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Southerners in Film SAMLA 2012 CONFERENCE (11-9 through 11-11-12)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 1:29pm
Southerners in Contemporary Film Society

This regular session of the 2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film, including essays that address the transnational turn in southern film, as well as issues of authenticity, mythology, and folklore in southern film. Other topics might include (but are not limited to) the southern documentary impulse, expressions of race, class and sexuality in contemporary southern film, adaptation and re-imaginings of southern literature, and new southern studies and southern cinema. We particularly welcome submissions speaking to the conference theme of borders, migration, boundaries, and memoir. By May 15, 2012, please submit abstracts along with a short CV by e-mail to Dr.

CFP - Fashioning the City: Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 11:07am
Royal College of Art, London, UK

CFP - Call for Papers

Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems

An International Inter-disciplinary Conference

Dates and Duration: 19th-21st September 2012
Location and Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU. United Kingdom.
Principal Language of Conference Proceedings: English

[UPDATE] Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:53am
Special Session for MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013

Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)
Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. But how has East Asia's emergence onto the world stage been reflected in late 20th-century English-language literature? This panel invites papers on recent Anglophone fiction set in East Asia; please send abstract of 1-2 pp along with a current c.v. to Mary Goodwin ( by 15 March 2012.

FINAL CALL [deadline 10 Feb 2012]: Panel on 'Maurice' (Forster, 1971/Ivory, 1987), AAS, York, UK, 27-28 Sep 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 8:03am
Dr Claire Monk / De Montfort University, UK

FINAL CALL for Panel Participants (deadline FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY)
E. M. Forster's Maurice (1913/1971) & 25 years of James Ivory's Maurice (1987): adaptation(s), authorship(s) and reappraisal(s)


7th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies
'Visible and Invisible Authorships'
27–28 September 2012, University of York, UK

2012 The Third Conference on Horticulture Science and Technology

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 2:00am
Chinese Society for Horticultural Science

In order to further improve the academic and theoretical foundations of horticulture, to enhance the production technology standard of horticulture, to foster the applications of information technology, biotechnology, electronics and other high technologies in the research and development of horticulture, to realize the rapid, stable and sustainable development of horticulture, Chinese Society for Horticultural Science intends to hold the "The Third Conference on Horticulture Science and Technology" on November 24-25,2012.

Modernism and Cosmopolitanism (MSA 14; Oct. 18–21, 2012)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 10:42pm
Michael Spiegel

The past few years have witnessed a revival of interest in cosmopolitanism as scholars in a variety of disciplines seek new ways to define community in an increasingly interdependent world. Cosmopolitanism once represented an ethical and political ideal that championed a commitment to humankind as a whole and devalued local attachments. Now "new" or "counter" cosmopolitanisms have emerged; challenging the implications of traditional cosmopolitanism (ethnocentrism, imperialism, elitism), this new generation locates cosmopolitanism within the realities of a globally integrated world that recognizes and values local attachments.

Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook": Fifty Years On (MLA 2013, 3-6 Jan, Boston)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 10:35pm
Doris Lessing Society

The Doris Lessing Society invites submissions for its annual panel at the MLA Convention in Boston, 3-6 January, 2013.

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of arguably Lessing's most famous novel, "The Golden Notebook." We are seeking papers exploring "The Golden Notebook" fifty years after its publication in 1962.

Please submit 300-500 word abstracts to Alice Ridout, Doris Lessing Society President by March 15, 2012. (

A book publication is also being planned on this topic so please get in touch if you are interested in working on this topic even if you are unable to attend the MLA Convention.

Portals Literary Journal is accepting submissions for our Spring 2012 issue.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 8:29pm
San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature Student Association

2012 Call for Submissions
Portals is currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2012 issue.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2012.

Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2012 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.

Formal requirements for original critical essays:

CFP MLA 2013 'Peterloo' Revisited (3/1/12)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 6:26pm
Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, Jan. 3-6, 2013

Special Session: Re-examinations of the historical, political, literary significance of the 1819 Manchester massacre. Papers on Shelley's 1819 poetry are also welcome. 250-500 word abstracts. Proposals due by 1 March 2012; Michael Demson (

Modern Family (MSA 14. Las Vegas. 18-21 Oct. 2012)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 3:25pm
Wesley Beal

The family—as a social institution, as field of study, as a body of representation and readership—has been underserved by theories of modernism. This oversight may stem from a perception that many of the moderns, such as the Greenwich Village avant-garde, were often averse to an institution they found inherently bourgeois and conservative. This panel invites papers that will consider the family as a center of modernist thought, aesthetics, and praxis.