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New Directions in Sherwood Anderson at ALA 2014

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 1:00pm
Peter Nagy (Lehigh University)

Proposed Panel for the 2014 American Literature Association Annual Conference (ALA) to be held in Washington, D.C., May 22-25, 2014

"New Directions in Sherwood Anderson"

This panel seeks paper proposals that offer new perspectives on the fictional and non-fictional works of Sherwood Anderson. We invite a broad range of Anderson related topics that include his influence on /relationship with writers of his era, such as Jean Toomer, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner; his current reception among literary critics; and his future within an expanding literary canon.

Kate Chopin International Society panels at 2014 American Literature Association conference

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 9:16pm
Kate Chopin International Society

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2014 American Literature Association conference in Washington, D.C., May 22-25, 2014.

The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin in Different Contexts," seeks short (seven-to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address either teaching Chopin juxtaposed with works/genres or in courses with which she is not always associated or in educational settings such as continuing education programs, prisons, women's shelters, literacy programs, etc. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.

Annual Conference of the Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 2:56pm
University of Leuven, Belgium

Annual Conference of the Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education

"The Nineteenth Century"

Saturday 30 November 2013
KU Leuven, Irish College

Keynote speakers:

Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
"The Global Circulation of Victorian Actants and Ideas: in the Niche of Nature, Culture, and Technology"

Ann Rigney (University of Utrecht)
"Did Walter Scott Cause a Civil War?"

[UPDATE] Adaptation and the Novel 9 November 2013, Keele University

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 6:11am
Keele University

The full programme for Adaptation and the Novel can now be found on the website:

With plenary lectures by Rachel Carroll (Teeside University) and Sarah Wootton (Durham University), this conference seeks to question the processes behind adapting the novel. Are novels tainted or legitimated in the process of adaptation? What aesthetic challenges and opportunities does the transition of a story from one genre to another present? And in what cultural, commercial, and artistic contexts have processes of adaptation and appropriation taken place?

From I, Claudius, to Private Eyes: the Ancient World and Popular Fiction. 16-18th June 2014

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 3:04am
Bar-Ilan University, Israel

From I, Claudius, to Private Eyes: the Ancient World and Popular Fiction.
16-18th June 2014

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Keynote speakers:
Professor Edith Hall, Kings' College, London
Dr. Nick Lowe, RHUL
Authors confirmed as participating:

Steven Saylor (Gordianus the Finder series)
Caroline Lawrence (the Roman Mysteries series)

Motherhood and Labor in Transnational Women's Writing (March 20-23 2014, NYU)

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 7:17pm
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)

The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw the reconfiguration of women's roles in both the domestic and the social spheres in countries across the globe. Women's vital roles as mothers and educators to the future citizens of the nation/world were capitalized upon by female writers and activists who called for the improvement of women's social rights and their inclusion in the workplace. The discourses of motherhood and domesticity as gendered cultural capital(s) have thus long been engaged, reconfigured, and deployed in transnational women's movements.

International Conference: "Writers as readers and critics of their peers: crossed correspondences"

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 1:18pm
Vanessa GUIGNERY / Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

This international conference will focus on correspondences between writers when the recipient of a work or text in progress comments upon it, criticizes or judges it, inciting the sender to justify or defend his or her choices, or to reconsider his or her method. It is thus often through their correspondence that writers have managed to develop their own poetics and aesthetics. The aim will be to concentrate on the points of contact between correspondences and literary criticism, on the way writers reveal themselves as their peers' first critics and the epistolary genre becomes an aesthetic laboratory and a place for literary debates.

Processing and Performing Paradigms: How (Non)Literary (Con)Texts Construct Realities - Friday, January 24, 2014

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 7:35pm
UNC-Charlotte English Graduate Student Organization

UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association
14th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Friday, January 24, 2014
Center City Building, Charlotte

The EGSA at UNC Charlotte welcomes original papers, readings, and presentations – both scholarly and creative – on the interplay of context, text, and constructed realities. We invite explorations of time and place through shifting paradigms, specifically how texts play a role in the construction of realities. "Text" is a malleable idea, which provides a rich diversity of topics and discussions in a variety of fields and disciplines. The following broad questions may be considered:

Diverging Diversities / ChLA 2014 (Columbia, SC, June 19-21)

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 5:42pm
Children's Literature Association (ChLA)

In 1965, Nancy Larrick wrote an article for the Saturday Review entitled "the All-White World of Children's Books." Though Larrick was certainly not the first to draw attention to the lack of diversity in books for children, the empirical evidence that she offered from her three-year study of the new books in the genre clearly illustrated the extent of the problem; publishers recognized that it was time for a change. The children's books circulating today are no longer "all-white," but they still fall far short of reflecting the diversity of the U.S. population.