The Detection Club
Abstracts are being requested that focus on the Detection Club. Papers may examine the works of individual members, the Club's anthologies, or its influence on members' texts. 200-300 word abstracts by 1 March 2011; Monica Lott (email@example.com).
The Detection Club
The Rest Is Silence
Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
Call for book chapter proposals
Working title: Katherine Mansfield and Influence.
We are calling for formal expressions of interest for our essay collection on Katherine Mansfield, which we are framing around the rubric of 'influence'.
We are seeking submissions that talk to Mansfield's influence as a writer, reviewer, editor, diarist, correspondent and person. We are also interested in essays that examine the influence other people but also places, experiences, the arts, philosophical ideas and so on had on Mansfield herself, both during her life and after it.
Early English Studies Journal is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in the medieval and early modern periods. EES is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission.
Modern Language Association Convention
Location: Seattle , Washington
Special Session: Reading Langston Hughes in the Age of Barack Obama
Abstracts exploring Hughes's transformative vision of ethnicity/race. 250 word abstract and CV by 1 March 2011 to Sharon Lynette Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All presenters must join the Modern Language Association and the Langston Hughes Society.
Writen unto a Child: Children in Medieval English Literature (essay collection)
We are currently soliciting proposals for essay-length studies about all aspects of children in medieval English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period through the fifteenth century (including Anglo-Norman literature). This collection draws on current scholarly interest in medieval families and households, on the education of children in the Middle Ages, and on the larger field of childhood studies in general. We seek proposals for papers that investigate a wide variety of approaches to, and examples of, the child both as subject of and audience for a range of medieval English texts; all critical and theoretical approaches will be considered.
CFP: "Reinventing Sublimity, Reinventing Beauty" (ICR 2011; proposals due March 1; conference date November 3-5, 2011)
This CFP aims to assemble a special session for submission to the 2011 International Conference on Romanticism, "Reinventing Romanticism," to be held in Montreal on November 3-5, 2011.
"Reinventing Sublimity, Reinventing Beauty" seeks to bring together papers that revisit and reimagine the relationship between Romantic literature and the sublime and the beautiful. Broadly conceived, this CFP means to include topics such as the following:
From Portraits to Pinups: Representations of Women in Art and Popular Culture
On May 14, 2011, the Brooklyn Museum will hold a one-day academic symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Lorna Simpson: Gathered, which features works by the contemporary artist Lorna Simpson. The program will consist of two sessions, morning and afternoon; in each, a select number of graduate students will present research related to the theme "From Portraits to Pinups: Representations of Women
in Art and Popular Culture" and participate in a moderated discussion with other panelists.
I am seeking proposals that examine all areas of African American literature from the nineteenth century to the present.
If you would like to have your paper considered for the panel, please email a 300-400 word abstract (in Word), including your name, affiliated institution, position, and email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2011.
PAMLA Conference 2011, November 5 and 6, 2011, at Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Panel Title: History in the Hands of American Women Writers
(panel hosted by the Southern California chapter of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers; CFP open to everyone).
For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.
In our current culture, the word 'kitsch' has come to be associated often with tacky souvenirs and cheap trinkets. However, there is a thicker sense given to the word by various thinkers and authors in the twentieth century, even if it is regularly connected with an idea of culture.
Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University. Connecticut Review invites submission of essays, interviews, academic articles that focus on New England authors/themes.
Writing Submission Guidelines
Work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.
Submit two copies of each piece.
The first page of each essay or other should include the name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the upper left corner.
This is an announcement regarding the formation, and first UK meeting, of the UK Academic Pynchon Network, to take place on Friday the 1st of April, 2011 at Durham University.
The format will be fairly informal, mainly a discussion group inviting work in progress, papers, ideas, chapters etc. for the purpose of discussion while attempting to increase our understanding of each others work. It is hoped that this will facilitate connections and hopefully outline the shape of Pynchon Scholarship in the UK. While this is a less-than official "Call for Papers", we'd very much like to know in advance of attendance and of who would like to present. If you wish to send a brief abstract (no more than 200 words) then it would be more than welcome.
Call for Papers
Multilingual Narratives of Migration in Europe
Organised by Dr. Lucia Aiello, Dr. Joy Charnley, Dr. Mariangela Palladino
29 March 2012
Glasgow Women's Library
5 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7BW