Archive for January, 2011

Call for Papers, MLA 2012 in Seattle

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Call for Papers

Joint Panel of Henry James Society and International Society for the Study of Narrative


2012 Modern Language Association Convention

January 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA, USA

Questions of narrative form were so fundamental for Henry James that it is difficult to consider any work of his without confronting those same questions.  Inversely, Henry James’s work from the start inspired narrative theorists to coin new terms and to modify understandings of already existent ones.  Papers are now being solicited that provide new insights into any number of topics, such as James’s own pronouncements about narrative form and technique; his use of a particular form; the relationship between form and content in a specific work or group of works; his impact on the development of narrative theory.

Abstracts of 500 words and a one page cv should be sent to both organizers on or before March 1, 2011.

Donatella Izzo (


Irene Kacandes (

Call for papers, ISSN session at MLA 2012

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Call for 1-2 paragraph proposals for a 15-20 minute paper:

Tone in Narrative

Ways tone is indicated (or not indicated) within a narrative of any kind; how tone prompts affective response and values within a narrative; how tonal cues can vary, destabilizing affective response and ethical evaluation in a given narrative of any kind; how different media and disciplines have their own repertoire of ways to indicate appropriate tonal responses, etc.

Presenters must be members of both ISSN and MLA.

Send proposals as Word or pdf attachments to Molly Hite,

Submissions must be received by Friday, February 25.