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Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Poiesis and Techne

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 2:35pm
Kathryn Stergiopoulos


"Poiesis and Techne"
Seventh Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium
Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Saturday, May 5, 2012

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Poiesis and Techne." We invite graduate students at any stage in their work to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.

Closes soon: Edited Collection on Sherlock Holmes Adaptations

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 8:11am
Mareike Jenner, Stephanie Jones, Nia Edwards-Behi, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University

Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories have recently gained new popularity through a variety of adaptations and re-interpretations in a broad variety of media forms. This edited collection will focus on three ways to access these texts: Fan and audience activity, adaptations throughout history and their political and ideological contextualization, and intertextual influences. We welcome submissions for articles of 200 word abstracts on adaptations of Sherlock Holmes. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] - Reconfiguring Authorship'

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 6:42am
Research on Authorship as Performance (RAP) project, English Studies, Ghent University

Thursday, November 15-Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ghent University, Belgium

The 'Research on Authorship as Performance' project at Ghent University invites proposals for 20-minute papers as well as for complete panels, for a conference on the theme of 'Reconfiguring Authorship'. This three-day conference will explore facets of authorship in the Anglophone world from the Middle Ages to the present; confirmed keynote speakers include Richard Wilson (Cardiff), Margaret Ezell (Texas A&M), Dame Gillian Beer (Cambridge), and Paul St Amour (Pennsylvania).

2012 Annual SAMLA Conference-Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 2:38pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association welcomes proposals for full panels or calls for papers for the 2012 SAMLA Convention, which will be held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, November 9-11, 2012. Proposals supporting the special focus of the conference, "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile" are especially encouraged. Sessions, however, may also be of a more general nature or concentrate on a specific topic relating to teaching, literary and linguistic scholarship in the humanities, and modern languages.

[UPDATE] George Perkins Marsh: An American for All Seasons (May 4-5, 2012)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 9:51am
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ

The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology is pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming conference celebrating the insights and achievements of George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882), environmentalist, diplomat, philosopher, and scholar, to be held on our scenic campus 4-5 May 2012. A volume of conference proceedings will be printed following the conference.

Please note the CFP deadline is 15 March 2012. For more information about submissions or to attend the conference, please visit our ever-evolving conference website:

PAMLA 2012 / Science Fiction Division / Deadline April 22nd, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 4:32am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Science Fiction Division of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association invites paper proposals for the 110th annual PAMLA conference, held this year at Seattle University, in Seattle, Washington from October 19th – 21st, 2012.

All abstracts proposing original science fiction scholarship will receive full consideration.

To propose a paper, please follow this link and use the Online Proposal Submission Form, which will help guide your paper title, abstract, and proposal (of no more than 500 words) to the Science Fiction Division by the April 22nd deadline:



Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:03am
Dr. Fran Pheasant-Kelly, Dr. Stella Hockenhull and Dr. Eleanor Andrews/ University of Wolverhampton

Abstract due 30 April 2012, first draft essay due 30 July 2012, final essay due December 2012

This edited collection seeks to publish recent scholarship on spaces of the cinematic house by film or screen studies scholars employing a range of critical methodologies. Currently we are inviting final contributions for a volume provisionally entitled Behind the Screen Door: Spaces of the Cinematic House, for which we are in discussions with Routledge. Essays should address one of the following spaces not already covered – the master bedroom, cellar, doors and windows, the study/library or corridors within the cinematic house, although other suggestions are welcome.

[UPDATE] Animate Objects, Inanimate Bodies - EXTENDED DEADLINE TUESDAY 10th of APRIL 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 8:56am
King's College London

King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference

What separates the human body from the objects around it? Are objects merely inanimate, inorganic things that are designed and used by human bodies? Is it solely the human body that is the physical site or limit of the self? Is there a divide between the human body and the object in the first place?

We are looking for papers which examine the interactions (or lack thereof) between bodies and objects in literature. These interactions could suggest an impenetrable divide between the human body and the object, could question where the body ends and the object begins, or could reveal how bodies and objects inform one another.

[UPDATE] CFP: Victorian Travelers*: Women Writing Boundaries DEADLINE EXTENDED March 31 - RMMLA 2012 (Oct. 11-13, Boulder, CO)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 1:22am
Kimberly Madsen, College of Southern Idaho, English Department

This session invites papers that consider the boundaries - physical, imposed, and imaginary - that Victorian women travelers crossed. Please contact Kimberly Madsen at with a 300 word abstract before March 31.

For more information on the conference visit: