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MLA Boston 2013: South Asian Periodical Culture

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 10:00am
Sheshalatha Reddy

This panel, sponsored by the South Asian Languages and Literatures discussion group, explores the history, development, and contemporary life of periodical culture on the South Asian subcontinent.

Call for papers: Nordic Journal of English Studies

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 8:05am
Nordic Journal of English Studies

Call for Papers

NJES is inviting scholars in the field of English Studies to submit articles for an upcoming general issue.

Call for Submissions: The 2012 Trollope Prize

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 11:23pm
The Trollope Prize at the University of Kansas

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2012 Trollope Prize, sponsored by the English Department and the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas.

[UPDATE] Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2013)

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 7:09pm
Proposed special session at MLA 2013, Boston, January 3-6, 2013

Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 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 16, 2012:

EGSA Colloquium: FRENZY -- May 11-12, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 6:06pm
York University English Graduate Students' Association

York University 2012 English Graduate Students' Association Colloquium: FRENZY

But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

[UPDATE] Approved Special Session on American Parenthood - PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 7:09pm
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The United States has a storied past in which ideals of "proper" parenting have been disseminated through popular culture. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which the clash between the ideals and realities surrounding parenting has affected individuals while reflecting broader historical and cultural trends over time.

Scholars and graduate students in relevant disciplines including but not limited to History; English; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies; and Cultural Studies are encouraged to submit. Possible papers for this approved special session are not limited to:

• Advice – Doctors (Spock, Sears, Laura, Phil); Parenting Literature

• Choices – Natural Birthing; Circumcision; Surrogacy; Adoption; Foster Care

CFP The Marginalised Mainstream: Literature, Culture & Popularity, 8–9 November 2012 (ABSTRACTS: 1 June)

Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 10:24am
Marginalised Mainstream (Institute of English Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of Exeter)

8-9 November 2012, Senate House, University of London

Keynote speakers include: Professor Phillip Tew (Brunel University) and Professor Christoph Lindner (University of Amsterdam)

'Texts are always sites of evaluative struggle between the "high" and the "low", whatever the presumed hierarchical positioning of their overall domain.' (Léon Hunt)

[UPDATE] Panel: "Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England." (MLA BOSTON. JAN 3-6, 2013)

Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 9:19am
Kristen Bennett (Tufts University), Dianne Berg (Tufts University)

This year's MLA convention puts special emphasis on "conversation" as a model for our own scholarly exchanges. Our panel welcomes papers that analyze "conversation" as a form of collaboration, as a compositional practice, and interpretive hermeneutic in early modern England. As Katherine Larson has recently argued, "conversation" represents a "matrix of issues – the intersections among oral and written and verbal and physical interchange, the threshold between "private" and "public" communications and the sanctity of the boundaries of conversational spaces." In addition to synchronic exchanges among contemporary interlocutors, we are interested in: