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IBBY/NCRCL Conference: Beyond the Book, Nov. 2012

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 8:40am
IBBY (International Board of Books for Young Readers) and NCRCL (National Centre for Research in Children's Literature, University of Roehampton

IBBY UK/NCRCL MA CONFERENCE, 10 NOVEMBER 2012
University of Roehampton, London.
Call for Papers on the theme of 'Beyond the Book'

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Culture, and Scholarship, February 1-2, 2013

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:45pm
Walters State Community College

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Scholarship, and Culture is an attempt to explore and define Appalachian literature and culture for ourselves and for the outside world. We are seeking individual and panel presentations from faculty members, independent scholars, and students who have an interest in all aspects of Appalachian literature and culture.
The 3rd Annual Mildred Haun Conference invites papers that explore—but are not limited to—the following broad areas of interest:
1. Scholarship related to personal and cultural stories associated with Appalachia
2. Multiculturalism in Appalachia (past, present, and future)
3. Treatment of stereotypes in Appalachian Literature and Culture

SAMLA, Appalachian Literature Regular Session, November 9-11, 2012

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:43pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This session will explore aspects of memory connected to travel, immigration, and exile related to Appalachian literature, especially the writings that have appeared in memoir, diary, or epistolary form. Proposals and presentations that consider any approach to memory, exile, and home in poetry, fiction, or non-fiction by Appalachian writer(s) are welcome. The special focus of the 2012 convention is Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile; therefore, focus on the work of Appalachian memoir and letter writers or diarists will receive special consideration.

Call for Submissions: Print Journal Looking for Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 6:22pm
A Few Lines Magazine

Hello,

A Few Lines Magazine, a print and web journal, is now looking for submissions for its fifth issue. We are a widely read journal with strong roots in Southern California. Poets from all over North America, as well as all over the world, have been published in all of our past issues, and we are seeking to expand our audience and body of contributors.

We accept poetry of most flavors and fiction that is expertly crafted. Our reading time is around one month and we read year-round, so the turnaround is quite fast.

So send us your work - we'd love to have the chance to review it. We encourage contributors to first become familiar with our work. All of our issues are free as PDF downloads. For more information, please go to

"Re-examining Modernism in East Asia" Panel at PAMLA 2012, Seattle University in Seattle, Washington, October 19-21,2012

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 5:57pm
Geraldine Fiss, PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

This panel seeks to explore (post) modernist experimentation in the poetry, fiction and film of 20th and 21st century East Asia, as well as the international and intra-Asian cultural currents that engendered these forms of expression. Papers tracing literary and aesthetic connections between writers, poets or film-makers of different nations, cultures or historical periods are particularly welcome.

Emigration, Immigration, Empire, Exile: Women's voices and Their Rhetorical Forms, due June 20, 2012

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 4:58pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association), Nov. 9-11, 2012

Proposal Submission: Please send a 350-500 word proposal, including a proposed title to: Annette Sisson, Belmont University, annette.sisson@belmont.edu OR, if you prefer to send it through the post, Wheeler Humanities Bldg. 200, Dept. of English, Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212-3757

Submission Deadline: June 20, 2012

Forms of Orientalism [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 4:55pm
SAMLA, Nov 9-11

European Orientalism has as its historical and frequently imaginative background tales of travel and exile. This panel aims to examine the shapes that textual engagements with the East take in works of European Orientalism. What do such textual engagements suggest about the capacities of available literary forms and ideologies of difference to represent confrontations with "the other"? How do representations of the "orient" (inclusive of northern Africa, the Near East, South Asia, and East Asia) reflect on the histories and developments of literary modes such as the epic, the lyric, the novel, the oriental tale?

Session on T. S. Eliot at SAMLA (Durham, NC; Nov 9-11 2012)

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 4:50pm
T. S. Eliot Society (sponsor)

The T. S. Eliot Society will host a session at the 2012 SAMLA convention, to be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina, November 9-11 2012. The Society welcomes proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of Eliot's work or its reception. Those interested should email a 300-word abstract along with a current c.v. to Anthony Cuda (ajcuda@uncg.edu) as soon as possible before June 15, 2011.

[UPDATE] Fashion Panel at MPCA/ACA Conference 2012-- October 12-14-- Deadline: May 31, 2012

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:57pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
FASHION
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 31, 2012

Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.

Exhibitions and Display in Dada and Surrealism (Deadline: 1 October 2012)

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:34pm
Dada/Surrealism

The journal Dada/Surrealism invites submissions for a special issue on exhibitions and display practices.

We seek essays that illuminate the relationship of Dada and Surrealism to exhibitionary practices past and present, from studies of early artist-organized events to considerations of recent blockbuster exhibitions and museum installations. Submissions (from any discipline or perspective) that consider other intersections of the concepts "exhibition" or "display" with Dada, Surrealism, their histories, or legacies are also welcome. For the full CFP and submission instructions, visit http://ir.uiowa.edu/dadasur/vol21/iss1/

Teaching College-Level Literature: A Resource Guide (July 15, 2012)

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:10pm
Prof. Renee Pigeon, Dept. of English, CSU San Bernardino

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

Deadline: July 15 for consideration for the initial launch of the site; on-going project, so contributions after that date will also be welcome. Please include a brief bio and contact info.

Queries and suggestions welcome: drpigeon@gmail.com

Forms of Orientalism

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:01pm
SAMLA, Nov 9-11

European Orientalism has as its historical and frequently imaginative background tales of travel and exile. This panel aims to examine the shapes that textual engagements with the East take in works of European Orientalism. What do such textual engagements suggest about the capacities of available literary forms and ideologies of difference to represent confrontations with "the other"? How do representations of the "orient" (inclusive of northern Africa, the Near East, South Asia, and East Asia) reflect on the histories and developments of literary modes such as the epic, the lyric, the novel, the oriental tale?

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