Submissions are invited for the second volume of the Journal of Literary Onomastics, the only scholarly periodical devoted to the study of names in literature. Issues appear in print and online. All submissions should be prepared in Chicago or MLA style and sent as email attachments in MS Word to the editor (email@example.com). Submissions deemed acceptable by the editor and 1-2 external referees will appear in Vol. 2 of the Journal of Literary Onomastics, to be published in 2012. Submissions must be in English and may consider literature of any period in any language, though the expertise of the editor and Editorial Board should be borne in mind.
MMLA Permanent Session on Travel Writing/Writing Travel
Topic: The Debts of Travel
Postcolonial Literature is a standing session of PAMLA, which will meet at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington, October 19-21, 2012. For information about the conference or to submit a proposal, visit http://www.pamla.org/2012. Proposals should be approximately 300 words and must be submitted through the online system by April 22, 2012.
Please send questions regarding the session to Linda Lang-Peralta (firstname.lastname@example.org)and include PAMLA in the subject line.
Slovo is now accepting submissions for its May 2012 issue.
Slovo is a fully refereed, twice-yearly journal, edited and managed by postgraduates of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. This journal aims to discuss and interpret Russian, Eurasian, Central and East European affairs, covering the fields of anthropology, economics, film, geography, history, international studies, linguistics, literature, media, politics and sociology.
The Association will hold its 34th Conference organised jointly by Kings College London and the University of Westminster, 4-6 September 2012. The conference will take place at King's College London. We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers will be Professor Paul Preston who will be speaking about the 'Spanish Holocaust' and Professor Ángel Viňas who will speak about the persistence of the myths of Francoism in democratic Spain.
In recent years, increasing critical attention has been paid to the role of media in shaping experience and cultural memory. While the engagement with the past has been redefined as performative, rather than reproductive, the importance of different media for preserving, retrieving, forming, and producing narratives of nationhood has been emphasised. The special issue of Nordic Irish Studies on Cultural Memory and the Remediation of Narratives of Irishness is devoted to the significance of the mediation and remediation of traditional narratives of the nation for negotiating a sense of Irishness.
The thematic focus of this interdisciplinary conference relates principally to the concepts of authority and wisdom as they apply, and have applied, to the Irish nation in times of change. In recent times, Ireland has witnessed a profound reconfiguration in terms of its cultural, political, constitutional, and religious identities, resulting in an unparalleled questioning of the discourses and narratives that had seemingly defined the nation.
The eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries saw the eruption of violent conflict in the French and American revolutions, an industrial revolution sweep Britain, the prolonged hostilities of the Napoleonic wars, as well as the economic catastrophe of the South Sea Bubble. The period was also a time of upheaval in literature: philosophically, stylistically, generically and in the changing nature of the literary marketplace. Recent scholarship has continued to highlight the importance of political and intellectual debate to British literary output, as well as the battles taking place within literary circles and texts themselves.
FINAL REMINDER: Abstract deadline is Monday 2nd April, which is only four days away.
Our confirmed speakers already include:
Professor Kevin Robins (Goldsmiths)
Professor Jeanette Steemers (Westminster)
Professor Roland Robertson (Aberdeen)
Professor Lucy Mazdon (Southampton)
Professor Lothar Mikos (HFF Konrad Wolf)
Dr Constantine Verevis (Monash)
Dr Tejaswini Ganti (NYU)
Dr Laurence Raw (Baskent)
Dr Jean Chalaby (City)
Dr Savaş Arslan (Bahçeşehir)
Dr Pia Jensen (Aarhus)
Media Across Borders: The 1st International Conference on the Localisation of Film, Television and Video Games
Saturday 9th June, 2012 at the University of Roehampton, London
Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.
The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.
This is a proposed panel for the International Canadian Studies conference "Meeting Places/Lieux de rencontre" organized by Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia & Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, September 18-21, 2013. More information on the conference can be found here: http://www.smu.ca/events/meetingplaces/
Panel: "Nation/hood and Narratives of Place"
This approved session for the October 19-21 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University will explore the teaching of poetic form. Intimidating, scary, frightening – synonyms students usually associate with actually writing in an organized rhythm and form in a creative writing class. Scanning an iambic pentameter stanza is one thing, but writing a poem in heroic couplets can seem a daunting chore. However, teaching prosody and fixed forms can be a rewarding and thought-provoking task for professors, and a liberating, confidence–building exercise for students who often surprise themselves by writing original, lyrical poems.
Please submit paper proposals by April 22, to the PAMLA website:
As Postmodernity has become the norm in culture, traditional boundaries among literary genres and other arts, technologies, and mass media have disappeared, infusing each other and blurring the boundaries that used to define them. This session explores this cross-discipline interaction through US or Canadian artistic and literary productions.
The poet F.T. Prince (1912-2003) has had a profound impact on contemporary British and American verse; poets as diverse as John Ashbery and Geoffrey Hill have cited him as a major influence on their work. Famed for his war poem 'Soldiers Bathing', Prince's substantial oeuvre includes dramatic monologues, autobiographical long poems, religious verse, and epithalamia.