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H.D. International Society Panel at SAMLA

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 12:30pm
H.D. International Society

The H.D. International society invites papers on H.D., treating any topic, but especially papers in keeping with SAMLA 85's special focus of "Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds." We also welcome papers examining the work of authors whose work significantly engages H.D.'s. By June 27, 2013, please send abstracts of 300-500 words to J.P. Craig, Alabama State University, at jcraig@alasu.edu.

Studies in American Jewish Literature: Special Issue on Canadian Jewish Writing 1 June 2014

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 10:48am
Ruth Panofsky, Ryerson University

The peer-reviewed journal Studies in American Jewish Literature: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Theory is devoting a special issue to the subject of Canadian Jewish writing. Submissions are invited that consider the poetry, prose, drama, life writing, and creative non-fiction of Canadian Jewish writers. Papers on Yiddish writers, French writers, "lost" and lesser-known writers, canonical writers, and contemporary writers—poets, novelists, dramatists, memoirists, and essayists—are welcome.

Children, Childhood, and Popular Culture

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 9:37am

The Children and Childhood Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association invites you to participate in the annual MAPACA conference. Papers in this area examine intersections of childhood and pop culture including the impact of pop culture on children and childhood, representations of childhood in pop culture, and the role of children and young adults as influencers and creators of popular and American culture.

[UPDATE] (Extended Deadline) Pastoral Artifice - MMLA/November 7-10, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 9:15am
Midwest Modern Language Association

Recent publication of The Arcadia Project, an anthology of "North American postmodern pastoral," highlights the interest of contemporary writers in pastoral artifice. In highly original compositions, these writers repurpose and self-consciously misuse pastoral conventions to evoke simulations of pastoral in the contemporary world. Paradoxically, these simulations are more real than the pastoral fantasies on which they are based. For example, the pastoral simulation called suburbia continues to expand in unsustainable ways, and to degrade our environment.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 7:17am
University of Minnesota / Trinity College Dublin

Born in Oklahoma in 1914, John Berryman is one of the most significant American poets of the twentieth century. Recognised from the beginning of his publishing career as a poet and critic of distinction, his books of poetry and prose are among the most important works by any writer in English in the period up to the early 1970s. Since his death in 1972, further posthumously published works have added to his oeuvre, marking him out as one of the most brilliant poetic and critical minds of his generation.

NASSR supernumerary conference on "Romantic Connections", University of Tokyo, 13-15 June 2014

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 6:31pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)

We invite proposals for an international Romanticism conference, to be held at the University of Tokyo on June 13–15, 2014. This unique event will bring together four scholarly societies from three continents: it is a supernumerary conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR), also supported by the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS), the German Society for English Romanticism (GER), and the Japan Association of English Romanticism (JAER).

Welty & The Art of Travel

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 5:30pm
Eudora Welty Society

Throughout her adult life, Welty traveled widely, soaking in art and history and circulating in a number of intellectual circles afforded by her adventures, especially those in New York and abroad. These experiences of independence and revelation outside of her native Jackson, Mississippi, home captivated and informed the writer's imagination. Though only two of Welty's works directly center around events from her travels abroad, her canon is peppered with influences derived from these international sojourns, as well as from her experiences in different locales in the U.S. As such, this panel seeks papers that focus on Welty and her work in the context of traveling broadly.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE/JULY 15] The Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Charleston, S.C. (Nov 14-17)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:58pm
The Society for Utopian Studies

"Freedom and Utopia"
: 38th Annual Meeting
, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
November 14-17, 2013

We welcome papers from a diversity of disciplines that explore utopian and dystopian thought and practice: including art, architecture, geography, history, literature, music, film and new media, political science, rhetoric, sociology, theory and philosophy, and urban and rural planning.

John Gower and the Law

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:52pm
Conrad van Dyk

This Cfp is for a session on John Gower and the Law as part of the Third International Congress of the John Gower Society, to be held at the University of Rochester from June 30 to July 3, 2014.
Law is central to the works of the fourteenth-century poet John Gower. From the diatribe against lawyers in the Mirour to the complex treatment of canon law prohibitions on incest in the Confessio, at every stage Gower's project is informed by legal considerations. John Hurt Fisher even suggested that Gower himself was trained as a lawyer.

This session is open to any paper proposals that touch on Gower and the law. Here are some possible subject areas, although this list is not exhaustive:

CFP Celebrity Studies Journal Conference 2014

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:13pm
James Bennett, Royal Holloway, University of London

2nd Biannual Celebrity Studies Journal Conference – CFP


When: June 19-21, 2014

Where: Royal Holloway, University of London

Deadline for abstracts: November 4th, 2013 (250 words, +50 word bio)

Successful abstracts notified by: December 6th, 2013

Enquiries/abstracts to: celebritystudies@gmail.com

Organisers: James Bennett and Su Holmes

Follow us on Twitter or join the conversation: @CSJcelebstudies #celebstudies

jmww Poetry Chapbook Contest, 6/4/13 to 10/1/13

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 1:44pm
jmww: A quarterly journal of writing

We are now welcoming submissions for our inaugural poetry chapbook contest, to be judged by Oliver de la Paz. The winning poet will receive $500, plus publication and 5 letterpress-cover copies of the chapbook.

Deadline: October 1, 2013; Entry fee: $15.

For guidelines, submission information, and to submit, please visit our submission manager (https://jmww.submittable.com/submit). The contest begins Friday, June 14, 2013. Good luck, and thanks for supporting jmww and our writers!


NeMLA 2014: Transforming Places and Transcending Spaces in English Women's Writing 1640-1740 (Abstracts due 9/30/2013)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 1:10pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Spaces, whether domestic, social, or political, often carry symbolic or metonymic meaning. As Nicole Pohl points out in Women, Space and Utopia 1600-1800, there is a "complex linkage between space, knowledge and power, identity and the body" (1). However, the occupants of a space can transform, alter, or redefine its significance. In early modern England, women employed a number of strategies to question, defy, and change the traditional authoritative and often oppressive spaces in their world/lives. For example, by forming bonds with other inhabitants of the prison, Mary Wollstonecraft's Maria undermines the punishing isolation of the jail cell and converts it into a communal space defined by equality.

"Humanity and the challenges of the contemporary world: Man and catastrophes"

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 12:03pm
University Charles de Gaulle, Lille 3, France

International Conference
University of Lille 3 Charles de Gaulle, France,

April 16-17, 2014

Over the last few decades our increasingly complex and globalized world has witnessed a constant increase of disasters, cataclysms and natural or provoked catastrophes. Even if it is sometimes possible to anticipate them thanks to technological progress, they often greatly increase the mortality rate, devastate the natural environment, adversely affect ecosystems.
How does man show his creativity when confronted with catastrophes ? How will human ingenuity enable us to respond to the challenges of tomorrow's world ?

[UPDATE] Call for Papers on Christopher Nolan Deadline Extended to 22nd July 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 11:32am
Jacqueline Furby and Stuart Joy/Southampton Solent University

Call for Papers: A Collection of Essays on Christopher Nolan

Over the past fifteen years, writer, producer and director Christopher Nolan has emerged from the margins of independent British cinema to become one of the most commercially successful directors in Hollywood. In particular Nolan has earned a reputation as a director able to extend the boundaries of mainstream film production. From his debut feature Following (1998) to The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Nolan's films remain thematically and stylistically consistent while also demonstrating a continued evolution and innovation in terms of visual style, storytelling and technology, both artistically and within an industrial context.