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The Canon and Cultural Studies in the Composition Classroom - NeMLA, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 10:21pm
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Host: Susquehanna University

Since the "culture wars" of the 1980s and 90s, the significance of canonical authors towards a general education has been argued by both the left and right. As the debris from those arguments has settled it's clear that the canon has remained central to humanistic education, but in what way? While conservatives may have feared the dissolution of the traditional canon and liberals pushed the need for greater inclusiveness, it's obvious that détente in the culture wars has resulted in perhaps a different educational status quo entirely.

CFP: International Scientific Symposium "Days of Justinian I", Skopje, 18-19 October, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 2:02pm
Euro-Balkan University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Skopje 18-19 October, 2013
Organized by EURO-BALKAN UNIVERSITY, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
with the financial support of the MINISTRY OF CULTURE of the Republic of Macedonia

CFP - FORUM Issue 17: Rites and Rituals - Deadline 16 Sept 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 1:23pm
FORUM Journal, Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

For this autumn issue of FORUM, a peer-reviewed postgraduate journal of Culture and the Arts based at the University of Edinburgh, we are seeking postgraduate submissions from a range of disciplines relating to the arts or culture that consider the topic of Rites and Rituals.

FORUM Journal: Issue 17

Call for Papers – Rites and Rituals

The Maid of Orleans: Joan of Arc as inspired leader, protofeminist, and icon for the ages

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 12:25pm
Ellen Dolgin -NeMLA

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

Joan's legacy has engendered admiration and/or consternation. This seminar will focus on the medieval contexts surrounding her rise and fall: from political to mystical to. Papers may examine Joan in her own time. Or, emphasis can be on Joan's iconographic social status after her "lost" trial transcripts re-emerged in the 19th century. Biographies, cultural studies, and literary texts that appeared are especially suitable. Please send 250 word abstracts by SEPTEMBER 30 to ellen.dolgin@dc.edu

Kayas Achanokewina - Deadline 10/01/13

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:42am
Sue Matheson

We are inviting article submissions addressing the nature of Aboriginal storytelling to accompany a forthcoming collection of legends and stories from Cree storytellers. Papers may address topics concerned with Aboriginal storytelling, orality, and oral history or concern themselves with matters specific to Cree storytelling and cultures, especially those concerning Creation stories, trickster tales, and matters of contact. Furthering the study of Aboriginal cultures and literatures, this collection encourages multidisciplinary approaches from the academy. Presently, the University of Manitoba Press is expressing a keen interest in this volume.

ACIS-West 2013 - San Francisco, CA - 27-29 Sept. 2013 [UPDATE]

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:16am
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region

Abstract are welcome on all aspects of Irish Studies: history, art, drama, literature, theory, law, current events, pop culture, identity, gender studies, etc.

Extended Deadline: 31 July 2013

Send abstracts of 250-300 words to Jodi Chilson (jodichilson@boisestate.edu) with subject line: "ACIS-West 2013 Abstract."

Or submit online through submission manager (https://aciswestsiar.submittable.com/submit).

For more details, go to http://www.aciswest.org.

[UPDATE] The Condemned Playground: Aldous Huxley and his Contemporaries

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 6:56am
University of Oxford

Registration is open for The Condemned Playground: Aldous Huxley and his Contemporaries (Balliol College, Oxford University, 1-4* September 2013).

Please note the new dates.

Scheduled to coincide with the centenary of Aldous Huxley's arrival at Balliol College as an undergraduate, this major international conference seeks both to reassess his diverse oeuvre, and to bring new attention to a constellation of writers whose work developed in dialogue with literary modernism. The conference, which incorporates the Fifth International Aldous Huxley Symposium, will look broadly at Huxley's engagements with fellow British and American writers and with some of the key movements of his time.

[UPDATE] The 21st METU British Novelists Conference: The Bronte Sisters and Their Work, 12-13 December 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 4:33am
Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

"The Bronte Sisters and Their Work" is the theme for this year's METU British Novelists Conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education in Middle East Technical University. The organizers invite proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of the work of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. Interdisciplinary and comparative approaches placing the work of the Bronte Sisters within contexts such as media, performance and adaptation studies are also welcome. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

The keynote speaker is Prof. Diane Long Hoeveler, editor of the forthcoming Blackwell volume, A Companion to the Brontës (2014).

Philip Roth Panel at JAHLit (South Beach, Nov 17-19)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 3:39am
Philip Roth Society

The Philip Roth Society will sponsor a panel at this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium, held in South Beach, Florida on November 17-19, 2013. We welcome proposals for papers on any aspects of Philip Roth's work. Proposals/abstracts (not exceeding 250 words) for 15-20 minute papers should include "JAHLit Proposal" in the subject heading and be emailed to David Gooblar, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at gooblarPRS@gmail.com. Please include institutional affiliation and full contact details.

The deadline for abstract submissions is July 26.

"Keith Haring: Languages" Call for Papers August 15 2013 (Conference Dec 2013)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 1:30am
Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU


"Keith Haring: Languages"

12 December 2013, New York City
Organized by Andrew Blackley
Conference venue:
Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University
70 Washington Square South, Third Floor
New York, NY 10012

Special issue of Journal of Literary Studies centred on the oeuvre of Mongane Wally Serote 31 July 2013.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 1:29am
Journal of Literary Studies (University of South Africa)

Mongane Wally Serote has been writing South Africa since his earliest collection of short poems Yakhal'inkomo in 1972. He is easily the most recognised name in South African letters. As a recipient of the Golden Wreath Award for a life devoted to poetry, he became one of only two recipients of this prize from the African continent after Leopold Senghor of Senegal. Previous winners include Pablo Neruda, Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney.