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Modernism and the Environment

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:48pm
2012 SAMLA Convention

In the past two decades, there has been a surge of literary and critical environmental works. Although ecocriticism has been a flourishing field of inquiry for some years now, literary critics are just beginning to explore literature and the environment from postcolonial perspectives. Postcolonial eco-/environmental criticism, albeit belatedly, has become a burgeoning field in the past few years. However, most eco-/environmental critics are heavily focused on contemporary environmental texts, so little or no attention has been paid to the aspects of nature in British or in Anglo-phone modern literature. Nature or the environment is rarely considered a part of the imperial colonial process in analyzing modern literary works.

[UPDATE] 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:44pm
Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

How do various systems of authority (e.g. literary, political, sexual, cultural, economic, linguistic) seek to control individuals, groups, or cultural movements? How do individuals, groups, or cultural movements engage in resistance to subjection?

[UPDATE] FRENZY! November 9-10, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 1:24pm
York University English Graduate Students' Association

York University 2012 English Graduate Students' Association Colloquium:

November 9-10, 2012

Prophecies of a 2012 end of days; Black Friday at Wal-Mart; Howard Beale in Network inciting viewers to scream "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" From mass hysteria to individual neuroses, the elusive nature of frenzy lends itself to dramatically different conceptualizations across the disciplines.

Edited Collection: Challenger Unbound (Revaluating Arthur Conan Doyle's Professor Challenger Narratives)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:46am
Dr. Jonathan Cranfield (University of Kent) and Prof. Helene Machinal (University of Brest)

Habitually characterised as a late-appearing variant upon the Victorian Quest Romance, Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World" (1912) in fact marked the beginning of the author's prolonged investigation of science, ideology and belief under the inhibiting constraints of early twentieth-century modernity. The narratives span from 1912 to 1929 and this new collection will be dedicated to re-evaluating the narratives, their author, the wider culture that he inhabited and the legacy of his work for the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We are interested in work that treats the texts either directly or tangentially through other aspects of Conan Doyle's life and thought.

Edited Collection CfP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle; Deadline: August 1, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:53am
Daniel Bivona (Arizona State University), Helena Gurfinkel (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

Edited Collection CfP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle

Co-Editors: Dan Bivona, Arizona State University, and Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

500-word abstracts and 1-paragraph bios to and by August 1st, 2012.

1st Global Conference: Probing the Boundaries: Sport

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 1:53am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Probing the Boundaries: Sport

Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that".
(Bill Shankly, Football Manager)

"Revisions, Retellings, and Adaptations:" September 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 5:35pm
MTSU English Graduate Student Organization

The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 5th MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 5th MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Revisions, Retellings, and Adaptations."

Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:
•Children's Literature
•American Literature
•British Literature
•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies
•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory

Food and Memoir [SAMLA, Durham Nov. 9-11; Abstracts by 6/15]

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 2:17pm
Marta Hess/South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This session explores the ways in which the subject of food functions as memoir. Papers can investigate food and its importance in travel memoirs, or in accounts of exile, immigration, assimilation, or alienation. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Marta Hess, Georgia State University,, by June 15, 2012.

Space (Deadline: October 1, 2012)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 11:26am
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, dedicated to space, invites articles that investigate the way that spaces are defined, used, experienced, occupied, altered, constructed, or destroyed. These spaces can be physical, virtual or imaginary in nature.