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CFP: Importance of Studying Oscar [Wilde]: Plays, Stories, Letters, and Lectures

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:14pm
Annette M. Magid / Northeast Modern Language Association

I am seeking paper proposals for my 2010 panel for NeMLA in Montreal is "The Importance of Studying Oscar [Wilde]: Plays, Stories, Letters."

This panel offers an opportunity to analyze the role Oscar Wilde has played and continues to play in literature, theater and other aspects of culture. Focus can be on his influential wit and wisdom and/or techniques used to present Oscar in the classroom. This topic calls for a diversity of approaches. Please send 200-400 word abstracts to Annette Magid at a_magid@yahoo.com.

Deadline for submission of paper proposal is September 10, 2009.

Female Absence and the Expression of Black Masculinity in African-American Literature (April 7-11, 2010;due 9/30/09)

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:10pm
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA);Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Expressions of black masculinity in African American literature have evolved significantly over the centuries. For instance, nineteenth-century male-authored slave narratives, such as Frederick Douglass's 1845 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, champions not only physiological strength against one's oppressor as a marker of black male subjectivity, but also the attainment of education that would inevitably clear the path to independence, political leadership, and American citizenry. Twentieth-century African American authors have expanded our considerations of black masculine agency. In Native Son, Richard Wright explores black masculinity in its performative and sexual contexts.

[UPDATE] Call for Essay Proposals on Pedro Almodovar

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:00pm
Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon. UMass Lowell

Editors: Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Objective of the Book: The major objective of the proposed collection of essays on Pedro Almodovar is to provide a collection of multidisciplinary academic research and theoretical papers written by scholars and professionals of varied backgrounds.

Submission procedure: Potential authors should submit between 300-500 words proposal (Spanish or English) with a short reference list and a short bio by June 30th , 2009. This proposal should clearly state the objectives of the essay and its content. Submissions should be made electronically in Microsoft Word.

New Media and Democratization of Art (Collection of Essays; Deadline: 9/21/2009)

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 4:31pm
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

The New Media and the Democratization of Art

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is preparing a collection of critical essays to be published on the topic of the 2009 Annual Conference, Art and the Artist in Society.

Pedagogy, Presentism, and Early Modern Ecocriticsm

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 4:24pm
Lynne Bruckner

Looking for submissions for a collection of essays on teaching early Modern literature, and Shakespeare in particular, from an ecocritical perspective.

The volume encourages essays that show how teaching early modern texts ecocritically can be a matter of engaging in political struggle on behalf of the environment. Presentist approaches and essays that look at Shakespeare in different historical moments (including contemporary performances/films) are particularly welcome. Those who are ecocritics who happen to teach Shakespeare or other early modern texts, in addition to those who would describe themselves as Shakespeare or early modern scholars, are equally welcome to submit.

Contemporary Women's Writing: New Texts, Approaches, and Technologies (7-9 July 2010; deadline 15 August 2009)

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 3:54pm
Contemporary Women's Writing Network and San Diego State University

The Third Biennial International Conference of the
Contemporary Women's Writing Network

In Collaboration with San Diego State University

7-9 July 2010

Abstract Deadline: 15 August 2009

Organizers:

Edith Frampton, Dept. of English and Comparative Literature

Anne Donadey, Departments of European Studies and Women's Studies

EC2ND 2009 CFP - 5th European Conference on Computer Network Defence, 12-13 Nov, 2009

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 3:35pm
Politecnico di Milano/IEEE Computer Society - Italy

The 5th European Conference on Computer Network Defence
will take place in November 2009 at the Politecnico di Milano technical university in Milano, Italy.

The theme of the conference is the protection of computer networks. The conference will draw participants from academia and industry in Europe and beyond to discuss hot topics in applied network and systems security.

