Literature has a clear kinship with the other arts. This panel seeks papers examining cross-currents between literature and other artistic forms, including but not limited to music, painting, sculpture, performance art, theater, dance, photography, or film. Topics might include the incorporation of one artistic form in another (music in a novel, literary references in a painting), pedagogical approaches to bringing the arts into a literature course, the work of an author/sculptor, or poetic responses to painting.
As many of us who are members of academia know, the road to tenure and promotion is one that can be fraught with roadblocks, pitfalls and other often unexpected challenges. This is particularly true in the case of faculty of color, women, Gay and Lesbian and other underrepresented faculty.
Mapping the World
The City, the Novel and Modernity
1900 to the present
'The city is one of the great subjects of literature, both ancient and modern.' (John M. Ganim 2002, Review essay, 'Cities of Words: Recent Studies on Urbanism and Literature' Modern Language Quarterly 63:3)
We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the first issue (Fall 2009) of the new journal: The Return of the Repressed - A Journal of the Return to Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction.
A Call for Papers
American Conference for Irish Studies-West
25th Annual Meeting
Los Gatos, California
October 16-17, 2009
Theme: Ireland and Its Influences
Multidisciplinary Program to include but not limited to:
Humanities, Social Science and Arts
(All Broadly Defined)
The papers being sought may deal with any aspect of the life and culture of Ireland or the Irish at home and worldwide. ACIS-W enjoys an established reputation for interest in and encouragement of diverse presentations. You must be an American Conference of Irish Studies member to apply.
The Technology section welcomes prentations on the use of technology for teaching and research in language and literature. The section leader needs
to receive the proposals by April 7, 2009. Please use the online
submission form found at:http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals
You must be a member of PAMLA to present at the conference.
To join PAMLA see their website at www.pamla.org/membership
Call for Papers: "Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies"
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a social event the night before.)
"Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different waters flow."
Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos' wisdom remains salient. None would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend – a new branch from the old.
William Carlos Williams's Paterson: The Province of the Poem
Location: William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
Date: Thursday 18th - Saturday 20th June 2009.
Old Norse Language and Literature Session: Magic and the Supernatural in Old Literature.
Magic, broadly considered, in Old Norse literary and historical texts, particularly as it illuminates gender and sexuality. Open to all disciplinary approaches. 500-word abstracts by 30 Mar to chair K. A. Laity (email@example.com).
Rethinking Realism in American Literature: SAMLA Special Session
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA) will be held November 6-8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Call For Papers Issue 19 (6.2), May 5, 2009:
The South Atlantic MLA Creative Nonfiction Writers panel is seeking papers to consider for inclusion at the 2009 convention to be held November 6-9, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference's theme this year is "Human Rights in the Humanities." Submitted papers should adhere to that theme and may range from 1000-4000 words. Those writers whose works are accepted must be (or become) a SAMLA member, must commit to attend the 2009 conference, and should be prepared to read the accepted work out loud to an audience.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON 21st CENTURY EUROPEAN LITERATURES
UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS: 15-17th SEPTEMBER 2010
21st-Century European Literature: Mapping New Trends
CALL FOR PAPERS
Organising body: School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews
Convenor: Professor Margaret-Anne Hutton, Department of French
Call for Papers (Online Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009)
The "Women in Literature" panel of this year's PAMLA conference invites proposals for papers addressing the session topic from a broad range of scholarly perspectives.
Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from the United States and abroad are all welcome to submit a proposal via PAMLA's online submission form at http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals. Please keep proposals to 500 words or less and include an abstract of your paper (no more than 50 words).
This session seeks to promote new knowledge about the nature and function of metaphor in public discourse. Interpretations of contemporary events tend to use metaphorical expressions to describe cultural and social changes in society, illuminating but also hiding concepts embedded in discourse. Academicians from various fields of studies will highlight ways in which conceptualizations govern our understanding of key issues and actions in current times. Participants are encouraged to explore metaphor as expressed through written, oral, visual, and gestural languages in public discourse.
The editors of Queen: a journal of rhetoric and power are pleased to announce a new imprint - Queen: Calliope.
