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CFP: Second Issue of Digital Defoe

Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 5:17pm
Digital Defoe; eds Katherine Ellison and Holly Faith Nelson

"Strangers, Gods, & Monsters": Encountering the Other in Defoe & His Contemporaries"

Digital Defoe is a new peer-reviewed and multi-media online journal http://www.english.ilstu.edu/digitaldefoe/)celebrating the works and culture of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries. We welcome multimedia submissions that push the boundaries of scholarship in our field as well as more traditional essays, reviews, notes, and dissertation and conference abstracts.

Reconsidering Consolation in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Elegiac Writing - NeMLA 7 - 11 April 2010, Montreal, Quebec

Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 2:36pm
Daniel Moore, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

41st NeMLA Annual Convention
American/British Panel Category

One line from Wilfred Owen's unfinished preface to his posthumous Poems (1920) can be read perhaps as a synecdoche for much elegiac writing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Anticipating the disconsolate tenor later elegies sound and the resistances they levy to socially and politically sustained practices of mourning, Owen warns readers the elegies in his book "are to this generation in no sense consolatory."

Philip Roth Society Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present at Savannah, October 8-10

Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 9:21am
Philip Roth Society

The Philip Roth Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present, October 8-10. The conference is taking place at the De Soto Hilton in Savannah, Georgia. Proposals of no more than 250 words are invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Roth's work. Please send your proposals by email to d.brauner@reading.ac.uk, remembering to include details of your university affiliation/status. Proposals must reach me by July 3.

Dr David Brauner
Reader in English and American Literature
School of Arts, English and Communication Design
University of Reading
Whiteknights PO Box 218
Reading RG6 6AA
Tel. (+44)01183787838

(En)Gendering Literary Translation

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 3:00pm
North Eastern Modern Language Association Conference Montreal 2010

This panel seeks papers on the role of gender in literary translation. How is gendered behavior translated? What are the translator's options when dealing with a noticeable patriarchal language? Special emphasis will be placed on translations of literature from Spanish into English. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to Marko Miletich, (via snail-mail or email) marko.miletich@hunter.cuny.edu, Hunter College, Continuing Education, 695 Park Avenue, Room East 1025, New York, NY 10065.

House Work: Masters and Servants in Post-Modern Culture

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 11:21am

House Work: Masters and Servants in Post-Modern Culture

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

[UPDATE] "Catastrophe and the Cure": The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 9:11am
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

Literary Hostesses at NeMLA (April 7-11, 2010, Montreal)

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 8:44am
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey / Texas A&M University

This NeMLA panel will address the role of the hostess in literature as a means to consider the gendered roles--social, domestic, political, economic, and otherwise--of women. Topics may include the figure of the hostess in literary works, as well as the writer as hostess. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts about the hostess as a literary figure to Meghan Gilbert-Hickey at mgilbert-hickey@tamu.edu by September 30.

Writing Faculties: Intersections of Creativity and Pedagogy (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/15/09)

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 8:30am
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal

The purpose of this panel is to mark intersections between creativity and pedagogy, focusing on teacher-poets. How does working in a classroom inform the making of poetry?

Papers are invited on poetry by educators. Authors that might be considered include Philip Levine, Gerald Locklin, Tony Hoagland, and Nathan Graziano. While this will be a critical panel, presenters might also comment on their own creative compositions inspired by or about teaching.

Please send abstracts (250-350 words) to Noel Sloboda (njs16@psu.edu) between August 1st and September 15th, 2009.

Please include with your abstract:

Cfp Transcultural memory - a conference (abstracts by July 21, 2009; conference held on Feb 05-06, 2010)

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 6:41am
Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies and Goldsmiths, University of London

Transcultural Memory
A conference jointly organized by the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, and The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London
This conference marks the inauguration of The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory.
Date: 5-6th February, 2010.
Conference organizers: Lucy Bond, Rick Crownshaw and Jessica Rapson (Goldsmiths); Katia Pizzi and Ricarda Vidal (Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies).
Venue: Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London
Keynote speakers:
Astrid Erll (University of Wuppertal)
Andrew Hoskins (University of Warwick)

CFP: Importance of Studying Oscar [Wilde]: Plays, Stories, Letters, and Lectures

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:14pm
Annette M. Magid / Northeast Modern Language Association

I am seeking paper proposals for my 2010 panel for NeMLA in Montreal is "The Importance of Studying Oscar [Wilde]: Plays, Stories, Letters."

This panel offers an opportunity to analyze the role Oscar Wilde has played and continues to play in literature, theater and other aspects of culture. Focus can be on his influential wit and wisdom and/or techniques used to present Oscar in the classroom. This topic calls for a diversity of approaches. Please send 200-400 word abstracts to Annette Magid at a_magid@yahoo.com.

Deadline for submission of paper proposal is September 10, 2009.

Female Absence and the Expression of Black Masculinity in African-American Literature (April 7-11, 2010;due 9/30/09)

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:10pm
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA);Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Expressions of black masculinity in African American literature have evolved significantly over the centuries. For instance, nineteenth-century male-authored slave narratives, such as Frederick Douglass's 1845 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, champions not only physiological strength against one's oppressor as a marker of black male subjectivity, but also the attainment of education that would inevitably clear the path to independence, political leadership, and American citizenry. Twentieth-century African American authors have expanded our considerations of black masculine agency. In Native Son, Richard Wright explores black masculinity in its performative and sexual contexts.

[UPDATE] Call for Essay Proposals on Pedro Almodovar

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:00pm
Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon. UMass Lowell

Editors: Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Objective of the Book: The major objective of the proposed collection of essays on Pedro Almodovar is to provide a collection of multidisciplinary academic research and theoretical papers written by scholars and professionals of varied backgrounds.

Submission procedure: Potential authors should submit between 300-500 words proposal (Spanish or English) with a short reference list and a short bio by June 30th , 2009. This proposal should clearly state the objectives of the essay and its content. Submissions should be made electronically in Microsoft Word.