The 2009 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held October 17-19 at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The conference theme is "Ireland: Medieval to Modern," but papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any topic related to Irish and Irish Diaspora Studies, and presentations may be given in English or in Irish. The plenary speakers are Mary O'Malley and Brian Ó Conchubhair; Louis de Paor will be awarded the Charles F. Fanning Medal for his contribution to Irish Studies.
Please send 200-word abstracts to Beth Lordan, Director, Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2009.
UPDATED DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS BOTH CRITICAL AND CREATIVE IS 5:00PM ON MARCH 31, 2009. PLEASE EMAIL SWSWGRADCONFERENCE@GMAIL.COM WITH QUESTIONS!
The 15th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university's Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
Participants are encouraged to remain in Oxford after the SWSW Conference to attend the Faulkner Conference. More information about the 2009 Faulkner Conference will be available at www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner/.
MLA December 2009
The Politics of Culture in Victorian England
CALL FOR PAPERS
Victorian Popular Novelists 1860-1900
10-12 September 2009
at the Institute for English Studies, Senate House, University of London.
Supported by the Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies, Birkbeck College
Abstracts are invited for a proposed special session at the 2009 MLA
Convention (to be held 27-30 December in Philadelphia). This session
seeks papers which explore aesthetics and cultural politics in Victorian
poetry. Because of its dense and complex linguistic experimentation and
structural ambiguity, Victorian poetry foregrounds the inseparability of
the epistemological and the discursive to the degree that it is
distinctive among cultural forms of the period and not merely one among
many. Varying theoretical accounts of both Romantic and Victorian poetic
form have been offered (for instance: Wolfson, Esterhammer, Armstrong,
Slinn). Still, despite this important earlier work, few Victorian
CALL FOR PAPERS
French Journal of Irish Studies (PEER REVIEW)
Autumn 2009 issue Special issue
Representations of the intellectual in Ireland
Editors: Prof. Carle Bonafous-Murat & Prof. Maurice Goldring
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 31 MAY 2009
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference
November 6-7, 2009
San Francisco State University, California
Seeking papers on any aspect of English literature and culture since 1700.
Open to a variety of topics and theoretical approaches.
Please submit 500-word proposals and 50-word abstracts by March 15, 2009,
at the following site:
For more information about PAMLA and the conference please visit
http://www.pamla.org. Questions about the panel may be addressed to
Heather Wozniak, hwoz_at_ucla.edu.
2009 MLA Special Session: "The Social Supernatural"
Proposals are sought for the 2009 MLA Convention, which will be held in
NEW APPROACHES TO TRANSLATION STUDIES
Many new applications and explorations in translation studies have been
undertaken in the last decade, suggesting that scholars have much yet to
explore in this field.
Papers on visual and/or written texts are welcome; theoretical innovations
Send 250-word abstracts to Sandra Hordis (hordis_at_arcadia.edu) by March 13.
CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.
Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.
According to the New York Times, Britain finally â€œembrace(d) the graphic novelâ€ in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?
Proposals are sought for a collection of essays about the changing image
of the businessman (or woman) through literature.
Due to interest in the topic of businessman through literature the
opportunity has arisen to partake in submitting an essay to a collection
based solely on this concept.
Topics are not limited to a specific area or concentration. We are
hoping to get a range of essays from different time periods and different
genres of interest. From Shylock, to Bartleby, and the novels of Dickens
to Martin Amis' fierce display of the businessman's persona of 1980s
America and Britain, all ranges of topics about the changing image of
the "businessman" are welcome.
CFP: Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs
(grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)
This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riversideâ€™s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This yearâ€™s theme
is â€œBrave New Worlds.â€
Call for Papers: Victorian Markets and Marketing
October 15-17, 2009 at The Coast Renaissance Hotel, Vancouver, BC
A Joint Conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada
and the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western
United States. Hosted by Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the
University of the Fraser Valley
Keynote Speaker: Erika Rappaport, Department of History, UCSB
â€˜TENNYSONâ€™S FUTURESâ€™, 27-28 MARCH 2009, ENGLISH FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF