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Essay Collection Book Proposal: Disgust in Early Modern English Literature (abstracts due June 30, 2012)

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 4:03pm
Natalie Eschenbaum / University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Ashgate Press has expressed sincere interest in publishing this edited collection of essays on disgust in early modern English literature. The book will examine how and why early modern English individuals experienced repulsion, and how and why they expressed this repulsion in poetry, plays, and prose. The study of disgust in early modern literature is essential and overdue, and dovetails nicely with important work currently being done on the five bodily senses. As other disciplines (e.g. anthropology, psychology, history, philosophy) have discovered, to be disgusted is to be human, and to be disgusted in certain ways, by certain things, is to identify with a particular culture.

Comics Forum 2012

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 1:56pm
Comics Forum

Multiculturalism and Representation: A Conference on Comics

15 -16 November 2012, Leeds

Women's Autobiography in French: Reappearance and Magnification of Nuclear Scenes

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:59pm
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Boston, Massachusetts. Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel explores the reappearance and magnification of fragmented memories in women's autobiography. Often reflecting real-life trauma, these scenes recur in their elusiveness and hinder every final reconstruction of the original episode. What is the effect of repetitive inscriptions of the same event? Is any type of appropriation even possible? What form of desire does the amplification of past events represent? Is writing alone capable of pointing toward future possibilities? Please send 250/300w abstracts to Anna Rocca at arocca@salemstate.edu

Modernism and the Environment

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:48pm
2012 SAMLA Convention

In the past two decades, there has been a surge of literary and critical environmental works. Although ecocriticism has been a flourishing field of inquiry for some years now, literary critics are just beginning to explore literature and the environment from postcolonial perspectives. Postcolonial eco-/environmental criticism, albeit belatedly, has become a burgeoning field in the past few years. However, most eco-/environmental critics are heavily focused on contemporary environmental texts, so little or no attention has been paid to the aspects of nature in British or in Anglo-phone modern literature. Nature or the environment is rarely considered a part of the imperial colonial process in analyzing modern literary works.

Women's Autobiography in French: Reappearance and Magnification of Nuclear Scenes

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:38pm
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Boston, Massachusetts. Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel explores the reappearance and magnification of fragmented memories in women's autobiography. Often reflecting real-life trauma, these scenes recur in their elusiveness and hinder every final reconstruction of the original episode. What is the effect of repetitive inscriptions of the same event? Is any type of appropriation even possible? What form of desire does the amplification of past events represent? Is writing alone capable of pointing toward future possibilities? Please send 250/300w abstracts to Anna Rocca at arocca@salemstate.edu

Travel/Migration/Exile in H.D. and/or Her Circle

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:28pm
The H.D. International Society

The H.D. International Society invites paper submissions for the 2012 South Atlantic MLA Conference (SAMLA) in Durham, NC, Nov 9-11, 2012. The conference theme is "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile." The panel's focus will mirror that of the conference at large; we welcome papers focusing on H.D. and/or her circle that address travel, migration, and/or exile in some way. By June 15, 2012, please submit brief abstracts (250-300 words) and a one-page bio to Rebecca Walsh (rawalsh@ncsu.edu) and Celena Kusch (ckusch@uscupstate.edu).

A Remembrance of Things Smashed: Trauma, Narrative, and the American Civil War (NeMLA 2013 panel)

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:12pm
Daniel Irving / Stony Brook University

With 2013 marking the 150th anniversary of several critical Civil War battles, most notably the Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg, this panel aims to explore narrative representations of trauma, whether cultural or individual, in literature of and about the American Civil War. Given that authors have dealt with the memory of trauma in different ways – some directly addressing the war and its psychological impact, others alluding to the traumatic aftermath of battle in stories not directly referencing the war itself – and considering the different literary traditions stemming from the war (literature from Northerners, Southerners, and the descendents of slaves), there are many questions worth asking.

LCMRS 2012 (10/13/2012-10/14/2012)

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:38am
The Louisiana Consortium of Medieval and Renaissance Scholars

The Louisiana Consortium of Medieval and Renaissance Scholars will hold its annual meeting this fall at Tulane University in New Orleans on October 13-14, 2012. The Consortium welcomes scholars from across the gulf coast region in addition to the initial core group from Louisiana universities and colleges.

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association

A growing number of sub-disciplines in literary studies engage cognitive studies and neuroscience. Affect studies, trauma studies, and memory studies are only some of the theoretical products of literary scholars' engagement with brain studies. This panel welcomes papers that explore cognitive and neuroscientific precepts as they emerge in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction.

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association

A growing number of sub-disciplines in literary studies engage cognitive studies and neuroscience. Affect studies, trauma studies, and memory studies are only some of the theoretical products of literary scholars' engagement with brain studies. This panel welcomes papers that explore cognitive and neuroscientific precepts as they emerge in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction.

Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture June 9th

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:00am
Words, Beats & Life

Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture is a peer-reviewed, hybrid periodical of art and hip-hop studies published by the 501(c)(3) non-profit, Words Beats & Life, Inc. The Journal is committed to nurturing and showcasing the creative talents and expertise of the field in a layout that is uniquely hip-hop inspired. We publish issues twice a year with the intention of serving as a platform where the work of scholars and artists can appear in dialogue with one another. Since 2002, Words. Beats. Life has devoted its pages to both emerging and established intellectuals and artists.

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