category: twentieth century and beyond

[UPDATE] REGISTRATION NOW OPEN John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
buchan-conference@hotmail.com

Plenary Speakers: Douglas Gifford (University of Glasgow) on Buchan's response to his Victorian literary precursors, and Douglas Kerr (University of Hong Kong) on Buchan, myth, and "The Dancing Floor"

Directory of World Cinema: Sweden Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Directory of World Cinema
contact email: 
worlddirectoryofcinemasweden@gmail.com

We are seeking contributors for the Directory of World Cinema, Sweden.
This Directory, published by Intellect, is slated to be a wide-ranging

[UPDATE] Affecting Feminism, UK (12/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University
contact email: 
stacy.gillis@ncl.ac.uk

Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling

Newcastle University, U.K. (10-12 December 2010)

[UPDATE] CFP - Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Program at Purdue University
contact email: 
graphic.engagement@gmail.com

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

WSQ Special Issue: Ruin

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Ruin
Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Rupal Oza

This issue of WSQ explores the multiple valences of ruin. While ruin clearly follows from disaster – from economic collapse to earthquakes to floods to volcanic eruptions to political and social unrest – it is also highly gendered: what is more easily ruined, after all, than a virtuous woman’s reputation?

Ruin can exist in the singular as a catastrophe and in the plural as an aesthetic, architectural, and historical pleasure. Mourning at a ruin can entail grief and also nostalgia for a world before disintegration and decay. Ruin suggests both temporal and spatial change, evoking a time and a place before as well as meditating on the here and now.

The specter of ruin generates strategies to forestall it: protectionism towards women and children, as well as other marginalized populations; economic bailouts to prevent the possibility of collapse; the closing down or limiting of borders; emergency warning systems; militarization and weaponization of society. And yet in this issue we also hope to pose a sometimes unthinkable question: what is so bad about ruin? Why do we fear the collapse of systems that might in fact be currently unworkable or even destructive?

[UPDATE] COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Durham, UK
contact email: 
cosmopoetics@googlemail.com

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

An International Conference - 8-10 September, 2010
Department of English Studies – Durham University, UK

Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2010

Lord Dunsany Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Tania Scott and Douglas Small, University of Glasgow
contact email: 
tania.e.scott@googlemail.com

Lord Dunsany- New Readings
Collected Essays

Contributions to a volume on Thomas Pynchon (proposals due June 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Profils américains
contact email: 
bfryd@univ-poitiers.fr

Profils américains is a French collection published by the Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée at the University of Montpellier (http://www.pulm.fr/+-Profils-americains-+).

[Update] Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold Deadline June 21, 2010

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

Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold

Publishing an Edited Collection: The Process Explained

full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association Conference November 4-7, 2010
contact email: 
bwheeler@siu.edu

This is a roundtable session that aims to explain the process of proposing, collecting, publishing, editing, and marketing an edited collection of essays, particularly as a book.

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