Reassessing Hawthorne's Gothic
Special Issue, _Nathaniel Hawthorne Review_ (to be published fall, 2012)
Reassessing Hawthorne's Gothic
Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad
South Asian Literary Association (SALA), Seattle 2012
Date: Wed., January 4, 2012 at 9:00am – Thurs., January 5, 2012 at 5:00pm
Venue: Hyatt Place Downtown, 110 6th Avenue North (at Denny Way)
Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Distinguished Guest Author: Charles Johnson
Abstract Deadline: August 31, 2011
Label Me Latina/o (www.labelmelatin.com) is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. Label Me Latina/o also publishes creative literary pieces whose authors self-define as Latina or Latino regardless of thematic content. The Co-Directors will publish creative works in English, Spanish or Spanglish whereas analytical essays should be written in English or Spanish.
The Department of English Studies at Durham University invites submission of proposals for its session at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan from May 10-13, 2012. The panel seeks proposals of 300-500 words with a working title and department affiliation by September 1, 2011. Participants will be contacted regardless of whether or not their proposal has been accepted. All proposals submitted but not accepted will be sent on to the general committee for consideration in one of the general sessions at Kalamazoo. The CfP is as follows:
We are currently seeking proposals for "Théâtre et actualité(s)," a panel at ASECS's upcoming meeting in San Antonio. Papers in English or in French are encouraged; please don't hesitate to send along any questions.
"Théâtre et actualité(s)"
Logan Connors, French & Francophone Studies Program, Bucknell U., Lewisburg, PA 17837 AND Yann Robert, Dept. of French & Italian, Stanford U., Pigott Hall, Room 105, Stanford, CA 94305
CFP: Computers and Writing 2012
ArchiTEXTure: Composing and Constructing in Digital Spaces
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Onsite Conference: Thursday, May 17, 2012 – Sunday, May 20, 2012
Proposal Submission Opens: September 1, 2011
Proposal Due Date: October 22, 2011 (before midnight EST)
Notifications of Acceptance: December 15, 2011
Registration Opens: January 15, 2012
Online Conference: Dates to be announced
Keynote Speakers: David Parry, Alex Reid, Anne Wysocki
A new and exciting move toward 'object-oriented studies' is underway among historians and literary scholars, including medievalists. Such studies (colloquially known as 'thing theory') see 'things' neither as mirrors of human activity or will, nor deictic signs pointing to inner lives of human characters. Rather such an approach wishes to examine the 'network of relationships' between subjects and objects. Moreover, it has been argued that medieval literature has much to offer such studies, as objects have a degree of autonomy in medieval literature that is lacking in later texts, having been bullied out of the focal field by Enlightenment empiricism.
Editing Old English: Ælfric's Lives of the Saints
Special Session at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 2012)
2012 marks the 100-year anniversary of the death of W. W. Skeat, the eminent lexicographer and editor of Anglo-Saxon texts. Skeat is known among Ælfric scholars as the editor of the four-volume Lives of Saints (1881-1890). This edition has numerous limitations, including an incomplete scholarly apparatus, a dated translation, and infrequent availability. A new edition is needed - but what would it look like? Who would it be for?
This session will feature papers that examine Skeat's editorial choices and look towards what is needed for a future edition.
Patrice Evans, who blogs under the moniker "The Assimilated Negro," published an online essay on the ebonyjet.com website late in 2007 that lamented the seeming lack of satire in mainstream black culture:
CFP for "Triumph in my Song": 18th & 19th Century African Atlantic Culture, History, & Performance to be held at: the University of Maryland, May 31-June 2, 2012
Panel Title: Ecstatic Performance at the Borders of Faith and Race
Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world. Umberto Eco once wrote that while James Joyce "designed with words," Borges "designed with ideas." These ideas have had a tremendous impact throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. For example, the genre of magical realism that Borges helped to inspire has in turn inspired writers as diverse as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, José Saramango and Toni Morrison among many others. Likewise, postmodern authors such as Eco, Italo Calvino, John Barth, and Thomas Pynchon have all cited Borges as a key influence on their work.
In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." While most would disagree that Nabokov disappeared or left nothing much behind him, many would agree that exile played a large role in his life and works. Even before he was forced to flee Russia, Nabokov's earliest poetry expressed the pain of exile and loss, a pain that would only intensify in the years to come.
International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology (IJAET)
(An open access scholarly, online, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bimonthly, and fully refereed journal IJAET is highly indexed with GEI Index factor 1.96: "http://www.ijaet.org/indexing-archiving-of-ijaet/index.html)
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Smooth, simple and timely publishing of review and research articles!
Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920
23rd September 2011, University of Warwick
*CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED– 15th August*
Whilst discussions of gender and space in the nineteenth-to early-twentieth century have typically focused on "women and the city", rural spaces offer equally productive contexts for exploring the intersections between gender and space in this period. As the socio-spatial relations of the country are impacted by the move into modernity, rural environments are revealed in literary and historical texts as sites of complex, contradictory and changing gendered codes.
Toni Morrison's latest novel, A Mercy, demonstrates the contemporary writer's continued preoccupation with the history of slavery in the New World as well as the ever expanding range of approaches to this subject matter. This panel invites papers that examine contemporary narratives of slavery (written after 1970) and how they render this historical experience in terms that challenge contemporary readers of all racial backgrounds.
Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and brief cv to Maria Rice Bellamy at email@example.com by September 30, 2011.