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"Inscriptions: The Material Contours of Knowledge" Conference, March 10-11, 2011, UC Riverside

PAMLA member Adriana Craciun is the Faculty Organizer for the "Inscriptions: The Material Contours of Knowledge" Conference, March 10-11, 2011, at UC Riverside.   Jerome McGann and Adrian Johns are the keynote speakers for the conference, which is free and open to the public.  For more information, see:

Longtime PAMLA member Héctor Mario Cavallari's New Essay on Michelangelo Antonioni

Longtime PAMLA member and Mills College faculty, Héctor Mario Cavallari, has co-written with his Film Studies colleague, Dr. Ken Burke. “Julio Cortázar and Michelangelo Antonioni: Words, Images, and the Limits of Verbal and Visual Representation,” Dissidences: Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism 6/7 (May 2010): n. pag. Web.

National Sporting Library & Museum Seeks Applicants for 2011-2012 John H. Daniels Fellowships

The National Sporting Library & Museum seeks applications for the John H. Daniels Fellowship, which supports scholars doing research in the area of horse and field sports. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2011. The John H. Daniels Fellowship supports scholars at the NSL&M for periods of two weeks to one year. Applicants must submit a formal application demonstrating how they will utilize the NSL&M’s collections of books, periodicals, manuscripts, archival materials, and fine art.

Important New Translation by PAMLA Members Nathalie Kasselis-Smith and Stella Moreno Monroy

In 2006, the University of Arizona Press published Because I Don’t Have Wings: Stories of Mexican Immigrant Life, a collection of essays in which Philip Garrison discusses the problematic issue of the Mexican immigrant life in the United States, and more particularly in the Pacific Northwest.  His familiarity with the roots – both historical and socio-political - of this issue animate the text. This book, his fourth, received excellent reviews.  Rubén Martínez, author of Crossing Over, wrote:

CFP: English & Welsh Diaspora Conference at Loughborough University, April 13-16, 2011

English & Welsh Diaspora: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives

April 13-16, 2011, Loughborough University

 Keynote and Plenary Speakers:

John Barrell, York University, Roger Ebbatson, Lancaster University, Nick Groom, Exeter University, Ronald Hutton, Bristol University, Bridget Keegan, Creighton University, Donna Landry, University of Kent, Ruth Robbins, Leeds Metropolitan University

Performers, musicians and artists provisionally booked:


Long-time PAMLA Member Roswitha Burwick's New Revised Fairy Tale Collection

Congratulations to Roswitha Burwick on the publication of her exciting new revisionary fairy tale collection:

Merry Sorrows (Un)Happy Endings: Fairy Tales For Our Times (Ed. Roswitha Burwick, et al.)

For hundreds of years, from fairy tale to fairy tale, storytellers have told and retold tales that address the dangers and joys of their lives. Many of the beloved classical fairy tales, however, have become outmoded and reflect denigrating patriarchal views.

Congratulations to PAMLA Member Catherine Cucinella on Her New Book

Congratulations to PAMLA member Catherine Cucinella on the publication of her celebrated new book, Poetics of the Body: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Bishop, Marilyn Chin, and Marilyn Hacker (Palgrave, 2010).

CFP: Gender and Space in Britain

The editors of Gender and Space in Britain, 1660-1820 seek essays that identify, delineate, and explore new cartographies— geographic and metaphoric—of gender in literature authored by British women between 1660 and 1820.

Stanley Orr's Important New Book on American Crime Fiction and Film

Stanley Orr, professor of English at the University of Hawai'i, West O 'ahu, and longtime PAMLA member and current PAMLA Executive Committee member, has published a ground-breaking new work on American crime fiction and film:

Darkly Perfect World: Colonial Adventure, Postmodernism, and American Noir

PAMLA Member John Hill Publishes New Works on Beowulf

PAMLA Member John Hill has published a new work on Beowulf:

The Narrative Pulse of Beowulf: Arrivals and Departures. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008).