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Call for Womens & Gender Studies Session Proposals--NeMLA 2012, Rochester, NY

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 3:10pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Northeast Modern Language Association
2012 Annual Convention
Rochester, NY
March 15-18


NeMLA is a member-driven convention. We welcome and encourage session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in all Women's & Gender Studies topics, including:

Susan B. Anthony Studies
Feminist Literary Theory
Gender in Literature
Gender in Film/Photography
Girl Studies/Boy Studies
Globalized Gender
Men's Studies
Multi-ethnic Literatures
Queer Studies
Transnational Literatures
Women's Studies & Authors

Grad Student Forum

Friday, March 4, 2011 - 5:34pm
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers

The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden are pleased to invite you to a conversation about Childhood Studies.

English Literature 1700 to Present (standing panel) PAMLA, Claremont, CA, Feb. 5&6, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011 - 3:02pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The 2011 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference will be held on November 5-6 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.
Submit proposals and abstracts for the standing session on English Literature (1700 to present) via PAMLA's online submission process by March 25, 2011. Contact Annette Hulbert ( with questions.
PAMLA's Online Submission Process In-Depth:
1). The Online CFP List of all approved Conference Sessions is available at:


Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 2:34am
2nd International BAKEA PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY Denizli, Turkey

Denizli, Turkey
2nd International
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

5-6-7 October 2011

The BAKEA Symposium welcomes papers and panel proposals from the researchers in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures

Edith Wharton Collection Research Award; 3/21/11

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 6:00pm
Gary Totten / Edith Wharton Society

Edith Wharton Collection Research Award

Deadline: March 21, 2011

Each year the Edith Wharton Society offers an Edith Wharton Collection Research Award of $1500 to enable a scholar to conduct research on the Edith Wharton Collection of materials at the Beinecke Library at Yale University.

Prospective fellows for the 2011-2012 award are asked to submit a research proposal (maximum length 5 single-spaced pages) and a resume by March 21, 2011 to

Gary Totten,
English, Dept. #2320
P.O. Box 6050
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Edith Wharton Society Essay Prize; 4/30/11

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 5:58pm
Edith Wharton Society

The Edith Wharton Society Essay Prize

Call for Submissions

Deadline: April 30, 2011

Instituted in the fall of 2005, the Edith Wharton Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar. Graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years are eligible to submit their work. The winning essay will be published in The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography, and the writer will receive an award of $250.

26th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: TRANSFORMATION / ADAPTATION, Nov. 10-12, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 3:21pm
John Blair / University of West Georgia

We welcome submissions in all areas of the Humanities, understood in the broadest sense, including Foreign Languages and Literatures, English, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Cultural studies, the Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Philosophy and History. Papers, proposed performances, art installations or screenings may be submitted by scholars, writers, artists or performers and may be in English, French, German or Spanish. Conference participants will be encouraged to expand and revise their papers for submission to a special issue of JAISA: The Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts.

New Formalism and the Popular Religious Novel: Special Session MLA 2012 (Seattle, Jan. 5-8)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 3:18pm
Kathleen Howard

New Formalism and the Popular Religious Novel: Special Session, MLA 2012

What does new formalism bring to the popular religious novel? Marjorie Levinson has suggested that new formalism, in its most sensitive and nuanced instances, offers a way of re-approaching central questions concerning the work of literature in modernity. It does this, not by rejecting history as a grounding methodological episteme, but by returning, historically, to the different ways literary form has been understood over time, as engendering experiences that are not perfectly coincidental with history itself.

Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 1:53pm
One-day Postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham (English Dept.), June 24th 2011

Unexpected Agents: Considering agency and subjectivity beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

* One-day postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham
* Friday 24 June 2011
* Keynote Speaker: Sarah Kember (Goldsmiths, University of London)


'Anything that does modify a state of affairs by making a difference is an actor - or, if it has no figuration yet, an actant'

(Bruno Latour, Reassembling the Social, 2005)

CFP: Journal - Monsters and the Monstrous

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 10:03am
Dr Rob Fisher/The Inter-Disciplinary Press

The Inter-Disciplinary Press
Global Interdisciplinary Research Studies

The Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous
ISSN: 1756-770X

Monsters and the Monstrous is a biannual peer reviewed global journal that serves to explore the broad concept of "The Monster" and "The Monstrous" from a multifaceted inter-disciplinary perspective. The journal publishes work that seeks to investigate and assess the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the journal will have a dual focus with the intention of examining specific 'monsters' as well as evaluating the role, function and consequences of persons, actions or events identified as 'monstrous'.

The Beats and Modernism at MSA 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 10:27pm
Jimmy Fazzino / University of California, Santa Cruz

The Beats and Modernism

Modernist Studies Association Conference, Buffalo, NY, October 6-9, 2011

I visited Père Lachaise to look for the remains of Apollinaire...
—Allen Ginsberg

The Beat movement can be situated within a number of US, Western, and world traditions. One of the most immediate, yet often overlooked, of these Beat contexts is modernism. This panel seeks to explore the manifold ways in which Beat writing is shaped by, responds to, contests, and transforms modernist legacies. Please send a 250-word abstract and brief professional bio (2-3 sentences) to Jimmy Fazzino at by April 10, 2011.

