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"The Power of Poetry in the Modern World of Print," South Atlantic Modern Language Association (11/4-11/6, Abstracts Due 6/27)

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 1:06pm
Bartholomew Brinkman

In keeping with SAMLA's 2011 special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," this special session seeks papers that address the ways in which poetry has derived, ceded, and wielded power in a modern world mediated by print. Possible topics include: the power of print to shape poetic form and meaning; the power of such print outlets as the anthology and modern magazine to popularize or restrict the audience for poetry; the bibliographical means by which poetry has expressed or challenged power; the ways in which poetry questions the power of modern print through an emphasis on orality or through an embrace of the digital.

MMLA COMP LIT: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era DEADLINE JUNE 20TH

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 6:01pm
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section

We are seeking abstracts for the following permanent session for the 53rd Annual MMLA Convention that will be held in St. Louis, Missouri at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott from November 3-6, 2011. The 2011 informal convention theme is "Play...No, Seriously."

The Blame Game: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era

NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012. Call for papers – Approaches to Adventure in the Late 19th Century

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 1:53pm
Rebekah Greene/University of Rhode Island

This panel examines the burgeoning interest in adventure during the years 1880-1901. Joseph A. Kestner in his recent _Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction, 1880-1915_ has suggested that adventure texts are filled with 'codes' such as 'rescue, heroism, survival, courage, duty, isolation, voyaging' for audiences to 'live up to' (1). Papers that scrutinize late Victorian literary treatments of these codes, in addition to tropes such as travel, sailing, mountain climbing, and camping are warmly welcomed.