category: twentieth century and beyond

Literature, Trauma, and Healing: Refusing to Silence the Discourse (abstract deadline: Sept. 30; conference: March 15-18)

full name / name of organization: 
43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
traumahealing2012@gmail.com

Conference:
43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

Serious Play in the Political Novel (Midwest Modern Language Association, Nov. 3-6, 2011, St. Louis)

full name / name of organization: 
Samuel Cohen, University of Missouri
contact email: 
cohenss@missouri.edu

This already accepted special session--organized for the 53rd Annual Meeting of the MMLA, whose informal theme is "Play...

Whip Me, Beat Me: The Representation of Violence Against Women (NEMLA deadline: 9/30/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention Rochester NY April
contact email: 
vketz@iona.edu

This panel invites papers that study the representation of violence against women in literary texts.

CFP: Masculinity in superhero comic books and films (NEMLA, deadline 9/30/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek McGrath, SUNY Stony Brook
contact email: 
derek.mcgrath@stonybrook.edu

CFP: Masculinity in superhero comic books and films

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15 to 18, 2012
Rochester, NY

Deadline: September 30, 2011.

Submit 250- to 500-word proposals to Derek McGrath (derek.mcgrath@stonybrook.edu).

Riding Beyond the Purple Sage: the 21st Century American Western, 9/30/11 [NeMLA: Rochester NY; March 15-18, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jadonahu@potsdam.edu

In 1912, Zane Grey published Riders of the Purple Sage, an important text in the development of the American western.

CFP Maggie Gee Conference 30-31 August 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of St Andrews and University of Surrey
contact email: 
gee@gylphi.co.uk

This two-day international conference aims to bring together scholars for the first academic conference dedicated to Maggie Gee’s writing.

UPDATE Short Fiction in Theory & Practice

full name / name of organization: 
Intellect Press
contact email: 
coxa@edgehill.ac.uk

Short Fiction in Theory and Practice is an interdisciplinary journal celebrating the current resurgence in short-story writing and research.

The Tenth International Junior Scholars Conference on Sinology ( Aug 14-18; abstracts due Jun 15)

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, San Diego
contact email: 
y8huang@ucsd.edu

The Tenth International Junior Scholars Conference on Sinology
Taiwan as Hub for Transculturation across the Pacific
University of California, San Diego
August 14-18, 2011

Call for Chapter Proposals: Multidisciplinary Book on Pratchett’s Discworld Series

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Hiebert Alton & William Spruiell
contact email: 
anne.hiebert.alton@cmich.edu or sprui1wc@cmich.edu

“Noticing the Slanty Bits: Converging on Discworld” (tentative title)

out of print, the evolution of twentieth-century writing, Friday 16 September 2011

full name / name of organization: 
School of Literature & Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, UK
contact email: 
info@outofprintconference.co.uk

The conference will explore all aspects of the theme to ask: Why are some writers neglected? How can we read the position and problem of writing that is no longer published?

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