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CFP: MP Journal ( Fall 2009 issue

Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:53am
MP: an Online Feminist Journal

MP Journal ( ) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to feminism and women's studies. Our journal is proudly indexed by Academic Search Premier, EBSCO Host.

We are currently seeking submissions for our fall 2009 edition. Our theme is Anything Goes! Quality, well supported papers on any topic related to feminism or women's studies are welcome for consideration. Please send full text papers as a Word attachment, a 50 word bio, contact information, and a resume /CV to by June 29, 2009.

'Ryght as it is ymad in Fraunce': Franco-English Poetic Translation(s), 1350-1550

Monday, May 25, 2009 - 5:10am
Mariana Neilly, Queen's University Belfast, and Liv Robinson, University of Oxford

Abstracts for papers are invited for a one-day colloquium co-hosted by the University of Oxford and Queen's University Belfast on the translation of French poetry into English in the later Middle Ages, to be held on the 20th March 2010 at St. Hilda's College Oxford. The conference will aim investigate the concept of 'translation' between the two vernaculars during this period, taking into account linguistic concerns, but also questions of the bibliographical, cultural and formal shifts which may occur through the practice of translation.
Topics for discussion could include (but are not limited to):
- The translation of poetic form and structure from one language to another

Neo-Victorian Studies

Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 9:03am
Neo-Victorian Studies e-journal, published by Swansea University, Wales, UK

Neo-Victorian Studies (, an inter-disciplinary, fully peer-reviewed e-journal, invites scholarly and/or creative submissions on any topic related to the re-visioning of the nineteenth century from twentieth/twenty-first century critical perspectives. The journal aims to explore continuities and ruptures between the Victorian and later (post)modern periods, and analyse the nineteenth century's cultural legacies and reverberations – aesthetic and ideological, material and residual/spectral – within literature, the arts and humanities, and present-day political, legal, and medical discourse.

Material Cultures 2010

Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 6:34am
University of Edinburgh


A three-day conference
July 16-18, 2010


Following the Material Cultures conferences which took place at The University of Edinburgh in 2000 and 2005, the third in the series is scheduled to take place in July 2010. The key theme of the conference is 'Technology, Textuality, and Transmission', though proposals relating to all aspects of Bibliography and the History of the Book are

Shirley Jackson

Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 1:41pm
Matthew B. Prickett, Longwood University

Call for Papers: Shirley Jackson

Proposed Collection: Beyond "The Lottery": Critical Approaches to Shirley Jackson

Editor: Matthew B. Prickett, Longwood University

Beyond "The Lottery" will be the first peer-reviewed collection of critical materials examining the life and works of American author Shirley Jackson. The collection will be an opportunity for scholars to draw attention to lesser-known works of Jackson's, and expand on current scholarship in regards to more widely-known works. Ultimately, the collection will provide the author, and her works, with the critical attention that she has been denied until recently.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

African-American Experience in the South

Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 12:25pm
Florida Conference of Historian, Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture

The Florida Conference of Historian Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture wishes to encourage scholarship aimed at African-American experience in the United States. The FCH-Media Arts and Culture SIS wishes to encourage scholars examining African-American agency and autonomy since Reconstruction in the South. Key to our concerns are scholars investigating community, family, and organizations that sought to further African-American inclusion in U.S. society. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions on or concerning African-American history, culture, literature, theory, and media to the FCH annual meeting. The Media Arts and Culture SIS encourages graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who wish to participate.

Accepting submissions for "H.D. and the Image" feature (creative and critical work)

Friday, May 22, 2009 - 8:28pm
Kristina Marie Darling

Submissions are currently being accepted for a feature, "H.D. and the Image," which is tentatively scheduled for publication in Jacket. The feature will focus on the relevance of Imagist technique to contemporary poetry, particularly the ways that poets today continue to draw from the Imagist tradition that Hilda Doolittle represented. Doolittle remains a unique figure in 20th century women's poetry, particularly because she continually revised her own definition of Imagist technique in transitioning from early works like Sea Garden to later book such as Helen in Egypt.

[UPDATE - CFP SLIGHTLY EXTENDED] Consider David Foster Wallace: A Conference – 29/30th July 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009 - 3:38pm
University Of Liverpool

Consider David Foster Wallace: A Conference – University Of Liverpool
29/30th July 2009

UPDATE: I have had a lot of late interest from people concerned that they cannot make the 22 May abstract deadline. If you feel you cannot make the abstract deadline but are interested in attending, or if you are a non-scholar, then you should also contact me ASAP with any enquiries, or to register your interest. I cannot extend the CFP much longer because I have to organise for numbers but it is possible to put your name down in advance if you are interested.

April 16-18, 2010

Friday, May 22, 2009 - 2:46pm

April 16-18, 2010

Considering the Reading of Films, NEMLA 4/7-4/11 2010

Friday, May 22, 2009 - 12:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Anniversary Conference, Montreal

Call for Papers

Session Title: Considering the Reading of Films

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

[UPDATE] Edited Collection – "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Friday Night Lights"

Friday, May 22, 2009 - 12:19pm
Jonathan Lupo / Colorado State University


Proposals are invited for an edited collection on the television series FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS with a deadline of June 15, 2009. The editor is interested in essays that discuss and analyze the program from multiple critical, cultural, theoretical, and industrial perspectives and fills particular gaps among already-submitted proposals.

