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[UPDATE] Pynchon on the Land CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1/29/12; ALA, May 24-27, 2012

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 5:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
John Miller
contact email: 

This panel to be proposed for the ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012, will attempt to bring discussions of Pynchon "down to earth" by examining the role of the physical landscape, whether natural or man-made, in Thomas Pynchon's fiction. Topics might include the significance or significations of wandering, travelling, map-making, going under the ground, or flying over it; real estate development; feng shui; real, imaginary, and disappeared geographies; strange weather; hollow earths; borders of land and sea; geology; freeways; places of power; the power of place.

Proposals dealing with more than one work are particularly encouraged, though papers on single works are also welcome.

CFP: Race, Girlhood and Social Justice in Children's Literature, MLA 2013 (Boston, Jan 3-6)

updated: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 5:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kristen Proehl/ Clemson U.
contact email: 

This proposed panel will explore the intersections of race, girlhood and social justice in children's literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Focusing especially upon the work of children's authors and illustrators of color, this panel will examine how and why narratives of girlhood often function as a medium for social commentary. Through the lens of literature, we will also consider how race, gender, and sexuality shape the contours of coming-of-age for girls in the United States and beyond.

Call for Contributions to the special issue of _Anglistica_ on "Writing Exile: Women, the Arts, and Technologies"

updated: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 4:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
_Anglistica A.I.O.N._, An Interdisciplinary Journal issued by the University of Naples, "L'Orientale"

Submissions are invited for publication in "Writing Exile: Women, The Arts, and Technologies" edited by Wanda Balzano (balzanow@wfu.edu) and Silvana Carotenuto (silcarot@tiscali.it). The issue will explore 'exile' as experienced by contemporary female artists working in different media. The critical focus of this special issue is placed on the practices of creative writing, photography, video art, and on the recent web 2-0 platforms on internet.

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, April 1)

updated: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 3:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer and Nathan Crook

Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement. As if its connection to the Canadian magazine Adbusters were not enough, this "U.S." movement's clearest and most original position may be its denial of position. Beyond "We are the 99%"—a general position against greed and inequality—the "movement" remains difficult to categorize in terms of the red/blue politics of the United States. The picture becomes even more complicated at the regional level where clear, defining symbols of nationalist power and capital are absent.

CFP: English Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama-Open Topic (SCMLA 3/30/12; 11/8-10/12)

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 3:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association

We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance (Excluding Drama) Panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, November 8th-10th in San Antonio, TX.

The topic is open, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, "Death, Eros, and the Literary Enterprise." Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Jessica C. Murphy (jessica.c.murphy@gmail.com) by March 30, 2012.

For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/

French Literature from 1800

updated: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 3:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Robert Mazzola, Session Chair / Rocky Mountain Language Association Conference
contact email: 

The French Literature from 1800 session of of the October 11-13, 2012, Rocky Mountain Language Association Conference to be held in Boulder, Colorado welcomes abstracts for submission on all aspects of French Literature from 1800 to the present.
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Email: Robert Mazzola, Independent Scholar
at robercind@comcast.net

The London-Irish in the Long Eighteenth Century (1680-1830)

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 11:40am
full name / name of organization: 
David O'Shaughnessy / University of Warwick

The Irish became an intrinsic part of the London population through the course of the eighteenth century. Whether Catholic and Protestant, professional or plebeian, London provided opportunities for waves of Irish migrants. Irish migrants can of course be found throughout Britain (and Europe) at this time but London offered a burgeoning world capital that embraced all tiers of Irish society. The Irish, from both sides of the religious divide, could be found almost anywhere in London: in its kitchens, drawing rooms, legal chambers, banking houses, theatres, newspaper offices, and courts.

PAMLA Special Topics Session "The Orient in the Hispanic Wor(l)d" (19-21 Oct 2012, Seattle)

updated: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 8:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Alejandro Lee / Central Washington University
contact email: 

This panel seeks to explore the cultural intersections of the Orient in
the Hispanic world in literary, historical and/or visual texts. We
welcome papers that examine these cultural crossroads in a variety of forms including, but not limited to, Asian Hispanic identities,
(mis)representations, art, film, and theater.

Please submit your proposal online at http://www.pamla.org by 31 March 2012.

CFP: 'Reconfiguring Authorship' - Nov 15-18, 2012, Ghent University, Belgium

updated: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 7:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Research on Authorship as Performance (RAP) project, English Studies, Ghent University

CALL FOR PAPERS:

'Reconfiguring Authorship'

Thursday, November 15-Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ghent University, Belgium

The 'Research on Authorship as Performance' project at Ghent University invites proposals for 20-minute papers as well as for complete panels, for a conference on the theme of 'Reconfiguring Authorship'. This three-day conference will explore facets of authorship in the Anglophone world from the Middle Ages to the present; confirmed keynote speakers include Richard Wilson (Cardiff), Margaret Ezell (Texas A&M), Dame Gillian Beer (Cambridge), and Paul St Amour (Pennsylvania).

Call for Papers for volume 5, n° 2(10)/ 2012 ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies , Communication and/of memory

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 6:17am
full name / name of organization: 
ESSACHESS
contact email: 

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies
www.essachess.com

Communication and/of memory

Coordinators:
Yves CHEVALIER (University of Bretagne Sud, France) and Lucian-Zeev HERSCOVICI (National Library of Israel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

International Conference - Transilience May 26-27, 2012

updated: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 5:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Shri Shankracharya Institute of Technology and Management, Junwani Bhilai (CG), India
contact email: 

Business transformation is a holistic move that seeks to align an organization's technology, process and people initiatives, so that they are in accord with the business vision and strategic goals. Successful business transformation and the execution of the change management process require an enterprise-wide view which combines strategy, business architecture, information systems and technology domains. In this era of globalization, businesses can gain competitive advantage by using technology. Various businesses around the globe has benefitted through the use of technology, particularly Internet. For example, a number of businesses are using social media for advertising, customer service, and troubleshooting.

International Conference - Transilience May 26-27, 2012

updated: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 5:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Shri Shankracharya Institute of Technology and Management, Junwani Bhilai (CG), India
contact email: 

Business transformation is a holistic move that seeks to align an organization's technology, process and people initiatives, so that they are in accord with the business vision and strategic goals. Successful business transformation and the execution of the change management process require an enterprise-wide view which combines strategy, business architecture, information systems and technology domains. In this era of globalization, businesses can gain competitive advantage by using technology. Various businesses around the globe has benefitted through the use of technology, particularly Internet. For example, a number of businesses are using social media for advertising, customer service, and troubleshooting.

Akdeniz Language Studies Conference May 9-12 2012 Antalya, Turkey

updated: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 3:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Akdeniz University School of Foreign Languages
contact email: 

The conference focuses on "languages and all." There are seven major thematic sessions in the conference that are as follows:

1. Standardization/ quality assurance: "Is your B1 my B1?"
2. In- Service / Professional development at universities
3. Erasmus Programme and teaching Turkish and other languages as foreign languages
4. Multimedia language teaching and language labs in the 21st Century
5. Bologna Process and e-learning as a manageable alternative to traditional teaching and learning
6. Administrative problems of Schools of Foreign Languages
7. CEF

Papers and posters can be presented on any of the following topics as long as they are related to the conference's overarching theme which is:

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