The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) will have their annual conference on October 10-12, 2013 in Vancouver, Washington. 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, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org with RMMLA in the subject line by March 1, 2013.
The VSAO executive invites proposals for 20-minute papers to be presented at the Association's 46th annual conference on 27 April 2013. The conference theme will be "Victorian Play(s): Excess and Expression." The venue will be Glendon College, York University, Toronto.
Crisicism – The Cultural Discourse of Crisis
Deadline for submissions: February 28 2013
Looking for papers that focus on particular generations in contemporary U.S. fiction and think about broader issues such as definition, coherence, relation, and historical context. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2013 to Sam Cohen, Department of English, University of Missouri (email is fine).
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Deadline April 1, 2013
EDITED BOOK COLLECTION
Critical Norths: Space, Nature, Theory
Melting glacial ice reminds us of the North's role in global climate change. Detritus from the 2010 Japanese tsunami reveals the ring-of-fire traffic of economies, risks, species, bodies, and waste. Environments and communities in the North disproportionately bear the costs of the planet's dependency on oil. It is clear that the North is not an isolated, anachronistic, pristine, exceptional, or "authentic" space, as prevailing assumptions hold. As this collection seeks to demonstrate, the North is a dynamic, transnational, connected and contested space where natures, identities, histories, and politics constantly intersect.
For quite some time, I have been interested in/incensed by the scholarly publication system; the exclusions, iniquities and absurdities of it can be clearly seen from only a brief survey of the economic field. I have watched with despair as the sciences have made projects work while the humanities and social sciences have almost sleepwalked into a disaster. The Finch Report published in the UK and accepted by the government will wreak havoc on our modus operandi and work to stratify an already split field.
The 13th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
"Into the Void"
March 29-30, 2012
University of Iowa
***DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 8, 2013***
But in the midst of the long row there hangs a canvas which differs from the others. . . . on this one plate no name is inscribed, and the linen within the frame is snow-white from corner to corner, a blank page.
— Isak Dinesen, "The Blank Page"
'Love that Moves the Sun and Other Stars': Exploring the Virtues in Literature
Southwest Region Conference on Christianity and Literature
Houston Baptist University, Houston TX
Sept. 20-21, 2013
We welcome both individual paper abstracts and session proposals relevant to the conference theme. Please send paper abstracts (no more than 200 words) and/or session proposals by April 1, 2013 to the Conference Chair, Dr. Holly Ordway, at email@example.com.
Description of Conference:
Taking advantage of the Chicago location for the upcoming Modern Language Association Convention (January 9-12, 2014), we invite papers that explore Hemingway's relationship with the Chicago Renaissance. While Hemingway's direct interaction with prominent Chicago literary figures would not occur until later in the Renaissance, his proximity to Chicago while growing up and the knowledge of the city and its culture he gained during his early adult life make many of the figures and books associated with the Renaissance period, both early and late, viable options for contrast with Hemingway's development as a writer and his own literary production.
The past decades have witnessed a significant emergence of new approaches to the heritage of Portuguese-speaking people and their descendants in North America, which includes the expression of varied Lusophone communities. The University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES) and the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) will host a conference in Lisbon, July 11-13, where we hope to stimulate the debate on Luso-American diasporic exchanges, with the worldwide participation of those who study, live, endure or enjoy such experiences – scholars, writers, readers, community workers and supporters.
Call for Proposals: Digital Frontiers 2013
September 19-21, 2013
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
The University of North Texas Digital Scholarship Co-Operative and UNT Libraries invite proposals for Digital Frontiers 2013, a conference that brings together the users and builders of digital resources for research and education.
Digital libraries provide unprecedented access to materials, and this has dramatically expanded the possibilities of primary source research in the humanities and related fields.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Celebrating the Achievements and Legacies of Ada Lovelace
18 October 2013
Stevens Institute of Technology, College of Arts and Letters
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will organize two sessions at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 23-26, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.
Interdisciplinary Conference: "How to Tell the Story? – On the Relating of History: Arts, Narration, and Cultural Memory"
Organized by Philixte and Mondes Modernes Contemporains Research centers.
Organizing Committee: Petra-James-Křivánková, Dorota Walczak, Kenneth Bertrams and Pieter Lagrou
Contact: Petra James-Křivánková (firstname.lastname@example.org)
'Attentive Writers': Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority
Medical Humanities Research Centre, University of Glasgow, 23-25 August 2013