Impersonality is usually linked to "Tradition and the Individual Talent," in which T.S. Eliot famously declares, "The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality." For this panel, I am seeking papers that dislodge the impersonal from Eliot's vision of a cohesive European canon. This may mean sidestepping Eliot and his legacy entirely or reconsidering its premises. Where can modernists find an account of the "process of depersonalization"? Could it be narrated in the first person? Does the impersonal have a history? a future?
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
March 17-19, 2011
DEADLINE EXTENDED to December 24, 2010
Proposals are being reviewed for 20-minute presentations on contemporary and classic film, ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies.
The 2011 SWTX PCA/ACA conference will be held jointly with the National PCA/ACA from April 20 - 23 in San Antonio, Texas.
Submit a proposal with:
100-250 word abstract, including paper/presentation title;
current curriculum vitae;
working bibliography for your paper;
contact information: name, address, and email.
Film (General) Area Chair
Call for Papers: Rebecca Harding Davis in Boston and Davis's Civil War Writings: American Literature Association annual conference, May 26-29, 2011
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will host two sessions at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 26-29, 2011, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org
Extended Deadline for Abstracts: January 15, 2011
Call for submissions for a new online, peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Feminist Scholarship.
The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a new twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research.
The journal can be found at http://www.umassd.edu/jfs
Why a new journal? Why now?
The Reception Study Society (RSS) is organizing a panel at the ALA in Boston focused on the reception of literature by ethnic American or African American writers. The American Literature Association Conference will be held on May 26-29, 2011, in Boston, MA. See ALA site for more conference details: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/american_literature_asso...
The Reception Studies Society is seeking papers focused on any of the following issues:
In Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia 1900-1950, a Nisga'a elder implores the historian Mary Ellen Kelm: "When we talk about the poor health of our people, remember it all began with the white man" (xv). This special issue of JLCDS invites scholars to consider two interrelated phenomena: on the one hand, colonialism has produced indigenous disability and illness—through the depletion of traditional sources of food and medicine, enforced containment in boarding schools and substandard reservation housing, trauma, poverty and so on. On the other hand, colonial discourse also pathologizes Native people—construing them as genetically prone to certain illnesses, for instance.
On 20 March 1961 it was announced that the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon would become known as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and its company as the Royal Shakespeare Company. 2011 will mark the 50th Anniversary of this important moment in the history of the RSC and their main Stratford theatre. To mark this occasion the journal 'Shakespeare' is planning a special issue dedicated to the RSC and its 50-year history, for which it invites papers (10,000 words maximum).
Legacies of Modernism: The State of British Poetry Today
9-11 June, 2011, UFR Etudes-Anglophones Institut Charles-V, Université Paris Diderot