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Poetic Devices & Narrative Dynamics: Call For Panel Submissions

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:23pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative Conference 2011

Below is a call for submissions to a proposed panel at the 2011 ISSN Conference.

Professor Brian McHale (Ohio State University) has generously agreed to moderate the panel if it is selected for inclusion in the conference. If you are interested, please send a 250-word abstract, paper title, and 100-word bio to lgleich@umd.edu by October 1st.

Panel Title: Poetic Devices and Narrative Dynamics

Multiple Childhoods/Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 4:31pm
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University-Camden

We invite submissions for participation in a conference hosted by the Department of Childhood Studies of Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, USA on Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives. As a field, childhood studies has flourished in large part because scholars have recognized the necessity of moving between and beyond traditional academic disciplines and have resisted the idea that there exists one, normative version of childhood common to all.

Medievalist Fantasies of Christendom: The Medieval as a Christian Apologetic in the Inklings (Kalamazoo 2011; 9/15)

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:59pm
Cory Lowell Grewell

Papers in this panel will analyze in detail how medieval imagery and literary technique is used as Christian apologetic in the works of the Inklings. Papers should go beyond a simple notation of the usage of medieval imagery as apologetic, e.g. the medievalism of Lewis's Narnia Chronicles, and explore how the medieval imagery results in a Christian polemic and of what kind. Under this broad umbrella, there are several questions that might be explored, which might be important to a better understanding of the medievalisms of the Inklings: How authentic is the usage of the medieval in any given work or author to the Middle Ages, and what bearing does this authenticity have on the author's implicit or explicit apologetic stance?

Edited Collection -- Eugene O'Neill's One Act Plays (1/1/11 & 7/1/11)

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:29pm
Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater & Benjamin D. Carson, Bridgewater State College


Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays

Editors: Michael Y. Bennett and Benjamin D. Carson

Although Eugene O'Neill's work has generated much scholarship, his one-act plays have not received the critical attention they deserve. Given that O'Neill began his career writing one-act plays, including his justly famous "Sea Plays," associated with the Provincetown Players, it is surprising that his one-acts have been largely neglected. This current collection aims to fill the gap by examining O'Neill's one-act plays, during what can be considered O'Neill's formative writing years, and the formative period of American drama.

"Rebecca West and Power," the fifth biennial conference on Rebecca West

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:13pm
International Rebecca West Society

September 16-17, 2011, at Baruch College, New York

The main focus of this conference will be the journalism of Rebecca West. We invite papers that analyze any aspect of West's journalistic oeuvre, but encourage especially contributions that investigate the idea of power-state power, patriarchal power, empire, God, and literary authorities. Any approach, including rhetorical analysis, political history, ideological critique, feminism, biography, and intertextuality are welcome. We also plan to organize at least one panel on approaches to the new collection of West's non-fiction prose The Essential Rebecca West (2010). Papers on other topics will also be considered, especially those exploring the nexus between West's fiction and non-fiction.

Film & Philosophy: How Films Think

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 2:43pm

Call for Papers
Film & Philosophy: How Films Think
Organized by the Graduate Film Studies Group
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Yavitz Fund
University of Florida
November 5-7, 2010

Keynote speakers: Mary Ann Doane and D.N. Rodowick
Special Session with William Rothman

Kalamazoo 2011: Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 2:31pm
Serina Patterson

Game studies is quickly emerging as a popular, interdisciplinary field within the humanities and social sciences, yet medieval scholars are still only beginning to explore the relationship between recreational games and literature from a literary or cultural context. This session seeks to broaden this field of study by focusing on depictions of games and gaming in medieval literature and their relation to recreation in the Middle Ages.

Journal of Popular Romance Studies: Issue 1.2

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 2:19pm
Kymberly Hinton / Journal of Popular Romance Studies

For its second issue (Spring, 2011), the Journal of Popular Romance Studies is now considering papers on representations of romantic love in popular media, now or in the past, from anywhere in the world.

Topics addressed might include:

* Romance on the World Stage (texts in translation, romantic love in non-Western popular culture, local traditions, comparative approaches)

* Romance Across the Media: crossover texts and the relationships between romance fiction and romantic films, music, art, drama, etc.; also the paratexts and contexts of popular romance

* Romance High and Low: texts that fall between "high" and "low" culture, or that complicate the distinctions between these critical categories

CFP: Collection of Essays on Katherine Philips (12/01/10)

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 1:33pm
Ed. David L. Orvis and Ryan Singh Paul

Katherine Philips has experienced something of a Renaissance. Lauded in her own time as "the matchless Orinda," she was dismissed for several centuries as a minor poet. In the past twenty-five years this has begun to change, as feminist and queer scholars especially have turned to Philips to reexamine and reimagine woman's place in the cultural landscape of late-seventeenth-century England. While interest in Philips has continued to grow exponentially, helping to transform the way we do literary history and theory, there is yet to be a collection of essays that demonstrates the vast import of the author's life and works.

What's this Science Fiction Doing in/to/for My Environmentalism? (ASLE 2011, 6/22-6/26)

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 12:40pm
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment / The Science Fiction Research Association

Rachel Carson's "A Fable for Tomorrow," Edward Abbey's Good News, Scott Russell Sanders's Terrarium—these are science fiction works written by writers whom we most often identify as canonical environmentalist figures. Science fiction authors often address important issues of environmental concern in their works, and exploring these works is an important and growing effort in ecocritical literary and film criticism. But why might environmentalist writers be attracted to science fiction to the extent that the genre's narrative devices (extrapolation, cognitive estrangement, etc.) frequently show up in their writing, or to the extent that some have even written genre science fiction?

Walter Pater's Poetics (Decadent Poetics)

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 12:09pm
University of Exeter, UK

Panel CFP: Walter Pater's Poetics
Decadent Poetics, a conference at the University of Exeter (1st-2nd July 2010)

I am seeking abstracts on Walter Pater's Poetics for a proposed panel at the Decadent Poetics conference at the University of Exeter next summer. The general conference CFP can be found here: http://www.essenglish.org/cfp/conf1103.html
The confirmed keynote speakers are Stephen Arata (Virginia), Joseph Bristow (UCLA), Regenia Gagnier (Exeter), Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London).