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[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; Call for papers is now closed)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 7:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat
contact email: 

This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.

Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature

Victorian Network - Recruiting Postgraduate Peer-Reviewers

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2009 - 5:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Katharina Boehm / Victorian Network

Victorian Network - Recruiting Postgraduate Peer-Reviewers

The Victorian Network, an online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies, is recruiting postgraduate peer-reviewers for a themed issue on "The British Empire and Victorian Literature and Culture". We are looking for doctoral students who are interested in gaining experience and developing career-relevant skills in the publishing process. As peer-reviewer for Victorian Network, you
will screen and blind-review a manuscript article and produce a short evaluation report. Peer-reviewing for the current issue is scheduled for the period between 20 May and 10 June.

[UPDATE] Melmoth, a journal of Victorian Gothic, Decadence and Sensation 30/04/09

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2009 - 2:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sondeep Kandola, University of Leeds
contact email: 

The inaugural issue of Melmoth, a journal of the Victorian Gothic, Decadence and Sensation, one of The Oscholars family of internet journals, will be published at the end of April. If colleagues have any CFPs, forthcoming events, publications, or news on any of the aforementioned topics that they would like to promote, then please send all relevant material to the following email address:

melmoth_journal@livemail.co.uk

Please let me have all relevant material by Thursday 30th April, 2009.

Sondeep Kandola,
University of Leeds,
Editor, Melmoth.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Bibliography and Textual Studies at SCMLA 2009

updated: 
Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 9:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association

SCMLA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
October 29-31, 2009

Deadline: April 8, 2009

The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel at SCMLA welcomes 15 minute
papers related to:

Textual Studies
Bibliography
History of the Book
Authorship
Rare Books
Pedagogy
Paratextuality
Media Studies
E-texts

And any other permutation thereof.

Please send 300 word abstracts to lasquires_at_mail.utexas.edu. no later than
April 9, 2009.

International Multidisciplinary Women's Congress (October 13-16, 2009)

updated: 
Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 3:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Izmir, TURKEY
contact email: 

Please, note that abstracts of 300 words will be submitted electronically at our website at http://www.imwc2009.org. Deadline for submission of proposals is June 1, 2009.

The IMWC will take place at the Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey between October 13th and 16th, 2009 and the overarching theme for the Congress will be "Change and Empowerment."

The aim of the Congress is to foster communication and collaboration between academicians and to open up a discussion platform for the analysis, development, and exchange of ideas on the following Women-related main topics:

The Artfulness of Play: Bridging Creative and Theoretical Discourses (Sept 25 - 27, 2009)

updated: 
Friday, April 3, 2009 - 12:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Western Ontario, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Children, athletes, actors, and musicians all play. Can academics play too? What do we play? Numerous currents of contemporary thought, from Wittgenstein to Baudrillard and Derrida, highlight play as a site worthy of inquiry. However, play does not (cannot?) have a precise sense or definition, and therefore our aim will be to put ideas into play, to play with them.

Graduate students and artists are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary conference regarding the concept of play. Academic papers, artwork (visual and performance), and film (short and feature length) are welcome.

SAMLA 2009 Session: Teaching Language and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Luria/ SAMLA
contact email: 

Session Title: Teaching Language and Literature
Open Topic

We welcome papers that deal with any and all issues related to the teaching of language and literature. Proposals may be related to issues such as the language of gender, comics as literature, or teaching new media, but this is not required. Send your inspiring ideas!

By May 1st, please submit proposals of no more than 150 words by email – preferred – to luria@mailbox.sc.edu or by post to University of South Carolina, Arts Institute, Attention: Rachel Luria, 1212 Greene Street/228 Sumwalt, Columbia, SC 29208

2nd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - October 16-17, Chattanooga TN

updated: 
Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 1:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta – Xi Alpha Chapter

present

The Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric

October 16 – 17, 2009

Call for Papers:

The City (September 24-26 2009)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 5:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics:

Extension to Call for Papers: New Postgraduate Journal – Victorian Network

updated: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 3:30am
full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Network

Victorian Network is a new online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies. We are extending the deadline for submissions until 1st May 2009.

The journal is guest edited by established scholars in the field and peer-reviewed by other doctoral students. Two types of submissions are now accepted for the first issue. We are seeking essays of no longer than 7000 words which engage with the topic of the first issue, "The British Empire and Victorian Literature and Culture". Topics might include but are not limited to:

The Jewish Woman and Her Body

updated: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 2:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies, Youngstown State University
contact email: 

The Jewish Woman and her Body
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
March 7-9, 2010

Call for Papers deadline: October 1, 2009

Since Eve, the woman and her body have had a central position in Jewish tradition. Experiences such as childbirth, violence, sexuality, hunger, infertility, and aging have preoccupied Jewish life. Representations of the female body in Jewish texts include idealization, restriction, and objectification. This interdisciplinary conference will explore real and imagined constructions of the Jewish woman and her body.

Proposals from all disciplinary approaches, historical periods and geographical locations are welcome.

CFP: [Transatlantic] Atlantikos (5/1/09; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 1:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship
contact email: 

Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship

Atlantikos seeks articles, position pieces, and book reviews for its Spring 2009 and Fall 2009 issues.

As a resource for young scholars new to the field of transatlantic studies, Atlantikos is particularly interested in publishing the work of advanced graduate students and new professors. We encourage submissions that join an ongoing conversation about the current status and evolution of transatlantic scholarship, both generally and in relation to specific texts, figures, and concepts.

novel

updated: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 10:25am
full name / name of organization: 
shahriar valipour
contact email: 

i would like to apply to your web site in order to submm it for call for papers concerning novels and short stories.
i am an English literature student getting my BA.

Short Story: Stories with Histories. MMLA St. Louis Nov. 12-15, 2009

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2009 - 10:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shiela Pardee / Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Short Story: Stories with Histories. Short stories are a literary genre especially given to migration, appearing in different formats and venues as they are expanded into novels, reprinted in different collections, or adapted for television or film. Papers for this panel should focus on short stories with a history of rewriting, reproduction, translation, and/or adaptation. Speculative or archival explorations that recover palimpsests from previous drafts, electronic files, or other, more elusive traces, are also welcome. Please send a 250 word abstract to Shiela Pardee, Southeast Missouri State University by April 15. E-mail submission preferred: spardee@semo.edu

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