The recent transnational turn in literary studies has revolutionized how we talk about many of the canonical objects of modernist studies: the manifesto, little magazines, immigration, urbanization, and cosmopolitanism. But to what extent can we "transnationalize" modernist engagements with the law? On the surface, the national exceptionalism encoded in the legal doctrine of citizenship would seem resistant to transnational reading strategies. And yet, the slow granting of autonomy to European colonies over the first half of the twentieth century raised significant questions about the scope and application of modern legal forms across national borders.
How did "marginalized bodies" (women, non-white, and/or non-British people) respond to, resist, and "write back" against pathologization and objectification by doctors? abstracts of 250-300 words and CV by 15 March 2012; Danielle Spratt (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Angela Monsam (email@example.com).
Call for proposals: Special Session on "Women and Work," Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association annual conference, Seattle University, October 19-21, 2012.
How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?
Scholarship on the historical novel needs to reassess the role of modernism, and the field of modernism needs to consider the role of the historical novel. Histories of the historical novel often fast-forward the years between the dawn of the twentieth century and the second world war. Assuming that modernism's attention to subjectivity and states of consciousness make it incompatible with the historical novel, studies have focused mainly on the classical historical novels of the nineteenth century (Scott, Balzac, Tolstoy), and then trace the postmodern and postcolonial return of the genre (Salman Rushdie, Garbriel Garcia Marquez, Umberto Eco). But what about the modernist historical novel? Did it exist?
25-26 April 2013
Manchester, United Kingdom
From contemporary horror film to medieval Eucharistic devotions, from Freudian theory to science fiction, cannibals and cannibalism continue to repel and intrigue us in equal measure. This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore humanity's relationships with, and attitudes towards, cannibalism, whether fascination, horror or purely practical considerations.
Papers are sought from all disciplines, including but not limited to literature, film studies, history, anthropology, archaeology, psychology and medicine.
Proposals are sought for 20 minute papers. Possible topics may include:
As feminist film scholar Laura Mulvey has famously argued, the eroticized female body has long been subjected to the patriarchal male gaze within cinema. This panel hinges upon the contention that a.) the same objectification happens to the reproductive female body, and b.) such reproductive spectacles are not limited to film, but may be found in other forms of modernist media and art as well. The aim of this panel is to explore the connections between modernist modes of spectacular display and the reproductive female body. Submissions are welcome from any discipline and may treat a wide range of critical, historical, and/or theoretical concerns that pertain to pregnancy, contraception, abortion, childbirth, and/or motherhood.
I am seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference in Columbus, OH, Oct 12-14. Abstracts can include a wide variety of approaches to Adaptation Studies. These may include research on film adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, etc. Please upload your abstract to http://submissions.mpcaaca.org by April 30, 2011.
The SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) invites proposals for presentations that broadly support this year's conference themes; including individual presentations, panels, mini-workshops, or alternative innovative formats (including those utilizing videoconferencing and other technologies). Joint proposals from cross-department and/or inter-institutional teams, those which include substantial audience participation, or which bring in student perspectives are particularly encouraged. This year's conference is being held June 7-8, at the SUNY Global Center in New York City.
BORDERLINES XVI – Site & Sound
20th-22nd April 2012
Queen's University Belfast
Special guest speaker: Prof. Paul Strohm (Columbia University)
I am inviting abstracts for a Special Session at the 2012 PAMLA at Seattle University, October 19-21,
for a panel I am presiding, titled:
Music in France: From Classical Music to Chanson, Rap, and Rock
This panel examines musical genres in France and the Francophone World with emphasis on how music can be used in a French as a second language classroom and as a tool to enhance teaching and deepen understanding of France and the Francophone world.
Please send a paper title, an approximately 500-word proposal, and an approximately 50-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Online CFP List and Paper Proposal Form for the October 19-21 PAMLA Conference, to be held at Seattle University in Seattle, WA, is now open. The deadline for proposing a paper to any of over 100 approved sessions is now April 22, 2012. For more information, please visit the PAMLA Conference website: http://www.pamla.org/2012
For the list of approved sessions, please see: http://www.pamla.org/2012/session-topics
Mapping Pre-1965 South Asian America, MLA, Boston 2013
Co-sponsored by the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, The Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, the Citizens of the World conference will be held at NTU's Yunnan Garden campus in Singapore on 22-24 June 2012.
The Women and Work panel will be accepting proposals until March 15, 2012. Please send an abstract of 300-500 words along with university affiliation and contact information to Phyllis Thompson at email@example.com. For more information about the panel, please see the brief description below or email Phyllis Thompson.
Women and Work: Vocational Adaptations in the Eighteenth Century
The 18th Irregular Miami J'yce Birthday Conference:
Joyce and England
University of Miami
January 31-February 2, 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are now being solicited for the 18th Irregular Miami J'yce Birthday
Conference to be held at the University of Miami, January 31-February 2, 2013.
Possible topics could include:
• English characters in Joyce
• Joyce and the English language
• Joyce and subversion
• nationalism & imperialism
• Joyce visiting England
• Joyce and English contemporaries
• Joyce and Shakespeare
• Joyce and Cardinal Newman
• English politics and Joyce
• BUT ALL JOYCE TOPICS ARE WELCOME!
The 2012 South Western Region Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will be held October 5-6 at Oklahoma Christian University in cooperation with Oklahoma Baptist University. The theme of the conference is "Theatrum Mundi: Faith, Representation, and Multiculturalism."
The keynote speaker will be Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang , who will deliver the 8th annual McBride Lecture for Faith & Literature. Mr. Hwang will also appear, along with members of the editorial board of the journal Ecumenica, on a panel addressing issues of faith in contemporary drama.