NCSA Call For Papers

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 6:00pm
Nineteenth Century Studies Association


31st Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
The University of Tampa, March 11-13, 2010, Tampa, Florida

Theatricality and the Performative in the Long Nineteenth Century

Cather Studies 9: Cather, Chicago, and Modernism (submissions 15 Oct 2009)

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 4:38pm
Melissa J Homestead, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Submissions are invited for volume 9 of Cather Studies, to be published by the University of Nebraska Press. The theme for the volume will be "Cather, Chicago and Modernism." Essays may address Willa Cather's relationship to broader formations of cultural and literary modernism, as well as to the city of Chicago. How, and in what ways, is Cather a modernist (if at all)? Cather described Death Comes for the Archbishop as a 'narrative': does this kind of description point to a radical, experimental fiction-making? To what extent did she also resist and reject the 'modern'? The editors of Cather Studies seek submissions that address a wide range of intersections and connections between the full range of Cather's work and modernism/modernity.

Birds of a Feather Gathering: Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age, Deadline June 1, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 4:03pm
INKE 2009: Implementing New Knowledge Environments:

23 and 24 October 2009, University of Victoria (
Proposals by 1 June 2009 to

Digital technology is fundamentally altering the way we relate to writing, reading, and the human record itself. The pace of that change has created a gap between core social/cultural practices that depend on stable reading and writing environments and the new kinds of digital artifacts--electronic books, being just one type of many--that must sustain those practices now and into the future.

"Communal Modernisms" Panel at 2010 NeMLA

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 3:22pm
Emily M. Hinnov, Assistant Professor of English, BGSU Firelands

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

"Communal Modernisms"

Doctoral and Masters Level Dissertation & Unpublished Scholarly Works

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 2:15pm

ROMAN Books, a new Indian publisher of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, literary-criticism and academic books related to literature is interested to publish doctoral or masters level dissertations on any topic related to literature. Unpublished scholarly works, not previously submitted as a dissertation, are also welcome.

[UPDATE] 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference: Registration Announcement

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 9:31am
2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference/Michigan State University

This message is for presenters and possible attendees of the 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference (i.e., FemRhet 2009).

The registration system for the 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference is live and available on our website: Also, all presenters have to register by June 15 to be on the FemRhet 2009 program; there's a late fee for registrations after that date. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding registration.

Jessica Rivait
FemRhet 2009 Planning Committee Member

Dragon*Con 2nd Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference (due: June/July 1 2009)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 6:58pm
Matthew J. Brown

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series


Atlanta, Georgia September 4-7, 2009

The Institute for Comic Studies and Dragon*Con present their second annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts to take place at Dragon*Con, the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US. For more info on Dragon*Con, visit

Journal of Transnational American Studies--Special Forums

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 4:31pm
Journal of Transnational American Studies--Special Forums

The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) invites proposals for Special Forums in upcoming issues. Each Special Forum will be a cluster of articles that speaks to a critical issue in transnational American Studies; we are particularly interested in innovative scholarship that is presented by coalitions of scholars from around the globe and which interrogates the geographical, topical, and ideological parameters of American Studies.

The Editorial Board will consider Special Forum proposals on a rolling basis. Proposals should be submitted in a Word document to Yanoula Athanassakis, the Associate Managing Editor for Special Forums, at:

Sidney at Kalamazoo (9/15/2009; Kalamazoo, 5/13-16/2010)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 2:27pm
Joel Davis, The Sidney Society

The Sidney Society will sponsor three open sessions on Philip Sidney and his Circle at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan). The conference website is here:

May 13-16, 2010

Abstracts are invited on any subject dealing with Philip Sidney and his circle. As ever, we encourage proposals from newcomers as well as established scholars.

Papers should be limited to twenty minutes in reading time. Please do not submit an abstract to two different sessions of the conference in the same year.

Immoderation in literature, University of Tours, France, 11/27-28/2009, deadline 08/31/2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 12:35pm
Université François-Rabelais de Tours, GRAAT, France

Reading great philosophical texts too hastily might induce one to consider moderation to be an ideal of life—while Protagoras maintains that "man is the measure of all things," Epictetus stresses that "once beyond the measure there is no limit," and in his Thoughts Pascal asserts that "to leave the mean is to abandon humanity." Yet, as early as Kant, the excess inherent in immoderation became the necessary condition of beauty—"That is sublime which even to be able to think of demonstrates a faculty of the mind that surpasses every measure of the senses." The imagination thus overtakes the sense, which might partly explain why literature is drawn to immoderation.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:50am
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

The 2009 Conference in Denver will continue the tradition established in 2004 of offering seminars designed to increase participation of the membership in the conference and giving them another excellent reason to attend. Modeled on what has worked successfully for such organizations as the Shakespeare Association of America and the Modernist Studies Association, these four seminars will each be led by a distinguished member of the Association.