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NEMLA 2012--Pedagogy versus Curriculum in the Evolving Literature Classroom [Due 9/30/11]

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:44am
Diana H. Polley/Southern New Hampshire University

This roundtable seeks papers by those who have explored various pedagogical innovations in the literature classroom, particularly innovations that highlight literature's relationship to "real-world" knowledge, applied and integrative learning, and personal and social responsibility. Discussion will focus on the delicate balance between new pedagogical models and the traditional literature curriculum. Please submit 250-word abstracts (with NEMLA in the subject line) to Diana Polley at

Imaginative Geographies: Travels of the Mind in Early Modern Europe (28th September 2011)

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:11am
REMS postgraduate researchers/University of Bristol

While Renaissance and Early Modern Studies are focussed on the histories of the two and a half centuries between 1500 and 1750, the areas of research that the period encompasses are multi-disciplinary and wide-ranging. A common thread is the spatial or geographical dimension.

This conference aims to attract a wide audience, to explore correspondences between geography and historical fields of research, to enable varied and cross-disciplinary discourses between scholars and students of the arts and sciences, and to enrich renaissance and early modern historical research with methodological and thematic diversity.

From Scroll to Screen: Translation and Reading from Ancient to Modern (Deadline July 15th, 2011.

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 12:55am
University of British Columbia

What does Rome have to do with Cupertino? Or the bulky and unwieldy technology of the book scroll with the sleekness of the iPad? Although posing the question may seem absurd, the answer is – a great deal. Ancient book scrolls were unrolled at one end and rolled up at the other end as one read; as a result, it was far easier to access the beginning and end of a text than the middle. A similar process occurs when reading texts on a computer screen: unless one knows to search for a particular string of text, the opening and closing sections of a document are the easiest portions to access. What will this mean for processes of reading and translating, especially in societies that do not stress memorization?

Poems Invited for Dec. 2011 Issue of Taj Mahal Review (19th Issue)

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 12:48am

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers. The poems (maximum 35 lines), essays, short stories, literary articles and reviews (maximum 2500 words) must be in English. Poems with a special layout should be sent by email as an attachment using Microsoft Word.

Haikus may also be submitted. (Maximum 10)

Esperanto Essays and Poems with English translations may also be submitted.

The matter sent for publication must be an original creation of the author. The plagiarised work should not be submitted. Your submission declares that the work is original, and your own.

[REMINDER] Call for Submissions: Upcoming Issue of Literary Magazine/Short Story Contest

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 12:00am
A Few Lines Magazine

A Few Lines Magazine is releasing its first issue within the next few weeks and is now searching for contributors to submit for the second issue, which will be released in September of 2011. We are currently accepting Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Visual Artwork, and Creative Non-Fiction/Essays.

We accept submissions through our submishmash. To submit, please visit the following link.

Dreams In legend & Tradition

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 4:52pm
Jeremy Harte, Folklore Society

A two-day conference on Dreams in Legend and Tradition will be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2011 as the sixth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society in the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham, Norfolk, UK - home of the most famous dreamer of them all. We'd like to hear from anyone who can attend and present a paper. Presentations, which should be 20 minutes long, can take the form of talks, performances, or DVD. We'd welcome papers on prophecy, divination, healing and philosophy including folk religion, the gendered supernatural, magical resistance and the clash of disparate dream cultures. If you would like to attend or to present a paper or performance, please contact:
Jeremy Harte
Bourne Hall
Spring Street

Call for Young Authors and Illustrators!

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:48pm
Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off!

Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and artwork by children ages 6-14. We are looking for written works on any topic, 1500 words or fewer. Launch Pad encourages young artists to submit samples of their artwork to be considered as an illustrator. Launch Pad creates unique and original publications by assigning written works accepted for publication to young artists to illustrate.

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation"

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:46pm
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in between. This panel seeks instead to explore moments of interaction across the spectrum of earlier and later medieval English literature. Examples may include parallel literary forms, English identities, linguistic developments, and the ways that they interact with historical, religious, and social frameworks.

Alone Together/Together Alone UCLA Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies, Oct. 6-7 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:27pm
UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies Graduate Students

Alone Together/Together Alone
16th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Conference October 6-7 2011 With Keynote Speaker Tom Conley (Harvard)

"Technology proposes itself as the architect of our intimacies." Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Basic Books, 2011)