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CFP: [American] Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Current Contexts

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Monday, January 5, 2009 - 7:30pm
Melina Mamigonian

Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Current Contexts

This panel will include several shorter papers and provide a forum for
discussion of materials and methods in relation to teaching Gilman's
work. Gilman's concerns span many fields, including theories of art,
history, childhood education, human welfare, and public planning,
economic theory, natural history and botany, and are expressed in both
fiction and nonfiction. How is she being taught now?

CFP: [20th] Contemporary Scottish Literature

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Monday, January 5, 2009 - 6:46pm
Claire Pamplin

New Jersey College English Association
2009 Annual Conference
Seton Hall University
Saturday, March 21, 2009

Contemporary/20th Century Scottish Literature: Papers on any
aspect of contemporary Scottish literature, including nation and
nationalism, postcolonialism, language, gender, class, and others are
welcome.

One-page abstracts and a short description of relevant publications,
presentations or courses taught to M. Claire Pamplin, Assistant
Professor, English, Borough of Manhattan Community College,
mpamplin_at_bmcc.cuny.edu. Deadline: Jan. 7, 2008.

UPDATE: [Children] The Formative Years: Children's Literature in the University - Graduate Student Conference at NYU

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Monday, January 5, 2009 - 3:47pm
Spencer D. C. Keralis

Deadline extended to January 15th, 2009.

The NEW YORK UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE and
the FALES LIBRARY are pleased to announce a two-day Graduate Student
Conference on Children's Literature entitled "THE FORMATIVE YEARS:
CHILDREN"S LITERTURE IN THE UNIVERSITY" to be held at the Fales Library
March 26-27, 2009. The conference will feature a Keynote Address by KAREN
SANCHEZ-EPPLER.

CFP: [International] Land & Identity Symposium

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Monday, January 5, 2009 - 1:11pm
Dr. Christine Berberich

Land & Identity

A One-Day Symposium
Saturday, May 16th 2009,
University of Derby

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Stephen Daniels
(University of Nottingham)

Professor Donna Landry
(University of Kent)
        

CFP: [Graduate] "Urges": Manuscript Postgraduate Conference, Manchester UK

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Monday, January 5, 2009 - 12:18pm
Veronica Barnsley

ManuScript* invites papers from postgraduates in all branches and
periods of literary and cultural studies for a 1-day conference on the
broad theme of "Urges". The conference will take place on 20th
February 2009.

Papers are welcomed from a diversity of fields and trans-disciplinary
viewpoints. Approaches might include, though are not restricted to:

CFP: [American] "deviance(s)" - Conference (Bordeaux, France-

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Monday, January 5, 2009 - 10:58am
Arnaud Schmitt

Call for Papers
"Deviance(s)"
 
CLIMAS (Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux 3)
September 17-19, 2009

 
This interdisciplinary conference invites papers that explore the ways in which deviances and
the formation of norms and values interrelate, and that focus on the three prerequisites to a
deviant behavior: a norm, a transgression of this norm and the stigmatization of this
transgression (« The deviant is one to whom that label has successfully been applied », Becker).
According to the structural-functionalist approach, the core of deviance is not to be found in
the nature of an individual but in his/her social role, which determines his/her identity (Mead,

UPDATE: [General] Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (3/20/09)

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Monday, January 5, 2009 - 4:27am
paul petrovic

Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) 2009

17th Annual Conference will be held March 20-21, 2009 at Northern
Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Keynote speakers will be Dr.
Salikoko S. Mufwene (The University of Chicago) and Dr. Robert
Dale Parker (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

UPDATE: [American] Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (3/20/09)

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Monday, January 5, 2009 - 4:26am
paul petrovic

Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) 2009

17th Annual Conference will be held March 20-21, 2009 at Northern
Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Keynote speakers will be Dr.
Salikoko S. Mufwene (The University of Chicago) and Dr. Robert
Dale Parker (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

CFP: [20th] John Steinbeck and War

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Monday, January 5, 2009 - 12:18am
Paul Douglass

The John Steinbeck Society of America solicits papers for a 2009 MLA
session in Philadelphia, which will be dedicated to the theme of "John
Steinbeck and War." Topics may include, but are not limited to: Steinbeck
and WW II; Steinbeck and Viet Nam; the War on Poverty and Steinbeck;
Propaganda Wars and Steinbeck; Steinbeck and Class Warfare, etc. Send
50-100 word abstract or completed paper to Paul Douglass
(Paul.Douglass_at_sjsu.edu) by March 15, 2009.

CFP: [Collections] The Civil War in American Life and Culture

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Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 11:28pm
Zoe Trodd

We are seeking contributors for a book called “The Civil War in American
Life and Culture.” The book is under contract with Bruccoli Clark
Layman/Manly, Inc, and will analyze history from a social perspective. It
will provide essential information about daily life in the United States,
using contextualized primary documents to examine people’s unfiltered
attitudes. Contributors will receive $100 for a chapter that consists of
the following two elements: 1. A 3000-5000 word essay introducing and
explaining the topic. 2. A 3000-5000 word selection of primary sources
(for example, oral history, letters, diaries, newspapers, memoirs). The

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