The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in Columbus, Ohio from May 5-7, 2011, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on the KJV's long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and discussions, roundtable seminars, an exhibit by the OSU Rare Books and Manuscript Library, and a special reading and Q&A session with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Edward P.
We are interested in papers that will address any aspect of the law broadly defined in early Middle English texts. This could range from legal language, the influence of the Magna Carta, legal procedure and literary production, outlaws, disputatio, law as a separate language, canon law and religious texts, Lateran IV, royal law and court production, law and historiography, law and hagiography, legal documents, contracts, Jews and the law, law and visual iconography.
Proposals should be sent to Dorothy Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 25th.
Call for Papers
What a 'Man''s Gotta Do: (Re)Defining Duty in Post-Feminist Action Films (seminar)
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University
The journal "Interdisciplinary Humanities" invites papers for the Fall 2011 special issue: "(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items," edited by Susan Booker Morris, Former Director of Jim Crow Museum, Ferris State University.
Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000
Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on African American Literature for our 41st annual conference.
Mental Health and Mental Illness
In Popular Culture
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS
2011 Popular PCA/ACA Conference, April 20-23, San Antonio, Texas
The Sidney Society sponsors two open sessions on Philip Sidney and his Circle at the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan). The conference website is here: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/
12-15 May 2011
Abstracts are invited on any subject dealing with Philip Sidney and his circle. As always, we encourage proposals from newcomers as well as established scholars.
Papers should be limited to twenty minutes in reading time. Please do not submit an abstract to two different sessions of the conference in the same year.
The Langston Hughes Society
Special Session: The Relationship Between Music and Literary Works by Langston Hughes
2011 College Language Association Convention
Host: the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina
Host Hotel: The Spartanburg Marriott Hotel at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg, SC
Conference Dates: April 6-9, 2011
2011 NeMLA in New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011
Samuel Beckett's Bilingualism
This panel will address the specific question of bilingualism in the work of Samuel Beckett. How can we understand this unique literary language? Can Beckett's bilingualism be understood as a phenomenon that goes beyond linguistic boundaries? Please submit 300-500 word abstracts in French or English on any aspect of Beckett's bilingualism to Nadia Louar, Email: email@example.com.(Deadline 30th September, 2011)
The rise of Barak Obama to the United States presidency, as the first African American to occupy the position, has heralded a new dawn both for America and the world. This development also underlies a re-shaping of political, economic, and social structures in a century that has seen a shift in perceptions toward minorities and other marginalized segments of the human race. Given this background, the Literary Horizons Journal, a journal dedicated solely to publishing the work of graduate students, is soliciting papers that explore the new century "Other." Submissions may focus on such topics as contemporary views of sexuality, race, religion, nationhood, migration, etc.
I am looking for papers on all aspects of Tarot for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio (April 20-23). Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
-Tarot and art history
-Tarot and literature
-Tarot artists, writers, and readers
-Individual decks and their guidebooks
-Tarot as a motif in comics, literature, and film
-Playing cards in art history
Participants should be prepared to present their work as scholarly research and / or for the benefit of an interested audience of academics.
Submissions should include the author's CV, short biography (100-150 words), and abstract (100-250 words). Deadline for submissions December 15, 2010.
Studies in English
6th International IDEA Conference
April 13 -15, 2011
Istanbul Kültür University
The Sixth International IDEA Conference will be held at
Istanbul Kültür University, Istanbul Turkey on 13 – 15 April 2011.
The Conference will be jointly hosted by The Department of English Language and Literature of Istanbul Kültür University and The English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).
The Conference will address topics from the fields of English Studies, Literatures in English, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics and Translation Studies in English.
Many of the earliest Middle English texts from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries are found in relatively "shabby" manuscripts. We would like to take up the complex manuscript milieu that could often produce both "poor," or shabby, manuscripts, and "rich," or deluxe, manuscripts. We are broadly interested in papers that may consider regional differences; patronage; multilingual contents; diverse audiences; codicological concerns; etc. Methods of engagement with the topic might include, but are not limited to, comparing different "looking" early Middle English manuscripts that contain the same (i.e.
Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur's *Letters from an American Farmer* and *Sketches of 18th-Century America* remain relevant because of their exploration of American contradictions, and the manner in which they negotiate the paradoxes of American identity. This panel will examine the tensions at the heart of Crèvecoeur's writings, and explore whether some sort of balance (or "equipoise," to use farmer James's term) is possible in our contradictory America. Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Tanya.Radford@dc.edu by Sept 30, 2010. Please include your name, title, and affiliation.
The South and Sexuality