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[UPDATE] Transitions in Comparative Studies

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:11am

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Prof Massimo Fusilo (Università dell'Aquila)
- Prof Richard Bradford (University of Ulster)
- Prof Marina Grishakova (University of Tartu)

[UPDATE] Romanticism RMMLA Oct. 11-13 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 4:18pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Looking to replace a few presenters who have dropped out of the panel - submit an abstract of 250 words on any topic related to British Romanticism to Lindsay Dearinger by Friday, March 30th.

The Ethics and Poetics of Genre Literature - March 15-16 2012 - Montpellier (France)

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 1:55pm
EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone) - University Paul Valery of Montpellier 3, France

International Conference : « The ethics and poetics of genre literature »
March 15-16 2013
Université Paul Valéry- Montpellier 3
Organized by EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone)
With the support of the Société de Stylistique Anglaise (SSA)

[REMINDER] 'Science and Literature 1800-Present: Two Cultures or Co-evolution?' Keele University - May 12th 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 8:05am
Keele University

A reminder that the deadline for abstracts for 'Science and Literature 1800-Present: Two Cultures or Co-evolution?', a one day postgraduate conference at Keele University on 12 May 2012, is March 31st.

The conference organizers invite proposals for 15 minute papers on any aspect of interactions between literature and science from 1800 to the present day. Applicants might consider, but are not limited to, the following areas:

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED - Debt: Money/Narrative/Belief (August 17-19, 2012)

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 6:41am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)

[DEADLINE EXTENDED]In her 2008 Massey Lectures, Margaret Atwood calls debt "that peculiar nexus where money, narrative or story, and religious belief intersect, often with explosive force." Today, we are facing an explosion of discourses foregrounding financial debt. Whether in the Euro Zone Debt Crisis, the Occupy Wall Street Movement, or rising student loan debt, narrative and debt cannot be decoupled, nor can they be detached from a given political or affective investment. In addition to the obvious economic concerns, we are also interested in widening the discussion of debt: How do literature and cultural products help us make sense of these issues?

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA), October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University, deadline: April 22

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 1:47am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The 110th annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference will take place from October 19 to 21, 2012, at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington. We are happy to announce a call for papers for a special session panel on "Neo-Nostalgia: Re-evaluating Nostalgia in Literature and Cultural Studies:"

Neo-Nostalgia: Re-evaluating Nostalgia in Literature and Cultural Studies

SAMLA 2012: Beyond the Pleasure Principle?

Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 12:47pm
Comparative Literature Division

We are seeking proposals for the Comparative Literature regular session at this year's South Atlantic Modern Language Association meeting in Durham, NC from November 9 to 11.


Beyond the Pleasure Principle?

As Lionel Trilling once noted, justifying art by the pleasures it gives has fallen into disrepute since the 18th century. Wordsworth already registers this defensive posture in his Lyrical Ballads preface when he asks that the "necessity of producing immediate pleasure [not] be considered as a degradation of the Poet's art," but rather that artists pay "homage … to the grand elementary principle of pleasure, by which [man] knows, and feels, and lives, and moves."

[UPDATE] Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA 1/3-1/6/13)--DEADLINE EXTENDED

Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 8:45am
2013 Modern Language Association annual convention in Boston, January 3-6, 2013


I am seeking 5-7 roundtable participants for a discussion of the various ways veterans in the classroom enrich, challenge, and complicate engagement with classic literary texts, e.g. Heart of Darkness, The Aeneid, The Red Badge of Courage, Whitman's "Drum-Taps," etc. Topics may include text selection, discussion strategies, writing assignments, or managing interactions between veterans and non-veterans. 250-word overviews of proposed discussion topic, along with a 2-page CV, to Liam Corley by March 21, 2012: