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MLA 2013: Travel Literature and Photography

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:37pm
MLA Discussion Group on Travel Literature

Travel Literature and Photography

Uses of photography in travel literature; all aspects of text-image relations in representing travel experiences, contact zones, peoples, places from 19th C. to 21st. 500-word abstracts by 10 March 2012 to Stacy Burton (sburton@unr.edu).

CFP: "Extreme(ly) Shakespeare(an)" (6/8 & 8/31) (10/18-20); 36th Annual OVSC

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 3:59pm
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

Extreme(ly) Shakespeare(an)
The 36th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
Marietta College
October 18-20, 2012

The planning committee of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference seeks proposals for papers or panels from across today's theoretical and methodological landscape that engage some facet of the amalgam "Extreme(ly) Shakespeare(an)."

"Extreme Shakespeare" alludes to the wide variety of extremities that can be found in Shakespeare's work. It brings to mind those occasions where the playwright demonstrates either a lack of regard for or a lack of control over the principles of proportionality and balance, to the degree either of those principles were prioritized by dramatists of the early modern period.

Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston (March 15, 2012)

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 2:36pm
Sharon Lynette Jones

I am seeking abstracts about Zora Neale Hurston and/or her publications for an edited book of essays 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 interpretations 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.

[UPDATE] Dark Matter: Science Fiction of Black America, October 19-21, PAMLA, Seattle University

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 1:33pm
Lysa Rivera / Western Washington University

Following Sheree Thomas's collection Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (2000), the academy has witnessed widespread critical interest in African American science fiction. This panel extends this critical interest by presenting new scholarship on African American science fiction. Although we welcome work on any U.S. historical period, we are particularly interested in papers that examine writers from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Dark Matter: Science Fiction of Black America

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 1:22pm
Lysa Rivera / Western Washington University

Following Sheree Thomas's collection *Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora* (2000), the academy has witnessed widespread critical interest in African American science fiction. This panel extends this critical interest by presenting new scholarship on African American science fiction. Although we welcome work on any U.S. historical period, we are particularly interested in papers that examine writers/texts from the first half of the twentieth century (or the late nineteenth century).

Call for Conference and Film Festival Reports - Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 4 (Winter 2012)

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 11:46am
Ian Murphy, Film Studies, University College Cork

The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek conference and film festival reports from doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers for Issue 4 – Winter 2012.
 Potential contributors are invited to submit a conference or film festival report, along with a short bibliography and contact information to the editors by 1 September 2012. We particularly welcome reports on large annual conferences such as SCMS (21-25 March, Boston), NECS (21-23 June, New University of Lisbon), and Screen (29 June-1 July, University of Glasgow). Reports should be 1,500 – 2,500 words in length and should be original, unpublished, in print or electronically, and not under consideration elsewhere.

Division for Asian American Literature panels, MLA 2013 (Boston, Jan 3-6)

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 10:41am
MLA Division for Asian American Literature

Modern Language Association, Boston, MA, 3-6 January 2013

Call for Papers

1) Illness and Disability in Asian American Literature

Literary representations of illness, disability, and trauma as complex and productive metaphors in Asian American literature. 300 word abstracts, 2 pg cv. 10 March 2012. Anita Mannur (mannura@muohio.edu)

2) Has Asian American Literary Studies Failed?

Evaluations of the public, political, intellectual, and institutional successes and shortcomings of scholarship on Asian American literature; proposals for the field's future directions. 1-page abstract, c.v. 15 March 2012. Timothy Yu (tpyu@wisc.edu)

Textual Fault-Lines at 2nd Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 10:35am
Anne Laskaya and Eve Salisbury

This panel builds on the 2010 BABEL sessions examining "fault-lines" by focusing on textual studies. Consider "fault-lines," as errors in texts and editions that lead to productive meditation, productive disagreement; or explore the generally-unacknowledged erasures in texts and editions that---precisely because of their performance as an "unseen" or "unremarked" fault/error/revision---allows productive work and thought. Consider the "fault-line" as the chasm between manuscript and edition (or between editions). Consider "fault-line" as the gnarly space between a word or line and that editorial/textual note intended to inflect or define or comment on it, albeit pages, clicks, or screen-frames away from one another in spatial (and/or temporal) terms.

LITERATURE and MUSIC, Sibiu, Romania, 10-12 May, 2012 * UPDATE

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 9:07am
Roehampton University, London, UK

From Verdi's Otello and Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata to Anthony Burgess's literary and musical compositions and Kazuo Ishiguro's fictional musicians, literature is obsessed with music, and vice versa. This is the first conference to explore critically the connection between music and literature in a comprehensive fashion.

Keynote Speakers: Gerry Smyth (John Moores University, Liverpool) and Stephen Benson (University of East Anglia).

With Performances by Special Guests including Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine), Bernard MacLaverty, Tom McCarthy, Tiffany Murray, Douglas Cowie, Holly Pester, Kei Miller, Niall Griffiths. More names to be announced shortly.

HEART 2012 : Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 6:49am
Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies

Important dates (GMT, UTC+0):

  • Paper submission: March 14, 2012 (EXTENDED FIRM)
  • FPGA Design Contest entry: March 26, 2012
  • Author notification: April 13, 2012
  • Camera-ready due: April 26, 2012
  • Workshop Dates: May 31 - June 1, 2012

Summary:

[UPDATE] Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:19am
Special Session for MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013

Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)

Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. But how has East Asia's emergence onto the world stage been reflected in English-language literature? This panel invites papers on recent (20th-century) Anglophone fiction set in East Asia; please send abstract of 1-2 pp along with a current c.v. to Mary Goodwin (profgood@hotmail.com) by 15 March 2012.

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