In honor of Fred Hobson and his upcoming retirement, we are soliciting essays for a panel celebrating his extensive contribution to American and southern literary studies. We are calling specifically for papers influenced by Hobson's critical studies such as _Tell About the South_, _But Now I See_, _Mencken: A Life_, and _The Silencing of Emily Mullen_, among others. If you are interested in participating in this celebration, send a 250-word abstract to Maria Hebert-Leiter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Andrew Leiter (email@example.com) by June 1.
Call for paper
On the occasion of 100th Anniversary
International Balkan Symposium: Friendship and Collaboration in the Balkans
October 5-7, 2012 Isparta -Turkey
What do men and women want?
Maybe this has been discussed too often. Yet, the novelty of our rapidly transforming times uncomfortably redirects it to us. The acute specialization and compartmentalization of our living experiences means that often we're observing the most obvious things from an outsider's perspective. Of course, the full picture is hardly available to us (if ever it was available to humanity) despite our best efforts to empiricise our little knowledge and so, in that sense, tepid and stereotypical gender roles have always polarized opinions in all ages.
November 23th-24th, 2012
Department of English
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
Laura Quinney, Brandeis University
William Flesch, Brandeis University
The English Department at the University of Otago publishes annotated scholarly editions of neglected earlier NZ literature and would welcome proposals from interested editors for particular titles.
Proposals should take the form of an email to the series editor, Dr. Shef Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) describing why a particular work would benefit from being republished, how the editor would contextualise and introduce the work, and an estimated number of pages for the edition.
Please see the CFP below for PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association). The deadline is May 13, and the topic has been broadened since our previous call.
The Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SCSSAWW) is looking for one more paper to complete their panel, "INTER-EXAMINATIONS OF CAPTIVITY AND SLAVE NARRATIVES."
This is a confirmed panel which will be presented at the 2012 PAMLA conference in Seattle on October 19-21. The panel description is as follows:
Each paper should contain only 5-6 pages (Strictly not exceed) including abstract/references. (.doc or .docx format / email attachment containing the document) with the following information:
Title of paper,
Name(s) of the author(s), (Maximum three authors)
Contact address (postal and email) and
One printed copy of the book will be issued on the cost of Rs.550 only. (For two printed copies Rs.1050 only including postal expenses) Publication and processing fee is absolutely FREE! Last date for submission of paper is 25th May, 2012. Every paper submitted will be assessed and authors will be contacted through their email addresses by May'30th, 2012.
This proposed panel for RSA 2013 (San Diego) is concerned with the relationship between figurative language and intellectual history in Renaissance England. We invite submissions that address the central question: What is the relationship between truth and figuration in the English Renaissance? Related questions include the following: How do writers in different genres and disciplines conceptualize the relationship between figures and truths? How do they use figurative language to convey those truths? How does a specific interpretation of the truth of a figure change a writer's poetics? How do recovered, new, or changing theories of language affect how truth is figured?
Call for Papers and Panels
Writing by Degrees 2012
October 19-20th, 2012
Binghamton, New York
The Bundy Museum
Writing by Degrees, the nation's oldest graduate-run creative writing conference, is now accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2012 event—a two-day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building at Binghamton's historic Bundy Museum.
Culture, Citizenship, and Mass Spectacle
Session Leaders: Kimberly Jannarone, Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz and Keren Zaiontz, Lecturer, Roehampton University, London, UK
The guest editors of the international, transdisciplinary Journal of Research Practice (JRP) welcome proposals for a special issue about research assistantships. This special issue is designed to showcase multiple voices: graduate students, academics, professionals, community members, and other research partners are invited to share their experiences, insights, and concerns around research assistantships. There are few scholarly outlets dedicated to this research learning venue where research team members have the opportunity to acquire, practice, and enhance research knowledge and skills in environments that have the potential to be collaborative and participatory, yet sometimes become exploitative.
Roundtable Participants: Dr. Judith Roof, Dr. Joseph Campana, Dr. Timothy Morton, Dr. Colleen Lamos, Dr. Renee Hoogland
Keynote Address: Dr. Lee Edelman
Rice University English Symposium
Sept. 14-15, 2012
After Queer, After Humanism
C a l l F o r P a p e r s
7th International Workshop on
Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2012)
Radisson Blu Lillehammer Hotel
Turisthotellveien 6, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway
September 17-18, 2012
Scope of the 7th Conference
Call for Papers [Deadline: June 30, 2012]
Terror and the Inhuman Conference
Department of Modern Culture and Media
Providence, Rhode Island
October 25 - 27, 2012
Keynote Lectures to be delivered by:
Adriana Cavarero (University of Verona)
Jared Sexton (University of California, Irvine)