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Call for book reviewers

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 9:56am
Studies in the Novel

Studies in the Novel ( is a quarterly journal that features criticism of the novel in all periods. We are looking for reviewers to write essay-reviews, which involve several books related more or less specifically to an area of expertise. If you should be willing to review these related works, the essay-review format allows four pages per book and is treated as a freestanding publication at the head of its issue's "Reviews" section. While we require a Ph.D. to be held by all reviewers, the essay-review can be a great opportunity for a newly graduated scholar looking for publications in her/his area.

[UPDATE] Literature and the Sacred (EXTENDED deadline for abstracts: July 23rd; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 10:20am
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Center for the Studies of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy. Within this context both literature and the sacred are defined quite broadly, and presentations on any topic, theme, or perspective within those general categories are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to propose their own category-specific sessions if necessary.

The conference will be held Thursday, October 14th, through Saturday, October 16th, at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University.

Presentations should run approximately 15 minutes. Selected presentations from the conference will be published in a 2011 conference-specific issue of Literature and Belief.

Poster Presentations: SAMLA 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 8:25am

In addition to traditional paper sessions and roundtables, through the poster presentation session, SAMLA welcomes visual presentations as well. The subject matter for the proposal may be in any area related to languages and literature, including the special focus: "The Interplay of Text and Image." This topic invites presentations that explore the cross fertilization between text and image through a variety of traditional and modern means--including film, art, illustration, photography, and visual rhetorics. The topic especially lends itself to the "poster presentations" session because of the emphasis on the visual. Please know that while there is a special focus, we welcome and encourage proposals outside of this topic area as well.

Call for papers - information history

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 6:04am
Dr Toni Weller

The international, peer reviewed journal, Library & Information History is seeking submissions for a special issue on Information History. Papers are welcome on any topic of information history in any geography or chronology, which may include, but are not limited to:

* changing uses of information/knowledge in past societies
* methodological or conceptual discussions of information/knowledge in history
* censorship, control or issues of access and dissemination of
* cultural information/knowledge
* information/knowledge in relation to class or gender
* visual, aural or oral information/knowledge
* histories of the information age or of key themes of the information age

[UPDATE]Memory of Borders, Borders of Memory: Life Writing at a Distance: NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011; submissions due Sept 30, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 12:05am
Northeast Modern Language Association 2011 conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

This panel invites papers on "Life Writing at a Distance," broadly defining both life writing and "distance" as spatial/geographical or temporal remove: Topobiography; eco-biography; heroic memoirs; missionary and spiritual autobiography; letters and epistolary life narratives; life narrative of/in place; biography, memoir and autobiography in exile; expatriate memoirs; life narratives in travel and tourism; ethnoautobiography; migrant memoir and testimony. Please submit 300-word abstract and brief cv by September 30, 2010, to Mary Goodwin, National Taiwan Normal University,

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 11:43pm
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. Articles and reviews are welcome at any time. JMMS will also consider previously published work if it is not available elsewhere on the internet, and the author holds the rights to re-publish.

Women Writing Psychoanalysis Online Feature

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 11:27pm
Melusine, or Woman in the 21st Century

I'm guest editing a feature for Melusine, or Woman in the 21st Century. I'm seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and critical prose that address the topic "Women Writing Psychoanalysis."

A link to the online magazine can be found here:

Submissions must be received by August 15. They can be sent to Kristina Marie Darling,

I look forward to reading your work!

Kristina Marie Darling
Feature Editor

CFP - Conceiving the Industrial Revolution

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 11:06am
Cambridge Victorian Studies Group


"Before and After Toynbee: conceiving the Industrial Revolution during the long nineteenth century".

A one-day symposium to be held in Cambridge on September 23 2010, comprising a keynote talk by Professor Donald Winch (Sussex) and three panels of short papers.

This symposium aims to ask questions of the way industrialization was conceived both before and after Toynbee's "Lectures" in 1884, and to address the evolving idea of industrialism in the course of the long nineteenth century.

[REMINDER] (Re)Reading John Addington Symonds

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 10:29am
Keele University, UK

(Re)Reading John Addington Symonds


Saturday 11th September 2010

A one-day conference at Keele University

Plenary Speakers: Howard J. Booth (Manchester) and Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck)

CFP: Plantation Modernity (11/1/2010; collection)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 7:19am
Amy Clukey and Jeremy Wells

Once regarded as a marginal space within European and American cultural imaginaries, the plantation has lately attracted much greater notice.

[UPDATE] Women Writers and Psychoanalysis Panel at the NEMLA

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 4:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. The focus will be on American women writers' responses to Freud.

Submissions should address one of the following subjects: Revisions of Freudian texts; Alternatives to the Freudian model of psychoanalytic practice; Responses to Freud as a cultural figure; Writing psychoanalysis through form, style, and technique.

Please email your abstract and a brief biographical statement to Kristina Marie Darling,

More information about the conference can be found here:

Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 12:26pm
Inquire: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Inquire is a new peer-reviewed international journal of Comparative Literature to be published online by the graduate students of the Program of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta beginning January 2011. Inquire aims to build upon the successes of Comparative Literature as a multifaceted discipline that emphasizes the study of minor literatures and languages, translation, and literary theory by providing the space for informed discussion and creative research by graduate students. Accordingly, the first issue is titled Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature.

Victorian Women Writers: Constructions of Masculinity, April 7-10, 2011

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 11:59am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Few critics have addressed fully the various models of masculinity extant in British Victorian women's writings. How are men 'constructed'? Do these women writers adhere to the same ideals of Victorian manliness as male authors? This panel will focus on Victorian women writers' representations of masculinity in the mid to late nineteenth-century. We welcome abstracts on British authors ranging from Elizabeth Gaskell to Florence Nightingale. Please email 250-500 word abstracts by September 30, 2010.

British Women Poets and Form (3/31-4/3/2011; 10/15/10)

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 9:44am
Noah Comet / British Women Writers Conference

British Women Writers Conference Panel Proposal:
"Formal Curiosities."

Conference: March 31-April 3, 2011 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Paper proposals are invited for a panel-submission on 18th- and 19th-century British women poets and their experimentations with poetic form. How did women poets negotiate form as self-exploration and (how) was form gendered? Papers may examine a single work, the formal development of a single poet or the evolution of a form in the hands of several poets.

500-word abstracts due October 15, 2010; email to Prof. Noah Comet,

Please submit proposals in .doc format and attach a c.v.