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[UPDATE] The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature (Deadline extended: June 22, 2012)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 10:36am
The University of New Haven

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.

We are currently seeking critical essays, plays, and visual art for our January 2013 issue. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit.
Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit, as each issue will feature undergraduate writing and art. If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to the guidelines below.

Teaching in Terror

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 9:31am
North Eastern Modern Language Association Conference

How do terrifying experiences--shootings, bomb threats as they have ripped across campuses from Oakland, California to Oakland, Pittsburgh in just 2012 alone--force us to reinvent our classroom pedagogies, our approaches to students, and our sense of what education entails? How do volatile learning environments reorient the relationship between faculty and each individual terrorized student? And when the siege has passed, what fundamental changes in our pedagogy remain? As cyber technology (which makes bomb threats--among other violations--faceless and often untraceable) and as relatively more liberal interpretations of the Second Amendment develop in the U.S., college campuses increasingly become potential sites of violence and terror.

Archaeology and Disability: Critical Perspectives and Inclusive Practices. TAG 2012.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 9:16am
William Southwell-Wright

Dear all,

Please find below a call for papers for a proposed TAG session, 'Disability and Archaeology: Critical Perspectives and Inclusive Practices'. The 34th Annual Meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group will be held at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, from the 17th-19th of December 2012. You can view the conference website at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/sace/livetag/index.htm

Contemporary Black British Women's Poetry (NeMLA)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 8:53am
Sheree Mack, Open University

The Contemporary Black British Women's Poetry Panel at NeMLA 2013 in Boston seeks papers examining the poetry of black British women. This can include women writers either born in Britain or who have spent a major part of their lives in Britain. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to : history, identity, memory, the body, nature, religion, motherhood, relationships, music and song, place, belonging and home, hybridity, language and form, creole. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to sheree.mack@gmail.com.
Deadline 30 September 2012.

Contemporary Black British Women's Poetry (NeMLA)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 8:46am
Sheree Mack, Open University

The Contemporary Black British Women's Poetry Panel at NeMLA 2013 in Boston seeks papers examining the poetry of black British women. This can include women writers either born in Britain or who have spent a major part of their lives in Britain. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to : history, identity, memory, the body, nature, religion, motherhood, relationships, music and song, place, belonging and home, hybridity, language and form, creole. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to sheree.mack@gmail.com.

John Huston's Adaptations, Edited Collection

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 7:34am
Wesley King/ Flagler College

Douglas McFarland, Professor of English, Flagler College
Wesley King, Assistant Professor of English, Flagler College

Edited Collection on John Huston's Adaptations

John Huston is one of the most prominent directors in American cinema. Although many of his best-known films are adaptations from literature—from 19th-century classics such as Moby-Dick and The Red Badge of Courage to works like The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre—there has not been a comprehensive collection of essays which address this central aspect of his work.

Health and Illness in Culture

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 6:10am
Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC), Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan

TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Friday, December 21, 2012

Rattle Journal vol.4, Call for Submissions - Deadline: 30th June

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 5:41am
Rattle - A Journal at the convergence of Art and Writing

Rattle - A Journal at the Convergence of Art and Writing is now accepting submissions for our fourth issue.
We are open to all work, written and visual, which considers itself to belong on the printed page. We publish essays, artworks, fiction, poetry, and are particularly interested in work which brings art and writing together in innovative ways.
Further details and submission guidelines can be found at our website: rattlejournal.org.uk

Narratives of Travel in Middle Eastern Literatures

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - 11:19pm
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel seeks papers that address different narratives of travel (such as exile, diaspora, immigration, and colonial adventure) in Middle Eastern literatures. The topics include, but are not limited to: transnational narratives (dis)connecting East and West; travel writing; re-visioning history; cross-dressing and cross-gender dynamics in travel. Interdisciplinary approaches on popular culture and media studies are also welcome. Please send 250 word abstracts and brief bios to Eda Dedebas at eda.dedebas@uconn.edu

Framing Cinema and the Visual Arts, Australian Society for French Studies, U of Adelaide, September 27-29, 2012

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - 10:22pm
Australian Society for French Studies

Paper proposals due May 31st

Framing Cinema and the Visual Arts / Cadrages: cinéma et arts visuels

The 20th edition of the Australian Society for French Studies conference will be held at the University of Adelaide on September 27, 28 & 29, 2012. The organisers are pleased to invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes on the theme of French Cinema and Visual Arts.

[UPDATE] Teaching College-Level Literature: A Resource Guide

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - 7:02pm
Prof. Renee Pigeon, Dept. of English, CSU San Bernardino

Do you blog on topics related to teaching college/university-level English literature? If so, I'd like to include a link on the new resource guide described below. Queries and suggestions welcome: drpigeon@gmail.com

Contributions solicited for a proposed web resource focused on teaching English Literature at the college/university level.

Possible contributions include but are not limited to:
Reviews of books, blogs and other resources
Personal essays
Sample Assignments and syllabi
Course design and planning
Incorporating technology successfully
Hints and advice
Suggestions for links

Death in Children's Literature from Around the World

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - 6:37pm
NeMLA

Recently children's literature has begun to focus on death as a physical reality, philosophical concept, and social construct rather than as a tool to achieve a didactic or narrative agenda. Proposals are invited for a panel on the verbal and visual depiction of death in children's literature. Ideally, this panel will have a range of theoretical perspectives and literatures from varied cultural backgrounds, decades, genres, and media forms. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract and brief biographical statement to lclement@lakeheadu.ca by September 30, 2012.

"You Can't Go Home Again: Departures and Returns in Middle English Romance," SAMLA, Nov. 9-11 2012, Durham NC

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - 6:36pm
Sarah Lindsay

Medieval romance typically involves travel, a circular movement of characters who leave home and return again once their adventures have ended. Yet often, these characters can never truly return home. From Arthur returning to a rebellion in the Alliterative Morte Arthure to the failure of Arthur's knights to understand Gawain's experiences in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, upon their return, characters discover that either they or their home has changed in significant ways. This session invites papers that explore aspects of the problematic return home in Middle English romance. How do the characters in these romances negotiate the internal or external changes that have occurred during their travels?

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