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Woolf and London's Colonial Writers (MLA 2014)

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 10:33pm
Elizabeth Evans

This proposed panel investigates literary, political, social, and spatial connections between Virginia Woolf and contemporaneous London-affiliated writers from the British colonies. Papers may consider such figures as Mulk Raj Anand, Mahatma Gandhi, C.L.R. James, Una Marson, and Jean Rhys (to name but a few) and address intersections through the Hogarth Press, mutual friends and social circles, shared literary and political investments, literary responses, and common spaces. Please send a 300-word abstract and brief scholarly biography to organizer Elizabeth F. Evans, elizabeth.evans@nd.edu, by March 8.

[UPDATE] "21st Century Pedagogies" -- MLA2014 Chicago (Jan 9-12)

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 10:08pm
Stacey Lee Donohue/Modern Language Association

Brief presentations that explore alternative teaching approaches, innovative pedagogy, and English or Foreign language classroom best practices departing from the traditional instructional model.

[This is a guaranteed session sponsored by the Two Year College Discussion Group: all are invited to submit abstracts.]

Please submit 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2013 to Stacey Donohue sdonohue@cocc.edu

[UPDATE] "Vulnerability and Survivalism of Humanities in Corporatized Academia" MLA14 Chicago

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 10:04pm
Stacey Lee Donohue/Modern Language Association

Vulnerability and Survivalism of Humanities in Corporatized Academia

MLA 2014 in Chicago. Session Arranged by the Community College Humanities Association (an Allied Organization of the MLA). ALL are welcome to submit abstracts on this guaranteed session designed in response to the MLA Presidential theme of Vulnerability.

A roundtable on how humanities faculty can resist adjunctification and other neoliberal "market-driven" values and corporate structures increasingly prevalent in academia.

[Update] Deadline Extension - Interface 2013: Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities May 3-5

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:45pm
Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture

Call for Papers (Updated Deadline: March 11, 2013)

Interface 2013: Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
May 3-5, 2013

The digital humanities explores how emerging digital forms of scholarly inquiry and new ways to assess and to organize knowledge transform the creative and critical methods humanities scholars use to approach their objects of study. Thoughtful in play, interdisciplinary in engagement, utopian in spirit, transformational in intent, digital humanists "imagine new couplings and scalings that are facilitated both by new models of research practice and by the availability of new tools and technologies" (The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0).

FINAL CALL--COUld you please post this asap? March 4 The Return of the Text: A conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:21pm
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum

The Return of the Text: A Conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading, Sept. 26-28, 2013
full name / name of organization:
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email:
Keynote Speakers: Branka Arsic, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Mitchell Breitwieser, English, U.C. Berkeley Charles Mathewes, Religion, University of Virginia Steven Justice, English, U.C. Berkeley Albrecht Diem, History, Syracuse University ---with a special reading and group discussion of Finnegan's Wake led by John Bishop


Call for Papers: Network and Communication Technologies [Submission Deadline: April 30, 2013]

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 8:41pm
Journal: Network and Communication Technologies

Call for Papers for Network and Communication Technologies, Vol. 2, No. 1 June 2013
Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2013
Network and Communication Technologies is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. The journal publishes original research, applied, and educational articles in all areas of communications and network.
The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:
* Wireless system architectures
* Network protocols
* Network services
* Multimedia networking
* Network applications
* Security, authentication, and cryptography
* Signal processing techniques and tools

Child Labor and American Modernism (1890-1930)

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 5:13pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

We invite papers for a special session on "Child Labor and American Modernism (1890-1930)" at the 111th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, California, on November 1-3, 2013. Paper proposals should focus on modern American writers addressing the issue of child labor in the U.S. between 1890 and 1930. By 1905, 2,500,000 children worked in industry in the U.S., and by 1920, 8.3% of all children in the U.S. under the age of 15 were earning wages in industry (often considered "bad" for children) or agriculture (often considered "good" for children). Child labor ends (on a national scale) only with the advent of the Great Depression.

"Making Meaning in Modern Drama" [SAMLA Nov. 8-10] Abstracts by 5/31

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 4:28pm
Taylor Roosevelt / American University

SAMLA 2013 Conference
Conference Theme: "Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds"
November 8-10, 2013
Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

[UPDATE] Panel: Randall Jarrell at 100

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 3:58pm
MLA 2014 and MLA Executive Committee on Children's Literature

"All that I've never thought of - think of me!"

In commemoration of Randall Jarrell's 100th birthday (May 6, 1914), The Modern Language Association division of Children's Literature is soliciting papers that shed new light on his work. We seek papers that discuss Jarrell as a children's literature author, a poet, a critic, a novelist and an essayist. We are especially interested in papers on his work as a teacher, his collaborations, translations and influence.

Please send an abstract (400-500 words) and a 2-page CV by Friday, March 15, 2013 to Tali Noimann (cnoimann@bmcc.cuny.edu)

[UPDATE] Repetition - with a difference? :: May 9-10, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:44pm
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto

Last year we heard Barack Obama say "Yes, we can" for a second time, and saw Youtube viewers watch and re-watch Psy's "Gangnam Style" for the billionth time (really!): we live surrounded by repetition. As scholars embedded in a culture obsessed with imitation, parody, and countless other forms of re- acting, we ought to ask one another "what is the significance of repetition?" When is it a form of questioning or deconstruction, and when is it simply re(in)statement or obsession? We invite you to join us as we explore the ontological, political, ethical, and literary implications of repetition.

Deadline for submissions is this week: March 1st, 2013.

[UPDATE] Epistolary Children's and Young Adult Literature (MLA Chicago 2014)

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:16pm
Modern Language Association

Epistolary Children's and Young Adult Literature

Children's and Young Adult literature is replete with first person narratives told through journals or letters in order to create a sense of immediacy and the semblance of truth. The narrative strategies these texts employ seek to replicate or comment ironically on the nonfictional genres of autobiography and memoir. And often readers more comfortably relate to and empathize with first person protagonists.

CFP: Rediscovering Morocco

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:08pm
Society for the History of Discoveries, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013

Session Proposal: "Rediscovering Morocco"

This session seeks to unite disparate European explorations and penetrations into Morocco, while at the same time papers may address Moroccan explorations and penetrations into Europe, the Americas or the East. Particular areas of inquiry might address: transatlantic exploration—Native Americans to Morocco, or North Africans to the Americas; European exploration and colonization of Morocco and Moroccan exploration and "colonization" of Europe; African (ie sub-Sahara, Ethiopia, Egypt) exploration of Morocco, and vice versa; or, travel diaries and narratives of European travelers to Morocco, or Moroccan travelers to Europe.

SEMA, Oct. 3-5, 2013 : Close to the Edge

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:45pm
Southeastern Medieval Association

In the medieval world, which relied on boundaries to sustain spatial, social, and political hierarchies, edges could be stable or fluid, demarcate a final border or provide places of intersection. This fall SEMA will meet at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, in the heart of Appalachia, a region long perceived as existing on the American edge, first serving as the colonial frontier and even today existing on the margins of regional, political, and cultural consciousness.

MLA Januray 2014

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:31pm
Jennifer Ballengee

We invite submissions of abstracts from a range of periods and regions for the following Special Session Proposal for MLA 2014 in Chicago:

Epic, Tragedy, and Community
Special Session

How do the memorializing practices instituted in epic and tragedy from any period or region contribute to constituting communities and negotiating ethical relations?

250 word abstract by 15 March 2013; Jennifer R. Ballengee (jballeng@towson.edu) and Erin Fehskens (efehskens@towson.edu).