Proposals for papers are invited for the 35th annual conference of the International Association of Irish Literatures (IASIL) to be held at Leuven, 18 – 22 July 2011. The conference theme is 'Irish Literatures: Conflict and Resolution'.
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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Rest Is Silence
Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
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:
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.
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.
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: http://www.pamla.org/2011/
For any questions about PAMLA, please email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: email@example.com
CFP at www.rmmla.org -- Deadline to submit paper proposals to session chairs is MARCH 1. Visit:
The 65th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 6-8, 2011 at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our local host is Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.