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Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature. May 24-25, 2013.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:39am
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature
Eleventh Annual Academic Conference
The Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
24-25 May, 2013
Submission Deadline 15 March, 2013
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Michael Davidson, Vice Chair of the Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego

[Update]Transform, Reorient, Shift: Transnational and Digital Spaces - March 7-9. Extended deadline Feb 15

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 4:04am
English Graduate Student Association - Texas A&M University

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the concept of transnational space and how it functions in literary texts and beyond. Through speakers, panels, round tables, and general discussion, we aim to explore how transnational spaces act as both geographical agents and ambiguities that re-define literatures as strictly national. By navigating the transnational space writers and readers position themselves in the world, and this transnational web demarcates the space between Self and Other. In addition, the transnational is comprised by agents and entities that are not always migrant, but who are in constant contact with actors that cross borders in a global setting.

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (UPDATE Fiction Submissions needed by April 1st, 2013)

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 2:35am
Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

The Editors of the new feminist theory book Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters are looking for short fiction stories and creative nonfiction writing that offers a unique perspective on women.

This is a request for short fiction and creative non-fiction ONLY. Scholarly Essay submissions should follow the submission guidelines for the March 2013 CFP deadline.

For this CFP, short fiction submissions should examine women in the following constructs: female relationships, mothers and daughters, sisters, perceptions of the female body, female identity, race and women, women and faith.

Popular Women's Fiction in the 18th and 19th Centuries (3/1/13; RMMLA, 10/10-10/12)

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 8:33pm
Autumn Lauzon / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Inviting papers (15-20 minutes) for the Popular Women's Fiction in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries session of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference, Oct. 10-12, 2013, in Vancouver, Washington.

The session generally accepts papers over American and British women's fiction of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Papers on all genres will be considered as long as the work being analyzed falls within the framework of "popular" literature.

Last year's panel included papers on Susanna Rowson, Eliza Haywood, Jane Austen, and Rebecca Rush.

THE ATRIUM: Calling All Narrative Writers!

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:48pm
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

THE ATRIUM is not your run-of-the-mill academic journal! It is an engaging, unique, cross-disciplinary journal that seeks innovative, creative, and critical narrative essays (both personal and classroom-based), as well as general articles, classroom best practices, fiction and poetry. Research articles must demonstrate clear follow-through into practice in the classroom We also welcome limited book and website reviews and conference CFPs.

5th Annual COIL Conference, April 3-4, 2013, New York City. CFP Deadline: Feb 8, 2013

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:28pm
SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

Conference dates: April 3-4, 2013

For many higher education institutions, realizing the goal of integrating intercultural or global dimensions into the curriculum has been a challenge. However, in recent years a new teaching and learning methodology known as Globally Networked Learning (GNL) has emerged, providing an innovative and cost-effective internationalization method utilizing Internet-based communication tools to bring faculty and students together.

CFP: "Modernism and Public Emotion, Then and Now" – MSA 15 Sussex (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2013)

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 2:54pm
Julie Taylor (Northumbria) and Richard Cole (Alberta)

This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference explores the historical reception of public emotion in modernist studies and welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplinary and critical perspectives (literature, art, psychoanalysis/affect, political theory). Possible topics of inquiry might include, but are not limited to:

2013 SFU Grad Conference - Dreaming Dangerously: Imagining the Utopian, the Nostalgic, the Possible

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 2:50pm
Simon Fraser University, English Graduate Department

Nostalgia itself has a utopian dimension, only it is no longer directed toward the future. Sometimes nostalgia is not directed towards the past either, but rather sideways. The nostalgic feels stifled within the conventional confines of time and space.
–Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia xiv

So where do we stand now, in 2012? 2011 was the year of dreaming dangerously, of the revival of radical emancipatory politics all around the world. Now a year later, every day brings new evidence of how fragile and inconsistent that awakening was.
-Slavoj Zizek, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

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CFP: Renaissance Orientations: East and West, North and South - April 19, 2013

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:55pm
Annual Princeton Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

The cultural moment of the Renaissance can be characterized not only as a movement in time - as artists and writers looked back to and marked a new sense of temporal displacement from the cultural and political forms of classical antiquity - but also as a set of real and imagined passages through space. These geographical transits often seem to fall along the lines of the compass rose: we might think here of the movement from East to West of Greek art, texts and intellectuals and its mythic-historical corollary in the translatio imperii; or of the spread of cultural forms and discourses northward from Florence, Venice, and Rome through the period.

Reinterpreting Carson McCullers (The 85th Annual SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2013).

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:45pm
Courtney George: The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians (Columbus State University)

To inspire more work on Georgia writer Carson McCullers and her legacy, this panel invites papers discussing innovative ways of analyzing texts related to McCullers, whether biographies, literary works, or adaptations of either. These reinterpretations might include discussions of McCullers' works in the context of her contemporaries (Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, William Faulkner, James Baldwin, et al), film or dramatic adaptations of her work, or her contributions to today's southern gothic, Grit Lit, and/or Queer Studies.

Pedagogical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:16pm
UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association & UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA invites graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics and lines of inquiry:

Courtly Literature and the Tangled Web of Text, Image, and Culture-- SAMLA 2013 : Nov 8-10

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 11:30am
Michelle Golden / Georgia State University

Courtly Literature and the Tangled Web of Text, Image, and Culture

This year's International Courtly Literature Society panel questions how the intersection of text, image, and culture serves to make meaning in courtly literature in order to explore SAMLA's broader 2013 theme of "Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds." Possible approaches may include investigating the affect of text(s) on culture(s), the influences of broadening cultural awareness on texts, or the inclusion of images within courtly literature.

To be considered for the panel, please send the following information by April 30, 2013:

[UPDATE] MCLLM CFP Deadline Extension

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 10:46am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)

Northern Illinois University is proud to host the 21st annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media. We invite proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of their careers. MCLLM encourages individual or panel papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture as well as creative writing and pedagogical approaches. Proposals might address intersections between visual and print mediums; visual developments in linguistics; work in and with "new media," including film studies; and other treatments of the theme.

Please submit your one-page proposal to mcllm@niu.edu by February 6, 2013.

Transpacific Memory: Life Writing across the Western Divide

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 10:10am
2014 MLA Chicago (Special Session)

While Transpacific Studies often focus on Asian diasporic writing, this call for papers seeks essays on life writing emerging from travel across the Pacific in all directions, East-West, West-East, North-South. Following Yunte Huang's lead in *Transpacific Imaginations* and *Transpacific Displacements,* we might expand the definition of transpacific to encompass modern Western expatriate memoirs such as Mark Salzman's *Iron and Silk*; Simon Manchester's *The River at the Centre of the World*; Nathan Gray's *First Pass Under Heaven*; Mark Kitto's *Chasing China*; Rachel DeWoskin's *Foreign Babes in Beijing*; Angela Carter in Japan; Bruce S.

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