A newly formed panel entitled Modernism/Postmodernism, to be held at the annual PAMLA conference in San Francisco (11/6-11/7/09), seeks submissions for papers of 15-20 minutes. The field within this panel is relatively open, though papers on modern/postmodern poetry, as well as papers (focused upon any genre) that make trans-century connections between modern and postmodern aesthetics and politics, are particularly sought. Deadline for submissions is 3/30/09. Please send proposals of 200 words, a 50-word abstract, and brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The &Now Conference explores intersections between creative and critical praxes, examines innovative and experimental acts of writing, and advances a serious inquiry into theories of language.
Critical papers, criti-fictional presentations, fiction readings,
performance pieces (digital, sound, and otherwise), electronic and
multimedia projects, and cross genre work of all kinds. Pieces that
address linguistic transgressions, the limits of genre, or works that promote interdisciplinary explorations are particularly encouraged.
Proposals can be for individual readings, critical panels, creative
panels, and/or roundtable discussions.
(Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!)
Final Call for Papers: "The Unbearable Charm of Frailty. Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe."
A Special Issue of "ANGELAKI – The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities"
Guest Editor: Costica Bradatan (The Honors College, Texas Tech University)
ANGELAKI hereby invites contributions on the topic of "Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europe."
This special issue is scheduled for early 2010.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space
Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX
Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009
As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.
As many of us who are members of academia know, the road to tenure and promotion is one that can be fraught with roadblocks, pitfalls and other often unexpected challenges. This is particularly true in the case of faculty of color, women, Gay and Lesbian and other underrepresented faculty.
We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the first issue (Fall 2009) of the new journal: The Return of the Repressed - A Journal of the Return to Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction.
A Call for Papers
American Conference for Irish Studies-West
25th Annual Meeting
Los Gatos, California
October 16-17, 2009
Theme: Ireland and Its Influences
Multidisciplinary Program to include but not limited to:
Humanities, Social Science and Arts
(All Broadly Defined)
The papers being sought may deal with any aspect of the life and culture of Ireland or the Irish at home and worldwide. ACIS-W enjoys an established reputation for interest in and encouragement of diverse presentations. You must be an American Conference of Irish Studies member to apply.
Call for Papers: "Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies"
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a social event the night before.)
"Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different waters flow."
Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos' wisdom remains salient. None would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend – a new branch from the old.
Rethinking Realism in American Literature: SAMLA Special Session
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA) will be held November 6-8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON 21st CENTURY EUROPEAN LITERATURES
UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS: 15-17th SEPTEMBER 2010
21st-Century European Literature: Mapping New Trends
CALL FOR PAPERS
Organising body: School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews
Convenor: Professor Margaret-Anne Hutton, Department of French
Call for Papers (Online Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009)
The "Women in Literature" panel of this year's PAMLA conference invites proposals for papers addressing the session topic from a broad range of scholarly perspectives.
Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from the United States and abroad are all welcome to submit a proposal via PAMLA's online submission form at http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals. Please keep proposals to 500 words or less and include an abstract of your paper (no more than 50 words).
This session seeks to promote new knowledge about the nature and function of metaphor in public discourse. Interpretations of contemporary events tend to use metaphorical expressions to describe cultural and social changes in society, illuminating but also hiding concepts embedded in discourse. Academicians from various fields of studies will highlight ways in which conceptualizations govern our understanding of key issues and actions in current times. Participants are encouraged to explore metaphor as expressed through written, oral, visual, and gestural languages in public discourse.
Papers are welcome for the standing "Chaucer and Related Topics" panel for the 2009 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, to be held at San Francisco State University on November 6th and 7th, 2009.
The deadline has been extended to April 10th. Please disregard any earlier deadlines mentioned on conference websites.
Papers an any aspect of Chaucer studies, fourteenth-century English literature, Chaucer's sources and contemporaries, or Chaucerian adaptations are very welcome.
Please submit your proposal using the online proposal form:
e-Utama, an online journal of the Malay Language and Culture Department of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is inviting submissions for its second issue (due to be published at the end of the year). The call for papers can be viewed at
Constructing the Other in the Age of Defoe's Friday
The First Biennial Conference of the Defoe Society
Tulsa, OK—September 25-26, 2009