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130th MLA Annual Convention
Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015
Deadline: March 15, 2014
This panel aims to explore the field of emotions in the Classics and in the Early Modern Period with particular attention to violent and negative reactions, relying on both contemporary theories and more modern approaches. The panel seeks to analyze how violence may be delightful and how reactions or emotions, traditionally perceived as negative, play a role as positive social and literary catalysts.
Some of the questions this panel seeks to answer include, but are not limited to:
In the past few decades, various discourses have been generated with regard to the types of migration that taken place, and the multiplicity of responses to these types of relocation. The narratives emerging from these diasporas, due to the multitudinous perspectives, require a multidisciplinary and poly-vocal critical approach for study. Consequently, Diaspora Studies today interest government/public agencies and research institutes, and invite commentaries from not just litterateurs, historians, arts and humanities scholars, but also economists and social scientists.
How do late medieval English narratives frame cultural memory? From the great famines at the beginning of the fourteenth century to the ongoing Hundred Years War, the twilight of the Middle Ages in England contains many memorable events itself, yet poets and writers during this period also draw on a fantasized English past - Arthurian legend - and the common trope of translatio imperii. Additionally, authors cite the authority of past auctors (authorities) to validate their own work. As Larry Scanlon has noted, "Authority, then, is an enabling past reproduced in the present" (Narrative, Authority, and Power 38).
"It will soon be apparent that even though we gather together and look in the same directions at the same instant, we will not – we cannot – see the same landscape" (Meinig 33). D.W. Meinig's explanation of landscape perceptions demonstrates that a single interpretation of a landscape or environment fails to accommodate the subjective experiences of any group, regardless of the size. For example, Edward Abbey's response to the commodification of a river through damming establishes his view as conflicting with that of developers.
Description: Conceptualizations of space in literature, including liminal spaces. Intersections of geographic space with issues pertaining to postcolonialism, minorities, women, and nature.
Send 300-word abstract by March 1, 2014 to
We are excited to announce that ROMOCOCO 2014 is now officially a part of Denver Comic Con! The literary conference will run concurrently with the comic book convention, from June 13-15, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. We're accepting proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and hour-long individual presentations from academic and independent scholars. We seek abstracts from all disciplinary and theoretical perspectives related to comic books and graphic novels. Editorial, pedagogical, interdisciplinary, and creative proposals are welcome, along with traditional academic papers. Multimedia equipment will be available to all presenters, and we encourage and prefer visually engaging presentations.
Roger Casement (1864-1916) was, and remains, one of the most striking and cosmopolitan of Irish nationalists. Issue 4 of Breac will be a Special Issue dedicated to Casement, and the guest editors, John Gibney, Michael J. Griffin, and Brian Ó Conchubair, invite submissions that interrogate Casement's multifaceted life and legacy in local and global terms. Inspired by the recent and very successful Roger Casement conference in Tralee, organized by the University of Notre Dame and the University of Limerick, this Special Issue will include essays by Nollaig Mac Congáil (NUIGalway), John Gibney (History Ireland), Robert Schmuhl (Notre Dame) and other noted Casement scholars.
This session invites papers that address any aspect of English Renaissance literature to be delivered at the sixty-eighth annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9-11, 2014. Topics of interest include cross-cultural interactions, race, religion, gender, and sexuality.
Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Kirsten Mendoza (email@example.com).
The deadline for submission is March 1, 2014. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2014.
ALLIANCE FOR THE STUDY OF ADOPTION AND CULTURE
Call For Papers: MLA Convention 2015
Transnational Adoption in Film
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks paper proposals for its guaranteed session at the MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, Canada. January 8-11, 2015.