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Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012 July 27-29, 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 5:28pm
The Dickens Project

In celebration of the bicentenary of Dickens's birth, the Dickens Project invites paper proposals for a conference on "Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012," with keynote speakers Rosemarie Bodenheimer (author of The Real Life of Mary And Evans and Knowing Dickens) and Robert L. Patten (author of Charles Dickens and His Publishers and George Cruikshank's Life, Times, and Art). The conference will be held at the University of California. Santa Cruz, beginning on the evening of Friday, July 27 and concluding at lunch-time on Sunday, July 29; papers will be allocated to "threads" to facilitate developing conversations of specific themes and topics.

[UPDATE] "Shakespeare and Ethics" OVSC (due 9/15/11)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 4:52pm
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference 2011
A Call for Papers
NOVEMBER 3-5, 2011

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 15, 2011

Aliases and Editors: Negotiating Identity in 19th Century Periodicals (Panel), March 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 3:04pm
NeMLA Annual Convention - Rochester, New York

The following CFP is for a panel taking place at the Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Rochester, New York on March 12-15, 2012.

The periodical writer often depended upon establishing a distinguishable identity to achieve his/her popularity. Yet some of the most successful examples were pseudonymous figures like Charles Lamb's Elia and James Hogg's Ettrick Shepherd. Such figures often played fast and loose with notions of stable identity, altering and contradicting their fictional backstories with each month's contribution. Operating through such mercurial personas, these writers utilized the market's potential for fluctuating identity described by Lynch.

What Happens Now? February 24-25, 2012 [UPDATE] Keynote Speaker Announced

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 2:44pm
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2012

What Happens Now?
Interdisciplinarity for the Future

On February 24-25 2012, graduate students from across academic disciplines will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to query, "What happens now?"

This conference invites contemporary, cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in the humanities, arts, and sciences. We seek to raise new questions, extend disciplinary and interdisciplinary boundaries, and reflect upon the current state of knowledge production in relation to our 21st century future.

Literature and Music, 10-12 May, 2012, Sibiu, Romania

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 1:40pm
Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania and Roehampton University, London, UK

From Verdi's Otello and Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata to Anthony Burgess's literary and musical compositions and Kazuo Ishiguro's fictional musicians, literature is obsessed with music, and vice versa. This is the first conference critically to explore the connection between music and literature in a comprehensive fashion.

Keynote Speakers: Stephen Benson (UEA, Norwich, UK), Wendy Lesser (Berkeley, USA) and Gerry Smyth (John Moores University, Liverpool, UK). More names to be announced shortly.

With Performances by Special Guests including Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine), Tom McCarthy, Zsolt Sores, Tiffany Murray, Douglas Cowie. More names to be announced shortly.

[UPDATE] Dissecting the Lower Sensorium: Understanding Smell, Taste, and Touch in Renaissance Literature (NEMLA 2012)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:53am
Colleen Kennedy & Christopher Madson

This NeMLA seminar (March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, NY) will examine Renaissance drama and poetry via the history of the lower sensorium—the senses of smell, taste, and touch. Though the lower senses were often relegated to a secondary position in medical and philosophical texts, they defined every moment of a subject's daily movements through his or her world. From the taste of the bread and beer that comprised most meals to the overwhelming range of smells that filled every crevice of the early modern city, men and women understood and maneuvered their bodies, encounters, desires, and labor through the three senses comprising the lower sensorium.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:47am
Contemporary Haitian Poetry

call for papers for edited volume


Danielle Georges, Associate Professor, Lesley University

Anne François, Associate Professor, Eastern University

Cécile Accilien, Associate Professor, Columbus State University

Please submit proposals in abstract form (200-300 words) by the 15th of October 2011 at

[UPDATE] The Atrium, Spring 2012 General Call, Submission Deadline: January 1, 2012.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:36am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices/Ivy Tech Community College Northwest

THE ATRIUM: A Journal of Academic Community Voices, is a peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary journal published twice annually by Ivy Tech Community College Northwest. Ivy Tech is an academic home to 160,000 students throughout Indiana and is one of the largest community college systems in the United States.

[UPDATE] Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 7:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not supplanted rather than complemented economic analysis. With the advent of the 2008 global financial crisis, however, economic concerns have again risen to the fore.

C-19: Re-Inventing the First Great Awakening, April 12-15, 2012

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 6:16pm
Zach Hutchins/Brigham Young University

The 2012 C19 conference theme, "Prospects: A New Century," suggests a forward glance, but many writers of the nineteenth century sought to frame nineteenth-century social movements, such as the revivals we now know as the Second Great Awakening, in terms of past events. In this sense, the new century was a prospect or vantage point from which authors like Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and Catherine Maria Sedgwick looked backward at earlier periods of colonial and national history. This panel seeks papers investigating nineteenth-century texts and contexts related to the eighteenth-century revivals that Joseph Tracy first described as a "Great Awakening" in 1842.

Journal of International Relations Research Issue 1: Terrorism and Violence

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 4:46pm
Journal of International Relations Research

Journal of International Relations Research
Call for Papers
Issue 1: Terrorism and Violence

The Inaugural edition of the Journal of International Relations Research (JIRR) will be themed around Terrorism and Violence. We invite submissions from authors in a variety of formats including reviews, blogs, polemics and full-length articles. To be published in (traditional) electronic text format AND in a dynamic web version featuring interactive multimedia features that make the most of web 2.0.

Transgressive and Transgression

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 3:57pm
Irish Association for American Studies and British Association for American Studies

IAAS and BAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 15-16 2012
Trinity College, Dublin

Transgressive and Transgression

Kalamazoo 2012-"Who Painted the Lion?" Revisiting the Roles of Medieval Women

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 2:39pm
Comitatus, Purdue University's Medieval Studies Student Organization

As Chaucer's Wife of Bath famously queried, the question "who painted the lion?" is crucial in discussing literature and women in the Middle Ages. Other possible questions that we could ask about the "lions" range from why it was painted thus, how that painting relates to the literary and social contexts, and whether the painted picture obeys its creator's commands. The range of the roles that women play in medieval literature is by no means narrow: there are the prim and proper ladies in courtly romances, the defiant virgin martyrs, and the outspoken characters of Chaucer and Langland.