Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.
Call for Papers: Expositions - Expositions is an on-line journal where scholars from various disciplines gather as colleagues to converse about common texts and questions in the humanities. We seek to publish two types of contributions: Articles that either have an inter-disciplinary character and appeal or are exemplary in their respective disciplines while being of interest to those from other disciplines, or notes, insights and reflections on Teaching the Great Books that benefit teaching, research, and the life of the academy.
"Short-Lived Tactical Connections: Owning Our Best, Failed Efforts at Community Outreach "
Proposals due January 6, 2011
One of the most salient themes within current service-learning scholarship is the importance of sustainability; Ellen Cushman puts it best when she argues that thoughtless practitioners have a "hit it or quit it" attitude. Committed teachers and community members work hard to establish strong ties between the university and the community; some scholars have even developed long standing, community-based writing centers that serve as models for the country (Utah, Pittsburgh, 826 Valencia).
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association Call for Papers
R A W M A T E R I A L
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ann Laura Stoler, The New School
Faculty Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Britt, Northeastern University
March 19-20, 2011
American Literature Association 2011 Conference / Boston, Massachusetts, May 26 - 29, 2011
Susan Glaspell Society Panel
Dramatizing Ideas: Intellectual Hybrids, Heterodoxies, and Humanisms in Greenwich Village
This panel, proposed for the 2011 American Literature Association convention in Boston, will investigate the intersections of time, memory, and region in American Literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. What are the consequences of considering time as Bergsonian duration, or from the perspective of Heidegger, Sartre, or Deleuze? How is time as space related to the idea of time as geographical location? Considerations might include older views, such as Sartre on Faulkner, or newer work, such as Wai Chee Dimock's ideas of "deep time" and nation-states in American literature. We seek papers that explore the ways in which time might be seen as an element of place, and consequently investigate alternate models of regionality which include temporality.
The Jim Harrison Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2011 American Literature Association convention in Boston, May 26-29, 2011. We invite 15 minute papers on any aspect of, or approach to, Harrison's fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Please send an abstract of about 250-500 words and a brief c.v. to Robert Murray, Department of English, St. Thomas Aquinas College at email@example.com by January 21, 2011.
International Interdisciplinary Conference
Kinds and Styles of Criticism
Journal THE PROBLEMS OF LITERARY GENRES (Zagadnienia Rodzajow Literackich)
Volume 54 (2011), 107-108
CALL FOR PAPERS
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
On April 8-9 of 2011, the Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) will hold its nineteenth annual conference, hosted by Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, nestled in the bluffs along the Mississippi river in Winona, MN. The conference attracts advanced scholars, graduate students, and select undergraduates from the upper Midwest (and farther) to discuss literary-critical, theoretical, and pedagogical issues concerning the early literatures of the British isles (medieval through long 18th century). The keynote speaker this year will be Dolores Frese of the University of Notre Dame.
The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations to be delivered at the 2011 American Literature Association Conference on any aspect of James Agee's work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times. Recent topics have included Agee's poetry, reconsiderations of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and The Morning Watch, and Agee as travel writer, ecocritic, and translator of foreign films. Of particular interest are papers treating the restored edition of A Death in the Family. Send 250-word abstracts by January 20, 2011, to Hugh Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ode to a Nightingale: The Applause, Delight, Wonder of English Literature
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