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Update-Deadline extended to June 30-Modernism and the Environment

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 1:27pm
The 2012 SAMLA Convention

In the past two decades, there has been a surge of literary and critical environmental works. Although ecocriticism has been a flourishing field of inquiry for some years now, literary critics are just beginning to explore literature and the environment from postcolonial perspectives. Postcolonial eco-/environmental criticism, albeit belatedly, has become a burgeoning field in the past few years. However, most eco-/environmental critics are heavily focused on contemporary environmental texts, so little or no attention has been paid to the aspects of nature in British or in Anglo-phone modern literature. Nature or the environment is rarely considered a part of the imperial colonial process in analyzing modern literary works.

[REMINDER] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 1:10pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

Call For Papers
12-14 December 2012,
University of Valencia, Spain

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:

CFP for Edited Collection: Unveiling Fashion: Gender, Islam, and Global Modernities (Abstract Deadline: July 31, 2012)

Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 8:25pm
Ellorashree Maitra / Nida Sajid

This collection of interdisciplinary essays will trace the historical trajectory of the production, circulation, and consumption of Muslim femininity and fashion from early modernity to the era of transnational globalization. The essays will collectively work through the politics of zenana (feminine) fashion, to unravel how dress and appearance have historically constituted complex, embodied performances of Muslim feminine identity and community in the global arena. Our goal is to investigate the aesthetic and political impact of discourses of modernity in the fashioning of Muslim women's bodies, dress, and lives in multiple geographical sites from the early modern period through the post-9/11 era.

ELN 51.1 (Spring/Summer 2013): "General Issue: State of the Field"

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 9:57am
English Language Notes (ELN)

Call for Papers:

ELN 51.1 (Spring/Summer 2013): "General Issue: State of the Field"
English Language Notes
Contact email:
Deadline: October 1, 2012

Since its founding in 1963, English Language Notes, under the sponsorship of the University of Colorado, has provided a respected forum for criticism and scholarship in every field of English studies to a broad audience of academics and general readers. It has been unique both in its breadth of audience and subject matter and in its emphasis on shorter articles of wider interest than typical scholarly writing.

Care in the Past: Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. 6th of October 2012.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 8:19am
Department of Archaeology, Durham University

One of the major social challenges faced today is the provision of care for the elderly, the disabled and the young within society, with contemporary debates dominating local, national and global agendas. The importance of the study of care has been recognised by all research councils, resulting in the formation of the cross-council programme on Lifelong Health and Well-Being. In addition, the AHRC has highlighted the topic of Care in the Past as one of its four priority themes for current research, stressing the importance of historical knowledge in policy formation. Until recently the study of care has been shied away from in archaeological thought.

Dickens at 201

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:52pm
Bianca Tredennick/Northeast Modern Language Association

Call for Papers
Dickens at 201
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Poetry Games: Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 11:05pm
Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University) and Andrew Epstein (Florida State University), Comparative Literature Studies

Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies
"Poetry Games"
Guest Editors: Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University) and Andrew Epstein (Florida State University)