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"Prophecy, Divination, Apocalypse" 33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum Friday and Saturday April 20-21, 2012

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 12:31pm
Plymouth State University

Plymouth State University
33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Friday and Saturday April 20-21, 2012

Call for Papers and Sessions
"Prophecy, Divination, Apocalypse"

We invite abstracts in medieval and Early Modern studies that consider how prophecy and divination functioned in personal, political, religious, and aesthetic realms. How did ideas about the future impact the present? Papers need not be confined to the theme but may cover many aspects of medieval and Renaissance life, literature, languages, art, philosophy, theology, history and music.

Women and Spirituality: Ministries. Deadline: September 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 11:28am
NEMLA, Rochester, NY, March 15 - 18, 2012

Women and Spiritualty: Ministries

This one-hour-fifteen-minute session will investigate women's recovery of previously appropriated spiritual roles: new roles, such as rabbi and Catholic priest; and women's roles in childbirth and spiritual healing. It will seek a range of presentations from the following areas: women and the priesthood; women in the rabbinate; women healers; women and goddess worship; women shamans; and related topics.

150-word abstracts or completed papers by September 15, 2011. Inquiries welcome.
Dolores DeLuise
Associate Professor
Please respond via email:

Flann O'Brien and Modernism (11 November, 2011: Sydney, Australia)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 12:48am
Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia AND John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies at UNSW

Strange Enlightenments:
Flann O'Brien and Modernism

11 November 2011
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf, University of Saskatchewan, 7-10 June 2012

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 6:54pm
Dr. Ann Martin

Some collaboration has to take place in the mind . . . before the art of creation can be accomplished. Some marriage of opposites has to be consummated. The whole of the mind must lie wide open…. (A Room of One's Own)

We have come together…to make one thing, not enduring—for what endures?—but seen by many eyes simultaneously. (The Waves)

This conference invites explorations of Virginia Woolf's work from a range of different disciplinary perspectives and practices. We welcome proposals on any aspect of Woolf studies, and especially papers or performances that:

[UPDATE] Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 3:31pm
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University

From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political "in-between-ness." I am looking to organize a panel that examines the nature, use, and/or function of the liminal in contemporary literature for the 2012 International Conference on Narrative, to be held March 15–17 in Las Vegas, NV (

Call for papers: Linguistics Area Feb. 8-11, 2012

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 3:21pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Linguistics Area
2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Deadline Dec. 1, 2011
The 33rd Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February -11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at
Proposals are now being accepted for the Linguistics Area, which will focus on language in society. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.
• Language and the Media

CFP - International Eating: Women's Global Food Stories

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 2:37pm
Caroline Smith/ The George Washington University

Call for Papers
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Area: Women's and Gender Studies

International Eating: Women's Global Food Stories

Of late, many women food writers are recording their global food stories, whether they are making sense divergent cultural identities at home or recording their culinary adventures abroad. This panel centers on women's food writing, looking specifically at stories that emphasize women's international food experiences. Papers should focus on women's global food stories, and they may explore different kinds of food writing (fiction, memoir, cookbooks, etc.).

"Barbauld's *Eighteen Hundred and Eleven* at 200" (ASECS 2012 - San Antonio); 15 Sep 2011 proposal deadline

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 2:04pm
Scott Krawczyk, Department of English and Philosophy, USMA, West Point

Inspired by the 200th anniversary of its controversial publication, this panel welcomes papers that address Barbauld's *Eighteen Hundred and Eleven* from any critical perspective. Needless to say, Barbauld is gaining more and more critical attention, and this panel looks to harness some of the scholarly energy and interest surrounding this important author and work. The panel will comprise three twenty-minute papers followed by a response to each from William McCarthy, recipient of the 2011 Annibel Jenkins Biography Prize for *Anna Letitia Barbauld: Voice of the Enlightenment.*

[UPDATE] CFP: Vanguard & Revolution / Bicentenary, 1 October 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 12:58pm
Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos "Rómulo Gallegos" (Celarg), Caracas - Venezuela

vanguardia & revolución/ tiempos bicentenarios

Cierre de la convocatoria: 15 de agosto de 2011

Para el segundo número de SUR/versión, proponemos, no una convocatoria doble, sino una convocatoria que se desdobla en vanguardia & revolución / tiempos bicentenarios. E identificamos, a partir de este desdoblamiento y cruce, las siguientes líneas de indagación:

Translation of Resistance Literature

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 12:15pm
Riham Alhossary/ Binghamton University

NeMLA 2012 Convention

Translation of Resistance Literature

This panel will address the translation of resistance literature. Since this literature is usually intended for a local audience and is written in the local language of the resistance,should it be translated into other languages? Does translation benefit the resistance or does it come as a detriment to it? Speakers are encouraged to draw upon their own experiences in translating resistance literature if possible. Please submit 250-300 word abstract to Riham Alhossary (

Please note: A publishing house is interested in publishing a volume on this topic.

What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English', 2nd International Conference, 16-18 July 2012, University of Lincoln, UK

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 12:01pm
Dr Sian Adiseshiah/University of Lincoln, UK

Following the success of the 2010 conference 'What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English – the first decade' there will be a theme for the second conference, which will form the focus of a special issue of the new journal devoted to 21st century literature, C21 Literatures: A Journal of 21st-century Writings. The theme is the title of Paul Gauguin's painting, 'Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?'