Subscribe to RSS - twentieth century and beyond

twentieth century and beyond

UPDATE: Circular Flows (grad) (Germany) (9/30/06; 11/3/06-11/5/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Gerd Sebald

       
                          7TH GRADUATE CONFERENCE IN ERLANGEN

                                  3RD - 5TH OF NOVEMBER 2006

                 FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITY ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG
                                KOCHSTR. 4, 91054 ERLANGEN
                                             GERMANY

                                    CIRCULAR-FLOWS
                                                 --
                        CAPILLARIES OF WORLD CULTURE

                                           KEYNOTES:

CFP: Nuestra América, nuestra literatura: National and Literary Perspectives of the Latin American Writer Abroad (8/15/06; LASA,

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Kelly Comfort

CFP: Nuestra América, nuestra literatura: National and Literary Perspectives
of the Latin American Writer Abroad, a proposed panel for LASA 2007.

XXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association: "After
the Washington Consensus: Collaborative Scholarship for a New América,"
September 6 – 8, 2007, Montreal, Canada.

CFP: Parody and Burlesque of Girl Sleuths (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
mcor7215

A panel or panels on parodies, spoofs, and burlesques of Girl Sleuth fictions
is being organized for the Wilson College conference on Nancy Drew and Girl
Sleuths. The panel looks to examine how girl sleuth fictions are parodied.
What values are being satirized in these works, and for what purpose? In what
ways do parodical representations of characters like Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames,
etc. alter the originals? The panel looks to exmaine this question in light of
such works as Mabel Maney's Nancy Clue and Cherry Aimless series, Kate
Emburg's Susan Slutt series, recent single-title works by Chelsea Cain, Susan
Kandel, and others.

To submit an abstract, send it to the address listed for the conference below.

CFP: Science/Science Fiction in Girl Sleuths (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
mcor7215

A panel or panels on the use of science and/or science fiction in Girl Sleuth
literature is being solicited for the Wilson College "Nancy Drew and Girl
Sleuths" conference. Science and science fiction are often seen as the purview
of boys' series, such as Tom Swift, Rick Brant, and even the Hardy Boys;
rarely do girl sleuths venture fully into the realm of the hard sciences as
the boys do. In light of the recent controversy surrounding former Harvard
President Lawrence Summers' recent comments about girls in science and the
continuing stereotype that girls are "bad" in science in general, this panel
looks to exmaine how science and/or science fiction is represented in girl
sleuth fiction.

CFP: Style and Re-vision in Tolkien (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Robin Reid

Style and Re-vision in Tolkien

While Edmund Wilson lampooned Tolkien's style, even more sympathetic critics
such as Burton Raffel have argued that Tolkien's style is not sufficiently
literary ,while some dismiss his writing as artless. More recently, Tom
Shippey has argued that the hybrid styles of The Lord of the Rings are
purposefully chosen for aesthetic effects. With the publication of the
History of Middle-earth, we can study the development of Tolkien's style and
analyze his writing process, both of which changed dramatically over time
and among literary works.

CFP: Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm
Robin Reid

CFP: Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien (Kalamazoo, 9-15-2006; 5-10-13-07)

 

Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien

 

Proposals on Tolkien's legendarium, including but not limited to The Lord of
the Rings, are sought for a sponsored session on "Gender and Ethnicity in
Tolkien" for the 2007 International Congress on medieval studies.

 

CFP: The Novels of Jennifer Crusie (9/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm
Selinger, Eric

Call for Papers:

Nothing But Good Times Ahead: the Novels of Jennifer Crusie
Edited by Eric Murphy Selinger and Laura Vivanco

Contributions are invited for a collection of critical essays on the =
work of Jennifer Crusie. Nothing But Good Times Ahead: the Novels of =
Jennifer Crusie will mark a turning point in the critical study of =
romance fiction, even as it demonstrates the richness of Crusie=92s work =
as both an innovator in, and theorist of, her chosen genre. =20

CFP: Justine at 50: Durrell's Novel and its Times (9/15/06; 20th-C., 2/22/07-2/24/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm
slighcl

CFP: "/Justine /at 50: Durrell's Novel and its Times" (15 September
2006; 22 – 24 February 2007)

The Thirty-fifth Annual 20th-Century Literature and Culture Conference
University of Louisville
22 - 24 February 2007

The years between the early 1950s and the mid 1960s witnessed a strange
rich after-blooming of literary Modernism. An impressive array of new
works—striking in conceptual scope and ambitious in narrative
experimentation—signaled that the search for bold fictional forms had by
no means died out with what was once called "High Modernism":

Pages