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Film Studies at PAMLA (Deadline Extended: 5/4/2010)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 4:38pm
Pacific-Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

ATTN: PAMLA's 2010 Conference in Hawaii: Film Studies Panel(s)

Aloha Concerned Cinema Citizens,

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.


"Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry"

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 12:52pm
The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical/theoretical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion, and semiotics. The journal is edited in US and printed in Nepal.

Charles Dickens as an Agent of Change, an International Seminar

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 9:36am
British Literary and Cultural Studies, Saarland University, Germany

Charles Dickens as an Agent of Change
An International Seminar

10-12 June 2010
Saarland University, Germany

Keynote lecture by Michael Slater

The seminar will discuss the numerous ways in which Charles Dickens was (and still is) an agent of change in an age of changes - of the plurality of Weltanschauungen, of the political system and the social cosmos, of the definitions, the writing and the distribution of literature.

Registration for seminar participants is now open. For more information about the seminar and the seminar programme please visit:

"Nature and Its Discontents," SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, 5-7 November, Deadline 1 June

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 8:10am
Robert Azzarello, Southern University New Orleans

SAMLA Conference

5-7 November 2010
Atlanta, Georgia

CFP: Nature and Its Discontents

"Nature and Its Discontents" will explore the ontological, epistemological, and theological significances of "the natural" in relation to literature and to life. Possible topics may include: the varieties of human nature; environmental philosophy vis-à-vis queer, feminist, postcolonial, critical race, and/or posthumanist theory; the aesthetics of life cycles; violence and peace in the ecological order; natural disaster and environmental risk; terror, wonder, and the sublime. By 1 June 2010, please send 300-word abstracts to Robert Azzarello, Southern University New Orleans, at

MAPACA -- Vampire Romance Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:43pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Vampire Romance welcomes papers/presentations which examine any of the recent (and not so recent) representations of vampires not as blood-sucking fiends, but as romantic heroes in film, television, art, and literature. Though not an exhaustive list, potential presenters may wish to consider the following:

The Byronic Hero
Textual Analysis
Race and Otherness
Language and Rhetoric
Archival Research/History
Fans and Fandom
Sociological or Psychological Readings
For those who relish their vampire fiends, MAPACA also has a place for you. See our "Horror" area.

MAPACA -- Detective Fiction Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 11:38am
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Conference Association

The Detective Fiction Area welcomes proposals on all aspects and periods of mystery and detective fiction. This includes ancient and modern precursors to Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1841), as well as successors working in the multitude of sub-genres falling under the larger designations of detective, mystery, or crime fiction. Proposals that address the intersection of detective fiction with other media (e.g., graphic novels, film, television, etc.) and genres (e.g., sci-fi, horror, domestic fiction, etc.) are especially welcome.

CFP: Geographies of Intellectual Property. Annual ISHTIP Workshop, Sept. 24-26, 2010, Washington, D.C.

Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 9:18pm
International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property

By focusing on the heterogeneous roots of our intellectual property system ISHTIP workshops seek to foster richer contextualization of this system than can be provided by legal history working alone. Information about this year's workshop topic and submission instructions at:


Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 7:22pm

The 2nd International Joint-Symposium on "Ecology, Consumption, and Otherness" will be held on October 30-November 1, 2010 at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. This Joint-Symposium, organized by both ASLE-Korea and ASLE-Japan, is designed to provide an interdisciplinary, intercultural, and Asian perspective forum for ecocritical readers to engage in rigorous and collaborative conversation around, this time, one of the most important and timely environmental concerns:

"What and how do we eat and what is the nature of the relationship between our dietary and environmental sustainability?"

Romance and Colonial Conflicts in Literature by Women

Friday, April 9, 2010 - 9:32pm
Lisa M. Thomas / University of California, San Diego

PAMLA (the Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association) is having a conference Nov. 13-14 2010 at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (an organization allied with PAMLA) is seeking papers on women writers who have in some way engaged with romantic aspects/depictions of colonialism. Papers regarding Oceanic locations and locations in and bordering the Pacific and regarding pre-twentieth-century literature will be of particular interest, but we're open to all submissions. You can submit through and mail with questions.

Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:10pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies

Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting
October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its fifty-sixth annual meeting will be hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, and it is pleased to have the following keynote speakers for this event:

Martha Vicinus
Eliza M. Mosher Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Michigan
Author of Intimate Friends: Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928 and
Independent Women: Work and Community for Single Women, 1850-1920

Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910 (DEADLINE EXTENDED 4/26/10; Midwest Conf on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting)

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 12:43am
Keridiana Chez

I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their strong preference for completed panels.

We have room for one or two more papers on English/American literary relations 1870-1910 that pertain to race/ethnicity or gender studies, especially as such pertain to issues of national identity and transatlantic issues.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The conference deadline has been advanced to 5/15/10.

Please send a 200-word abstract and a brief, 1-page CV to by Monday, April 26, 2010.