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[UPDATE] Cooper and His Contemporaries: 18th Int'l James Fenimore Cooper Conference, July 10-15, 2011 (deadline March 31, 2011)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 11:24pm
Department of English, SUNY College at Oneonta

We are seeking papers that consider Cooper and his relationships with those figures who inhabited his intellectual and cultural landscape. Paper and presentation topics may include but are not limited to:

Literary and Artistic Collaborations

The Bread and Cheese Club

Painters of the Hudson River School

Cooper's Influence and Influences on Cooper

Literary Rivalries

Competing Representations of the Frontier

Responses to Indian Relocation

The Anti-Rent War

Populism and Democracy

We are happy, of course, to consider any proposals that address Cooper's work and his time.

Papers should be 8-10 pages in length (20 minute presentation). Send proposals via e-mail to:

The Detection Club panel MLA Seattle 2012

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:07pm
M Lott

The Detection Club
Abstracts are being requested that focus on the Detection Club. Papers may examine the works of individual members, the Club's anthologies, or its influence on members' texts. 200-300 word abstracts by 1 March 2011; Monica Lott (

Reinventing Sublimity, Reinventing Beauty (special session): ICR 2011; proposals due March 1; conference date November 3-5 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 3:32pm
Matthew Borushko / 2011 International Conference on Romanticism

CFP: "Reinventing Sublimity, Reinventing Beauty" (ICR 2011; proposals due March 1; conference date November 3-5, 2011)

This CFP aims to assemble a special session for submission to the 2011 International Conference on Romanticism, "Reinventing Romanticism," to be held in Montreal on November 3-5, 2011.

"Reinventing Sublimity, Reinventing Beauty" seeks to bring together papers that revisit and reimagine the relationship between Romantic literature and the sublime and the beautiful. Broadly conceived, this CFP means to include topics such as the following:

[UPDATE] The Importance of Kitsch, extended deadline March 1, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 12:08pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

In our current culture, the word 'kitsch' has come to be associated often with tacky souvenirs and cheap trinkets. However, there is a thicker sense given to the word by various thinkers and authors in the twentieth century, even if it is regularly connected with an idea of culture.

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers- Rupture Symposium 2011 (abstracts due 1 March 2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 10:38pm
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a three-day Contemporary Conference from 24 to 26 June, 2011. The Rupture Symposium, as part of this conference, deals specifically with the subject of "rupture" in literature.

CFP: PAMLA Conference, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (November 5-6, 2011; Paper Proposal Deadline 3/25)

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 9:37pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference is being held November 5-6, 2011, at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. PAMLA has over a hundred approved sessions on a wide range of literary and language topics. For the list of sessions, guidelines for how to propose a paper, and the online paper proposal form, please go to:

For any questions about PAMLA, please email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: