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 email@example.com, by September 30, 2011.
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
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.
Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays
Call for papers for an edited collection tentatively titled Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays. This collection will consist primarily of new analyses, but will also include previously published essays in order to chart the development of materialist criticism of children's and young adult literature, culture, and film. The aim of the collection is to demonstrate the significance of historical materialist approaches to children's literature and culture (i.e. Marx, Lukacs, Williams, Eagleton, Jameson, Ariel Dorfman, Jack Zipes, Ian Wojcik-Andrews, Gayatri Spivak, etc.).
Call for Papers:
"Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages" (26-29 October 2011,
Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, Jendouba University).
Deadline for proposals extended to July 10th 2011
Diesis Volume 1, Issue 2: the Other Issue
Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2011
The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities would like to welcome you to submit to its second issue. This second issue will continue the inaugural issue's study of identity, concentrating this time on the diesis, or double dagger, which indicates a footnote or point of reference.
To submit: http://ucb-cluj.org/submissions/
Call for Submissions!
The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural Fall 2011 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. The (rolling) deadline to submit is June 15, 2011. Any undergraduate is encouraged to apply. Additional information for non-US students is at the bottom of the page.
"Strange New Today": Victorians, Crisis and Response
Postgraduates in the University of Exeter's Centre for Victorian Studies will be holding a one-day interdisciplinary conference for postgraduates and early-career researchers on the 17th of September, 2011. The conference is in collaboration with the Reader Organisation and will take place in the historic setting of the Devon and Exeter Institution,
which was founded in 1813 as a private library.
Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Professor Philip Davis (University of Liverpool)
Plenary: "The Reader Cure", hosted by the Reader Organisation of the University of Liverpool
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.
We invite proposals for papers exploring literature pedagogy at the community college level and welcome critical/theoretical approaches to teaching literature. This is an interdisciplinary call extended to teachers and graduate students. Suggested topics include: