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Lawman's Books; Proposals, Sept. 15, 2009; 45th Int. Congress on Med. Studies (K'Zoo), May 13-16, 2010

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 9:35pm
International Lawman's Brut Society

The International Lawman's Brut society is pleased to announce the following sessions for the 2010 International Medieval Congress: "Lawman's Books." The session welcomes papers on a wide range of topics treating the book in Lawman's Brut: Topics may include, but need not be limited to, the books Lawman may have read, the two manuscripts of the Brut and their dissemination / influence after Lawman's life, and / or the book as image or metaphor in the Brut.

Please submit proposals to:

Kenneth J. Tiller
Department of Language and Literature
University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, VA 24293


Betrayal/Tradimento deadline extended to 07-15-2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 8:46pm
Italian Graduate Society-Rutgers University

Italian Department, Rutgers University
November 6-7, 2009
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Roberto Dainotto, Duke University

Transpacific Visions of Native America: Collection (Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2009)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 8:28pm
National Ilan University (Taiwan)

Western scholarship has historically adopted a vision of contemporary aboriginal literature and art as categorizable along racial, cultural, regional and historical characteristics. This tends to homogenize and de-nationalize the tribal, while simultaneously confining the Native artist to a North American narrative of "ethnicity." The editors of this project hope to highlight and perhaps challenge these "captive" conceptions of North American indigeneity with essays from prominent scholars situated throughout the Pacific Rim whose exposures to and experiences of Asian and Pacific indigenity in all its diversity enables them to undertake refreshingly new readings of Native American writing and art.

[UPDATE]--Women's Studies deadline extended to 6/30/09

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 5:06pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference

The Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Boston, MA
November 5-7, 2009

Women's Studies seeks papers, panels and roundtables that investigate and discuss any of the many overlaps between gender and popular culture. Topics include, but are certainly not limited to:
*women and the media
*women and politics
*portrayals of motherhood
*working women
*women and religion
*women writers, written women

D.H. Lawrence and Questions of Race and Empire, Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, Feb. 18-20

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 4:05pm
University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

This panel aims to engage the ways in which D.H. Lawrence and his texts relate to issues of empire, colonialism, and, perhaps more largely, those of race and alterity. Topics for the panel might include—but would certainly not be limited to—the author's reaction to and depiction of Imperial Britain or his rendering of locations, persons, or cultural elements that are particularly foreign to his own cultural identity.

The Marketplace in/and Twentieth-Century Literature (NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010; submission deadline: 9/30/09)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 2:40pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal

Ezra Pound once wrote, "Nothing written for pay is worth printing. Only what has been written against the market." As if in response, Robert Frost wrote, "Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market." How do market forces or market values function in twentieth-century English/Anglophone, American, or Canadian literature? Emphasis on literary representations of the marketplace and/or the tensions and contradictions that emerge when artists attempt to exploit the marketplace. 250-word abstracts to Steven Canaday at sbcanaday@aacc.edu.

Lessons in Sympathy in 19th-Century British Literature (9/30/2009; NeMLA, 4/7-11/2010)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 11:39am
Kyoung-Min Han

In Emile, Jean-Jacques Rousseau insists on a long delay in the introduction of books, especially books of fictional literature, into Emile's educational process. For Rousseau, Emile's premature acquisition of knowledge of social relations through fictional literature harms his moral education by promoting a misdirected understanding of human relationships. This panel investigates various ways in which nineteenth-century British literature approached the moral/immoral function of literature, focusing particularly on the relationship between reading and sympathy.

Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (8/15/09; 10/29/09-10/31/09)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 11:19am
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

We are seeking panel and round table proposals, scholarly papers, and creative writing related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West. Possible topics or approaches might include, but certainly aren't limited to:

• Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers in Western American literature, history, and culture;

• Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers in American Indian literature, history, and culture;

Call for Book Reviews

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 8:40am
MP: an Online Feminist Journal

MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books that are relevant to feminist or womanist issues from a variety of disciplines. Reviews must be academic in nature and provide an examination of the books' strengths and weaknesses, raising important and relevant questions about the subject under discussion. While no author likes to be overly criticized, reviewers should offer an honest appraisal of the books' argument, readability, research, and overall approach using professional language that is rich and robust without an overabundance of jargon.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 6:07am
Susan Reid/ Katherine Mansfield Society

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its first annual prize essay competition, which for 2010 is open to all and will be on the subject of: KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND D. H. LAWRENCE

Comparative studies in English, of approximately 5,000 words, should address any aspect of the literary relationship between Mansfield and Lawrence and consist of original, previously unpublished research.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £300 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies (the peer-reviewed journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society).

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith" SAMLA Atlanta 11/6-11/9/2009 DEADLINE 7/8/2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 5:26am
Stephen J. Gallagher

South Atlantic MLA Atlanta GA 11/6-11/9/2009

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?)
homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West. Some possible perspectives are literary, sociological, artistic, or historical, and interdisciplinary approaches are always
welcome. Some possible ideas, not intended to restrict panelists but rather to spur thinking on a few possible approaches:

- the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero

- religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity

- leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's Gate, etc)

- the faith of Abraham vs the faith of Andrea Yates