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Modernism, Transnationalism, and the Law (MSA 14: Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21, 2012)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 6:48pm
Matt Eatough

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.

[UPDATE] Special Session on Women & Work in Literature - October 19-21, PAMLA, Seattle University

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 5:16pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

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?

Modernism and the Historical Novel (MSA October 18-21, Las Vegas)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 4:49pm
Seamus O'Malley

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?

[REMINDER] Cannibals: Cannibalism, Consumption and Culture (25-26 April 2013)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 4:07pm
Hannah Priest/Hic Dragones

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:

Reproductive Spectacle and the Modernist Female Body / MSA 14: Modernism and Spectacle / 18-21 October 2012/ Las Vegas, NV

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 4:03pm
Megan Minarich / Vanderbilt University

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.

Adaptations- MPCA/MCAA (Oct 12-14, Columbus, OH)- Deadline, April 30

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 3:40pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association

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 by April 30, 2011.

Moving from Me to We: Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges with Globally Networked Learning Partnerships. June 7-8, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 3:23pm
SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Education

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.

CFP for Special Session on Music in France, PAMLA Seattle, October 19-21, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 2:48pm
Christa Jones

Dear colleagues,
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

2012 PAMLA Conference CFP Deadline April 22, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 2:35pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

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:

For the list of approved sessions, please see:

CFP: WOMEN AND WORK panel at Citizens of the World conference (Abstract: March 15; Conference: June 22-24, 2012)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 1:04pm
Phyllis Thompson/Citizens of the World Conference/Singapore

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 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; January 31-February 2, 2013

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 12:11pm
University of Miami

The 18th Irregular Miami J'yce Birthday Conference:
Joyce and England
University of Miami
January 31-February 2, 2013

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
• emigration/immigration
• Joyce visiting England
• Joyce and English contemporaries
• Joyce and Shakespeare
• Joyce and Cardinal Newman
• English politics and Joyce

"Theatrum Mundi: Faith, Representation, and Multiculturalism." October 5-6, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 11:17am
South West Conference on Christianity and Literature

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.