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Violence and Black Youth in Post-Civil Rights U.S. (Edited Collection)

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 10:36am
Jennifer Griffiths/New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan Campus

Violence and Black Youth in Post-Civil Rights U.S.

"Coming to adulthood after the decline of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements of the 1950s and 1960s, contemporary Black youth grew up during a period of initial promise, profound change, and, for far too many, heart-wrenching disappointment," asserts Patricia Hill Collins in From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism.

[UPDATE] The Male Body in Medicine and Literature

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 9:49am
Essay Collection ed. by Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: The Male Body in Medicine and Literature (ed. by Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham)

Abstracts by 1 June 2013.

[UPDATE] Jim Harrison Panel (ALA May 23-26, 2013); due Jan 23, 2013 EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 9:30am
Jim Harrison Society/American Literature Association

The Jim Harrison Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2013 American Literature Association convention in Boston, May 23-26, 2013. All topics are welcome, but here are a few suggestions:

• Food in Harrison's work – the role played by food and wine in Harrison's fiction, non-fiction, or poetry
• Harrison and The North Woods: Michigan
• Harrison and The Sonoran Desert: Arizona
• Harrison in the context of contemporary "literary fiction"
• Harrison's poetry
• Harrison's influences
• Harrison's prefaces and introductions

[Update] Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literary Regionalism EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 9:27am
Robert Murray

This panel, proposed for the 2013 American Literature Association convention in Boston, seeks papers that investigate the intersections between contemporary literary criticism about place and region and similar discussions in other fields, such as architectural criticism, cultural geography, and ecology among others.

[UPDATE] Modernist Intimacies, University of Sussex, Friday May 17, 2013

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 8:41am
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

EXTENDED DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 11TH, 2013.

Call for Papers:

Modernist Intimacies

Friday May 17, 2013.

The Centre for Modernist Studies
University of Sussex

Featured Speaker: Denis Flannery (University of Leeds)

Diasporic Subjectivity, Intimacy and Memory

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 8:04am
Thomas Lacroix/Migrinter, University of Poitiers

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference
TITLE: "Diasporic Subjectivity, Intimacy and Memory"
CONFERENCE DATES: June 30-July 2, 2013
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: February 15, 2013
PLACE: Oxford University

EAST-WEST CULTURAL PASSAGE CONFERENCE: THE INTERNATIONAL FAULKNER Sibiu, 31 May – 1 June 2013

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 6:26am
LUCIAN BLAGA UNIVERSITY of SIBIU, ROMANIA, THE DEPARTMENT OF ANGLO-AMERICAN AND GERMAN STUDIES and C. PETER MAGRATH RESEARCH CENTRE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES

Half a century after William Faulkner's demise, his inciting works and artistic example still continue to challenge misconceptions and misappropriations. Faulkner's legacy equally keeps triggering heated debates and rebuttals, along with radical reappraisals. The present conference intends to be the first of a series of biennial events to examine the international relevance of Faulkner's works and their fecund worldwide impact, along with their centrality to American studies.

Keynote Speakers: Robert Hamblin (Southeast Missouri State University), "The International Faulkner"

Scandinavian Film Comedy

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 6:24am
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema

CFP: Scandinavian Film Comedy

"If someone ever asks you if you would like to see a Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish […] comedy then... well, I won't say 'Run for your life!!' but I will say 'Be careful'. Movies in the north love to deal with serious issues like death, drugs, alcohol and other fun stuff, and even most of our comedies will leave you with a feeling that the world is a horrible place." (http://satwcomic.com/funny-movie)

"Victorian Commonwealths," Panel for Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader: The 23rd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 10:40pm
Kathryn Holland

Victorian Panel for Woolf and the Common(Wealth) Reader: The Twenty-Third Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf

This panel aims to contribute to ongoing critical discourses on the points of contact between Victorian and modernist literary cultures. Papers will explore the varied connections between nineteenth-century literary/artistic networks and those created by Woolf and her contemporaries. Organized around the theme of 'Victorian Commonwealths,' possible topics include:

Truer West: Western American Authenticity Ten Years On

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 6:26pm
Andrew Husband / Western Literature Association

Ten years after the publication of Nathaniel Lewis' Unsettling the Literary West: Authenticity and Authorship, western, post-western, and critical regional studies still grapple with the problem of authenticity in the American West. If, as Lewis playfully suggests, the "very struggle over authenticity [is] perhaps the only 'true' condition of the western cultural imagination," then how might this struggle have altered the tone of Western literary and cultural criticism in the last decade? What does the poststructural, postmodern distrust of authenticity do to encourage fresh analyses of texts previously heralded for their authentic portrayals of the West?

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