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Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia (Autumn 2012)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 3:16pm
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 6, Number 1 (Autumn 2012)
Race, Ethnicity, and Appalachia

Faulknerian Anniversaries

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 2:20pm
Jay Watson / William Faulkner Society

Call for Papers
William Faulkner Society
at the Society for the Study of Southern Lliterature conference
March 29-April 1, 2012
"Faulknerian Anniversaries"

Modern Language Studies, Books Reviews

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 2:19pm
Randy Robertson / Susquehanna University

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications.

I am particularly interested in receiving reviews of hypertext publications. Hypertext presents limitless possibilities, but many web projects would doubtless benefit from a more stringent review process.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at


Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 10:54am
Dr.D.R.Pratima Roy

This paper aims to present the role and function of social imagination within a comparative framework in literature.Prior to delving into the depths of the topic, it is rudimentary to state the contents of the paper.Key topics include a definition of literature and the impulses behind literature, the elements of literature, the purpose and significance of comparison of literatures in this world of globalization in general, application of social imagination to harmonize the literatures, its prominent and active role in widening the prospective by accommodating all the cultures and literatures through translation and, finally the scpe and limits of social imagination.

[UPDATE] IMC Kalamazoo 2012: Fame! Exploring Reputation, Rumor, and Historical Legacy in the Middle Ages

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 10:20am
Cornell Medieval Studies Student Colloquium

Influenced by Max Weber's theories of social "enchantment" the theater historian Joseph Roach suggests that, through a process of "re-enchantment," the affects and emotions associated with saints and other religious figures get mapped onto actors and other stars of stage and screen beginning in late seventeenth century Restoration theater. And so the modern notion of celebrity was born. This panel will explore the historical backdrops and preconditions for Roach's claim, examining the ways that the reputations of saints, heretics, kings, poets, and other medieval "celebrities" were formed. We aim to concentrate particularly on the relationships between fame and the circulation of rumor, gossip, and popular opinion.

Special Journal Issue: Surrealism and Egypt

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 8:19am
Dada/Surrealism (

"Wonderful Things" - Surrealism and Egypt

In November 1922 Howard Carter opened the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. This discovery triggered an enormous Egyptomanic craze in Europe and America, evident across architecture, the arts and popular culture. This special issue will mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by evaluating Egypt's significant and diverse impact on surrealism.

Call for Book Reviewers

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 7:22am
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

Call for Book Reviewers

Call for Submissions

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 7:13am
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

Call for Papers

ABC Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2011 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.

[UPDATE] Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion - Proposal deadline 15 August 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 8:28pm
Australian Modernist Studies Network - 2012 Symposium

Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion

AMSN Symposium 2012

Hosted by the Writing and Society Research Group
and the School of Humanities and Languages, University of Western Sydney

Date: 6th – 7th February 2012
Venue: Grace Hotel, Sydney

Confirmed keynotes:
Professor Henry Sussman (University of Buffalo)
Professor Gail Jones (Writing and Society, University of Western Sydney)
Associate Professor Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

Deadline Extended. NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 5:46pm
Kathleen Tamayo Alves

This panel will examine eighteenth-century British fiction and the relationship between violence, obscenity and humor. Novelists' use of the obscene joke is a tempered way to suppress the blurring lines of distinction between classes and to maintain hierarchy, a direct response to the changes in society and to the increasing sensitivity to vulgar subjects in polite society. This panel is interested in discovering how authors mobilize social anxiety through violence, obscenity and humor.