CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED: 18th & 19th Century Popular Women's Fiction in English panel at Rocky Mountain MLA Conference in Albuquerque, NM, October 14-16. Submit short abstract by 4/15/10.
This session invited papers on poetry or poetics by April 5, 2010. Check pamla.org for details about the PAMLA annual conference. Submit proposals through the website or directly to me. I'll need a title, a forty-word abstract, and an informal description of the paper.
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session will analyze Spanish inquests of the sea, as portrayed across different time periods. We are particularly interested in explorations of the "sea" as a:
a)Bridge between cultures and identities,
b)metaphor of a search for personal freedom, and/or
c)symbol of creative borders that celebrate "uncomfortable" identities and expressive modes.
While literary works are the main focus of this session, we welcome papers that relate the literary to the visual arts as well.
The work of the noted Caribbean scholar C. L. R. James will be the focus of CTC6: the 6th Workshop on Caribbean Theory and Criticism to be held by the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature of the Cave Hill Campus, University of the West Indies, Barbados on Wednesday April 21st, 2010.
The keynote speaker will be Professor Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Brown University.
Papers are invited on any aspect of James's career or work, ranging from his critical writings on Caribbean thought, politics and society, literature and popular culture to his creative writings. Some areas that this workshop seeks to discuss include (though are not limited to):
Please note that we are extending the deadline for the TWELFTH NIGHT critical anthology. The new submission deadline is 30th April 2010.
Please see the complete cfp here: http://www.romanbooks.co.in/twelfthcfp.php
We do sincerely apologize for an inadvertent error in our last CfP. The Arden edition of TWELFTH NIGHT is edited by J.M. Lothian and T.W. Craik and NOT by Kenneth Muir. We are extremely sorry if this has caused any inconvenience.
As you may know, Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (RAEI) is an international Journal of English Studies published annually since 1988 by the University of Alicante (Spain). The abstracts of all the articles published so far can be accessed at the following Internet address:
RAEI is currently preparing a Special Issue on ICT and Language Learning. We would like to take this opportunity to invite scholars who are doing research in this field to participate in this interdisciplinary volume which will appear in November 2010.
COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics
Department of English Studies and St John's College, University of Durham UK
8-10 September 2010
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Derek Attridge (York)
Stephen Bann (Bristol)
Michael Davidson (UCSD)
CALL FOR PAPERS
In keeping with the 2010 SAMLA convention theme, the "Interplay between Image and Text," the MELUS panel seeks papers examining how images and/or the relationship between images and literary texts can inform, circumscribe, or perform identity within the context of multi-ethnic literature of the United States. Projects may consider images as constructed within narrative or place images and literary texts independent of one another in conversation. Please send 250 word abstracts and contact information to Lucy Littler at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th, 2010. Panelists will be notified via email by May 1st, 2010.
The International Spenser Society will sponsor a panel at the Renaissance Society of America Meeting in Montreal 24-26 March 2011. What is a Spenserian aesthetic? What is Spenser's relation to the history of aesthetics? What is the relation between an aesthetic and a historical Spenser? What are the aesthetic demands of allegory?
Please email 300 word abstracts and a very brief cv by Monday 11 May 2010 to email@example.com
THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is a user-generated "unconference" on digital humanities developed by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. THATCamp London will take place 6-7 July, 2010, just before the Digital Humanities conference on 7-10 July — the world's premiere conference on the Digital Humanities — and we expect that having both together will spark exciting new ideas!
Apply by 10 May to take part in THATCamp London. Find out more about it at http://thatcamplondon.org/.
This proposed Modernist Studies Association 2010 panel seeks to explore modernist articulations within Canadian war literature in order to map connections between the country's participation in international conflict and its literature's place in the field of transnational modernism. Does Canadian modernism develop, as some critics have argued, out of the country's participation in the First World War? How do Canadian texts about war employ, question, or contest modernist aesthetics? How do representations of war change throughout modernism's tenure? Papers might address how Canada's decolonization and growing independence from England affects literary representations.
Composition & Rhetoric
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. This year's conference will be held at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 13-14, 2010. Composition and Rhetoric, a standing session, invites papers addressing contemporary issues and ideas involving rhetorical theory and composition studies. Of particular interest are papers on the following topics:
Technology and media in the composition classroom
The composition process outside the composition classroom
The role of libraries in the composition process
Identity and the Composition Process
New directions in composition and rhetoric studies
Present Tense is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue. We are a peer-reviewed, blind-refereed, online journal dedicated to exploring contemporary social, cultural, political and economic issues through a rhetorical lens.
Seeking to address current or presently unfolding issues, we publish short articles of no more than 2,000 words, the length of a conference paper. We also encourage conference-length multimedia submissions such as short documentaries, flash videos, interviews and podcasts, as well as reviews that are thematically related to the goals of the journal.
Here is a suggestive, though by no means exhaustive, list of topics that potential submissions might address:
CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE EXTENDED
Five Decades of Innocence and Experience:
The Work of Eva Figes
An International Conference co-organised by:
Division of Media, English and Culture, School of the Arts, University of Northampton (UK)
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)
To be held at the School of the Arts, University of Northampton (UK),
10th-11th September 2010
This collection will look at pop cultural simulations of the real. Topics to be covered could include reality television; living history museums or other tourist sites; simulated violence in entertainment, such as film and professional wrestling; Disneyland; planned residential communities; SecondLife, online gaming, and avatars; online cultural communities; metafiction; and literary hoaxes. Is the "real" strengthened and reinscribed by the copy that acknowledges it, or is the "real" confounded by simulations which ultimately supplant reality with a kind of hyperreality?