The North American Victorian Studies Association Conference for 2012, in Madison, Wisconsin, September 27-30, invites papers on the theme of networks. Keynotes include Amanda Anderson, Adam Phillips, and a visual networks panel with Caroline Arscott, Tim Barringer, Julie Codell, and Mary Roberts. Participants will also be able to sign up for networks seminars of 15 presenters of precirculated 5-page position papers on the topic.
Please consider this CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:
"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"
Approaches to literature drawing from philosophy of technology or critical theory of technology. Literary critical responses or challenges to theories of technology.
400-word proposal; brief bio
Deadline for submissions:
1 March 2012
Contact person information:
Jessica Kuskey (email@example.com)
* All special sessions are subject to MLA approval.
Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages, 1000–1500 AD, is an interdisciplinary, international, two-day conference to be held at University College Cork on 28– 29 September 2012.
This conference will explore the issues of textual transmission and the movement of ideas across medieval Europe. Indeed, going beyond consideration of literary texts alone, the scope of discussions will include the transmission of images, music, scientific learning, and related areas.
Keynote addresses will be given by Dr Caoimhín Breatnach, School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics, University College Dublin and Dr Anthony Lappin, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester.
We solicit contributions for an edited collection of scholarly essays entitled In the Margin: e-Text and its readers. Considerable scholarship of the past three decades has addressed the history, readership, and materiality of the book. The architecture of the page, paperstock, fount, blank spaces, and readerly annotation have been the subject of economic, material, and theoretical analysis. Attention to how books have been copied, signed, and annotated has illuminated a history of reading and literary activity. The codex, in short, has been invaluable to the material turn in bibliographic and literary scholarship. But what of the digital turn?
This panel welcomes papers on any topics pertaining to humor in American literature and culture. Please send 250-word abstracts to Julie Wilhelm at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st. The RMMLA meets in Boulder, Colorado on October 11-13, 2012.
Among scholarly, trade, and popular texts, food has been addressed as (among other frames) a luxurious preoccupation, a class marker, and an overdue opportunity to give attention to a key cultural artifact.
Inspired by the growing membership in international chapters of ASLE and the global effects of climate change and social injustice, this panel seeks papers with an international and cross-cultural ecocritical perspective.
Please submit paper proposals by March 1, 2012 to Ali Brox at email@example.com.
For more information about the RMMLA convention in Boulder, Colorado, please visit: www.rmmla.org
[Update] - We are happy to announce our keynote speakers:
● Glenn Willmott (Queens University), author of Modern Animalism: Habitats of Scarcity and Wealth in Comics and Literature (University of Toronto Press, 2011) and Modernist Goods: Primitivism, the Market, and the Gift (University of Toronto Press, 2008);
● Len Diepeveen (Dalhousie University), author of Artworld Prestige: Arguing Cultural Value (co-author Timothy van Laar. Forthcoming, Oxford, 2012) and The Difficulties of Modernism (Routledge, 2003);
This session welcomes proposals for papers that examine early modern drama through the lens of gender, queer, sexuality, or feminist studies. Please send 250 word abstracts to Emily King at Emily.King@tufts.edu by March 10, 2012.