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[UPDATE] Midwestern Literary Naturalism at SSML Symposium 2012

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 11:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Scott Emmert (University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley) and Andy Oler (Indiana University)
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The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature seeks papers exploring Midwestern literary naturalism for a panel at the SSML's 42nd Annual Symposium, held on May 10-12, 2012 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.

We welcome papers examining naturalism that is located in the Midwest or written by Midwestern authors. We would like to address a wide swath of Midwestern literary naturalism and therefore welcome proposals that consider turn-of-the-century novels and stories, mid-twentieth century proletarian naturalism, or later naturalist-inflected texts. This panel will be especially interested in papers establishing, investigating, or denying a regionalized version of literary naturalism.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE Toward a Democracy with Rights: 14th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 7:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida
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The deadline to submit to the 14th Annual Marxist Reading Group Conference has been extended to January 19, 2012. Please see our updated CFP below:

Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida
contact email:
theufmrg@gmail.com
Keynote Speaker: Rosemary Hennessy

University of Florida, March 15-17, 2012

Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Conference- Jasbir Puar Keynote

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 1:32pm
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Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization
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Graduate students are hybrid creatures in academia: we are both educators and students, innovators and learners. As we strive to master the foundational knowledges of our disciplines, we also challenge preconceptions, explore neglected or newly discovered areas, rethink our assumptions; ultimately, we create new knowledge.

This year, the Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) warmly invites our colleagues from all disciplines to share the ways in which they are revising, reforming, and recreating accepted disciplinary knowledge to form the next generation of scholarship. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and also encourage proposals from traditional humanities.

RMMLA: Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction" in Boulder, CO (October 11-13, 2012)

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 12:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pamela J. Rader (convener)/ Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
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Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction"

This special topics session is a follow up to a successful roundtable at the annual 2010 MELUS conference in Scranton, PA; the 2010 roundtable was inspired by poet-writer Marilyn Chin's _Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen_. In this novel, or book of tales, Chin's Chinese-American twin female protagonists subvert the dominant expectations of gender and sexuality. I am interested in paper proposals that examine the works of contemporary women writers who raise questions about gender and sexuality within and across various ethnicities.

CFP: Inaugural Bangor Conference of Celtic Studies, 21-23 July 2012

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 12:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Katharine Olson/ Bangor University
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CALL FOR PAPERS

THE INAUGURAL BANGOR CONFERENCE OF CELTIC STUDIES
21 JULY — 23 JULY 2012
BANGOR UNIVERSITY, NORTH WALES

An international conference welcoming papers in Welsh and English on topics relating to any aspect of Celtic Studies, including (but not limited to) history, archaeology, language, literature, linguistics, music, religion, philosophy, folklore, art history, anthropology, and gender studies. A selection of the conference proceedings will be published.

A book of collected essays on humour

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 9:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Shun-liang Chao / National Chengchi University
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Call for Papers
A book of collected essays on humour
Edited by Dr Vivienne Westbrook (National Taiwan University, Taiwan) and Dr Shun-liang Chao (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

Call for Ecocritical Essay, Poem, Fiction, & more!

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Friday, December 30, 2011 - 3:29pm
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Kudzu Review
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Kudzu Review is gathering materials for the Summer Solstice Issue: 1.2. This southern, biannual, online, literary ecojournal searches constantly for work that is outstanding and motivated by concerns with human's place in the world. We are interested in pieces which push boundaries, which avoid overt or cliché messages, and which embrace and embody the interdisciplinary nature of ecocriticism.

Deadline: April 1st, for Summer Solstice 1.2.
Any materials received after this date will be considered for the Winter Solstice, Issue 2.1.

For more information about our organization & to view past issues and guidelines, visit us at www.kudzureview.com

20th and 21st century Quebec studies

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Friday, December 30, 2011 - 2:27pm
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PAMLA - Special Session - Oct. 19-21, 2012
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110th Annual PAMLA Convention
Seattle University
Seattle, Washington
October 19-21, 2012

Special Session:

20th and 21 century Quebec studies

23rd International Sculpture Conference: Process, Patron and Public

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Friday, December 30, 2011 - 1:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Sculpture Center
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The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that, since the 1960's, has produced conferences and symposiums to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.

23rd International Sculpture Conference: Process, Patron and Public

updated: 
Friday, December 30, 2011 - 1:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Sculpture Center
contact email: 

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that, since the 1960's, has produced conferences and symposiums to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; Febraury 15, 2012

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Friday, December 30, 2011 - 1:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Central Piedmont Community College

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP), a peer-reviewed open source online journal, is accepting articles for our Winter 2011 issue. We are looking for articles on teaching all aspects of American literature and for essays on lesser known American authors; however, we are particularly interested in articles on using technology in the American lit classroom. TALTP is also seeking readers.
Visit the site for more details on submission or submit manuscripts with abstracts to Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu.
http://www.cpcc.edu/taltp

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