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Authority and Uncertainty in Poetic Language and Practice

Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 8:23pm
NeMLA, 4/7-4/10/11--Deadline Sept. 30, 2010

Call for Papers

Authority and Uncertainty in Poetic Language and Practice

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Authority and Uncertainty in Poetic Language and Practice
Abstracts due September 30, 2010

Postfeminist Postmortems? Gender, Sexualities and Multiple Modernities (Annual Conference of the Department of English, Delhi Un

Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 2:11pm
Baidik Bhattacharya, Department of English, University of Delhi

Feminisms and modernities have had a long and interlocked history. Now that we are, arguably, in a post-feminist, post-modern era, is it a fitting moment to stop and take stock of this critical encounter?
This provocation emerges out of a particular trajectory of debates, controversies and confrontations in gender studies over the past two decades. Judith Butler's Gender Trouble (1990) destabilised understandings of these interlocked categories about two decades after feminism emerged as a serious tool of critical inquiry. In 1990, also, Gayatri Spivak in The Postcolonial Critic re-located critical feminisms outside the Anglophone world.

SCMS - New Orleans, March 10-13, 2011 - Misremembered Film - deadline August 10, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 1:36pm
John Bruns (College of Charleston); Ned Schantz (McGill University)

Writing at the dawn of cable and home video in 1979, Stanley Cavell contends with the dubious memory of a line from The Philadelphia Story: "no explanation short of a dream would seem to explain how I could have made up Katherine Hepburn's reference to Stage Door...It remains possible--and I'd bet a pre-War dollar on it—that the film was initially released with this improvised line left in, at least in some prints." What we find most interesting in Cavell's words is less the problem of multiple prints than his determination to authenticate his probable error, to reclaim for public consideration an event otherwise consigned to the oblivion of dreams.

"Imagining Iberia" - ASECS - 17-20 March 2011 - Vancouver BC - deadline 9/1/10

Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 11:52am
Judith Broome

This panel will explore the ways Spain and Portugal were "imagined" in Britain, the Americas, the Caribbean, or other cultures from which the Iberian peninsula was geographically isolated. Papers may approach the topic from a variety of disciplines, calling on resources such as travel narratives and journals by individuals, accounts in periodicals, or commentary on law, religion, or medicine. The working question is, how was Iberia imagined outside the peninsula?

250-word abstracts by 9/01/10. Electronic submissions preferred to broomej1@wpunj.edu .

Narrative and Medicine Conference 13-14 Sept 2010 Portugal FL - University Lisbon

Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 7:46am
ULICES - University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies

The concept of Narrative and Medicine stems from the belief that narrative awareness is crucial for the improvement of medicine practices and complementary to evidence-based methods. Attention to the patients' body language and storytelling requires empathy and time, two things that are lacking in health systems that may offer hospitals but not always hospitality. Doctors and healthcare professionals will benefit from learning how to frame and adapt their narratives, namely in breaking the news of disease and in prescribing treatment.

"New Approaches to Robert Burns and Scottish Studies" for ASECS 2011 - abstracts due Sept 15, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 1:23pm
Sharon Alker, Department of English, Whitman College

2009 marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. In honour of the occasion, the Scottish government, in conjunction with Visit Scotland, declared 2009 to be the year of Homecoming in Scotland. Clearly, Burns continues to dominate the image of contemporary Scotland. But, despite, or perhaps because of this popular celebrity, Burns has, until very recently, been less enthusiastically received in the academy. In Scottish and Irish Romanticism , for example, Murray Pittock maps the "erasure of Robert Burns from the literary history of the Romantic period" over the last sixty years.

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies Issue 9 CFP Deadline October 1st 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:33am
The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (http://irishgothichorrorjournal.homestead.com/index.html)
is now seeking article and review submissions for its 9th issue. We will consider articles between 6,000-8,000 words. They should be written in endnote format (see previous articles). Reviews should be approximately 1,000 words with full publication/release/transmission dates and details of the subject discussed.

Gender in fact and fiction (monograph series)

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:38am
Dr Angela Smith, University of Sunderland, UK

Dr Claire Nally and Dr Angela Smith have been asked by the publisher I.B.Tauris to edit a proposed series of high quality monographs (each about 70,000 words in length) under the general title of 'Gender in Fact and Fiction'. We would welcome abstracts from any interested academics under the following headings:

Single women
Neo-Victorian literature
Masculinities in fan culture

Other topics will be considered. Please send us your abstract (about 200 words) by 30th September, 2010.

Adaptations and the New Technologies

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 4:19am
Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester

Centre for Adaptations

Adaptations and the New Technologies: A One-Day Symposium
Venue: Centre for Adaptations, Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
Date: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm, Tuesday 25 January 2011

Troubling Childhood -- SCMS 2011

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 11:48pm
Andrew Scahill / George Mason University

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This panel will explore those figurations of child that do not fit within the normative geography of child representation--what Jacqueline Rose refers to as the "impossibility" of childhood.

The transgressive child challenges deeply-held convictions about the naturalness of childhood, particularly as childlike bodies are defined as "vulnerable," "dependent," "innocent," and simultaneously asexual/heterosexual. Indeed, childhood is frequently haunted by the spectre of of its own failure, and this panel examines those troubling children who, by their transgression, trouble the boundaries of childhood.

College Writing Roundtable at NeMLA, New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 3:47pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Seeking proposals of fewer than 500 words detailing your experience using images--including (but not limited to) cartoons, advertisements, and news photography--in first- or second-year writing classes. Of particular interest are proposals connecting image to argument, putting the image or images in the service of particular claims, to be evaluated or made. Send proposals to Peter Witkowsky at witkowsk@msmc.edu by September 30, 2010.

The American Short Story Cycle: A Gendered Genre?

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 2:39pm
Lisa Day-Lindsey, Northeast MLA, Women's & Gender Studies Caucus

As a genre, the short story cycle, or composite novel, has appealed for over 100 years to a wide range of American authors. The major characteristic of this genre is a collection of stories that are both interrelated and self-sufficient—what Madison Smartt Bell calls a "mosaic" quality that contributes to a holistic, yet fragmented "modular design." While critical attention to this genre has focused mostly on matters of either form or content, scholars have not usually considered the form's effect on the text's content, particularly related to gender identity formation.