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Panel details for the MLA Convention

MLA 2013: BostonThe Doris Lessing Society is organizing two sessions at the 2013 MLA Convention in Boston.

Please join the discussion. All are welcome!

Thursday, 03 January

98. Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook: Fifty Years On
3:30-4:45pm, Beacon G., Sheraton

Program arranged by the Doris Lessing Society
Presiding: Sandra Singer, University of Guelph

  1. “Going on Fifty: The Golden Notebook as Roman à Clef.” Roberta Rubenstein, American University
  2. “Feminism and Its Critique in The Golden Notebook, Then and Now.” Josna E. Rege, Worcester State University
  3. “Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook and Chick Lit.” Alice Rachel Ridout, Algoma University

Saturday, 05 January

506. “In Other Worlds”: Atwood and Lessing’s Speculative Fiction
12:00-1:15pm, Beacon G., Sheraton

Program arranged by the Doris Lessing Society and the Margaret Atwood Society
Presiding: Cornelius Collins, Fordham University, Bronx

  1. “‘Watch Out for Art’: Science, Fiction, and Storytelling in Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood.” Eric Aronoff, Michigan State University
  2. “Lessing and Atwood’s Dystopic Fictions.” Sharon R. Wilson, University of Northern Colorado
  3. “Narrative Possibility in the Speculative Fictions of Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing.” Lauren J. Lacey, Edgewood College

For abstracts, see our Current MLA panels page. For registration information about the MLA Convention, please visit


New CFP – The Aesthetics of Debt in Doris Lessing’s Fiction

The Midwest Modern Languages Association (M/MLA) is now accepting submissions for its 54th Annual Convention, taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio from November 8-11, 2012. The M/MLA is a non-profit organization of teachers and scholars of literature, language and culture.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherlands Plaza Hotel

This historic Hilton hotel will be the site for the upcoming MMLA convention.

The Aesthetics of Debt in Doris Lessing’s Fiction

This panel seeks papers examining Doris Lessing’s critiques of Marxism and capitalism, characters’ anxieties about making ends meet, the relationship between debt and colonialism, and/or Lessing’s concerns about the relationship between aesthetics and economics.

Chair: Tonya Krouse, Northern Kentucky University
To submit, please send 250-word abstracts to Tonya Krouse at

DEADLINE: July 2nd

To see other current Calls for Papers, check the CFPs page.

New CFP – Louisville 20th Century Conference

The 41st annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 21-23, 2013.

University of Louisville

Submissions may be sent on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other Arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc).

The Louisville conference welcomes:

  • Critical papers
  • Critical panels
  • Group society panels
  • Creative writing

Submitters may submit both a critical paper and a creative work, not to exceed one entry in each category, sent together as separate attachments in the same email. Submissions may be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Previously presented or published papers are not eligible. Submitters may also chair sessions.

DEADLINE: 11:59pm EST September 15, 2012

For more details on how to submit, visit our CFPs page or the Louisville Conference website.