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How Poems Work

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 2:54am
University of California, Santa Cruz

Graduate Student Conference: "How Poems Work"
University of California, Santa Cruz
(Co-sponsored by Cowell College and the Department of Literature)
May 6-7, 2010

We invite 250-word proposals for 15-minute talks to be presented at our upcoming UCSC graduate-student conference, "How Poems Work." Deadline for submissions is February 26.

[UPDATE]Modernism and the Orient, Hangzhou 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 11:02pm
Modernism and the Orient, Hangzhou 2010 Committee

Several potential participants have asked if they could still submit proposals. Since many more may not have be able to send their proposals by January 18, the Selection Committee

Below is an update we first sent on January 9,2010.

Update on Hangzhou 2010

Plans for the International conference on Modernism and the Orient are proceeding apace. Below are some details.

Teaching the Environment

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 8:11pm
Modern Language Association annual convention, Jan. 6-9, 2011

The following panel proposal is being co-sponsered by the College English Assoication and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment for consideration for the 2011 MLA meeting.

3/15: Small Axe Online Caribbean Literary Salon

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 4:16pm
Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism

The Small Axe Project is developing a section of the Small Axe website (www.smallaxe.net) which will be dedicated to literary discussions, interviews with Caribbean writers, reviews of new publications (creative and scholarly) related to the Caribbean, and short pieces by emerging and established Caribbean writers. The Small Axe literary salon is intended primarily to provide a wide variety of up-to-date information for those with an interest in Caribbean literature in particular and Caribbean Studies in general. The platform is expected to be completed and launched by the end of June 2010.

God is in the details

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 4:11pm
University of Milan - Graduate School in HUmanities (Humanae Litterae)

"God is in the details" A reflection on methodology in the humanities
A conference organized within the activities of the Graduate School Humanae Litterae, University of Milan, via Festa del perdono 7, Milan.
June, 10-11 2010
Conference website: users.unimi/godetails
Email: godetails@unimi.it
Call for papers

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society Newsletter

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 3:53pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Newsletter is now accepting submissions for the 2010 newsletter.
Please consider submitting:

→Short articles and book reviews (500-750 words) on any topic related to Charlotte Perkins Gilman
→Citations for recent or forthcoming publications (books, articles, chapters, editions)
→News items, including member news, and announcements of conferences or fellowships of interest
→Archival reports, including descriptions of Gilman-related collections
→Calls for Papers (conferences, publications, award competitions)
→Web resources
→Gilman in the classroom (teaching strategies, syllabi, and assignments)


Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 2:49pm
Elaine O'Quinn/North Carolina Teachers of English Association New Journal

This is a special inaugural on-line journal issue of the North Carolina Teachers of English. The theme is GIRLS IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM. Articles may be about any aspect of the classroom that considers the needs, interests and abilities of girls as different from boys. Send an abstract of about a page by Feb. 8. The final papers are short: 10-12 pages. This will be a peer-reviewed journal.

Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Early Modern Disability (ABSTRACTS: April 1, 2010)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 1:51pm
Allison P. Hobgood / David Houston Wood, eds.

*Call for Papers: Collected Volume of Essays on Early Modern Disability*

Abstract: 500 words (Due Date: April 1, 2010)

Editors: Allison P. Hobgood and David Houston Wood

Accepted abstracts will lead to scholarly essays (c. 5,000-6,000 words) to be included in a proposed book collection tentatively entitled "Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Early Modern Disability."

Electronic Literature

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 1:45pm
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)

Electronic literature is a category of textually driven works encompassing a variety of recent and emerging "born-digital" forms, excluding digitized print literature such as the Dostoyevsky you might read on a Kindle. Can electronic literature be encountered, theorized, and critiqued in much the same way as its predecessors, or do emerging forms require more than a paradigmatic shift in kind? How might the "visuality" of text off of the page expand the boundaries of "literature"? What is the significance or expendability of the author/artist in collaborative, multi-author, interactive, anonymous collective, and text-engine generated literatures?

Real Live Girls, MLA 2011 (January 6-9, 2011; Los Angeles)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 1:34pm
A Special Session (subject to MLA approval)

Seeking papers or presentations that address individual or collective challenges to the boundaries of autobiography through the craft and graft of girl personae in texts, film, art, and Web 2.0. Please send a 250-word abstract and 1 page CV by 3 March 2010 to Leisha Jones (ljj4@psu.edu). Include the proposed panel title "Real Live Girls" in the heading to your submission.

"Queering Lawrence" and "Film Adaptations of Lawrence" MLA Jan. 2011 L.A. (March 15)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 1:05pm
D. H. lawrence Society of North America

MLA Los Angeles 2011 (Jan. 6-9, 2011)
The D. H. Lawrence Society of North America is presenting two panels at MLA. Please read the calls for the panels below.


Proposal deadline: March 15, 2010

1. For the Allied Organization--Queering Lawrence: Reading Lawrence through critiques of gender and sexuality as commonly conceived. Homosexuality, bisexuality, third sex, compulsory heterosexuality, gender-as-performance, lesbian continuum, cultural discourse, are all relevant terms. 250-word abstracts, due Mar. 15, 2010, to Jill Franks at franksj@apsu.edu.

Seeking Commonalities: Writing, Literature, and Criticism

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 12:20pm
Valdosta State University


Keynote Speaker: Poet Brigitte Byrd, Ph.D.

Sponsored by VSU's English Graduate Student Association
Valdosta State University
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Bailey Science Center