category: twentieth century and beyond

Essays wanted for upcoming collection on Conan the Cimmerian [Update]

full name / name of organization: 
Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
contact email: 
jprida@csj.edu

Seeking two proposals for a multi-disciplinary collection of essays on Conan. I already have the book contract and need the essays to round the manuscript out.

The Languages of James Joyce, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Salvatore Pappalardo, Maria Kager/Rutgers University
contact email: 
salvatop@rci.rutgers.edu, mariakager@yahoo.com

This panel welcomes papers investigating Joyce’s multilingualism.

The New William Golding (DEADLINE: Sept 30th, 2010) (NeMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, April 7-10, 2011
contact email: 
nckprkr@gmail.com

This panel is a part of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, April 7-10, 2011, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Panel Chairs: Virginia Tiger and Nick Parker.

NEMLA Queer Counterpublics: deadline 9/30/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Grace Sikorski
contact email: 
gsikorski@aacc.edu

Call for Papers

Queer Counter Public

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

Trauma Narratives and ‘Herstory’ with special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes

full name / name of organization: 
University of Northampton (UK) and University of Zaragoza (Spain)
contact email: 
sonya.andermahr@northampton.ac.uk, spellice@unizar.es

Trauma Narratives and ‘Herstory’
with special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes
An International Conference co-organised by:

New Directions in Gothic Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Sharla Hutchison, Fort Hays State University
contact email: 
shutchis@fhsu.edu

This session focuses on new and divergent trends in Gothic literature.

Understading Avatar: A Movie Made for the Masses -- NeMLA Convention -- 7-10 April 2011 -- New Brunswick, New Jersey [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
pchafe@ryerson.ca

Sven Birkerts identifies language erosion as one of the morbid symptoms of the electronic age: “Syntactical masonry is already a dying art; simple linguistic pre-fab is the norm. Ambiguity, paradox, irony, subtlety, and wit – fast disappearing. In their place, the simple ‘vision thing.’” The popularity of James Cameron’s Avatar may prove the worldwide spread of this morbid symptom.

The New Creative Writing: Bringing Forward a New Era of Instruction

full name / name of organization: 
Principal editors: Dianne Donnelly, Patrick Bizzaro, Gary Hawkins
contact email: 
ddonnelly@mail.usf.edu

The status of genre writing has been redefined for us in the work of Gunther Kress.

"The record of bitter moments": Prison Writing as a Genre, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Kristina Lucenko, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
kristina.lucenko@stonybrook.edu

From John Milton to Aphra Behn to Oscar Wilde to Angela Y. Davis, a striking number of writers have experienced some sort of imprisonment.

Donors and Helpers: Masculinity in Contemporary Fairy Tales (April 7-10, 2011 New Brunswick, NJ)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) 2011 Convention
contact email: 
bobbysu@wesley.edu

A hallmark of contemporary fairy tales is their subversion of stereotypical gender roles: once passive princesses have been transformed into tenacious, independent heroines who seek their own identiti

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