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"Speculative Literature from the African Diaspora: Creating Heroes and Heroines"- - -2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

In Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora editor Sheree R. Thomas states that her purpose for the series ". . . [is] to offer readers an enjoyable entrée to the diverse range of speculative fiction from the African diaspora and to encourage more talented writers and scholars to explore the genre" (xii). Sheree also uses the term "unobserved literary tradition" to acknowledge the unrecognized contributions people of African descent make to speculative fiction. The aim of this panel is to make their literary tradition visible by contributing to the discourse on speculative literature from the African diaspora through the examination of contemporary writers and their works.


Monday, June 13, 2011 - 5:10pm
Hilton Kelly, Davidson College and Daniella Cook, University of Tula

This special issue of Educational Studies will address "black teachers theorizing" as an overlooked topic in the literature on black teacher's lives and work by drawing upon contemporary empirical and theoretical studies that extends and moves beyond culturally relevant instruction and pedagogy. The guest editors seek manuscripts that examine the social and educational theorizing of black teachers throughout the 20th and 21st centuries at all educational levels in the United States. We welcome papers across a range of disciplines within educational studies (e.g., anthropology, curriculum studies, history, philosophy, and sociology) that includes, but is not limited to:

Space in Early Modern Drama (Collection, special issue of JMEMS) (due 07/01/11)

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 3:24pm
Lloyd Kermode

Complete essay drafts (20-40 pp. double-spaced) are invited for a collection of essays to appear in the Winter 2012-13 issue of Journal for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, edited by Lloyd Kermode and Janette Dillon. The topic of "space" is conceived broadly; we currently have essays on physical theatrical spaces, notions of sacred and secular space, domestic space, bodily relations with urban and environmental space, the relationship of space and place, psychological space. Please email ompkete essays as Word attachments to Lloyd Kermode at Decisions and reports will be returned within three weeks. Final versions of accepted papers are due early summer 2012.


Monday, June 13, 2011 - 1:33pm

Initial invitations were sent for DS7 around May/June 2011.
Please politely ask around; closefriends, closecolleagues.

A call for entries to be made (more) public sometime
late this year or 2012.

You may send for your entry and grants now.

Thank you for your future time. Sincerely,

Mr. Ace,
artist, writer

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:54am
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, St. Mary's University College

a peer-reviewed, open-source online journal, published by Rivendale Press, U.K. and dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions year-round. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published at, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

complimentary medical therapy

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 7:53am
donald e. Stanley

something along the line of the

1. potential patients' response to CAM advertizing,

2. invitation to try some complimentary therapy by blog or word of mouth?


Monday, June 13, 2011 - 5:47am
University of Orléans, FRANCE, Faculté des Lettres, langues et sciences humaines


International Conference, Université d'Orléans (FRANCE), March 29-31, 2012

(Co-sponsors: REMELICE, Université d'Orléans, and FORELL, Université de Poitiers)

"Historically, pastoral has sometimes activated green consciousness, sometimes euphemized land appropriation. It may direct us toward the realm of physical nature, or it may abstract us from it" (Lawrence Buell. The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture).

"Pastoral's ancient and universal appeal – to come away – requires new examination in an age in which there is no away" (Glen A. Love. Practical Ecocriticism: Literature, Biology, and the Environment).

What Ever Happened to Irish Modernism? (Abstract Due 9/30/2011)

Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 3:53pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference 2012

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


Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 1:41pm
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal


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 German Literature

Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:36am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Languages Association)

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

More information about the conference is available here:

Philological Association of the Carolinas CFP (March 22-24, 2012) Deadline 12/9/11

Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:19am
Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner

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 (
Associate Professor of Literature and Language
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity: 2012 NeMLA (March 15-18)

Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 5:15pm
Michael D Becker

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).

[UPDATE] CFP: Shakespearean Reverie (6-8 October, 2011)

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:03pm
University of Southern Queensland

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: