arts and Sciences. Inspired by the radical innovation that period has seen in information and communication technology, philosophers and writers have hailed what amounts to a break with the humanist tradition that has underpinned western civilisation for over five-hundred years.

This conference sets out to trace the Emergence of the Posthuman Subject, in fields as diverse as literature, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, film, palaeontology, zoology, theatre and physics.

[UPDATE] Women Writers and Psychoanalysis Panel at the NEMLA

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 4:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. The focus will be on American women writers' responses to Freud.

Submissions should address one of the following subjects: Revisions of Freudian texts; Alternatives to the Freudian model of psychoanalytic practice; Responses to Freud as a cultural figure; Writing psychoanalysis through form, style, and technique.

Please email your abstract and a brief biographical statement to Kristina Marie Darling,

More information about the conference can be found here:


Monday, June 14, 2010 - 2:21pm
Media Fields Journal

Inaugural Issue: Video Stores
Call for Papers / Projects:

Please submit by August 15, 2010

This special issue pays overdue attention to the space of the video store as a site of inquiry for media and cultural studies.

We seek a wide range of works (medium–length essays of 1500–2500 words, digital art projects, audio/video interviews) that explore the significance of video stores — how they have (or have not) figured in film and media cultures, histories, and theories. In short this issue of Media Fields seeks contributions that write the video store into film and media studies.

Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 12:26pm
Inquire: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Inquire is a new peer-reviewed international journal of Comparative Literature to be published online by the graduate students of the Program of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta beginning January 2011. Inquire aims to build upon the successes of Comparative Literature as a multifaceted discipline that emphasizes the study of minor literatures and languages, translation, and literary theory by providing the space for informed discussion and creative research by graduate students. Accordingly, the first issue is titled Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature.

UPDATE Literature and Transhistoricism: a colloquium

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 9:55am
Anglia Ruskin University

The way English is structured as a discipline encourages academics to focus their research on a particular period. Very few students attempt PhD topics which span several hundred years, and job advertisements and publishers' catalogues also act as deterrents against a more transhistorical approach. Interdisciplinary approaches, by contrast, are welcomed, including those which involve research in areas remote from literature such as medicine.

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context: New perspectives for Young Researchers (17-18 March 2011)

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 7:36am
Universidade de Vigo (Spain)

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students. It seeks to address a number of issues related to literary studies today, in an attempt to bring together early-career researchers from different disciplines. As the title suggests, this conference proposes to discuss the intersection between literature and culture, and how such connection can successfully reflect deeper changes at other levels: how can borders be crossed in literature? And, how do we cross them when encountering a written text? The fragility and ever-changing nature of meaning and textual veracity will also serve as the starting point from which to explore shifting perceptions of power and authority in the text.