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Disability in America --- SAMLA 2011, Atlanta (11/4/11-11/6/11); Deadline May 1

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:21pm
Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College

Proposals are invited for a session on disability and American Studies at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta, GA. The panel welcomes proposals that analyze any aspect of the topic including fiction, poetry, drama, and film, as well as non-literary materials from all periods. Proposals may interpret "America" and "American" broadly, and panelists are welcome but not required to consider the special convention focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World."

By May 1, 2011, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College, at [at] montgomerycollege [dot] edu.

[speakers update] Singapore - The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 7:14am

The Contemporary
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A conference co-organised and supported by the Division of English (School of Humanities & Social Sciences) & the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), NTU.

*Main Speakers [Update]~ Brian McHale has been added to the list of main speakers:

Shirley Chew
Iftikhar Dadi
Reed Dasenbrock
Keith Hopper
Brian McHale
Brian Richardson
Lisa Samuels
Ronald Schleifer

CFP Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:35am
Cine-Excess - Brunel University

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

cfp Scritture migranti n.5/2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:09am
Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali - Dept. of Italian, University of Bologna

The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for its next issue (n. 5/2011) of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration.
Interested scholars should send a complete essay or an abstract of approx. 20 lines by May 15, 2011 to the editorial committee:

Law and Corporeality in Literature

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:35pm
MLA 2012

accepting paper proposals for a panel at the 127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle (5–8 January 2012). Note that this proposal is for a guaranteed session sponsored by the Law as Literature Discussion Group.

Law and Corporeality in Literature

This panel considers how the law regulates the body/bodies in literature and other media. Papers considering gender, race, and ethnicity are especially encouraged. 300-word abstract and bio by 5 March 2011; April Miller (

Screenplay Translation: ALTA, Kansas City, Nov. 16-20, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 3:39pm
proposed session, American Literary Translators Association

Seeking panelists for a proposed American Literary Translators Association session on the literary translation of film screenplays. Translators who work in this genre as well as interested screenwriters, scholars, and members of the publishing industry are invited to participate. Panelists will present their topics (10-15 minutes each) in a communicative fashion rather than reading directly from papers. Please send a 100-word abstract and a 100-word bio to by April 11.

Essay Collection: Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 2:42pm
Dr. Gerardo Tonatiuh Cummings Rendón

Essays for a forthcoming collection on Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film
Due: July 4, 2011
Edited by Dr. Gerardo Tonatiuh Cummings Rendón

Proposals are sought for an edited collection entitled Mexican Horror Films: Studies in the Horror Film, a collection slated to be published by Centipede Press in their long-established Studies in the Horror Film series.

[UPDATE] Virginia Woolf: The Individual and the Group, PAMLA 2011 (deadline Mar 25)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:02pm
Session organizer: Judith Paltin, UC Santa Barbara

*Corrected submission deadline: March 25, 2011*
Woolf's novels and essays often sustain a central tension between individuals' freedoms or agency and what they perceive groups to demand of them. For example, A Room of One's Own displays the tensions between intellectual freedom and the mind of the crowd, while Orlando wrestles in ambushes set up by means of unstable identity categories. This approved session looks for papers that discuss Woolf's concerns about the impact of group life on her characters, or that place her literary agonists in proximity to group-driven events and trends between the wars.

CFP: 2nd Annual Gender and Sexuality Symposium

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:32am
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

We are excited to invite you to join a multi-disciplinary dialogue on gender and sexuality. Although formal research projects and papers are welcome, the symposium is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue amongst the community; thus, we encourage you to submit semester projects and papers that will add to the conversation.