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[UPDATE] Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference, Vienna - NEW CFP, deadline extended to Feb 21

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 9:50am
100 Myles: The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference


To celebrate Flann O'Brien's centenary year, the Department of English Studies at the University of Vienna invites panel and paper proposals for 100 Myles: The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference (July 24-26, 2011) by the new deadline of February 21.

CFP-Mothering in Literature and Film Panel at RMMLA Conference

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 9:33am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) will have their annual conference on October 6-8, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Mothering in Literature and Film Panel seeks papers on the various critical images of mothering in literature and film. Please send a 1-2 page abstract and a brief biographical statement to Dorsía Smith Silva at djsmithsilva@yahoo.com with RMMLA in the subject line by March 1, 2011.

CFP: Fear, Horror and Terror 5 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 7:09am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Tuesday 6th September 2011 – Thursday 8th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo) political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them, both individually and together.

SCMLA -- Rhetoric Session (Proposals 3/28/11, Conference 10/27-29/11)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 7:03am
South Central Modern Language Association

Proposals are invited for the rhetoric session at the upcoming 2011 Convention of the South Central Modern Language Association, to be held October 27-29, in Hot Springs, AR. This is an open panel, and any proposal related to rhetoric within any discourse (political, cultural, literary, etc.) is welcome. However, this year's SCMLA conference theme, Sources of Inspiration, invites us to place particular emphasis on the canon of invention. What are the sources of rhetorical inspiration or invention in its many contemporary forms? Potential presenters are invited to interpret this theme in the broadest sense, related to rhetoric in any of its various forms.

A New Ireland? Representations of History Past and Present in Literature and Culture (DUCIS, Sweden 3-4 November 2011)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 4:33am
Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, DUCIS - Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden

History and the related memory processes of remembering and forgetting have been crucial concepts in the definition of communal belonging in Ireland, as especially underscored by the nation-building process that unfolded at the end of the nineteenth century. However, the globalisation and cosmopolitisation of Ireland as experienced in the last decade and a half, together with the strained socio-economic circumstances of contemporary Ireland, has arguably provoked the need for cultural and literary artifacts to concentrate on the present in an attempt to comprehend and come to terms with the momentous transformations that the island has experienced in the last few years.

Word, Image, Media in Early America; MLA: Seattle, Jan. 5-8, 2012

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 1:48am
American Literature to 1800 Division (Guaranteed Session)

Innovative "transmedia" or "intermedial" approaches to early American literature: literature as mixed media environment; image/text; acoustic and visible; sensory and semiotic, etc. c.v., 300-word abstracts: March 15. sxgoudie@psu.edu

Imagined Encounters: Historiographies for a New World [Due: 30 January 2011]

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 10:04pm

Session at the 2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting, Archaeology of and in the Contemporary World, University of California, Berkeley, 6-8 May 2011

In José Saramago's História do Cerco de Lisboa (1989), a transgressive proofreader alters the course of history with the insertion into a text of a single word, not. Negating a crucial statement in a text on the siege of Lisbon, the proofreader sets out to rewrite history. Archaeologists and art historians by reconstructing objects and audiences produce narratives on visual encounters. Through excavations, primary texts, and artifacts, cultures of reception are articulated and experiences with objects are extrapolated.

Literature and Religion, PAMLA 11/ 5-11/6, 2011, proposal deadline, 3/15 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 5:07pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Scripps College, Claremont, CA 11/5-11/6, 2011

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

Please submit proposals by 3/15 2011
Email: hapark1@gmail.com

[UPDATE] The Second Annual Graduate Symposium on Communication

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 3:13pm
The School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University

The CFP for graduate students (both Master's and PhD level) to submit proposals to the graduate symposium described below has been extended.

The Second Annual Graduate Symposium on Communication

Theme: "Communication in the 21st Century: New Media, New Ideas"

Keynote: Carolyn Miller of NC State


Rhys Matters: Critical Essays on Jean Rhys (Collection)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 3:06pm
Mary Wilson/Christopher Newport University; Kerry Johnson/Merrimack College

Rhys Matters: Critical Essays on Jean Rhys

We seek submissions of completed essays for a collection on the writings of Jean Rhys. Although Rhys's critical reputation has steadily grown since the publication of Wide Sargasso Sea in 1966 and her death in 1979, only one edited collection of Rhys criticism has been published to date. In fact, given the sense that there is an emerging "industry" devoted to Rhys and her work, the lack of a collection of current scholarship on Rhys is puzzling and perhaps speaks to the challenges of categorizing a writer who crosses the boundaries of modernism, postcolonial studies, Caribbean studies, and women's and gender studies.

UPDATE: BACK 2 Sopot/Salzburg - Poetry 2011. An International Poetry Conference and Festival.Sopot, Poland – 18-21 May 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 1:23pm
University of Gdańsk, Poland, University of Salzburg, Austria

Back 2 is a conference and festival focused on contemporary and modern poetry. The theme of the conference is contemporary poets' return to poets of the first half of the twentieth century: Yeats, Eliot, Pound, H.D., Carlos Williams, Moore, Zukovsky, cummings, Auden, Trakl, Benn, Rilke, Brecht, Tuwim, Leśmian, and others. We are interested in discussions of borrowings, reworkings, rejections, and disputes. Our main concern is with contemporary English, German and Polish poetry, although we will consider papers that deal with a similar phenomenon in other European languages.