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Katherine Mansfield, the 'Underworld' and the 'Blooms Berries'

Monday, December 14, 2009 - 4:42am
Writing and Literary Studies, School of Media and Communications, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


A Symposium Hosted by
Writing and Literary Studies
School of Media and Communication
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

4-5 JUNE 2010

Convenors: Dr Sarah Ailwood (University of Canberra) and Dr Melinda Harvey (RMIT University)

There has been a surge of critical interest in Katherine Mansfield - seen in the founding of the Katherine Mansfield Society, the publication of the new journal Katherine Mansfield Studies by Edinburgh University Press, and the recent conferences on Katherine Mansfield held at Birkbeck College, University of London in 2008 and Menton, France in 2009.

Seeking book editors for Rodopi's Dialogue series

Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 7:37pm
Michael J. Myer

As senior editor of Rodopi's Dialogue Series, I am looking for individuals who might want to serve as editors for forthcoming volumes -- so far seven volumes have appeared in the series and several more are underway -- we do like to find qualified individuals who can meet a 2-3 year deadline in getting out a book of essays You may check the rodopi website to see what has currently been published. Volumes will be forthcoming in 2010 on Waiting for Godot,Wise Blood, Woman Hollering Creek and The Good Soldier. Please send a proposal along with your CV and a cover letter telling which classic work of literature you are interested in and why you are qualified to undertake the role of editor.

CFP: Bodies of Knowledge LGBTQQIA Symposium & Conference

Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 6:28pm
USC Upstate, Women's and Gender Studies

CFP: Bodies of Knowledge Symposium and Conference
Women's & Gender Studies at USC Upstate

March 18-19, 2010

This spring the 3rd Annual Bodies of Knowledge Symposium will be hosted by the Women's and Gender Studies program at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC. This year will see the symposium expand to include a scholarly conference in addition to the usual LGBTQ lectures by star quality scholars, artists, and activists. The organizers invite paper and panel proposals for presentations relating to the broad umbrella category of QUEER EPISTEMOLOGIES AND PHENOMENOLOGIES.

Call for Papers: "Limning the Contemporary in Postwar Japanese Fiction and Film"

Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 3:02pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This panel is designed to appeal to a wide spectrum of approaches from scholars of modern Japan. Although conceived of as "area-focused", the issue of the nature and timing of "the contemporary" in modern Japan resonates with debates on the nature of postmodernity in the West. Proposals for papers concerning the nature of "the contemporary" and/or of "modernity" and its relationship to "postmodernity" in Japan as it relates to literature, film or criticism are welcome.

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900 to present)

Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 1:46pm
Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900 to present)

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900 to present) invites submissions on any aspect of American Studies. We welcome a variety of subjects and theoretical approaches. We do ask that manuscripts be submitted in MLA format as attachments emailed to editor@americanpopularculture.com. You may wish to visit archived editions of the journal at http://www.americanpopularculture.com to see the kinds of works we have previously published and for more detailed submission guidelines. The deadline for the spring 2010 edition of the journal is 1 May 2010, but early submission is encouraged.

Trauma, Memory & Narrative at RMMLA Convention, October 14-16, 2010

Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 7:15pm

RMMLA Convention - Albuquerque, New Mexico ~ October 14-16, 2010

Intersections of Trauma, Memory & Narrative

This special topic session invites papers addressing the intersection of trauma, memory and narrative. What is a narrative of trauma? How are trauma narratives informed by memory, history and culture? What is the relationship between trauma and memory (or forgetting) and how does this relationship shape "ethnic" literary traditions? Particular attention will be given to papers that engage with theories of trauma studies and memory studies.

[UPDATE] Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different

Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 11:54am
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010. We are pleased to welcome slam poet and educator Taylor Mali as our keynote speaker for the conference (more information at taylormali.com). Taylor's mission statement includes this important line: "I want to be a spokesman for teaching's nobility, one of the poets laureate of passion in the classroom" – his goal to be part of a movement that brings smart, successful, and qualified people into classrooms across America.

Interdisciplinary Studies February 10-13, 2010 [UPDATE]

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 11:22pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2010

Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency
330 Tijeras Avenue NW, Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 842-1234

Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Studies
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

The Interdisciplinary Studies area is seeking papers on topics of popular and/or American culture for which an interdisciplinary approach has been used and explained.

Borders and Border Crossings: Double Encounters (April 30-May 1, 2010)

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 5:43pm
University of British Columbia Okanagan, Interdisciplinary Graduate Students Association

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Students Association at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, invites you to attend our third annual graduate student conference. This conference seeks to examine cultural artefacts from creative and critical perspectives. Although the focus is on studies in English, languages, culture, multi-media arts, and creative writing, we encourage submissions from across graduate disciplines.

Plenum: Call for Peer Reviewers

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 2:07pm

Plenum: The South Carolina State University Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies is accepting applications for peer reviewers. Areas of particular need are film, Caribbean Studies, American Studies, Education, Educational Technology, Hispanophone literature and culture, feminist literary theory and philosophy, and postcolonial literature and theory. Applicants with backgrounds in other fields are also welcome to apply. Please forward a cv and writing sample (MS Word or RTF, please) to jis at scsu dot edu.

The English Bible

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 12:08pm
Brett Foster / Conference on Christianity and Literature

The Conference on Christianity and Literature invites submissions of abstracts for a CCL roundtable session at the annual MLA Convention in January 2011. The session will be called "The English Bible." Approaches may vary, but especially welcomed will be papers responding to the 400th anniversary of the King James Version in 2011— its composition, style, influence, &c. General topics may include origins, translation (theory or cultural context), biblical poetics, material books, reading practices, reception, &c. Brief abstracts for papers (to be distributed in advance) should be sent to Brett Foster (brett.foster@wheaton.edu) by March 10, 2010.

The 2010 Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Symposium on "American Studies as Transnational Practice" (4/9-4/10/10)

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 11:51am
Texas Tech Comparative Literature Program

April 9-10, 2010 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, the United States of America
Texas Tech University houses the internationally known Southwest Collections and the Vietnam Archives. Spring in Lubbock is mild and sunny.
Keynote Speakers:
Eva Cherniavsky, Department of English, University of Washington
Colleen Lye, Department of English, University of California at Berkeley
Walter Mignolo, Department of Literature, Duke University
Donald Pease, Department of English, Dartmouth College

Compendium2: Submissions on university writing, teaching, and learning for January 2010

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 11:05am
Lyn Bennett, Dalhousie University

The editors of Compendium2: Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the University invite contributions for online publication in the spring of 2010. Compendium2 welcomes the submission of theoretical and practice-based essays intended for everyone engaged in the development of writing in post-secondary education. For the journal's second issue, we are interested in hearing from a range of disciplines, and invite submissions that consider the integration of writing and critical thinking as well as those that describe more specific assignments and teaching techniques.

Conflict and Controversy c. 850-1550

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 10:51am
University of Manchester

The Middle Ages are understood as a most barbarous period; a time when conflict was fought out on the battlefields with bloodshed and brutality.
This interdisciplinary postgraduate conference seeks to examine this idea, both broadening an understanding of warfare and violence in the medieval period, as well as analysing other ways in which difference was articulated and (un)resolved at individual, societal and national levels.
Delegates may also wish to consider how our own twenty-first century sensibilities affect our understanding of conflict in premodern cultures.
Topics might include, but are not limited to:
 The role of trauma in shaping national and individual identities