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Rethinking the rules: women in Mafia

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:00pm
Nemla - Northeast Modern Language Association

This session analyzes and diverse ways of considering women in the Mafia, that is, how new, twenty-first century representations of Mafia women have completely changed the organization and structure of criminal organizations from the inside. Both older and more recent American and Italian films have reflected on this shifting role of Mafia women on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and in particular how this image has emerged in the new millennium. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to serenata.1@osu.edu.

What Ever Happened to Irish Modernism? (Abstract Due 9/30/2011)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 8:03pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference 2012

This session will explore the work of modernist, experimental, or 'innovative' Irish poetry from any angle: critical, theoretical, pedagogical, etc. Work on poets from the turn of the twentieth to the 21st century is welcome. In particular, papers are sought on the under-represented work of innovative Irish poets such as Randolph Healy, Trevor Joyce, Billy Mills, Maurice Scully, Geoffrey Squires and Catherine Walsh. Please send 200-400 word abstracts to

CFP - NeMLA March 15-18 2012, Rochester, NY: The Jewish Experience in Contemporary Italophone Literature and Cinema.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 6:03pm
Philip Balma / Northeast Modern Language Association

Papers exploring the literary and cinematic representations of the Italophone Jewish experience will constitute the principal focus of this panel. Presentations on unstudied/understudied artists are especially welcome. This panel aims to move beyond the tendency exhibited in some academic circles to look at Primo Levi's experiences as emblematic of those of the Italkim in general, but also to properly contextualize the study of Italian-speaking, foreign-born authors such as Edith Bruck and Giorgio Pressburger who (among others) have had an undeniable impact on how audiences perceive the modern Italian Jewish experience.

Dreamscapes Projected: The Oneiric in Italian Film Culture (NeMLA 2012)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 5:54pm
Francesco Pascuzzi / Rutgers University

Dreams have informed cinema since its inception. This panel aims to discuss the oneiric in Italian cinema: from filmic representations and visualizations of dreams, nightmares, hallucinations, dream-like and hypnagogic states, to dreams as cinematic allegories and metaphors and the theoretical frameworks applied to the investigation of this relationship. Relevant comparative studies between Italian and American, European and non-Western cinema are encouraged. Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Francesco Pascuzzi, ciski77@eden.rutgers.edu.

Call for Papers: Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism, 4/19-22

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 2:11pm
joint conference of MELUS and USACLALS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US, and US chapter of Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies)

THEME: Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Bill Ashcroft, Wlad Godzic, Francisco Jimenez, David Marriott

Unreliable Narration in the Eighteenth Century (22-25 March 2012; proposals by 15 Sept 2011)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 1:45pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2012 Meeting. San Antonio, TX, 22-25 March 2012

Proposals are invited for papers which help to reconceive the nature of unreliable narration in the eighteenth century, be this in journalism, polemical writing, the novel, poetry, or other genres. Analyses of individual works are welcome, as are broader overviews. Presenters may opt for textual, theoretical or historical approaches to the subject, either to better historicize our understanding of narrative voice, demonstrate how unreliability operates in particular texts, or to fit eighteenth-century works or genres into a larger poetics of unreliability. The session will take the standard format, with three 20-minute presentations followed by wider discussion. Please email enquiries or proposals to Nicholas Seager by 15 September 2011.

HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 1:15pm
International Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studies (CHiCS)

HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions
Mexico: 4 - 9 November 2011

Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 15 July, 2011
(Deadline has been extended for all sessions and sub-conferences)
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian.

[UPDATE] Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:58am
Angela Hubler/Kansas State University


Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays

Call for papers for an edited collection tentatively titled Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays. This collection will consist primarily of new analyses, but will also include previously published essays in order to chart the development of materialist criticism of children's and young adult literature, culture, and film. The aim of the collection is to demonstrate the significance of historical materialist approaches to children's literature and culture (i.e. Marx, Lukacs, Williams, Eagleton, Jameson, Ariel Dorfman, Jack Zipes, Ian Wojcik-Andrews, Gayatri Spivak, etc.).


Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:46am
Andrew O'Day

I am editing a collection of essays on the Steven Moffat/Matt Smith era of Doctor Who titled Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour. The book is under contract with I.B. Tauris and will be published in November 2013 to coincide with the programme's 50th anniversary. A further slot has become available with the working title 'Monsters under the bed'. This chapter should provide close readings of the fairy tale, gothic elements in Moffat's Who and situate them in relation to the larger context of the programme and in relation to British children's television, addressing the issue of whether Moffat's Who is for children/adults/both.

[REMINDER] Work in Process—Reading David Foster Wallace's The Pale King (22-23 September 2011, deadline abstracts: 15 June 2011)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 9:35am
University of Antwerp

Keynote speakers: Marshall Boswell (Rhodes College) and Stephen Burn (Northern Michigan University)

Three years after the author's death, David Foster Wallace is increasingly seen as a catalyst for a new generation of writers—a generation that tries to reach beyond the representational aporias of postmodernist fiction. At a time when literary reputation is often influenced by Internet buzz and the surrounding hype machine, the publication of Wallace's unfinished novel The Pale King in April 2011 will no doubt affect this development in a variety of ways.

Next-Gen WC: Composing Spaces, Exploring Ideas

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 9:34am
Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference 2012

Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference 2012
February 16-18, 2012
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

Next-Gen WC: Composing Spaces, Exploring Ideas

Call for Articles: Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities (Submission Deadline October 1st))

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 8:46am
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Diesis Volume 1, Issue 2: the Other Issue

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2011

The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities would like to welcome you to submit to its second issue. This second issue will continue the inaugural issue's study of identity, concentrating this time on the diesis, or double dagger, which indicates a footnote or point of reference.