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Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past? July 2/ Nov. 8-11, 2012.

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 5:40pm
The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention- Cincinnati, Ohio

Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental Women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past?

This panel seeks papers which investigate the image of the Middle Eastern/Muslim women in the West constructed throughout centuries and the manner in which these images are deployed and interpreted by the Western audiences. Thus, the panel is open to a wide range of literary periods, such as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Long Eighteenth Century, Victorian Period, as well as Modern and Post-modern Literatures. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the topic under investigation papers dealing with history, sociology and religion which build on literary texts are welcome as well.

[Extended Deadline] Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - June 15, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 3:29pm
Modern Horizons Journal

In collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Modern Horizons' second annual conference will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 25th to 27th at SFU's Harbour Centre. We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations that explore the theme of 'Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel.'

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Why Comparative Literature - ICLA, 2013

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:31am
International Comparative Literature Association

The loose boundaries of comparative literature have continuously raised questions about the scholarly value and practical use of the field. This seminar proposes to explore the significance of comparative literature as academic discipline where the worth of global literatures in the field of humanities is persistently challenged by the pragmatic orientation of public opinion.

CFP: George Perkins Marsh: An American for All Seasons (Essay Collection)

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 8:57am
Stevens Institute of Technology

The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology invites submissions for a collection of essays addressing the life and legacy of George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882) -- environmentalist, diplomat, philosopher, and scholar. The publication will include revised proceedings from our recent conference, George Perkins Marsh: An American for All Seasons. Send essays (10,000 words max.) or proposals (250-500 words) to Edward Foster, Deadline: 28 June 2012.


Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 5:19am

The Department of English (Centre of Advanced Study), and the Centre for Victorian Studies, at Jadavpur University, propose an interdisciplinary conference on 'The Dickens World: Post-Imperial Readings' on [18-20 Dec, 2012] to observe the bicentenary of Charles Dickens (1812-1870), a quintessentially Victorian author whose books continue to be read, filmed and studied around the world. The conference will examine Dickens's imperial and post-imperial destinies, and his centrality to discourses of race, class, gender, reform, religion, empire, philanthropy, industry, work, and the 'civilizing mission' of the British nation.

Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 3:56pm
University of South Dakota

Please note the new deadline: May 31!

The University of South Dakota's 2012 Biennial Women and Gender Research Conference invites submissions on the theme Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change.

Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on conflicts reflecting the ways in which individuals negotiate gender and agency across space and time. Conflicts may be personal, social, military, generational, familial, postcolonial, economic, psychological, or ethical; they may be the result of cultural, ethnic, racial, and religious expectations, rigidity of sex roles, war, inequality, colonization, or other factors.

Session on Canadian Literature -- MMLA

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 10:44am
Midwest Modern Language Association

This permanent section invites papers on any topic regarding Canadian Literature, but especially welcomes proposals addressing the conference theme of "debt," broadly understood.

Please send 250-word abstracts and CV by June 4 to Cynthia Wallace,

Chair: Cynthia Wallace, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan,