category: twentieth century and beyond

The Death of "The Reader"; MLA 2011 Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011; deadline: 3/8/10

full name / name of organization: 
Travis M. Foster / MLA
contact email: 
tfoster@wooster.edu

Papers that de-universalize "the reader" by interrogating how the history of reading can influence contemporary critical methods and literary historiography.

Open call for papers

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Toni Weller, De Montfort University
contact email: 
tweller@dmu.ac.uk

Submissions of papers are invited to the international, peer-reviwed journal, Library & Information History, on any aspect of library or information history, from any time period or geographical regio

Aid, Relief or Bailout: Differing Aims, Ways, and Ends, Vol. 1, No. 3 Spring & Summer 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University
contact email: 
dbroudy@ocjc.ac.jp

Presently receiving and reviewing submissions for the Spring & Summer 2010 issue

Fellowships in Modern Literature and African American History and Culture at the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

full name / name of organization: 
Emory University
contact email: 
eachase@learnlink.emory.edu

The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) of Emory University offers short-term fellowships to support research use of the library’s collections in modern literature and in African Ame

[UPDATE] UNC-CH Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition, March 1, 2010 DEADLINE

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of African American Research at the University of NC at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) will offer a $1000 prize for the best cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort in the Arts and Humanities that yields a historically-grounded script o

Short Fiction: Open Topic--Papers or abstracts due March 18, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association, Oct. 28-30, 2010
contact email: 
rcutting@stmarytx.edu

Call for papers or abstracts for the session on short fiction at the SCMLA's 2010 meeting. Deadline for submission is March 18, 2010.

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE]Turning on Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text, April 16-17, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University at Albany, SUNY English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
egsoalbany@yahoo.com

“We must more than ever stand on the side of human rights. We need human rights. We are in need of them and they are in need, for there is always a lack, a shortfall, a falling short, an insufficiency; human rights are never sufficient.” (Jacques Derrida, Philosophy in a Time of Terror)

[UPDATE] Red Feather Journal: an Internation Journal of Children's Visual Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Debbie Olson
contact email: 
debbieo@okstate.edu

[UPDATE] The inaugural issue of Red Feather Journal is now up and can be viewed at www.redfeatherjournal.org

Carmen Martín Gaite 10 years on: revisiting her textual and visual legacy

full name / name of organization: 
Maria-José Blanco and Jessamy Harvey, The Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS, Birkbeck) and the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies) , London, UK.
contact email: 
gaiteconference2010@googlemail.com

Carmen Martín Gaite 10 years on:
revisiting her textual and visual legacy

Conference to be held in London, 10-11 December 2010

Co-organizers: Dr Maria-José Blanco and Dr Jessamy Harvey

Women's Memoirs and the World of the Sixties (MLA Special Session, Los Angeles, 6-9 January 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Donna S. Parsons
contact email: 
donna-parsons@uiowa.edu

Many women have written memoirs about their lives in the 1960s. How have they characterized these times? Was it a decade of optimism, hope, accomplishment, regret, anger, betrayal, or confusion?

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