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Looking Back on Activism and American Literature

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers

Looking Back on Activism and American Literature of the Twentieth Century

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-11, 2010

Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

CFP: Children in Film SW/TX PCA/ACA Feb 10-13, 2010.

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:26pm

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA conference Feb 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM.(www.swtxpca.org) Submissions pertaining to any aspect of children's studies in relation to film are desired. Of special interest are contributions that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's identity construction as represented in film.

The Politics of Nature and Wilderness in the Middle Ages

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 4:32pm
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society

Jennifer Neville's "Representations of the Natural World in Old English Poetry" and Gillian Rudd's "Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature" are examples of the growing interest in ecocritical readings of medieval literature. The ways medieval writers thought about and interacted with nature and wilderness are important and relevant in regard to other conceptual frames and formulations that governed medieval thought and behavior. Papers in this panel will address the representations of nature in medieval texts as they pertained to and promoted political ideologies and programs of instruction or colonization. Papers on English and Continental literature are welcome.

Liminal Ladies: Porous Women's Bodies in Medieval Literature

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 4:28pm
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society

A common medieval trope in stories of women's misdeeds seems to be their mouths getting them into trouble. In her book "Bodytalk: When Women Speak in Old French Literature," E. Jane Burns cites the vagina as the site of a second producing 'mouth' in fabliaux. Taking this doubling under consideration, the kind of trouble women find themselves in almost invariably involves either speech, consumption of food or drink, or sexual appetite. Regardless of which mouth is opened, the production or reception of materials into or out of their mouths involves crossing bodily boundaries: letting outside matter in, or expelling or revealing inside matter to the outside world.

Call for Replacement Paper, RSA 2010 (Venice)

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 3:45pm
David M. Perry, Dominican University

I am seeking a replacement paper for a panel entitled, "Venice, Identity, and the Eastern Mediterranean," to be held at the Renaissance Society of America annual meeting in 2010, in Venice, Italy, 8-10 April 2010. The session has been accepted, but one participant has had to withdraw. The RSA has kindly agreed to consider a replacement. If you are interested, please contact David Perry for more information. You will be asked to provide a title and a 150-word abstract. The deadline is July 21, 2009.

ECONOMY OF FORM -- Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 11:43am
21st Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference

Keynote Address: Professor Franco Moretti, Stanford University
Economy can imply plenitude or lack, wisdom or deprivation. Forms impose limits and shape possibilities, provide models and restrict meanings. Lately, the word "economy" has been synonymous with collapse and structural failure. As the world reevaluates the mechanisms of capitalism, we want to take this opportunity to reevaluate our systems of intellectual trade, to interrogate how our ideas are formed and how they function.

[UPDATE] CASTING [SCMS Panel] 8/30/09; 3/17/10-3/21/10; Los Angeles

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 11:29am
Erin Lee Mock

Star Studies shook up auteur-based film criticism by suggesting that actors – through the manipulation of their images by studios, directors, and the stars themselves – were collaborators and instruments in film and media projects.

CFP: Mothering and Migration Conference

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 11:17am
Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) and the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras


Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) and the University of Puerto Rico
are hosting a conference on

Mothering and Migration:
(Trans)nationalisms, Globalization, and Displacement

February 18-20, 2010, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

Click here to see the full CFP.

27th-28th May 2010

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 7:22am
Varieties of Experience : Views of Modern Warfare

Varieties of Experience : Views of Modern Warfare/

Regards croisés sur les guerres modernes

27th -28th May 2010

Contributions are invited for a conference which will take place at the University of Caen on 27th and 28th May 2010.

Maison de la Recherche en Sciences humaines (MRSH – UMS 843 CNRS)

Université de Caen

Centre de Recherche Littératures et Sociétés Anglaises et Américaines – LSA de l'Equipe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la Grande-Bretagne, l'Irlande et l'Amérique du Nord – ERIBIA (EA 2610)