category: travel writing

Lawrence Durrell's Legacy - Louisville Conference (Feb. 21-23, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
International Lawrence Durrell Society
contact email: 
clawsonj@gram.edu

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com
Louisville, KY | 21-23 February 2013

As we continue our reflections on Lawrence Durrell inspired by his centenary in 2012, a number of questions remain. What is Lawrence Durrell's legacy? How have we read his body of work? How have we misread it? How has it shaped or been excluded from a sense of canon? Where do we recognize Durrell's influence, and how do we "place" Durrell's work in the contexts in which it makes the most sense?

“Travel, Contact, Exchange” 34th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum Plymouth State University, April 19-20, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Plymouth State University Medieval Forum
contact email: 
PSUforum@gmail.com

Call for Papers and Sessions
“Travel, Contact, Exchange”
Keynote speaker: David Simon, Art History, Colby College

MLA Session, "Deliver Us To Normal: Children’s Literature and the Midwest" (Chicago 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Slater / University of California, San Diego
contact email: 
kslater@ucsd.edu

Unlike the literature of the South or New England, Midwestern writing is often absent from academic discussions of American literary regions. Andrew R. L.

Gaskell Project 2015: Place, Progress, and Personhood (Abstract deadline 31 October 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Morris/Saskatchewan, Sarina Gruver Moore/Calvin College, Lesa Scholl/Emmanuel College, UQ
contact email: 
gaskellproject2015@gmail.com

In anticipation of the 150th anniversary of Gaskell’s death, we are seeking abstracts for an edited volume on the subject of Place, Progress, and Personhood in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell.

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature (NEMLA 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2013--Boston
contact email: 
Geniegiaimo@gmail.com

This panel will explore the ’cognitive turn’ in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W.

The Ambassadorship of Literature, a symposium at New York University, November 2-3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Greg Londe and Caroline Zoe Krzakowski, New York University
contact email: 
greg.londe@nyu.edu, ck78@nyu.edu

[UPDATE] Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

full name / name of organization: 
Nathan Waddell / Institute of English Studies / Wyndham Lewis Society
contact email: 
wyndhamlewis2012@hotmail.co.uk

The conference now has a new website - see here for details:

http://wl2012.weebly.com/

‘Efface the Traces!’ – Modernism and Influence Durham University, 9-11 April 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
effacethetraces@gmail.com

‘Efface the Traces!’ – Modernism and Influence
Durham University, 9-11 April 2013

‘Efface the Traces!’ – Modernism and Influence

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
effacethetraces@gmail.com

‘Efface the Traces!’ – Modernism and Influence
Durham University, 9-11 April 2013

[UPDATE] Challenging Narratives: Nineteenth century in Latin America

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2013
contact email: 
gandolfi@princeton.edu; asabau@princeton.edu

For many years critical thought around the nineteenth century in Latin America has been focused on the relationship between post-independence literary production and the consolidation of the so called

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