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Learning in the Digital Library

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Learning in the Digital Library (special session of the 114th Annual PAMLA Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016) 

The availability of online collections of digitized documents from institutions from around the world has profoundly changed our methods of research and publication. This session investigates the pedagogical innovations which this newfound wealth of original material can foster in the classroom.  

To submit proposal to extended deadline session, please go to 

http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Flash Fiction: Theory and Practice

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Flash fiction is as old as Aesop’s fables, as recent as microfiction on blogs. But what works best in a limited space, who are some of the best practitioners of this brief form, and why? Is there an emerging praxis or theory for writing and teaching flash fiction as there once was for short stories? Any fresh angle on this subgenre is welcome, but preferably with an emphasis on analysis and technique and something intrinsic to the form, not just a reading of a particular short short story. 300-word abstracts, please, to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16145

Spanish Historical Memory: Queering the Dictatorship

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will reconstruct, evoke and study the traumatic event of the Spanish Civil War, and its consequences in different ways. We also will explore current efforts in Spain to recover what is referred to as an “historical memory” of both the war and the Franco dictatorship, which followed it. We will analyze issues of trauma, exile, memory, identity and gender. Panel’s goal is to include voices silenced during the dictatorship and the democracy because of a lack of an historical memory law and a male dominated society.

All Hail the Queen: Teaching Agatha Christie Beyond the Mystery Story

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
Sylvia A. Pamboukian/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

            In recent years, texts once dismissed as lowbrow (such as Stoker’s Dracula and Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories) have become staples in the university classroom. Despite worldwide fame as the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie too often appears as only a generic example of classic detective fiction.

            This is at odds with a recent surge of critical interest, beginning, perhaps, with Pierre Bayard’s work on The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. A recent edition of Clues (Vol. 34, No. 1) highlights current Christie scholarship and calls for irreverent re-readings, “teasing out the genuinely experimental and decidedly nonpatterned aspects of Christie’s writing” (Rolls and Guldal 8).

American Fiction after Postmodernism @ NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
Christopher K. Coffman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For many readers, the notion that Cold War or pre-9/11 postmodernist fiction is essentially the same as post-9/11 fiction is a problematic one. Such notable critics of postmodernist writing as Linda Hutcheon and Brian McHale have suggested as much, and a wide variety of recent work (Green, 2005; Toth and Brooks, 2007; Burn, 2008; Nealon, 2012; Holland, 2014; and so forth) by other figures has bolstered their assertions. Consequently, the nature of post-postmodernist fiction has become a topic of significant interest.

'Reader, I married him!': Investigating 19th-century Readers and Reading the 19th Century

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA​( Northeast Modern Language Association​)​​ 48th Annual Convention  ​March 23-26 in Baltimore, Maryland, Session title: 'Reader, I married him!': Investigating 19th-century Readers and Reading the 19th Century As Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre reminds us with her exclamation, “Reader, I married him!,” writers of fiction in the nineteenth century were very aware of their readership with texts. In the increasingly literate century, readers were savvy consumers, rapt fans, and scathing critics. They read penny papers, novels, and genre specific magazines. They read at home, in libraries, and on trains.

Space, Place and Image in Early Modern English Literature (Lausanne, 11-13 May 2017)

updated: 
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 3:27pm
Kader Hegedüs and Sonia Pernet / University of Lausanne
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 19, 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Dr. Mary Morrissey (University of Reading)

Professor Andrew McRae (University of Exeter)

Expanding on our ongoing research project on the spatial and visual dimensions of the poetry and prose of John Donne, we are organising a conference seeking to investigate issues of ‘Space, Place and Image in Early Modern English Literature’ (c. 1500-1700). The conference will take place on the beautiful campus of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, on 11-13 May 2017.

Twenty-Five Years of Regeneration: A Pat Barker Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday 15 October 2016, Durham University, 10.30 am – 5.00 pm

Twenty-five years after the publication of Regeneration, we invite proposals for papers on Pat Barker’s formative work of First World War historical fiction, as well as on her wider oeuvre.

 In 1991 Regeneration focused readers’ attention onto a lesser-visited space of war, the psychiatric hospital, onto challenging narratives of trauma and sexuality, and onto the ideologies of a society struggling to negotiate the effects of a global and industrialised conflict.