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Nineteenth-century Women Writers Reviewed

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 1:51pm
Nineteenth-century Women Writers Reviewed

Nineteenth-century Women Writers Reviewed invites applications for editorial board members.

NCWWR is a digital documentary edition, dedicated to recovering the 'lost' critical reception of women writers in the 19C. NCWWR collects artifacts of women writers published from 1789-1900 appearing in British and American periodicals: these artifacts include reviews, extracts of prose and poetry, tributes, advertisements, notices of publication, and references. Then, using an Omeka database, our editorial team transcribes, edits, annotates and codes these artifacts in TEI/XML. NCWWR expands on Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, a 9-volume print series published between 2011-13 by Pickering and Chatto.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:21pm
Julie Orlemanski


What were the modes of medieval fiction? How did medieval authors produce, reflect on, and evaluate fictionality and its effects? Does the category of fiction have more to do with non-existence (what is "merely" imaginary) – or with art and artifice (from fingere, to fashion or form)? What were some of the rhetorical conventions by which fiction was signaled or queried?

Privileged Publics/Disenfranchised Publics: Are the Humanities for the Working-Class? --MLA16 Roundtable, 3/15

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:42am
Modern Language Association

This CFP is for a roundtable session to be proposed for MLA 2016 in Austin, TX. We seek multiple perspectives--ideally, five or six panelists--who will talk about concrete issues in higher education today, particularly in terms of working-class access to the humanities in a time of economic precarity. Given the MLA theme of "publics," we particularly welcome both articulations of problems and case-studies of successful solutions to questions such as:

CFP: Contemporary Scandinavian Documentary Cinema

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:26am
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (Intellect)

CFP: Contemporary Scandinavian Documentary Cinema

Documentary cinema in the Nordic countries has traditionally navigated an in-between space between the resources and demands of national broadcasting companies and the stylistic experimentation of its filmmakers. During the past decades, global changes in financing structures, distribution mechanisms and exhibition sites have changed both national broadcasting and filmmaking practices, thus opening up questions about the shape of small nation documentary film cultures as well as specific transitions in Scandinavian documentary cinema.

Teaching Lives: Contemporary Pedagogies of Life Narrative

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 4:53am
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies

The contemporary "boom" in the publication and consumption of auto/biographical representation has made life narratives a popular and compelling subject for the 21st century classroom. The proliferation of forms, media, terminologies, and disciplinary approaches in a range of teaching and learning contexts invites discussion of how and why we teach these materials, and with what implications and considerations. This special issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies seeks contributions that examine the ideologies, methods, and practices that underpin the teaching of life writing subjects and texts in the twenty-first century classroom, extending the landmark work of MLA publication Teaching Life Writing Texts (Fuchs and Howes, 2008).


Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 4:48am
Department of English, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

ULAB'S Department of English, in partnership with the US Embassy, Dhaka, is organizing a two-day interdisciplinary
conference which seeks to examine the relationship between language and literature within the frame of English studies,
and its impact on community.

Papers are invited on (but not limited to) the following topics:

* Gender Studies Technology & Community
* Eco-criticism Writing from the Diaspora
* English Studies Media & Film Studies
* Cultural Studies Language & Applied Linguistics

Abstracts should be 150-250 words long and accompanied by a short author bio (50 words).
Papers should be suitable for a 20-minute presentation, including Q&A.

Identity Across the Curriculum

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:50am
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations for a conference that explores, challenges, and re-imagines the concept of identity.

This conference will allow students to present on a variety of issues and themes related to identity. Identity, in this context, can refer to an individual or group and comprises various registers—including race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, nationality, ability, religion, political affiliation, etc. Also, identity can be explored in multiplicity: considering how certain identities impact others.

PAMLA 2015: "Narrative and Time: Visuality in Modern and Contemporary American Literature"

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:48am
PAMLA 2015 - November 6-8, 2015 - Portland, Oregon

The intersection of the literary and the visual is fraught with questions pertaining to time. As Walter Benjamin and Mikhail Bahktin argue, technological advances that fragment or preserve time, like photography and cinema, have altered our modes of interaction with lived experience. Similarly, Nicholas Mirzeoff argues that visuality is contingent on the prevalence or rupture of temporal and spatial configurations. Mirzeoff, like Paul Gilroy, specifically emphasizes the concept of the chronotope, a conflation of time and space, as a means of communicating and deciphering lived experience in narrative structures. This panel welcomes papers on the concept of time vis-à-vis visuality in Modern and Contemporary American literature.

MLA 2016: Black Women's Poetry and the Color Line (due 3/15)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:32pm
MLA / Heidi Morse

Special Session CFP: Reevaluating relationships between racial politics, aesthetics, and (non)canonicity in African American women's poetry from Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance. Topics might include, but are not limited to: thematic or aesthetic divisions within a poet's oeuvre and/or in contemporary scholarship, negotiations of audience and/or publishing venues, poetry of social protest, etc.

Please send a 250-word abstract and short bio to Heidi Morse ( by March 15, 2015 (extended deadline). The 2016 MLA will take place in Austin, TX from January 7-10.

MSA 17: The Modernism of Politics

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:31pm
Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon

MSA 17: The Modernism of Politics

The modernist period, as the theme of this year's conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political. Among these, political revolutions often occupied center stage, both in terms of public awareness but also in terms of modernist praxis. Many modernists participated in radical political actions even as they experimented or facilitated experimentation with radical aesthetics.