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Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity: 2012 NeMLA (March 15-18)

Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 5:15pm
Michael D Becker

Call for Papers: Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012--Rochester, New York

For better and for worse, modernity has surely left its mark on the food we daily eat. Two hundred years ago in 1812, Bryan Donkin purchased from a London broker the patent for canning food items inside tin containers. Within the next decade canned goods were widespread in Britain and France (Robertson 123). One hundred and fifty years ago in the spring of 1862, Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard's experiments with heating liquids eventually led to pasteurized drinks—first wine and beer and then, later, milk (Greene, Guzel-Seydim, and Seydim 88).

REMINDER - CFP for Thackeray in Time, 1811-2011, October 1st

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 8:22am
University of Leeds

Professor Judith Fisher (Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas), author of Thackeray's Skeptical Narrative and the 'Perilous Trade' of Authorship (2002)

Professor Richard Pearson (National University of Ireland, Galway), author of W.M. Thackeray and the Mediated Text (2000)

Otherness: Essays and Studies 2.2 ( - CFP Journal Issue - Deadline Sept 2, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 7:53am
The Centre for Studies in Otherness

The Centre for Studies in Otherness invites papers for the e-journal issue Otherness: Essays and Studies 2.2.

Otherness: Essays and Studies, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary e-journal, publishes research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study. We publish two issues a year, alternating between special topic issues and general issues. This is a call for our general issue, forthcoming in Winter 2011.

'The foreigner is neither a race nor a nation ... we are our own foreigners, we are divided.'


Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 11:49am

Scholarly essays are invited for an anthology of critical essays on Aesthetics of Haiku Poetry to be published by a reputed publisher from India. The essays may include the traditional as well as contemporary trends in Haiku poetry with special focus on evolution and development of Haiku in English language across the world. For further details, please write to Editor of the anthology at

DEADLINE for submission of FULL PAPER: 31 JULY 2011.

CFP: New Edited Collection on Service Learning in the Literature Curriculum We invite proposals for an edited collection entit

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 9:51am
Dr. Roberta Rosenberg, Christopher Newport University and Dr. Laurie Grobman, Penn State, Berks

We invite proposals for an edited collection entitled Service Learning and Literary Studies. Our use of the term service learning captures all curriculum-based community engagement. The proposed text will demonstrate that service learning can accomplish multiple learning outcomes as it enriches the study of literature in the college curriculum and meets community needs.

In addition to an introduction, two overview essays and a bibliography of service learning resources, the book will be arranged in two main sections:

[UPDATE] MAPACA Travel & Tourism Panels; Philadelphia, PA, 11/03/11-11/05/11 (Submissions Due 7/5/11)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 6:35pm
Mid Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association: Travel and Tourism Area

MAPACA: Travel & Tourism Panels; Philadelphia, PA, 11/03/11-11/05/11 Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association


Travel and Tourism Studies continues to gain popularity as an academic field, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that explore and discuss any aspect of travel and tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- heritage tourism
- travel and gender/race/class
- material culture and tourism
- writing travel
- spatial relations and tourism
- politics and tourism
- personal travel narratives

NeMLA Panel: New Victorian Biogenres: Writing Nineteenth-Century Lives in the Twenty-First. Rochester, NY, March 15-18, 2012

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 12:59pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

How have recent innovations in life writing disrupted, reconstructed, and refigured nineteenth-century Anglo-American subjects? This panel will investigate emerging biographical genres that reinterpret the nineteenth century, including cultural biography, biofiction, and biodrama, as well as filmic, electronic, and new media representations that expand and problematize what constitutes 'new' biography in the twenty-first century. Send short cv and abstracts of 300-500 words to Paul Fisher at, by September 30, 2011.

Early literary centuries— Literatures from the early 20th and 21st centuries and their links with the previous centuries

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 7:21am
Journal "Textes et contextes"

The 7th issue of e‐journal Textes et contextes (EA 4182, Research centre Interlangues, TIL, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France) will be devoted to the literatures of the early 20th and 21st centuries in their links with their preceding centuries, in a project questioning aesthetics, genre issues and literary history. We invite contributions on the formal, genre and ethical filial links between the two eras, questioning those "débuts de siècle" (see Terence McCarthy, ed., Les Débuts de siècles, published in Dijon in 2000) in the wake of many literary or historical studies on "fins de siècle" (J. R. Aymes and S. Salaün, eds., Les Fins de siècles en Espagne, 2003).

HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 1:15pm
International Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studies (CHiCS)

HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions
Mexico: 4 - 9 November 2011

Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 15 July, 2011
(Deadline has been extended for all sessions and sub-conferences)
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian.