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Theorizing Breast Cancer: Narrative, Politics, Memory

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 3:16pm
Mary K. DeShazer

Co-editors Mary K. DeShazer (Wake Forest University) and Anita Helle (Oregon State University) invite proposals for a special fall 2013 issue of TULSA STUDIES IN WOMEN'S LITERATURE that will focus on feminist theories of embodiment in breast cancer narratives, with particular emphasis on transnational, queer, environmental, genetic, biomedical/bioethical, and activist discourses. We seek traditional scholarly or mixed-genre essays that analyze literary and cultural representations of breast cancer in fiction, memoir, and/or visual culture.

Creative Non-Fiction Writing by Women--PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 3:12pm
Jenny Sadre-Orafai/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This session seeks writing--personal essays, memoirs, travel writing, and hybrid essays--from women creative nonfiction writers. Participants will read from their own work, either published or works-in-progress, and participate in an informal discussion of the genre to follow the readings.

If interested, please submit the title of the essay, a brief abstract (approximately 50 words), and a longer proposal (approximately 500 words) by April 22, 2012 to PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form at:

http://www.pamla.org/2012/topics/creative-non-fiction-writing-women

Contemporary Shakespeare Conference 14-16 June 2012

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 2:28pm
University of Hildesheim, Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefani Brusberg-Kiermeier and her team look forward to welcoming you to this international conference at Hildesheim University from 14-16 June 2012. Scholars and theatre professionals will discuss Shakespeare's impact on culture and literature today. A variety of well-known keynote speakers will provide important insights into Shakespeare's significance for us and the enormous scope of meaning of his works. All participants are asked to join our negotiations of the Bard's works. If you would like to practice your voice and your acting or your teaching skills, please enroll for one of our workshops.

CFP: Bibliography and Textual Criticism (SCMLA, Nov. 8-10, 2012 -- deadline for proposals March 30)

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 12:22pm
South Central MLA

Call for Papers: Bibliography and Textual Criticism Panel
South Central MLA Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX
November 8-10, 2012
http://www.southcentralmla.org/

The 69th annual convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas from November 8-10 at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel on the River Walk.

The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel welcomes 15 minute papers related to textual studies, bibliography, history of the book, authorship, rare books, pedagogy, paratextuality, publishing history, circulation and reader reception, books and texts as material objects, and any other permutation thereof.

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies Uppsala, 20-22 September 2012. Deadline 1 April 2012

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:59am
SAAS - Swedish Association for American Studies

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies, Uppsala, 20-22 September 2012

Call for Papers

SAAS is an inspiring academic network that encourages scholarship in the multidisciplinary field of American Studies. SAAS seeks to develop a critical understanding of the role, place and meaning of the United States and North America. In Sweden, research about the US/America is conducted in many different disciplines; the biennial SAAS conference thus functions as an important forum for interdisciplinary exchange and encounters between American Studies scholars.

1st International Symposium: Awe, Wonder & Passion: Music & the Creation of Meaning. 10th-12th, Nov., 2012. Montreal, Canada

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:43am
International Network for Alternative Academia

1st International Symposium:
Awe, Wonder and Passion: Music and the Creation of Meaning

Part of the Research Program on:
Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Saturday 10th to Monday 12th of November, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

4th International Symposium: Otherness, Agency and Belonging. 6th-8th, November, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:34am
International Network for Alternative Academia

4th International Symposium:
Otherness, Agency and Belonging

Part of the Research Program on:
Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th of November, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

1st International Symposium: Representations – Struggles for Reality. 2nd-4th, November, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:18am
International Network for Alternative Academia

1st International Symposium
Representations – Struggles for Reality

Part of the Research Program on:
Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of November, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

6th International Symposium: Identity & Multicultural Politics. 29th-31st, October, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:03am
International Network for Alternative Academia

6th International Symposium:
Identity and Multicultural Politics

Part of the Research Program on:
Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st of October, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

This trans-disciplinary research project is interested in identifying the conflicting forces and political realities of multiculturalism and of identity formations in diverse political, societal and cultural contexts.

[MLA Boston 2013 Panel] Across the Global Pacific: Transcultural Exchange and New Narrative Forms

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 10:32pm
Koonyong Kim

The past decade has seen an upsurge of interest in globalization and the resulting formation of transnational culture as scholars in a variety of disciplines seek to reconfigure national literature and culture from a global and planetary perspective. In response to such ongoing efforts to globalize or "world" the study of literature and culture, an increasing number of studies have begun to explore the Pacific Rim as a salient locus of transcultural interaction, appropriation, and contestation.

Harlem Spectacle (MSA 14)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 9:08pm
Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon

In the chapter "Spectacles in Color" in his autobiography The Big Sea, Langston Hughes describes the famous Hamilton Club Lodge Ball as the "Strangest and gaudiest of all Harlem spectacles." For Hughes, the ball where "men dress as women and women dress as men" is representative of Harlem life in the 1920's. After positioning the drag ball within the broader context of Harlem life—including Countee Cullen's wedding and the church services of Rev. Dr. Becton—Hughes comes to the conclusion that "Harlem likes spectacles of one kind or another."

[Update] Critical Insights:Zora Neale Hurston

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 7:27pm
Sharon Lynette Jones

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book called
Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston. The abstracts should be approximately 300 words long and should be accompanied by a CV. Abstracts should be on Hurston and/or intepretations of her publications. The book will be part of Salem Press's Critical Insights series of books. Books from this series focus on authors, their publications, and their significance.
Please submit an abstract,a CV, and contact information to Sharon Lynette Jones, Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures, Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio) at sharon. jones@wright.edu by April 15, 2012.

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