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Intersections and Parallels between the Worlds of Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor at SAMLA (Durham, NC, 9-11 November 2012)

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 3:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society
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Readers and critics have long compared the writings of Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor, especially in terms of their uses of "the grotesque." This panel, a joint venture with the Flannery O'Connor Society, aims to put Welty and O'Connor's works (both visual and literary) in conversation with each other in ways that are not commonly seen in criticism. While papers dealing with more familiar conversation points between Welty and O'Connor's works will be considered, the session's specific goal is to expand our understanding of the authors' thematic intersections and parallels. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, Welty and O'Connor's treatments of region, race, gender, and class.

Teaching Textual Adaptations at SCMLA (San Antonio, 8-10 November 2012)

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 3:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Central College English Association
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The South Central College English Association panel is focusing on how we teach textual adaptations. How might we incorporate various adaptations of texts into our classrooms? Papers discussing pedagogical methods as well as specific challenges and successes in teaching/integrating textual adaptations are encouraged. We especially welcome graduate students' papers.

Please e-mail abstracts (250 to 500 words) to Amy K. King at akking at olemiss.edu before Friday, 30 March 2012.

Teaching Textual Adaptations at SCMLA (San Antonio, 8-10 November 2012)

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 3:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Central College English Association
contact email: 

The South Central College English Association panel is focusing on how we teach textual adaptations. How might we incorporate various adaptations of texts into our classrooms? Papers discussing pedagogical methods as well as specific challenges and successes in teaching/integrating textual adaptations are encouraged. We especially welcome graduate students' papers.

42nd Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust & the Churches: May 12-14, 2012

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 8:16pm
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Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust & the Churches and Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
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The Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches (ASC), under the leadership of Honorary Chairman Elie Wiesel, invites you to join fellow scholars next May as we continue the significant legacy established by Franklin H. Littell and Hubert G. Locke: to remember, learn, and explore the lessons of the Holocaust and the German Church Struggle.

Works in Progress: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, May 31, 2012

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 8:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English & Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati
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The English Department at the University of Cincinnati invites you to submit proposals for an interdisciplinary academic conference held on May 31, 2012 focusing on the value of sharing works in progress as a means to increase experimentation, build community, and test new ideas. Rather than soliciting finished products from participants, we seek work that shows its seams, represents thinking in action, invites revision, and resists closure. In other words, don't hide your process; advertise it.

The Voice-Over (Vol.8, No.1)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 6:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cinephile
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Deadline for Draft Submissions: March 15, 2012

During the past three decades, studying the voice has intrigued many film theorists and thinkers. Arguing that the cinematic image is an audiovisual space largely structured according to human body and voice, some scholars (Mary Ann Doane, Sarah Kozloff, and Michel Chion, among others) have been drawn to the various manifestations and mysterious connotations of the non-visualized voice.

Woody @ 100: Woody Guthrie's Legacy to Working Men and Women

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 5:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Penn State University

Call for papers
Woody Guthrie at 100: Woody's Legacy to Working Men and Women
A Conference and Concerts at Penn State
The GRAMMY Museum is partnering with the Guthrie Family and
the Woody Guthrie Archives to create the centennial celebrations
of Guthrie's life and work. The year-long celebration will include a
host of concerts, programs, and events taking place throughout the
country. Penn State is one of four universities that will host those
events, and we seek papers for an interdisciplinary conference
devoted to Woody Guthrie and his legacy.
The conference on September 7–9, 2012, will include performances
on the evenings of Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8.

"Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the Writings of Langston Hughes" (November 9-12, 2012)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 2:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (Special Session at South Atlantic Modern Language Associaton Convention-Durham, NC)
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The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers for a special session on "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the Writings of Langston Hughes." We are seeking papers that examine Langston Hughes's writings within the context of the special session topic. Please email a one page typed abstract, a biographical profile, and contact information to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at sharon.jones@wright.edu by June 1, 2012. Any accepted presenter must join the South Atlantic Modern Language Association and The Langston Hughes Society. Accepted presenters will be notified of the deadline for joining SAMLA and the Langston Hughes Society.

[Update] New Theme Added/Deadline Extended Perceptions of Masculinity: Challenges to the Indian Male

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 1:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of the Arts London/ University of East London
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Masculinities research has evolved considerably over the past three decades. Feminist studies have demonstrated how patriarchy functioned by oppressing women. Masculinity studies however demonstrate men not just as a homogenous group but revealing instead a diversity of masculinities.

In line with the latest trends within masculinity scholarship, this collection shall deal with representations of masculinities in Indian culture, in general, and literary and visual representations, in particular. The aim of this collection is twofold. On the one hand, it focuses on studies that question traditionally normative representations of Indian masculinities. On the other, it seeks to highlight new alternative representations of manhood.

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies (Issue No 5)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
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We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 11:24am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
contact email: 

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 10.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Papers in Word format, using Times New Roman 12 font, with 1.5 line spacing, should be sent to the following email addresses:

"Mapping Real-and-Imagined Places," MLA 2013 (deadline 10 March '12)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 10:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr.
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Dickens's London, Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha, Tolkien's Middle-earth, Mieville's Bas-Lag ... Whether endeavoring to present a realistic picture of a well known geographical locale or projecting a purely fantastic otherworld, narrative fiction frequently maps the "real-and-imagined" spaces (as Edward Soja has labeled them) of our world. This panel will explore such literary cartography or geocriticism in works of realism, fantasy, or other. Please send a 250-word abstract and brief CV to Robert T. Tally Jr. at robert.tally@txstate.edu by March 10, 2012.

[UPDATED] "'Riddled with Epiphanies': DeLillo, New York"

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 10:04am
full name / name of organization: 
College of Mount Saint Vincent & Don DeLillo Society

Call for Papers

"'Riddled with Epiphanies': DeLillo, New York"
A Literary Conference Based on Conversation
College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale (Bronx) New York. April 20-21, 2012

Deadline for Paper & Panel Proposals: February 28, 2012

Our format will reprise that of the first DeLillo Conference held in 1998. We will make papers available to participants, presenters will summarize their work, and about half of the panel will be devoted to conversation among all the attendees.
For information: Contact Dr. Jacqueline Zubeck: jackie.zubeck@mountsaintvincent.edu

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