Mapping the Moral Domain in Alice McDermott's Novels (NeMLA April 7 - 11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 1:50pm
Gail Shanley Corso/Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal

In Alice McDermott's novels, often teenage girls show disenchantment with their mothers' values and beliefs, and society in general. Carol Gilligan et al. in MAPPING THE MORAL DOMAIN explains that young girls "may see from different angles" as they develop into adolescence. McDermott portrays female characters in conflict over moral choices-- a morality of justice or a morality of caring. Gilligan claims in her analysis of the moral domain for girls, greater questions and concerns might emerge "about the society and culture in which [adolescents] are coming of age" (xxxv). Send 300 - 500 word abstract to Gail Shanley Corso at gcorso@neumann.edu by 9/30/09.

The Exiled and Expatriate Artists (Collection of Essays; Deadline: 9/21/2009)

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 12:57pm
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

The Exiled and / or Expatriate Artist

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is preparing a collection of critical essays to be published on the topic of the 2009 Annual Conference, Art and the Artist in Society.

Public Spaces and Art (Collection of Essays; Deadline: 9/21/2009)

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 12:53pm
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

Public Spaces and Art

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is preparing a collection of critical essays to be published on the topic of the 2009 Annual Conference, Art and the Artist in Society.

"Why do they hate us?": Teaching 9/11 Literature, NeMLA April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 12:23pm
Justine Dymond, Seminar Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association

"Why Do They Hate Us?": Teaching 9/11 Literature
NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec

In light of the enthusiastic response to the 2009 NeMLA session on "The Literature of 9/11," this seminar aims to extend that conversation and more pointedly focus it on the questions and challenges that emerge from teaching 9/11 literature.

Due 9/1/09 OUr Monsters, Ourselves NEMLA 2010 Montreal, Quebec

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:48am
Lizzie Harris McCormick / NEMLA

"Our Monsters, Ourselves"

This panel seeks papers on the historical significance and meaning of the monsters everywhere in our cultural moment. Following the line of thought that a society's supernatural monsters in many ways define them, "Our Monsters, Ourselves" hopes to open the discussion of the ways monsters in recent fiction and film represent the tacit panics, problems and pleasures of English-language, North American culture in 2010. Monsters are defined, for this panel, as those creatures presented as explicitly and literally "supernatural" or "artificial" by their authors.

A short list of dramatis personae might include vampires, ware-wolves, robots, ghosts, AI figures, witches and demons.

"South Asia's Orients," 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010, Montre

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:46am
Suha Kudsieh

"South Asia's Orients," 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010, Montreal. Deadline: 9/30/09

Please feel free to circulate or post this CFP on relevant e-lists and newsletters

Call for Papers: South Asia's Orients
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Deadline for submitting abstracts or proposals: September 30, 2009

Panel description:

Thinking the Sacred Today

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers

Panel on "Thinking the Sacred Today"

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Work of William Faulkner

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 9:14am
Victoria Bryan - SAMLA

In keeping with SAMLA's theme for this year (Human Rights and the Humanities) this panel aims to examine the ways in which the scrutinizing view of the public eye impacts the construction of a character's identity in the work of William Faulkner. For example, in her book Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality (2003), Joane Nagel argues that race is a social construction rather than an inherent aspect of identity and writes that racial divisions are created in order to "form a barrier to hold some people in and keep others out, to define who is pure and who is impure, to shape our view of ourselves and others." How do racial divisions—or other socially constructed divisions, such as sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, etc.—impact relationships within a society?

SPECIAL ISSUE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MASCULINITIES IN SPANISH FILM: CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 8:53am
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities

POST SCRIPT CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL ISSUE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MASCULINITIES IN SPANISH FILM: CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions on Representations of Masculinities in Spanish film for a special issue. Post Script encourages original manuscripts in this area from scholars and academics as well as filmmakers.

