I am searching for anyone who is interested in contributing to, as well as editing, a collection of essays that spans Harriet Beecher Stowe's writing career. I am supposing that since 2011 is the bicentennial of her birth, interest might be garnered among presses. All approaches, suggestions, and topics are welcome.
Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold
GENDER & DIFFERENCE, 20-23 May 2010
Call for Papers
This interdiciplinary conference is organised by the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University and tbe Englisches Seminar at the University of Cologne.
It will be held at Gregynog Hall. This is the University of Wales residential conference centre, which is situated near Newtown in Mid Wales. It is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and extensive grounds. http://www.wales.ac.uk/en/UniversityConferenceCentre/GregynogHall.aspx
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: CLAIRE COLEBROOK AND MANDY MERCK
Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Fall 2010 Special Issue on MODERNISMS. We are looking for articles, which examine the historical and material conditions and philosophical or theoretical/experimental perspectives that influenced the forms and contents of the modernist (contemporary and past) arts and literature.
The lives of girls are mediated in large part by the plethora of texts that surround them. Though adults often attempt to intercede, manipulate, or otherwise circumvent these texts, still the abundance of media and materials surrounding girls leaves them both vulnerable and savvy as they engage with texts that are either meant to address them directly or not.
Narrating Lives behind Bars
Special Session at MLA 2011
in Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.
Why write from or about prison? How do narratives of incarceration and torture inform notions of justice, liberty, and rights?
Especially welcome would be theoretical analyses of prison literature , of the conditions for writing prison narratives, and of the rhetoric of prisons writing.
Send all queries to Jonathan Abel at email@example.com. Abstracts of 500 words by March 1st.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.
"The University in Crisis: Teaching, Transference and Tenure in David Mamet's Oleanna."
Death in Early Modern Europe
The Humanities Review, a literary journal published by the St. John's University English Department in New York, seeks scholarly compositions for the Spring 2010 edition. This issue will focus on the political, social and aesthetic machinery of death in Early Modern literature. Possible topics of interest include:
• The Functions of Textual Death
• Theatrical Death
• Death and the Human Body
• Death and the Supernatural
• Memento mori in period art
• The Plague / Executions
Submissions should be 10 pages single spaced. MLA style only. Endnotes preferred.
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 stated strong preference for completed panels.
Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.
I am particularly interested in questions of how transatlantic literature of the period influenced
- transatlantic imperial competition between England, fresh from carving up Africa, and the U.S., rising world power and former English colony,
- millennial discourses of utopia or dystopia,
This special session will explore the role of ghosts and haunting in American literature and how they reveal, challenge, and remake narratives of the nation. Please send abstracts (250 words) to Naomi Edwards by March 15 - Naomi.Edwards@stonybrook.edu
ImageTexT is still accepting submissions for an upcoming special issue on the work of Alan Moore and adaptation.
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions until March 5 for its second issue, themed "Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures."
Bridges are frequently built up and torn down, and borders often change. The boundaries between people, places and things blur and break. This happens with governments, but it is equally true in literature and rhetoric. Authors frequently challenge our notions of what is acceptable, they point out our close-mindedness, and they show us new paths.
Changing Lives Through Literature is an alternative sentencing program founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.
In 2008 we launched a blog, Changing Lives, Changing Minds: http://cltlblog.wordpress.com.
We feature essays from professors, graduate students, judges, lawyers, and other scholars. Topics range from literature and its impact on people to alternative sentencing and issues in our justice system.
"Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories"
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island
Saturday, April 24th, 2010 (Abstract Due: March 1st, 2010)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University, and author of several books, including Woman and Chinese Modernity (1991), Writing Diaspora (1993), Ethics After Idealism (1998), and Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films (2007)