Queen: Calliope is dedicated to the poetic and narrative arts. We accept submissions from any and all who wish to participate. We publish ad hoc, with no particular deadlines.
We will accept a wide variety of media encompassing the written, spoken and performed word. Multi-media submissions are encouraged.
Please feel free to visit us at:
or contact the senior editor James Bluewolf (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Accepting proposals for the PAMLA panel Modern Austrian Literature. Potential panelists are welcome to submit proposals on any aspect of MAL.
Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2009.
Conference will take place in San Francisco, CA, 6-7 November 2009.
Members may present only one paper per conference.
Presenters must be members of PAMLA by 15 April 2009.
Papers may not be read in absentia.
Please submit proposals using an online Papers Proposal Submission Form: http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals.
Contact Laura McLary, University of Portland for more information: email@example.com
The How They Got Game Project at Stanford University is currently seeking for papers that explore the connections between mapping, cartographic practices, electronic gaming and virtual worlds for an illustrated book that will be published in 2010. Specifically, we are interested in essays that address the notion of representing spaces in video games and virtual worlds through the aid of maps and mapping tools. Video games and virtual worlds establish new topographies and geographies that - while often making references to preexisting models - create a new understanding of the fictional worlds that we explore. Our goal is to show and explain how digital spaces are being mapped by a new generation of cartographers.
Topics might include:
Papers are welcome for the standing "Chaucer and Related Topics" panel for the 2009 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, to be held at San Francisco State University on November 6th and 7th, 2009.
The deadline has been extended to April 10th. Please disregard any earlier deadlines mentioned on conference websites.
Papers an any aspect of Chaucer studies, fourteenth-century English literature, Chaucer's sources and contemporaries, or Chaucerian adaptations are very welcome.
Please submit your proposal using the online proposal form:
Please submit a 500 word maximum proposal for this session of next PAMLA's Conference, which will take place November 6-7, 2009, in San Francisco.
Papers can be given either in English or in French.
Submit proposal using the online form that can be find at www.pamla.org
Please make sure you click on the correct session.
Deadline for submission: March 30th, 2009
Feel free to contact me by e-mail with your questions.
The conference will explore the themes of the modernist 'self' - envisioned as embracing the construction of the figure of the artist, character, gender and sexuality - and modernist 'society', inclusive of visions of nationhood and reflections on war and early twentieth-century politics more widely. The conference will offer the opportunity for a wide-ranging discussion of the intersection of these two spheres in the work of Modernist artists of the period.
Panel co-chairs: Greg Siegel, UC-Santa Barbara & Jules Odendahl-James, Duke University
Following the success of our inaugural conference last year, the Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference co-chairs are issuing a Call for Presentations for the October 9, 2009, conference to be held at Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
e-Utama, an online journal of the Malay Language and Culture Department of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is inviting submissions for its second issue (due to be published at the end of the year). The call for papers can be viewed at
Call for Papers
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)
2009 Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Constructing the Other in the Age of Defoe's Friday
The First Biennial Conference of the Defoe Society
Tulsa, OK—September 25-26, 2009
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.
The 2009 JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies
The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand literary studies.
• The prize is available to graduate students, and to emerging scholars who have completed their PhDs within the last three years.
• There is a cash prize.
• The winning entry will be published in JNZL 27 (2009)
• The prize is open internationally.
• Entries will be judged anonymously.
• The adjudicating panel consists of the Editorial Committee and the Editorial Board of JNZL. Judging will be by majority decision.
• The Editorial Committee reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.
I will be chairing a panel on Ancient-Modern Relations at November's Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association's conference in San Francisco. The conference tends to be wide-ranging, so work on anything related to the topic is welcome. Of particular interest are issues related to: Romanticism, the C19, and Modernism; "Orientalism" and/in the Ancient World; Postcolonial approaches to and definitions of the "Ancient"; and Critical Theory's debt to Ancient Philosophy.
But again, this is a broadly defined panel, and all proposals dealing with Ancient and Modern Relations are welcome.
The conference dates are November 6-7, 2009, in San Francisco.