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African American Experience & the Poetry of Michael S. Harper

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 4:27pm
2013 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

Seminar session at the 2013 NeMLA Convention poetry by Michael S. Harper. Seeks explorations of its engagements with African American experience in jazz, history, family Black writers and more. Welcomes discussion of Harper as teacher, mentor and scholar and his impact on African American letters & poetics. Interested in examinations of Harper as New England poet, Harper and the visual arts, Harper and James Wright, the geographic imaginary & Harper's verse, among other possibilities. Send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statement or CV to:
Michael Antonucci (

After Postmodernism: Essay Collection

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 2:49pm
Christopher K. Brooks

An essay collection on the current state of literary theory based on the notion that Postmodernism is waning or that postmodernist discourse should stand aside. Postcontemporary theory, hybrids and revisions of postmodern discourse, critical methods that simply eschew postmodernist ideologies (e.g., Affect Theory), figures or works that transcend postmodernist discourse--any and all ideas are welcome. Chapters nearing 25 pages would be best; book contract is assured. Send inquiries to email cited above. Target date for completed essays is December 15, 2012.

[UPDATE] [SAMLA Nov. 9-11, 2013] Literary Science: Approaches to Teaching Literture with Scientific Themes and Contexts

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:15am
Paul Brown/ University of South Carolina

This panel investigates how to effectively teach literature that contains strong scientific elements. Literature actively participates in the ongoing rhetoric of scientific inquiry and discourse and gives voice to the promise and fears associated with technological advancement. Many literary works engage very particular aspects of theory and practice from fields such as neurobiology or quantum physics while others engage with the rhetoric associated with science and/or its misinterpretations (Social Darwinism for Evolution or relativism for Relativity, etc.).

International Conference On Language, Literature And Culture (10-12 December 2012)

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:10am
Institute of Advanced Studies in English

The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture. In addition to their interrelations and interdependence, the new ideas and approaches emerging from various disciplines like literary theory, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis alongside technological revolution and socio-cultural transformations, have a bearing on our perception of language and literature. The conference aims at exploring this dynamics with a focus on the complimentary nature of language, literature and culture and their centrality in human life.

CFP: Conrad volume (abstract due June 29; paper due Nov. 1)

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 7:40am
Agata Szczeszak-Brewer


If you'd like to contribute to an edited volume on Joseph Conrad, published in the Critical Insights series of EBSCO Publishing's Salem Press, send an abstract by June 29th, 2012, 10 a.m., to Agata Szczeszak-Brewer ( I am seeking original, previously unpublished 7000-word papers that engage commonly studied topics and texts that will serve as a guide for advanced high school and undergraduate students and their teachers. After the abstract review process, the full papers will be due on November 1st, 2012. Each contributor will receive a $300 honorarium.

Feel free to get in touch with me with any questions!

1st Global Conference: Hollywood and the World (February 2013, Sydney, Australia)

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 3:23am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Hollywood and the World

Thursday 7th February – Saturday 9th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentations:
The popularity in Western culture of all things Hollywood reflects the eternal fascination with the world of Hollywood cinema. This inter-disciplinary research conference seeks to explore issues of Hollywood films and their international influence across historical periods and within cultural, political and social contexts both in the US and abroad. We are also interested in exploring this cinema in personal experience and interpersonal relationships and across a range of critical perspectives.