This session will explore the work of modernist, experimental, or 'innovative' Irish poetry from any angle: critical, theoretical, pedagogical, etc. Work on poets from the turn of the twentieth to the 21st century is welcome. In particular, papers are sought on the under-represented work of innovative Irish poets such as Randolph Healy, Trevor Joyce, Billy Mills, Maurice Scully, Geoffrey Squires and Catherine Walsh. Please send 200-400 word abstracts to
WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL
IS URGENTLY SEEKING BOOK REVIEWERS FOR ITS 2011 ISSUES
About the Journal:
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is published exclusively on the Internet as a forum for scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. It is particularly intended to promote critical analysis of gender inequalities within Jewish religion, culture, and society, both ancient and modern. The journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches. The material may be cross-methodological or interdisciplinary.
The Journal's Website:
Sexuality and Spirituality in Eighteenth-Century Literature
How are sexuality and spirituality intertwined, and how do they oppose each other, in German literature of the long eighteenth century? What types of sexual practices are condemned and condoned by various spiritual beliefs? How are gender and sexuality constructed through spirituality? Approaches focusing on various literary genres and spiritual beliefs or practices, Christian as well as non-Christian, are welcome. Please submit 250-word abstracts by September 30, 2011 to Eleanor ter Horst at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the conference is available here:
Call for Papers and Panels
36th Annual PAC Conference
March 22-24, 2012
Ocean Creek Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.
Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by December 9, 2011:
American / British Topics
Dr. Gary Ettari (email@example.com)
Associate Professor of Literature and Language
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Call for Papers: Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012--Rochester, New York
For better and for worse, modernity has surely left its mark on the food we daily eat. Two hundred years ago in 1812, Bryan Donkin purchased from a London broker the patent for canning food items inside tin containers. Within the next decade canned goods were widespread in Britain and France (Robertson 123). One hundred and fifty years ago in the spring of 1862, Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard's experiments with heating liquids eventually led to pasteurized drinks—first wine and beer and then, later, milk (Greene, Guzel-Seydim, and Seydim 88).
Call for Papers:
EXILE ON MAIN STREET:
Fascism, Emigration, and the European Imagination in America
Sixth Annual English Graduate Conference, University of Chicago
A joint conference between English Language & Literature and Art History
November 10-11, 2011
The Shakespeare in the Park Festival is a highlight on the cultural calendar of the scenic Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia. In 2011, the Festival has moved to October, to follow the famous Carnival of Flowers, making the parkland venue even more appealing than ever before. For the first time, an academic symposium is being held in conjunction with the Festival on 6-8 October, 2011. The symposium theme is Shakespearean Reverie. Confirmed keynotes for this event, to be held at the magnificent Cobb & Co Museum, are:
Cosmopolitans at home and abroad: Cosmopolitanism in nineteenth-century British and American literature.
This collection seeks essays addressing cosmopolitanism and the figure of the cosmopolitan in British and American literature from 1789 to 1914.
Essais, a new journal published through Utah Valley University for undergraduate literature students, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies. Please send all questions or submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission due date is September 16, 2011 for our Fall publication. Deadline for Spring publication mid-january for our Spring issue.
How does the literary sequel function in African literature? This panel will explore the connection between first and subsequent literary works. Topics related to the notion of sequels could include, but are not limited to, consideration of the following: the function of prequels, interquels, or midquels; the amount of "real" time between installments; alterations in perspective, focus, tone, or voice between installments; attempts to revise/re-write/elaborate a récit through new installments. Please send proposals of no more than 250 words by June 30, 2011 to Dr. Walter Collins at email@example.com
In keeping with the conference theme, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World", we welcome proposals dealing with poetry of the eighteenth century. However, more general works dealing with broader literary genres and themes of the period will also be considered.
The deadline has been extended to JUNE 30, 2011. Please e-mail abstracts of no more than 300 words to Martha Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers that are selected should be limited to approximately 20 minutes in oral presentation.
The last twenty years have seen considerable interest in European global ambitions, as expressed in literature, art, history, etc. Scholars have become acutely aware of the ways in which representations of the "other" have helped advance the acceptance of imperial violence through orientalist, exoticism, and racialist expressions. Is there, however, an even richer story yet to be told? Some very recent work, for example, has suggested that Britain's own self-representations need to be reconsidered in light of the well-document power of China and the Ottoman Empire. Others have proposed ways in which literature and other forms of artistic production raise questions about, rather than reinforce imperialist impulses.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy of Lois McMaster Bujold
Edited by Janet Brennan Croft
Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy Series, McFarland Press
This panel seeks to explore and understand the ways in which eighteenth-century media were produced, popularized, and preserved over time. Participants are asked to speculate on how and why certain texts, works, or histories endure in popular memory; such an examination might also clarify how and why certain media were more popular (or why certain texts were received more eagerly) than others. Some questions to consider: In what genres and forms were early viral communications presented? How did eighteenth-century media events affect contemporaneous consumer markets? What social conditions of the century allowed the proliferation of multimedia? How was media consumption in the eighteenth century like or unlike that today?
Call for Papers
5th Workshop on Membrane Computing
and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi
23-24 August 2011, Paris(Fontainebleau)
*** IMPORTANT DATES ***
Title and Abstract: 18 June, 2011
Paper Submission: 25 June, 2011
Notification: 01 August, 2011
Revised version: 11 August, 2011