Topics related to the representation of masculinities may include, but are not limited to:

Queering the Caribbean: Towards an Open Discussion of Queerness in Caribbean Literature (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 10:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal

What is the state of queerness in Caribbean literature and criticism in the early twenty-first century? Do Caribbean writers now find it possible to explore a more diverse range of sexual identities and experiences than formerly; is there a new wave of voices breaking the silence that Michelle Cliff both acknowledged and challenged in the 1980s? This panel will examine queer presences (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, androgynous, hermaphrodite) in Caribbean literature. It seeks both discussions of texts that explicitly present queer characters and engage queer experience, and interesting re-readings of texts not commonly placed within this rubric. Papers (in English) on texts from the francophone and hispanophone Caribbean particularly welcome.

Rhetoric, Rights, and Transatlantic Modernist Fiction

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:51am
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

What are the rhetorical parameters of human rights? How are rights defined, and who is entitled to them? This panel will engage with the ethical implications of formations of language in Transatlantic Modernist fiction. The Modernist era saw the development of a host of declarations, treaties, and conventions aiming to codify an emerging philosophy of supposedly "universal" human rights.

CFP: Collection on Contested Writing, 6/26/09

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:44am
Mary R. Lamb, Clayton State University

Contest(ed) Writing: Reconceptualizing Literacy Competitions(tentative title for edited collection)
Editor: Mary R. Lamb, Clayton State University

Essay Collection: Representations of Beauty and Violence

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:40am
Maryna Romanets / University of Northern British Columbia

We are seeking essays that theorize the relationship between and inter-implication of beauty and violence in literature, film and art. While inquiring into the discursive constructions and multi-layered cultural re-enactments of the "violence mythos" (Whitmer), we are interested in the mechanisms of conversion whereby the seductive powers of aestheticized violence allow a reader/viewer to move past a "front-line vocabulary of cruelty" (Ackley) and become captivated by the beauty of such representations. How, in other words, do aesthetics intersect with violence?

Questions we would like the contributors to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:

Approaches to the Late Medieval City - 10/30/09

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 10:45am
Columbia University Medieval Guild

The Columbia University Medieval Guild with the support of Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, "Approaches to the Late Medieval City," taking place on 30 October, 2009.

FINAL CFP: time.transcendence.performance - Oct 1-3, 2009 - Deadline June 19

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:49am
ECPS, Monash University

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time.transcendence.performance

International Conference
time•transcendence•performance
The School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Dancehouse, Forum Theatre, ACMI, RMIT Design Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.
1-3 October 2009
register now:
(Tuesday 17 July 2009 – Deadline for early bird Registration)

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/drama-theatre/conferences/ttp2009/

Postcolonial studies and transnationalism Special Issue for 2009

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 2:03am
Manusya Journal, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Submission is invited for papers is invited that examine issues on postcolonial and transnational studies from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Possible topics may include colonial discourse, gender, ethnicity, nation, migration, ecocriticism, tourism, popular culture and others. Papers address theoretical dialogues between postcolonial studies and transnational studies or focus on geocultural areas are also welcomed.
Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of Manusya, a leading English-language journal based in Bangkok and sponsored by Thailand Research Fund. Papers should be between 5,000-6,000 words in length with an abstract.
Deadline for submission: September, 2009

Critical and Creative Work on Religion and Literature

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 9:29pm
The Thirty First Bird Review and Press

The Thirty First Bird Review is a Pittsburgh based journal of religion and literature. We are interested in both creative, and critical approaches to the discussion of faith and literature. The journal is not denominational, and does not take a sectarian approach to religious questions. Poetry, creative non-fiction, short fiction, and critical reviews are all welcome. We also publish philosophy, theology, theory and critical work. While we are not peer reviewed, we would like to publish academics who want like to take part in a serious, and yet informal discourse on the questions of religion, literature and culture.

[UPDATE]

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 2:54pm
Joel Davis, Sidney Society

The Sidney Society will sponsor three open sessions on Philip Sidney and his Circle at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan). The conference website is here: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/

May 13-16, 2010

Abstracts are invited on any subject dealing with Philip Sidney and his circle. As ever, we encourage proposals from newcomers as well as established scholars.

Papers should be limited to twenty minutes in reading time. Please do not submit an abstract to two different sessions of the conference in the same year.

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