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June 1

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 12:04am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Announces: Issue 10.4
Featuring Special sections on:
Outsider Criticism
War Reporting
Domestic Space
Open Submissions: Ongoing
Reconstruction 12.1: The Locations of Stardom (Due June 1)

MLA 2012, "Women of the Woolf: Influence, Affinity, Obscurity"

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 4:53pm
Brenda Helt / International Virginia Woolf Society

This panel will explore Virginia Woolf's literary, aesthetic, or epistemological influence on early-twentieth-century women writers and artists (defined broadly) now far less known than she. Interdisciplinary and transatlantic/transnational engagements are encouraged.

Please note that this panel is sponsored by the IVWS, but will need to go through MLA program review to be accepted.

Please send 500 word abstracts to Brenda Helt at helt0010@umn.edu by March 15.

CFP: Special Issue for Northrop Frye Centenary Submissions July 15

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 4:09pm
ESC: English Studies in Canada

Call for Papers
Special issue of ESC: English Studies in Canada
on Northrop Frye on the occasion of the centenary of his birth

To mark Northrop Frye's 100th birthday and as part of the process of revaluation of this important figure, ESC is planning a special issue on Frye. Northrop Frye was enormously influential and in a variety of fields and with a variety of individuals, so we are encouraging papers from all disciplines, as well as English. Submissions are welcome on any topic or approach relevant to Frye. Topics might include:

[Update] Conan the Academian

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 3:59pm
Dr. Jonas Prida

This is a repost of a call I put out earlier in the year seeking proposals for a multi-disciplinary collection of essays on Conan the barbarian. A couple of the contributors have been forced to back out so I now need two more articles. I already have the contract for the publication.

Here are some potential topics, but I am open to good ideas not on the list:

Conan after de Camp and Carter
The Conan industry
Feminist approaches to Conan
Appropriation of Conan in rock/heavy metal
Conan the television show
Masculinity/Male studies and barbarism

Essays should be in the 8000-10000 word range. An agreed-upon style manual will be send to all contributors.

March 25, 2011: University of Connecticut 6th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing, Proposals Due Feb 21

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 3:12pm
University of Connecticut Freshman English Program

The University of Connecticut's Freshman English Program is calling for presentation, panel, and roundtable proposals from instructors of writing (in all disciplines and programs) for our Sixth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing: "Knowledge and Networks." We invite creative engagement with this year's conference theme, construed broadly, in the hopes of expanding our understanding of knowledge (including how we construct knowledge and writing's relationship to knowledge) and networks (including how networks of all kinds affect knowledge, writing, and learning). We also invite proposals on other topics related to the teaching of writing.

New Horizons in Feminist Scholarship: NWSA 2011 Panel

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 3:09pm
Megan K. Ahern, University of Michigan

In recent years, the terrain of feminist scholarship has expanded prolifically, as fields such as disability studies, masculinities, and eco-criticism continue to blossom alongside studies of race, class, sexuality, and women's lives. In addition, the academy's increasing focus on interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, and postdisciplinarity takes up the very sort of integrative methodologies that women's studies has been innovating for decades. As central, capacious, and multifaceted as feminist scholarship has become, there are still those among us who find ourselves working at its "boundaries" -- with topics, disciplines, or methodologies that have not yet been well-established in women's studies.

Victorian Medievalisms: Speculum Societatis—A Mirror for Society

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 2:18pm
BemidjiState University British Studies

The Victorian Age in many ways looked back to the medieval period as a time that was more stable, that embodied ideals to be emulated in the modern world, for examples of sound leadership, orthodox belief and faith, and divinely ordained social structures. These medievalisms took many forms, including Alfredian celebrations, interest in Arthurian romances, neo-Gothic architecture, reforms in the Church, Pre-Raphaelite paintings of knights and ladies, and Count Dracula. The medieval in all its forms was shaped into a mirror by which the Victorians both escaped their own world but also harnessed the old to help form the new world of the 19th century.

A World of Texts: Cultural Studies & Intertextual Relations

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 12:58pm
University of North Carolina Wilmington - Graduate English Association

Conference Date: April 16, 2011 from 10 AM – 6PM
Location: University of North Carolina Wilmington, Morton Hall
Submission Deadline: February 25, 2011

Neo-Historical Exoticism and Contemporary Fiction Symposium 14 June 2011 [UPDATE]

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 12:53pm
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

The current phenomenon of the neo-Victorian, neo-Edwardian, neo-Forties, and more recently, neo-Tudor novel, seems to confirm contemporary culture's persisting fascination with re-visiting and re-formulating key historical moments. This inter-disciplinary one-day event intends to develop critical examination of the recent literary trend of the 'neo-historical' novel and to bring fresh perspectives to current debates on its cultural and theoretical underpinnings. Discussion will concentrate especially on the 'exoticising' strategies employed by neo-historical fiction in its representation of one culture for consumption by another: What motivates this return to, and symbolic re-appropriation of, the past?

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 12:50pm
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California

Proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round tables, or individual fifteen to twenty-minute presentations on the interface between literary studies and Christianity. Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference theme, "transformative journeys."

The French in the Americas, January 5-8 2012

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 12:04pm
MLA Convention, Seattle 2012

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following proposed session for the 2012 MLA Convention to be held January 5-8 in Seattle. This session is jointly co-sponsored by the Divisions of American Literature to 1800 and French 18th-Century Studies.

The French in the Americas
Proposals should address accounts by or about the French in the Americas before 1800 (including the Caribbean, Louisiana, New France, the Pacific, Philadelphia, etc.). Abstracts by 10 March 2011 to Mary McAlpine (mmcalpin@utk.edu); inquiries to Mary McAlpine or Michelle Burnham (mburnham@scu.edu).

2-3 June 2011: Youth Challenges Traditions? Reconsidering Changes in Austrian and British Society 1960-1989

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 11:57am
University of London, School of Advanced Study, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies

Call for papers

'The survival of mankind will depend to a large extent on the ability of people who think differently to act together.' (Geert Hofstede: Culture's Consequences, Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations [Sage, 2001])

Dance and Somatic Practices Conference, 8 -10 July 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 10:49am
Coventry University, School of Art & Design

Fostering trans-disciplinary perspectives on embodied process and performance

This three day event invites somatic practitioners, dance artists and scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss, envision and critically engage with embodied processes and performance.

With the aim to discover correspondences, cultivate inquiry and transverse discipline borders this event seeks to collaboratively investigate the potentials of embodied thinking and action, to develop visions for future practice, methodologies and theorising.