A call for papers for a special issue of _The Edgar Allan Poe Review_, forthcoming in Fall 2012, and guest-edited by Sean Moreland, Devin Zane Shaw, and Jonathan Murphy.
Children in Text, Person and Theory
Thursday, 19 April 2012, University of Toronto
The United States has a storied past in which ideals of "proper" parenting have been disseminated through popular culture. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which the clash between the ideals and realities surrounding parenting has affected individuals while reflecting broader historical and cultural trends over time.
Scholars and graduate students in relevant disciplines including but not limited to History; English; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies; and Cultural Studies are encouraged to submit. Possible papers for this approved special session are not limited to:
• Advice – Doctors (Spock, Sears, Laura, Phil); Parenting Literature
• Choices – Natural Birthing; Circumcision; Surrogacy; Adoption; Foster Care
CROSSING INTO DIGITAL DIMENSIONS:
2012 CONFERENCE ON MULTIMODAL COMPOSITION
MAY 5, 2012 from 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, Student Union
With Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kristine Blair:
"Sustaining Multimodal Literacies Across the English Curriculum": The Role of Graduate Students as Future Faculty
"Frequently having technological skills superior to their professors, students can gain power within a university that currently values multimedia."
Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium
Saturday 12th May 2012, Birkbeck, University of London
Keynote address: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)
The West in Asia/Asia in the West
8-9 November 2012, Senate House, University of London
Keynote speakers include: Professor Phillip Tew (Brunel University) and Professor Christoph Lindner (University of Amsterdam)
'Texts are always sites of evaluative struggle between the "high" and the "low", whatever the presumed hierarchical positioning of their overall domain.' (Léon Hunt)
With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends
A conference at Durham 4-5 July 2012
Keynote speaker: Don Share, Senior Editor, Poetry Magazine
CFP DEADLINE: 19 MARCH 2012
With sleights learned from others and an ear open to melodic analogies I have set down words as a musician pricks his score, not to be read in silence, but to trace in the air a pattern of sound that may sometimes, I hope, be pleasing.
Basil Bunting, preface to Collected Poems
This year's MLA convention puts special emphasis on "conversation" as a model for our own scholarly exchanges. Our panel welcomes papers that analyze "conversation" as a form of collaboration, as a compositional practice, and interpretive hermeneutic in early modern England. As Katherine Larson has recently argued, "conversation" represents a "matrix of issues – the intersections among oral and written and verbal and physical interchange, the threshold between "private" and "public" communications and the sanctity of the boundaries of conversational spaces." In addition to synchronic exchanges among contemporary interlocutors, we are interested in: