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[UPDATE] [DEADLINE EXTENDED] SCMLA Bibliographic and Textual Studies Panel

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 10:41pm
South Central Modern Language Association

NEW DEADLINE: Friday, April 1

SCMLA's 68th Annual Convention
Hot Springs, Arkansas
October 27-29, 2011

We welcome 15-20 minute papers related to: textual studies; bibliography; history of the book; authorship; rare books; pedagogy; paratextuality; publishing history; circulation and reader reception; and books and texts as material objects.

Send your 500 word abstract or complete paper by email to John Evans: evansj@smu.edu

For more information about the conference: http://www.southcentralmla.org/67th-annual-conference/

(In)visible Cosmovisions: Dialogues in Afro and Indigenous Latin America and the Caribbean, Oct. 21-22, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 10:33pm
Graduate Student Organization, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh

Keynote speaker:
Catherine Walsh, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

With the emergence of subaltern and postcolonial studies over the past quarter century, scholars have increasingly shifted attention to the political, epistemic, and poetic force of indigenous and Afro-descendent communities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Nonetheless, the potential analogies and resonances between the worldviews, textualities, and recurrent political struggles of these populations remain largely overlooked and underexplored.

Tooth and Claw: Shapeshifters in Popular Culture - Essay Collection - abstracts due June 1

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 6:49pm
Margo Collins

This proposed collection seeks essays on any aspect of shapeshifters in film, fiction, online, even architecture. We are interested in essays dealing with any time period or genre. We welcome contributions from all disciplines. Please send 500-word abstracts and 1-page CVs to Margo Collins at collinsm@trine.edu. Deadline for abstract submission: June 1, 2011.

DEADLINE EXTENDED SCMLA 2011: French Literature II (1600-1850)

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 5:34pm
Cristian Bratu

SCMLA 2011: French Literature II 1600-1850 (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

The regular session on French literature (1600-1850) invites papers on an open topic. Please send 500-word abstracts or papers to Cristian Bratu (Cristian_Bratu@baylor.edu) by APRIL 15, 2011.

[UPDATE: Deadline] Son of Classics and Comics) Abstracts: APRIL 15, 2011; Contributions: Sep 1, 2011)

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 5:15pm
George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall

[Please note: proposals deadline extended to April 15, 2011]

Son of Classics and Comics
Edited by George Kovacs (Trent University) and
C.W. Marshall (University of British Columbia)

Proposals are invited for chapters examining the ancient world in comics and related media for an edited volume to be entitled Son of Classics and Comics.

Tom Lea Month Call For Papers Deadline April 15, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 2:47pm
Tom Lea Institute

The Tom Lea Institute, the El Paso Times, and the University of Texas El Paso will sponsor four papers to be presented during Tom Lea Month in El Paso. The institute invites proposals on subjects related to the life and works of Tom Lea (1907-2010), whose legacy is celebrated in his hometown every October. Papers will be presented on October 24-25. Those selected will receive a $500 stipend, travel, and one night's lodging. The call is cross-disciplinary.

Aesthetics / Class / Worlds (October 14-15, 2011)

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 1:50pm
Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota

Aesthetics / Class / Worlds
2nd Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
October 14-15, 2011

Popular Romance in the New Millennium: November 10-11, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 7:38am
Dr. Pamela Regis/McDaniel College

McDaniel College

is proud to sponsor

Popular Romance in the New Millennium

An International Conference

November 10-11, 2011
Westminster, Maryland*

Deadline for proposals: June 1, 2011

The popular romance has come of age.

Almost four decades ago, with the publication of The Flame and the Flower, the boom in North American romance publication began. Three decades ago major critical work on the popular romance began to appear.

"Cultivating Human-Animal Relations Through Poetic Form" (SAMLA, Nov 4-6, 2011)

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 7:01am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? –George Bernard Shaw

Symposium on John Wilkinson's The Lyric Touch, 23 June 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 5:12am
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex presents an event devoted to the discussion of John Wilkinson's collection of essays, The Lyric Touch (Salt 2007). The aim of the event is to promote critical attention upon an important book, and to generate discussion and reflection in an atmosphere more focused than is possible in a larger conference. John Wilkinson will be attending and responding to contributors' papers.

We welcome proposals for papers of around 20 minutes in length dealing with any aspect of The Lyric Touch, its critical methodologies, its readings of individual poets and poems, or its relationship to its author's poetry. Ideas for panels are also welcome.