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Prosody and/or Poetics, Boulder, October 11-13, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 6:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Presenters are requested to marry some aspect of critical theory or the philosophy of language to the study of literary prosody. Presentations in prosody in languages other than English will be welcome. Submission deadline March 1.

Seeking board members

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 5:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
MP: An Online Feminist Journal
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MP: An Online Feminist Journal is growing, and we are looking to
expand our editorial board!

We seek energetic people with a passion for feminist scholarship to help with handling our growing submission volume and with expanding the journal as it moves toward a regular publication cycle.

We seek to add two new members at this time. Here are some basic
qualifications we are looking for:

-- A background and strong interest in feminist studies and issues. As we are an interdisciplinary journal, some interdisciplinary study is preferred.

-- The ability to converse about these issues in a civil and critical manner with people of different training levels and backgrounds.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: George Perkins Marsh (Hoboken, NJ)

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 4:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stevens Institute of Technology
contact email: 

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ.
George Perkins Marsh: An American for all Seasons.

Please note the following changes to our conference scheduling:
-The conference CFP deadline has been extended to 15 March 2012.
-The conference will take place on 04 May 2012 only (this will be a one day not two day conference).

CFP: Romantic Voyagers - Voyaging Romantics, 29-30 September 2012, Wellington NZ

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 3:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Victoria University of Wellington and the Alexander Turnbull Library
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We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on all aspects of Romantic voyaging, the period, its context and its authors. Papers which address the larger issues of 'voyaging' will be welcome too.

The conference will include an opportunity to admire some of the treasures of the Rare Book collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library. There will also be time to explore the bracing sea-front and beautiful streets of Wellington with its numerous restaurants and bars, and to ascend via the famous cable car to the Botanical Gardens.

The keynote speakers are:
Dr Ruth Lightbourne (Alexander Turnbull Library)
Professor Vincent O'Sullivan, DCNZM
Professor Nicholas Roe (St Andrews University, Scotland)

[UPDATE] (M)other Nature? Inscriptions, Locations, Revolutions - 31 May - 2 June 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 3:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Bucharest

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 14th Annual Conference:

(M)other Nature? Inscriptions, Locations, Revolutions
Dates: 31 May–2 June 2012
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7-13, Bucharest, Romania

Invited speakers:
Franc Chamberlain (University of Huddersfield)
Carl Lavery (University of Aberystwyth)
Ralph Yarrow (University of East Anglia)
Priscilla Solis Ybarra (University of North Texas)

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2012

UPDATE Moving Modernisms Conference

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford

Conference Schedule Announced:

Visit for more information and registration.

Moving Modernisms is a four day agenda-setting conference taking place in Oxford, 21st-24th March 2012. Bringing together internationally distinguished speakers from across the globe, the conference will explore and evaluate the cultural, material and intellectual landscapes of Modernist scholarship and some of the most significant directions in which study of the period has developed over the past forty years.

The conference will explore the numerous aspects conveyed in the title, including:

Margaret Atwood: Religion, Ethics, and Debt (MLA 2013, 3-6 Jan, Boston)

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 1:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Atwood Society
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The Margaret Atwood Society invites submissions for its annual panel at MLA (3-6 Jan. 2013, Boston).

We are seeking papers that explore the themes of religion, ethics, and/or debt in Atwood's works. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract and a brief bio by March 2nd.

Electronic submissions preferred: Karma Waltonen (

The HBCU: Past, Present, and Future

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 1:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Plenum: The South Carolina State University Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies
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Plenum 4 (Spring 2013) Call for Papers
The HBCU: Past, Present, and Future

In 2010, President Barack Obama re-affirmed the mission of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities by designating increased funding for these institutions. This increased funding and focus on HBCUs serve as recognition of the crucial role of HBCUs in educating traditionally underserved populations.

Norman Mailer Society Conference Call for Papers

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 1:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Norman Mailer Society
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The Norman Mailer Society Tenth International Conference
October 10-13, 2012
Provincetown, Massachusetts

The Program Committee seeks proposals for panel presentations during the Tenth Annual International Conference of The Norman Mailer Society, to be held in Provincetown, MA. "Norman Mailer: Achievements and Paradoxes" is the theme of the conference and papers on any topic related to Norman Mailer will be considered.

Achronicity/Anachronism (1000-1700)

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 11:38am
full name / name of organization: 
Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Achronicity/Anachronism (1000-1700)

An Interdisciplinary Conference to take place on February 21-23, 2013, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sponsored by the Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)

Undercover America at MLA 2013 (3-6 January, Boston)

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 8:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Fisher
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This panel examines the methodology and genre of the undercover narrative in U.S. literature. From slumming expeditions and Progressive-era social investigations to cross-class passages into the world of the waitress, factory laborer, and tramp, middle- and upper-class writers have undertaken the journey "down and out" in order to understand and represent workers and the poor in their work. What do such "experiments in misery" tell us about the role of class, and cross-class affiliation, in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature?

Call For Papers IJAET 2012 [UPDATE]

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 6:08am
full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology
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Call for Papers – IJAET' 2012
IJAET is an scholarly, online international journal that publishes original research papers in the fields of Engineering & Technology. The aim of the IJAET is to publish peer reviewed research and review articles. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The Journal covers all essential branches of Engineering & Technology.


Objectives of IJAET

CFP on Charles Bowden for the 2012 Western Literature Association Conference, Lubbock, TX (November 7-10, 2012)

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 9:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
D. Seth Horton
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We are accepting proposals for a panel or panels on Charles Bowden for the 2012 Western Literature Association Conference in Lubbock, Texas (November 7-10). The theme for this year's conference is "Western Crossroads: Literature, Social Justice, and the Environment." We are open to all critical approaches, including feminist, Marxist, critical regionalist, hemispheric, narratological, postcolonial, and ecocritical perspectives. Potential proposals may include, but are not limited, to the following topics:

• Apocalyptic southwest

• Connections between Bowden and other writers (Abbey, McCarthy, Silko, etc.)

• Versions of El Sicario (film, articles, and books)

• Environmental beauty and destruction

[UPDATE] Mass Observation Anniversaries Conference 4-6 JULY 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 7:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mass Observation/University of Sussex
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The Conference would particularly welcome abstracts for papers focusing on the literary aspects of Mass Observation and its relationship to individuals and contexts including the following (indicative) list: Auden, Caudwell, Greene, Mitchison, Orwell, Woolf, plain prose, poetry of the 1930s and 1940s, popular front, proletarian literature, reportage, modernism, intermodernism and middlebrow.

Confirmed Speakers:

James Hinton (Warwick)
Nick Hubble (Brunel)
Laura Marcus (Oxford)
Dorothy Sheridan (Sussex)

Call for Papers (deadline: 13 February 2012)