category: twentieth century and beyond

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?

CFP: International Education, Transnational Identities (NWSA Panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Abbie Boggs, Cultural Studies, UC Davis
contact email: 
ahboggs@ucdavis.edu

A Panel Proposed for the Annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference; November 11-14, 2010; Denver, CO

Utopian Animals

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.”

[Update] Urban Gothic: Haunted Cities, Spectral Traces (24 April 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Brabon, Edge Hill University
contact email: 
gothic@edgehill.ac.uk

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED UNTIL 1 MARCH 2010

Urban Gothic: Haunted Cities, Spectral Traces
A one-day conference at
Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
24 April 2010

Resistance & Outcasts

full name / name of organization: 
French and Italian Graduate Students Association
contact email: 
osu.figsa@gmail.com

The Conference of the French and Italian Graduate Student Association at the Ohio State University is an opportunity to converse about research regarding current questions and debate important to the

Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold Deadline May 1, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
nancy Barta-Smith Ph.D. and Danette DiMarco Ph.D., Slippery Rock University
contact email: 
nancy.barta-smith@sru.edu; danette.dimarco@sru.edu

Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold

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