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Myth & Fairy Tale & Pop Culture

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 1:38pm
Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
April 20 - 23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX!
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Fax: 1-210-223-6239
Toll-free: 1-800-648-4462

Transformative Journeys: Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 12:33pm
2011 Western Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
Proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round tables, or individual fifteen to twenty-minute presentations on the interface between literary studies and Christianity. Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference theme, "transformative journeys."

"Theorizing Mobility in Transnational Literature" : Deadline for Abstracts 9/30/10 [UPDATE]

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 12:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association annual convention 4/6-4/10

Increased movement of populations, information, and capital in the era of globalization has produced an emphasis in literary studies on the migrant, the cosmopolitan, and the exile, but little focus on practices of mobility. This panel will address treatments of mobility in transnational literature. Topics include, but are not limited to, migration, border crossing, cosmopolitanism, planetarity, and wanderlust. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Penny Vlagopoulos,, and Nicole Rizzuto,

Flânerie and the Rise of the Modern Urban Woman (9/30/10 deadline; 4/7-10 conference)

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 2:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers that explore the multifaceted inter-relationship between female characters and the city from the fin de siècle to World War II. Although the panel's primary focus will be on British, Irish, and North American texts, I would also be interested in papers that extend this discussion to other areas of the globe. Please send a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Elizabeth Foley O'Connor (

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Manifest Identity

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 11:50am
NC State Association of English Graduate Students

At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator's organizing gaze to the the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term "text" itself, as "text" has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (12/15/10; National PCA/ACA Conference, 4/20/11-4/23/11)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 7:51pm

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (12/15/10; National PCA/ACA Conference, 4/20/11-4/23/11)


April 20-April 23, 2011
The Conference will be held at the
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels,
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio,TX 78205

1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)
Wednesday, April 20 - Saturday, April 23


We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.

Literature (General) (12/15/10; Joint SWTXPCA & PCA/ACA 4/20-23/2011)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 6:18pm
Philip Heldrich / University of Washington Tacoma

CFP: Literature (General) (12/15/10; Joint SWTXPCA & PCA/ACA 4/20-23/2011)

Please post and send to graduate students and faculty.

Literature (General)
Philip Heldrich, Area Chair,
SW/TXPCA & PCA/ACA Joint Conference April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Homepage: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2010

Conference Hotel:
Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Toll-free: 1-800-648-4462

[UPDATE] Picturing Women's Health 1750-1910

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 11:37am
University of Warwick

Picturing Women's Health 1750-1910
A One-Day Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Warwick, Saturday 22nd January, 2011

"One hears sometimes of a child being 'the picture of health;' now Emma always gives me the idea of being the complete picture of grown-up health. She is loveliness itself. Mr. Knightley, is not she?"
Jane Austen, Emma, chapter 5

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Professor Hilary Marland (University of Warwick)
Dr. Claire Brock (University of Leicester)

GSU's Graduate Conference (New Voices) on Humor -- Oct. 7-9, 2010-[UPDATE]

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 11:14pm
Georgia State University/ New Voices Graduate Student Conference

The Georgia State New Voices 2010 conference is interested in an academic exploration of the role of humor in literature, rhetoric, and all its other myriad permutations. This conference will feature scholarship from graduate students across the state and nation. Interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions are not only welcomed, but encouraged, and we look forward
to hearing from you all!

***UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended until September 15th***

[UPDATE] Central European Authors--April 7-10, 2011--New Brunswick, NJ

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 6:03pm

In "The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts," Milan Kundera observes that Central Europe is rarely perceived as an important region in Europe. Indeed, he attests that the nations that create Central Europe 'have never been masters of either their own destinies or their borders.' As such, the countries that form Central Europe have been viewed as extensions of thriving European countries, such as Germany. Yet, the subordination of Central European countries to either Western or Eastern European nations has had drastic impacts on the writers that emerged from this region, as they have been forced to write in non-native languages, have endured political oppression, and weathered several political upheavals.

"Bloodwork: the politics of the body 1500-1900"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 9:44am
Department of English, University of Maryland College Park

Conference Organizers: Kimberly Coles , Ralph Bauer, Zita Nunes, Carla L. Peterson

This conference will explore how conceptions of the blood—one of the four bodily fluids known as humors in the early modern period—permeate discourses of human difference from 1500 to 1900. "Bloodwork" begins with the assumption that the concept of "race" is still under construction and that our understanding of the term would profit through an engagement with its long, evolving, history. Specifically, it asks how fluid transactions of the body have been used in different eras and different cultures to justify existing social arrangements.