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[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 5.1.11)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 9:55am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop

Seeking several articles to round out work-in-progress on:

Editor: Karen Elizabeth Bishop

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

CFP: 2011 Midwest MLA Permanent Session, English Literature 1800-1900, Abstracts due 4/30

Monday, March 21, 2011 - 7:49pm
Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Nov 3-6, 2011, St. Louis, MO

This year's Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will be held November 3-6, 2011 in St. Louis, MO. I am soliciting papers for one of the permanent sessions, English II: English Literature 1800-1900, and I am hoping to form several different panels. We are looking for papers that investigate the conference theme "Play" in problematic or evocative ways. You might consider play in terms of performance, identity or representation, seriousness vs. dallying, wagering, strategy, being a player in a game, movement or action, or diversions/recreation. You might also consider idioms such as 'fair play' or 'foul play.'

Joseph Conrad Society (UK) Annual Conference, 7-9 July 2011, London

Monday, March 21, 2011 - 3:56pm
The Joseph Conrad Society (UK)

The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 2011 Annual International Conference, its 37th, will be held during the first full week of July 2011 at two venues: at POSK in London's Hammersmith district on 7 and 8 July and at the University Women's Club near The Ritz in Mayfair on 9 July.

Papers are welcome on all aspects of the work and life of Conrad, and proposals for panels are welcome. Deadline for abstracts (approximately 200 words) is 30 April 2011: Dr Keith Carabine email:

All participants who are not already members of the Society will be required to take out membership for one year.

SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC - Due: March 28, 2010

Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:38pm
SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC

Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 68th Annual Convention

Hot Springs, Arkansas – October 27-29, 2011

Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University,

Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address the intersection(s) between/among computer technologies and work (research, pedagogy, theory) in the fields of English and/or foreign languages.

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, CA, Proposal deadline 3/25

Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 9:51pm
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association) 11/5-11/6, 2011

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

Please submit proposals by 3/25 2011

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature

Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 1:30pm
Univeristy of New Haven

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature
publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.
Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit.
Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit, as each
issue will feature undergraduate writing and art. If you are interested
in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to the
guidelines below.


Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 1:17am
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western US (VISAWUS)


"The Vulgar and the Proper: Victorian Manners and Mores"
October 13-15, 2011 Houston, Tx

Victorian Sport (journal)

Friday, March 18, 2011 - 9:56am
Andrew Maunder/University of Hertfordshire

Sporting Victorians
The journal `Critical Survey' invites proposals for 4,000-6,000 word articles analysing some of the cultural and social dimensions of sport in Britain in the years 1800-1914. The nineteenth century saw the rise of professionalism in sport and the emergence of women as participants. Sport also engaged a wide range of novelists, poets, dramatists, painters and journalists – both as commentators and participants – from Byron's swimming to J.M. Barrie's cricket team.

Subjects might include but are not limited to the following: