Call for Papers
Quiddity announces The Teresa A. White Literary Award (known affectionately as the "buck-a-word" contest). $500 prize for an original, unpublished work of prose that is 500 words or fewer. All entries will also be considered for publication in Quiddity.
Linguistic and literary traditions include translation in their myth of origin – thus the linguistic and scholar Gianfranco Folena proposed to substitute the motto In principio fuit poëta with the humbler In principio fuit interpres. Following his suggestion, we welcome papers addressing translation in the Middle Ages, marking the relationship between classical, Middle Eastern and vernacular languages, and studying translation as the representation of ideas and texts in different media.
Plenary speakers: Roger Ellis, Domenico Pezzini, David Wallace.
Papers may be given in English, French, or Italian, and should be twenty minutes long. Please send a 500-word abstract and brief curriculum vitae by 31 August 2009 to:
Call for Entries
Buster Keaton Celebration Student Presentation Competition
The 17th Annual Buster Keaton Celebration, which will be held September 25 and 26, 2009, is hosting its second annual Student Presentation Competition. The winner will receive a spot on the schedule of respected film and cultural authorities who are asked to take part in the celebration each year, and will receive a stipend of $100 and travel expenses up to $400 (airfare or mileage) to facilitate his/her attendance. The student presenter will be expected to present a 30- to 40-minute presentation to the Celebration audience in PowerPoint format (with images—either still or moving) and so must be able to attend the conference as scheduled.
We invite submissions for a special panel titled, "Cities and Citizens: Romanticism in the Liberal Metropolis," part of this year's International Conference on Romanticism, to be held November 5-8 in New York City.
Special issue of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing
Robert Spencer and Anastasia Valassopoulos (English and American Studies, Manchester)
Title: Literary Responses to the War on Terror
This special issue seeks to bring together scholars working on post September 11th fiction in order to engage with the prolific literary production that has taken as its subject the perceived consequences of September 11th and the subsequent 'war on terror'.
107th Annual Conference
Topics related to studies of Folkore and Mythology
Deadline: March 15, 2009
Proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract must be submitted online in the following webaddress:
Call for Papers:
We seek abstracts for our forthcoming anthology to be tentatively published in Spring 2010. "The Bloody screen: a study of violence and masculinity in postcolonial films."
Transforming Visions in African American Literature and Rhetoric
This is an open call for presentations at the Permanent Session on African American Literature. We invite papers that respond broadly the conference theme of "migration." Projects may treat literary, rhetorical, theoretical, and/or pedagogical concerns raised by the work of African American authors from any period. Papers that pursue transnational analytics or concerns are encouraged. Projects that intersect with feminist, queer, disability, and religious/spiritual inquiries are especially welcome. Proposals due by April 20 to T J Geiger at email@example.com.
51st Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association