Call for essays: The Centennial Reader (31 March 2011)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 6:42pm
Mount Royal University

We invite submissions for the second issue of The Centennial Reader. Essays can be on any topic of interest to an informed, Canadian audience.

As part of its centennial celebrations during 2010‐2011, Mount Royal University began an online, peer‐reviewed database of essays to offer a publication forum for intellectual discussion for Canadian writers. The Mount Royal Centennial Reader straddles both worlds: the academic world and the popular publication world. Submissions should therefore apply intellectual thought to topical concerns, offered in an entertaining and popular way.

Hannah Arendt and Innovations in Modern American Literature (MSA 13 Oct. 6- 9, 2011)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 5:36pm
Modernist Studies Association Conference

Hannah Arendt's body of work has grappled with many issues now characterized as distinctly modern: life politics, humanism, states of exception, human rights, and identity politics. In 1941 she moved to the United States and her political theory has left a lasting impression on not only American philosophy and politics but on other cultural productions, including literature. This panel seeks papers that engage any aspect of Arendt's political theories and their circulation—either directly or indirectly—in modern American literature and culture.

Please submit a 300-word abstract by April 1, 2011 to

Update: Rebecca West Conference September 16-17, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 4:28pm
International Rebecca West Society

Announcing the Fifth Biennial Rebecca West Conference.
To be held at CUNY Baruch (Manhattan), September 16-17, 2011.

"Rebecca West and Power"

Public Intellectuals and Media (MLA; 3/20/11)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 11:24am
MLA guaranteed session/Division on Nonfiction Prose

How do media shape possibilities for public intellectualism in the age of the digital, the social network, the newspaper of record, the pamphlet, the broadside? Papers on any era or nonfiction genre welcome.

This session is sponsored by the MLA Division on Nonfiction Prose, Excluding Biography and Autobiography. Send brief bios and abstracts to Susan Lurie ( and Brian Norman ( by March 20, 2011.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 6:49am

We are experiencing technical difficulties with the email address originally advertised, so please resubmit any previous submissions and we will acknowledge receipt. We are extending the closing date from 1 March until 6 March 2011 for this reason.


The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its second annual prize essay competition, open to all, and which for 2011 will be on the subject of:


The Sound of Silence

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 3:30pm
Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução

Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução is a journal publication by the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI) at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT). It is linked to the 1st cycle study program in Translation and Creative Writing and the postgraduate course in Translation and Intercultural Communication at ULHT. It is also affiliated to the 1st cycle program in Languages and Translation at the Universidade Lusófona do Porto (ULP).

Edited Volume on the writings of William T. Vollmann

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 10:34am
Christopher Coffman & Daniel Lukes

William T. Vollmann has been publishing fiction, non-fiction and journalism since the late 1980s, acquiring a cult audience and sensationalist reputation in the process. However, the 2003 publication of Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means (Vollmann's seven-volume, twenty-years-in-the-making treatise on the causes, effects and ethics of violence) and his winning of the 2005 National Book Award for Fiction for Europe Central have arguably explicitly sanctioned his position at the forefront of contemporary mainstream American letters.

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012 Western Discourse and the Turk: Perception of the Ottomans and Islam

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 2:00am

Call for Paper for a Special session in 2012 MLA Convention:
Western Discourse and the Turk: Perception of the Ottomans and Islam
Perception of Ottoman Turks in Western discourse; in different genres, eras. kw: postcolonialism, orientalism. 300-page abstract and a brief bio or CV. by 10 March 2011; Beyazit Akman ( and Filiz Barin-Akman (

127th MLA Annual Convention Seattle, 5–8 January 2012 Contemporary Fiction and Islam in the post-9/11 Era

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 1:56am

Call for Paper for a special session in MLA 2012 Convention:

Contemporary Fiction and Islam in the post-9/11 Era
Representations of Islam and Muslims in contemporary novels in the context of post-9/11 discourse. kw: postcolonialism, orientalism. 300-word abstract and a brief bio or CV by 10 March 2011; Beyazit Akman ( and Filiz Barin-Akman (

MLA 2012: Automating Love's Labors (special session)

Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 6:43pm
Natalia Cecire and Scott Selisker

When Adam requires a companion to alleviate his loneliness, God fashions him one out of a spare bone; if Christ, of whom Adam is the prefiguration, is "begotten, not made," Eve is pointedly the reverse. Thus when Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam envisions an Ève future (1886), it is perhaps no surprise that this ideal helpmeet should be a machine: she perfects the machinic quality of the original Eve. While a prevalent discourse of the machine age marks out the robotic and the automatic as the cold inverse of real human (often female) affection, British and American texts of the modernist period, broadly conceived, stage the robotic and the automatic as inquiries into the relations between modernity, labor, affect, and gender.